As Patricia Calhoun noted earlier today, Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman's A&E reality show has been canceled after eight seasons. We're confident Colorado's favorite Dog will bounce back, and soon. But in the meantime, we're marking the program's passing with our ten most memorable posts about Chapman and company over the past few years -- featuring guest appearances by Nicolas Cage, Perez Hilton, Tom Tancredo and more. Check them out below.
"Don't shoot at Dog the Bounty Hunter, lowlife criminal scum!," April 22, 2009:
"Last night, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette, Duane 'Dog' Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, star of a reality show on A&E and at least one quasi-tribute in Westword, was in pursuit of 35-year-old Hoang Nguyen, whose bond had been revoked, when Nguyen took a shot at him and bail bondsman Bobby Brown. No one was hurt, but one tragedy did occur: The film crew trailing Dog reportedly failed to capture footage of the incident. What's the point of having a camera following you 24/7 if they don't get video of the good stuff?"
"Dog the Bounty Hunter: Zach Galifanakis's dream girl?," March 8, 2010:
"During ZG's hilarious opening monologue, he sidled up to a piano and began delivering deadpan lines about his life -- or should we say 'life.' Among them: Galifanakis announced that his girlfriend looked 'a little like Shirley Sterrod' -- at least that's the name he seemed to say -- 'and a lot like Dog the Bounty Hunter.'
Hear that, ladies? If you rock Dog's trademark pompadour, you, too, could snare a dreamboat like Zach Galifanakis."
Page down to continue reading our ten most memorable Dog the Bounty Hunter posts: "Colorado People of Walmart: A photo gallery," May 5, 2010
"See a hilarious gallery of other Colorado shots, including guest appearances by celebrities like Dog the Bounty Hunter and Michael Cera."
Marijuana Deals Near You
"Local fave Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, will reportedly be the focus of an E! True Hollywood Story episode on Monday, May 24 -- and judging by the quotes released to date, it should be a laugh riot.
"For instance, here's what Dog says about the days when he was still catting around: 'I went through 36 girls...and one day baby Lyssa said the prayer and said, "God, would you please not let Dad f*** the nanny." She's like eight, right? And I'm like, "Oh my God."'"
Page down to continue reading our ten most memorable Dog the Bounty Hunter posts: "Dog the Bounty Hunter fresh meat for prison badasses in E! True Hollywood Story," May 25, 2010:
"[Viewers] saw the young Duane Chapman during his days on the wrong side of the law. Specifically, he shared memories of being convicted of murder for his accessory role in the 1976 slaying of a man named Jerry Oliver -- and of being an object of attraction for dudes, too. 'Right away, the badasses started liking me,' he says. 'And I was one of the youngest in Texas prison for murder one.'" "Dog the Bounty Hunter dissed by Perez Hilton as 'racist douchebag,'" July 30, 2010:
"The RadarOnline post ends with Dog's pals defending their guy -- but that apparently had zero impact on the author of the PerezHilton.com item 'Arrest Warrant Out Against Man Suing Bounty Hunter.'
The article begins with the line, 'Brace yourself to read about douchebaginess of epic proportions," includes the aside, 'Excuse us for a moment, while we take a shower before continuing to write about this....'"
Page down to continue reading our ten most memorable Dog the Bounty Hunter posts: "Tom Tancredo's Dog the Bounty Hunter-Joe Arpaio Grizzly Rose fundraiser photo gallery," September 27, 2010:
"Last week, we told you about Tom Tancredo's fundraiser at the Grizzly Rose co-starring Dog the Bounty Hunter and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- and judging by photos posted on the Facebook page of Tea Party Brewing, the event itself more than lived up to its advance billing."
"Nicolas Cage apparently got sick of Charlie Sheen hogging all the Hollywood-crazy spotlight, going apeshit this weekend in New Orleans, where he's shooting The Medallion, which sounds like another payday flick for an actor who seems more concerned about paying off his massive IRS debt than making a movie anyone with an IQ over forty would pay to see. And who came to his rescue? None other than sorta hometown hero Dog the Bounty Hunter."
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to Westword's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Denver's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
Page down to continue reading our ten most memorable Dog the Bounty Hunter posts: "Dog the Bounty Hunter to Breckenridge bar patron: 'Come on, white boy!,'" July 13, 2011:
"TMZ has published a video of a melee at a Breckenridge restaurant in which Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman can be seen yelling "Come on, white boy!" at a man who threw a plant at him. It's quickly becoming a web sensation -- but a pro-Dog witness who was at the scene says much of what TMZ and the Summit Daily News have reported about the case and its background is wrong."
"How the presence of an official Dog the Bounty Hunter merchandise store within 3.5 miles of my home has escaped my knowledge until now, I'm not sure. I've always had an affinity for the show, which is unexplainable by any stretch of the trashy imagination. But, man, do I fucking love this show. Maybe it's the fact that Duane "Dog" Chapman hails from the beautiful city of, uh, Commerce City (and often tapes the show in Denver and Colorado Springs). Or it could be Dog's penchant for using both mysticism and a Christian prayer -- I, too, am a witchy Catholic -- before each bounty hunt that keeps me coming back for more episodes. Whatever it is, I'm hooked."