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I can't remember who came first, Jim Fowler or Stan Brock. As a kid, I never missed that show! Even when I was a kid, I got a kick out of how every time they cornered or trapped some big and dangerous animal, Marlin Perkins' narration would always be the same: "Now we'll wait 'till Stan gets here." Like Jim Fowler, Stan did all the dirty work, but always in bare feet.
... and on the topic of anaconda wrestling I found a couple of dozen references to a SINGLE episode that involved BOTH Marlin Perkins and Stan Brock. The descriptions make it pretty clear that both men ended up in rather serious trouble for a short time. Stan Brock had so MANY close calls (even came within inches of losing a race with a grizzly bear once, where the "finish line" was a tree with the right structure to let him fly up the thing without breaking stride) and was so eager to jump into the fray on all other occasions that I honestly don't believe he would have stood there like a bump on a log while Perkins struggled. Of course, YOU know what psychologists say about the "reliability" of even the most indelible memories after time passes. I even had a dose of that myself last night. I was certain that I'd read when I was a kid that Stan Brock was a silver-spoon child from Australia who was sent to the U.S. by his father as a "lesson" in how good he had it. In fact, he was British, and when he moved out he went to live and work with a native tribe in South America. Big difference on both counts, but I was sure I remembered correctly (maybe there IS something about Australia in his background, somewhere along the way).
... "slight of hand" when it comes to self-promotion, especially the ones who've been a bit too daring when dealing with large and toothy critters.
Now, "sleight of hand" is a whole other topic, probably sometimes justified/explained by the ending comment on every episode of Wild Kingdom: "All of the scenes in this program, whether actual or created, depict authenticated facts."