Return to Boggy Creek

Fouke Monster Foot Cake

Well, the holidays are here. That means it’s time for our annual Legend of Boggy Creek party. Those of you who know me well, know that I’m obsessed with Bigfoot and by extension his Arkansas cousin, the Fouke Monster (or “munster” as Mr. Willy calls him in the movie). Boggy Creek isn’t much of a party. It’s typically on a Tuesday night. There aren’t many refreshments, just bottled Coke and this year a big foot cake that I made myself. I tried to swirl the icing to give it a hairy look.

As with all good parties though, the guests make the night special. But it is not an exclusive list. Anyone is welcome as long as they have a healthy respect for Bigfoot and the horribly bad movies made about him. Be forewarned though, the movie does suck and attendance is frowned upon if all you’ve come to do is make fun of Dave and me for being dressed like this:

Mama Searcy 1 and Mama Searcy 2

Guests don’t have to be in costume. It is encouraged, but if you haven’t seen the movie and don’t know what to wear, comfortable pajamas are appropriate (see Eric and Max below). Most of the women in the movie are dressed in nightgowns and big rollers, so Dave did a little shopping. We’re dressed as Mother Searcy. We didn’t make an attempt to look particularly matronly, since the woman in the movie who plays her sort of looks like a dude anyway. I don’t know if there’s much of a market for it, but Dave totally rocks granny chic. The cigarette is fake, kids. Remember, don’t smoke, and stay in school.

Eric and Max

Eric jumped at the chance to wear his pjs to a party. And Max is wearing the new Fouke Monster shoes I found when I was in Arkansas last. No, that’s not how they were marketed, but it’s the way they should have been.

When Max put on the rest of his costume it was clear that he was a little confused. Instead of “Fouke Monster”, he thought I said “Fez Monkey”. I cut him some slack since he’s only nine months.

Fez Monkey

But you got to hand it to the boy. He’s a tech whiz already. Look at him go at that DVD player. He couldn’t wait to get the movie started!

Fez Monkey

And, Max, that’s how you get invited back.


12 Responses to “Return to Boggy Creek”

  1. October 31, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Boggy Creek isn’t much of a party? Are you kidding me? It totally kicks off the holiday social season. Portraying late second trimester Mama Searcy was so much fun. Where would we be without Goodwill and Dollar General? I must admit, Max took the proverbial three toed cake at this party! Thanks for a fun evening Troy!

  2. November 2, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    That looks like my kind of party!! How fun!

  3. November 5, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    OMG i LOVE the nighties photo!!!

  4. November 7, 2008 at 3:49 am

    Oh my! Have you seen House of 1,000 Corpses? You and Dave look like you could be cast members. I truly mean that as a compliment.

  5. 6 juliebelle
    November 20, 2008 at 1:31 am

    we should all be so lucky to have a pair of fouke monster shoes.

    and how on earth did you get those rollers to stay put in your hair?

  6. 7 riverrat
    April 5, 2011 at 12:48 am

    fouke munster? my wife calls him that. munster. know a man that was in that movie The Legend Bogg Creek. stupid movie from waaay back. made the people from there look really stupid. im from fulton and there is a liar that lives there. he claims he had tea and catfish with the munster…the munster brought the catfish and hot sauce

  7. 8 riverrat
    April 5, 2011 at 12:52 am

    …the liars name is Ricky. my number is 870 251 7222. call me we can be friends dude. ask for sonny.

  8. 9 BigFeet6
    April 5, 2011 at 12:55 am

    man ive heard of the fouke monster…where can i get pics? can you text one to me? 870-612-7211 would love to have one on my fone. thanx man oh my name is Joey. take care

  9. 10 britney
    January 18, 2012 at 3:18 am

    i live in fouke and yall wanna know what whispers around town in hush hush that smokey crabtree created the whole thing to get press on fouke and to provoke tourists… this toen is fullof creepy people like the hick towns you see in scarey movies were you go there and are trapped forever cuz if you try to leave theyll kill you no joke!!!! we are plagued with panthers though i just lost 2 cows last night and 3 dogs a month ago to a panther nesting on my property

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