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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ready or Not -- Here She Comes...

Another TRAIN WRECK!  TLC's new series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is a slow motion, slow drawling train wreck you cannot tear yourself away from.  At least I cannot.  My husband is disgusted by the show and was getting kind of judgey about my DVR-ing it.  Whatever, just because I don't watch the History Channel 24/7 like him does not mean I am totally ridiculous...I am totally ridiculous for a host of other reasons.  Moving on, I have been DVR-ing Honey Boo Boo and her freak family for the past few weeks and am once again impressed by TLC's reality programming vision.  That channel goes from wholesome and touching (think Duggar) to trashy and trivial in a heartbeat -- and I LOVE IT ALL.

So, for those of you who have not had the pleasure (or pain, depending on how you look at it), I will give you the low down on Honey Boo Boo.  Apparently this show is a spin-off from Toddlers and Tiaras (on the trash side of the TLC spectrum) and features a small-town Georgia family of all girls with little nicknames (with the exception of the baby daddy, affectionately called "Sugar Bear").  The youngest daughter, Alana, also known as Honey Boo Boo, is an aspiring (and when I say aspiring, I MEAN ASPIRING) pageant princess.  The matriarch (AKA Mama or June) is a 300 lb (literally, she weighs herself on the show) 32 year old extreme couponer (another TLC tie-in) mother of 4 daughters -- the oldest being a pregnant 17 year old (AKA Chickadee or Anna), two other teenagers (Chubbs and Pumpkin) and then little Honey Boo Boo, age 6.  I should also mention that there is a miniature pig named Glitzy -- no, I'm not kidding.

The show chronicles the family during a heated Georgia summer during which the clan takes part in the  Redneck Games (think belly flopping into a mud pit and bobbing for pig feet), washes their hair in the kitchen sink, toilet papers their own home, exhibits several bodily functions and gives a how-to lesson on a redneck slip-n-slide, all while finding time to prep little Honey Boo Boo for a big glitz pageant.

I am fascinated by this show for a myriad of reasons which include:
1.  Mama June is MY AGE.  Need I say more?
2.  The regional dialect is amazing.  I have never heard beautimous used so freely.
3.  The family is on a "diet," but still appears to buy copious amounts of discounted junk food.
4.  Alana is a rare treasure who screams everything she says for emphasis.
5.  I can't wait to see how the big glitz pageant goes...
6.  Sugar Bear's love for June.
7.  June's "neck crust."  I did gag when this was talked about.
8.  The fact that there is a new baby coming very soon...Alana will be an AUNT?!
9.  June blowing kisses to the camera.
10. Imagining what the crew of this show did to get punished this badly.

I have the newest installment waiting for me on the magical device that is DVR and I hope my husband won't look down on me too much for soaking it in while I sip a SkinnyGirl.  Love!

Have an awesome rest of the week!

1 comment:

  1. I don't watch History Channel 24/7 - that'd be impossible because people have to sleep. I also watch Discovery Channel and H2.

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