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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo!

September 28, 2012 - Kim Collette
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is TLC's latest reality tv show breakout. The show follows 7-year old beauty pageant contestant, Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo) and her family... Mama June, Dad Mike "SugarBear", and sisters Anna "Chickadee," Jessica, "Chubbs," and Lauryn, "Pumpkin." The group describes themselves as rednecks from a small town in Georgia. Enough viewers (over 2.4 million) have found the show entertaining, others have criticized the show for numerous reasons. What haters have failed to redneck-ognize (as Alana would say) is that the show may have actually taught us a few things. 1. We learned all about the Redneck Games.....which competitions include mud diving and bobbing for pig feet. It's the Southern Olympics according to Mama June. 2. We learned what a "Forklift Foot" is......a mangled toe. Why? Mama June had her foot run over by a forklift and now refuses to take her socks off. In fact, June evens gets a pedicure with her socks on! 3. We learned that maybe pigs don't really make the best pets. The family adopted "Glitzy." And....while it's the thought that counts, since the pig was a present for Honey Boo Boo for losing a pageant, it is not a family pet. We learned that the pet had "potty" issues and noise issues. 4. We learned new ways of weight control. Apparently, flatulence is a form of weight loss. According to Chubbs, her Mama taught her that if you do that 12-15 times a day you could lose a lot of weight. 5. We learned new vocabulary. Redneck-ognize, Beautimous, and many other new words were added to our word list. 7. We learned that department stores and dumpsters are the same thing. The family goes to the Wilkinson County department store, which, yep, is a dumpster.

So, love them or hate them, they have changed our culture. And guess what....this week TLC ordered more episodes as well as holiday specials for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Until next time folks!


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