Friday, August 31, 2012

The Time Has Come For Us To Have A Heart To Heart. About Honey Boo Boo!

Oh my gracious!  Please, please tell me you have seen the best show on television.  Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

And by best show on TV, I clearly mean the most trash-tastic, train-wreck-alicious, so bad it's good show on TV.

But y'all already knew that, didn't you.  You get me.  We're kindred spirits, my best peaches.

So when I saw previews for this show, I couldn't figure it out.  I don't watch those pageant shows because I don't even watch the adult pageants.  I really, really dislike pageants.  I went to the Miss UGA pageant many moons ago and have been scarred ever since.  Oh lawdy...just because you twirled the baton in the first grade parade through the cafetorium does not mean you should perform this "talent" as a 20-something in front of thousands.  That night was a strange swirl of embarrassment for people clearly not self-aware enough to be embarrassed and uncontrolled fits of laughter at inappropriate times.

But I digress.


So I happened to be flipping channels and found myself watching the first episode of Honey Boo Boo and was still confused.  But sort of hooked. 

Second episode watched, and I wanted to move in with this crass family. 

But only for a skinny minute because they diet by eating pork rinds, pass gass every two seconds, the mother has my new favorite condition, Fork Lift Foot, and no one goes by their given name.  Or even a nickname that makes a lick of sense.

This show is everything you want in 22 minutes of mindless television.  And then some.

The show is basically a combo deal of all the other weird shows on cable networks.  If you combine the obese people shows with the couponing shows with the pageant shows with the redneck shows with the hoarding shows with teen mom have Honey Boo Boo.  Even if you don't like those other shows, this is sort of like the best of.  In a weird way.

Oh and this show TOTALLY proves my theory (super scientific and stuff) about pageant daughters vs pageant mothers.  If you've ever seen the previews, which is pretty much all I've seen for those shows, you know exactly what I am talking about.


Now go get yourself some pork rinds and pixie sticks and snuggle in with your (gay) pet pig to watch the most awe-inspiring half hour of television evah. 

Oh Honey Boo complete me.  Or at least, my need lately to have a guilty pleasure mindless show that makes me laugh endlessly.

Fork Lift Foot.  That is just never not funny, y'all!

Also, I reserve the right to change my mind about this show's awesomeness at any point in time.  I tend to lose interest in these types of shows after a few episodes when TLC starts staging them and sending them on trips.  See: every episode of Kate Plus Eight.


3 Peanuts said...

I watched this show once with one of my sons and I felt sick to my stomach. Now, let me admit.... I can watch some trash TV sometimes but this just felt wrong as I watched. I did not enjoy it at all. I know everyone else seems to love it though. I am not judging those who watch it...I just could not stomach it.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Kim- I know what you mean. That's how I feel about all of the Real Housewives shows. We all have our vice- ha. I'm sure I'll tire of the show in a week or two.


just ask beth said...

it is funny..

A View from the Sidelines said...

It's fascinating!!!

3 Peanuts said...


That is so funny about real housewives. I told Dave I could stomach it a little bit more than honey boo boo. I told him...I guess I can laugh at ridiculous wealthy people but I could not laugh at uneducated, poor people.

I really don't like the housewives either but I have watched them from time to time.

I agree we all have our vices. I watch the Bachelor and Bachelorette as stupid as they are. I enjoy them:)

Amy - OPC said...

Okay you sold me...I am watching it via On Demand as I type. Good thing my husband is still sleeping or he would be having a fit. ;) Oh my GOODNESS what train wrecks. And I am a little depressed that Honey Boo Boo's mom & I are the same age. ;) BOOTY CALL!

Anonymous said...

That whole family is ghetto. Just...yuck.

Love Being A Nonny said...

Ok, so I am a Toddlers and Tiaras closet watcher. Actually, TLC is almost the only channel I watch. The Duggars are my heroes!!

I have seen Honey Boo Boo and I am amazed if they truly live like that. I have myself convinced they are doing a lot of it for tv??????

And Kim, (3 Peanuts) The one show I DO watch that is not on TLC is The Bachelorette....:)

REBrown said...

Growing up in Redneckville NC, this show reminds me of SO many kids I grew up and went to school with.

As redneck and hillbilly as they are, families like this really love each other and have each others's backs. I hope TLC doesn't ruin what they have going on (I'm looking at you Gosselin kids...)

Ruth said...

I will admit I have seen it too. It will reel you in. They sure are interesting.


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