This is a big deal for me, but I'm going for it. I dare you, and I mean I DARE YOU, to have something negative to say about my one true love Honey Boo Boo and her family. Time and again, I've tried to spout off about how amazing this crew is, yet I don't feel like I've gotten all of y'all on board. Are they sometimes disgusting? Yes. Do they have a weird obsession with cheese balls? Of course. However, beyond those minor faults, this family is extraordinary. Not only do they want to maintain status quo, they want to make sure they are giving back to their community. Ever heard that from a housewife?
Alana Thompson was thrust into the public eye thanks to Toddlers and Tiaras. When her family was catapulted into the limelight with TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, many people had not so nice things to say about Mama June and company and their love of dumpster diving, sketti, and being together. Such a crime. I'm getting up on my soap box to say that I think we could all learn an important lesson from Honey Boo Boo's family. Charity is their middle name, and I, for one, think it's amazing.
Smoochie! You have to love Here Comes Honey Boo Boo! Actually, I know a lot of you don't, but I'll be honest–I just don't get it. While there may be an over abundance of cheese balls and neck rust, there is also an over abundance of love.
If you've been following the the lives of Honey Boo Boo, Mama June, Sugar Bear, Chickadee, Chubbs, and Pumpkin, you are not alone. The family has garnered national attention for doing nothing more than living their own lives by grossing out half the population…and engrossing the other–including comedienne Rosie O'Donnell.
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Ah my fellow readers, it appears that we aren't the only ones completely traumatized and in need of medication to deal with the trainwreck that is the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion(s)!
Anderson Cooper stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night and the two men revealed they're both hooked on the show – and completely stressed out by it. Anderson and Jimmy dished (and did some HILARIOUS impersonations) about the Jersey Housewives, with Anderson admitting he need to take an Ambien to get to sleep after the first reunion last Sunday!
Anderson also tells Jimmy about being bullied on Twitter over his "botched" first interview with Teresa Giudice – by her family (and as we all know, he invited her back the next day)! Watch the interview's two parts below – they're a riot.
I already love the family from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, but if I hadn't already, I would after learning more about them. They may act like a backwoods sideshow a lot of the time, but the truth is that June and her daughters are much more grounded than many of us would be if we got a taste of reality fame.
After catching America's eye as a then five-year-old Alana downed go-go juice on Toddlers and Tiaras, the family has garnered both fame and criticism for their lack of manners and poor eating habits (sketti, anyone?), as well as their unconventional family outings. In their show's first episode, fifteen-year-old Jessica "Chubs" went bobbing for raw pig's feet, and later in the season the family went dumpster diving while talking about their penchant for eating road kill. It's easy to see how some people could turn up their noses at this family, if it weren't for one small fact.
This family totally loves one another. There is very little drama, and no question about how much mama June loves her four daughters. If you can understand Sugar Bear with his mouth full of dip, you would know he feels the exact same. While their show has been green lighted for a second season, the group still continues to live their regular lives in the tiny county of McIntyre, Georgia. June is doing everything she can to make sure that fame affecting her family is not an option.
Last night was the hour-long season finale of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which means it was 60 whole long minits (57 if you do math like Mama does) of kuntry-kussin and hollerin! Anna finally had Kaitlyn, Honey brought the sass in a last-minute pageant, and freaking gnats drove everyone waving, slapping, shushing, cussing, flapping crazy.
So it all started out innocently enough. Mama had the grand idear of doing a famlee photo shoot in 100 degree heat down by the boat water. So they all trundle down these big rocks – even super prego Anna – to pose as the four sisters while Mama stands under the bridge directin' things. Everybody has dressed up – which means even Mama put on some make-up and I must say she looks sweet. Family star Alana is dressed to the nines, but she left her A-game pageant attitude back at the convenience store down the road cause she was crotchety all day. And she got mud alover her clothes within five minites of gettin' thayre.
Alana says she doesn't do well with heat. After much bickering and Sugar Bear showing up in a t-shirt, claiming he only dresses up for funerals – the family gets some cute photos. The photographer has already changed her number just in case they ever call her again. She just doesn't have the stamina for Boo Boo bickering. Apparently holding hands and walking together was the most challenging part of the day for them – getting along, unlike couponing, is not their strong suit. I think they should make those free family coupon books – like, 'This coupon is good for one free hug.' Remember those?
Honey Boo Boo has been warning us since the first episode…there's flesh eatin' bacteria in dem waters in Georgia. Now poor Sugar Bear has fallen victim to some sort of funk (thankfully not of the flesh-eating variety), and it was even rumored that he might lose his leg.
The injury occurred during a mud-bogging outing, which is a fancy term for off-roading in a giant mud pit. Duh! After crashing, Shuggie cut his leg (pretty badly, it sounds), but who needs medical care? Not this guy! Plus, isn't it an old remedy to pack cuts with tabaccy? Unfortunately for Sugar Bear, he didn't do that either, and the cut got super infected. I am gagging just thinking about it!
First of all, I'd like to give a huge "WAY TO GO!" to Mary for a job well done with the Silver Fox yesterday. While she's recuperating from rubbing elbows with celebrities and trading Housewives gossip with THE Anderson Cooper, I will be taking over the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo recap. It almost feels like Christmas! To be totally honest, this family had me "neck rust." Of course, I don't have to tell you that last night's episode did not disappoint. I forced my friend to watch it a few weeks ago because he's from the next county over and is familiar with the Kuntry Stoe (it's apparently somewhat famous among tee-niny Georgia towns). He could only stomach about five minutes of it, but he is also pretty sure he knows people who went to high school with June. His girlfriend shared with me last night, and I quote, "He's told me about a thirty times how he lives close to Honey Boo Boo." It appears everyone has been touched by this little pageant angel.
The show ran the gamut, from Alana's seventh birthday party to June and her money-making schemes (extreme Bingo-ing, y'all!) to make-up lessons to meeting Miss Georgia…who, by the way, doesn't fart. I know you're totally shocked by that information. I just can't get enough of these people. Sit back on your velour pee-stained sectional (hold it in, Chickadee!), stroke your deer yard art, and enjoy.