No need to do a full recap of this ridiculous Georgia show called “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” on TLC. But we do learn so much in 30 minutes of episode three:
1) What’s a little cross promotion? June “Mama” calls herself an “extreme couponer.” One of TLC’s most popular shows? “Extreme Couponing.” At the market, she said she had purchased goods for a retail value of $120.02. Actual expenditures: $27.40. Not bad! Now if only her best friends were little people, sister wives and the Gosselins! [I earlier referenced the upcoming show about two women sharing one body and some folks below were insulted. I figure nobody will be insulted if I reference the Gosselins, eh?]
2) We learn what “neck crust” is! Pumpkin, one of Mama’s daughters, tries to be helpful at the market by presenting her rust remover. Why? Mama has folds in her skin that look “rusty” because she isn’t all that thorough when cleaning herself in the tub. Mama is not perturbed: “I just look good when I wanna look good.”
3) Is the pig smarter than the family? When the pig squeals, it sometimes sounds like it says Alana, “Honey Boo Boo’s” real name. “I hope mom don’t eat glitzy,” Honey Boo Boo says. If anything, it’s not potty trained and drops a load on the kitchen table. That’s intelligence!
4) What’s a “redneck slip and slide”? Tarp, baby oil and a hose, baby!
5) The wisdom of Honey Boo Boo: “Elvis is Santa Claus’ helper.” Her source? “I know this because my daddy told me.”
6) The wisdom of Mama: “If you do the do, you do the time.” That’s her philosophy for Anna, who is having a baby at age 17. (Mama had Anna at age 15 so that’s an improvement!”)
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk