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Five things we learn (or didn’t learn) from ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,’ ep 5

Bye, bye Glitzy, we hardly knew ya.

Bye, bye Glitzy, we hardly knew ya.

I sadly forgot to place “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” on a series recording on my DVR so I tragically missed the fifth episode of this possibly Emmy-winning reality show. But that will never happen again, readers!

As a result, I’ve had to glean from other recaps (especially the fine recap by Hollywood Life, thank you very much) to find out what I didn’t learn. This is thus officially a meta-recap of a recap:

1) Christmas is a state of mind, not a date on the calendar. Honey Boo Boo’s family decorates the house for Christmas in July. Why not? Every day is like Christmas in their house, right? And they do something charitable, too, by collecting food and toys for people worse off than them. They do exist.

2) Squealing is sort of like barking. Apparently, Glitzy is like a baby when he isn’t being fed enough: he cries. Or squeals. And it’s annoying. This reminds me of a puppy my cousin once got who barked and wailed so much, that my aunt had to take him back. In this case, Mama June sends Glitzy back to the breeder, something she couldn’t do with, say, her kids.

3) Friends who are nicknamed “crazy” are usually… crazy. “Crazy Tony” hangs one of the ladies upside down off a tree. He flips a four wheeler onto himself. And he drags the girls around on an inner tube through the mud. Redneck water skiing!

4) New word of the day: “smexy.” June describes her husband Sugar Bear in a Santa Claus suit as “smexy.” Apparently, he’s smelly and sexy at the same time. He describes the odor of the suit akin to a “chain-smoking goat.” Mmmm….mmmm!

5) Where toenail clippings should go? No. Not the floor. Not the garbage receptacle. The bed. That’s where they should go. Adds texture while you’re sleeping!

My colleague Jennifer Brett drove down south to meet the gang. Check out her time with Honey Boo Boo & Co.!

UPDATE: The TV ratings this past Wednesday were up a bit from week two and the best yet: 2.34 million viewers and a 1.1 18-39 rating.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

14 comments Add your comment


August 23rd, 2012
9:52 am

The only interesting thing to comment on is your recap! Your first paragraph is a hoot.


August 23rd, 2012
10:58 am

Amazing that you don’t see the people who are always commenting on RHOA commenting on this blog. You know the one’s, who are always commenting that RHOA don’t represent black women in Atlanta and how they are an embarrassment. I for one would never think that the people on this show represent all white families in Atlanta. People just can’t seem to understand reality from entertainment. Not surprised.

My day with Honey Boo Boo | The Buzz

August 23rd, 2012
11:33 am

[...] “It’s been a blast,” said her dad Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, referring to the TLC show, airing at 10 p.m. Wednesdays, that has catapulted the family from their tiny town into the national spotlight. (Here’s my colleague Rodney Ho’s latest recap). [...]


August 23rd, 2012
12:20 pm

Just make it go away. Please?


August 23rd, 2012
12:30 pm

I think we have the tax credits in GA to blame for this one…..

Amelia Island

August 23rd, 2012
1:48 pm

The one good thing about this show is it’s keeping some of my fellow videographers employed…


August 23rd, 2012
2:39 pm

Can’t the crew working on this monstrosity get work on a “real” GA-filmed show like The Walking Dead…even better bring this redneck, white trash family to the Walking Dead set as zombie extras…no makeup needed!


August 23rd, 2012
3:42 pm

No Rodney, I do not believe your first paragraph. Are you really that sad?? ;-)

Mercedes S.

August 23rd, 2012
5:26 pm

Can’t believe I’m sitting here in Tegernsee, Bavaria, reading a recap recap

of this show.

Rodney Ho

August 23rd, 2012
5:29 pm

Thanks Mercedes! I had to do what I had to do since the show is not on Comcast on Demand or was readily available online this morning.


August 23rd, 2012
11:58 pm

The producers of this show must of been drunk and on drugs. This is the worse show I’ve ever seen. Its taking up TV space where something better than that could be. DROP THE SHOW. BOOOOOOOOO


August 24th, 2012
10:08 am

I have one comment, what is the world coming to? For positive discussions about family, dating, and relationships, please join us at

American in Europe

August 25th, 2012
6:19 pm

Yes, Mercedes S. me too…
clicking from Gerlingen Germany. I thought this Honey Boo Boo was a new sauce or something close?
Crazy as hell ?
Is this Bravo again?

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