TLC Wednesday said it was adding “special” episodes of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” including three holiday specials for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Uh oh. This phenomenon is a sweet guilty pleasure but I can’t see how much more gas they can suck out of this tank of redneck gas.
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, TLC aired the final episode of the first half of the season and it was a special hour-long deal. (Yes, TLC says this is a first half.)
Anna had her baby and Honey Boo Boo won a big prize at a pageant. That’s pretty much it when it comes to “plot.”
Here’s what I learned:
1. Don’t hold a photo shoot in 101 degree weather.
It makes even this lovable family cranky.
“I”m sweatin’ like a whore in church,” Mama says.
2. “Honey Boo Boo” editors actually can show discretion – and don’t let it happen again!
The cameras weren’t around to show Alana’s baby pop out. Heck, they weren’t even in the hospital room for the big event. Maybe the family drew the line, even if had nothing to do with farting or sneezing.
3. A cheese ball diet apparently speeds up evolution. Or is it the train emissions?
Anna’s baby Kaitlyn is born with an extra thumb on her right hand. Chubbs give sthe baby a “high six.” And Mama looks at the thumb with an optimistic air: “It’s better to have an extra thumb than no thumb at all.”
“That extra thumb reminds me of a Swiss Army knife,” daddy Sugar Bear notes.
“Baby’s going to smell like sunshine and happiness,” Honey says. “Or poop.”
4. There’s yet another gay term out there: poodle.
But this family throws it around affectionately because Sugar Bear’s younger brother is gay and nicknamed Uncle Poodle. He’s redneck – but plays for the other team! How novel! And he teaches Honey how to do a cartwheel – sort of. And at one point, they all get into a grass fight. Literally, they throw gobs of grass at each other and sometimes, into each others pants. “This is what kids are supposed to do,” Honey explains. And here’s a family-friendly version of a Poodle quote that has very dirty connotations: “I filled Pumpkin’s [butt] with grass.”
5. Who needs a cake when you can get a pig? The family brought Glitzy back after Honey Boo Boo won her pageant’s “people’s choice.” But it was just a visit.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk