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Honey Boo Boo is here to stay

Updated on November 17, 2015

On August 8th the learning channel (TLC) first aired a ground breaking reality television show that swept the country by storm. If you haven't heard of the show then I can promise you that you soon will at some point down the road. You will either love this new massive wave of mania or dislike it. There's no middle ground in between getting caught up loving it or disliking it either.

The show is called "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo", and it's all about looking inside of a little six year old's life along with her very unique family in Georgia. The show is based on the life of pageant participant Alana Thompson, who's nickname is Honey Boo Boo, and thinks that Elvis is Santa Claus' helper. Her family consist of her 309 pound, extreme couponing, 33 year old mother June, who's involved with Sugar Bear (Mike) who has the quiet role. Honey Boo Boo has three older sisters, 12 year old Pumpkin (Lauryn) , 15 year old Chubbs/Chubbette (Jessica), and 17 year old Chickadee (Anna) who's pregnant. The seventh member of the family is the pet pig named Glitzy. At one point Honey Boo Boo seriously said that she hoped that her Mama didn't eat Glitzy, because it looks like a hot dog to her, and she eats everything else.

The allure of this new hit show is filled some funny side splitting scenes of the family jumping on a make shift slip-n-slide, making it evident that heat and big people don't mix. The show has become the new Beverly Hillbillies with a Southern redneck approach, with sayings like "A dollar makes me wanna holler", and has Honey Boo Boo drinking her go-go juice which is a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew. A lady from the Etiquette School of Atlanta tried her best with them, but Honey Boo Boo insist it's for stupid people. One of the girls pointed out that at least they all have their teeth.

TLC is the learning channel, and you will definitely learn something after watching this reality show, which equals no other. It's their green light to laugh at both rednecks and fat people at the same time. Everyone is aware that reality shows are exploitation, and this show is no different. This is human nature at a depth which no one could have ever imagined. So if you don't want to be left out of the loop, take at least ten minutes and check out a reality television show where's there's no equal.

The real Honey Boo Boo
The real Honey Boo Boo

You are either going to like the Honey Boo Boo show, or you are going to dislike the Honey Boo Boo show. No matter what happens though get ready, because Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. All of the shows viewers have mixed reactions, and respond differently to Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Some folks watch because they are entertained by the spectacle, while others find it awful and soul crushing. Here are just some of the viewers reactions to "Here comes Honey Boo Boo". -

There are those that dislike the show -

1) Television has sunk to an all time low with this show.

2) This show is at the top of the manure pile, and is an insult to everyone's intelligence.

3) Try putting a television show on worth watching, and I can't believe they have sunk so low as to put trash like this on television.

4) Television with shows like this are actively contributing to the dumbing down, and overall decline of all of American society.

5) They are aping, and showing their true colors for the cameras like circus clowns. What's the point of this stupid show with all of these very stupid people.

6) TLC is just exploiting their rude, crude, disgusting behavior, and what ever happened to simple manners.

7) Shame on TLC for allowing this trash, and it would be a big benefit to society if they would cancel this show.

8) This was the most disgusting show that I've ever watched, and that family should be nothing but embarrassed.

9) This show was pathetic, and these people don't have one ounce of moral fiber.

10) The show was horrible, and I think that this family is ignorant and rude. Why is this white trash on television, and this is a real low for all Southern people.

11) TLC has stooped to new lows in television programming with this ignorant family. Children are a reflection of their parents, and it was funny in some ways, but disgusting in other ways.

12) I've never seen such a terrible show in all of my life, and shame on TLC and these people for exploiting their children.

13) This show is trash T.V. at it's finest, and this is a slam to all of us in the South. If these people want to embarrass themselves so be it, but I don't have to watch it.

14) This show is about the underbelly of America and turning it into cash. At some point these people will realize that they are a joke.

There are those that love the show -

1) I have a new respect for these people, and their willingness to show their true colors on national television.

2) The show is very entertaining, and I have learned things about how others live.

3) Loosen up and enjoy life people, and if you don't like the show then don't watch it.

4) They made me smile the whole time, and if you don't like the show then use that thing called a remote.

5) I haven't laughed this hard in a long time, and I watched it twice.

6) There are all different types of people in the world, and people need to stop judging those who aren't as refined as they think they should be.

7) this family is truly entertaining, and they really seem to care about each other, and I'll be watching it every week.

8) This family loves each other with unconditional love, and life to it's fullest.

9) The children in this show are filled with self confidence.

10) To each their own, and if you don't like the show then turn the channel.

11) I love this show, and I have never understood the point of reality television until just now.

12) I absolutely love this show, and this family is really funny, and they seen genuine and kind.

13) This show was totally hilarious and one of the funniest I've ever seen. It makes all of us in West Virginia look good.

14) Who wouldn't love a show like this. I'm counting down the minutes until the next episode starts.

Do you like this show?

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      Marie Alana 4 years ago from Ohio

      With coming from Parsons, West Virginia, do you feel like you know what I may be writing about?

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      Marie Alana 4 years ago from Ohio

      If this show was about just a normal family in America doing the same old regular things, nobody would watch it. It is the different taste that it gives that makes people want to look up the show and follow it. It makes some people feel good about themselves because they are not that way. Then, it drives some people crazy. I feel like I can't vote in your pole because I neither hate it or love it. I just feel like I am watching some people that I may know, have known in the past, or am even living around.

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      Vickiw 4 years ago

      Ditto for me chefsref. Ugh!! Shameful that people want to watch these people making such fools of themselves. But thanks for the post. Everyone needs a hilarious person like you in their lives to get the Hole Story on things. Thanks for following. Still don't know what I did to merit that!

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      Lee Raynor 5 years ago from Citra Florida

      It is not possible to underestimate the taste of America. Still, this Honey Boo Boo clan will have the last laugh, mocked and crying all the way to the bank. I watched for 5 minutes and had to turn away before my brain began to liquefy.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I think I'll give this one a miss. Thanks for posting anyway.

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      Lanie Robinson 5 years ago from Canada

      When I saw the commercials advertising this show I hated it. Somehow I ended up watching it and now I like this show. I guess I'm just voyeuristic enough to keep watching this down to earth, open family. I really am a reality show fan anyway because I'm always interested to know how other people live.

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      His princesz 5 years ago

      Funny and cute. :) Voted up!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      I've seen the show and really don't know what to think.. I surely don't LOVE it but don't exactly hate it. It was funny, I mean they are a funny bunch for sure but I feel bad for the little girl. She really had no say in the matter and I wonder if she may look back and be embarrassed. I just don't know. Great hub though, thank you for sharing :)

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Very interesting! After seeing her in that pageant show I can't seem to remember the name of at the moment, I'm not surprised her family is the one they picked for a reality show. Unique makes for great tv these days ^_^ I personally wont watch it though. You hub on it is great, voted up.

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      Raven King 5 years ago from Cabin Fever

      I don't have cable, so I can't watch this show. I think the name Honey Boo Boo is a catchy phrase and the star of the reality show is a cute little girl.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      I haven't viewed this TV spectacle, THS, but on the basis of your review would rate it just below anything with the Kardashians.

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      Eddy Jones 5 years ago from Wales.

      A geat hub and thanks for sharing.


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      mejohnson 5 years ago

      I saw the commercial for this show and rolled my eyes. Not sure why this is on TLC.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Gladto hear that the group doesn't have "sum mer teeth(some are here, and some are there), but it might be best to watch out for that Red Bull.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      I have not seen this show because i watch very little TV, but it would not be something i would watch anyway .

      Well done hub !

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I have seen this show advertised. I am not watching it because it is not of interest to me. I hope it helps this little girl to build a better life and does not deter her positive image. Thanks for the share on this and your pros and cons are good.

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      justgrace1776 5 years ago

      Well, they could have shot a better family photo...I haven't watched it, but I saw the previews. I'm still recovering from Sister Wives.

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      Georgianna Lowery 5 years ago from Lubbock, TX

      Somebody on my Facebook was talking about Honey Boo Boo (and not very nicely, either). I guess some people will do anything for a dollar? That kid will be lucky if she gets through this without being completely messed up though, judging from all the info about her family, she's probably already at least halfway there.