You better redneckognize.
So we’ve talked about Honey Boo Boo before. It’s time for another splash in the mud. What are your thoughts about the show? Love it? Hate it? Couldn’t care less? “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” has certainly exploded on TLC’s network, landing itself as the top conversation point for pretty much anyone willing to watch at least a few minutes. It’s like the live version of “Roseanne,” except a bit more southern and a bit less refined.
Since we mentioned Alana Thompson and her family, they’ve gone mud tubing, held a charitable Christmas in July event on their front lawn, acquired a pet pig named Glitzy, went wig shopping, gotten pedicures, said goodbye to their pet pig named Glitzy, went shopping at the local dump, beaten and tied in ratings with the presidential national conventions, and have now taken a break from Alana participating in pageants. Wasn’t it pageants that landed the Georgia family their show to begin with?
Alana and her mother, June Thompson, appeared via satellite on “Anderson Live,” and mentioned to the daytime host that Honey Boo Boo has taken a break from appearing on stage. The family couldn’t travel to New York to appear live on the show because Alana had school that day. We wonder what school is like for the reality star, especially now that many of her peers must have seen her breakout television show.
As critics and viewers continue to blast “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” as one of the worst shows on television, the family appears to remain unscathed by the negative response. June said during her interview with Anderson Cooper, “In life there is going to be criticism. There is people who love us and people who hate us.” The show pulled in more viewers than the timeframe competing Republican National Convention and tied in viewership with CNN’s coverage of Bill Clinton’s closing speech at the Democratic National Convention. Not everyone must be as against the Honey Boo Boos as critics would suggest.
One of the family’s most biggest non-supporters? Kris Jenner, apparently. Alana’s mother takes the dislike in stride, even going so far as to agree that the Thompsons are the new Kardashians.
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” airs on TLC Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET if you’d like to see for yourself.