Honey Boo Boo is becoming a familiar face across America

Lindsey Block, Contributing Writer

Meet Alana Thompson, better known as Honey Boo Boo Child. Originally famous for appearing on TLC’s hit show Toddlers & Tiaras, Honey Boo Boo and her family just finished their first season featured on TLC’s new reality show spin off, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

This unique and utterly unpredictable show exposes the life of this hyperactive six year old and the lifestyle in which she and her family live in the small, rural town of McIntyre, Georgia.

Honey Boo Boo lives the epitome of self-proclaimed “redneck” lifestyle. She lives with her mother, Mama June; her father, Sugar Bear; and her sisters Pumpkin, Chubbs, and Chickadee, which gave birth to her first child, a girl named Katilyn with three thumbs, at age 17 in July.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo gives its fascinated viewers a clear representation of exactly what their daily lives consist of. A lack of words and grammar, dialogue that requires subtitles to comprehend, a complete disregard for courtesy, a “department store” that is literally a dumpster, a pet pig named Glitzy and, of course, the “redneck games,” which consist of carnival games such as mud diving, bobbing for pigs feet, and swimming in lakes amongst warning signs of flesh-eating bacteria.

So, what is all the talk with this famed 6-year-old and her outrageous family? The moment viewers tune in and see the interviews with Honey Boo Boo in which she grabs her big stomach to make it talk, and her mother, Mama June talking about her multiple chins and “forklift foot,” they just cannot turn away.

This show successfully reels in its large audience due to the way in which it exposes another side of America’s rural culture, which is quite unfamiliar to many. In fact, the show was one of TLC’s highest rated this season with over 2 million viewers per episode, and was renewed for more episodes.

But on a lighter note, this show is definitely hilarious. Then again, that might just be because it’s fun to laugh at the misfortune of others. The family’s conversations are laugh-out-loud funny.

Whether it’s their made up words, obscene amount of flatulence released from their big bottoms, or the fact that Honey Boo Boo’s sisters got Ms. Boo Boo soap and hot sauce for her birthday, their lifestyle and culture is beyond “different” than what we are used to. If you’re not intrigued by that alone though, this show might not be for you.

Next time you are in need of a good laugh, tune into TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The ridiculous new series will surely not disappoint, and will without a doubt provide a laugh or two for those watching.