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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo .... has any one seen this?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Premise: Does Honey Boo Boo act any differently when she's not trying to live up to the expectations of others at freaky child beauty pageants? Viewers get the answers they're craving in this ``Toddlers & Tiaras'' spinoff, which profiles spunky 6-year-old Alana -- aka Honey Boo Boo -- away from her life as, in TLC's words, ``a Go-Go Juice-drinking beauty queen.'' Alana lives with her family in rural Georgia, a clan that includes stay-at-home mom June, chalk-mining dad Sugar Bear, and Alana's older sisters -- Lauryn Pumpkin, Jessica Chubbs and Anna Chickadee. They enjoy loud and crazy family get-togethers, four-wheeling through mud pits and -- again, in TLC's words -- ``picking up road kill for the family cookout.'' Pass the barbecue sauce!
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    You die inside Everytime you see it....
    1722 days ago
    That's an hour of your life you'll never get back.
    1723 days ago
    I refuse!
    1723 days ago
  • YMWONG22
    Nope, can't say I did. emoticon
    1723 days ago
    I refuse to watch TV, most of the time, specifically because of shows like this one. For decades, we have used our media to propagate stereotypical thinking.......what people see every day forms a lot of what their brains contain, sadly. I believe that shows like this do nothing but portray people in socially 'accepted' stereotypical ways and that it is detrimental to perpetuate these stereotypes. Face it.....the vast majority of Americans (and people across the globe) spend hours per day watching their TV's. While they consider it harmless entertainment, it really is much more than that....it is ingraining images into their brains that translate to other things (and people) that they see in their daily lives. How many of us have known someone who was a diehard soap opera viewer who was totally convinced that the actor (or actress) portraying a particular soapie character was, in reality, exactly like that character? I read an article not long ago that spoke of the hate mail that the woman who used to play Nellie on the Little House series still receives because people equate her to that particular role. And really....how ignorant is that? But it's a sad fact that there are a lot of ignorant people in this world. I think our media would be much better served if it would use its influence for good and for uplifting, instead of all these derogatory and degrading 'reality' shows that seem to be the most popular fodder today.
    1723 days ago
    Not my cup of tea either.
    1723 days ago
    What is truly sad about this whole thing is that most people who watch this child and her wacky family, do it to laugh at them and make fun of them. They just don't see it or they don't care and need the money so badly that they continue inspite of what they put out there. I don't watch it but see excerpts from the show on other shows. I did see one entire show and it was an embarrasment to who they are and what it appears is they are dirt poor, loose (the older siblings but still not old enough to move out and get jobs are pregnant and living at home), and extremely obese. It breaks my heart that they project all this and think it is both funny and fine.
    1724 days ago
  • MRE1956
    I could never get into that kind of show.......just doesn't seem right to put that out there, somehow........
    1724 days ago
    I agree with Morticia Addams. I agree with Goldenrodgirl about it being kind of mean to even put her in the spotlight. Like Dieoma observed, some day she will grow out of the "cute" stage (if you can even call her that now) and look back and realize that America was laughing AT her and her family. I couldn't believe that the TV executives actually thought they had reality TV material there. Of course, there are a LOT of shows that I think are just stupid. I fail to see how any intelligent person could be interested in that kind of thing. emoticon
    1724 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/27/2013 3:15:55 PM
    I feel sorry for Alana because she is cute now, but at ten she may just be looked at as fat and annoying. Most people will object to her loudness and rudeness. She may suffer from no longer being considered cute and funny, from being the center of attention. Her family may be seen as the stereotypical white trash Southern family, albeit wealthier now due to the show. I feel this child may exhibit the problems that many child actors endure when they grow up and feel no longer center stage. This is not unlike people wanting a pet dog and doting on it as a puppy but then kenneling it or chaining it in the back yard as an adult, giving it only minimal attention during feeding and watering. emoticon

    1724 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/27/2013 12:06:07 PM
    I like it, actually, though I don't like how they subtly mock her family.
    1724 days ago
    No fan here either!
    1724 days ago
    Yuck. I've seen the little girl on T.V. talk shows and found her repulsive.
    1724 days ago
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