Bridget had this in Thursday’s Morning Reads, but I felt obliged to discuss it farther. I was already catching grief from out-of-state Tweeps about Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and I had blissfully never heard of the thing. At this point I should note that before insulting anyone about Jersey Shore, Georgians will want to see this.
When Georgia is being insulted on Twitter by the great unwashed masses from South Carolina and Alabama because of a reality TV show, I had to see what it was about. “It” was Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, a TLC Channel show based on the lives of a kiddie pageant-addicted family from McIntyre.
If you rubber neck at bloody car wrecks, you should check out the videos on the link above. Really.
Apparently 6-year old Alanna, aka Honey Boo Boo, is a reality TV star. The child has a winning personality, best expressed when she addresses the camera one on one. She is smart, funny and very personable. She has the outgoing kind of personality we like to see in children; children that belong to other people – other unrelated people – who live far, far away.
At times it’s almost as though the late great Gilda Radner’s Judy Miller character from SNL brought to life – if Judy Miller was from McIntyre and uttered lines like, “It’s been a while since I done had road kill in my belly.”
Just as Jimmy Carter is losing his title as “Worst US President in History”, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo may our next most embarrassing moment. That, and an apparent lack of seriousness about ethics reform in our state government.
Also: The OnlineAthens link.