I watched an entire episode of Honey Boo Boo the other night
It was the Christmas episode.
I was expecting to hate it, but it was actually quite sweet and funny.
Yes, the Boo Boo family is fat, gross, redneck, uncouth, trashy, and so on. But they're also quite funny. They don't seem to take themselves seriously and realize that it's all just a lark.
One of the older daughters is particularly witty and funny.
June Boo Boo seems to have a good attitude about it too. When the family held a "June-Off" (making pig faces to look like her), she just sat there and smiled.
Honey Boo Boo herself actually seems quite bright for her age. Obnoxious as hell, of course, but she has a great sense of comedy. Quite amazing for someone so young.
Anyway, they all seem to genuinely love each other and realize the importance of family.
It's especially sweet how they embrace gay Uncle Poodle. That's kind of anti-redneck, isn't it?
For all their faults, they are not the despicable rich foisted on us by BRAVO, or the worthless party animals of MTV.
The importance of family = every daughter on the show has a different father, none of which were ever married to "Mom."
[quote]The importance of family = every daughter on the show has a different father, none of which were ever married to "Mom."
Whatever. I didn't say it was a traditional family or that they weren't trashy. Only that they do seem to genuinely love each other.
That's something, isn't it?
I also watched this for the first time recently. They seem like a great family, definitely love each other and have a great time.
I think one of the reasons this show is so popular is that it's kind of a backlash against all of those Bravo Housewives shows, which are vile.
Must say that although Alana is very cute and funny, it's June that really carries the show.
[quote] One of the older daughters is particularly witty and funny.
Is that the one who has already reproduced without a husband?
I'm pretty sure all -- or most of -- the different fathers of all these Honey Boo Boo daughters are convicted criminals.
June often says "we're going to have some fun and make memories." At the end of the day, the family makes due with what little they have (had) and it would seem to be the very definition of family values.
I agree, it's the polar opposite of the Real Housewives or Khardashians where they have everything material but seem miserable.
If this is true, she's a lot smarter than most who would run out with their first paycheck and buy a BMW
At least they're not the Kardashians who are soulless plastic vacuums of fame whoredome.
The Honey Boo Boo people are at least NICE.
The Kardashians treated poor people like trash, as if they don't even exist.
I think the Honey Boo Boo show is very sweet. And their simplicity makes them funny to us. The show in which the mom made "sketti" for dinner had me laughing nonstop.
[quote]the family makes
R10, that's American usage. This one time you'll just have to deal with it.
[quote]The Honey Boo Boo people are at least NICE.
Calling a man Poodle because he's gay is not NICE. They might as well call him Aunt.
HBB who calls all gays "poodle" also says in that episode that everyone is a little gay.
You mean more than one man had sex with that woman?
I've never watched the show. I've only seen the initial youtube video where the "Honey Boo Boo" phenomenon started, so I know virtually nothing about them.
During the episode where Poodle gets the pumpkin stuck on his head, when he first gets to the house, Honey Boo Boo screams excitedly, "Poodle's here!" and then give him the sweetest smile you could imagine. She seems to genuinely adore him.
R11 Sorry, I mis-copied. It's MAKE DO, not DUE.
I little Honey Boo Boo goes a long way. But, yeah, I would choose this show over other reality shows that feature rich idiot celebrities treating people badly.
[quote]It's especially sweet how they embrace gay Uncle Poodle. That's kind of anti-redneck, isn't it?
You'd be surprised at how much more accepting they are of gays, especially if one is family, then is commonly though. Rednecks are very family oriented and they will stick up for family. I had a friend who was raised in the backwoods of GA whose male relatives banded around him when he gay-bashed.
My father, brothers and nephews are dyed-in-the-wool racist rednecks in rural Arkansas, yet not one of them has any problem with my gayness. Not all rednecks are fundies.
The name "Uncle Poodle" is not a disparaging term for her Uncle. It's one of those made-up terms that 6-year-olds come up with.
In the last season finale, her coach was talking about her gay friends and Alana coined the term "Poodle" based on her misunderstanding of the word "gay."
From some who know the family, they are trashy and annoying BUT they have fun and can be very sweet.
I don't agree with a lot of their attitudes and the lack of manners is horrible but I appreciate their honesty.
I bought her anti-bullying fund t-shirt. It is pink and has a poodle on it.
I really like this family.
[quote]It's especially sweet how they embrace gay Uncle Poodle.
Umm not really, Mama June doesn't want him on the set now. I guess his coming out as HIV + changed their sweetness.
I have never watched Honey Boo Boo, but from the clips I have seen, I prefer that family over those self-centered Kardashians and neurotic Real Housewives cunts.
[quote]I have never watched Honey Boo Boo, but from the clips I have seen, I prefer that family over those self-centered Kardashians and neurotic Real Housewives cunts.
I thought it was interesting that Americans spent at least a decade devouring this stuff, but people reacted so strongly to having HBB and her family as reality stars. They'd rather watch a plastic surgery victim whose claim to fame was getting pissed on than poor, unattractive people.
r2, you sound worse than a 1950s hausfrau. What an odd thing to be so judgmental about.
I've never seen the show - from the commercials I can't understand a word they are saying. Is it subtitled?
[quote]Is it subtitled?
Yes, it is!
[quote]Umm not really, Mama June doesn't want him on the set now.
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
Please include as much information about the hardware (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone etc), operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS etc) and browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer etc) that you are using as possible to help us replicate and fix the problem.
Please note that complaints about colors, fonts, icons and the like are not "bugs" - they are design choices that we've made and we expect one or two cases of world-class bitching. But they won't actually cause headaches, scurvy, heart attacks, Restless Leg Syndrome, Morgellon's Disease or the vapors (but have your smelling salts at hand just in case).
Talking to DataLounge servers. Please wait a moment...