Many have much to say about the Thompsons. You either despise the fact that this sector of American culture is being exposed on national television, or look at it from a National Geographic perspective.
Here’s a family that lives in a part of Georgia where few outside of its 640 something population will ever travel to. A family with a care free perspective on life, and despite what we think, they appear to be naturally “happy”. Living in a city where everyone is consumed with looks and materials, the simplicity of their joy is entertaining, and these are cultural values that I enjoy from south.
Having traveled to such rural area’s of the south, I’m not baffled or thrown back by this show. It entertains me, and for a second during the second or third episode a desire in me had sparked to attend next years “redneck games”. I have since changed my mind.
Sure, a cocktail of red bull and mountain dew, may not be the best drink for a 6-year-old, but how many of us have seen a parent pacify or bribe a child with a happy meal? Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is about perspective, a different one of that of the Kardashians, a ‘housewife’, or a ‘bad girl’, but none the less a perspective.
Enough of my jibber jabber, Episode 5 was bitter-sweet.
We watched as we said adieu to our porky friend Glitzy. The pet pig had become too much, and the family had decided to return Glitzy from wist he came. (yea I teared up…. and I am not ashamed)
Anna is rushed to the hospital when she starts to have contractions. Watch below.
My favorite quote: “I’m just a 12-year-old youngin’” (that sounds like a 30 year old smoker… I’m just pointing out the obvious…no mail please.)