January 27, 2013 10:39 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Honey Boo Boo is back tonight with a very special “You Don’t Know Boo” episode. This special will feature previously unseen clips from the first season of the show…and we’ll get to learn more about the crazy family around which the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo world is based!
There’s plenty of random clips included in tonight’s episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and while it’s impossible to capture all of the craziness, I thought I’d leave you with some of the most important/memorable/strange moments of the special.
We begin with an admission from Mama June: what we’re seeing on this reality TV show is (gasp) actually reality, because this is how the family acts in real life. Normally, I’d be scoffing at this sort of claim, but with all the rumors I hear about the clan, I think this one might actually be true. Nonetheless, the family members take their real selves to the water park (as they don’t have a swimming pool) in some never-before-seen footage and, surprise, surprise, Mama June manages to get herself stuck in a water tube. Good thing she has several daughters ready to come to the rescue.
Next, we get a little commentary on the whole subtitle thing. Mama says it’s designated for people who aren’t accustomed to Southern accents. I’m not so sure….being a Midwesterner, I have occasionally struggled to understand people I’ve met down South, but never, ever have I come across anything even close to as unintelligible as the typical Honey Boo Boo jargon. Of course, Alana’s explanation is that subtitles are included because some people are just too deaf to understand what she’s saying in the first place.
A montage of clips portraying the family’s less attractive eating habits immediately removes any appetite I had before watching the show. Of course, plenty of attention is directed at sketti, that “delicious” mix of noodles, butter and ketchup. The unfortunate result of all that sketti is some pretty significant weight gain, so June Shannon decides it’s time to go on a diet. Easier said than done. A week of dieting results in Chubbs losing two pounds and Pumpkin gaining four. Whoops! Chubbs attributes her success to the frequent passing of gas…because we all know that’s a tried and true weight loss method. June is the most successful of the bunch, taking a surprising thirty pounds off her frame.
Speaking of Mama, wow, the girls sure like to make fun of her weight! It doesn’t appear to bother her though, and during a trip to the spa she’s happy to go over the rest of her body’s unique features. These include forklift feet (aka feet run over by a forklift back when June was a sweet young thing), neck crust (aka stuff stuck in the folds of June’s neck fat) and biscuit, another term for a certain piece of June’s anatomy for which Sugar Bear is particularly appreciative.
Perhaps even more disturbing than some of June’s bodily features is her obsession with couponing. Now, I like a good coupon as much as the next person, but this woman really knows how to go all out. She says that couponing is “better than sex” and admits that it once nearly killed her to purchase laundry detergent without a coupon. But as much as I like to make fun of her, June has kept her family going on a modest budget, so kudos for that.
Perhaps the most important secret revealed of the night….how did Mama June and Sugar Bear meet? Turns out this show is a big ol’ advertisement in favor of online dating, cause the two lovebirds originally met with the help of the internet. Well, it was a chat room as opposed to an online dating site, but hey, technology was still responsible for this relationship! According to Sugar Bear, it was love at first sight, but seeing as the pairing was originally supposed to be a random hookup, I’m calling his bluff and labeling it lust at first sight.
And there you have it! All the crazy secrets of Honey Boo Boo! Stay tuned for the upcoming Christmas special and until then, show off your inner redneck with pride!
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