There are a few words every good show producers knows by far: leave your audience wanting more! Well, TLC has pulled it off, because Honey Boo Boo has viewers wanting more of his unusual red neck family.
You might not be so proud of yourself, but admit it, now, when nobody is watching: you’ve seen at least one episode of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”. The new pride and glory of the TLC reality shows just ended its first season, but it already got people wanting more of Honey Boo Boo, of their weird dinners and words of wisdom such as Mama saying “I’m sweatin’ like a whore in church”.
For the most part media and viewers have labeled “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” as the ultimate cheesy reality show. Their life is so breathtaking and incredible for America of the 2012 that many are having a hard time it’s for real. But it is. Honey Boo Boo is a real child dreaming to become a queen at beauty pageants in a family that gives her a cocktail of go-go juice.
This family highlights so many sensitive issues in the American society it’s no wonder Honey Boo Boo has viewers wanting more. Take for instance the first season finale, when Anna, the eldest daughter in the family, gave birth to Baby Kaitlyn, who literally has three thumbs. It’s a family that leaves Americans watching them completely shocked. It’s the kind of show that makes you feel better about your life, financial status and education.
For this family getting Honey Boo Boo into beauty pageants is the ticket to changing their lives. For this family, teenage pregnancy, road kill dinners, unemployment, absent dads and you name it is all in a day’s work. Sure you might criticize TLC for unraveling their life on TV, but the paycheck this family has been getting from the network could actually make way for an improvement.
While “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” is getting $30 million for three more seasons on E!, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” is not even getting $10,000 per episode. In fact for the 10-episode season “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” got only $40,000 while ratings where over the roof.
Which one do you think is more educational? Because this is what “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” actually is. It gives people and your kids at home the living story of what happens when jobs are gone, when education is almost inexistent, when you serve your toddler go-go juice and the list just goes on and on.