There are four reliable locks in the world of comedy that are always funny: fat people, red necks, drunk children, and the slow creeping realization that we’re spiraling, shitter-like, into the abyss of nothingness. You’ll find ample evidence of all four in the new TLC series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Honey Boo Boo, as you’ll remember, much to your chagrin, is Alana Thompson, a six-year-old walking embodiment of American culture, who “took the world by storm” with her appearance on the idiotic network’s Toddlers and Tiaras program with her indelible catchphrase “A dollar makes me holler, honey boo boo!” The new show follows her family in rural Georgia as they fart around, presumably saying things, and doing things, sitting on couches, and staring into the camera out through the TV and into your fragile soul. “You’ve got to be shitting me with this thing,” even the stupidest person you know will think. “I know, right? Look at these rubes,” you’ll say, watching every episode, one step closer to death than you were the minute before.