How much does Honey Boo Boo make an episode?
September 6th, 2012
01:40 PM ET

How much does Honey Boo Boo make an episode?

We know a dollar can make Alana Thompson - a.k.a., Honey Boo Boo Child - holler, but her family's reportedly earning much more than that thanks to her new reality show.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the family is rumored to make between $2,000 and $4,000 per episode of the hit TLC show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."

The family, which includes mom June, dad Mike (Sugar Bear) and sisters Lauryn, Jessica and Anna (who's now mom to newborn Kaitlyn), would potentially bring in around $40,000 over the course of the 10-episode season.

Mom June previously told CNN that TLC came knocking with the idea for Honey Boo Boo to star in her own reality series after the 7-year-old pageant contestant made a remarkable appearance on the network's show, "Toddlers and Tiaras."

The reality program follows the family's everyday events and has taken off in ratings, even surpassing coverage of the Republican National Convention last week.

However, mom June is said to have laughed at the suggestion that the family's only making between $2,000 and $4,000 an episode.

TMZ says the family matriarch told them that the Thompsons are earning more than that, but she declined to offer a specific figure. Instead, she told TMZ, "we're very well compensated."


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  1. cwvytbxaou

    dadeunbsrvff, osiagmtkin

    April 9, 2013 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Homer10

    OMG It's WTTTV White Trailer Trash TV. Well gang!

    October 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 19, 2012 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. George

    I have never watched the show and just want to say to those with neg comments...Don't watch it if you don't like it. By the way, I was just curious what this show was about so I read this article.

    October 12, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. A Flock of Illegals

    America's white trash is now running away screaming "enough already"...
    Enough with the stupid kids already and the parents that exploit them should be out looking for work at the local Mickey D's.

    October 5, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Judie

      AGREE – however its the A**hole TV stations that grab up these WHITE TRASH and wave green backs in front of their eyes and its a done deal. LOOK AT MAMA - NOT FAT....SEVERELY OBESE and Honey BoBo will be the same in no time flat and before she hits 18 she will have diabetes and lots of other medical issues NEEDING their big bucks for medications, doctors, nutritionists and more. TLC could do that child a HUGE favor...........DUMP THE SHOW!!!

      December 31, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RESISTANCE

    I really wouldn't shed a tear if this kid got hit by a car, or the whole family for that matter. This show is totally obnoxious and pure garbage. Just when I didn't think tv couldn't get worse than Jersey Shore. If this was China, they would all be hung up and crucified for being so damn stupid and putting it on national tv.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. OregonTom

    That kid has a face only a mother could love.

    October 1, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. BRAD

    AND THIS IS WHAT OUR TROOPS ARE DYING FOR OVERSEAS, SO TRASH LIKE THIS CAN BE ON T.V. DISGUSTING LOW INFORMATION VIEWERS AND REPUBLICAN VOTERS NO DOUBT !!!

    October 1, 2012 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      I take offense to that. I am a Republican; I have NEVER watched this idiotic show nor anything remotely similar to it!!!

      October 1, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jataka

    The entire family and everyone like them or who supports them should be exterminated.

    October 1, 2012 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Jataka, just by your name, you sound like a nazi. You should change your name to Adolph, so we can all recognize you right away...

      October 1, 2012 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Huuuked On Phonics

      @Jataka I couldn't agree more with you. Although this family clearly love each other but apparently not enough to purchase some treadmills, lose weight and learn the meaning of birth control. I can see Honey Boo Boo having her dreams shattered very shortly and the whole family will be on Discovery Health starring in my 600 pound life. I feel sorry for HBB as I am sure she can't recite her ABC's but can cuss like a sailor...knows what a biscuit is (which I was not aware of) LOL and not be punished for it. The show is a poor example of a family that has no problem wasting 80 cases of toilet paper just for the hell of it. I will change the channel every time these loving in bred people are on. That's my right and Im' not being a NAZI about it as you were unfairly called. Its the TRUTH and......shame on TLC they will not get a single rating from me. Hahahahaha. Judging from other post I hope I spelled correctly like most intelligent Southern Hicks can.

      October 1, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • RESISTANCE

      I TOTALLY AGREE ! This whole family should be incinerated and their gene pool destroyed so they don't contaminate the rest of the planet with their stupidity.

      October 3, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  10. ren

    ratings? white trailer trash watching white trailer trash.

    September 30, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • michelle

      Aren't you classy. I own a trailer in a park. I make over 50K a year. I am mortgage free. I have a new car that is paid for and I pay my bills.

      October 1, 2012 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. joan

    I have watched a few minutes of the show and see nothing except a loving family who does the best the can with what they got. mom uses coupons to put Allana in pageants and they live like a lot of normal people. You may call them rednecks and hicks, but there is a lot of different people making up this country. I watched one little interiew, and Alanna was acting like a normal 7 year old and her mother was trying to correct her, quietly but persistently. I will take them over the Kardashians and their language skills anyday, where "like" is used 10 times in one sentence.

    September 30, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • ethan Davidson

      She gives her seven year old child a mix of high sufar and high caffeine to make her perform. In other words, drugs. I rest my case.

      October 1, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bren

      I do not believe this family acts like any other family. They are ill mannered pigs. I come from poor, and we NEVER behaved the way this trash does. Why in the world anyone would sit and watch a family of pure white trash, and proud of it, is beyond me.

      October 2, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RESISITANCE

    This show makes the idiots on Jersey Shore look like Einsteins. The people who think of these shows and the people who are on all of these ridiculous reality tv shows should all be rounded up and dropped into the ocean for fish food. There's no cure for crazy or stupid........

    September 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. grog

    Ya know, it's pretty sad to read opinions from so-called intellectuals calling this little girl "piglet", "piggy", "white trash", etc. You are adults, you shouldn't be calling little children ugly names. I haven't heard you calling any of those poor children on "Toddlers & Tiaras" bad names. I guarantee that when Alana doesn't want to be in pageants anymore, her mom won't make her. She's a happy kid and laughs more than anyone else on any "reality" show, scripted or otherwise. This show doesn't embarrass me as much as being a fellow citizen with so many mean spirited grown ups who absolutely MUST share their opinions with the world.

    September 26, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • dtucson

      I couldn't possibly agree with you any more. Very well said – thank you!

      September 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • seth

      are you kiddinh me??? She is the absolute dsigrace to americans, better yet the human race. I will gladly call her horrific names over and over again. Her mother is a complete tard, she couldn't speak english well even if she lost all that fat hanging from her thorat. This is a typical white trash family, frankly i do not think it gets much worse as far as how your ranked in society. I think i would rather in a project somewhere with a bunch of people of color rather watch an episode of trashy boo-boo.

      September 28, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wowreally

      Really? This goes out to the brainiac Seth, who decided it would be a good idea to write a post highlighting how "dumb" the people of Honey-boo-boo are. If your command of the English language is similar to your spelling and grammar skills displayed here, it's pretty obvious that this is a case of "the pot calling the kettle black." Seth, that means that you shouldn't talk about others when you obviously have the same problems yourself.

      September 28, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Call out

      Seth – your post is both ignorant and frankly shows you as the biggot you apparently are.....would rather be dropped in the projects with people of color. I hope someday you are confronted by those very same people you appear to loathe and they can teach you one of the most human of all lessons....PAIN HURTS!!!!!

      September 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • harmony

      I agree grog. I live in Georgia and do not watch the show and it is a little embarrassing to think that-that family's behavior represents all Georgians, but with that said to each his own. Everytime I view comments they are mostly negative and rude (I'm referring all articles, not just this one). For example Seth uses the word "tard." Having a mentally and physically disabled sister, due to a brain tumor, really makes you focus on potentially hurtful words. In all, the people who cuss and tell each other to shut up and all that childish behavior are just angry people sitting behind the safety of their computers. Most of these comments would not be said on a face to face basis. Also, before someone takes a stab at my comment and asks if I don't watch the show then why am I looking at this article, I would like to clarify that I was merely curious.

      September 28, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • ethan Davidson

      I agree that we shouldn't insult the child, It is not her fault. But i do not agree that the second she dosn't feel like doing it, she wooon't have to. Her parents are rughtlessly greedy and willing to drug her to keep her performing like a trained animal. They have a huge financial incentive to do so. This is child abus, and Child Protetice Services should get invoved.

      October 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bren

      It isn't just the kids, it's the show. They are being raised like a bunch of wild animals.

      October 2, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Davida Burns

    These people were minding their business and doing their thing. TLC approached them for a show not the other way around. If you were poor and somebody offered you $4000 for 10 shows and all you had to do was be yourself, would you turn that down? This family looks like they enjoy life and each other. What you see is what you get. They all have the gift of laughing at themselves which really is what makes this show funny. As for the little girl growing up thinking she is a beauty queen, I don't see that happening. Her family will keep her grounded in her roots. As for people who live in the south are ignorant and white trash? News flash; there are people like this all over this country in all races. These people are enjoying their 15 minutes of fame and collecting a hefty paycheck. I would be willing to bet this mother will know how to stretch her small fortune and she probably won't shop any different than she does now. I live in the south and I have a college education. I do not watch reality TV, but I heard about this show and I find it hilarious. There is little to laugh about these days and these people make me laugh out loud. Compared to those vile, raunchy, no-talent, disrespectful Kardashians; I'll take Honey Boo Boo any day.

    September 26, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  15. sharky

    All of that money is going to be used for medical bills.

    September 25, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  16. columbus

    Weren't the Goslin's getting over 20K an episode years ago? Just like TLC to pull one over on some dumb animal.

    September 25, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      Honey Boo Boo is but one poster child for diabetes waiting to happen, along with two parents.

      The Gosselins consisted of two parents and 8 kids. HUGE difference

      September 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  17. HBB for Prez

    I think she would make as good a president as Obama.

    Honey Boo Boo 2012!

    September 25, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  18. paully

    Please shoot the people at TLC that thought toddlers and tiaras and this show should be televised.... And shoot the people that thinks this is entertainment. Didn't TLC used to mean "The Learning Channel" ????

    September 24, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike R.

      Sorry. Don't know and don't care what they make. Goes to prove that networks will put ANYTHING on TV regardless of how deplorable it is. The trailer to that show is nothing more than a teaser into the life of white trash. That the only opinion I care to express about this show because I don't want to encourage any ignorant viewers to make them more mainstream than they already are. UGH!

      September 24, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • columbus

      I guess now it's The Loser Channel.

      September 25, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • shay

      So don't watch or read the articles.

      September 26, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  19. Dave

    That show is raking in millions and they get 40 grand? They should get an agent.

    September 24, 2012 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  20. Reilly

    I feel like I should take a shower then apologize to the world on behalf of our country

    September 22, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • lbdukeep

      Yes, I feel the same way – the show comes across as nasty, dirty, slimey, and one where the MOM lives vicariously through her 5 year old child that behaves badly. They are making her into a selfish, thoughtless, mindless automaton! Disgusting!

      September 24, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • bud

      i agree. you should take a shower and apologize.

      September 26, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  21. C Bauer

    They'll all die of 'beetus (aka Wilford Brimley's Disease) soon anyway, and good riddance.

    September 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  22. dukenkjp

    Honey BooBoo is the best shows on TV! People that call this the disintegration of American Society and family are the ones that lost their way. This family only wants to care, love and spend time together. How they spend their time together is comical, but between all this is a family that oozes love and support for one another. Some say I watch only for the cheap laughs or to make fun of those less fortunate. I do laugh with, but I keep watching, because I can see this family loves each other very much and doesn't take themselves too seriously. All they want to do is spend time together and they don't care what anyone else thinks of them. They are real, true people who demonstrate how a family should be…together through ups downs, ins and outs. I'm learning a lot from Honey BooBoo’s family. They remind me that money or material objects do not bring happiness; only spending time together is what keeps a family close. Through thick and thin. To all the haters, look at your own kids as they play their DS or ipad ignoring you, and you choose to tweet and facebook ignoring life. Who is the closer and more loving family? We all can learn something about family from Honey Boo Boo.

    September 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • You're an idiot

      You're an idiot.

      September 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • oshptest

      Yeah......that's what I used to think about the Gosselin family and we all know how well they turned out.

      September 25, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      Not even addressing whether the way they raise that child equates to child abuse... which I think it does. The real issue is that NO child, not even one as goofy as Honey Boo Boo, should be exploited on television (or otherwise) to make money.

      September 27, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  23. Dukenk

    One of the best shoes on TV! People the call this the disintegration of the USA are the ones that lost their ways. This family only wants to care, love and spend time together. How they spend their time together is comical, but between all this is a family the oozes love and support for one another. Some say I watch this for cheap laughs or to make fun of those less fortunate. I watch because I can see this family loves each other. All they want to do is spend time together and they doesn't care what anyone thinks of them. They are real true people who demonstrate how a family should be…together through ups downs, ins and outs. I'm learning a lot from this family. They remind me that money or material objects do not bring happiness, only spending time as a supportive, loving unit is what keeps a family close. To all the haters, look at your kids as they play video games ignoring you, and you choose to tweet and facebook ignoring life. Who is closer and more loving?

    September 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • C Bauer

      "One of the best SHOES on TV," typed the illiterate white trash dolt.

      September 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katie

      Yes, together exploiting their child through thick and thin. What a lovely family!

      September 23, 2012 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
    • philharmonik

      You nailed it! At first I was shocked at this show. I felt the same way that most of these ignorant, closed minded people feel. I thought it was horrible. Then it started to grow on me and I noticed something that most people probably don't and you have also pointed it out. This family loves each other and it shows. They don't care what others think and they spend time together AS A FAMILY! The part where you said "kids playing on ipods and the parents on facebook/twitter" is dead on. At least there is no stupid, useless drama like all the other reality shows. Just a family being real. All I can say is, if you don't like it, don't watch it. Move on.

      September 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  24. doug

    This show proves that there are many Democrats in the south.

    September 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Watcher

    It's no wonder America's going to the dogs. So many people are satisfied just to be fed sugar and dumbed down.

    September 22, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  26. Tourist

    The jokes on us folks! Honey Boo Boo Child and family are laughing all the way to the bank.

    September 22, 2012 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  27. bev

    i just love me some honey boo

    September 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  28. malsings07

    Golly....I like Honey Boo Boo and her family dysfuntional like everyone else's family. That recipe for "Sketi" ketchup and margarine heated in the microwave and then mixed in with the spaghetti YUM!

    September 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  29. person

    Dear Fellow Americans,

    Why are you enamored with these people, the Kardashains and reality TV?? I just don't understand this. Whatever happened to admiring talent? Are we just so shallow and stupid that we'd rather admire the dumb? Is irony really that hilarious? 10 million people folllowing Kim Kardashian because she got boffed on film. Oh, right, it's interesting because her mother helped her put it out. You watch her show cuz you want to watch her FAIL ah, I get it. Irony, hilarious. Excuse me while I put a revolver in my mouth and blow my brains all over the ceiling.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • SB1790

      I couldn't agree more! These people are pure white trash at it's finest. I have only watched about 20 minutes of a total of two episodes. I can't stomach the show. Horrible! I can't wait to see this girl after she hits puberty. She's going to look like her mother: a fat lazy slob who should be a billboard for bad parenting skills. EPIC FAIL!

      September 21, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • I got a boo boo

      The reality market has demand obviously. No, you won't catch me watching it; as I have a choice. As do you. Personally, I think the family is getting the shaft money wise. They are being exploited for a paltry sum of money.

      September 22, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • doug

      If so many Americans didn't watch these idiot shows then we wouldn't have the idiot in the White House we do now.

      So many run up thousands in debt, and have houses that they can't afford the mortgage on. They then cry about how they are victims and take zero responsibility for their actions. These people are known as Democrats and they are responsible for just about all of our nations problems. In areas where Democrats make up 90% of the population, there is insane violence and destruction. Their lack of morals and values are the reason why they have destroyed their own neighborhoods and now are trying to destroy the whole country with their buddy Barrack in the White House.

      September 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • WOW

      ooooookay Doug, I'm not exactly sure what Democratic "post apocolypse" land you live in but areas that are "90% Democrate" are not violent and destroyed. The next time your going to pull nonsense out of your ass, at least try and make it sound realistic. It's easy for me to rattle off silliness as well, say like, 10% of all republicians are the rich elite that suported the deregulation of the banks that DESTROYED our economy and the other 90% are the uneducated drones that have been brainwashed by them into beleving that by giving the 10% the tax cuts, that you will inturn benefit... Well that actually isnt a good example, since there is actual truth conveyed in it...aww well, hopefully your dull brain can at least put two and two together....

      September 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Ann

    Hey they have to survive. Would you prefer them on welfare and foodstamps?

    September 21, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • person

      Normally I'd never, ever say this, but yes. Absolutely. This is only going to lead to, I dunno, something like "Bein Down with Downsyndrome, yall", where we make fun of people with down syndrome. It's funny because they're stupid and drool all over themselves, just like it's funny how Honey Boo-boo and her family are FAT. AHAHAHAHAHA they're fat! AND they FART! BWA HAWHAWHAW, lookit the retards and how stupid they are and how much better we are then them.

      September 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ethan Davidson

      Well, yes. You can't buy soda pop or energy drinks with food stamps, just food. This girl would grow up healthyer on food stamps then the way she is growing up now.

      October 1, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  31. n222s

    Look, I've lived in many states. I've traveled and spent time in 48 (need excuse to get to Idaho and Montana). I've seen the best parts of towns, worst parts (actually worked in them) and traveled many, many, rural miles. I've seen and dealt with people like this family and let me tell you they are in all 48 I've visited and are of all colors races and creeds (well, not the Amish). I can tell you with 100% certainty that money, sophistication, place of birth and education are NO guarantees of having a good soul. The lack of these things is no indication of the lack of a quality soul. I've seen the most well bred people who are the biggest pieces of you-know-what this planet has to offer. These people on the show are definitely not indicative of the worst this country has to offer. Who would you trust your daughter with, Sugar Bear or (name of disgraced perverted Dem or Repub politician here)?

    September 21, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  32. Kelli

    It's so funny to me that all the negative comments seems to have the most information...IF YOU DONT LIKE IT THEN DON'T WATCH IT OR TAKE TIME TO POST ABOUT IT!!! This is what's wrong with America...to many people trying to judge!!!

    September 21, 2012 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
    • person

      No, what's wrong with America is you embrace the stupid. Yeah, I'm well aware I looked at the article, but the fact that this stuff exists and so many people watch it (I've never seen an episode of reality tv for well over 5 years), just fascinates me. Just baffling. They exist. Boy that's interesting. Kim Kardashian just bought a new dress with some of the money from all your viewership, wow, how fascinating. Honestly though, I just can't understand this. I really do think it's truly, truly memorizing that people watch these scripted "reality" shows. I mean, you know it's scripted. Everyone knows this stuff is scripted. None of it's actually real. So why do you watch it? What's honestly appealing? Why do you insist on building these people up and making them feel important? Do you really think a person like Paris Hilton should have been admired? Seriously, what the hell is wrong with you damn people?

      September 21, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Candy Nale

      To person: Like the show or not, you need to take a chill pill. If you react like this to a 30 minute t.v. show, what would you do if real tragedy hit your life.

      September 21, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  33. sad but silent

    Hearing about this child from a news source, I watched the online clips. What a sad commentary on American life and is this child ever exposed to books or learning, aside from so called dance instruction. The show is not my reality, nor does it mimic any of the hard working Americans I have know throughout my life.

    September 20, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Mr. Romney

    47%'ers

    September 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Theresa Q

    So many haters. I live in Georgia and have met many people like the Thompson family. Sure, they are rough around the edges, but you know what? If I broke down in front of their home, Sugar Bear would be out helping fix the car, June would invite me in to sit a spell and the girls would be bringing me lemonade. Good, honest, simple, salt of the earth people at the core. I wish haters would see that. If I broke down in front of any of the "real housewives of who the hell cares" they'd call the cops to remove the "riff raff" from their vicinity. I'll take the Thompson's any day of the week!

    September 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  36. LAW

    HOW REPULSIVE.. THIS SHOW.. HER.. THE FAMILY... WHAT A DISGRACE TO AMERICANS... WHAT AN EMBARASSMENT.. GET THE HOOK ALREADY.. THERE ARE HARDER WORKING INDIVIDUALS OUT THERE THAT DESERVE THE PAY THESE SLOTHS ARE GETTING..

    September 20, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • I got a boo boo

      Americans come in all sorts of different packaging. You are an elistist and in denial of whom lives in our country. You have the right not to watch or accept people you deem unsavory your kingship.

      September 22, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  37. Roberto

    she shouldnt even be on t.v thats like monkeys in the zoo,just for our entertainment and is just in it for the money and publicity.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  38. Marshall

    What ever happened that all of this reality TV b.s. became entertainment? Other than its cheap to produce! I put reality in quotes because this stuff is not reality, most of these shows are scripted and/or just knowing the cameras are there cause people to not act "real". More legitimate reality TV would be something like "to catch a predator" or other examples of when the participants dont know they are being recorded.

    I think its pretty lame that this crap is/has become the norm....its SO ironic & symbolic that some of the channels running this unreality BS have names like TLC (The Learning Channel) & Bravo (which was supposed to be a channel showing an intellectually higher level of programming), and A&E (what was supposed to stand for Arts & Entertainment)!!! That alone tells you how dumbed-down TV has become that these channels have morphed into showing this lame-o programming instead of what they were intended to air...kinda embarassing....wonder when this crap will finally gradually go away & we can get back to more shows with real writers & stories like Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, CSI etc etc.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
    • person

      THANK YOU! Marshall, I'm so glad you exist. You should have a television show where we follow you around and admire your existence because you exist.

      September 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nacho_Mama

      A big part of the reason shows like this are everywhere is because they are so incredibly cheap to produce & put on the air. Much, much cheaper than shows with "stars" that require costuming, sets, big salaries, writers, storylines, etc., etc.

      TLC is paying the family a pittance while making a passel of of money for the network. As long as the network can get an audience, they are going to continue offering up stuff like this.

      September 26, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  39. John

    No surprise that our citizens are too ignorant to pour urine out of a cheap pair of boots! The ham doesn't fall far from the pig. I'm white and these hicks make me ill. We need a eugenics program badly!

    September 20, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  40. Janna

    What is the difference between this show and the Kardashians? The mother is the same except she has learned to make lots of money at the expense of her children. They have money to have makeup artists make them up before going before the public. Many divorces, cheating on husbands and different fathers of chldren. In addition, the stepfather has several ex-wives and children by all of them. Do any of them have any talent besides wearing expensive clothes, buying expensive houses, and taking enough clothes off to have cameras around?

    September 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Maureen

    What bothers me is that this little girl is thinking she is pretty special with a TV show; yet she is too young to realize that most of her popularity comes from viewers who think she and her family are white trash. I don't fault the family for taking the money and doing the show, as this says more about our culture these days than it says about the Honey Boo Boo clan. But TLC should be ashamed for taking advantage of this child for ratings.

    September 19, 2012 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Kathi

      I think TLC would be smart to pull this show and focus on doing a show with a purpose. This show is ridiculous and it makes me sick to realize so many people go without and this family is making money by doing nothing but acting like idiots. Boycott TLC until this show is taken off the air.

      September 20, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Sue

    I think the family better be saving the money earned to pay for therapy for this poor child when she is old enough to realize/understand that America is just watching to make fun of here. Her family should be punished for holding her up to ridicule. I'm sure that if I displayed my child for "entertainment" someone would call social services.

    September 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Minorkle

      My name is Minorkle Hale Thomson and I am a young barista living, working and studying in London. I'm currently freelancing, working around exams in my spare time; twitter should let you know where I am.
      I entered the UKBC in 2011, placing third in the London and SE heat, but was unable to progress due to my age. I'll be back in 2013 though!

      Thanks

      Minny

      September 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  43. JERSEYTOMATO

    Honey Boo Boo is a good Tamater! -JERSEYTOMATO 2012

    September 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  44. HeyZeus

    Anyone else think of Jabba the Hutt when this little piglet's mom comes on the screen?

    September 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Susan

    This show is the TV version of "People of Walmart", except that the POW don't get any money for being weird and trashy.

    PS: if you don't know what POW is, Google it...and be prepared to be afraid...very afraid.

    September 18, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  46. John Burger

    Trash, these people are just plain trash!

    September 17, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Me

    Delusion is a beautiful thing.

    September 17, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Terry

    Wow...........coming from nothing in Nowhere USA and ending up with a reality show

    Maybe the American Dream is alive after all...............

    September 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Amber

    I'm a fat, uneducated, loudmouth mom who can't speak correct englsh.....can I have a show too?

    September 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Jim

    Wow – $40k this year? That's like 5 years worth of regular work.

    September 17, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Paul

    I think all reality TV income should be taxed at 90%. No income, no people, no shows.

    September 17, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  52. james

    it is child abuse! The adults should be in jail. That would be better real tv show.

    September 17, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Dr. Koch

    It amazes me that people would waste their time watching this garbage. The "stars" of the show are the epitome of low-class, uneducated, white trash.

    September 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. Devo

      You better REDNECKOGNIZE... OR HONEY BOO BOO WILL MAKE *YOU* HOLLAR FOR A DOLLAR!!

      September 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  54. bhamvalerie

    I think the show is great. It shows how we down south folks live.Tell them hater to kiss your a**.\

    September 17, 2012 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Dr. Koch

      Wow. If you're proud of the way that this show depicts life in the South, then I'm never going back to the South. It's pathetic.

      September 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      We don't all live like that. We don't have basements in Florida.

      September 17, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Me-Here

    To the 'holes complaining....DON'T WATCH THE SHOW if you don't like it. That's why we call this a free county.

    September 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • deadspam

      If it had any 'social or moral redeeming value', I would watch. But since it doesn't, I won't.

      It's an example of child exploitation at its highest.

      September 15, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  56. KittyKat

    I'm sure most of what is made is spent of food. I've never watched the show and have no intention of watching it. I can't and don't understand why people would watch trash like this. Is TLC desperate for viewers?

    September 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • joel0903

      It's not desperation, but good marketing (or well, what level of marketing is needed). It's kind of the same reason Sci-fi (I refuse the newer spelling) shows things like ghost hunters or that escape show (which is actually decent) or face-off or, heaven forbid wrestling. It's the reason they put wrestling into their weekly top spot years ago (Friday night.. started at 10pm and worked its way to an earlier slot as contracts for other shows came up). It's all about the benjamins, as they say. First, WWE pays them a ton of money. I'm sure Toddlers in Tiaras pays TLC a ton of money as well. Next, reality TV is much cheaper to produce than actually producing new fictional content. In most cases, the participants get paid nothing at all. When you factor in the tons of idiots who watch things like this and the advertising dollars that go with the shows, it's a winning situation for the studio.

      September 15, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
    • jug2542

      A lot of those reality shows represent a slice of American society (hence, the term reality show). There are millions of American families, particularly in the South, that are just like this family. That's who watch this show. Those, and others who need a good laugh. Believe me , when this show's lifecycle has run it's course, they'll be kicked to the curb and we'll all be offered some new tantalizing absurd show to watch. As for Honey Boo Boo, she and her sisters will each have multiple children by the time they're 20 and their parents will be burned out drunks having spent their television money on alchohol and junk food rather than save it for the mountain of medical bills that surely await them.

      September 15, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  57. Elle Royal

    I want to watch but I don't want to watch. It intrigues me and it scares me. I really don't know what to do with this when it comes to mind.

    September 14, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  58. OPC

    What is sad here is that people are watching this family make fools of themselves. Reminds me of the Romans watching the Christians being fed to the lions. Why must television today pander to the lowest denominator? We have so must trash TV and nothing of real value to look at except our PBS stations. Shame on America! If we didn't look at trash it wouldn't be shown.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • pat

      i like honey they are real not phoney and they love each other.it is better than any real housewives who are living above thier means.i will take honey boo boo anytime i hope they become rich and i bet they stay as they are REAL.

      September 16, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Get A Grip

    This show does not represent all of Georgia. Just because we talk slower does not mean we think slower.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Jeff

    $4,000 an episode? I think TLC was paying John & Kate plus 8 around $100,000 a season.

    For having over 6 million viewers...I think TLC needs to pony up a little more cash.

    September 13, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  61. derp

    "The reality program follows the family's everyday events and has taken off in ratings, even surpassing coverage of the Republican National Convention last week"

    I though it was the GOP convention.

    September 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Miller

      Please, please, please tell me you know that they are one and the same?

      September 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • MDWhite

      Funny...you can go back to your room now. They've changed your sheets.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  62. The Dude

    The idiocracy is here

    September 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Risky

    All I can say is that I feel bad for when she gets older and no longer wants to be identified as "that little chubby girl WITH THE CREEPY BABY DOLL" KILL IT! KILL IT WITH FIRE!!

    September 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Educated Honey Boo Boo Fan

    Folks, I've read all of your comments and lots of them were rude and uncalled for as well. Lots of Americans are FAT, so throw the first stone or look at yourselves. I enjoy the entertainment value of this reality show and laugh my behind off everytime I watch. I love that they can laugh at theirselves and live life to the fullest as much as they can. Note: TV is for entertainment purposes and always has been. If you don't like it don't watch it. You have the right to change the Channel. God Bless Americans everywhere no matter if your are from the south, the north, the east or the west, educated or not, rich or poor. I appreciate my freedom to watch what I want. Thank you TLC for a very entertaining show!!!

    September 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      The bad spelling and grammar in your post makes me doubt that you are, in fact, educated. If you are, you should demand your money back.

      September 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get A Grip

      Susan, people who have nothing better to do than read comments and look at the spelling are pitiful loosers with no life.

      September 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Juliana Martinez

    I admit to watching T and T because it is scary like a ride in an amusement park, it is scary but you love it. I was curious so I watched Honey Boo Boo. They are not like my family, they may not be like anyone's family, but what I noticed was that there is tons of love among these people. June doesn't speak to Alana like a little pagent robot, and you can tell that this isn't just for the cameras. She is a large, gruff, woman who, when they are working on a project speaks to this little girl in a soft,patient, voice. We also see that Alana really is just a little girl when her coach asks her if she knows who Elvis was. I don't have much in common with this family, but I think they are nice people, and I am happy that luck has given them a way to have things they might not have been able to have.

    September 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Munch

      Very nice Juliana. I agree 100%

      September 14, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Ndstars

      I do have to agree.. Their lives are so different from mine and there aren't a lot of social niceties, but there's a lot of love in that family and the kids are happy.

      September 14, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • febwa

      I totally agree with Juliana. I was surprised and impressed to see all the love in this family. They certainly do a lot of redneck things, but I can see that they all genuinely love each other and come together as a family. You are right, June does speak to her children in a loving manner, even when teasing them. I also thought the episode where Sugar Bear took Alana on a little "date" was a sweet episode. I think this just goes to show you that just because people may not be as educated or refined as we think they should be, they can still be really loving, caring people.

      September 16, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • febwa

      And, I agree, I hope this show affords them the opportunity to enjoy some things they otherwise wouldn't have access to. Maybe it will improve their lives and they'll be able to keep the other girls from having babies while they're teens, or maybe even get them all to go to college.

      September 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
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  66. Huckster55

    Her Mom is just plain scary to look at. The poor kid has all of her mom's mannerisms down pat and is well on her way to also looking as horrible as her mother. Disgusting. After i saw that mom the 1st time i wasn't able to eat for a week.

    September 11, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Florist

      Really? Well, Tyra, why don't you direct us to a picture of you? Just paste in a link of a recent picture of yourself. We'll wait.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Mack

      But did you see the Mom's "Forklift Toe" when she showed it? It had gnats and flies buzzing all around it. Yuck!!!

      September 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Waiting for a candidate

    And every cent is spent at Walmart.

    September 11, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      Their compensation package includes a 12 pack of natty light ice, a tin of skoal, a rusted out 68 dodge ramcharger with no wheels, 45287454274 twinkies, and a lifetime supply of mountain dew.

      They were offering 5 new toothbrushes, but the family said that would not be necessary.

      September 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Dave

    $1 per episode would be overpaying this crew of inbreds.

    September 11, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • celi

      YES! i wish i got paid for making my rediculous daughter do pagents and stupid things that are probably scripted. TLC is desperate.

      September 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  69. CAT

    For all of you complaining about how awful this show is.......you all read and commented on the article. Television is entertainment, pleasant or unpleasant and this is certainly entertaining.

    September 10, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roger

      So if I make a really funny television show that ridicules kids with Down's syndrome you would alright with it. After all, it's just entertainment.

      September 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Pj

    An WHEN, exaclty, will all of Humanity be "compensated" for this garbage? Waste of electrons we'll never get back; waste of air we'll never get back; on a planet of SEVEN BILLION PEOPLE- THIS is all you could come up with?

    September 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Love Rhino

    I have a great idea for a show – its called "knuckle children" and a few are about to be born

    September 10, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  72. lisa

    your RIGHT. it sure is TRASH. i feel TERRIBLE this child has to DEAL with it.

    September 10, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  73. tom

    THIS is what's wrong with this country. That anyone would watch these trailer park trash people make fools of themselves and pimp out their spoiled chidlren is absurd. THis is trash TV at it's worst. Welllll....actually that's a hard pinacle to reach....we also have Toddlers and Tiara's and anything with a KarTRASHian in it. C'mon people....this is not entertainment or enlightening programming. Let's not even mention dealing with childhood obesity.

    September 10, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Florist

      Yeah, they certainly seem spoiled. How right you are! I mean, not all kids get to wash their hair in a sink with no drain or play outside on a tarp because there's not much else to do. May I ask, are you a brain surgeon? You certainly seem quite brilliant about the human condition.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  74. Tyler

    So this show is on THE LEARNING CHANNEL right? Tell me what I'm learning from this.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  75. Tyler

    @EVE I know of some Asians that are fresh off the boat that can speak better English than you.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  76. Tyler

    Wow. I can't believe this show is actually getting ratings. What trash and filth. I can watch the preview to this show and tell you it's white trash. Believe me they wouldn't be following this trash around if they weren't paying them already. Because they would have no money, nothing to do, and probably just sit around and get fat even more.

    September 10, 2012 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  77. stancion

    You've got a great weblog here! would you like to produce some invite posts on my website?

    September 10, 2012 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  78. Lost

    TV need to broadcast my Pleebum Dew.

    September 9, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Frump

    she's too little for lypo go get your hair done

    September 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  80. nityathetraveller

    She's got personality- I'll give her that. But she's overpaid and if their making that much, the mom should use it on liposuction. She's so fat.

    September 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  81. cheny63

    She is way too overpaid!

    September 9, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  82. Eyes

    she is not the most beautiful, chubby, but when she walks into a room they are looking for her.

    September 9, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  83. Jay H. Rock

    she is very popular and draws in the public.

    September 9, 2012 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  84. mlg4035

    40000 for a "hit" TV show is all they're getting per season?? Seinfeld and Friends cast members were making millions an episode! I guess hillbillies come cheap these days...

    September 9, 2012 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  85. Huh?

    Childhood obesity is a growing problem in America that has serious personal consequences. Parents should be willing to accept their responsibility for teaching their children healthy lifestyles. Parlaying obese children in a reality show is just wrong.

    September 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Grandpa RD

    Forty grand? That fat pig of a Mother will probably choke that down in Twinkies and Ho-hos within 6 months.

    September 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Lew

    This show is ridiculous and I would never watch it.

    September 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  88. judeamorris

    This program is no different from Bravo's Real Housewives. It just points its cameras at another strata of society. At least the people in this show play nicely with others and lack the mean genes of the privileged ladies. I'm glad this family is making some money from the program. I personally would rather see it handed to people who need it than to designer and plastic surgery addicted women. The nice thing about TV is that if you don't like what you see, you can change the channel and simply not watch.

    September 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  89. JustSayNO

    Whatever executive at TLC came up with this idiotic idea should be fired post haste. How ANYONE can stomach watching this garbage is beyond me. That says a lot about the mentality of the viewers if the viewers are that high. It should also be a VERY strong wake up call to the politicians in this country. They are unbelievably out of touch with the average American.

    September 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      There are 2 things that Americans are attracted to: Beauty and Disfunction. As long as that persists, so will this show.

      September 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy

      I love watching this simple side of reality. It shows how many of middle Americas really live. Don't be jealous that your and my miserable boring life does not get attention by a TV show.

      September 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • lynne

      well, sadly, apparently they aren't. This show had more viewers than the Republican Convention. I'm not disagreeing with you on it being a sad state of affairs, but in terms of the TV exec keeping their job, the show did well.

      September 8, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Corinne

    TLC needs to be paying them more than that!

    September 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  91. gin

    Only in America will you see this type of show. You seem to have no problem airing your dirty laundry for all to see.

    September 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  92. gina

    I thought it was what it was meant to be..silly...and funny..but I don't see it lasting...they should get paid more than 4 g's..I'm sure someone is totally raking in on them..

    September 8, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Ms.Jude

      I agree, gina. The show was meant to be funny, these people are smarter than they appear.

      September 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  93. j

    would you really want these people to be your relatives.

    They all belong in :Deliverance.

    September 8, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  94. lolwut

    i would rather take a huge poop in the mouth then to watch this crappy show. lolwut in the butt get some

    September 8, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Sharmayla

      I TOTALLY agree with you. They are disgusting. How on earth are they bringing in the high ratings? I don't understand it!

      September 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  95. mike

    It was the DEMOCRATIC Nat'l convention not the REPUBLICAN Nat'l convention. Kinda makes you wonder about the audience demographic, watching their party's convention or themselves in honey boo boo....

    September 8, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Sasha

      @ Mike - No, Mike, it makes me worry about dimwits like YOU! The article stated that this show's ratings SURPASSED THE RATINGS OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION. Most likely because the rednecks that like this travesty were those most likely to be republicans......I suppose one could say that this show 'split the viewership' . Doesn't surprise me in the least bit.

      September 8, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      Wrong Mike, it was the Republican Convention.

      September 8, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • sfeighner

      Don't lie Mike. The ratings for Honey Boo-Boo were higher than Mitt Romney's acceptance speech. And, to be fair, I'm willing to bet, (and i hate to even say this because it says so much about hte mentality of the people allowed to vote) that Honey Boo-Boo also had higher ratings than the Democratic National Convention. Apparently people are more willing to watch a scripted show about backwoods people with low mentality than to watch the conventions that really introduce the candidates for the highest elected office in America. Very sad. As a friend of mine suggested, the audience is just getting younger and dumber. How sad is that for America.

      September 8, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Early one

      The show was aired during Bill Clinton's speach at the DNC and it got higher ratings. Look it up.

      September 16, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  96. Ms. Jude

    Say what you will about Honey Boo Boo's family but that mother loves her children and lives her life for them. Some so called "educated" people cannot say that. I think the show is hilarious and in no way is Alaina being exploited.

    September 8, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Raine

      She loves her children so much, this overweight moteher plies all four daughters with junk food & seemingly raises them with no manners. She also admitted other than Alana's fther living at home, she (June) does not have any of the so called "baby daddies" in any of the girls lives, including the father of the 17 yr old daughter's baby Kaithlin. She alsmo admitted becoming pregnant & delivering her now 17 yr old daughter when she herself was only 15. What a prime example for our young kids to see, it's ok to have out of wedlock children with a variety of men who don't stay around & support their own kids.

      September 8, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • iceadsnow3

      Hey Jude (get it?), you obviously are content with an incredibly low standard of television entertainment. Even if the mother does love the kid, the family has half a brain between them all. That poor child will continue the cycle when she's older and will never climb any higher. She's stuck in hillbillie heaven for eternity.

      September 8, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  97. Bluejeans

    A BIG THANKS TO THE WALMART CROWD FOR BRINGING US THIS JUNK.

    September 8, 2012 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  98. Lisa

    Reality tv has really gotten out of control. Time to turn the tv off and read a book.

    September 8, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  99. ML

    Just want to say everybody that lives in GA is not like this family.

    September 8, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
    • kariann28

      Now you know how we feel in Jersey! Not everyone in Jersey is a Snooki or a Situation. These shows are terrible..

      September 8, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • chris

      yeah they are

      September 8, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • chris

      yes they are like that in ga ala and miss

      September 8, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • iceandsnow3

      To ML....I'm sure you're correct, but it makes you wonder about the actual people behind the decision to produce and air a program like this. Do they think this is good television viewing? If I were the head of the television network I would fire their sorry a**es for coming up with and allowing this garbage to be shown. Talk about lowering the standards!

      September 8, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  100. lackadaisy

    the trashiest of white trash is making money. big whoop. personally, I'd rather watch feces harden on the front lawn than to watch some ignorant fat americans making money off their pathetic child.

    September 8, 2012 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  101. Little Knuckles

    I'd like to produce a reality show for my dog... "Here Comes Bandit Bow-Wow."

    September 8, 2012 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  102. keideloo

    Hey you all, it's just a show.

    September 8, 2012 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Daisy DAwgg

      I keep asking myself: I owunder how much flour the 4 brave guys used to roll the mother around in before they found the wet spot? I mean, C'mon, look at her, Yikes! Hogzilla in the flesh, who on god's green earth would want to sleep with her? Sooooo owe Sooooo weeeee, her piggy pigy piggy.....

      September 8, 2012 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Bluejeans

      NO – it's NOT a show by any stretch of the imagination. And I'm saying that without even watching it (I refuse). IT'S GARBAGE. Can we return now to the dumbing UP of Americans – rather than down???

      September 8, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  103. SdrownoyalP

    There is so many complaints on here about this family from people who, if it wasn't pushed in their faces, wouldn't care at all about them. This is exactly what happens to the majority of lower income families when the rest of the world stops caring about them and acts like they're too good for them. Though I don't agree with some of there life choices I'm not going to ridicule them for trying to get paid, most of you would too if you were in their shoes. Get a life, if you don't like it, then don't watch it!

    September 8, 2012 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  104. pam sanders

    Theses people are being paid big money for acting like idiots,,and we are idiots for watching this CRAP!!!

    September 8, 2012 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Mack

      It appears they are NOT acting! There is no way someone could write a script for that!

      September 15, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  105. trinimassala

    I don't like this show and to me for a little child she gets away with a lot.

    September 8, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  106. mimi

    This is the white trash version of the Kardashians JUNe is KRIS (both selling off their daughters ) Sugar Bear is Bruce (both being bossed around by their wives and daughters except i will say June is kind to sugar bear kris is not . they hboth have the unmarried knocked up daughter.theres punkin who is Khloe and when it suits her needs claims bruce as her dad kim is honey boo boo! moms obvious favorite but slightly touched in the head the one thing i can say is honey boo boos show is entertaining the kardashians is not

    September 8, 2012 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • iceandsnow3

      To mimi....for God's sake learn how to SPELL and PUNCTUATE! I got a headache trying to read your post. Are you related to this family of hillbillies?

      September 8, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • schnealy

      Bad spelling won't keep from heaven, so let's leave God out of this.

      September 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Deeg

    The sad part is that TLC is putting this family on display for everyone to laught AT them and not WITH them. They are a mockery. Uneducated and uncouth and proud of it. On the only episode that I saw, the pregnant 17 year old was having an ultrasound and didn't know what her abdomen was? Really? This is entertainment? This is pathetic.

    September 7, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Mary

    That child sounds as though she has a serious learning disability...other than her bizarre family. I've only seen the commercials but its pretty sad.

    September 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • supermom23

      She doesn't have a learning disability, she has a southern accent. They sound very much the same.

      September 8, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Really

      It is called inbreeding......

      September 8, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  109. Reva

    I watched the show 2 days ago and I fell out of my chair laughing. The world needs comic relief.

    September 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eastender

      I agree, Reva. People sitting here being all high and mighty judging these folks as if they are all perfect. I quite enjoy the show and the comic relief it brings. No need to look down on them :)

      September 8, 2012 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  110. Joyce

    What a disgrace...........To actually pay these people for anything overwhelms me...........TLC should be ashamed of themselves, talented people are actually jobless and they pay these people to influence children and young peoples lives..Our classrooms are overcrowded, little if any raises for teachers, firefighters,police officers nurses and so many other valuable careers and someone pays that kind of money to contribute to ignorance. It's sad to exploit these people.

    September 7, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • iammeyouareyou

      It iws incredible that this crap is on TV and people are being paid to for it. TLC used to stand for "The Learning Channel". It seems they forgotte that. Maybe they are on TV for the rest of us to learn to never raise kids or behave this way. What the HELL is happening to this country ????

      September 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bongo

      Amen to that.

      September 7, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • theobc

      if these people are influencing anybody's child, then it is the child's parents fault. Because they (the parents) should be teaching their own children better. Sadly, these people are a part of this country, they are what the GOP is going after to win votes.

      September 7, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • MissMolly

      OMG. Really?? Teachers are underpaid? THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT!~ Maybe teachers should get a job SOMEWHERE ELSE if they want to make more money! What a dumb thing to say! Don't they sign contracts? Don't they know AHEAD of time what they are going to make? People love this show, and so what? Who made you QUEEN of what to pay people??? Get another complaint!!! Geesh!

      September 8, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
    • iceandsnow3

      To Joyce.....Excellent post!!

      September 8, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  111. Raine

    What is extremely sad is that everyone incuding all their neighbors etc are getting a glimpse into their upside down & backwards life. This kid is going to be put through Hell in school, she will be relentlessly teased by her peers & older kids alike especially if TLB decides to continue this show or does reruns for years. . June, the mother admits that she gave birth to her oldest daughter when she herself was only 15..meaning she became pregnant at 14, also that NONE of the "daddies" of the three older girls are involved in their lives & that the 17 yr old daughter who just delivered her own baby has no "baby daddy" around either.
    At 32 yr old motehr June & her oldest daughter are setting a poor example for our teens in regard to teenage & out of wedlock pregnancies. June stated she spent nearly $15, 000 on pageant yet NO money from any winnings was placed aside for Alana's higher education.
    This is so sad it is almost criminal, the family is living off this kid.

    September 7, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Geoff

      This show is further ammunition against the evolutionists' theories. If anything, we're seeing an entire species take a step or two back to the days of dragging knuckles.

      September 8, 2012 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  112. clevercandi

    Dear TLC,

    You took All-American Muslim off (which I thought was a very enlightening show) and replaced it with this????

    September 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • heyitsme

      Agreed. I learned about a different culture/religion from that show, in a positive way. But alas, only what gets high ratings will be broadcast and unfortunately something like Honey Boo Boo gets high ratings...I guess it's like a bad train wreck – people just can't stop watching.

      September 13, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  113. yeahright

    Chumlee from Pawn Stars makes a reportedly $25,000 per episode. So your telling this entire makes between $2,000 to $4,000 an episode? Yeah Right!

    September 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  114. mylife55

    That ain't all that much cash to publicly humiliate yourself.
    Hope they are saving for her therapy, cause she's going to need a lot of it!

    September 7, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  115. she is better than the Kardashians

    at least this kid can entertain us, unlike the good for nothing Kardashians.

    September 7, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Animal

    This kid is a beauty pageant contestant? Geez, she looks like she's been dragged through a knothole backwards.

    September 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Margaret Murphree

    I have watched only clips but the main outstanding point of this article for me was... the show is taking advantage of Honey Boo Boo and her family if that is all they pay. That pay is way too low for what the show makes on them.. Disgraceful!

    September 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Ann

    I think the show is hilarious – it's a look into the less-refined. Much more entertaining than the Kardashians!

    September 7, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Ann, you are the exact reason why we have so many of these terrible, worthless-to-anyone's-intelligence reality shows. Sadly, there are apparently millions more out there just like you.

      September 7, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  119. mrskool

    its just a TV show – dont be so snobbish and judgemental. i watched it once and as far as i could see they are happy and enjoying their lives and not hurting anyone (but themselves with all that bad food – OMG ! ) there are plenty of other bad examples on tv with lots of violence – this is pretty tame comparatively... ;)

    September 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Someone

      True – but is still a train wreck (based on the 5 minutes I watched it) and is a modern version of a cricus freak side show in many ways.

      September 7, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mich

      Agreed, those who find this offensive need to learn some humility.Try volunteering for the less fortunate for a while and understand where they're coming from. This family tries to help those less fortunate them themselves that's a great quality to have, more need it. Those commenting who have nothing good to say sound like complete snobs. I'm sure many of these people did not grow poor or care understand those who are.

      September 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Ohnn

    The only people more pathetic than this cow for subjecting her child to this are the people that watch the show.

    September 7, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Ohnn

    Of course they make more. That cow spends more than $2000 – $4000 on doughnuts and ugly pills per episode. Prime time child abuse.

    September 7, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • supermom23

      What's even better is that I read that all of her children are from different dads!! How could that many men get THAT drunk?

      September 8, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  122. nokoolaidcowboy

    ...these types of Americans are so embarrassing on so many levels. I would never wish them harm but I hope it gets cancelled. They are creating a monster.

    September 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  123. hanna

    This is the representation of america

    I AM SOOOOOO GLAD I AM NOT AMERICAN

    September 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • honeywoowoo:

      hannah

      September 7, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • easy life

      oh yeah, cause America is the ONLY country with families like this. Im so glad Im not IGNORANT!

      September 8, 2012 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      I think the Americans are also pretty happy that you're not American. And don't be such a snob – she's a seven-year-old kid for God's sake. Must be so nice to be as perfect as you obviously are.

      September 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Lou Cypher

    Who wants to bet someday Honey Boo Boo won't be in court suing her parents over this money? Or vice versa.

    September 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Oscar Pitchfork

    MAYBE IN 10 YEARS SHE'LL GO BY "HONEY HO-HO"...

    September 7, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ricky & Tammy

      SSSSHHHHH! Saying "ho-ho" around at ppl is like dangling a bloody body over shark infested waters..... THINK MAN THINK!

      September 7, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Reality

    I find this show to be a breath of fresh air. Why? Because it proves that the American Dream is still alive (sort of). Even a slovenly, barely intelligible family can attain a status of wealth if only they are willing to traipse their slightly unattractive child out and about in thousands of dollars worth of dental enhancements, wigs, and spangled gowns.

    September 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  127. prettypiper

    I can't even bring myself to watch. She's being exploited by her ignorant parents and more importantly, TLC supports this trash. We need to start sending strong messages to the advertisers that supports this crap.

    September 7, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Poolchick

    I find it sickening that people do this to their kids. If they want to be in beauty pagents, let them grow up first. Wearing makeup as a child is warped. They do not even get to enjoy being a child. Instead they are dealing with responsibilities that come with pagents. I would never watch those shows and can't believe that many people do. my guess is most of the viewers are pedophiles. Way to promote your babies to sickos.

    September 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Alex

    They created the Kardashian now the boo boo...What a beautiful and interesting example for our kids!
    Pathetic....

    September 7, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  130. The Dumbing down of American continues....

    I have tried to watch it, really I have...but after the first "You betta redneckognize" or "dollar makes me holla honey boo-boo" it gets old really, really quick.
    The fact is, June and Sugar Bear both have extensive rap sheets including worthless checks, exploitation of a minor, and other pretty serious offenses. Don't think for one second that just because she coupons, she doesn't also use Food Stamps. That's a given.
    Sure, they are probably "good people"...but most of us are.
    I watched at a friend's house, and the only thing it makes me realize is- I'm glad I dumped cable and it saves me $60.00 a month simply not having this expense, because it makes for wasted time watching stupidity at it's finest.

    September 7, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  131. D Rock

    Honey Boo Boo 2016!

    September 7, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Sandra

    I've watched the show a few times. I'm not sure why people are so upset about it, nor why people are calling them trash or saying its disgusting. What are they doing wrong? They do not have a lot of money, they ride four-wheelers, they held a charity toy drive, they have weird things they say (what family doesn't?).... Some of you need to relax. If you find them disgusting, you're a little more judgmental than I hope to ever be. I hope they're able to use the money obtained for the show to better their lives.

    September 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mich

      Agreed they try there best with what they have. Just becuase they don't have the education or staus doesn't make they terrible people. Hard to believe all families are perfect in every way except them. I hope this gives them a leg up in life.

      September 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  133. citizenUSA

    Someone posted a comment I can't find now, saying we should all take a chill pill because this is just entertainment. That's part of what bothers me. 98% of the comments here are negative so why is this so popular that TLC makes a show of it? Are there really that many people who watch, (I know this is a spin-off of Toddlers and Tiaras)? TLC, or any noetwork, certainly would not produce a spin-off unless they had reason to believe it might be a hit. You Boo-Boo lovers need to come out of the closet.

    September 7, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Love Rhino

    I'll be looking forward to our first date in 12 years you pudgy little thing

    September 7, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Thoughts from Ohio

    I have watched several episodes of this show. Why? Because it is funny. These people are a nice, good, loving family. They may sometimes make things a little more crazier than they are for ratings. But they are real down to earth people who don't seem to be living off the government(welfare and food stamps) to support theirselves. Granted they are not perfect but at least they admit that unlkie the Romneys of the world.

    September 7, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  136. gotta luv white trash

    honey boo boo's mama has more chins then a Chinese telephone book.

    September 7, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  137. CitizenUSA

    The question should not be how much she makes an episode but rather, WHY is there an episode?

    September 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meh

      If rednecks feed their feet to catfish, why wouldnt this exist? Its all stupid

      September 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Nana Mae

    This Is just a show that the majority of Americans can relate to. This family tries to have times to remember and enjoy life together. Down south our tv's all have remote controls. We change channels if we don't want to watch..

    September 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Nana Mae

      This is a show that the majority of Americans can relate to? Are you kidding me? I'd rather eat nails than watch that show. Just from what I've read, there is not one thing in my life that has any similarities to theirs. And I must say, I thank my lucky stars for that!

      September 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  139. JMZ

    Shows like this are the reason I stay up late watching old "Leave It to Beaver" reruns! If we only had the humor coupled with family values that programs like that and The Andy Griffith Show provided. Our moral character as a society has disintegrated so drastically in the past several decades, directly influenced by the disintegration of what the American public is "fed" via television. Now Honey Boo-Boo offers us an all-time low to "underachieve."

    September 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Agree totally

      Have not watched the show, and have no desire to... I grew up poor... but was raised to have self respect, decency, and morals! From what I've heard of this supposed reality show, they'd have to really climb the ladder to even be considered "white trash". Do we really want this "reality" to become the norm?

      September 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Clete

    Once the pig left, I stopped watching. The pig was the only one one the show with any brains and class.

    September 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      You got that right. Amazing when "Glitzy" is the smartest one on the show, eh?

      September 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  141. DM

    If this "show" had more viewers than the republican convention, it tells me what the red states were watching and how inspired they are with their pick for president.

    September 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  142. T

    Why do they put on crap like this ?
    There's something wrong at TLC network if they green-lighted this stuff.

    September 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  143. AndriconBoy

    I’m not sure what’s more offensive:
    White trash getting paid absurd amounts of money to act all white trashy with no sense of integrity or human accountability.
    Or the mindlessly-consuming rubber-necking people who watch this kind of trashy programming and therefore justify the money white trash is getting paid.

    Raise your standards, America.

    September 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • iceandsnow3

      To AndriconBoy, EXCELLENT POST!!

      September 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melanie

      I agree 100%. I just don't get the obsession with Trash.

      September 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heywood

      Well said. Personally im looking forward to this girl being on 16and pregnant and then teen mother followed by her joining a ral houswives cast. all part of the dumbing down of America. It really makes you wonder what kim k and snookie think.

      September 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisaf

      Well said!!

      September 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • sick of reality tv

      To AndriconBoy......Very well said!!!!!

      September 7, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • CassieBanks

      Really? They don't know the reason their ratings are so high is because this is pedophile fodder? How a network of any type can support that type of deranged programming is beyond me, but someone must be getting big money from the pedophile community. The fact that her parents are ok with that...well I guess you can't demand people have morals. Some people will do anything for a buck, including pimp their daughter.

      September 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Winnie the Pooh

      White trash or WHITE CASH lis aughing all the way to the bank!

      September 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  144. oldowl

    Why are you filtering out my comments, CNN? Afraid of the truth?

    September 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  145. BIG SCREEN

    I'M SO GLAD I BOUGHT AN $800.00 47" HDTV, IT'S THE ONLY WAY THIS FAMILY WILL FIT INTO THE SCREEN.
    P.S. EVE, YOUR A TRIP. :)

    September 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  146. what a disgusting family

    I heard that they are paying her mom $10,000 per chin, which verifies the figure of 40K.

    September 7, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • C Bauer

      I heard it's $100,000 – taking into account the "elbow chins" as well.

      September 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Mscaleb

    I have only watched a couple of seconds of this program and won't bother with it again. This program is a sad commentary on what America calls entertainment, and it gives a wrong impression to people who aren't familiar with county people and country life. While the family may be over exaggerating their behavior for effect and reaction from viewers, I expect they routinely act like this on some level all the time. This show and their actions will very likely follow the little girl into her high school years and perhaps into adulthood. In the end, though, the family responsble for their own actions and the aftermath of them. I can only hope it is not as detrimental as I think it will be.

    September 7, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raine

      What is extremely sad is that everyone incuding all their neighbors etc are getting a glimpse into their upside down & backwards life. This kid is going to be put through Hell in school, she will be relentlessly teased by her peers & older kids alike especially if TLB decides to continue this show or does reruns for years. . June, the mother admits that she gave birth to her oldest daughter when she herself was only 15..meaning she became pregnant at 14, also that NONE of the "daddies" of the three older girls are involved in their lives & that the 17 yr old daughter who just delivered her own baby has no "baby daddy" around either.
      At 32 yr old motehr June & her oldest daughter are setting a poor example for our teens in regard to teenage & out of wedlock pregnancies. June stated she spent nearly $15, 000 on pageant yet NO money from any winnings was placed aside for Alana's higher education.
      This is so sad it is almost criminal, the family is living off this kid.

      September 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Bunny

    We laughed so hard at the end of HCHBB. Dumpster diving just cracked us up! Put them up head to head with KUWTK so we can watch Kris Jenner cringe!

    September 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  149. redbird

    I tried to find something good about this show on several occasions, and what I found was, the best part of the show was when it was over! I won't bother to watch it again. Rude, crude and a waste of time.

    September 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  150. what a disgusting family

    I am looking forward to the epsidoe when honey boo boo gets pregnant, and they have to figure out if it's her daddy, her brother, or her uncle who did it.

    September 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • iceandsnow3

      GREAT POST!! I had a real belly laugh.

      September 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your.average.guy

      Rumor has it that all takes place in season two.

      September 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • ah...

      Too funny! Thanks for the chuckles @ disgusting family & average guy.

      September 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • trailer trash

      Actually the baby will have an oriental look to it, so it must have been her mama's third chin who did the deed.

      September 7, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      Anyone that can make a comment like that about ANY 7 year old is a disgusting pervert! You should get some help and I hope you have no access to children.

      September 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Amy

      They are just joking around. Time to get a sense of humor. Nobody wishes anything bad for any child. This one is in our face, though. It's not our fault.

      September 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Sugar Bear DOES have a rap sheet that includes exploitation of a minor and other various offenses toward children. Interesting.

      September 7, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  151. denise

    i love this show!!!!! it reminds me of uncle walter we have in mississippi... there is lots of love there with the whole family... you go girl... its a wig shhhh

    September 7, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Michael

    Well compensated to her means a big bag of skittles and all the road kill they can eat.....

    September 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • iceandsnow3

      Hey Michael...."them thar skittles make mighty fine viddles". Road kill is the icing on the cake.

      September 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • roy

      And don´t foget the can of spam for special holiday dinners

      September 7, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Mark

    Nothing wrong with that child (or the whole family for that matter) that a good old fashion a$$ whoopin' wouldn't cure!

    September 7, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  154. Merle

    That little trailer park hillbilly beauty queen had a bigger viewing audience than 0bama's speech at the Democratic National Convention. You go, little nugget!

    September 7, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • dee

      No she didnt she had a Bigger audience than the REPUBLICAN convention.

      September 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • iceandsnow3

      Oh Merle.....your post just illustrates how unbelievably DUMB people are if they think it's more important to watch this pathetic child rather than focus on important events that will shape the country's future (whether Democratic or Republican). I can almost hear you hollering "HeeeHawww".

      September 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eva Longoria

      Actually she didnt. Check your facts honey boo boo

      September 7, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  155. bertye

    Why are some of you so upset about being judged based on what is shown on TV. People are judged all of the time by what is either seen, read or heard about complete ethnic groups. No more no less. Because of the actions of a few all others are judged by those few. No it doesn't make it right for people to do this but this should be a reminder to some, just as you don't want to be judged by the actions of others, don't fall into the same trap of judging yourselves. I've seen a couple of promos for the show and it just doesn't interest me as most of the reality show don't.

    September 7, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  156. Major Frank Burkes

    Dear Ahh... I could not help but notice your improper use of the verb form.

    Verb Form
    After certain auxiliary verbs such as "can," "should" or "may," use the base form of the verb.

    Instead of: I should have "wrote."
    Consider: I should have written.
    Without the auxiliary "should have," "I wrote" would have been proper.

    Take the plank out of your own eye before you take the splinter out of anothers.
    While I do agree with you, I had to bring this irony to light. LOL

    September 7, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • ah...

      Ok, Frank, I stand corrected. At least, you knew what I was talking about, didn't you? Not to mention, it was late. My brain wasn't functioning on all cylinders. I will try to never use a word out of context, just for you. My question to you, could you follow Eve's comment?

      September 7, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • CC

      Way to go Frank! Love how people egotistically build up their own intellectual superiority, when in fact their own speech shows they need a big piece of humble pie. Bravo (and shame on you Ah)!

      September 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Thanks for the english lesson Frank. I bet you are a lot of fun at parties. LOL

      September 7, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • @cc

      You are slamming ah? Did you read eve's comments? I don't see anything wrong with the comments from ah & hooray. By the way, check your own sentence structure. You forgot a comma! You are now equally as bad! Lighten up!

      September 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  157. what a bore

    baaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahoooooooooooooooooheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    September 7, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  158. EVE?

    baaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaahooooooooooooheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    September 7, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  159. eve

    Sorry for my typing the way i type that's how alot of us type wen it come's down to a text for example r is short for are u is short you n is for and more. i know how to spell but we just shorting are words etc. We do that alot and sometimes we dont use period or etc that's just how i type lol sorry that's how we text well most of us once again my bad for my textin their n i do know how to spell i had good grades n school. Just like we talk diff. We say chips like bag a chips but we just say chips instay thing like that are talk n texts we just say, n shorting etc. The words that's all i dont know what down south or new York places like that be saying or textin i be asking them what they saying or what's the words stuff like that so i know were ya coming from i should make more since etc. For ya to understand what iam sayin my bad LOL

    September 7, 2012 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
    • innerink

      that be wrighte eve u tale emnot no everi 1 can be yous n mes. get edjumicate? im all edjumicated alreddy. theys dont knows us n honey boo boo these way i tipe u kno lol is shor fo laff out lod, stay downe eve

      September 7, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • iceandsnow3

      Eve........PLEASE GO AWAY! I gave up reading your insufferable post before I was half-way through it. You almost sound proud of your horrible words, spelling and punctuation. I would hate to be the person who has to read your CV (do you know what that is?) or a job application from you.

      September 7, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  160. eve

    One last thing i forgot to say to Donna no i don need to at all that's not me n i won't do nothing like that i like the show theirs a diff between liking somethin n not a person that does stuff like that. i say let them be i like it cause is funny etc. Ppl its just a tv show let them be if u dont like u dont u do u just do. iam not n iam way way way to far to be like them iam from the city i don know how ga do but city were iam from u will see alot of ppl that's act like them just nasty etc. My house stay clean live n a good area n more if most ya think they is bad just look at these other tv show 's. ITS JUST A TV SHOWS N DONT JUDGE NOBODY DONT JUDGE ME OR ANYONE U DONT KNOW WHAT TYPE OF LIFE THEY LIVING INCLUDING ME THINK I SHOULD BE ON THEIR CAUSE WHAT I SAY BUT U GOT IT WRONG I COMMENT CAUSE THAT'S WHAT'S ITS ALL ABOUT SAY WHAT'S ON UR MIND EVERYBODY GOT THEIR MIND N SAY HOW THEY FELL JUST BECAUSE I SAY WHAT I SAY DONT MAKE ME LIKE THEM N THATS WHAT MOST OF YA DO JUDGE SOMEONE CAUSE WHAT THEY SAY OR DO BUT REALLY WE NOT LIKE THAT N JUST STOP ALREADY ITS DONE N OVER WITH K not responding back done off of this comment about her n her family no harm :)

    September 7, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  161. Name*alvaro g. quesada

    This little girl is hilarous, and her accent is what makes me watch, truly one of a kind!

    September 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  162. eve

    To Brittinea i did n i graduated but that don mean nothing what iam saying it doesn matter if u went to school or not they just being them look at most of these tv shows they put out or ppl around u. they having fun loving n care for one another i grow up right n stuff but ass a family u get together n have fun fart burp acting silly or goofying around everybody n their family lives diff they wanna do that let them i want or nor my family but we do have fun n we do act silly or whatever that's what makes a family happy. That's them it ain't u. Me n my sis was talking about how ppl like u wanna say bad thing about ppl like them like i say n like my sis they is a free out going ppl that fell good n happy what they do that's all iam saying. I got accepted for model n was thinking about going for message i grow up keeping my self clean respect n more most ppl out here that went to school n graud. ANd up like them so school don't got nothing to do with them being that way they that way cause they want to be n for me i like them cause they is all about family and just being with one another that's y. And like someone say on here u don't see alot of family that's get together etc.. Me n my family does as much as we can n we have a blast playing basketball football talk laugh etc. They got their own way everybody got their own way n yes we all went school n college at that well one of us didn. I take care myself well good. Every one of us got r comments its no wrong way or the right way we all think n like diff. U don but i do like them just look around u n tv's u see kids out her talking nasty etc. They start at the age 3 u see kids walking around with no shoes or pants parents don't keep their house clean at all shoot they keep their house clean better then ppl out here n i seen worst n nasty asses house kids to they no how to take care them self better then most ppl they make sure they got food n the house they don't got dirty ass floor clothes laying around just being lazy etc. I seen they dont pull their pants down n public or talking nasty n front of their kids i can go on n on what positive thing they do then most ppl out here they make sure their kids is well taking care of just because they act like that dont mean nothing. Done talking about this iam just sayin

    September 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • ah...

      Eve- I tried to read your comment 3 times. My head is spinning! Are you for real? If I were you, I'd sue whatever school that you've attended. You got short changed in the education department. And yes Eve, education does make a difference. And if you are a troll, you really spent all that time writing that to jerk our chain? Must have a lot of time on your hands. I wonder which is the truth.

      September 7, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Hooray for grammar

      This post is a joke, right? I tried to read it twice, but deciphering this rambling septic tank of illiteracy made my eyes water and my head ache. Ever hear of punctuation? Silly me, clearly not. Please do America a favor. Never post anything, anywhere without having at least a 6 year old check it over for you first. You are a an embarrassment to anyone who has ever graduated from elementary school and for the sake of the future of this country, please refrain from exercising your right to vote. It's obvious nothing good can come from that either. Stay in your double wide, watching reality TV and devolving and let us big people make the important decisions. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.....Jeez.

      September 7, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
    • ah...

      @Hooray- I hear you! I really liked the 6 year old fact checker. Good one! lol

      September 7, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
    • ah...

      Sorry, I stand corrected. I should have wrote a 6 year old proof reader. It's late. At least, I have an excuse. Eve, on the other hand, is a whole different story. lol

      September 7, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike K.

      Brevity is key.

      September 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raine

      Eve...You take my breath away & not in a good way. I've taught Special Education classes for over 20 yrs.....& over those years I taught students in grades 1 through 5. I've yet to have found a student with your lack of grammatic skills. Cleary you need help, please seek a tutor as soon as you are able to do so.
      Yes, everyone might behave silly or goofy at times, & yes the house does seem clean & the family does seem to care for each other, but this little girl is going to be teased relentlessly in school when her friends begin to get a close up & personal look into the family's lifestyle.How sad is that.
      Please do yourself a big favor & call the local school to see if someone is willing to tutor you, maybe a high school of Church based teen who is willing to help you without charge with reading & writing skills,

      September 7, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tyler

      I feel truly sorry for you.

      September 10, 2012 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  163. marie

    Its better than jon and kate plus eight.

    September 6, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  164. eve

    They living their life ass they should they is being their self n they ain't the only family that's like that their is way alot of ppl in this world act like that or just ass nasty or what ever. Yea i say it i like them n y should they not be their self. Ya say they nasty well ya need to look at most of these other ppl n their kids r to. i see some nasty ass ppl etc. So ya need to just let them be so what they do what they do they ain't the only one that's does stuff like that give them a break god lee .

    September 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • See folks

      This is why everyone should get a good education. Dang, Eve, did you even go to school?

      September 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • dan

      Eve.. You should be on the their show. You are as illiterate as they are.

      September 6, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  165. april

    i've never seen this show but everyone seems to absolutely detest this reality tv sitcom. I'm a country woman and i'm by no means dumb. Alot of comments made by those who do not understand show their ignorance. Again i've never seen this show but just because everyone hates it. I'm going to watch it!

    September 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  166. patti truman

    im ss that alot of u dont like this family .I ADORE THEM especially june .This family is close they play together burp together fart together .I wish more families werent afraid to b carefree like them.My family would totally get along with them and we r canadian.U ROCK HONEY-BOO i wish i could hang out with all of u.Please have a contest to have ppl spend the day with u.xoxoxo your canadian fan

    September 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Annie

      What you do in the privacy of your own home is one thing. We all have to burp & fart, but to do it out in public intentionally........NO WAY! It's disgusting. And your Canadian??????? My Canadian friends would never lower themselves to act that way in public, or even, around friends! They are polite & have good manners!

      September 6, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brittinea

      Patti, please stop embarrassing the Canadians. You're a joke.

      September 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Educated Fklea

      Yes they also get fat together !! What a shame for the little girl– Haven't they heard what obesity can do ESPECIALLY to a little child ???

      September 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • iceandsnow3

      Hey Patti Truman.....you're an insult to all Canadians.

      September 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  167. john5651

    that show is the worst thing i've ever seen in my life. people from other country's watching all these trashy reality shows probably think we're all nut's. if honey boo boo is what television is coming to i'm throwing mine out the window.

    September 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • deutsche001

      I have never watched the show nor will I ever watch it; the day I want to see some disgusting looking family burp and act stupid is the day I shoot myself.

      September 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Annie

      AMEN, John! I'm with you!

      September 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Sneed Hearn

    Further evidence that H L Mencken was right. No one ever lost a dime underestimating the taste of the American public.

    September 6, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Michaela

    I am sure Honey surpassed the Dem. Convention also, oh crap I forgot I am on CNN making this statement, so i am sure we will not here about that!! I watched Honey Boo Boo!!!!

    September 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Michaela

      And that's something to be proud about? Were you getting your education by watching that family? Doesn't say much about you does it.

      September 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Propervillain

    So glad I went to college. Had I known the way things would turn out with trash TV I would have become a clueless redneck and had my own reality show...

    September 6, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  171. granadafan

    The sad thing is these people are proud to be uneducated hillbillies with zero manners or class. Sadly Georgia is populated with these kinds of people.

    September 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      @granadafan....There are plenty of states with uneducated rude people...have you checked your state lately???? Proud to be from Ga... You were being rude making your comment. I dont care for the show, but I do not judge everyone from Ga from the family in the show.

      September 6, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  172. CaraW

    They should make the same amount of money the Real Housewives or Jersey Shore shows pay. It is all trash TV.

    September 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  173. james

    I question TMZ's reporting. The word compensated is above her vocabulary.

    September 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Electra

    Lol

    September 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Daniel

    I have a stomach ache. Feel a little bloated. So, who is this girl? I don't watch teevee.

    September 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  176. yikes

    Regardless of how much money the family is making, I seriously hope they aren't buying more toilet paper and instead saving money for a better education for Alana.

    September 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  177. map

    The sad thing is we (americans) sit and watch it. And I agree with Barbara, paying people to watch there everyday life style, really.

    September 6, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  178. be quiet

    10 years from now she'll be 300 lbs and living behind a dumpster

    September 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Lauren

    Any amount of money would be alot to these people. $40k for 10 episodes is the most money these people have ever seen. It's still too much but maybe they'll be able to purchase a house away from the train and gas station and off the main road!

    September 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Martyr2

      Too much? Back in the 90's the cast of Friends pulled in nearly a million per episode. I think they should be at least making 6 figures a year off a show that has now become a mild success.

      September 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  180. martybearas

    is the fat little turd actually wearin a bra at her age??? Never have Never will watch the show... just saw the headline and thought how gross!!

    September 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Annie

      You couldn't pay me to watch this trash! I saw enough of Mama & the brat on the talk shows. I will agree, they should be making far more then this article states or they are being taken advantage of! Someone needs to be handling the money, 'cause I am sure this family doesn't know how!

      September 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  181. sybil

    too bad i don't like her and from of the past blogs...alot of people do not either... 1 person was about 5-6 people doing their sybil game.

    September 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  182. ksantiquer

    I really do not think that it is wrong. I think that it is sad. But really country people make their own fun any way they can. You cannot say they are gross or pitiful if they think going through garbage at the dump is fun. Pitiful yes. They are just doing the best they can with what they were given. i say YEAH honey boo boo for getting somone to pay you real money to just be PWT.

    September 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      Who are you to judge country people?? and to asume all people living in the country are the same. I moved from Atlanta to Mayo, Fl ( yeah a country town im sure you have never heard of) 22 yrs ago with my husband and 4 children to give them a better chance of getting a good eductation and to have values and manners...I could say people from the city are rude and mean and think they know it all and really dont know squat.....Dont judge country people by 1 family you see on tv. We dont have to make our own fun....we have fun like any other person....Grow Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      September 6, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • ah...

      @Donna-I live in the country, too. Most people in the country are really nice. You got a problem, your neighbor comes over & gives you a hand. You are on the side of the road. Somebody will always stop to give assistance. People are just more friendly. This Boo Boo family are just plain hillbillies. There's a huge difference. Don't take offense. We know the difference. I wouldn't trade living in the country for the city ever.

      September 6, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Shrew

    I don't have children but i do love them yet for some reason this is the first child that gets on my last nerve.
    i even like fresh kids! who knows why.

    September 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Metwo

      If you're gonna do kids, you might as well get 'em fresh, not used.

      September 20, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  184. Lonnie

    I actually watched about ten minutes of that show last night. It was scary. I think after the season it will be done. At least I hope so. It is such a waste of film. The saddest part is that Honey Boo Boo is going to look like her mother when she grows up.

    September 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Barbara

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what is wrong with this country! We encourage stupidity and rudeness and underpay our teachers, fire fighters, and military! No wonder today's children have screwed up values..

    September 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |

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