Welcome to the bizarre world of Honey Boo Boo

Last week Honey Boo Boo, real name Alana,

Last week Honey Boo Boo, real name Alana, and her mother June Shannon (mama), father Mike Thompson (sugar bear) and three older sisters nicknamed Pumpkin, Chickadee and Chubbs came onto our screens in true redneck style. Last night they were back on our screens again for another double bill of pageanting, couponing and weigh ins.

This week saw Honey Boo Boo getting ready for her next big pageant, after being thoroughly disappointed when she lost out at the last pageant. The wannabe pageant princess was getting a new coach and a new dress which meant mamas usual steadfast financial discipline needed to move up to a new level. This meant some couponing that would put that other TLC show, Extreme Couponing, to shame. She managed to save a staggering $102 on her shopping.

This week was also week three of the family’s diet and they had a weigh in. Mama lost a few pounds and so did Chubbs but in Mamas words “those pounds didn’t leave the house” because Pumpkin managed to add a few pounds.

Another highlight was the family outing to the massage parlour or “‘smage” as Alana called it where the girls were pampered. Mama refused to remove her socks for a pedicure though, resulting in her having to have her toes painted over the top of her socks. She was self-conscious because of a ‘forklift incident’ involving her feet.

We also learned of a rather interesting weekend ritual. The family collect roadkill, grind it up, put it in a freezer, then at the weekend grill it and “have a good time.” Though that pales in comparison to Honey Boo Boo and her siblings idea of the perfect anniversary present – covering the house, from top to bottom, in toilet paper.

The best sayings this week:

“Couponing is even better than sex” – Mama when she saved $102 on her shopping

“Heat and big people don’t mix. Period.” – Mama, whose solution is a ‘redneck waterslide’

“I hope mama don’t eat Glitzy, she eats everything else.” – Alana doesn’t hold back

“God made dirt, dirt don’t hurt.” – Some common sense, redneck style

“That facial felt so good it felt like I had a baby bottom on my cheeks.” – Alana enjoyed her massage

“It was a good experience, well it was an experience.” – The staff of the massage parlour are a bit taken aback

“We’ve been shack up mates for eight years now.” – Mama’s charming way of describing sugar bear

“You’ve gotta try the milk out before you buy the cow.” – How mama and sugar bears relationship started

So this week was yet another hilarious, though at times somewhat eye-opening, look into the world of Honey Boo Boo and her “definitely not” redneck family. Next Tuesday promises yet more pageantry, male pigs in dresses, extreme couponing and ‘fart dieting.’

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