Is “Honey Boo Boo Child” Taking Over America?

The Thompson Family photo!

Don’t miss the next “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” episode! Tune in on TLC, on Thursday nights at 10pm. 🙂 

Since the 1920’s, television has been giving us information right out of our homes.  For many Americans, television provides more information than newspaper, radio, or even friends.  As we face one of the most significant presidential elections in decades, are Americans watching the Republican Convention and the nomination of the candidates during the late nights? No, we are watching “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” is a TLC reality show that came from “Toddlers and Tiaras.” Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is a six-year-old beauty pageant queen. This reality television show is about the crazy wonders of Alana and her family.  She and her three sisters, her mom, and dad live in a small town in Georgia. Alana’s Mom is a coupon fanatic while her dad picks up road kill. Throughout the televised showing, viewers go through an amusing and fascinating journey with the Thompson family, as they share their deepest and darkest secrets.

Honey Boo Boo and her family had an average of 2.3 million viewers, almost twice as more than the Republican National Convention had on August 30th, late night showing. Would Americans rather watch a VERY southern Georgia family, than consider who our next President will be?  Would we rather learn more about discount shopping, than what our future national leader believes? What has America come to?

Although the National Conventions can be kind of boring and “Honey Boo Boo Child” can always bring a smile to your face, should America be given a reality check for what really matters in today’s society? Well students, its time for YOU to decide who will rule the country: Honey Boo Boo or our Political Elections!

Check out the first couple minutes of Episode 1!


Alana, “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her Mom dressed as pageant beauties.

By: Ansley Jordan


One response to “Is “Honey Boo Boo Child” Taking Over America?

  1. I think you should add this the horror film list. I don’t think I could handle it! Also, AP History student: when exactly did television make it into American households?

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