I have to start out by saying that I know this will be laughed at by the majority of society. However, I must admit with full honesty that I miss watching "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" on TLC.
While "Honey Boo Boo" might be viewed as just some dumb television show, I feel like the show offered much more than what their viewers were seeing on and off screen. I looked forward to seeing this wacky family every week since I began watching the show after the first season. There was nothing more interesting to me than watching whatever weird and crazy adventure Mama June, Sugar Bear and the kids would partake in during that episode.
While many of you do not share the same love of this show with me, others of you do love this show and miss watching it every week. While I cannot get the show back on the air, I can appreciate what the show taught me.
Here is what Honey Boo Boo taught me and why I will always love the show.
1. Acceptance of beauty.
Honey Boo Boo was confident with herself, to say the least. While the rest of the world was mocking her for being an overly animated child, saying odd things, Honey Boo Boo accepted and loved herself. Mama June was a prime example of this as well. Much of society mocks her appearance, but even at her worst, she called herself "shmexy" and knew her worth.
2. All you do is win.
If you ever did watch the show, you know that Honey Boo Boo and her sisters "Pumpkin," "Chubbs" and "Chickadee" all loved the art of competition. The game invented by the girls called "Doorknob" is about whoever farts being subjected to a beating if they do not yell "safety." If the person who farts does not yell safety, then the others can beat up the farter until they touch the doorknob.
This game was very competitive and the girls would take the game seriously, and most of the time, that is how every life situation was handled.
3. Boys are overrated.
While many of these people do have a significant other at some point or another, one person who is not really seen with a boy is Honey Boo Boo. I do not think this needs further explanation. Boys equal drama.
4. Self growth.
While Honey Boo Boo might have been with her family the majority of the time, Honey Boo Boo was not afraid to be alone and reflect on life.
While there are more hilarious moments from the show that I will miss forever, I must admit that "Honey Boo Boo" was more than just a solid 45-minute laughing session. I can still remember the first episode I watched where Mama June made a turkey and sneezed on the turkey (clip here) and Honey Boo Boo discussed random things (like her love of cheese balls) and her famous slogan.
While it has only been a few years, it feels like 20. I say, bring back "Honey Boo Boo," and let's learn more from this silly little girl and her family.