The fact that neither or SNL nor Chelsea Lately could write Honey Boo Boo parodies that come close to being as funny as the real thing show how amazing the family is.
The critics crying for quality in television and clutching their bosoms over what passes for entertainment these days are the ones who are falling for the tricks of reality television. Just as the Kardashians skew their “reality” show to depict them positively (and anyone with an ounce of common sense will take this for what it is: an edited reality), TLC is skewing Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to make you think less of the Shannon/Thompson family and more of yourself. You’re supposed to feel high and mighty about how much more educated, polite and proper you are then the people you’re watching. You’re supposed to feel disgusted by June, feel sorry for the older girls, feel outraged at Alana’s passion for pageantry and sympathy for Sugar Bear.
But if you feel any of these things, you’ve fallen into the trap."