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YMMV: Toddlers And Tiaras
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: For all of the parents on this show, who care more about looks and winning than their own children. This can also apply to some of the more bratty children.
  • Bile Fascination: There are few other reasons to watch something so emotionally draining.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson. She got her own show for crying out loud!
  • Memetic Mutation: Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, particularly after the "go-go juice" incident went viral.
    "A dolla makes me holla, Honey Boo Boo child!"
  • Strawman Has a Point: Danielle, the epitome of what's wrong with these pageants and a bit of a darling of the producers because her huge tantrums bring huge ratings, made a great point when a one-year-old won the grand prize. Yes, a baby that was just carried on and off stage beat everyone else. What did Mackenzie say? "It's just a baby. She didn't even do nothin'." Many viewers agreed.
    • A very flamboyant judge said that he hates it when the wigs look too obviously fake (usually due to being too big or unbalanced), like someone just "stuck a poodle to the back of their kid's head!"
  • Uncanny Valley: It's underaged girls wearing skimpy clothes, lots of makeup, weird hair styles, and spray-on tans. What did you expect?
    • The spray tans turn into Nightmare Fuel if they're being applied to a baby or toddler. There's just so much crying and screaming...
  • Unfortunate Implications: Some of the outfits are more... suggestive than is appropriate for girls of that age.
    • One of the episodes featured half-siblings - Braxton and Alaska. Their mother said that she considered Braxton to be more beautiful than Alaska, because he was a biracial child, and Alaska was Caucasian. The phrasing and manner of her words seemed oddly fetishistic, as though all mattered in race was beauty.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not For Little Girls?

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