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"A whole family, in a garage, grinding a deer that was hit by a car into sausage. The little girl played with its head. I dare you to find anything that's more genuine than that anywhere in the world."

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is a Reality Show program which featured pageant participant Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo), along with her mother Mama June Shannon, father Mike Thompson (Sugar Bear) and her three older sisters. The show was mostly filmed in and around the family's hometown in rural McIntyre, Georgia.note  It was a spinoff of Toddlers & Tiaras. It ran on TLC from 2012 to 2014, making the title character the Poster Child (and former page image) for Network Decay.

On October 23, 2014, TMZ posted an exposé of June Shannon dating a man who was convicted of child molestation a decade before, generating a PR disaster that led to the show being canceled the following day. That same day, the victim of the molestation who blew the whistle on June came forward and turned out to be June's own daughter, Anna, creating a huge uproar against June and the series in general. Alana and her family would eventually return to television in 2017 on the We TV Spin-Off show, Mama June: From Not to Hot, which follows Mama June trying to lose 300 pounds of weight.


  • Big Beautiful Woman: An idea June instills in Alana. She encourages her to love herself no matter how much she weighs, and that she's beautiful either way.
  • Big Eater: Alana is depicted as this. She may not look like the biggest eater in the family compared to June, but she is most adamant about food.
  • Big Fun: How June and Alana see themselves.
  • Cheerful Child: Alana's usually upbeat about everything.
  • Deep South: The series was filmed in the rural community of McIntrye, Georgia.
  • Fat Slob: June. However, she does get the job done and does what she can to take care of her family. Heck, she organizes her proud, earned-through-coupons stockpile! Not to mention she lost 100 pounds during the show!
  • No Sympathy: Alana's sisters show no sympathy for Alana after she's forced to give up her pet, Glitzy. In fact, they casually state that they're glad the pig is gone.
  • Only Sane Man: Sugar Bear. Also see Face Palm above.
  • Out of Focus: Chickadee, when she was put on bed rest because she almost went into early labor.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Spaghetti with mixed ketchup and butter sauce ("Sketti"), yum!
  • Wicked Stepmother: Averted - even though he's only the biological father of Alana, he cares for all the girls as his own daughters. In return, the other girls love him very much.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Glitzy became Alana's pet in episode 2, only to be given up in episode 5.