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Mini-Rumination: A (Rare) Television Recommendation

As addressed elsewhere in this blog, The Curmudgeon generally has no use for what is loosely referred to as “reality television.”  His overall theory is that it consists of contrived situations that are structured to encourage people to treat one another badly – and for viewers to get their kicks watching people treat other people badly.

But he has found something he thinks is worth watching, and it will probably come as a surprise to readers.  The Curmudgeon enthusiastically endorses Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which can be seen on Wednesday at ten on The Learning Channel.

“Honey Boo Boo” is actually Alana, a six-year-old who competes in those awful child beauty pageants, and the program centers around her family – a bigger bunch of hillbilly misfits you will never find.  They make Lulu Roman and Junior Samples of Hee Haw fame seem like Alistair Cooke; they make Mr. Haney and Mr. Kimball of Green Acres seem like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett; and they make Snooki and the Kardashian sisters seem like Albert Einstein and Jonas Salk.

But they also make The Curmudgeon roar with laughter – so loud and so hard last week, when he was sharing a beach house with family members, that he woke his hard-of-hearing mother, who was sleeping one floor below.  He laughed so hard that he cried, and as a result, he wheezed all night.

And it was worth it.

Give it a try:  Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, tonight at ten on The Learning Channel.

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