Arriving on-screen back in 2012, Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo, became one of the most recognizable faces on television. Originally gaining stardom on Toddlers and Tiaras, the producers thought her family was wacky enough to star in their own reality TV show.
The oddities on the show include: the farting doorknob game, the infamous “sketti” meal, and Mama June’s extreme couponing tendencies. The Thompsons certainly take the cake for the weirdest family on television. If you’re not a Honey Boo Boo fan, you may not know the kooky stuff that goes down in McIntyre, Georgia.
After running for four seasons, the show was canceled after it was confirmed that Mama June had again developed a relationship with the man who harassed her daughter. Now that Sugar Bear has remarried and Mama June lost all the weight, the classic Honey Boo Boo household is no more.
Here are the 15 Twisted Things That Go Down In The Honey Boo Boo Home.
15. Mama June’s Scary Explanation Of Feminine Hygiene
According to Mama June, a lady has to wash her “vajiggle jaggle” at least three times a day to keep it from smelling. Her daughter Jessica can even back that up, which might just be the most alarming part.
Then there is the uncomfortable hair trimming topic that Mama June can’t seem to do for herself, which is where Sugar Bear comes in. On top of all of this, Mama June says that she and her girls have always washed their hair in the kitchen sink.
Despite her constant efforts to keep herself clean, she still has some “bugs” crawling around up there that she’s always trying to scratch. It’s safe to say that nobody should be following the aforementioned grooming techniques.
14. The Fart To Lose Weight Technique
According to Mama June, you can lose weight by farting twelve to fifteen times a day. It looks like the Thompson household is going to lose a lot of weight considering how often they pass gas.
Apparently, Mama June thinks that the cause of how often they cut the cheese has to do with their diet. In her eyes, if you fart a lot not only do you lose weight, but it’s a telltale sign that you are healthy. By that logic, it’s no wonder she thinks her family is as healthy as can be.
13. Honey Boo Boo Had A Pet Pig
Glitzy the pig is more than a pet – he is family. Sugar Bear got him from a place called Posh Pigs, where they pretty up all the pigs before sending them to their new homes. When Glitzy first arrived, he had his little toenails painted green and purple, thus giving him his name.
He’s not always pretty, though, like that time he had an accident on the dining room table. Unfortunately for Honey Boo Boo, her beloved pet pig was not able to stick around.
According to Us Weekly, Mama June eventually decided to send the animal back to the breeder. Her reasoning was sound, as she explained to Honey Boo Boo that the pig would be better taken care of by a family that has more time to look after him.
12. The Cranberry Lasagna
At first glance, this doesn’t sound too bad. Perhaps it’s invoking thoughts of leftover Thanksgiving ingredients: stuffing, mashed potatoes, fresh sage, and turkey would all make viable additions.
Unfortunately, cranberry lasagna only has two ingredients – canned cranberry sauce and a whole lot of sugar. In case you’d like to bring some to your next family get-together, the recipe is very simple.
All you need is a pan, a knife, about six cans of cranberry sauce, and a pound of sugar. Once the sauce has been cut up, massage the sugar and cranberry together and toss it in to the fridge to chill for a few hours. Nothing sounds better than a delicious home-cooked meal that doesn’t even need to be cooked.
11. Mama June Is An Extreme Couponer
What began as a coping mechanism to help Mama June deal with her daughters, Anna and Kaitlyn, moving out of the house, has turned into a full-fledged addiction. Mama June admitted that her coupon outings with Sugar Bear turn her on, and now she just can’t stop.
Back in 2014, Mama June had $12,000 worth of free goods taking over the house. All of her purchases are piled on a giant plastic shelf in the dining room.
As mentioned before, the addiction also translates over to her romantic life. Not only does she get turned on by her coupon outings with Sugar Bear, but he also made her a flower out of expired coupons as a romantic gesture.
10. The Mike McDaniel Allegations
According to the Daily Mail, Anna, otherwise known as Chickadee, told police that she and Mark McDaniel had done the “s” word. Apparently, McDaniel assaulted her repeatedly between April and October of 2002, when Anna was just eight years old.
It even got to the point that McDaniel threatened to kill her if she told anybody what he had done. Despite numerous attempts to talk to her mother, Mama June ignored her pleas. Eventually, McDaniel did plead guilty to reduce his sentence and he got ten years in jail.
He was recently let out and, believe it or not, has been seen with Mama June and Honey Boo Boo. It’s crazy to think that after his charges, Mama June would still trust him to be around one of her children.
9. Their Favorite Food Is “Sketti”
All you need is some pasta, ketchup and, as per usual, a tub of butter. According to Mama June, this old family recipe is her family’s favorite meal. All it takes is a few hunks of butter in a Tupperware container mixed in with the ketchup.
Once that’s done, place it in the microwave to melt the butter and you’ve got yourself some sauce. Honey Boo Boo then has her own way of seeing if the pasta is cooked – flinging the noodles against the kitchen cabinets to see if they stick.
Once you’ve got your sauce and the cooked spaghetti, just toss them together to make one of the most disgusting meals of all time. According to an interview with People, this is how Mama June is able to feed all six of her children on a budget of $80 a week.
8. The Family Once Went On A Wacky Diet
In recent years, the family has slimmed down quite a bit, in large part due to their fame. Since they’ve been making that TLC money, Mama June was able to afford liposuction. Previously, her only attempt at a healthy lifestyle was making cabbage stew.
Surprisingly, the concoction looked less appetizing than anything Mama June had previously managed to whip up. The stew contained big leaves of cabbage, kidney beans, and tons of broth. The Thompson family couldn’t make it through one bite without claiming they were seconds away from vomiting into the bowl.
7. The Girls Store Snacks Inside Of A Stuffed Cow
Honey Boo Boo has a stuffed cow that goes by the name of Owy Cowy and it seems like its sole purpose is to provide a snack whenever the girls are bored or hungry.
The cow seems to have had its stuffing removed and it was cut in half before the girls mounted it to a cardboard plaque and hung it on the wall. Conveniently, this is where the girls store their snacks just in case they need that midnight pick-me-up.
Whenever Owy Cowy has nothing left to give, or if the food has gotten moldy, the girls just walk themselves down to the corner store to stock up on all their favorite foods including; Mountain dew, Doritos, and lots of candy.
6. They Like To Play The “Farting Doorknob” Game
You’re probably asking yourself what the farting doorknob game is, just as Mama June did when the girls began playing the game in her room. Basically, when somebody farts a person says “doorknob” and the culprit has to make it to the nearest door before the other person “beats them up.”
There are, of course, some other rules, like if the farter says “safety” before someone else says “doorknob” they’re immune from all the kicking and punching. Also, if there are no doorknobs in the room they can grab onto something similar, like the fridge handle.
5. They Keep All Of Their Extreme Couponing Products On Racks In The Dining Room
The Thompsons’ dining room is stuffed to the brim with racks and racks of laundry detergent, canned food, of cranberry sauce, condiments and paper towels. If anyone’s ready for the apocalypse, it’s Mama June and her family.
At this point, Mama June does claim that it has become a problem, though she likes to refer to herself as an “organized hoarder.” In Mama June’s defense, everything is categorized and labeled quite clearly so that nothing is ever very hard to find.
4. They Only Eat Off Of Paper and Plastic Dishes
One thing Mama June absolutely hates above all else is a messy kitchen. So why not only cook out of tinfoil pans, use plastic utensils and eat off of paper plates? That way there is no mess in the form of dirty dishes. Less to clean means the kitchen is cleaner.
Mama June does use the occasional plastic bowl, like when she’s making her famous unbaked tuna noodle casserole, but that’s a rarity in the Thompson house. Oh, and how could we forget, Mama June loves her trusty plastic spoon, even though it is a bit flimsy – as plastic spoons tend to be.
3. They Only Brush Their Teeth Three Times A Week
In a rousing conversation about personal hygiene, Mama June admitted, seemingly without embarrassment, that she always brushes her teeth at least three times a week.
Interestingly, none of the girls commented on this, making it seem as if they too follow this routine. Not only does Mama June seem to have bugs in her hair – something the girls regularly groom her for – but fuzzy teeth as well. It’s a miracle that all that cranberry lasagna has yet to rot her teeth right out of her head.
The amount of sugar that the Thompsons’ eat would make you think that they would constantly be brushing their teeth, but apparently not. Hopefully, the positive changes they have undergone recently include more frequent brushing.
2. Mama June And Sugar Bear Got Married In Their Yard
In perhaps the most redneck wedding of all time, Mama June and Sugar Bear said “I do” in their Georgia backyard. The wedding was complete with a one-of-a-kind camo wedding dress, a bouquet of bright, rainbow colored flowers, 180 of their closest friends and family, and a giant white tent.
However, there was no marriage license. Mama June referred to it as a commitment ceremony, and said that they just wanted to celebrate their love and dedication to each other in front of their family.
According to E! News She said, “The day was very special mostly because my girls were able to take part in it. I felt like it was important for them to see this moment and celebrate my love for Sugar Bear.”
1. Mama June Makes A Lot Of “Multi-Meals”
Mama June’s explanation of a multi-meal sounds like the most normal dish of hers yet. The recipe for her infamous multi-meal includes ground beef, corn, shredded cheese, instant mashed potatoes and, you guessed it, tons of butter.
Does this recipe sound at all familiar? That’s because it’s basically Shepard’s pie. That’s before mentioning the extra ingredient that they add sometimes. Whenever the family is lucky enough, they use road kill.
For example, whenever a deer is hit in their county the Thompsons get called out to haul the animal. The only thing left to do now is to grind it up. That way they don’t have to buy beef, and as we’ve learned, Mama June loves a good deal.
Did we miss any other twisted things that go on in the Honey Boo Boo household?
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