Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Alana Thompson Fails To Place In Pageant, Anna 'Chickadee' Shannon Gives Birth To Baby Kaitlyn
Even if you missed the anticipated season finale of TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which revolved around the beauty pageant that Alana Thompson (a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo, Smoochie), 7, has been prepping for all season — not to mention the arrival of a newcomer to the HBB clan — chances are you already heard through the grapevine (otherwise known as the reality television watercooler circuit) that dear Boo Boo missed out on top prize at the Miss Sparkle and Shine pageant, but she did nab the People's Choice Award at the event, and she got to see her prize pig, Glitzy, join her on stage.
The episode, titled "It Is What It Is," showed Alana-as-Smoochie get dressed to the nines in her pink pageant dress and shiny blue swimsuit while she worked it on the stage, encouraged by hoots and hollers from the whole family, led by June "Mama" Shannon.
And if the pageant drama isn't enough for you, daughter Anna "Chickadee" Shannon finally went into labor with baby Kaitlyn, who was born with three thumbs — two on one hand, which was merely a source of dismissive amusement for the family. In good news, Mama June did try to urge viewers against teenage pregnancy, and invited her daughter to do the same while she was in labor, putting a camera in Anna's face and reminding her that labor was the most painful thing a woman can experience. Anna, 17, saw through Mama June's trick and told the impressionable Here Comes Honey Boo Boo audience, "Do what you want to do."
On to Uncle Poodle, though. That's right, Uncle Poodle — Sugar Bear's (Mike Thompson) gay brother who formally goes by Lee. Lee / Uncle Poodle arrives to help Boo Boo with one of her pageants, and if you ever you suspected that someone other than Alana herself forms the creative backbone of the Shannon / Thompson clan, you should know that she calls every gay person she meets "Poodle." Then, in a strictly unheard-of moment of precocious Seinfeld-ian inspiration, Boo Boo clarified, "Ain't nothing wrong with being a little gay. Everybody's a little gay." Mama June agreed, then sneezed.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo will return to TLC for season two, as well as a handful of holiday specials.
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