If you weren’t one of the 32 million people who have seen the Honey Badger video that went viral last year, then you’ve obviously been living under a rock. And you know what? Honey Badger doesn’t give a shit. Why? He’s pretty badass, that’s why.
The Hollywood Reporter has announced that this “fearless” animal who can run forward, backward, climb trees to get cobras for dinner then defies a venomous bite by simply taking a nap and getting up for more, is about to be a television star. It’s time for the “nasty” breed to make the jump from YouTube pop culture meme to primetime diva.
At the moment, the animated show is being called “Honey Badger U” and will center around a professor of life sciences and his students. The professor’s name is Randall (the name of the video’s narrator) and the Honey Badger role in the show will be that of the school mascot. The creators of the show, Six Eleven Media, plan to pitch the idea to networks this month which is just in time for the Honey Badger book release.
But one has to wonder how the hell any network is going to let “Randall” narrate the adventures of the Honey Badger or any other animal with the FCC standing in the way of the fun. They’d have to spiffy up that “crazy, nastyass” critter so he’s HBO-ready or something. If you can’t say “Honey Badger doesn’t give a shit,” without being bleeped, then maybe the Honey Badger should stay put and just make more videos for us. In the meantime, let’s watch the “hungry little bastard” in action again.