Yesterday, highbrow and lowbrow met in the most beautiful way possible when everyone’s favorite TV silverfox had everyone’s favorite child star (and her mom) on his show to talk about the phenomenon surrounding them. I’m speaking, of course, of Anderson Cooper and Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson.
Joining Anderson live via satellite (because they’re not allowed to leave rural Georgia), Alana and her mom June Shannon were ostensibly on to talk about the phenomenon surrounding Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. But because she is a superstar, Alana stole the show repeatedly with flamboyant hand gestures and cries of “you better red-neck-ognize!” It’s easy to miss, but I especially enjoyed the unspoken kinship Alana had with Anderson’s other guest Kristen Chenoweth. And of course, there were the giggles. Oh, how that man can giggle. Each time he does it, it feels like I’m being licked by a thousand baby kitten angels. Who’ve just gotten their wings. As a direct result of said giggles.
I’m calling it now: Alana Thompson is a budding gay icon. And now that she’s joined forces with Kristen Chenoweth and my TV boyfriend, nothing can stop her.