You knew this was coming. As an inevitable result of her complete takeover of popular culture, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her mom June Shannon will be immortalized in cartoon form on tonight’s episode of South Park, which is apparently still on. Oh boy.
The short preview clip that’s been released shows Alana and her comatose looking Mama at the pig farm looking for “a hog that has pizzazz and knows how to work it, girl.” But unlike the adorable Glitzy, the pigs in question are big and dirty, not small and clean. While it’s an amusing take on the ridiculousness of a gay pageant pig, I’m a little afraid of what they’re going to do to these people, who, might I remind you, are not exactly standing atop a pedestal begging to be knocked off. I’m not sure I like it that my beloved Honey Boo Boo is being depicted as a bratty, female Cartman, and the fat jokes are going to be horrendous. Is it really necessary to satirize a bunch of poor rednecks who’ve already made themselves the butt of their own jokes?
That said, I’m totally going to watch it. Which is probably what they’re counting on.