It’s a sad episode for the Honey Boo Boo house, Gasmii. This week we say goodbye to Glitzy. TLC has decided to show just how big their pimp game is during this episode. And it’s all because we got to see Alana cry.
I like June. I like Alana. Mainly, because even though they are a part of that child pageant world (which disturbs me and creeps me out), they seem completely separate from it as well. Rooting for them is akin to rooting for the Olive character (and her family) in Little Miss Sunshine. Knowing how things work, the chances of Alana actually winning a grand supreme title, are next to nil, but I root for her to win anyway, despite how I feel about child pageants.
Now, with that said, I think it was really irresponsible of them to buy Glitzy as a consolation prize, only to return him to the breeder when he became an inconvenience. It was unfair to Alana and it was extremely unfair to Glitzy. Now he has been traumatized by a new environment, will be returned to his previous environment, and have to go to a new strange home again – that is if they can find a new home for him.
Just needed to get that off my chest. Now, on with the show. This week, TLC shamelessly manipulated the cold dead heart of this recapper – using a pig of all things.
So, it’s July in McIntyre, and the family is putting up Christmas decorations. They are doing Christmas in July to raise money and canned goods for the needy in their community. Alana seems to be the only one in the entire family that is having the least bit of fun putting up the decorations. Everyone else is irritated because of the heat and in the girls’ case, having to actually do work.
Alana is getting ready for her next pageant and is practicing her routine for the “Rock Wear” routine. And, June is not sure of her chances.
Alana talks about how much she practices. And then, the cutest thing happens.
She is doing a talking head interview and starts rattling off introductory Spanish. And, what she is saying can be clearly understood, until she says something about door nuts. Then, one of the members of production asks her what a door nut is and she proceeds to be all sassy. She mocks him and goes into a total valley girl accent. I don’t know why, but I giggled and said “awwww.” Then, I watched the scene a couple more times to see if she ever explained what a door nut was (she didn’t).
Then, we see her playing with Glitzy. It’s a total set up to show us how close she has gotten to Glitzy so that we can hear June and the fam discuss all of the problems they have with Glitzy. His needing to be fed early in the morning. His loud squealing and, of course, the fact that he poops. Since they have another early-rising, squealing, pooping presence due in just a few short months, Glitzy has to go.
Do they actually have cup holders in their couch?