More Money Boo Boo
Alana Thompson reportedly demanding $10,000 per episode to renew
To keep its trailer hitched to TLC for a second season of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," the family of 7-year-old Alana Thompson reportedly wants $10,000 per episode. According to the Hollywood Reporter, negotiations are ongoing.
The urge is strong to poke fun. After all, the greatest talents so far demonstrated by these people are pig-feet bobbing, flatulence and possible child exploitation. However, they also know how to draw viewers. Two million or more tune in each week to their reality show, spun off earlier this year from TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras." And the Shannon-Thompson clan was reportedly paid a grand total of only $40,000 to shoot the reality
show's six-episode first season.
The Reporter quotes an unnamed source claiming that negotiations are likely to conclude with $8,000 per episode, plus a possible location fee.
The Season 1 finale of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" airs Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.
I never heard about this show or these sideshow freaks until today. Is the American viewer really this low down the food chain to watch this country's lowest social denominators act like morons on the tube? Really....how much lower can we get? Every idiot in the country must be clamoring for their 15 minutes of fame, now that social media provides that avenues. Scum like the Kardashian's, Hiltons and these low-lifes give small countries like Andorra and Leichtenstein hope of taking over our country. Best time to invade the U.S. would be during a re-run of Jersey Shore. We really are a rather sad and pathetic lot.
What are we teaching our kids of tomorrow???? Money,,Money,,, and more Money,,,, That's all it's about!
This station must be really hard up to have produce this TRASH ..... the family is unbelieveable and crude, rude and down right nasty, My own opinion
Wellllllllllll for allLLLLLLLLL the nay sayer's....just turn your TV set off. Don't bother the rest of the world with your negative views. I personally say...gooooooooood for you Honey Boo Boo!! Of course the family is not the norm..that's what makes them so entertaining. I laugh my butt off watching this show. It's unbelievably funny. I've always said..to each thier own....and mind your own business. I personally commend her mother for taking advantage of this opportunity to get some money in the bank accounts, so possibly they all will have a brighter future with resources and money they worked for on their own! If this is the opportunity that came their way..then so be it! Take the money and run...this show won't last forever..but for now..it's fricken hillarious..and I personally love to laugh..it's great medicine. With a bank account and the possibility of a brighter, happier, more educated future...with the resources they can now bank on..then why the heck not. And TLC..I think they are gettig away with a lot and they are really jipping this family..$40,000.00 for a season of these show's..when they give millions to the other reality show's out there..where all the people are already rich in the first place...TLC needs to pony up and pay this family right in line w/ all these other Kardashians, Basketball Wives, American Idol Judges..(which by the way is ludicrous the amount of money thoseeee judeges make)..all of it.. I say pay these people 100K per episode..right along side the rest of them. So You go HONEY BOO BOO your only 7 now..but in a few years when you a little older, and more wiser, and more educated, and all this going on with you calms down...you will have a nice fat bank account that will ensure your future success's in life. I wish her and the entire family nothing but the very best ..this hard earned money will bring you both now and in your futurer's...God Bless you all!!
People need to realize that this show is for entertainment purposes only. We only see the parts of their family life that the network thinks is amusing. The fact that it doesnt air until 10pm lets you know it is unsuitable for your youngsters to watch. I tune in to enjoy a few laughs. Is it at the family's expense, yes, but that is their decision to make. Is it glorifying rednecks? It is simply a way of life that most of us never dreamed really existed. Is it exploitation, probably, but again, the family makes that decision. No, they are not raising children according to our way of thinking, however, I think Mama is smart like a fox. Get the money while you can. Enjoy the 15 minutes of fame, and then move on.
I'd put in the contract that, sure, while they get $10,000/episode, at least 60% of the season's earning goes into a college/post-secondary fund for the kids. Job training, etc.
Maybe something good will come out of this for them, and for society.