CollegeHumor’s ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Parody Is Preciously Vulgar
If you’ve ever found yourself watching TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and thinking, “I like this show, but I wish it were even more crude and vulgar,” the folks over at CollegeHumor have a web series for you.
WARNING: The video below uses very NSFW language.
Earlier this year, the comedy website released three episodes of its Boo Boo-inspired parody, Precious Plum. The series follows the eponymous Plum, a 6-year-old and self-titled “beauty queen” who is driven around to bizarre children’s pageants by her “Mama.”
Last week, the website premiered the first of 10 new episodes, the rest to be released on a weekly basis each Thursday.
The series stars former “Very Mary-Kate” star Elaine Carroll as Plum. We asked Carroll a few questions about the new series.
Mashable: Where did the inspiration for the series originate? Obviously Honey Boo Boo, but what made you guys decide to tackle it specifically?
Elaine Carroll: We wanted to tackle it specifically because the world of children’s pageants is so wonderfully over-the-top ridiculous that it felt like a fun challenge to take it to the next level. With each episode, we play the ‘just how much can Mama exploit Plum’ game. And because it’s a scripted comedy starring two adults, we have the freedom to be outrageous. When writing these scripts, our mode of operation is to ask ourselves ‘What’s the absolute worst decision Mama can make for her daughter in this moment?’ and that takes us to very fun and hilarious places. Mama never learns and Plum never grows up, and we love them anyway.
Do you guys actually watch Honey Boo Boo?
We’ve watched, oh let’s see … EVERY SINGLE EPISODE OF Honey Boo Boo EVER? And why do you say “actually?” It’s the best show on TV!
Who do you think would win in a fight: Very Mary-Kate vs. Plum? Bodyguard vs. Mama?
Very Mary-Kate vs. Plum: I think Plum and VMK would actually be well matched in a fight. They’re roughly the same size — MK is a waif-ish 20-something and Plum is a big 6-year-old. Plum has more upper body strength than MK, but MK has more bling that could do some major damage in a fist fight.
Bodyguard vs. Mama: Bodyguard, overall, is in better physical shape than Mama, but Mama is clever and fast and can stand her ground, so while I think Bodyguard would win an arm wrestling contest, Mama might be able to crush him in the ring. Literally. And she’d definitely kick his ass in a pie eating contest.
Catch new episodes of “Precious Plum” every Thursday on College Humor.