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Did Alana Thompson sparkle and shin? Did Anna have her baby? Did we make it through the first season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in one piece?

Read on to the answers to these questions and many more in our patented +/- rundown of this TLC hit's season finale...

Alana Thompson on Stage

Let's get right to it; Honey Boo Boo did not win the Miss Sparkle and Shine Pageant, a complete travesty that earns the judges MINUS 12 points.

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Here comes more of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

In a decision less shocking than the inevitable Kanye West and Kim Kardashian sex tape/marriage/divorce, TLC has ordered additional episodes of its wildly popular hit.

It's Honey Boo Boo!

"Alana and her family have become a pop culture phenomenon," Amy Winter, general manager of TLC, said in a statement. "What you see is what you get, and we are excited to share even more of their unbridled hilarity, sincerity and love with our viewers."

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The countdown was on for Alana Thompson and her family on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo last night, as the episode kicked off just a week from the six-year old's most important pageant to date and just a few days before she turned seven.

How did Miss Georgia 2011, Machaela Lackey, play a role on the episode? Read on and find out, as THG recaps the TLC sensation as only we can: +/- style!

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June Shannon is all about saving money. Good for her, right? PLUS 5 points in this economy, no? Yes, but then MINUS 12 more for the poor eyesight that led to a rather... ummm... creative attempt to make up her daughter.

"I'm gonna look like I just got off the street walkin," Alana says of her new look. MINUS 7 because a toddler should not understand that reference.

It's then off to the VFW for family Bingo - "Mama's sports," according to Alana - and an alluring prize of $1,000. Forget groceries or bill paying; June is excited to use that money for the upcoming pageant. MINUS 10.

Alas, her incredible skills of hoping the Bingo caller guy yells out the right letter/number combinations do not come through this time. Someone else wins.

June arranged for Honey Boo Boo to meet Miss Georgia, but the introduction didn't go so well because Alana can't stop staring at herself in the mirror. PLUS 14 for the amazing montage that proceeded of Alana and her relationship with mirrors.

At lunch, Lackey tells Alana her eating habits are "not cute" and gifts her a head shot of herself. MINUS 37 because... really, Machaela?!?

"She's very pretty and I don't think she farts," Alana says of Miss Georgia. Gotta give her PLUS 7 for that.

At Honey Boo Boo's seventh birthday party, the family sets up a barbecue and a water slide. It actually looks pretty fun. And it ends way too perfectly, with June attempting to climb the slide. Give us the quote of the night, please, Chickadee, regarding this failed effort:

"I think it was the forklift foot and gravity." Amazing. PLUS 10.

TOTAL: -30.  SEASON TO DATE: -160.

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It's more of a sure thing than Lindsay Lohan's next arrest: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo will return to TLC for a second season.

That's what happens when you rate higher than the Republication National Convention.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, however, the family at the center of this ridiculous smash hit won't come cheap: the Thompsons are negotiating with the network for a sizable raise.

Honey Boo Boo in Action

With Honey Boo Boo's 17-year old sister having recently given birth, expanding the show's cast for next year, sources say the Thompsons are seeking $10,000 per episode.

Here Comes Honey Boo - which is a spinoff of Toddlers & Tiaras - will air its Season 1 finale on Wednesday, September 26.

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Sugar Bear has been injured in a mud boggin accident.

The father of six-year old Honey Boo Boo is on crutches today after hurting his foot in what the family of this TLC hit describes as a redneck version of mud-racing. Basically, it involves an off-road vehicle and mud.

That's pretty much the entirety of the sport.

Sugar Bear Photograph

Cameras caught Sugar Bear leaving the doctor's office this week, accompanies by baby mama June and a body guard.

He should be good to go for the rest of the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo season, however, as a new episode airs this Wednesday on TLC. Let's face it: we'll be watching.

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo taught viewers a valuable life lesson: Never play "Guess Who's Breath" when you really need to urinate.

We can only hope all readers repeat that mantra as they read through our weekly +/- rundown of this surprising/nauseating/ridiculous TLC smash. Are you paying attention, Kris Jenner?

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Life can be a drag in the Georgia country, so Alana comes up with a genius idea. Let's play Guess Who's Breath, the most self-explanatory game out there: you wear a blindfold, you take a whiff and you guess who just stunk up your nostrils. PLUS 9 for sheer ingenuity here.

But MINUS 19 for the way the contest came to an end: With Anna peeing herself and earning the nickname "Wet Wet." Tough break there.

The Thompsons make $25 from a lemonade stand ("How do you spell lemonade?" Pumpkin asks?), earning PLUS 6 in the process because we were sure they were ticketed for a loss after Pumpkin screamed at passing motorists: "I'mma bust ya damn windows out!"

Elsewhere, Alana assessed Chickadee's expecting state with "Kaitlyn's coming out of Anna's moon pie any day now!" MINUS 37 because.... ugggh. Come on, Honey Boo Boo.

June cooks up her special dinner of "sketti" (MINUS 12) covered in "ketchup-butter mix" (MINUS 27). She also brags that can feed her family on $80/week, which would earn PLUS 14 points in this economy, but MINUS 15 must then be tacked on because they will also have Diabetes in a decade. Think of the medical expenses then!

Sugar Bear takes Alana to the Fun Factory, where they go roller-skating and engage in legitimate father/daughter time. PLUS 7 because we're softies. Says Sugar Bear: "My favorite part of spending the day alone with Alana is I actually got to see her play, have fun, and she had a big smile on her face."

Awww. PLUS 4 more!

We'll give the final word to Pumpkin: "I'll be honest with you. I don't brush my teeth but on special occasions." You just had to go and ruin it, didn't you, girl? MINUS 10.

TOTAL: -70.  SEASON TO DATE: -130.

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Man. Kris Jenner is good.

The Kardashian matriarch, who allegedly believes June Shannon ought to be ashamed of herself for exploiting her family on reality TV, spoke to E! News this week and said she never insulted the mother of Honey Boo Boo in such a way.

Because - new insult alert! - she's scarcely even heard of Honey Boo Boo!

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"I would never criticize her, because I don't even really know who Honey Boo Boo is," Jenner said of the six-year at the center of the TLC program watched by over three million people per week. ""I've never seen the show."

Jenner, meanwhile, is at the center of another controversy, although this one isn't really of her making.

The Today Show, unfathomably, chose to air an interview with the reality star yesterday instead of observing a moment of silence in honor of the victims of 9/11. NBC then defended the decision.


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June Shannon, the mother of six-year old Alana Thompson, knows there are haters out there. She's aware of the scorn aimed in the direction of her family due to their antics on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

But Shannon is also familiar with the ratings, as the show draws around three million viewers per week.

And, during an appearance on the season premiere of Anderson yesterday, the unit's matriarch was asked to explain her program's popularity. Turns out, the Shannons are just keep it real, folks!

On the same episode, host Anderson Cooper touched on his public admission this summer and why he came out as a homosexual.

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June Shannon may not come across as the sharpest knife in almost any drawer, but the matriarch on Here Comes Honey Boo can at least do some basic math.

So while the criticism against TLC, this series and the family at its center may grow stronger by the week, the ratings do the same.

Indeed, "for every person that's hating on us, there's three people that love us," Shannon tells TMZ when asked about her critics. "It's weird that haters know more about our show than our amazing fans."

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Shannon believes "a lot of people relate to" the Thompsons, a unit comprised of six-year old Alana, her three sisters and Alana's biological father, Mike.

But not many out there can relate to the salary this family rakes in for each episode. Shannon has shot down reports that put her weekly take-home at $4,000 and simply says in this latest interview:

"We're very well compensated."

How do you feel about the Thompsons?


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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo? More like Here Comes the Pot Calling the Kettle Black...

With June Shannon and her eccentric brood racking up ratings for TLC, sources tell Radar Online that Kris Jenner is fuming. She's supposed to be the only money-making Mom-ager out there!

“To say Kris is not a fan of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is an understatement,” an insider says. “She thinks the Thompsons are classless, unlike her family, and can’t understand why America is so fascinated by them."

It's true. When you think of Kim Kardashian, the first word you think of is class.

June Shannon Picture

Reportedly "threatened by [Shannon's] success," Jenner allegedly claims Shannon is "exploiting" her children in a "ploy to make money."

We'll give you a moment to stop laughing over the irony of those remarks...

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Honey Boo Boo Biography

Honey Boo Boo Photo Honey Boo Boo is the nickname given to Alana Thompson. She's a six-year old beauty pageant contestant whose family is very eccentric and... More »
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