Here Comes Honey Boo Boo RECAP 1/16/14: Season 3 Premiere “The Manper”

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo RECAP 1/16/14: Season 3 Premiere "The Manper"

Tonight on TLC their popular reality show HONEY BOO BOO returns with the third season.  Tonight’s episode is called, “The Manper” and on tonight’s episode the family reunites for a trip to the Redneck Games and you know that is going to be fun.

Here comes Honey Boo Boo is back for more.  No matter how much people criticize the Boo Boos fans love them and enjoy all their craziness.  According to the General Manager of TLC, “HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO has become a pop culture phenomenon.”

If you have never watched the show it follows Alana and her family: stay-at-home mom June, chalk-mining dad Sugar Bear, and sisters 12-year-old Lauryn “Pumpkin”, 15-year-old Jessica “Chubbs”, and 17-year-old Anna “Chickadee.” From family outings to loud and crazy family get-togethers, HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO takes us off the pageant stage and into the outrageous family life of the Honey Boo Boo clan.

On tonight’s show Sugar Bear decides he needs some man space so he gets a Man Camper, or Manper. While Sugar Bear enjoys his Manper, Pumpkin primps the girls with waxing and blackhead removal. But the family reunites for a trip to the Redneck Games.

Tonight’s episode looks like it is going to be another crazy Thompson family episode and you won’t want to miss it, so be sure to tune in for our live coverage of TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo – The Manper” at 9:00 PM EST! While you wait for our recap check two sneak peeks of tonight’s episode below!

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The season premiere of TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo opens with scenes from Mama June and Sugar Bear’s wedding. After a few heartwarming shots from the wedding accompanied by a peaceful melody, the show quickly changed tunes as time fast fowarded a month later to a conversation between Mama June and the girls about maxi pads, which prompted Sugar Bear to leave the room. Sugar Bear decided that he needs a “man castle” which he soon finds in the form of a dilapidated pop up camper. Of course Mama June is none too happy about the monstrosity so she makes a promise that the camper will go. As Honey Boo Boo says, “Mama always gets what she wants.” For a little while, at least, the camper stays and Sugar Bear works hard to pimp out his man castle. After all his hard work, Sugar Bear gives viewers a tour of the finished project then relaxes in his camper. Doesn’t take long for Mama June to show up and when she does, she asks Sugar Bear, “Didn’t I tell you to get that piece of s**t out of my driveway?” Sugar Bear pretty much tells her to buzz off. Anna and Jessica share that they are glad to see Sugar Bear standing up to Mama June for once.

In the next scenes, Pumpkin plays beauty salon with Mama June and her sisters, calling her salon “Poot Poot’s Beauty Salon.” Pumpkin treats her “customers” to “facials” using pore strips and home wax kits. Her customers scream in pain but Pumpkin squeals with delight as she waxes everything from arm pits to facial hair. She finishes the ‘facial’ with face masks for all of the girls, complete with cucumbers for their eyes. Next, Mama June and Sugar Bear are at it again, arguing over Sugar Bear’s man castle. Mama June shares that she “always wear the stretch pants in the relationship.” “I hope he don’t think things are gonna change just because we’re married now,” Mama June said. Sugar Bear is standing his ground so far, however, and once again Mama June declares that she always wins.

Things pick up a bit as Honey Boo Boo and family wake up extra early to go participate in the “Redneck Games” held in Augusta, Georgia. The “games” feature a lot of mud and a ton of mullets. Honey Boo Boo participates in the “Cutest Redneck” competition, but she doesn’t win, which disappoints her but Pumpkin reassures that it’s all good because “as you get older, people don’t think you’re cute anymore, you start growing body hair in weird places…” Baby Kaitlyn does win the “Cutest Redneck Kid” contest, however, making the family extra proud. After the contest, the family is sitting on the couch when Honey Boo Boo announces that Baby Kaitlyn pooted on her leg. Next, the fight over the man castle continues as Mama June tells Sugar Bear to get it in the backyard and out of her eyesight, or she was gonna set it on fire and do the “hallelujah dance” around the flames. Finally, they reach a compromise and Sugar Bear moves his camper to the backyard. Sugar Bear says that while he has to get away from  all the estrogen in his house sometimes, he’s happiest when he’s with his girls. The first half of the season premiere ends with Sugar Bear finally buying some maxi pads for Mama June and the girls.