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Here comes Honey Boo Boo

'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' recap: Spring broken

Season 4 | Episode 10 | “Spring Broken” | Aired July 23, 2014

“The girls have only been on Spring Break a couple days now, and they’re already getting on my nerves,” Mama June declares at the beginning of the episode. But that means the family needs to find a way to occupy themselves, which never seems to go well.

Make Something to Do

The girls decide to make a redneck hot tub in their backyard after Mama June makes them spend some quality time outside. Now, how does one make a “redneck hot tub?” It’s easy:

Step 1: Get a pickup truck and put a tarp in the back part of the trunk.

200 (1)Step 2: Fill the tarp with water from the backyard hose.

Step 3: Sneak into the house to get snorkels and swimsuits.

Step 4: Climb into the truck’s trunk, and let your body get immune to the freezing cold hose water.

Step 5: Enjoy your “redneck hot tub.”

Step 6: When the “party’s over,” pull the trunk open to pour all the water out all over the yard.

*Warning: Doing this may result in your mama yelling about the big mess you made in the backyard.

Family Vacation Planning

here-comes-hbb-207-01As one last hurrah before Anna gets married, Mama June and Sugar Bear decide to plan a family vacation: a one-night road trip. Or maybe they will go on a boat. Their boating contact is Uncle Poodle, so Mama June interrupts his “soaking in rays” to call him, because she knows that he has a “boat connection.” That is, he knows someone with a houseboat.

“We’re going on a houseboat!” Mama June surprises her daughters with the news in the living room. The only problem is, the girls don’t exactly know what a houseboat is. And in case you also don’t know what a houseboat is, Mama June defines it clearly: “It is a boat and a house. You can fish, you can live and you don’t have to go anywhere.” That sure sums it up!200_s (1)

Houseboat! Houseboat! Houseboat!

The Thompsons get a”friend” discount and hop on the boat with what seems like their entire house packed in their luggage. Again, be reminded they are only staying on the boat for one night.

The best part is that the houseboat has two bathrooms: “It has more bathrooms than our house. It’s like heaven.” Captain Alana is the most excited on this houseboat adventure.

Busy Day Boatin’

honey-boo-boo-210-6Poor weather can’t stop the family from having fun. They sing, jump on the mattresses, play kazoo, dance and play games on the houseboat. “We went and did everything that we would do at the house; we was just on a houseboat,” Mama June said. I see the appeal.

Then they go fishing in the water. Unfortunately they don’t have fishing poles, so they reach in and fish. No fish are caught, but at least they don’t give up on having fun. The boat has a built-in slide the family uses to drop straight into the water, and then they ride the waves on giant blow-up rafts. Why can’t my family vacations be that fun?

They finish the night home in their own beds after a long day of being on the open sea. Ahoy!

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, rated TV-14, airs Thursdays at 9/8C on TLC.



TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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