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Season 4 | Episode 9 | “This Couch Is on Fire | Aired July 24, 2014

Who doesn’t love a good makeover? How about a bad makeover?

Well, makeovers are everywhere in the Thompson house. Houses and people go through some major changes in this episode. But makeovers are supposed to make things look nicer, right?

Family Meetin’

Mama June calls a family meeting to talk about how they would perform home improvements. The only problem is that they rent their house, so only some simple DIYs can be done. The biggest changes will be new putting in new hardwood flooring, getting a new couch and the girls painting their walls.

“Hopefully this won’t come back to bite me in the ass,” Mama June says. Somehow, I think in this case, Mama June’s behind will be wounded after this.01-honey-boo-boo-family

Pickin’ Out Paint

Alana and her sisters go to the store to pick out paint. Mama June tells them to pick out neutral colors, so it will look “funk schway,” but of course, the girls pick out bright purple, “cheeseball orange,” sky blue and blood red. They paint their rooms as Mama June and Sugar Bear are out floor shopping. There’s no denying that the girls are very creative as they paint their room with polka dots, stars and their names in the bright colors. And did I mention they painted with their hands and spray paint?

honey-boo-boo-exclusive-alana-lauryn-jessica“This looks like crap!”  Mama June says when she sees Pumpkin’s “hot mess of a room.”  She makes the girls repaint their rooms that night. Look at Mama June getting tough with her girls!

Gettin’ Dolled Up

Baby Kaitlin comes to visit the clan and helps Alana brush Mama June’s hair. Yes, it’s just as adorable as it sounds!

honey-boo-boo-213-08Then, Anna ever so politely asks her mother about her facial hair while attempting to pull it out.  It is this scene when we also find out that Mama June brushes her teeth three times a week! Come on, that’s just a little TMI, TLC.

The girls convince their mother to get a makeover. They invite Miss Jennifer over to wax Mama June’s “beard situation” with blue goo. It’s a scene straight out of The 40-Year-Old Virgin, as Mama June curses at her waxer the entire time. Then Miss Jennifer puts some makeup on Mama June. Makeover complete.

200_s“Now, we have to do the same to our old, nasty living room,” Pumpkin says.

Goodbye, Old Couch

Taps plays as the family says goodbye to their couch. But first they must dig through it, because that couch “is like the Bermuda Triangle,” and they even find a brush in it.

They move the giant couch out the door as Pumpkin plays the kazoo—because why not?  And then they rip up the carpeting that Mama June said “smelled like 100-year-old ass” to reveal a surprise … the oak wood floors underneath are really nice. Maybe they’ll just buff it or mop it. Or maybe they’ll get hardwood after all. These are life’s tough decisions.

Once they get the couch outside, the family throws the stuffing around the front lawn and lights the couch on fire. And what goes better with a burning couch than r200oasting marshmallows? Yes, please!

The Big Reveal

Mama June calls the girls in to see the new couch in the living room, which is exactly like the old couch, except it is “greener,” doesn’t have cup holders and includes built-in recliners. Plus it was on sale. Now that’s a savvy shopper.

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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