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Season 4 | Episode 10 | “Girl Power” | Aired July 31, 2014


Poor Jessica breaks up with Philip, her boyfriend of a year and a half. She’s a bit heartbroken, but Alana has a cure for her sister’s sadness: They burn everything that Jessica has of her ex. The Thompsons sure seem to be obsessed with fire on the front lawn. Last week, they burned the couch. Is it possible for an entire family to have pyromania?


The budget for Anna’s wedding is $2,000, and she is ready to stretch it. Not if the thrifty Mama June can help it. We know it’s just a matter of time before she pulls out the coupon book. When Jessica listens to Anna complain about their mother and how tough it is planning the wedding, Anna asks Jessica to be her maid of honor. Jessica agrees to be her “matron of honor.” Then, Anna asks Pumpkin to be her bridesmaid, and says Alana can be her flower girl.

On her decision, Anna says, “Sisters are the best, even if they’re loud and stinky.”


Mani Pedis

Mama June, Alana, Jessica and Jessica’s “BFF,” Carly,  go to the salon for mani-pedis to cheer up Jessica and to prepare for her prom. The only problem, as Mama June so delicately puts is it, is that “Jessica’s feet are crusty as hell. Some of them don’t even have nails on them.” Still, the talented professionals manage to give her a nice pedicure.

After a round of selfies with her BFF, Jessica shows her pearly whites … well,  sandy yellows. She is cheered up!

Wrestling Shower

“Me and the girls are gonna surprise her with the wedding of her dreams: a wrestling shower.” Mama June says as she trudges into the gym with her daughters. In this all-girl party (except for the special guest wrestler) at the wrestling ring in the gym, Anna transforms into a wrestler she calls “Big Nasty” and actually gets in the wrestling rink. Ah, every young bride’s dream. Seems more like Sunday brunch than a bridal shower to me.


Despite her breakup, Jessica still goes to prom. Uncle Poodle helps her get all “gussied up” in her blue dress. She goes with Carly, who wears orange. Even though the color choice for the prom dresses may remind one of the famous tuxedo colors worn in Dumb and Dumber, the girls really do look beautiful. Uncle Poodle is clearly talented at helping girls get glammed up.

To top off the ensembles, Alana makes duct-tape corsages for the girls and sends them off. “It’s cute.  It smells like tape, but it’s cute,” Jessica says as she smells her wrist. Then she and Carly ride off in their limo as Mama June reflects on how grown-up her daughter is.

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