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Season 4 | Episode 13 | “Annabama” | Aired Aug 14, 2014

In the season finale, Anna is getting married and moving away with Baby Kaitlyn. And her closer-than-close family isn’t very happy about that—especially Mama June.

It is a more solemn episode than usual, because in a show all about family, we can’t help but feel sad that part of the family will be splitting off. Of course, there’s still room for bathroom humor in the episode, because let’s face it: It just wouldn’t be Honey Boo Boo without at least a few fart jokes thrown in there.

Wedding Jitters

Anna and Mama June have a heart-to-heart about how Anna feels about getting married, even though Mama June’s advice doesn’t go over quite so well with Anna.

TLC“The best advice my mama ever gave me about getting married was … well, nothing really,” Anna admits to the cameras. Still, the sentiment is there, and we can see how much love there really is between this mother and daughter. This is yet another reminder of how hard it will be for Mama June when her daughter leaves.


The girls, Mama June and Uncle Poodle go for pedicures, and of course they have to haggle. They try to get a discount for Uncle Poodle’s missing toe, to no avail. Maybe they should have just gone with a coupon.

After the laughs about their crusty toes and feet, it gets serious when Anna is asked about her father. She doesn’t think her biological father will show up to the wedding, but she knows she can count on Sugar Bear in any event.


Weddin’ Prep

“This is turnin’ into a bridezilla episode,” Michael scoffs as his wife-to-be prepares for the wedding. The hardest part is setting up the bales of hay for the guests to sit on during the backyard ceremony.

This is where we meet Michael’s parents, whom Anna, Michael and Kaitlyn will be living with in Alabama. We also get a glimpse of the entire large family. It is like a scene out of My Big Fat Greek Wedding if it had a “redneck” cast, was filled with body-function jokes and took place in front of a barn.

The Big Day

“Everyone is so stressed out. It’s only a weddin’, people.” Little Alana is the voice of reason.

Anna is so nervous, and to make matters worse, she finds out her father will not be attending the wedding.

TLC“I got her back,” Sugar Bear says as Anna cries when her nerves get the best of her. He will be stepping in as her father.

Anna’s sisters are dolled up in their boots and blue department-store dresses. They make their way down the aisle with their family and friends watching from the bales of hay.

“Why is this taking so long?” Michael says from the altar as he waits for his bride, who is walked down the aisle by Mama June and Sugar Bear.

When she makes it to the aisle, he whispers, “You’re so pretty.”

The young couple exchange very heartfelt vows as Michael holds Baby Kaitlyn in his arms. They kiss and are officially husband and wife.


The family is all smiles as they grab their corn, pork kabobs, hot dogs, ribs and more before the bouquet toss, in which Jessica catches the bouquet. Of course, she was so determined to get the bouquet that she bashes into her cousin Cassie and knocks out one of her teeth. And she has some lovely flowers to remember this momentous occasion by.

Moving Day

Alana tries to hop in the moving truck, until Anna reminds her that she can’t move with them.

Anna agrees to visit two or three times a month, so her family can see Kaitlyn every weekend. Then she drives off with her husband, daughter and moving trucks.

“We knew Mama was gonna be sad watching Anna and Kaitlyn drive off, but she’s been sadder than sad,” Alana says as she watches her mother sulk. Then she gives her mother a photo album she made with her sisters of Anna and Kaitlyn, which Mama June admits really helps.

The show ends with the Thompson family going down to the lake for a night swim, and we know everything will be back to normal soon.

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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