232 episodes down, infinite number to go.
The question is, do I think they can keep things fresh and cool for another 16 seasons? And was this episode good? Find out after the blahblahblah.
Let me start off by saying that I have never watched an episode of whatever this Honey Boo Boo thing is and have only seen maybe 2 scenes by accident from that... thing. So I can't begin to tell you how accurate the portrayal on the show was to the real deal. That also means I can't fully appreciate the idea behind it but I can at least view it from a perspective of pure entertainment.
In any event, what was this episode trying to say, in case it was trying to say something? Perhaps that the lunacy of modern-day fame extends beyond any notion of taste. Or that taste is truly unmeasurable and that anything can be entertaining. Would Honey Boo Boo's search for the perfect pig heart to blahblahblah be a ratings hit if it wasn't a spoof?
I bet it would.
Or was it actually just an episode about how out-of-control fat we have become as a country and how we are celebrating our obesity by catering to our elephant sizes with wider seats, scooters, and candy corn Oreos?
Yeah. That's the one.
The moral of the story is that fat people should all die. I think. Or exercise. Or that we should shame fat people more than we already do?
Or that James Cameron is an awesomely pompous douche who is smarter and more badass than all of us.
I don't think they had any clue what the moral of the story was when they made it (but I'm sure lots of people think it was "brilliant" because they want it to be). So, fuck it. It was just an episode that had some laughs.
QUOTING SOUTH PARK
Cartman: Dude, how come when we play baseball I always have to be the catcher?
Kyle: Well, because you've got good coordination, sharp reflexes, and you're fuckin' fat.
Cartman: [on his scooter] Yeah, no, this is a problem, Kyle. You gotta make your bathroom accessible for my mobility-scooter or else I won't be able to take a shit in your house.
Kyle: Then take a shit somewhere else!
Token: Kyle, Kyle, I'm trying to make compelling television.
Kyle: You got Randy Newman to do the theme song. You're not trying that hard.
If I had to rate this episode, and James Cameron's bravery song says I do, then I'd give it:
7.99 out of 100
It made me hungry. I'm going to get one of those new Domino's pan pizzas, Mountain Dew, and a couple of heart attack sticks.
Bring me my mobility-scooter!
P.S. This review is me lowering my own bar...