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'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' vs. 'Cake Boss': The clips you won't see on 'Family Feud' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

It’s not exactly Red Sox vs. Cardinals. Or Heat vs. Spurs. Or Kimmel vs. Kanye. But competitive sparks are scheduled to fly when the stars of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo face off against the cast of another TLC series, Cake Boss, on Family Feud (Nov. 11, syndicated). Who will have the right — or at least most outrageous — answers to questions like “Name something your body does that people think is funny” and “Name a place where you should never pick your nose,” all in the name of charity? Buzz in with your best guesses.

And before you watch Alana, Mama June, Sugar Bear, Chubbs, Pumpkin and Chickadee match wits with Buddy, Lisa, Maddalena, Lisa, Grace and Sophia, check out these two outtakes from the filming that won’t be seen in the episode. In the first clip, Pumpkin proves to be quite a fan of host Steve Harvey (and a vegetable), and in the second, Mr. and Mrs. Cake Boss reveal an intimate and not appetizing detail about their relationship. Enjoy these clip(ping)s!

'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo': Which family member is the hardest to subtitle?

There are many strange jobs in Hollywood. Seat filler at awards show. Producer on COPS who blurs all of the naked bodies. Co-star on Anger Management. Here’s another: Person in charge of the subtitles for TLC’s reality hit Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (Wednesdays, 9 p.m.). Imagine trying to decipher everything that comes out of the mouths of seven-year-old beauty pageant contestant Alana Thompson and the rest of her fast-drawling, “Guess Whose Breath”-playing family from McIntyre, Georgia. We asked Sara Reddy — the fearless Honey Boo Boo exec producer who counts this task as one of her responsibilities — to take us into her strange world of TV transcription.

+Why does the executive producer supervise the subtitles? Does she have a special skill set?
Not exactly. Reddy was raised in Southern California, not the South. But she did develop a special ear for the family’s peculiar enunciations while working on Toddlers & Tiaras, the show on which Alana was discovered. “Most people think of Southern accents as having this drawl that’s really slow and deliberate, but with this family it’s the opposite,” says Reddy. “They talk incredibly fast and they just skip over consonants and entire syllables. I don’t know if it’s the region they are from or just the family.” And for some reason, she’s the one on staff who can best decode their language. “I don’t know why I have this gift, but I understand them perfectly, and I don’t think they need to be subtitled. It astonishes me when people are like, ‘What is she saying?’ I’m like, ‘You can’t hear that? It’s perfectly clear to me!’”

'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' returns in July

Break out the sketti: A new season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo will premiere July 17, the network announced today.

TLC says this season will see the outrageous family participating in “butter rolling, tap dancing lessons and wrestling events.” It will likely also showcase behind-the-scenes moments of Mama June and Sugar Bear’s wedding — the longtime couple exchanged vows yesterday.

The show, which first premiered last August as a spin-off of Toddlers & Tiaras, averaged 2.3 millions viewers last season. Most recently, the show aired special “holladay” episodes this winter featuring the Thompson family celebrating the holidays.

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Best of 2012 (Behind the Scenes): Making the divisive hit 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'

One of 2012’s most polarizing-yet-popular shows was TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, a pleasure even guiltier than Toddlers & Tiaras, from which it spun off. Below, TLC’s SVP of Production and Development, Howard Lee, who serves as the internal exec producer for the show, takes us inside the making of the reality hit.

For more stories behind this year’s top TV and movie moments, click here for’s Best of 2012 (Behind the Scenes) coverage. READ FULL STORY

'South Park' takes on Honey Boo Boo -- VIDEO


South Park is taking on TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in Wednesday’s episode. Granted, this is picking on the biggest, broadest pop culture target around right now. But we’re all for going for the easy joke in the case of breakout sensation HCHBB, the child beauty pageant queen docu-soap has polarized viewers while climbing in the ratings nearly every week. The TLC series also recently received an order for several more episodes.

Here’s a short video clip of the episode, titled “Raising the Bar,” where Honey Boo Boo comes to the little mountain town: READ FULL STORY

'Honey Boo Boo' finale ratings tie 'Animal Practice'

TLC’s rural reality cringefest Here Comes Honey Boo Boo aired its midseason finale to strong ratings Wednesday night.

HCHBB was seen by 2.8 million viewers, up 27 percent from last week, just shy of the show’s series high 2.9 million. Among household ratings, it was the show’s biggest night ever. The performance comes on the heels of TLC ordering more episodes (including holiday specials) of the polarizing-yet-popular show. The new episodes will air sometime later this year.

Incidentally, Honey Boo Boo‘s adults 18-49 demo rating was a 1.4 — matching last night’s rating for NBC’s Summer Olympics-promoted comedy Animal Practice. Should NBC hire Boo Boo and ditch the monkey?

'Honey Boo Boo' gets more episodes

TLC is breeding more episodes of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

While stopping shy of an (inevitable) second season order, the network just announced additional editions of the unlikely breakout hit. While TLC is remaining quiet on how many episodes, exactly, will be unleashed on the general public, the network will reveal there are three holiday specials (or, as the network’s press release calls them, “HOLLAday specials”). TLC will air a Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas episode (presumably in that order).

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has become a pop culture phenomenon,” said Amy Winter, general manager of TLC. “What you see is what you get and we are excited to share even more of Alana and her family’s unbridled hilarity, sincerity and love with our viewers.”

The show has averaged 2.3 million viewers so far.

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