I admit, I have to watch this show. It's almost too bizarre not too. I have to stare and marvel at the parents thought process, or lack of. My boys will even ask if I have any on dvr.
I used it first as a learning lesson. Example- If you keep treating your brother like that I will wax your eyebrows.
Only after a few moaning and groaning about watching it, did they quickly become open mouthed shocked zombies like me staring in horror and shock at the show.
There are plenty of funny moments too, usually at the mothers expense in our home. It really shines a brilliant light upon me and my awesomeness when we see the crazies on the show.
Oh my gosh! The amount of money the parents put into this! It's just crazy. They are spending THOUSANDS of dollars for a chance to win a couple hundred. Yep. Makes total sense to me too.
I know TLC has gotten a lot of bad press for creating the show. I think what they are doing could, in the end, help people. I know if I saw myself on tv with all my crazy outtakes panned together, I'd take a step back and think twice about what I was doing. If I saw my child's interview saying they want to take a break from pageants, I'd listen.
They aren't creating it, they are just filming it to show you how crazy you are.
But then again, I'd never be dumb enough to spend that much money, fake my daughter/son up and parade him/her on a flimsy stage for a chance at $500. I'd take the $4000 we spent, buy them a crown, since that seems to be all they want, and invest the rest in the real world. Their education. But that's just crazy me.
Imagine my delight when I saw this video last week.
It's Leah Remini and Ashley Tisdale as a 'where are they now' of a mom and daughter duo from the show.
It has to be one of the most spot on mockeries I have ever seen.
Ashley Tisdale, amazing. We laugh so hard over her ney ney issues.
Leah Remini, how she kept a straight face, I have no idea. I'd love to know how many takes they had to do. Her expressions are priceless.