From an old article in the Hollywood Reporter:
At some point, awful is just awful instead of entertaining. And isn't it about time TLC was held accountable for making the world a worse place?
Among the many crimes against humanity that TLC, this country's most socially irresponsible channel, has inflicted upon viewers, perhaps Toddlers & Tiaras is the worst.
Well, until the breakout star of that show -- a precocious/annoying child named Alana but better known as Honey Boo Boo Child, got her own series titled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Honey Boo Boo drinks her “go-go juice” before each pageant, which is a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew. It winds up the fat little girl like a drum as she goes onstage to “dance and prance and make faces that the judges seem to love.”
Red Bull contains about twice the caffeine as Coca-Cola Classic and Mountain Dew has about 20% more caffeine than Coca-Cola Classic so the seven-year-old Honey Boo Boo is bouncing off the walls when it’s time to perform when she goes on stage.