• TLC/Chris Fraticelli
  • Alana Thompson (aka Honey Boo Boo)

In his lovely, lengthy essay on misunderstood TLC reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Sam Worley prognosticated that “fart” would be among the aromas featured in the “watch-and-sniff” second-season premiere. (A six-scent scratch-and-sniff card came tucked inside the latest issues of both

People and Us Weekly—I won’t even pretend I don’t like having an excuse to buy Us Weekly.) Worley’s was a reasonable prediction for a number of reasons. Or, rather, one reason: The family from whence Honey Boo Boo (I’m talking about seven-year-old Alana Thompson) came is a family full of farters. In fact, in the first half of the two-episode premiere, an entire segment is devoted to the whole gang teaching a professional wrestler to cup a fart and throw it at his opponent.