Reality television

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Conversely, the highly successful Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty are set in poorer rural areas of the Southern United States. Some documentary-style shows portray professionals either going about day-to-day business or performing an entire project over the course of a series. One early example (and the longest running reality show of any genre) is Cops, which has been airing since 1989. Other such shows specifically relating to law enforcement include The First 48, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Police Stop!, Traffic Cops, Border Security and Motorway Patrol.

Sweeny Toddler

It's Sweeny Toddler') was a British comic strip by Leo Baxendale, which originally appeared in the British magazines Shiver and Shake, Whoopee!, Whizzer and Chips and finally Buster between 1973 and 2000. It was a gag-a-day about a little mischievous toddler. The name is a play on Sweeney Todd. Originally drawn by Leo Baxendale, Sweeny was a two-year-old 'toddler from hell'. With his pet dog Henry, he caused havoc around town, the outcome of which would usually involve being caught by his parents and punished with the slipper. Tom Paterson took over from Baxendale quite early on, Paterson becoming easily the most famous and longest running artist to draw the strip.

List of television shows considered the worst

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: An American reality television series on TLC, featuring the family of child beauty pageant contestant Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson. The show premiered on August 8, 2012. Thompson and her family originally rose to fame on TLC's reality series Toddlers & Tiaras. The show mainly revolves around Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and "Mama" June Shannon and their family's adventures in the southern town of McIntyre, Georgia. Critical reaction to the series was largely negative, with some characterizing the show as "offensive," "outrageous," and "exploitative," while others calling it "must-see TV." The A.V.

Toddlers & Tiaras

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, a second spin-off, starring Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and her family began on August 8, 2012. The series was a reality show depicting contestant Honey Boo Boo, her parents, and her older sisters going about their lives outside of pageants. The show ended in 2014, after Thompson's mother was found to be in a relationship with a convicted sex offender. Another spin-off, Cheer Perfection, began on December 21, 2012. The series features several of the children and their families from episodes of Toddlers & Tiaras. This reality series focuses on their cheer club Cheer Time Revolution and the drama with the mothers around the gym. Child beauty pageant.

Whoopee! (comics)

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Scream Inn (from Shiver and Shake). Shake (from Shiver and Shake). Snarky Sharky (He Always Trips Over Fans!). Shipwreck School (from Wow!). Shiver (from Shiver and Shake). Smiler'' - an eternally happy lad with a fixed grin. Snap Happy. Spare-Part Kit. Spy School. Stage School - a grumpy teacher takes a class full of budding comedians, dancers, musicians and novelty performers. Supermum. Sweeny Toddler (from Shiver and Shake) - an ugly, mischievous, highly anti-social infant created by Leo Baxendale. Team Mates (from Wow!). The Bumpkin Billionaires - a family of farm labourers win a fortune on the pools and spend all their time trying to give it away.

TLC (UK and Irish TV channel)

On 30 April 2013, TLC moved into Challenge's EPG slot on Sky channel 125, which moved into DMAX +1's location, channel 145, which moved down the EPG. DMAX +2, which was exclusive to Sky, was replaced by TLC +1. A two-hour timeshift, TLC +2, launched on Sky on 16 September 2013. It closed on 27 April 2018, and was replaced by Discovery Turbo +1. Programming consists of acquired shows and original commissions. TLC also features an Oprah Winfrey Network branded programme block. Brides of Beverly Hills. Cake Boss. Cheer Perfection. Extreme Couponing. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Breaking Amish. "Breaking the Faith". Dating Naked. Devious Maids. The Dr. Oz Show. The Exes. The Golden Girls.

Raising the Bar (South Park)

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Cartman responds to Kyle's anger over this waste of taxpayer money by accusing Kyle of supporting scooter-tipping and causing anorexia nervosa, saying that using a scooter does not make him "white trash" like Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, the star of TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Kyle, unfamiliar with the show, watches an episode, and is shocked by the behavior of the Thompson family, such as Honey Boo Boo's habits of drinking Red Bull and Mountain Dew and her relentless heart attacks. He comes to believe that the societal bar has been lowered so much that no one feels shame over their actions anymore.

Adam Barta

He has had multiple charting singles on the Billboard dance chart, and is known for his duets and viral videos with reality stars and media personalities such as Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo) from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Farrah Abraham, Margaret Cho, Nadya Suleman (Octomom), Tan Mom and Jonah Falcon. Barta is also known for his collaborations with artists like Kathy Sledge (of Sister Sledge) and music videos featuring comedic stars such as Lisa Lampanelli that often land him in the press on sites such as TMZ. In 2017, he starred on the WE tv series "Dr. Miami".

Comic strip

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A comic strip is a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display brief humor or form a narrative, often serialized, with text in balloons and captions. Traditionally, throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, these have been published in newspapers and magazines, with horizontal strips printed in black-and-white in daily newspapers, while Sunday newspapers offered longer sequences in special color comics sections. With the development of the internet, they began to appear online as webcomics. There were more than 200 different comic strips and daily cartoon panels in South Korea alone each day for most of the 20th century, for a total of at least 7,300,000 episodes.


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A wedding is a ceremony where two people are united in marriage. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes. Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of marriage vows by the couple, presentation of a gift (offering, rings, symbolic item, flowers, money), and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or celebrant. Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is sometimes followed by a wedding reception. Music, poetry, prayers or readings from religious texts or literature are also commonly incorporated into the ceremony, as well as superstitious customs originating in Ancient Rome.

The Guardian

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The Guardian is a British daily newspaper. It was known from 1821 until 1959 as The Manchester Guardian. Along with its sister papers The Observer and The Guardian Weekly, the Guardian is part of the Guardian Media Group, owned by the Scott Trust. The Scott Trust was created in 1936 "to secure the financial and editorial independence of the Guardian in perpetuity and to safeguard the journalistic freedom and liberal values of the Guardian free from commercial or political interference".

High-definition television

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High-definition television (HDTV) is a television system providing an image resolution that is of substantially higher resolution than that of standard-definition television. This can be either analog or digital. HDTV is the current standard video format used in most broadcasts: terrestrial broadcast television, cable television, satellite television, Blu-rays, and streaming video.


1080i (also known as Full HD or BT.709) is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television (HDTV) and high-definition video. The number "1080" refers to the number of horizontal lines on the screen. The "i" is an abbreviation for "interlaced"; this indicates that only the odd lines, then the even lines of each frame (each image called a video field) are drawn alternately, so that only half the number of actual image frames are used to produce video.

Standard-definition television

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Standard-definition television (SDTV or SD) is a television system which uses a resolution that is not considered to be either high or enhanced definition. The two common SDTV signal types are 576i, with 576 interlaced lines of resolution, derived from the European-developed PAL and SECAM systems; 480i based on the American NTSC system. SDTV and high-definition television (HDTV) are the two categories of display formats for digital television (DTV) transmissions.


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Girls (a kid-themed version of the TLC series Trading Spaces); the Emmy-nominated reality game show Endurance, hosted and produced by J. D. Roth (whose production company, 3-Ball Productions, would also produce reality series The Biggest Loser for NBC beginning in 2003); and scripted series such as Strange Days at Blake Holsey High and Scout's Safari. The block later expanded to include some animated series such as Kenny the Shark, Tutenstein and Time Warp Trio. In May 2006, NBC announced plans to launch a new Saturday morning children's block under the Qubo brand in September 2006.

Fox News

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Kit Hoover (now at TLC). Margaret Hoover (now at PBS and CNN). Page Hopkins (left network September 26, 2008; now at MSNBC). Adam Housley. Juliet Huddy. Abby Huntsman (now at The View). Carol Iovanna (now runs production company). Marvin Kalb (not renewed). John Kasich. Terry Keenan (deceased). Greg Kelly (now at WNYW in New York City). Megyn Kelly (now at NBC News). Mort Kondracke. Anna Kooiman. Charles Krauthammer (deceased). Bill Kristol. Jenna Lee. Andy Levy (now at HLN). Dana Lewis (now at WSAW-TV in Wausau). G. Gordon Liddy. Rachel Marsden (contributor and Red Eye panelist; now lives in France). Meghan McCain. Bill McCuddy. Zell Miller. Maria Molina. Clayton Morris.

British comics

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(1984) • Sgt Mike Battle (2001–current) • Shiver and Shake (1973–1974) • Smash! (1966–1971) • Smut (1989–2007) • Sonic the Comic (1993–2002) • Sparky (1965–1977) • Speed (1980 when merged into Tiger) • Spellbound (1976–1978) • Spookhouse (1990) • Starlord (1978) • Star Wars (Weekly) (1978–1986) • Swift (1954–1963) • Tammy (1971–1984) • Terrific (1967–1968) • Thunder (1970–1971) • Tiger (1954–1985 when merged into The Eagle) • Tiger Tim's Weekly (1920–1940) • Tina (1967) • The Topper (1953–1990) • Tornado (1978–1979) • Tottering by Gently • Toxic!

Big Beautiful Woman

"Big Beautiful Woman" (commonly abbreviated as BBW) is a euphemism for an overweight woman. The terms "Big Beautiful Women" and "BBW" were coined by Carole Shaw in 1979, when she launched BBW Magazine, a fashion and lifestyle magazine for "plus-size" women.

Trevor Metcalfe

Known for his comic strips in IPC Magazines comics such as Sweet Tooth and Junior Rotter in Whizzer and Chips. Influences include Leo Baxendale, Reg Parlett and Walt Disney. Metcalfe became interested in drawing at age eight during a stay in hospital. His main influence being sports cartoonist Tom Webster. He first submitted work to his local newspaper alongside art school mate Robert Nixon. After his National Service he obtained work for DC Thomson drawing his own strip Babes and Bullies for The Dandy Annual.

List of programs broadcast by TLC

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Hoarding: Buried Alive. Home Made Simple. Home Savvy. Homemade Millionaire. Hometime. Honey, We're Killing the Kids. I am the Elephant Man. I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant. I Eat 33,000 Calories a Day. I Kid with Brad Garrett. In a Fix. Inedible To Incredible. Junkyard Wars. Kennedy Home Movies. Little Parents, Big Pregnancy. Little Parents, First Baby. Livin' for the Apocalypse. The Lottery Changed My Life. Making Over America. Man Versus Food. Master of Dance. Miami Ink. Middle Eastern Café. Million Dollar Agents. Miss America Pageant. Moving Up. My Crazy Obsession. My Five Wives. My Unique Family. Mysteries of the ER. NY Ink. On the Fly. One Big Happy Family.