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(ABC News)   TLC makes "Toddlers and Tiaras" even more creepy, appear to be about one more season away from just combining all their reality shows into one and calling it "Freakshow"   (abcnews.go.com ) divider line
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2012-05-17 01:01:39 PM  
next on TLC, 'Preschool Sluts and Their Clueless Parents'
 
2012-05-17 01:01:54 PM  
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2012-05-17 01:30:50 PM  

Strategeryz0r: hmm hstein3.

You make me pose the question. Why is there no To Catch a Predator: Toddlers & Tiaras edition. You know Hansen would have a field day at one of these events.


"Why don't you have a seat over there?"

" . . . You mean at the judges' table?"
 
2012-05-17 01:47:00 PM  

hstein3: Strategeryz0r: hmm hstein3.

You make me pose the question. Why is there no To Catch a Predator: Toddlers & Tiaras edition. You know Hansen would have a field day at one of these events.

"Why don't you have a seat over there?"

" . . . You mean at the judges' table?"


"If you're a judge. Then why did you bring condoms? And who are the candies and balloons for?"
 
2012-05-17 01:48:02 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: SweetSilverBlues: Mugato: Where are the fathers in these shows? I don't know anything about the histrionics involved in mothers doing this to their children but I do know even though I don't have a kid,I do have a niece and I can't imagine a father allowing this shiat to happen.

Do you honestly think that the men involved are little more than worn shadows to their wives' excesses, whether still married to them or not?

You haven't seen the show.


The dads are wishing they had a boy.
Why not change it to The Dumb Channel (TDC) and get it over with, cause we sure as hell aint learnin shiat anymore.
 
2012-05-17 01:49:27 PM  

groppet: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: SweetSilverBlues: Mugato: Where are the fathers in these shows? I don't know anything about the histrionics involved in mothers doing this to their children but I do know even though I don't have a kid,I do have a niece and I can't imagine a father allowing this shiat to happen.

Do you honestly think that the men involved are little more than worn shadows to their wives' excesses, whether still married to them or not?

You haven't seen the show.

The dads are wishing they had a boy.
Why not change it to The Dumb Channel (TDC) and get it over with, cause we sure as hell aint learnin shiat anymore.


There are boys competing in these pageants....

Those poor kids have 0 chance of not being mercilessly picked on in school.
 
2012-05-17 01:54:33 PM  
TLC = Television's Lurid Cabal


That is all.
 
2012-05-17 02:38:32 PM  
Maybe she can audition for Penny in Game of Thrones in a few years? Peter Dinklage needs a dwarf girl to try not to insult.
 
2012-05-17 02:47:52 PM  

DeaH: I've only seen snippets of this show The Soup. Would any of you farkers who watch this show (or who exist in the same house with someone who does) tell me if the moms are always so BUTT ugly? Do any attractive (at least physically) women ever put their kids in this kind of freak show?


Most of them are butt ugly. But the pretty ones? Are even more batshiat than regular moms. I have watched it on occasion when I'm in the mood for a trainwreck. There was one blond mother who was really manipulative and emotionally abusive - withholding love and basics from the kid unless she won.

I've never wanted to track someone down and punch them in the face because of a reality show, except that one time.
 
2012-05-17 02:53:48 PM  

hstein3: Strategeryz0r: hmm hstein3.

You make me pose the question. Why is there no To Catch a Predator: Toddlers & Tiaras edition. You know Hansen would have a field day at one of these events.

"Why don't you have a seat over there?"

" . . . You mean at the judges' table?"


That also astonishes me about these things: Who the fark willingly serves as a JUDGE of which six-year old is prettier? And worse yet , who ORGANIZES these pageants? The seem to basically be a ponzi shceme, existing so these kids can say they won them, and charging the parents exorbitant fees to enter them. They can't really have any other source of money from these things since I never seen anyone in the audience at these things except families of the contestants (and would argue that any non-relative who attends one of these things should be put on a watchlist).

And some of these SOBS who organize the shows deserve to be beaten death. I saw one where the grand prize was this adorable puppy. Now even getting past the whole "an animal should never be a gift/prize" thing, what sort of evil bastard shows a bunch of little girls a puppy and gets their hopes up about owning it, only to crush the dreams of all but one? Especially when the unspoken mesage to the losers is "Sorry kid, you didn't get a puppy because that other little girls was prettier and more talented than you" That's just pure sadism in my book.
 
2012-05-17 02:56:42 PM  

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If they were to do actual freakshow type stuff they'd be thrown off TV.



I automatically fall in love with anyone who posts anything about the Tiger Lillies. There. I am in love with you now.
 
2012-05-17 03:05:07 PM  

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If they were to do actual freakshow type stuff they'd be thrown off TV.


I automatically fall in love with anyone who posts anything about the Tiger Lillies. There. I am in love with you now.


I also play the accordion. My name ends in something eastern european, it's obligatory.
 
2012-05-17 05:05:54 PM  

Magorn: hstein3: Strategeryz0r: hmm hstein3.
And worse yet , who ORGANIZES these pageants? The seem to basically be a ponzi shceme, existing so these kids can say they won them, and charging the parents exorbitant fees to enter them. They can't really have any other source of money from these things since I never seen anyone in the audience at these things except families of the contestants (and would argue that any non-relative who attends one of these things should be put on a watchlist).

And some of these SOBS who organize the shows deserve to be beaten death. I saw one where the grand prize was this adorable puppy. Now even getting past the whole "an animal should never be a gift/prize" thing, what sort of evil bastard shows a bunch of little girls a puppy and gets their hopes up about owning it, only to crush the dreams of all but one? Especially when the unspoken mesage to the losers is "Sorry kid, you didn't get a puppy because that other little girls was prettier and more talented than you" That's just pure sadism in my book.


I went to high school with someone who is now a "pageant organizer". She was fat and dumpy in high school and is fat and ugly now, albeit with 10 lbs of make-up, fake tan and hairspray. She popped out a couple of kids and seems determined to make those kids into everything she wasn't, her kids do pageants. She married a guy who was a complete pushover and now he is doing these with her. She is constantly advertising her "pageants" on Facebook.
 
2012-05-17 05:11:30 PM  

El Freak: If you voluntarily watch this crap regularly, please eat a bullet. You're everything wrong with this culture and you should stop wasting oxygen.


Have you ever seen it?
 
2012-05-17 05:11:58 PM  
Child beauty pageants are by and large extremely skeezy, and from what I've seen, most of the people who participate in them are the dregs of humanity.

That being said, "by and large" and "most" never equate to "all." This is the first case I've seen where one of those girls actually has a reason to want to enter pageants beyond Early-Onset Attention Whore Disorder or a horrid, glory-seeking mother. Growing up with achondroplasia must be really tough, especially for a girl, and I can see how pageants could give her self-confidence a much-needed shot in the arm. Gods only know the kind of shiat she must get at school every day, given how generally awful 8-year-old children act toward people who are different.

wildcardjack: I also play the accordion. My name ends in something eastern european, it's obligatory.


...Yankovic?
 
2012-05-17 06:05:26 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: El Freak: If you voluntarily watch this crap regularly, please eat a bullet. You're everything wrong with this culture and you should stop wasting oxygen.

Have you ever seen it?


That's what the pageant judge asked!
 
2012-05-17 06:05:45 PM  

SweetSilverBlues: AiryAnne: I don't watch this show and I don't care about this show. But, because the new kid on the show is a dwarf, that freaks subby out?

Subby sounds like as big a dick as the parents on this show.

I think it's less about "ZOMG DWARF" as it is they obviously feel that the shameless exploitation of children is losing its ratings appeal and have gone to an even more grotesque form of sideshow circusry.

It's not Little People, Big World. It's "ok, you thought the KIDS were freaks, wait until you get a load of THIS!"


Okay, I admit it! I actually watched this episode!

But to be honest, the dwarf girl was really good. She oozed charisma which I've never said before about a kid on this show.

Give her 20 years and acting training, and she could be the female Peter Dinklage of her generation. That's how charming, likable, and confident she was.
 
2012-05-17 06:36:49 PM  
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2012-05-17 08:27:32 PM  
Reminds me of a PvP strip from last year, where they say that TLC should just rename itself The Little Channel, and just program 24/7 midget versions of reality shows.
 
2012-05-17 09:22:21 PM  
Toddlers & Tiaras is my wife's TV obsession when we have TV. Not because 'aww, these things are so cute!' but because she can't tear herself away from its astonishing horrificness. (Her assessment, my paraphrasing.)

Listening to her analyse and condemn the mothers' parenting skills is a treat.
 
2012-05-17 10:09:46 PM  
As far as making the show more creepy? That's a stumper. Maybe start featuring an amputee clown licking the ladies room floor at an abandoned insane asylum while a blind orphan eats his way out of a slaughterhouse dumpster?


I love you. In a non-weird way.
 
2012-05-18 12:09:28 AM  
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