Honey Boo Boo’s father Sugar Bear decided to wear his “funeral shirt” when he finally plucked up the courage to propose to June Shannon on the latest episode of reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Sugar Bear, real name Mike Thompson, donned his finest garment and roped the girls into helping him prepare a romantic candlelit dinner so he could finally ask Mama June to marry him.
And when he slipped into his outfit Honey Boo Boo revealed: “When Sugar wears his funeral shirt you know he’s serious.”
When the big moment finally arrived, June Shannon could not believe it when her partner began to make his slightly rambling proposal.
Hoping to make it third time lucky after being turned down twice before, Sugar Bear said: “But um, now on a serious note, um, I’ve talked with the girls.
“Me and the girls been talking for the last couple of weeks. I love the girls and they love me.
“I know you and me have had some ups and downs, but the girls need a father figure that’s going to be around for a while.”
Sugar Bear then showed her his pièce de résistance, a golden egg which contained the engagement ring he had earlier picked out with their daughter Honey Boo Boo,
He said: “Alana laid this golden egg. Alana told me she laid it so I don’t know.
“But, um, it would be a great honor, um, it would be a great extreme honor. Would you marry me and be my wife?”
At this point of course the credits had rolled and viewers were left on tenterhooks until next week, though the fact Sugar Bear and June Shannon got married back in May could have slightly dampened the suspense.
The reality show actually started with an equally gripping sporting event, where Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon attempted to best her mother in a game of ten pin bowling during a family outing.
After insisting she did “not want to bowl with the grannies” she accepted a bet with her elder, and if she lost she would have to rub June Shannon’s smelly feet.
When it was clear she was losing Pumpkin tried to hijack her parent’s game when she took a toilet break, saying: “My momma’s left foot is nasty and I don’t want to go near it so I’ve got to win this.”
But her lost regardless, and was mercilessly taunted for her cheating ways into the bargain.
June Shannon told Pumpkin: “These feet will see these hands tonight. Cheaters never prosper they just rub peoples feet.”