Jonathan Yaniv: DexterHonestly, there's a lot of precursors to the stuff we cover on the Farms, and in a weird way it feels like most of the major lolcow categories and certain sub-forums have a "common ancestor" or well-known "Ur-Example" in the pop culture of the 20th Century.
Lolcows: The "Trash TV" genre of talk shows and TV news magazines in general, Morton Downey Jr. is the earliest example I can think of, but Jerry Springer and Hard Copy are probably the most influential
Horrorcows and Skitzocows: Mondo Cane and the "mondo film" subgenre it spawned
Articles & Happenings: Hard Copy for TV, the "yellow journalists" of the 1900's for print
Political Lolcows and "Internet Bloodsports": Again, Morton Downey Jr.
Rat Kings: Pink Flamingos
Animal Control: Fritz the Cat
They called this 'exploitative' when Fox did it with 'The Littlest Groom'! Anti-conservative bias herpaderpderp
The reason Honey Boo Boo hasn't gotten culturally "cancelled" is because it's entirely irrelevant now, but also because it's still "okay" in many eyes to make fun of white trash. Not to get too political, but liberal elitists look down on 'rednecks,' wealthy conservatives do too, and people that far into poverty (at least before the show made them bank) relate to them unironically, and see them as relatable, like "representation." (And most people love a shitshow.)Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is the epitome of horrorcows, and I feel like that show is gonna be used as the common example of how brazenly children were exploited in the entertainment industry.
Of all the stupid shit people get upset over nowadays, I'm surprised that show was made in the 2010s.
Beauty Parlor: Cosmopolitan and other women's magazines, particularly those focused on fashion or celebrity gossip. Mean Girls would be a prime movie example of this phenomenon.Jonathan Yaniv: Dexter
The worst couple is Brittany and Yazan, who are current. Two captagon addicts with a foreigner fetish.
I actually loved this program. I binge-watched it and I enjoyed it a lot.