After the first episode, we were hooked and set our TIVO to record each and every episode. It's about as much entertainment as one can handle in a 30 minute program.
Each episode features a couple who is getting married and having a "Redneck Wedding". What's a Redneck Wedding, you ask? Well, it often involves a camouflage-wearing groom and sometimes a camouflage-wearing bride as well. You might witness pre-wedding activities like jello shots with Granny, hunting or fishing for the reception food and a mother (demonstrating on a banana) how a ziplock bag is a perfectly acceptable homemade form of contraception. Oh yeah. Not to mention fun reception activities like bobbing for pigs feet, mud wrestling, jello wrestling and giving guests a ride on a mattress pulled by an ATV. My favorite was when one woman removed her teeth before participating in the hot dog eating contest. Sadly she didn't win. Maybe she should've left the teeth in.
Each episode features a different couple, while Tom Arnold (the host) pops up in front of the screen with a humorous commentary.
Some couples are downright hilarious. Some you wish would never have kids. Some couples just have you shaking your head in disbelief. Like the episode we just watched where a sister married her brother. You see, her parents adopted her, and also had a biological son. So while not biologically related, they were still brother and sister. And they got married. They're just keeping it in the family. Yeah, that's so sweet. Haven and Seamus... Marlie is OFF LIMITS!
And the brides and grooms provide some of the best quotes:
Bride: "He proposed to me at Ponderosa on Valentine's Day. I was in the bathroom dropping a deuce while he was at the table dropping a diamond. Hahahahahahaha!!!!!"
Mother of the Bride: (speaking to the bridesmaids right before the wedding starts) "Anyone who has to fart, do it right now!"
Groom: (while explaining his passion for picking up and taking home roadkill) "I collect raccoon wieners because they are made of ivory."
I did not know that. See? It's educational too.
Mostly it makes me feel like my little ol' Victorian wedding was way too boring. I definitely missed the chance to do jello shots with my Granny.