Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Big Redneck Vacation



What happens when you take a family of down home rednecks and plop them in the middle of the Hamptons of New York in an over 4 million dollar house and add Tom Arnold popping in occasionally with a comment?  You get the premise of CMT’s show, “My Big Redneck Vacation”.  This show follows this lively, beer swigging, gun toting, rowdy family from their home in Shreveport, LA, to the fancy, wine drinking, polo playing, and upper class life of the Hamptons.

You first meet the Clampets (yes, their last name is Clampet) in their homes in the swamps of Louisiana.  You know right away that this rowdy bunch of rednecks is going to be fun to watch.  They pack up everything, including their off-road vehicles, coolers full of beer, and chickens, and caravan in trucks and RV’s to their new adventure.  It takes them a couple of days, which was a new experience for most of them never leaving their home state before.
As they are driving through the streets in the Hamptons, you can already get a feel of what these people are in for.  They get to the house and meet up with the renter, who is not sure, what to think of this bunch of rednecks.  After settling in, they unload all their stuff and check out the place.

The show is a few episodes in already, and it has been fun to watch this fish-out-of-water group try to fit in, get their neighbors to loosen up, and have fun.  The lady’s take lessons on refinement and the men get drunk while fishing in the lake behind the house as speed boats rush by.  They even decide to have a BBQ to meet their neighbors serving them possum, raccoon, and snake with a whole lot of beer to wash it down.  This hardy bunch wouldn’t even let hurricane Irene chase them out of their home.  They just boarded up the windows and partied.  The next day, the yard was a muddy mess so they just pulled out the off-road vehicles, added homemade sleds to the back of them, invited the neighbors, and had a mucky time.  They topped off the day by washing off the mud in the pool.  I would hate to be their renters but would love to be their neighbors.  I can’t wait to see what is next.

So come along and join in every Saturday night on CMT to see what other kinds of mischief the Clampets get into. (Check your local listings for time.)

the Clampets

14 comments:

  1. hahaha I miss having cable just for stuff like this. Especially Wife Swap.

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  2. Yeah, they are an amusing bunch to watch.

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  3. No way is their last name Clampet! That's just insane. I know some people from Shreveport, LA, so I let out a hardy laugh when I read where the Clampets were from. :)

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  4. You talked me into checking this out, but all my family in West Virginia are rednecks, so its likely to be like a family reunion.

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  5. I saw this name on our TV menu thing but I didn't check into it further. This sounds like a riot. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Oh my gawd. This show is funny! My husband got me out of bed in the middle of the night because he stumbled across it. Now he records the episodes. Great post to spread the word!

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  7. Justine, I wonder if your friends are watching, lol. The Clampets are sticking to their ways no matter what the people of the Hamptons think.

    Sis, you will feel right at home...tee hee.

    Courtney, Tom Arnold was on a talk show plugging this show and I thought it sounded like a great premise for a show; a bunch of rednecks living in the Hamptons. I was right, it has been amusing.

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  8. LOL, Annie I also record the show and got not only my hubby watching it but my father-in-law too.

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  9. Love this show! Love the Clampets! Great fun!

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  10. Love this show! Love the Clampets! Great fun!

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  11. Doug was drinking and driving on the way home in the last episode .you can clearly see the wide mouth of his bud light beer can which was in the coozie.Thats a nurse drinking while driving on the LONG road home from NewYork to Lousiana.How Safe is that

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  12. i doesnt matter whether or not he s drinking..... hes a redneck. It's still fun stuff to watch. I wish i was a redneck. :)

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  13. Saw the first episode of their trip to England and it will be the last. It had every imaginable British stereotype you could think of e.g. the US opinion of bad food (black pudding, steak and kidney pie, liver), fag (for cigarette) bad beer, bad teeth, Brits not showing emotion, butler and servants, plus the French telling them to f*** off home. I only hope that Americans don't fall for this rubbish. It's a great shame, because had they chose to do this without scripting, it would have been far more entertaining, but that's the viewpoint of a Brit of course.

    By the way, they made a great deal of not finding Bud Light beer, which is strange because its available in all major booze shops and supermarkets.

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  14. I thought it was a joke that their last name was the Clampets since Jeff Foxworthy jokes about the "Clampets" going to Maui and the show Beverly Hillbillies were Clampets too. My husband told me that was their real last name. He was born and raised down south in Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Texas and told me they had really good friends with the last name Clampet. BTW, we love the show!

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