Harris family lemonade is back — and it’s growing! In the Season 5 premiere of “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle” the kids decide its time to take their lemonade enterprise to the next level. Tip and Tameka are only happy to help as long as the kids can show a fleshed out marketing plan for the new business.
The kids split up into two teams to devise rival marketing campaigns — because “competition brings out the best in even the most unfocused individuals,” according to Tip. In one corner there’s Major Lemonade and in the opposite Sugar Booger. Tip has some obvious concerns about the implications of a lemonade called “Sugar Booger,” especially when the label comes with a giant nose snorting the liquid, but the family decides they need a public vote.
The Harris family sets up a taste-testing session with random members of the community. Each team watches as a group of strangers tastes and critiques their lemonade recipes and then their slogans. Major Lemonade had a sickly sweet recipe but their slogan was a lot more comforting. While Sugar Booger had a smoother tasting drink, the consensus was the same as Tips — no one wants to drink lemonade that’s coming out of a nose.
Does that mean we settle for a tie? Of course not. Though competition pushed the kids to bring their A-game to the table, Tip and Tameka agree it’s time to combine strengths. After literally combining the lemonade recipes the Harris family decides to enterprise together, with everyone on one team. That’s how you bring it all together.
Next week Tameka gets wrapped up in a infomercial gone wrong and Tip ends up at a Pokemon convention with King and Major.
Tune into “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle” Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.