Episode Recap: Sunny Day - 07/28/2008

The eight are shown with their parents and a life-sized Elmo as they give us the obligatory "on this episode" line. Mady does a little "Go Elmo! Go Elmo" cheer, and then we're treated to a preview of things we'll see and hear at least three more times before the episode is over.

Jon mocks Kate: "I'm following the most directionally challenged person on the planet."

Kate mocks Jon: "My husband used to have hair like you, Ernie," she says as she runs her hands through life-sized muppet hair.

Kate complains about the heat. "It was so beastly hot."

And a pretty dark-haired young woman rides down a water slide with the twins. I wonder to myself, "Who is that?" The usual introduction to "are" life with multiples rolls.

Welcome to Sunny Day! It's seven-thirty in the morning and Jon and Kate are getting the eight ready to travel to a Sesame Street themed amusement and water park. In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to admit that I'm old enough to remember when Cookie Monster ate cookies, not vegetables. And Oscar was a trashcan-dwelling grouch. It's weird to have Oscar now a warm and fuzzy reader of bedtime stories who tucks little ones into bed. But I suppose it should give me hope. If Oscar can do it, maybe Katie the grouch can do it someday, too.

Alexis is the child who knows the Sesame Street characters best. "She lives in the world of TV." Guess she gets to watch a lot of TV down in the basement when she's awake in the middle of the night. Hide those credit cards, Jon and Kate. I see trouble ahead with Alexis and infomercials. The Jack LaLane juicer in my closet mockingly reminds me how enticing some of that TV crap can be at 3 AM.

The episode proper opens with Jon dressing boys in the living room. The outfits of choice are cute orange shirts paired with blue shorts. We get to hear (again) about how dressing the kids in bright colors makes it easy to keep track of them. I'm so damned dumb I need to be reminded of this prior to every Gosselin outing. As I ponder my denseness, I note that Jon's sideburns are eating his face and wonder if maybe some of those hair plugs slid down his cheeks.

Joel asks his father if Cookie Monster will be nice to him. Jon teases him that Cookie Monster might think Joel is a cookie, then acts out the eating of "cookie-Joel." Joel giggles, and it's a cute moment.

Next, we're treated to what I imagine is post-pottygate-damage-control. Some viewers were grossed out upon learning that the Gosselin home is strewn with toddler potties that sit throughout the day filled with urine and feces. Potties that are dumped, but apparently not washed, at the end of the day. On this episode, we learn that there's actually a rule that the little potties are only for "pee overflow," which apparently is the Katism for four or more people needing to go to the bathroom at once. But one of the 'tups has done a poop in a "yiddle potty." Aaden is fingered by a brother as the culprit and is confronted by Jon. Aaden says nothing, but Jon tells us that's the norm. Aaden won't confess, but "the guilt is written all over his face." Nice try on the potty explanation, but I don’t buy it. I grew up in a household with seven people and one bathroom, and there was no need for "overflow" potties. That's just gross.

Moving on, Kate dresses Alexis and fixes her hair while Jon tries to gain Kate's approval on a shirt for him to wear to the park. His first attempt is shot down. It's a red shirt that has a small flag centered in the word "America." "It's not exactly Fourth of July," Kate tells Jon. Jon decides to change out of that shirt, while Kate calls after him, "It's fine!" She doesn't want to waste an hour while Jon tries on shirts. Newsflash, Kate. If you don't want him to change, then don't criticize what he's wearing. Duh.

Jon appears in shirt number two. I barely get a glance at it before Kate declares, "Uh-huh. No. Not allowed." I have no idea what's wrong with it. Then we come to shirt number three. "That is pink!" God forbid. And technically, Kate, it's salmon so it's orange enough to fit the theme color of the day. But the salmon shirt is also deemed by Kate to be old and ugly, so it's out. Eventually, Jon ends up back in the first shirt he modeled for her. I swear, these people go all the way around the block to get next door.

Now that Jon has his wardrobe in order and the children are dressed, Kate -- in a yellow top that violates the color theme, I might add -- bellows from her reclining throne for Jon to get the kids outside into the garage. Jon asks where her keys are, and she doesn't know. "Look for them." Yeah, dummy. Next thing, kids are running around and screaming and Kate's yelling again for Jon to get the kids out of the house. Jon appears to be looking down the staircase into the basement, and Kate mockingly screams, "Let's stand and cause noise and confusion in the dining room. Everything's a process, but not to you." Whatever that means.

Jon gets the kids into the garage and starts getting shoes onto the girls. Hannah has a fit about her shoes being tight. Jon walks away, leaving her with only one shoe on, and tells her that they'll leave without her. I see that horrible door in the background with the peeling paint and wonder why they don't get a sound guy or production assistant to sand and repaint that thing while Jon's on the golf course.

In the garage, Collin plays with an ant before finding a tiny spider on the exercise trampoline. Cara and Collin are watching the spider, and Collin asks, "Do you want this spider to go in your bed?" Cara replies, "No," then suggests, "You could put it in Mady's bed." Shut up, Cara. Leah then approaches and uses the staff of a little American flag to kill the spider. Apparently Kate hasn't yet told her that it isn't exactly the Fourth of July. Collin is crushed over the death of the spider, and Cara tattles to dad. Jon thinks killing the spider is a good thing. Leah is proud of herself. And Cara offers a sarcastic, "Thanks for killing our spider, Leah!" Shut up again, Cara. In the confession chair, Mady defends Leah, saying that she thinks Leah believed Cara and Collin were trying to kill the spider. There's more sensitivity to Mady than some give her credit for having.

Back in the driveway, Jon is loading kids into the car and fastening car seat closures. When all the work is done, Kate appears and takes her seat in her 10-passenger chariot. All hail the queen. Jon gets into the driver's seat, complaining about the long drive ahead. He starts to back the van up and Kate screeches. It seems she parked the white van directly behind the family van the day before, and Jon almost hit it. While Jon grouses about Kate's parking choices, I wonder why he didn't notice the white van while he was out there loading kids into the big van. Jon moves the white van, backs out the big van, and then complains that they have to get gas "since mommy emptied the tank…she doesn't think." Way for parents to model respect and teach their children to respect them! Only, not.

Pre-commercial previews play and we hear that the park is "beastly hot" and "113 degrees." We see the pretty, dark-haired girl pushing a stroller with little Gosselins in it and I wonder again who she is. Kate barks, "Jon, you have to help me out…don't look at your physique so much!" Commercials play and I check the weather history of Langhorne, PA. Just as I suspected. Not a single triple-digit day so far this year. A hundred and thirteen my patooty.

After the commercial break, we learn that the pretty dark-haired young woman is the new assistant, Jenny. She's met them at the park to be an extra set of hands. I'm thinking that the last time we saw Jenny she was a blonde. Maybe the Gosselin home is only big enough for one set of bleached follicles. That's okay, Jenny. Your new chestnut locks with auburn highlights are gorgeous! As a lifelong blonde, I envy them.

So the whole crew is at Sesame Place, which earns the KateKlean seal of approval. It's a clean, clean, clean park, apparently. After a potty pit stop, it's off and about with each adult pushing two 'tups in a Disney-like stroller. Kate leads the way and wants to run. Jon tells her that they can't run because Mady and Cara are on foot. "Oh," Kate says. Guess she forgot about them. Get used to it, girls. As Jon pushes his stroller, I notice that he's lost a lot of weight. Good for, you. Guess fuzzy bunnies are more motivating than haranguing hags. Sorry, Kate.

The first ride the family takes on is the carousel, since they can all ride at once. Jon stands between two tups perched on painted ponies. Kate stands between Hannah (of course) and Alexis as they rode painted ponies. And Cara and Mady are seated on benches watching over two other 'tups. I wonder why Jenny isn't watching those two 'tups so Cara and Mady can ride the ponies. They're only seven, eight, right? At that age I would have wanted to ride the ponies. My kids would have wanted to ride the ponies. Sometimes I think those girls have grown up too fast. Perhaps that's a pitfall of being on TV for half of one's young life. Anyway, Kate explains that she "implored" Cara and Mady to be "big sisters" and helpers (what's Jenny there to do?), and to see fun through the little kids' eyes. Then, as she does at least once an episode, the grammar queen uses the word "which" completely inappropriately. "That was my conversation with them, which it worked." Nails, meet chalkboard.

After the carousel, the crew heads underneath a huge slide, seeking shade and an opportunity to hydrate from huge sippee-cups carried in a big cooler. Guess one of the crew is toting that, since it wasn't on any of the strollers. Don't I just love watching how two normal people deal with parenting multiples, with no outside intervention or "TV magic"? Right. That shark got jumped long, long ago. Why not just show the whole entourage and stop pretending.

As the family heads for the slides, we hear again that it was 113 degrees in the park that day, according to a security guard (says Jon). That security guard must have been looking at a thermometer that was baking out on concrete in full sun, to get that kind of reading. Nevertheless, it was obviously hot as hades in the park that day. The poor little kids were wilting, so red in the face and wet, sweaty hair plastered to the girls' heads. It was a sad sight. I was thinking about how, if this really was a normal family being filmed as they went about their own daily routines, they could have stayed home given the high temperatures and done something else with the children. But since the show is now an enterprise built upon putting the children through paces like so many show ponies, nothing can interfere with the production schedule. Not even potential heat stroke.

Kate starts handing out sippee-cups and immediately yells for Jon's help. Again we hear, "Jon, you have to help me out…don't look at your physique so much!" I marvel at how Jon does so many things with no help from Kate, but everything she does with the kids requires Jon to help her. This is the most useless, helpless, waste of space female I've seen on TV since Denise Richards. Geeze. Almost makes me embarrassed enough to want to trade in my estrogen.

After hydrating, they all climb the steps to the top and slide down. Kate announces that she and Jon did something illegal. "Not the first time," I mutter. This time, though, no pinecones or ear plugs are involved. Just parents sliding on equipment meant for children only. After the slide, they ride some caterpillar thing that runs forward and backward on tracks the shape of a half pipe. Cara declines to ride, and Kate declares that Cara knew what she was doing since the ride made Kate ill. Jon notes that Kate has gone from riding Disneyland rides on their honeymoon to, nine years later, not being able to handle riding the teacups. There's got to be some snark in there somewhere, but I'm too bored to look for it.

Next, the family heads inside for some lunch and to cool down. Kate tells Mady that she and Cara can sit at a table off to themselves if they want. Mady, my spunky little miss, informs her mother, "I don't want to sit with her. Know where I want to sit? In the car. For two hours. And drive home." Kate, out of tune with her daughter's emotional being, invalidates Mady's feelings with her pronouncement that, "I think you need some sugar." That's right, mom. She never has legitimate feelings. Just low blood sugar.

The kids are thrilled when some character I don't know comes into the lunch room. Then we get a pre-commercial preview of the whole family in Elmo's world. Great. I hate Elmo. The commercials play and I flip through the ti-faux lineup. Not much variety. Just Jon & Kate on TLC, man-eating sharks on Discovery Chanel, and a Jean Claude Van Dam movie entitled "Hell." No thanks, Jean Claude, I'm already there.

After the commercials, we get to see the Gosselins meeting life-sized Elmo in Elmo's world. That bright red, squeaky voiced, baby-talking bed-slipper-on-crack who has taken over Sesame Street delights the little ones. Especially Alexis. We're told that later in the evening, upon returning home, Alexis insisted on watching Elmo's World videos. You poor, sweet thing. You don't know any better.

Next it's on to the water park! Time to cool off and get wet! But first, Kate has to tell us that they're "not water park people." All of that changing of clothes, you know, is such a burden when one has eight children. Did you know she has eight children? And no help? Ever? From anyone? Kate goes on to tell us that it took two hours…TWO HOURS…to change the kids into swimsuits. Three adults, each taking care of two four-year olds. That's one hour per child to take off a shirt, shorts, and underwear and put on either swim trunks or a two-piece swimsuit. An hour per child. Kate, I get the feeling that this is somewhat like the "two thousand people" standing between you and Jon in the Crayola Factory. Life just isn't dramatic enough on its own. It has to be embellished with exaggerKations. Kate? Liar! Liar! Pants on fire!

So after "two hours" changing the kids into swimsuits, they took a break from the "113 degree" heat by getting wet. The little kids played under a sprinkler thing, watched over by Jon and Kate, while Jenny rode a water slide with Cara and Mady. As I'm watching Cara, Mady, and Jenny in a huge round raft, spinning and splashing their way down the water slide, I'm thinking, "Wow, that looks fun." But I'm hearing Jon and Kate talking over the scene, saying, "Poor, Jenny. Poor, Jenny." Yes, poor Jenny. Riding a really cool, wet, fun ride with two laughing, happy young girls. What torture. I shake my head and feel sorry for those girls, given the way their parents think. How sad that something so many parents would enjoy with their children is, to Jon and Kate, a distasteful task that the "poor" paid assistant has to perform under duress. Won't that feel good for Mady and Cara to hear over and over again when they watch this episode on DVD? I guess the bright spot is that they'll have video evidence for their therapists to review when they reach adulthood.

Mady, Cara, and "poor Jenny" ride the water slide four times, while Jon and Kate supervise the little ones in a wading pool. Mady declares this one of the best days of her life. This is a big departure, Kate tells us, from Mady's daily proclamations that each day is the worst day of her life. I tell you, I worry about that child. I wish someone would listen to her instead of dismissing everything she says as mere drama - or low blood sugar.

The pre-commercial previews run. I don't care to recap them at this point.

After the commercial, the kids, still clad in swimsuits, leave the water park area to greet all of the Sesame Street characters. Kate announces that it was "blazingly naptime." This woman has such a way with words.

As the clan meets the characters, this is when Kate runs her hands through giant Ernie's hair and says, "My husband used to have hair like you, Ernie." Kate. Let. It. Go. Sweet baby Jeebus, woman. At least put some variety into your nagging and belittlements.

Along about here, there's a shot of Jon and Kate in the confessional chair, blathering some crap I don't care about. And I realize that Kate's hair looks really bad tonight. It's all poofy on the right side, like she took an extra-long nap on it while it was wet or something. Makes her head look lopsided. Maybe Jon gave her a "love tap" while the cameras weren't rolling, and she's got a lump on her head that rivals the size of her ego. Or perhaps she's now hiding Jon cajones under that bird's nest of a hairdo. Whatever. It just looks funky.

Back at Sesame Place, the family decides to ride one more ride before heading home. Because they can all ride the roller coaster at once, they pile onto it. But, because each child must be seated next to an adult, production crew members and park personnel are drafted into riding the roller coaster -- three times. Again I am reminded that this is no longer a show that chronicles the everyday challenges of living with multiples. The kiddos are cute cast members in a manufactured for TV mocu-dramedy. At about this point, as I ponder this anew, I think about how Cara and Mady's room is the only one off-limits to the cameras. I think about what it must be like to have to confine oneself to one's room if one wants to avoid cameras, and I think it must feel like being a prisoner in one's own home. At this point, I feel especially sad for Cara, who seems more camera shy than her twin. And I wonder if the 'tups rooms will be put off-limits as they get older. Somehow I doubt it, since the show depends on having 'tups on tape.

With the roller coaster ride over, the family heads for the van in the parking lot. Kate talks about everything they had to do over a forty-five minute period in order to get loaded up in the van for the drive home. She lists several things, including changing kids' outfits. Only the video shows us all of the kids still in swimsuits as they are seated in the van. Kate must wear asbestos granny panties.

As the show wraps up, Jon and Kate announce -- with apparent surprise -- that they were actually invited back to Sesame Place. Ha. Bet THAT doesn't happen often -- and from what I've heard on the radio lately, I don't think the kids are the ones to blame for that, either!

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Blue-Eyed Bride said...

i really enjoyed this recap. not too sarcastic, but still funny and accurate!

Anonymous said...

On my TV, the first shirt was ORANGE, not the same color as the one he eventually chose. Further, he did ask for Kate's input, it's not like her snark was totally unsolicited.

And what's up with the "Shut up, Cara"s? She's still a kid; they don't always deal with their emotions well!

And, while it doesn't make sense for Jenny to be there if the twins are going to watch the tups, it's not that uncommon. I am the eldest child and I grew up VERY fast taking care of my youngest sister (who is 22 now and can't do things I did at 12). It is what it is.

I also said this on the other recap, but my mom wasn't big on getting wet so we went with cousins or other moms or whatever. It doesn't tarnish my memories at all. As an adult, I'd choose to NOT get wet if possible.

But, clearly, this is another example of how the show has departed from "everyday challenges of living with multiples" to the kids being "cute cast members in a manufactured for TV mocu-dramedy."

Anonymous said...

But the salmon shirt is also deemed by Kate to be old and ugly, so it's out.
Maybe Jon will donate it to Goodwill as he did his ugly sweater. Look for a new section on Kon's website: People Who Should be Grateful to Us.

Anonymous said...

nofantasy said:
"But, clearly, this is another example of how the show has departed from "everyday challenges of living with multiples" to the kids being "cute cast members in a manufactured for TV mocu-dramedy."
Very well put! I agree 100% !!

Anonymous said...

I was truly troubled by this episode. I'm glad the children had fun, but I wonder if Jon and Kate realize the lesson these kids are learning. They never have to wait on-line for a turn; they get a private dining room where the characters come to visit them; they get backstage passes -- because they happen to be multiples whose parents have made them their source of income? While it was free advertising for Sesame Place, I'm also disappointed in that corporate entity. On Sesame Street, the emphasis is on please and thank you; taking turns; sharing with others, etc. And yet SS sold out and gave VIP treatment to this crowd? For Shame!

btw - they're still wearing bibs??

Anonymous said...

This recap was so well written - it was actually WAY more enjoyable than watching the train wreck unfold on TV. Very nicely written my dear. Whoever you are ... please keep coming back and posting. You are well spoken and very witty!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Beter than the show itself; LOVE the recaps.

Anonymous said...

These recaps are far more entertaining than the actual shows.

It's interesting that Kate says Alexis "lives in the world of TV". Does Kate even consider the possibility than Alexis watches JK+8 on DVD and gets confused by what is real, unreal, staged, or whatever? These kids have been seeing themselves on TV for years now--and they are only just FOUR.

FIONA said...

Let's see if I can get my thought across...Why aren't the cameras allowed in Mady and Cara's room? No...I know the obvious answer is "it's the big girls bedroom and you can't film there"....B U T, the cameras C A N film bathing toddlers, screaming meltdowns, pee and poop, the little kids room, Jon and Kate's room, everything about the Gosselin family and then some, B U T, no one can go in the twins room. Where is the logic?

Anonymous said...

Truly enjoyed your recap. Funny stuff! I'd like to nominate the following for the comment of the week:

"I swear, these people go all the way around the block to get next door."


Carrie Ann said...

Has any one seen the previews for "Then Came Six" on Discovery Health? It looks like Discovery family may be moving on from Jon and Kate soon?! Maybe, possibly, we hope!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being kind to Mady in this recap. She's really getting the short end of the stick in both her family life and in public opinion (which she didn't ask for).

If Kate were male it would be obvious that she's an insensitive clod, but because shes a woman and a mother her rudeness and lack of sympathy to her own daughter gets brushed under the rug as some kind of mommy thing to deal with an unreasonable brat. It makes me sick to see it. Kate is ruining that child.

Has anyone else noticed that when Mady gets attention from adults (Jenny and this episode, and her parents taking her to get her ears pierced in another) it ends up being "the best day" in her life? That poor kid.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I follow....everyone says how they need to think of the kids but, when they don't allow filming in the twins room you say where's the logic? Maybe they are thinking of their children! It's possible the twins are old enough to say we want a place to be without the cameras on filming days. They only film about once a week but, I'd imagine they are there for hours. The crew drives up from NC specifically to film that day. The older girls may just want a place to be without cameras. I think it's great that Jon and Kate listened to that and no longer allow filming in their bedroom.

Anonymous said...

"Has any one seen the previews for "Then Came Six" on Discovery Health? It looks like Discovery family may be moving on from Jon and Kate soon?! Maybe, possibly, we hope!"

Carrie ann, I hope they are moving on from J&K, but it bothers me that they are putting another family, although a year older, in the same position as the J&k show.
The show they have "Must love Kids" worries me too. It seems like TLC is trying to see how much they can get away with. Hopefully we can get the laws changed before they are able to expoloit more and more children. I just wish they'd stick to the yearly specials on these types of shows, and stop putting the cameras in the kids faces all the time.
I'm curious to see how this one pans out though.

laura linger said...

Nominee, please, for the next Comment of The Week:

"That's right, mom. She never has legitimate feelings. Just low blood sugar."

sistah2 said...

anon 415: Kate has stated before that filming is about 3 days per week, almost EVERY week. It is def. not one day a week for a few hours.

Anonymous said...

'anon 415: Kate has stated before that filming is about 3 days per week, almost EVERY week. It is def. not one day a week for a few hours.'

Since when has what Kate says been accurate. We know how she exagerates everything. This may well be an exageration too.

Anonymous said...

I agree with pokie! I loved, loved, loved this comment!

"I swear, these people go all the way around the block to get next door."

I seriously thought about this a few times last night after reading this. It is perfect!

I second pokie's nomination for this to be the comment of the week.

BTW--Kate has said more than once the crew is there 3 or 4 days a week all year long. There are no breaks. I know for a fact that it takes MANY HOURS of filming just to get a few MINUTES of usable footage.

Fiona said...Why aren't the cameras allowed in Mady and Cara's room?...B U T, the cameras C A N film...Jon and Kate's room, everything about the Gosselin family and then some, B U T, no one can go in the twins room. Where is the logic?

I bet J&K are using the twins rooms as leverage--they're holding out for more money--once their price is met the twins room will be open for public viewing also! (Just kidding, lol)

But seriously, I was under the impression that J&K's bedroom and bathroom were also considered 'off-limits', not just the twins room.

girlme said...

It was also mentioned that they tape 3 days a week, and one of those days is strictly for the interview session. Therefore they are taping the children 2 days a week.

littleangelkisses said...

Did anyone else notice at the sprinkler that the girls had on the white leather sandals?? Umm, yeah, that makes sense doesn't it? Either take them off or have them put on water shoes!

Anonymous said...

Great recap! You mentioned the twins not wanting to ride the ponies - that being on tv might cause them to grow up too fast. Unfortunately, I think a lot of kids these days grow up too fast. My eight year old hasn't wanted to ride the carousel since he was 5, maybe 6,
Maybe it's just a boy thing, but he says they're for babies. sad. :(

Anonymous said...

I think it was selfish of Kate not to take the sandals off the kids before they got into the pool. They were walking around the park in those same shoes, stepping in god knows what. Why was it acceptable for her children to carry debri from their shoes into the pool,that is disgusting. They should of had water shoes, that I sure they could of gotten for free. Let me guess it was tolerated because it had the queen's seal of approval.

Anonymous said...

I have been watching this show with my children for quite some time. I have always seen Kate as a shrew and nasty to both children and husband. As I watch the episodes I get more and more appauled by her behavior and the fact that he goes along with it. The episode where Kate put Joel on the floor in the laundry room while he had a fever and was throwing up disgusted me. He was sick for God's sake. Who would do that to a child????? I couldn't believe what I was seeing!!!! Then when Collin was constipated at the furniture store was terrible. I don't care what the camera crew said, if her kids truly came first she would have left him home or left the store immediately. The when Jon had his cornia abrasion and he drove Cara and Mady to the cooking class. How safe was that????? He couldn't see!!!! The time Kate was in the driveway meeting Cara and Mady from school and the little girls were filmed looking down from their bedroom window. The window was open with no screen or guard. How safe is that????? One of them could have easily fallen out. I just think this has gotten out of hand. Who is watching the children. Sad, very sad!!!!!!

FIONA said...

They only film about once a week but, I'd imagine they are there for hours. The crew drives up from NC specifically to film that day. The older girls may just want a place to be without cameras. I think it's great that Jon and Kate listened to that and no longer allow filming in their bedroom.

July 31, 2008 4:15 AM


According to Kate herself, the crew is there 3-4 days a week, almost everyweek.....All day, into the night...we have seen that!

My point with my comment, was there exsists really NO logic. Clearly the twins DON'T have a say into production, if they do or do not want to participate. As a child actor, they would. No director would higher a kid who came to an audition and said, "I don't want to do this"....and I bet my right arm that Mady and Cara say that alot!

I think I agree with another poster that Kate probably uses it to her advantage, as leverage.

My thought was why aren't all the other things such as pottying in private, bathing, emotional meltdowns, the tups rooms, why are those not considered to be areas where privacy should be an issue.

It's just Jon and Kate's wonky logic system at work...

FIONA said...

teach345 said...
It was also mentioned that they tape 3 days a week, and one of those days is strictly for the interview session. Therefore they are taping the children 2 days a week.

July 31, 2008 12:05 PM


NEVER, ever have I heard them say that. Can you back that up with a specific episode????

Anonymous said...

It was also mentioned that they tape 3 days a week, and one of those days is strictly for the interview session. Therefore they are taping the children 2 days a week.

NEVER, ever have I heard them say that. Can you back that up with a specific episode????

I can back that up with neighborhood knowledge - the crew FLY up to BWI and then drive up here IN MINI VANS, not full studio trucks and all that drama (fortunately for the neighbors). They come in for about 2-3 days every 2-3 WEEKS, unless there is some special trip or something.

Anonymous said...

I was there when the Gosselins were at Sesame Place.. Just to let you know the heat index was at a high of 113.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know why people have a problem with Cara. For example using terms like "perfect twin" and writing "Shut up Cara."
I thought this blog was designed to help ALL the children. I admit I used to not be that crazy about Mady, but from reading posts, I've realized that yes, maybe Mady acts out because of deeper issues. Are we suppossed to be against Cara for giving the tups love and affection, or the fact that she is not sooooooooo dramatic? I can't count the times I have seen this child being pushed away by Kate, or plain and simply ignored. She is not mentioned nearly as much as Mady, and I have heard them say SOME good things about her. Yes, Cara has her moments, she's 7! Cara is obviously withdrawn, is this not also something that we should be concerned about.