Ball Game - October 20

It's a day of ballpark fun when the Gosselins are invited to a Phillies game by the manager. Jon takes the boys and Cara to see their first baseball game. After the game, they get to run around the bases, meet the mascot and even meet one of the players!

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Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen "The Killing Bee" clip on TLC's homepage? Careful (not) editing is obvious once again when Jon does something to Collin when he's trying to take a dead bee outside. You see Kate say something like "Don't whack Collin!" and it's clear he does hit him because Collin is shown crying. I feel so sad for him. He really seems to be the quiet one and sometimes the quiet one is the one you have to worry about the most.

Lonnyswife said...

I may be wrong, but did Kate seem to be medicated?
It definitely worked to Jon's advantage. Nice to see the guy string two complete sentences together without having his nuts handed to him on a platter.

Anonymous said...

Kate looked so pissed off in this episode. I suppose because she wasn't featured. How many freebies could Jon scoop up in the shop? Oh my gosh. It was like he was grabbing everything he could. The same with the food. And, of course, he had to make fun of Joel getting dirt in his shoes down on the field.

Jon and Kate are a couple of freeloading idiots. Oh, and Jon just happened to get that new little kitchen set up for the girls? Right. That came courtesy of some toy company--completely free also.

tmc said...

Could Kate look any more bored? My goodness, she showed absolutely no emotion. She looked like she was on some kind of medication or was that just my imagination. She is as stupid as a rock, asking those stupid questions about the stadium and the grass. I'm glad the boys and Cara had a good time.

Anonymous said...

What's with the goofy pink baseball cap Kate has on her head? She didn't even go to the damn game. Her hair hanging out the side of the cap looked dippy. But - that's the nicest thing I can say about that b*tch given everything that's gone down in the last few days.

Anonymous said...

First of all Go Phils! J&K live right in the Reading area where the Reading Phillies minor league team plays but there was no mention of ever going there for a game. I guess since it seemed like so many people watch (and love) the show they were given the VIP treatment by the Phillies. Gotta love another night of free stuff. Four of us went to the Phillies/Dodgers play off game and spent $110 per ticket, $24 for bridge and parking and another $60 for food. They got all that comped as well as jerseys, caps, dolls and the stuff Jon wanted to take home for everyone else. Must be nice.

Loved the "farmers market" Jon was putting together for the kids that stayed home and then a commercial game on for it shortly there after. More free stuff!

Minimal Kate in this episode so that was a plus!

Minimal Kate in this episode so that was nice!

Kennedy said...

A luxury box?? These "poor" people who are trying to make ends meet get to sit in a luxury box?? I have been going to Yankee games for years and the only way we ever got to see the game was from the cheap seats in right field! Give me a break!

Ravello said...

It was wonderful to see the boys and Cara the center of attention. The Phillies rolled out the red carpet and even the manager's wife made a fuss over the boys. I loved it. They received more attention at this game than they get from their own mother.
I loved seeing them eat ball park food away from the shrew. Kate, who cares if the hot dog was not organic.
Loved seeing the big smiles on their faces, Joel literally danced into the souvenier shop, Colin smiling waving the Philly finger. Cara smiling running the bases.
I just wish Kate was not interviewed on the couch, she was her obnoxious shrewish self, belittling Jon for grammatical errors, complaining the hot dog was not organic.
And the worst part was listening to her sing, Kate keep our day job. Oh wait a minute, you dont have one.

goldensglitter said...

Ok, was it just me or did Kate seem totally out of it? Let's see, Jon and kids got to watch from a private skybox, food galore, fan stuffed toys, personalized jerseys, hats, their pick from the souvenir shop.....gosh, this is just so over the top, it's hard to believe.

Liz said...

I have gone places where I know the other party I am with is paying. I never take advantage of the situation. They went to the game for free and obviously sat in a box, got food, recieved free shirts and hats..... And yet Jon still felt the need to go to a store in the park and get more stuff that I would bet he did not pay for. What are they teaching these kids? Oh yes, they also recieved a brand new free toy to advertise befor they went to the game.

Anonymous said...

I agree with lonnys wife...Kate seemed to be on something, she was definitely subdued on this episode...but not so much that didn't ask Jon if the food at the ball park was organic...please Kate, enough with the organic already...

Christine said...

I think what you saw tonight was Kates "jealous" face. It's obvious she 1) Doesn't like the attention not on her and her precious girls and 2) Jon retelling the night and the fun the 4 kids (esp. the boys) all had maybe made her feel she should have gone too and had them all experience these "life experiences." Jealousness, regret, feeling left out, coulda, shoulda, woulda - yeah all that.

Anonymous said...

Ok, first of all let me say that Santa brought the Playskool Rose Petal Cottage for our two daughters last Christmas. They (and their big brother) love it and we were considering adding the new market this year. Well, not anymore! I love how the Gosselin children not only got the market, they also got all of the things that go with it. I also love how Jon said, "I got this for them." Um, no you didn't--it was free! How stupid does he think we are?

Kate's stupidity really came through tonight when she was asking Jon what bats are used for, LOL! The episode was good in the sense that the boys finally had a great time, and that's the first time Cara has genuinely smiled in months (on camera). Did you notice how they still had to make a negative comment about Joel when the boys were on the field? ::Sigh::

I am so glad the kids were able to enjoy stadium food without their mother there to nitpick and complain that the food isn't organic.

And in my opinion, a child's first experience at a MLB game should be in the regular seats. Those boys didn't even know what was going on with the game and poor Jon has never been to a MLB game either. Shocking.

Anonymous said...

These children are living such a bizarre version of childhood reality. I remember my first ballgame with my dad vividly -- we sat in the bleacher seats and experienced the game with the rest of the fans. That was part of the fun; I remember talking to the people seated on either side of us as we all soaked in the game and atmosphere.

The Gosselins are experiencing life in a bubble. I understand that many children of celebrities live similarly -- however, these kids are heirs to huge fortunes and will live that type of life forever. The Gosselins will eventually grow up and need to make ends meet on their own, but their ability to operate in the "real world" will be completed stunted.

Anonymous said...

More free stuff and special treatment. This episode was just another prime example how these kids are overworked. They were falling asleep on camera. They probably got there a lot earlier then the start time of the game. I cannot watch anymore of the greed. Did you see the food prices for the food that they got at the game? It was very expensive. Now how would a family on a budget be able to afford that food? Jon took full advantage of the free merchandise. He just kept grabbing things. Wouldn't it be nice if they were to pick out some items for a needy child who could not afford to go to the game. Then present it off camera to the needy family. As usual in true Gosselin form Jon kept grabbing up the freebies, to take back home to the Queen Bee's Beehive.

Anonymous said...

I would agree this episode was over the top with all of the freebies. And why in the world, if they are given all of this free stuff, can't Kate at least act one bit appreciative?!! She just sits there like a zombie and doesn't ever say wasn't it great that Jon and the kids had this opportunity or whatever? She is a totally ungrateful bitch. Jon, on the other hand, was just lapping it all up. He is a total tool. I think you could give them a free house (oh wait--they are getting a free house) and cars (that will be next), etc. and Kate will still just be sitting on her fat ass looking just like she expects it all.

Anonymous said...

Jon and Kate better beg for all the freebies they can, the negative backlash from this event ig going to hit the fan. You see the phillies fans take their game serious. Oh and Kate my kids have a spirit day this week too but all I could afford was the marked down $10.00 tee shirt that said Phillies on the front. How high and mighty that you feel the need to say your kids need Jerseys. I have been following the Phillies since I can remember they keep it real you on the other hand are so phoney it makes me sick.

C said...

Free free free, gimme gimme gimme. This is forever what the Gosselins will be known for.

Did you see Jon grabbing for all he could? And when his hands were full he says, "Oh I can use a new shirt." Geezus. This guy is truly pathetic.

Hey Jon - your kids are falling asleep on camera. Not a good thing to be showing the world (again) while the world is watching you exploit your children and have your hands out constantly for any free thing you can get your hands on.

You are truly a sorry excuse for a human being.

Anonymous said...

These children are living such a bizarre version of childhood reality. I remember my first ballgame with my dad vividly -- we sat in the bleacher seats and experienced the game with the rest of the fans. That was part of the fun; I remember talking to the people seated on either side of us as we all soaked in the game and atmosphere.
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Can you honestly say that you would turn down an opportunity to sit in the luxury box were it offered to you, or this just sour grapes?

diane said...

I thought it was insane that after the game was over (which had to be at least 10:30-11pm) the kids were so obviously tired and ready to go home, yet they had to meet Shane (btw, I'm so jealous LOL). They had no clue who he even was. Take them home and let them sleep! Or, here's a thought...take them to a day game, go to the Phanatic playground and other fun games there (that ballpark has TONS to do for kids away from the field if they get antsy, including a Build-a-Bear Phanatic shop) sit in the real seats, enjoy a hot dog, and watch the Phanatic from afar like all of the "normal" (as they claim to be) people do. I also found it slightly rude that Jon didn't even have the kids wear those wonderful personalized jerseys until Charlie Manuel's wife suggested it to meet the Phanatic. How ungrateful.

Maggie said...

Since Jon had never had enough interest to go to a professional baseball game, I guess the freebie night is the only way they would have ever gone.

Anonymous said...

I noticed that Kate seemed "under the influence" of something as well. I guess she found a "Mommy's Little Helper, lol. Free of course.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice Kate saying that she would go to a basketball game?
So will that be a future epsiode? Maybe she'll don a cheerleading uniform to show off her awesome legs! EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Christine said...

Anonymous said...
These children are living such a bizarre version of childhood reality. I remember my first ballgame with my dad vividly -- we sat in the bleacher seats and experienced the game with the rest of the fans. That was part of the fun; I remember talking to the people seated on either side of us as we all soaked in the game and atmosphere.
___________________

Can you honestly say that you would turn down an opportunity to sit in the luxury box were it offered to you, or this just sour grapes?

10/20/2008 7:22 PM



When it's a one time only thing, or a once in a while thing - hey great, how awesome! This dad gets to take his kids to a Phillies game in a box, but when it's every.single.episode showing this family get handouts and freebies it's truly sickening.

Why do the sheeples have to always assume there is jealousy involved? Why is that the sheeples only line of defense when speaking up for this family?

I have never watched one of these episodes and said to myself, "Oh I wish I could of done that!" Or "I wish my kids had that!" We do plenty as a family and my kids aren't going without and the last thing I'd want anyways is to do something that Jon and Kate have done. They are truly an unmotivating couple/family to me. The whole thing is just so sad I don't know why anyone would be jealous of them and their "things."

Anonymous said...

The only positive thing on this episode - Kate's hairdo being covered up by the baseball hat!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said....
"Kate's stupidity really came through tonight when she was asking Jon what bats are used for, LOL!"

I'm sure we all have a few suggestions for Kate. She is really something. Pitiful.

Chrissy said...

I've got to hand it to J&K. This is the third time they've managed to endorse a toy without actually putting their kids in the commercial which I assume would trigger the child actor laws kicking in. Couldn't have that happening, could we? So far they've shown the kids playing with the VTech toy, the Tonka trucks and now the Playskool market all followed by commercials for these same items. This show is becoming nothing but blatant product placement followed by endless takes of the two boobs on the couch talking.

Anonymous said...

I'm lucky, husband and my father both worked for some corporate machine so we have/had access to box seats for free. Usually my honey is entertaining so there is always free food already at the box (sorta like craft services). Funny how Jon had to go get more food. You could hear the GM's wife alluding to the children eating, I thought she meant the stuff that should be laid out in the box already. If it wasn't for the free food and attached bathroom, I would rather sit outside of the box. The view is not that great and that's why there's are tvs in the box because you can't see the game/concert/field, etc.

Anonymous said...

Kate looked totally medicated - she could barely speak (which is a great thing).

Cara looked like she was having a blast, and I LOVED seeing the kids eat ballpark(albeit free) food ! (of course, Kate had to ask if the hotdog was organic. Give it a rest already.)

I didn't think that Jon was necessarily making fun of Joel and the dirt in his shoe ,but Kate just doesn't get it that SHE made him that way.

For what it's worth, it's another episode where Jon is so much more pleasant and relaxed because Kate isn't around. He did seem rather greedy in the shop - weren't the free jerseys, caps and Fanatic dolls enough?

Nice product placement with the Farmer's Market thingy.

Another episode where, if I didn't know any better, it was not too unpleasant. Unfortunately,now I have to write a very respectful letter to the Phillies mgmt team................

Anonymous said...

It is so obvious If it is not all about Kate she sulks. I wish someone would tell Jon in order to use the word myself you have to first use the word I. It drives me crazy when he uses myself instead of me. Of course Kate uses I as an object all the time instead of me. If they didn't think they were so smart it would not bother me. But please someone give them some free grammar lessons so they can sound half as intelligent as they think they are.

George said...

I turned to TLC to see if the greedy Gosselin hour was still going to be shown after CNN yesterday and what do I get to see but the Phillies folks piling on the goodies to these folks who could afford their own skybox while some poor family with a sick child (or even an ill parent) who have been faithful fans forever are forgotten in the name of PRODUCT PLACEMENT, YEAH! I don't care if the Phillies have done a dozen and one make a wishes with others there is NO NEED for any Gosselin to be given any more free crap to sell on ebay or at the consignment store. They don't appreciate it and it only makes them want more, expect more and take more.
I did see enough to see idiot Katie Irene in the baseball cap trying to be kool mom, sorry, but Katie your inner witch shines through the thick outer idiot layer even a pound of blush can't had that ugly inner Kate.
So reading this makes me even more livid.
Jon took full advantage of the free merchandise. He just kept grabbing things. Wouldn't it be nice if they were to pick out some items for a needy child who could not afford to go to the game. Then present it off camera to the needy family. As usual in true Gosselin form Jon kept grabbing up the freebies, to take back home to the Queen Bee's Beehive.
Sounds like they just can't resist acting like the greedy little piggies they are and no wonder those children have no idea of how to share when mommy and daddy are such gross examples of take, mine, gimme more. Good grief horrid PR people and stupid corporations so eager to get their product on the TV they'd dance with the devil if they'd sell one more ticket, souvenir or toy.

Anonymous said...

RE: Anon:
Can you honestly say that you would turn down an opportunity to sit in the luxury box were it offered to you, or this just sour grapes?

I think people are missing the point of all of this. We as Americans are so use to having the best of the best of everything. Money does not always equal happiness. Just because you are sitting in luxury seats does not make things better. Sitting on the benches you get to enjoy being amongst the crowd and that in of itself is a whole different experience.
That is one of the biggest problems with some of the pro-crowd. They equate having a lot of money and nice clothes with happiness. They think that since the kids have a lot of material things they must be happy. News flash there are a lot of things that money cannot buy. For example a persons childhood, happiness, parents who have their childrens best interest in mind, and good health. Having more is not always better.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else think it was weird that Kate didn't seem to have a clue what time Jon and the kids got home that night? Jon said it was after one in the morning and Kate was just like--oh wow, I was asleep. Don't you wake up when you husband and 4 kids come home? I would wake up and help get the kids ready for bed, knowing how tired they all would be. She is sooo self centered. It is beyond belief. Of course, she never got up until 8 a.m when they were babies (maybe this is still the case), so why in the world would I think she'd hop out of bed at one in the morning to help?

Anonymous said...

Why do the sheeples have to always assume there is jealousy involved? Why is that the sheeples only line of defense when speaking up for this family?
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I've posted on this site at least forty times. Roughly 3/4 of my posts have been either in defense of Jon or Kate or at least in opposition to the blind hatred for them I see. This is the first time I've cited jealousy as a motivation for the Gosselin bashing.

Why does anyone who stands up for Jon and Kate automatically become dubbed a "sheeple", as if only idiots who are incapable of intelligent thought could ever think anything Jon and Kate do is positive?

Sorry, but indiscriminantly hating every single thing a family does is just as mindless as indiscriminantly liking it; you just get to imagine yourself a rebel if you lean on the negative side instead of the positive.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how anyone can defend Jon and Kate's behavior in tonight's episode. Jon could not have appeared to be any greedier. They were given personalized jerseys when they arrived and hats and who knows what else. But, he has to go to the gift shop and get more shirts and hats and foam fingers, etc. You know he didn't pay one red cent for any of that. Same with the food. It would have cost a normal family a fortune to feed their family like he did. And then Kate just sits there like she is zoned out with zero reaction, zero interest with her bitch face on.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sheeple...Is it easier to accuse those who speak up for the Gosselin children jealous as opposed to admitting your own selfishness? Because that is why these poor children are being over exploited. Sheeple want more, more, more Jon and Kate plus Eight. You don't seem to care about these children's future. Greedy just like J&K, cut from the same cloth it seems.

Anonymous said...

Bad karma for the Phillies associating with J&K on the way to the series-let's hope I'm wrong!

C said...

I've posted on this site at least forty times. Roughly 3/4 of my posts have been either in defense of Jon or Kate or at least in opposition to the blind hatred for them I see. This is the first time I've cited jealousy as a motivation for the Gosselin bashing.

Why does anyone who stands up for Jon and Kate automatically become dubbed a "sheeple", as if only idiots who are incapable of intelligent thought could ever think anything Jon and Kate do is positive?

Sorry, but indiscriminantly hating every single thing a family does is just as mindless as indiscriminantly liking it; you just get to imagine yourself a rebel if you lean on the negative side instead of the positive.

10/20/2008 7:41 PM


Well then why not use your real name instead of anonymous? Or you don't want to do that on GWOP? Whatever the reason, it's a lame defense on your part. Jealousy is always the word you sheeples throw around when attacking the people who loathe Kon. Jealousy is the farthest thing from my mind, at least. These poor kids and what they are subjected to and expected of is just plain sad. And I think alot of sheeples recognize this but don't want to come out and admit it.

Anonymous said...

So embarrassed for Jon grabbing up all those gift store freebies.

And what was the deal with Cara saying, "She said not to get those?" And Jon blowing her off. She who? The owner's wife?

Seriously, that and his food order were so over the top it was uncomfortable to watch.

Anonymous said...

Kate at the end of the episode: "Thanks Phillies...for taking care of HALF of our family!"...like she's pissed they didn't get freebies for the entire family.

I can't stomach this show much longer.

Samanthaann said...

Hey did any one notice that for the second week running there was no Maddy filmed?

tommysgirl said...

I think what Cara was referring to was the foamies... She said...She said not to get those... I thought she meant Kate. Can you see Kate with foamies in her place.. firstly they are not decor friendly and they take up a lot of room. Foamies are not Kate.

Anonymous said...

Sunday October 5th, 2008-just another work day for the Gosselin kids, oh wait they got to go to a major league baseball game with everything FREE.
Getting home at 1am in the morning, didn't Cara have to get up and go to school on Monday?

DasMaedchen said...

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And what was the deal with Cara saying, "She said not to get those?" And Jon blowing her off. She who? The owner's wife?
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I assumed she meant that Kate said not to get foam fingers for the little kids.

This episode was gross and I felt a little embarrassed for Jon acting greedy instead of gracious. It made me mad to see him ordering all that food at the concession stand, and buying all that crap in the gift shop, without any regard to cost (Did anyone notice the lingering shot on the menu and how a cheesesteak costs $9.00!?!?!?!) because hey, Jon Gosselin isn't paying, so what does he care?
It's really a slap in the face to regular people who work and struggle financially. They do nothing and get handed everything.

I also noticed the product placement over that little market toy thing. Subtle.

They have no shame.

It was nice to see the boys get something special, but my heart broke for Joel when both his parents made fun of him about the dirt on his shoes thing. Kate kind of rolled her eyes and acted like she had no idea WHY he acts that way. Get real, Mommie Dearest. That sweet little boy has issues already because his mother is WARPED and his father is WHIPPED.

And yes, Kate seemed overly medicated in this episode. I do wonder when the stress from all the criticism of their lies and greed will catch up with them. Maybe that is happening to Kate already.

Anonymous said...

Gag, Gag, Gag! We used to love this show but geez. Even my kids said" Yeah, right". Enough is enough with the freeloading. Wasn't this supposed to be a show about a family trying to make it like normal folks? I am done!

Anonymous said...

The intent of this whole episode was to do more damage control.
Since the boys are second class citizens in that family, a special day was prepared and filmed of them. Those boys had no more idea what the game was about than Kate does.
I agree with all posters who say they should have sat in the stands like all little boys who attend a baseball game.
Greed? Terrible.
Kate wearing that hat? Stupid looking.
What time are they putting the kids to bed these days? It used to be anytime after 6:30, remember? Jon said that it was 9:30, and if they were home, they'd only be up jumping on their beds at this time. I find that hard to believe that they let the 4 year olds stay up and jump on the beds at 9:30. I think about 8 would be a normal night time....hey...wait a minute. They go to preschool now, and miss their afternoon nap! Just thought of that. So...they probably do let them stay up later so that they will sleep later in the morning.
Anyhow, it is now one BIG commercial and NO ONE IS INTERESTED.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Kate was sulking in this episode because the attention was not on her and she could not do the narrating.
She should NEVER sing in front of people. Just too embarrassing. She actually thinks she can sing.

Anonymous said...

To all the KON supporters who read this blog,I am asking this in my most respectful voice :

Really,for you, why do you care if the show is canceled ? All it means is that you have to find another show to watch on Monday night. For the G kids, it could mean a chance for them to have some privacy and normalcy, things they have never known.

Anonymous said...

Another Kate-ism:

Peace-ably (KON were describing how half the kids wanted to go the game and the other half wanted to stay home , and the decision was made "PEACE-ABLY". Oh Heavenly Father, please bless Kate Gosselin with a dictionary!!

Also, KON, it's Cracker JACK, not Cracker Jacks .

Anonymous said...

The Gosselins are so greedy. Did you see Jon order all of that food for the kids. They did not even eat all of the food it looked like. Such excess. They seemed to have more fun playing with the other kids on the floor than watching the game. I would like to see on just one episode for Jon and Kate to say "No thank you, we have plenty." They are a greedy family and I think that this whole show is going to really hurt their reputation as a family. The kids will have a negative stigma attached to them for the rest of their lives. People will remember them as a the Greedy Gosselins.
I hold the Phillies partially responsible. How much of this was them wanting free adverstising for their team. They are using these children to sell products and I think the Phillies managament needs to be called on it. I mean come on they made damn sure that all of the big wigs were featured on the show. Shame on them for using these children to promote their team.
TLC stop showing this family getting freebies. It is just sick.

Anonymous said...

it's beginning to look a bit to much like the truman show anymore agree?

LoriP said...

Boring. Boring. Boring. Boring. After last weeks episodes and now this one I think I will be officially taking this off my DVR'd shows and wait for the recaps here. It's not like I won't ever see the episode again since they seem to reapet them all the time now.

Kate must have been sleep deprived on this couch session. Either that or they woke her up from a nap to do it. I gotta say the ball cap she was wearing is a big improvment rather than seeing the pineapple upside down cake we see on her head every week.

And could Jon's greediness have shown anymore on camera? From the food to the souviners it was all more, more, more. Yes, he was greatful (at times) but it was like as soon as we saw them get to the ball park he said nice to meet you but my kids are hungry let's get them fed.

And lastly, is that how they are now putting the 'presents' that the kids gets from sponsers. That Jon is getting these things for them? He said it last week with the Tonka trucks and again this week with the play market thing. Nice...but there's another toy off my Christmas list for my kids.

Anonymous said...

So I was watching this episode and I noticed that Jon said he bought the girls some play house thing with all of the seperately sold play sets that go along with it. I saw nothing wrong with that...until the commercial break. During the commercial break, they coveniently showed a commercial for that exact same play set thing! This is not the first time this has happened. There has been many episodes where the kids get some new toys and then during the commericial break, there is a commercial for that exact same toy.

Anonymous said...

Das --
I heard Cara, too, but I thought maybe she was referring to what Mom told them to bring home....or not bring home.

Anonymous said...

I just sent a letter to the Phillies via the team's official site.

Annie8575 said...

Dear Jon and Kate, (because I know you read this blog) I've never posted before, so I have a lot to say...

First:
"Kids! Presents! Well, it's mostly for the girls."
"Boys, let Leah serve you!"

The Gosselins... bringing 1950's gender roles screaming into the 21st century!

Second: Yes, Kate, Collin with TWO L's is SUCH an unusual spelling... hardly anybody would ever think of THAT!

Third: I love this show because I get to see how my daughter will look in the Gymboree I will have to buy on Ebay because I don't get it for free.

Fourth: Kate- you know what he meant by "Kids our age." Communication skills? You should talk...

Fifth: 'Bout time they put on those jerseys! My husband's personalized jersey ran him $180. How much did yours cost? Oh, wait- you never pay for anything.

A few more things:

-Your kids attacked the Phanatic not because they aren't shy, but because they have stunted manners.
- "One more and I have a team" GOD FORBID!
-One super-special luxury box wasn't enough, so you had to open the box next door?!
- "You could tell the kids were getting tired" Well, DUH
-Maybe if you didn't treat Joel like a second class citizen within your own family, he wouldn't feel the need to complain about stuff to get attention. Remember, soggy organic potato chips are better than no organic potato chips.
-Jon, maybe it wasn't a good idea to tell Kate that the bat is used to hit balls. You might give her the wrong idea... I'd start wearing a cup if I were you.

Hope you had lots of fun at the Phillies' expense. I can't wait to see where you'll go for free next time.

Cheers!

Syba said...

Let's see.

Mommy's on a publicity campaign for brown-bag lunches and layaway while Daddy parties in a luxury skybox.

What's wrong with this picture?

Anonymous said...

TLC come on. Is this show really worth the demise of your network? Once this gets out to more mainstream it will be your network in need of damage control, not Jon and Kate. From what I gather from these well executed and thought out episodes that the well is starting run dry. This episode at the Phillies game was a waste of film. What were the viewers supposed to take home by watching Jon grab up merchandise like he was the last survivor on earth. These kids are almost 5 years old. I think you have Kate fooling herself if she thinks that people want to continue to watch her children on tv beyond the age of 5.

Anonymous said...

My heart broke for those little boys who will never know the simple pleasure of going to a ballgame with their dad, sitting in the cheap seats, and buying a hot dog. All they know is having the red carpet rolled out for them and sitting in a luxury box!! Is that supposed to be FUN for a 4-year-old?? Sure, it's great for the dad, but a little kid should be outside where the action is. How could they even tell what was going on? And RUNNING THE BASES? There's no way those kids could have the proper appreciation for the honor of being on a big-league ballfield. Their values are going to be so skewed, I really do pity them.

As for Joel and the dirt in his shoes, I think the reason J&K pointed it out is that they're EMBARRASSED--as they should be because they know it's their fault for making him that way. What preschooler bemoans GETTING DIRTY?? When we were that age, my brother came in from playing covered with dirt and begging not to have to take a bath!

Those poor kids--no amount of money can make up for what they are missing as REAL CHILDREN.

dixietrixie said...

Yet another episode of the freeloading Gosselins. Again no Mady. I found it odd that they didn't flash back to the house one single time to show Kate and the girls baking (as Kate said they were doing while Jon and the rest were at the game)

And Jon - please learn another adverb/adjective other than "really". And quit using the word "like" so much - you are not a 12 year old girl, oh wait....

I need a Name said...

I was only half-listening to this ep (i'll try to really watch the repeat) and I know they got the jerseys and hats free, and it sounded like they got a nice VIP treatment but was it said that Jon didn't buy the food and the stuff at the gift shop?
I mean I know J&K have a hard time saying "no", but I assumed it was the Duggars who were the complete cheapies..

Did anyone else think it was weird that Kate didn't seem to have a clue what time Jon and the kids got home that night? Jon said it was after one in the morning and Kate was just like--oh wow, I was asleep. Don't you wake up when you husband and 4 kids come home? I would wake up and help get the kids ready for bed, knowing how tired they all would be. She is sooo self centered. It is beyond belief.

Sorry, but I think a half-sleep grumpy Kate is what the five would rather deal without (I know I would!). And I must be self-centered too, because I'd think my husband would be more than capable enough to put our (probably already sleeping) kids into the house and bed.

Savannah said...

lorip said..."I gotta say the ball cap she was wearing is a big improvment rather than seeing the pineapple upside down cake we see on her head every week."

lmao!! Very funny! Jon reminds me of my bum of a brother-in-law who once said "I don't care who brings home the bacon, as long as I'm the one eating it!." --Because my sister makes more money than him-but hey...at least he does have a job.

TLC does seem to be sinking their own ship here. Also, I am sad to see the greed spreading like wildfire with all the advertising. When will it ever end? And will it end "Peaceably"?

Anonymous said...

Ohhh my gosh! Could Kate be any more of a Killjoy in this episode? She apparently missed out. Which was probably a good thing for Jon, the boys and Cara.

Anonymous said...

I need a Name said...
"...I'd think my husband would be more than capable enough to put our (probably already sleeping) kids into the house and bed."

Jon and the hired (by TLC,etc.) help. I just love this reality? show.

quinn said...

I couldn't stand to watch this entire episode. I think I'm just about done with this show too. This blog is my only interest in the show nowadays anyway.

Kate did seem medicated. Especially when she broke into song like an embarassing drunk aunt at a holiday party. OMG that was kinda awkward.

Kate's hair sticking out of her hat cracked me up.

Jon did seem so greedy this episode "i think they're hungry". In other words...where's our free food? Or how about his supermarket sweep type activity at the gift shop?

But the worst possibly was the "product placement" at the beginning of the episode. I can't take it anymore. These kids are living the Truman Show and it's so incredibly sad.

Anonymous said...

I've posted on this site at least forty times. Roughly 3/4 of my posts have been either in defense of Jon or Kate or at least in opposition to the blind hatred for them I see. This is the first time I've cited jealousy as a motivation for the Gosselin bashing.
I don't see blind hatred. I see disgust that these children are being forced to work and have their dignity, privacy and childhood stolen for their parents greed. Yes, they are greedy. Two children was all they could really even afford but Kate wanted more so they end up with sextuplets. And then the non stop begging began in earnest. Read the local paper about the first birthday bash given by the government of PA. BTW that's when the college funds were set up for all the kids too, the ones Kate claims don't exist. They never said thanks for all you have done for us, no they began begging for a 15 passenger van. It's the disregard for those children they brought into this world in the name of material goods. Then after the years of crying poverty they want to adopt a Korean girl, while still going oh, boo hoo how will we ever pay for braces, weddings, college and retirement. Oh course neither intends to get a real job where the rest of the families of HOM manage to make out just fine.
You defend exploitation of children. Have you talked to the Dionne Quints? It isn't healthy. It's a horrid thing to do to a child and they are no better then Brit's parents or the rest of that ilk. How anyone can defend screwing up a child is beyond my understanding.

Why does anyone who stands up for Jon and Kate automatically become dubbed a "sheeple", as if only idiots who are incapable of intelligent thought could ever think anything Jon and Kate do is positive? Because until one of the defenders can give good reasons why what they are doing is the right way to parent a child. When a supporter can show a good reason why Kate and Jon should have their children support them when they are perfectly able adults to raise their children in privacy instead of the circus side show they have been doing without the rah, rah look at all the goodies they get. Money has been shown over and over NOT to equate happiness. Many of these things will just be DVD memories due to the age of the children. Are the children really going to thank mom and dad for ripping them away from all their relatives, not allowing them the privacy to potty train and bath without America watching .. it goes on and on. I've never seen any supporter give anything other then look at all the wonderful crap they have and without love, safety and a chance to be a child all that crap means nothing.

allison parker said...

Hi everyone, I am not a sheeple, and I have also posted a lot here, but I actually enjoyed this episode so I am going to post my thoughts regarding some stuffs that the others have noticed. Of course, this show isn't perfect because Kate was here. I was upset that she tried to correct her husband. Personally, I would not correct my husband in front of camera knowing that a lot of people would get to watch us. Anyway, I do not want to ruin my post, so I'll just let Kate be Kate.
I did not understand why they have to explain they did not force anyone, damage control?

I guess Jon and the kids had no say where they stay. Even if he insist they sit at the bleachers, they have to be filmed and the camera crew would have difficulty and you know. Plus they have to interact with the president and senior vice president, etc.

When Jon got food, I am sure he got those not only for the kids, but also for the crew, so I don't think he got more than they can eat. He was thinking of the other people with them. Didn't he say the peanuts disappeared?

When they went to the shop, of course Jon would want to get stuffs for his little girls, too. He was being a good father and I applaud him for that. He was also being a good husband as he got something for Kate. I guess Jon felt this was once in a lifetime, they wouldn't be filming another baseball game so he got the shirt he wanted. I know these are free but it's part of promoting the Phillies.

Joel is so funny that with all the kids he was the only one who noticed that his shoes were getting dirty.

I like this episode that Jon was able to talk much and the kids were really happy. Even Cara was smiling.

What I did not like, Kate, that's already given. I did not like that she kept asking nonsense questions, like is it really grass, what's that bat for, etc.

As I only record the show and not watch it on its actual time, I was able to watch it again and scrutinize it. Did anyone notice when Jon said he felt very short next to the vice president, Kate said "You are very "OH", then Jon said "I am very short." It seems like Kate originally said "You are very short" but they spliced it or dubbed over it so we won't hear Kate say Jon is very short? I just noticed it. Weird.

I did not like it that it was really late when they got home, I guess they have no control over that, too. I did not like that Kate was not waiting for her husband and her kids. I guess not all wives and mothers are the same.

After this episode, it was the photoshoot one and I just noticed how different they looked! Kate was obviously bigger and her face did not look as smooth. Jon did not look good because of the receding hairline so I guess it actually worked, except that we still see a huge bald spot on top.

Oh, I also noticed in the beginning that everyone was wearing matching outfits (was Cara there with them wearing a matching outfit with the little girls?) except Hannah. I guess that's okay, too.

allison parker said...

Jon, maybe it wasn't a good idea to tell Kate that the bat is used to hit balls. You might give her the wrong idea... I'd start wearing a cup if I were you.

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Haha. Funny. Comment of the week!

Rosemary Woodhouse said...

Oh and Kate my kids have a spirit day this week too but all I could afford was the marked down $10.00 tee shirt that said Phillies on the front.

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I wear my Diamondbacks shirt to each and every game and around town, and I wear it proudly (even though the Dbacks can be hard to love sometimes!), and it cost me all of eight bucks through some promotional deal.

Your kids are true fans...that's what matters, showing some spirit. GO PHILLIES! I don't know what I loved more, that the Phillies are going to the Series, or that they beat the Dodgers to get there.

Those jerseys are waaaaaaaaaay expensive. DH treated himself to one at the end of the season because he always wanted one. Key word in that sentence: treated. I never would have spent that kind of money on a shirt.

Rosemary Woodhouse said...

"I think people are missing the point of all of this. We as Americans are so use to having the best of the best of everything. Money does not always equal happiness. Just because you are sitting in luxury seats does not make things better. Sitting on the benches you get to enjoy being amongst the crowd and that in of itself is a whole different experience.
That is one of the biggest problems with some of the pro-crowd. They equate having a lot of money and nice clothes with happiness. They think that since the kids have a lot of material things they must be happy. News flash there are a lot of things that money cannot buy. For example a persons childhood, happiness, parents who have their childrens best interest in mind, and good health. Having more is not always better."

Greatest comment in the history of this blog, and that is saying a lot.

I also say this as someone who cheered the 1975 Cincinnati Reds (The Big Red Machine) with my Grandpa John in the cheap seats, and no, I would never trade that experience for a seat in a box.

Lonnyswife said...

Humor me will you for a moment?

I seem to recall, not long ago, when this show first was on as a series, that we saw 1/2 hour installments of daily life.

Daddy off to work. Mommy home with the kids and whichever nana/helper was scheduled to be there that day.

Feeding kids,napping kids,cute twins playing with little kids, mom racing thru the grocery store to get home to kids,kids playing with cousins at Aunt Jodis,kids being cute,kids going to bed.

Not so hard to take. Kind of interesting.......

Fast forward.

Mommy & Daddy are both home all day everyday, unless one or both is out of town on 'family business' business.

Twins are now 8, in school with peers, and obvious to all but their own parents, none to happy about their current situation in life.

The sextupulets are 4.5 and in school three days a week for a couple hours. They hit each other. They scream. Poor Aaden glazes over at the slightest hint of trouble. They rarely say thank you without being prompted ( you think as much 'stuff' as they are given it would be auto-response at this point).

Their life consists of outing after outing after outing.Freebie after freebie.More More More. The kids are handed a new toy every week. For doing.....what???? And this is what we see every week.

Where is the cute in any of this? What are the life lessons here?Where is the passing along of all the great knowledge of raising an army all at once? What exactly is it that Kate "wanted people to understand"?

There is absolutely no reason that I can see for this show to be on the air in the format that it finds itself today. It is an hour long commercial/travelouge that has nothing to do with raising children. Feeding, clothing and sheltering children, yes.
Raising them. No.

I truly hope Jon & Kate never find themselves regretting anything they have done, because by the time that happens it will have been too late.

ShannonKs said...

I saw tonight there was a commercial for Mercedes-Benz so is this the next freebie the "average family" will get?? And then of course they will say what a special treat this was and how long they have been saving for it... lol yeah right!

Ambrosia said...

I was flipping channels and only happened accross the show twice. Once when Jon was getting all the food and again when he was being a grabby-hands in the gift shop. Sounds like I didn't miss much.

BTW, my dad used to take all us kids (2 girls and 2 boys)to minor league baseball/basketball games at least once a year. Even though I never liked either sport, I loved it and still like to go and sit in the stands with my dad (That is how I spent my 21st birthday)

Anonymous said...

"My heart broke for those little boys who will never know the simple pleasure of going to a ballgame with their dad, sitting in the cheap seats, and buying a hot dog."


This comment seems a little over the top. Sure, it would be nice to make a memory such as that, but "my heart broke"??? I just cant imagine feeling like that when they got put up in a very nice box, fed, clothed, etc... My heart breaks for things like children that have no food at all, children that dont have parents, etc...

Of course my heart breaks for them that they get exploited on a regular basis, its terrible. But for me, it is a little over the top to say it broke my heart that they got to sit in a box at a baseball game.

Anonymous said...

This show is disturbing on so many levels. Did the Gosselins learn nothing from the way the Dilleys handled having septuplets? John and Kate Plus 8 will run its course and crash and burn, but the children will never, EVER live it down. The Gosselins are despicable.

Anonymous said...

Why must either Jon or Kate ridicule/belittle Joel on every episode? In early episodes it was only Kate who did it. More recently Jon has jumped on the "let's make fun of Joel" bandwagon, probably to gain Kate's approval. When the children are older they will surely view these episodes and Joel will be aware of the way his own mother and father mocked him in front of an audience of millions.

Anonymous said...

When this series started several years ago, I say humbleness and greatfullness in Kate for people who helped them. But, that didn't last long. Now all I see is greed, selfishness, and spitefullness. She now thinks everything should be handed to herself on a silver platter. She acts like she can do no wrong. She treats Jon like he's a piece of dirt and he isn't strong enough to stand up for himself.

When I saw their latest show at the ballgame, while it wasn't unexpected...the greed Jon showed was apalling.

And Kate, God forbid, couldn't let her kids enjoy a simple hotdog with asking if it was organic.

Kate's not only displays an obsessive attitude, she's demaning to most all of those around her.

Her kids are exploited, all because of her parents greed. Her attitude is now one of sense of entitlement.

Whereas their show was once cute...it is no longer. They just keep holding out their hands for more.

Anonymous said...

I haven't watched the show yet. After reading all these comments I don't know if I want to. Wow, rolling out the red carpet for the G's again. All I can think of is how much a Make a Wish child would enjoy an outing like this. Or how about treating a group of special needs kids to an outing like this? What makes the Gosselin's deserve such an outing? They can't go to a game and sit in regular seats and eat a hot dog? Why does everything have to be so over the top?
It's ridiculous.

alana said...

I know we have bigger fish to fry right now but...


Not once did I hear the little boys or Cara say "Thank you" to anyone for ALL the stuff they were given at the game, even when Jon told them to say it.

Even toddlers are taught to say "Thank you", no matter how it sounds - you know that's what they are saying by the 'melody' of it and the look on his/her face.

I'm a stickler for good manners. Since the show began, I've paid close attention when the children have been given things.

Whether it's a free toy from a gift shop or lunch on a paper plate, I have NEVER heard any of these kids say "please" or "thank you."

And Kate especially never encourages or reminds them to say it.

Things like this make me embarrassed for KON. It's not the kids' fault.

katie said...

It was nice to see the boys get something special, but my heart broke for Joel when both his parents made fun of him about the dirt on his shoes thing.

I didn't watch this show yet. This comment disturbs me. Not by the person who made, that's not what I mean. The fact that a 4 year old child's parents are going to make fun of him because he has dirt on his shoes.

Silly me - I thought the purpose of shoes was to keep dirt off your feet. Or germs off your toes in an icky hotel room. Kate would be the first one to call a child (wait, I should say boy) icky because they have dirt on their body.

Poor Joel just can't win. No matter what he does - good or bad - his parents find fault with it or humor in it. Once or twice or once in a while is ok. Sooner or later this child is going to get a complex.

Can you just see him when he goes to a "real" school (meaning K or above, private or public) when some older boy sees him or one of his brothers. They are going to have so much fodder for picking on him. And what will Jon and Kate do about that?

My point (at 6:30 am) is this:

You are pimping out your children in your family business. You are using them for your own success and fame. You have no shame when it comes to blatantly using a product or a clothing line, or a food or whatever. DO YOU THINK YOU CAN KEEP YOUR FAT MOUTHS SHUT AND STOP MAKING FUN OF YOUR CHILDREN ON NATIONAL TELEVISION???!!!!!!!!!!

I have my family through adoption. I thank the Lord each and every day for my two wonderful boys. I love the fact I have children who get dirty, and messy....children who act up at times and can be the sweetest angels on the planet on others. I just don't think Jon and Kate get this. They say they're so fortunate and blessed for getting their family through fertility treatments b/c they couldn't conceive on their own. I don't think there is one time EVER on this show where I've seen that.

Thank you for reading my rant.

Anonymous said...

"And Jon - please learn another adverb/adjective other than "really". And quit using the word "like" so much - you are not a 12 year old girl, oh wait....'

You're absolutely right. He sounds like such an uneducated dolt, doesn't he? And he's supposed to a SYSTEMS ENGINEER. Yeah, sure he is, not in the college educated, degreed sense, but the 6 month 2 night a week sense. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, NOT the same as what they are leading the pubic to believe. Talk about stretching the truth on that one. Just more lies from KON.

Sara said...

They started advertising that farmer's market playhouse one or two episodes ago, and I knew it was only a matter of time before it sprouted up in the Gosselin house, complete with it's own built-in advertisement showcasing all the accessories. It's the exact same thing that happened with the Rose Petal Cottage.

My mom bought my girls the Rose Petal Cottage as a joint birthday present this past summer, after we saw it on J&K (back when I thought I HAD to have everything that Kate's kids have). When I first saw the advertisement for the farmer's market, I had a fleeting feeling that I wanted to get it for my kids, but then I realized that this is exactly why they air these commercials during the show, and it's why they toss the Gosselins a free one. Not only do you get to see it up close, but you see it in use and develop this strange feeling that somehow your life will become comparable to the Gosselins' if you have it.

Well guess what- I adore my kids and they adore me, and whether or not they have the greatest electronics or the newest toys, or get to go to every corner of the United States on vacation, they know that the one thing they can always count on is me giving them the most precious gifts of all- my time, attention, patience and gratitude to God that He provided me with the best daughters love can create. No toy on this planet could ever make up for that.

Ravello said...

Is there a more unlikeable, insufferable person in the word than Kate?
Kate is a such a shrew Jon and his kids enjoyed themselves but in their little couch talk she is so negative, so obnoxious.
He needs to leave her, take Cara and the boys and get the hell away.
I know he wont go until the gravy train ends.
Mrs Charlie Manuel was lovely, showed more warmth and caring to the kids than Kate has ever shown even to Hannah. And Charlie Manuel is supposed to be a teddy bear.
What a neat kid Cara is away from her mother. Quiet, unassuming, adaptable.
And those boys are so darn cute, what in the world is wrong with Kate that she treats them so poorly.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sheeple...Is it easier to accuse those who speak up for the Gosselin children jealous as opposed to admitting your own selfishness? Because that is why these poor children are being over exploited. Sheeple want more, more, more Jon and Kate plus Eight. You don't seem to care about these children's future. Greedy just like J&K, cut from the same cloth it seems.
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You see what you want to see. It's easiest for you to fight back against accusations of jealousy, so you're imagining that every single pro-Jon and Kate post uses that argument. You're wrong, but that's fine.

I admit, I do enjoy watching the show, but I wouldn't bat an eye were it cancelled. I don't think there should be as many episodes per season as there are, and I agree with most people here that the Gosselin kids, whether intentionally or not, are being exploited.

However, I do jump to Jon and Kate's defense when the attacks against them are not about child advocacy, but instead about blind hatred of anything they do, even things that no one would criticize were it anyone else in existence.

We've got people here ready to lynch Kate because she's a bit misinformed about organic food. We've got people claiming that Cara and the boys are going to messed up adults because they sat in a luxury box instead of the bleachers (sorry, but really?). We've got people harshly attacking Jon because he got the kids a bunch of free ball game food (and I can guarantee had Jon and the kids eaten off the craft service table in the luxury box we'd have posters here saying how the kids were missing out on true ball game fare).

I honestly think Jon or Kate could make a statement like "Puppies are cute" and posters here would attack them for lying, exaggerating, or subtly implying that their children were not cute. There is literally nothing the Gosselins can do without being nailed to the wall for it.

Pardon me if I think a few people saying, "I enjoyed this episode" or "I love Jon and Kate" are less mindless than those who go after Jon and Kate with torches and pitchforks because of every little thing they do, even things that have absolutely nothing to do with exploiting their children (Kate's haircut, anyone?).

Anonymous said...

The good thing is that Kate's hair was covered with the baseball hat - the bad thing was the singing voice came out - ack! How embarrassing! But Kate had to get the attention on her somehow I guess!

Anonymous said...

I think the name of the show should be changed from "Jon and Kate Plus 8" to "Gimme, Gimme Gosselins"

Christine said...

"Take me out to the free ball game,
Take me out with the paying crowd.
Give me some free peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don't care if I never give back,
Let me sponge, sponge, sponge from the home team,
If they don't give me more freebies it's a shame.
Because it's one, two, three thousand free things
At the old Gosselin game."

Rufus said...

In regards to the playhouse/store thing that Jon "got the girls", the Duggars had that on their show last week. Coincidence? I think not.

I think that Jon was expecting a food spread in the box which is why he kept saying that the boys were hungry. I thought he was waiting for some clue from the woman he was with as to whether or not she would be providing them with something or if he would have to make it on his own. Sorry, Jonny, but you're on your own. Frankly though, I've been to many a sky box and there usually is tons of food in the box. I wonder why the Phillies bailed on that?

In any case, the kids would have had a waaaay better time in the regular seats. You can't actually experience baseball from a skybox. Half the fun of being at any sporting event is being among the crowd of other fans and just enjoying the atmosphere.

LAP said...

My heart broke for those little boys who will never know the simple pleasure of going to a ballgame with their dad, sitting in the cheap seats, and buying a hot dog. All they know is having the red carpet rolled out for them and sitting in a luxury box!!

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I totally agree with you and all the others who have stated this. When I read the episode description for this I thought this should be a fun thing for the boys and Cara. I bet they will love sitting in the seats, getting stuffed with all kinds of ball park foods and getting to do all kinds of fun chants and watching the Jumbotron. I know when my kids go to our local minor league baseball, hockey and indoor football games they love it and love getting into the action of things. Well, that was sadly not the case here. :( These poor kids are going to grow up with a sense of entitlment and will probably expect it their entire life. WTG Kon on rasing spoiled brats!

Anonymous said...

I fired off an e-mail yesterday to Goodhousekeeping to inform them that my Mom who's had a subscription for many years donated her copy of this month to our local hospital without even opening it. Which means I will not be reading it either.

I mentioned to my Mom no need to give me her copies of the mag anymore after she's done. I'm not going to continue to read what I thought was a respectable magazine. I'm too disappointed in the magazines poor judgment, and feel they needed to jump on some sort of bandwagon.

I doubt I will receive a reply.

Ilovemykids said...

Yea for me!!! 4 straight weeks of not watching the Gosselin Trainwreck Show. I would that perhaps someone needs to contact the Phillies organization and suggest that this outing would have been more appropriate for say a "Make a Wish" child or other such deserving children. Continually providing these greedy, self-centered parents with freebie outings is nauseating.

C said...

It's amazing that one freebie-ridden episode can unravel all those hard fought weeks of attempting to do damage control on these two lame duck parents.

Freebies and entitlement will be the downfall of this family. They just will never been shown in a positive light because their true selves will always shine through as greedy, greedy and more greedy.

Truly unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

My hubby a known fanatic for any sport said that all food on the box level is free. Just part of the enormous pricetag those companies pay.

Anonymous said...

they also got all of the things that go with it. I also love how Jon said, "I got this for them." Um, no you didn't--it was free! How stupid does he think we are?
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Ah, but "got" it for them could translate to free..as in "I went down to K-Mart and got this for free for hawking K-Mart all over the US". The way they showed the label over and over made it obvious it was a commercial. TLC is sinking so low with this product placement stuff! : (

Rose said...

I probably would have been gagging on the luxury seating, gobs of freebies and gushing attention - but it was bestowed upon the boys and Cara and I am so happy for them! They are the ones who always get pushed aside.

Loved them getting the "dippin' sauce" too! Did I see one of the boys eating it off his finger? Woot!!

Kate, please feel free to sniff the whiteout before every episode.

Anonymous said...

I wondered why he kept saying over and over they kids were hungry too. This show seemed like the producers way of showing how they are really like.
And yes, Kate was totally on something or totally jealous.

Anonymous said...

So embarrassed for Jon grabbing up all those gift store freebies.

And what was the deal with Cara saying, "She said not to get those?" And Jon blowing her off. She who? The owner's wife?

Seriously, that and his food order were so over the top it was uncomfortable to watch."

She specifically said, "She said don't get foam fingers for the little kids". And he did anyway. I assumed it was Kate's order. Maybe they'd tear them up or bite pieces off. I know my kid would! He should know they are going to end up in the garbage anyway since I've never seen anything like that at Kon's house. They barely keep anything in that 'temporary little house' of theirs. But of course they were FREE, so...

Anonymous said...

Kate at the end of the episode: "Thanks Phillies...for taking care of HALF of our family!"...like she's pissed they didn't get freebies for the entire family.

I can't stomach this show much longer."

Oh believe me, they did show the ENTIRE family getting freebies to take home! This dig could have meant (although I doubt it) that they allowed only 6 people to come on the freebie trip. Who knows why the shrew said it. But as many times and she tries to get digs into those who give them freebies, why do stupid people still continue to do so?

nancy19 said...

Update to Webster's dictionary:
Jon has a new word: Pathetecated...what an ass...it is getting too hard to watch this show, I am embarrassed FOR them. And there is Kate, is she medicated? If so, give her more, but is there enough drugs in the world for her to make it through one show without belittling her husband? So tired of seeing these poor kids jump through hoops so mommy and daddy can get more free stuff...

Anonymous said...

I was only half-listening to this ep (i'll try to really watch the repeat) and I know they got the jerseys and hats free, and it sounded like they got a nice VIP treatment but was it said that Jon didn't buy the food and the stuff at the gift shop? "

Hahaha well you should have watched it then! Jon CLEARLY took all the food he could and no money or card was even shown changing hands this time! Clearly freebies all the way..

Anonymous said...

But - that's the nicest thing I can say about that b*tch given everything that's gone down in the last few days.
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what happened in the last few days?

Anonymous said...

Kennedy said...
"A luxury box?? These "poor" people who are trying to make ends meet get to sit in a luxury box?? I have been going to Yankee games for years and the only way we ever got to see the game was from the cheap seats in right field! Give me a break!"

The best place to be and appreciate the overall experience of a pro baseball game is sitting in the 'cheap seats' and being among the fans. I did not watch this episode but I find it extremely sad that the Gosselin children's first pro baseball experience was from the view point of sitting in the 'luxery box'. It seems as if most of these 'memory making' life experiences for the Gosselin children take place being isolated away from the general public or to the exclusion of the general public.

Anonymous said...

In regards to the playhouse/store thing that Jon "got the girls", the Duggars had that on their show last week. Coincidence? I think not.

I think that Jon was expecting a food spread in the box which is why he kept saying that the boys were hungry. I thought he was waiting for some clue from the woman he was with as to whether or not she would be providing them with something or if he would have to make it on his own. Sorry, Jonny, but you're on your own. Frankly though, I've been to many a sky box and there usually is tons of food in the box. I wonder why the Phillies bailed on that?

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It was pretty funny they made him go stand in line with the rif-raf. I think he was hoping to avoid that. They probably had to get Kon's helpers to go clear out the lobby as much as possible for the king coming through. It looked like huge slabs of fried fish he picked out for the boys. And as much of everything as possible. Gotta love all that free stuff!

Anonymous said...

My question is: What interest has the Gosselin family expressed in the Phillies , and how many baseballs games has Jon taken his children to prior to the Phillies manager personal invite and last night's episode? I thought so.

momof5 said...

Anon said: So I was watching this episode and I noticed that Jon said he bought the girls some play house thing with all of the seperately sold play sets that go along with it. I saw nothing wrong with that...until the commercial break. During the commercial break, they coveniently showed a commercial for that exact same play set thing! This is not the first time this has happened. There has been many episodes where the kids get some new toys and then during the commericial break, there is a commercial for that exact same toy.

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This is a perfect example of why I take such issue with the G's. Why not say it was given to them or not comment at all? Why say I BOUGHT this for you? It's blatant lying and what kind of example does that set for anyone, much less your own children?

Anonymous said...

To the poster who commented on the childrens' lack of manners. I couldn't agree more. I made the same comment to my husband last night. Our two year old says please and thank you whethers its for a sippy cup of milk or a free sticker at the super market, he always responds, Thank you. I guess if you are raised by two totally unappreciative parents, you'd never learn proper manners. Many two year olds I am around seem to be more mature than the "little kids" I think that is in part because Kate is always referring to them as babies...she's kept them in a stunted toddler-like state for her own emotional and monetary gains. As a family of real PHillies fans, watching the show last night left a really bad taste in our mouths. I guess Kate's never worn a baseball hat before which would explain the totally ridiculous manner she chose to wear it last night. I guess going to our local minor league ballpark wouldn;t be glamorous enough for them

Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear a comment from the Dilley parents about what they think of the Gosselins. Other than an occasional (every couple of years) special, we don't hear much from the Dilley sextuplets. Now there are a couple of parents who have had to deal with reality.....balancing a budget so one of them could be home with the kids. Moving to a less-expensive home when their income couldn't support a bigger one. Discontinuing preschool because they couldn't afford the gas to get there. Coping with periods of unemployment when the dad lost his job due to downsizing. Yes, now that is real life and real choices. Not week after week of gimme-gimme-gimme.

Anonymous said...

This show would have been so much better if they'd just left Kate out all together. What was the point of having her on there with lopsided, sticking out the side of a hat hairdo anyway? Of course she had to ask if the food was organic. She harps about organic so much she knew the first thing critics would comment on is whether all that free food was organic. What would be so bad about splitting up the family like this and letting the parents take half the kids while the other have enjoy an exploitation free evening? Other than the fact that Kate is incapable of being a woman and a mom and taking a kid anywhere on her own, that is.

Then of course she was embarrassed when seeing the part about the dirt in Joel's shoes. Her neurotic, anal attitude made him that way! You could tell Jon was just scared that the dirt in his shoes would piss off Kate. I don't think it was done to 'ridicule Joel' as has been stated. It's more their own embarrassment.

The grabbing of the freebies was shameful. My 10 year old and I were astounded at how he just scooped up all he could. I could not fathom going anywhere and getting freebies without having my kids go and say thank you each and every time they were given one single thing. These kids are so used to just taking that when someone comes to meet them or give a high five they just look at them like they're crazy. They seem to be developing a disdain for people outside the family..thanks to their wonderful, grateful parents.

I've got to say, I think it would have been a much more enjoyable episode to see them in regular seats. When my husband takes my son to Cardinal's games, it goes like this: We are military so they leave base on the metro train, (after purchasing military discounted tickets) ride with all the other fans, arrive at the stadium and find their seats, and then sit and interact with other fans while eating the food and drinks they carried with them to avoid the high prices. And maybe buying one little food item or drink or something later on. We know TLC CAN afford to give them the VIP treatment, but IMO it would be a lot more fun to watch someone have an experience the rest of us have instead of always being royalty courtesy of Kate's magic uterus and being the goose that laid the golden Gosselins. Please...

The product placement is sad, obvious and nauseating. Enough already! Stop giving freebies to these boneheads!

Finally, (for now, until I remember what else I was thinking) Jon saying 'myself' all the time is just ridiculous! Who does that! Even my kids are not stupid enough to say that rather than I or me. And Kate correcting him is just as laughable. Both of them need remedial English classes!

Anonymous said...

How can Jon and Kate continue to tour around to the churches (only if the church paid the $25k speaking fee) with their hands out acting like they are disadvantaged? They say they have no money for retirement, no college funds, etc. Yet, we see them treated like royalty at the ballpark sitting in a private box, acting like greedy pigs ordering more food than they can eat and grabbing all of the free merchandise they can. The kids seem to get free, brand new toys on a regular basis. What is next? I predict (in addition to the new, huge, fully furnished home) it will be a couple of Tahoes or Suburbans or luxury vehicles. Can't you see Kate cruising around town in her Mercedes wagon? I can. All completely paid for by some dealership who wants weekly publicity. It is sickening in this economy to see such an ungrateful bunch of yahoos continue to grab more and more and more and never, ever give back or say thank you. And never teach their children these values either. The cycle will be repeated with these kids.

Moons in Leo said...

Almost every comment about this episode had to do with the greed of the Gosselins.

Yes, the Gosselins are greedy. That's why they have pimped out their kids, but to decry and bemoan every freebie they get makes the posters on this site look like green-eyed monsters.

Write to the PA Board of Labor about the kids working above and beyond what child actors do, turn off your televisions and be finished with the Gosselins.

Anonymous said...

"Sorry, but indiscriminantly hating every single thing a family does is just as mindless as indiscriminantly liking it; you just get to imagine yourself a rebel if you lean on the negative side instead of the positive."

There exists no positive side with respect to the continuous blatant exploitation of the Gosselin children. With respect to the issue at hand, ie J & K/child exploitation; If I get to 'imagine myself a rebel if I lean on the negative side', what am I imagining myself if I lean to the positive? The ability to live vicariously through the eyes of J & K? IMO, J & K represent nothing remotely positive to lean towards.
Therefore, I will lean towards the side of rebellion. As negative as it may be.

Anonymous said...

One of the goals of a parent is to prepare the children for life (real life). Children should be taught manners, the rewards of hard work and family values. This at least gives them a head start. What these children are living is obviously not real life. They are so cut off from the rest of the world, they don't have an idea how normal children and their families live. At some point, all of this will end. The children will be at a total loss. They won't fit in and will be once again confined to their own little group as these are the only people they feel comfortable with. Poor things, won't even have a close and loving relationship with their parents to count on. Their teen years will be a total nightmare either from rebellion or peer rejection. For those peer's that had watched the show, the Gosslin's will either be made fun of perhaps from potty training in front of America or a million other reasons. Perhaps they will make 'friends' with others who just want to be with a 'Gosslin from TV' Either way none of this is for the positive. Plus the show would be much more interesting if they got back to the original premise. Normal children going thru a normal day. All perks should be (quitetly)banked for the future. Stop showing the children how to get things by begging and for heaven's sake let the babies grow up. Four year old babies are not cute!

Anonymous said...

This was totally Kon at their finest. Katie Irene is the type of person who not only sulks when things are not all about her, but she does it to the extreme so that everyone knows she is sulking -- and so gets attention nevertheless.

Jon, if he were inclined to go to a ballgame, should've gotten seats in the stands for Cara and the boys sans the girls and KI. He should've known when they were hungry and gotten up, taken them to get food and reached into his pocket to buy it. If they were inclined toward jerseys or foam fingers for the kids, again he should've bought what he could afford for the kids EVEN IF HE HAD TO DO WITHOUT FOR HIMSELF!!!!

TLC has created a huge monster here with 10 heads and I don't think they care. The Phillies organization, however, is supported on the whole by good, old-fashioned, hard working people for whom going to a game is a huge deal. When they know these grabbers of goodies and unappreciative grifters have been treated like kings at that game they will not be happy.

Couldn't the Phillies find a more deserving family? Maybe someone who works two jobs to even take their kids to a game? A serviceman or woman just home from Iraq? Some police officers or fire fighters and their kids?

Anonymous said...

It was good becuase Kate wasnt really in it!

Anonymous said...

Kate's stupid comments about the grass, how to use a bat, etc. are all part of her narcisstic (spelling?) personality disorder. My best friend's mother is the same exact way - whenever the attention is off of her and on something she doesn't approve of, she acts all stupid and asks a million questions about it just to drive you crazy. I think Kate's singing is another example of this. Does she think her family is going to be the Von Trapps or Partridge Family or something? Stop singing and stop trying to make your kids sing!!

Anonymous said...

When Jon was explaining how the kids got to open up that box and play with other children (!) Kate looked very disgusted. I'm sure the thought of them interacting with other kids turns her stomach. I mean, outsiders!? They might see that their life is not normal! One reason they had to be in a VIP box instead of the stands with the regular folk. However, this is a very confusing first experience at a ball game. Looking through a window? It looked more like sticking you nose up against a large screen tv and watching. Being outside with the other folks is so last year though, I guess.

moi said...

Is there anyone who can add the cost of all the freebies for this episode alone? I was able to fill in some...

- 5 box seats
- 4 kids' jerseys
- 10 baseball caps
- 10 foam fingers
- 2 hot dogs @ $5 each = $10
- 1 cheese fries = $6.50
- 3 chicken fingers & fries @ $9.25 each = $27.75
- 2 Cracker Jack bags @ $4 each = $8
- 1 bag of peanuts = $3.75
- several Phanatic stuffed toys
- 1 bat autographed by Shane Victorino

Any takers to estimate the items I have no prices for?

And PS--How heavily-medicated was Kate on that couch? Hooo-eee.

Anonymous said...

Why do J&K always have to say "I never got to do this"?? Doesn't every parent want to give their children better than they had? Besides, it just sounds so selfish of them. And maybe if your parents had violated your privacy by inviting television cameras into your home to capture every awkward and embarrasing moment of your childhood you would have been in a luxury box at age 4 too!!

On Pointe said...

what cara was saying about the foam fingers was that Mady didn't want all the kids to get them too, she wanted it to be her "special gift". Sorry mady, but a freebie is a freebie, and mom and dad can get good money on eBay for those foam fingers once everyone stops playing with them!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To all the KON supporters who read this blog,I am asking this in my most respectful voice :

Really,for you, why do you care if the show is canceled ? All it means is that you have to find another show to watch on Monday night. For the G kids, it could mean a chance for them to have some privacy and normalcy, things they have never known.

10/20/2008 9:01 PM


To all the Non-Kon supporters:

I really would not care if the show was cancelled. But for now it is on and I enjoy watching it.

If you are so unhappy with the show then quit watching it. Then maybe the ratings would go down and they would scale back or cancel it ? But to sit and watch it and then come here to complain about every little thing, and make lists of products you are not going to buy anymore because it was featured on the show or they got it for free is crazy !!

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Anonymous said...

Ok, Im just throwing this out there...IT IS NOT A FACT!

Perhaps Kate is so miserable and sullen lately because she is pregnant. Wouldnt that be funny? And since she cant get preggers on her own (so she says, Im not sure she even tried)chances are she would use IUI (or what ever) again and most likely would be preggers with multiples again! Not her much wanted "Just one baby"

Or perhaps they are trying to adopt and they keep getting told "No". I think Jon would be Ok with that because he thought the twins were enough, but Kate...WOW she would be totaly b*tchy for a long time! Because after all they and Jon and Kate Gosselin Duh people at the adoption agency dont you know they get what ever they want (and more) for FREE!

Anonymous said...

This show is a farce! Blantant product placement, freebies, designer clothes, organic meals and we are suppose to believe that a "normal" family of ten in America lives this way especially in today's economy??? Like John Stossil says: Give Me A Break!

Anonymous said...

When Jon was talking about how nice the woman was in the box, Kate leans in and says, "Nice like I am? As nice as me?"
Anyone else notice that? And how Jon tried to sidestep answering.

Natasha said...

1. The only plus I see for sitting in a skybox is you don't have someone's dirty feet on the back of your seat or elbows flying in front of you or the guy that makes 15 trips to the concession stand saying "excuse me" and stepping on you every time as he pushes by. Other than that, I'd rather sit in the stands. I've been to many Cleveland Indians games and one Boston Red Sox game and I'm sure I saw the field better, felt the cool air better, and heard the cheers of the crowd better than I would have on the little T.V. in the box.

2. I agree with a comment Lonnyswife made: I miss seeing the actual "everyday life" of this family before it blew up into a half-hour long advertisement of toys, trips, gizmos and gadgets. I started watching because the kids were adorable and I just liked seeing their home life. Now, it's nothing like that, and it's too bad.

Anonymous said...

Give me a break. They sit in a box, instead of being in the stands? Well, arent we special.

I really hate that the owners gave them all that special treatment. Why should these kids run the bases when all other kids would love to do that? I had to laugh when he called them "celebrities". HA! In their dreams.
Not interested in this family and not even the kids anymore.They will grow up to be spoiled self centered people.

Anonymous said...

What?? A Playskool commercial for the "farmers market" (AKA Cherry Blossom Market) at the same time the Gosselin kids got one? What a coincidence!!!

sabrinasmom said...

Not once did I hear the little boys or Cara say "Thank you" to anyone for ALL the stuff they were given at the game, even when Jon told them to say it.

As a parent, I think when you teach little ones "Please" and "Thank You", it really just is rote. As they grow older and learn empathy, appreciation, etc. they understand why these words are important and know when and why to use them.

The Gosselins children, have yet to learn. It's not their "fault" per se, but look at the parents - self entitlement, freebies, etc.

Didn't the child actors say that was their downfall - the inability to function in a world that doesn't think you are that "special"? IMO

Anonymous said...

Did anyone catch Shane Victorino saying to the kids, "Since you guys are celebrities I want to be in your picture" or something like that? That says it all...

Anonymous said...

My gosh, Kate was just cringe-worthy last night - even worse than usual. Was she in a snit when she found out how much fun everyone had and she wasn't there?

And could she please shut up and not correct Jon's speech - she has been known to make more than a few errors herself.

Anonymous said...

Kate was particularly annoying in this show, but I loved watching Jon, the boys and Cara. They looked so happy and Jon sounded so grateful for that opportunity.
The family getting free stuff doesn't bother me at all. They are on TV so that will happen. I worked in television news and being on TV will give you perks no matter what you are doing.
My only problem is the rumors of them not be grateful for the free stuff. If a TV network was going to come into my house and make a ton of money off my family I would want to be well compensated. BUT I would also be thankful, and have NO PROBLEM with other people being paid.
The boys, Cara and Jon looked happy and grateful last night which I loved...then they would cut to Kate. Geez, that lady!

linda said...

I wonder if they will be given World Series tickets..

Anonymous said...

"Don't you wake up when you husband and 4 kids come home? I would wake up and help get the kids ready for bed, knowing how tired they all would be. She is sooo self centered."


No I wouldn't wake up. I'd assume my husband was more than able to get the kids to bed.

If the situation were reversed would you even be questioning why Jon didn't get up and help put the kids to bed?

Probably not!

meowmoew said...

After Kate plugged in requesting basketball tickets, I almost threw up. That was it, off it went.

How could Jon live in Pennsylvania for all his life, and NEVER attend a game. I guess he wants EVERYTHING for FREE.

kelly s said...

Heres a drinking game for this episode- Drink every time jon says "phillies". I swear within the first 5 minutes he had to have said it about 100 times. Jon we can tell where you went especially with that free jersey and hat you were wearing that said phillies hugely on it.

Also, what kids go to a ball game and color. they had no interest in that what so ever. who would when you are that high up and no where near the action. I guess the gosselins are too big to sit with us lowly people in the regular seats.

4girlsoneboy said...

"I guess going to our local minor league ballpark wouldn;t be glamorous enough for them"


Funny you should say that - I was thinking the same thing as there is a very nice one very close to their home.

Anonymous said...

But when a whole episode is dedicated to freebies, it doesn't cry green eyed monsters, it just reeks of sad child exploitation at the expense of the kids, showcasing the parents in their finest form - the greedy sad excuse for parents they are.

Anonymous said...

Everyone keeps complaining about all the "freebies". But it seemed to me that the Phillies offered to do this for them. And it also seemed that everyone they came in contact with was more than excited to see them. Even if the Phillies did foot the bill for all the "freebies" it would seem to me that they got much more in return. And the kids and Jon seemed to be having a great time and isn't that what really matters.

Momof3 said...

Did everyone hear out there "Kate WOULD GO to a basketball game" The free tickets should be in the mail soon.

Momof3 said...

They ordered WAY to much food. At the age of those kids they should be splitting a meal. My kids do and they are 10 and 11. But I also have to PAY for it.

Anonymous said...

If any of you or I were treated to the outings, vacations, shows, the Gosselins have received (whether for the tv show or not) I'm sure we would have written thank you notes to the organizations. How much do you want to bet anyone has received notes from Kate and family?

Has anyone else noticed how subdued J&K have been the last 2 episodes when on the couch? Especially when they say they're so thankful for what they have and the exciting things to come? They're getting us ready to spring something big on us and I'm getting ready to be sick. Sweeps month is in Nov so that's when we'll see Hawaii, but what else will they spring on us -- the house?

Watch J&K's demeanor on the couch - the language they use talking about the future. Whatever it is - it's gonna be big cause they're awfully excited about it and are dying to spill the beans! (< :

Next on my list to do today - write to the PA labor division, Phillies, and now Playskool since they've joined the sponsor list.

I did write K-mart and got a 2 line (rather insulting IMO) reply thanking me for my interest and saying their ad dept uses various methods, etc. It was obvious they didn't even read my letter because of the generic reply they wrote.

The more we write the more chance we have to open the money machine's eyes to what's happening with the children.

Anonymous said...

Moons in Leo said...
Almost every comment about this episode had to do with the greed of the Gosselins.

Yes, the Gosselins are greedy. That's why they have pimped out their kids, but to decry and bemoan every freebie they get makes the posters on this site look like green-eyed monsters.

Write to the PA Board of Labor about the kids working above and beyond what child actors do, turn off your televisions and be finished with the Gosselins.

10/21/2008 6:52 AM

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The whole show was showcasing Jon with his hand out. Freebies. I may have missed it, but was there any real storyline of the show other than the kids and Jon getting free things handed to them?

Heck they didn't even show the kids watching the game or anyone (forget Jon he was too busy shopping for free stuff) sitting with them and pointing out the field, the players, the teams on the field and at bat. Nothing about the simple rules of baseball. The fun of sitting in the stands and cheering on your team.

This was a ridiculous show of greed. It has nothing to do with jealousy (of what I ask?)

Plain and simple this greed of the Gosselins will be their downfall.

Anonymous said...

The last time I heard one of the G kids say "thank you" was when Kate, in the dentist's office, told Alexis to say thank you to the dentist after the excruciating teeth counting. Alexis said it, gave the dentist five and even gave her a hug when asked.

Katie Irene looks just plain annoyed that there are other people in this world living their lives and sometimes she has to be among them.

dotsicle said...

Ya know... I don't normally mind when free things are given to kids, but holy cow, this show was over the top with freebies. Seems like it would have been so much nicer to allow each kid to choose ONE souvenir (over and above what they were given in the goodie bag) thing and then say THANK YOU! Why did the ones at home need a souvenir? They didn't go to the game! Oh, they'd fight or cry because they didn't get something brought to them? Jeepers creepers, they already had the Farmers' Market that "Jon got" for the stay-at-homes. This show has become nothing but "Jon and Kate Plus Freebies". Hope the kids don't go into adulthood with the Gimme More mentality being taught by the parents.

Anonymous said...

To all the Non-Kon supporters:

I really would not care if the show was cancelled. But for now it is on and I enjoy watching it.

If you are so unhappy with the show then quit watching it. Then maybe the ratings would go down and they would scale back or cancel it ? But to sit and watch it and then come here to complain about every little thing, and make lists of products you are not going to buy anymore because it was featured on the show or they got it for free is crazy !!

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
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Yes, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

I do not watch the show anymore, and I haven't for the last month . I read here to get the recap and to find out who I need to contact next about protecting the G kids.I am trying to make a tiny difference in these childrens' lives by writing my emails .

Also, when I post a comment, it is not COMPLAINING. I post because I am disgusted with KON's behavior.

If you enjoy watching the show, maybe this blog is not the place for you to be commenting.

lifeoriley said...

"If the situation were reversed would you even be questioning why Jon didn't wake up and help put the kids to bed?"

Maybe some viewers wouldn't question it, but I certainly would.
Also, Kate probably would NO WAY have allowed Jon to sleep through her arrival--no matter what time it was.
IMO, she would've yelled "Joooonnnn!" as soon as she walked in the house and then probably made a snide comment to the camera like "Typical husband, sleeping while his wife does ALL the work."
Then, after yelling and waking up the other kids, she could blame Jon for it by telling him he should've been up and waiting for her, asking "how can I help you?" so she wouldn't have had to yell.

carlsbad05 said...

I've said this before and I'll say it again. The NETWORK aka TLC has a huge hand in this. They have us in the palm of their hands. Everyone can't wait to watch to see what Kon will do next. It makes me sick. I stopped watching the show about a month ago. I'll admit it, it's been tough not to sneak a peek at the new shows just to see how ridiculous things have gotten. Now with all the hype and negative air time, I'll bet the Jon and Kate Plus 8 ratings are going up, up and up. TLC will never take the show off the air - unless they are ordered to. I repeat, as I do every week, THOSE POOR KIDS.

abc123 said...

This site does contain Free Discussion sections. Maybe comments that are not about child advocacy should go there?

Having said that, I wouldn't want this site to be like TWoP used to be and not allow free discussion of the episode- including crazy hair, hats, etc.

Anonymous said...

Go Phillies!! I wonder if the Phils asked them to prominently display the logo at all times during the show. Once again, I'm glad that the kids at least get to be kids around Jon, he at least seems to like them. While the luxury box was nice, it's too bad the kids couldn't sit in the regular fan seats, leave the luxury boxes for the suit stiffs. I was slightly disgusted by all of the food he ordered and annoyed by all the free paraphenalia. Do the kids have any manners? Do they ever say thank you? How rude, I didn't even hear Cara say it even when Jon told them to. But I love Charlie Manual and his wife, such sweet people and Shane Victorino was pretty sweet too. Go Phils again :)

CrazyCatLady said...

This espisode confirmed what I've been noticing about J&K's body language while they're in the interview chair...They most always lean away from each other, and Kate crosses her legs away from Jon, not toward him...They're probably not aware of it, but it says alot about the nature of their feelings toward each other.

Anonymous said...

Funny how Kate corrects Jon on just about everything he says but never corrects when he improperly says 'myself' all the time. I'd bet anything these two also say irregaradless.

It is interesting to me just how many supporters of Kon jumped into this thread to inform us what we should and should not do, have opinion on, when it comes to Kon. Is the GDNOP board shut down or something? I know that I for one am not going to listen to a bunch of sheeple tell me what I can and can't feel when it comes to these to cons.

I can't imagine not being awake when my kids come home, even if it's 1 a.m. That's just how I am I guess. Yes, sheeple, I really said that, and that is how I feel. You can tell me all you want that I should not talk about that sort of thing here, but as long as my posts get through I will continue to write them. : )

I think it also has to do with what kind of parents/people each individual is here. If one person is the type who will not find it hard to sleep when her 4 yr olds are out late, or want to help put them to bed; or are the kind of person who finds ungrateful greed distasteful and will voice that opinion, another may have the opposite opinion and try to tell that person that what they feel doesn't matter. Personally, I am the type who does not get jealous at anything the Gosselins do/have whatsoever. I find them sickening and I find it sad how their kids are being raised. So to constantly have people saying that anyone who says so-and-so is jealous is just absurd.

Melibee said...

The thing that bugs me so much about the issue with dirt on/in Joel's shoes is this:

If it were little Hannah or Leah whining that their shoes were dirty Kate would think it was endearing! "Oh that's my Hannie! She likes things nice and neat, just like me! Such a good girl!"

But if it's Joel complaining his shoes got dirty he is mocked and make fun of. That poor kid just can't win. He will never have Kate's approval, that is simply the sad fact of the matter.

Anonymous said...

This espisode confirmed what I've been noticing about J&K's body language while they're in the interview chair...They most always lean away from each other, and Kate crosses her legs away from Jon, not toward him...They're probably not aware of it, but it says alot about the nature of their feelings toward each other.

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Body language can be telling, but Kate always crosses her right leg over her left, even when she is sitting on the other side of the couch.

I always cross my right leg over my left- it's just more comfortable.

Anonymous said...

I am seeing a lot of "Go Phillies!" comments.

Isnt this a bit of a double standard? We e-mail to high heaven vtech, good housekeeping and other companies that give the g's gifts and say we will never read, watch or buy their products again?!? But even though this team did the same exact thing, I think I have only seen a handful of posts actually calling them out on this. Everyone else is just moving on and not caring. Why the difference?!?

Anonymous said...

What I found most disturbing about the episode was what a dud Jon is (more so than usual). The coach's wife said to Jon when she was introducing he and the coach, that he watches the show late at night when he can't sleep after they lost a game and all Jon could do was a wimppy little smile. Not be at all conversational and say something like, "well, I hope watching the show let you get your mind off it for a little bit". Also when he first gets into the elevator the VERY FIRST thing he says is how starving the kids are, then again in the sky box and he tells the kids, its coming, then next shot he is saying okay, lets go get it- then he gets the food with Cara. He was probably waiting for the buffet to be placed in front of his face, he is not used to actually carrying anything himself. Poor guy.

Anonymous said...

The entire baseball game, food, souvenirs, etc. is just pure advertisement for the Phillies. It goes both ways. The Gosselins aren't the only people benefitting from this show. Why shouldn't the Gosselins take advantage of everything offered to them for their kids? They are no different than any other celebrity out there who gets everything for free. Celebs get free dresses, jewelry, meals, tickets to anything they want, etc. They can afford it. The Gosselins are just middle class people who got very lucky. Why shouldn't the Gosselins take advantage of the situation? There are alot more people who are alot more greedy with get alot more stuff than the Gosselins. I think that the time will come for this show to end, and we will all move on with our lives.

tripletsmom said...

The kids seemed like they had a good time, which is the important thing. (probably cause Kate wasn't there.) Joel was scared that he was going to get in trouble for getting the dirt in or on his shoes. Kate has brain-washed him (and the other kids) that dirt is a bad thing. What normal kid doesn't mind getting dirt on themselves? Isn't that what a bath is for? Kate was definetly in a CATATONIC state of mind, with a very flat affect. She was probably extremely tired from having to give the kids that stayed home with her a bath. Something she is not used to doing. I enjoy giving my triplets a bath at the end of the day. It is bonding time for us and we play and have a good time. Jon is definetly whipped and needs to grow a pair. Finally, if Kate doesn't stop correcting Jon on live telelvision, I will go to their house and tell her to stop verbally abusing him.

Anonymous said...

In response to: "The whole show was showcasing Jon with his hand out. Freebies. I may have missed it, but was there any real storyline of the show other than the kids and Jon getting free things handed to them?

Heck they didn't even show the kids watching the game or anyone (forget Jon he was too busy shopping for free stuff) sitting with them and pointing out the field, the players, the teams on the field and at bat. Nothing about the simple rules of baseball. The fun of sitting in the stands and cheering on your team.

This was a ridiculous show of greed. It has nothing to do with jealousy (of what I ask?)

Plain and simple this greed of the Gosselins will be their downfall"

I agree. With each passing episode of J & K so apparantly represents the Gosselin family not experiencing in, but basking in a gluttonous life style fueled by a the over zealous sense of entitlement on the part of the parents. Any resemblence of a relatable premise, has been replaced by the blatancy of free advertising and product placement.

It is the wearing of the rose colored glasses that causes one to see the 'green eyed monster'.

Anonymous said...

What I am seeing is the kids are being taught that "There's the world, and here is us. Stay far away from the world. The only people you should show any speckle of attention to are the ones who are peppering us with freebies and adoration. Stay far away from everyone else unless they show you the money."

They are always sequestered away from "the world". They get club seats away from everyone else. Go to a skating rink, it's all yours. They got an entire train car to themselves at the train place, they get a private room to eat lunch at all the free places to be away from regular folk. Everything and everyone is cleared out to make room for the Gosselins. They aren't being taught to mingle with society, show kindness to strangers ( the ones who aren't standing there handing them a freebie or oogling over them ). They aren't being taught that not everyone in this lifetime is going to be so sweet and butt-kissing, and even when people are ugly to you, how to remain kind and take the high road.

What are these kids going to do one day, when the show is long over and people have moved on to a different TLC freakshow, and all of a sudden society isn't as sweet, as giving, as accomodating, or as tolerant?

How will they react when they grow older and have to actually wait their turn, get in line like the rest if them, and actually mingle with the little people and not be catered to like royalty?

As I wrote this, my concern kind of shifted from the kids, to "How in the world will Kon handle this?"
Those two will need therapy when the ride is over. Forget about the kids.

Anonymous said...

About Kate not getting out of bed at 1 a.m. when Jon and the kids got home. I think the only thing that would get her out of bed at that time of night would be a dump truck load of money backing up into the driveway! LOL. I'm sure she would have expected Jon to get out of bed and put the kids to bed and she would have just gone straight to bed herself because she would have been "exhausted"!

I also thought Jon totally seemed like a social dud at the ballpark. The nice manager's wife introduced her teenage son and then commented directly to Jon (and I believe Cara) that she also had twin girls. What a great conversation opener, but Jon just stared at her with a blank look on his face. I don't think he knows how to handle himself in public and he doesn't have Kate there to speak for him. Not that Kate would have feigned any interest in the manager's wife either.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see Jon or Kate open their wallet at least once during an episode. Do they have to gorge themselves because they get free food too?

Anonymous said...

I loved seeing Jon and Kate covered in all of their free swag from the game. I laughed when I saw them sitting on the couch, fixing the rally towel. Too much.

Rose said...

"Don't you wake up when you husband and 4 kids come home? I would wake up and help get the kids ready for bed, knowing how tired they all would be. She is sooo self centered."

Yep - I'd be awake too. But I would have been so grateful for such an experience I'd want to see their little faces when they got home. Then again, I'd want to GO WITH my children to their first baseball game (and I'm not necessarily a b-ball fan).


"Perhaps Kate is so miserable and sullen lately because she is pregnant. Wouldnt that be funny?"

Oy vey......

Anonymous said...

This episode gave me an idea for a board game, the Greedy Gosselin Game. It's for 2 players. Each player gets a van with 8 removable pegs in them. The object of the game is to move around the board unloading the pegs to "caretakers" and collect free stuff. The first one to get to the couch with all their pegs being taking care of somewhere and who has the most stuff wins.

Anonymous said...

I am so tired of seeing them get free stuff every week. The reason people like the Roloff's is because they are real and not greedy.

This week's episode was disgusting to watch. And in the next couple weeks we get to watch them go off to Hawaii. What a farce! Kate said "I will go see a basketball game" and Jon looked at the camera and nodded. How long until we see that.

I hope that we never see Kate sing again, it was like she was auditioning to get her CD next.

Carol said...

"Perhaps Kate is so miserable and sullen lately because she is pregnant. Wouldnt that be funny?"

Especially if it was a boy...or twin boys.

Anonymous said...

I was happy to see the kids getting to see/do things and appearing to enjoy it. I've always been happy to see them have opportunities and experiences, regardless of whether it was a freebie. At least there are some perks for them, for all the privacy they give up. It's Jon and Kate getting money and freebies for themselves that makes me want to puke.

That said I am in agreement with others who notice how rarely these children are reminded to say thank you. It demonstrates to me that nobody involved with the show has the slightest clue about parenting. And heaven help those poor kids when they grow up and feel as if they are entitled to everything. Imagine the opportunities they will miss, the doors slammed in their faces, because they don't have the simple manners to know when someone has given them something they didn't have to, and to thank them for it.

allison parker said...

Okay, I enjoyed the show. I might not like Kate that much but I can see that Jon is trying. Kate is jealous, that was for sure.
I think the reason why Jon got so much food was because some of it was for the crew. Remember the peanuts disappearing?
I also think it was sweet of Jon to think of his girls at home. He was also being a good husband to get something for Kate. Now, the extra shirt for Jon? Hmm.
I don't think they have a choice to sit on the bleachers rather than that VIP box. They had to meet the owners of the team, the president, vice president and family, plus they have to do the filming.
That was so weird(?) or vain(?) of Joel to notice that his shoes were getting soiled. The other kids didn't notice, and at that age, that's not typical. Maybe punished too much by mom for getting dirty?
Jon and Kate stop making fun of Joel!

Anonymous said...

And has anyone noticed the promos where Kate says "Our kids have a good life...and we have a good life because of our kids." A telling statement if there ever was one.

Topaz said...

Although I am not fan of J&K I would like to comment positively on the recent show.
I was glad to see Jon , the boys, and Cara having fun at the ballpark. Did anyone notice that there was no whining, yelling, crying, or fighting? And Cara actually smiled...a lot. Yay, Cara!

Some posters made negative comments about using the sky box. Really though, it was the wisest thing to do when taking into consideration the safety of the children and the difficulty of fliming in the middle of the bleachers. Yes, it would have been nice if Jon could have sat where other families sit, but remember these kids are now celebrities and have no such privacy.

I liked watching Jon choose the "ball park" food(he was gleeful!) and enjoyed seeing the kids eat all they wanted, something that probably would not have happened if Kate were there.
The kids were a little shy when introduced to the ball player but then Collin stepped up and "high fived" the player. So cute. Later they ran around the bases and who cares if they got dirty?

My only regret was after Jon had graciously thanked everyone he said "Say thank you. Say thank you" to the kids. I didn't hear one thank you but maybe I missed it? Something to work on, Jon.

All in all though, a cute show with no high drama and no Kate.

my9cats said...

"I also thought Jon totally seemed like a social dud at the ballpark. The nice manager's wife introduced her teenage son and then commented directly to Jon (and I believe Cara) that she also had twin girls. What a great conversation opener, but Jon just stared at her with a blank look on his face. I don't think he knows how to handle himself in public and he doesn't have Kate there to speak for him. Not that Kate would have feigned any interest in the manager's wife either."

Kate would say, "I'll see your two and raise you six!"

Anonymous said...

I've been reading this blog for a few weeks now and have watched the Gosselins on tv since the first episodes aired.

The Gosselins are definitely easy targets and there is certainly a lot to criticize about their parenting skills, etc. I would imagine that any family living under a microscope would attract some dissent. But for me, what I liked so much about the show in the earlier years was that it was oddly relaxing to watch them do "normal" things - grocery shopping, pumpkin picking, etc. - that I find difficult with two children. I loved seeing how they managed to load all 6 babies into their van. I find it hard to move 2 kids into the car sometimes! Now, the tone of the show is different - special trips that I will never go on with my own family just aren't that relaxing or remotely relatable to watch. I think the show jumped the shark when the Juicy Juice placement started.

Ultimately, it boils down to this: people who have large families are not necessarily good parents.

-anonymous Half Fan/Half Critic.

Anonymous said...

I think Kate has seemed emotionless on the last few episodes...maybe this is finally taking it's toll. I saw a rerun the other day when Kate went grocery shopping (actually went to the store!). My...how things have changed. Now they are meeting Major League ball players and showering the children with free gifts in return for an emotionally unstable upbringing.

Anonymous said...

Jon acted like a child at the game. He was in Philly heaven, whether it was because he was being treated like a king or getting free stuff. Who knows? What IS important is that the boys and Cara appeared to enjoy themselves. I truly believe it was because Kate wasn't their to damper their spirits or make snidey remarks throughout the evening. I didn't agree that Jon decided to stay so late at the park just so he could see what was next but then again he was acting like an excited child himself.

Just my opinion. ;)

Travis said...

Please don't crucify me for saying this, but maybe Jon went overboard on the food because Kate wasn't there to bitch about it. They got to enjoy junk without being told how fattening, unhealthy, nonorganic it was. They were probably all sick to death of Kate's "from scratch" casseroles and craft services...

Anonymous said...

I don't like Kate OR Jon, either one, but I enjoyed watching the boys go to a ball game. I've been in sky boxes before, for work functions, and they are never as much fun as being in the regular seats, but they provide a way to manage five people (plus cameramen) easier than stretching them out across the bleachers. If they did that, it would seem to leave Cara in charge of someone, which would be less fun for her. Yes, it was all free, but they were invited. Invited! And they were invited by fans of their very own show, which led to the extras, such as the Phanatic showing up and a chance to run the bases. They didn't ask for these things, they were given to them. Same as the jerseys and caps. Was Jon supposed to say NO after the shirts already said Gosselin? Of course not. Should they have instantly put them on? Probably, but Jon is a guy. A guy! Men don't think that way. And, as someone who goes to the ball park often, I think the foam finger is one of the cheaper offerings. I also commend Jon for keeping the boys away from the mini-bats. I have one at my desk. I can't imagine a group of four year olds with them. As to Kate singing, again, I go to the ball park a lot. She sounded about the same as most fans who sing that song. For once, I thought Jon was rude to her. And Cracker Jack versus Cracker Jacks? Really? Very few who buy them get that right. As to the free farmer's market - whatever. Where was Kate when the girl's were getting "their" present? Was she even home? And why did it take so long to remember they did baking, popcorn, and a movie? Did they do that with Kate or Jenny? Did I think she was jealous? No, I think she was glad that SHE didn't have to go to the ball park. Not her thing. And, really, not Jon's thing, either. I liked that he displayed all his Phillie's gear in the interviews, afterward. That's what new fans do. They boys got bored and got really lucky to have someone the same age with toys right next door. Lucky! And, they seemed to play nicely with new kids. You know - non-Gosselins. Of course, we only saw a nanosecond of that, but, still, they looked content. If Kate and the girls had tagged along, I think this would have been a full-fledged disaster. Did Jon make fun of Joel and Aaden. Yes, Jon is an idiot. But, it did look like a fun outing for the boys. And Cara, too. So, good for them. I doubt I will smile even once during the Hawaii adventure..

iluveeyore said...

Kate had to think real hard to "remember" what she and the other girls did that day/night.

She made up a lovely time of baking, eating popcorn, and watching a movie.

[B]BS[/B]

(I agree with the belief that she wasn't even home.)

Did anyone ever SEE the boys watching the game? I think they were more interested in the food. AND sitting behind the window in a box -- they might aswell have watched on TV. The missed the sounds and the smells. AND they are much too young to appreciate being able to run the bases... what a load of crap.

ScarySkierNewJersey said...

I am going to stick up for the Phillies just a tad. I am not sure how they got invited, maybe Charlies wife really did invite them, I don't know, but what I do know is that the Phillies are very giving. I had a neighbor, who had a nine year old with cancer and after several chemo treatments he didn't want to do them anymore. His parents promised him a trip to a Phillies game and a chance to meet his favorite Phillie without even consulting the Phillies. So my neighbor writes the Phillies to see if they could set up just a meeting with his favorite player and guess what? They called her and asked her for doctor/hospital info, to verify everything and the next day called her to set it up! Kevin was brought to the park, given a behind the scenes tour of the old ballpark as this happened 7 or 8 years ago. He also got a "goodie bag" with a jersey, cap, signed baseball and a few other things. A meet and greet with the Phillie Phanatic all complete with pictures. They saw the game from the "managers box" which back than was Larry Bowa and I am sure the box Jon and the kids were in was Charlies manager's box. Kevin's favorite player back then was Mike Liberthal and when he met Mike his face lit up and Mike was just as nice as Shane was last night. He spent time with him and signed everything he wanted. My point is, the Phillies went all out then and I am sure if Jon the kids were guests of the Phillies, the Phillies had established ahead of time that the food, drink and merchandise was on them. I know for a fact my neighbor got everything comped when she went. Kevin died in 2006 and that was the greatest experiance of his young life. My point is, although I will agree Jon and Kate do get a lot of free stuff, if the Phillies put it out there for them to come to a game, they probably told them everything was on them. I can't say if it was offered to me or my kids that we wouldn't take them up on it. We love the Phils! Go Phils!

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Hambone said...

Dear sweet Joel....God love him..

It was so obvious to me that he freaked out about getting sand in his shoes and socks, because he remembers his mother snatching his sock off, nearly taking a foot with it, and screaming about gum being on it. "What will mommy do to me if she sees all this sand on my socks?"

So, the only choice the poor kid had was to stop and let people know that, hey, my socks and shoes got dirty because these people and my daddy told me to run through sand. He was probably scared that if he said nothing, and Kate saw the dirty shoes and socks the next day, it would be GumGate all over again. Only it would be called "PhilleyGate".

I am seeing that these kids are becomming paranoid about getting dirty. Wonder where that comes from? And then the parents sit there and mock and make fun of the little guy. So sad :(

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This episode gave me an idea for a board game, the Greedy Gosselin Game. It's for 2 players. Each player gets a van with 8 removable pegs in them. The object of the game is to move around the board unloading the pegs to "caretakers" and collect free stuff. The first one to get to the couch with all their pegs being taking care of somewhere and who has the most stuff wins.

To make the game more strategic, the players are blocked by things such as; family members, the media, 'naysayers' etc that cause conflict in their ability to reach the 'end' and winning.

Anonymous said...

I don't see the big deal about them getting to sit in a luxury box. My brother's boss has a private box at ScotiaBank Place and he gives my brother tickets to see games all the time, I've been to a few with him.

It's not about being "rich" or "poor," if you know someone, anyone can sit in a luxury box.

kelly s said...

Does anyone notice that the boys hardly wear socks with their shoes? No wonder Aadens feet stink so bad. For kate being the way she is i am surprised that she doesnt find THAT gross. Calling Fruit of the Loom or Hanes, will you donate socks to the gosselins, it seems that they cant afford socks. More free stuff please

SmartyQ said...

10/21/2008 8:45 AM Anonymous said...
Everyone keeps complaining about all the "freebies". But it seemed to me that the Phillies offered to do this for them.
I don't know if I read it here or another website, but someone who works for the Phillies' organization said TLC approached them about Kon et al attending a game. If you think about it, I'm sure you will agree that the owner or manager of the Phillies didn't sit up in bed one night and say, 'Hey, let's have the Gosselins come to a game!'

Kon make it sound as though ski resorts, Disney, American Girl, toys, hotels, clothing lines, etc are always banging on their door and begging them to wear, attend, feature something. Both Kon even say it was the resorts et al who approach them, which is, I guess, supposed to make Kon look less greedy. (But, after Jon's kamikaze hit on the gift shop, I don't see how that's possible. Too bad the Phillies didn't provide him with a shopping cart so he really could have gone to town.)

There will of course be retribution by Katie Irene. I wonder whose going to knock on the door and beg Katie to grace them with her presence. It's a'coming.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10/21/2008 9:48:
Why shouldn't the Gosselins take advantage of everything offered to them for their kids? They are no different than any other celebrity out there who gets everything for free. Celebs get free dresses, jewelry, meals, tickets to anything they want, etc. They can afford it. The Gosselins are just middle class people who got very lucky. Why shouldn't the Gosselins take advantage of the situation? There are alot more people who are alot more greedy with get alot more stuff than the Gosselins.

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Um, celebrity? In general, most "celebrities" have attained fame by achieving something out of the ordinary in their field or by possessing special talent. Jon and Kate have achieved nothing in life, have contributed nothing to society, nor do they remotely resemble a "celebrity". The Gosselins' only claim to fame is the exploitation of their children. So yes, they are very different than a "celebrity". Once again for those who haven't read the board's front page, we at GWOP take issue with "freebies" as they are all given at the exploitation of innocent children without permission and without protection. As for "middle class people who got very lucky", I beg to differ on that as well. Middle class is not 2 unemployed parents living on donations, support from a wealthy relative, and being in the possesion of a magic couch as were J&K when the tups were born.

Rosemary Woodhouse said...

Kelly S: I agree about the stinky feet. Socks were invented for a reason.

My husband made an interesting observation about how the GimmeGimmes were sitting in a luxury box. He pointed out to me that the only times he...and on occasion, when he could bring a "guest," we...have sat in luxury boxes for baseball games are when those boxes are sponsored by businesses with whom DH already has an existing relationship or who is trying to land DH's business.

"So you see," DH said, "it makes sense that they were in a luxury box. Those kids are a business. They have jobs. They have major money riding on them every single day. It makes sense."

Anonymous said...

scaryskiernewjersey, that was a beautiful story you told about the young boy with cancer and the generous efforts by the team. Thank you.

I wasn't going to comment on this episode, but feel like I must. Don't you see? This young child was given this opportunity because he was suffering from cancer and was so very brave to endure chemo. It was a celebration of his efforts and I'm so glad that he could enjoy the game -- especially because he personally was interested in baseball.

What have Jon and Kate done except give birth to eight healthy children? It's a business and perhaps the Phillies believed that this would boost attendance. But how very sad that what we saw was a family greedily grabbing as much merchandise as possible. Three little boys who had little or no interest in the game -- and this is entertainment?

sickofit said...

The reason why you don't hear the kids saying "thank you" to the ball park owners (for the freebies) is this.... Jon and Kate (and TLC) want viewers to think that they actually pay for stuff. If you hear the kids saying "thank you" (and maybe they did say it) - then you, the viewer, know that it was GIVEN to them, rather than bought. I guess there are still some rather stupid viewers out there (not us, naturally...) that would not get it, and understand that they're all freebies.... and that's what TLC wants. We, of course, know better.

Anonymous said...

What was up with Kate in this episode? Maybe she was pouting because it wasn't all about her. To me, the key is moderation. Accepting some free trips, clothes, etc. is okay, but it's starting to seem like they have gone too far, especially in light of the fact that they seem to still be perpetuating the cash strapped/overworked parents routine. Jon seemed kind of greedy at the gift shop, grabbing up half the merchandise after they had already been given the personalized jerseys, stuffed fanatics, and whatever else. It's almost painful to watch Cara. Even after being on tv for years, she's still clearly uncomfortable with all the attention given that she seems like a shy kid. I would tend to argue that she didn't seem genuinely happy in this episode. It was like the kids were paraded around in front of various Phillies staff members and while the boys were too young to appreciate what was going on, Cara surely understood that they were being treated differently. I just don't understand how Jon and Kate can watch episodes of their show and simply observe the kids in their day to day life and not see that the twins seem very unhappy. It's very obvious to me and I don't even know them. At the very, very least, they should talk to the twins about the show, if they are comfortable with the cameras and the attention. With Kate especially, I think so much of this "fame" has gone to her head. I mean, did you see how normal (maybe even frumpy) she looked in the early specials when the sextuplets were babies? Now she's like a diva parading her kids around. I'm not even bothered so much by the free stuff they get as by the lack of acknowledgement that the stuff is free and that they are probably not working as hard as they'd like you to believe. I have really mixed feelings, but mainly my concern is for the twins, especially Mady. They use expressions like "she's our free spirited child," "she's a drama queen," "her blood sugar was low" instead of realizing that this kid's emotional needs are not being met. People who call her "bratty" are really missing the point.

Anonymous said...

So, the only choice the poor kid had was to stop and let people know that, hey, my socks and shoes got dirty because these people and my daddy told me to run through sand
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Also, part of the problem was that his shoes were way too big! Guess they were free and they couldn't turn them down.

Anonymous said...

Did you hear Kate say she didn't know what time they got home, 1:00 am? This is because she's a LIAR and probably wasn't even home. The game was on a Sunday night and Monday morning she was in NYC shilling for Kmart. I'm sure she stayed overnight since she can't get up in the morning.

This leads me to believe there was no baking or movies with the girls. Another lie. Maybe there was movies and baking with the babysitter.

Do these two know what the truth is anymore?

cupcake tin said...

I really don't see how we can consider what Jon and Kate receive as "free-bes" anymore. It is painfully obvious that the kids are paying a pretty damn high price. Prayers for the family, they need it.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how angry Kate was when the kids ate stadium food and Jon didn't put them in bibs!

jczchick said...

Even though they did get a lot of freebies at the game, didn't it seem like the boys and Cara had a really good time? Jon too..it was like he could have a personality and a voice, I don't even think the kids really acted up around him, because they didn't have anyone constantly nagging at them! They were probably having more fun with all those other ladies who were actually playing with them! Great episode for Jon...kate just kinda sat there and was very mellow which was strange!

Anonymous said...

"I think Kate's singing is another example of this. Does she think her family is going to be the Von Trapps or Partridge Family or something? Stop singing and stop trying to make your kids sing!!"

I was thinking the exact thing! She is always trying to showcase their talents. She tries to get them to do talent shows, model, sing on talk shows (spoonful of sugar!) and sings herself. Lady, you are NOT going to put out a CD like the Olsen twins, Brady Bunch or Partridge Family! Ugh! She wants even more exposure? Give it up..

Anonymous said...

The reason why you don't hear the kids saying "thank you" to the ball park owners (for the freebies) is this.... Jon and Kate (and TLC) want viewers to think that they actually pay for stuff. If you hear the kids saying "thank you" (and maybe they did say it) - then you, the viewer, know that it was GIVEN to them, rather than bought. I guess there are still some rather stupid viewers out there (not us, naturally...) that would not get it, and understand that they're all freebies.... and that's what TLC wants. We, of course, know better.

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Whether KON paid for anything is beside the point. I teach my children to say thank you in all appropriate situations.

Anonymous said...

It is interesting to me just how many supporters of Kon jumped into this thread to inform us what we should and should not do, have opinion on, when it comes to Kon. Is the GDNOP board shut down or something? I know that I for one am not going to listen to a bunch of sheeple tell me what I can and can't feel when it comes to these to cons.
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By calling Jon and Kate supporters "sheeple", you're implying that they cannot feel what they want to feel about the Gosselins because it is wrong.

You're essentially saying, "If you hate everything Jon and Kate do, you're automatically right; If you like anything Jon and Kate do, you're wrong, and a mindless drone to boot."

Ravello said...

"I probably would have been gagging on the luxury seating, gobs of freebies and gushing attention - but it was bestowed upon the boys and Cara and I am so happy for them! They are the ones who always get pushed aside. "

I agree with this comment. These outings are inevitable until this show is cancelled. I am not a sheeple but at least this show showered attention on the " low ranked" kids and Kate was not there. I just wished they did not do that stupid couch talk every week, I find her intolerable.

Rosey in Washington said...

You know, this is really getting to be TOO much. All this show really is these days is a LIVE commercial. And I agree with everyone else who says that it wouldnt bother me as much if Jon or Kate would actually admit that they get things for free instead of blatantly LYING that they bought it.

Oh yeah, and did anyone else notice that this was the FIRST time I have ever seen the boys eat without their bibs on?? How pathetic is that?

You know that I think would be interesting?? I think it would definately make sheeple realize how much the Gosselins have turned into "non-relateable" people who exploit their children for money if on a Monday night, TLC would show one of their very first specials or episodes IMMEDIATELY followed by a new episode. There would be such a DRASTIC difference in the episodes that I dont see how sheeple could look at them the same way.

About Kate, it was obvious she did not "bake and have popcorn and a movie" with her girls the night of the Phillies game. It took her like 10 minutes to remember what "they did". I'm sure before the interview on the couch someone said to her, "Okay well we are going to ask you what you did with the girls the night of the game, so make something good up."

The Gosselins get paid so much money for their show, but it seems they NEVER have to use that money because everything in their life they get for free. I mean seriously think about it, they are getting a fully furnished mansion made for them, all of the clothes the family wears is free (and Kate actually makes money off of it because she sells the clothes to a consignment shop after they are too small), all of the kids toys are obviously free, their ORGANIC meals are obviously provided at no cost, etc, etc,.
I havent seen this family pay for anything in a very long time, how sad.

Anonymous said...

I didn't think about it until a few others commented:

Was that following Monday a school day ? If it was, there is NO excuse for keeping the kids out that late.

Robert said...

My husband and I are HUGE Phillies fans. While I was excited about seeing "our boys" on the show...I hated what show they were on! I had dvr'ed the episode and watched it by myself. My husband was in the other room and I kept running in to update him "Ugh - they're in the box w/ Charlie Manual's wife!" "ohmygosh - the kids are playing with the fanatic!!" "oh man...they're getting a meet & greet with shane victorino!!!" (yes - my fave phillie!). Finally - after my 3rd or 4th newsflash - my husband summed it up "Honey, they're moochers and probably don't even like the Phillies and this will keep going on as long as you guys watch their show!". Hmph...I hate it when he's right! :-)

On the upside - it was great to see the boys have fun. I think it's very interesting how Mady has been m.i.a. the last 2 weeks.

To be snarky...I wanted to rip that hat off Kate's head! Don't curse the fightin Phils right before the World Series starts!!! :-)

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