Butterflies & Water Rockets Recap

Welcome to another Zzzzzzzzzzzzepisode of Kate and Kate plus Kate!

The zzzzepisode starts out with Kate explaining that they had planned to take the kids on trips in small groups: Cara got to go skiing with Jon *cough and Deanna cough*, Mady got sent to San Diego spas with Kate, and the boy tups got dragged to Wyoming. Since school was about to start (wasn’t the school episode a few weeks ago? Say it with me people... continuity!) Kate thought she better hurry and get the girl tups on a trip, although she never seems to have a problem taking the twins out of school for various show tapings, I mean “life experiences.” Kate tells us that it’s not about where you go, it is the time you spend and invest. But this is Kate, so to “spend and invest time in her kids” it requires ignoring the five or six local butterfly exhibits and sanctuaries and making an 800 mile trip to Butterfly World in Florida. Thank goodness they didn’t make us watch them organize, pack and board the plane because this recap would be over. continue

Submitted by JenTru

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JenTru said...

Welcome to another Zzzzzzzzzzepisode of Kate and Kate plus Kate!

The zzzzepisode starts out with Kate explaining that they had planned to take the kids on trips in small groups: Cara got to go skiing with Jon *cough and Deanna cough*, Mady got sent to San Francisco spas with Kate, and the boy tups got dragged to Wyoming. Since school was about to start (wasn’t the school episode a few weeks ago? Say it with me people... continuity!) Kate thought she better hurry and get the girl tups on a trip, although she never seems to have a problem taking the twins out of school for various show tapings, I mean “life experiences.” Kate tells us that it’s not about where you go, it is the time you spend and invest. But this is Kate, so to “spend and invest time in her kids” it requires ignoring the five or six local butterfly exhibits and sanctuaries and making an 800 mile trip to Butterfly World in Florida. Thank goodness they didn’t make us watch them organize, pack and board the plane because this recap would be over.

They arrive at Butterfly World which looks to have been closed down just for them. Their personal tour guide takes them in to a neat atrium filled with thousands of butterflies. Kate rushes around but the girls seem genuinely interested although a little leery of butterflies landing on them at first. At one point one of them has a large butterfly land on her chest, giggles and starts to wiggle around and Kate decides to handle it by leaning over her screaming ”No, no, no! Don’t squish it, don’t squish it!”, scaring the child far more than the butterfly itself. The staff kindly saved net cages of the newly hatched butterflies for the girls to help release, which they do happily. Kate realizes that the attention is not solely on her and luckily a kindred butterfly lands on her head to help steal the scene. No one is really paying attention and Kate says, “Is my hair sticking up?” Well, yes Kate, it IS! Oh wait, you are playing dumb because you have a butterfly sticking up on your head. Finally the kids catch on to her dumb joke and laugh a little, ok, scene stolen.

Next they go over to the bird sanctuary where Butterfly World rescues Macaws, parrots and other exotic birds. Kate walks in and announces, “I know it’s lunchtime” which you think means for the kids, but it is actually lunch for the birds, and she says this because this is a staged scene and in a few minutes the birds’ lunch will be brought out. Oops! Kate actually kind of likes the birds although still appears nervous when they flap around her. The staff passes out cups of nectar (from the earlier lunch time reference) so they can all feed the birds, and they start flocking around to eat the nectar. Kate has several on her eating and they start to fight, and one bites her (You go, bird!).

JenTru said...

The tup girls are cute with the birds and seem to be enjoying it, except for Hannah, but ever the narcissist, Kate realizes she is not the center of attention and devises a plan to make the scene about her. Kate says the funniest thing ever is that the birds are fighting over the food and that it is just like her kids are when they have food. I don’t see the birds eating organic snack foods on paper plates though, but I enjoy a moment of glee thinking about the kids pecking and scratching at each other to get to a few Doritos’s being scattered about by an old woman on a park bench. Somehow this leads to Kate deciding she needs to have eight birds on her. She says she needs eight to feel complete. It is all about symbolism she says. I pray for one of the big parrots to take a giant crap on her head and prove her right, but sadly this does not happen. Instead we have to watch her stand there with her arms spread while staff people add birds to her like she is a telephone pole. She is totally ignoring the kids only interested in getting a shot of her with eight birds perched on her. The kids go over and start screaming something, not sure what-it might’ve been “Nine!” to which she replies with a garbled sounding MMMMMM and shakes her head. Stolen scene number two is on the books.

Now we get to see what Jon and the boy tups are up to. Yay. Jon says since the girl tups are in Florida he just has the boys, leaving out the twins completely even though they are present. Also present are the dogs Jon and Kate gave away, again TLC… con-ti-nu-i-ty. Jon has purchased what he calls a water cannon but is actually a water rocket. It appears to be Nerf but the logo is fuzzed out, they must have had to actually pay for this thing. Jon looks over at Nala lurking in the background and says she had better not chew on this, like the tetherball. All he does is turn to look at that dog and it slinks away with its tail between its legs. It either is scared of Jon or doesn’t want to be on camera. They are going to do “destructive man-stuff”. I think that requires a man to be present so I am not sure how all of this will occur, Jon certainly does not qualify. He refuses to read the instructions and tellingly chooses to look at the pictures on the box instead and has trouble putting it together. The tups look on and even Collin asks “Do you have instructions?” It is a seven foot tall blow up rocket that launches by pressurizing water underneath it with an air pump. It looks like the kids aren’t allowed to sit on the grass because Cara(?) and the boy tups are sitting on the cement pathway next to the grass instead. Mady is suspiciously absent, probably inside Googling various personality disorders on her new laptop. I am not sure where they are, it doesn’t look like their property and there are other houses in the background. Jon stops to point out that even the paparazzi wonder what he is doing with a seven foot water rocket. I think it is more generalized, “what the heck are you doing?” Jon. What was probably hours later he finally figures out how to run the thing and launches the rocket. It only goes a lame seven feet in the air because he has it set up wrong. Later he figures out the proper way to launch it and it actually does go pretty high up, although probably not the 100-125 feet Jon claims. The kids seem to enjoy the rocket but not as much as Jon. He shoves away one of the tups that was trying to fix something on it, and yells, “Let go!” Then they shoot it off a million times, a million different ways and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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Back to Kate, now about to head into the insect zoo. Kate starts whining and dramatizing immediately, she doesn’t like bugs, eeeuuuw, whine whine whine. Of course she is the one who picked this as their outing so you have to wonder… They walk through a museum of dead, pinned up butterflies and bugs. Then they get ready to go into the room with the live insects and Kate starts her whining all over again. Kate asks the girls if she has to go in and whether or not they are brave, and admits that she isn’t. Who is going to hold poor little Kate’s hand? Way to go Kate, instill confidence in your girls. Kate is shown tapping her hands together in OCD fashion, which she claims she does when she is freaking out. She cowers in a corner, hides behind staff people, screams and never shuts up about how much she hates bugs. She even does a horrible John Wayne impression and says, “I can ride a horse. I can shoot a gun. But I can’t touch a bug.” SHUT UP ALREADY. She reluctantly touches some kind of bug because she is trying to do things that don’t sit well with her. She must not sit well with talk shows, magazine covers, silver foxes and Starbuck’s. There are cockroaches, millipedes, spiders, “insecty things”, (Katespeak) every bug you can think of and they get to hold and pet them. The girls seem very interested in all of the bugs, especially Alexis. There were probably cute shots of them but since this show isn’t about the kids we don’t get to see any of those. When Alexis pushes Kate to hold a giant millipede she says, “Would you like me to die a young death?” One tup reluctantly says no. Then Kate asks, “Do you want me to be around when I’m a grandma?” Nothing but crickets on that one! Later Alexis chases her out the door with a millipede, which is obviously staged but the kids seem to enjoy torturing Kate. A lot. Kate screams at Alexis, “Child. Put that away! It is the most vile thing I have ever seen!” Kate says she is glad they are old enough to torture her. Bet she stops saying that once they are big enough to tie her down. Can you say water boarding?

Back to Jon. More boring rocket launching and then Jon gets out water balloons which the boy tups don’t seem to understand what to do with. The twins understand though and they toss them around and generally appear to be having fun. Kids are squirted with hoses, there is a big mess of burst balloons on the lawn, and I am counting the seconds until this show is over.

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Back to Kate yet again, surprise, surprise! Now she is taking the girls on a hot air balloon ride, something else that couldn’t possibly be available in PA. Kate complains about how they have to get up really early because of the wind or something. It is 6:45 am and Kate is dressed for the occasion, denim mini skirt, hooker heels and a shirt cut down to there. She has to walk a full ten feet through some grass for gosh sakes, to get to the balloon. She tells the tups they are lucky they aren’t wearing heels and to stop complaining. She actually admits that she is a “ding dong” for the way she is dressed, she only packs heels you know. While she says this she leans over repeatedly so we can see her “boobies” (my word). There are too many “swarmies” (her word) of bugs so they pick their way back through the grass and get in the car to eat breakfast while the balloon is prepared. Kate whines about not finding any coffee, clearly expecting a PA to get one for her. She then yells at one of the tups because, dun, dun, DUN: Her FOOD is touching her DRESS. She has dressed them in sandals and matching pink dresses, appropriate for hot air balloon rides and especially for getting into the balloon. Thankfully the camera only shows Kate from the waist up while she embarks into the basket because her mini skirt is, well, mini. The tups hate the balloon ride and say so openly every time they are asked. Kate whines about how hot it is, and repeatedly shows her lack of understanding on what the words “hot”, “air” and “balloon” mean. The “gashusness” (Katespeak) makes it really hot. She says the only thing good was the view, next time she will go in the winter when the heat will feel good. Got that TLC? She also hisses at the camera every time the balloon burner comes on. This is my favorite part of the show; Kate sitting there chewing gum like a cow then suddenly hissing at the camera. Finally some reality!

Back to boring Jon showing the kids how to use a plastic pitching machine so they can play baseball. He spends little time actually teaching them and in one shot yanks one of the boy tups into position so hard I am surprised he didn’t fall over. He talks about how excited the boys are but they don’t look it. He talks about how his dad passed away four years ago and he was his mentor and was there for him at sports things and school. Is this a hint for things to come?

Basically the whole show was shots of Kate, preparing us for the apocalypse. Wait, I mean the possibility of a show with just Kate. She does some pr-ish stuff like making the kids say thank you to the balloon pilot and in every shot of the girl tups they each have their own bottle of water. No withholding water here!

The show ends with Kate saying that the whole trip was wonderful, even though she complained the whole time. She says they could’ve gone ten minutes down the road for two days and been just as happy. Exactly Kate. She says she is so proud of her kids, they are so well adjusted. They can ride a hot air balloon, hold insects and touch birds without an issue. Um, Kate couldn’t do any of those things. That about says it all! Thanks for illustrating my points Kate, I couldn’t have said it better myself!

If you are still awake, thanks for reading the recap. Sorry if I mixed up the kids…

she is evil said...

JenTru, you rock! So so funny. I too prayed for one of those birds to crap on Kate, actually chanting poo, poo, poo to them. Also took to yelling at my computer (watched on YouTube) when Kate asked the girls if they wanted her to die a young death. "YES, I do, you frickin nutjob!" The tups' reaction was hilarious, sort of like, "Uh.... no?? I guess not? Well, kinda......". Thanks so much for doing a great job on the recap.

Joy in Virginia said...

HOORAY!!! The recap is finally here! I never watched the show, my oldest DD liked it but I thought it was boring and did not like how k8 talked to Jon-Boy.

But the recaps are the funniest things ever! I love to read them. I will NOT miss the show, but I WILL miss the recaps. The only other thing that comes close is the Chen-Bot weekly blogs on Big Brother. Yes, I am a reality COMPETITION show fan: Big Brother, Amazing Race, Survivor with that adorable Jeffy Probst!

Hey, no K8 and Fake, so she is free to do a reality competition. What do you think K8 would be good on? She and her BFF could race around the world on Amazing Race so she can yell at lots of foreign people! She can be on Big Brother and yell at all the other hamsters! She could be on Survivor and yell at Jeffy about how icky everything is! When the show is over, would our famous recap writers consider writing an imaginary recap of K8 on one of these shows? Let us readers suggest some scenarios and y'all can have fun with it!

Seriously, the recaps are SOOO much better than actually watching this boring train wreck.

more lying said...

Cool recap Jen, A German Shepard sanctuary that shelters abandoned dogs would have made sense, but once again that network switches it up, thinking we've forgotten, and all of of sudden we're talking about Macaws. ANY sort of shelter is good for animals but umm, come-on! We didn't forget about the dogs and no, we don't believe Kate has a heart. Give it up.

Cherier1 said...

Good thing Khate's fear of heights was cured before TLC thought of this balloon ride...

Great job suffering thru this mess, JenTru. I especially liked the comment that it would take a man to be present for Jon to do destructive man things!

Brummygirl said...

Well I am still awake JenTru and your recap was hysterical. Thank you, I can go to bed laughing!!!

franky said...

Jen..so sorry you had to live through that..thanks for taking one for the team though..If I had a prescription for quaaludes or whatever numbs the mind I would gift you a box-full..LOL, until then, I will send you tonglen..

One sentence jumped out for me, me,who used to be on the ball when it came to j&K +8, but am sadly ( GLADLY)lacking now...

it is this

Nothing but crickets on that one!

The sound of silence is the sound of truth..noise is just gibberish and filters..

Any bhuddists out there may understand, silence speaks louder than words...

thanks so much, I will send Konglen to the 8..may they find some peace...

EnjoyYOURSELF said...

"She also hisses at the camera every time the balloon burner comes on. This is my favorite part of the show; Kate sitting there chewing gum like a cow then suddenly hissing at the camera. Finally some reality!"

Haha! My favorite part too!

Thanks for a funny recap!

EnjoyYOURSELF said...

"I too prayed for one of those birds to crap on Kate"

This cracked me up; wish I had thought of it and too bad it DIDN'T!

cdnmom47 said...

Wonderful recap...I'm so glad I didn't watch. Kate's voice alone turns my stomach. Thanks for taking one for the team and watching in order to do the recap! :)
It's really no wonder the children have horrible manners...they learn from the best!!

ruthy said...

"Mady is suspiciously absent, probably inside Googling various personality disorders on her new laptop".

"Kate says she is glad they are old enough to torture her. Bet she stops saying that once they are big enough to tie her down. Can you say water boarding?"

Two of the funniest things ever written!

life is not supposed to be the truman show said...

Good recap! Seriously, the recaps are so much better than the actual show. All other issues aside, this show is so ridiculously boring and pointless. I hope TLC reconsiders doing a Kate plus 8 show. It would be horrid. People would tune in at first, out of curiousity, but nothing would come out of it.
I don't know which was more boring, the Jon part or the Kate part. It's a toss-up. Kate saying that she only packs heels was annoying.
If I hear about all the fun experiences the kids have had because of the show I think I may scream. Yeah, being stalked by paparazzi and having your parents split up...real great.
I wish this show would go away.

dustilies said...

Thanks JenTru for viewing and reviewing this snorefest for the recap. You have spun dross into comedic gold.

Can't believe TLC/Figure 8 had the good taste to show Kate only from the waist up as she clambered into the hot air balloon.

The pretend self-criticism about wearing high heels for this venture is ridiculous--a sappy replay of the Dude ranch from what I can tell.

I hope that you, and anyone who got pulled into seeing the entire episode will find healing, and suitable medication very, very soon!

Savannah said...

I just hope that once the new shows run out that that's it! I know I won't even be able to stomach anymore of the reruns either. What a nightmare...it just never ends!

KTeacher said...

Long time lurker, first time poster.
Children at age 5 are just beginning to understand the concept of "death" and "dying" While they don't quite get it yet, the basic knowledge that death is forver is usually there by the time a child is 5 or 6.
After, in effect, "losing" both parents in their lives full time, asking a child if they want the parent to "die" is both cruel and emotionally devastating, especially at this age. While the question may have been asked as a very poor attempt at a joke, most 5 year olds perceive this as a literal question, and, I would say, there probably were a lot of unanswered questions in these children's minds after this episode.
A parent dying is certainly not an appropriate joke for a 5 year old, or any child who happened to watching this poor excuse for a TV show. Maybe I am totally overreacting here, but relying on your children to reaffirm their "love" for you in this manner, even as a joke, at this age, is pathetic.
I'm done.....I'll go back to lurking now, or maybe not!

OzNTM said...

He spends little time actually teaching them and in one shot yanks one of the boy tups into position so hard I am surprised he didn’t fall over.

Gotta disagree here, just watched it on youttube and it did not look like Jon was yanking him hard at all.

Kate says the funniest thing ever is that the birds are fighting over the food and that it is just like her kids are when they have food.

If this is true, then they have no manners. Their parents should have taught them better!

Great recap though.

I too was sick of Kate making it all about her. And, did anyone else get sick of hearing Jon say every time it went back to him, that Kate had the little girls in Florida and he had the boys (and twins) and what they were going to do that day? Was this a TLC stunt to get people annoyed at Jon? It worked on me - in the sense I got sick of hearing it - he'll always come across as the better parent on this show, simply for the fact he focuses on his kids and not the camera all the time!

Vanessa said...

So sad that I laughed and tsk'd (shaking my head NO) at the same time. Didn't watch, but the recap was more than I needed. "Do you want me to die a young death?" WTF?
She seriously needs to get into therapy, and if her only motivation is herself (rather than her kids) so be it.
Just one snarky thing, I'm going to watch it on youtube WITHOUT the sound just to see her wardrobe.

Hoop Skirt said...

Honestly? I can't even read the recaps any more (no offense to the many fantastic recappers), because I just couldn't give a toss what this family does anymore. The comments can be fun to read, however. But I was done with this show long ago, and ratings are showing that that's a growing trend. Thank GOD!

rural mom said...

Funny how the recaps make me smile and feel like someone else gets it whereas the show irritates me so much I no longer watch it.

delilahboyd said...

Hilarious recap!

What I find most amusing is that this episode didn't even make the top 25 in cable ratings Monday night (per TV By The Numbers). Have the sheeple finally caught on?

winsomeone said...

When I saw Kate standing there with her arms spread wide, and birds landing onto her, I thought she looked just like a scarecrow..she even had stuffing coming out of the top of her head!

Missouri Mule said...

The recap was so funny. You spoke the truth. Why did Kate dress like that to go hot air balloon riding? Who wears hooker heels, mini skirt, and tata tops when you do something like that? Why did she put dresses on the girls? Kate does know better than that so maybe she's trying to get that endorsement to pose for Playboy. The camera did not cover the children. We were only exposed to Kate the whole time. That was disgusting. This is what we will see when the Kate & 8 show comes on. BTW, I thought she was afraid of heights (going Green episode). She went from fear of height to riding in a hot air balloon! This woman is so fake (for the love of God).

Geri said...

Bravo Jen! Hilarious stuff!
I agree with other posters that these recaps are much better than the shows and I will miss them (the recaps).

LP said...

Thanks JenTru wonderful recap. I had to go take a look at the hissing face for myself and was reminded of one of theos "Betty Blow Up Dolls" for men....she was even dressed appropriately for that!

MBach said...

Lots of people still out there watching. Why? The recaps are entertaining, and the show itself has become so VERY boring. Maybe it is the -I watch to hate on Kate thing as much as the sheepie watching to love on her. I WILL NOT WATCH, but I appreciate the recapers taking one for the team.

I guess Kate/hate thinks that her children are no longer cute enough to entertain the viewers, so she has to fill in all the dull moments with her charming (cough, cough) personality and antics. Me, me, me, love I, I, I, on the Kate&KateplusKate Show.

Sounds like Jon keeps treating his 5 year old sons like they are much older. He mentioned his father? Did he also repeat his statement about his father's drinking? Maybe Jon's father was the kind of dad to toughen his sons by being rough on them, or is that just Jon's idea? Is his lack of manhood/courage against their birth vessel impacting his expectations of his own sons? Still, the filming has stopped and Jon is behind that - one good thing.

Just love your kids. It would be nice to see that.
You don't need trips and props. Just talk to them, play with them, value them and their feelings. Put them first and everything else falls into place.

Now next week IS JUST KATE. Really? Ugh! It would be so great if the ratings fell to new lows. So great, if people would stop clicking on stories about J&K. So great, if everyone (hello) would stop using YouTube and etc. to view the show. When all interest in Gosselin shows and information becomes as completely lame and useless as the show -especially the parents- then, and only then will it all end.

NoUse4Kate said...

You did a great job recapping dumb and dumber this week.

Maybe one of these days the children will get to encounter a true life experience called "unconditional, parental love." I doubt they have ever experienced that with Hate.

Button Button said...

Thanks, JenTru! Too funny!

MBach said...

Okay, so in reading some other posts I understand there are new pictures of Jon snuggling and playing with his kids. Just Jon and the kids enjoying each other's company.

Great!
However, in full view of the pap doesn't overly impress me.

What you do behind closed doors, what you do when no one is watching is what determines the kind of person you really are. The cut of one's character is not one of show, but from the heart.

I sincerely hope the same loving relationship also exists when no one is filming or taking pictures.
Come on Jon, you have the power, please give your kids a REAL life.

Moons in Leo said...

Thank you, JenTru, for suffering through this and writing such a terrific recap!

Even with your humor it's still obvious what a total snore this must have been. Seriously, how can anyone watch this crap?

Somehow it's reassuring in a world in a constant state of flux, to know that K8 is still chomping gum like a cow and exposing her plastic breasts as much as possible.

Thanks again, JT!

Huh said...

dustilies said...
"Can't believe TLC/Figure 8 had the good taste to show Kate only from the waist up as she clambered into the hot air balloon."

******

What? A camera-man that understands what could be inappropriate? Where was this guy when they filmed the kids getting dressed and in the bathroom?

konspiracytheory said...

Wonderful recap, JenTru!

I love how at the beginning of the episode Khate declares that the tup girls "need" a trip. What, because it's been a few weeks since their last one? She makes it sound like they're adults who are stressed from work and need a vacation. Of course, they are stressed from work, but their 'vacations' are work, too - what a mess.

readerlady said...

Khate: ". . . It is the most vile thing I've ever seen!"

Me: "Then you must never look in the mirror, Khate!"

Seriously funny recap, Jen. Thanks for enduring this for the rest of us.

hoops said...

I couldn't believe how far away she walked after one of the girls "chased" her with a bug. She didn't just step outside the building, she kept on going!

Unfortunately, we don't live in a time when it's safe to leave your beautiful little girls alone in a public place. But kHate's afraid of bugs, which is obviously the more important issue.

SAHM said...

Does anyone know what the ratings were for this episode????

ToTheMoonAlice said...

JenTru said...
"It is 6:45 am and Kate is dressed for the occasion, denim mini skirt, hooker heels and a shirt cut down to there."

Dressed for a "stroll" on the boulevard, perhaps...or the disco...or a "Real Housewives of Las Vegas" episode, maybe...But a hot air balloon ride...not so much.

1momski said...

I can't watch this show anymore either. I feel like I am contributing to the exploitation of those kids if I do. After reading all the comments, I did go to youtube to see what Kate was wearing and ARE YOU KIDDING ME! My teenage daughter wouldn't get past me in that getup. How inappropriate for a mother out with her children. It didn't look attractive on Kate, just plain cheap. I mean doesn't the producer ever take her aside and suggest she cover up?? Also, she seems to be looking rather burned-out lately. She has a harder look to her, one I would equate with someone who is abusing alcohol/drugs. I have worked in the field and it is always possible to spot this.
I worry about the kids, they need so much support and stability. One only needs to look at their mother to know its not coming from her.

lalaland said...

Z on TV has the ratings at 1.96 million, down from last week's 2.5 million.

One correction (I just skimmed through it on Youtube) - in the recap it says "He shoves away one of the tups that was trying to fix something on it, and yells, “Let go!” Actually he doesn't yell and doesn't shove when they're doing the rocket. He does seem rough when doing the baseball.

ErinKate said...

I hope the camera guy or girl got a good crotch shot of Kate as she got in the balloon and didn't tell anybody!!! That would be so hilarious since Kate is now a bona-fide MILF y'all.

Rose said...

I had to laugh when the bird bit Kate, and my VERY first thought was "See? Even the birds know!" She can't hide her true colors from anybody, can she?

I've mentioned this before, but the main thing I noticed from this episode was that Kate acted more like the kids' disgruntled teenage nanny, rather than their mother. She dresses and acts like she is about 16, and she treats them like annoying little children that she endures only so she can earn her paycheck.

And is it just me, or have we been seeing less and less of Mady when the time comes for her to be in Jon's care? One can argue that she's most like her mother out of all the kids, so maybe Kate is already working to turn her against her father? Just a theory. Those twin girls are really starting to grow up. It's obvious that they've moved way past the cute stage, and now Kate is putting all her time and energies into the tups, who can play up the cute card and help her fake the "doting mommy" role for at least a few more years. But it's not going to be much longer before the younger ones really start getting older, brattier, and more obnoxious. It started happening with the twins when they were in first grade, and mind you, Mady and Cara didn't have cameras in their faces since birth, like the tups did. The growing pains are going to be that much more intense for them, and thanks to Jon and Kate, the kids will have no privacy as they go through it.

Lauren K said...

Thanks JenTru!

Boring episode with Kate in her special narcisstic fantasy place.

In the hot air balloon scene when they were in the SUV eating breakfast, Hannie smiled really big for the camera. She also did this in the last episode when Kate took a group picture of the kids going to school. The crew is coaching her no doubt and because she is Kate's favorite Hannie does what she is told.

Another interesting point is that when Kate was trying to get into the balloon basket, the camera got a glimpse of Steve holding the basket. It's just a flash but he was there, which is probably why Kate was dressed as a hooker.

SwingsandRoundabouts said...

Great re-cap,Jen Tru. I find myself looking forward to the re-caps and I certainly wasn't disappointed. I could see everything in my mind's eye as I was reading your descriptions of events, and in trying to decide which comments made me laugh most, I couldn't. The whole thing was so well captured and so well written. Makes me almost want Kate to get her own show (without the kids) if I can read the re-caps afterwards.

Kathleen said...

SAHM asked about the ratings. Ratings slid again. David Z with the Baltimore Sun has them on his blog (which is great & you should all go over there to check it out if you haven't yet).
http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2009/10/jon_kate_plus_8_tlc_ratings_dr.html

Also...my apologies if this has already been stated...I know we were talking in the previous "upcoming episode" post that we all know Kate is terrified of heights. Three examples:

1. She wouldn't climb the lighthouse in NC.
2. She made a big freakin' deal about going in the lift to see the solar panels on the roof of the McMansion.
3. She was gripped with fear in the gondola when they were in Utah. She said she bit the bullet because she wanted to see Cara on the slopes.

This woman is, hands-down, the craziest woman on earth. I dream of the day she disappears into oblivion.

Silly one said...

Only packs high heels... gee I thought she was a mother of eight... guess when you dont have to chase after 8 (That's what the help is for! :-) Silly me!) I just hope the show ends for the children's sake. They need sheltering. Even more now since they are in school. These children need some stability and counseling and they will turn out just fine. All they know is the life in front of the camera and once they adjust to a semi-normal life they will adjust well. It will take time and patience- friends and extended family and prayer. We all need to pray for the children.

thehazlettfamily said...

hoops said....Unfortunately, we don't live in a time when it's safe to leave your beautiful little girls alone in a public place. But kHate's afraid of bugs, which is obviously the more important issue.
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I agree with you, but, the girls were not alone, they had a camera crew and PAs with them at all times.

goawayJandK said...

Jen Tru-

You have a terrific way with words.

I do not watch anymore nor do I need to : just reading the recaps one can envision EXACTLY how K8 behaved.

I still can't get over the description of K8's outfit during the hot air balloon ride. Trash, trash, trash.

blackisthenewblack said...

Lauren K...I think you hit the nail on the head! If Steve was there (I didn't notice him but probably because I was half asleep from boredom) that is *exactly* why she was dressed like a hooker. Apparently he must be around quite a bit since she seems to have a thing for this 'uniform' of hers at inappropriate times.

Vanessa said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear what those guys had to say when that ol'MILF (mother I'd like to forget) was up in the air out of earshot. I can just imagine the derogatory/sexist comments. How can she act/dress/behave soooo inappropriately? I checked it out on youtube because I had to see what you all were describing. She really REALLY has morphed into some kind of caricature. Loved them pulling up in a Lincoln too!

DLCF said...

Rose said...
And is it just me, or have we been seeing less and less of Mady when the time comes for her to be in Jon's care?
______________________________

She probably wants no part of being on camera and is allowed to go do Mady things. Like visiting Grandma G, hanging with her sister with no cameras around, or (hopefully and with no snark intended) talking to a therapist.

Oh, and Kate? There's this nifty clothing item called pants. They come in lots of different styles and colors and even come in *gasp* little girl sizes for LITTLE GIRLS. Look into pants, kthnxbye.

If it wouldn't feed her delusions of celebrity, I'd submit some pictures of Kate to Go Fug Yourself.

BobS said...

winsomeone said...
When I saw Kate standing there with her arms spread wide, and birds landing onto her, I thought she looked just like a scarecrow..she even had stuffing coming out of the top of her head!
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K8 is practicing for her next career after the fame and glitter of this one fade away. With 8 pet birds of our own, I can tell you when they want to "go", they don't care, it's anywhere, anytime.

When K8 approached the balloon to get in, I could see the whole crew was looking at her. They were no doubt thinking "let's see how you're going to do this".

When K8 daintily swung herself into the balloon basket, one of the crew had the misfortune of standing down-skirt. I thought I saw him mouthing "I'm blind, I'm blind" but I could be wrong. :)

Jane in California said...

I think it's funny that anyone still believes Kate is a model of organizational skills, when she says to the camera, "I guess I only packed heels" for the trip. I cannot fathom anyone who would be going on a hot air balloon ride early in the morning with your three youngsters, and dressing them in dresses and sandals, and yourself in a halter top, mini skirt and high heels!!! That makes zero sense whatsoever.

It was also funny that Kate claimed she researched information on hot air balloon rides, yet somehow she missed the part where they take off early in the morning. Or the part that they use hot air to lift themselves up. Doh!

The butterfly enclosure and the macaws and insects looked like a fun trip for the girls, except Hannah didn't seem to like the insects.

What I took from the great recap and viewing part of the episode on youtube was that Kate loves, loves, loves to hear herself talk.

BTW, where was the hunky bodyguard? I guess he had to stay home this trip.

Angel1 said...

Once again, a hilarious recap of severe boredom. Thanks, JenTru for putting yourself through watching that for our reading pleasure.

Next week is just Kate? Whoever does that recap is going to need some serious drugs to get through it.

She's come undone said...

One more example of Kate's fear of heights was a very early episode when they were on their way to California to a church to beg for money. They stopped at a park and Kate wouldn't go up the small mountain trail with Jon and the twins because she was SOOOOO afraid of heights. Mady then whined all the way up the trail because she so wants to be like mommy. Kate did manage though to steal pinecones even though signs were posted telling people not to do this. She is and always has been a fake and a phony. It just shows TLC's stupidity though for allowing her to dress the way she does when it is inappropriate for the activity. I firmly believe TLC is run by a bunch of stupid, trashy idiots.

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Great recap. You showed Kate's hypocrisy perfectly.

I was glad to read the tups enjoy torturing her. Hopefully they'll also enjoy writing some tell-all books.

TandLMommy28 said...

I feel sick that Kate would ask her kids if they wanted her to die. I guess that's part of her illness... she needs to know her kids NEED her and want her. Even though she never treats her children like they are needed and wanted. :(

I also am a little disturbed about the hot air balloon with five year olds. Is that seriously safe? I mean, maybe it's my terrifying fear of heights talking here but... yikes. Maybe with one child, who I could have a death grip on the entire time. Three five year olds to one parent? I don't think so.

Finally, I find it a little ironic that the week after the balloon boy drama, Kate's kids are sent up in a balloon. What was that you said about symbolism, Kate?

jibberjabbers said...

Why was Steve Neild blurred out in this episode?

He was filmed helping the kids onto the balloon ride. His face was the only one blurred out. You can tell its Steve because of the Hair.

The workers also had on a blue shirt, but none of them looked like Steve.

Snapshot of Steve here:

http://img202.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=50192456.jpg

He is only seen while helping the kids onto the basket. Other shots did not show anyone with Gray hair.

goawayfools said...

I personally didn't have a problem with the way jon interacted with the boys. He may have been a little awkward with them, but he so reminded me of my own dad, who loved us as kids, but didn't quite know how to deal with us until we were older, like the twins' age. At least Jon was interacting with them, teaching them something and encouraging them with kind words. Oh and as a cute footnote, I learned years later that my dad is the sweetest man with a newborn. When my sister had her twins, he'd happily hold one for hours while she/he slept in his arms. So dear

alana said...

Silly one said

"All these children need...and they will turn out fine."

Sorry, but I vehemently disagree. The FIRST FIVE YEARS of life are CRUCIAL in determining a good outcome in physical and emotional development. There is NO WAY those children haven't incurred permanent damage. Only time will tell to what degree they have been harmed.

DaveR said...

Considering this is such a Kate focused episode... I was wondering if anyone has made a Me, Myself and Katie Irene joke yet?
Just thought I'd ask/share before I step back behind the lurker line.

For The Moment? said...

Thanks JenTru for actually finding some humor in that awful bit. I believe this was the worst so far, but then yet I can't seem to find the one on You Tube of Kate throwing the twin's thing down the stairs.

You did a really good job. Thanks again.

For The Moment? said...

Kate should have known better than to ask the do you want me to die question.

Remember when they went to the lighthouse and she was pretending to be the "little mommy" and asked Aaden if he would take care of her, and he said the strangest thing, "When I grow up I am going to be a bad guy and I won't shoot you (to that effect)." That is how much Aaden loves his mom that he won't even shoot her. And she doesn't think her kids need therapy.

She just shrugged her shoulders and laughed..and said we don't have any bad guys here.

fidosmommy said...

JenTru's fabulous recap said:
"Kate is dressed for the occasion, denim mini skirt, hooker heels and a shirt cut down to there"


*****

Did Kate learn NOTHING from her
lament over wearing heels on the Dude Ranch? Good heavens, woman,
think before you dress! There are several places where high heels are not appropriate wear. One would be on a ranch, another would be on a hot air balloon ride and another would be....just about anywhere that does not require you to be dressed formally.

On the next episode of Kate Plus 8,
Kate wears stilettos while rock
climbing. Kate's foot injury means a trip to the ER for Xrays.
The episode will be narrated by Cara.

Pony said...

Great recap Jen. Thanks for sharing.

Rose said: "And is it just me, or have we been seeing less and less of Mady when the time comes for her to be in Jon's care? One can argue that she's most like her mother out of all the kids, so maybe Kate is already working to turn her against her father? Just a theory. "

I agree, Mady seems to be a no show when Jon's in charge. But I don't really think it's because Kate has turned her against him. I think it's because Mady has always seemed to be the most vocal about not wanting to do things for the camera. My guess is that Jon allows her to opt out of filming if she wants. When they went fishing, Mady went to visit his mother, as I recall. So I think he's just letting her decide, and she's deciding she doesn't want to be filmed.

Christine said...

One of my favorite moments was when they got off the hot air balloon to walk across the grass back to the car. Of course, Kate instantly starts complaining about how difficult it is to walk through horribly itchy grass in heels.
Flash to the next shot: they are getting in the car. Suddenly the car isn't by the pavement where it was before. It has magically moved to the middle of the grass... about 1 foot away from where Kate was complaining. Clearly the crew had to go get the car and bring it to Kate because for Kate to actually WALK HERSELF TO THE CAR was too much of a pain. I mean, can you really expect a girl to walk when she just got off a FREE hot air balloon ride on her FREE vacation? Of course not, that's too much work.

enoughalready said...

OMG - while reading the recap by JenTru - I could not - could not envision myself sitting and watching 0.2 seconds of this crap. I'd rather watch plants grow, snails crawl or listen to nails on a chalkboard than to have to witness this woman's behavoir.

Rebecca F. said...

Right before the first break, did Jon say "Coming up on Jon and Kate Plus 6?"

Rebecca F said...

Nevermind it was plus 8 but he slurred it something terrible.

she is evil said...

I think Jon is handsome, especially in a suit, but that belly is not attractive, and he must know that. Every time it's photographed, people go nuts with nasty comments. He may have just had a spaced out moment but If he exposed his belly to protect Kate, he must still care about her, not necessarily in a romantic way.

goawayfools said...

I'm kinda puzzled how come Kate doesn't object to the way she is portrayed on the show. I realize she's a horrid person and probably doesn't provide TLC with enough footage to paint her in a positive light, but the editors sure seem to be including things in the show that are meant to stir the pot. For instance, Kate yelling at the tups not to get food on their dresses in the car. This has been a subject that has caused criticism of Kate in the past and easily could have been edited out. Another example: Kate's slutty outfit and heels. Is she really that stupid or a shameless exhibitionist or was she instructed to dress this way? Does TLC want us to hate her? Laugh at her? And is Kate enlightened enough to play along or is she just happy to be on camera, no matter what, even if she comes across as foolish, hypocritical, dimwitted and self-absorbed? Funny that she is the one that so desperately wants the show to continue when she comes off as such a horse's ass. I don't think she is TLC's darling as much as she is their willing and foolish puppet

Just didn't look right said...

Am I the only one who thought Cara's bathing suit shot should have been left out? Or was that Mady (can't remember). There was something off about that bathing suit. It just did not look right on her, maybe too big or something. It wasn't inappropriate or anything -- it just wasn't working. She should have more privacy than that at her age.

Savannah said...

I just read this at people.com--- "Last week on the Today show, Kate said, "Over the weekend I told [the kids] that we're not filming at this point. And actually, times eight, there was wailing and sobbing. They love our crew, they love the interaction, they love the events. There is nothing harmful about it. They are angry."
Oh well, I mean eventually all good things come to an end. I find it hard to believe that the kids were never prepared for the day when the show would end. I think Kate is in denial. She wants to act as if this is all Jon's doing. Instead of admitting that's it's run it's course and then some-it's over. Surely these children cannot live their entire lives in front of the camera. But then again, it is the only thing they know at this point. Angry? If these children are feeling anger-then maybe therapy is a necessity-the sooner, the better! IMO

Suzi said...

Saw a few pictures from the hot air balloon ride and I have to comment on that outfit. What is Kate thinking? I don't care where she was going, who wears nude high heels, a denim mini skirt, red halter top and white hoodie? Doesn't it sound like some 13 year-old who raided mom's closet when she wasn't home?? Have any of you EVER gone on a trip and ONLY packed heels?? I can't think of a time I haven't thrown in flip flops, tennies or some other comfy shoes, even on bachlorette parties to Vegas! :) If that is really true, this is a woman who does NOTHING herself.

P.S. Remember the episode where Kate says she doesn't go barefoot in hotel rooms and makes the kids wear shoes, too? Would love to know if she still keeps that one up...

fidosmommy said...

jibberjabbers said...
Why was Steve Neild blurred out in this episode?

He was filmed helping the kids onto the balloon ride. His face was the only one blurred out. You can tell its Steve because of the Hair.

*******

The only picture that was definitely Steve was the one of just the silver hair, Kate's back to camera. The rest I'm just guessing are also pics of Steve.

Good call!

Wouldn't it be fun if Steve wasn't getting paid for being on TV, only for being Kate's bodyguard? So TLC
can say he's not on film, there is
no image of Steve Neild on our program. No image, no paycheck!

But then again, maybe Steve (and wife Gina) requested he not be
shown for their own reasons.

Again, good call, Jibberjabber!

Gimme a break, I sure deserve it... said...

I watched on youtube. I was floored at the end when she said all these trips prepared the kids to go to Jr. Kindergarten w/out a tear and that was the point of all the life experiences.

Wow, she really does it all for the kids, doesn't she?

If you ask me, I'd choose a tear or two on the first day of school minus the life they lead!

Mrs.Taylor said...

What happend to her fear of hights?

JenTru said...

winsomeone said...
When I saw Kate standing there with her arms spread wide, and birds landing onto her, I thought she looked just like a scarecrow..she even had stuffing coming out of the top of her head!

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Scarecrow! That is what I was trying to say but it was late it it didn't come to me...totem pole, then I got telephone pole and left it at that. Scarecrow was the exact perfect description, especially with her hair, thank you!

JenTru

Journalist said...

"What happened to her fear of heights?"

Valium, Xanax or maybe something stronger? Better living through pharmacology

Kate is Full of BS said...

Savannah said...

I just read this at people.com--- "Last week on the Today show, Kate said, "Over the weekend I told [the kids] that we're not filming at this point. And actually, times eight, there was wailing and sobbing. They love our crew, they love the interaction, they love the events. There is nothing harmful about it. They are angry."

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Kate is so full of BS, it's a wonder she isn't suffering from constipation.

Jon & Kate both think they can speak for the kids when it's quite obvious that they can't! And if they actually watched the footage, they'd clearly see, and hear, what the kids REALLY think.

f8k8 said...

Kate wasn't afraid of heights this time. Steve was with her on the balloon ride. lol

No wonder they didn't show a good shot of the balloon taking off and landing. The camera was always aimed at the corner where Kate and the kids sat. Steve was with the camera man.

Just not sure why they would blur him out though? We already know he's the "bodyguard".

konspiracytheory said...

Just didn't look right said:

Am I the only one who thought Cara's bathing suit shot should have been left out? Or was that Mady (can't remember). There was something off about that bathing suit. It just did not look right on her, maybe too big or something. It wasn't inappropriate or anything -- it just wasn't working. She should have more privacy than that at her age.

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ITA - it looked too big on her. As you said, not necessarily inappropriate, but certainly fodder for embarrassment.

Big Wooden Spoon said...

Gimme a break, I sure deserve it... said...
I watched on youtube. I was floored at the end when she said all these trips prepared the kids to go to Jr. Kindergarten w/out a tear and that was the point of all the life experiences.

******* Yeah, she's right -- all their life experiences DID prepare them for that happy moment! The reason those poor little children didn't cry when they left for school was because they couldn't wait to get out of their McPrison.

Moons in Leo said...

Savannah said:
I just read this at people.com---"Last week on the Today show, Kate said, "Over the weekend I told [the kids] that we're not filming at this point. And actually, times eight, there was wailing and sobbing. They love our crew, they love the interaction, they love the events. There is nothing harmful about it. They are angry."

I would be willing to bet all the wailing, sobbing and anger came from Miss K8.

MBach said...

I would love to see the viewer numbers for next week's Kate Fest to be down to 1 person-only the recapper for GWOP.

As the ratings for this last show have been reported as 1.96 million, then one has to wonder why.

Down yes, but still almost 2 million people are watching because they love Kate? Are they watching because they hate Kate? Are they watching because they love the kids-which have become background props? Are they watching because the Gosselins are in the news over and over adnauseam? Do they think Jon is hot?
I can't figure it out.
Maybe someone could explain it to me.

This show that impacts the lives of 8 children will only go away when people STOP watching. It will only go away forever, when YouTube, ROL, People mag, The Lying Channel and all the other money grubbing outlets stop getting paid for showing this stuff. I WILL NOT WATCH! I do NOT miss it.

However, it sounds like insomniacs would benefit from watching. :o)

Silly one said...

alana said... "Sorry, but I vehemently disagree" We all just hope the best for these children... Very true no one knows for sure what will happen to these children in the furture but lets "Hope" for the best.

Rose said...

Savannah said:
I just read this at people.com---"Last week on the Today show, Kate said, "Over the weekend I told [the kids] that we're not filming at this point. And actually, times eight, there was wailing and sobbing. They love our crew, they love the interaction, they love the events. There is nothing harmful about it. They are angry."


Wow, that's some big vocabulary there, Kate! Wailing and sobbing. You could have just been completely honest and said "They love the film crew, the interaction and the free trips, so they were disappointed when they didn't see those people anymore and couldn't go on the next elaborate trip." But no, in typical Kate fashion, she had to embellish with colorful words like SOBBING and WAILING. Sure, Kate. We believe you. Completely.

I'm willing to bet that if they really were "sobbing and wailing," it was a reaction to Kate. The tups may only be 5, but I'm pretty sure they know the difference between "Mommy Who is Fake Nice to Us On-Camera" and "Mommy who Screams and Ignores Us Off-Camera." And if the kids are so upset about not being able to go on the New York trip to see the Statue of Liberty, why doesn't Kate--gasp!--take them somewhere fun HERSELF, without the camera crew following or TLC financing it? What's that, Kate? You could never afford it??? Well, then, let's think about this and go for some simplicity. You can't tell me those kids wouldn't be just as happy if Mommy took them to the zoo for the day or out to lunch at McDonalds. Oh, wait. They've never had McDonalds. They probably have never even heard of the words "Happy Meal."

Natalie said...

Savannah said...

I just read this at people.com--- "Last week on the Today show, Kate said, "Over the weekend I told [the kids] that we're not filming at this point. And actually, times eight, there was wailing and sobbing. They love our crew, they love the interaction, they love the events. There is nothing harmful about it. They are angry."

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Of course they love the crew! They are the only people who have been a constant in thier poor lives. Mabye if they had family and friends around having to say goodbye to the crew would be sad but they would have others to lean on.
And why can't they keep in touch with the crew if the kids have grown so attached? Oh, I forgot, if the people around Kate to contribute to her income in some way they are gone!

Hannah W. said...

Kate is Full of BS said...

Savannah said...

I just read this at people.com--- "Last week on the Today show, Kate said, "Over the weekend I told [the kids] that we're not filming at this point. And actually, times eight, there was wailing and sobbing. They love our crew, they love the interaction, they love the events. There is nothing harmful about it. They are angry."

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Kate is so full of BS, it's a wonder she isn't suffering from constipation.

Jon & Kate both think they can speak for the kids when it's quite obvious that they can't! And if they actually watched the footage, they'd clearly see, and hear, what the kids REALLY think.
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Maybe she is suffering from constipation, maybe that's why she's so angry all the time. :-P Didn't see the episode, but hearing that Alexis chased after Kate with a bug, really brought a smile to my face. :-)

" When Alexis pushes Kate to hold a giant millipede she says, “Would you like me to die a young death?” One tup reluctantly says no. Then Kate asks, “Do you want me to be around when I’m a grandma?” Nothing but crickets on that one! "

She really asked them if they wanted her to die? Really?? That's low, even for Kate. As for the grandma part, I can easily guess what those kids are thinking.

mommylove said...

Butterfly world with this kids was sooo cute! They are absolutely adorable and I was cracking up over Kate. So funny!
It was uncomfortable watch Jon play by himself on his part of the episode though

Miss said...

Jen Tru and winsomeone,
I thought that Kate reminded me of the woman in Home Alone Part 2 who stood in the park with all of those pigeons on her arm. Except that woman was kind.

Wendy said...

so many posters on here say that they hope TLC reconsiders doing a Kate+8 show, or a show based on just Kate, and I was one of those, too - that woman turns my stomach (not that Jon's any prize). But when I think about it, honestly? What would be best for her ego is for TLC to charge forward, and give Kate her own show, so it can fail spectacularly as we all know it will. Only failure, all on her own, will teach Khate the lesson she needs to learn.

MomOf4InPA said...

Well it's Friday afternoon, and the new Kate-answers-all is coming up on Monday. Where is the bombshell tabloid story to keep everyone thinking about Kate all weekend long? Court is Monday also, so on the off chance she is laying low, perhaps people will totally forget about Monday night.

Side comment about Kate balloon escapade "get-up". Watched it on youtube for the ugly faces, and my high school son commented that she wouldn't be allowed to wear that at school. She would have been sent home for inappropriate dress. I had to laugh when he mentioned her "hooker heels". I didn't even know he knew thats what we call them. LOL

I thought it was great that the little girls loved the insect zoo. One of my girls is like that. A few years ago when the cicadas were out, she had several "pets" and even now, she will "rescue" bugs that get in the house (here in PA its something called stink bugs that are nasty), and set them free. I'm glad the girl tups enjoyed torturing Kate. More power to the kids!

Kate's mean said...

goawayfools said...

I'm kinda puzzled how come Kate doesn't object to the way she is portrayed on the show. I realize she's a horrid person and probably doesn't provide TLC with enough footage to paint her in a positive light, but the editors sure seem to be including things in the show that are meant to stir the pot. For instance, Kate yelling at the tups not to get food on their dresses in the car. This has been a subject that has caused criticism of Kate in the past and easily could have been edited out. Another example: Kate's slutty outfit and heels. Is she really that stupid or a shameless exhibitionist or was she instructed to dress this way? Does TLC want us to hate her? Laugh at her? And is Kate enlightened enough to play along or is she just happy to be on camera, no matter what, even if she comes across as foolish, hypocritical, dimwitted and self-absorbed? Funny that she is the one that so desperately wants the show to continue when she comes off as such a horse's ass. I don't think she is TLC's darling as much as she is their willing and foolish puppet


It's because all press is "good" press. So they don't really care if this blog (as well as comments on other sites) talk about how they hate her or how they love her as long as they're talking ABOUT her.

karmatrain said...

if the kids were 'wailing and sobbing', it is because kate told them they would have no money. no more house. no more private school. no more nothing. they would be poor. AND ALL BECAUSE OF DADDY.

fidosmommy said...

Wendy said....
Only failure, all on her own, will teach Khate the lesson she needs to learn.


****

Oh, I agree. Nothing short of having her show yanked for really poor ratings will show Kate Gosselin she needs to find another career option.

But, will she see that it was HER
lack of talent, HER attitude, HER
inability to talk coherently or about anything except herself, HER
failure? Or will she start finding
people to blame for grabbing her by the ankles to bring her down?
Jon? TLC producers? GWoP? Her children? Maria Shriver? The paparazzi? Beth, Jodi, Kevin and the rest of the crowd? God, who did not protect her? Who? You know as well as I do that Kate's impending failure is NOT going to be her fault in any manner. She will be a victim with lots to wail about. And an unhappy, victimized Kate Gosselin = hell for 8 children.

Geema said...

I haven't watched the show in ages because it seems so unfair to the kids for me to gawk at what their poor lives have become. The recaps are hilarious and I look forward to reading them every week. Keep up the super writing!

MelissaH said...

I don't even watch the show anymore. I just wait to read the excellent recaps and based on those, decide if I will check out an episode on YouTube. The recaps are far funnier than the show.

SarahinTO said...

mommylove said...
Butterfly world with this kids was sooo cute! They are absolutely adorable and I was cracking up over Kate. So funny!
It was uncomfortable watch Jon play by himself on his part of the episode though
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actually I was uncomfortable watching Kate not Jon.

Rita said...

AWESOME!!!! I'm so glad I didn't watch the show..what a waste of time.

Sorry you had to waste yours...but this recap was darn funny!

fidosmommy said...

mommylove said...
Butterfly world with this kids was sooo cute! They are absolutely adorable and I was cracking up over Kate. So funny!


*****

Yeah, I was cracking up over Kate too. I thought my sides would split when she started talking to her 5 year olds about dying. I about busted my gut when she was
barking at one child to not smash the butterfly, doing it in such a way that the child could have potentially smashed the butterfly out of confusion or fear.

Maybe we were watching two different people with the children that day? I saw it on YouTube. Was there a different version shown on TV?

Now I will admit I saw KATE cracking up. She was loving herself, making herself laugh. She was also looking like she was on the brink emotionally, IMO, going through the motions of enjoying being with her children.

She's cracked up, I will give you that.

Shari said...

mommylove said...
Butterfly world with this kids was sooo cute! They are absolutely adorable and I was cracking up over Kate. So funny!
___________________________________
Hi Khate. Welcome.

NoUse4Kate said...

LOL @ Shari. I thought the same thing but bit my tongue. At least I'm not the only one that thought that.

she is evil said...

So Kate is afraid of heights, bugs, germs, disorder, her own family members, food poisoning, poverty, physical harm (if that's what Steve is actually protecting her from), ice skating, dying or getting hurt and leaving her kids motherless (would they notice the difference), people selling her out.... I'm sure I've left things out. What an absolute basket case! The weird thing is that most of her fears don't ring true and I wonder if they're just excuses to get out of taking care of her kids or to justify her ridiculous demands. No wonder Jon is so happy to be free of her

PA Woman said...

mommylove said...
Butterfly world with this kids was sooo cute! They are absolutely adorable and I was cracking up over Kate. So funny!
It was uncomfortable watch Jon play by himself on his part of the episode though

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Huh? At least Jon can find things to do at home with the kids. He doesn't have to fly half way across the country. You know, like a real dad! I've noticed that some of you Sheeple like to complain that Jon doesn't pick appropriate activities for all the kids; liking the walk in the woods, fishing, and this weeks episode with the rocket. I have a couple things to say about that. 1) The kids even at 5 are old enough to learn that every activity they do as a family just may not be their favorite thing to do. But they should respect the activities their brothers and sisters are interested in and enjoy being a family together and 2) Jon is introducing them to outdoor activities. Yes, at 5 they may not yet appreciate a walk in the woods, fishing etc. But hey you learn to appreciate that great outdoors by getting out there. Not by sitting in a theater, etc. We started walks in the woods when I was still crawling. The kids can handle it. Actually getting out there is how they learn.

BTW Kate, they will never learn to tie their shoes if you continue to buy them with velcro.

PA Woman said...

Natalie said...
Of course they love the crew! They are the only people who have been a constant in thier poor lives. Mabye if they had family and friends around having to say goodbye to the crew would be sad but they would have others to lean on.
And why can't they keep in touch with the crew if the kids have grown so attached? Oh, I forgot, if the people around Kate to contribute to her income in some way they are gone!

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Any family and friends were given up long ago and replaced by the crew. But, they crew will only be in their lives as long as the show run; except for maybe an occassional email. Yes, the kids will be upset and need to adjust to the show ending. But, in the long run hopefully they will get lifetime friends and family back into their lives.

I always wonder what Kate told the kids happened to Aunt Jodie. She was such a constant in their lives.

Sissy said...

It's because all press is "good" press. So they don't really care if this blog (as well as comments on other sites) talk about how they hate her or how they love her as long as they're talking ABOUT her.

10/23/2009 9:21 AM
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Yes, because No Publicity is Bad Publicity!

And Kate does love seeing herself on TV. If she felt justified at yelling at Jon for something, instead of feeling the shame and embarrassment others might feel, she just sees it as all good and that she would be right to do it all over again just the same way.

Brummygirl said...

Rose said....

You can't tell me those kids wouldn't be just as happy if Mommy took them to the zoo for the day or out to lunch at McDonalds. Oh, wait. They've never had McDonalds. They probably have never even heard of the words "Happy Meal."
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They will get to know McDonalds pretty quickly when Momma gets her job!!!!
Now kids, can you say, "Come and get yer Happy Meal!"

Sssshhhh said...

Kate's comment about the kids missing the crew is ludicrous. She acts like they've had the same crew since day one. She drives production crew away just like almost everyone else and the crew is like a revolving door. Just more Kate lies.

jibberjabbers said...

The most ridiculous thing I picked up about Kate in the old episode is her laziness.

1) Sleeping in til 8 or later while Jon wakes up early, dresses and feeds the kid then goes go work.

2) When she gets in the car and forgets something, instead of getting out herself, she yell at Jon to "get my cell phone, get the girls jacket, go get their backpacks" etc etc.

And she complains about the kids having to go the the restroom after they are buckled in.

3) The way she always tries to "correct" Jon's vocabulary, even though she's isn't all that articulate herself. (victimish? gasciousness? calling Jon a waitress? etc etc.)

4) She couldn't even pick out her own clothes back then. She still can pick out what the kids want when it comes to gifts...

5) She doesn't fill in her own gas tank.

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Most recently, she nagged about the tiles for the new home. But end the end, she chosed the brown one.

ihatefrogs said...

BTW Kate, they will never learn to tie their shoes if you continue to buy them with velcro.

Please. Kate would never take a moment of HER time to teach her children how to tie their shoes. Every responsibility and obligation in Kate's life, as a mother and otherwise has been/is being fulfilled by a paid service provider , ie nanny/babysitter, personal shopper, chef, assistant etc and or an employee of TLC. The woman is beyond pathetic. Even Kate's 'inner circle' of friends past and present including her BFF, Jamie Ayers ,were/are bought and paid or subject to/of a quid pro quo negoation deal.

chesterctymom said...

mommylove said...
Butterfly world with this kids was sooo cute! They are absolutely adorable and I was cracking up over Kate. So funny!
It was uncomfortable watch Jon play by himself on his part of the episode though


This post sounds like PR to get some controversy started...I wouldn't put any energy into answering...

Buzzmaam said...

The recaps are definitely better than the show itself.

she is evil said...

mommylove, Kate WAS funny when she waddled away on her chubby legs from the millipede-wielding Alexis.

EnjoyYOURSELF said...

"LOL @ Shari. I thought the same thing but bit my tongue. At least I'm not the only one that thought that."

LOL I actually thought the same thing.

You know, I still like watching the old shows and am noticing more and more things like today when I rewatched their trip to Disney. WHO takes potty chairs on vacation? My son used a regular toilet at age 3-1/2!

Gimme a break, I sure deserve it said...

Interesting that the kids are so well travelled and prepared for JR. K that they don't cry, but they don't know what to do w/ water balloons or a batting tee...And can't tie their shoes...

my9cats said...

EnjoyYOURSELF said...

"LOL @ Shari. I thought the same thing but bit my tongue. At least I'm not the only one that thought that."

LOL I actually thought the same thing.

You know, I still like watching the old shows and am noticing more and more things like today when I rewatched their trip to Disney. WHO takes potty chairs on vacation? My son used a regular toilet at age 3-1/2!


LOL. I wonder how many sheeple, in order to emulate supermom Kate, have placed potties all around their house, then left them to ferment all day like Mady told Kevin Kate did on the hairplug epi. Germaphobe my ass!

ImFrancie said...


winsomeone said...
When I saw Kate standing there with her arms spread wide, and birds landing onto her, I thought she looked just like a scarecrow..she even had stuffing coming out of the top of her head!

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Scarecrow! That is what I was trying to say but it was late it it didn't come to me...totem pole, then I got telephone pole and left it at that. Scarecrow was the exact perfect description, especially with her hair, thank you!

JenTru


The scene would have been even "perfect-er" if Kate had burst out in a rendition of "If I Only Had a Heart!"

KatesBigFlintstoneToe said...

she is evil said...
mommylove, Kate WAS funny when she waddled away on her chubby legs from the millipede-wielding Alexis.

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Funnier yet is this picture of Kate trying to disguise herself in a dopey hat & WIG last Thursday at the house

http://gosselins.sosugary.com/displayimage.php?pid=8019&fullsize=1

Pony said...

"You know, I still like watching the old shows and am noticing more and more things like today when I rewatched their trip to Disney. WHO takes potty chairs on vacation? My son used a regular toilet at age 3-1/2!"

Since Kate seems to have underfed the tups to keep them small, maybe they couldn't fit on a regular toilet at 3 1/2? I thought they kept the potty chairs in the van to be able to avoid having to stop every ten minutes for a pit stop. I thought it looked and sounded gross though.

toad2250 said...

Hilarious recap. I haven't watch the show in a few years... no need... but I very much enjoy the recaps.

Uh, Kate? I live an hour southeast of you and every evening on my way to work I see hot air balloon rides going on all over the beautiful scenery here in suburban eastern PA. So, not only did you not have to get up at the crack of dawn (and complain about it) but you didn't even have to leave the state...AND, you know what? It's cooler in PA than FL, so maybe it wouldn't have been so "gashiously hot". Moron.

Theygrossmeout said...

I guess there is some part of TLC that loves to show Kate for the pea brain she is. Her use of the English language is atrocious. DIARRHEAING??? "The kids are diarrheaing" So many others like the post I just read GASIOUSLY HOT? Where does she get these words? Maybe she thinks she is SO important that she is creating a new language. Kind of like Ebonics but more for the white trash crowd she appeals to. I hope the majority wakes up and Kate and her disgusting self DISAPPEAR PERMANENTLY from all networks and magazines. Just never hear her name again.

Theygrossmeout said...

About that espisode. I really hate myself for watching. It is some kind of RUBBERNECKING PHENOMENON. But I did watch it. Hopefully because I recorded it, it doesn't count at ratings because I want her gone. One thing about that episode that made me sick was her constant shrieking. Does she really think that people want to hear this grown woman shrieking all the time? People in different scenarios had to actually tell her to not scream. Does this annoy anyone else?

Over It said...

Vanessa said:

'MILF (mother I'd like to forget)

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Too perfect!!! ROFLMAO

Midnight Serenade said...

"AND, you know what? It's cooler in PA than FL, so maybe it wouldn't have been so "gashiously hot". Moron."

The heat comes from the burner, the part of the balloon that flames the hot air upwards into the balloon, not from atmospheric conditions. You can't get away from it. It is very hot in that basket, even if the outside temperature is on the cool side. I had the hair singed on the back of my neck from that darn thing. I believe that she was complaining about the burner, not how hot it was outside.

EnjoyYOURSELF said...

"Since Kate seems to have underfed the tups to keep them small, maybe they couldn't fit on a regular toilet at 3 1/2? I thought they kept the potty chairs in the van to be able to avoid having to stop every ten minutes for a pit stop. I thought it looked and sounded gross though."

Wouldn't it be easier to have them wear Pull-Ups on the trip if they can't wait until the next "potty stop"? Even on their trip to Utah, I could swear both Jon and Kate (both into discussing bathroom stuff obviously) said they took the kids into the airplane bathroom, put the POTTY CHAIR ON TOP OF THE TOILET and then put them on. Am I the only one who heard this? I thought what for? Just put them on the toilet like everybody else does!

8POE's said...

My biggest complaint w/the epi was instead of the balloon ride, which noone seemed to enjoy, why didn't it occur to anyone to take an airboat ride? I reccomend it to anyone as it's fun. I know Alexis would love to get to see "aldergators". Hannah&Leah might've enjoyed an airboat as well.

How can they have Alexis in FL and NOT take her to see "aldergators"? In S.Fl there's also crocodiles, caimans and many other reptiles Alexis, if noone else, would enjoy. I swear that girl's Bindi Irwin-ish. Steve Irwin for that matter. She fears nothing. She'd've taken the millipeed home if she could.

I hope very much that her interest in crocodilians in particular and reptiles in general is encouraged. I can picture Alexis being Irwin-ish someday. "Have a look at this". "What a beauty". "It's grumpy". "You little ripper". I see Alexis doing this someday. She shows me the same interest as SI did.

mmmsoap said...

Can't blame the little ones for hating the balloon ride, heat or no. Take a look at that basket; not one of them could see over the top. They were all at least 6 inches shorter. I didn't see any cut outs for a view, so those poor kids are staring at adults' knees, the burner, and possible the sky for several hours. Either boring, or enough to make you motion sick....whichever one, it seems not fun.

konGOaway said...

Maybe Steve was blurred out so TLC won't have to do constant damage control about Steve constantly being with Kate on her trips. People have seen them out and have claimed they looked a little too cozy. Some DJ saw them holding hands and it was reported Mady saw an embrace or kiss. After that Steve wasn't seen for a while because it was said he had to go home and "make things right with his wife". People are STILL talking and TLC wants that to go away.

Brandi said...

Why does Kate talk like she's 5? "Swarmies" Everything ending in "ish" or if she's feeling spritely "ishsish" At the age her kids are at, it's so important to use the correct english, because they do pick up on EVERYTHING. When my daughter (who is 4) uses words that aren't, well words, I always correct her with the right pronunciation. What Kate is doing is not cute. Its really starting to get irritating actually. She spoke this way from the very beginning, but back then it was sporadic...Now it has taken on a life of its own. As her world gets smaller, her vocabulary gets more and more insane. She should have kept her parents in the loop, I'm sure they would tell her that she should speak proper english around her impressionable children, or at the very least so she doesn't sound like an uneducated fool. But yes, its Kates world, and we are all just viewers...

Tara said...

Thanks for the hilarious recap. I'm sure it's funnier than the show because Kate has no sence of humor or personality.