Time to Organize Recap

I haven't watched this show in over a year, so when I was asked to write this recap and saw the title I thought it was a rerun. (Anyone remember an episode where Beth helped Kate get organized? Whatever happened to Beth.....) Sorry, I zoned out. That happened frequently while watching this waste of 30 minutes. But I endured and these are the "exciting" details I picked up on (between naps). Enjoy.

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Shari said...

I think it's worth noting in the new beginning where Kate is selfishly running ahead, while dragging a parachute, with her kids desperately trying to keep up. I can only assume Jon and one of the boy tups have been trampled underneath because they're not in the shot. Kinda symbolic. I guess it really is the 'realest reality show there is'.

The first scene is Aaden and a girl tup playing in the basement. I initially thought they were talking pig latin but then subtitles were put up. Ahhh. So I see they've picked up on their mother's first language. This is followed up by Kate explaining how a basement works and refers to it as 'dumping grounds.' TLC was kind enough to put up an information box with an itemized list of 'Basement Contents' on the screen. I'm sure at this point the Sheeple paused their DVRs to take notes. She went on to explain the importance of these basement items as we see a flashback of a puffy looking Jon sorting through boxes. (I imagine he's looking for his testicles amongst the winter clothing.) Then she rambles that "Things happened, things fell apart, and more things happened and it just didn't happen." I anxiously waited for the subtitles to explain what the h*** she just said but was left hanging. Re-enter girl tup who babbles something and thankfully the subtitle guy had woken up and explained through black and white type that she just said, "I'm waiting for people." I can only assume she means Children's Services ...... we're trying sweetheart. But let's continue. Kate then explains that when she's sitting in her little interview chair, she sees all the stuff and it drives her crazy.

She then proceeds to further the boredom and actually give a tour of various items that have been strategically strewn around the set .... oh, I mean the basement. Back scratcher, blocks, chair, table, and then she gets to a pair of rubber underpants and holds them to the camera and with a confused look (that is frighteningly similar to her angry look) says, "What in the world?" (As if she doesn't remember that those were Jon's go-to pants every time he forgot a coupon.) In a moment of inspirational thought, she spits out this little gem; "In a cluttered world my mind is cluttered." (Deep) She then explains, "My eyes just go to it and it drives me crazy." Don't blame the clutter, Kate. That's just your roaming lazy eye and it drives us crazy too.

Finally the organizer, who I suspect is a Sheeple disguised as an organizer, shows up dressed to the hilt complete with jewelry. As the organizer (cough - SHEEPLE) explains the steps to organizing, once again TLC is generous enough to offer up that little information box to the joyful bleats of Sheeple everywhere. I'm not sure what was in the information box because my eyes kept roaming to the profile shot of the left side of Kate's head. I couldn't help but think that it looked like she'd been smashed in the back of the head with a black shovel ..... which led my mind to think of that old Psycho movie ..... which led my mind to wonder which boy tup would end up being Norman ....... Sorry. I'm back now.

Shari said...

I hear the organizer explain that Kate needs to decide what she's going to purge and Kate pipes up that she already knows. (Yes, we know too. Under the purge list you have Jon, his family, your family, & the dogs.) She takes this opportunity to explain that she's the only one that cares about organization and everyone else is out to sabotage her. (Thus the before mentioned purge list.) She then spends an awkward amount of time repeatedly picking up and setting back down old window frames. (Ooookay.) Kate then mentions that she originally had the notion that her scary basement would scare the organizers but seemed pleasantly surprised that she didn't seem to scare them away. (It's only four minutes into the show. And FYI, Kate. It won't be the basement that scares them away.) Kate makes a lame attempt at small talk and notices that the Sheeple/Organizer is awfully dressed up and says to the 'idiot' audience that she could tell they'd done this before. (Insert gasp. Professional organizers who have organized before? Fascinating.)

Cut to shots of the kids ranting and the scene saving subtitles. Then Kate's finger-nails-on-a-chalk-board voice is piped over as she explains that "while you don't see our babysitter, when I am busy, she is scheduled obviously to take care of the kids so that the kids are not left unattended. Ever." (I was waiting for details as to whether this was the babysitter who claims to have gotten to know Jon very well nine times in the hot tub, but I was once again left hanging. I thought this was the LEARNING Channel. Inquiring minds want to know!) The camera pans to different boxes and kate describes one as holding "like" Family Memories, "like" Show Memories, etc ..... Too bad the only "like" family memories these kids are going to have are the horrendously horrendous ones captured on film. But I digress. I was brought back to reality when I heard Kate announce that they'd make a 'Jon Box.' I have no doubt she means that's where he'll sleep during his visits home and I assume his rubber underpants were the first things thrown in there.

Suddenly Kate starts ordering around a third woman that's new to the scene and that's when Kate explains that she's her friend Jamie from Michigan. Her 'Bestest' friend who came down because Kate needed moral support, help, and company. Kate then sighs dramatically and wistfully says that she wishes Jamie could live here because she's awesome and they're a good team. (Insert sounds of crickets chirping in the awkward silence because I believe Kate just put the whole 'affair with Steve' rumor to rest ...... do I foresee a future Jamie & Kate + 8?)

Shari said...

Cut to a stranger, a boy named Clay. Kate's creepy voice over explains that he is her best friend Jamie's son. (I guess so we don't get confused with all the other Jamies in this episode.) She fills us in on how hysterical it is that the kids fight with each other like brothers and sisters. The camera then focuses on a disturbing scene where Kate's kids are being selfish, mean, nasty, and violent to Clay while they're playing with play dough. (So, I guess she's right. They're treating him like one of the family). At one point Alexis tells Clay to "Stop talking." (Unfortunately, Clay doesn't have the luxury of subtitles). Princess Hannah then informs poor Clay that he'll have to clean up everything. In a moment of pure genius, Clay sticks his fingers in his ears and started saying, "La La La La La La" over and over again. I was tempted to join him. Princess Hannah tells Clay to stop staring at her and gave him a horrible snarling grimace. Like mother like daughter, you might say. Finally Clay took a stand and helped himself to the rolling pin which sent Alexis into fits of hysterical screaming and tantrums. (Similar to how she's seen her mother act recently when Jon took a stance of his own.) Kate reappears laughing and explaining that they all love each other so much and they're all so comfortable together. (I'd like Clay to take the witness stand now, please.)

After commercial break you see a bunch of people in fast forward cleaning out Kate's basement and she tries to convince us that she got help from some 'local professionals'. She never goes into detail about what that means, but I suspect it's extra camera crew who were promised a day off to hang out in their apartment above the garage but got sucked into an episode. As the dressed-to-the-nines Sheeple tries to explain how much better it looks already, we get a long shot of the right side of Kate's head and I could swear I smelled skunk.

She proceeds to go on a five minute journey down memory lane over ...... ready for this? ...... vomit buckets that were sent home with the 'little kids' from the hospital. While she raves about the beloved vomit buckets, TLC flashes back to a sad scene of one of the boy tups having to lie on the floor in his underwear when he was sick ..... focal point being the vomit bucket beside him, of course. She says when you're ill and carry around a vomit bucket in their house it's become "like" an honor. And that's followed by a loud cackling witch laugh. She cracks herself up! (Where's Norman Bates when you need him? This is brutal!)

Flash to Kate trying out her 'mom voice' as she makes a big deal about pulling toys out of boxes. At this point, even the Sheeple / Organizer had enough of her and couldn't hide the disdain on her face as Kate screeched about a kitty cat stuffed animal. Then you realized why she had the huge reaction ....... it's PRINCESS HANNAH'S kitty cat! And Kate explained that "Hannah's gonna freak out!" (Yeah, I think poor Clay can attest to Hannah's ability to do that.) Suddenly, Cara made a brief cameo appearance. Then the camera focused on Hannah being horrible, selfish, and mean about her new found kitty.

Shari said...

Kate explains to the camera how hard it was to have the kids in there while she was sorting toys because she was (insert devious eyes w/ creepy eyebrow action) "throwing out toys and stuffed animals here and there because you know how I feel about stuffed animals." (With exception of Hannah's beloved kitty, of course.) Then you see Kate kick the kids out and carry a crate of stuffed animals to a trash bag and dramatically say, "With great pleasure I do this" and start dumping them into the trash bag one by one while singing loudly, opera style, "PRAISE THE LORD! PRAISE THE LORD!" Until she gets to the last two stuffed animals and gets her 'mom voice' back and says, "Oh I can't get rid of these." (Must be Hannah's.) The tup girls alligator also made the cut and was saved from the trash bag in the final second.

Insert more scenes of the tups acting like out of control banshees again. Then the sorting of the baby dolls begins and she presents Alexis's prize doll to her. Alexis proceeds to grab it and take off running while Kate yelled behind "Thank you mommy!" several times to no avail. Alexis never did return the line, but oddly enough, my two year old who is sitting on my lap, looked up at me and said, "Thank you mommy!" (On one hand I'm filled with pride that my two year old has better manners than Alexis, but on the other hand I'm horrified that she's paying attention to this awful show. Heaven forbid I have a Sheeple in the making on my lap.) Then poor little Aaden peaked in and sweetly asked where his stuffed animal giraffe is and Kate barely muttered, "I don't know" and went back to work. She found Mady's first year calendar and spent several minutes patting herself on the back at how much time she took doing that. She then entertains herself by reading some of the fascinating milestones made worse by Mady herself acting them out. (Can I imitate Clay's fingers in the ears "La La La" yet?) She continued on the "Praise-Me-Athon" about those calendars long into the interview chair. She tops it off with, "Wasn't I so organized?" (So, why the need for professionals, Kate?)

Things were finally starting to look organized and thankfully Kate did less explaining as they showed the basement starting to come together. At one point, the professional mentions a label maker, and Kate stood there trembling and gasping with excitement. (Anyone see 'When Harry Met Sally?" Picture the restaurant scene with Meg Ryan.) Poor Jon could never compete with a label maker ...... We then had to endure the borderline inappropriate noises coming from Kate as she got to push the buttons ...... followed by the climactic opera screeching when the label popped out. (Note to self: If I become inappropriately attracted to gadgets, seek help immediately.) She then scolds the audience of Sheeple for not e-mailing her sooner about label makers.

Shari said...

The organizer finally got a chance to speak and went on about how great it was to work with Kate and how eventually Kate warmed up to the new ways of doing things. Kate tries to guess at how long they've been working on this organizing project and her closest estimation is four years, nine days and fifty-four hours. (Wow. We finally agree on something.) She admits that she missed the installation of the shelves because she was up feeding the kids dinner. Your guess is as good as mine as to what that entailed. Paper plates and four grapes would be my best guess.

Day two. The shelves are up and Kate's pretending to help the organizer put things away before she has to get ready to take Mady & Cara to see the Jonas Brothers tonight. Big sigh and a dramatic "Busy days!"

Cut to a shot of the tups fighting and whining as they rip open packages of toilet paper rolls as Kate explains that now more than ever she needs the kids to help her and one of the things she started when the tups were 'four-ish' was having them disperse toilet paper throughout the house. (Give. Me. A. Break.) As the kids grab their rolls, I can't help but notice one of the girl tups has a long rag hanging out of her mouth. (Does anyone else think that's really gross?) She actually assigns them bathrooms to stock. I can't begin to imagine how many bathrooms the McMansion has if it takes six children to stock them. She assures us that this is 'truly fun for them' while admitting that it saves her time. She then chuckles that she'll probably laugh about it someday. Yes, Kate, nothing says hilarious like minors doing your grudge work ....... not to mention supporting your spending addictions. The toilet paper job is really the least of their worries.

The organizer makes the mistake of pointing out how her system will help the kids dress themselves in winter clothing. Kate quickly belittles her and says "You're dreamin, Lady" and pulls her woe-is-me act about how long it takes to dress eight children. (I say we call the Nanny to the witness stand this time to find out). Kate then points out some struggles she had with the organizers not understanding where she needed stuff. The head organizer actually had the nerve to make Kate a gift wrapping center downstairs! A disapproving Kate informed her that she doesn't wrap downstairs and she never would. End of discussion. (Dare I hope the organizer has put her Sheeple ways behind her? I think it's safe to say that did it.) I have no doubt that Kate has read Candy Spelling's book and knows exactly where the rich and famous do their gift wrapping and it ain't in the basement! The organizer went on to further degrade herself and point out the 'ooh aaah' factors of her system. To that, Kate rolled her eyes and informed the lowly peasant woman that SHE doesn't have time to 'ooh aaah' then gave her a backhanded "but I really appreciate it" comment as she disrespectfully opened and slammed drawers. And as if that behavior wasn't bad enough, she topped it off with, "When the right thing fits, it is ooh aaah-ish but anymore I just live." Sending the clear message that this organizing job was substandard at best.

Shari said...

Now we're back to the kids fighting. Over costumes this time. More subtitles so we know each and every nasty comment. Uh, thanks? The highlight of the show for me came when some kind of pole fell on Kate's ankle and the organizer / ex-sheeple made no response to Kate's dramatic cries of pain. Kate proceeded to huff and puff that she's not in the mood to do this today. (Organize? Film? Get paid to do nothing? A little clarity would have been appreciated.) She went on to say that an organized person can't tolerate a half done job. She needs a start to completion in EVERYTHING. (Her marriage would be a good example.) Then she hurt her leg again and put on yet another 'show' for the camera since she wasn't receiving attention from any other source.

She again mentions the Jonas Brothers (name dropping, anyone?) and spells out her fears of the job not getting done in the allotted time frame. They finally end this farce with Kate speaking gibberish while putting on labels. No subtitles, so no idea what the heck she was saying, nor do I care at this point. The organizer read her lines and spoke nicely of Kate again into the camera. They flashed to scenes of labels being put on boxes, notably one labeled 'Wedding Memories.' (I wonder if that’s where the infamous ring will finally end up once 'the kids' are able to let it go?) Kate's voice is justifying her need for the professional organizer's help in the state of mind she's in right now. All I heard was "Blah blah blah" and I think I heard a "Jumbly" in there somewhere and possibly an "Amazingly amazingly." (Shudder) Finally some obligatory before and after shots with more opera singing via Kate trying to drown out the faint sounds of wild animals and out of control kids fighting in the background.

Episode over. Are you as grateful as I am? If I were a drinker, I'd be headed to the hard stuff right now. But since I'm not, I think I'll go give my well behaved grateful children a kiss goodnight, snuggle in close to my hubby and thank him for allowing me this 'fall off the Gosselin wagon', and throw my label maker away for fear of ever being tempted to cheat on him with it.

MommyinWA said...

Wow. Scarily reminiscent of the Gosselin's Go Green episode.

MomOf4InPA said...

OMG LOL I just about laughed myself out of my chair just now. Too funny! Thanks for the recap!

Side Note: The organizer, Diane Albright, is a very nice lady, and tho I have never used her services before, I have visited her little shop a few times, and found them very personable and helpful. I think the next time I have to run to the little family owned hardware store in town, I will have to walk down the street and see what they have that is new.

Sarah Gold said...

Bravo! Got some great laughs off this recap, and don't miss watching the show at all. What a selfish bore Kate is.

homeschoolin' mom said...

Thank you for such a wonderful recap. But I don't think I'll look at my label maker the same ever again!

Tuesday said...

Those children have picked up on all the horrid habits of their mother. Ungrateful, argumentative, unappreciative, and selfish. It shows what an important role parents play in shaping behaviour. No way are the children to blame but, just wow, it shows the damage that can be done in 5 short years from bad parenting. Great recap Shari, though sad.

dogsandkids said...

thank you Shari for enduring this and living to write about it. This is the realest reality blog ever!

fidosmommy said...

OK, I'm wiping tears off my cheeks as I type. Shari, that was wonderful. So perfectly stated, so perfectly snarky, so perfectly on target. Brava!

Mommy said...

I absolutely loved your recap! You and I had the same thoughts about this trainwreck! There were a few parts that really got to me...First off, her voice over saying that her kids are NEVER left unattended. Funny...if you were trying to prove a point perhaps the sitter's legs should have been shown, at least. Then her childish squeals when finding lost stuffed animals and dolls. And you forgot to add that when Alexis came down to get her doll she actually answered Kate by saying "What? What?" Excuse me?? My 2 year old says "Yes?" when I call him. Then she snatches the doll and doesn't say thank you, even when prompted. Great job Kate, especially for a kid who is NEVER left alone!! The label maker scene was just RIDICULOUS! When she hit the button and the label was cut off, she yelled "NO!!" wth kate?? She loves attention. But of all things, what really ticked me off was how she dissed that organizer about that gift wrapping center. The ooh ahhish comment was so inappropriate and I'm pretty sure her PR team will get kate slapped for that slip up.

not K8s bestest friend said...

"they'd make a 'Jon Box.' I have no doubt she means that's where he'll sleep during his visits home and I assume his rubber underpants were the first things thrown in there." I am still laughing about this. Thanks for the recap!

Vexatious said...

I'm SO glad I don't watch anymore . . . the recaps are incredibly more entertaining than the shows, anyhow! The line about the rubber underpants was what got me . . . I actually snorted!! With real tears streaming from my eyes from laughing so hard, I thank you, Shari, for going that extra mile and letting us know what we didn't miss! I wish we could run the recaps at the same time as the show -- like that Sci-Fi theatre, I think, wherein the robots make fun of a movie throughout the showing of it ["Creature of the Black Lagoon" was the one I last saw them do]. Now THAT would be entertainment!

Allison said...

Those little girls were so hateful to Clay. I feel so badly for any men they marry. They've obviously picked up on how poorly Kate treated Jon, and are destined to follow the same path. I hope Clay's mom (you know, Kate's best friend, Jamie,) sees that and doesn't subject Clat to that abuse again. That's when I changed the channel...I couldn't take another minute of this joke.

MBach said...

Gosh, Shari. You did a great job of making something so tedious as interesting as possible. Thanks! I think your references to the movie Psycho were right on. Norman Bates didn't go crazy all by himself, he received a little help from dear old Mom.

However, I almost feel asleep reading it. How can anyone think this "stuff" is still interesting to watch?

I wondered if Jon's missing wedding ring is inside the Jon box or the wedding box, and it seems the kids are becoming copies of their mother. Wow! That is scary.

Claire said...

That was hilarious. Thanks for all the laughs. It almost makes me want the show to go on so we can have the "real" entertainment that follows.

Tangerine Tanya said...

Shari,
You really out did yourself! To many witty things to point out just one.
Great job!

Not a fan of either said...

Thanks for the recap. Actually it does not surprise me at all that Kate acts this way or even that the children are acting the way you described. What shocks me to the very core; however, is that TLC believes all this is TV worthy. It is beyond belief that they would even put this on TV and/or consider it entertainment. I just can't make sense of this. They have no pride and no shame. Again, they are betting on stupid audiences to buy into this no-talent, no-point, no-show. And they have destroyed a family in the process.

Randi said...

Oh my, I have to say this was THE funniest recap I've ever read. I was laughing out loud so often, my husband thinks I'm crazy over here! Great job, Shari.

Also: I just loved Clay. From that first shot of him trying to get the camera to follow him outside to that awesome LALALALA! What a cutie!

Lauren said...

Thanks Shari for the funny recap. It was so good that I watched the episodes on-line.

I thought Kate was a little hostile towards the professional organizers. When you have a professional organizer come into your home, they direct you on how to organize. Not the other way around. Kate acted like they were her servants and how dare they have an idea like a gift wrapping station.

The main organizer said she wanted to make things look good and Kate said she didn't have time for that and pretty much belittled her idea.

The way she interacted with those organizers makes me really feel sad for Jon. To think, he was with that bitch for 10 years.

The kids are super cute and Aiden was especially cute running around in that penguin costume. Hannah and her "Hannatude" are out of control...I think she is turning into a mini-Kate.

Chewy said...

MomOf4InPA said...

Side Note: The organizer, Diane Albright, is a very nice lady, and tho I have never used her services before, I have visited her little shop a few times, and found them very personable and helpful. I think the next time I have to run to the little family owned hardware store in town, I will have to walk down the street and see what they have that is new.
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Well, she was willing to plug her services at the expense of this family, I have to wonder how delightful she is.

Chewy said...

I think The Supernanny is long overdue for a crossover visit...

CJP-GA said...

"Re-enter girl tup who babbles something and thankfully the subtitle guy had woken up and explained through black and white type that she just said, "I'm waiting for people." I can only assume she means Children's Services ...... we're trying sweetheart."


I almost couldn't read the rest after that line- it was sad, true and funny, all at the same time. Excellent job on the recap!

scottsdalemom said...

Shari, I was laughing so hard at your recap that my husband actually came into our family room to see what was going on. Thanks for the giggle-fest.

annieamerica said...

This was a great read!
I fell off the wagon and watched, too, but couldn't take it anymore after watching the kids abuse Clay. When Kate came back on and said how well they play and love each other, there was a pause....I was waiting for her to exclaim ....NOT!

Cherier1 said...

Anyone think Khate's label maker might take batteries and vibrate?

GREAT recap!

laura linger said...

But since I'm not, I think I'll go give my well behaved grateful children a kiss goodnight, snuggle in close to my hubby and thank him for allowing me this 'fall off the Gosselin wagon', and throw my label maker away for fear of ever being tempted to cheat on him with it.

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WONDERFUL recap.

The lack of gratitude really gets to me. Ingratitude has always been a pet peeve of mine and with the Gosselins, you get a highly concentrated dose every episode. It's appalling.

She also got what I believe she wanted all along: The Kate Gosselin, starring Kate Gosselin, speaking all about Kate Gosselin, and narrated by Kate Gosselin. Jon is as mere an afterthought as his labelled box in the garage. And the kids? Well, they can remain...it gives her adoring cameras and her adoring public something with which to amuse themselves while she learns her next set of lines and gets her 'do done for the next scene.

Lights, camera, Katie Irene!

Button Button said...

Wonderful! So funny! Thank you Shari.

I turned the channel once just in time to see Hannah being a hateful little witch to the little blonde boy, Clay. It made me sick to my stomach.

Those kids don't get out enough. They have no idea that you don't treat other children like you have always treated one another.

Very sad.

Thanks again, Shari! Too funny!

Mz. Nesbit said...

You are a RIOT!

JaxMom said...

Great recap. :)

Sadly, it seems that the little girls are turning into little Kates, and the poor boys are learning that they don't matter just like their Dad.

So sad.

Poor Clay. Maybe he can write a tell-all when he's in 1st Grade.

JJ said...

I so agree with the lack of gratitude. Kate has an armful of American girl dolls that have obviously just been thrown in a box (Mady and Cara received one each on their 6th birthday). My daughters birthday was in February and I am still saving to get her one-she is very patient and understanding.

I am a young widow (husband died unexpectedly 2.5 years ago of a stroke) and I have four children in a 1200 sq ft house. I would guess that the basement was at least twice as big as that-can you believe the amount of "stuff" that they had. Given the huge yard sale just before they moved, and the episode where they cleaned out the old house I would have thought they wouldn't of had as much as they did-unbelievable!

Kate was so rude to her volunteers-and Hannah was just scary with Clay and to her brother when she got that kitten-I don't want to criticize the kids but I would never want my kids to play with her!

Maggie said...

Great recap Shari, thanks for doing it for us!

I am sure Kate doesn't need a gift-wrapping station. When have we ever seen or heard of her giving a gift?

iliketoassaultmylanguagetoo said...

Kate is so horrible, I started to feel embarrassed for her behavior but then I remembered it's Kate.

I hate to nitpick but was anyone else irritated by her use of the word "memorabilia"? One info box that popped up said memorabilia instead of memories as well as her hand-written labels on the tubs. The label maker labels said memories, I couldn't help but think the organizers changed it for her.

I had to look up the word to make sure I wasn't completely crazy.
Memorabilia is an object that is treasured for its memories; however, unlike souvenirs, memorabilia are valued for a connection to a historical, sporting event, culture, entertainment.
Maybe since she refers to their lives as "seasons" using this word instead of memories fits well for her. After all she is a historical figure of cultural entertainment... HAH

Deborah said...

About the organizers...

I thought they made it clear that Kate wasn't easy to work with. I mean, they obviously weren't going to say horrible things about her. (It would have been edited anyway) but the vibe was there among the careful wording.

As for them promoting their business 'at the expense of the family'... You know, I have a struggling business. If I was offered a spot on almost any show, I'd take it if I thought it was really going to help my business survive.

Fla Mom said...

Holy cow - that was hilariously funny - I laughed out loud so much I thought I'd wake my husband. Shari, you have a real gift - and you didn't have to wrap it in your basement to share with us! Keep it up! These were the bestest laughs of my day!

How sad that all those toys/stuffed animals went in the trash - Goodwill or a homeless shelter would have loved to have them.

We said...

Kate quickly displayed what a un-greatful person she is.

Claire said...

I am sure Kate doesn't need a gift-wrapping station. When have we ever seen or heard of her giving a gift?
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Especially this Christmas since she's now so poor and all.

just wondering said...

According to new BFF Jamie Cole Ayers Facebook page she may have the kids next summer...


I guess Kate has plans?

Anybody seen Carla lately or was she sent away with the dogs?

wildflowers said...

Did anyone notice the Charmin commercial? I then laughed when I saw Kate handing out her Free Charmin for the kids to put away after the commercial ... what an odd way to fit that into the show... although wasn't it Kate that filmed her kids poop when potty training? Must not have gotten free Charmin in that episode.

SwingsandRoundabouts said...

Great recap. If the powers that be had thought to make J&K+8 into a sit-com, rather than the horror show it is, they need look no further for a great writer...funny, witty and more original than those horrible Hollywood hacks.

On a commercial break from DWTS I also noticed how mean and spoiled the tups are becoming. Poor Clay. His mother should be looking out for him, not pandering to Khate.

Another teachable moment lost said...

First of all, FREAT recap! Also good to see how many folks are not watching so that they won't add to the exploitation. :)

Next, who undertakes a job like this w/ the little kids around? When my 9yr old was younger, I'd wait until a) he was at school or b) he was asleep. Now that he's older, every December we go through his stuff to see what toys he has outgrown so that he can donate them to kids that have less. VERY easy to teach the art of giving while organizing toys.

Did they show a lot of the stuffed animals being thrown out? If so, I bet there's some mighty disappointed sheeple who spotted their "love offering" to the kids going into the trash.

MissysMom said...

I dragged myself up at 4 in the morning to go into work for some much-needed overtime and happened to check to see if the recap was posted yet and it was!!!

I laughed here in the family room all alone - but it was a good laugh that will get me thru the next 12 hours at work!

Thanks for making my day!

Ohio Buckeye said...

Shari, So funny! You have captured K8 in words - thanks for a great recap.

WHO dresses these people on this show? Organization 'specialists' in dresses, heels, and jewelry - reminiscent of K8's chosen attire when picking out the German Shepherds - winter time but K8ie wore heels but no coat, and noted "I don't know what I was thinking. " We know K8. NONE of us can make any sense out of what you are thinking (another loose use of a word here).

Doubtful K8 was ever in the pink of mental health, but it seems she's becoming increasingly unravelled these days. Like an old ball of useless yarn. One that should be put into one of her organizers' Discard Bags and taken to the curb.

Thanks, Shari, and please accompany your Discard Items, K8 and just please go away. You've definitely outlived your tv shelf life.

Sonja said...

Seriously, I was laughing so hard... could have used those plastic pants :)

The really should have put subtitles up for Clay! He said something like "your wierd or that's weird" to Alexis because she was flipping out over him touching the tools for their play-do. And I am now wondering why, if there is a bathroom next to the kithchen, that she still brushes their teeth at the table?! Gross

CJP-GA said...

Question (excuse me if this was already asked)- if this episode was taped back in July (around the Jonas Brothers show) then why was she getting rid if the the dog supplies? The dogs didn't leave until September. Please let me know if I am confused!

WS said...

Didn't see the episode, but based on the description, Kate's screaming and squealing reminds me of her behavior when she got engaged to Jon and they went on their honeymoon. Remember the opening of presents on Christmas morning, and how loudly Kate screamed? I personally thought it was more annoying that cute, and of course, Kate had to make sure that the camera was recording her every move. And when they went to Disney World, she kept showing off for the camera, making sure that Jon was filming her. Again, I didn't see anything endearing about it. It doesn't seem like Kate has changed a bit over the years.

KatesBigFlintstoneToe said...

Just watched youtube--Why so many vomit buckets? And why are the kids so used to them?

Wait, I can answer my own question: Kate's cooking? Maybe too much "sammonella" chicken? Those kids are very sickly

wickedsmart said...

What kind of mother does not have time
to unpack her kids toys for nine months?
Anything for the kids my ass.

KatesBigFlintstoneToe said...

Shari said...
you see Kate kick the kids out and carry a crate of stuffed animals to a trash bag and dramatically say, "With great pleasure I do this" and start dumping them into the trash bag one by one while singing loudly, opera style, "PRAISE THE LORD! PRAISE THE LORD!"
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Did anyone else notice these were DOG TOYS? The first one she threw in was a huge white dog-bone with "Milkbone" printed on it!

dogslongone said...

When Kate was throwing out the stuffed toys and remarked "with great pleasure I do this" she was throwing several dog stuffed toys away. Were the dogs already history by then, or just resigned to their doggie jail cells with nothing to play with?
Hannah's murderous look at Clay gave me chills.

Vanessa said...

Why in the world would Kate need a "gift" wrapping centre? She only "takes" never GIVES.

earth child said...

many thanks for the recap - I fell asleep at the start of the "show." Does anyone remember an early episode when the crew got together at editing to figure out what the tups were saying? Speech therapy should have started then. Lordy be, how do the school teachers cope??

She's Such a Phony said...

Kate running to the Today Show and crying that Jon stole her money is a real farce. First of all if she is the money controller of all accounts and statements - she would have known that money was being withdrawn in the increments Jon states and not all at once! Furthermore - what is she talking about when she says she has no money to pay bills, feed and clothe her children? Jon stated on the Insider last night that TLC pays for everything - food (privete chef), clothes, dry cleaning, laundry, baby sitters, spas, etc. She doesn't have to put her hand in her pocket for anything! So she can kiss the single mom story good bye! But, she's made a big mistake going out and hiring high profile and high priced lawyers - because that's whose going to steal her hoarded 2 million plus dollars!! Then she just may need MacDonald's if they're crazy enough to have her! Can you just hear that voice - "Fries with that burger"?

momtotwins2 said...

Great recap. I laughed the whole way through it. It is scary how these kids are little kates, isn't it.

To the person who mentioned facebook. If you go to Kate's BFF site, it seems like a fake. Maybe she is real and the pics are but it looks obvious that it is a set up. Everything is too fakey and perfect. Anyone with a FB account can look at it (not set to private?) and the comments are very awkward and phony. It doesn't look any FB page I have read!
Something isn't right with that woman's page. I think TLC is at it again

not K8s bestest friend said...

laura linger said...
The lack of gratitude really gets to me. Ingratitude has always been a pet peeve of mine and with the Gosselins, you get a highly concentrated dose every episode. It's appalling.
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ITA. Not only is she ungrateful, she's downright rude to these people who have given her so much. There are so many people who would be appreciative of all these gifts she takes for granted. She seems to think she's owed so much. It makes me sick.

Laura said...

Brilliant recap Shari!!!! I love the "I'm waiting for people" comment- indeed, Children's Services!

anna said...

Why couldn't Kate give the stuffed animals and other items to charity? Why throw them away? Not very "green" now is it?

Not sure charities want stuffed animals. Too germy and hard to clean. Would you buy a used stuffed animal for your child? I know I wouldn't.

pogo said...

Great, recap.I hope the show ends soon, can't stand her whining, and complaining. She has always been rude and disrepectful to anyone who does a service at the houses. Even, when Jon & her brother were selving the garage. As, for the stuff they have, was there not a garage sale or was it a charity pick-up episode, where they explained that the things they get from "fans" go. People stop giving them things. Besides, Kate only wants clothes that are the same, for the kids, so they can't ID themselves. She does not have 8 kids, only 3 with separate personalities.(dresses them alike, when they go out) They have to be perfect, while she looks like a hooker/fashion plate?, what happened to looking like a mom(that means not looking like a hag).

msrylee said...

Cherier1, I also think that her label-maker requires batteries and vibrates!! Too funny.

DLCSF said...

Chewy said...
I think The Supernanny is long overdue for a crossover visit...

Jojo would eat the Gosselins for breakfast and pick her teeth with one of Kate's porcupine spikes.

Shari, you are a brave, brave soul to delve into the deepest darkness of the Cavern of Boredom and come back with such treasure... or cleaning supplies/stuffed animals/"memories"

ErinKate said...

Finally saw it on Utube and this is what stood out:
1)how did anyone miss in the opening minutes as Kate was barking loudly she stood in front of shelves that were LOADED with freebies. It looked like 2 shelves of the new Tide HE (Blue) and big white spray-type containers. These have to be free because there are multiple bottles as opposed to the giant size bottles you get in Sam's or BJ's. Big bucks there. She must get cases.
2)Nasty, annoying, bratty kids
3)White trash entrance to the house as seen in the toilet paper segment. How many pairs of shoes are lined up on a piece of furniture? I have never in my life seen that. I am convinced that Kate is such a clean freak that no one is allowed to wear shoes in her house.Plus the laundry baskets and cardboard boxes lined up.
3)Organize is this week's buzz word to coincide with Kate's future TV gig. (past words: single mom, support my kids). There will be a quiz later.
4) Oh yes, the label maker. Anyone remember the old Seinfeld? Wasn't that a regift from the dentist guy?She acts like it is a new invention.
5) Wedding memories box and nursing school supply box. Both from a past life. What is in the nursing box? Dead patients?

Jenny said...

@JJ:

That is so heartwarming about your daughter waiting patiently for you to save up for an American Girl doll!

Children do have the capacity to be so very sensitive and caring when given appropriate example or the least encouragement (though I must admit I was quite self centered despite my parents' efforts--probably my ADD, so much "social" stuff was over my head).

But really, I'd rather have a nice little house and loving family (even with the tragic loss of a father) than what those 8 kids have to deal with.

SafetyTrain said...

I can't believe that Kate made it through such a horrible experience. What an incredibly strong woman she is for having to help organize her own basement. Oh my God. I don't know if I could have handled such a predicament. Throwing out stuffed animals? Having her kids interrupt her? What is the world coming to??? Here I thought I had it tough - working two jobs, not getting free vacations, not having 24/7 babysitting, dealing with an illness doctors have yet to diagnose, etc. But Kate managed to organize her basement with the help of a professional. AND, and here's the sad part, she only collected a meager five-digit paycheck for doing so! Oh the humanity! I am such a selfish person! I think we can ALL learn a thing or two from Kate Gosselin people!!!

justaguy said...

First-time poster here.

I don't watch the show, never have, and have yet to even get through a complete 7-8 minute Youtube clip of that wretched human being in action. I enjoy lurking here for the wonderful snark and, hopefully, to read soon that the show has been canceled.

Haven't seen the ratings for this week posted yet, but found this on pifeedback.com :

Jon & Kate Plus 8
- 1.714 million viewers
- 1.1/2 HH
- 0.8/2 A18-49

Looks like, even with all the drama of the past week, they still couldn't get their ratings above mid-Sept numbers.

Couple other things -

Deborah - I'm a small business owner and generally agree w/your comment about taking nearly any opportunity for the biz... BUT there's no way in Hell that I'd provide a televised service for a notorious harpy like Kate Gosselin - wouldn't risk having potential clients knowing us as the guys who "screwed up" the TLC job.

CJP-GA - really interesting point. Why DID she trash the dog stuff in July??? It's clear from the Bestest Friend's Facebook page that filming took place on/around 7/28.

Two clueless idiots said...

And I am now wondering why, if there is a bathroom next to the kithchen, that she still brushes their teeth at the table?! Gross
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I don't know a single person who brushes their teeth, or their kids teeth in the kitchen! That totally grosses me out - what a disgusting habit. I've said it before - I'm no germaphobe or self-proclaimed OCD neat freak like Kate supposedly is, but brushing and flossing in the kitchen is totally unsanitary, unnecessary and bizarre. I have never, ever heard of anyone doing this, and I know families in my area who have more kids than Kate does! There's no way she's "OCD" about cleanliness...

bucket please! said...

i think i need one of those vomit buckets. khate makes me ill.

great recap!

Moons in Leo said...

Brilliant!

Shari, thanks so much for a wonderful, hilarious recap. I only watch the show when recapping and I had no idea the kids had developed into full-fledged monsters; well, the girls anyway. I'm also dismayed to learn that their speech is still unintelligible.

Thanks for putting yourself through the torture of watching this episode for our enjoyment.

Rachel Iowa said...

Alexis to Clay after he took her rollerpin and she ripped it out of his hands:"Now you stealed it, now you never get it!!!!"
Ha, I wonder if she heard that beore.

Ms.Peach said...

I went to Youtube and during the TP segment, I saw the deadbolt lock on the master bedroom door, blurry but it's there.

OGGAL said...

Great recap. I have to admit (hanging my head in shame) I started to watch but to my credit I turned it off when the tups were being so mean to Clay. I couldn't take it any more.

If kate’s new show is a boring as the past few episodes she may put everyone to sleep in their soup at the organic restaurants and may be responsible for many drownings. If it is as unpalatable as their lives have become it will give everyone she comes into contact with "samanilla"!

Lisa said...

I don't even need to see the show anymore, the recaps are far more entertaining! Nice job!

Tangerine Tanya said...

KatesBigFlintstoneToes said:

Why so many vomit buckets? And why are the kids so used to them?
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Kate claims that the hospital gave her those buckets to take home as that is what they used to bathe the tups.

Katiedid1806 said...

I have not watched in some time (thank goodness), but your recap was hysterical! Such a much better use of my time than to actually watch.

I'll bet those poor ladies dressed up so they would look nice for the cameras. I'll also bet they did not realize when they argreed to do it that they would be the manual labor for the project.

Poor dears. And all in the attempts to keep a small business going in a time when hiring professional organizers is probably not high on the "things to spend money on" list. I actually feel for them.

And if Jamie is such a BFF, WTH has she been for the last 4 years? Really? Such a great BFF she keeps her FB open to the public? No, you are not in it for the fame, Jamie dear. Not at all. Just to be a true friend to poor, misunderstood Khate.

Techymum said...

I'm done.

Little ones - all 8 of you, I hope that someday you will get the legal representation and therapy you deserve.

What did it? Following the toilet paper distribution, she is standing with one of those beautiful children, and says "who is going to throw this plastic away?" - it was the wrapper of the tp. She then throws it on the floor, where the child then has to pick it up. She uses her toe to point to some other object and another piece of plastic wrap.

This is such a demeaning act, I can hardly contain myself right now. Hand it to them. Do NOT throw it on the floor so they have to pick it up.

This lady needs help. And I am done. Thank you mods for keeping this in the forefront, but I need to get on with my life.

Angel1 said...

Thanks for the hilarious recap! I had to wait til I wasn't laughing so hard before I responded. So perfectly snarky!
Those poor kids....no one taking any time to teach them anything but how to be ungrateful and nasty to others, just like Khate.
I wonder if Jons balls were in any of those boxes, and if they were actually found, were they put in the box with Jons name on it?

Diane said...

Regarding money issues. An independent CPA should perform an audit on all accounts. An audit would not have to be performed by a large, expensive firm, any CPA could do one at a reasonable price. If these 2 cannot handle accounts, maybe a third party/guardian should be in control of accountsm and the parents given allowances. Last, maybe both parents need to undergo psychological exams to see if they are competent to raise 8 children.

organizedblogroll said...

As a parent, I would have been embarrassed to show the way her children acted. You can only pity the teachers, who have to deal with Kate at conference time!!

Lucy said...

Thanks so much Shari for enduring this episode for us. You are hilarious! I stopped watching this tv disaster last year and yet still like to know how the children are doing. Guess as good as can be expected given their "mother". I also wrote TLC to tell them I no longer watch any of their programming because of their control over these children. Does anyone know the latest ratings? I realize they aren't filming anymore but hope this segment still showed a steady decline. Don't understand why anyone would consider this show as entertaiment. Thanks again to the moderators for your hard work on our behalf. You guys are terrific as are all those comment here on this trainwreck of a show.

jojow said...

Oh my gosh - that was one of the funniest things I have ever read. And at times...the saddest...

2badsosad said...

What kind of mother does not have time
to unpack her kids toys for nine months?
Anything for the kids my ass.


A mother's whose life, per her own choice, is defined , dictated and determined by the terms and conditions of a reality show contract. It would ONLY seem logical to the average 'lay parent' that unpacking and organizing the children's toys would be on the list of 'things to do' at some point after moving. However, Kate Gosselin is not a parent who is of the fortitude, capacity or ability to parent her own children in the absence of instructions and assistance of a camera and production crew. What would be Kate's incentive to ACTUALLY initiate her OWN time and energy to unpack , distribute, and organize her children's toys when TLC will PAY KATE to observe the individuals who are getting paid (again by TLC) to do the parental task for her. Additionally, why would boxed up, unorganized, scattered about toys be of concern to Kate? She has a housekeeper to clean up the mess and a nanny who is paid to 'play' with her children using said toys. IMO, Kate's ONLY incentive to parent is when the CAMERAS are rolling and SHE is on the receiving end of a pay check for doing so! The moment the cameras stop rolling Kate is immediately off with her body gaurd leading her 'double life' in NY only to return home when FILMING DUTY CALLS!!! The Gosselin children werent sobbing because filming has ceased; they were sobbing because they know that MOMMY NEVER comes back home unless the cameras are rolling.

ToTheMooAlice said...

Vexatious said...

I wish we could run the recaps at the same time as the show -- like that Sci-Fi theatre, I think, wherein the robots make fun of a movie throughout the showing of it ["Creature of the Black Lagoon" was the one I last saw them do]. Now THAT would be entertainment!

What a HOOT! That's one show I would definitely get my cable reconnected for!

Anne said...

Great recap! When Kate was on the Today show in August I remember her saying she had the happiest, most well adjusted kids. That anyone who comes into their home immediately falls in love with her kids.

I didn't watch the show, but based on the recap I'm thinking Clay begs to differ.

Suzi said...

Just wondering... I posted about Jamie's facebook yesterday - does something seem crazy about this? It seemed a good 70% of pictures and posts included the Gosselins and were open for anyone to see. So weird!! And having them for a whole summer???? Hmmm...almost makes me want to contact Radar Online...

bcsurvivor2001 said...

CJP-GA said...
Question (excuse me if this was already asked)- if this episode was taped back in July (around the Jonas Brothers show) then why was she getting rid if the the dog supplies? The dogs didn't leave until September. Please let me know if I am confused!
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I didn't watch - but from the recap I thought the same thing??? HHHHMMMMMM

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

I find it totally implausible that Kate had NEVER used a label maker before. Queen of Organization, my ass.

I accidentially saw a bit of Clay outside with the tups when we changed the channel from Monday Night Football, and I could not BELIEVE how bratty they were. Knowing Kate, she probably thinks it's hilarious.

ToTheMoonAlice said...

The recap was so funny, Shari! Thanks for watching (so we don't have to!)

I'm always amazed and delighted by all the great writing on this blog. There are some very talented, witty people here at GWoP...not to mention insightful, compassionate, and sympathetic to the awful plight of 8 children who don't have a voice in how they live their own lives.

Barbara said...

Thank you Shari, that was the funniest thing I've ever read on a recap. You did a great job and you should get combat pay for the effort! What a witch Kate is. What lovely children she is raising. Watch out Jamie, your days are limited. Remember 'bestest friend' Beth? Thanks again.

AWC said...

I have access to Jaime's facebook. I was surprised that she has it open to the public. She has pictures of the tups on there. I guess she is taking care of them this week.

Pixie said...

just wondering said...

According to new BFF Jamie Cole Ayers Facebook page she may have the kids next summer...

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Very interesting. One of the photo albums up on that page has a picture labeled "nanny Judy".

Not-a-nanny Nanny Judy? ^_^

cdnmom47 said...

I read the re-cap on my laptop while lying in my dark bedroom at 5 a.m. this morning...I thought I'd wake everyone in the house with my laughter....awesome recap, Shari!!

By the sound of things (I didn't watch and haven't for 3 years now) Kate's mean/cruel personality and her inability to interact kindly with others is still shining through.

If she's to be doing this tv show Kate WILL NOT last long as her horrid personality will do her in. She's incapable of working alongside others and is incapable of being kind. Because of that she'll be kicked to the curb quickly.

It won't be outside forces that will be an end to Kate, she'll bring it on herself with her inability to just get along with others. Karma is a bitch, ain't it, Kate?

Miffed in Reading said...

My fav part was when one of the girl tups was with Jaimie's son Clay at the activity table. Clay innocently took the little playdough tool thingee and the girl threw a fit and snatched it from him. She screamed at him "you stealed it you never get it back!!!". You can then see Clay look befuddled shake his head slowly and say "you're strange". Then immediately Kate's voice over states that "they (Clay and her kids) all love each other so much and they are all so comfortable together".

This show is so not reality anymore and I feel so guilty for even wasting my time watching it!

cjmiller53 said...

Shari, Thanks for the great recap! I'm so sad to hear that the kids are starting to repeat the bad behavior of their parent and still Kate is ignoring that it's not the appropriate way to behave with each other and their "friends". Wonder how soon Jamie and Clay will end up on the purge list along with Beth, Kevin and Jody and all the rest of the former people that love the kids. Jamie, take Clay and run away now...don't wait until her highness tosses you away too!

fidosmommy said...

CJP-GA said...
Question (excuse me if this was already asked)- if this episode was taped back in July (around the Jonas Brothers show) then why was she getting rid if the the dog supplies? The dogs didn't leave until September. Please let me know if I am confused!

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Well, I'm right there with you. Not much about Kate or this show makes much sense to me.

I don't know what exactly it was that Kate was pitching. If it was a set of puppy sized collars or a
box of pee pads, then the dogs would not be needing them anymore.
If they were toys the dogs might still enjoy, it's conceivable that Kate was already planning to get rid of the dogs in July.

Who knows? Only her hairdresser.

fidosmommy said...

I hate to nitpick but was anyone else irritated by her use of the word "memorabilia"? One info box that popped up said memorabilia instead of memories as well as her hand-written labels on the tubs. The label maker labels said memories, I couldn't help but think the organizers changed it for her.


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I bet she can't spell it.

Brummygirl said...

That was absolutely hilarious Shari, thank you.

wildflowers said...

Hopefully there is an IRS agent tuning to all of these shows they are making the rounds of. There seems to be money flying all over the place. Now Jon says everything is paid for by TLC all of those things need to go on the list also.
Maybe the courts can assign a guardian for the kids at this point.
Someone needs to keep track of everything with $$ value. They probably aren't reporting everything as income, but they sure are doing a lot of talking.

ErinKate said...

About Kate throwing out the stuffed animals,over the years I have thrown alot of stuffed animals into the washer and hung them out to dry or just put them in the sun. This works perfectly. They go thru the spin cycle so they are not sopping wet, and they come out beautifully. I think we all know how dirty stuffed animals can get, especially "favorites" that are kept for years and taken everywhere.They could also be washed like this and then donated, as long as they were not ripped or damaged. Seems like Kate has no problem wasting money, but I am sure she did not work to pay for those stuffed animals.

AnneMarie said...

Looking back on my own life, I honestly don't remember too many events, daily or traumatic, until about age 9. Anything before that is flashbulb quick bits, and most of those might be from seeing photos or hearing family stories.

We had fabulous trips, and sad moments, but honestly I don't remember them.

So I've always wondered about these kids. Kate always said she's "making memories". I've asked around, and not many people rember diddly bubkus from before age 5 - even serious trauma. I'm NOT saying these kids aren't screwed up. Mercy lands, their about as screwed up as I can imagine without Hannibal Lecter involved. And I know that their past will effect their future, especially since it's on video for the world, and them, to see and review.

The stuffed animals in the trash is going to be one of those "what the hell were you thinking mom?" moments for the kids when they watch later. Trival to us, but mr girafe?

Pinklady said...

Kate having this "Jamie" person as a best friend is kinda like the guy who you know is gay and says he has a girlfriend in Canada...don't you think?

Teri said...

Recap was great! thanks- i was channel surfing and came across this episode for a few minutes. Kate's singing and talking is so annoying. she must think she is funny.
Her little girls are so much like her. how do they act in school?
I still feel so sorry for the boys. It seems like they focus on the girls so much more than the boys.

wramblinwreck said...

Shari, thanks for enduring this crapfest to entertain us with this terrific recap! I haven't watched for more than a year, but it's clear this show continues on its downward trajectory. I can't believe anyone is still watching!!

ErinKate said...

I can't say I am surprised that Kate would just throw things away rather than donating them, especially since she was once in a position to want/need things donated to her. She seems to have a short memory. Now you know that Kate would never in a million years give back anything to help others less fortunate. I never throw things out first. If I don't know someone personally to give old clothes/toys/stuff to, then I box it and give it to Goodwill or the local Veterans group. I work too hard for my things to just "throw them out". I don't care if they are stuffed animals or old clothes, somebody can use them.

jonandkatewho? said...

I think we can all agree the show has now sunk to the lowest of all lows with Kate at the helm. Does this woman really think she is cute, entertaining, funny, or talented? No on all counts. She isn't.

I don't need to say the show is boring, it's just done....everybody knows it and there isn't anything left to say. I read another post here about somebody falling asleep at the beginning and that is usually me...I wonder how many of us used to do that? I don't watch anymore at all but have to admit I take a peek at youtube afterwards. I watched this episode and the only reason I didn't fall asleep was double the caffeine (2 coffees) this morning.

Those kids are in trouble. And anybody who finds their monstrous behavior amusing or cute is just sick. They need therapy. I would hate to see how they treated Clay if he was not "like family" to them!

This show has become not only boring but straight-up UGLY.

Tina said...

Didn't one of the first nurses that worked for Kate say that she was fired because she washed her hands in the kitchen and not in the bathroom? Kate claimed that it was cross contamination and germy......what about brushing teeth in the kitchen? Isn't that "germy," Kate?

Military Mom said...

WTF? She didn't unpack the toys for a year? As a military mom with more moves under my belt than I'd care to remember it was always unpack the toys FIRST so that the kids would have something to play with while I unpacked the rest of the stuff. This family never ceases to amaze me.

Brummygirl said...

fidosmommy said...
I hate to nitpick but was anyone else irritated by her use of the word "memorabilia"? One info box that popped up said memorabilia instead of memories as well as her hand-written labels on the tubs. The label maker labels said memories, I couldn't help but think the organizers changed it for her.

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I think she picks a new word out of a dictionary to use before each session..some of her words will never be found in Funk and Wagnall!!

goawayJandK said...

I find it totally implausible that Kate had NEVER used a label maker before. Queen of Organization, my ass.

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Actually, I find it totally believable. K8 is NOT super organized - I never understood why she was described as such. So she has a stupid calendar where she marks appointments - GROUNDBREAKING organizational skills. She can pack a cooler with 8 juice boxes , 8 crackers and 8 organic lollies - WOW.

I am very organized and it shows in EVERYTHING I do. I do not need someone to tell me how to organize my junk because what little junk I do have is already organized. Packing a few snacks for long trips or quick outings is not rocket science K8. Neither is decluttering a basement that should already be decluttered (if she truly is organized). Get over yourself K8.

Instead of spending $ on the "home organizer/BFF", K8 should spend her last $1000 in her account on a stylist.

Huh said...

Shari, I'm sorry you had to sit through that! I could never have made it through. Great recap!

So did only the girl tups get stuffed animals returned? Poor little Aaden didn't get his giraffe? The boys had to watch their sisters be reunited with beloved toys, and they didn't get anything? That's so sad.

Mom of four said...

Great recap. I tried to watch part of it on Youtube but it is unwatchable, so boring. I used to watch this show as inspiration for myself, a parent of 4. However it is so staged now it is ridiculous. And the Today show and Larry King appearances need to stop. Get these people off tv, get them all to therapy. I was glad to hear Jon is halting production on the show. Could the end be near?

Mar said...

just saw ratings posted by TvBill who said they were 1.714 for Monday the 5th.

readerlady said...

Oh Lordy Be, Shari! You almost got me thrown out of the library for laughing so hard at your recap! Hilariously hilarious. Sounds like a pretty boring episode, and thank you for not only enduring it to the end, but for finding so much humor to put into the recap. The kids' behavior sounds appalling. I can't help but feel very, very sorry for their teachers. They must be a real trial to have in the classroom if this is typical of their interactions with other children.

To bad Khate couldn't find it in her heart - oh, wait, I already see the fatal flaw in this line of thinking - to donate the kids' old toys and stuffed animals to a shelter or The Salvation Army. I'm sure there are many children out there who would be thrilled to death with her spoiled brats' cast-offs.

disgusted said...

I just looked at "the bestest friend" Jamie on her Facebook page. By having her page open to the public and having so many pictures of herself, looks like she's looking for her 15 minutes of fame.

InkstainedPsyche said...

anna said...
Why couldn't Kate give the stuffed animals and other items to charity? Why throw them away? Not very "green" now is it?

Not sure charities want stuffed animals. Too germy and hard to clean. Would you buy a used stuffed animal for your child? I know I wouldn't.

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You must not go thrift-store shopping very often. Lots of stuffed animals in the toy section. Germy? Sure, but you take them home and throw them in the washing machine.

My kids are all grown now so no need to buy them stuffed toys. I do buy stuffed animals for my dog to play with at thrift stores.

She HAS no friends said...

Who the hell is "Jamie"? We've all been watching the show for FOUR years now and never a mention of this "Bestest" friend from MI.
Where does she FIND these hangers on. The woman drives all the way to Kate's in Pa. with her son and just "hangs out" and organizes a BASEMENT? AND we're supposed to believe that! Give us a break Kate. Just where've you been HIDING Jamie all this while if your, as you say, "a great team"
What a crock...because Kate reads GWOP and knows how we all joke that she has NOT one friend left.
So where's Carla been, the OTHER bestest friend. Kate you lie like a rug.

I hope NO episodes are left said...

Ratings were 1.7, even AFTER all the controversy of the past week with Jon and Kate?... that's all TLC could drum up in viewers?They're done. How many more of these Kate Show episodes do they have in the can, since they halted filming. I hope none.

Huh said...

Vanessa said...
"Why in the world would Kate need a "gift" wrapping centre? She only "takes" never GIVES."

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I was thinking the same thing. Have we ever seen Kate give a gift to anyone? Ever? Besides presents for the kids at Christmas? She's not exactly known for her generous spirit.

anotherthing... said...

fantastic recap shari!!!

i didnt watch... but really do appreciate you subjecting yourself to such a nightmare!!! lol

if nothing else just so i can rest easy knowing that i didnt miss an episode where kate breaks down screaming: "i was wrong! i lied about everything! this show should end! i want out! i want therapy! i want to learn how to be a good mom!"

yeah freaking right. in our dreams.

just wondering said...

I wonder how much TLC is paying Jamie Cole Ayers to be the new nanny/BFF?

Hasn't she always lived in Ann Arbor? How did these two meet and why?

Vanessa said...

It just goes to show just how much STUFF they have. If you can go a year without having to go through any boxes/bags, then you never really needed/wanted the stuff.
Even the packing up at the old place, they had stuff EVERYWHERE, WTF?! You know, if they were being bombarded with gifts from sponsors/sheeple, why not just have an "assistant" go trough it an donate most of the stuff to people who REALLY need it...homeless shelters, women's shelters, I'm sure there's a huge list of charities who would gladly take the donations. And how about the supermarket stocked shelves she's got down in the basement? Couldn't possibly part with some laundry detergent or toilet paper?
The food banks are desperate for these household items! She's truly a total self centred biotch!
Now I hear they even invested some money Jon's dad gave them and made a pretty penny? It's the her HISTORY that will be her demise, please, someone do the real digging and get it out there in the mainstream media, not just on these blogs!

Monday ratings, 1.3 said...

Just saw ratings that said 1.3 million, not 1.7 as reported. Wow, are they taking a dive from week to week.

Suzi said...

Tina said...

Didn't one of the first nurses that worked for Kate say that she was fired because she washed her hands in the kitchen and not in the bathroom? Kate claimed that it was cross contamination and germy......what about brushing teeth in the kitchen? Isn't that "germy," Kate?
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Kate seems to claim to be a germaphobe when it suits her. I also read that article, but then just days later saw a re-run focused on potty training (cue Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Memories"...). I was shocked to see that the training toilets were in the bedroom on the carpet with not even anything beneath them and not by a faucet and soap. I'm not a germaphobe, but my training toilets go in the bathroom next to the regular toilet. Does anyone else think that's odd???

AnneMarie said...

I find the publicly open FB of Jamie Cole Ayers creepy. The entries start in Spring, and she's with them an awful lot for being from Michigan. Who travels that much unless to kiss up to someone now famous, although she says she's been best friends with both of them since before the 6. She's got picts of her kids on there for all the world to see, and everytime she visits the Konpound, she says visiting the Gosselins. Name drop much for the FB search engine? Geesh.

I love the huggy scene with Kate on the bench. Jamie looks like she's hugging a grumpy dog that can't decide if it's going to put up with the hug, or bit the hugger. LOL!

I also found her comment about everything in the tabloids being CRAP back in May. Yup. It was all crap.

Angel1 said...

Vanessa said...
"Why in the world would Kate need a "gift" wrapping centre? She only "takes" never GIVES."


Besides, wouldn't Khate have some helper or other to wrap any gifts for her? She's far too busy with all crying about being broke and whatever to be bothered with wrapping gifts.

Geema said...

I wonder what size batteries her "label maker" takes.

livnluv said...

ErinKate said...
I can't say I am surprised that Kate would just throw things away rather than donating them, especially since she was once in a position to want/need things donated to her. She seems to have a short memory. Now you know that Kate would never in a million years give back anything to help others less fortunate. I never throw things out first. If I don't know someone personally to give old clothes/toys/stuff to, then I box it and give it to Goodwill or the local Veterans group. I work too hard for my things to just "throw them out". I don't care if they are stuffed animals or old clothes, somebody can use them.
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Not to mention it's not very green. Recycle them kate.

jcarter9303 said...

Great recap, sounds like it was a long show.
That said, I can't bring myself to get mad at the kids no matter how nasty they get. Who can blame them? They're just copying what they see all day from being around Kate. Having Kate's "BFF" Jamie and her son around was obviously just a ploy to try and prove that the kids socialize outside their family.
Also (someone may have mentioned this before) but is anyone monitoring these kids developmental growth? They can't dress themselves? I understand that Kate might have to pick out their outfits, but five year olds should be able to dress themselves. And we still need subtitles to understand them? Honestly, my cousin just turned three and he speaks much clearer than these kids.

Midnight Serenade said...

"I was thinking the same thing. Have we ever seen Kate give a gift to anyone? Ever? Besides presents for the kids at Christmas? She's not exactly known for her generous spirit."

Because we don't see it, does that mean she doesn't give gifts? How do we know that she doesn't return home with small tokens for the nannies/sitters, her bestest friend? I do remember her coming home with a bag of goodies from a trip to New York. Of course, that was for the kids...

*Jess* said...

Shari, I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life! Thanks for the funny (and true!) recap!

Midnight Serenade said...

"I have access to Jaime's facebook. I was surprised that she has it open to the public. She has pictures of the tups on there. I guess she is taking care of them this week."

Why would someone do this, other than to call attention to themselves? Doesn't anyone do anything privately anymore, without the need to say, "look who I am, look who I know!"

Just have the funeral said...

Just saw the latest ratings for Monday night and they were actually 1.3 million viewers. Actually a nose dive from last week. The show it DEAD.

Peas and Carrots said...

Thank goodness I have fallen off the trainwreck. I haven't watched it for quite awhile. Interestingly last night on HLN A.J. Hammer said something to the effect, the Gosselin's need to solve their marital woes in private and not in front of the cameras and there has been enough coverage of these people. Interesting that a "news" show host who make his living reporting off of celebrities and cele-wannabes would make a comment like this about these people who give him such good fodder. I guess the viewing public is finally tired of these folks and the "reporters" are waking up and smelling the coffee that this isn't news worthy.

LP said...

And here is kHate's "bestest" friend's comment on her open facebook page: Jamie Cole Ayers (Ann Arbor, MI) wrote at 6:53pm on September 15th, 2009 I may have the sextuplets next summer. I will try my best to bring them in..we could surprise him! :0)

Someone else looking for her 15 minutes?

Virginia Mom said...

On Kate's use of the word "memorabilia"--it could have been worse. She could have said she was saving things that seemed "memorabiliaish".

Liv's Mommy said...

Kris said...
8POE said: "It also makes it more clear to me that they need to be in a pvt school. These kids just wouldn't last long in public school."

They won't make it in private school either. What a darned shame. Those small children are learning to behave exactly as their parents are behaving.

I can sadly envision a childhood of no close friends for them, as most children will not want to play with them. They will be ostracized by their own peers for their mean behaviour and it will be Jon & Kates fault.

Their teachers are also going to have their hands full playing referee instead of teaching..
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For some reason I am reminded of The Village of the Damned. A classroom full of eerily similar looking children who feel they are to be in control! S-P-O-O-K-Y !!

Virginia Mom said...

Shari, your recap made me laugh out loud. Thanks for enduring this episode.

Huh? said...

According to her facebook page, Jamie the bestest friend has 3 kids. Where were the other two during the show? Where are they now when school is on and she's "babysitting" someone else's children in a different state? And it looks like she's a "single" mom too. No wonder she's making an appearance now.

PA Woman. said...

Just have the funeral said...
Just saw the latest ratings for Monday night and they were actually 1.3 million viewers. Actually a nose dive from last week. The show it DEAD.

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I thought last week was also 1.3 million. Not a good showing at all, but still the same as last week. It may have leveled off to the hard core kate sheeple now.

PA Woman said...

cjmiller53 said...
behavior of their parent and still Kate is ignoring that it's not the appropriate way to behave with each other and their "friends". Wonder how soon Jamie and Clay will end up on the purge list along with Beth, Kevin and Jody and all the rest of the former people that love the kids. Jamie, take Clay and run away now...don't wait until her highness tosses you away too!

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Just reading on another site (Sheeple) that is Kevin and Jody that won't have anything to do with Kate, not vis versa. Well, hey, seems to be a lot of that going round (not that I believe that is what is happening, I know it is Kate that pushed everyone out of her and the kids lives).

Yolanda said...

Those kids are spoiled rotten. I would be horrified if my kids acted that way in public.

If they were being "watched" by a babysitter, why didn't the babysitter correct their bad behavior?

marypoppins said...

Midnight Serenade said...
Why would someone do this, other than to call attention to themselves? Doesn't anyone do anything privately anymore, without the need to say, "look who I am, look who I know!"
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Birds of a feather

Rob said...

The funniest momemnt for me by far was the second time something fell on her ankle and she turns looks around and spots the camera man halfway up the steps and then starts with the oww that hurt.

Its the exact same move that we've all seen kids do when they fall and look around to see if someone is around in which case they will start crying and if noone is around they;ll just get up.

Can't See Sheep said...

Too grand Shari, thanks for taking one for the team by watching this! My hubby says thanks for the Psycho references, he loved them.

justaguy said...
CJP-GA - really interesting point. Why DID she trash the dog stuff in July??? It's clear from the Bestest Friend's Facebook page that filming took place on/around 7/28.
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Exactly, why is she throwing dog toys out 2 months before they're sent off?


Ms.Peach said...

I went to Youtube and during the TP segment, I saw the deadbolt lock on the master bedroom door, blurry but it's there.
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This is just weird & disturbing. The only people I've ever heard of having a dead bolt on their bedroom door was people who were frightened of their teenage daughter. It's one thing for a parent to want privacy, quiet another to put a dead bolt on your door. What, is she paranoid about being caught with Steve? Worried TMZ will appear in her hall & get some pics?


Suzi said...

Just wondering... I posted about Jamie's facebook yesterday - does something seem crazy about this? It seemed a good 70% of pictures and posts included the Gosselins and were open for anyone to see. So weird!! And having them for a whole summer????
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It's very weird. All these years we hear nothing about her & then suddenly she may be going to look after the children next summer? does anyone else have so called best friends that suddenly come out of the woodwork like this? Something doesn't smell right.

Barbara said...

Great recap. Much better than watching that waste of a programming slot.

One thing I do find interesting...Khate's "friend" is with the kid's on her custody week (with the "not a nanny" of course). I thought everything Khate does is for and with her children? So now when Jon gets back into town and it's his "week", Khate will still be away from those kids.

Sad, sad, sad.

Can't See Sheep said...

Maybe Kate should take a few lessons from that young woman & her husband of 2 years that are looking after her 9 special needs siblings after their parents were murdered. They were on Oprah today, first time I've watched in years. Not to plug the show, but she's not pimping her siblings out weekly to make a buck so she can look after them & she has 9 special needs siblings. Very different from the 8 healthy kids Kate started out with.

The brushing the teeth in the kitchen grosses me out so much. I thought she was a germaphobe, people spitting in the kitchen sink is far from sanitary. Bleh!


AnneMarie said...
Kate always said she's "making memories". I've asked around, and not many people rember diddly bubkus from before age 5
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I think this depends a lot on the individual. That or I'm a freak, I remember alot of my life before I went to school, especially ages 3 & 4. I have alot of very wonderful memories of that time. No school, all the horses, dogs, cats & an amazing grandpa a kid could want. Halloweens, Christmas, it was terrific. Kate's & Jon's kids could very well have all of this burnt into their heads for the opposite reasons, so very nightmarish.


She HAS no friends said...
So where's Carla been, the OTHER bestest friend. Kate you lie like a rug.
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Yes, where in the world is Carla? Is she just the latest of the 'kicked to the curb club'? Oh dear are the peasants revolting so much that TLC has to make up friends for Kate? You're right, she lies like a cheap rug!

Jon+Kate=Hate said...

So I checked out Jamie Ayres' FB page too.. did anyone look through the pictures? I particularly loved this picture of Leah (?)

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=793719&id=1174526231#/photo.php?pid=793727&id=1174526231

(sorry if I posted it wrong.. don't know how to imbed links and all)
The comment about how much she looks like Kate is priceless!

Ann said...

Kate doesn't have any friends anymore, she has paid toadies.

siliimom said...

Just read the recap, as I don't watch the show and all I can say is I'm glad I don't watch the show. The recap was funny, which at least made it easier to get through. Thanks for that Shari.

This is what TLC is spending $ on in publicity and lawyers fees? I have got to believe that Eileen Sullivan's days as TLC President are numbered. TLC, I'm sorry but you're trying to save something that is clearly not worth saving, and I'd feel that way even if I were a J&K fan. This is just poor programming. Let it go, guys. Save yourselves the money. Really.

emma said...

Brilliant recap! I read it twice cuz it was so darn funny. Thanks!!

Andrea Murdock said...

I am sure if Kate catches wind of Jamie's Facebook page "exploiting" her Eight Little Faces, Jamie will be history.

Tups Future Teacher said...

Kate, I teach in your school system, so if your reeading this, please remember this:

Your kids are a handful, and will be treated as such. Can't wait for my school conference. Your in for a real earful with the girls.

Niki said...

Great recap, Shari! Thanks! I especially liked the references to Norman Bates. Perfect!

I didn't see the episode, but I'm disturbed at how rude the tups (especially Queen Hannah) treated Clay. Poor kid. I hope he never has to go over there again.

'G' Ma said...

Have been reading about Jamie's Facebook Account and her statement about next summer. My question is this. Who in their right mind would offer to keep 6 children for ANY amount of time after the way they treated her son? Sounds like just another case of hmmm... can you say Child Exploitation?

Ladylou said...

Great job!
I get the most vivid pictures in my mind while reading the re-cap. I've never read a re cap word for word but believe me I will from now on. What you say and what I see is just so much better than sitting through the entire show.

It compares to an old time radio program where our grandparents had to vision what was going on.
My visions of Kate making faces and rolling her eyes and commenting in her shrill notice it's me voice is so much better than the real thing.

Thank you!

Christian_N_Daniel_Mommy said...

I will never watch this show again (haven't in a year and a half anyway) BUT seriously? She didnt' know about label makers and she's bragged about being oh so "organized" for HOW LONG NOW? I have "only" 2 kids (Yes, Kate I realize how lowly and 'non-super-mom-ish' that makes me... because I have the number of children I know I can take care of and give appropriate attention to) and am only "moderately" organized and even *I* know what a label maker is and exactly how to use it.

What a fraud. Oh... and for someone who is so organized... how about organizing your children a little? That doesn't mean putting them in matching clothes Kate - your kids need to learn manners. I understand this is a difficult thing for you to teach and seeing as you can't teach what you don't know - I highly suggest you hire a "local professional."

EnzoPenzo said...

Afterall reading the posts here, I finally FF thru the Youtube episode (I HIGHLY recommend watching the show this way ) just to see the kids playing with Clay. As a preschool teacher, I agree they were bratty, but I don't think they were brattier than a majority of 5 year olds....most parents tend to put their kids on a pedastel and would never believe that they would behave this way. HAH!! I could tell you stories that would make your hair curl.

What I see is a "pack mentality" amongst them, and that is kind of disturbing. Like when a pack of animals acts as a unit and attacks, the TUPS seem to do the same.....maybe because they haven't been allowed to develop as individuals yet. I think a few could grow up to be bullies, if not checked.

EnzoPenzo said...

Also, can you imagine when the TUPS first are coached to say "Coming up next on this episode of Kate Plus Eight". Mommy....why isn't it Jon and Kate anymore??.......WHERE'S YOUR WEDDING RING??????


THAT is gonna Rock their little world.

Can't See Sheep said...

Sorry if this has already been posted

http://www.butlerreport.com/Opinion/BREd_too_late.html

So strange said...

I too, think it's strange Kate's friend has pics of the sextuplets on her facebook page, but she has pictures with her own three kids and the gosselin 8 at Easter. There are several sets of pics with the kids in the past 9 months or so... I don't know if she really doesn't care what Kate thinks, or if Kate just doesn't know, or maybe that Kate herself doesn't care. I mean, some of them have been up since March. Pics of Jon and Jamie being buddies, etc.

Kids all looked cute on Easter, even had an Easter egg hunt. Glad to see they have real, untelevised family moments.

Friend or fan? said...

Why would anyone's bestest friend need to post a photo shot on their fb posing in their friend's bathroom??? Sounds like a Babymama wannabe got her chance to be in the limelight...is she just fan who maybe briefly knew Kate in a past life or was paid to say that she did?

why is that fb open?

Midnight Serenade said...

"Why would anyone's bestest friend need to post a photo shot on their fb posing in their friend's bathroom??? "

Fifteen minutes of fame.

Huh said...

Friend or fan? said...
"Why would anyone's bestest friend need to post a photo shot on their fb posing in their friend's bathroom???"

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I know, it's a little weird. That's something you see 15 year old girls doing trying to look all "sexy" online. To see a grown woman with children doing the same thing is rather odd.

It's so pointless, it's almost like she wants to prove to the world she's used Kate's bathroom and sat upon her royal throne. It's just very strange.

Anyone else remember the Halloween story for Ms. Peach? said...

By the way, I remember the poster you guys were discussing earlier. She invited Jon and Kate to a free sitdown meal at her hubby's Philadelphia restuarant before they hit the big time. She stated that they were rude and did not leave a tip for the waiter, if I recall correctly. She also mentioned they never followed up with a thank you after the meal. (Despite the fact that they had a back and forth email exchange for months regarding when to come in for the FREE dinner - I believe the wife felt sorry for her after watching the 1st shows and thought they needed a date nite).

She did state that she sent a mass happy halloween ecard out to everyone in her address book (inlucing Kate) and that at that time and that time only, did she get a return email reply from Kate in which she stated due to religious reasons they did not celebrate Hallloween. The lady then stated that she never heard from kate again. BUT was shocked to see the kids on tv parading around in free Halloween costumes from the Disney store (one of which was a yellow Belle dress that was in their dress up box last night.)

The writer posted this story last winter before all the scandal broke, maybe March or February.

Skeeter1 said...

Thanks for the great recap!
I liked one poster's comment about the Sci-Fi theater. The robots' comments would be so funny. Or there could be a movie called "The Best of the Worst of Kate Gosselin". Anyone Remember the Rocky Horror Picture Show? Then when the scene in the Toys R Us episode comes up, the whole theater could yell "Helllooooo".

TLC should do a real reality show, where they pick a "really" real family at random and film them for a week then produce a 30 minute show. TLC could do a website where viewers could send in suggestions to help the family out, like their organization, kids behavior, etc. And TLC could pay that family $20,000 for allowing filming. A family that could actually use the money and would be grateful.

8POE's said...

Tyra,
The difference between pvt and public school isn't about cost or quality, it's about environment.

Pvt school tends to have well-to-do-people, more akin to the kids. Not to say public has peasants. My point is bullying, teasing issues are easier to address in pvt.

With all the other issues the kids have, in public school they'll come face to face w/"casualties of the economy" whose parents have likely lost their jobs or at the very least struggling and ARE NOT gallavanting around the country.

They won't be welcome w/peers. THEN there's their behavior. I get a pic of these kids, especially the boys, getting HURT. I can see the playground being like crocodiles waiting for a herd to cross the river.

Also, paps can hang out at the edge of schoolgrounds w/public like the Konpound. Pvt is pvt prop. and they can't get the access. It's IMPERATIVE to me they stay in pvt school

I'm a man so my comments are HIS comments. You thought me to be female.

Ravello said...

Shari, Bravo, the funniest recap I have ever read and I started reading GWOP on day 1.
You captured the absurdity of all things Gosselin.
The toilet paper distribution system must be Kate's idea of how to stimulate the minds of 5 year olds. Many parents are taking kids to the library, to an arts event or to an education program, Kate Gosselin is teaching the kids to distribute toilet paper.
You could not make thsi stuff up.
I am glad to read ratings fell again. Hopefully GWOP will have more viewers than Jon and Hate plus 8 or Hate plus 8.
TLC, please pull the plug, spare us this garbage.

She'll never buy a gift said...

I'll bet Kate never gave a gift to anyone other then her kids, in her life. She didn't even send thank yous to all the Mom's who went out of their way to buy SIX gifts for the tups fifth birthday!
Lets get real. Whoever said Kate might give gifts in private. Never happened. Are we watching the same show? If Kate had to pay for a gift, it wasn't happening.

CC said...

Check out khate's wannabe twin comments on her fb page....particularly liked the post where she said "filming was cancelled in New York"...........LOVED THE RECAP!! You need to write professionally - this is hysterical. I keep re-reading it. Here are the fb posts under one of the pictures of the G kids.

"Debby Lee" RU in New York?
Sun at 7:39pmKerry Salazar Looks like you're having loads of fun! :-)
Sun at 9:08pmSara BinghamCute!
Sun at 9:50pmSuzette Maynefun pics!
Mon at 1:57amJamie Cole.did not end up going to NY...filming was cancelled..so I stayed back with the kids...which I like better! :0)
Mon at 5:55amRhea MorganDid you have all the kids?
Mon at 10:02amJamie Cole AyersYes..I have al 8 kids....but the little kids hav schl a couple days and the twins everyday...thank goodness! :0)
Mon at 10:17pm Diane MollHow long will you be in town?

Susy said...

To the comment about not remembering earlier than 9--I remember being spanked with a belt at 2 years of age, my ballet lessons at 3, going hiking with the family at Havasu Canyon (before it became part of the resevoir) at 5, birthday parties, Halloween, etc. Lots of stuff. What I didn't remember, until many many years later, was a press conference I attended with President Kennedy in 1962. My brother and I were among the first children ever permitted to sit in on a press conference.

The Gosselin children will remember horrific events as well as fun times. But I believe they will remember a bizarre parenting pattern the most: neglect from Kate and inconsistency from Jon. They don't socialize with other children of their own age enough. At 5 they haven't learned the "rules" of playing with each other much less other children.

My 16 month old granddaughter has a better sense of sharing and she almost has a better vocabulary!

Kate has nothing to offer the American people. I wish she would get her come uppance. She is vile.

(Mods-there is another Susy, so I could be identified as SusyMO if you need)

maggie said...

There is a picture of Jamie Cole Ayers grabbing Collin's arm very hard and Jamie's face is pissed off to the max. Some of the other tups are in the picture wailing and crying. This is on radaronline; posted on Oct. 5. I am sure Kate and Jon were away and she was babysitting for them. After this picture of her with the tups being circulated to Radar, The Insider ect. Kate may drop her from her "best friend list".

Also, the professional organizer was on TV in the local area being interviewed about Kate and her experience there. The interviewer point blank asked her if Kate was nice and the organizer answered by praising the experience, producers, ect. But the organizer did not make one nice comment about Kate. Only made a comment that Kate knew what she wanted. Because she avoided the question, I think we can assume that Kate was not nice. How Sad!

She's come undone said...

Just think for a minute what kind of person would be Kate's best friend. She would have to adore Kate, cackle at all her silly jokes, wait on Kate hand and foot, squeal on cue, expose her child to paps, follow in Kate's shadow, look up to Kate, and think Kate is beautiful. This person would be pathetic beyond measure. She would have to be sick in her own way.

my9cats said...

Liv's Mommy said..
"For some reason I am reminded of The Village of the Damned. A classroom full of eerily similar looking children who feel they are to be in control! S-P-O-O-K-Y !!"
10/07/2009 12:47 PM

The Lord of the Flies comes to my mind.
Feral children. Very sad.

lurker315 said...

First-time poster.

I've been avoiding the show, but while watching "Say Yes to the Dress" I happened to see Kate trying on her wedding dress for the "renewal" episode. What a farce!! I'm surprised TLC would air it.

One thing that struck me is how much Kate has changed since what was probably filmed last summer. She looks so much harsher now.

I find the whole thing very sad. I used to think Mady was out of control, but now I think she probably picked up on things early on, while Cara has just shut down. Can just imagine what the bus rides to school must be like. Have they ever had any classmates for a sleepover? Now it seems like their birthday will be ruined.

SAD

Chris said...

8POE said: "It also makes it more clear to me that they need to be in a pvt school. These kids just wouldn't last long in public school."
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They won't last long in private school. A private school can and will ask a child to leave for "being disruptive to our educational program".

HannahW said...

Maybe it's good Kate has a friend with kids, because maybe this friend can convince Kate to do some non-filmed real family things with the kids once in awhile.

cossysmom said...

I'm really having a tough time figuring TLC out. Do they purposely show Kate and the children in a bad light, or is that all that they are able to get on tape?

Kate made sure to tell us that the children are never alone, yet we never see that children corrected when they use poor grammar or treat each other (or their guests) poorly. Wouldn't a nanny who is worth her pay step in and do those things. Where do they get their nannies? Oh, that's right, they're just helpers. Nevertheless, if I was paying someone to watch my children while I was "working" or organizing, or otherwise engaged, I would have certain expectations. Either Kate isn't aware that her children need guidance, or she just doesn't care. Maybe all she expects of the helper is that she sit in a white plastic chair just like Kate!

Don't Kate and Jon watch the episode when it's done? I wonder what they think of how they are being portrayed.

If I had a TV show, I would want to be proud of what was shown to the world. Can Kate and Jon actually be proud of what they see?

And one last thought...Kate was downright rude to the women who were hired by TLC to organize her junk. I felt awful for them. When they spoke about the experience on the show, I felt they were polite when speaking about Kate. What else could they do? They certainly can't speak badly about a client--their business depends on them being polite and capable.

livnluv said...

Ms.Peach said...

I went to Youtube and during the TP segment, I saw the deadbolt lock on the master bedroom door, blurry but it's there.
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This is just weird & disturbing. The only people I've ever heard of having a dead bolt on their bedroom door was people who were frightened of their teenage daughter. It's one thing for a parent to want privacy, quiet another to put a dead bolt on your door. What, is she paranoid about being caught with Steve? Worried TMZ will appear in her hall & get some pics?


Suzi said...

Just wondering... I posted about Jamie's facebook yesterday - does something seem crazy about this? It seemed a good 70% of pictures and posts included the Gosselins and were open for anyone to see. So weird!! And having them for a whole summer????
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It's very weird. All these years we hear nothing about her & then suddenly she may be going to look after the children next summer? does anyone else have so called best friends that suddenly come out of the woodwork like this? Something doesn't smell right.
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re: dead bolt - Jon said the bank records, safe and his clothes are in the bedroom (and who knows what else). Kate's keeping him from them.

re: BFF. Kate's found someone elso who will babysit for her and do her bidding.

fidosmommy said...

Military Mom said...
WTF? She didn't unpack the toys for a year? As a military mom with more moves under my belt than I'd care to remember it was always unpack the toys FIRST so that the kids would have something to play with while I unpacked the rest of the stuff. This family never ceases to amaze me.


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Somewhere in my memory banks there is a factoid (or rumoroid) about Kate shipping the kids out to Jamie's when the move was actually going on so they would not be underfoot (read: in Kate's way).

I will not swear to nor affirm that, but I'm sure I read it somewhere.

Anyway, if that's what happened, it might have been in Kate's game plan to NOT open the bins of toys she didn't want any more. Shove them into some corner of the basement. Out of kids' sight, out of kids' minds, and we all know how these kids are getting used to having things they love disappear forever.

livnluv said...

She's come undone said...
Just think for a minute what kind of person would be Kate's best friend. She would have to adore Kate, cackle at all her silly jokes, wait on Kate hand and foot, squeal on cue, expose her child to paps, follow in Kate's shadow, look up to Kate, and think Kate is beautiful. This person would be pathetic beyond measure. She would have to be sick in her own way.
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You would think this is the way it is, but kate has fooled literally thousands if not millions of people. A manipulator on a personal level is very good at pretending to be a friend and then once you're committed to the friendship they become needy, drawing you in and then exploiting the friendship. Decent people will make every effort to maintain the friendship, but eventually it's just not going to work. Look at all the people in kate's life that have been left by the wayside.

chesterctymom said...

HannahW said...

Maybe it's good Kate has a friend with kids, because maybe this friend can convince Kate to do some non-filmed real family things with the kids once in awhile.


Right, when the "friend" doesn't have a death grip on Joel while yelling and glaring at him...great choice in friend Khate, but I guess beggars can't be choosers huh?

fidosmommy said...

re: BFF. Kate's found someone elso who will babysit for her and do her bidding.


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If Jamie's face and name are used on the show, wouldn't she have to be paid? She clearly did not say her name and image could not be used. Maybe guest appearances don't count for payroll purposes.

Jamie was supposed to accompany Kate and the kids to NYC this week for filming. Since filming was halted, she just hung out in PA while Kate went to NY anyway. So,
Jamie was going to be part of the
show filmed in NYC. I wonder how often she plans to make this trip to PA from Ann Arbor MI. Will she be the new Aunt Jodi/Carla combo?
Not only does she babysit, she organizes and cleans! Wow. Now that's a best friend for you.

I can see it now. Jamie and Kate Plus 8 + Clay.

Now, if Kate could just keep her out of her bathroom. Or maybe she was in there cleaning it for Kate. You know, germs from somebody walking on the floor....
three times a day, hands and knees.

cossysmom said...

"Not sure charities want stuffed animals. Too germy and hard to clean. Would you buy a used stuffed animal for your child? I know I wouldn't."

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When my son was in 6th grade he spearheaded a stuffed animal drive. He collected more than 600 stuffed animals that he donated to our local State Hospital. (they were all gently used. We threw away the ones that were worn or dirty). The hospital was thrilled to receive them and distributed them to patients as rewards and gifts. These are people that have very little in life, have limited mental capacity, and many do not have families that visit them. The stuffed animals gave them something of their own to love and comfort them. Believe me, there are people that would enjoy the "junk" that Kate throws away!

CC said...

Just some things that make you go, hmmmmmmmmmm. I read all of the posts on khate's wanna be twin Jamie....her friend(s) made comments about the state of affairs (no pun intended) on the G's. One person said she got her People rag and khate was on the cover and another asked about the tabloids...Jamie stated " oh, a bunch of junk thats all". This was posted on May 14 at 2:08pm. Also, pics of Jamie and Jon having a good time goofing around. Jamie was riding "piggy back" on Jon. Guess khate wasn't home when those pics were taken, not that she'd care. I did notice in the pics of Jamie with khate...khate didn't look so orange, her dead skunk hair was quite tame and she was sitting on a bench on her property, out of view of her beloved paps.

Shoshanna said...

Didn't watch the show but I imagine the biggest
box of all would be the one with all the photos
of people who have been fired, dismissed, dissed
and otherwise cut out of their lives.

Probably would need a trunk for that, not a box!

CC said...

In photo #9 of Gosselins 2009 pics on Jamie's fb photos, one of the girl tups (sorry, haven't watched since season 2 so don't know who is who) is making a really ugly face and one of Jamie's friends says, "she looks just like khate". And she does!!

MomofFour said...

I saw some of the "organizer" episode on Monday. My main impression was that of the girls being brats to their guest and Kate was completely unaware or even cared that the girls were being mean and selfish and Kate thought it was funny. She's teaching the girls to hate men, basically. This is becoming a common theme in the shows. Those girls are not being taught manners...they are acting like spoiled brats! It was cute maybe when they were 2...it's not cute now. It's rude. This is the time in their life when their parents instill character and integrity. I'm not seeing it. I'm seeing little girls acting like divas and little boys being ignored. Such a shame. That's something you can't go back and fix. I think the behaviors we weren't sure about before (like Mady's) are becoming obvious now...these are little Kate's in the making. What a shame.

Shari said...

Thank you to everyone for your flattering comments about my recap. You sure know how to make a girl's day! Glad you all enjoyed it. Torture to watch; fun to write ;)

facebook said...

Eureka!!!!

Jamie Cole Ayers appeared around the time that Kate got her kitchen remodeled. She said that her best friends husbands company wanted to give her a kitchen for free. Sooo, I guess that Jamie the groupie got her husband to give her a kitchen, and voila, they are best friends. The timeline sure fits with the photos and comments about when Jamie and Kate started becoming friends. I don't believe for a second that they have known each other since before the sextuplets were born.... Kate has severed ties with all those people.

Jamie + Free S**t for Kate = BFF

lalaland said...

Can't See Sheep said...
Sorry if this has already been posted

http://www.butlerreport.com/Opinion/BREd_too_late.html

Thanks for posting this! Best line:

Mrs. Gosselin has appeared on a number of talk shows – the View, Good Morning America, etc – all the time believing that she is a celebrity. No really, she does believe it. She’s has not yet come to realize that she is invited on as a guest as a result of the same curiosity that prompts children to poke a dead animal with a stick. She comes across as weird; an example of what happens when some people start to believe the hype written about them.

ManheimTownshipMom said...

I've never posted before, but in light of recent events I am compelled to share what I know (which is nothing, really!). Regarding the sextuplets, my nephew is in the same class as the Gosselin children, and he has become buddies with Aaden. The buddy up, eat lunch together, and whatever else 5 year old buddies do I guess. I don't want to give anymore detail out of respect for my sister, my nephew, and even the Gosselins, but suffice it to say that they are acclimating pretty well. What I have seen on the show made me think they would be bratty, grabby, whiny, and not do well in a larger group, but my sis says they are okay. It was established upfront that fighting between the siblings is not acceptable at school, and they have gotten much better in the last few weeks.

I see the same things you all do on tv, and I haven't ever met Kate, Jon, or any of the kids, but I have seen them from a distance at my neices's (4th grade) school functions (holiday programs, etc). From what I have seen/heard they pretty much keep to themselves, but make the kids' education a priority, especially the older girls. Personally, I don't see how you can justify spending $20,000 on pre-k, not for 2 kids like my sister, and definitely not for 8 like the Gosselins. It's a good school, but the school districts around here are pretty good anyway. Good enough for my daughter, who is in 5th grade and we love her school! My sis's kids would go here to if they didn't go to the private school. Not sure about the school the Gosselin kids would attend up in Berks county, though. Must be pretty bad if they are willing to take that long bus ride every day.

Just my two cents, if I ever get any more info I'll post what I can, but I doubt little Aaden will be over for a playdate anytime soon! Oh, and my sister also said that there are actually parents that are POSITIONING their kids to befriend one or more Gosselin kids. Like, "Oh, do you like playing with Hannah? She is very nice, you should be partners with her." EWWW creepy. And these are seemingly normal moms in my sister's circle of friends! Again, so creepy.

JFS in IL said...

I. I believe the FB page of "bestest friend" Jamie was created recently just to show us that Kate has a friend. Note that there is nothing about Jamie's other friends, or applications, etc. cluttering up the page like a normal person's FB page. I do not think it is a real FB page by a real person. I went ahead and asked her to be my friend just to see what happens ;-)

2. SafetyTrain said...

I can't believe that Kate made it through such a horrible experience. What an incredibly strong woman she is for having to help organize her own basement. Oh my God. I don't know if I could have handled such a predicament. Throwing out stuffed animals? Having her kids interrupt her? What is the world coming to??? Here I thought I had it tough - working two jobs, not getting free vacations, not having 24/7 babysitting, dealing with an illness doctors have yet to diagnose, etc. But Kate managed to organize her basement with the help of a professional. AND, and here's the sad part, she only collected a meager five-digit paycheck for doing so! Oh the humanity! I am such a selfish person! I think we can ALL learn a thing or two from Kate Gosselin people!!!

Oh, Safety Train, if Kate comes here and reads your post don't you know she will miss the sarcasm and sincerely believe you???!!! She is that deluded!!!

marypoppins said...

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When my son was in 6th grade he spearheaded a stuffed animal drive. He collected more than 600 stuffed animals that he donated to our local State Hospital. (they were all gently used. We threw away the ones that were worn or dirty). The hospital was thrilled to receive them and distributed them to patients as rewards and gifts. These are people that have very little in life, have limited mental capacity, and many do not have families that visit them. The stuffed animals gave them something of their own to love and comfort them. Believe me, there are people that would enjoy the "junk" that Kate throws away!
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yes!! there are many people/kids who have little, and have no problem receiving gently used or non-matching toys, clothes, cribs etc.

A lesson for us is to clean or repair the items before we donate

Kudos to your son- he made someone happy.

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CC said...

Did anyone else notice how Jamie also sat out FRONT for the beloved paps to snap her picture grabbing Joel? Still looking for that 15 minutes, eh Jamie? Be careful what you wish for.

CC said...

MaryPoppins, ITA...however the pic is there for anybody and everybody to see. She also comments how Jon is such a sweet sweet guy.

Watcha wanna bet... said...

As I mentioned in the Free Discussion thread, I'm pretty sure Jamie's husband works for a kitchen cabinet company. It wouldn't surprise me if Kate did a little bartering with Jamie -- you get your husband to give me a new kitchen and I'll let you say you are my best friend on facebook. Little would Miss Jamie realize that she would be playing right into the Black widow's web because she'd be laying the groundwork for Kate to "prove" she has faithful friends.

CC said...

ManheimTownshipMom... thanks for posting and welcome. I always look forward to any posts from the locals. To the parents positioning their children to be partnered with the tups........again, be careful what you wish for. Again, welcome.

Benji said...

Manheim Township Mom: Believe me, I have seen many of these moms over the years. They are "Wannabees" and they want their kids to befriend people they think are important because they think it will rub off. Their kids in turn also become wannabees. Sad.

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