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No More Helloooooo said...

Anyone else notice that in the re-run episodes, they have now deleted the infamous scene where Kate yells "Helloooooooo" to John at the hay maze.

More damage control.

Just Me said...

So, since we have no new episodes, is it safe to assume that they're done for season 4 now and that season 5 will start in Jan in the new house?

MAYBE the show wont be back in Jan!

I havent watched it since..... wow, before San Diego sometime, I cant even remember the last one I watched but I love the recaps on here!

Sharon Grand said...

http://thegirlfromtheghetto.wordpress.com/2008/10/01/the-secrets-that-kate-gosselin-of-jon-kate-plus-8-never-wants-you-to-find-out/

Harriet said...

Just be aware that there are some factual errors related to the churches and possibly other things in girl from the ghetto's story.

Harriet said...

I wish we knew that they were done. They've had over 20 episodes already this "season" haven't they? I'm pretty sure they'll be back soon with more as they were seen filming some things after what we've seen was done. Too bad.

CrazyCatLady said...

I wish Jon and Kate would pull the plug on this show, and let the kids have the rest of their childhoods away from the public eye...Now that would be a REAL Christmas present!

kathleen said...

Kate's going to be signing books tonight @ a local PA bookstore!!

Book Signings: Kate Gosselin from the TLC show ''Jon & Kate Plus 8'' sign ''Multiple Bles8ings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets.'' 6:30-9 p.m. Hackman's Bible Book Store, 1341 Mickley Road, Whitehall. 610-264-8600.

Virginia said...

Oh, please, Santa, (and I know you do exist no matter what Jon G. says) please make this show stop. Please somehow, and I won't ask for anything else this year, make the Kons go far, far away. And if you could, please let their kids be okay, but arrange it so that Jon and Kate have to work and so find out what losers they really are.

Sophia said...

Jon and Kate have put themselves in quite the predicament. The reason that their show has been successful is because people could relate to them in some way. In the beginning we all assumed that with so many children they had to be struggling like the rest of us. Something like, if they can do it with 8 children, we can do it too. Of course we didn't know the back story. But now that they have used the success of the show to create this "better" life for themselves, they aren't relatable anymore. So I believe, the very thing that they strive for is going to be the very thing that eventually brings them down.

cheryl said...

Not come back in Jan - let's pray.
Not seeing any new episodes listed
is a good sign.
Perhaps they feel guilty filming in the new mansion - afterall,
they are so poor.
Happy Holidays all!

Michelle said...

No More Helloooooo:
I havent seen that rerun recently. However i did catch the one where they took the kids to the Crayola Factory, oh my gosh,i got embarrassed when Kate yelled a few times to Jon from across the room when she was taking kids to the bathroom! People in there turned to look at her, if i were Jon i wouldve left the building and her to walk home. And im a woman! I would ask who yells like that but oh yeah Kate does..lol I would love to have seen his face as he walked over to her, the cameras were behind him.. I wouldve given a death look from hell.

No More Screaming said...

If I were anywhere near Kate when she yelled liked that in public, I would give her a piece of my mind, cameras or not. I have a right to be in public with out nuisance like her around. I am tired of the greedy, people who think that everyone should bow down to them. Kate you are not a superstar. Get over yourself already. No one cares about you. Never have, never will.

We only care about the kids welfare.

lifeoriley said...

Michelle:
The Crayola Factory episode pushed me over the edge when I orginally saw it. Before, Kate had irritated me and I really didn't like the idea of so many private moments being filmed of the kids. But, IMO, her behavior was just ridiculous. I have been to the Crayola Factory with my own kids (some time ago) and they have gone there on field trips with their school when they were little. It is billed as a "hands on" experience--go to the website and you can quockly see what it's like. So why, oh why, was Kate so freaked out and seemingly unprepared for her kids to do "messy" projects? Why couldn't she just shut the heck up and let the kids enjoy themselves?
If my kid's teachers, with the help of a few chaperopnes, took more than 25 five and six year- olds there with little or no meltdowns, why couldn't Kate and Jon (plus crew) handle it?
That's when my mere "irritation" with Kate changed to, well, dislike.
Also, while there are different rooms at the Factory, no one room is that huge that Kate had to yell at Jon as if he were in Siberia. It would have taken her all of five seconds to walk over to where he was (yes, with kids in tow) and talk to him in a normal voice.

Michelle said...

Can someone please re watch the giving back episode...look at Kates legs (at the very end, when they are doing the couch interview)
she has her legs up on the table. She has bruises and 'markings' on them! Looks like we might be having a bit more lippo, or something! Maybe I'm crazy...but look and tell me what you see!

Tabitha said...

why, oh why, was Kate so freaked out and seemingly unprepared for her kids to do "messy" projects?

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Because it was free. Who are they to say NO.

MichelleS said...

Will have to change my name up a tad bit, there is another Michelle..lol

Ann Marie said...

Michelle I will see if I can watch it again and see if I see markings on her legs.Hummm I wonder.

What about the scene at TOYS R US when she yelled at him and said. "No stop playing and acting like a child and come here now" Well something to that affect. But you know what panel....It is partly Jon's fault for not being assertative.

I read a comment last night on the open discussion but it was only posted for a day because the new week started but I wanted you all to read it in case you didnt get a chance. It was called Kate Contradictions.

Kate says " We dont let the kids have dessert unless they finish dinner" (Birthday Cupcakes) Then on another episode she says "Oh we had ice-cream for dinner.

Kate says "Anyone who reads from a recipe is not a true cook" (When Jon is making his Korean dinner yet she reads a recipe when making blueberrie pancakes and monkey munch.

Kate had a fit when Jon didnt want to lead at the airport going to San Diego and yet she stated in 2 other shows that she has to lead because Jon doddles.

Kate says "We dont chew gum when we're three" and yet Jon gives a crying Leah gum at the ski lesson to make her stop crying.

noteasybeingstupid said...

I also think that in the giving back episode she looked like she had had the enhancements that she tried to get the tummy tuck doctor to do but he told her to get a better bra.

I wonder if she paid for it or if she found a plastic surgeon willing to BLESS her with the enhancement.

beachluvin said...

Michelle - I have noticed lots of bruises on Kate's legs in recent episodes, it could be from moving boxes....oh wait....she probably just sat in her white chair and barked orders to someone moving the boxes. Perhaps the movers were clumsy on bumped into her accidently on purpose.

Does anyone know the address I can send my appreciation to at TLC for NOT running a marathon of J and K on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? That's the best present that TLC could have given us!

beachchick said...

This youtube video is pretty funny
it's a parody of Jon and Kate when Mady and Cara are teens.
you could cut and paste ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmq6pW5JwaI

please I love the kids this is just to have a break in your day.
Happy Holidays!

LordyBe said...

I just was reading this online article, im not how sure how old it is or anything, but it contains this quote"

....Kate Gosselin on if she coddles the tots or lets them cry it out: “Depends on who it is....."

I mean, at least she admits it. If Hannie gets hurt, of course she'll cuddle her. Anyone else? probably not.

Christine C said...

Cara is developing a nervous twitch. She blinks her eyes in a really strange way when the camera is on her.

I feel so sorry for that poor child. She clearly doesn't want to be in the spotlight AT ALL yet keeps getting pushed in front of a national television camera by her parents.

Diane Dee said...

Noteasybeingstupid....I am so glad that you posted that question wondering if Kate had enhancements. I was wondering the same EXACT thing but didn't mention it. Her breasts seem much firmer and full in comparision to early footage.

Dee Arlene said...

LordyBe Wow that is disturbing and
Christine C I noticed that about Cara's eyes. Poor child.

lisa.k. said...

I have wondered why there are no new episode commercials myself. Maybe the sponsers have gotten smart and pulled out, because that would certainly shut them down. No matter what the reason, Kate will say it was her idea to quit for a while. She will never admit the truth, whatever it may be.

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

Dee Arlene,

Do you think that maybe Cara has developed some type of a "tic" with her eyes from stress?

Corinne said...

Do you think that maybe Cara has developed some type of a "tic" with her eyes from stress?
_____________________________________

Maybe whenever Kate lies, Cara has a nervous "tic" - although a "tic" is only once in awhile. Goodness knows Cara would be "tic"-ing every hour on the hour. Poor girl.

lisa.k. said...

What is up with the commercial of Kate rolling her eyes when the TLC man says something about getting in the Christmas spirit?

Just Me said...

Didnt they say that if the kids say they didnt want to do the show anymore that they would stop.... how many times do you think the twins have asked to stop? Im guess at LEAST once and yet the tape keeps on rollin!

Lets home there will be no new shows after the holidays.

TLC has a poll on which epis you would like to watch, of course none of the infamous ones are on there.

Miriam said...

One thing that really bothers me about Kate is the fact that she can't seem to spend time with her family or just look at them without looking at the camera crew.

Today I caught the end of the episode where the family plays games, and at the end when they find Jon in the closet. All the kids are laughing because they took so long to find him and Mady is laughing and looking at her mom with a huge smile on her face, and Kate is laughing at the camera crew. She ALWAYS does that and it bothers me. Why can't she have a family moment without looking at the outsiders? Look at your gorgeous kids!

And she has done this constantly. Like her day can't be without the crew.

And what bothers me is that I know I am not a perfect parent and I am probably not one to judge, but that just annoys the wonkers out of me.

Gloria said...

"I have been to the Crayola Factory with my own kids (some time ago) and they have gone there on field trips with their school when they were little. It is billed as a "hands on" experience--go to the website and you can quockly see what it's like. So why, oh why, was Kate so freaked out and seemingly unprepared for her kids to do "messy" projects?"
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She didn't know because she didn't plan the outing. The production crew said okay, you are going here for an episode, and off they went. After all, the show is our life and our life is the show.

Dee Arlene said...

I can only assume the cause of Cara's eye twitch.You would think that Kate being a mother/nurse would pick up on that and address it.Oh wait it's not Hannie.Remember when little Leah had swimmer's ear and Kate blew it off but when Hannie complained of her ears Kate and Hannie flew to the Doctor's office?

Exhausted said...

I'm dying to know how the book signing went tonight in Whitehall, PA. I'm really floored that people would go and wait in line for that abuse from such a mediocre person.

The thing that annoys me the most is that Kate acts so annoyed that people want to meet her? As an author myself, I would be thrilled to have book signings with people lined up to see me. I would sign anything they brought and pose for any pictures! It's not like Kate just became famous for a story on the news and she never asked for any attention and she keeps getting bothered. She has put herself out there in every possible format to hock as much money as she can. Apparently, she just wants the good side of fame ($) and not any of the burdens. Or, she's still playing the homespun, honest-to-goodness role of the simple housewife who isn't used to such fame. Or, she's trying to create this "untouchable" persona like Victoria Beckham or Barbara Streisand. She's such a joke!

I think with J+K we're going to see the Jessica Simpson effect. People will one day wake up after all this over-exposure and ask themselves, "Why am I worshipping such a mediocre being?" And then they'll fizzle. Hopefully before they cause irreparable damage.

Jack's Mom said...

Who is dressing Kate? In a past episode, I remember Jon taking Kate for a new wardrobe because she did not have a "sense of style" (or couldn't be bothered with "what's in style"). Gap? Banana Republic?

toodleoo said...

Kate's chest looks better? She is probably plugging a new bra. Next she will pretend to fold it and talk about it in an episode @@

Chrissy said...

TLC still has a link (along with a very long and detailed legal agreement to sign for the privilege) to ask J&K a question to be answered on an upcoming episode so I guess we'll be seeing more of this lovely family in 2009.
Are they really going to have another episode answering stupid, innocuous questions from fawning fans?

BostonBean said...

I think she had surgery. She was droopy before. And she did ask that doctor, who turned her down. So I think she went ahead with another doctor.

Janine said...

"Today I caught the end of the episode where the family plays games, and at the end when they find Jon in the closet. All the kids are laughing because they took so long to find him and Mady is laughing and looking at her mom with a huge smile on her face, and Kate is laughing at the camera crew. She ALWAYS does that and it bothers me. Why can't she have a family moment without looking at the outsiders? Look at your gorgeous kids!"

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I have noticed this alot too. She ALWAYS looks at the camera people whenever ANYTHING good or bad happens...its like she wants to make sure they got the shot and see their reactions.

I think another part of this is personally I think Kate and Jon are actually probably really close with their production team and they are probably the closest people they have in their lives according to the "friends and family" category goes.

The TLC production crew are the only people they cant really "kick out" of their lives like they have everyone else, without canceling the show and loosing their paycheck every week...and we all know they will never do that.

I think they are probably really good friends, but I have to add, its just my opinion, I dont know the Gosselins or anything.

What do you all think about this??

Plus, I would think Kate would love the production crew, she has publically admitted that the crew helps alot with the kids, plus the crew is her ticket to the paycheck, so why wouldnt she love them and think they are "awesome"?

Tangerine Tanya said...

Kate's sense of style certainly did go up a notch. Thank goodness for that because she didn't have any fashion sense before. Either she is sporting a new bra or did get enhancement. Even her posture is better. As for a the crew goes...Yes maybe they have become close friends but I still think that she bosses them around. When Kate had the yard sale at the church she was fuming and pretty much shoved the sign at a production crew member(I think) and said...."Here go and take this down the road"....She is so big on giving orders....First to Jon,Carla and then the crew. Queen Bee and Mady puts it.

Kara said...

Does anyone remember the episode where John was watching the kids I think Kate was interviewing at Nannies for Hire? Anyways on their couch interview he made the comment about wanting to just spend time with his kids without the "chore list" ...Kate got all defensive...What do you mean? Don't you think I want to do that also? I don't recall the exact wording. As a mother of 5 kids 9 to 2 months...You CAN spend time with your kids and put that BEFORE the chores....yes it's hard but feesible!! Just FOCUS on the kids!!! If you want to be a parent (which took me A LONG time and alot of heartache) you do the chores when they are in bed at night after the bedtime dtory (not one you read for endorsement) UGH she bothers me!

Dunwoody Mom said...

Kate may love the crew being at her beck and call, but I would bet money that crew needs a break from the Gosselins.

lifeoriley said...

The Morning Call newspaper of Allentown, PA has a short article on Kate's book signing. Apparently there are still many fans out there hoping to meet this "star." Their website is www.mcall.com. Click on local stories to see "Kate visits valley minus Jon + 8."
Sorry, I don't know how to do a link.

MichelleS said...

Did anyone catch the clip of them on that soup show with Joel Mchale? It was pretty funny. Talking about when the twins wanted to be parents for a day, and Kate mentioned they didnt seem to like it because it was hard work, and Jon said even grown ups dont like it..lol Kate asks if he meant he doesnt like it, he was trying to correct himself..too funny. Pretty good when Joel Mchale makes fun of them.

anon1967 said...

Has anyone seen the show Showbiz Mom's and Dad's on Oxygen Channel? I just caught a part of it, where the teens were crying, saying they wanted there privacy back. Wish I would have caught the entire show.

Pal Val said...

KARA,
Yes I remember that scene about Jon commenting about the fact that he's rather spend more time with the kids then doing the chore list. Although I think that Jon is a pretty good hands/on Dad I also think that he is a wuss because of the way that he ALLOWS Kate to berate him. Ex: Kate(mommy) why can't I put the kids in the van PLEASE?" Kate" Because I didnt say that you could do it yet" or Kate said to him " Okay Jon what did I say? Jon say's "I dont know" Kate "That is what I thought...Then read the list back to me" and Jon dutifully does so.Gee Whiz Jon. What are your kids gonna think of the example you are setting for them?

Lovely Linda said...

On an earlier episode while in the family van the camera zoomed in on Mady. It goes like this.

Mady: They are so annoying(tups)
By the way...I hate them.

WOW-ZA

Cindi said...

A couple of comments here. First off I was watching when it was the twins birthday and Mz. Madeline came bursting through the door and kicked her bithday baloons. The dumb blonde (Kate)said "Well Maddy comes home from school exhausted so I let her go to my room to rest and watch televison and then she is okay" Ohhh but when poor Jole is sick with fever she plops him on the laundry room floor and finally Dad comes and rescues Jole and puts him in the master(Kate) bedroom to rest. Kate is so backward.

Christine said...

1/5/2009
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Soup and a Surprise
TV-G

With such a large family, Jon and Kate always plan for ways to save money and time. On this day, Kate plans to make lots of soup to freeze for the upcoming winter season, but the day doesn't quite go as she expected.

Taika said...

http://www.sixgosselins.com/kidscorner/hannah.html

Check out the Hannah Montana sticker on her shirt. I wonder why they aren't pimping out those crappy shows as well. Maybe Disney won't let them... then again, if anyone knows child exploitation, it would be Disney.

Hambone said...

Don't know if it's been announced already, but season 5 starts January 4, 2009... according to Jon & Kate Plus 8 Episode Guide at Wikipedia.

iheartmyhubby said...

Kate is just a plain old, snotty, nouveau riche, bossy, loud, obnoxious, wannabe-famous, unhappy-with-herself hag, who is raising a bunch of howler monkeys. Those kids are so obnoxious, not even that cute anymore.

trinityella said...

Did anyone notice on the St. Jude Episode Jon was calculating the presents they were picking out for the St. Jude kids and he said 3x8 is 30. And Kate say's, well yeah when did that change (or something along those lines). But um the last time I checked 3x8 is 24.

Barb said...

I thought someone had noticed that Kate wears clothes from Ann Taylor Loft. I was just on their website today and see that that the Ann Taylor stores support St Jude hospital. Interesting!

BostonBean said...

Tonight I saw a rerun of their Fourth of July trip to Wyomissing, when the tups were 3. I had never seen the whole thing. After the parade they went over to Beth and Bob's beautiful home with the extravagant yard and pool.
I can see now that Kate always envied Beth and wanted to be like her....maybe even one up her with a house and pool of her own one day.
Finally, she can do it.
Too bad there's no one to invite over to the pool this summer. There's no one left.

Leah4Prez said...

I have a few random thoughts to share.

1. Sometimes I wonder how much better the kids' lives would truly be if the show were to go off the air. I fear that if Kate actually had too much time to spend with the kids, it may further negatively impact their lives. It's not a real stretch to imagine her being resentful of the kids for losing the show and thus taking it out on them.

2. I observed some positive moments with the kids during the St. Jude's episode. Did anyone notice how concerned and focused Alexis looked as the child life specialist explained her role and what the sick kids go through?

3. I read many comments that the tups seem to be behind with regard to their social and language development. I agree in some ways but, to me, Leah has been a little whiz kid from very early on (thus my screen name). She is articulate, forms complete sentences and appears to be very bright and engaged. Think back to her visit to Bounce U and the way she spoke in the interview chair.

marypoppins said...

Did anyone notice on the St. Jude Episode Jon was calculating the presents they were picking out for the St. Jude kids and he said 3x8 is 30. And Kate say's, well yeah when did that change (or something along those lines). But um the last time I checked 3x8 is 24.\


Yeah I heard this. I think Jon was trying to say it was 3 gifts x 10 ( 8 kids, 2 adults) = 30
He did go on to say he picked out 3 as well, and I guess he picked out 3 for Kate

She overreacted..again

Flower Girl said...

I know that Kate's wardrobe shouldnt be a issue here but someone made a comment on her new clothes. Then someone said something about yes she would dress nice too if she ws going to S.Jude's. But Kate dressed nice to go to K-Mart too. Check out how she dress's in earlier episodes. Ex: New York with Mady/Cara to go and see some show about BIG GIRLS.Sorry I dont have the name correct. Anyway Kate wore plain blued jeans and a light pink cotton blouse. Nothing wrong with that but she has stepped up the fashion ladder.

marypoppins said...

Did anyone notice how concerned and focused Alexis looked as the child life specialist explained her role and what the sick kids go through...

I think any child ( esp one of a large group) who gets individual attention, an adult speaking quietly and slowly about an interesting and new will respond...

DontGetTheHype said...

Does anyone know if anyone from the production/camera crew has ever been "replaced" due to the...environment?

jeremy said...

Cheryl said...
Not come back in Jan - let's pray.
Not seeing any new episodes listed
is a good sign.
Perhaps they feel guilty filming in the new mansion - afterall,
they are so poor.
Happy Holidays all!


Trust me, They will be back. They still have yet to air the Twins 8th birthday episode, the move to the new house, and I'm pretty sure they have a lot of episode stashed up. As much as I hate to say it, I doubt J&K will be going away anytime soon.

Somewhereinoh said...

Flower Girl said...
I know that Kate's wardrobe shouldnt be a issue here but someone made a comment on her new clothes. Then someone said something about yes she would dress nice too if she ws going to S.Jude's. But Kate dressed nice to go to K-Mart too. Check out how she dress's in earlier episodes. Ex: New York with Mady/Cara to go and see some show about BIG GIRLS.Sorry I dont have the name correct. Anyway Kate wore plain blued jeans and a light pink cotton blouse. Nothing wrong with that but she has stepped up the fashion ladder.

12/19/2008 5:46 PM


I agree. For someone who claimed recently as last year ( episodes aired 2007) to not being in to fashion and what she wears, she sure has given her PR team card blanche to play Katie doll dress up. Being a parent of two sets of multiples isnt a "glamorous job", but being Kate Gosselin sure has its perks.

goredsox said...

Yeah I heard this. I think Jon was trying to say it was 3 gifts x 10 ( 8 kids, 2 adults) = 30
He did go on to say he picked out 3 as well, and I guess he picked out 3 for Kate

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Jon was trying to say that 3x10=30 presents because he had picked out 3 along with the kids and assumed Kate had too ( of course she hadn't). Kate tried to correct Jon's calculations because she thought he was saying 3x8=30.

Goawayalready said...

jeremy said...
Cheryl said...
Not come back in Jan - let's pray.
Not seeing any new episodes listed
is a good sign.
Perhaps they feel guilty filming in the new mansion - afterall,
they are so poor.
Happy Holidays all!

Trust me, They will be back. They still have yet to air the Twins 8th birthday episode, the move to the new house, and I'm pretty sure they have a lot of episode stashed up. As much as I hate to say it, I doubt J&K will be going away anytime soon.

12/19/2008 6:17 PM

Sure J & K +8 will be back. You didnt think J & K's New Year's resolution was to stop exploiting their children now did you?

MsPeabody said...

No More Screaming said...
If I were anywhere near Kate when she yelled liked that in public, I would give her a piece of my mind, cameras or not. I have a right to be in public with out nuisance like her around. I am tired of the greedy, people who think that everyone should bow down to them. Kate you are not a superstar. Get over yourself already. No one cares about you. Never have, never will.

We only care about the kids welfare.


Unfortunately, many people have gone crazy over these two. They shout and clap in excitement when KON appears. It is baffling and disturbing to watch but it is going on nonetheless.

noteasybeingstupid said...

http://blushedknits.blogspot.com/2008/12/kate-gosselin.html

Blog entry from someone who went to another book signing. She gave Kate a small ornament for the family.

2badsosad said...

Unfortunately, many people have gone crazy over these two. They shout and clap in excitement when KON appears. It is baffling and disturbing to watch but it is going on nonetheless.

Why ANY ONE would applaud and praise two individuals whose ONLY claim to fame is being the parents of the Gosselin children and a reality tv show on TLC is beyond me! Seriously, get a grip.

marypoppins said...

Trust me, They will be back. They still have yet to air the Twins 8th birthday episode, the move to the new house, and I'm pretty sure they have a lot of episode stashed up. As much as I hate to say it, I doubt J&K will be going away anytime soon.



I predict a new house episode similar to the Duggars where we will see lots of house furnishings given in exchange for promotion) etc.

Judy said...

Wow! Thanks for posting that link about the free ornament! I wonder what Kate would have said if instead of the lady wanting to give Kate a free gift, if she asked Kate a quick question or asked for an extra autograph?

It's just ironic that Kate can pour on the charm when she's given something free but there's tons of accounts of people running into her at stores, airports, etc who say she is rude when approached. Note to self: If you want Kate to talk to you, hand her a free gift first!

Lale said...

Isn't it a tad bit creepy the G's are releasing a book full of their children's pictures? Like the world hasn't seen enough of their potty-training and such?

Gramma of twins said...

I've noticed that Jon loves the number 17.

Like...I told you 17 times; I had to change my shirt 17 times; New York has 17 million people; I had to open 17 boxes, etc.

It just must be the first number that comes to his mind.

Also, I absolutely cringe when Kate pinches Jon's lips and tries to get him to say what she wants him to say.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

The KON circus show has produced 80 episodes in a year and a half (many of which are double long hour shows). Absolutely disgraceful that no child labor laws are set up to protect KON's kids and no one seems to be able to touch them

Vicki said...

I just went over to the Brandweek
Website. The article from the
week before on Kate was the 7th most read. In re-reading the original article, it stated most
companies do not usually align themselves with someone with so much negitive press. (P&G probably is stuck with her for now) I for one will continue writing my letters to any company that hires J&K to hawk their wares. In times like this, I do not think big business wants to lose even one consumer. I think that will be J&K's undoing. They are too greedy to do the right thing for their children on their own. IMHO only.

GingerRose said...

Well, I guess that Kate can smile when someone is giving her a gift. I just find it so sad that so many are fooled by these two.

konspiracytheory said...

noteasybeingstupid said...
"http://blushedknits.blogspot.com/2008/12/kate-gosselin.html

Blog entry from someone who went to another book signing. She gave Kate a small ornament for the family."
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We can only hope the ornament was dripping with glitter...

Janine said...

noteasybeingstupid said...
http://blushedknits.blogspot.com/2008/12/kate-gosselin.html
Blog entry from someone who went to another book signing. She gave Kate a small ornament for the family.
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This woman took a day off work to get there early to get a place in the line! "Kate is so nice and down to earth." Huh?! What planet does this woman live on?!

Tigerfan said...

Janine said...
noteasybeingstupid said...
http://blushedknits.blogspot.com/2008/12/kate-gosselin.html
Blog entry from someone who went to another book signing. She gave Kate a small ornament for the family.
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This woman took a day off work to get there early to get a place in the line! "Kate is so nice and down to earth." Huh?! What planet does this woman live on?!

12/20/2008 2:23 PM

It's the smoke and mirrors
illusion shining off Kate's cosmetically enhanced teeth that keep these people believing. The great masters of illusion Houdini and David Copperfield dont hold a candle to the trickery that is J & K Gosselin.

Vicki said...

Janiene,

The lady gave Kate a FREE gift...
only thing I can think of that makes Kate happy...anything for
FREE.

Special Education Teacher said...

I think Kate has been doing A LOT of eye rolling lately...much more than I have seen in the past. She apparently is too good for everyone and everything around her.

Nancy said...

Hey! Maybe Kate will post in this discussion when she sees the word FREE in the heading!
I bet she reads here.

yeaisaidthat said...

Special Education Teacher said...
I think Kate has been doing A LOT of eye rolling lately...much more than I have seen in the past. She apparently is too good for everyone and everything around her.

12/20/2008 3:35 PM

'No matter how pretty she thinks she is, some one , some where, is sick of her shi*@.'

wramblinwreck said...

"Unfortunately, many people have gone crazy over these two. They shout and clap in excitement when KON appears. It is baffling and disturbing to watch but it is going on nonetheless."

It's clear from the response at the book signings that Kon has plenty of adoring fans. Which is further proof for the saying, "there's a sucker born every minute."

Debra said...

The couch confessional portion of the show has become increasingly horrifying on so many levels. What I have noticed much more over the last several months is that you have two people sitting on a loveseat (Jon and Kate)who visibly manifest a deep contempt and loathing for each other. This manifests in the ways that we have already discussed here on GWoP, but tonight when I saw the rerun of "Giving Back," Jon is sitting there, but he is not really there. It seems to me he has emotionally checked out to the point of numbness. That's really scary - especially for the kids.

Re-gifting to the trash said...

To the lady who gave Kate the free gift.....

You can be assured your "gift" will be sold at the next yard sale.

GingerRose said...

Nancy, I am sure someone from the KON staff reads here. It's where they get all of the ideas for the damage control. If only they would read more deeply, though, because they have really bumbled the revision of their image. This last episode is a prime example - their motives were so very transparent that it left a bad taste in my mouth, for one. I blathered on about exactly where they went wrong about this on my own blog. But needless to say, it's always about them.
As for the gift, that makes me sad. If Kate was willing to sell a nice ornament from Poppy, what will she do with a gift from a stranger?
In regards to their new digs, when does everyone think they'll admit to the McMansion? And how much couch time will be dedicated to talking about how it was just essential, as no other home could contain them!

Tangerine Tanya said...

Gramma of twins

Good observation!

Shandi said...

Anonymous Debra said...

The couch confessional portion of the show has become increasingly horrifying on so many levels. What I have noticed much more over the last several months is that you have two people sitting on a loveseat (Jon and Kate)who visibly manifest a deep contempt and loathing for each other. This manifests in the ways that we have already discussed here on GWoP, but tonight when I saw the rerun of "Giving Back," Jon is sitting there, but he is not really there. It seems to me he has emotionally checked out to the point of numbness. That's really scary - especially for the kids.

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I agree. They used to sit close to each other on the couch. Now it is like they are pulling away from each other. Their body language speaks VOLUMES. They are no longer husband and wife - just business partners. I truly believe they are staying together not for the family, but for the money. Just my opinion.

beachluvin said...

Shandi said...
Anonymous Debra said...

The couch confessional portion of the show has become increasingly horrifying on so many levels. What I have noticed much more over the last several months is that you have two people sitting on a loveseat (Jon and Kate)who visibly manifest a deep contempt and loathing for each other. This manifests in the ways that we have already discussed here on GWoP, but tonight when I saw the rerun of "Giving Back," Jon is sitting there, but he is not really there. It seems to me he has emotionally checked out to the point of numbness. That's really scary - especially for the kids.
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I agree about the lack of emotion but what bothers me is the way they slouch on the couch and put their feet up in their stocking feet. I feel it is disrespectful to the viewers, it's as if they could give a sh*t. They seem bored and act cocky. If not for the viewers, Kate would still be sitting around her house in her ugly grey sweats, dark hair and truly cutting coupons. Show your sheepie a little respect!

Get a Clue said...

In almost every part of the recent episodes, Kate and Jon seem to be just going through the motions. Doing the show has become a checklist for Kate and I can almost see her tapping her toe and being like she was with the opthamologist, don't you know how BUSY I am? We must get on to the next thing. They don't care about the show any more now that they have "arrived" at Kate's desired level of affluence. They have their million dollar house; they have the hired help; they have the nice clothes; and it's so obvious that they don't give a rat's behind for the people that got them to that point. Just like ditching the other friends and relatives, they'd ditch TLC, the show, and the fans if they could. Kate has checked out on them as much as she can.

Bad Behavior Not Tolerated Here said...

I just re-watched the epi of the twins 7th birthday.

At age 7, those girls are so jealous of each other, they had to sit with their backs to each other when opening their birthday presents.

Pathetic. Truly, truly, pathetic.

Kate told Mady in that episode, when opening gifts, "Look at all these things sent to you by people you don't even know".

I wonder, how do the gift-givers get the address of where to ship the gifts ?

With so many children this year doing without, I can think of lots of places I'd send a new toy, but J&K+8 is NOT one of them.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

I wonder if KON has ever sent thank you cards for the countless free gifts from their "fan club"

Lale said...

Somebody mentioned this about the 'tups being homeschooled. Which knucklehead parent has the proper education to teach?

goredsox said...

Kate told Mady in that episode, when opening gifts, "Look at all these things sent to you by people you don't even know".

I wonder, how do the gift-givers get the address of where to ship the gifts ?

With so many children this year doing without, I can think of lots of places I'd send a new toy, but J&K+8 is NOT one of them.

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My biggest problem with this is that KON allow their children to accept presents from total strangers. How irresposible.

BadBehaviorNotToleratedHere said...

My biggest problem with the 7th birthday episode is that there are no professed "family values" in this family. Greed and contempt is all I see from the parents, and it's now trickled down to the twins. It goes far beyond sibling rivalry with those twins. They wouldn't know gratitude or love if it bit them in the arse.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

I was just reading about KON on another blog and as much as I dislike them and find their behavior very egocentric and reckless I also find it just as irresponsible to post their home address. No matter what they have said or did I cannot condone that because even though they are both jerks, their kids should not be put in a potentially dangerous situation. I commend the admins of GWoP for not posting their address.

Yeaisaidthat said...

Kate has checked out on them as much as she can.

12/21/2008 7:09 AM


IMO, Kate Gosselin checked out the moment she realized that playing the 'character' of Kate Gosselin, was far more believable and less exhausting then actually presenting viewers with the TRUE reality of her life.

Hambone said...

The new season 5 episode starts in early January, and is titled "Soup and a Surprise". Kate makes lots of soup to freeze for the winter months. How exciting.

Maybe the surprise is that will be the only season 5 episode?

Irish-Gal said...

I think I have just had a breakthrough on what it is about Kate's attitude that really bugs me. She says that the family "needs" many items that are not necessities like she's talking about water to try to make herself sound justified. She "needs" to go to the spa, her kids "need" to eat organic food, they "need" a bigger house; I could go on and on! It would be so much nicer if she said she politely said that she wants, preferably "would love to have" these things and say they'll make it work if they can, like the typical upper middle class family.

Wouldn't it just sound so much nicer if Kate said "I would love to have a bigger house. We can afford it and believe that it would lift some pressure off of us." rather than "Our family NEEDS a bigger house! It's WAY too small and there's no way that ten people could possibly live in this little tiny house." don't you think?

Teryn said...

Irish-Gal said...
I think I have just had a breakthrough on what it is about Kate's attitude that really bugs me. She says that the family "needs" many items that are not necessities like she's talking about water to try to make herself sound justified. She "needs" to go to the spa, her kids "need" to eat organic food, they "need" a bigger house; I could go on and on! It would be so much nicer if she said she politely said that she wants, preferably "would love to have" these things and say they'll make it work if they can, like the typical upper middle class family.

Wouldn't it just sound so much nicer if Kate said "I would love to have a bigger house. We can afford it and believe that it would lift some pressure off of us." rather than "Our family NEEDS a bigger house! It's WAY too small and there's no way that ten people could possibly live in this little tiny house." don't you think?

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I agree!

Here's what she NEEDS to do, though.

#1 Get a new hairstylist
#2 Stop talking
#3 Get off TV and stop pimping her kids.

filming in $1.3 mil house said...

I'm sure someone else has already posted about this. But I just can't help but wonder how in the world will the Gosselins continue to say how poor they are when they are filming in in a $1.3 million house?

Marie-France said...

filming in $1.3 mil house said:

I'm sure someone else has already posted about this. But I just can't help but wonder how in the world will the Gosselins continue to say how poor they are when they are filming in in a $1.3 million house?
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Kate, always the confabulator/pathological liar, will come up with some reason for the move into the huge $1.3 mil Konpound. The reason does not have to make sense to normal, reasonable people. It only needs to "make sense" to her - which is no sense at all!

Nadia said...

I stumbled across this and I did not know if anyone else is interested in seeing it, it is the link to the reno of KON's first house after the tups were born.

http://www.fauxinteriors.com/nbc.php

case of the gimmes said...

$1.3 million dollar house? How do you know that? I dont doubt it, I was waiting to hear. UGH! I really liked them for the first year or so, but now ICK! The nuptuals in Hawaii and everything that they recieved along with this awesome fun and relaxing vaction, just make me sick. Cool I am glad they have these cute kids, I am proud of them for raising them, and as a former SAHM I am happy for the kids that they get to be with their parents and not a daycare provider. BUT, and I have a BIG BUTT, Kate's comment at the spa in Hawaii when all the girls were getting their nails painted was *having my little girls get thier first real pedicure is just beyond exciting!* Seriously? Beyond exciting? Why? Anyone loves to be pampered of course, but is it really THAT important? Especially after they did a whole episode about Kate giving all the girls a home pedi before they left. And I remember her being really cruel to Mady that she didnt want to sit to have her mom do things that Mady didnt want done. Kate said "Oh if my mother had ever given me a pedicure when I was your age I would have sat for days! Think about how lucky you are to have such a great mom?" When she was a kid, did most people go to spas and get their toenails painted? NO! And neither does the general public now. I dont understand why she feels entitled to all of this STUFF? I used to like the actual reality of this show, but it is not close to reality. My husband and I have been married 14 years and no Hawaiian resort is hoping up and down to give us a free vacation++++++++.

This is not sour grapes, this is how a REAL person feels. Kate lost her realness when she figured out all she had to do was say something on the air, and it would magically happen. NOT REAL!

And John? My husband would have divorced me LONG ago if I treated him like she treats him. She has no respect. We all slip up and have a moment. But if I had said those things especially so Millions of people could here them, he would have been long gone. John seems like a nice guy, loves his kids, but man if that is all, then get out and get happy someday.

Kate - - the hairstyle is so over, try something new, you look silly, it in not attractive at all. And also, all that time you spend mopping your diningroom floor(3 times per day on her hands and knees, if I beleive that), spend that time with your kids, your future. Mopping once per day is surely enough. But now you have the million dollar house, I am sure you will NEED maids and NEED nannies, and NEED grounds keepers. You will NEED this so you can spend all your time with your kids(cough, cough).

Kids, I feel sorry for you. I think you are darling and really pray for the best for you. I hope that you do not suffer too much and that someone can wake up your parents some day soon.

Classic case of the gimmes...I learned that from the Berenstain Bears Books. But I am sure Kate has not read that to them, Mady would have to.

Judy said...

Now that KON has moved, the twins' school is almost 36 miles from home. From the old house, it was only 16 miles. The 16 miles seems like a long commute for kids that age - but 36 miles each way every day? What if one gets sick and has to go home? Does Jon drive 36 miles to get one, drive her home, then drive back to the school at the end of the day to get the other? This seems like madness - which leads me to my real point: I bet that the twins are being homeschooled by a tutor KON/TLC has hired. Also, with all the trips, how could the twins have a normal school life with being pulled out for filming? Kate is robbing her kids of their lives piece by piece. If they have a tutor, I hope she/he is nice and gets it. The tutor may well be the only person who is allowed in the Konpound other than Jen and the crew. But, I do not know that this is true - I am only surmising.

the kids are cute said...

Here's what she NEEDS to do, though.

#1 Get a new hairstylist
#2 Stop talking
#3 Get off TV and stop pimping her kids.
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Shouldn't "Get off tv and stop pimping her kids." be #1?

FXfanatic said...

BUT, and I have a BIG BUTT,

Oh how funny! Thanks for the laugh out loud. Now I have to explain to my kid why I'm laughing.

Big but, bit butt. ha ha

Somewhereinoh said...

Hambone said...
The new season 5 episode starts in early January, and is titled "Soup and a Surprise". Kate makes lots of soup to freeze for the winter months. How exciting.

Maybe the surprise is that will be the only season 5 episode?


Maybe the surprise will be; Kate's personal chef forgets to prepare the 'soup' prior to filming, forcing Kate to spend endless exhausting hours in the kitchen on her newly pedicured feet actually preparing the 'soup herself using TLC's own 'Take Home Chef' cook ware. Which in turn, will rush all the faithful fans to the J & K website pleading for the recipe. Only to be informed that, if they want the recipe, they will have to pony up $19.99 for her cook book which includes a 20% off coupon on the purchase of TLC's own 'Take Home Chef' cook ware.

Tigerfan said...

Bad Behavior Not Tolerated Here said...
I just re-watched the epi of the twins 7th birthday.

At age 7, those girls are so jealous of each other, they had to sit with their backs to each other when opening their birthday presents.

Pathetic. Truly, truly, pathetic.

This is J & K's way of teaching their children tolerance; if you cant learn to respect your fellow sibling, simply do what has always worked for us , turn your back and act like they dont exist.

Diane said...

At age 7, those girls are so jealous of each other, they had to sit with their backs to each other when opening their birthday presents.

Not to defend J&K, but I dont think it was due to jealousy that the girls sat back to back. I think it was because they got some of the same presents and didn't want to see the other open it before them. I know this from experience as a twin. My sister and I would literally race through Christmas morning when we saw boxes that we had that were exactly the same shape or size. We never wanted to see the other one open it first and ruin the surprise.

It's not about pretending the other doesn't exist..it's about letting each child enjoy opening their gifts.

Giuliana Rose said...

"Somebody mentioned this about the 'tups being homeschooled. Which knucklehead parent has the proper education to teach?"


Are you implying that neither one is qualified to teach these 2 sweet children? (sarcastically) Kate can teach them ethics because we all know how ethical she is by exploiting her children and cutting off her entire family because they didn't bow-down to her majesty. And Jon can teach them....hmmm, he can teach them...hold on, let me think....Actually, it's kind of hard to think of 1 thing he can teach them. You know, considering the fact that he can't hold a job, is dependant on his 4-year-old children for an income and doesn't have a backbone to stand up to his wife.

2badsosad said...

My 26 year old daughter, who has zero interest in the likes of J & K, as she has bigger and better things in life to aspire to said while flipping channels she caught the tail end of the 'giving back' episode. She asked the question; Why did J & K feel the need to conclude the episode by defending their actions? If the focus of the episode was about their 'giving back', why were they (J & K) concerned about how viewers would perceive their 'good deed'? If it wasnt about the 'show', then why are they using air time on the 'show ' as a platform to convince viewers that 'it' wasnt about the show?

Exhausted said...

"Doing the show has become a checklist for Kate and I can almost see her tapping her toe and being like she was with the opthamologist, don't you know how BUSY I am?"
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Excellent point! They have lost the small soul they had. I wonder if they even got a Christmas tree this year. These days, they seem to be all business. There is something so cold and disturbing about all those children living in that dog-eat-dog (or Kate-eat-Jon) existence. There is no one there to nurture or support them, and I wonder if the house is just a sterile pile of boxes while the two self-important celebrities go about doing their day-to-day things.

You can get all the hired help you want, but you can't hire people who will truly care about your kids or make your new drafty house feel cozy. There's nothing more lonely than the thought of these kids sitting down to dinner so many nights with a parent or two missing or with their babysitter du jour.

I also think they've created a scary and unsafe situation. The kids are so recognizable now that their parents have over-exposed them just like a celebrity's kid (actually, a celebrity often tries to keep the cameras AWAY from the kids!) but can Jon and Kate possibly afford a security team to look after these kids like celebrities have? They moved full steam ahead with all the cash aspects but forgot the most important things a normal parent would worry about. Sickening.

Mrs.A said...

Hi, haven't read all the comments yet but I will, so I apologize if I am redundant in any way. . .

I thought the show was fun the first season. Cute. Different. Interesting -- all those babies to take care of. Seemed like a fairly down-to-earth family.

I can't say I was a faithful watcher of the show after that -- or why I wasn't, but when I did catch it in the later seasons, the charm had started to slowly wear off. I'm sure that had to do with how horribly controlling Kate is, how she is so awful to her husband, how she -- seems to really dislike motherhood,at least in my opinion. How can she possibly like it -- how could anyone when she is too worried about messes and making sure every outfit the kids wear matches their jackets or the sippy cups have exactly three-quarters of a cup of juice in them or whatever insane thing she needs to have perfect at the moment?

But what did it for me was the shopping for the bunk beds with the little guy who was constipated -- watching that made me sick to my stomach. As a mother of kids who've experienced that, I can tell you -- I wouldn't have brought my kids out shopping when I knew they were having problems like that but, I'll give her the benefit of the doubt and say, even if he seemed fine when they left, the minute I knew my kid was hurting like that, I would've left immediately. It wouldn't have even been a second thought. And if it would've been? My husband would've been: "We're going home NOW." And we would've gone home. It was one of the saddest, most horrible things I've watched. I really have no words.

After that, I watched it to see how ridiculous Kate was. And now? Now I can't stand it because every time I turn it on, they are taking a trip or going on some outing. Yes, they are just like us, all right -- I know my family of seven had so much money that we could fly off here and there every couple of months or go on some "field trip" and get taken around for free. And that wedding -- even the ads for it were too much for me. I knew I wouldn't be able to stomach it. I haven't watched any of this season but I just wanted to say, thank God I'm not the only one who finds Kate Gosselin so repulsive, or the whole situation so disgusting. Mainly, I find TLC unconscionable for promoting and supporting this, and I really question any "fans" who still think this show is just some sweet and innocent "reality show."

Somebody Do Something! said...

J&K+8 has been getting progressively more and more annoying with each episode. It's just an infomercial for luxury resorts, product placement and cosmetic enhancements. The so-called "Giving Back" episode was the FINAL straw for me (I know, a little late to the game). As a result I went to the internet to see if anyone else felt the same as me.....geesh what an eye opener to discover this blog (and others)! It all makes sense why Kate always seemed to be defending their actions during the "couch" interviews. It was all damage control and the puzzle pieces are coming together now!

I still can't believe that J&K, TLC, k-mart, universal studios, etc. USED very sick and possible terminal children to plug their stuff- beyond disgusting and UNforgivable!!! For goodness sake- she gave those kids her book and season DVD- UNBELIEVABLE!!!! (never mind that KON are using their own 4 yr olds for a salary...blah)

Toni The Tiger said...

I agree with you Irish Gal

berkscountybus said...

The twins can take the bus like many other students take from berks county to their school.

The tups are not home schooled either. They attend a three day a week pre k program.

Gail said...

Old news perhaps but I wonder why Jennie get a pedicure in Hawaii.
What happened to the BETTER TO GIVE THEN RECIEVE.Oh yeah..That wasnt scripted then.

Get a Clue said...

I think that perhaps was supposed to be why Jennie didn't get a pedicure?

nosheeple said...

The new season 5 episode starts in early January, and is titled "Soup and a Surprise". Kate makes lots of soup to freeze for the winter months. How exciting.

Maybe the surprise is that will be the only season 5 episode?
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Yep, there will be a knock on the door and she'll be told 'surprise! the show is cancelled'. She'll have to go back to opening up her cans of Campbell's soup and freezing it for the future..the future without freebies!

Shandi said...

Nadia, I found your link VERY interesting. Thank you for posting. All the before pictures make it look like they had nothing. I would have liked to have seen the rooms the way Jon and Kate were living in them, before they were decorated. As for the after pictures, it definitely is not my taste. A lot of fabrics and colors and patterns everywhere you look. I'm not sure how relaxing that house was. But it was still nice of them to do it for them.

goawaynow said...

Mrs. A said: (in part)

"But what did it for me was the shopping for the bunk beds with the little guy who was constipated -- watching that made me sick to my stomach. As a mother of kids who've experienced that, I can tell you -- I wouldn't have brought my kids out shopping when I knew they were having problems like that but, I'll give her the benefit of the doubt and say, even if he seemed fine when they left, the minute I knew my kid was hurting like that, I would've left immediately. It wouldn't have even been a second thought. And if it would've been? My husband would've been: "We're going home NOW." And we would've gone home. It was one of the saddest, most horrible things I've watched. I really have no words."

IMO, the bed buying episode is one of the most disturbing and exploitive episodes of J & K + 8 that has aired to date.
I was appauled and fail to see any entertainment value in watching a 3 year old child in obvious pain and distress as a camera person intentionally focuses on the constipated rear end of a small child as he walks. Truly pathetic.

Teri said...

Hi
This is about their new house. Since they didnt have much furniture in their old house. How will they fill their new big house with furniture.
Kate did say that they will be fiming at their new house and she said something about "Wait and see"

Virginia said...

Dear Mrs. A,

The furniture shopping episode was also the last I watched of this show. If I hadn't figured out the character, or lack thereof, of these parents already that would've done it for me.

Poor little Collin, already in distress before the shopping trip started, as stated by Jon, was sweating profusely and in so much pain that I wanted to reach through the TV and pick him up myself and take care of him. The fact that Kate not only insisted on dragging these oblivious kids to the furniture store was bad enough, but watching her sit on her ass and look through furniture brochures endlessly while Collin suffered was more than I could take.

I love my kids -- guess what, Kate, -- I love them even more than furniture or free stuff. You showed your true measure (despite all your Christian Bible thumping) in that episode, and I will never forget it and will never buy anything you endorse. We all saw you parents for what you are. Shame on you both!

Tell me there really is not going to be a new season of this travesty, please. Why would anyone want to see these children twitching and crying and whining and being treated like infants and being ridiculed by their own parents? Why would anyone enjoy the daily abuse heaped on Jon Gosselin and apparently enjoyed by him? We are in sore need of entertainment if they are brought back. I'd rather read a book.

Nadia said...

Thanks Shandi, I thought the same thing. I liked the living room and the master bedroom but I would not have done the twins room, tups room or bathroom in such bright colors and odd patterns. I have to admit that I was shocked to see the bathroom sink! I had never seen anything like it and it would not be something that I would choose. I found it odd that the kids pictures were blured in the background, do you think that Kon asked for the pictures to be like that to lesson there conection with the home makeover, if so what a selfish thing to do. Those pictures are everywhere! But to me the bigger question would be why would they agree to a homemakeover in such a emotional time in there lives. I had 29 week premmies and when I brought them home after 10 weeks in the hospital I would have wanted to find everything in the same spot that I left it, I know my house well and would not have wanted to hunt for everything that I would need, plus I would be very concerned about the toxins and dust from the reno's in my premmie lungs. But to each their own I guess. I am happy that you liked seeing the pictures, it has been something that I have been wondering about for a while and I was happy when I found it.

RuthinVA said...

nosheeple said...
The new season 5 episode starts in early January, and is titled "Soup and a Surprise". Kate makes lots of soup to freeze for the winter months. How exciting.


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Something just dawned on me and you all can call me crazy if you want. You don't think Kate is gearing for a back-up plan to market herself and is planning on moving into the cooking show world.
Something like "Organic cooking by Kate for a brood on a budget." I was just thinking this show won't go on forever and I am sure she is always thinking (with help of course)....you know even Jenny said on the NC beach trip "Kate made some real good food." Just an idea I know she sees herself as a brand! It is not that I think she is that good of a cook but you have to admit the sheeple would love to see her make potato salad and put it on a paper plate with a few snack crackers and 4 grapes.

Arieslikekate said...

Wonder if KON will have any New Year's Resolutions for 2009?

HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLO??

JONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

PAAAAAAAAAAAAY
ATENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNTION!

Arieslikekate said...

I just saw a rerun episode where they answered those pesky FQA (and JON has to tell people just what F A Q actually means ) and they showed kate with her big mouth open at the maze.

Michelle Duggan gives birth tonight. I hope all 17 of the other kids are NOT in the delivery room with her.

timetogokon said...

Viginia, Mrs. A and goawaynow:

The episode to which you refer is often referenced as "Collingate". It is one of a handful of episodes that holds a spot in the KON Hall of Shame along with Gumgate, Joelgate, Cupcakegate and Disneygate .

Sorry if you already knew this info.

Say What ? said...

"It's not about pretending the other doesn't exist..it's about letting each child enjoy opening their gifts."

And that logic teaches twins what?

It sure doesn't teach them gratitude or patience.

It only furthers the "me first" agenda.

At age 7, they are plenty PLENTY old enough to sit patiently while the other child opens a gifts, then takes a turn themselves. If they can't do that at age 7, then when can they do it? Age 17?

Jo said...

"I stumbled across this and I did not know if anyone else is interested in seeing it, it is the link to the reno of KON's first house after the tups were born.

http://www.fauxinteriors.com/nbc.php"

Thanks Nadia. Now I know why Kate said thanks for nothing and that the murals were horrendously horrendous and would give the kids nightmares (said in the presence of a reporter on the day they brought the babies home). I'm sure the crew meant well, but those rooms were awful. Looked like circus clowns did the designing. That bathroom is downright scary. I would have been upset too. I could have lived with the master bedroom and the living room, but that's it. Jon and Kate must have had some serious poker faces to get through that reveal. I think I would have cried instead.

Virginia said...

Whether they liked what was done or not, the price was right, the hearts were willing to do the work and they should've put on a bright face, thanked everyone sincerely for their help and changed it at a later date.

This is exactly the same thing as the twins and their presents. Instead of competing, how about if the presents given were to a G from a G. Collin walks over and hands Alexis a gift from him. All of them watch as she tears it open and thanks Collin. Mady gives one to Joel, etc.. That way a child learns how much fun it is to see the face of the person getting their gift and to enjoy that, as well as whatever is given to them. That's how we raised our kids.

That sitting back to back and ripping open with those unkind remarks and those angry faces -- just like Kate -- so ungrateful, no joy whatever in the giving OR the receiving there. Again, I have to say these two should never have had children.

Vicki said...

Jo thanks for the link. Never thought I'd do this: I give Kate a free pass on being upset on this one. Those rooms were horrible,
IMO.

Gail said...

Get a Clue...You are right....I didnt proof read.....Thanks for clearing that up...It's should have stated...Why then DIDN'T Jennie get a pedicure in Hawaii?

getoveryourself said...

Something just dawned on me and you all can call me crazy if you want. You don't think Kate is gearing for a back-up plan to market herself and is planning on moving into the cooking show world.
Something like "Organic cooking by Kate for a brood on a budget." I was just thinking this show won't go on forever and I am sure she is always thinking (with help of course)....you know even Jenny said on the NC beach trip "Kate made some real good food." Just an idea I know she sees herself as a brand! It is not that I think she is that good of a cook but you have to admit the sheeple would love to see her make potato salad and put it on a paper plate with a few snack crackers and 4 grapes.

12/22/2008 9:56 AM

Like the upcoming Kate cooks 'soup' episode, Im sure there will be many a faithful fan out there watching this episode with eyes glazed over on the edge of their seat in awe of Kate introducing them to the concept of making soup. Complete with instructions on how to 'ladle in a bowl and serve with a spoon'.

machinegunsmom said...

Kate keeps making it into celebrity gossip magazines like US Weekly and it's really getting annoying...not even as a feature, just random "paparazzi" pictures of her out and about (usually with Hannah)...she's not a friggin' celebrity or she shouldn't be, she just had a litter and lets TLC raise them.

Neisha said...

I think the problem with Mady or Cara seeing the other open the gift is that they made the twins buy each other the same gift. So when Cara sees Mady open the gift she already knows what she is getting, so it takes away her surprise. Now if they were allowed to get whatever they wanted for each other and their parents didn't treat them as one entity then I would get the issue with them being back to back.

konspiracytheory said...

Wow, I hate to admit it but that really was one fugly home makeover. Just because an artist has the ability to paint a mural like the one in the tups room doesn't mean it's a good idea!

I agree with the poster who said that it was probably not an ideal time in their lives to take on a home renovation (even one that was donated).

Marissa said...

There will definitely be another long season of Jon and Kate plus 8. Unfortunately, I think everyone involved will continue to do the show as long as there's any money to be made. I think it will have to lose it's ratings before TLC pulls it.

With all of the buzz about this past season, surely they must realize how over-the-top the vacations, product endorsements, etc. have become. It's my prediction that we will see some at home basic episodes before they spring the new house on everyone. And I'm sure the move will be a few espisodes. We'll get to watch them pack, watch them move, watch them unpack, watch them decorate...all the while listening to them say how all of their budgeting and saving made it possible for them to afford the new house.

You too can have a million dollar house. Just clip some coupons, pack your lunch, shop the sales and buy one family Christmas gift. It doesn't have anything to do with getting so much for free (making it possible to save money), getting paid to display your children's lives on national tv, selling your "inspiration" to churches, hocking a book you didn't write or having the house paid for entirely/partially by a production company.

Anyways, sprinkle in a few holiday episodes and voila, you have season five.

Tigerfan said...

machinegunsmom said...
Kate keeps making it into celebrity gossip magazines like US Weekly and it's really getting annoying...not even as a feature, just random "paparazzi" pictures of her out and about (usually with Hannah)...she's not a friggin' celebrity or she shouldn't be, she just had a litter and lets TLC raise them.

12/22/2008 12:11 PM


My guess is, that it is J & K's own PR team and photographers that are the ones providing the magazine(s) with their (J & K's) photo.

yeaisaidthat said...

Neisha said...
I think the problem with Mady or Cara seeing the other open the gift is that they made the twins buy each other the same gift. So when Cara sees Mady open the gift she already knows what she is getting, so it takes away her surprise. Now if they were allowed to get whatever they wanted for each other and their parents didn't treat them as one entity then I would get the issue with them being back to back.

12/22/2008 12:47 PM

As the tups get older, will J & K maintain the Gosselin birthday 'tradition' of sitting their children back to back when opening birthday presents?

Harriet said...

Having the twins sit back to back to open birthday presents to me just exemplifies Jon and Kate's poor parenting techniques. They never get to or deal with the root of the problem. They only use superficial methods of dealing with things. Life is going to get harder on them rather than easier since they aren't really teaching the children how to handle themselves or develop self-conttrol and values.

They're all about doing something in the moment (if they do anything at all) rather than looking ten to fourteen years down the road to when they launch these kids as adults on the world.

Diane said...

They sit back to back so they won't see what the gift is when the other opens it. I really don't see the big deal. It's not about patience or gratitude. Most kids have little patience when it comes to opening a wrapped gift, Gosselin or not. And it is not unusual for twins to get some of the same gifts. My sister and I got tons of the same gifts growing up, because if we didn't, one of us probably would have been like "She got that? I want one too! How come I didn't get one?" LOL

There are many things to criticize J&K for, but IMO this isn't one of them.

my9cats said...

Shandi said...
Nadia, I found your link VERY interesting. Thank you for posting. All the before pictures make it look like they had nothing. I would have liked to have seen the rooms the way Jon and Kate were living in them, before they were decorated. As for the after pictures, it definitely is not my taste. A lot of fabrics and colors and patterns everywhere you look. I'm not sure how relaxing that house was. But it was still nice of them to do it for them.

12/21/2008 10:32 PM

Gads it pains me to say this but Kate was right in being upset about the house. The LR and master BR were nice, but the rest? Butt ugly. The intent was sincere, but she should have been consulted. I sure hope they repainted the kids and bathroom before selling the house. Horrendously horrendous.

Kate, we're on your side on this issue. Now do something for us and CHANGE THAT HAIRSTYLE!

ThreeFarmers said...

I know I read a couple of weeks ago that the "Shopping for 10" episode (better known as the Toys R Us epi) was supposed to be on tonight. I even made a note of it here on my desk.

I just rechecked the schedule and that episode is nowhere to be found. Checked all the way through New Years and it isn't anywhere.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Flower Girl said...

I just viewed the Gosselins first house where it was decorated for them and thankgoodness Kate rejected it. It looks like a clown got crazy with all the wild colors.With all the children I think that the bright colors might overstimulate them. They needed some soft warm colors or perhaps some nice pastels.On another note....OHH HOW I WOULD LOVE TO fix those girls hair. They need bangs or a headband.With such cute little faces when not show them. I think that when Cara/Mady were 4 years old it showed them with nicely trimmed bangs.Just because Kate chooses to have such a freakish hair style doesnt mean that her girls dont deserve a nice neat hairstyle so that they can see and to show off their little faces...

beachluvin said...

Nadia said...
I stumbled across this and I did not know if anyone else is interested in seeing it, it is the link to the reno of KON's first house after the tups were born.

http://www.fauxinteriors.com/nbc.php

12/21/2008 3:32 PM
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Oh my Gosh!!! I am in no way a fan of Kate's but that remodel was AWFUL!!! Terrible! I have to agree with Kate on this one.
It's obvious Kate Gosselin is a minimalist, why would they think she would be remotely interested in that gawdy style?
It looked like a bad acid trip!
Now, I understand!
I do however think that Kate should have kept her comments under her breath until the camera's were off. I wonder if she was given any type of input. I think I am going to have nightmares about that remodel! Wow is all I can say!!!

Sharla said...

Please do not post links to or quotes from the "NY blog" on our blog. It was in exceedingly poor taste and we do not want them to get clicks from our blog or to have those remarks repeated here. Thanks so much! We discussed it yesterday and chose not to bring that one to anyone's attention. We may have a general post discussing it's impact on the children later on.

Jo said...

I sent this letter to the editor of Home Life Magazine - a Christian magazine that promoted the book as "Family-Friendly Media". It will be interesting to see if they write me back.

"I was disappointed to find your magazine endorsing Multiple Blessings by the Gosselins in your December 2008 issue. A review of any few episodes would reveal a dysfunctional family that is anything but representative of what a Christian family should be. Kate yells, belittles, puts down, and even hits her husband. Both Jon and Kate speak critically of their children. Boys are "icky" and one child is shown favoritism to the exclusion of the other children. Kate's selfishness prohibits the children from engaging in normal childhood activities like making cupcakes or playing with crayons and markers because Kate doesn't want to deal with the mess. A precious childhood security toy was threatened with destruction simply because it had gum on it. Only the pleas of another child saved the beloved stuffed animal from the trash and Kate's heartlessness.

This family has used their children to beg for money from churches and their congregations by claiming financial hardship despite generous payments for their show and outrageous fees for appearances. They show little appreciation or thanks for what they have received and express an entitlement and fondness for material things not befitting a Christian family who should be content in all circumstances.

Although the book may express thanksgiving and a faith in God, words are just words. Watching the show reveals their actions and true character. I don't believe the Gosselin family is one that should be emulated by any other Christian family - prayed for, yes. Admired, respected and imitated - absolutely not."

ps - please don't inundate the magazine with letters unless you find and read the magazine at your church.

Neisha said...

I think that sometimes because we are looking at the bigger picture we don't see that some of these things could just be honest mistakes in parenting because in reality who is a perfect parent. So as far as the gift thing with the twins, I don't get the issue as a singular issue. Now when you add in the explotation, the constant lack of appreciation etc that is when the gift issue becomes the problem. So if they dealt with those glaring issues I believe that the gift thing would look like a small, petty thing. As they get older things SHOULD change but who knows if it will.

Jo said...

Whether the facts in the ghetto story are right or not, that video is absolutely HYSTERICAL. The teens playing Jon and Kate were fantastic. I swear the boy even sounded like him!

jojo was also jo said...

I didn't realize there was another "Jo". Just clarifying that I am the Jo who sent the letter to the magazine.

From henceforth, I shall be "jojo" :-)

GingerRose said...

Tigerfan - I completely agree with you! I think that Kate's PR team is trying to get her as much exposure as possible. Doubtful that any paparazzi would be sitting around a PA Whole Foods just waiting for a chance to snap a picture of Queenie.

goredsox said...

I think that sometimes because we are looking at the bigger picture we don't see that some of these things could just be honest mistakes in parenting because in reality who is a perfect parent. So as far as the gift thing with the twins, I don't get the issue as a singular issue. Now when you add in the explotation, the constant lack of appreciation etc that is when the gift issue becomes the problem. So if they dealt with those glaring issues I believe that the gift thing would look like a small, petty thing. As they get older things SHOULD change but who knows if it will.

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Valid point.

timetogokon said...

Kate and Jon need to have their own version of A Christmas Carol:

They need ghosts from the past, present and future to make them see the error of their ways.

Unless something major happens, this will probably be my last post during the holidays.

Happy Holidays everybody.

Marie-France said...

Sharla said...
Please do not post links to or quotes from the "NY blog" on our blog. It was in exceedingly poor taste and we do not want them to get clicks from our blog or to have those remarks repeated here. Thanks so much! We discussed it yesterday and chose not to bring that one to anyone's attention. We may have a general post discussing it's impact on the children later on.
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Sharla, I will not reference what was said on that blog here - I will say though that I was horrified when I saw it. This is a consequence of KON's terrible parenting and total lack of caring to protect their children. I am afraid for the child in question - and fearful for her future. I agree with you. I think
something like this should be dealt with here on GWoP through a post about future impact of lack of parental protection. This one was serious.

stylistgarnie said...

I think that some of the gifts that the girls opened on the 7th birthday show were from fans. Kate made the comment that people that do not know you sent you gifts.

AUNTY said...

Jo at 6:56pm,

What video are you talking about?
I'd like to see it, could you repost the area again, as I cannot find what your referring too,

Thankyou!

AUNTY said...

I just finished watching LPBW,,and there wasn't a dry eye in our living room.

But, you know what hit 'us'..the "g's" would never have a friend that close, would never give a huge 'thankyou' party, (250+ people), allow 'us the viewers' to see 'real' tears, etc. They are missing So Much in Live! Money will not buy happiness and 'dear' friends!

As LPBW shared their emotions about losing a dear friends, you could feel the emotion!

Like I said, so much so that we all had tears in our eyes.

In a way it allowed 'us' to grieve for the 'losses' we've had the last few years, ( 8 family members in 2 years, and 3 personal friends, never mind all the 'trauma' our family has been through).
So, I believe our tears, were of healing.
Knowing we're not alone.

Yes, these people have a lot of money , a huge house now, and much more, but as they stated: they'd trade it all for the 'lives' of dear friends..family/friends come first, so if a house is dirty, so what, ( mind you it was pretty bad during the renovation),but that's another story.

It was a very moving episode...I was really glad they showed this one, as numberous can relate!

The other Judy said...

As far as the pics of the remodel are concerned, I have to side with Kate.
She JUST came home from the hospital (or long stay at the condo) and wanted to get back into her routine, in her own home. She thought she was getting a makeover to help her and instead wound up with something that is so opposite her taste.
I almost can't fault her for her comments. She of course, could have been more gracious however, considering her state of mind, I don't think that single incident will remain on my list of reasons to not support Jon and Kate.

Miss Brown Betty said...

I was just watching a re-run of "Kate's Labor Day". Jon/Kate and all 8 children were in the labor/deliverly room and Dr.Bod came to the door and Kate boldly says "COME IN" He quickly said "No I think that you all need to come out here because we may need that room shortly" Kate must think that she is QUEEN OF THAT ROOM. Imagine her way of thinking

Molly said...

When Cara and Madeline were 4 years old they had the cutest haircut. They had neatly tapered bangs which made them look more Asian. Kate once said that she even wishes that she was Asian. I just wish that Kate would do something to the tups hair instead on letting it hang in their eyes.

Mandy said...

the more viewers there are for a show, the longer it will be on the air. please keep that in mind when you watch the show then complain about why the show is still on the air. i'm just saying....

MsPeabody said...

Irish gal said: Wouldn't it just sound so much nicer if Kate said "I would love to have a bigger house. We can afford it and believe that it would lift some pressure off of us." rather than "Our family NEEDS a bigger house! It's WAY too small and there's no way that ten people could possibly live in this little tiny house." don't you think?

Yes, I agree. Her stating she NEEDS this or that speaks to her fans, saying she wants this or that sounds greedy. Which most of us know she is anyway. She has played the pity card so many times by saying she NEEDS. And I wonder if Kate even knows the difference between needing something or just wanting it, I seriously doubt it. There are a lot of things I want but don't need.

ThreeFrenchHens said...

the more viewers there are for a show, the longer it will be on the air. please keep that in mind when you watch the show then complain about why the show is still on the air. i'm just saying....

While it has been well discussed that ratings are only measured during sweeps and then only families who are being monitored by Nielson are counted (and those who have the show recorded on DVR), I'm more disheartened that there are so many people who want to watch whether they are counted or not.

I just can't watch it anymore. Watching it is like being forced to share a meal with someone that I truly don't like. I can't even watch their promos without reaching for the remote. (Which is pretty daunting considering that they run a J&K+8 promo during every commercial break. Didn't Kate say to the radio guy during the yard sale epi that they don't need to promote the show? TLC obviously doesn't agree.)

I don't watch because I can't. The same way I can't watch NASCAR or evangelists.

MsPeabody said...

Just Me said...
So, since we have no new episodes, is it safe to assume that they're done for season 4 now and that season 5 will start in Jan in the new house?

MAYBE the show wont be back in Jan!

I havent watched it since..... wow, before San Diego sometime, I cant even remember the last one I watched but I love the recaps on here


Same here, haven't watched the show in quite awhile now. But I'm sure the show will be back on unfortunately, I'm sure they have been racking their brains as to how they present this new million dollar KON pound so they don't lose what fans they have left.

2badsosad said...

Watching the season finale of Little People Big World and 17 and Counting last night, it becomes increasingly clear what the Gosselin family are severely lacking in their life , a sense of GENUINE substance! The J & K + 8 reality show is fastly resembling that of a cheesy sitcom, with its contrived scenerios and all too predictable cast of 'characters'.

Me said...

The other Judy said...

As far as the pics of the remodel are concerned, I have to side with Kate.
She JUST came home from the hospital (or long stay at the condo) and wanted to get back into her routine, in her own home. She thought she was getting a makeover to help her and instead wound up with something that is so opposite her taste.
I almost can't fault her for her comments. She of course, could have been more gracious however, considering her state of mind, I don't think that single incident will remain on my list of reasons to not support Jon and Kate.

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Anytime you agree to take something like this for free, there are no guarantees it is going to be to your tastes. While most of the rooms were not to my taste either, they were easily fixable and her remarks were ungrateful and uncalled for.

Let us not forget that this makeover was not just paint and redecorating. They converted their garage into a master bedroom for them, as well as some other improvements. I believe a deck was either added or enlarged and I think I read where there was work done to the kitchen as well. So in the overall scheme of things, the faux painting and fabrics should not have been the main focus. There was other substantial remodeling done and the paint and fabrics should not have been the main focus. They were easily changeable.

As someone who has multiples myself and has never received anything for free, had that been my home, I would have cried tears of gratitude, thanks and joy. Whether or not I liked the paint and fabrics would have been a minor issue. If she wanted her house the same as when she left it, then she should not have agreed to the makeover in the first place. Once again, their greed overruled their common sense and they made a decision based on their greed. What Kate doesn't realize is that beggars can't, nor should they be, choosy.

She said herself the babies fit in 3 pack and plays when they came home from the hospital, so there was really no reason that this house has to be redone prior to their arrival back home. A free remodel was offered and they accepted. Most normal people would have waited until they were back home and then remodeled the house themselves to their tastes and needs. But as in all things with the Gosselin's, it is all about what they can get for nothing. She was rude and wrong to make the remarks she did and I absolutely do not give her a free pass for her insensitive remarks. Besides, she got her digs in with the first special as it was plain to see that they changed the bedrooms and the bathroom.

elleroy said...

3rd Rock From the Sun said:

Do you think that maybe Cara has developed some type of a "tic" with her eyes from stress?


I think it's a form of morse code and she's sending us a message...Blink, blink, blink, squint...blink...yep...
it's "get me out of here and away from these torturous parents."

Parenting 101 said...

I don't think that single incident will remain on my list of reasons to not support Jon and Kate.
Posted by the Other Judy....

Hopefully the episode where Kate is more interested in a bunkbed catalog than her obviously distressed, crying, constipated, child, WILL be on your list of reasons not to support them.

MichelleS said...

Im confused..last nights episode, new or old? I had thought they had done a NICU visit before with their kids, but seemed like this was a new one? My hubby was watching with me for a few minutes and asked if Kate was pregnant..lol funny, i told him it has been mentioned on this site too. Just seemed interesting because Kate was all emotional,they seemed in good spirits,were a bit more loving to their kids and even handed out a check to the place they had stayed after having the tups. I thought hmmm, more damage control? Anyone know about this episode?

Dunwoody Mom said...

Did anyone see "Little People, Big World" last night. It was so sad as the episode dealt with the loss of their good friend Mike. As I watched this show, I realized that Kate Gosselin is not even good enough to wipe the dirt off Amy Roloff's shoes. Amy gets it - she knows what is important - she is a wonderful mother, wife and friend.

Kate Gosselin is a sad excuse for a mother and wife and that anyone can find any redeeming quality in her - well I find that beyond belief.

SmartyQ said...

Miss Brown Betty said... I was just watching a re-run of "Kate's Labor Day". Jon/Kate and all 8 children were in the labor/delivery room and Dr.Bod came to the door and Kate boldly says "COME IN" He quickly said "No I think that you all need to come out here because we may need that room shortly" Kate must think that she is QUEEN OF THAT ROOM. Imagine her way of thinking

Well, BB, Queen Freebie Irene is a celebrity, ya know, and she has eight children, ya know. Need I say more? :)

When I watched this episode the first time, something about it niggled at me. When I saw it the second time, I decided that what bothered me was how insensitive it was to Mady and Cara. The Royal Couple (yet again) ignored the twins and concentrated on the money makers.

MichelleS said...

Oh so it was a re run..i only watched a few minutes here and there. My husband did not want to see it, he cant stand Kate..lol I forgot LPBW was on, how sad about the loss of their friend Mike.Prayers go out to them.

RuthinVA said...

Miss Brown Betty said... I was just watching a re-run of "Kate's Labor Day". Jon/Kate and all 8 children were in the labor/delivery room and Dr.Bod came to the door and Kate boldly says "COME IN" He quickly said "No I think that you all need to come out here because we may need that room shortly" Kate must think that she is QUEEN OF THAT ROOM. Imagine her way of thinking
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Kate doesn't even get it when she is put in her place by someone. She is either so unaware or doesn't care about anyone but Kate. It dumbfounds me everytime I see her act this way, I know I should be used to it by now but her selfish actions still floor me!

cheryl said...

This week watched LPBW and so sad to experience with the family the death of their friend Mike. Haven't cried in ages but it really hit home. That family is awesome.
Seeing the first house redo - probably the family wasn't consulted re preferred colors etc
and those can be readily changed.
Having three children in military hospitals and living in AF housing, I'd love to have come home to a place with personality.
Have a happy and safe holiday season.

marypoppins said...

This week watched LPBW and so sad to experience with the family the death of their friend Mike.


I saw this last night and was very shocked. Mike was very involved with their life especially the children.

marypoppins said...

I saw the clip with Maddy's sign saying no Cameras.

I remember many posters saying this was Maddy's way of saying she was not happy with doing the show.
Now that Ive seen the episode I have to disagree.

We know that M and C's study room downstairs is considered off limits for cameras.
I believe that Mady knows that this directive will be respected by the production crew and beckoned the camera guy, just to be able to slam the door in his face.

I dont see an unhappy child. I saw a young girl being cheeky to an adult with whom she has become all to familiar.

KellyinOC said...

I was watching TLC this morning, and it was promoting it's Christmas Eve and Christmas Day show marathon....TLC said to spend the day with America's favorite families....The Duggars and the Roloffs....ahahaha...KON wasn't even mentioned. I find that halirious.

Kathy said...

I also watched LPBW last night. It was so sad about Mike. Watching the episode you could feel their pain - it was so down to earth and real. When I used to watch J+K there always seemed to be something that was said or done that made me feel uncomfortable or angry. The Roloffs were able to remind us about never taking our families and friends for granted. Although it made you feel sad you also felt some peace watching them. Of course, just when you are in that special moment what comes on but the commercial with that song I'm getting sick of and the greedy Gosselins walking down the hill towards the camera. Definitely spoiled that moment!

beachluvin said...

KellyinOC said...
I was watching TLC this morning, and it was promoting it's Christmas Eve and Christmas Day show marathon....TLC said to spend the day with America's favorite families....The Duggars and the Roloffs....ahahaha...KON wasn't even mentioned. I find that halirious.

12/23/2008 1:18 PM
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I mentioned this earlier but how do we thank TLC for sparing us from the Gosselins on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?

yeaisaidthat said...

Kathy said...
I also watched LPBW last night. It was so sad about Mike. Watching the episode you could feel their pain - it was so down to earth and real. When I used to watch J+K there always seemed to be something that was said or done that made me feel uncomfortable or angry. The Roloffs were able to remind us about never taking our families and friends for granted. Although it made you feel sad you also felt some peace watching them. Of course, just when you are in that special moment what comes on but the commercial with that song I'm getting sick of and the greedy Gosselins walking down the hill towards the camera. Definitely spoiled that moment!

12/23/2008 1:22 PM

There have been many comments in blog land regarding that irritating TLC promo song. One post summed up my thoughts exactly, 'WE GET IT ALREADY TLC, NOW MAKE THAT DAM* SONG GO AWAY!!

2badsosad said...

beachluvin said...
KellyinOC said...
I was watching TLC this morning, and it was promoting it's Christmas Eve and Christmas Day show marathon....TLC said to spend the day with America's favorite families....The Duggars and the Roloffs....ahahaha...KON wasn't even mentioned. I find that halirious.

12/23/2008 1:18 PM


Thank goodness TLC also removed J & K + 8 from today's morning, afternon/late afternoon program line up. Only to be replaced by dated reruns of reruns of reruns from the Discovery Channel. TLC is very quickly becoming known as THE LAME CHANNEL in my house!

Janine said...

"ThreeFrenchHens" Three Farmers, did you change your name for the holiday season or is this for the duration? Strange to see that change - we all know you and look for "Three Farmers" posts. You've become too famous on this blog to be changing your name without notice like that - disconcerting to your fans! Happy Holidays!

ThreeFrenchHens said...

"ThreeFrenchHens" Three Farmers, did you change your name for the holiday season or is this for the duration? Strange to see that change - we all know you and look for "Three Farmers" posts. You've become too famous on this blog to be changing your name without notice like that - disconcerting to your fans! Happy Holidays!

Yes, it is me.

I fool around with my name sometimes. It always starts with "three" and my dear dog's photo is always there.

Debra said...

Kathy said...
I also watched LPBW last night. It was so sad about Mike. Watching the episode you could feel their pain - it was so down to earth and real. When I used to watch J+K there always seemed to be something that was said or done that made me feel uncomfortable or angry. The Roloffs were able to remind us about never taking our families and friends for granted. Although it made you feel sad you also felt some peace watching them.
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You know, I have to say that the Roloff's annoy me in some ways, but in NO way like KON. While I would never want to be friends with or hang out with the Roloff's because I have nothing in common with them (and that has nothing to do with the fact that they are little people), I still very much think they are good people with good hearts who try to do the right thing, are very sincere, care about people, and help them. Mike's death was very sad for the viewers and the Roloff's. The pain the Roloff's were going through was palpable. They are great good samaritans and I give them a lot of credit. But KON - now they have none of the above. They are exclusively out for "Number One," i.e. themselves. They have not one iota of compassion flowing through their veins. Combine this with their ignorance and meanness and you have some pretty ugly people that no one wants to be around. Maybe in the long run, Jodi and the rest of the family who were kicked to the curb are better off. They are good people and need to move on with their lives without the Gosselin kids - as painful as this is for them. Kate is a toxic, toxic presence and toxic people have a way of infiltrating other people's reality to bring them down badly. It's just a tragedy.

Irish-Gal said...

beachluvin said:

Oh my Gosh!!! I am in no way a fan of Kate's but that remodel was AWFUL!!! Terrible! I have to agree with Kate on this one.
It's obvious Kate Gosselin is a minimalist, why would they think she would be remotely interested in that gawdy style?
It looked like a bad acid trip!
Now, I understand!
I do however think that Kate should have kept her comments under her breath until the camera's were off. I wonder if she was given any type of input. I think I am going to have nightmares about that remodel! Wow is all I can say!!!

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I felt the SAME way! I thought the kids' rooms were the worst!

She could have gone about this nicely though. I can just picture her screaming "What did you do to my house?!?" rather than saying, "Oh wow, I don't know about this." when appropriate.

Janine said...

ThreeFrenchHens (aka Three farmers):
Yes, it is me.
I fool around with my name sometimes. It always starts with "three" and my dear dog's photo is always there.
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The photo of the dog is how I knew it was you. He's such a cutie. What breed is he?

The other Judy said...

Parenting101~ I have a long list of reasons to dislike Kate. I can have an opinion of somewhat sympathizing with Kate without being turned into the enemy.
I think your post was a bit harsh towards me when I honestly have all the same legitimate concerns as everyone else.

Suzanne said...

Please do not post links to or quotes from the "NY blog" on our blog. It was in exceedingly poor taste and we do not want them to get clicks from our blog or to have those remarks repeated here. Thanks so much! We discussed it yesterday and chose not to bring that one to anyone's attention. We may have a general post discussing it's impact on the children later on.
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I have seen this article and agree that it was 'in poor taste' but I would like to say that awful things have been said about the children here also.

ThreeFrenchHens said...

The photo of the dog is how I knew it was you. He's such a cutie. What breed is he?

He's a she. Sophie is her name but I should have named her sofa because that's where she spends most of her time. She's a Cairn terrier. To reference, Toto on the Wiz of Oz was a Cairn.

my9cats said...

beachluvin said...
KellyinOC said...
I was watching TLC this morning, and it was promoting it's Christmas Eve and Christmas Day show marathon....TLC said to spend the day with America's favorite families....The Duggars and the Roloffs....ahahaha...KON wasn't even mentioned. I find that halirious.

12/23/2008 1:18 PM
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I mentioned this earlier but how do we thank TLC for sparing us from the Gosselins on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?

12/23/2008 2:32 PM

Let's send TLC a copy of
"kate's" book wrapped in Beth's article.

MsPeabody said...

I don't think Kate understands what love is or how to give it. Even when she hugs one of her children, it seems that it's not her giving them love but her needing their love. Love is kind, patient, gentle, forgiving, faithful, always looking out for another not oneself, love is not self-seeking or self-serving. She is in need of serious therapy. IMO.

MsPeabody said...

Special Education Teacher said...
I think Kate has been doing A LOT of eye rolling lately...much more than I have seen in the past. She apparently is too good for everyone and everything around her.


Maybe TLC is telling her to speak less for damage control reasons and the only way she can show her dislikes for everyone and thing is by eyerolling and facial grimaces..LOL

Me said...

I noticed on a commercial last night for the Duggars that they changed that song! It was the same commercial, but a different song. Hooray! What a Christmas miracle! Thanks TLC. Somebody from there is reading this blog daily I think.

yeaisaidthat said...

Why is it that when watching other TLC 'documentaries' on large families, they accept the responsibilities and obligations in their role as parents without a sense of entitlement and desire for reward for their choices in life? Where as, J & K Gosselin present themselves as deserving and worthy of the above and beyond validation and recognition for their choices in life. These other large families have done quite well for themselves in the absence of the public eye and a a reality tv show. What is it about J & K Gosselin that is so 'exceptional' to the extent that these other large families fail in comparison?

Wendy Bird said...

OK, I admit it--I bought the most recent issue of STAR magazine, dated December 29th. On the STAR People pages I found this quote (sorry I don't have a link:)

"CHILD'S PLAY
The Gosselin Kids from Jon & Kate Plus 8 are putting a new spin on playing house! Mom Kate told STAR at the Dec. 3 P&G brandSAVER Live! event that while playing make-believe, her husband, Jon, asked 4-year-old son Collin which TV character he wanted to play. "He said 'Collin'. Jon and I were like 'Is this happening'" Talk about a warped reality!"


Yes, Kate! It is happening, and it is YOUR fault! Talk about clueless.

MsPeabody said...

I have been so glad that TLC put other shows on for their marathons during the holidays such as the Rolloffs, etc.. I hate those J&K marathons!

I know Kate lets the kids watch the shows over and over again, I wonder what impact that is having on their little minds. I hope they are not becoming as narcissistic as she is or with the same sense of entitlement that she also has. It can't be emotionally healthy.

BostonBean said...

Listening to their Mom over and over again on their reruns will instill in the kids minds that their life is "normal", because they won't have anything with which to compare it.

BostonBean said...

That song is like fingernails on a chalkboard.

Derrick said...

My wife is a big fan of the show, and I came across this site to check out what people are saying. I've seen dozens of episodes bc my wife is watching, and I can't imagine where all the hate comes from. What are the people making these comments like? Are they married? Have kids? I'm not even trying to be fresh... Do the people who are ripping them have the perfect marriage and are they perfect parents? I'm seriously asking the question. I'm married with 3 kids and the sh$% hits fan on a regular basis- nothing major, just life- just like the show... After reading many of these comments I'm starting to wonder if people live in marriages where there's never any frustrations expressed or any verbal confrontation. If so, I definately married the wrong person. In all seriousness, if you posters are really in much better and healthier relationships- and are much better parents, then God Bles you- thanks for adding to society. I too wonder when enough is enough for the kids, but I don't think there's crazy exploitation going on...

Arieslikekate said...

TLC announces it is going to recast "Gone With The Wind " and cast it with Gosselins!

Katie Irene as "Ruby O'Hara", mistress to a 1.3 million dollar plantation. Known to sit in her white chair, on her veranda, and watch her eight "endentured servants"
toil in the fields.

Jon as "Fret Butler", a swashbuckling MIT specialist who always wears an endearing grin, no matter how many times Ruby slaps or yells at him. Been known to go on LONG trips.

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