The Big Move, Monday, February 2

After lots of planning and preparation, the Gosselin clan finally packs up and moves to a more spacious home. Jon and Kate say goodbye to the house where their children spent most of their young lives, and the family embarks on a new chapter of life.

30 minutes

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Kristen said...

If I have to see that glazed expression on Kate's face when she is letting the world see her konpound during the preview one more time...ugh! She looks possessed, very creepy.

Tangerine Tanya said...

Some posters along with myself had some idea's on what to bring to the Gosselin's house warming party.We posted them under a earlier free discussion I believe. Bear with me as I am not a eloquent writter like so many of the people who post on this board. So I will just rattle the list off.

FOOD ITEMS

1.Cup Cakes (Especially for Aaiden)
2.Gum ( For ALL the children)
3.Non organic marshmellow fluff
4.Sara Snow's food for substance
(no more cracker and grapes)
5.Jon's Korean food for substance
6.Bagels for Alexis(I want a bagle)
7.Pizza
8.Chocolate pudding to let them
paint themselves with
9. A American Flag Cake with straw
berries all for Joel.
10. Ice Cream (the tups are allowed
to let it drip)or Mochi that is
not melted.

Invited Guests:

1.Aunt Jodi/Uncle Kevin & family
2.Kate's Mom/Dad
3.Jon's Mom
4.All the crew(they dont have to
wait in the garage)
5.Beth
6.Jennie
7.Anyone else who has donated their
time past/present

Miscellaneous Items

1. Balloons for Mady to do what
ever the heck she wants to do
with them.(Kate will supply
the hot air)
2.White plastic chairs.
3.Little dustlies for decoration

Games
1.Pin the tail on Kate
2. Musical chairs(White plastic)

Door Prizes
1.Colored bins provided by Sara
Snow filled with LOVE OFFERINGS
for all the guests
2.Gag Gift- Yellow plastic gloves
and blue foot covers.
3. Ear plugs for the kiddos
4. Free Pedi's and Mani's for
all especially Jenni

Music and Entertainment
provided by:

Collin dancing to McHammers(sp)
CANT TOUCH THIS

Make sure to wash your hands throughly with PURELL before you
put left over food in Kates sanitary refrigerator that she hates.

Kate and Jon are banished to the basement to create more things to their MONEY MUNCH.

WELCOME
ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK

Melibee said...

So... do you think they will already have new furniture in the house or will be have to hear them moan and groan about how they need more furniture? Will we see the delivery trucks pulling in on this episode?
Lordy Be knows that they don't have even a tenth of what it will take to cozy that cavernous place up.

Marie France said...

Kristen said...
If I have to see that glazed expression on Kate's face when she is letting the world see her konpound during the preview one more time...ugh! She looks possessed, very creepy.
____
That was one scary preview, wasn't it? Reminded me of something out of that movie "The Shining" with Jack Nicholson. Creepy, very, very creepy. TLC is going to have to call in a exorcist soon at this rate.

ThreeFarmers said...

I made some Monkey Munch today. Sent my little nephews home with little baggies full of some for their snacks tomorrow.

I didn't use organic anything.

Snark said...

Everytime I see the commercial where Kate is inviting "the whole world" in, I think of the Carol Burnett skit of her playing "Nora Desmond". They both have that same crazed look in their eyes. Yes, I'm dating myself with that one, but it's the first thing I think of when I see Kate!

lisak said...

Yes Kristen I have thought the same thing every time I see her saying "wellllcommmme".

Sue said...

"I think of the Carol Burnett skit of her playing "Nora Desmond."

Absolutely, LOL! She would have had a field day playing Kate!

rjm said...

I have see the preview several times where Kate says "welcome everyone in the whole world, come in". Do you think she just got out of bed...or has she taken up drinking?

GrammyPie said...

My opinion of Kate when she is "welcoming" everyone into her house was in addition to the maniacal look on her face is also a voice dripping with sarcasm. I honestly think while she likes to gloat about her riches now, she is resentful of TLC making her show it "to the world".

Lol 3F I make non organic "monkey munch" for my grandkids too, although we call it puppy chow.

Heidi said...

I am not watching. I have actually been making a conscientious effort not to watch the TLC channel at all. As for the Monkey Munch, my kids love it and I think that is THE only good thing to come out of this show!
My oldest daughter is vegan and this is one thing she can eat that is so good and so bad at the same time.

Dooney said...

OMG. I just saw the upcoming promo with Kate inviting everyone in. My very first thought also was the Nora Desmond character Carol Burnett played so wickedly in her variety show!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t60l8mzHB_A

karen0101 said...

Is the preview online anywhere? I don't watch much TLC but now you guys have gotten curious about this commercial.

mochi said...

Of course, Kate happily welcomes the show into her home. It's her meal ticket and involves 'everyone' she socializes with.

bertie22 said...

OK, I have no idea if this even makes sense because I'm from Canada and still am not exactly sure how American laws get passed.
But couldn't we contact a lobbyist? From my understanding lobbyists are lawyers who get paid to present and argue bills in Washington. Feel free to correct me.
But what if we found a lobbyist who can start the ball rolling on some rights for children on reality shows? Surely with the new mother of octuplets , this needs to be done more than ever. I see this trend getting much worse if no one intervenes.

I hope someone does a great recap for this, because I feel better knowing I wont be watching.
Another poster on a different thread made a good point. The draw USED to be the kids. The draw is now Kate. Seeing what dumb things come out of her mouth, what new lows in parenting she will hit, new ways she'll degrade her husband, etc. I recently had a lengthy stay in hospital and the women's lounge was full every night while we all watched J&K+8 (back when every day was a marathon). One night, one of our doctors who was a male came in and said "Oh, you guys like this show?"
you couldnt hear him over the din of protest, "we dont LIKE it, we hate it"
he said "My wife watches, and she says the same thing. She watches because Kate is so over-the-top, it's like satisfying an itch, watching a shark attack, or popping a huge pimple. it's so shockingly disgusting but you cant stop yourself."
He said he's asked a lot of patients who watch the show WHY they watch and they ALL answer the same. Not because the kids are cute (as per the standard answer circa 2007) but because they HATE kate. I can't remember a TV villain with so much draw before!! If Susan Lucci could learn this s$%t, maybe she'd get her daytime Emmy.
Kate: The one you love to hate.

organizedblogroll said...

BRING ON THE FREEBIES!!!

AnneMarie said...

I'm going to bring a pony, JUST ONE Pony.

A small flock of domesticated ducks for the pool.

A few wild farm cats, and if some field mice slip out of my pockets on the way to one of the many loos in the house, so be it.


Welcome to the country KON, it's dirty, it's full of animals, and it's not as quiet as you think it is.

Luckily, I won't have to worry about the critters as there are laws in PA to protect livestock from abuse and neglect.

Its A Good Thing said...

I really think the new house will be the end of the Gosselin show. Not only can people not relate to them any more but with the economy and all the economic hardships people are facing J&K are even farther apart from everybody else. Not good when the reason your show was so popular is because so many families could relate. They were a young couple with 8 young children just trying to get by. Now they have all the money they could need and whatever they want is donated.

I Give Her 3 Minutes said...

I give Kate 3 minutes into this episode tonight, and she will be off and yelling and complaining about something new.

How many times will the queen talk about "making memories" in this episode?

Kate, it doesn't matter how many memories you make. All your kids are going to remember is they had a mother who yelled, complained, and had hissy fits.

Peg said...

The draw is now Kate. Seeing what dumb things come out of her mouth, what new lows in parenting she will hit, new ways she'll degrade her husband, etc. I recently had a lengthy stay in hospital and the women's lounge was full every night while we all watched J&K+8 (back when every day was a marathon). One night, one of our doctors who was a male came in and said "Oh, you guys like this show?"
you couldnt hear him over the din of protest, "we dont LIKE it, we hate it"
he said "My wife watches, and she says the same thing. She watches because Kate is so over-the-top, it's like satisfying an itch, watching a shark attack, or popping a huge pimple. it's so shockingly disgusting but you cant stop yourself."
He said he's asked a lot of patients who watch the show WHY they watch and they ALL answer the same. Not because the kids are cute (as per the standard answer circa 2007) but because they HATE kate. I can't remember a TV villain with so much draw before!! If Susan Lucci could learn this s$%t, maybe she'd get her daytime Emmy.
Kate: The one you love to hate.
........................................................

This is EXACTLY what TLC is counting on. I for one won't be watching.

lifeoriley said...

Re: Tangerine Tanya--
Funny comment regarding the housewarming party--too bad it couldn't be a reality--the kids would have so much fun! And I would love to see Collin dancing to "Can't Touch This"-- in Jon and Kates room, of course.

Lots of Luck said...

Just wondering if anyone noticed the big blue "tarp" lying on the ground outside during last weeks episode? It looked like a giant tarp - not sure but did anyone else notice it? I haven't seen any comments anywhere but I wonder if it was hiding something???

pmalo said...

Relating to J&K will be difficult now that they live in a million dollar house. The charm that drew me to their show was the daily struggles they faced in the old house. I'll miss the kitchen table scene's. The closeness will be missed in the new large house.

Teryn said...

Peg said...
The draw is now Kate. Seeing what dumb things come out of her mouth, what new lows in parenting she will hit, new ways she'll degrade her husband, etc. I recently had a lengthy stay in hospital and the women's lounge was full every night while we all watched J&K+8 (back when every day was a marathon). One night, one of our doctors who was a male came in and said "Oh, you guys like this show?"
you couldnt hear him over the din of protest, "we dont LIKE it, we hate it"
he said "My wife watches, and she says the same thing. She watches because Kate is so over-the-top, it's like satisfying an itch, watching a shark attack, or popping a huge pimple. it's so shockingly disgusting but you cant stop yourself."
He said he's asked a lot of patients who watch the show WHY they watch and they ALL answer the same. Not because the kids are cute (as per the standard answer circa 2007) but because they HATE kate. I can't remember a TV villain with so much draw before!! If Susan Lucci could learn this s$%t, maybe she'd get her daytime Emmy.
Kate: The one you love to hate.
************************

I was at a kid's birthday party Saturday, and after the party wound down, the adults went inside and someone turned on the tv to TLC. And of course, J&K came on.

Almost on cue, everybody said, "Oh I can't STAND that woman!!!!!!" I started laughing. I was actually not going to say anything and just let it be. One mom even said it's a good thing she lives far away from Kate because she wanted to bust her chops. Then a dad started making comments about her hair and said if his wife's hair was like that, he'd rather she be bald.

One 10 year old boy walked in and heard the conversation and said if she were his mom, he'd pack his bags and run away, but not before doing this....then he did a karate kick toward her on the tv.

I kid you not, they went on for about 10 minutes how they hate Kate Gosselin, and I said not a word. Just listened and nodded my head.

You'd think I was at a redneck party the way they were talking, but this was a school principal's home, and some of the guests were an eye doctor, a youth pastor, a police detective, and a bank vice president!

Not much talk of Jon or the kids...just Kate.

Really Hate Kate said...

I won't be watching this show and, in case TLC gives a rat's bum, I won't be watching any of their shows (even though I like some of them) until they take this Kon show off.

But I did happen to see that commercial where she is welcoming the whole world to her home. Sarcasm? Yeah, I think so, very much so. I lived in that part of the country for a while and met a few women there with that very hard personality, tough cookies who were very sarcastic. They weren't mean, none of them were mean like Katie Irene, but some did have that hard shell personality.

Jolanda said...

LOL! I thought I was the only one who feel creepy when I saw Kate's face welcoming the world into her house. Luckily, I wasn't!

boyscoutmomx5 said...

I wonder who isbrave enough to do the recap? I won't be watching and I don't know if I even want to hear about it. But I really do feel for those 8 children.

In our family we have really fun traditions and since today is groundhog's day, our family will be of course watching the movie Groundhog's day with Bill Murray. We have watched this movie as a family for eons (well over a decade) and my children look forward to it every year.

Too bad Kate can not find something as simple as we do to make happy memories for her family.

Itcouldhappen said...

How about a precap? They'll be shown packing up the old house (staged of course cause you know Kate wouldn't risk chipping a nail while packing a box), there will be a teary moment on the couch talking about all the memories the house holds (all the while cheering inside about scamming their way into a new mansion), another staged scene of Jon putting boxes into a U-Haul (yea right, like he's ever going to let himself get roped into doing that again), about 2 pleasant moments arriving at the new house which will quickly turn into Kate bitching and moaning about how Jon is not unpacking precisely how the Queen sees fit (because you know how men can't do anything right), followed by hitting, kicking and screaming kids (because there's nothing better on moving day than having 8 small children underfoot - ever hear of a babysitter?).

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Anonymous Marie France said...

That was one scary preview, wasn't it? Reminded me of something out of that movie "The Shining" with Jack Nicholson. Creepy, very, very creepy. TLC is going to have to call in a exorcist soon at this rate.
_________

That is EXACTLY what I was thinking too!

NutGoodie said...

The last post about their new house has generated 1126 comments so far. I wonder how many hits the new episode will generate? As someone who is actively looking for work it makes me ill that two unemployed hillbillies are living in this mansion.

And yes Kate will still find something to complain about. She has the new huge house, does not have to work at a nursing job and have a supervisor boss her around, has NO HEALTH ISSUES for either her kids or herself, yet she will still complain.

I can take this show but I have to watch with closed captioning on. Her voice makes me ill.

Scruffy's Mom said...

I betcha anything the TLC crew is at home now in the apartment above the garage. That way, they can be there 24/7.
Also, I betcha the Gosselins will create a production room somewhere in the house, so they can do their satelite feeds from their Konpound.

peanutbutterjellytime said...

Lots of Luck,

I noticed that blue tarp too. Maybe it was covered horse poop. Jon did say that he got rid of the horses. There might have been other farm animals there too.

Arabella said...

What I get a kick out of the previews for this is there is one part where jon is "reflecting" on what he'll miss from this house and he said talking with kate out on the driveway. They cut to kate and jon sitting on the driveway laughing (kate is jon is meh) while watching the kids play. It looks like it was filmed the same day as the interview. You just know all these warm at home "memories" are going to be filmed like the same week they are moving. Never once did I just see J&K chill outside with their kids. One time jon tried to just play with his kids outside kate blew a gasket and started cleaning the garage. At that time jon had some clout and told her to "just shut your mouth and play" to which she just sat in the chair and ordered him around. I just really want to know from TLC who do they think they are kidding with some of this. They don't think people will notice any good times they will cut to will be most recent ones that I'm sure kate and jon felt pressured into putting on for the cameras so they have more footage then just kate yelling?

momof4 said...

Lots of Luck said...
Just wondering if anyone noticed the big blue "tarp" lying on the ground outside during last weeks episode? It looked like a giant tarp - not sure but did anyone else notice it? I haven't seen any comments anywhere but I wonder if it was hiding something???



I noticed that too. It looked like they were covering a pile of dirt. Do you think they actually filled in the pool? Maybe they are starting to put the kids' safety first!

USED2BaFAN said...

this week Kate is welcoming everyone in to her new home... Next week's episode will be complaining about how they have no privacy in their new home.

I love my son! said...

Kate welcoming the world reminded me of Sunset Boulevard, 'I'm ready for my close up Mr. Deville'!

IReallyHateKate said...

TLC needs to change the title of the show. Last couple of couch interviews its Kate doing all the talking. Last week the show was was mainly about Kate cleaning the fridge.

The show tonight is all about Kate -- no one cares about the kids or Jon. In fact Jon and the kids are just props on the Queen Freebie Irene show.

GrammyPie said...

I too noticed the blue tarp. It is possible it is covering hay or straw. They used to have horses, and since they didn't clean the barn, they may not have removed the hay or straw. A way ickier thought is maybe it is a big pile of manure. Although on second thought as obsessed as J/K are about poop, I'm sure it would have been shown to the kids, just as the horse poo was, when they were in the barn.

Wendy said...

Well, I will be watching tonight. Can't wait to see Kate in action. It's like being a fly on the wall. The Osbourne's were fascinating as well, except they were all really nice.

SteveO said...

Does anybody know what J&K will do with the old house yet?

I could just see them doing a special about die hard fans paying beyond market value for it, or better yet Kate puts it on e-bay.

meredith said...

Kristen said:

If I have to see that glazed expression on Kate's face when she is letting the world see her konpound during the preview one more time...ugh! She looks possessed, very creepy.
______________

I could not agree more. Who else wanted to hurl when Kate said that her precious Hannie was getting her own room because of previously undisclosed "headaches" that she suffered? I think Mady should have gotten her own room. That poor girl really needs her space. She probably doesn't feel like she has anything of her own and is clearly very insecure. I also feel that Mady should have been repeatedly disciplined for kicking Alexis. I feel bad for her but that is no excuse for her bad behavior.

I almost fell off my chair when Kate told Leah (I think? I am not sure. If I picked the wrong kid, please correct me!) that mommies and daddies work hard so that they can provide for their kids when Kon does not work at all. I saw a show on TLC about a military family buying their first home. Dad was in the Air Force and also held down a part-time job and Mom took care of their young son while going to school. Imagine if Jon and Kate had to work. I think the world might stop spinning. Jon and Kate don't need a bigger house, they just needed to kick the cameras out of the old one!

organizedblogroll said...

I've lived in a large 3 floor house.

ALL YOU DO IS YELL.


If I had to do it over again, I would have had my kids in a smaller house, so they would NOT have lived a separate life on a 3rd floor. Too much privacy is NOT necessarily a good thing.

zoey said...

So, all this Blue tarp talk made me think. Jon told the kids he got rid of the animals.
so, now i wonder, do you think the house was sold WITH the animals and J and kate got rid of the horses?
which would explain why the poop was still in the barn.....its strange to leave a stall with poop. NOT rare, im sure.. but strange...
you take your horses away before your actually finished with the property.... unless the horses are staying.....
Just a thought

Allissa said...

Lots of Luck said...
Just wondering if anyone noticed the big blue "tarp" lying on the ground outside during last weeks episode? It looked like a giant tarp - not sure but did anyone else notice it? I haven't seen any comments anywhere but I wonder if it was hiding something???

2/02/2009 8:13 AM
I did notice this, too. It wasn't like a pool cover. Almost looked like a tarp you'd put over a pile of mulch or something. Maybe for the "organic garden" LOL

OMG! said...

I'll be watching the show tonight not because it's a trainwreck...............

but more like footage of a natural disaster, or a terrorist attack. You really would prefer it not to happen but when it happens you feel compelled to look.

ROFL said...

Why do I watch tonight if I know Kate's going to be on the show?

Its like that part in the Howard Stern Movie Private Parts-- "The average fan listens for an hour a day...because they want to see what he'll say next" -- "The average hater listens for 2 hours...because they want to see what he'll say next". lol

i aint' got no agua said...

During Kate's big media bash last week did she have really anything interesting to talk about is my question, or was it just media whoring taking place?

Bicoastal said...

What perfect timing for the Gosselin move from middle-class suburbia to upper-class "estate" by two unemployed parents!

Meanwhile, octuplet mom Nadya Suleman -- Kate's protege taken to the ninth degree - has hired a publicist, who describes Ms. Suleman as --- and I quote ---
"the most sought after mom in the world right now."

http://www.chicoer.com/news/national/ci_11610459

By all means, TLC, show the Gosselin KONPOUND so Ms. Suleman will know she's barking up the right tree!

ToTheMoonAlice said...

Itcouldhappen, I'll be watching closely to see how your accurate your precap is...I'm guessin' right on the button!

beeyotch said...

tonight i'd rather drive a saw through my left arm, than listen to kate's bitchin. oh, when I saw the queen giving advice to the new mom all i could think was the world is coming to an end and we will dance among the ruins.

Kris said...

Ummm, I hope Jon has learned by now not to interrupt Kate during their couch interview- LMAO

Teresa said...

Lots of Luck said...
Just wondering if anyone noticed the big blue "tarp" lying on the ground outside during last weeks episode? It looked like a giant tarp - not sure but did anyone else notice it? I haven't seen any comments anywhere but I wonder if it was hiding something???
______________

More than likely it was covering the wood for their fireplace. We do the same thing...

CancelDaCircus said...

When people talk about cancelling the show there are always a few that ask what about the kids, what will become of them? Well I thought this out and I think I have the solution. Kate, Omarosa and Rosie O'Donnell should be the new co-hosts of The View. And let's bring back Star Jones while we're at it. Ratings bonanza, I tell you!

Kids wouldn't have to work for a living. . . .just saying

SaveTheSheeples said...

Regarding the tarp - I noticed there was dirt underneath. Like "fill dirt" - to be used to level dips in the land, fill holes, etc. At least that's what we use it for.

It's kept covered so it's not affected by weather.

margojata said...

These losers are just so over the top anymore. KON's parents really need to step in and end this isolation and emotional abuse that these kids are put through.

momof5 said...

I think I can sum up this episode before it even airs.....Kate saying over & over how tired she is yet hasn't packed up box herself much less moved a piece of furniture. She will go on to say how much she hates moving blah blah blah.

Jon will stand several feet behind Kate whispering into the camera how he thinks the couch looks better over there but Kate wants it there.

I also think they will show small snipets of the outside of the house but that is only because they will have to show companies like Ethan Allen & Pottery Barn making their deliveries.

Naseem said...

This show reaches new heights every Monday night. Let's see what happens at the Welcoming. Should be interesting.

BostonBean said...

NOT watching, here.

dz said...

On the free discussion thread, I mentioned that Kate is going to be on Larry King tonight to talk about multiples in light of the octuplets. I'll have to tape the TLC show or Larry since they are on at the same time here. You can email or video-mail questions to:

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/larry.king.live/

Anonymomma said...

I am curious to see what happens tonight. But I agree with 3F, and so I'll wait for the recap on here instead. Trainwreck or not, it's not right. When I watch the show I feel like a nosey neighbor who comes out on her porch to listen when the next door neighbors are arguing.

After the whole octuplet saga of this past week, I just can't knowingly participate in this anymore. We all see that reality show coming next, apparently the mom has been shopping for an agent. I don't want to be even partly responsible for any more dysfuntional kids being turned out by the Figure 8 Circus.

Maybe if everyone here at this site at least, boycotts one episode, maybe the numbers will go down a little bit? Worth a shot to see if it works.

Barbara said...

They will definitely not be moving themselves although they may "act" like it for T.V. Carry a couple of boxes that sort of stuff. I wonder if they will show the TLC furniture delivery truck that TLC probably has so generously offered. The apartments above the garage will be for the full-time nanny and housekeeper and gardener. You know that Kate will not be cleaning that house and not be with the kids 24/7. That is what apartments over the garage are for in a $1.3M mansion, the hired help. I feel sorry for them because they were once good, honest folk... but now spoiled by money.... Please let the kid's innoncence remain, but i honestly think it is too late for Mady and Cara.... Hanna also... the boys thank God Kate doesn't pay attention to so they may be saved and Leah and Alexis... well time will tell... Let this show quietly go away....

Somewhereinoh said...

During Kate's big media bash last week did she have really anything interesting to talk about is my question, or was it just media whoring taking place?

It was media WHORING at its finest and Kate Gosselin was right there front and center in her full child exploiting regallia ready and willing to lap up the mother of octuplets SLOPPY SECONDS!

PK said...

The one thing I got out of seeing the commercial was the arrogance of thinking that the 'whole world' is watching her!

boyscoutmomx5 said...

i aint' got no agua said...
During Kate's big media bash last week did she have really anything interesting to talk about is my question, or was it just media whoring taking place?

2/02/2009 11:22 AM
...................................


She has to be the baby at every baptism, the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral.

So yes, it was all about her when the woman gave birth to octuplets in California. Just sad as sad can be. Oh and for saying I know what octuplets is like because I have 8 kids is like me saying I know what having quints is like because I have 5 sons. Sheese try to make all about you Kate.

Scruffy's Mom said...

What's under that blue tarp?
Me thinks it's excavated dirt from the extensive playground built on the property. You see the kids swinging on the promo.

Larry King said...

dz said,

On the free discussion thread, I mentioned that Kate is going to be on Larry King tonight to talk about multiples in light of the octuplets. I'll have to tape the TLC show or Larry since they are on at the same time here. You can email or video-mail questions to:

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/larry.king.live/
*******************************
Yes liddle kate has done nothing but popped out 6 babies is becoming quite the media whore.

Tarp Mystery said...

RE BLUE TARP:

What could be under the plastic tarp that's uglier than... a blue plastic tarp? It must be hideous, because otherwise they would just move the tarp out of the way before taking the photo. Right?

Okay, I'll shut up now.

overwithKON said...

It was media WHORING at its finest and Kate Gosselin was right there front and center in her full child exploiting regallia ready and willing to lap up the mother of octuplets SLOPPY SECONDS!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Oh you are so right. It was the most pathetic diplay of media whoring I have ever witnessed. She had nothing interesting to say and I still laugh every time I think about her nonmoving face when she heard about the 14 total kids!!!!! HAAAAA HAAAAAA!!!!!!!

lisak said...

I wonder if they will show those fond memories of Kate yelling and screaming about gum and other humiliating things that went on in that house. There can't be many GOOD memories to show.

ShisoandRice said...

Tangerine Tanya?

That was great!

However I just need to bash Jon and Kate on the ethnic food.

Very little of what Jon made that day was Korean Food. Most of it was JapanoHawai'ian Fusion. Hey Jon? where are the Banchan? The Kimchi? The Sesame Leaves?

And for Kate who says that she thinks shes Korean or Asian, she sure as hell didnt know anything about Mochi ice Cream.Anyone who is a real Asian Cooking Fan knows it goes IMMEDIATELY in the FREEZER.

Kate probably says, Konnichiwa when she goes to a Korean restaurant.

HA! Culinary Amateurs!

June C said...

Everyone saying they can't wait to see what happens on the show tonight, or they have to watch the show without sound because of Kate, but they're still watching it. This is why the show is still on.
Bottom line, it doesn't matter what people are saying about the show as long as they are saying it.

TargetGirl said...

I'm not sure about the scheduling in everyone else's television markets, but J & K is on at the same time as Larry King where I live.

Would it not be ironic if ratings for J & K went down as a result of her interview on Larry King? I'm personally more interested in what she will say on LK, especially if she is dared asked a question which is more than a softball question.

Denise said...

Kate on Larry King Live? but, but, but she will compete with her own show!!!

I bet Jon will screen the questions.
Have you noticed she suddenly mentions she thought she might have really had seven during her delivery? Can't let Cali-mom top Kate.

Its A Good Thing said...

June C said...
Everyone saying they can't wait to see what happens on the show tonight, or they have to watch the show without sound because of Kate, but they're still watching it. This is why the show is still on.
Bottom line, it doesn't matter what people are saying about the show as long as they are saying it.


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Exactly, and its not just Neilson (Nielson?) viewers that count. I contacted my local cable and satellite providers and they both confirmed the channels we are watching can be included in surveys. This information is going to make it difficult for me to watch tonight. Im really going to try hard to divert my eyes from the "trainwreck" known as J&K & 8

HURRY! said...

Nope, zip, zilch, zero, nada.

I won't be watching the show, I'll be reading the re-cap.

FXfanatic said...

Kate on LARRY KING tonight.

Ask your questions

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/larry.king.live/

Jim said...

Who's dumb and who's dumber?
Jon or Kate? Or the community that allows the situation to continue? Poor kids....

Katie O said...

The only reason I will be watching the show tonight is to see when they finally show the outside of the house. They can't claim that they won't show it because of "privacy" reasons, just a quick search will show you pictures of the inside, outside, upside, downside, and ADDRESS of the house, not to mention we now know every child's bedroom! Does anyone think they wont show the outside, or do you guys think they are just holding out so more people will watch tonight? This show really is like a trainwreck. I just watched the episode where the 'tups' turned 3. What a semi-almost-nice family they were back then! Or maybe I just didn't know everything about them I know now...

Either way, I think Mady's tell-all book in 10 years will be called "My life was the show, and the show was my life."

Sick of the Gosselins said...

So your cable company said they in some way monitor and record the channels we surf all day and night? Very strange. They'll have a heck of a time charting my kids all flipping channels.

We will not be watching the Kon show, so they can count us out for good. And I wanted to say that Larry King is the king of softball questions. My God, he never ever asks the hard stuff, the tough questions. All his questions are submitted ahead of time. And why again would they want the witch on there? What HASN'T she already said?

tmc said...

Seriously, Kate is really on Larry King tonight????? OMG, he's on at 9:00 here and so is J&K.

Pre-School Pet said...

I have a question:

The only job Jon seems to have is dressing the kids or wiping their butts. So when they are old enough to do those things on their own, whats he gonna do for work?

Me said...

Snark said...

Everytime I see the commercial where Kate is inviting "the whole world" in, I think of the Carol Burnett skit of her playing "Nora Desmond". They both have that same crazed look in their eyes. Yes, I'm dating myself with that one, but it's the first thing I think of when I see Kate!

Oh my gosh I saw that commercial today and I thought the exact same thing. She looks possessed or something. I kept waiting for her to say, " I am ready for my close up Mr. DeMille." I hope she doesn't play this one for the kids when they are trying to go to sleep or they are going to have nightmares. I don't think I am going to watch as I am too askerred of Kate.

Moons in Leo said...

Thanks for the info on the Larry King appearance. I submitted a question. I asked why do they think it's acceptable to keep the kids out of school to put them on early morning talk shows. Bet LK doesn't ask them, but I tried.

Also, whoever noted that Kate is so Nora Desmond! Yes! You are so right!

Its A Good Thing said...

Sick of the Gosselins said...
So your cable company said they in some way monitor and record the channels we surf all day and night? Very strange. They'll have a heck of a time charting my kids all flipping channels.

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Yes they said that the channels I chose to watch can be monitored. They did not say everybody was all of the time but yes they did say that. And if it makes any difference I don't live in the U.S., I live in Canada.

Get a clue said...

Exactly, and its not just Neilson (Nielson?) viewers that count. I contacted my local cable and satellite providers and they both confirmed the channels we are watching can be included in surveys. This information is going to make it difficult for me to watch tonight. Im really going to try hard to divert my eyes from the "trainwreck" known as J&K & 8


If you have a DVR type device, the cable/satellite companies can and usually do track and compile reports of viewership. Some sell the info to Nielsen and some do not. That is the key. It is only the viewership that gets reported to Nielsen that gets counted in the ratings.

Just asking if your provider tracks viewership is not the question. Of course, they want to know how much channels are watched or not watched for their own purposes such as deciding which channels to keep or let go. Whether they sell to or share with Nielsen is the question.

Not Watching Anymore! said...

I wont be watching the show, I do plan on watching Larry King though. I bet Kate gets all flustered when asked the tough questions I know Larry will ask.

mollybloom said...

Perhaps one person on this site (talk about drawing the short straw) could watch and report to the rest of us. That way whatever cable tracking may take place won't catch us on that station at that hour. I could volunteer, but I'm sure there's a rerun of Law and Order I'd rather watch for the 10th time. I'm being snarky in case it doesn't read that way, but I can't and won't tune in tonight.

iheartmyhubby said...

Lots of Luck said...
Just wondering if anyone noticed the big blue "tarp" lying on the ground outside during last weeks episode? It looked like a giant tarp - not sure but did anyone else notice it? I haven't seen any comments anywhere but I wonder if it was hiding something???

I saw the blue tarp. I think it was covering a huge mountain of dirt. Sometimes when dirt is brought in for something, or excavated to make room for something else, people will cover it with tarps so it won't blow away or to prevent grass from growing on it.

Or in this case, maybe it was used to cover all the bull shit that they have in store for us! They musn't let the townspeople spread the news because, as we have been told, nothing is true unless we hear it from J & K themselves!

sunnygrace said...

Why would Kate be cleaning the refrigerator? Shouldn't they be getting all new appliances and have professional cleaning service before moving in?

Its A Good Thing said...

mollybloom, I wont be watching either but I maaay watch on YouTube, if I get around to it. Plus tonight is a new Secret Life (Im not sure why but Im really partial to that show :) also last nights Big Love is on tonight again.

HiThere said...

The character is NorMa Desmond and yes, Kate did remind me of her in the commercial.

Petunia said...

Not watching. I've sworn off TLC and told them so. I've asked my cable provider to remove them from the line up they offer for basic and I'm going to do it again. They are offensive as any porn in the type of exploitation of the disabled and morbidly obese side shows they put on. I only watched TLC for Trading Spaces and now that it is gone and barely any What Not to Wear forget it it's slumming for freak shows to entertain the masses now. Won't be one bit surprised if octuplet mom ends up on their line up.

abc said...

ROFL said...
Why do I watch tonight if I know Kate's going to be on the show?

Its like that part in the Howard Stern Movie Private Parts-- "The average fan listens for an hour a day...because they want to see what he'll say next" -- "The average hater listens for 2 hours...because they want to see what he'll say next". lol

...................................
It's funny how you brought Howard Stern up, whatever anyone thinks of him.
He is against child stars and child exploitation. I am not sure if he is aware of KON but if he knew the history of those two he would have a field day.

Its A Good Thing said...

Has anybody seen the Jon and Kate classic? Its a commercial on TLC I just happened to catch and boy is it dumb. Its all about poor Kate and how much work she does.

This week's recapper said...

I'm getting many ideas from the posts here; thanks for the inspiration.

Tangerine Tanya, I would especially like to incorporate your idea from early in the comments into the recap somehow.

And what would I bring? The bags full of goodies I just bought at Trader Joes. Some organic, some not, but all bought with the thoughts of love and enjoyment. Bought with the thought of relaxation and family and good food in mind.

Mikemom said...

Kate, just uttered the words I was away in California and it was unavoidable.................uh, ever hear the words, family first?

Sarah H said...

Um...the little kids were at friends' houses? They have friends? Good for them.

Kate just cleaned the floor using her feet and said that's where the towel will stay. That explains the mess in the old house on the pics on the ad online.

And Queen Kate just stands at the doorway to tell the movers where to put stuff? Come on?

Sarah H said...

I just saw in the new kitchen!! A new stainless steel fridge! What a waste of 4 hours!!!

toomuchforme said...

Was it just me or did someone else see that brand new stainless steel fridge!!!! Please someone tell me I'm wrong and that was the one she was cleaning last week!

BogeyBreaker said...

"John!We don't buy anything unless we have a coupon" That was good Kate,keep up the act,maybe theres still some believers.

Angela said...

I love how Kate yelled at Jon "we don't buy anything without a coupon". Can I get a coupon for a million dollar house or do I have to exploit my 8 kids?

Abbie said...

Are you effing kidding me!?

She throws her empty tape rolls on the ground and leaves wet, dirty paper towels on the floor because she is moving! And that's her favorite part of moving. Wow! And she complains about the moldy fridge that was only moldy because it had been turned off for a good amount of time. The hypocrisy of this woman!

She is certifiable!

Lulu said...

Kate, we are NOT buying the "we don't buy things without a coupon" act.
You have to be kidding me

tmc said...

It is a brand new fridge!!!! My god, when will it stop????? Enough with the receipt. How stupid.

Its A Good Thing said...

I couldn't help myself and I watched. (am watching) Did anybody notice the new stainless steal fridge in place of the built in one she spent all day cleaning?

Vagina Drum said...

I wonder if Kate had a coupon for the house...

Abbie said...

NEW FRIDGE ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!

That is a brand spanking new stainless steel fridge! The old one she obviously cleaned only for show was wood paneled!

Did she buy it with a coupon???!!!

Scrape said...

Wonder where she clipped the coupon they used to buy the house?Since they don't buy anything unless theres a coupon for it.I wonder if she realizes how un-likeable (if thats a word) she is.

CouponClipper said...

A 1.3 million dollar house and she berates her husband for a $20 coupon???

iheartmyhubby said...

Are "coupons" really gift cards? Is that how she refers to them so that the public thinks she is being frugal when in reality she is using donated money (or "free money" as she calls it)?

flatmouse said...

Boy, did you catch a few of the glares Jon has given Kate? Not his dopey, goofy whatever eye rolls, but these have a different look to them. Like if looks could kill......

Brittany said...

LOL I love how she was carrying on about the coupons and said, "It's like free money" --yeah, you're all about the free money, Kate

Beanner70 said...

I too think I just saw a brand new stainless steel fridge - UGGHHH - turnin the TV off now !

PammyB said...

Did anyone else notice the spanking new stainless steel fridge in the kitchen? What happened to the fridge that she spent 4 hours of her precious time sterilizing??

Beanner70 said...

I too thought I saw a BRAND NEW STAINLESS STEEL FRIDGE ... ughhh - had to turn the show off - enough already !!!!

organized said...

Sounds like she invested 4 hours into cleaning that SUB ZERO so she could put it on CRAIGSLIST.

JackfromNY said...

1. They still haven't shown the outside of the house. Will they ever?

2. They recreated the interview set to fool the viewers. Nobody was fooled because everyone knew for months that they had moved already.

3. The best part of the episode was Joel and Collin going back and forth about the shoes at the end. Those 2 are funny together.

Lambo1288 said...

Oh my where do I Begin..LOL.. So in the begining part of the episode you see the kids walking on the boxes in the corner. Why was it that Alexis was the only one who got punished, and not the boys? Doesn't make sence. Also, was she really going to leave that paper towel that was wet and garbage on the floor of the house?
The same with the empty roll of tape? I can't believe how much of a fuss she made because Jon didn't bother to use the coupon that she had had for the shower head. Like she can afford a huge and expensive house like that but can't afford to pay a couple extra bucks for a shower head? lol Anyways this episode was quite interesting and I wonder how the rest are going to be...

jonandkatewho? said...

This episode was unbelievably boring and showed a bunch of old footage along with repetition of comments ad nauseum.

What is TLC thinking? This show is nothing but a big snore anymore, and I am so sick of Kate and Jon, and him not telling her to feck the hell off that I just about can't stand it anymore.

The show should now die of boredom, letting those kids resume a somewhat normal life, if they can have that with such lousy parenting.

jill said...

Who cares? I would rather watch a dog turd decay on the sidewalk than watch this show!

Its A Good Thing said...

I am surprised Kate let the viewers know they had movers. Really surprised. We all knew she would have them but I thought she would claim her and Jon did all the work.

momof5 said...

Did anyone else see the BIG shiney new fridge?!

jill said...

Was the fridge a sub-zero?

Its A Good Thing said...

Was the kitchen table new? I thought it looked longer and narrower? Maybe not though....

sooz-e-q said...

Uggh! It is a brand new stainless steel fridge!!! I have a bruise on my chin from my jaw dropping to the floor.

The editing was perfect: Kate's "we don't buy anything without coupons" lecture while the camera perfectly lined up with the brand new GIGANTIC ss fridge.

Does TLC do it on purpose to make us go berserk? When Kate views this episode, will it even dawn on her how ludicrous her 'frugal middle class mom' act looks in comparison to her new surroundings?

Kelly said...

No Cara or Mady at all. They are the only reason I watch the stupid show...

Pulldozer said...

Did anyone notice that the refridgerator in tonight's episode was stainless and did not have the wood cabinet covering on it? Did they get a new fridge?

C said...

LOL
I guess all that cakey gross two year old MOLD was too much for our Kate. Check out the new fridge. I wonder if she used a COUPON to buy it, LMAO!

Its A Good Thing said...

Oh and does she really think the viewers didn't notice the new interview spot? I remember way back during the All You Wanted To Know episode that was done in two parts, people caught on to the fact that paint was a different color.

jill said...

Get used to it, people! Mark my word, within two months there will be a show where Kate gets a interior designer...maybe a national chain linked to furniture. Everything will be for free! She, of course, will be so tired from deciding over wallpaper and paint! Think the bed episode times 15 rooms!!!!

MS TT said...

Why are the kids still in high chairs and bibs?

grace said...

I loved how the new fridge showed up for the episode. I'm sure she had a coupon for it!

re: not showing the outside of the house? They can't pretend its a privacy thing- they have a huge gated estate, it's not like it's a townhouse in the middle of a city where anyone could just walk up. Obviously its so you don't see just how big the home is, but I think we're getting a good idea of the size with the little kids running around.

I don't know anyone who still watches the show because they love the family's story- either they've stopped watching or its the train-wreck factor.

I just feel so sad for these kids as each episode goes by. I hope they always stand by each other- no matter what.

Emmy Award said...

The.worst.acting.ever. @@ No emmy award for you Katie Irene. Pray tell where can I get a $20 coupon to buy a $50 showerhead. Please tell your audience, the economy is harsh and we need all the help we can get.

Just Me said...

Proof right there that she doesnt care about her children, she would rather clean a fridge that they didnt even keep than help her son. WHO does that?!?!
WTF is wrong with this woman!

Kharma said...

"where are the coupons???"' oh I know, they're out at the curb in that fridge that you spent 4 hours
cleaning, only to trash and replace with a spankin new stainless one.

Mandysue said...

Why did Jon have to get the kids ready? He was putting beds together. What was Kate doing?

Erica said...

Wow, I didn't catch the fridge (although I can't watch with my full attention!). But I DID see how many paper towels she used to clean up that small mess on the floor, leaving them on the floor. Hey Kate, I don't use coupons when I buy my paper towels, but I only use the minimum needed!

The coupon thing was so unbelievable, and NO WAY did she pack up most of that house. I don't see why they even try to make you think that - people shouldn't be buying it. And the way she was just shoving the bedding into boxes! How much did you think all of the boxes they used cost? When I move, stuff like that all goes into grocery bags - cheaper and easier.

Interesting with the "memories" clips that they showed Uncle Kevin helping Jon put up the garage shelving. I thought he and his family didn't "exist" anymore!

Lots of Luck said...

Before I read any of the recaps tonight, I have to say Kate must have been using her valium once again. There is no way she could have tolerated the mess in that house...oh I forgot, she was in California during most of the move
and we all know she's the plan maker and John is the plan follower. Um, like Kate must have forgot to PLAN AHEAD!!!

She must have also forgot to pack her broom as well...(I thought she used that to travel)..let's all clean up a big mess under a
basement freezer with a whisk broom.

And um, like is that a new stainless fridge??? I thought the old one had a wood grain front..
Oh the sponsors must be at it already, since so much was made of the fridge cleaning last week, it should have been in a follow up discussion on this week's show. Oh I know, the old fridge is in the basement where they store their huge stockpile of food, wish I had some extra food, the only vegetable I had in the house last night was canned peas.

Ok off to read, I know there will be much more to say later.

Scruffy's Mom said...

Did you notice how the girls couldnt go to school (even if it meant being late) unless their outfits matched? Pleeeeze!

Trashing the house said...

Kate's OCD of being clean and tidy is clearly all an act! She can trash the place that she is moving out of but throws a fit over some dust and maybe three random things behind a freezer that was in an unfinished basement?!

She is completely out of touch with reality! She expected the people that moved out of their new house to have it professionally cleaned before the holier than thou Gosselins move in. But she can leave trash for the new potential buyers of their old house?

She feels so entitled it makes me sick!

JackfromNY said...

It was very weird that Alexis was punished for walking on the boxes, but nobody else was.

Is it because the Boys are Jon's favorite, just like Hannah is Kate's fav? Because he seemed to just believe the boys on the spot about who did it.


I've said it before and I'll say it again. Why do these people think they have to explain everything? It's like they think they're the first ones to do anything.

Tonight we had to listen to Jon explain how labeling boxes helps so you know where everything goes.

Well duh. Anyone that has moved knows that. Anyone that has never moved knows that.


Lastly I was shocked that Kate was down on her knees on that dirty basement floor cleaning up what was under the freezer. Shocked that he didn't have Jon do it.

$20Coupon said...

Jon and Kate, we don't care about your shower head. We really don't. And I hope you used a coupon for that sweet new fridge. ANd why not buy your boys DIFFERENT pairs of shoes so they will not argue about whose shoes belong to who.

The bibs need to go. The kids will be five in May.

And you can cut the act about using coupons.

TinaR said...

I also noticed that they have a new fridge, they had a matching wooden one before matching the cabinets! They added a carpet on the stairs as well that I don't think was there in the last episode.

Erica said...

OMG I completely forgot about the boys blaming all of the box-walking on Alexis and then her not even being able to plead her case when there is VIDEO PROOF that she wasn't the only one.

And while I understand why Jon was upset, I thought that whole sequence of them walking on the boxes and then "fixing" them was great!

I like the color of Mady and Cara's room, too.

Exhausted said...

Uh, Kate, little less worry about the imaginary coupons and a little more time staying the heck home while your kids are adjusting to a new house and new town.

Beagles 4 said...

Seen it all now. Coupon, with all the money they make and beg off others. I guess this is part of that "oh we're so poor, please help us" charade. I did notice the new fridge. I also notice that Kate looks like hell. Too much work for the poor woman giving advice to other mothers. Jon looks fed up and I loved the sneer he gave her. The gig is up Kate. You're looking dumber all the time. Where were the twins? Maybe they have decided to not be taped anymore. Doesn't matter anyhow since Kate is the main character of this show. TLC should re-title "All About Kate".

cubby1128 said...

I just watched the episode and I usually try to watch every week. Was there a episode where they actually stated they had bought a new house? Last week you didn't seem them packing or getting ready and this week they moved.

How far is this house from the old house?

Southern Lady said...

Tonight's show was as lame as ever. I agree with all above comments, but one comment got me thinking.

Regarding a boycott. Do you think we could get lots and lots of people to agree to boycott for a month? Something that would really make a statement? How would we go about it (other than this site)? Maybe I'm off base, but I just can't stand not being able to do anything. I e-mailed TLC and received the canned reply so that won't work.

I know a lot of you already don't watch the show, but it seems that a lot of you still do. Anyway, I'll do it if you will.

SickofKON said...

Kate you crack me up. You are yelling at Jon about a coupon yet your $5.00 Starbucks coffee cup sits on the counter in the kitchen with a new stainless refrigerator. Do you know that your coffee purchase ate your coupon's worth right up?
Moron.

JackfromNY said...

cubby1128 said...

I just watched the episode and I usually try to watch every week. Was there a episode where they actually stated they had bought a new house? Last week you didn't seem them packing or getting ready and this week they moved.

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They stated officially a few weeks ago that they were moving.

Last week's episode was the first time the house was seen on tv, when they took the kids there and showed them around.

free the gosselin 8 said...

I have never seen a gap, Anne Taylor, or Abercrombie coupon. I guess there are exceptions to every rule.

Lin said...

I think the reason they buy all the boys / kids the same shoes is so that they won't fight over them. I know people who have young twins, just 5, and they get all the same clothes because if they buy them seperate outfits they argue and fight because they like each other ones better and such.

I think they took the paneling off the fridge, I'm not sure though... it kind of looked like the same model.

NDmom said...

Okay, forgive me but I did watch. But I made sure that I watched from the TV we have that is only hooked up to our cable provider via a cable, no digital box/DVR box on this TV. So hopefully I won't be counted in any way as having viewed it.

Actually, it was not at all interesting; bored me to tears. I don't think I will be watching from any TV anymore. I can't believe how Kate had to announce that she had been in LA "for business" while most of the packing was being done. I get the feeling that she really thinks she is a high-roller, as in some highly-educated valuable key member of the world of big business. Yeah, she and Bill Gates jet across the country together making the world a better place for all of us, that's it.

Its A Good Thing said...

Southern Lady said...
Tonight's show was as lame as ever. I agree with all above comments, but one comment got me thinking.

Regarding a boycott. Do you think we could get lots and lots of people to agree to boycott for a month? Something that would really make a statement? How would we go about it (other than this site)? Maybe I'm off base, but I just can't stand not being able to do anything. I e-mailed TLC and received the canned reply so that won't work.

I know a lot of you already don't watch the show, but it seems that a lot of you still do. Anyway, I'll do it if you will.

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I'll do it! lol, I think if there was a group or something here for non-viewers I would have much more strength to stop my "rubber-necking". Also I think if there were "a support group" a lot more people would stop watching.

sooz-e-q said...

Jon was told to get the kids dressed after lunch so that they could go to school. It would then make sense that Cara and Mady weren't in this episode because they were in school all day.

Exhausted said...

Random observations:

#They're trying to kiss up to Kevin & Beth for some odd, backhanded reason. It was no way a coincidence that they showed Kevin and Beth (at the tups party) in the memory clips.
#No way in hell any of these boxes were packed by Kon. Kate couldn't even work the tape when she tried to do one for the cameras, but we're supposed to believe that all these tightly taped boxes were done by these two.
#Alexis is the whipping girl of the family! Whenever someone needs to get in trouble, just blame it on her.
#There is not one ounce of normalcy to their life anymore. They look like Ward and June Cleaver (comparably speaking) in the old episodes compared with their lives now. Where's the clips of your first dinner in the new place? Where's the goodbyes to all your friends in Elizabethtown? What, don't have any left?
#We have a daughter who's months younger than the tups--almost a year younger. We kept her in a high chair very late, it seems, and we kept a bib on her for a long time. But even she hasn't been in a high chair in forever, and a bib? I can't even remember. These kids are way too old for this. Way too old.
#Where were the kids during the move, and how long were they kept there?
#You could at least mention the darn fridge and PRETEND it broke after all that cleaning!

I bet they have meter readers who are at that house more than Kate!

Its A Good Thing said...

sooz-e-q said...
Jon was told to get the kids dressed after lunch so that they could go to school. It would then make sense that Cara and Mady weren't in this episode because they were in school all day.

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I thought Kate said the little kids were at a friends house?

Casey and Smudge said...

Wow, we're watching Being Erica, 24, then CSI: Miami. Real tv with real actors, refreshing! No exploitation and a definite plotline. I don't think I've seen a single child on the tube tonight. I can see I've missed nothing of importance on TLC, besides the demise of the refrigerator. Hope you donated it, Kate. Rampant consumerism and the American dream - how did they become the same thing?

UniStudent said...

I only watched on commercials from another show, but my mouth hit the floor when I saw the kitchen.
I hereby decree this episode fridgegate!

jill said...

Of course she wants to be friends with Beth again...she wants to show off her new house to her...plus free decorating advice! Oh, wait...Beth will not buy her furniture...maybe there will not be a reunion...

OR maybe she needs a free babysitter while Jon is bar hopping and she is working in L.A.???? HMMMM....

KONcerned in Chi said...

When Jon went to get the shoe situation figured out, did anyone notice the vaccuum nozzle going up and down the front hall stairs?? I LMAO at that one. They most likely had a full staff doing things.

Jen K said...

I love the term, "jumped the shark", and I think it applies tonight.

Coupon "scene" with rehearsed lines = J&K+8 Shark Jump-age.

(and in case someone doesn't know, "jump the shark" means the moment a show became ridiculous and irrelevant and on it's way to a slow and painful death. It's derived from the famous episode of "Happy Days" where Fonzie is waterskiing and jumps over a shark. It was deemed the moment that "Happy Days" just had to go away.)

Perhaps we can call this, "jumped the coupon".

Scruffy's Mom said...

Like the poster already said, I betcha the "coupons" are donated gift certificates.

I know my parents' deep freezer hasn't been moved in years ... betcha there is "stuff" under theirs as well. Oh, brother.

KONcerned in Chi said...

And another thing....when Jon was moving the beds upstairs and assemling them, all I kept thinking was, boy, sure would be nice if you had some friends or family to help with the move. That is very sad. We've moved twice and each time was like a big party with at least a dozen people helping us.

On This Episode of Jane & Kate said...

Yelling and berating over a stupid coupon for a stupid shower head. Proof in the pudding the woman only cares about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


On another note, did you see two of the girl tups looking out the window at the pool, and the camera cut off at the very second the pool was shown? Clearly didn't want us seeing that. Wonder why?

Its A Good Thing said...

Scruffy's Mom said...
Like the poster already said, I betcha the "coupons" are donated gift certificates.

I know my parents' deep freezer hasn't been moved in years ... betcha there is "stuff" under theirs as well. Oh, brother.

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I have only lived in my house a year and I can promise that there is "stuff" under my families deep freezer. lol, its in the garage (which we pretty much use as an unfinished basement/storage area). Im not all that worried about it. lol there was a mess when we moved in and Im sure there will be a mess when we move out.

flatmouse said...

The one and only enjoyable part of this episode was he interaction between Joel and Collin and the shoes. That was really sweet. The rest, almost unwatchable, rehearsed bunch of #$@$%.

Kris said...

Free the Gosselins Eight,

Here is a site with Gap, Ann Taylor, etc. printable coupons.

http://printable-coupons.blogspot.com/2007/08/ann-taylor-coupons.html

Just wanted to help.

On Thios Episode of Jane & Kate said...

On This Episode of Jane & Kate said...
Yelling and berating over a stupid coupon for a stupid shower head. Proof in the pudding the woman only cares about $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


On another note, did you see two of the girl tups looking out the window at the pool, and the camera cut off at the very second the pool was shown? Clearly didn't want us seeing that. Wonder why?

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On This Episode of Jane & Kate

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gameover said...

free the gosselin 8 said...
I have never seen a gap, Anne Taylor, or Abercrombie coupon. I guess there are exceptions to every rule.

2/02/2009 7:00 PM
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Maybe the coupon she was referring to is their "gift card" which is part of their clothes allowance from the Gap which is the same as Old Navy, Banana Republic and Ann Taylor. I'm pretty sure she said that she doesn't use coupons anymore during one of the recent interviews.

Its A Good Thing said...

KONcerned in Chi said...
And another thing....when Jon was moving the beds upstairs and assemling them, all I kept thinking was, boy, sure would be nice if you had some friends or family to help with the move. That is very sad. We've moved twice and each time was like a big party with at least a dozen people helping us.

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Exactly! Moving was a fun experience for my family. We had neighbors, friends, and family over. We had pizza which we ate on the floor because we were famished from cleaning. Nobody had to change their cloths to eat because after all who wears anything nice to move? Even if they are only 4, moving is not a clean activity. The kids had a blast and so did every one else. The Gosselin kids are missing out on soooo much.

Thatswhatshesaid said...

What was the deal with her remark after the "Welcome whole wide world..." comment. She says something like, "There, was that facetious enough for you?"

marypoppins said...

Saw bits of this.

LOTS of paper towels

Re:Coupon-Why, Why does she speak to her husbad like hes one of the tups. Really now.

Is that a new fridge or the old without the paneling

Yeah most of us figured that the interview room was in the new place

Why the foot up on the couch

The show is boring!

The show is obviously secondary to Kate

She looked weird when she was inviting the world in, becsue she didnt blink

ShisoandRice said...

Hey Jon and Kate?

Nice ATTEMPT at FOOLING people into believing it was the same fridge by putting art on it to trick the eye, but we arent stupid...

Harriet said...

We have had Ann Taylor coupons at our house. They mail buy $x and get $y off coupons to regular customers.

flatmouse said...

OK, we get it, the house is big. But do we constantly need the..."hello, where are you? Can you hear me? Where are you?"

I had to laugh when Jon said the kids are having a great time outside. They have sticks and rocks to play with. But a little concerned when he mentioned they had secret hiding places. You have your kids in bibs but you let them have secret hiding places and you don't know where they are at any given moment.

Its A Good Thing said...

ShisoandRice said...
Hey Jon and Kate?

Nice ATTEMPT at FOOLING people into believing it was the same fridge by putting art on it to trick the eye, but we arent stupid...

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Oh but we are, because after all they got us on that new interview location. @@ Dang Jon and Kate your just so smart.



--In case you can't tell Im being sarcastic. I don't want anybody to think I actually believe what KON says.

nc resident said...

it would appear contrary to what has been posted elsewhere that the interview wall colors were different because they are filming in the new home. TLC way slick NOT hehe, think we all had the drop on this months ago.

AmazingGraceTX said...

Did anyone notice the fridge? Last wee during fridge gate, it was a wood paneled built it deal. this week, it was definitely a stainless steel fridge. All that fuss and she nowe has a different fridge?

CouponQueen said...

I think the coupon in question could be from a moving packet the post office gives you when you change your mailing address.
We got a $20 coupon for Home Depot from the post office when we moved last summer.

JB28 said...

I missed the fridge thing. I did however notice that the only time Kate freaked was over the coupon and that the twins were in school and that they moved with the tups at a friends house. I know if i could afford to hire a moving company when I buy a house this year I totally would. That would everything so much easier, but thankfully I have a lot of family who will he very willing to help. I guess that's the difference?

Clare said...

My son works at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
They mail out 20% coupons all the time and they do not expire so Kate has probably been saving them. They do sell shower heads and my son recognized the receipt. They don't sell stainless steel refrigerators though.

Lisa said...

Anyone else appreciate the irony of Kate, with that manic look on her face, saying, "Welcome everyone in the whole world. Come on in." followed by, "That's so facetious, I'm so bad." All the while, cameras are rolling on your reality show, Kate!

CouponQueen again said...

CouponQueen said...

I think the coupon in question could be from a moving packet the post office gives you when you change your mailing address.
We got a $20 coupon for Home Depot from the post office when we moved last summer.

2/02/2009 7:44 PM

I just looked it up and it looks like HD and Lowes give a 10% off coupon for moving.
(kate nudges jon--write that down)

alana said...

I won't be watching the show again tonight...

I really HATED the all over sick and 'dirty' feeling I was getting every time I watched their LIE of a show. The best thing I ever did for my MENTAL HEALTH was refusing to watch ANY of it, especially the new episodes on Monday night.
By the time my DS would come home at midnight, I was talking about Yawn and Take and acting like a CRAZY person because of THEIR insanity! So I quit watching. Anyway, writing about them keeps me SANE; probably because I never have that "yucky" feeling anymore.

I thought of this:

(remember to substitute "are" for "our")

Our lie is are life
And our life is are lie!

or:

Our show is are lie
And are lie is are show!

Naseem said...

Did anyone notice that the twins were missing or did I just not see them???

Libby said...

Wood paneled fridge last wk, stainless steel this wk, coupons this wk ,$25K speaking fees every wk....TLC insults the intelligence of every viewer they have every wk.

Just Me said...

KONcerned in Chi said...
And another thing....when Jon was moving the beds upstairs and assemling them, all I kept thinking was, boy, sure would be nice if you had some friends or family to help with the move.

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I havent watched this yet HOWEVER I pointed out in the thread from the last epi that the beds were already gone, when it showed the kids' rooms there were only mattress on the floor.

So they really piece episodes together, when showing the kids their rooms in the new house the beds werent in there but at the beginning of the epi they werent in the old house either. So the bed part of this epi was filmed before the showing of the house.

I know they have to piece things together to make a whole show but its not reality and it makes me nuts because I notice all the little things.

SouthernMama said...

First time poster!

When the show first started airing, I was jealous. Jealous of 8 kids, no. Jealous that such a young woman had been given infertility treatments.

My husband and I were married 8 years before we tried to start having children. We married young, went to college, etc. and finally were able to start trying. After an initial regular exam, my gynecologist said after a year we would start looking into why I wasn't getting pregnant. I was 27 years old.

After a YEAR of trying, found out both my tubes blocked. My left ovary/tube was involved in a benign tumor and hence was removed. I was left with one ovary and one tube and my uterus.

After several months of ovary stimulation I got pregnant, only to suffer a tubal pregnancy that required emergency surgery. It was a nightmare. When my ovary was stimulated with medications, I still only had 2 or 3 mature eggs develop. Not 6 like Kate, or 8 like the current news story.

I always cringed at the opening of the J&K show b/c of them saying "we couldn't get preg. so we got help/had twins...wanted one more and got 6 more".

This is clearly unethical. What doctor will give a healthy woman fertility drugs? Kate says she had polycystic ovarian syndrome. No way!! POS suffers are overweight, bad skin, even excess hair. This was clearly not Kate as you can see in her early photos!

After suffering a miscarriage, a tubal pregnancy. I was told I would not be a candidate for IVF or anything. This was 1991.

As a devastated young couple, we prayed about what to do. God opened our minds to try adoption. We eventually adopted 2 wonderful children! It is now 17 years later and they have been a joy! Was it easy (as some like to tell me since I didn't go through pregnancy, never mind the hell I went through with so many surgeries and losses)? NO! Both adoptions were difficult. Our second child was special needs and has required years of help and is doing well today.

The first years were adorable of J&K. I, too, was a stay at home mom and used coupons (still do), took my kids to lots of places for fun and education (zoos, museums, local art festivals, etc). I did what ever it took so I could stay home with them. Now, we don't have to try as hard. We still use coupons, shop sales, and I'm currently a stay at home mom as I have become disabled myself (another long story!).

I want the old Kate back. I want to see a twice a year update or such.

I want Kate to get counseling. I've been married for 25 years and wasn't always nice to my husband. Then I got the medication I needed and I was a lot nicer person! Seriously, Kate needs some meds.

Poor Jon, tonight, she said 'now what is the rule! What do you do with receipts?" Like he is a child! So embarrassing! And to talk to her husband the way she does in front of their children! He never talks mean to her!

Yes, there was a new fridge tonight. All that time wasted on the old one when she should have been exploring her new house with her kids.

Yes, Kate and Jon are young. Is she blind to the fact that she treats her husband like a dog? She has the shows to watch. Is she not ashamed?

Where is Beth, Jodi, Kevin, old neighbors that used to help? I can not believe that she has nothing to do with none of them! Please Jodi, Beth, speak out!!! Let us know why you aren't on the show.

I agree with posters that new shows will include more vacations, new furniture, new decorating,etc.

I'm done. I didn't buy her book. I love books. I'll spend my money elsewhere.

I have education degrees/teaching experience. I'm no dummy.

This family needs help and needs it now. Stop the weekly shows. Fame is fleeting. Stop thinking you are celebrities. You are not! Go back to the sweet family we know you can be! TLC should be picketed, fined, whatever in how they have allowed filming of kids kicking kids, a wife harangue her husband, among other lapses!

And you had better save for the taxes and upkeep of that new home. When the shows are over, the money will go fast. I don't know though, they will probably get residuals for years!

Just FYI, I don't think $1.3 Million is way over the top for all the land, the house, the garage, the separate out buildings. Sounds like a deal actually. I do wish Kate would stop with the "this house was so filthy". Any house that has sat for a couple of months will be dusty, rat droppings in the basement, and a moldy fridge. Get over it! Use some cleaner! Stop berating the previous owners as being nasty! GROW UP KATE!

Steph said...

That's about an 8,000 dollar fridge BTW. Wonder if she used the $20 off coupon for it? Wouldn't want to be wasteful or anything.

Pollywog said...

What was the deal with her remark after the "Welcome whole wide world..." comment. She says something like, "There, was that facetious enough for you?" Now that's the Katie Irene I know and hate. I had to figure she was being a sarcastic beotch and just because this show pays for her Botox, lipo and batteries for the device that replaced Jon in the magical bedroom where no child's toe will cross over, doesn't mean she really wants the silly fans watching.
Don't watch because they bore me and I miss most of what's really happening while my eyes roll back in my head but love the recaps of what ignorant stunt the wicked witch of the East will pull this week.

irateb/cofkate said...

I really hope that old fridge is somewhere else in the house because as we know, Kate likes to stock up (only on items that had coupons!).

Alexis is adorable!!!!

Jen K said...

Yes, the fridge is a different one. In fact, and this is funny, but I believe it is a Sub-Zero BI-48S.

Now you ask, "How does she know that?" Because my husband and I were just looking at that same fridge in the Sub-Zero catalog a few days ago. I didn't even notice right away, but it looks to be that fridge. Of course, I'm not close enough to read the model number on it or anything, but it looks very similar. It caught my eye right away because it's the same one that if I had the money, I would buy.

This catalog is one of those catalogs where "if there is no price, it's too big and if you need to ask, you can't afford it". :) Anyway, it's a catalog to get you to call your local Sub-Zero dealer and inquire about pricing. Judging from our research on these refrigerators, if it is this one or one of this caliber, it's about $8000 minimum. But no, I don't know the exact price.

And no, my husband and I aren't buying one but we like to research and dream! Just funny that the same week this was on, we were looking at that fridge. So that's how I think I know which one it is...95% sure but of course I'm not right there to check.

Beautiful fridge...here's a pic of the one I'm talking about:

http://www.homeportfolio.com/catalog/Product.jhtml?catId=2&manId=6&listGridPref=list&prodId=213469

Christine said...

I don't clip coupons but can someone tell me what hardware store has coupons in the paper that would have given $20.00 off of that purchase Jon made?

Also she bitched and moaned and wiped that old fridge for over 4 hours in last week's epi but then goes and replaces it with a brand new one? WTF? I think that whole scene was staged last week to give her something to do; she must have known all along that she wasn't keeping it and a new one was on the way before they even moved in.

Christine said...

Oh and did you see Hannah tattling on the boys when Jon was asking who was stepping on the boxes and Jon cut her off and said, "Be quiet Hannah!" and then she gave Jon this mean look.

whatchalookinat said...

Did anybody notice while Kate was getting them ready for preschool at the table, one of the girls looked into the camera and said to (I'm assuming) one of the crew "What are you looking at?"

Garrett said...

I teach elementary school children. This school year alone...

I have had a student ripped away from his family and placed in foster care because of parental drug abuse.

Another student, in a family of 9, lost their trailer. Couldn't afford the rent, so they slept at a campground and in the car.

Yet another student's home burned down. They lost it all.

And, a fellow teacher was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Suffering immensely.

None of them complain. Not a one.
They roll with what life throws at them.

Yet Kate finds the nit-pickiest things to bitch and complain about and right now she is living a life these people would die for. A fricken receipt? For $20?

This is what disgusts me about this woman that so many people admire, for God only knows why. When she said her kids "deserved this new house"...well, I just want to know why? Why do they deserve it? Why does she deserve it? Is it because she is taking care of her own kids like she is supposed too, like that is something to be idolized for?

This is a sick sick world. The things we put people on pedastals for is revolting.

KONcerned in Chi said...

And another thing....

Jon was talking about how hard it would be now to do baths since the bathrooms are so far from each other. Um....can't Kate wash the girls, while Jon takes the boys? Wait, that's what a *normal family would do. Never mind...

Jen K said...


That's about an 8,000 dollar fridge BTW. Wonder if she used the $20 off coupon for it? Wouldn't want to be wasteful or anything.


Our posts must have been in moderation at the same time because I just posted that too. I noticed that it was one of that price range too. :)

I think it is HILARIOUS to watch the $20 coupon scene play out with the $8000 fridge in the background. :)

More time was devoted to the "Great Coupon Debacle of 2009" than just about anything else in the entire episode!

...Amy... said...

KONcerned in Chi said...
When Jon went to get the shoe situation figured out, did anyone notice the vaccuum nozzle going up and down the front hall stairs?? I LMAO at that one. They most likely had a full staff doing things.


I heard drilling/hammering in the background while J&K were in the kitchen area discussing the kids' clothing. Nice try, KON...I bet it was your family and friends helping you move...no, that doesn't sound right...

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