Bye Old House, March 2

The Gosselins have settled in their new home, but they head back to the old house to tie up some loose ends. As the family visits the old house for the last time, will they find that absence makes the heart grow fonder?

30 minutes

424 comments:

1 – 200 of 424   Newer›   Newest»
ThreeFarmers said...

I hope they take a vacuum and some Windex.

Bicoastal said...

TLC hack said:"As the family visits the old house for the last time, will they find that absence makes the heart grow fonder?"

Why yes, TLC; I do believe the Gosselins will decide to leave their new million dollar mansion and move back to their old house because they're such a modest, sentimental couple.

Yes, sir, that's exactly what will happen on tomorrow night's warm and fuzzy episode. Goodness, they are a wonderful family with such well-behaved kids!

Tangerine Tanya said...

I fear that the enviroment of the new house will not be the same as it was when Jon and Kate first moved into the old house. Kate is just not that sweet mom that we once saw in the first episodes. Instead of meal preperation, art projects,kiss's and huggs we see Kate super huge ego and what it has done to her children and husband.

Harriet said...

I'm trying to think of a reason why I'd want to watch this. So far I can't think of a single one. Has TLC totally run out of ideas for new episodes? It seems that way to me. Where is Matt Roloff when you need him? Even Jim Bob Duggar has more originality than the Gosselins. Of course, when you make a family of ten drag themselves through 50 episodes in less than a year it can be tough finding enough material. I think the stress of accomplishing that task is showing on all of them.

Miss Brown Betti said...

My guess will be that Kate tears up for the viewers and talk about all the beautiful memories in the "old house" OR rant on how she is soooo happy that they now live in the "new house" because they all deserve it.

jon and kate are cons said...

Jon and Kate don't give a rat's ass about the old house. Even Kate herself said that the house was never a home.Maybe that's because Kate never made it a home. It is what you make it Kate.

TLC is running out of idea's for new episodes. Let's all face it, Jon and Kate are over and done with. All the episodes are so very staged now and that is very obvious.

I think that the Gosselin children want the plug pulled now, but Kate doesn't.

Emily Tolliver said...

lame concept. how is this a show about little kids? This sounds like it will be all about kate and her "memories"

Teryn said...

Bet 'cha they show special clips from each part of the house. Like, Leah standing in the bedroom doorway saying, "Hannah pooped, in Hannah's unnawears". They'll walk from room to room going, "Oh I remember when______( most likely something to do with poop ). They'll gaze out at the street where Joel was the first to learn to ride a bike, the backyard where they camped out....stuff like that. I think this will be a Kate bitch-free episode if you can imagine that. What could she possily have to bitch and moan and complain about with the theme of this episode?

I think the world will stop rotating on its axis if we can make it through a full episode for once with her not being snitty and rude to somebody. I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt for a change.

Emily Tolliver said...

TLC here are some better ideas foe episodes that I would watch

1. See the kids at one of Caras soccer games
2. See the kids maybe have a friend over.
3. See the kids playing with the dogs. washing...feeding....playing...general upkeep (if you still have them)
4. Kate playing games with the kids, at there level, not just sitting in her throne

The show became popular because of the kids! Now they are a background plot and its all about how obsurd kate is.

RealMom said...

Seems like a good time for them to play old clips of their favorite memories. Really, what else could they do in an empty house for 1/2 hour? Go visit all the old neighbors and say goodbye?

konspiracytheory said...

"See the kids at one of Caras soccer games"
---------------------------

I know we've been told that Cara plays soccer, but I have to wonder if that's just KON playing fast and loose with the truth again. Does anyone know whether Cara actually plays on a team or does Jon kicking a ball around with her in the backyard count as Cara 'playing soccer'? As many of you know, kids + sports = parental sacrifice. I just don't see them making the effort.

Anonymomma said...

I say we all ban TLC for lent. The entire channel. Especially KON. Even if you don't celebrate lent, ban em anyway till Easter. I think everyone should purposefully tune into CNN or something, one designated and agreed upon channel, and up their ratings for the evening instead.

Anyone have any channel they wanna vote for instead of this mess?

Sandy Eggo said...

Teryn said...
Bet 'cha they show special clips from each part of the house.
------------------------------
I think you're on to something. That explains why there are no previews for this weeks episode, there's really nothing new to show!

SandyW said...

Bicoastal - LOL

Yep, I bet it will be a real tearjerker.

nomorekonartists said...

T.L.C. must really e grasping for straws now. I mean come on who cares if they go back to their old house? Why in the world would they go back, anyway? So they can 30 minutes of television out of it? Also, how is going back to the old empty house really about the children? I am guessing that all that will be shown in this episode is Kon recalling memories for ratings and in an effort to save their "reality show" while the kids run around crazy and chant, "are we done yet?"

momoffour said...

what i want to see is the new owners, discussing how dirty it is.

haha

Tami said...

Oh yay. We will be treated to all their memories of poop throughout the old house.

SandyW said...

I just read that March 9th's show will have the poor puppies going to the vet.

I am curious if the Commonwealth of PA lets those pups get exploited as much as the tups have been.

the other judy said...

Here's a head scratcher for all of you.
When they moved into their old house, they mentioned several times that one of the reasons for moving there was that Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin were a few houses down from them.
Do you think they will mention how hard it was to move away from their beloved family/babysitters?
I'll be anxious to hear if they mention Jodi. (I don't watch the show anymore but I enjoy the recaps here)

Maria said...

RealMom said...

Seems like a good time for them to play old clips of their favorite memories. Really, what else could they do in an empty house for 1/2 hour? Go visit all the old neighbors and say goodbye?
----------------------

Perhaps when the Gosselins show up at the old house, they will find the old neighborhood having a block party to celebrate them finally being gone! Kind of like on Malcolm in the Middle when they got back from their vacation early to find that every year when they were gone, the neighborhood held their block party! Nobody wanted their family around!

anastasia said...

If i think this week is bad then just wait for next week. A trip to the vet isnt what u would think. A lady who saw them
there explained that one of the pups ate a plastic toy horse and had to have it removed.

Heidi said...

Ummm..I think I will watch Intervention, even if it is a repeat. Watching drug addicts will be much more enlightening then ever watching this episode.

I have been off the Gosselin needle for a month! It was hard at first but now it is quite easy to completely ignore it.

Nexthorrorshow said...

March 16 is the Please Touch Museum. FYI.. I went there with my kids..roughly 5 years ago! Very Expensive! 3 kids and two adults=$75.00

Damage Control said...

RealMom said...
Really, what else could they do in an empty house for 1/2 hour? Go visit all the old neighbors and say goodbye?
3/01/2009 8:04 PM
_____________
Maybe they could spend the 22 minutes snaking out the toilets that the boys always overflowed with Proctor & Gamble tp? Whilst in the Jon snaking, Kate can review her Bible verse post-its on the mirror.
I can just envision them piling out of the house, Kate in her high heels, flipping off the light switch saying: 'Goodbye old house, I hate you!'
Wonder if they'll shill for their real estate agent/company as the house still sits, overpriced, on the market. 'Someone PLEASE buy ARE house, ARE kids need the money for college and they DESERVE IT!'
That house has such a stigma attached to it maybe it should be a 'tear down'. How appropriate, huh?

BostonBean said...

They will go door-to-door and thank all of the former neighbors for putting up with the vehicles, cameras and commotion.
They will canvass the old house (which she always claimed was temporary anyhow) and she will extoll the virtues of the bedrooms, where she first brought Hannah, oops I mean the tups, home.
She will show her small kitchen and reminisce about how occasionally Jon would cook there and mess uup her space.
Then they will look at the cupboards and mention the kids' artwork that used to hang there. Then, in the dining area, she will sob because they are too big for bibs and sippy cups now.
She will caress the driveway with her hand, remembering where her white throne, I mean chair used to be planted while she shouted at Jon and the various nannies watched the kids on the hard driveway.
It will be so memorable for me.

Janine said...

konspiracytheory said...

"See the kids at one of Caras soccer games"
---------------------------

I know we've been told that Cara plays soccer, but I have to wonder if that's just KON playing fast and loose with the truth again. Does anyone know whether Cara actually plays on a team or does Jon kicking a ball around with her in the backyard count as Cara 'playing soccer'? As many of you know, kids + sports = parental sacrifice. I just don't see them making the effort.


Well I doubt little kids play much soccer outdoors in PA in the dead of winter, but I also doubt she's on some independent soccer league unless one of their caretakers/nannys transports her to/fro and cheers her on. Maybe her school has intramural sports. Most likely it's just informal kicking around a soccer ball at recess. Or it's just a fabrication for the show that she's "into sports". She doesn't seem to be the agressive/competitive type, and if the rules are the same as the middle-school girls soccer league I coach on, long fingernails like hers are taboo, even if the girl says she'll wear gloves, she can bend them back and hurt herself.

Just moved said...

Tangerine Tanya said:

"Kate is just not that sweet mom that we once saw in the first episodes. Instead of meal preperation, art projects,kiss's and huggs we see Kate super huge ego and what it has done to her children and husband."

I guess I never saw any of the G shows that you did. From day one, I felt immediate dislike for Kate. I never saw a loving Mom nor art projects. The few times I saw meal preparation it was very staged. Any mom who was into meal prep would not have served those puny snacks to her kids while passing them off as lunch. Never once did I get a fuzzy feeling about this family. No offence, Tanya but I felt from the beginning this lady had an agenda.

SAHM said...

I for one will not be watching our favorite little scam artists. The description alone sounds like it will be boring as all get out. The season finale of The Bachelor is on and I have bets that Jason is going back w/ Deanna (BIG mistake - HUGE!)

JJ said...

"We forgot how SMALL our old house was! We TOTALLY needed all this new space that came with the new house! Going back just reinforced how badly we need this new house."

SAHM said...

Didn't know where to post this... but when is this season going to end?????? This season(season 4)goes back to JUNE 2008. For the sake of the children I hope its the last!

Moons in Leo said...

Oh my dears! Nothing could be as entertaining as all these comments! I am still laughing!

Just my guess ~ I think we might be treated to actual 'flashbacks' as they go to every empty room. Of course, I won't be watching, but I can't wait to read the recap!

Jen K said...

Well, it will be either a half hour commercial for the house in order to sell it, conveniently leaving out every old scene of her disparaging the place, or it will be a half hour bitchfest about how awful their living conditions were in that house and how they are SOOOOO happy to be in their new house. Either way, sounds boring. If there are any moments of wistfulness, I agree....poop or pee will be involved. Wow, riveting television!

For those of you "off the needle" as someone said (classic, by the way!) just take advantage of those lovely fans who violate copyright law and upload the new episodes to YouTube (if you are concerned about your viewership counting toward ratings, especially if you have a DVR). They usually are chomping at the bit to get them on YouTube by the following morning.

In a stroke of irony, the fans are also kind enough to remove all commercials before uploading so the sponsors don't get any additional exposure. How sweet of them!

TiVo especially keeps track of records, watches and rewatches for it's Stop Watch program that it sells as a subscription to networks and other companies who track viewership.

Either way, though I'm bowing out of this one. Each episode lately has become progressively banal.

duggarfan said...

Anonymous RealMom said...
Really, what else could they do in an empty house for 1/2 hour? Go visit all the old neighbors and say goodbye-----------------------------

That won't work...the neighbors hated them. Maybe they can spend 30 minutes watching Kate remove the big Keep Out sign at the end of the driveway or the stickies from the bathroom mirror. Or, even the rope (yes, that is a fact) that they would put up whenever they left for trips so no one would go on the driveway. After that, they can cool off with a nice glass of lemonade made by Aunt Jodi. Maybe she'll put a gum ball at the bottom of Kate's glass and we'll watch her choke on it...

Addison said...

You know, I never thought about it until they moved into the new McMansion, but their old house was so warm and had such a nice kid-friendly vibe/personality. I will miss it.

Corinne said...

Damage Control said: Wonder if they'll shill for their real estate agent/company as the house still sits, overpriced, on the market. 'Someone PLEASE buy ARE house, ARE kids need the money for college and they DESERVE IT!'
That house has such a stigma attached to it maybe it should be a 'tear down'. How appropriate, huh?


I have this image of Forrest Gump in my head, when he pays that guy to bulldoze Jenny's old house. Maybe I should buy the house on Andrew Avenue, bulldoze it, and make it into a park where kids can play freely with glitter and gum.

Tangerine Tanya said...

Just moved,

You are right! Those things that I mentioned were few and far in between. Now they are pretty much null and void.

momoffour,

That would be pricless. Having the new owners b/moan about how dirty and nasty the old house it and embarass Kate this time?

Amy said...

This episode will be a compilation of past episodes. TV shows do it all the time. Queen Kate will enter a room and the next you know a past episode will appear. TLC saves money by doing this and gets another episode out of it. The question is what exactly TLC is going to show. Probably won't see the episode where Joel is on laying on the laundry room floor sick or poop up Hannah's back. All the ugliness between Kate/Jon won't be shown. Just loving, warm memories. Aaaah.

Somewhereinoh said...

"March 16 is the Please Touch Museum. FYI.. I went there with my kids..roughly 5 years ago! Very Expensive! 3 kids and two adults=$75.00"

Does a life exist for the Gosselin family, specifically the children, that does not involve their presence being filmed at an amusement park, theme oriented activity (Hands On Museum, Crayola Factory, pottery, cupcakes etc), or 'living it up' in a luxery hotel/resort or promoting the 'family business' via magazine shoots and talk show appearances??
If production were to film in the absence of the above mentioned, what if any, relevant and or relatable substance remains to be seen of the Gosselin family?
Its been season after season after season of, been there done that, 'on this day we decided to'.
There has to be more to raising a large family than amusement parks , resort vacations, and puppies?!

Lynette said...

Are you kidding me??? It's the BACHELOR FINALE!!

THE MOST DRAMATIC EVER!! ;-)

Who will be watching TLC?

Narcissism Please said...

"... tie up some loose ends."

wow TLC, you've got me really intrigued now.

maybe it'll be a cock-style fight between Kate and Jodi.

Its A Good Thing said...

I haven't watched in three weeks and wont be watching this week but boy does this episode sound boring.

I know this has been said many times but the only way to get these fools off the air is to stop watching.

I love my son! said...

Tangerine Tanya said...
Just moved,

You are right! Those things that I mentioned were few and far in between. Now they are pretty much null and void.

momoffour,

That would be pricless. Having the new owners b/moan about how dirty and nasty the old house it and embarass Kate this time?

***********************************

Oh man, if I had money I would buy that old house and do just that! I would air that on YouTube! To bad we couldn't have the house warming party there!

Kate was only nice in the very beginning because she was trying to sell the hour long specials to TLC. Once seasons one and two were purchased Kate's true colors (orange) started to show.

shawna said...

Heidi said...
Ummm..I think I will watch Intervention, even if it is a repeat.

==================

Intervention is new tonight. I have been doing the same thing and haven't seen an episode of J&K for over a month.

I feel liberated!

Christy said...

indebt

MsPeabody said...

Tami said...
Oh yay. We will be treated to all their memories of poop throughout the old house.


AHAHAHAHAHAHA!Yep, TLC is grasping now, they have ran out of show ideas..I think they should wrap it up now, end this messy poop.

Paying off debt said...

Nice home !! Wish I could afford something like that !!

Joken5 said...

Even though I already know all of the "SHOCKING" details for The Bachelor Finale, I will still be watching it! I am so proud of myself that I have not watched a full episode of J & K in about 2 months. I am so disappointed in TLC. Those poor kids are missing out on their childhood, while J & K sit back raking in the money off these children.

mom of 6 said...

I have enjoyed reading the comments on this website...I started watching this show when my youngest (twins age 10) were captivated by this family...it sorta sucked me in.. (it is one of those things you want to watch, but if someone comes in the room, you flip it, not wanting anyone to know you watch it!)It is really easy to blame all of this on the parents, and for a long time, I believed it..but the other day they had on the very first specials they did on the family...the one that softened me towards the parents was the one where kate was getting her stomach fixed, and before surgery they embraced, kate was clearly nervous, jon prayed for her..it was still a good marriage then...when she returned home, she was clearly glad to see her children,..but, as we viewers couldn't get enough, TLC was the one that changed everything...TLC is the one that helped the demise of that marriage, the family, everything...kate and jon got sucked into it just like we all did...kate and jon may have benefited financially from all of this, but I am sure no one knew what would happen with the show. unfortunately, as most marriages do, kids change it, finances, other issues...we all grow, mature, and change...the parents are trying to keep up with the demands of TLC...TLC has created a monster, and now Jon and Kate are victims, as well as their children..I know I would not like to have cameras in my house all the time....my spouse and I are not perfect either....perhaps they do not have a say-so in what goes into the final episode...I for one think kate has turned into a shrew, and jon emasculated, but I think if this family had never done a show, they would all be happier...the greed of TLC did this. When this show is over and that family is in ruins, TLC will have gone on to other things..I feel sorry for this family..TLC has corrupted their family and their family values. so sad.and we watch.

MsPeabody said...

I am so thankful to hear of all the people that have stopped watching this show, it's great!
The re-caps are so much better, IMO.

AmyC said...

Mom of 6 said:
TLC has created a monster, and now Jon and Kate are victims...


NO. Jon and Kate are NOT victims. No one held a gun to their heads and forced them to carry on with this show and exploiting their children year after year. By calling Jon and Jate Gosselin "victims" (appalling), you are removing the true impact and meaning of the word for people who actually ARE victims, i.e. crimes, abuse, etc..

Diane said...

TLC has created a monster, and now Jon and Kate are victims, as well as their children..I know I would not like to have cameras in my house all the time....my spouse and I are not perfect either....perhaps they do not have a say-so in what goes into the final episode...I for one think kate has turned into a shrew, and jon emasculated, but I think if this family had never done a show, they would all be happier...the greed of TLC did this.

Are you serious??? The greed of the GOSSELINS did this. If they didn't want cameras in their house, the cameras would NOT be there. TLC didn't show up one day and say, "We'll be filming your innocent children for 3 days a week. You have no choice in the matter." Gimme a break. It doesn't matter if they have a say-so in the final episode. TLC can't air what doesn't happen. If Jon and Kate were "victims" of TLC, all they would have to do is say no. I don't hear either one of them complaining about what big-bad awful TLC has done to their family. :rolleyes:

Yolanda said...

I don't watch the show any more either - but I feel it's futile. There are so many fans of this show, it will not be canceled any time soon.

And don't forget reruns! Even if this show is canceled, the show will live on forever and more than likely the Gosselins will earn residuals from the show!

Heck - I don't begrudge people earning money and doing what they need to do to cope in today's economy. But what it boils down to me is Jon & Kate's attitude. They just don't seem like nice people.

And I can't help remembering the Canadian quints and their tragic story.

Slightly off subject - Years ago - and I mean years ago - I read a book about a family who had quints. I believe they lived in Oregon. Does anybody remember who those quints were?

Tami said...

Probably won't see the episode where Joel is on laying on the laundry room floor sick or poop up Hannah's back. All the ugliness between Kate/Jon won't be shown. Just loving, warm memories. Aaaah.
*******
Speaking of that...Kate said she had never seen a child with poop on them such as Hannah had. I wish she'd been here yesterday to clean up my little guy. He barely fussed about it, but when I went to change him he had exploded. These were not generic diapers either, they were Pampers. Anyway, it ended up all over his clothes, the changing table, up to his arms, all over his front and back. It was a 50 wipe job and then we still had to put him in the tub. And we had been just about to walk out the door. If Kate hadn't had so much help, she would have had plenty of incidents like that instead of just the one.

yeaisaidthat said...

Perhaps while revisting the 'old house' J & K will find the remains of their children's lost souls that were conveniently 'stored away' in a box labeled 'non essential distractionary items'.

AmyC said...

yeaisaidthat said...
Perhaps while revisting the 'old house' J & K will find the remains of their children's lost souls that were conveniently 'stored away' in a box labeled 'non essential distractionary items'


ROFL!!!! Perfection in one sentence!!!!!!!! Comment of the YEAR!!

Hambone said...

Tami said...
Probably won't see the episode where Joel is on laying on the laundry room floor sick or poop up Hannah's back. All the ugliness between Kate/Jon won't be shown. Just loving, warm memories. Aaaah.
*******

Loving, warm memories??? Eeeeek! How will they ever stretch that into 23 minutes? This will be one short episode!

Don't blink, ya'll.

Tami said...

*Come on, we know Cara can't play regular soccer at her school. It would force KON to have to rub shoulders with the rif-raf. My kids are/were in soccer and you have to communicate with the coaches, see and sit near other parents IF you go to their games..

*I'll bet production had to edit out tons of footage of neighbors with signs saying 'good riddance' and people in the streets cheering when they came back for their goodbye episode.

*I have gone to the Please Touch museum when we used to live close to PA in NJ. I am sooo glad we didn't run into Kate..or rather, she should be glad we didn't run into her. I'd tell her off. I always wonder why no one in public seems to acknowledge them or even give them dirty looks, but maybe all the people in scenes where they were not able to overtake and close down the whole business just for themselves are hired extras and know to keep quiet.

Moons in Leo said...

As I recall one of the poop episodes, it was Alexis who had the poop up her back.

For those who think there was once a kinder, gentler, Kate, I disagree. I think she and the Gutless Wonder have always been two peas in a pod. Greedy with a false sense of entitlement. Being so-called "celebrities" has just increased what was there in the first place.

blueyedangel1207 said...

Has their old house been sold yet? I only read here and there and I figured if it does sell y'all would let us know. Just curious.

Hambone said...

Moons in Leo said...
As I recall one of the poop episodes, it was Alexis who had the poop up her back.

-------

Hannah did, too. Hence the "Hannah pooped in Hannah's unnawears" classic line by Leah. Hannah had it on the wall and on her hands.....ick.

She will be so proud one day to know that has been shown over and over to millions of people for entertainment value, and so her parents could go to Hawaii.

PhillyHockeyMom said...

I disagree about Cara being on a soccer team Jon played soccer and I believe his brother is a soccer coach. Pa has a lot of youth soccer leagues at many different levels.

Cara seems to love sports and being outdoors. I bet she does very well. I could see Jon cheering her on at most of the games. I bet they put all the tups on a micro-mini 4-5 year old team and film that!

jill said...

I would love, just once, to watch it through the sheeple's eyes. Or maybe watch it like someone who does not go online...to not have read the good and the bad. What would it be like? Would I have rose colored glasses on? Would I like them? Would I wonder what happened to Aunt Jodi and Beth? What would it be like? Hmmm?

caiteefacee said...

How about Kon going to the old house to spend 4 hours cleaning the old organic fridge for the new owners. Oh that's right TLC had a cleaning company do all that for Kon so she wouldn't have to lift a fingernail.

Steph said...

Somewhereinoh said:"Does a life exist for the Gosselin family, specifically the children, that does not involve their presence being filmed at an amusement park, theme oriented activity ....., or 'living it up' in a luxery hotel/resort or promoting the 'family business' via magazine shoots and talk show appearances??"
**********************************
Unfortunately, I have a feeling that not much other than TLC and sponsor paid trips and outings does exist for the Gosselin family. J&K are traveling and working to exploit the family and other than the show they have no family life - after all 'the show is our life and our life is the show'. They don't take vacations unless it's in the script. They don't visit long distance family because there is none. They can't film a 'normal' family day at home cause it's so lacking in interest and activity (we've seen snips of their days 'a walk in the woods' and buying the puppies, taking them to the vet -- boring!).

This family simply does not do activities on their own that viewers are interested in and IMO that's why the show has become a scripted travelogue of amusement parks and resorts. We'll never see them pay for their own trip to a needy part of the world and 'donate' their time and resourses to help others. We'll never see them visit distant relatives because they have none who want to be involved in their lives. We won't see them take a camping trip that they themselves manage. We won't see a natural, unscripted family celebration without the involvement of a sponsor - somehow. They just don't have it in them - they lack imagination, drive, stimulation & of course it requires lots of planning which freaks out Kate and messes with her schedules and lists.

Whether the beast that is their show and their lives was created intentionally or it has simply evolved into what we see demonstrated weekly; the family just isn't interesting when left to their own devices, and their daily lives are boring and isolated. There enters the frequent and extensive paid visits and vacations to amusement parks, resorts, staged events -- not because it's something the family would have done on their own and the camera's are simply following them around - but because TLC needed subject matter for an episode and who in the family would turn down a free trip?! Not the Gosselin family!

Its A Good Thing said...

The only victims are the Gosselin children. Yes I agree that J&K may not have realized initially how far it would go but they could have said NO anytime.

Ms.Peach said...

The latest pictures on the realtor's site show the piano in the living room. Should be interesting to see if it's still there. The only reason for the show, I feel, is to show clips and to promote the house sale. The neighbors probably saw them drive up and went "Oh, no. They're baaaaaaack." Wonder if TLC bought the house and the company is the actual seller.

Its A Good Thing said...

Wow, compare the two listings. Its obvious that they had a cleaning crew come in for the new pictures.

http://www.brwnstone.com/sites/designs/site2/index2.asp?id=128&page=details&listingid=144644

http://www.brwnstone.com/properties/details.asp?ListingID=10174495

3ts said...

The Gosselins once again do an infomercial, this time to sell their old house.

People that don't have the internet know something is amiss with Jon and Kate. People are talking and when they do talk to someone with the net, it is a lively conversation.

pinkdiamond611 said...

They can't show them living in their new house because even the sheeple will realize that it is truly a "mansion"; That the parents are rarely together; that no friends or family ever visit; that the kids have no school friends; that there is a live-in nanny to take care of the kids; that Yawn does not go to any outside job; the kids are almost five and wear bibs and sit in highchairs.

Old North State said...

Heidi said...
Ummm..I think I will watch Intervention, even if it is a repeat. Watching drug addicts will be much more enlightening then ever watching this episode.

I have been off the Gosselin needle for a month! It was hard at first but now it is quite easy to completely ignore it.

****************************************
Amen, Sister! I'll be watching "Intervention" instead seeing Kate teetering around in her high heels and trying to sit down in her tight pants. However, I will be on GWOP first thing for the recap!

livinlavida said...

In the fifth picture on the first link with new photos of the house...it shows the kitchen and you can see the door going to the garage...what are the two other doors there?

Rebecca said...

I betting it's flashbacks. I'm curious if the kids are sentimental about seeing their home again, and for the final time.

lifeoriley said...

I won't be watching (again) but I look forward to the reacap, comments, and I admit, snark.
It sounds like yet another boring espisode, anyway, even for diehard fans. As others have mentioned, what are they gonna show? Empty rooms interspersed with clips from previous episodes? Kate's crocodile "tears" about memories?
I'll never forget the strange, imo, tears she had when seeing a picture of their old Wyomissing home. I don't know, I just don't get it, maybe it's me.

Also, Kate has done 2 book signings in my area--I was tempted to go and protest (peacefully--"Stop Child Exploitation" signs for example)--but I really didn't want to waste my time. Why? Because, unless it is directly in front of Kate, she won't even see it. And, unless it is reported by the news media, no one else will know about it. The Gosselins and their PR people certainly wouldn't mention it. If they never mention it, it did not happen. Anyway, I'd be afraid of the mob of crazy sheeple waiting to attack me if I dared to criticize Czarina Kate in public.

4girlsoneboy said...

"These were not generic diapers either, they were Pampers. Anyway, it ended up all over his clothes, the changing table, up to his arms, all over his front and back."

Tami,

I have a great ide.........why not contact Proctor & Gamble's No. 1
spokesperson, Kate Gosselin, and let her know what happened to their product when your son had an explosion. I know Kate will love hearing from you since she has an obsession with POOP. Maybe she will be able to get you a years' supply as she is the champion moocher out there.

Old North State said...

BostonBean said...
They will go door-to-door and thank all of the former neighbors for putting up with the vehicles, cameras and commotion.
They will canvass the old house (which she always claimed was temporary anyhow) and she will extoll the virtues of the bedrooms, where she first brought Hannah, oops I mean the tups, home.
She will show her small kitchen and reminisce about how occasionally Jon would cook there and mess uup her space.
Then they will look at the cupboards and mention the kids' artwork that used to hang there. Then, in the dining area, she will sob because they are too big for bibs and sippy cups now.
She will caress the driveway with her hand, remembering where her white throne, I mean chair used to be planted while she shouted at Jon and the various nannies watched the kids on the hard driveway.
It will be so memorable for me.

*******************************************

BostonBean, I laughed so hard at what you wrote, I had to run to my porcelain throne! Too, too funny! Brilliant!

ICExploitation said...

For anyone that has read the book, Kate tries to explain why she hated the remodel on her first house. This would be the one she described as "horrendously horrendous". Anyway, for someone who said that she hated it because of the garish colors, what does she call the color of the twin's room? That is definitely not pastel - more like Pepto Bismol Pink.

I don't like to harp on Kate's hair or other superficial details, but I would just like to say, there are SO MANY things that Kate or Jon have SAID that have been contradicted by themselves either in other statements or by their actions. IMO people nit pick the things they say or do or their appearances because of this.

How many times in your own life have you paid closer attention to someone because he/she has been exposed in a lie or have been inconsistent in their statements/actions?

tennismom said...

Just noticed in the link showing the new pictures of the old house, that the laundry room has a door to the outside! I am shocked that a mom would put a child that young unsupervised in a room with a door to the outside like that. When my kids were that young I wouldn't even let them sleep on a different floor, especially if it had a door to the outside, it seems so unsafe.
Last night my 11 year old was sick, HE wanted to sleep on the bathroom floor, but instead I put him back in bed and stayed by his side to make sure he didn't get stuff all over. He said to me..."mom, thanks for being so kind to me" I wonder if KON will ever hear that uttered from her childs lips. To put a quick load of laundry or cleaning up a mess above the comfort and safety of your child is very sad. There is always a choice on what to put first, people or things, and unfortunately KON always chooses things.

June C said...

I agree with everyone that TLC is running out of ideas. This episode will be a lesson in maudlin editing to make not so nice people (just Jon and Kate) and their selfish actions look good.
Sure to bring a tear to the sheeples eyes.

LisaH said...

I predict the episode will be sort of like the wedding episode when Kate was talking about how meaningless her first wedding to Jon was because they couldn't have it in Hawaii. I can see Kate sitting on the couch (crouched up in a ball so she won't touch that icky Jon) talking about how the old house was so meaningless because they just didn't have the space that she wanted. She'll talk about how the kitchen in the new house is better, how the kids have all that room to run around instead of being stuck in a dumpy old driveway etc...

Personally, Kate does not deserve a million dollar house, or the nice clothing she wears etc... because she does not appear grateful for any of it. She should be grateful to have 8 healthy children but she's not. She could care less I'm afraid. She is the Queen Bee now, and nothing will get in the way of Kate doing what she wants and getting what she wants.

Narcissism Please said...

LisaH said....
"... She is the Queen Bee now.."


ooooh, no no. she's been the Queen Bee for quite sometime.
flashback to the infamous 'white throne on the driveway' episode where Mady states the case, quite clearly, that:
"all mommy did was sit in her chair and yell at daddy. she's the queen bee"

i think that's where my milk started to sour.
and even that was too little, too late.

Not A Realtor said...

..."will they find that absence makes the heart grow fonder?"

Probably not.

But an absence of Post-It-Notes on the bathroom mirror might make the house more attractive to a potential buyer.

Ravello said...

I'm guessing the old house is not sold and this is free advertising. The house has probably been professionally cleaned up in contrast to those nasty pictures we saw when the house first went on the market. Maybe it has been staged as well.
I have avoided watching all but 1 or 2 shows the last few months. I still read GSWOP, really enjoy the entertaining recaps. The rehashing on GWOP is better than the show.

They have no new ideas, the child nudity backlash has been severe so they cannot do Jon bathing the kids again. They are afraid of Mady so we seldom see the twins. The tups are darling children but the toddler/preschool cuteness is waning as they approach age 5.

SLAHSarah said...

I will say that since they G's have moved into their new house, we have not seen any episodes that involve the kids bedrooms...aside from the initial tour of the unfurnished house.
Perhaps they are giving their kids a camera free zone....

Denise said...

I sometimes watch both J&K, as well as the Duggars and really in many ways both shows are beginning to resemble one another. The Duggars go mining, the Duggars visit SF, the Duggars go to NY, the Duggars go to El Salvador, ma Duggar has another baby (yawn), lets watch Michelle have ANOTHER sonogram, the Duggars go to a museum, a safari park, participate in a Christmas parade yada yada, yada. John and Kate can't agree on decorating, John and Kate argue (yawn), John and Kate go to an amusement park, museum, the beach, lets watch a bunch of kids paint a wall, Kate hasn't had kid in 4 years so lets get puppies yada, yada, yada. The reality for both of these shows is that they are becoming dull. In two years, if the Duggars don't have another child or marry off another child, then what? Does anyone really want to see two more years of John and Kate snipping at each other? The producers really need to spice things up some more. Maybe Nanny 911 can drop in on Kate. Maybe Kate and Michelle could be in Wife Swap. Something outside of the mundane trips, and same old stories that both families have to tell.

Mama Kate said...

I have this image of Forrest Gump in my head, when he pays that guy to bulldoze Jenny's old house. Maybe I should buy the house on Andrew Avenue, bulldoze it, and make it into a park where kids can play freely with glitter and gum.

That is quite possibly the funniest thing I have read in a long time. Thanks for the laugh, Corinne!

I agree that this episode sounds about as banal as they come. Granted, all the episodes lately have been painfully boring. I hadn't even watched for about a month and finally caved in and watched some of the recent episodes. I think I will have to watch tonight just to see how absolutely banal it is.

I can just hear Kate crowing "A house isn't a home unless you MAKE MEMORIES in it! Oh lordy be, how I will miss these memories! But I ADORE my new ginormous house - my kids deserve it! Now I can shoo them away and not find them for hours!"

I think if Kate could return her kids along with those puppies, she would. She's milked the little moneymakers for all they're worth.

Tangerine Tanya said...

Duggerfan...... Your comment about the lemonade and the gum ball cracked me up.

I love my son.....To funny about Kate's true colors (orange)....

Let's not forget that Kate
LOVES the color GREEN also.

Laura said...

Has anyone ever seen the TLC show "Moving Up", some of the participants can be really mean when viewing all the changes in their old homes. Can you imagine if they had an episode w/ the KON? She'd be brutal!

Anonymomma said...

Tami said...
*Come on, we know Cara can't play regular soccer at her school. It would force KON to have to rub shoulders with the rif-raf. My kids are/were in soccer and you have to communicate with the coaches, see and sit near other parents IF you go to their games..

*I'll bet production had to edit out tons of footage of neighbors with signs saying 'good riddance' and people in the streets cheering when they came back for their goodbye episode.

*I have gone to the Please Touch museum when we used to live close to PA in NJ. I am sooo glad we didn't run into Kate..or rather, she should be glad we didn't run into her. I'd tell her off. I always wonder why no one in public seems to acknowledge them or even give them dirty looks, but maybe all the people in scenes where they were not able to overtake and close down the whole business just for themselves are hired extras and know to keep quiet.
-------------------------------

I suspect that the reason why Kate is so ignorant to sheeple in public is because of this. The poster who linked the story from Amazon, who said they saw her in Pet Smart with the twins and she was rude? I'm thinking she's standofish because people may have already approached her negatively in public. There was also an incident in an episode where they were in the airport and she wanted Jon to lead, I think it was so he'd get the brunt of any rotten tomatoes hurled their way.

Just like the booking at the Globetrotters game. And yet, there sit the kids, right next to them, subjected to that sort of thing because production already preordained it.

I think Cara would be pretty good at soccer, she seems sporty (skiing, ice skating, etc.). I think it wouldn't hurt for Mady to at least try some activities out either. My daughter was a shy violet and then we signed up for cheer. She absolutely loved it, and the parents had fun too. It was basicaly cheerleading 101 for the teeny girls but there hasn't been a parent or team mate we don't still keep in touch with. Kids need that. And personally if I had a set of sextuplets who were approaching their fifth birthday, I would definately put them on activities just to burn off all the extra energy!

HURRY! said...

Funny quote from article by Celia Rivenbark re Octomom:

The only ray of joy that I can get out of this whole thing is picturing Kate Gosselin going ballistic at the notion that another mother of multiples is actually getting more attention than her these days. I picture Kate storming into the TLC offices and reminding them that she and Jon are married and upstanding churchgoing, museum-taking, park playing-in parents. ("I mean, excuse my language but Criminy! And she does NOT look like Angelina Jolie!")

Anonymomma said...

Tonight's episode was misspelled. It should read "Buy Old House".

mahanjangameg said...

yeaisaidthat said...

Perhaps while revisting the 'old house' J & K will find the remains of their children's lost souls that were conveniently 'stored away' in a box labeled 'non essential distractionary items'.


I agree - COMMENT OF THE YEAR! You even got me to come out of lurking with your brilliance.

Narcissism Please said...

Anonymomma said...
Tonight's episode was misspelled. It should read "Buy Old House".

---------------------


that was the best.

MKH's Mommy said...

Kate and Michelle Duggar in a Wife Swap episode??!! Now THAT's something I'd tune in for. What an episode that would be!

Monica A said...

(yawn) obviously TLC is running out of ideas....I'll be watching the weather channel......

jonandkatewho? said...

I am expecting what the rest of you are. Endless loop of repeated scenes which we have all seen thousands of times already.

They did another episode like that in the not too distant past, can't remember which one it was but was basically nothing but repeating old footage.

They are running out of ideas, and fast. I am not even interested in seeing the one on March 16 where they actually take the kids to some museum. It will be just like the old episodes of how they handle the logisitics of the trip to wherever and the stress of all those kids.

These kids aren't that cute anymore, sorry to say. But their lives are precious and I hate that they are being exploited. I just wonder how damned boring does the show have to get to be cancelled.

BadPenny said...

Yup. Buy old house should be the title. Looking at the MLS for that area their old house is way overpriced so they aren't going to have to say bye for a long time unless they get real and mark it down to sell. Hell most of the homes I looked at were as big or bigger with nicer updates and still 50 to 70 thousand less then they want for their cluttered old place. I'm still seeing the coffee cup and sticky notes on that linked site. Maybe they plan to do a cross over with one of those design to sell or such shows. The Gosselin name isn't going to make any but the craziest fan fork over an additional 50 thou for that place.

Sarah said...

That house has such a stigma attached to it maybe it should be a 'tear down'. How appropriate, huh?
___________________________________

I say all of us pitch in, buy the old house, and just leave a sign in the front yard saying "This is where 8 beautiful children were exploited"

Then eventually give the house to someone the *really* deserves it!

organizedblogroll said...

FOR SALE; OVERPRICED Elizabethtown house we will see on TLC for the next FIFTY years.

OVERUSED WASHER & DRYER SETS that were run from sunset to sundown, everu WEDNESDAY, in anticipation of poor woman who folded clothing ALL DAY THURSDAY, every week, an OVERUSED DISHWASHER that was run 2/3 times a day for years, but hey, you do get a new stove they were forced to replace before they moved!

Michelle said...

So...I was thinking the other day....TLC! I do believe that stands for The Learning Channel. I just don't get what we are supposed to be learning. I understand POOP, and cute and puppies but seriously...Kate is teaching me anything but GREED! They made a game show out of that! UGH...that woman is a nutcase.

CK said...

Bet 'cha they show special clips from each part of the house. Like, Leah standing in the bedroom doorway saying, "Hannah pooped, in Hannah's unnawears".
----

They already kind of did this, in the packing-up episode. (It was on this morning, so I watched a few minutes before I woke up enough to come to my senses.) Jon was in the bedroom, and they showed the "Hannah pooped" clip.

REAAALLLYYY??? said...

I say we all ban TLC for lent. The entire channel. Especially KON. Even if you don't celebrate lent, ban em anyway till Easter. I think everyone should purposefully tune into CNN or something, one designated and agreed upon channel, and up their ratings for the evening instead.

Yes, ITA. That's the best sacrifice I've heard all season. ROFLMAO

Tangerine Tanya said...

yeahisaidthat......Great post...Very true yet sad.

Anonymomma....Bye/buy.....good one

KareninAZ said...

To the poster that asked about the Oregon or Washington state Quints, are you meaning the Andersons? (They adopted 2 boys first, Eric JR and Paul and one was deaf?) It's by Karen Anderson and is called Full House: The Story of the Anderson Quintuplets.

Tangerine Tanya said...

Another poster said that in the "New Puppies" episode that they saw all the tups stiil sitting in their high chairs with the exception of Hannah. Let's see if they show a clip of the tups sitting at the table and see if indeed Hannah is the only one with her own special chair. It wouldn't surprise me because after all she does have her own bedroom. Maybe a special chair because she has migrains?

lisak said...

I see a sympathy card being played on tonight's episode. They love to make the fans think they are somehow hurt by everything that happens, such as 'the move'. They will turn it around for people to say "ahhh did you see them, they were so sad" It will all be an act.

Its A Good Thing said...

The wife swap would be cool, but Michelle Duggar is so kind she would have nothing negative to say to/about Jon and the Gosselin clan. But good heavens!, Kate at the Duggars? lol that would break by 3 (soon to be 4) weeks of not watching.

Dentalhy said...

One thing both my husband and I noticed...too bad they had to hire a lot of help when they moved. Gone are the friends and relatives that USED to be on the show. I guess they have truly alienated themselves.

MomOf said...

duggarfan said...
Anonymous RealMom said...
Really, what else could they do in an empty house for 1/2 hour? Go visit all the old neighbors and say goodbye-----------------------------

That won't work...the neighbors hated them. Maybe they can spend 30 minutes watching Kate remove the big Keep Out sign at the end of the driveway or the stickies from the bathroom mirror. Or, even the rope (yes, that is a fact) that they would put up whenever they left for trips so no one would go on the driveway. After that, they can cool off with a nice glass of lemonade made by Aunt Jodi. Maybe she'll put a gum ball at the bottom of Kate's glass and we'll watch her choke on it...

Duggarfan, I just wanted to chime in and confirm your statement about the rope across the driveway.

Jami said...

What was the previous about that said "Table for 12" as their season finale??

Its A Good Thing said...

Ughh yuck, I saw a commercial during LPBW and she is actually blaming her nuttiness on her house!?! Sooooo glad I am not watching, I am eagerly anticipating the recap because I KNOW that will be MUCH more enjoyable. Kate is far too entitled, greedy, and rude!

Steph said...

can she be any more orange??

Bug said...

Is it possible that Kate looks even more Sunkist? *LOL*

What's up with the sweats, running shoes, etc?

Jon also looks fresh from Utah, he has tan lines from his ski goggles.

Miss Claustrophobia...ugh...she so dramatic.

sugarbabe said...

i see kate's starbucks cup that was on the island in the original listing pictures!

katy said...

WHAT A BITCH.

Bug said...

Light switches are obnoxious?!?! What Kate?

And I saw that the season finale is the 23rd???

Laura said...

Guess what Kate, the lights can come down FOREVER, right now if you so choose to.

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

This is the first episode I've watched in a few weeks, is something wrong with my TV or is Kate a horrifying shade of burnt orange?!

jill said...

We have 6 people in a 1250 sq. ft. house. Kate, how did you do it? I now know why I no longer watch. TLC....SHAME on YOU! People are losing their jobs and homes and you show us this crap.

Hey, Kate!

There's something to be said about watching your children grow-up in front of your eyes!

Narcissism Please said...

oh boy .. for those of you off the needle, just rest assured that the fodder is running on HIGH, this week,

let's just say .. most predictions were absolutely accurate, aside the flashbacks [so far.]

jill said...

Season Finale...NOT Series Finale...They'll be back! SNARK!!!

Carmella said...

Gee, maybe their neighbors will all stop in and say goodbye (LOL), and what in God's name is wrong with Jon tonite? He's sitting next to Kate looking like an Old battered man (oh wait...he is!!!)

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

OMG Kate, YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE THE LIGHTS, YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS SHOW. Ugh.

Biddle said...

Oh she waited for the lights to come down,couldn't wait for the day to come.Kate should be filmed with the lights off...and sound muted...what a larf!

mom_of_2 said...

When Kate grabbed those eight boxes and said "These are the kids memory boxes"... I had to laugh cause I thought...those are their lost souls! LOL

mayday said...

10 minutes into the show
someone here was right it is one big show to sell the house

AuntSue said...

I just saw a commercial saying March 23 is the Jon and Kate season finale. It's about time.

Steph said...

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....

Elizabeth said...

Did I imagine this, or is Kate wearing a different outfit to clean the basement than she was wearing upstairs while complaining about the lights and the space?

james said...

quote madddy when kate is blowing up balloons " mommy doesnt have any air in her mouth"


maybe because its all in her head!

queenie said...

She didn't bring anything for the kids to do at the empty new house while she cleaned the fridge for "4 hours."

She didn't bring anything for the kids to do at the empty old house while they finished getting rid of stuff.

She is supposed to be some paragon of organization and mothering to lots of little kids? And she couldn't figure out to BRING stuff to keep them busy if she didn't want to be bothered? Instead of yelling at them to get out of here? Did I really hear that?

Narcissism Please said...

mom_of_2 said...
"When Kate grabbed those eight boxes and said "These are the kids memory boxes"... I had to laugh cause I thought...those are their lost souls! LOL"
_______________________

EXACTLY what i thought!
i was creeped out for half a second on how flipping accurate it all tirelessly becomes.

Erica said...

Poor Jon, really misses his dad and Keight just doesn't get it. To her, people are expendable and so are reminders of them. Glad he's making his feelings known about these things.

emma said...

I have to admit that when I first went on this website, I was a bit skeptical. I thought, "why the heck would so many people care about how other people raise their kids? If you don't like the show, then stop watching it." Then I read almost every blog entry on this website and it all made sense to me. I have not come across one blog entry that didn't make a factual observation. The people on this website are not jealous of KON or their lifestyle. We are all just pointing out the painfully obvious: that these poor children are being exploited day in and day out.

I'm sure KON surfs the net. I'm sure they've come across this website and have read most of the blogs. How on earth can they stand to look at themselves? If my parenting skills were being questioned by millions of people, I would take a hard-look at myself and re-evaluate my decisions, behavior and choices. How do these two sleep at night? The twins are at an age where they are on the internet. Don't they come across this stuff? The one thing I love about this website is that there is absolutely no name-calling when it comes to the kids. However, other websites aren't like that. There is even a "I hate Mady Gosselin" page on facebook. How terribly sad. Does that not bother KON?

To stay on point with this particular thread, I think tonight's episode will be a flashback of poop memories: Hannah pooping, Joel peeing, Collin sitting on the potty, etc. TLC knows that it's damage control time. They need to start showing this "wreakazoid" in a better light so they're scrambling for ideas. When is it going to end?

Blaker said...

So much for the brown bag campaign...pack don't buy. I hope that was organic pizza with organic sausage.

RealMom said...

Please - why take 8 kids and 2 dogs to clean a house? Couldn't they leave the dogs home (to make it a little easier) and get someone to babysit the kids or wait until they were in school? This is such total bs. Kate is not that good an actress to pretend she is there to waste any of her precious time in the old house. And who is this new smiling, laughing Kate who now plays to the cameras? Looks like Kate is auditioning for her own show. I also think this is what happens when you produce your own show because there has been a noticeable change in direction away from the kids and onto Kate.

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

Bills?!?!?! Give me a break. She is a horrible actress. I can't wait until this show is over. What a miserable woman.

JoseM said...

Did Jon say, "holy crap" or "holy cow" when picking up the puppy and putting it into the van? Haha, it was shocking to hear him say it, if it was the first one, since that language isn't really shot around on this show, lol

mayday said...

The memories at the end was sweet.

Wendy Bird said...

Why do they throw everything away instead of donating it to the Goodwill or another charity that could sell it? Bags of T-shirts are not trash, most of what they were throwing away was still usable. What a waste.

Oh, and Kate was "exhausted-ish."

flatmouse said...

That was just the most boring show.

Can't the kids just do anything without fighting, screaming, or arguing. Non stop noise, and not good noise.

Katie said...

Did anyone else notice that huge rock on Kate's finger?? Guess they upgraded her wedding ring..

caiteefacee said...

How interesting to realize that they did not need to sell the old house to use the proceeds to purchase their new million dollar house. Most people have to sell one to buy another. Especially those who don't work and have 8 kiddies. "Closure will come when I have no more bills from that house. Annoying, very annoying." Annoying indeed to have bills, Kate, especially when you don't work to pay those bills, huh? How do you pay them all? WHO did you sell your soul to in order to have those bills paid??

sueshe said...

I don't get the junk in the house after the move. It is supposed to be done when the movers are there. When we had to move from Chicago to Canada, I cleaned right behind the movers, as they took everything with them. When they were done, we were done...
And to take down an old swing set...I don't think it will fit the mansion. Come on Kate, take a coupon and buy a new set for the kids...
The house was too small....you certainly didn't think that 2 1/2 years ago, you should just be thankful you have a roof over your head, and food on your table.
And why would you take the kids to the house to do the cleaning?...Oh yea, that is the only way TLC could do the shoot.

Biddle said...

"I'll have closure when I don't have any more bills from that house" come on she couldn't even look at the camera and say that.The only bills she has is the ones for her soul.While I don't think she could ever purposely teach her kids a lesson,hopefully they see her and see what NOT to become.It almost seems like she spites the kids now the way she interacts with them.Be careful you henious woman Kate,they are the reason you have what you have.

jiminy said...

RealMom said:
And who is this new smiling, laughing Kate who now plays to the cameras? Looks like Kate is auditioning for her own show. I also think this is what happens when you produce your own show because there has been a noticeable change in direction away from the kids and onto Kate.
___________________________

I know! I can't recall exactly when it was or what part of the couch interview, but I swear Kate said something and then flashed this totally practiced in the mirror posed smile, like a pageant princess.

I didn't like the bored, looks like she's on drugs Kate during some the couch interviews, but this one is even more annoying.

JackfromNY said...

That was the most boring episode ever. 30 minutes of Kate cleaning the old house.

Boring.

WASTE of time. If you didn't watch it, you didn't miss anything.

Its A Good Thing said...

So glad I didn't watch, from the comments here this was one boring pieced together show with all the cameras on Kate.

mandsue said...

Kate was nicer...she must be pmsing.

KassaMarie said...

I also think this is what happens when you produce your own show because there has been a noticeable change in direction away from the kids and onto Kate.
________________

Isn't that what we want? If the show focuses on Kate, the kids face less exploitation.

CP Mom said...

Kate...she is so stupid. I am listening to the second episode (as I am doing lesson plans on the computer for my real job) Kate says that the doctor is asking the kids what they eat to see if they are picky eaters. Kate, you are so stupid...the doctor is trying to make conversation with your kid to quickly evaluate his/her speech. Any parent would know that.

MOMOF6 said...

OMG Jon broke my heart when he said he has a hard time getting rid of the things his father gave him, he looked so sad. SHUT HER UP FOR A SECOND TOO!!!

Ms.Peach said...

I had to watch. I am confused about the timeline. This had to be filmed shortly after moving into the big house. Who would leave all that "stuff" (Kate's favorite word this episode)in a house for sale for 3 months (She said they hadn't been back for 3 months). The house has been on the market for several months. She didn't do anything but walk around and complain. And yes, she had on 2 different outfits for the one day back at the house. Very strange episode. It looks like they may have used some footage from the moving day episode because there were moving boxes, then nothing. And there was the white box truck in the driveway just like before.

OhioMom53 said...

Oh my gosh I am ready to confess my sins of watching this useless episode. Of course TLC had puppy placement in the babygate w/no interaction w/anyone. Oh sure Jon carried them to the car but I didn't see any kennels in the van so were who took them back to the Gosselin estate ... trainers??? Of course. Kate just let the kids run free while she "cleaned up the stuff" and when they dared to invade her territory she dismissed them like any queen would. Having watched the touching Roloff episode where Amy's parent were so dog gone cute treating her like the child they think she is was priceless. Seeing them interact with others was a sheer joy to see. I live in Ohio and I love the Upper Pennisula of Michigan. Amy tearing up w/missing her home state was comforting. I thought that TLC was attempting to focus on the kids, but alas, Kate took over the show with whining about how much stuff she had to go through in the claustrophopic house. If she tugged on her earring one more time I would have loved to rip it right off of her ear. Again, the body language on the couch was apparent, even though Jon had his leg crossed to resemble closeness w/Kate... they were as far from each other as one can be on a loveseat. Wasn't it nice to see her "try" to include him in the conversation.. Regarding Jon having attachment to things his Dad gave him I can really relate to... My Dad died when I was 12 and my mother remarried when I was 24. She took all the "stuff" from my childhood w/her when she married. She died shortly after marrying and my stepfather remarried. My family saw him once a year but when he died I was not notified and I lost all the "stuff" from my childhood. Where are my Dad's blond curls from his first haircut? Where are my Mom's salt & pepper collection? These things are lost for me forever. I certainly can relate to Jon w/wanting to keep his fathers memory alive unlike Kate. Next week it is about the puppy's visit to the vet, will we see that J&K got rid of the puppies after the high cost of surgery having the object removed that the dog ate? This show needs to go and need to go away now.

KaitiebugandBrayBray'smommy said...

Okay hold onto your hats I am actually defending them for a second here in Alabama it illegal to sell a house with an structure like the playset so they may have had to take it down and used the Jon's dad story because they are who they are to make them look nicer oh wait guess I didn't defend them after all

Jaci said...

I can't believe those camera lights were EVERYWHERE through out that house. I guess it never really dawned on me until Kate told the workers that the lights had to come down--and they were in every room except the laundry room and her bedroom.

Every. Room. Incredible.

I also love how the donated piano (from the twins music lesson episode) was left in the empty house for months with all the other "junk".

And how many bills can you have from free stuff? I'm confused.

JackfromNY said...

Ms.Peach said...

I had to watch. I am confused about the timeline. This had to be filmed shortly after moving into the big house. Who would leave all that "stuff" (Kate's favorite word this episode)in a house for sale for 3 months (She said they hadn't been back for 3 months). The house has been on the market for several months.

-----------------

They moved in October of last year (08), pretty sure Jon said in this episode that January was the perfect time to work outside.

The old house has only been on the market since about late January/Early Feb, so it all makes sense.

They obviously kept the old house for several months before getting everything out of it and selling it.

Exhausted said...

I don't know what parent could look at Cara and not be heartbroken. Do we ever see her smile anymore? They have broken these poor kids.

Tigerfan said...

I also think this is what happens when you produce your own show because there has been a noticeable change in direction away from the kids and onto Kate.
________________

Isn't that what we want? If the show focuses on Kate, the kids face less exploitation.


Less face time for the Gosselin children doesnt equal less exploitation. The show in and of itself EQUALS exploitation! The cameras are always filming, the 'face time' of the children has been intentionally editted out. Remember, J & K now claim to be the producers of the show but the 'reality' is, without the + 8 there is NO show!!

momof3kidsand3dogs said...

Wow. There is just not much to say about this episode. It was just plain boring and really sad. Kate just seemed heartless when Jon was talking about his father. Contrast this episode with the two of LPBW before it. Amy spending time with her parents and children reliving childhood memories was so heartwarming. The whole family at the LPA convention was so fun to watch. The Roloff's have so many friends and family and seem to really cherish each and every one of them. Amy and Matt are so kind with people and are working for a greater cause then themselves. Sorry, watching the two shows back to back I just coudn't help but compare them. This is just another reason why I found Kate and Jon so sad tonight. It is just the ten of them every week. No friends and no family. The Gosselin children may have all the material things they both need (and don't need), but their selfish parents have truly deprived them of what is most important in life.

just me said...

LOL @ James.....Air Head (Kate)

melodee said...

Wow, this was worse than I could have thought. This episode was ALL about Kate. The kids got a total of about 30 seconds worth of air time. I guess J&K figure it isn’t child exploitation if their kids hardly appear in an episode. This episode I paid close attention to kate, she seemed quite comfortable yelling at the kids to leave her alone, while she isolated herself down in the basement, leaving the camera-man to babysit her kids for her. I really hadn’t noticed this before, but for those of you who haven’t been watching lately, let it be confirmed that kate is definitely way skinnier, with perfect veneers, and an overly orange tan. When they showed flashbacks, it was amazing how obvious the difference is, just in the way kate looks. There were NO happy memories to speak of, it was all about watching kate go through the stuff they left at the old house, “just stuff” which included her wedding picture, and the kids’ memory boxes. Yeah, kate, just stuff. She did actually do some work though, but not without bitching and moaning the whole way through it.

RealMom said...

My point about taking attention from the children was meant to show that they are now moving towards Kate (my opinion). I feel it is a deliberate attempt in order to showcase her for some kind of future gig (sainthood, her own talk show?) I don't think it was done to decrease the exploitation of the children. They have not grown a conscience, but you are correct about anything to keep the kids off tv is always a plus.

Jaci said...

One more comment before I go...Kate killed all sentiment for the kids saying goodbye to the house, didn't she?

Kate: Say goodbye house.

Kids: Are we coming back?

Kate: NO! *annoyed foot stamp* Say goodbye and let's go!

Good thing TLC put together a little montage of fuzzy house memories, 'cause Kate certainly wasn't going there.

MichelleS said...

I was looking to see if the new epi was on youtube yet but came across The Soups clip of the week..let me tell you, i about fell of my chair from laughter at Joel Mchale,he is great!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IATr2I2VgSY

------
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IATr2I2VgSY

KaitiebugandBrayBray'smommy said...

I loved when they Aaden, Joel, and Leah fought over burping the teddy bear it was very cute. Isn't that why Jon& Kate said that's why they were glad they had twins so they didn't fight over just one?

Sixxlet said...

"Another thing that bugs me. I wish someone would tell her the word is OUR house not ARE house. She really is a stupid moron. "
-----------------------

Storm, I grew up in the St. Louis/Metro East area, and most of us say ARE when we mean our. It was how we were taught. We know what we are saying and we know how to spell it, but we pronounce those two words the same way. I can still remember our teacher telling us that even though the two words were spelled different, they were pronounced exactly the same. So I'm not going to fault Kate on that one. It's probably just the pronunciation in her area. I've heard worse pronunciations of other words, but it is usually due to where a person grew up and the dialect of that area.

KassaMarie said...

Less face time for the Gosselin children doesnt equal less exploitation. The show in and of itself EQUALS exploitation! The cameras are always filming, the 'face time' of the children has been intentionally editted out. Remember, J & K now claim to be the producers of the show but the 'reality' is, without the + 8 there is NO show!!
________________

And we want there to be "NO show!!", so why are we so upset? If, as you say, the kids are being filmed but the footage is not making it to the TV, it's no different than a home video. The exploitation is Jon and Kate using the children's childhoods to earn a living. If the kids aren't shown on TV as often, they're being used to earn a living far less than when they were the "stars" of the show.

A turn away from focusing on the kids is only a positive step towards not having the kids on the show at all. It wouldn't matter if it eventually became "The Kate Show" or "The Jon and Kate Show" without the kids, because Jon and Kate can consent to putting their lives out there but the kids can't.

Hopefully this trend will continue and the kids will have progressively more privacy.

Andi said...

I've noticed Kate's less than cordial attitude with the kids lately, but it seems this episode was the worst I've seen in terms of how she speaks to them. I never once saw ANY love in that episode (not that there has been much lately anyway, but for some reason this one just struck me as the worst).

Andi said...

""--and they were in every room except the laundry room and her bedroom.""

Didn't think of this before, but that means they installed lighting in the bathrooms?? I know they've shot the kids getting baths and using the potties (and some horrible day these kids will be teenagers and realize this) - but to actually install lighting in there to PLAN to film in there?

And of course they didn't do it in J&K's room. It'd invade their "privacy" - what about the kid's rooms?!?

Nmarvada said...

Kate is orange and annoying. Jon is sort of out of it seeming. But otherwise I thought the kids seemed perfectly happy, the pups seemed perfectly happy. I had nothing real to complain about except that I was bored.

Lynette said...

OhioMom53 said:

Regarding Jon having attachment to things his Dad gave him I can really relate to... My Dad died when I was 12 and my mother remarried when I was 24. She took all the "stuff" from my childhood w/her when she married. She died shortly after marrying and my stepfather remarried. My family saw him once a year but when he died I was not notified and I lost all the "stuff" from my childhood. Where are my Dad's blond curls from his first haircut? Where are my Mom's salt & pepper collection? These things are lost for me forever.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oh, that made me cry!! The same thing happened to my mom. {{hug}}

Mama2Drew said...

Oh Kate, Katie, Kate, can't you for once just say something nice to your kids, instead of barking & scowling at them, "Don't crowd me",GEEEEEEEEEET OUT! Keep in mind Kate they are the reason that you have the big Mc Mansion, the crazy skunk hair and the "orange glow" from tanning and spa visits, luxary vacations. Can't you for once say something nice or be a mom by bestowing a hug on one of the kids? Or just act like you like them? (((Oh thank you little $$/money bag, give mommy a hug))

The kids are starting to talk with the condesending snark that they have learned from Kate. I couldn't imagine speaking to my son like that.

tiki said...

I only saw a snipet of this episode, but Kate was so negative to Jon. This is really sad. Does TLC not tell her to stop? They are losing viewers one at a time.

AnneMarie said...

I'm so glad I missed it. I've got one down with the respiratory flu and a 102' fever. I snuggled with him instead, watched a little WallE, and snacked on jello, and NOT on the laundry room floor either.

FYI said...

And of course they didn't do it in J&K's room. It'd invade their "privacy" - what about the kid's rooms?!?
*****************************
This lighting was installed in the kids rooms. There are a few episodes where you can see it.

Mary in Ohio said...

Michelle S,

That youtube clip was hilarious..."You know Jon, Octomom is available." LMBO!

mikemom said...

OH MY GOODNESS - PIZZA AND NO BIBS!

Mama Ruby said...

Did anyone else notice that Kate spent the whole episode in the old house with her SHOES ON?! I guess now that they are able to discard the old house like a piece of trash, her strict rules no longer apply...for herself, that is.

It's always "do as I say, not as I do", just like in the painting episode a few weeks ago. She yelled at poor Aaden for getting paint on the trim and then she slopped paint all over too.

I was also very surprised to learn that they had left the old house vacant (except for their remaining junk) for three months! Obviously they were in no hurry to get it on the market.

Harriet said...

They couldn't put the old house on the market until the first episode with the new house aired. We were all supposed to have been fooled by them and surprised. Remember Jon's fooled you about the interview setup? They only missed one itty bitty part - that we knew they'd moved and where. I guess their non-internet viewers were possibly surprised, but then they wouldn't have been checking on the old house being for sale either.

Tangerine Tanya said...

Eeee Gads......Kate wants to steal my name.....TANGERINE KATE.

What I took from this show:

1. Oh look at me blow up balloons.
(Oh brother and how boring)

2. With all that tugging on her ear
(earring) she reminds me of
Carol Burnett. To bad she doesnt
sing her closing song."Seems
we've just got started and
before you know it......Comes
the time we have to say......
Sooooooo loooong!

3. "I have to triage this basement"
Oh no your didn't really say
that NURSE RATCHED (sp)

4. Kate sure had a hissy fit(again)
concerning Jon's memorabilia but
it was just fine saving those
pine cones. Did anyone notice
that sad look on Jon's face?
I can guess what he was thinking

5. Their bed was mattress free and
only the frame remained. Kate
must have gotton HER a new bed.
Jon must be banished to the
basement to oversee the dogs.

6. Yeah pizza! But Mady wanted
soup? ( Hummmm)

7. OH PLEEEESE KATE....Give those
girl tups some bangs or put a
head band on them!!!!

GrammyPie said...

I wonder if Mady ever got her soup? Not unless it was take-out I'm sure. Are those kids so tired of pizza, that at least one of them wanted soup? Perhaps they have a lot of pizza when they are not filming.

This episode was boring and sad. Everything to Kate is "stuff", including people, and all of it is disposable.

emma said...

Proud to say that I did not watch this episode. Can't handle anymore of the train wreck. But what I did gather from all of you is that Kate has really overdone it with the tan. Is she now orange? Wow. I'm sure TLC has provided her with a stylist. Couldn't he/she say something to her? Who has a burnt orange tan in the middle of winter? She's a mess. An absolute mess. The way she talks to her husband and kids, shame on her. Hey Queen Bee, your jig is up. Your 15 minutes of "fame" is almost over.

Oh, check out the youtube clip of the Gosselins on Good Morning America from back in January. It is so sad. Cara looks so pitiful. She is clearly distancing herself from her parents. All the other kids are yawning non-stop. These two bafoons are babbling about "how hard their life is with multiples" and "how organized you have to be with so many kids." Yes, their life is so hard. Million dollar home, nannies, free food, free clothes, free trips, free hair transplant, free tummy tuck, and so on and so on. Wow, I don't know how they do it.

chris n NC said...

I agree with the others about tonight's show: boring! Can Kate complain or what?? She is so annoying...as is THE SMUG EARRING PULLING during the interview part! I thought it was just me that noticed the change this season but I see that many have as well. Kate is always nagging at John and ordering the kids around like soldiers. (does anyone wonder why the kids yell and hit each other? I guess if mommy yells it must be ok) I think Jon has always done a great job with the kids when he is alone with them--and he acts like he loves them. I was glad Kate got her tummy tuck and Jon's hair transplant....well good ad for the Doc so go for it. But since that time they , esp. Kate, have become two people who act like they are deserving for all of the things that they have. What happened to the "being blessed" and "so grateful"? I think those days are over so wake up TLC - the warm fuzzy feelings have worn off for the viewers. I am still wondering why we have not seen the new McMansion except for the clips?! I was almost sick when Kate was talking about her 3 new washer/dryers. I guess you have moved on from your cramped crappy house you left. I bet there are many families that would be grateful to live in such a "horrible" cramped atmosphere. It must have been such a terrible experience for Kate to have had to live in a place that was just a "temporary house". I miss the true family moments and hate the Kate inforced regiments...as does my 91 yr old grandmother. Well, TLC you have lost 2 more viewers.

ICExploitation said...

I love how Kate went traipsing through the house with her shoes on. I guess now that it's not "hers" she doesn't give a shit!

Fay said...

Now that the move is over and they are never going back again,do you think we will ever see a full view of the new house,I would like to know when Kon is going to mention they have a Cement Pond[pool]in the backyard,after all, we all know the kids deserve it.

SkunkStripe said...

Kate said "horrendous"! You know she wanted to say "horrendously horrendous" but we all know how badly that bit in her the ass last time!

my9cats said...

MOMOF6 said...
OMG Jon broke my heart when he said he has a hard time getting rid of the things his father gave him, he looked so sad. SHUT HER UP FOR A SECOND TOO!!!

3/02/2009 6:45 PM

Hey Jon...why don't you give your dad's things to your brothers? I am sure they would appreciate it. This way they would not be tossed out.

Diane said...

I'm confused. How on earth did Kate ever have time to put together "memory boxes" for each child? I thought her original justification for doing the show (and writing her book) was because they had no time to "capture the memories" for the kids and this show was the easiest way to do it. Guess that's just one more lie.

Michelle said...

.Kate is teaching me anything but GREED! They made a game show out of that! UGH...that woman is a nutcase.

gusss I can't multitask. I meant to say the only thing she is teaching greed. Sorry!

And then I watched bits of the show...was surprised she left so many things behind. Oh wait...she got new. Must be no one coughed up new mattresses for the master bedroom as the old were gone but the frame remained.

OhioMom53 said...

What a humungous difference between J&K show vs. the Roloffs. I loved the Roloff episode. I live in NW Ohio and love the upper pennisula of michigan. What a beautiful area. Jeremy saying how cool his Grandpa was and how he wished he could spend more time with him. Zach "over the moon" when he bought that civil war cap that came off the display to "Retire" his old one he got 5 years ago. Amy's Dad teasing her. Amy, like me not being able to back up a car. Then J&K. I think they should move Toddlers &Tiara and have the J&K show right after. The kids seemed to have a blast running in their old house. Kate well, Kate was being Kate. I see there are still upcoming episodes I can't wait until this season ends w/them. But I bet the ending episode will coincide w/the big media blitz coming up for Kate's new book. Another round of 8 miserable faces not wanting to go the talk show circuit.

Liz said...

I guess my question is, Why would a parent only allow the negative traits of their children to be shown on television?? Sure, all kids have meltdowns, kids fuss at siblings, kids yell (most not to the degree of these eight). But kids also have some really great things about them, some precious traits that make them who they are. Parents are the people who know such traits.

It makes me beyond sad that J&K are never having their children's specail traits showcased on their show, especially since they are the producers. We don't really know cute antecdotes about the children anymore. Rather we know that Mady has huge fits, Cara is sad, Hannah is in charge, Alexis screams, Leah is little, and the boys are icky simply because they are boys.

I truly believe this is an unhappy family with some major issues tucked deep into the core. They claim they just want to spend time together as a family, yet never display positive interactions between the ten of them on their show (and if they aren't displaying positive interactions when the camera is rolling, I shudder to think of the type of interactions that go on when it is simply them at home alone).

What was noticeable about this episode was the lack of help from any friends and family. Jon was outside whacking away at the swingset...all alone. How sad to have driven off everyone outside of their family circle...

This show is a train wreck and I believe it is going to derail very soon.

Insomniac said...

So SuperMom moved to the new McMansion with its oh-so-many boxes to unpack (as Jon noted in the "walk in the woods" episode) -- but the kids' memory boxes were still back at the old house? She didn't fetch the memory boxes until weeks later when they went back to the house to get rid of trash?! THE KIDS MEMORY BOXES HAD BEEN LEFT BEHIND WITH THE TRASH? Well, maybe someone will give them new, shinier, fancier, free memories. Maybe Kate figures the only memories worth keeping are the ones recorded on TV.
It looked like there was quite a bit of waste in that trash pile, too (kitchen stools, for example, didn't appear broken). And Jon's old clothes? Get rid of 'em. They're just trash, too, eh? His soccer trophies? She really did not care to have them; she did not say "Now we have room to display these so our kids can aspire to be good players, too." And she made fun of him saving paint?! Hey, they don't make coupons for paint!
And when Jon mentioned, sort of lightheartedly, that he wanted a "man cave" in the barn at the new place she SHOT THAT DOWN, didn't she? She did not say "Now we have room for you to relax and have a quiet place of your own to enjoy." Nope. No man cave for Jon.

YouKnowMe said...

I flipped back & forth tonight. Did I hear Jon say he wanted something for his "man cage"? I don't remember the exact dialog, but it came across to me that he was referring to the attic/apartment above the new house's garage.

Samantha said...

I didn't watch. (I refuse to)

Did Joel get to say goodbye (good riddance) to the laundry room?

Sophia said...

It must be nice to live in a nice house and it only be "temporary". These two don't live in reality anymore. I am happy to have a home (1100 sq ft, 4 people) and all my bills paid. We also don't go hither, thither, and yon each week for frivolous things.
Watching the old clips made me realize why I started to watch this show in the first place. Good looking family with a lot of kids living their life. There were eye rolling moments, but overall a cute show. Now it is so staged and I can't relate. We *do* sit outside and play on warm days, go to amusement park once a summer, make dinner, read books...where are all the normal things? Packing boxes and complaining about how horrible you have lived for the last two years is not something I can relate to TLC!

NCLindsey said...

Did anyone else notice the irony of where Jon wanted to display his soccer trophies..... in his MANCAVE! And then he had to explain to Kate what exactly a mancave was and how he was going to convert the barn into his mancave. I'm sure Kate will allow that..............

Jen K said...

Thanks to my copyright-violating fan friends, I was able to see five minutes or so of this episode this morning on YouTube.

The realtor took some "great pictures" and "knew just what to do"? That's a joke right? Because when I saw her standing in the laundry room door and then they showed it afterward it was definitely the "before" pics with crap everywhere. How lazy does an agent have to be that they can't move the trash and stools out of the frame before taking a picture? What does that take, 45 seconds?

And of course he didn't have any word of mouth recommendations for an agent! No one talks to them or likes them enough to have a conversation with them in Etown!

So telling!

Moons in Leo said...

I didn't watch the episode last night, but based on what I'm reading I have a few ideas.

The kids are not in the show very much anymore? I suspect because they can't be trusted to speak without spilling the beans OR there may be more footage of them, but they may be saying things that have to be edited out.

I, for one, don't believe Jon's bemoaning his father's death. Personally I think he and Kate are playing roles to get people to tune in. Kate is the bitch we all love to hate and he is the nutless wonder who really has a heart of gold underneath his snowboarding outfit.

I don't believe anything that comes out of their mouths. Everything is a total lie.

What about those ears? said...

Any psychologists out there that read this board?

I'd like to know....

What does it mean when Kate CONSTANTLY plays with her earrings?

Nervous tic,.....bad habit.....lying behavior ?

Cheryl B said...

I think it is awful that the only memories they mention about Jons dad is monetary things he bought them. This is just as disgusting as the memorial they put on their old website when he died saying what a financial hardship his death would have on them. These people are unreal!

Does anyone really think the pinecones made the move?

I think Kate is flirting with the new camera guy while starring in her own little world.

Jon seemed to just toss the puppies in the back of the van that was already crammed!

Kate doesn't even act like she likes the kids, they have served their purpose for her. I fear her wanting to dismiss them like she has other family when she used them up.

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 424   Newer› Newest»