Sleds, Slopes, and Sesame, March 16

The Gosselins had more tears than smiles to share the first time the Gosselin family went skiing together. Jon and Cara head out to Utah to experience some more winter fun on the slopes, while Kate wisely hangs back with the rest of the clan.

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KiSSy said...

Interesting. Kate is going to stay home with 7 kids while Jon is off on the slopes, 3,000 miles away.

I'm betting there will be some sort of "he better kiss the ground I walk on" guilt trip involved for ALL (insert eye roll) that she'll be doing in his absence. If he's smart, he'll stay in Utah.

Hope you have a great time Jon!!!

lisa k said...

This is the trip he taped his notorious interview with the reporter isn't it. I wonder if we will see him 'hanging' with the fifteen year olds? I wonder who watched Cara while he hit the clubs in Utah while they were there, cause we all know he probably did.

Jenna L. (GWOP's Swedish Babe) said...

Oh, jeeze. I can hear Kate's endless guilt trips now. Oh, heavens, Jon left her all alone to deal with SEVEN CHILDREN! Oh, the mess! Horrendously horrendous!

It would have been nice if Jon had taken Cara and Mady somewhere they both enjoyed. Make them feel special and loved. Having just one younger sibling can make a kid feel a bit neglected, and these cute twins have to deal with SIX!

Getting alone time with just one parent can be really special to kids, too. Cara shouldn't be the only one to get this privilege. My mom and dad would take turns taking me out on some sort of trip twice a month. My dad would usually take me fishing or hiking and my mom would take me shopping or bike-riding. I love both my parents but hanging out with just one of them was so much fun. My dad and I could pick up snakes and frogs in the woods - which my mom was squeamish about - and my mom and I could shop for hours on end, without worrying about my dad getting bored to tears.

Why would Cara be singled out like that? I know she likes skiing and I hope she had lots of fun...but if you have eight kids and only one of them likes a certain activity, then find something that everyone can enjoy! You don't even have to leave the house or spend money...some of my best memories involve me and my cousins baking cookies with our moms all day, or just setting up a kickball game, with the parents evenly divided on both teams or acting as refs. Or, if Jon and Cara simply must go skiing, then take each of the other kids out by themselves on a trip somewhere they love, too. KON certainly have the time and money for it.

If I had a husband and we were like KON (unemployed and rich) I'd spend quality one-on-one time with each one of those eight adorable kids. They'd all get to pick their favorite activity and go out with one parent while the other one stayed home with the rest of the kids for movies, board games, or sports out in the backyard.

I'm not watching this. I'll wait for the recap instead!

Sarah said...

I think (as much as I don't like defending them) that maybe they asked Mady and she didn't want to go.

I'm sure they sepnd time with Mady too. I'll credit this one to editing.

I really hope Kate doesn't lay the guilt. Mostly considering Jon has been the one holding down the fort while Miss Kate is away...all the time.

HoustonHere said...

I am proud to say I haven't watched since August 08 and am wondering if anyone can beat me, not that its a competition or anything....

Oh boy, watching people go skiing. That's just about as exciting as watching someone getting a haircut.

jon and kate are cons said...

Most likely Jon will be doing alot of the talking on the couch scene, and we all know how Kate just loves to make smart remarks at Jon. Kate just hates not being the center of attention. If it's not about Kate, she's not happy. I would really like to see alot less of Kate to begin with. I hope that they let Jon do the couch scene all by himself.

Its A Good Thing said...

I wont be watching, I'll patiently be awaiting the recap.

lisa k said...

I agree HoustonHere. Who would want to watch Jon on a ski trip, the whole idea sounds boring and lame. The only way to save this show is...uh...well I've got no ideas on how to save this show. It has run its course, finally!

TVsnark said...

How does this make Mady feel that Cara gets special time with Dad?
I think the blatant favoritism in this family will tear them apart in the future.

Tammy M. said...

Do you guys really think Jon is going to be spending all the time with Cara? Didn't he say he liked this resort place because the ski school was so good. After all the parents aren't allowed to stay so your drop the kid off and you go ski by yourself. And I am sure they had a nanny....er...mothers helper with them to watch her while he is out when not on the slopes. None of which will be shown on the show.

alana said...

It's SO typical of Yawn to take the child who not only shares his interest in outdoor sports, but will also get HIM kudos and attention from bystanders since Cara is so cute and such a natural on the slopes.
Yawn chose the child who will require the least amount of time and effort, while HE reaps the biggest rewards for his choice.

And I thought Take was an Attention Wh%*#e...

I wonder if Yawn will ever see the importance as a man (?) and father of THREE BOYS to take them along on one of these sojourns? Maybe he could try to model some behavior that demonstrates getting right back up and trying again even when they fall down, and taking brave risks in trying new things.

These children, especially the boys, seem to be afraid of so many things. IMO, this stems from Take being afraid of her own shadow, and an inability to trust their parents - for good reason.

Additionally, the degree of the children's "fear of abandonment" must be astronomical since people who are important to them keep disappearing from their lives.

MsPeabody said...

I'm sure Kate will not be taking care of the other seven children alone. The Nanny will be doing most of the childcare; I wouldn't be surprised if Kate isn't home while Jon is away. I don't think Kate spends much time at home anymore. I agree too with everyone that thinks Mady should get to go on the trip too, although I am glad for Cara that she gets to go skiing and have some fun away from her younger siblings.

Anonymomma said...

I haven't been able to watch this show since FridgeGate. I can't even watch the reruns anymore. It's too infuriating to me, to watch that farce of a 'mother' complain about every aspect of her life and show nothng positive toward her family.

I plan on watching old movies with the family. At least they admit to being scripted.

kristen said...

As much as Kate has been away on various trips leaving all the kids and the 2 dogs with Jon, she has no room to nag Jon about it, I will just hope she managed!

Ms.Peach said...

I knew this article had to be out there in cyberspace. You can no longer access on the newspaper site.

TLC dad at home on local slopes
Discovery Channel shoots episode oh father, daughter’s love of Park City
by Adia Waldburger, of the Record staff
Posted: 01/13/2009 04:54:07 PM MST

When the Discovery Channel sent the Gosselin family to Park City last winter, it turns out it was familiar territory for one family member. Jon Gosselin, father of twins and sextuplets on the hit show, “Jon and Kate plus Eight” was an avid snowboarder long before he ever set foot in Utah.
The Pennsylvania native grew up snowboarding at Eastern ski resorts, mixing in trips to places like Jackson Hole, Beaver Creek, Vail, and even Chamonix Mt Blanc in France all before age 19. Then “real life,” as he calls it, in the form of a wife and more kids than he could count came into the picture and the snowboard was stored. But after The Canyons Resort invited the family and the show to visit last year, an old love affair with the mountains was rekindled after 10 years away.

Gosselin, 31, said he took to the slopes like he had never left.

“It all came back,” he said.

The more thrilling part is that his daughter, Cara, age 8, is a natural on the slopes.

Since that trip, Gosselin had been wanting to make skiing and snowboarding a daddy-daughter bonding experience, and last week he finally did something about it.

With the Discovery Channel film crew in tow, Gosselin and Cara headed back to The Canyons. When it was time for Cara to head back to school, Gosselin made the decision to stay a few days and make a more permanent mark on the area. He will be purchasing a condo within The Canyons village to give his family a little home away from home in Utah. Well, at least Jon and

Cara, that is. Gosselin’s wife, Kate, is an admitted indoors type and he figures she won’t be in on too many ski vacations.
“I’m looking for a father-daughter place,” Gosselin said.

Gosselin says the plan is to have a place to visit each winter and to continue riding on a regular basis. He says that he really enjoys Park City and the Canyons, and even in his 30s, he says that he fits right in with the young crowd on the mountain.

“It’s nice because I have eight kids, two dogs and live in Pennsylvania, and I can still hang with 15-year-olds,” he said.

Gosselin has been riding with friends and pro riders at the resort and spending the evenings discovering what Park City and Salt Lake have to offer. But he is most excited to set some vacation roots right here.

“You can do whatever you want here. I go places you can connect with people and it feels like a family,” Gosselin said.

He had never been in Utah before last year and once said in an interview that all he knew about Utah was “powder, Mormons and Moab.” Since then, his world has opened up to the warm community and top-notch snow and it looks like Gosselin will soon be a part-time resident.

sistah2 said...

I actually remember reading that Jon stayed in Utah a few more days and Cara was sent home on a plane, probably with nanny/film crew. I dont remember if he actually said that during his infamous Utah tv interview, but it was around that time that I read that. That is when he did all the clubbing in Park City.

bertie22 said...

I have a question:
We've all watched the "kid's special days" and they say they do this once a year.
1) Then why haven't they done it since?
2)Now that they are stay-at-home parents with lots of money, can't they do this once every month or two?
I find soooooo many things wrong with this. J&K are so BEYOND stressed that they NEED to go to the slopes and the spas on a regular basis, but have they stopped to consider that maybe the kids need a break from their lives once in a while?
I saw a commercial for Mady's day, and she chose to get her ears peirced and go to lunch. When I was a kid, that wasn't a "special" day, that was a SATURDAY!!!! we were poor as hell and I had lots of brothers, sisters and step-siblings, but I still got regular time alone with Mom. (and to be honest, my mom wasn't even that great of a parent- what's Kon's excuse?) Mady is on the couch, going "it was the BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!"
That is SO indicative of a little girl who is STARVED for singular attention fromher parents.
They have the time and the funds to do all these vacations for themselves, yet there is no time for one-on-ones with the kids? They've admitted there is a nanny, so in one weekend, or one week when there is no school, you could get all the kids done. If you're going to dump them off on the nanny at every given opportunity, why not get her to babysit 6, while 2 go off to do the day's errands with the parents. If they were actually concerned for their children in the slightest, they could find a way to make it work. Funny how they defend the show, saying it allows them to stay at home with the kids,yet they were better, more attentive parents whn they were working. It makes me sick how such moronic, selfish, me-focused people can have so many children and no one ever questions them who is in a position to do so. I sincerely hope that with March Break (not sure what you call it down there) coming up, we will soon see another round of special days. Probably not.
one more thing: I've heard some people on other boards ask why Kate is always in LA. I don't think she always is, i think she just likes the way LA and New York sounds, it makes her sound like one of the Jet-set. Plus, if she told where she REALLY was, we'd be able to figure out when certain things were filmed. So my theory is that LA just means "gone". I don't think Kate likes the way it sounds when she says "...and i had just gotten home from Muskegon" so she just says LA because it sounds more glamorous. JMO, of course.

bertie22 said...

HoustenHere- I'm not sure if i can beat you, because I don't know the timeline of episodes, but I haven't watched since Utah. I have Ulcers and I find that watchig TV is a good way to relax myself, but J&K just makes me stressed out and anxious. If i wanted to feel gross and dirty, i'd watch HBO. Thanks anyway TLC. I used to like TLC bc it really was the LEARNING channel, but not anymore. Now that it's the freak channel, I find I learn more from A&E. I'd never really bothered with A&E before, but I think they've noticed the shift at TLC and are picking up the slack. Good on them, they have great programming.

Scruffy's Mom said...

No Jane means no one to help Keight with the dogs ... wait, I forgot about the nanny and the camera crew.

EnoughWithTheRepeats said...

Why does the show feel the need to show us the same crap over and over?

We've already seen Jon and Cara sking.

We've already seen the kids go to the dentist.

We've already seen the family go on tons of vacations.

I mean come on! If they are running out of "material" and just have to repeat things, they midaswell cancel the show. It is boring.

Here's a thought....why not show Jon and Kate and the 8 going to a family reunion (like the Duggars did)? Why not show all 10 with other members of the family....such as brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, etc?

BORING!

Virginia said...

The last show I watched was the first Utah trip where Katie Irene started pitching a fit on the plane, sobbing and acting like the spoiled brat she is right in front of her children and anyone else unlucky enough to be on that flight. Just couldn't bear to watch ever again, but I love coming here to see that the train is about to derail.

CherylB said...

Sesame just announced lay-offs on Friday. Wonder how those that got pink slips will feel seeing the Queen get the red carpet treatment?

I wonder if even the die hard sheeple can't see that all is not well in the kingdom. The famliy is split and filming in two states!

Reading news said...

bertie22 said...


"They've admitted there is a nanny, so in one weekend, or one week when there is no school, you could get all the kids done. If you're going to dump them off on the nanny at every given opportunity, why not get her to babysit 6, while 2 go off to do the day's errands with the parents."

Yes, they have admitted that there is a nanny but they haven't admitted that there is no time when both parents are in this house at the same time. I think your idea was great but only in a normal family where two parents are together at the same time doing normal things like Saturday errands.

Ava2 said...

Don't ask me why but I watched reruns of J&K over the weekend and caught the vet episode again. Did anyone else notice that when J&K were on the couch ONLY Kate made comments. Jon's comments were taped when he was outside by himself.

I see a new pattern emerging. The producers are going to film Jon separately because that's the only way he'll have a chance to speak!

Anonymous said...

My daughter and I caught some of the re-runs yesterday on TLC. This was my daughter's first time watching the show and she said, "It is so obvious the mother doesn't like her children." I asked her why she would say that. DD said, "Look at how she treats them?"

I was floored that my 10 yr old who only saw an epi or two or three could see that there is no love with Keight and the kids. DD also commented on how sad it was to see how Keight treated Jon.

If a 10 year old can see that the kids get no love from their mother how is it possible that the fanatics don't see this?

8fan said...

The favoritism is unbelievable to me, at least try and hide it.
Both jon and kate are at fault.
I feel bad for aiden, collina and alexis.

she said...

Awww! How fun for Kara : ) I was the only girl in a large family and I always cherished time alone with my daddy : )

i said...

Why would Cara be singled out like that?
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Because in the ski trip episode she was the only one that really enjoyed the skiing and jon said that it was great she loved it so much and that could be their special thing that bonds them together, or something to that effect. I doubt this is the first time he has brought her, just the first time they taped it.

Arieslikekate said...

I feel sorry for Jon.

He has been quoted as saying "he feels lost NOW THAT KATE'S CAREER HAS TAKEN OFF". What??

Is that what she has done all of this for? her own career?

wildflowers said...

I really wouldn't be surprised if Kate isn't trying to get her own talk show on TLC (after her show ends). Some type of show about kids education, growth, health, etc. With Kate as the host interviewing other 'experts' and spewing her own advice on how to be a perfect, organic parent.

EnoughwithRepeats said...

lisa k said:
This is the trip he taped his notorious interview with the reporter isn't it. I wonder if we will see him 'hanging' with the fifteen year olds? I wonder who watched Cara while he hit the clubs in Utah while they were there, cause we all know he probably did
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I am not at all trying to defend Jon but I do think his statement about "hanging with the 15 year olds" has been misconstrued. I think Jon is feeling really good about himself (getting older while having huge home responsibilities with dealing with Kate and the kids) being so "youthful" on the slopes. I really think he meant it to be taken lightly. Here he is being able to give the younger people who have no responsibilities and tons of energy a run for their money ON THE SLOPES. He's proud of himself for that....that's all.

Please don't throw stones at me. This is just my opinion. :)

Interested said...

I wonder what will happen when the tups hit school age, will K8 start homeschooling or bring in a teacher/tutor for the 6?

IKnowReally said...

EnoughwithReapeats said...
I am not at all trying to defend Jon but I do think his statement about "hanging with the 15 year olds" has been misconstrued.
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I agree. People think he means 'hanging out' with 15 year olds. All he means is "able to snowboard as well as" 15 year olds. "Hanging" is a snowboard term taken from surfing-- from hang 10. Jon didn't make up 'hanging' and people that don't snowboard don't seem to get it.

ScarySkierNJ said...

I guess because I am a skier I can understand why Jon only took Cara. She seems to athletic and enjoyed the skiing and didn't complain about the cold. I believe there were only two tups who went back the second day and who knows if they really enjoyed it. Cara did, and seemed proud of herself. My hubby and I are advid skiers and ski a lot in the Pa mountains where Jon could take Cara quite easily. Anyway, out of my three kids, only one, my daughter loved to ski and enjoyed being on the mountain. My two sons although they played ice hockey, hated skiing/snowboarding and complained every winter when we hit the powder out west in Co, Utah, NM, Wy and Tahoe/Heavanly. It stinks to want to spend hours on a mountain and you have two kids that hate it! So, when my kids were 10, 12 and 15, hubby and I would take my daughter away for a week skiing and than hubby would take each of the boys away for a long weekend. One loves and still loves baseball so they would do a road trip follwoing the Phillies. Did Chicago, NY, Florida and my other son loved airplanes and space (he has been in the Air Force 10 years), hubby took him to various air shows, NASA etc etc.

We would still do a family vacation in the summer, but since the boys hated skiing we didn't subject them to it. It all worked out and the kids got the indivdual time and they loved it!

I don't agree with Jon sending Cara home to hang out more, ( if that is indeed the case), that just seems selfish, but hey, that's on him! I couldn't live with myself if my child was travelling alone and something happened to them.

timetogokon said...

I am not at all trying to defend Jon but I do think his statement about "hanging with the 15 year olds" has been misconstrued. I think Jon is feeling really good about himself (getting older while having huge home responsibilities with dealing with Kate and the kids) being so "youthful" on the slopes. I really think he meant it to be taken lightly. Here he is being able to give the younger people who have no responsibilities and tons of energy a run for their money ON THE SLOPES. He's proud of himself for that....that's all.

Please don't throw stones at me. This is just my opinion. :)

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I am not going to throw stones at you, I actually agree with most of what you are saying. HOWEVER, what 30 year old needs to compare himself to 15 yo teenagers to make himself feel better ?

Same thing with Keight setting up her own daughters to fail (Twins Play Mommy for a Day or something like that)just to make herself feel better and oh so important.

They are both pathetic.

Merrilee said...

When they went to Utah last year, the kids seemed too young to enjoy skiing, the snow, or the cold.

J&K said the kids HAD to attend ski school one day and then they could decide if they wanted to ski the next day or not.

The tups mostly cried during that taping at their ski school. They did have much more fun back at the rented mansion.

Poor Mady never really seems to enjoy much of anything, but Cara did enjoy skiing and she and Jon were the only ones to ski on the remainder of the trip.

Now, being a year older, some of the tups might enjoy skiing, but only Cara and Jon went back to Utah.

Cara did have to return home sooner than Jon, as she had to get back to school. So some adult did have to go to Utah to fly home with Cara.

Donna said...

I too caught a re-run this weekend while channel surfing. They were looking at one of the homes (NC possibly) and Hate walked into the kitchen and looked at that stainless steel fridge and said in that high pitched voice "fingerprints!"

So hate, do your appliances not show fingerprints? Are the kids even allowed to go into the kitchen to open the fridge and get a snack?

Sharla said...

Please discuss past episodes in Free Discussion and use this thread for tonight's episode. Thank you.

The Real Reason said...

"J&K said the kids HAD to attend ski school one day and then they could decide if they wanted to ski the next day or not".

They made the kids attend ski school so that Her Royal Highness Kate could attend THE SPA that day.

It's called Free Babysitting For Your Kids.

huntergrayson said...

Oh yeah! The infamous trip where he couldn't keep his mouth shut during the interview LOL. The one where he speaks of his kids like they're "possessions" to be marketed. Sold to the highest bidder for a buck. Should be an interesting episode.

Its all about the MONEY said...

Why is this show still on the air? And why is Kate getting more famous everyday?

Does anyone [sheeples] not feel bad for the kids? Kates attitude that all the cameras being around is just 'normal' is obnoxious.

How did this nice little family from TLC turn into such greedy [money] driven monsters overnight? The whole family disgusts me and that includes even those not seen. Parents, brothers, aunts, uncles none of them have come to the defense of the Gosselin children. So I don't know who is worse the parents or the relatives who are cowering away to scared to speak for the kids.

Steph said...

Jenna L. (GWOP's Swedish Babe,
Mady hated skiing when they were in Utah last year so I'm sure she was just fine not going on the trip. Jon thought the kid's ski school in Park City was great (drop the kids off for the day and do his own thing with the young crowd and the pros). My guess the plan was to ski alone, meet up with Cara for some bonding/skiing and then after dinner he left her with the sitter and went out for the night. He made the local paper with his drinking and partying and even stayed for a few days after sending Cara home alone. What we'll see on the show will probably tell a different tale, though.

JJ said...

Another perfect example of Jon being willing to help with the kids if it benefits him in some way.

Sure, I'll take the boys on a day out together! I'll drag them along while I work out with my personal trainer and go golfing. They can go run around in the grass or something.

I just bought a condo in Utah for myself and I'm gonna head on up there whenever I can. Oh...yeah, I guess I'll bring Cara along.

Every supportive comment I read about Jon makes me hate him even more. With all the sleuths in here, I'm surprised there is so much Jon support. Isn't it obvious what a complete dolt he is? I don't feel sorry for him one bit. Him and Kate belong together, they're both losers.

meg said...

The Real Reason said...

"J&K said the kids HAD to attend ski school one day and then they could decide if they wanted to ski the next day or not".

They made the kids attend ski school so that Her Royal Highness Kate could attend THE SPA that day.

It's called Free Babysitting For Your Kids.
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I thought it was called getting your kids to try new things that they might otherwise not try on their own. That's just what I thought though...

SLAHSarah said...

Blogger Arieslikekate said...

I feel sorry for Jon.

He has been quoted as saying "he feels lost NOW THAT KATE'S CAREER HAS TAKEN OFF". What??

Is that what she has done all of this for? her own career?
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I saw this and wondered what is Kate's career? What would you put on your resume? Celebrity? Actress? (I thought this wasn't acting)

JJ said...

meg said...
The Real Reason said...

"J&K said the kids HAD to attend ski school one day and then they could decide if they wanted to ski the next day or not".

They made the kids attend ski school so that Her Royal Highness Kate could attend THE SPA that day.

It's called Free Babysitting For Your Kids.
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I thought it was called getting your kids to try new things that they might otherwise not try on their own. That's just what I thought though...


A bit of both.

Although the "getting your kids to try new things" is more "free vacation?! PLOT FOR AN EPISODE OR TWO?! Deal."

lisa k said...

Enoughwithreapeats...,
Yes, I know what it meant..it was a joke. He does however love to 'hang' with college kids.

timetogokon said...

Every supportive comment I read about Jon makes me hate him even more. With all the sleuths in here, I'm surprised there is so much Jon support. Isn't it obvious what a complete dolt he is? I don't feel sorry for him one bit. Him and Kate belong together, they're both losers.

**** I agree 10000000%

I thought it was called getting your kids to try new things that they might otherwise not try on their own. That's just what I thought though...


**** For many people yes. For others, including KON, it's exactly as the OP stated :free babysitting. Unfortunately, there are lots of parents like KON.

I saw this and wondered what is Kate's career? What would you put on your resume? Celebrity? Actress? (I thought this wasn't acting)


**** Helllllooooooooooooo! Best Selling Author silly .

Pray4Kate said...

I am really going to try and look at this episode as something positive. Here we have the child who is obviously given the least attention going on a nice trip with her father. I'm sure that Jon will act like a total pro at skiing/big shot, but I'll be happpy for Cara!

Yea, we'll here nothing but complaints from Kate, but I am really hoping we can see more of the house tonight! I just wish there was more for us to see of this MANSION!

lisa k said...

I just hope Jon didn't pawn Cara off at the ski school and not spend all of the time with her while he had a chance to have one on one with her. I think he should have took a couple other kids with him...if I remember correctly, Cara wasn't the only one who liked to ski. I can't remember which ones, but there were a couple others that had a good time.

Anonymomma said...

The whole family disgusts me and that includes even those not seen. Parents, brothers, aunts, uncles none of them have come to the defense of the Gosselin children. So I don't know who is worse the parents or the relatives who are cowering away to scared to speak for the kids.

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You have a good point, to a degree. I also thought about this, and why it is that no one besides Aunt Jodi and her sister have spoken publicly about this. But for one thing, KON already alienated mostly everyone away from the kids. So really what can they say that will prove valid to a public who will doubt them because of their lack of interaction?

Also, I have to wonder, are they staying quiet because there are aspects of their wn lives they don't want made public and fear they will be? Or are they just doing it out of the sake of the kids?

If I were arelative, at this point, I would be trying everything I could to help the kids but not in public. ENogh of their own personal lives have already been sacrificed. WHo is to say what the family is doing behind the scenes?

Onomatopoeia said...

JJ said...

Every supportive comment I read about Jon makes me hate him even more. With all the sleuths in here, I'm surprised there is so much Jon support. Isn't it obvious what a complete dolt he is? I don't feel sorry for him one bit. Him and Kate belong together, they're both losers.


and then...

timetogokon said...

**** I agree 10000000%


And I agree a BAZILLION %!!!! (not sure of how many zeros that is but I betcha it's a bunch). And that's Losers with a capital "L"!!!

2badsosad said...

Blogger Arieslikekate said...

I feel sorry for Jon.

He has been quoted as saying "he feels lost NOW THAT KATE'S CAREER HAS TAKEN OFF". What??

Is that what she has done all of this for? her own career?
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I feel absolutely no pity for Jon Gosselin whatsoever. He had ample time and opportunity to pursue his own 'career' path in life but made the choice to exploit and sell the privacy of his own children as the means to his own end. Maybe Jon Gosselin is feeling 'lost' these days because he is now forced to deal with the consequences of his own choices in life. Jon Gosselin went from being a slacker daddy's boy to a pu**y whipped, ball less man servant to his wife and child exploiter doesnt make for a very impressive resume. Jon Gosselin made his ADULT bed ( or the housekeeper did), either way, at the end of the day if he doesnt like the way it feels......he has only himself to blame!

Debbie Beck said...

I think most interesting tonight will be just to watch for the difference in Jon's demeanor overall without Kate's influence. Perfect timing TLC!

jill said...

I read that Kate was a Sesame with two of her sisters and her parents...????

Its A Good Thing said...

Im not going to watch but I am curious how Cara acts away from her siblings and Kate.

Miranda said...

For all those not watching; hell YES I'm watching. How can you NOT watch this trainwreck?!?

Ok so for starters; looks like we're in for some special privileges once again for those lucky Gosselin kids.

We just saw them hugging Elmo and other characters, they must have back stage passes for "Sesame Street Live".

You know. Just normal stuff. Kate wants her kids to be "normal" you know, her motto is "if a family with 2 kids can do it, so can we".

Yeah. Cuz EVERYONE gets freebies and special access. EVERYONE.

Jen K said...

The thing about getting the kids to try new things is that they live in PA which has some fairly decent skiing too. If they really wanted the kids to ski, they could have done it anytime. The difference between most families and the G's is that they only do things if they are free or they are getting paid.

I shudder to think what these kids would do if the parents weren't dragging them all over eternity with a camera. Look at the wall? Not color? Not play with clay? Not do anything normal for a preschooler?

The crazy thing is that they push these kids to do things (i.e. skiing) that are ten times more difficult for them to do because of their young age, size, level of maturity yet they forbid them to do things (like color, paint, or do anything "messy") which is completely age-appropriate and normal for their development.

Main reason? Tough to get paid for letting your kids make a mess. Perfectly possible to get paid parading them on a ski slope.

Dolts. Greedy dolts.

kansas5 said...

wow this episode is seriously boring so far!

kansas5 said...

are the dogs smaller in this episode then in last weeks? Do they show them out of seq?

tmc said...

The timeline is definitely off, the puppies are much smaller then last week. The episodes seem so out of order.

JShine said...

Hey look at that, Cara actually acts like a happy kid when she's not surrounded by the little kids, and has Kate on her heels. It's nice to see her, talking, and laughing and smiling. Seems like a different kid.

Barb said...

Cara looks so happy! She's smiling and laughing. I haven't seen that from her in a long, long time.

MomOfThree said...

Well, I guess Jon finally DID get his "mancave", after all! The fact that it is thousands of miles away from Kate is probably the icing on the cake for him.

It seems to be coming to light that Jon spends quite a bit of time away from Kate; his Utah "mancave", when Kate is "traveling" for her "career" and now this peculiar business of his staying at his mom's home for a few days while she convalesces from a foot injury, as reported in People magazine. What's next? Kate buys her own condo in NYC? Very interesting.....

4thekids said...

I personally think it is wonderful seeing Jon and Cara enjoying their time on the slopes together. I think Jon especially enjoys it because he always admits to being truly happy with just the twins, so spending time with one or both of them gives him this sense of "what life would be like" without the tups, as awful as that may sound to some.

Now if they can go out and spend quality time with ALL the rest of their children, doing activities they truly love, now that is another story. Those kids NEED those one-on-one days, J&K.

Now if only they left Kate's whining about having to deal with 7 kids by herself (as if Jon hasn't done that, well with the nanny, while she's off on her "business trips" ...)

Also, when Mady was walking away from Kate after being told to brush her teeth, I finally got an idea of just have freaking HUGE their basement was. Lordy be!

DetroitBasketball said...

wow, Hannah threw a tantrum about wanting to be carried and Kate gave in to her. Anyone surprised? Ten bucks says if it was Collin or Joel she would have refused and shoved him through the parking lot.

Barb said...

Of course, Hannah had a melt down! She's always treated special and when Kate couldn't get to her right away, like she usually does, she threw a fit.

jj21685 said...

love how kate gave into hannah's tantrum.

JJ said...

Of course Hannah had a melt down. Kate had to actually give her attention to other kids for once. Hannah's not used to being told no or having to share mommy.

She got her way in the end anyway.

Kate is fairly tolerable this ep so far.

4thekids said...

Hmm...so little Hannie "of all people" had a complete and utter flip out in the middle of the parking lot because she wanted to be carried (like she ALWAYS is) and Kate wonders why? Good God can you imagine what it would have been if little "stubborn" Collin was jumping up and down in the middle of the parking lot, or Mady in one of her moments of "ugliness"? Uh, I'm thinking "severe punishment" (aka getting their asses swatted off-camera). The blatant favoritism just KILLS me!!!

JShine said...

Did Kate just say, "well that's real life"? or something to that effect?
Good god woman, you are not fooling us. Does she really not get that she's taken her kids on more trips and to more shows then normal people go on in most there whole life?
I wish she would just call a spade a spade already.

Oh wow, they just got there own private box at the show. There they go, showing us again how normal people live.

Its A Good Thing said...

Im just wondering, and Im sure all who are watching can answer this, are Jon and Kate together at all this episode? Also Im pretty sure they paid for nothing.......Am I right?

Miranda said...

Kate: "I thought we were going to be in like, seats, within the crowd, but fortunately they gave us a box that we could sit in which was great so the kids could move around, and roam around and eat snacks".

Her comment, when entering their private suite section?: "Sweet, literally".

Their is a kitchen area behind their box of seats, where they can just get snacks from! Wow that would be nice, huh...

Sully said...

WOW, when I take my children to something like Sesame Street Live, we have to sit with all the "other people" in the regular seats. And my kids have NO choice but to sit and enjoy the show! And you know what, seeing something like that is a real treat to them and they sit quietly with no issue. My son is 4 like the tups and my daughter is nearly 8. I think they actually LEARN something by being forced to sit politely among the general public.

DetroitBasketball said...

Wow, that preview for next week's season finale looked ominous. "It's all been leading up to this..."

ava said...

Hannah has learned that all she has to do is whine and she gets picked up. None of the other kids were picked up despite being tired. THey have learned too, that Hannah gets what Hannah wants. Sad.

Previews for next week look like they are going to explain their different ways.

ScarySkierNewJersey said...

Wow....Kate seems amazed that Hannie melted down!!! She is used to being catered to and it looked like she was getting worse the more Kate told her no!

More private box seats and back stage meet and greets at Elmo. Love how Kate acted surprised and mentioned she thought she would be sitting in the crowd.

It is great to see Cara so happy. She looks like she is having a great time.

sad stuff said...

I'm not seeing cara as happy. . . .seems like she was begging in the beginning of the show to not go down the slope again. The adults had to keep talking her into it. ? she looks lost.

GroversRover said...

It's funny how she labors to act civil and interested in what Jon's saying during the interview.More freebees in Utah!Not to mention the suite at the Sesame Street show.I truly hope no one gives that hag a talk show of her own like she eluded to in her last magazine interview.

DetroitBasketball said...

Its A Good Thing said...
Im just wondering, and Im sure all who are watching can answer this, are Jon and Kate together at all this episode? Also Im pretty sure they paid for nothing.......Am I right?


They're together on the interview couch but I think that's it. Jon and Cara have been in Utah and the rest were at home and at the theater.

JShine said...

And that's it... Well generally beside the whole, not being normal thing, it was nice to see everyone a little more happy. No huge complaints with this episode from me.

Its A Good Thing said...

DetroitBasketball said...
They're together on the interview couch but I think that's it. Jon and Cara have been in Utah and the rest were at home and at the theater.

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Thanks, I figured as much, I really think those two do nothing together anymore.

Its A Good Thing said...

JShine said...
And that's it... Well generally beside the whole, not being normal thing, it was nice to see everyone a little more happy. No huge complaints with this episode from me.

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I don't want you to think Im attacking you, yours is just the only example I can find right now. I didn't watch the show so Im not sure what happened but were the kids filmed? Yes? well then that is a HUGE complaint of mine. I don't care if Kate doesn't yell or anything but the kids are being exploited, and that is MY problem.

Bicoastal said...

"It's all been leading up to this..."

Kon v. Mothra?

Why r they still 2gether? said...

I was shocked by Kates appearance-
She is way too tanned and made up.

Can't wait to see the season finale!

Beth said...

The preview for next week was so dramatic...anyone know what that's all about? I'm sure they are trying to get everyone all worked up just to reveal something ridiculous. Kind of like the big drama they created when Jon asked Kate how he could help her (remember the previews for that one??? It was right before the Hawaii ordeal), or all the Q&A episodes where they build it up to get everyone to think they are actually going to answer all those burning questions....we know better.

SaNdY said...

OMG, Hannah, the chosen child, had a meltdown in the parking lot?? Kate just set herself up for more of the same by giving into the chosen child, by picking her up and carrying her, way to go, Kate!Maybe that little manuver will be in her future parenting book!

tutuhead said...

Wow, that preview for next week's season finale looked ominous. "It's all been leading up to this..."

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ikr.
Flashbacks to the coupon episode and everything. =/
It's just to get ratings after the magazine scandals.
That commercial made it seem as though they would be announcing a divorce on camera.
yeah right...

Courtney said...

It was nice to see an episode where Kate didn't correct Jon's grammar, slap him or ridicule him on camera.

Maybe Jon is getting visitation with all his kids seperately and it just so happened to be Caras turn when they were filming...something seemed odd about that trip.

How convenient was it that they got to 'meet' the characters afterwards and they even had a treat ready for the kids?

Konzilla said...

Oh no, Kate has willed the puppies to shrink (she does have that effect on Jon) and soon they will be back at the breeders! This was in January, the vet was in February (2-6?) as reported by a blogger and the Please Touch Museum in Philly was also mid-Febr. as reported by a blogger.

Lala said...

Hold the phone! Did you see the previews for next weeks 1 hr episode? Maybe just all hype, but interesting none the less.

Tonites epi, really really disliked Kate grabbing the dogs face and shake it up and down. She may have been gentle, but it just made me nervous thinking that dog could snap having someone grab them like that.

The kids were in a box suite for the sesame show. These poor kids are going to have such a rude awakening one day when they don't get vip treatment everywhere they go. It's exactly like child stars, after they stop working, and can't cope out of the spotlight.

Was glad to see Jon and Cara having fun. I think it was good that Cara found some independence away from MOM. I can't imagine how much personal ski instructors/pro's cost! I realize it was probably all comp'd.

I wonder when they taped next weeks episode....

JJ28 said...

Seeing Cara happy with her dad was so precious! And all it took was some alone time skiing. She seemed like a completely different person.

And to me it seemed like Kate was over exaggerating when she said Cara missed her and the kids so much she was homesick. If she really was it's prob just because she hardly ever leaves the house! Especially without all the other kids! That's not healthy.

Sully said...

I'm thinking who in their right mind would take 7 kids to Sesame Live ALONE?? Not me! I only have 2 kids and they are pretty well behaved. My husband and I took them to the circus a couple of weeks ago and it was stressful navigating the crowds and keeping everyone together. Of course it looked like they went in a private entrance, and they had the box. But Kate claimed she didn't know she had the box - so WHY would she take 7 kids by herself.

Or was she really by herself. I wonder if there was someone else with them that we didn't see..

DetroitBasketball said...

Well this episode wasn't that bad I guess. No shrieking, no badmouthing, and it was nice seeing Cara smiling and happy. I missed the part where Kate and kids walked into the suite so I don't know about that. Definitely some Hannah favoritism but that's so commonplace it's almost a non-story now.

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Sarah said...

Tonights show was actually (dare I say?) almost pleasant! Honestly, all I cared about I got--to see Cara smile! It seems like it has been so long!

Kate seems nice, and didn't hen-peck jon the whole time, and the kids seemed to like the show. I'll give them this one!


The more I watch though, the more I believe that The kids arent the only ones being exploited. I really think that TLC is exploiting Jon, Kate and their family. I think they took a family that was struggling, and "rescued" them so-to-speak. Now, I think their marital issues are being exploited for ratings (which is probably why we always see Kate at her worst, not to overly defend her actions). That to be, is really really sad.

Of course, they are allowing TLC to do it, so maybe they need to wake up and smell the exploitation!

JShine said...

I thought it was hilarious when Kate was going on about how homesick Cara was and how much she missed her mom and then it flips over to Cara, and the first thing Cara says she misses is the dogs. Haha.

I'm also wondering if Jon getting this condo is the beginning of the split?

ava said...

I think the next week is all just hype. Maybe she is going to announce looking for a talk show deal, or her books and stuff. Her "career" of saying "Um" on tv as much as she can.

Lilacpa said...

look at jon and kates face at the end when they are on the chair. they wouldn't really look at each other andjon had a strange look on his face when she said she rushed out to see cara.

Scruffy's Mom said...

Sesame Street tickets ... if they paid for them (HA!) ... would have been at least $30 a pop. But these prices, of course, don't reflect private box or concessions or souvenirs ...

She was just at home, (eyeroll), in that kitchen fixing the snacks in cups for the tups ... oh brother, give me a break!

Jen K said...

Didn't watch it...did Jon actually say they bought a place there?

Sammy said...

I didn't get in in time to see the episode. Has anyone put it on Youtube? I can't find it.

jonandkatewho? said...

OMG. I am horrified. I'll talk about the episode itself later, but right now all I can think of is the preview for the season finale. I'm sure you all saw it.

These guys just don't know when to quit. This show has officially become nothing but a soap opera. I am sure that everybody will tune in to see if their marriage will make it or not. And of course it was all planned, not reality at all. They have really and truly become whores. Nothing is sacred but then I think I said it before...if the kids' privacy never was then how would the marriage be sacred? If this were me I would seriously seek out some counseling, run off the camera crew and batten down my hatches to save my marriage and my KIDS. These two are horrible. What will this do to those kids?

I wonder too, will they announce that the show is ending but Kate is getting a talk show? I could not believe she would state she wanted one so publicly unless she thought her chances of getting one were up there, but damn! I can;t believe somebody would actually give her one!

I'm just almost speechless. The episode was pure damage control. Mellow Kate and more freebies for the kids. I looked closely at these kids this episode and much as I hate to say it, the cutesy days are over. Collin struck me most as looking older, he just looks like any kid his age, to me. There is no more baby about them, they are kids now. Just ordinary kids, no cuter than anybody else's. It's time to stop the show.

Jon was happy for the first time in ages, but it wasn't an attractive thing to see. If the only way he can be happy is to be in Utah doing snow sports with younger folks, I feel sorry for him. I feel sorrier for Cara, who probably was in shock because it's the first time in ages he has not treated those kids with impatience and meanness. He spoke kindly to her throughout, but there was just something so icky about it. I don't know what I'm trying to say here, but this was just wrong. If only he could be kind and happy when he is parenting a GROUP of his own children, as opposed to having fun with just one.

Oh and I can't forget the scene Hannah caused in the parking lot at Sesame. WTF, Kate??? She should have made that child walk just like the rest, but is anybody really surprised? Way to teach your child that all she has to do is scream and you will pick her up and carry her! If that had been Alexis, or God forbid Joel, they would have been sorry.

Boring! and in some way I can't describe, just very, very disturbing.

I wish that dog would have bit Kate when she grabbed its nose and held onto it like that!

Lori In OHIO said...

Nielsen is moving the February 2009 sweeps to March to avoid the "potential disruptions" associated with the switch to digital. It will also begin testing ratings collection on digital-only stations in December 2008.

This says it all. I'm telling you- everything we have seen and read in the last few weeks has been done to draw ratings for these March sweeps. The previews for next week are pointing to some big announcement. I've said it before- and I'll say it again--- this whole thing is a PR stunt to gain interest for March sweeps. It's easy enough to snap a few pictures and leak them to the "press"....

winky said...

Okay, lets get one thing straight. Jon and Cara didn't have any "alone" time. There was a HUGE camera CREW there. Can you imagine getting some "alone time" with your dad only to have a bunch of strangers following you around filming you? It's disgusting.

Everything they do is "for the show". The kids are always being dragged around from one SPONSORED event to the next. They got a heck of a lot more than "goodie bags" after the Sesame Street show. I'm sure they got PAID cash money to show it. The show is a 30 minute commercial every week.

These children have no idea what reality is. Their life is one big commercial.

Even REAL celebrities like Angelina etc SHEILD their kids from the media.

mir said...

Don't worry, people, that commercial for next weeks show was PURE fiction.

Look at your tv guide. It is actually TWO 30 minute episode, they will be visiting the Touch Museum (for free) and then seeing the Harlem Globetrotters (for free).

No big scary drama there!!!

Janet B said...

You know what? They were fairly likeable in this episode. Kara was actually getting to do things she enjoyed with her dad for a concentrated amount of time. It was very nice to see.

Kate appeared to handle all the kids to the Sesame Street show and they didn't film one meltdown on her part. I don't think I heard one complaint.

Better..

Aunt Chris said...

I couldn't help but think that when Jon mentioned Cara being homesick that was his excuse to send her home and stay on a few days by himself.

Aaden talks well, on the rare occasion we get to hear him. Collin needs help with his speech as does Joel. I have heard Leah in so long she could be mute for all I know. Alexis screams and Hannah whines.

I think the commercial for next week was all hype. They won't address anything we all suspect might be happening. It'll be some other issue.

I love my son! said...

Bicoastal said...
"It's all been leading up to this..."

Kon v. Mothra?
___________________________________

Too funny!

Debbie Beck said...

I kind of agree with Aunt Chris...all hype. No way these two bozos are going to address this on the show and certainly, by ALL MEANS, no way they are even thinking of ending the show. They'll have to pry the boom from "Miss There's Never Enough Money"'s cold, dead hands.

Sophia said...

Kate missed Cara so much that she went out of town to do a speaking engagement. If I remember correctly, Jon was supposed to be speaking as well, but Kate used the excuse that he had just returned from a "shoot" and missed the kids, so he decided to stay home. Honestly, if Kate missed Cara so much, how does she think her kids feel when she's away all of the time.

Miranda said...

In the interest of fairness; here is one adorable thing I noticed tonight, that Kate did for Mady:

She was separating the fluffy parts of popcorn away from the hulls, and dropping giving the fluffy parts to Mady's outstretched hands. Because the poor girl has braces now, you see. That was a big thing, when I had braces...not being able to eat popcorn like a "normal person".

When I saw Kate do that I thought it was nice.

elvishasleftthebuilding said...

IMO,whatever concept TLC is going with the J & K + 8 show it isnt working. Tonight's episode was extremely lacking in CONTINUITY and presented itself as nothing more than a poorly editted film version of a slide show presention, complete with boring monotone narration. You really know when a show has 'jumped shark' when an episode doesnt contain even one iota of snark worthy material. Seriously, this show has done run it's course. The time has come for Jon and Kate Gosselin to turn off the cameras, stop exploiting their children and get a REAL job!!

HeatherFeather said...

My goodness. This was a boring trainwreck of an episode.

Jon looked right at home at the Utah condo. His body language really showed that he is comfortable being there. I'm sure they bought the condo.

And why did they have so many ski staff people skiing with them? To help Cara maybe? That seems like it would be awfully expensive!

Kate was bland as usual. I noticed that she did not lock the front door to the new house when she left for Sesame Street Live. That clearly shows that they have a house full of employees. Why else wouldn't she lock the door? I also thought she looked silly wearing 3 inch heels to Sesame Street Live. Who does that??? I know she likes them because it makes her look "taller", but she is tall enough. And I agree with the other comments about her tan. She is beginning to look like an Oompa Loompa.

When she parked at Sesame Street Live, there were no other cars near her van. Did she use a "private" entrance so she did not have to deal with other people. I almost laughed out loud when she pretended to be shocked about their "box" seats. She said, "I thought they were just GIVING (free!!!) us regular seats with all of the other people". YEAH RIGHT!

timetogokon said...

The crazy thing is that they push these kids to do things (i.e. skiing) that are ten times more difficult for them to do because of their young age, size, level of maturity yet they forbid them to do things (like color, paint, or do anything "messy") which is completely age-appropriate and normal for their development.

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So true.

Just one thingy regarding skiing: age 4 is not too young.My 4 yo went twice this winter. The first time, he took a half day lesson,and either my husband or I spent the rest of the afternoon going up the magic carpet and down the bunny. By the end of our second weekend , he was going on lift with and skiing down the green with me right behind him (he was in a ski harness, which is FANTASTIC). We all had a great time.

tallblonde said...

Oh Kate...You wouldn't have had to take the 7 to Sesame Street ALONE if you hadn't alienated absolutely every family member & friend....and taking the 7 to Sesame at night?

I have one word for you......

MATINEE !!!!!!!!

whatIsaw said...

At first I thought that Kate picking up Hannah in the parking lot was not a good idea. But then I thought I probably would've done the same thing...just get those kids inside and off the parking lot.

One thing I noticed was that Jon said they had been skiing for 4 days before the filming day. I'm glad they only filmed one day of their outing. It sure was a busy day!

uofmrocks said...

It's all been leading up to this??

It was only a few months ago that TLC was shoving the 'vow renewal heard around the world' down viewer's throats. Fast forward to the season finale of , ' it's all been leading up to this'......BOOYAH SUCKERS!!!!!
I think TLC should have used the 'scandelous' picture of Jon and the two coeds in their promo for next week's episode instead of a flashback to coupongate.

Antoinette said...

Lori In OHIO said...
Nielsen is moving the February 2009 sweeps to March to avoid the "potential disruptions" associated with the switch to digital. It will also begin testing ratings collection on digital-only stations in December 2008.

This says it all. I'm telling you- everything we have seen and read in the last few weeks has been done to draw ratings for these March sweeps. The previews for next week are pointing to some big announcement. I've said it before- and I'll say it again--- this whole thing is a PR stunt to gain interest for March sweeps. It's easy enough to snap a few pictures and leak them to the "press"....

3/16/2009 6:56 PM
_________________
I agree with you Lori and I'm one of THEM!!!

caiteefacee said...

They are showing the last 2 new episodes next Monday and then they are finished. The new big family will be on and I don't think Jon and Kate will return in May. I think it will be wait and see what happens but I don't expect it. I still cannot believe how distant they are in the interviews and the fact that they are never seen doing anything together anymore. I also noticed all the upcoming appearances are with Kate only until you get to September and they probably will take his name off soon. I also think it is tacky the way TLC exploits their situation unless since J&K are producers now it could be their idea. What do you think? Could they be so low as to put all this out there just to drum up ratings which would put more $$$ in their pockets in their last year. Could they be smarter than we think? Have we been conned by Kon?

Jen K said...

Just saw that preview and you can TOTALLY tell that this was edited in time for not only sweeps but also to take advantage of the publicity from the recent "issues".

The part where Jon says something about, "his end" sounds like it's referencing Kate's (gag) "career" taking off and him feeling lost or whatever he said about that.

Leave it to Jon and Kate to take something that is clearly deeply personal to the family and kids (problems in the marriage) and try to turn it to their financial and professional advantage. I don't care what any of the "fans" say about this, because if you are low enough to take something like this and make it a "storyline" or plot for the show and exploit it for gain above the concerns, privacy, dignity and health of your family....well, you're cracked. Greedy and cracked.

I said this to someone recently: How they choose to deal with these issues will speak VOLUMES about their true intentions and character. If this show and the notoriety are really causing problems for the family, you put the family first and drop the show.

Their true intentions: money. Their true character: let me know when you find character to talk about.

whathappened? said...

I used to love this show. Not a sheeple, saw its flaws but still enjoyed it. But the original premise was to see how this family coped with doing regular things as a large family. But really? Box seats at Sesame Street Live? If they're treated as celebrities than who can relate?

HeatherFeather said...

elvishasleftthebuilding said...
IMO,whatever concept TLC is going with the J & K + 8 show it isnt working. Tonight's episode was extremely lacking in CONTINUITY and presented itself as nothing more than a poorly editted film version of a slide show presention, complete with boring monotone narration. You really know when a show has 'jumped shark' when an episode doesnt contain even one iota of snark worthy material. Seriously, this show has done run it's course. The time has come for Jon and Kate Gosselin to turn off the cameras, stop exploiting their children and get a REAL job!!

___________________________________

I seriously doubt that Jon and Kate will ever have a REAL job again. They are far too special for that. I'm sure Kate is gearing up for the next season of Celebrity Apprentice (she is a author, you know) or Dancing with the Stars (maybe that's the reason for the recent weight loss!)

zoey said...

I didnt watch but i gather from the comments that Something BIG is about to happen? this gives me a flash back to A big Surprise for Kate last season. The preview's showed her flipping out with Joy and excitment. Boy were we let down when all the fuss was that Jon asked her "can i help you with something"
i bet this hype is going to be equally disapointing.

whathappened? said...

ScarySkierNewJersey said...

More private box seats and back stage meet and greets at Elmo. Love how Kate acted surprised and mentioned she thought she would be sitting in the crowd.

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LOL she'd have known where she was sitting if she had BOUGHT THE TICKETS!!

...Amy... said...

So, does anyone else think that next week, they announce that they don't have the dogs anymore...that's the big "announcement" next week? I can't imagine them announcing to the cameras that they're splitting up or anything that *serious*...

SJ and ME + 3 said...

Konzilla said...
Oh no, Kate has willed the puppies to shrink (she does have that effect on Jon) and soon they will be back at the breeders! This was in January, the vet was in February (2-6?) as reported by a blogger and the Please Touch Museum in Philly was also mid-Febr. as reported by a blogger.


Sesame Street Live was on January 4th...
hmmm. I wonder what the method is to TLC's madness (in showing the epi. out of order).

Lisa said...

I agree that all of the bad press has been leading up to the season finale and all of it has been very calculated and staged. I do think that Jon & Kate are on the outs personally, but whether or not they stay together, they will use the situation to their financial advantage. Think about it - KON have been habitual liars to keep up the facade of a happy, Christian family. When have they ever told the truth without getting something out of it in terms of money? Perhaps there will be a "How to save your Marriage" book or "What Reality Television has done to Us" book to follow. I hate to think of it, but they are working some angle to garner sympathy for themselves with projects to follow - no matter what happens to their marriage.

konspiracytheory said...

I love how Kate made sure to mention that she decided to give Maddy her privacy when her braces were put on and not bring the camera crew. Real big of you, Kate: now try extending that courtesy to the rest of your children, every day.

Also, she mentioned that Maddy didn't have any problems with the other kids at school after the braces went on. My kids don't have braces (yet), but I don't get the impression from observing my 5th grader's friends that getting braces is a big deal these days - not something that kids get teased about.

zoey said...

I seriously doubt that Jon and Kate will ever have a REAL job again. They are far too special for that. I'm sure Kate is gearing up for the next season of Celebrity Apprentice (she is a author, you know) or Dancing with the Stars (maybe that's the reason for the recent weight loss!)
__________________________________________________
NO WAY... I don't think that Kate would ever put herself in a situation to be ridiculed in public by a judge. as of right now, if someone says something she doesnt want to answer..she ignores them. but to be on a reality game type show, she would have to take the criticism ...which we all know she cant

PunkyPower said...

I'm sure the teaser for next week's ep is a total coincidence to this week's "US Weekly" article about Jon & Kate's "troubled marriage."

I'm shocked that Kate was able to handle 7 children on her own. Normally she has to scream her head off, especially at Jon, and then complain during the interview about how nobody in the world (besides her) knows what it's like to go out in public with 8 children. Every time she says that, I think "teachers do that all the time..."

One thing has me puzzled, though. Usually when one goes to a concert or show - such as Metallica, Rent, Sesame Street Live, what have you - they know where they are sitting BEFORE they arrive at the venue. How is it that Kate assumed that their seats would be "in the crowd" but suddenly discovers that they are sitting in a luxury suite? Does she really think she's fooling anybody? This must be their attempt at making us think they don't get everything for free.

I'm also wondering why she can't start waking kids up before they get to their destination. What's wrong with a little "everybody wake up" in the van? My folks did that all the time so they wouldn't have to drag half-asleep kids inside.

timetogokon said...

sheeple comments thus far(slightly paraphrased):

1) Kate did the right thing by picking up Hannah. Kate always said Hannah needs her most....

2) There seems to be some tension between Jon and Kate on the interview couch. Oh, my heart breaks for Kate....

3) Wow ! Kate did such an awesome job taking the kids to Sesame and she was all by herself too !

4) Of course they needed a private box - it's for the family's safety!

5) Good for Jon that he gets to spend some quality time in Utah. He deserves it !

It's so un-freakin-believable how they just don't get it.

I don't watch anymore, but love to come here to read the comments, get a feel for what happened, and then go to the loony-pro-G site to see "their" side . I just sit there shaking my head.

carolyn said...

I agree that all of the bad press has been leading up to the season finale and all of it has been very calculated and staged. I do think that Jon & Kate are on the outs personally, but whether or not they stay together, they will use the situation to their financial advantage. Think about it - KON have been habitual liars to keep up the facade of a happy, Christian family. When have they ever told the truth without getting something out of it in terms of money? Perhaps there will be a "How to save your Marriage" book or "What Reality Television has done to Us" book to follow. I hate to think of it, but they are working some angle to garner sympathy for themselves with projects to follow - no matter what happens to their marriage.



Lisa - I completely agree with you. I do think that they are having real marriage problems, but in publicly addressing it they are taking the attention off all the other negatives: exploitation, the great big mcmansion, all the freebies and money that they make from church speaking. What better way to shift the focus off all their shady behavior and concentrate it on, "our marriage is failing."

Tyra said...

It seems odd to me that Kate would want a talk show, when it is obvious that she doesn't even like people.

HeatherFeather said...

NO WAY... I don't think that Kate would ever put herself in a situation to be ridiculed in public by a judge. as of right now, if someone says something she doesnt want to answer..she ignores them. but to be on a reality game type show, she would have to take the criticism ...which we all know she cant
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Good point. You are probably right....she can not take criticism at all. It's just obvious what an attention seeking FAME WH*RE she is though. She wants to be admired by all. Kinda like the witch in Snow White! LOL I can just picture Kate saying "Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all"!
She wants her "career" to continue so I'm sure she has something important in the works.

JackfromNY said...

People are reading way too much into the previews for next week. It's all just hype to get viewers.

They wouldn't really announce a divorce or split on tv, even Jon and Kate have more class than that.

Jon saying in the preview "I was having a really hard time with this", was obviously in response to Kate's decision to get rid of the dogs.


You have to keep in mind that most previews are put together by the network and usually the producers of the show have little or no input on what is shown/said in a preview. So of course TLC is going to hype it up as much as they can, to get more people to watch it.

Furniture said...

My theory for next weeks show....Furniture. It was about time they got some and they did. These two KONS are a mini corporation there is no way they'd announce a seperation until they had wrung every last dime from the show and the sheeple. No it was time for them to finally get some furniture.

Sixxlet said...

Forgot to add that usually when you have a box at these events, you get special parking, too. I've had the box several times before, and each time it had special parking included (easier, quicker, closer) - it was great!

Sixxlet said...

Lilacpa said...

look at jon and kates face at the end when they are on the chair. they wouldn't really look at each other andjon had a strange look on his face when she said she rushed out to see cara.
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Also, the last words Kate said, something about "being together", she actually sounded quite sad to me.

Sixxlet said...

Or was she really by herself. I wonder if there was someone else with them that we didn't see..
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I thought I caught a glimpse of another person in the box with them, but it could have been someone from the TLC crew.

grace said...

About halfway through the episode, I thought wow, this is going fairly well! Then I realized- the main problem they have is with each other, not the kids. If Jon went with Kate to Sesame Street Live, it would have been a lot more tense, and I can picture some stupid argument they would have in the parking lot before the show. They've been living separate lives for a while now. It really made me laugh when they teased the breakup though! Yeah right, TLC!

I did like how Kate handled Mady's braces also. Knowing Mady, she knew it wouldn't be pretty, so she kept the cameras away. It was nice to hear that she wasn't teased any more than usual -I'm sure the twins have it pretty bad at school. Mady and Kate seemed to get along well the entire episode too. I'm used to seeing a major Mady meltdown at least once an ep!

jayley said...

Just a little positive guidance from parents regarding getting braces can do Wonders. Our children all went through the whole braces thing.Our approach was that the end result was a healthy smile. We didn't need to restrict the "bad" stuff, yep it scared us too looking at the list of things they can't eat, but with lots of love and encouragement and information given to the child most parents should be fine and relax. Guess what? Lollipops are fine, organic or not, just don't bite on them, as is the rule with most hard breads. No need to freak out about braces. The only time we had a broken bracket was from some crazy ride at Cedar Point. To my children anyway , braces were a sort of coming of age thing. Braces DO hurt though, and it takes a lot of support from parents to guide children through the tough times.

Sixxlet said...

Grace, in response to your comments, I think you are right and the kids seem calmer, better behaved when they have just one parent with them. I think having the parents together was causing some of the kids' bad behavior. I truly believe children can sense the tension between parents and feed on it, so to speak. When the parents are happier (separate) the children seem happier.

Clare said...

I guess I am just tired of listening to Kate complain about everything. But what really bothers me is the way she treats Jon. In the "couch" interviews, if he gets to say anything, he is very wishy-washy. He knows K will critize him or hit him. It isn't even funny anymore.
As for the preview for next week - Well it's easy to say divorce. Who would want to stay in that kind of a relationship. But it will probably be something about Kate's career (Whatever that is.)

ICExploitation said...

So Cooper, who was present during the Utah interview - isn't really Jon's "buddy" (as stated) - but a paid ballswinger - the Canyon's "pro". How very telling that these two do not have vested friends.

JShine said...

If next week is about the dogs going back or kates career, why put in a clip from coupongate. I don't get that.

Tami said...

Seeing those ungrateful people being treated to yet another box seat at a special show and having them be so bored and inattentive is getting so old! Why do people continue to give them special privileges? They are not royalty! Kate was so bored and nasty, like she's just entitled to everything. And pretending she was going to drive? Oh please. We are not stupid.

amm said...

Or was she really by herself. I wonder if there was someone else with them that we didn't see..
...................................Seriously she was not alone. She had a bodyguard,nannie and heck she did not even drive.

overit said...

Alexis was so cute when Kate asked her if she was going to marry Elmo. That lil one is too cute.

Jennifer D said...

I think Kate looked sad and detached during the entire episode. Even during the dental scene I noticed her face and it I thought she looked sad.

During the couch scene I thought she was leaning away from Jon and she seemed to just want to get it over with.

She also never mentioned missing Jon.

Melissa S. said...

I used to enjoy this show. In the beginning...remember those days with the beautiful twins, spinning around having fun? Now Cara, who never smiles and has the flattest affect I have ever seen in any pre-pubecent and Maddy, so out of control with her emotions that they should probably consider counseling...not braces.

I enjoyed when Jon and Kate would engage the children in wholesome, homey activities and play...like family movie night. Where did that go? Oh, probably right in the trash can with all those paper plates and yogurt cups that the "green-friendly" Kate has transfered to.

My fiancee came home from the grocery store last week and asked me if I hear the Gosselin drama, and I insantly Googled it. Surprised? No. I came out of the office and immediately asked my man if I talk to him that way? Some good out of the exploitation of this family: it's helping us be a better couple and better parents. While Kate at one time was a motivator for me, someone whose organization and energy I admired...I now strive to be nothing like her. I want to make sure I treat my man with respect...especially in public.

Over the past week, I've checked out this page and what people have said. I've also watched old and new episodes for comparisons...wow. Am I watching the same family I saw before? Where did that family go where the parents were attentive and the children were exactly what they should be, children (granted with an overbearing mother - aren't we all sometimes?)

Tonight's episode prompted me to write. I have 3 children ages 4, 2, and 5 months...I look about 5 years older than Kate...I am 28. Where did that woman go who wore comfy clothes and looked slightly disheveled...like a mother of 8 children? I have bags and circles under my eyes, my skin is dull and I see the dark side of the moon more often than I see the inside of a salon. She looks immaculate. Oh, and as though she's been living off of carrots and put herself on a rotissirie. Then there's the obvious...their body language, how they haven't done an episode together in forever, the kids are more pleasant when they are apart...yada yada yada. It doesn't take a Ph.D. in psychology to see what's going on here.

As for the previews, they are building hype. Everyone knows what's being said online, in magazines, and well, the footage over the seasons speaks for itself. Why did Jon look so bloated, though?

Exploitation at it's finest. When they started getting the freebies, I'm talking the "everyday, hire and assistant" style freebies, the parents changed. Kate got more condecending towards Jon, Jon started firing back. One of them wants to end the show, the other one wants to keep going...I will bet this is how the rift started...pretty sure from Kate's current polished state, she's not letting go of this fame anytime soon.

Pray for those children people. Pray long and hard for those children.

Tami said...

In the interest of fairness; here is one adorable thing I noticed tonight, that Kate did for Mady:

She was separating the fluffy parts of popcorn away from the hulls, and dropping giving the fluffy parts to Mady's outstretched hands. Because the poor girl has braces now, you see. That was a big thing, when I had braces...not being able to eat popcorn like a "normal person".

When I saw Kate do that I thought it was nice.

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In the interest of truthfulness, she probably did it after Mady had a huge meltdown that they did not show. I noticed no melting down, but also very little footage of them in the audience. I think they were trying to spin this as Kate is very capable of taking the kids out alone, which we know she is not. They travel with an entourage of course. It probably took way longer to get out of the parking lot than was even shown and I'm sure Kate was not driving like I said before.

It makes me sad they went to this and the kids were bored. I have a just turned 4 year old and I KNOW she would not act like that even at the end of the show. Sesame Street Live came to our base a couple months ago to do free shows for military kids in the theater but I didn't find out in time and when I called to reserve it was booked. Darn it..

Tami said...

Alexis was so cute when Kate asked her if she was going to marry Elmo. That lil one is too cute.
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She's cute but I thought she just looked confused by her mother joking with her. I'm sure Kate does not interact in a friendly way with them often.

megmeg said...

I have to give Kate props for something. When they were in the box watching Sesame Street and all the kids had popcorn, kate was sitting there seperating the kernal from the popcorn so that mady could eat it (because of her braces she wouldnt be able to have any otherwise). I honestly thought this was truly nice of her. She could have just as easily said "no popcorn for mady!" but she didn't.

I honestly thought that kate was nice during the whole sesame trip. It was very refreshing.

abc said...

Jennifer D said...
I think Kate looked sad and detached during the entire episode. Even during the dental scene I noticed her face and it I thought she looked sad.

What we witnessed tonite was the puppept master (k)defeated by the puppet (j). Her little fifedom is a tumbling down.
She is so delusional that she thought Jon could not survive without her and in reality she can not survive without him.
An American Tradgedy is unfolding right before our eyes.

jill said...

I do not think the next show will have to do with the dogs...why would they show coupongate?

My guess is Kate is SO horrified by Jon's actions that she wants him to set the record straight (the KON way, of course.)

Note how he states in the commercial that it is hard on his side.

Maybe she told him she will stop and (so will the money) if he does not make her look good.

Maybe she told him to come clean and keep the sham up for one more year.

He will say he is SO stressed. She will say she is so busy with her career. He will say he is a little envious of her new fame and all of this makes them bicker.

It will all take place at the very end of the show and it will be a but a couple of minutes.

jill said...

ABC:

I agree with you! I think she realizes it is too late. So much has been said, and it is all on dvd.

It is sad. The kids will someday watch these dvd's and watch their parents marriage crumble before their eyes.

I bet Jon will move on. I could see Kate watching the dvd's and examining the past...

LuvTheKids said...

Wow. The preview for next week sounds like the end. Kate's "We're at an odd place" showing her hands uneven. John's "It is really difficult, . . . for me." Then Kate trying to explain it away "We're working on it." This is really shocking. None of that sounds like they just gave away the dogs,I agree that they would not have included the spent $50 clip if it was about the dogs. If it is over, they both have messed up. But I feel like Jon took it for way longer then most guys would have whether you like him or not you have to admit that. What did Kate think? That she could treat Jon the way she has and he would just take it? This marriage has been going down hill since before Hawaii. I only feel sorry for the kids but have to agree they are better off if those two seperate then continue fighting. I just hate divorce. ;-(

machinegunsmom said...

Gasp...are they actually addressing the motherhumping-obvious elephant in the room that is the state of their marriage? I about passed out when they showed the preview of the finale.

Kate is surprisingly subdued when Jon's not around. Not that I'm a fan of hers, but I think I relax more on outings with my son when my husband isn't there, because I'm used to him not being there during the week and he messes with my system. Kate doesn't really have that on her side though because she and Jon have BOTH been home doing nothing BUT outings almost since the show started.

Poor Cara picked up the signature Gosselin vocab word - "awesome."

Mady looks and sounds so much older! Is it just the braces? Holy cow...

I'm really tired of the celebrity treatment, I realize events like Sesame Street Live are going to be stressful, but they're not really meant to be anything but...Kate ought to be throwing elbows in the toddler mosh pits with the rest of them. Most kids don't get private boxes. Or special one-on-one time in a ski resort in Utah. Jon could have taken her someplace low-key like the zoo, or out to lunch...you know, something regular people can afford. I don't begrudge Cara a special trip or time with her dad, but...come on.

Kate was about due for an episode of her taking care of her own kids. And dogs. Regardless of her intentions or what we "didn't see," I thought it was nice. I agree with what a lot of people said about her separating the popcorn for Mady to be able to eat it.

They re-ran some episode about Kate making soup right after that I've never seen and I actually learned something. I always set pot lids on the burners like that and unlike Kate, I can't afford to just send for a whole new stove when I break one! Guess I better be more careful!

Quadmom said...

It was great to see an episode where Cara smiled. The poor girl always looks so miserable. She clearly thrives outside her family environment. This episode would have been perfect had it not panned back to Kate and the other kids taking part in yet another free outing with more free stuff. Bottom line, Cara seemed really happy for a change!

3ts said...

I wonder if Kate missed Jon as much as she says she missed Cara during the ski trip? Also, Jon acted strange, imo, if he should call home so Cara could talk to Kate.
How any family can relate to the special Gosselins these days is beyond me.
I do think (Jon and) Kate took note of the negative feedback on Mady's prior trip to the orthodontist. She actually acted like she cared about Mady's feelings and well-being.

Tami said...

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And how sad that they had to hire a couple people to go with Jon. He of course does not have his own friends. I can't believe how many people have said this show was not bad and Kate was nice and sweet, etc. She was totally obnoxious at the show just looking like she expects everything and none of the freebies are surprising to her anymore. She picked up Hannah OF COURSE! She and Jon did not speak to each other at all on the couch. This was all damage control and IMO any meltdowns were just now shown and all the puppeteers helping Kate take the kids out for the first time "alone" just were not shown. People question whether someone was with them? LOL. Please! Of course they were. What about her bodyguards? All he "friends" the new camera people? The nanny? All there with her but now shown! This was not impressive. Want to see impressive watch a parent who has kids of different ages such as a tween with ADHD, a moody teenager, a toddler and an infant (me!) take them all out on a constant basis..with no entourage to help. Nothing about those two impressed me today and I fail to see how it was all so great.

Kallies said...

Also, I was wondering too what happened to the "Special Days". Admittedly some of the days weren't that special, but they were something.

J&KTools,TLC=Octomom said...

Such killjoys, the con sheeple. Kate might not be Aunt Jodi, but she has consistently done *a few* nice things for the kids throughout the series. Separating the soft part of the popcorn can be added to that shortlist.

They bump heads a lot, but I think Mady might actually prefer Kate over Jon. You hear her complain more about how "mean" Jon is anyway.

That promo for next week? Pure publicity stunt and I agree with whoever said that TLC is exploiting the entire family - J&K included.

J&K are just the pawns. TLC is the real evil mastermind..

Jen K said...

Hmmm...I'm starting to get an uneasy feeling about something. The preview after the episode (saw the preview, not the show) has me thinking, like most of you, that this is about the recent "events".

However, and this has bothered me since I heard it and I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned it yet: When Jon did that talk at Penn, didn't he mention something to the effect of the next "season" and that they were producers and that in the next season he is more assertive or something like that? Or was that in the Utah interview?

Anyway, regardless of when it was done, it was definitely said before ANY of this stuff with the bars and whatnot happened and the subsequent tabloid stuff. Now they've edited these last few episodes supposedly to accomodate this discussion.

My question: How could Jon have predicted his behavior in the next "season" when apparently the next season hadn't even been filmed yet? I mean, they are showing stuff from after the Penn talk right now, so theoretically one would assume that the next "season" has stuff that has occurred since then as well (duh) and we are also seeing stuff that happened very recently.

So how, pray tell, can Jon predict that he will be more assertive or whatever, if those events had not happened yet?

Anyone starting to get the idea that these very public struggles have been orchestrated as manufactured drama to showcase a different Jon? In other words, maybe all of this recent drama was intentional. Otherwise, how could Jon predict a supposed outcome or reaction to events that haven't even happened?

I don't doubt there are marriage issues. I also don't doubt that these people are as greedy as hell and would do anything to keep this gravy train chugging along. So I'm starting to wonder, and neither scenario is pleasant: A, all this happened and now they are trying to spin it to their financial advantage or B, they manufactured some of this for the drama (coincidentally, just in time for sweeps).

Hmmm.....

Michelle C said...

I actually found this show rather pleasant. No griping, nagging, or criticizing by Kate that was highly noticeable. Only irratating thing I found was the hand-outs/freebies for Kate and the kids at Seaseme Street show. Why can't she do things in a "normal" way like the average family? It's almost like she expects to be treated like a queen anywhere she goes. And, can't she go one episode without CONSTANTLY playing with her earring?

Dauphyfan said...

I have been a become a big fan of this show over the last year, but have been disturbed by some of the things that have happened. When you are under the glare of the spotlight and cameras catch every imperfection of your life, things are bound to implode at some point. As much as I love watching the kiddos and appreciate the realness the J & K bring, a show like this has to have a short shelf life for the family's sake. I am saddened by the teaser for the next week's finale.

They are lifting the veil of secrecy on how challenging things have become and are letting us be privy to what has to be a terrible time for their marriage. As much as they have changed over the last few years, I still root for them. Maybe this will be the thing that inspires them to take a break for a while to gain some perspective again. I would welcome them back after a hiatus, but they need to take some time as a family...without America dissecting their every move. I'm all for giving the kids life experiences, but J & K need to nurture but each other too.

Sixxlet said...

Jennifer D has left a new comment on the post "Sleds, Slopes, and Sesame, March 16":

I think Kate looked sad and detached during the entire episode. Even during the dental scene I noticed her face and it I thought she looked sad.

During the couch scene I thought she was leaning away from Jon and she seemed to just want to get it over with.

She also never mentioned missing Jon.
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I agree with you. Maybe she had already heard about Jon hanging with girls at the bars? If so, I could see why she might be sad and have her mind elsewhere. I would be the same way if I found out that information about my husband. It's got to be hard to try to keep on a happy face for the kids and the camera when you are worrying about something like that.

CK said...

How long was this trip to see Sesame Live? Kate mentioned a dog-sitter was scheduled to come, which implies that it was a longer trip.

And did she really drive to the show? After the 'hither and yon' griping for the Special Days, I'm surprised she drove somewhere.

Fay said...

It was so nice to see Cara happy and enjoying being a kid with her dad,I could not beleive Kate when she was surprised Hannie had a meltdown,she has taught her so well,the apple does noy fall far from the tree,that child is going to be a handfull.

Anonymous said...

So I just watched the preview commercial for the season finale, and I had a thought: Jon's mother has not been involved in their daily lives. Could it be that, if Jon really was spending time at his mom's that he wants to introduce his mom into their life more, and Kate is having a problem with it, and thats what is making it difficult on his side... bing torn betwen his mom and his wife? Just a thought..

Sixxlet said...

CK, yes I really think she drove. I get the impression that it was a long drive (at least an hour, maybe more?). When she left it was light, but when she arrived there it was dark and the kids were sleeping. Most kids don't fall asleep immediately in the car, so I figured she was driving for a while. I'm not familiar with where she is in her state and where the big stadiums are.

I wondered about the dog sitter, too. I don't have dogs, but I thought you were supposed to let them out to do their business and then put them in their kennels until you got home. Maybe because they were still puppies they couldn't 'hold it' very long in a kennel like an adult dog can. I don't know.

cfs said...

I hate to think that next week's final episode for this season will reveal the separation of the Gosselin marriage. Knowing ratings and teaser previews, I think not.

However, I have watched many of seasons 2 & 3 in the last week during the marathon. During those seasons, Jon and Kate considered each other's feelings. They also had fewer interruptions and "I'm sorry's" because they LISTENED to each other. That happens little now. Instead, they try to "one up."

In the '30's, before even I was a twinkle, there were the Dionne Quintuplets. They were 5 girls whose lives were taken over by Canada. They were raised by the state and exhibited, not by their parents. Look back over those stories. The Gosselin children could be them. Heaven forbid, because those Dionne girls did not have normal lives, even through adulthood, at all. A lesson be to the Gosselins.

Taryn said...

Virginia said...

The last show I watched was the first Utah trip where Katie Irene started pitching a fit on the plane, sobbing and acting like the spoiled brat she is right in front of her children and anyone else unlucky enough to be on that flight.

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Whoa! I missed something. When was the first Utah trip? Was this an old or newer episode?

Why was she spazzing out?

justmyopinion said...

Having a talk show would allow Kate the access to hollywood celebrities that she thinks she deserves since she is so far above all commom folk.
I did NOT watch this show and I will NOT be watching ever again.It has been 6 months since I found this site and 5 1/2 months since I've actually tuned in for the show.I try to avoid TLC altogether.
The owner of this site should've posted on the main page DON"T WATCH IN MARCH.With 3 million visiters to this site getting the word out might have put a dent in their ratings and finally gotten Kon off the air.

MissAmerica said...

All in all, Kate looks great, Size 2 thin, fabulous white,even teeth, spunky hairdo. And, since she & Jon are born again, they have eternal life. So, they also have this fabulous life, with health, wealth, fame and all the perks it brings - things the rest of just ain't in the short line! The Lord has caused His face to shine on them. So we can get better and over or keep beotching about the obvious human Kralities, Still is not going to change TLC's line up - would you give this show if you were a sponsor? Think not.
We will just sit and watch, and stew and snark and snipe! Oh well, it is what it is.....

Manda said...

CK said...

And did she really drive to the show? After the 'hither and yon' griping for the Special Days, I'm surprised she drove somewhere.
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She probably just pulled out of the driveway for the cameras and had her chauffeur meet her at the end of the drive way to switch places.

sad stuff said...

I agree with Tami. Not impressed with this episode.

mommaof3 said...

As said in previous post by others, I don't think next week's episode has anything to do with the current articles about them in magazines, I think it was edited to sound like that but I think it's just a ploy to get people to watch. I think they need to get their ratings up and this is the way to do it. Using bad publicity to get more people to turn in.

EGGIBSON said...

I actually liked this episode. Kinda seemded like the "old" Gosselins.There is alot of talk about the special treatment at Sesame Street Live. Well in all truth and honesty, they are sort of like celebrities with their own show and they do get paid to be on t.v.?! In a way it is nice that the kids get some perks to having every moment invaded by cameras. Even though it is not NORMAL. But they are not NORMAL anymore.

I liked the fact that Kate seemed more friendly and appreciative. (of the box seats) Very nice of her to do the popcorn for Mady.

Was very sad to see the previews for next week. Despite everythng, marriage issues, especially aired for the whole world to see, are not fun. I know when my husband and I have a 'tiff', that I do not find it pleasant. Let alone under the scrutiny of all! Yes, it is their choice. All very sad!

I also had a horrible thought that this all might be a publicity stunt too. A real cliff hanger for the season finale!! So you are sure to tune in next season to find out if they stayed together.
Sorry, thought it was a good episode, am still very jaded regarding those two!

Niki said...

I didn't have any major problems with this episode at all but what disturbs me is how calm and relaxed Jon and Kate are when they are NOT together. Kate actually looked happy being home with the kids.

It's interesting that she made a big deal about how much she missed Cara and was just so happy to have her back. None of them spoke about missing each other. I miss my husband when he has a long day at work, let alone being gone for a week.

Someone else commented about the final scene on the couch where they could barely look at each other...it was very telling.

I suspect that the shows they planned to air will not air next week and they will do a "special episode" on the state of their marriage in light of the news in the last week and especially with the feature in People. I mean, what will draw more ratings, The Harlen Globetrotters or Jon and Kate announcing that they are having a hard time being together? The preview was clearly quickly edited and I'm willing to bet the episode itself was taped very, very recently and isn't even ready yet.

I hope they will be able to learn to work together and get back to the genuine love they once had.

Ms.Peach said...

Didn't watch but love the comments. Remember, the show was filmed in January and Jon went partying with coeds in February so something was up then between them. Also, I read some blogging by folks in Utah that Jon went our drinking there too. He sent Cara home, I believe, to party.

Kate absolutely knew they would be seated in a box. This wasn't for security, it was for filming so the crew to move around. And who knows if she really drove there? The camera just happens to catch her pull into an empty space?

There won't be any announcement about their marriage next week. It could be that they announce they couldn't keep the dogs.

Kate may be appearing not as harsh in this episode because there's a new crew filming now and maybe the editing has been affected too. I think this is all a build-up by changing her physical appearance and making her appear warmer so she can launch a tv talk show. The deal has probably been done.

If you want to watch the video interview Jon did with KUTV in Utah, go to
http://www.kutv.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=77940@kutv.dayport.com&navCatId=62
or you can easily pull it up by Googling KUTV Gosselin. He speaks like a college student---it's "like" this and "like" that all the time. He even looks like a college student with the knit cap on his head and the necklace.

DMSfromPA said...

The TV was on in the background last night as I was doing work for my husband's office and I looked over at it when the kids were getting freebies at the Sesame show. What struck me odd about this scene and also the scene I watched on youtube from Oprah was the little girls hair. I could have sworn that Kate mentioned once that she isn't good at doing hair things. Well, the girls had the prettiest french braids and fancy "dos"! If you watch the Oprah segment they again have their hair fixed meticulously. This is a far cry from the hanging hair of past shows. I have a feeling the nanny gets them ready. I also would like to agree with Tami's statement about taking kids of different ages with you constantly. One year, I had one in high school, one in middle school, one in elementary school and one in preschool. The holiday schedule for concerts and plays was "horrendously, horrendous"! I had to do most of it alone as my husband was busy at his practice. As the nike ad says, you just do it! Every child's event is special to that child and as busy as that schedule was I wouldn't have missed a minute.

sad stuff said...

When cara was watching her Dad and the others get into the bobsled, there was another young girl with them. (maybe about cara's age). Does anyone know who that was?

OhioMom53 said...

I actually did not mind watching this episode. Knowing how Mady melts down when she has dental work done it was nice that she had the privacy when she got her braces on. That is not an easy process. When I saw Kate separating the popcorn for Mady brought back memories of me doing the exact same thing when my son got his braces. To me that is a very loving motherly thing to do. I thank Hannah's fit in the parking lot really shocked Kate that Hannah isn't the "perfect" little girl. I don't fault her at all for picking up Hannah, because she needed to get the kids in and out of the parking lot. Cara is a really good skier. I loved her smiles and laughter when she was tubing. I found these genuine moments in an ingenuine situation. TLC is manipulating these final two episodes. There will be a 5th season but it will probably be their last. Talking about the new multiples show, it is the Mom's b'day and the family is making her a cake while she goes to the spa....?? She will probably get the full treatment that I know I never could afford. Give them 2 years and they will be just like J&K. Watching the couch interviews were just painful for me. They don't look at each other and don't interact w/each other. Very painful to watch. Didn't like the previews TLC just wants more viewers for sweeps.

Crystal said...

Let's just hope Kate's future "talk show" doesn't include sketch comedy. Kate's whole "oh that's right, I'm not driving" moment was so lame. I could just see sheeple thinking how cute and funny she was when she did that.

momof3kidsand3dogs said...

Does anyone know if next weeks episode is a last minute change to address the recent articles and speculations? I went on the TLC site and they have listed next Monday's episodes as the Harlem Globtrotters (9:00) and a visit to the tactile museum (9:30). No mention of trouble on the horizon.
Also, seems like there are a lot of people posting from Ohio. I, too, am from the Akron area.

Crystal said...

MissAmerica said...
All in all, Kate looks great, Size 2 thin, fabulous white,even teeth, spunky hairdo

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I'm sorry I don't agree that she looks great. She looks gaunt in the face and looks dirty thanks to her fake and back tan. I didn't know jaundice was the "in" thing. The Kate that had some meat left in her cheeks IMO was a prettier Kate (despite the ugliness within).

Kacy said...

If they went to the Giant Center for Sesame Street Live, they live about an hour and a half from there. So, that would be at least 3 hours of driving back and forth, and then however long the show was. The dogs definitely didn't need a dog sitter. Trained dogs don't need a sitter for that short of a time period.

konspiracytheory said...

The only reason they would even need a dog-sitter is if the nanny wasn't home to keep an eye on the dogs. Which is probably true, b/c there's no way Kate handled all the kids solo at the Sesame show.

Regarding the previews: if they (KON) have a say in how the previews are worded then they are despicable parents for allowing their children to suffer through that kind of publicity. If they sold away their and the kids' souls and have no say in how the previews are worded, they are still despicable parents. See where this is headed, KON...?

Poor Cara - she said she missed the dogs before she said she missed her mother. Another no win situation: if the dogs stay there are safety concerns for the dogs and the kids, but if the dogs truly have been shipped off - how heartbreaking for Cara and the rest of the children.

These two have really painted themselves into a corner...

Gigi said...

Some random thoughts in no particular order:

The kids seemed totally bored at SSL, and who can blame them? They have been shuttled from Disney World to Hawaii and everywhere in between for the past three years. A private suite and backstage passes to meet the characters? Yawn.

Cara is adorable.

We know that Jon did not accompany Cara back to PA, but stayed on in Utah for a few more days. That's why he had nothing to say when Kate talked about running out to the car to greet Cara. He couldn't comment because he wasn't there.

Giving in to Hannah's little screaming tantrum was a dumb move. Anyone with half a parenting brain cell knows that the worst thing you can do is to reward bad behavior by giving the child the desired result.

That orangy-brown skin color Kate is sporting these days ages her by ten years.

The promo for next week? Give me a break. Anyone who thinks they will address anything of importance about the state of their marriage is delusional. Pure hype on the part of the network.

HanaBelle Lechter said...

Why must Jon go across country to Utah to buy his condo? There are wonderful ski resorts in PA and all over the northeast.

If this marital-separation story turns out to be true and not just some kind of sick publicity stunt, it seems as though Jon is separating himself physically and mentally from his children. Disgraceful.

Kate's a shrew and harpy for sure but maybe she's been dealing with her husband the manchild for a little too long and so she expresses her contempt openly. I'm not saying that's the right way to deal with a disappointing husband but maybe it makes some of Kate's behaviors more understandable.

Would Kate ever move to Utah or California or Washington by herself, buy a condo big enough for only two people, and decide her kids have had enough of her efforts? I don't think so. But look at Jon. "Selfish" doesn't even touch his situation. More like a narcissistic creep.

KON are such bad actors said...

Lori in Ohio is absolutely right! This whole "Jon with coeds" thing and their supposed marriage problems is a schtick, people! These two lazy, worthless fame-whores will do ANYTHING to keep the money flowing in -- even pretending to have problems when the show has obviously run its course. Quite frankly, their "acting" leaves much to be desired. I'm also starting to wonder if the whole Jodi/Julie thing was part of the plan, too, to drum up interest.

Mary in Akron, Ohio (formerly Mary in Ohio) said...

I'm just beginning to go through these posts because I did not watch last night, (we watched Operation Repo instead, lol), but I noticed more posts from Akron. LOL, maybe we should form a group in Akron--GWOP: Akron Chapter. ;-)

ScarySkierNewJersey said...

Wow..so many comments....where to start.

First, about next weeks "shocking finale". I wouldn't be surprised if they announced that they were "having issues in their marriage, who wouldn't after having eight kids, and that they were working on it." I am sure TLC and the PR people for Kate have to do something because there are a lot of things out there. Kate wants to save face and hsve her say about all of this. Wouldn't surprise me. They need to do whatever they can to keep the gravey train on the tracks! Now, if Kate gets her own gig of sorts and can continue to live "her lifestyle" than maybe Jon is history. I didn't hear about the talk show. Maybe it will ne on cable access like Kelly Bundy's was!!!! Important Vital Issues and Stuff with Kate Gosselin.

Yes, the Please Touch show was filmed toward the end of February around the 20th or so and the Globe Trotters were in this area maybe the first week of March or so, if that helps with the time frame. They could film the couch crap anytime and have it inserted so it will be interesting to see if they address the "rumors".

Someone suggested they wouldn't be back in May, but they are contacted for that 5th season, so I think they will be back. I will be axiously waiting to see if indeed they will sign on for a 6th or not. TLC has a whacky way of doing "seasons". This is their 5th and the tups will be 5 in May, but actually the 1st season they were what.....almost 2? We first saw them in homemade (audition?) "specials" and than the series started. I am just slightly confused.

To me, it seems Jon was an immature, slightly spoiled guy and when he met Kate, she just took the lead and by 27 he was saddled with 8 kids. By the looks of it, they had very little time alone as a couple before she was in a doctors office pleading for treatments. Like it has been said her before, a lot of doctors make you "try" quite a few years before attemtping anything and here she is having 8 kids in less than 4 years. Had they had a few years alone together, the Kate we see on TV may have immerged and maybe Jon would have headed for the hills. Jon has said many times he was thrilled and satified with the twins. As much as a dolt as he appears on TV he was probably smart enough to see that with his and Kate's career's,(loose term) a family of four was perfect for them. Out of the two, he has been the only one to say on a few occasions he felt sorry for the twins and made an effort to do things for and with them. I enjoyed the fact Cara seemed to relish having him to herself.

Naybe if Kate really feels they need special time alone, why not take them on the road with her? She has her bodyguard and probably a few others in her posse so grab a kid and travel with them and give them individual attention. I can see it now.....Cara, Hannah, Mady, Hannah, Alexis, Hannah, etc etc.

Ava said...

When someone mentioned the dogs, I bet that is what they will announce. That they don't have time for the dogs so they gave them away. Sad that they can just get rid of them that quickly.

8Central said...

Even the PALMS of her hands were orangy-brown!

We'll know for sure if she decides to love snuggle any of the kids; they'll have mud-markings all over them.

Anonymous said...

These kids get some many freebies it makes me ill. They were in a nice sky box last night, all by themselves. Afterwards they met the characters.
Jon and Kate live very close to the pocono mountains. They have and have had plenty of snow all season. Why do you have to go to Utah? Sadly, I keep on watching

Why r they 2gether? said...

cfs
The Dionne Quintuplets were not
taken over by Canada- they were
taken over by the province of Ontario.
It was a provincial matter not a federal matter- and it was
wrong- just like having the Gosselins' lives exposed to all
is wrong.

Wendy said...

With all the girls beautiful hairdos thanks to nanny and spas,

- Everyone outfitted in beautiful clothes leaving a beautiful house, two beautiful dogs for a night on the town -

One parent and child vacationing in the powder of the Utah mountains - All given first class treatment...

And what do we see? A couple who look so adrift and unhappy with each other that they can't even hide it anymore. I do think next week that they will address the stress in their marriage.

Yes, everyone seemed subdued tonight.

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