Was the Season Finale in fact the Series Finale?

From a press release issued Tuesday afternoon... maybe THIS is what Jon and Kate were alluding to in their ambiguous comments of the Season Four finale? Here is an excerpt (link follows):

Due to the outpouring of concern for the welfare of the children, we believe it is in the best interest of the family to immediately cease production.

We are also sorry to announce that the reruns will be removed from syndication due to the potential negative effects on the children in later years. Please join us in wishing the Gosselin family luck as they settle into a normal life back in their prior house in Wyomissing, which they have always considered home. Jon has procured a job with Sprint at their local retail outlet in Lancaster County, and Kate will be going back to nursing on a part-time basis.

Please do not send any more money, food, clothing, or toys, as it is their wish to restore their family's privacy and self-sufficiency. They have also vowed to mend bridges with family members so that their children can have the joy of becoming re-acquainted with their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Click here to read the full press release.

127 comments:

Cameo said...

I knew it was too good to be true. Good one GWoP, good one.

the other judy said...

That was meaaaannnnnnnnn....LOL

good one! ;)

Jolene said...

I knew it was too good to be true! lol Good one!

stevensly said...

Arghhh!!!
I really thought this was it!

-Morgan- said...

Oh wow, you COMPLETELY had me! Good joke.

D'oh! said...

Hook. Line. Sinker.

PK said...

April Fool's, if only it were true.

Miranda said...

BWAH hah hah! I got the joke immediately!

Kate Gosselin? Putting her children's wellbeing ahead of the almighty dollar?!? YEAH RIGHT!!!

ThreeFarmers said...

So freakin' good, it gave me a tingle!

I love my son! said...

You mother fargin iceholes, you gonna pay for that! That was really good though.

3ts said...

April's Fools to you too! LOL!

FooledMe! said...

ohhhhh you stinkah!!!

LOL - I fell for it!

Angi said...

Aaaawww I was so excited, thinking that this was true...LOL...April Fools! side note: I wish it were true!

Aeris said...

April Fool's! Too bad to be true, like Cameo said.

No Disrespect said...

Congrats, GWoP. I fell for it ;o

Aeris said...

One thing to add, today is Jon's 32nd birthday. No joke on that!

jeremy said...

OMG!! I really though they had turned their lives around

pumibel said...

Oh youuuuu guuuuys! That was good- you had me going (noooooo)

O-me O-my said...

Been lurking for awhile, 1st post....this was THE best! I nearly fell off my chair with disbelief and excitement! I bought it hook, line and sinker!

Happy April Fool's day!

Aeris said...

April Fool's! Too bad to be true, like Cameo said.

Whoa, I meant too "good" to be true!

ConcernedMom said...

I knew it was an April Fools joke. If it was any other day, I maybe would of beleived it........wait a minute...that's crazy..........unfortunately for the kids....any day of the year this would be a joke.

Elyse said...

OMG, you really had me going there, seriously! Good job guys! Hhahahaha.

thehazlettfamily said...

Truly, the best April Fool's prank I've seen in years. I knew it was too good to be true. Kudos to you. I've been had. As Ashton Kutcher would ask of me I can sincerely say "I've been punk'd."

2redheads said...

Shoulda known! lol

sueshe said...

CUTE!!! Got me....LOL

alana said...

I got to the end of the first paragraph, looked at the clock - oh, it's 12:20 a.m. on APRIL 1 - and I knew you were just foolin'!

However, IF a miracle happened and KON had overnight twin lobotomies wherein they were both rendered SANE (for the first time ever), THIS little ditty is exactly what their press release should read...

YOU BIG MEANIES OOOOHHHH that was SO mean!!

Four said...

For a brief nanno second I had hope. Then i remembered what day it is and read no further. Shame on you!

Anonymous said...

I'm soooo OWNED!!!

Shelly

Heidi said...

I knew it but I clicked on it anyway.. You got me! LOL

Anonymous said...

I know what day it is - this was a cruel joke, though.

JFS in IL

Corinne said...

I knew it was too good to be true :(

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA - Yes, I KNEW it was too good to be true....but I forgot what today is!

BostonBean said...

Too good to be true!!!

Old North State said...

The sheeple are probably still sobbing, unaware that it's a joke!

WatchOverThem said...

WatchOverThem said, is this April Fools? You guys had me, I was so heavenly happy for a moment.

So sad if it is.

SwingsandRoundabouts said...

Very good. I admit it didn't sound quite right, but I checked the link anyway. I wish it were true.

Amanda said...

hahaha! Good one :)

SwingsandRoundabouts said...

I knew (almost) when it mentioned Jon and Kate both returning to work!

KiSSy said...

For a minute....I was so happy for Jon and the kids. :(

overwithKON said...

I agree, You BIG MEANIES! I was totally had, suckered, fooled, you name it!

Sad to say I was so happy for the kids, really. Then so MAD! LOL! But it made all my misgivings for these horendously horendous parents come screaming at me. UGH!

Very well written, kudos to the author!

NCLindsey said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Brilliant! You totally had me too! My husband is in radio, and always plans a big April Fool's prank on his listeners, and it didn't even DAWN on me that y'all would pull one on us! Bravo!

bflohockeygirl said...

I LOL'd.

Jodie said...

Here's another April Fool's joke that I started to fall for myself, until I got to about the second paragraph! LOL It's from www.realityblurred.com

The Octomom’s eight children will appear on Jon & Kate Plus 8 when the show returns next month. TLC, which previously rejected a show starring the Octomom by herself because she lacks a husband to berate on camera, said in a statement they decided to include the octuplets in their popular docudrama because “no one knows better how to take advantage of kids than the Gosselins.” The network will broadcast the show as Jon & Kate Plus 16 during its “Contraception-Free Mondays.”
Sources said the Octomom has essentially rented her eight new babies to Jon and Kate Gosselin for use during the next season of their show, and Jon and Kate reportedly plan to pay for the babies with the money saved by using coupons for Arby’s and Sonic that inexplicably appear nearly daily in their mailbox at their multimillion dollar mansion.
They will tell the eight babies apart by having corporate sponsors’ logos tattooed to each baby’s forehead. A friend of Jon’s said that “Jon objected to the tattoos, as any father would, and he felt so strongly about it he refused to say anything to Kate about it and instead wrote her a note on the wall with laundry detergent that would be visible to Kate whenever she bought a blacklight and illuminated that space. He then slipped into a walking coma in protest.”
A source close to the Octomom said she was inspired to rent the babies “because who has time to take care of all those kids when you’re trying to negotiate deals and appearing in the media to talk about them?”
Jon and Kate’s contract also includes an option to rent her other children, and 24/7 webcam surveillance on the Octomom’s vagina, in case another baby or 12 should tumble out.

MidWest Mom said...

I didn't catch on until the part about mending relationships with the extended family.

Like that would every happen.......

organizedblogroll said...

You almost had me there....

DeeB said...

OMG! You totally had me until I read the part about Kate going back to nursing. Then I went wait a minute and remembered what day it was. I was foolishly soooo happy there for a moment. I was thinking to myself, "who says we can't make a difference." Ha! Good one!!!!

Denise said...

Great!

I hope a certain blog owner's husband knows CPR. She probably passed out when she was trolling over here this morning!

Sharon said...

I FAIL TO SEE THE HUMOR HERE. I got so excited that I sent it in an e/mail to my daughter before I opened the link. I was so happy for the kids, but I have to say it all sounded too good to be true, that kate would give up HER money and HER fame. Right away I was hoping that they would do a special every year so we could see how the kids are getting along.

Tammy H. said...

OMG, I thought, Oh great...it's finally happened!!!!! U got me good! I wish they would of learned something...but it's not gonna happen as long as Kate can keep using her kids for money! And Child Services allows it!

Gawd Yur Good said...

You REALLY had me going until the part where Jon went back to work, and then the part where they were mending fences with family and friends. I knew that was too good to be true.

I can see sheeple lurking here and reading that and ending up in the ER from a panic attack. Tee-Hee.

Hambone said...

How ironic today...April FOOLS Day...is also Jon Gosselin's birthday.

Lynette said...

I was with you until you said they were moving back to their home in Wyomissing. Then I knew.

ROFL said...

When my hubby left for work this morning I reminded him to "watch" out that it was April Fools day and to not get "caught".

Then I come here.....and BAM!!!!

Good One!

Skraps said...

bwahahaha! i wish it were true!

Jen K said...

Good one! :) Had me going until about the third or fourth sentence!

Laila and Minchie said...

Almost bought it! Good one! LOL

kj said...

you got me. FUNNY!

tallblonde said...

**LOL** I wasn't sure it was an April Fool's joke until I got to the part about moving back into the old house! :) Thanks for my morning laugh!

mrst said...

Oh if only that letter was sent on another day other than today! Wonder if that day will happen.

Anonymous said...

Petal: I got so excited to think the craziness was OVER

Its A Good Thing said...

Fudge! lol I was so excited to read that!! But wouldn't that be awesome if it were true?? Good joke guys :)

HURRY! said...

Loved It....And you got me!

Jennifer said...

GOOD ONE!

Seriously? said...

I knew that was a gotcha -- had to be. Those two, Kon, are not about to let go until the last dollar is drained from any source.

Natalie and Abigail said...

I was believing it - was even about to check the tv schedule to see if the reruns had disappeared...then I noticed the part about returning to their old home, and I thought, what????? Kate would NEVER do that. Then I clicked to read the article....

Hahahaha

I'm sad though - my very first thoughts were, "finally!" and "We did it!"

KaitiebugandBrayBray'smommy said...

I am an idiot......... peed in my pants after turning a bright shade of red

Shari said...

I knew it sounded way too responsible to come from 'Camp Kon.' I wonder if Kon celebrates April Fools day like Christians celebrate Christmas?

K8TERH8TER said...

I knew it had to be a joke as soon as I read the part that said to stop giving them free stuff. Now we all know THAT'S not ever going to be part of the deal! Kate will continue to take handouts from anyone who offers them, long after the show comes to an end.("Matching" handouts, that is!)

SAHM said...

Ah Man!! You got my hopes up!

LMAO!!!!!

lisa k said...

This is one of the rare times someone has gotten me on an April fools joke. This must be pay back for all of the ones I have pulled on everyone else....you got me. LOL!

JenTru said...

Purely awesome. I almost was getting excited until I read they were moving back to their old house. That'll never happen. Great job GWOP!

ThreeFarmers said...

I am an idiot......... peed in my pants after turning a bright shade of red

No M&M (singular) for you!

momto5 said...

Almost had me....till I read the part about Jon getting a job. Then I knew! That lazy, good for nothing is only good at "marketing" multiples. Good joke, though.

GrammyPie said...

LOL......got me. I even called my husband in and read it to him before checking the link. I did say though, I can't believe they went back to their old house, and got jobs. Good one.

Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow said...

I figured they couldn't grow a heart that quickly.

April Fulez said...

I got really excited that it was true up until the point where Jon got a job at Sprint... Kon getting real jobs? HAHAHAHA! Good one, GWOP :)

doubleD said...

Aw, man! I was genuinely hopeful that they made the right decision--to cease production. Too bad...

Chris said...

LOL! You had me until the part that said they would working 'regular jobs' again. Haha that'll never happen, especially with Jon!

babygirlhk11 said...

OMG that was "awesome"...lol you got me good! I was like no way Jon wo the fight! LOL

SuzanneDeAZ said...

I think this is another April fool joke, at least I hope it is:

http://www.hometownstation.com/local-news/octomom-2009-03-31-17-24-3.html

Jessica said...

Didn't think it was possible. Thanks for the laugh

IMHO said...

So good - but, I figured out out near the end and still haven't click the link. Best April food of the day!!!

Merrilee said...

SuzanneDeAZ said...
I think this is another April fool joke, at least I hope it is:

http://www.hometownstation.com/local-news/octomom-2009-03-31-17-24-3.html
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At the end of the article it says it is a spoof.

Denise L said...

Serena!!! I BELIEVED IT! I REALLY DID! You got me good.

janice said...

You are SO BAD!! I got through the first paragraph and went to TLC's website to find the announcement...... bad, bad, bad!!
LOL

mrslizmc said...

that was really good. i thought it was real...lol. ya got me :)

Stacie Grahn said...

I can honestly say that I didn't fall for it. But good try!

Janet said...

You fooled me too! But then I thought, it really IS "too bad" that it was "too good to be true". =(

I suppose we can keep hoping!

Jo Ann said...

I just knew this was an April Fools joke!!! I just knew it!!! Augh!!!

SuzanneDeAZ said...

I just read this. This seems it has to be an April Fool Joke! What say you?

http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/famecrawler/archive/2009/04/01/exclusive-jon-amp-kate-plus-8-to-battle-nadya-suleman-and-the-octuplets-on-dancing-with-the-stars.aspx

so irritated said...

Arrrgh! Ya had me until the part about Kate going back to work part-time. No matter what the future holds for this family, Kate working for someone else is never, ever happening. LOL! Good one!

GTjqUoEIpo5AqoohzEEuzMhrPcw- said...

LOL, good one.
Right next to the one my 7 year old nephew told me about finding a dead roach in the left over ice cream cake we had Sunday.......

But seriously, I am writing "notes of concern for the welfare" of the Gosselin children to all the legitimate sponsors of TLC.
I wrote one to Odwalla last night about how they can be sponsor for a media company that exploit young children. (yet to hear back from them).

I only watched 1 of the earlier shows and REFUSE to watch them once I find out that it's a series.
Can anyone tell me who their other major sponsors are??

Thanks
Sue
NYC

cyndi said...

Good one! I totally fell for it until O started to read the comments. Althought I do wish this was true for the Childrens sake.

cyndi said...

great joke! I totally fell for it until I started reading the comments. I do have to say I wish this were true for the childres sake:). Good one though.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

Is this a joke as well? It appears that Octomom will appear next month when Kate returns on her show:

http://tv.blogdig.net/archives/articles/April2009/01/Octomom_s_babies_will_appear_on_Jon___Kate_Plus_8.html

love_my_GSD said...

LOL! I just knew it had to be too good to be true. Moving back into their old house...hahaha!...like that was going to happen! Dont you know Kate at all? :D

Janice said...

DAMN, that was MEAN!!!! LOL!

Nettey said...

Damn you!!! I believed it! I was so excited. I am so gullible!

jill said...

Good one!!!!

i was really excited!!!! said...

OH MY GOODNESS. I had a terrible day today and came here to see if anyone's snarky comments would make me laugh. You don't even understand how excited I was! I was so happy for the children and totally oblivious to the fact that on the east coast we still have 28 minutes left of April Fool's day. BOOOOOO I almost went all day without any pranks.

Fay said...

No you did not have me, but I just love your humour, to funny

applejacks said...

I've never posted before, but have to say I LOVE this blog and am so happy I found it. Just a few short months ago I was still under jon and kate + 8's love spell and only recently noticed (through sporadic viewership) the HUGE and unmistakable changes to jon and kate. Prior to my GWOP discovery I thought I was the only one who had noticed something was up...lol

Anyways, tonight I watched a re-run of "Jon cooks korean" which I had never seen before. I have to say that I was appalled with this episode. i could not believe that TLC would air an episode where it was made painfully obvious how ignorant these two are of multiculturalism, and worse still...john and the kids' cultural background. The amount of times Kate replaced the word "Korean" with "Chinese" or the generic term "Asian", made me think this woman is a complete moron. She is not only insulting millions of people for thinking it's appropriate to interchange the names of distinct cultures simply because they are on the same continent, but she is disrespecting her own family and children (why am I surprised?). In so many instances I found both she (and even Jon) were just mocking the entire concept of what could have actually been a great opportunity to educate their kids about their background, rather than just turning it into a competition of who is most Asian in the family. At one point I saw Kate bow to John, and they repeatedly referred to jon's grandmother's recipe as an "Ancient Chinese recipe" (in ridiculous accents for that matter), and then Kate was so pleased with herself for putting chopsticks in Mady's hair. These people are frickin ridiculous....

Mikemom said...

GWOP your awesome, I had a very bad day, and you ending it on a bright note!!!!! Thanks,

tha squirrel watcha said...

B#stards!

;) good one!

Just3kids said...

One of my first posts, as well - been lurking (and loving it) for a while now.
The only thing that got me wondering, being that I basically BOUGHT the whole thing, was that they were going back to their old house. There is just NO WAY Kate would EVER go back to the old house!
Great job - I shared it with my 13 year old daughter (who is really a Kate-hater) and we had a BIG laugh.

balletbrat said...

I would have believed it, but once you talked about the old house and Jane working, it was obvious! lol

gojoelygo said...

Did anyone catch part of the marathon last night? The team at TLC are DEFINITELY playing to the blog as they literally showed the CUPCAKEGATE episode followed by the JOELGATE episode followed by the toy shopping/berating Jon in the store episode!!

Crystal said...

I was a day late on this one. You almost had me until you started mentioning that they were moving back to their old house. I knew even if God himself came down from Heaven and spoke directly to them, they still wouldn't give up their material things. Good prank for April Fool's day later.

SteelerGirl said...

I was so happy when I read this, I should have known. Kate, take a hint!!!!! Realize what you are doing to your family. Kate if you read this I am asking you from a concerned person to right now take a poll of each and every member of your family if they honestly want to continue this life you have made for them and report the results on the next show (I have no doubt you will be back). At least be honest with the viewers we are not stupid. If you are the only one in your family who thinks that this is a good idea then walk away and be a normal family again. Run around with your kids outside in tennis shoes so you don't get those designer shoes dirty. Get some paper and let the kids use whatever color they like to paint it and hang it on the refrigerator with a good job sticker on it. Let poor Hannah cut her hair, would you let someone make you grow your hair to your waist if you didn't want to? I think the best solution like another person mentioned is to have a once a year special, where we truly can see how THE KIDS are doing and adjusting to their new life, then it would truly be a show about them. They are growing up without the best of you being by their side to support them every step of the way and that is really sad.

one_lovable_cutiepie said...

ah to good to be true. Good one.. I almost thought hell froze over

Tiny Tee said...

Very creative April Fools day joke!
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gojoelygo yes I did watch the re- runs that you mentioned. What baffles me more then Kate is the sheeple for thinking that this kind of parenting is acceptable.

Libby said...

POO! No fair! Kate would never let it happen so I should have guessed. Got me...

Pamela Jaye said...

you had me right up to the part where they were going back to their old house.

Can Mom said...

Oh my gosh. It's April 2 and I almost fell off my chair. Good job. I guess I was April fooled this year after all.

Iowa Mommy said...

You almost had me!! LOL Wish that was true!

vaikealukuinen said...

LOL I knew it was a joke! I can't imagine Kate having anything to do with any text which places hard work, family values, and a desire to stop accepting freebies over her current existence. I don't think she would care if Jon left her, since she would imagine she'd become even MORE famous and rich because of the difficulties of raising 8 Gosselins alone.

Anonymous said...

I was like wow they have finally come to their senses.

That was a good one...

Lizzie said...

Aaaaaawwww, man! You got me good! I called my hudsband in here to tell him the news and everything! Well played.

4thekids said...

That was awesome...I <3 the mods! :-D

But seriously, I don't know if the moderators get thanked enough. Thank you all for the keeping this an informative, classy blog.

Angela said...

Oh snap!

Robin said...

I knew it was April Fools before I clicked the link. Sadly, this would be in their children's best interest.

yooks said...

damn- that was s good one!

Donna said...

I totally would've fallen for it, had it just been the first paragraph. :)

TN_Mamato4 said...

SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had begun my happy dance!

TheReturnIsInEvitable said...

lol I knew this was a joke on account that I just read on their facebook page that the new season starts May 25th. Another telling part was it had an answer to everyone's hopes and dreams for the family :)

If the show was canceled though, I wouldn't want them to move back - if Mady and Hannah grow up to be Kate 2.0 and 2.5... let's just say I'd want them to have as much room as possible to hide xD

SuzanneDeAZ said...

While many of you are wishing Gosselins will not continue to have their reality show it looks like another reality show will soon be in the making with Octomom:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1627973/octomom_nadya_suleman_gets_a_reality.html?cat=2

SuzanneDeAz said...

Is Kate more popular than the new star Susan Boyle?

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2009/04/kate_gosselin_susan_boyle.html