Sun, Seashells, and Scrapes - Monday, June 1

While Kate and Mady share some relaxing mother-daugher time in San Diego, Jon hangs with the other seven children back at home. The little kids are full of energy, but is the excitement too much when one of the sextuplets has to be rushed to the doctor?

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Anonymous said...

Jill, if Kate only allowed them to film for "one day"...what she realy means, is 24 hours. Stretch that over 5 days.

Who would believe anything she said anyway? We all watched the lying renewal of wedding vows episode, and heard her and Jon say over and over and over how they will be together forever...no matter what.

She is a liar.

nj2az07 said...

We all fly across the country to go to a spa right?! On someone elses' dime right?!
and we all went to spas at 9 yrs old with a camera crew right?!
I'm so tired of these people..really. The excess of it all..I'm so tired of hearing about them, the tabloids, all of it.
Make it stop! I'd rather sharpen pencils for an hour than to watch another moment of these people.
Get off my tv!!!!

Anonymous said...

This particular show amused me. I did watch it and I thought Kate was going to SD for a book signing, so she took Mady along. I did pick up on the snide remarks she made about Maddy, the airport comment, the comment at the table while they were eating,but the best comment had to be at the end, with her sitting in the chair on the beach, Mady playing nearby. It was like all she could do to choke out the words about having fun together.

The reason Jon was in Utah is not clear, except that he loves to snowboard. Did I miss the part about him actually helping the guy ski down the mountain. Who is this Kelly to Jon??

Just before Alexis fell, did anyone else see she was carrying a long stick. I thought she fell and the stick went into her lip. Anyone else see it this way?

I have never seen these kids eat a hot meal. I think they may have had mac & cheese on their paper plates that one of the kids did not eat and did not get any candy for.

I did notice that both the dogs seem to be in each scene with the kids when they are outside, so they must still he there. Kate does not hesitate to comment about how much she dislikes them whenever she can.

I have to agree that it does appear that the producers do read this blog as I see the damage control trying to be done, too late I am afraid

redrivergrl said...

I'm still not convinced this wasn't Kate's plan all along...have multiples and make money. She is very manipulitive and coniving. Jon may fess up to that one day. By saying "I do everything for my kids and I'm here for my kids" she thinks she's fooling viewers but the fact is she's NOT there. When she is she looks bored and bothered. Being bed ridden doesn't mean you're there for your kids...how stupid was that? I don't care what this woman went through, she is in her mind reaping all the benefits. Kids birthday party: no family friends, no relatives...people they are NOT attached to. How warm and fuzzy! There is nothing this woman won't do. Part of the reason no one does anything for her is it's never good enough and she can't keep from commenting on that. TLC is trying to make us like her, feel sorry for her, and I for one won't fall for it.

Hope Kate falls in the bowl said...

I know from experience that there are entire websites online that sell parts, just parts, for all household appliances - both kitchen and bath. Also, the manufacturer could arrange for the damaged part to be replaced (at a cost no doubt).

Also, if someone was watching and filming Aaden doing this - why not stop him? Someone could get hurt.

Or is this just an excuse for a new bathroom? HINT, HINT TLC!

Lynette said...

I cannot believe someone sent those kids Vermont Teddy Bears. Wow, go volunteer at a center for abused kids after school or go to a homeless shelter and see all the kids under 18 who actually live in the shelters. That is craaaaazy.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Kate was her usual hateful self to her kids, in this episode.

Things will only get worse for those kids, if she doesn't have Jon to take her "stress" out on, she will take it out on the kids.

To make herself feel like a good person, she must constantly be telling someone, somewhere, how awful they are.

Octomom has it right. This is a common tacitc of ignorant people.

Kate was in California at booksignings around April 17. Do you suppose she combined the trips?

Ms.Peach said...

You know, let Jon and Kate can get their own shows. Just shut down "The Eight" and give the kids some peace.

I am going to assume Mr. Gray was in San Diego too. Just wait---it's all gonna come out.

So was the spa adventure "a working vacation" like what's going on in NC now?

bcsurvivor2001 said...

And why does one person - take 7 little children into the woods by himself - no bodyguards around to protect anybody???? hmmmmm

And I don't see any nature lovers out of any of them either time they went into that woods - almost creepy.

And I'm trying not to be senical but - for the lip to be so serious as to call Kate, the dr, a babysitter, blah blah - I never saw one drop of blood at all - not real tears or anything.

And I'm sorry - what kind of personality "loves to go to the dr"??? A kid?

And I also know kids can be kids - but they are turning into rude little brats....no sympathy for her when she comes home at all - just pure jealousy cuz she has a frappachino? Frappachino for a 5 year old who just split open her lip?

JJ said...

I think the "talking to the kids everyday" comment can still hold true. She will call when she's available to talk that day; don't call her unless it's an emergency because you may be interrupting something (enter wisecracks bound to be used in defence of your point of view that Kate hates her children)

My mom, when away on business, asks the same thing of us. She will call on her downtime and asks that we don't call her except for emergencies.

I am no Kate fan but come on now. This doesn't even seem like something worth hating on her over.

Catsister said...

I thought this episode was one of the better ones, except for the parts where Kate insisted that Mady covered her with nonstop praise ("Oh, you're the best Mommy ever!) I don't believe for a minute that she said that, nor do I think it was her idea to go to San Diego.

The scenes with the the little kids were cute, though.

Catsister (formerly Shoka's Snoot)

Mel said...

Kate admits that it was Maddy's request to do something alone with one of her parents like Cara did when she went skiing. Kate is SO out of touch as a mother to not have realized she should have spent some quality, alone time with Maddy after Cara got to go on her trip. I have three daughters, and, while they know they can't always do the same actitivy, we try to be fair and think of their feelings. In view of the tension in that house and the strain Maddy has been under, one of the parents should have known Maddy could use some alone time. They could have simply gone into the city for a night in a nice hotel...but that wouldn't have been what Kate wanted. With all the traveling Kate's been doing, especially on weekends, why didn't she bring Maddy along on one of those trips? Answer - Kate wants to travel alone; she wants to by herself being pampered. Jon is not much better given that he travels back and fourth to Utah to relax and get away from their situation - but he leaves the kids in the very situation from which he is trying to escape. What poor excuses for parents.

just wondering said...

There are many devoted dog lovers in this country and I am one of them. I am also the mod to two specific dog breed yahoo sites.

I can assure you that Kate's disdain, indifference, and contempt of these two dogs has not gone unnoticed.

She had better tread carefully when speaking of the dogs or she will have a whole different group of "parents" voting to hang her in the public square.

Her utter lack of empathy for animals is both disturbing and appalling to many.

I just wanted to let you know that there are scores of dog lovers writing letters, asking questions, and raising awareness in an entirely different direction from the neglect she has shown her children.

TLC... You should take every necessary precaution to make sure that these two animals are not mistreated, abused, or neglected. You really don't want to go there.

Just Be Nice Kate said...

Just curious how many vacations has Kate taken in the last year?Kate's life is one continuous vacation, I do believe.

Milehimama said...

Also, if someone was watching and filming Aaden doing this - why not stop him? Someone could get hurt. I sincerely hope no one was filming the 5 year old taking himself to the bathroom. That's one of my complaints about the show - the poor children aren't given privacy in even their most private moments.

I really hope the nanny/cameraman/producer etc. all let the kids go potty in peace, now.
Taking apart a toilet to see how it works - priceless kid moment!

redrivergrl said...

Once again Kate puts all the emphasis on herself. What SHE does for the kids, how SHE'S there for the kids, SHE has to bake her own birthday cake, SHE'S doiong the birthday party...blah, blah, blah. It would be nice if she could put aside her selfeshness and just "do it" without letting us know she's doing it. I think Jon would have been there to help if she wasn't so hateful and bashing him every minute for doing something wrong or not to her standards. Honestly, there isn't enough money in this world to make me want to live with Kate Gosselin.

Hope Kate falls in the bowl said...

Milehimama said...
Also, if someone was watching and filming Aaden doing this - why not stop him? Someone could get hurt. I sincerely hope no one was filming the 5 year old taking himself to the bathroom. That's one of my complaints about the show - the poor children aren't given privacy in even their most private moments.

I really hope the nanny/cameraman/producer etc. all let the kids go potty in peace, now.
Taking apart a toilet to see how it works - priceless kid moment!


In response to you, I CERTAINLY am NOT suggesting that Aaden be filmed while toileting! I have boycott the show and did not watch. Everyone was talking about it so I thought it was on film. I thought maybe they filmed the kids taking apart the bowl. I by no means am suggesting cameras in the bathroom and am offended you think that is what I want.

luvthekids said...

Question? If Mady came up with the idea of going to San Diego alone with Kate, why did she say Mady freaked out at the airport and wanted her dad to go with them? And why complain about the little kids all wanting something that is given to one child? Kate herself said you do it for one you do it for 8. And it was disturbing to hear Jon say he enjoyed seeing the boys fight. Before all this mess came out, they were "buddies" and most of the time, except for battles over toys they got along pretty well. Now, with all this stuff going on and being with just one parent at a time, the boys seem to gang up on one person and use lots of name calling. They are just five. And those names they call each other are typical for kids but really. Don't you think until all this happened they did not call each other those kind of names. And make such hateful faces while they are doing it? Yeah Jon way to go teaching them to be "tough because they have five sisters."

Sue said...

Just wondering said:
TLC... You should take every necessary precaution to make sure that these two animals are not mistreated, abused, or neglected. You really don't want to go there.


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I SO agree with you! My husband and I treat our pets like royalty. My husband were watching Animal Police yesterday and not only was I crying but so was my husband! (who I have seen cry one time!)

I know not everyone is a animal lover but if you aren't then DON'T get pets. She is so obvious in her hate!

Curious what she did last night to prompt your comment as I did not watch?

Wondering said...

Someone said "Mady is a child who needs to be the center of attention." Why??? Mady is a child who needs to learn she is not the center of the universe like her mother. I agree with the poster who said Mady is old enough to sit still and be polite on the interview couch. That was ridiculous and obvious that she never gets disciplined. Mady does need attention, but she does not need to be the center of attention.

RuthinVA said...

someone said.....
And I'm sorry - what kind of personality "loves to go to the dr"??? A kid?


This just cracked me up 'cause it is so true...I hate going to the doctor. But, maybe if I lived in a fish bowl going anywhere alone but be fun.

blmangopit said...

Since they didn't show what the toilet looked like after the cracked top, it is possible that the toilet itself was cracked if the top was dropped on it. So if that was the case, yeah it is unusable. Also, if there wasn't a top on it, the boys would be more inclined to play in the water and make a mess so I can see why he wouldn't let them use the bathroom. Why is being discussed on here anyway?? About the episode itself...bad, very bad acting Jon and Kate. I so can't stand fakery.

just wondering said...

Sue said...
Just wondering said:
TLC... You should take every necessary precaution to make sure that these two animals are not mistreated, abused, or neglected. You really don't want to go there.


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Curious what she did last night to prompt your comment as I did not watch?
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I didn't watch until the rerun, but her undisguised contempt for them just disturbs me in general.

One of the dogs likes to go down the children's slide on it's butt and Kate made the most disgusting face imaginable.

I make the same face whenever someone mentions her name!

littleangelkisses said...

In regardsn to Mady, I see her learning from example exactly HOW to get attention, DEMAND it.

When Jon was talking about the toilet, Kate WHIPPED around towards him and says nastily "what? You didn't tell me that" and Mady does EXACTLY the same thing!

Unfortunately, because she seeks Kate do this again and again and again, it's how she's learned to get attention.

Even during the season opener, during the family photo, the pout and demand for "exactly one" picture was pure Kate imitation!

delilahboyd said...

Thanks, everyone, for the clarification on the not-coffee drink! It still wasn't what the doctor ordered, was it?

rxnnz said...

Did anyone else hear Kate say something about how special it was to celebrate her birthday on "the day of" her birthday and having her cake and eating it to? I guess she read all the comments about her being away for the kids actual birthday and celebrating it like a week later, and did you like the comment she made before she and Mady went into the spa area without the cameras, "It's a dirty job but someone has to do it."

It's as though she enjoys making sarcastic comments to the camera. It has become the "Kate Show"...
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You nailed it! Kate wants her own talk show, and that's why she says this current scandal "isn't going to take me down!!!"

That's why she talks to the camera (practicing), thinking she's oh, so clever... when she's a C- student, at best.

And that's why she's trying to be nicer to the fans and to the kids.

It's not working, Hon.

You're not nice, you're not clever, and no one wants to watch you talk to a camera.

Psst, Kate! Stop saying "like" a million times per sentence and stop chomping gum and talking with a mouthful of food showing, Sweetie. And in a decade or two, maybe you'll... NAAAAA! No talk show for you, Kate.

Just Sayin' said...

I also saw a clip where Khate said that Mady was the one who suggested San Diego. Really? Did she REALLY suggest that all on her own? Does she really know where or what San Diego even is????
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They spent five days in San Diego last August, on their way to Hawaii. Kate and Mady went back to the same resort that they stayed at in August. Their first trip to San Diego, Mady was entranced by the ducks. She enjoyed feeding them and having them follow her around. Sad to say, I think even that unique attention from some ducks made her feel special.

So, sure, I could see her asking to go back somewhere they'd visited about eight months earlier.

Arleen McG said...

Shut It Down! said...

I just hope against hope that Kevin and Jodi were used as pawns by all involved and that they did not come forward just for the money. That would really break my heart because then there really is not a single relative who actually cares about those children.
I'm with you there, but let's face it, Kevin is Kate's biological brother and grew up in the same household she did, so genetics and environment are working against. And Jodi married him. They both seem to be good people, but our perception could be unconsciously influenced due to their juxtaposition to Jon and Kate, who are two of the most dysfunctional, un-likable people around. The question I keep asking myself is, why go to the tabloid media? If I felt that my sister was abusing her kids, I'd try to get custody, not sell my story to the tabloids.

Lilly said...

Just wondering - I totally agree with your post about the dog situation. I hope that Kate gives them up. She never wanted them in the first place, it was obviously done for just for the show.

The younger ones are not at the right age to be around growing dogs (yet another thing these "wonderful parents" failed to take into account). The fact that there are so many of them only exacerbates the problem. Kids are loud, spontaneous and unpredictable and some dogs are very traumatized by that. Also, If the kids are having more tantrums and are acting out because of all the chaos going on around them, putting two animals in the mix is NOT the wisest move to make. God forbid the dogs become aggressive and hurt someone. They will certainly be blamed and pay an unfortunate price all because of human ignorance. The dogs aren't to blame, the kids aren't to blame - the adults ARE!! They should have waited until the kids were older, but then again, they chose to do a reality show in the first place........

mar said...

not that it really matters, but to the two posters commenting on the car Jon drove Alexis in to see the doctor, he was driving a Hyundai (hence the "H" symbol on the steering wheel), not a Honda (though similar) or Lexus. And I'm 95% sure it was Hyundai Sonata. My family owns two, they're great cars and extremely well-priced-- no more than 25k for brand new, fully loaded (not that money seems to be an object to this duo). But just thought I'd clear that up.

and as far as the episodes go, I still think it's a giant publicity stunt. The dramatic way the previews were shown were clearly done so to draw in more viewers, but the actual episodes seemed pretty normal and low-key, in terms of marital issues. Jon and Kate definitely have issues, but I don't think divorce is on the horizon; I think they are just trying to stir up controversy for more moolah... and it has clearly been working.

whatever, when they have 8 teenagers who despise them and have to be in intensive therapy for the deceitful lives they were forced to lead growing up, I think Jon and Kate will be enduring more pain and agony than any action by the law, bankruptcy, cancellation of the show, or divorce could ever produce.

just wondering said...

Since when does an eight year old child from PA come up with the idea of going to San Diego?

I seriously doubt that my 12 year old granddaughter in Indiana has ever even heard of the place...

Milehimama said...

I thought maybe they filmed the kids taking apart the bowl. I by no means am suggesting cameras in the bathroom and am offended you think that is what I want.I didn't know that you didn't see the show, and didn't think that's what you wanted. I was trying to comment more generally that at least the producers are leaving them alone to go potty.

No offense meant.

SundayRose said...

Kate's contempt for those dogs is really disturbing! I sensed she had no love for them when I saw her shove the puppies face in his food bowl in an earlier episode. And yes, she did shove his face!

Then last night as Jon spoke on how the dogs don't like anything with wheels, Kate said, "but we don't care what they think". Or maybe she said we don't care about them....not sure which. She said it twice. Jon said, "speak for yourself". Thanks Jon for defending yourself.....excellent. Keep it up against the monsterous Kate Gosselin.

Aunt Chris said...

Aeris, when my son was about 2 he fell and put a tooth through his lip also. He did not need stitches as it was a clean, not ragged, cut and the day care slapped ice on it right away. By the time my DH got him to the doc it had practically sealed itself up. Barely noticable by the time I got to him about an hour later.

Dee Dee said...

Excuse me but Kate is a "liar" because her husband broke their marriage vows?

Mady is a Type A personality. They are not easy to raise but are bright, intelligent, focused and do quite well as adults out in the business world.

Someone asked why Kate didn't just bring Maddy along on one of her booksigning tours? Do you really think Maddy would have enjoyed that or would have gotten to spend any quality time with her Mom in the hurried atmosphere of a booksigning tour?

What are you people thinking?

Susan said...

Sue said...
Just wondering said:
TLC... You should take every necessary precaution to make sure that these two animals are not mistreated, abused, or neglected. You really don't want to go there.


If those dogs are mistreated, you can bet that it will be taken care of. Mistreating kids - not so much. But mistreat a dog, you go down.

marsneeze said...

When Kate said that they don't call each other except for emergencies, she probably meant just her and Jon. I am sure they got sick of listening to each other lie about where they were and what they were doing.

Besides, Kate was probably constantly nagging poor Jon on the phone so much, that he told her he wouldn't answer her calls anymore unless it were an emergency. They hate the sound of each other's voices.

I know I am tired of listening to Kate's voice as she nags, complains, bitches and belittles everyone around her.

JenTru said...

Mary said...
Oh GAWD if I have to hear Kate gush one more time about how much she "loves and appreciates" her fans I'm going to BARF! Give it a rest, Kate, everybody knows you're full of nothing but SHIT!

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LOL, Mary, tell us how you really feel! I love it.

wendyzr said...

Don't worry about the dogs people. Jon will take them with him when he finds a suitable place.

EP said...

can someone please assure me that Jon didn't give a five year old coffee?

Kathy said...

Why do people suspect Jodi and Kevin for "doing it for the money?" I see the opposite whenever I see them in an interview. They seem to focus on the children and the front they have to maintain. They look very uncomfortable at having to be the ones to speak out on this issue but they do it anyway. Even when they talk about how Kate is not a supermom that she acts like, that is stated to show that the children are deeply involved in a big lie by their parents who use them to perpetuate untruths in order to make a lot of money. Children can't differentiate what is real from what is not and this situation HAS to be confusing and painful to them, yet they have no voice. Jodi's sister is particularly good at articulating the real problems and issues these kids are facing. Her blog is really eye openeing in so many ways and she has a gift for articulating the real issues imo.

Even if Jodi and Kevin are shopping a tell all (which I have no evidence that they are) or if they got paid by radar online, did anyone ever consider that they may be using those funds for legal representation? Jon and Kate are BIG MONEY now and to get a top tier lawyer to fight them would probably cost big bucks too. Also, a tell all would to some degree negate the tons and tons of positive press Jon and Kate have gotten over the years by people with vested interests in portraying them as a "superfamily". A book would be much better than an internet blog since Julie's internet blog, compelling as it is, has been up for a year with no change yet in terms of rights for the children. Jodi, Kevin and Julie along with others could simply be upping the ante on trying to protect those kids by reaching out to the people (fans) who are supporting this exploitation.

Pink said...

just wondering said, "Since when does an eight year old child from PA come up with the idea of going to San Diego?"
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I thought that same thing. This is what the Gosselins' have created in their children......an unrealistic sense of entitlement that will be with them for eternity. I am sure Kate doesn't think about her kids futures like that though. I think Jon does. Jon allows his kids to have simple fun pleasures by just playing at home. These are the kinds of activities that form strong character in people and good memories too.

Hannah said...

just wondering said...

Since when does an eight year old child from PA come up with the idea of going to San Diego?

I seriously doubt that my 12 year old granddaughter in Indiana has ever even heard of the place...

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In fairness to the show, Mady has been to San Diego before so if she loved it the first time and doesn't know many places its understandable she'd gravitate back. And I knew about San Diego at 12...and didn't live in the US. That's not odd.

I didn't watch the episodes but one of the complaints seem to suggest it was boring....that should be good. Boring means they aren't turning their family into a drama, boring means the people tuning in to see the bitter divorce battle won't watch. Boring will get them of tv quicker.

Kathy said...

I forgot to add one thing to my comment. Someone mentioned that Kevin is from Kate's family so he has genetics working against him so he's probably like her. I disagree. I think that is a highly unfair comment to make. Kevin mentioned in an interview that he used to do Kate's chores for her growing up because she hated to do them. I saw him pitch in and work for the kids on the show many times. Grifters like Kate can't operate the way they'd like without kind good-hearted people alongside them to do their bidding. They like to exert power over people. I think Kevin was to some degree her "Jon" growing up. When I see Kevin speaking out now I see someone who has been "deprogrammed" (probably by Jodi, who exhibits remarkable clarity and genuineness) and is mad about how Kate hoodwinks people, himself included. I see someone who understands that the children are in danger by someone who sees them for what they can get her as opposed to as people in their own rights.

I think Kevin is the opposite of Kate, in many ways. I think he can be trusted along with Jodi to act in the children's best interests.

Annie said...

When I was away from my multiples, on the very few business trips I was on or when Grandma took them for a few days, I never once neglected to call them ever night. I as a mother could not stand to not talk to my kids while I was away from them, certainly not for a whole week. And it did NOT have to be an emergency for them to call me. Of course my tups are in college now and well adjusted human beings.

Bettina said...

I wonder if TLC had to get a permit to allow Mady to film in California -- where they DO have laws to protect kids on TV shows. I've been on the set of a Disney show and they were super strict about the hours the kids could work, having chaperons, school on set, etc. I know they weren't there very long, but the law is the law....

antsu said...

Mom of one:

I also saw a clip where Khate said that Mady was the one who suggested San Diego. Really? Did she REALLY suggest that all on her own? Does she really know where or what San Diego even is???? C'mon people, this 8 year old lives in Pennsylvania. A mere 2,700 miles away from sunny San Diego. Last I checked, the world of an 8-year-old was a little bit smaller.

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Am I remembering wrong or did the family not go to the San Diego and the San Diego zoo right before they caught the plane to Hawaii? If so then Mady probably did want to go back. I'm not a rabid Kate fan sticking up for her, but the idea could very well have been from Mady if that was the case. And a child would not discern that these are all one time only freebies and seeing they go all over the place it would be natural for her to assume they could just go whenever they pleased.

MM2005 said...

Jodi and Kevin are the heroes of this story. They "worked" the media beautifully -- a stunning feat considering they are NOT celebrities. They are NOT in a position to jump straight to the Today show, they smartly went to a tabloid and I assume convinced them to dribble small segments of their interview spaced out over weeks.

This slow and consistent feed of KON information allowed the story to stay in the public eye long enough for both the public and the mainstream media to latch on to the ugly saga -- the children are being exploited. And if we all look back to the time before Kevin and Jodi spoke up, the story being told was of Jon's drunken co-ed story, followed by Jon's possible affair with the teacher. Poor Kate was being viewed as a victim. The conversation was not aobut the exploitation of the children on the TV show. For that we can thank Kevin and Jodi.

I guess people are so cycnical given KON's money grubbing ways that everything and everyone is viewed suspiciously, but I believe their motives are pure.

Anonymous said...

Ok....several things about the episode(s) bothered me last night.

1. What parent doesn't call their kids when they are away? My son goes to visit his grandparents in TN every summer for 5, sometimes 6 weeks. Now, I call him at least once a day, most of the time more, and talk to him via webcam once or twice a week. I could not imagine going that long without talking to him.

2. What the hell is all the BS about them only filming 1 day at the spa??? Looked like more than one to me. And TLC says they only film 2 hrs a day, 2 days a week??? Do they think we are that stupid???

3. Who in their right mind, in todays economy would pay what Charm City Cakes charges as a minimum??? The last cake that I bought, was from Sam Club. It only cost me about $25.00, and that was a custom cake!!!! The look on my son's face when he saw it was well worth it for me (we kept it a surprise until we were ready to sing) IMHO I think these TLC people are out of their ever loving minds.

4. Mady wanted to spend quality time with K8?! Is TLC really trying to blow a load of smoke up every one's a$$?? I think that this was a complete and total setup, as we all know K8 is not fond of Mady. You could tell that she didn't really want to be there with Mady, especially when they were on the beach.

5. What in the world was Mady doing on the couch with Jon & K8?? Overkill people!! Leave the couch interviews to them, was going to say parents, but that would only apply to Jon, not K8.

6. I also would like to know where K8's camera was, when she used to take it on every vacation with her. I know that I have loads of pictures of my son, and I am always taking more, especially when we go on a vacation or to special events where they are permitted. Why wouldn't a parent want to record these things??? Oh yeah...forgot this is K8 that I am talking about.

Done for now...except to say that I still don't get how the sheeple are still either so blind to the obivious, or how they can live in denial....especially in regards to the kids. People like that amaze me....

Erin said...

Can you believe the flippant way they are advertising the 100th episode? When they said milestone, I thought birthday? Nah. Anniversary? Nah. Funeral? In other words, a real family milestone. I couldn't believe it when they said, the 100th episode. Disgusting.

SevenWondersofMyWorld said...

I seldom see my husband and we live together, he works two F/T jobs right now. We have SEVEN children (five at home ), but NO FREEBIES b/c I downloaded each and every one SEPARATELY. Ah-woe is me.
We are almost 2 yrs now since we have gone on ANY Trip.
Yah I am feeling sorry for myself but at least my kids bake me a birthday cake every September and it's DELICIOUS and I wouldn't want a AoC cake over my kids' cake I dont care if it was free or not! And we don't have the money to blow on any $1000 cake. That money could buy clothes for a year for all five (til they grow out of that size). I don't get free Gymboree; again,--I had all my kids SEPARATELY.
Guess I messed up...in K8's way of thinking.... Somehow, I am not sure I messed up at all.! Oh, and my kids don't wear bibs anymore and we never toted around POTTY CHAIRS in our van! I STILL don't get THAT scenario at ALL.

MelissaLg said...

I can't wait until this show is canceled.

I can't figure out what TLC is trying to do. It seems they are trying to make Kate into the victim, the wronged spouse who is forced to move forward, alone.

Do they honestly think people will view Kate like this, and completely disregard her past behavior?

The only problem I ever had with Jon is that he took way too much crap from her. He needed to show some strength, if not for himself, but for his children.

And now he has done that. He is standing up to her. And suddenly, she is the victim simply b/c he had a girlfriend, (and likely only got caught before she did -- b/c if that bodyguard were not her lover, she would have fired him or he would have quit to avoid even the appearance of impropriety around her children)

And frankly, I don't really care if Jon cheated or not. Yes, it's wrong. He broke a vow. But so did Kate -- Love, respect, honor?

And honestly, I think it would be very hard NOT to stray when you are trapped in a television contract you did not want, and forced to live in a home with a spouse like Kate - nagging, insulting, complaining, constant negativity, money grubbing, treating you like a revolting child all the time.

I haven't watched the most recent episode and I won't. I have lost ALL interest in anything TLC has to offer. They can take Kate and go straight to TV heck for all I care.

as a victim? Objectively speaking, how could anyone watch even a few episodes from previous seasons, and not think she was hateful, nagging constantly, repeatedly making negative comments to him, about him.

NeonTetra said...

I also can't get over the rule that Jon and Kate don't call each other (or I guess let the kids call them) when they are not at home. That is definitely bizarre,
I could tell they didn't speak when apart when I caught the end of some episode on youtube when Kate had been away (like when is she not) and Jon was relating some tale and she was butting in with all sorts of wrong "ideas" and he had to tell her nope, didn't happen that way and she acts like, Oh, really, hmph.
What a creep she is, exploit the crap out of them, sell bs about how much she loves them and everything she does is for them YET can't be bothered to call and let them know she misses them and give them a wee fraction of attention.
Gah, I hate her more and more with each horrid thing she says. Worse excuse for a mother ever.

organizedblogroll said...

Well, looks like Kate is plum out of
adult company to bring to the spa...

Sorry TLC, in this economy, people of ANY income do NOT delight in seeing the mother of all moochers going to San Diego, 1st class, no doubt, for free;
doing the spa treatments, no doubt, for free, while her business partner in crime is home with the kids in between meeting up secretly with his honey (the 23 year old....pplllleeezzz).

Sorry, TLC, this is the crappiest,
most pathetic programming. There family has fallen apart, yet everyone's just fine.

TLC: The Loser Channel

ArmyWife said...

Lilly said...

Just wondering - I totally agree with your post about the dog situation. I hope that Kate gives them up. She never wanted them in the first place, it was obviously done for just for the show.

The younger ones are not at the right age to be around growing dogs (yet another thing these "wonderful parents" failed to take into account). The fact that there are so many of them only exacerbates the problem. Kids are loud, spontaneous and unpredictable and some dogs are very traumatized by that. Also, If the kids are having more tantrums and are acting out because of all the chaos going on around them, putting two animals in the mix is NOT the wisest move to make. God forbid the dogs become aggressive and hurt someone. They will certainly be blamed and pay an unfortunate price all because of human ignorance. The dogs aren't to blame, the kids aren't to blame - the adults ARE!! They should have waited until the kids were older, but then again, they chose to do a reality show in the first place........

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I have to disagree with this post all together. My children are 3 and 1 and for the last 10 months have grown up with a dog. Those dogs have grown up with that many children. They were raised with the noise and the chaos. I think that makes the dogs even better and more loyal. I firmly believe Jon does treat them very well. I am willing to put money down that those dogs guard those children with their lives and would never ever harm them.

Anonymous said...

Ok....forgot one other thing that bugged the living crap out of me last night. Her comment "stuffed animals-the WORST gift on the planet". I really feel bad for her kids. I know that I was always a stuffed animal lover, and still have some of my favorites that I have since pasted on to my son, who is as big of a stuffed animal lover as I was. IMHO, stuffed animals are a normal part of a kids childhood. Yes, they can take up alot of space, but if they get dirty, throw them in a pillow case in the washer and then into the dryer, and they come out looking as good as before they got dirty, trust me, I do it often. K8's OCD is going to reek havoic on her kids when they are older, and some may even be stunted emotionally because of how she treats them now. I am saying this because I had a grandpa who was like that due to his mother's abuse...from what I've heard she was alot like K8, and I also am married, soon to be divorced, from a man who stopped growing emotionally at the age of 13, if not before, due to the treatment his mom gave, and still gives, she is alot like K8 too. She needs to wake up and smell something, maybe her new perfume, which will end up making a dead skunk smell better, and realize just what she is doing to her children. Oh wait, too bad she won't and her kids will be the ones who suffer in the long run. All I can say, is that I am glad that the state is finally stepping in, and that Matt Lauer spoke up about it, albiet after GWoP had already spoken up about it. All we can do is pray that the state will come to the conclusion that K8 and Jon are exploiting their kids and have, no demand and enforce, that they stop filming immediatly.Be Darned TLC and your contracts when it comes to the welfare of 8 innocent children!!!!

Elilan said...

Organic Lollipops - hilarious! I cringe every time I hear her say that!

Angie said...

Does anyone know of a site where I can find TV ratings. I'm curious to see if this weeks shows had as high of ratings as last weeks.

Frood said...

Angie -

With regard to ratings:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090603/ap_on_en_tv/us_tv_jon___kate_ratings

Angie said...

Thank you so much Frood.

Mom2Maddie said...

I see a lot of comments telling Kate to get a dictionary because jealousness is not actually a word. I'm betting she has one called Webster. Jealousness is a word and was the correct word in the context of her sentence. "You are going to get jealousness from the other kids." Granted, she does have an awful lot of "Kateisms" but this wasn't one of them...lol.

On to the dogs on the slide issue. When Kate posed the question about whether the dogs were walking down the slide or going down on their butts, I did see the face she made and knew instantly where her mind went. I think she was concerned about the dogs leaving pooh residue on the slide and then her kids going down after them would/could get pooh on their hands. I know I would have thought the same thing. I actually gated off my living room when my daughter was learning to crawl for fear of the same thing. So I really can't bust her chops on that issue. I can see Kate is not really a dog person and is only tolerating the pups for the kids. But I wouldn't say she was abusive to the dogs, at least not that in the episodes I've seen. I may have missed something. My Hubby & I are totally dog people. We adopted 2 puppies (golden lab and dalmation) shortly after we were married 15 years ago. Both were indoor dogs, slept in our bed, basically treated like children rather than pets. However I NEVER let the dogs eat off our dishes or lick me in the face. I know people say that a dogs mouth is cleaner than a human mouth but c'mon they lick their butts...ewwwwww...

mom-of-one said...

OK, but let's look at the numbers. 9.8 mill for the premiere. This article claims 5.9 and 5.5 mill for the two epis this week. That means we only have about 60% of the audience during the first half hour and it dropped to 56% for the 2nd half-hour. So us GwoP'ers are on the right track!

KEEP IT UP! The stats are dropping. A few more mainstream media exposing the scam, along with us "helping the situation",, might just help these kids.

Of course, they will still be stuck with their parents, but maybe we can hope they will "see" the way?

redrivergrl said...

Isn't it funny how Kate has to take one of the girls to the spa with her now instead of a honest to goodness friend? Carla is a paid friend so even she wouldn't count. If I were Jon any rule that Kate has now or in the past, I would totally over-rule and do whatever I pleased. I'm hoping Mondays show did not bring in the number of viewers that last weeks show did.

redrivergrl said...

I also can't get over how Kate is always chomping on gum now after "gumgate"! She also chews with her mouth open and while she is talking. So unladylike Kate. I've never seen Kate so friendly to staff whenever they go somewhere now. She's trying to warm our hearts... Like me = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

OH Mom said...

littleangelkisses said...

Wouldn't filming ONLY ONE WHOLE DAY violate the whole "we only film 2 hours at a time" rule?

Just sayin....

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It would, and so would filming on multiple days, apparantly, which is why Kate was careful to read her script stating that they were in CA for four days, but only filmed for one.

However, little Mady let the cat out of the bag when she let it slip (as children often do - so very risky taking her on the extended jaunt)...saying wistfully at the end on the beach..."this
is out LAST day here."

Now - here's another interesting twist. This was a BUSINESS trip for Kate - schlepping her book on her legions of stepford moms in San Diego...soooooo.....IRS..... are you listening?????

was it business.....or pleasure?
you decide!
(and make sure her taxes are paid)

Nate's Mom said...

I hope we all know by now these entire shows are set up with plot lines meant to deal with whatever TLC thinks will be it's downfall.

For example, we have heard Mady blurt out on National TV shows that she likes her daddy better (remember the infamous morning show appearance?), mom is mean and the other kids are annoying.

This whole "mady and mom" thing was meant to try to hide the obvious animosity between mother and daughter.

rather than take her off-screen by herself -- kate just used a business trip to drag mady along for the cameras and the "show"

kate even called mady "horrible and awful" on her way to calif, but after the spa, her "love cup runneth over".

it was so sad to see mady ask her mom "are you happy now"
and mom say "am i at a spa?"
and mady said "yea, you're happy?"

not..."am i with you my little punkin" or just SOMETHING sweet and kind to her daughter?

no! it's all about the spaaaaa!

This is the example she is setting for her children
that love supposedly comes from a spa trip....not God and other human beings and kind and loving words.

that's what I am seeing.
my heart really goes out to little mady.
She was talking a mile a minute and i thought they needed captions on the bottom of the screen, i could not understand a word she said.
i believe she has extreme anxiety and is doing what any child would naturally do - try to please their parents.

unfortunately, as we already know, kate is IMPOSSIBLE to please and little mady is paying the price, spa trip or not.

i'm so sad for her.

Monty said...

Long time lurker, first time poster you know the drill etc.

I have a friend who is an artist. She had never seen the show until coming over to my house, and having it on as background noise as we painted. She stopped for a moment and stared at the television.

"That's odd."

"What?"

"Kate talks with her sneering muscles."

It's very true! Her facial expressions, (much with the rest of her behavior) are so disingenuous it's nauseating!

On another note, I find it really fascinating to read everyone's comments. While I haven't been able to "ween myself" off the show just yet, it's good to know that there are others out there thinking of their children.

Ms.Peach said...

antsu said . . .
Am I remembering wrong or did the family not go to the San Diego and the San Diego zoo right before they caught the plane to Hawaii? If so then Mady probably did want to go back. I'm not a rabid Kate fan sticking up for her, but the idea could very well have been from Mady if that was the case. And a child would not discern that these are all one time only freebies and seeing they go all over the place it would be natural for her to assume they could just go whenever they pleased.
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Yes, I'm sure Mady thoroughly enjoyed San Diego. Who wouldn't? However, I bet because they needed a plot line, it went along the lines of, "You remember San Diego where we .... Wouldn't you like to go back there?" I think the seed had to be planted. My kids used to travel with us and I don't ever recall my 8-year-old ever suggesting that we return to some place we visited. We, as adults, always decided where to go and told the kids. They really didn't care or offer any imput.

tbelle said...

Janeth says...

Also Jon is an idiot, just because the toilet tank cover is broken does not make the bathroom unusable.

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I understand why Jon wouldn't let them use the bathroom. With the lid being off, and with them being boys, they would probably make things worse by playing in the water. I would consider that their form of punishment for messing with it in the first place!

Mom2Maddie said...

SevenWondersofMyWorld said...

Oh, and my kids don't wear bibs anymore and we never toted around POTTY CHAIRS in our van! I STILL don't get THAT scenario at ALL.

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Actually I know a lot of people that do that while traveling because public restrooms are sooooo disgustingly dirty. And these are normal everyday people, not germaphobes, so you can imagine how Kate feels about public restrooms...lol.

Mom2Maddie said...

Ms.Peach said...

Yes, I'm sure Mady thoroughly enjoyed San Diego. Who wouldn't? However, I bet because they needed a plot line, it went along the lines of, "You remember San Diego where we .... Wouldn't you like to go back there?" I think the seed had to be planted. My kids used to travel with us and I don't ever recall my 8-year-old ever suggesting that we return to some place we visited. We, as adults, always decided where to go and told the kids. They really didn't care or offer any imput.

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Up until 2 days ago I too would have had a hard time believing that an 8 year old would have come up with San Diego. Last July we took our daughter who was just under 2 at the time to Sesame Place. Two nights ago during dinner my hubby and I were discussing possible summer vacation spots and of course our daughter wanted to know what we were talking about. We asked our daughter where she wanted to go on vacation this summer. She very quickly replied she wanted to go back to "Elmo's beach to swim in the pool." We were floored to say the least so I said "Where is Elmo's beach?" She thought for a few seconds and said "You know Mommy, where I had lunch with Big Bird....can I have more applesauce please?" (Got to love their attention span...lol.) We had an awesome time there last year and our daughter talked about it for a few weeks after the trip but we assumed she had long since forgotten it. But apparently she did not, which I have to say makes me extremely happy. We strive to fill her childhood with tons of happy memories but honestly who remembers much if anything from their toddler years. Needless to say I jumped on the internet after dinner and booked this summers Sesame Place vacation :) I'm sure Mady did inquire about getting to go somewhere special because Cara got to go skiing with Jon. And I can now see it may not be to far fetched that she did suggest San Diego because of their last trip there. I'm not sure if where they stayed this time is where they stayed last time, but if not I do seriously doubt Mady picked a "spa resort."

Bladeofgrass said...

I have noticed that the lackeys are posting on Amazon.com regarding the new cookbook. LOL, the non-fans are voting their comments off just as quick. Maybe some of you have noticed, regarding comments on other articles/news about Monster Mom, that the writing is much more articulate and grammatically correct vs. the usual Sheeple's writing style. The PR comments are very easy to spot, as the gushing is toomuchish. I also note, they go after Jon rather than Kate. TLC is not pleased with Jon-Boy at all. He is not making the show a fairytale that one would believe now. IMHO Jon is doing all he can to derail this show and protect his children.

TLC disgusts me; I will never watch any of their programming again. I have locked the station out on my Comcast. I am also through with Oprah. Oprah...the woman that supposedly fights for abused children. Oprah has disappointed me the most.

Deb A. said...

What happened to all that stuff about GOING GREEN?

So they drive a bus a couple of hours to decorate cakes—wow that's REALLY going green, Kate!

I'm a mother of 4, I had NO help when my kids were growing up, and we didn't need to use paper plates for every meal. You could have probably saved a small forest for all the plates this family has used through the years — over 40,000 in 5 years! I did the Math. But, boy, Kate really goes green!

Also my 5-year-olds didn't wear bibs. These guys are going to Kindergarten next year!

But then again, I didn't have time for French manicures and spontaneous trips to a spa across the country. Are there no spas in Pennsylvania? Why San Diego?
Nothing greener than flying in a jumbo jet across the USA!

This show has become nothing more than a staging ground for whatever Kate wants. It is disgusting.

The kids will need major therapy in years to come—this is WHY child labor laws were created in the first place. To protect children from stage parents the likes of Jon & Kate.

Mikki said...

I'm no Kate defender, but I can understand wanting a trip out of town alone. A few years ago I had an out-of-town presentation to give and it was a four-day trip. After I cried my way through dinner my first night there, I bucked up and ended up having a great time not being mommy for a few days. I even got a pedicure and did some shopping while I was there. I can only imagine that if I had eight kids I'd feel the need even more.

froggy mug said...

I'm no Kate defender, but I can understand wanting a trip out of town alone.

You're kidding, right? Kate gets TONS of trips out of town alone. She spent a HUGE number of days in the first half of 2009 away from her entire family. Alone, flying first class to luxury hotels all over the country. What are you talking about her needing a break from?

Mikki said...

I'm not saying it's not excessive... clearly everything in her life is excessive. I'm just saying that to a small extent, I can understand wanting a break.

redrivergrl said...

Kate's out of town more than she is "in town"...geez. I truly believe TLC tries to address issues we blog about and purposefully try to smooth things out. The thing is we have seen Kate way too many times unleashed and know that it is a front to make her seem more approachable and nicer. Now, all of a sudden she likes her fans! Oh, well we should be gratefull, huh...she likes us now! What a phony. I wish TLC would explain the big renewing of their vows and why in the world should we be buying anything they are trying to sell us on now. The cameras need to go off these people and they just need to go away, whether they are together or not.

Anne said...

Here's what bugged me that I haven't seen anyone comment on (forgive me if I am wrong): in the gift shop, when Kate suggests to Mady that Mady buy Alexis a purple purse, Mady shuts her down by explaining "If I ever serve Alexis dinner on anything but a blue plate, she says 'no, give me a blue plate.' Blue is her favorite color." (or words to that effect). Meanwhile, Kate stares dumbly while her 8-year-old recounts serving dinner to her 5-year-old. Kate doesn't even seem to know Alexis's favorite color; Mady does. Mady is the one serving her sister dinner--not their mother??? I know a lot of folks will chime in with "an eight-year-old is old enough to help out with chores," with which I agree in general. It's just, I found it such an odd moment; like Mady was the mom who is used to taking care of the kids and Kate was some clueless interloper who doesn't even know what's going on in her own kitchen, her supposed "domain."

Deb A. said...

Also — What's with not calling unless there's an emergency.
When my husband and I were away, and my college-age daughter was home alone, I called her everyday, if only to say "I love you."
If I were a young mother away from my five-year-olds I would not miss a day of saying, "I love you, I'll be home soon."
She is a poor excuse of a mother!

Laura said...

Does Kate actually DO anything with her kids? I feel like Mady was taken along only because she's old enough to sit there and shut up while Kate gets her pedicure. She doesn't do things with the kids. She didn't play in the sand with Mady. She sat in a chair and said what a great time they were having.

I don't get how a youngish, very physically fit mother of eight never gets down and plays with her children. I guess it might mess up her hair or get her clothes dirty.

Kelli said...

Anne,

Good observation. I don't think it's about whether or not 8 year olds should do chores. I think it speaks to the fact that the way family, particularly parents, get to really KNOW their children is through their interactions during daily mundane tasks. I do believe that Kate loves her children and shields her own selfish desires in a mask of genuine motherly love. But I think that Kate has done herself a disservice by delegating all of the mundane tasks to others. She is missing out on these interactions. Mady knows Alexis' favorite color (and I'm sure lots of other intimate knowledge of ALL her siblings). Jon seems to have similar understanding of his kids and I think this will be his strength as he rethinks his marriage. Kate does not. Even when Kate is present, she is absent. In the end when this is all sorted out, she is going to be the biggest loser. She will love her kids and they will love her too (kids love their mothers by instinct and can forgive even the most horrible mothers) but she won't KNOW them. I actually feel sorry for her.

Anonymous said...

I read these comments often, and if this was mentioned, I'm sorry! I noticed that when kate and Mady were at the spa, Mady asked kate if she was happy. Perfect moment for a mom to tell her child that yes, she was with her (Mady) and happy they were doing things together. But no, Kate answers, "I'm at the spa, aren't I?" Wow...what a poor answer.

Milehimama said...

I did find it interesting that Kate loves how fans will line up their teddy bears and pretend they are the kids, while announcing the gift of a stuffed animal Mady chose for her sister was "the most useless thing on earth".

Dee said...

Mikki said...
I'm no Kate defender, but I can understand wanting a trip out of town alone. A few years ago I had an out-of-town presentation to give and it was a four-day trip. After I cried my way through dinner my first night there, I bucked up and ended up having a great time not being mommy for a few days
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Sheesh, a few days? Didn't she recently spend 21 out of 30 days away from her family? And, when do the kids get time off - from the cameras?

just wondering said...

wendyzr said...
Don't worry about the dogs people. Jon will take them with him when he finds a suitable place.

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That doesn't make me feel any better, whatsoever. Jon is looking for an apartment, not acreage. And he blatently ignored the vet's advice to crate the dog after surgery.

I would need an entire page to review all the things that are wrong with these people having dogs. But let's start with the fact that they have NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE with raising dogs.

Yet, they purchase siblings from a back yard breeder. No responsible breeder would EVER let an inexperienced couple with EIGHT children have even one precious puppy. EVER!

But these two idiots are allowed to take home two. Typical back yard breeder. At least the breeder didn't let Kate put them under the tree in boxes as Kate originally wanted to do!! Just how stupid is she? Does she have even one brain cell in her head?

Seriously... I can't even count all the things that are wrong with these people, yet they managed to spawn 8 children.

Simply mind boggling how truly stupid these people are.

just wondering said...

OH Mom said...

it was so sad to see mady ask her mom "are you happy now"
and mom say "am i at a spa?"
and mady said "yea, you're happy?"

not..."am i with you my little punkin" or just SOMETHING sweet and kind to her daughter?

no! it's all about the spaaaaa!

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Right on point! Again, it's all about Kate!

just wondering said...

Anne said...
Here's what bugged me that I haven't seen anyone comment on (forgive me if I am wrong):

in the gift shop, when Kate suggests to Mady that Mady buy Alexis a purple purse, Mady shuts her down by explaining "If I ever serve Alexis dinner on anything but a blue plate, she says 'no, give me a blue plate.' Blue is her favorite color." (or words to that effect). Meanwhile, Kate stares dumbly while her 8-year-old recounts serving dinner to her 5-year-old. Kate doesn't even seem to know Alexis's favorite color; Mady does. Mady is the one serving her sister dinner--not their mother???

It's just, I found it such an odd moment; like Mady was the mom who is used to taking care of the kids and Kate was some clueless interloper who doesn't even know what's going on in her own kitchen, her supposed "domain."

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Exactly what I thought! Kate didn't have a clue!

Fluffily Cake said...

Deb A. said, "Also — What's with not calling unless there's an emergency."
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I am quite sure it's a relief that Kate is not calling during her all but 9 days away from home. A relief for Jon for sure. Kate would not call in a caring, miss the kids way....nope. She doesn't have it in her.

Ms.Peach said...

Mikki said...
I'm no Kate defender, but I can understand wanting a trip out of town alone.
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She sure does, all the time. She gets waited on, doesn't have to cook a meal, listen to any whining, and gets her groove on with Mr. Gray.

Kontradictions are Us said...

Another example of how Kate is tightening her own noose: In the spa episode she says that they only speak on the phone when there is an emergency, yet on the season opener (when she is trying to pretend that she is a "super mom", on the advice of her lawyers and PR people) she says that she talks on the phone with her kids all of the time. Which one is it? This also demonstrates the difficulty that TLC/Figure 8 is having in trying to air shows that were already in the can, no pun intended, prior to the tabloid frenzy that necessitated the hurried filming of the season opener.

I feel sorry for those kids!

Arieslikekate said...

has anyone else seen the clip featured on TV last night where Mady is asking for a drink of water and Kate opens a water bottle and drinks right in front of the child and doesn't offer her any?
Poor Mady goes off on Kate! This was for some TV appearance or some photo op.

nanasez said...

But no, Kate answers, "I'm at the spa, aren't I?" Wow...what a poor answer.
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This is exactly the kind of thing that happens when people on reality shows start playing to the cameras. Now, knowing how cold Kate is, she might have given the same answer in private. But Mady will never know because what she gets to experience is "TV Mom," who is more interested in being witty for the strangers in TVland than in being real for her daughter.

wendyzr said...

Emmy Nod for Jon & Kate?

From the Los Angeles Times:

"The Learning Channel sent a DVD of "Jon & Kate" to Academy of Television Arts & Sciences members as part of the Discovery network's Emmy campaign box shipped out a few weeks ago.

Two episodes were on the disc — "Korean Dinner" and "Backyard Campout" — but neither will be the one Emmy judges view if "Jon and Kate" makes it onto the list of the final five nominees. Producers submitted last week's Season 5 premiere, "Turning Five & the Future," which was shot just days before airing, so it reflects much of the latest turmoil between the duo.

If it scores with Emmy voters like it did with TV viewers, it will result in the show's first big Emmy nomination."


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All I have to say is...
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Puhlease don't let me see them at the Emmys!

jayley said...

Even when Kate is present,she is absent. Kelli, that is the truth. nicely stated.

HannaBelleLechter said...

And how deaf, dumb and blind would the Gosselins be to want to appear on stage at the Emmys to pick up an award for that godawful, self-indulgent, phony pity party that was the premier episode this season?

What is WRONG with these two!? I'm sure the TLC execs consulted with them about whether they wanted to be submitted for Emmy consideration. I'm sure they had the option to refuse. It was too difficult for them to say NO? To say NO to embarrassing yourselves, your children, the innocent families of those you're cheating with?

mg said...

I wonder if the reason the other 3 days in San Diego weren't shown is because someone else took Mady to Sea World or other places. I wonder how much time she actually spent with kate.

beachluvin said...

From the Los Angeles Times:

"The Learning Channel sent a DVD of "Jon & Kate" to Academy of Television Arts & Sciences members as part of the Discovery network's Emmy campaign box shipped out a few weeks ago.

Two episodes were on the disc — "Korean Dinner" and "Backyard Campout" — but neither will be the one Emmy judges view if "Jon and Kate" makes it onto the list of the final five nominees. Producers submitted last week's Season 5 premiere, "Turning Five & the Future," which was shot just days before airing, so it reflects much of the latest turmoil between the duo.

If it scores with Emmy voters like it did with TV viewers, it will result in the show's first big Emmy nomination."
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Geez, that is some nerve! Also...the Korean Dinner episode pissed me off so much....I actually sent a letter and registered a formal complaint in regards to the way Kate was stereotyping and making fun of the Asian culture. The bow and the way she said "ah-so" really pissed me off and still leaves me fuming when I think about it. The Learning Channel teaches its viewers how to stereotype......nice.....

marypoppins said...

just wondering said...
OH Mom said...

it was so sad to see mady ask her mom "are you happy now"
and mom say "am i at a spa?"
and mady said "yea, you're happy?"

not..."am i with you my little punkin" or just SOMETHING sweet and kind to her daughter?

no! it's all about the spaaaaa!

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Right on point! Again, it's all about Kate!
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I did not see this epi.

Kate what would it have cost you just to say,even if you did not mean it-
"Yep im happy, you and I finally have some alone time"

That ONE sentence would have conveyed to Maddy how special and loved she is. It would have been a moment she would have treasured forever never mind what was going on in her life or how many siblings she was surrounded by.

Kate answered to show off for the cameras.Period.

I bet in Kate's next book ( im sure there will be more) she will talk about the time she took Maddy to the spa for some one on one time and how much it meant to Maddy...

my2cents said...

I used to enjoy watching J&K+8, and was excited when they aired the episode where they were looking for a new house...they definitely need lots of room for all those kids. BUT (in an episode at the new house when they were getting ready to move in) it really left a bad taste in my mouth to hear Kate say (and go on and on about) how horribly dirty and filthy the previous owners had left the refrigerator - or was all that griping because she knew some company would send her a brand new stainless steel one?! Probably was.

And I think by now they've earned enough money that they don't have to worry about the kid's college funds. Do you REALLY need 26 acres to raise your kids? At least maybe the state of PA can get back some $ through your property and income taxes.

In these tough economic times, I for one am really turned off by all K&J's money-grubbing ways. She (especially) acts like she's entitled to all these perks "for the kids"...how was flying off to a week at the Spa "for the kids?" or a snowboarding trip to Utah? I understand the kids get FREE clothes, why does Kate need FREE clothes too? I guess $50,000+ (per episode) just doesn't stretch as far as it used to! I don't understand how a FREE motorcycle helps the kids either.

And about the (third) upcoming cookbook...is she going to write it this time? I sure hope Beth (author of the first book) is getting a share of the sales of Multiple Bles8ings. I've heard K8 doesn't even cook...but I noticed all the "cookie baking" she did in the going green episode...coincidence? Not buying it.

I can also say that I will not be watching this show anymore. They used to be relatable to some extent. They are not facing the same struggles that many families in this country are. When you make more $$$ in one episode than most families do in an ENTIRE year, it boils down to plain old GREED, GREED, GREED that you would continue to do this show. I'm tired of seeing all the freebies and vacations. I think J&K's 15 minutes are up and they need to move on and enjoy their children before the kids grow up and want nothing to do with their parents. Think about this K8 - if you've cut all your family out of the picture, do you really think your children won't grow up and do the same to you?

my2cents said...

I used to enjoy watching J&K+8, and was excited when they aired the episode where they were looking for a new house...they definitely need lots of room for all those kids. BUT (in an episode at the new house when they were getting ready to move in) it really left a bad taste in my mouth to hear Kate say (and go on and on about) how horribly dirty and filthy the previous owners had left the refrigerator - or was all that griping because she knew some company would send her a brand new stainless steel one?! Probably was.

And I think by now they've earned enough money that they don't have to worry about the kid's college funds. Do you REALLY need 26 acres to raise your kids? At least maybe the state of PA can get back some $ through your property and income taxes.

In these tough economic times, I for one am really turned off by all K&J's money-grubbing ways. She (especially) acts like she's entitled to all these perks "for the kids"...how was flying off to a week at the Spa "for the kids?" or a snowboarding trip to Utah? I understand the kids get FREE clothes, why does Kate need FREE clothes too? I guess $50,000+ (per episode) just doesn't stretch as far as it used to! I don't understand how a FREE motorcycle helps the kids either.

And about the (third) upcoming cookbook...is she going to write it this time? I sure hope Beth (author of the first book) is getting a share of the sales of Multiple Bles8ings. I've heard K8 doesn't even cook...but I noticed all the "cookie baking" she did in the going green episode...coincidence? Not buying it.

I can also say that I will not be watching this show anymore. They used to be relatable to some extent. They are not facing the same struggles that many families in this country are. When you make more $$$ in one episode than most families do in an ENTIRE year, it boils down to plain old GREED, GREED, GREED that you would continue to do this show. I'm tired of seeing all the freebies and vacations. I think J&K's 15 minutes are up and they need to move on and enjoy their children before the kids grow up and want nothing to do with their parents. Think about this K8 - if you've cut all your family out of the picture, do you really think your children won't grow up and do the same to you?

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