Beach & Kitchen Reveal, August 10

While Jon oversees the installation of new cabinets in the kitchen, Kate and the kids get into some fun in the sun at the beach. But soon enough, it's time to go home. Will the reveal of the new cabinets and kitchen meet Kate's expectations?

30 minutes

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organizedblogroll said...

Who cares if the kitchen meets Kate's "expectations".

I know the only need it did meet is that IT WAS FREE!!

escrowmama said...

The question is...will the remodel meet the kids expectaions since it was all for them

iluveeyore said...

I really hope that TWO weeks at the beach was enough time for Kate to chill out.

Ohio Buckeye said...

WHEN have we EVER seen Queen Kate's expectations met??? I'm sure even god will have to field complaints from Katie Irene about the way heaven is run.

~Monica said...

It keeps really bugging me that they both keep saying the house and everything in it is for the kids, yet there was that episode when they first moved in and Kate was looking out the window of the kitchen saying something like, "MINE allllll MINE".

This show continues to disgust me - the EXTREME waste and materialism makes me sick. They are all so far from reality that they need something really big to shake their world before I think they'll realize how grateful they should be for what they have. Money has undoubtedly changed them all for the worse (obviously hey? LOL)

fidosmommy said...

My guess is that Kate will like it for awhile because it looks expensive. After a week or so, she'll not even notice her new kitchen. She'll move onto having a bigger pool dug in the yard or having a second garge built or something equally unnecessary.

Maybe she'll turn Jon's apartment over the garage into a manicure/tanning salon for the kids' wintertime enjoyment. Yeah, it's all for the kids.

concerned said...

Seriously, who cares?

Don't like Kate said...

They have all that space in the new house. If they were really making the kitchen larger because of the size of their family, wouldn't they enlarge the size of the kitchen? They could have used the entire space next to the kitchen and made it a kitchen/eating space if they needed more room for all the 8 kids. However, the kitchen is just for Kate. Which seems strange because she hardly cooks. Everything comes out of pyrex storage containers. Perhaps from a company that pre-makes the organic meals for them. If they are going through the hassle of re-doing the kitchen, they should have really made it functional for a family of 9 or 10. More counter space, more room for seating, more room for food storage, more refrigerators, more sinks, more everything. This kitchen is just a slight upgrade from the other one. A complete waste of time. Waste of time. Just another one of Kate's wants.

You know:

half a cow
wedding in Hawaii
bigger house

etc. etc.

Ladylou said...

Oh sure the cabinets will be gushed over that fist episode. Freebies have to be or they'll stop receiving them. She will have to make a big "ta-dah" over the remodel so whoever is still watching can "Ooh & Ah" at them also. They may consider having Merillate (sp)cabinets put in their house too. Not with this economy!!!!
I won't be watching even though it'll be hard. I love all the shows on HGTV about remodels and buying houses.
I won't watch for the vile way I feel when Kate appears in the shots. Like a big ole fat cat that ate the bird... I hope she chokes on it! Selfish and ungrateful human being that she is.

~db~ said...

....more room for food storage

But if Kate had more room for food storage how can she justify running into town every darn day to run errands and get supplies and grab her Starbucks?
However will the paps get their quality photo time with her?

Disgusted said...

OK. So here is something I found on youtube related to storage in Kate's kitchen. Yet another example of how quickly this woman forgets the place from where she came:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWJmVDpQIeQ&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Disgusted, but not stupid:) said...

Might I add that the extra large empty/unfinished room where the kids are running to for the supplies is a good place for her to have put the old cabinets to use. She is the epitome of all things stupid.

Ms.Peach said...

I thought the old kitchen was beautiful and love those appliances. This couple is totally out of control with spending, but it's "always for the kids". How can anybody who has any brain cells believe that #@*%! They are like the people who win the lottery and then blow it all. Those poor kids. There'll be nothing left when they turn 18.

don't fall into the mass media trap said...

EXTREME waste and materialism? O.K., lets have a network give an ungrateful, selfish, and abusive woman money. Then let's keep giving her more and more and more. Let's watch her unravel before our eyes. Let's watch her childrens lives unravel. THIS is entertainment! Viewers should boycott all networks affiliated with TLC. Mass media and corporations have created a monopoly in what I think of as the "dumbing down" of America. I hope people don't get caught up in it. Real life educational programming is just a click away and in my world it is PBS.

Corrie said...

Next it will be the laundry room. When they moved in she stated it wasn't big enough and wanted to extend it. Dont't see why it would matter as I'm sure she has someone doing their laundry.

~db~ said...

Disgusted said...
OK. So here is something I found on youtube related to storage in Kate's kitchen. Yet another example of how quickly this woman forgets the place from where she came:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWJmVDpQIeQ&NR=1&feature=fvwp
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Wow! A whole basement room just for all those freebies they get! I wish I had a dedicated room just for storage. And the kids bring up 8 bottles of juice, whether it's free or not Kate, juice is NOT good for your kids teeth, even 100%. Try WATER, Whoops! what was I thinking? Kate doesn't like her kids to have water. :O(

Also she had a whole cabinet of paper towels and said that would only last a few days? Kate have you ever heard of using a towel that you could actually wash and reuse? That would be considered "going green" I believe.

Nice that she has 8 little kids to stock all her cabinets for her, what was she worrying about having to bend way down for anyhow, the kids are doing it!

lindahoyt said...

I don't understand it if they don't show it. Shoot, the ratings would go through the roof! Higher than ever before. Why not sell this "reality"? They sell everything else.

Disgusted said...

-db-
she had an unfinished basement as well at the E-town house that was packed floor to ceiling with stuff. She even has shelves if you noticed in this video but this disorganized woman doesn't know how to put them to use. She definitely did not need new cabinets in that kitchen. As the rest of us here have figured out, a lobotomy is more likely in order:

i.e.: a lobotomy is surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes

lindahoyt said...

I think Jon and Kate are qualified to be in congress-with all the spending and freebies!

NotaKateFan said...

"I'm sure even god will have to field complaints from Katie Irene about the way heaven is run."

I think you're assuming that she's going to Heaven, how can we be sure? She may be asking the devil to turn down the heat because she's too hot. Just sayin' . . .

k8schm8 said...

lindahoyt said...
I think Jon and Kate are qualified to be in congress-with all the spending and freebies!


Hahaha! ....and the lying, the contempt for the "common" people...

Level Head said...

In one word, maybe. (I think she won't be pleased but will sort of fake it for the show). Basically she will spend ages complaining about where all their kitchen things have been put back - "the glasses don't go there, they go HERE!", "Jon, how could you let them put the cereal in this cupboard?" etc. etc.

Excrutiating.

I didn't watch last week, I will only watch this week if I have some inane chore to do at the time like ironing.

This saga is SO not interesting, and SO in need of some intervention.

More and more I think that boarding school for the 8 would be the best answer. They would be separated from the antics of the parents, would have a proper routine and presumably proper discipline and would get some much needed attention. Sad state of affairs. I have said this before, but will say again - both Jon and Kate should be ashamed of themselves and downright embarrassed of the situation that THEY have created and done nothing to repair.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Don'tFallIntoThe Mass Media said...

EXCELLENT point and right on target.

And, most sadly of all, TLC is 'grooming' the Gosselin 8 for the next generation of 'reality' programming: "Jailed!", "MultiplesReceive an Intervention for Drug Addiction", "Divorce Court, The New Generation", and "The Gosselin Saga - how 2 greedy, noveau riche, attention-addicted parents exploited their 8 children and spent every dime on themselves". J&K+* is truly 'the gift that keeps on giving' to TLC.

The whole situation is obscene.

jonandkatewho? said...

I find it hard to believe that anybody will tune in to see what the kitchen looks like now. Big whoop. The Queen of the Freebie and the Empress of Exploitation gets a newly remodeled kitchen that she won't use.

Honestly are there people out there who will tune in just to see what her kitchen looks like now? That boggles the mind with its possibilities for complete and utter boredom. Who really gives a crap? It's not like the flipping and real estate shows ... this is a show about a famewhore who is in love with her own voice. Can people really sit through this shit without falling asleep or becoming angry? I can't.

Not only do I not give a damn about her new kitchen, she uses a shitload of paper towels! I watched that youtube video and I couldn't believe she said that was only enough for a day! I know she has 8 kids (she never lets us forget), but I only use a roll of paper towels per week!

Talk about wasteful. She just takes the cake. And I would rather watch infomercials than to see this witch's new kitchen!

Jennifer D said...

DB: Thank you for posting that video link. It is very enlightening. Notice how Kate stood there watching the kids and did not lift a finger?

I have a family of 7 and until the last year or so we all lived in the same home. (a few flew the nest...sniff)

I have a 1925 kitchen with 2 upper cupboards and two lower ones. I have four drawers. That's it. That's the entire storage in my kitchen. We have a free standing cabinet in our mudroom for extra pantry space. Somehow I ~manage~ to make it all work. It takes a little patience, a creative eye, and you I have to make use of every inch. My kitchen is neat and tidy. I am dreaming of the day I have a kitchen 1/2 as nice as the one she just tore out.

Does TLC really think the *fans* will smile and nod at this new kitchen? Do they really expect everyone to forget that they just installed NEW appliances a few months ago? Are the *fans* really THAT stupid???

SAHM said...

This episode makes me want to gag myself w/ a spoon. Who cares??!! I am sure there will be something wrong w/ it and she will blame Jon for it all since he was the one supervising. I have better things to do than sit and watch them blow all the kids money on dumb $hit.

FreeTheGOSSELIN8 said...

I remember when she said "it's mine, all mine." These two adults are full of lies.

FREE the GOSSELIN 8!!! Ithink we should make this our mantra.

stopthemadness said...

Good Lord, I can't believe TLC leads into the "reveal" with the teaser about whether it'll meet Kate's expectations. Hurry America, tune in to watch this freeloader's reaction to more free stuff. WIll she like it? Will she be displeased? Will she lash out at Jon?

TLC< wake up. There is a recession going on here. People are losing their jobs to a tune of an additional 250,000 AMERICANS going without work PER MONTH. Is this really the Learning we need to be involved with? Watching this selfish ungrateful b*tch get snarky about whether the latest freebie meets her expectation?
She sickens me and the example she sets for her children is appalling. But you can expect a freeloader diva-wanna be to act like that. What you don't expect is for The Learning Channel to focus in on revealing how Kate Treats Like Crap everyone around her. That and her Trifling Loose Canon of a husband and the latest coed he's screwing while 8 little faces look up and soak it all in.

TLC is working the bad mannered stupidity angle a lot these days. If people love Kate they will LOVE these pageant divas in training on Toddlers in Tiaras. Let's film the worst behavior and most useless excesses possible - $3000 for a dress and fake hair/teeth/tan for a kid to get up on stage and imitate her parent's every move doing her "routine" so she can "show her personality." Yeah the personality someone else choreographed and her parents bought.

I quit watching this channel, and wouldn't let my kids watch it, I'd be ashamed if a guest to our country came and tuned in on this and thought it reflected Americans. It doesn't.

Disgusted said...

JenniferD said:
Notice how Kate stood there watching the kids and did not lift a finger?

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

Yes--it was a video of her showing us how she puts the kids to work for her. She was essentially bragging about not having to do the manual labor of filling up her storage cabinets by sending the kids off to do it. She all but said "they're too young and stupid to know I am making them do work that nobody wants to do." Lazy bitch has them at her beck and call, just like she had Jon being her lap dog too.

The kids should each open their respective bottles, dump them on the new floor, and see how long it takes her to clean it up. And then they should do it again and again at random times to put her to work :) lol

Ohio Buckeye said...

Since I am committed to remaining Gosselin Free, I will not be watching any new episodes.

I'm looking f'ward, though, to GWoP's always-funny, always-on-the-mark Recap.

Recaps here are WAY more entertaining than the actual episodes of G&K+8. Keep 'em coming!!!!!

FoodNetworkFan said...

Just read the article in InTouch with Jon on the cover saying it isn't his fault. In the interview, he says that he's portrayed bad because the cameras are only following Kate when he's at home with the kids. So it makes him look like he abandaned the kids. Of course Khate wants all the camera time. Like my nana used to say, "The more thyself be pre-arranged, the more a la mode thy minutae becometh." Think about it.

Don't Smear It In My Face said...

JenniferD said: "I have a 1925 kitchen with 2 upper cupboards and two lower ones. I have four drawers. That's it. That's the entire storage in my kitchen. We have a free standing cabinet in our mudroom for extra pantry space. Somehow I ~manage~ to make it all work. It takes a little patience, a creative eye, and you I have to make use of every inch. My kitchen is neat and tidy. I am dreaming of the day I have a kitchen 1/2 as nice as the one she just tore out."
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Oh, my, do I hear you! I have an original 1923 kitchen in a tiny bungalow and I'm dying for space. No way to bump it out either, even if we had the money. No room for an island. These were the days when the women of the house only bought for the day because there was little to no "refrigeration." They had no concept of counter-top small appliances like blenders, maybe they didn't even have toasters back then, they certainly didn't have double-door refrigerators or dishwashers. My husband and I get really stressed out with lack of space in general when it comes to our modest home. You said, "Does TLC really think the *fans* will smile and nod at this new kitchen?" The sheeple might nod and smile but nobody else will at such wanton waste and glut! Too many people in this economy have nothing for entertainment but their television sets (if they can still afford cable or a satellite) and to see undeserving people like the Gosselin parents spend money recklessly and indulgently is completely offputting to viewers who are struggling financially in tough times. I can't believe in my brief, early days as a sheeple that I actually admired Kate because I thought she was thrifty (although I'd think to myself, "d'ya think she could at least hang one pretty picture for those kids to look at on their bare bedroom walls?).

~db~ said...

Jennifer D said...
DB: Thank you for posting that video link.


I can't take credit for the link, it was "Disgusted" that originally posted it. :O)

I also am interested in watching the show of the home coming of the tups with the renovation of the first house. I've searched but couldn't find it. Is it available online somewhere?
I didn't start watching the show I believe till the second season.

melissa said...

Don't like Kate said...

Just another one of Kate's wants.

You know:

half a cow
wedding in Hawaii
bigger house

etc. etc.
********************
I agree that the waste of resources on this show is atrocious and disgusting, but buying half a cow is actually a good idea and not wasteful at all. I used to relish watching her scrimp and save during the first couple of seasons as it was SO relatable. Now I have to turn to 18 Kids and Counting for that.

That said, I buy half of a grass-fed cow for my family of four and it yields about 350lbs of beef which fills up my small deep freeze about halfway.

When all is said and done, it costs us about $1.80/lb for what amounts to six months' worth of ground beef, roasts, stew meat, soup bones, t-bones, round steak, and everything else imaginable. That's a better price than you'd get at the store - and it's organic. More people should look into it.

Not a fan of either said...

I don't watch anymore and sincerely wish nobody would watch. I am going to give you a real good reason for not watching tomorrow night. Here it is:

When Kate returns to see her newly remodeled, unnecessary and expensive kitchen I'll bet you the farm she is going to use that horrendously horrendous high pitched screeching, loud, obnoxious, hyena, fake voice to express her delight. You know the one. It's the "you didn't use a coupon" voice. It will hurt your ears and wake your babies. It will remind you of fingernails running down a blackboard and it will curl or uncurl your hair whatever the case may be.

Don't risk it. Don't watch. Just say no.

Kate'sFate said...

Did Jon REALLY say that they were doing this remodel for the kids? REALLY?? I mean, they have gotten so elaborate with the lying on this show, I figured they'd come up with something better than "this is only for the kids." Seriously, now.

I saw a little bit of the episode, and I think Joel asked a worker why they were getting a new kitchen. Well, I can tell you one thing. That man had no idea. He said something like, 'Uhh..you need a bigger kitchen so your mom can cook better for your big family.' I could basically feel Joel's eyes glazing over... as if to say, "What? Cook? What does that mean? Who is this 'mom' you speak of?"

I bet Kate needed to get out of that dangerous kitchen because she's got two important assets on her chest than can easily be punctured by flying nails and such. THAT would be quite an episode.

Tammi said...

Am I the only one who noticed the set-up for the whole episode?? Kate said that her "best friend in the world" wanted very badly to redo her kitchen for her and she decided to take her up on the offer...this is why I can't really stomach this woman any longer! She thinks that everyone should shower her with all of these fortunes, just because she got inseminated with 8+ embryos! Her sense of entitlement is just staggering! Every time she speaks it's always about old homemaker in Pasadena taking time to make birthday shirts for the kids because "they see our show and love us" or "so many people love us and love our children" -- but notice she NEVER returns the favor by stating that she or her kids love anybody at all!! In fact, anybody the kids actually love is no longer welcome in their lives, i.e. Aunt Jodi, Beth, grandparents, even Dad!

(Yeah, her kids LOVED their "Aunt Beth", because Beth and her husband used to let them come by and play and run around taking pictures and go swimming and go for ATV rides and hayrides on their property.)

My guess is that within a few months (after the kitchen is complete) Kate's "best friend" will likewise get the boot...

moma4faith said...

Gee, gang, of COURSE they are doing the remodel for the kids - aren't the poor kids the only family members doing actual work around there? Kate only uses the kitchen as a prop.

TLC = Theiving Lousy Creeps And that includes Jon and Kate. They are robbing those kids blind and have already robbed them of their childhoods.

Philly Hockey Mom said...

YAWN.....not interested in the least anymore. I stop by to see what is going on here and that's about it. I cannot wait for this all to fall apart. I do feel bad for the kids, because of all the money that seems put into expensive houses, apartments, brand new cars, trips etc etc. The kids when they get older will know what went on if the well is dry and I hope they hold J&K responsible.

Hey, it's not that hard to be a parent of 8 kids when you are doing it just every other week. How nice to be able to escape to a fancy, quiet apartment with your latest bed partner. Sweet set up.

jonandkatewho? said...

Kate'sFate said...

Did Jon REALLY say that they were doing this remodel for the kids? REALLY?? I mean, they have gotten so elaborate with the lying on this show, I figured they'd come up with something better than "this is only for the kids." Seriously, now.

I saw a little bit of the episode, and I think Joel asked a worker why they were getting a new kitchen. Well, I can tell you one thing. That man had no idea. He said something like, 'Uhh..you need a bigger kitchen so your mom can cook better for your big family.' I could basically feel Joel's eyes glazing over... as if to say, "What? Cook? What does that mean? Who is this 'mom' you speak of?"

I bet Kate needed to get out of that dangerous kitchen because she's got two important assets on her chest than can easily be punctured by flying nails and such. THAT would be quite an episode.

8/09/2009 10:05 PM

________________________________

Your post made me laugh at the end, lol.

I wanted to repost this. I posted about it on a different thread but nobody responded.

You were talking about the scene in the kitchen where the boys come in and Joel asks why the new kitchen and the worker tells him its so mom can cook better, etc..

I watched the Youtube video of the episode and I swear I saw the other boy, Colin, saying "she doesn't cook" or something like that...you can see his mouth move and almost hear him say it then he adds something else I can't make out.

I just wanted to know if anybody else had caught this. I swear it looks to me like that is what Collin says..."she doesn't cook..."

Vanessa said...

Melissa, I agree that buying 1/2 a cow is sound financial advice, but remember SHE DID NOT BUY HALF A COW!
She got it for free, then had the balls to ask Kevin and Jodi to pay half of what the cost would have been because they took half of the half cow. She MADE MONEY OFF THAT COW!

cossysmom said...

A number of posters are writing that this was yet another waste of the children's money. While it is a waste to rip out a perfectly good kitchen, it is not a waste of Gosselin money. This was product placement, pure and simple. Kate and Jon didn't have a choice. TLC arranged the "advertising" with the company--didn't we hear the name of the company being mentioned several times? didn't we clearly see the name on the truck? As much as I hate the way that this greedy couple spends money on needless things (right down to the endless Starbucks) it is not their money being spent on this remodel. Shame on TLC (once again!).

Vanessa said...

Could someone post the title of the youtube post where Kate has the kids put away all the groceries/juicy juice? When I type in the link that's posted, nothing comes up. Thanks :0)

bcsurvivor2001 said...

I think the category for this show should now be moved from "reality" to "comedy".

It is just getting atrotiously (is that even a word? :) ) ridiculous now.

The tie ins with vacations/kitchen remodeling and camping in your own backyard is streching it (to say the least)

And did I hear correctly that she is again in FLORIDA with just the girls this week? Camping with just the boys last week - and now gone again with just the girls?

This is beyond me!!!!!!!

Vanessa said...

Time to start a new discussion board! Just caught the Today Show interview. So, Jodi and Kevin became jelous so now are making money off HER kids, but she's not? They get PAID for any interviews they give but I guess she doesn't?
They have set aside a VERY substantial college fund for each child, but what about the MILLIONS they've earned? Have they put any of it aside for them to enjoy when they're adults? She clearly says this is their JOB!! Meredith didn't address any complaints about child labour, that's the biggie!
She can't "remember" when Jon started his little affairs, whether it was BEFORE or AFTER they announced the split?
Yes, taking the ring off will just traumatize those kids, not all the other bull$%#@ they've had to witness. Sorry, too much crap to have to comment on, just watch it!

NOT for the kids said...

It amazes me that two people who do not have jobs, have no work ethic, and don't go out to work every day, have SO much, and are deserving of none of it. There is not ONE ounce of appreciation in either one of those two grifters, and all they can give us for freeloading off the children is "its for the kids." What planet are we on that they are so out of touch with what's going on around them.

Tiger Lily said...

I agree with Ohio Buckeye. I am Gosselin free and will stay that way. I'll come here for the recaps, the articles in all the magazines. Why click on the websites, add to the numbers, and continue the exploitation of the children? I did watch the YouTube clip of the drink gathering and think I have figured out why the kids needed a new kitchen. The cabinets are just too plain and not sleek or chic enough for the kids and, therefore, just had to be replaced! They simply could not live with such plain cabinets!

A warning for the two bottom feeders (Khate and Jon-Boy), read the news about Ryan O'Neal and his children and now Cameron Douglas.

Yet Another Julie said...

Kate's Fate wrote
"who is this mom you speak of"

Great line!!! I am laughing my butt off at my desk. I can just see the confused look on poor Joel's face.

stopthemadness said...

I think Jon actually has some shame, when he says stuff like "It's for the kids" it's not with his former passion, you can tell it's Bullshit and he probably doesn't like saying that knowing that at some moment the twins or someone will call bullshit on it, and they should. Kate can't see beyond the next ten minutes and I think assumes she will bully and bulldoze her way over everyone - who would DARE, least of all the children, defy her pronouncements - but Jon I think has gotten kind of sick of this in a way that makes me hopeful that somewhere under all this is a cognizant human being who despite all his midlife crisis and escape-from-Kate exhuberance, will have the penny drop at some moment. If it hasn't already. Kate without Jon to screech at just isn't the same show, if she turns one of the kids into her whipping boy then I'm assuming Jon would get involved because the way she treated him was a shame and I think qualifies as abuse if you do that to a child.

She better get busy with the cookbooks and lecture circuit and store up money while she can because this tv show isn't going to last forever.

The idea that the kids wanted a new kitchen is hilarious. Kate will begin resenting the children because they have such a nice house and all she has is a condo in Maryland with a secret tunnel she is digging into Steve's house.

SoOverKate said...

"I really hope that TWO weeks at the beach was enough time for Kate to chill out."

The promo that gets me is where she turns to the camera and says she can't think of any better therapy than being at the beach.

How self-absorbed can this woman be? I've no doubt that everyone would enjoy getting away from it all in a rizty-on-the-beach-house while they get a gazillion $$ kitchen makeover in ther million + house.

My blood boils everytime I see that dolt say that.

Carolyn said...

I'm not going to be watching TLC at 8! Again I'll be watching the The Great American Road Trip on NBC with my son while having a special snack time.

That way I don't have to answer

"Mom why is she so mean to everyone"

"Mom what is that girls problem she's just like her mom some times"

"Mom why are the kids always playing right in front of their garage? Don't they have a front yard to run in?"

These questions from an 8 year old!

Nope, I'd rather him ask about the pit stops along Route 66 and why they stopped there.

When he asked about us not watching John & Kate anymore I told him the show wasn't healthy for our minds anymore. and His reply was "As you say, garbage in - garbage out and I'm glad because it's not a show that I feel good about at the end of it. That makes it garbage out."

Yeah, ouch.

Starting our 12th week or so J/K + 8 free. It's been enough weeks I lost count.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

nothing ever meets that greedy bitch's expectations

Anonymous said...

What happened to the old cabinets? I'm sure that some one would have loved to have the old cabinets to use in their home ~ They looked brand new! I really hope they didn't just throw them out.

Teddy said...

If the cast of Jon and Kate were all actors, including the children, and if the kids were cast as being a little bit older, all around 8-10, Jon and Kate Plus 8 would make a GREAT dark comedy satire. Think about it, shrewlike fame whore pretends to have a happy marrige to a sloth-like geek who thinks he's good looking. The make a reality show to exploit thier children, and have completely seperate lives on the side off camera. GOD! YOU CAN"T WRTIE THAT STUFF. It would be pure comedy gold. Unfortunately its real. and thats just creepy!

AuntJodiFan said...

I know that July 4th has come and gone but do any of you find it strange that Kate didn't return the hospitality Beth bestowed on them (Beths 4th of July)?

Has she even shown Beth her new home or invited her over?

Lurker said...

Hi Everyone, I don't usually post on here, but just lurk. I saw this link everyone might find interesting.

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/zwecker/1709182,kate-gosselin-jon-plus-8-zwecker-081009.article

Anna said...

I won't be watching tonight. I just painted my baseboards so I think I will sit and watch the paint dry which I'm sure will be more interesting than this show. I could care less how Kate reacts to NEW FREE stuff.

I didn't watch her on the Today show (I was looking out the window watching the rain fall thanking God for the money I'll save not having to water my grass) But I saw a comment about how she wears her wedding ring 'for her kids'?? WHAT???? Because it is a material object it matters? You make your marriage work and show your spouse love and respect FOR YOUR KIDS you idiot!! Without that, your ring is useless. BTW has she ever thought that she is just confusing them especially the older ones who may have heard about Jon and his new flame(s)??? Making herself out to be a victim even to her own kids....wow...that's low.

Re-do it said...

Someone asked about the old cabinets. Carla took everything to re-do her own kitchen. See it pays working for Kate and kissing her butt.

Disgusted said...

Vanessa: the you tube video with the kids hauling up the juicy juices is called "8 little helpers"

1879mom said...

Tiger Lily - if you were completely gosselin free you wouldn't be writing on a blog that has to do with the gosselins, now would you?

BrittBritt said...

"Carla took everything to re-do her own kitchen."

That Wolff range is gonna look funny in the trailer.

KnoxMom said...

I'm so tired of hearing Kate talk about how she keeps her wedding ring on to "keep from upsetting the kids." Do your kids check your hand every day and freak out if you're missing a piece of jewelry? Mine don't. My parents didn't wear their wedding rings much (metal allergy), and I never thought one thing about it. I hardly knew what a wedding ring was for. All the things Jon and Kate are putting those children through with their family falling apart, their parents refusing to grow up, being chased by whatever manner of "p-people," being raised by babysitters while their parents jet-set around selling scrapbooks, etc. and that's all fine and dandy, but a piece of jewelry is going to upset them? To quote Kate, "What planet are you living on?"

I suspect the real reason she keeps wearing her ring in public is to put more emphasis on her victimhood every time Jon gets his picture taken with some random tart.

Anonymous said...

These two just make me sick. Kate...admit you got fake bbs!! We all know you aren't wearing a bra with that green dress you always wear and your bbs are super perky...not those of a woman who had 8 kids.

Next, how dare you and your stupid ex/husband say you do this for the kids yet you both run off any get the most expensive apartment/condo the KIDS MONEY CAN BUY!

lizz said...

I can't stand this lady anymore. I saw the interview this morning. She went in with a script.

MayDay said...

I am proud to say I saw it in spurts- I was busy taking care of my son while it was on. I did not see the scene fully, but when Cara and Mady came back from the beach vacation, they got out of a limo. Please tell me Ashley was with them. I did not hear a full explanation except they did not want to miss their school picnic. But Jon was standing there waiting for them. He could not go pick them up at the airport? Were those girls alone in that limo with the limo driver? OMG this is too much.

VAgirl said...

LOVE how they blurred out the Ed Hardy logos on Jon's shirt.

zoey said...

Oh Kate- You know its time to get rid of the Film crew when your twins think they have to perform make believe commercials for paper towels!

Marisa said...

I saw the scene where Kate was trying to hold the snake. It was obvious she was playing her fear up for the camera. They took a picture of Kate holding the snake. One of the children went to pet the snake near its head. If she was so afraid of it, you would think she would pull the snake away from the child. But no, she was more concerned about taking the picture of her looking terrified.

I don't think people will stop watching because it's not a family show, I think people will stop watching because it's fake and boring.

disgusted in nj said...

Just a few snarky comments and observations.

1. Was channel surfing and got to The Lying Channel - saw her highness and something has happened to her hair - instead of a possum, it now looks like road kill.

2. I am willing to bet that she didn't give Carla those old cabinets, am almost positive that she sold them to her.

blackisthenewblack said...

Kate's interview on the Today show this morning was simply pathetic. I am incredulous at how this woman portrays such a victim. I sure hope one of her "friends" tells her to lose the wedding ring and the 'poor me' attitude like yesterday! EEWWW.

Chuckles said...

COnfused as to why the kitchen reveal is this week when Kate gets home but next week is back in NC! Does this make sense to anyone?

Tami said...

Someone asked about the old cabinets. Carla took everything to re-do her own kitchen. See it pays working for Kate and kissing her butt.

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I sure Kate stipulated that Carla would have to place everything back in her new kitchen as part of the deal. Then she just casually mentioned that Carla asked if she would like to have it done. Yeah right. Also, the ring thing that is mentioned..I wonder if it is for continuity. Like maybe she kept it on for a period so the viewing public could not tell when the scenes were filmed, i.e, if she took it right off and then they jump from Jan.-May and re-create scenes (which we know they do), it would be out of place. Plus, she can look like the innocent victim as someone mentioned. Poor Hate.

Is it the B*tch or the Tool? said...

"Is it the beach or the pool in the morning? Is it the beach or the pool in the afternoon? And what do we have for dinner? That was really all there was to worry about." -Kate Gosselin.

Hmmm...my summer days have been filled with thoughts like, "Is it the gas bill or the electric bill this week? Is it gas in the car or groceries today? And how many times can I present a "snack" as dinner and get away with it?"

I only caught that one quote while changing channels and that two seconds was enough to make me feel like my head was going to pop off!

I am thoroughly disgusted that TLC thinks this show is representative of "Everyday People."

ruthy said...

I haven't watched the show in a very long time. I am wondering if the finished product in the kitchen looked anything like Beth's kitchen? You know that Kate wants whatever Beth has or had.

I HAVE TO BEND OVER TO OPEN MY CABINETS said...

I was up late tonight and caught the reairing of this episode.

Anyone notice how many Healthtex commercials there were? Hmmmm.

Any bets that they will have the new LG french door, double drawer fridge they were advertising?

Shameless.

What also irritated me beyond belief is when Kate said the trip was impromptu. Please. It was a planned episode from the get go. Do people really believe any of this BS anymore?

More lies said...

I heard that Jon had HIS wedding ring on when he was standing in the new kitchen. Are they all pulling our leg? Give us a break.

Suck up friends said...

Plus, what kind of kiss ass friend asks if she can re-stock all your cabinets for you? Give me a break.
Why would anyone let someone do that, then you have NO IDEA where everything is and have to start opening cabinets, wondering where things are, maybe you don't want things there and have to start moving everything again. What a big waste of time. They both make me sick. Anyone who sucks up to Kate like a few obviously do, are pathetic.

I HAVE TO BEND OVER TO OPEN MY CABINETS said...

UGH!!

Another thing that made me GAG was when Kate said Carla called her up and ASKED IF SHE COULD UNPACK all the kitchen boxes for her.

Yeah. OK.

I could not imagine anyone placing my kitchen things away but me. It would be awesome to have a mom, sister or good friend HELP with such a task, but do it all?? Please.

Carla is paid help and nothing more.

Oh, and love how Jon's EH shirts are blurred out. Must not have signed that contract yet, eh?

PatK said...

It was nice of Carla to put everything back in the kitchen for Kate; however, how would she know where Kate would want everything to go? Jon even said he couldn't find things, so I think that would send Kate's OCD over the edge.

That was one huge center island. I noticed the stove wasn't in yet, and I also didn't see the new refrigerator they had purchased after the move. I wonder if those same two appliances were even being put back in?

SuzanneDeAZ said...

Question is did the remodel meet Kate's expectations? How many here are happy that Kate now has a new kitchen?

gorenknows said...

4 simple words:
"I no longer care."

Midwest Mom said...

Those children are going to be seriously screwed up in just a few years, if they aren't already.

They think that everyone's life is nothing but trips, trips, and more trips.....planes, private bus trips, limo rides, ferry rides to islands......it's the norm for them.

They have been groomed with a sense of entitlement.

Can you imagine in a few years, no person will be good enough for a spouse, and that person's income will never be "enough" for them.

All they know is, I'll say it again, a sense of entitlement:
Want a new kitchen? POOF, it appears!
Want a birthday cake? POOF, a big bus pulls up to whisk you away to make one at an exclusive bakery.
Feeling a little stressed? POOF, a bus whisks you away to a private island for 2 weeks of million-dollar-mansion-living.

No gratitude is ever shown, no "thank-yous" uttered. IMHO they just seem like children who walk around with blank stares on their faces.

marypoppins said...

Is it the B*tch or the Tool? said...
"Is it the beach or the pool in the morning? Is it the beach or the pool in the afternoon? And what do we have for dinner? That was really all there was to worry about." -Kate Gosselin.

Hmmm...my summer days have been filled with thoughts like, "Is it the gas bill or the electric bill this week? Is it gas in the car or groceries today? And how many times can I present a "snack" as dinner and get away with it?"

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This is the woman who says she has to take it one day at a time and sometimes one minute at a time.

Poor Kate..

marypoppins said...

PatK said...
It was nice of Carla to put everything back in the kitchen for Kate; however, how would she know where Kate would want everything to go? Jon even said he couldn't find things, so I think that would send Kate's OCD over the edge.
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POST ITS

SKB516 said...

Exactly how long are they going to drag out these beach episodes? I thought tonight would be the last of the NC trip, but they showed the preview for next week when she takes the boys to the battleship (which is in Wilmington- where I live- also home to the Serpentarium that they went to last night). And I know she also had a "girls' day" with the tup girls, so I assume that will make for yet another episode the week after.

Before I get to the business of last night's show, I have to comment on next week's preview. I've mentioned this before, but her complaining about the paparazzi following her down here in NC is laughable. I suppose they will go wherever there is drama (I'm guessing PA wasn't swarming with paps prior to this freak show either), but still, this isn't an everyday thing here. In the preview she's joking (?) with the boys to aim the guns on the battleship at the paparazzi. Folks, a little local info here... right next to that battleship is one of the locations that is repeatedly used during the filming of the TV show that has been filming here for 7 seasons. And guess what- never seen a pap there!!! Kate, if you build it (IT being drama in this case), they will come. This isn't LA where the paps are constantly standing guard everywhere. Outside of LA, whether it be NC or PA, they aren't going to care where you are or what you're doing unless you give them a reason to care!

Anyway, as for this week's episode- I'll just cut to the finale. Love how she even commented that she probably didn't seem too gracious about the new kitchen when she first saw it. Love how she & Jon complained that they couldn't find anything in the kitchen. Um.. well how about taking it upon yourselves to get everything back in order rather than letting a well-intentioned friend do it, only to complain about it afterwards! Come on, we all know that if someone hadn't put the stuff back into the cabinets, Khate would have had a meltdown when she got home, complaining that it took her 3 days to get the stuff back in its place! This also leads me to wonder of Khate had a tantrum of sorts when she saw the kitchen and that was edited out due to her new image campaign. Because as Khate's reactions go, I think that one was pretty mild. I wonder if the reality was much worse and she was prepping the audience in case the worst of it wasn't edited out. I don't know what to say about the rest of it. I'm glad the kids enjoyed the Serpentarium because I'm 31 & cringe just driving by it! My first thought was that it would have horrified me at that age, that there are much more kid-friendly things to do around here- but I guess the kids aren't reptile-phobic like me.

pinkdiamond611 said...

I am so thrilled to come here and find a scant number of posts! There is nothing to watch and nothing to comment about, even if you want to. LOL. I was hoping to find out what this necessary new kitchen looks like, but evidently it wasn't anything special because nobody has commented. Of course Carla put everything away. That is her JOB. The old appliances and cabinets were probably prorated to her instead of cash. I hope the ratings are half of what they were last week. The kids are cute, yes, but three weeks of watching them at the beach. C'mon. Most grandmas wouldn't watch their own grandkids. People watched because they wanted to see Khate be nasty to Yawn and Yawn being her manservant. The gig is up Khate. Nobody cares what you, or watch your kids being ordinary kids. face it.

jmom3 said...

If everyone is so upset and outraged over the freebies, contact the companies that are providing them to the Gosselin Family. It seems that it must benefit those companies or they would not provide the freebies! Kate and Jon are doing what they feel is best for their families and no one is telling them NO. So they continue to live as they do.
Jon needs a complete reality check. No 22 year old girl is interested in a jobless, father of 8 putz unless it benefited them also.

Tiger Lily said...

1879mom said...
Tiger Lily - if you were completely gosselin free you wouldn't be writing on a blog that has to do with the gosselins, now would you?

Hi Khate,

I will try to explain what Gosselin free means.

a) Do not watch an original (if you can call it that) show or any reruns.

b) Do not go to any websites such as starmagazine.com, just jared, radar online, etc. so as to minimize the number of hits each website gets.

c) Do not buy any of the magazines that feature stories regarding you and your soon to be ex-husband.

d) Do not, um, watch any, um, interview you, um, do on, um, television. I was watching the the "Today" show yesterday, but as soon as your name was mentioned as coming up for the next segment I, um, turned the, um, channel.

I guess that you didn't like the mention of Ryan O'Neal. Will you, in 30 years, be hitting on one of your sons at a funeral because you didn't recognize your own child?

I enjoyed watching the show in the beginning. The show brought back those sweet memories when my own children were your children's ages. My husband comes from a family of eight (including two sets of twins). But then the show started to take an ugly turn as your true personality was being filmed.

I love this blog and find the people who post here are witty. I have a real job and this blog affords comic release after a stressful day. I am concerned, as are the others who post on this blog, with the welfare of your children. As others have said many times previously, we hope one day your children will see this blog and know strangers were concerned and cared about them.

Have a nice day!

Not a fan of either said...

Tami, when you mentioned your theory on the ring thing a light bulb went off in my head! That makes perfect sense. The ring is/was still there to fool the viewing public because their sequences are so skewered.

I did not watch but flipped over for one minute. She was going on and on about how much the twins like to act. Hmmmm. Trying for an agent for the twins? I got news for her. I cannot understand the twins much better than I can understand the tups. And all that jumping around that Mady does makes me crazy. I hate to say this about children, but those two have no cute factor. I'm sure they are very sweet girls though.

Who cares said...

When do the ratings numbers come out? It's kind of funny but even people on this blog cannot muster up enough interest to comment! Comments use to be much higher. I'm here because I want to find out the ratings. Oh, and read the recap. The recaps are funny as heck.

Ladylou said...

While changing the channel last night I did see the last minute of the remodel.
The huge stove is gone for good it looks like. Nothing is in that spot right now.
However I think I saw the fridge on the opposite side of the kitchen window, along that wall of cabinets. I thought that was really ugly... just a line of cabinets.
Kate didn't look happy either.. poor thang!

lacey said...

The kitchen was donated to them so it wasn't a 'waste of money' on Jon & Kate's end... and she did mention how much more counter space she has now and how big the island is (most have storage underneath)...

SKB516 said...

OH yeah, forgot to mention this little observation... Anyone else a bit freaked out by Khate's comment that Cara & Mady love to pretend they have their own show & enjoy performing? If this wasn't the G's, I don't necessarily think this would be such an abnormal kids' fantasy. However, this IS the G's, and it makes me think a) that the whole TV thing is all they know at this point, and b) wonder of Khate is hoping to market them for their own show? Disney, are you listening? Also, when Mady and Cara were playing at the beach house, looked like they were having one of the tup girls "modeling" or something, did I hear corrrectly when the tup (playing the role of their "employee") did something Mady didn't like, she announced, "she's fired!" Again, maybe I'm splitting hairs here & it really was just innocent play, but the thought did occur to me that perhaps they were used to hearing Khate talking about firing people and were incorporating it into their play.

Also cringed with Jon talking about his new earrings and bad@$$ biker image. Dude, this is me, I was always this awesome. I'm totally not going through a mid-life crisis." Although I can't exactly complain with the comment that he's not old enough, as I'm only a year younger than him.

cubby1128 said...

ok, I decided to watch last night. I wanted to see the new kitchen. That episode was so boring! Did anyone see the previews for next week? They show Kate on the interview chair wearing a gray v neck Tee with white flowers. Anyone know where that shirt is from?? Thanks

Nona said...

PatK said...

It was nice of Carla to put everything back in the kitchen for Kate; however, how would she know where Kate would want everything to go? Jon even said he couldn't find things, so I think that would send Kate's OCD over the edge.


ROFL! Does anybody really think Kate even goes into the kitchen anymore, except maybe to sit down and be served by her staff???

jonandkatewho? said...

Didn't watch. Heard her voice droning on in the background as I read on the computer and know what happened? I fell asleep at the computer! Even hearing this woman's voice just puts me under.

I guess that's a good thing. I am a little bit curious about what somebody said was the twins acting like they were doing a paper towel commercial? Ugh. Please don't let Kate try to sell these poor girls into some kind of television show.

Riley said...

I also saw the rerun later because I was having insomnia. I find it off that she thinks no one has watched their show before and buys into her new 'I'm a happy mommy who doesn't care about messes and what my kids eat' When she did the pudding this again she said 'I get emails all the time from Mom's on how to do this' 'I forgot the paintbrushes but that was ok because I really didn't care about the mess' WHAT??! Another thing was at the end when she was coming home she said 'I was cranky and not in a good mood. so when I saw the kitchen it might have appeared I was ungrateful but I wasn't. Once I get in there and can find everything I will be more grateful. So don't think I was ungrateful when I first saw it I was just tired and cranky' My My Kate what your PR people are doing to you is crazy! Now you are just insulting our intelligence and thinking we are stupid. Also one last thought on the "P" people. I find it HILAROUS that she is concerned about 3 people taking pictures of her and her kids. When REAL celebrities have 50 around them. I did think it was funny that the episode following was the yard sale when Kate was in full mode of ungratefullness!! I'm interested in seeing the rating because I think TLC is about to lose the whole audience of this crap.

mimi37 said...

this is my first time posting here - i have to say that woman makes me sick. like an idiot, i actually watched the show and had to laugh when she was complaining about having to bend down to get into her cabinets. maybe she should come to my house, where you get an avalanche of pans when you open the lower cabinet doors....and it will be YEARS before we can afford to do anything to change our kitchen to make it "work better" for our family. get real. i cannot believe this woman.

oh and her new "i can do it attitude" - what does she want, a medal? try being a single mother WITHOUT all the help she has and all the money she has, and then get back to me. i read she had to put up a screen by herself since she's now a single mom. HAHAHAHA!! that's just one of the many things i had to learn to do when the air force deployed my husband to the middle east. she has not a clue!!!

momoftwins2 said...

When I saw the kitchen, two thoughts came to mind
1. Kate really is stuck in the 80s.
While the cabinets are nice, they reminded me of kitchens of the late 80s/90s. Perhaps if she had some professional decorating, it could make the room really nice..perhaps a french country look (which I do love). But we know Kate and she has no taste or style. Therefore, the kitchen was not impressive at all. I prefer the old cabinets myself.
2. Clearly Beth is no longer involved. I wasn't sure if that was a known fact, as I heard many stories. But, Beth's house was gorgeous and she clearly has taste. If I was doing a kitchen, I would call on a friend like Beth to help.
3. Kate's PR team definately reads this blog. Did you notice the comments thrown directly INTO the camera...about being ungrateful for example. Yes Kate, you acted ungrateful. I don't care how long a trip it was (not like she drove!) but if I came home to a new kitchen, I can tell you my mood would have changed instantly!

BABYE LOSERS said...

I NO LONGER CARE AS WELL

really, pig and hate need to crawl back under their slimy rocks

the kids live in an orphanage of sorts anyway....different handlers every day of their lives

never cuddled, picked up, NOTHING

BABYE PIGGY AND HATEFUL YOU ARE DONE

fidosmommy said...

1) The reason Jon had his wedding ring on in this picture was because it was filmed BEFORE the "Big Announcement" in May.

2) I saw only the part where Kate was saying that she didn't act excited or appreciative of the new kitchen remodel. She's right. She didn't. She seemed underwhelmed with it, except at the prospect of having to reshuffle the cabinet contents.
Oh my!

Emiku said...

I can't believe it... Carla probably spent HOURS unpacking all of the crap to put back in the kitchen & all Queen Kate can do is complain that everything will have to be rearranged.

When someone goes through all that trouble & takes the time out of their day to help you, you don't complain about where things were put! Kate should count herself lucky that she even has a friend at all, much less one who is willing to do Kate's housework while she's off at the beach!

SoOverKate said...

This show is nothing more than Kate blabbing on for 30 minutes with quick shots of the kids smiling at the camera thrown in.

The kids are cute, yeah, but all they ever do is turn to the camera and smile. The show now revolves completely around Kate and, TO BE HONEST (LOL), I find her lies to simply be boring. How many times can I listen to how much other people love them (when I know differently), how she will do anything for her kids (like every other parent I know), that because they have 8 children they can't fit into the real world and need bigger and better everything (when nobody forced her to become pregnant with 8 kids yet she expects handouts at every turn) and how she needs a damn beach vacation to deal with the clutter and mess of a kitchen remodel (when 1 - she didn't need one and 2 - who wouldn't like to move out of their house and have someone come in and pay for, install, clean and set up everything in a new kitchen).

I don't even get angry anymore - I'm just so bored with the lies.

tucson mom said...

Okay, I did watch part of the episode. It was so boring. Kate painted the kids in pudding again at the beach house. I thought I was watching a rerun.

FoodNetworkFan said...

I wasn't going to admit it, but I have to. I swore yesterday I wouldn't watch the show, but I did. Something was drawing me to the tv. And next thing you know, I'm on TLC watching Khate and her brood fancying themselves on the beach. I went to the beach once with nana. I bet I had more fun with a 91-year-old lady than Khate did with her little ones. Maybe it's because nana wasn't concerned with how she looked like Khate obviously was in those b'kinys and whatnot. I don't really like Jon, but he clearly has grace and class to not parade his kids on the beach in front of the cameras. What a freaking kitchen. Nana had a teeny-weeny kitchen where she grew up, yet she managed to fill up that kitchen with love and warmth. I guarantee all that the Gosselins experience in that masterful kitchen is a chef who cooks them up some glutten-free meals (because we know Khate can't take her wheat -- snob). Yucko.

Hot breakfast, tired sitter said...

TLC MUST be watching this site. I heard that at the beach house, Kate cooked them all bacon, eggs, sausage, and toast.
We all constantly mention why she doesn't make them a proper HOT breakfast, just cold cereal.
As for Ashley. Why would a college age girl give up her entire summer to be a hand maiden to a self absorbed Diva? Its almost sad to watch as the girl is doing everything for Kate,just for the honor of traveling with them, and Carla approves of this arrangement? Get real.

jonandkatewho? said...

Kate must be paying Carla and her daughter lots of money to put up with her bs.

I couldn't believe when I read that Kate did the pudding painting thing again with those kids.

WTF? Last week they repeated the camping in the yard thing, now they repeat the pudding play?

TLC and Jon and Kate are running out of ideas, aren't they?

But then what more can they really do to keep people interested? I personally could care less about watching some famewhore shrew and her wimpy ex husband who now thinks he's a stud taking their gaggle of kids to a museum, a park, a baseball game or anyplace else.

Interspersed with all of this we get the "new improved, can-do Kate" lying while she sits and talks to the camera.

I don't get it. What the hell is TLC thinking?

I never saw a show that people were so willing to fight for so hard. Just give it up! Stick a fork in it, it's done for crying out loud!

Pilgrim Soul said...

I only tuned in for the very end (to be brutally honest, the show's just too dull to watch for an entire half an hour), just in time to hear Kate justifying why she didn't appear grateful, and barely acknowledging, almost painfully, that of course she's grateful. Clearly she wasn't. The kitchen was nothing special, despite the money lavished on it.. Didn't have that great French Country feel like the above poster mentioned. It just felt cold and bland, like the real Kate.

As for the kids, yes they are cute, but does anyone out there really feel that they are cuter than your average kid at that age? I mean, if there weren't a whole litter of them, would we really tune in week after week just because any given tup was so darned cute? When you come down to it, it's the freak show aspect that keeps viewers glued... And TLC knows it - that's why the keep "upping" the freak show element be focusing on Jon and Kate's antics.

Antique white and ungrateful said...

Kate's new kitchen is called antique white, and is very popular because its supposedly 'timeless.'
Similar ones in that finish are in "Architectural Digest" and are very expensive. Kate must have seen that somewhere, since I don't think she'd have the class to pick out that particular style. Boy did she hit the jackpot with TLC. She is such a loser to be SO ungrateful and she KNOWS she was, that's why she backtracked at the end.

She will NEVER be grateful said...

I remember when Kate was first moving into the mansion and the cameraman asked her "are you excited?" she answered " I WILL be, after everything is put away I guess." What?.. anyone else would be down on their knees, thanking God for their good fortune, but not Kate. Then with the new kitchen.. she says "once I get in and find everything, I'll be more grateful." WHAT??
AGAIN typical UNGRATEFUL Kate!!
That is WHO she is, she will NEVER,
EVER, EVER appreciate ANYTHING she has, she feels she deserves, that's
why this is all so sick. Does NO ONE ELSE she her mental issues?

The truth is the first one said...

Her FIRST reaction to the kitchen was the TRUE reaction. The lies on the camera afterward in her 'CHAIR'
was damage control.

GugleRozeez said...

I was watching the episode last night, and right before Khate saw her “new kitchen” my satellite went off! Darn It!!! So it turns out that the kitchen was not good enough, go figure! I just can not understand how stupid and ignorant you can be; not being able to realize and understand what you are doing is so not cool. One day she will look around and find herself lonely and poor-That’s the show I want to watch!!!!!!!

Cleo said...

Cleo said...
The reason they received a new kitchen is because the producer are not rocket scientists and can't come up with any orginal material. So whatever LPBW or Duggars get, Kate make sure she gets the same. Trips,remodels etc.
The problem is the other two families are "real" families and parents.
Jon and Kate are grifters and con artists with TLC providing a script for these idiots on how real parents should behave.
Come on what normal parents would act like these two poor excuses for human beings and air their most painful private matters to the public?
Kate will do whatever will stick or she does not screw up.
We know these two have boderline intelligence, but these media outlets are just as bad pretending that it is real and newsworthy.

All we know is this is the biggest case of child exploitation and no one is doing anything about it.
***********************************
I posted this on another thread to make the point of she receives freebies but it isn't always want she wants or needs. But TLC runs the show in that department.
Of course, if Kate was of sound mind she would not have accepted the kitchen. Hey it is free and she needs 40 episodes,the reason the trip to NC is going on forever.
One more thing about splitting up the kids for trips, she cannont travel alone by air with 10 kids without showing all her help.

Sharla said...

We'll post ratings as soon as we or anyone sees them or sends them in.

ManicNarcissism said...

I'm sure Carla and Ashley are paid and paid well for what they do. But Kate doesn't want to say that I didn't want to do any work myself so I or TLC paid Carla to do it so she lies again and says that Carla called to volunteer.

Then she was in a bad mood because the Steve rumors were hot and heavy at this time, also this is when Hailey was first shown in the tabs and Jon had his ed hardy stuff on and his earrings. She was pissed who knows maybe even hurt? Even though she thinks she is brave not to show it but doesn't understand enough to realize she would be much more relatable if she just let us are her hurt. I know many of you think she doesn't care but she does. I don't. Believe the condo or Steve rumors anymore and AM ashamed that I bought into that. Not a sheeple I just don't believe it.
Who knows maybe Jon was going to be there for the reveal and he wasn't and she was upset. I think it was weird that the kids showed her and that they showed so little of the kitchen for the reveal. No real shots of the microwave wall. No before and after shots. I think it was because she must have been being a bitch and they couldn't use it.

Also I think it is different if you pay someone like Carla to do something and then they don't do it as you asked then you are much more apt to come in and say well this isn't right rather than just be grateful that it is done.

When I had my baby my MIL was trying to put the stuff from the hospital away. Because of being tired anxious, and worried about the baby I could not be appreciative of it at all and was so annoyed that she put everything in the wrong place. I look back and hate that about myself but I also know that some of us deal with OCD and anxiety we don't always act as we wish we could.

Frankenfurtter said...

been into motorcycles, fast cars, and tattoos.... ?

Did Jon grow up in the movie Grease?

Utterly the most nerdious nerd I have ever seen. He resembles a lobotomy patient.

"Hi, I'm Jon, and I have cool earings and i'm bald too, lets sleep together."

TooSadToWatch said...

It's up on YouTube now. I laughed so hard when I saw her toe swinging around during the interview. They're obviously zooming in on her so as not to show her lackadaisical attitude demonstrated by her bare feet up on the table, but they didn't get the foot completely out.

And oh yeah, she appeared tired but grateful. NOT!

MirandaB2008 said...

Ladylou said...

Oh sure the cabinets will be gushed over that fist episode. Freebies have to be or they'll stop receiving them. She will have to make a big "ta-dah" over the remodel so whoever is still watching can "Ooh & Ah" at them also. They may consider having Merillate (sp)cabinets put in their house too. Not with this economy!!!!

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altho truth be told she DIDN'T..... she even admitted her own SELF that she was ' in a crabby mood' the day she came home from the beach and ' it will take a while to get used to everything and get things the way I want them' ...
shaking my head here. They only showed a few brief, fast moving shots of the kitchen but she just seemed to say " huh! how 'bout that - the Island is nice" and that's pretty well it.
I guess when you have SO much just handed to you? after awhile, you become pretty Immune to the generosity of it all.

Austin said...

Don't anyone be ashamed of believing the Steve rumors or fall for Kate's sad tale of poor me on TV. They were spotted snuggling just this weekend! Remember Kate has been lying for a living for years and years.

SKB516 said...

So is it safe to assume that whatever deal was going on with Ed Hardy never got off the ground? Why else would they have blurred out Jon's shirt last night? I thought the story was that they sent Jon a box of their clothes, presumably so that he'd be filmed wearing them. This was filmed back when he was living in Ed Hardy clothes, flying out to France with Hailey to meet with what's-his-name, etc. So I'm guessing the deal went sour but he had already been filmed wearing the shirt, so it had to be blurred out.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Maybe she was cranky because the rumor out there was that the twins caught she and Steve together?? And did someone mention that they showed the twins coming home ALONE because of some sort of picnic? The family is going to heck in a henbasket but let us worry about the twins missing a class picnic?????

Sukie said...

Sheesh - can anyone say booooring?!
No wonder she had to cry ont he Today Show - need to drum up some interest fast huh?!
Recycled footage from the previous episode isn't going to cut it for this show to last. Oh, and could the editors please spend a little more time looking at the continuity...like when the twins go back home and then the next scene at the beach has Mady in the shot...lordy be!
The best part is when Mady asks her dad what in the world is in his ears.....bwahahahahaha...even your own daughter thinks you look like a douchebag!
How telling that Kate compares her cranky attitude when coming home from a "business trip" to the same crankiness she feels when coming home from a fun beach vacation!

Cheetah said...

Half the episode was Kate talking about how she was afraid of snakes. She went on and on and on. Because of course, the visit to the serpentarium was all about her, not the kids.

Then there was Kate implying that she was the perfect parent and Jon was not. She said something like "I can do everything right for my kids, but I still can't make up for Jon's actions." I wanted to vomit when I heard this (but did not, because I didn't want to lie on the laundry room floor).

amymo said...

I didn't watch the show last night. Completely forgot about it and was instead watching a movie with my family *yeah me!*

However, I did watch some excerpts on YouTube and have a bit of a take on something. When Kate had to 'explain' her reaction as not being grateful, I think she was prodded definitely by a producer trying to say, listen, we are going to show that first horrible, ungrateful, selfish reaction, but seriously you need to add a disclaimer. In doing that TLC is letting the viewers make up their own minds.
I will be willing to bet my tiny small fortune (about $19.00 in my savings account) that TLC is aware of this sinking ship and that we are going to be hearing/seeing more of Kate's real attitude. I'm thinking they can't get out of the contract unless the ratings drop.
If they really wanted to improve the image of the show they would be having Kate, Jon and the kids do some great PSA's etc. However, right now we are seeing the demise of a family, people caught in a huge mess due to contracts, and I truly have hope that this show will hit the rocks by the end of the year.

The kids deserve their freedom to be KIDS and not little props in the "Life and Lies of KHate".

Denise said...

There are pictures today of Kate and "not a lover" checking out of the Essex house. together. one suitcase.

No value to her said...

When you don't earn what you have, it has no value.

Kathi D said...

I shouldn't be, but I am still surprised at how sour and negative Kate is about nearly everything. She can't stand the reptiles but she takes the kids to the place because she is such a Great Mom. She can't stand messes, but the kids love them, so once a year WHEN SHE IS AT A RENTED HOUSE she lets them paint pudding on each other. Is there anything she likes, besides the spa?

Justsayin said...

This is my first post have been Reading the threads & thought I just can't take it anylonger & hope that I'm not the only one who thinks this. What happen to the real Kate ????? I am what I am I don't apolgize when when was the
Last time we saw her " freak out" & not go outside with the
Kids SHES AN INDOORS GIRL. Before Jon wanted to take
the kid in the woods for a walk they had meltdowns. When
was the last time we saw any of the kids MELTDOWN or in time out or act like normal 9 & 5 yr olds kids that age and that many meltdown all the time. TLC is on overload @ the edit table that's why there are not that many episodes. Just saying.

They tell the truth said...

I was in a dept. store in the tv dept, and what was on, yes, J&K.
Jon was on the screen and an elderly man was walking past and said to his wife "who the hell is THAT goof."
I stopped in my tracks to see it was Jon, and I almost died laughing. Leave it to the wise and knowledgable elderly to be tell it like they see it. I love our senior citizens.

Moi said...

The funniest thing to me was when she said they had drove all night. I'm sorry, I have driven all night and you don't step out of your vehicle after a 12hr drive and have your hair and make-up perfect. I don't know how TLC expected us to buy into that one. No doubt she was grouchy, it's her nature.

Addison said...

EWWWW!

Those reptile-ish and amphibian-ish things were so disgustingly disgusting and horrendously horrendous! How dare they exist!

Interestingly enough, Kate is even slimier than the creatures she was insulting. Lol.

I only caught a few seconds of this while flipping channals, but I'm SO glad I did because I had no idea snakes were amphibian-ish! I always thought they were reptiles and therefor, "reptileish" and that only amphibians could amphibianish. Thanks for that, Kate! Something we didn't learn in biology.

:rolls eyes.

She GIVES nothing said...

To those that SO much is given, SO much is expected. I guess Kate never heard that saying.

Are they at it AGAIN? said...

What's all this talk I'm seeing that Kate and Steve were just caught "snuggling" this past weekend? Does anyone know more about this?

met said...

Saw the kitchen reveal on BM's site. Honestly, I think it's ugly. I wouldn't buy those cabinets or hire that company to do my kitchen. I've seen nicer kitchens that were a 1/4 of the size of her's. I'm not even sure her kitchen has a flow. You run into that obnoxious island everytime you need something. She (or maybe it's TLC) had no taste.

Addison said...

Grrr, I wish there were an edit button.

I meant "only amphibians could BE amphibian-ish."

Sorry.

chesterctymom said...

Addison said...

I only caught a few seconds of this while flipping channals, but I'm SO glad I did because I had no idea snakes were amphibian-ish! I always thought they were reptiles and therefor, "reptileish" and that only amphibians could amphibianish. Thanks for that, Kate! Something we didn't learn in biology.


Those poor kids are in deep trouble...

GugleRozeez said...

Didn’t she buy a flat in Rockville, MD?

yeppers!!! said...

Austin said...
Don't anyone be ashamed of believing the Steve rumors or fall for Kate's sad tale of poor me on TV. They were spotted snuggling just this weekend! Remember Kate has been lying for a living for years and years.

IMO, After September 30th and the J & K divorce is FINAL, the public will see and hear a very DIFFERENT version of events between Kate and Mr. Grey, the 'body gaurd'. As the above poster stated, Kate has been living a lie and making a living telling her lies for years!

Arieslikekate said...

I never knew that Katie Irene was going to audition for the role of "Scarlett O'Hara" in the TLC remake of " GWTW".....

from those commercials and her comments, one would think she is comparing herself to the legendary Scarlett....

Disgusted said...

Addison said...
EWWWW!

Those reptile-ish and amphibian-ish things were so disgustingly disgusting and horrendously horrendous! How dare they exist!

Interestingly enough, Kate is even slimier than the creatures she was insulting. Lol.

I only caught a few seconds of this while flipping channals, but I'm SO glad I did because I had no idea snakes were amphibian-ish! I always thought they were reptiles and therefor, "reptileish" and that only amphibians could amphibianish. Thanks for that, Kate! Something we didn't learn in biology.

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Ironically--she said she took them to the septarium to incorporate a few educational things for the kids on the trip. Apparently, she learned nothing herself except a few more words of the english language for her butchering pleasure. I wish she would shut up--it's just not cute. Never was and never will be. Acting and talking like a little girl when you are all grown up is just so pathetic.

Also, she was commenting on how she was adjusting to the fact of having to make all the decisions herself now that she's "minus Jon." The way I see it, she was always the one making decisions, bossing him and everyone else around. So the only adjustment she is making is one less person to control!

Remy said...

Ok, I have a confession to make as well. I flipped to the big kitchen reveal out of morbid curiosity to see what the new kitchen looked like. I hang my head in shame. If I were a Japanese warrior I would unsheath my sword and use it upon myself like Tom Cruise in 'The Last Samurai.' But I flipped during the commercial breaks of the 'Golden Girls' re-runs. So, I'll give myself a pass.

Just a couple of observations.

Flipped in to see the kids eating breakfast and that it was actually warm. The kids seemed to be fixated on bacon. I can't blame them though. That was probably the first hot meal that they have eaten aside from the burnt marshmellows since Emeril. Thanks, craft services. Khate mentions that the kids would eat a whole pack pf bacon if she let them. Perhaps, the kids wouldn't feel the need to gorge themselves with pork products if they were served a hot breakfast on a regular basis.

Khate told us how sooo many Moms have commented to her in emails and in lines at her many book signings what a great idea that painting with pudding is. So, she decides to paint with pudding...again. Although, this time around she made sure to ommit the fact that she orignally got the idea from an old teacher of hers. Khate then proceeds tear open blurred out Jello logo pudding boxes with herculean strength as only she "Can Do." Khate then shows off one of her many amazing talents in the kitchen in a blantant prelude to her upcoming cook book, "Love Is in the Mix". Khate mixes not one but two bowls of Jello chocolate with two hands in two separate bowls. I could just hear the die-hard "Can Do" Khate sheeple fans Ooing and Aahhing at Khate's ambidexterity in amazement saying to themselves, 'She's so brave. She's doing this for her kids.' (sniff)

As the episode droned on, I couldn't help but wonder just how many colors did she buy that silly baby doll dress in?

I am bored so I flip away.

I flip back hoping to get a peek a the new kitchen. Nope. They're at the Serpentine Museum which apparently a museum devoted completely to reptiles. Khate should have felt right at home amongst all of the other cold-blooded cold-hearted creatures. Now, correct if I am wrong but didn't they do something similar this on Alexis' special day when she went to go see the Aldergator? Khate states that she always thought that museums were just "a collection of dead things." Anymore ignorant she could not be. It's too bad that on her numerous trips to NYC she never stopped by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the many pricless pieces of art and sculpture or in Khate speak the collection of paintings and stuff by a bunch of dead people. You can take the girl out of the trailer park but you...well you know.

Anyhoo, "Can Do" Khate cloaked in bravery will attempt to hold a young ball python snake wait for it...for her kids. Everything she does she does for her kids. We know already. Khate cautiously reaches for the snake all the while making sure the camera, both digital and production, gets her good side as she reaches for the snake. She holds the snake long enough to the money shot then promptly hands it back over to its handler. (I must also confess that I was secretly hoping that the snake lunge for her throat - didn't happen.)

This is so incredibly boring I flip away again.

MayDay said...

Carla unpacking the kitchen for Kate was all planned. If you watch last week's episode, you see Kate marking each box with specific labels. I paused and you can read shelves 3+4 in pantry. You can see that those are specific instructions. We are not as dumb as they think.

Remy said...

I flip back to hear Khate profess her gratitude for the new kitchen eventhough it may not "appear" that she grateful but she really is. No, really she is. You believe her don't you? You know that's funny because I thought that the new kitchen was supposed to be for the kids? Hmmm...

Finally, I get to see the new kitchen. It is so ugly in my opinion. It looks just like the old one except there is a bigger kitchen window for Khate look out over her Konpound and the cabinets are now white white some kind of ugly trim. Khate comments about the new island, which is almost looks like the size of a full size mattress, is big enough for her to sleep on. She then tell us how she "Can Do" 4 projects at once and never have to move a project out of the way. Is it anymore obvious that they are setting the audience up for Khate's cookbook? They have also added another sink. How many kitchen sinks does that make 4-5?

They then show the preview for next week's show after the battle lines have been drawn. Khate finally gets a chance to be alone with the boys. That's funny too because on the boy's special days she didn't want to be bothered with them because boys are icky so she sent Jon by himself but that was before the new and improved Khate.

They then show a re-run the Gosselin Give back episode where they donate their old stuff to charity. I didn't watch the episode then and I didn't watch it now. Click. I changed the channel.

TLC is really trying to woo the audience back to Team Khate by showing us how grateful and giving she is. I am not buying it. And neither is anyone else.

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2009/08/jon_kate_plus_8_gosselin_yard.html

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2009/08/kate_gosselin_today_meredith_v.html

LovingMom said...

Let me get this straight:

1. Kate goes off on a two-week vacation in a mansion on an exclusive island because she can't stand the "stress" of working out of her home's lower-level kitchen while her vast, over-sized kitchen is being redone for free.
2. Kate leaves all the work and details to her minions, clearing her mind for such important deliberations as: "ocean or pool?"
3. Kate returns home "grouchy" after said two-week luxury vacation.
4. Kate can't summon enough enthusiasm for her new 100-grand kitchen to sound grateful for 20 seconds of air time.
This is APPALLING!!!! No on in their right mind, wealthy or not, can identify with this lazy, spoil woman or her miserable, gold-plated lifestyle.
KHATE IT'S TIME TO GO!

SKB516 said...

Add me to the list that isn't impressed with Khate's fictional words and poor attempt at making jokes. I can't remember exactly what she said last night near the beginning of the show, but she followed it by asking the interviewer, "say THAT 5 times really fast!" in an attempt to show humor, I suppose. I've noticed she does this a lot- tries to slip in a cutesy (so she thinks) comment in the middle of another conversation.

boosmama said...

Just wanted to touch on the issue of Mady and Cara coming home alone. I thought the same thing at first, but there is an adult in the car in the seat that backs up to the driver. I could see the person in the 2nd or 3rd shot of the car, but couldn't tell who he was. Still...not safe sending kids parent to parent alone!!

jonandkatewho? said...

I caught this on youtube and it was boring as expected. How many trips to the beach do we need to see? How many episodes can they make out of one trip to the beach? I couldn't care less, really, in this economy when people are having a hard time feeding their families.

Kate's little faces she makes while talking about the snakes are not cute. She seems to make lots of faces now, like she seems to play with the kids more. They do seem happier in the scenes I saw, and i wonder if she plays with them more than she used to or if it is only during filming time. How unfair to the kids if it is.

Mady and Cara aren't very cute in their little acting phase either, no more so than any little girls being dramatic.

Jon comes across as a total idiot saying he has always been interested in cars and "fast things". Yeah right. And in about ten years, if you ever grow up Jon, you will look back at this and feel like a fool.

There's just not much more to say about this show. I'm wondering how long it will take for these people to become yesterday's news.

Meanwhile the kids continue to be exploited. I guess it just won't stop until the show does.

Ms.Peach said...

The new kitchen is ugly, just like Kate. Enuff said.

K8H8R said...

as soon as the tups grow up to be as obnoxious as Mady and Cara are, the show will be over. Hopefully we won't have to wait until they are age 9. Better make money while you can you freeloading losers because once those kids aren't cute anymore you better practice saying "do you want fries with that".

Tami said...

Jon comes across as a total idiot saying he has always been interested in cars and "fast things". Yeah right. And in about ten years, if you ever grow up Jon, you will look back at this and feel like a fool.
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You got that right! He looked so stupid defending the earrings, saying he is nowhere near midlife (yeah right, I guess he assumes he'll liven into his 100's), and saying 'this is me'. Such a fool! I hope he cringes one day when he sees this. About the kids playing with Hate--I remember reading accounts from people back during that trip saying that as soon as the cameras were not rolling she ignored them when she wasn't being nasty to them. It's all a show

Tami said...

Add me to the list that isn't impressed with Khate's fictional words and poor attempt at making jokes. I can't remember exactly what she said last night near the beginning of the show, but she followed it by asking the interviewer, "say THAT 5 times really fast!" in an attempt to show humor, I suppose. I've noticed she does this a lot- tries to slip in a cutesy (so she thinks) comment in the middle of another conversation.

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How about when she said, "What? Are you surprised? Drama!!" when she was saying she was dramatic as a kid. What a freakin idiot.

Kids acting up said...

Maybe its me, but lately I cannot take Mady and Cara. The part where she pretended to be doing a paper towel commercial. They are really starting to act more and more obnoxious, and someone better get a handle on it. They are now at a critical age where they truly need guidance. All they do lately is play to the camera. How is that a healthy way to grow up? Sickening.

A greedy pig said...

I cannot believe Kate told the world she came home GROUCHY after the trip. Two full weeks at a luxury beach house with absolutly NO responsibiltiy, she comes home to a kitchen that anyone would DIE for, and all she can say is "I came home grouchy."?? She is a PIG plain and simple.

capslock said...

I used to watch Jon & Kate plus 8 and tuned in for last night's episode. It was like watching water boil! So boring. The thrill is gone for me.

goawayJandK said...

If K8 didn't like the kitchen redo, she should have kept her a$$ at home to supervise the changes.

Biatch.

capslock said...

Kate's desperation showed when she was asking Hannah "Will you still love me when you're a teenager?" Did anyone else see this? I just don't get Kate.

overthehill said...

i noticed the children are having their cooked breakfast on paper plates and eating with plastic cutlery.
the childrens table manners are appaling for their age.this is probably because an adult doesnt sit with them at mealtimes.

mommy23 said...

I got a good laugh this morning. I recorded Cake Boss and it caught the last few minutes of J&K+8. It was the episode with the garage sale. Kate asked if they should count the money, then she proceeded to say "I hate touching money." LOL!! My 10 year old daughter was watching too. She said "thats not true at all, thats the whole reason she does the show!"

lovely said...

I pity all of these kids. Major therapy won't come close to helping them recover from this.

Felt the same said...

Kids Acting Up: I feel the same way!! Just the few minutes I saw of the twins turned me completely off. They aren't that cute and really don't have a lot to offer. I somehow felt insuted watching them as though they were acting out for my enjoyment. They have absolutely no personality. None of the children have manners or know when and how to sit still even for a few minutes. I certainly don't agree with the Dugger philosophy, but their children have personality and definitely have manners.

K8TERH8TER said...

Ok, I admit I watched the show last night...I was lying in bed with a headache. I had to turn it off mid-way due to an upset stomach after watching those sextuplets EAT!! Those kids have absolutely NO manners! One of the boys was talking and food literally fell out of his mouth! (I think it was sausage) Another boy was licking his pudding out of its container, rather than using a spoon. One of the girls was freaking out because someone wiped yogurt all over her arm. None of them chew with their mouths closed either. It's just disgusting!!! God help those kids. For a family swimming in money, they all act like they've been raised in a barn rather than a decent home!!! Kate, you're a pig! Jon, you're a bigger pig and you are both raising a barnful of piglets!! Talk about a white trash family!!!!

TLC hates Jon said...

Anybody notice how they shoot Kate at an angle with soft light, and shoot Jon straight on looking like a grease monkey. Powder!

abc said...

A greedy pig said...
I cannot believe Kate told the world she came home GROUCHY after the trip. Two full weeks at a luxury beach house with absolutly NO responsibiltiy, she comes home to a kitchen that anyone would DIE for, and all she can say is "I came home grouchy."?? She is a PIG plain and simple.
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Don't forget during the haitus they retooled the couch interviews. I'm sure her response to the kitchn redo was heavily edited.
Here in lies the problem with J&K they are so immature that even with guidance they still come off horrible.

Another point is she hates this "MOM" persona she has to put forward in order to get her "mucho dinero" ($$$$) ...wasn't it a few months ago she was the career women and loved that life and Jon was supossed to be with the kids?
The only time she is a MOM is when the cameras are rolling.

Not a fan of either said...

I saw a clip earlier advertising next week's show. Kate is on a ship with the boys and they are aiming some sort of big gun or weapon attached to the ship. Kate then says she told the boys to "aim for the papparazzi (sp?)". That's good Khate. Teach them how to hate when they are really small so they will grow up to be haters. Deflect the shame to the p-people so maybe, just maybe, the boys won't figure out it's you and Jon who have caused the p-people to be there. It's you who brought them into their lives. You bring them there and then instruct your children how to do away with them. You are a real prize.

Andrea said...

SKB516 said...

Exactly how long are they going to drag out these beach episodes? I thought tonight would be the last of the NC trip, but they showed the preview for next week when she takes the boys to the battleship (which is in Wilmington- where I live- also home to the Serpentarium that they went to last night). And I know she also had a "girls' day" with the tup girls, so I assume that will make for yet another episode the week after.

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Hi SKB516! I live in Wilmington too and completely know what you mean about there being NO p-people here on a regular basis. Even with the film studio right here, shooting 'One Tree Hill' we just don't see divas walking around with security patrol!! Kate needs to get off her d*#mn high horse and realize that SHE JUST ISN'T THAT SPECIAL!!

I'm also confused about TLC's sequencing. Kate & the kids came back this week to see the new kitchen, but next week is the episode at the NC Battleship. *sigh* I just don't get it. Does TLC really think we're that dumb that we can't figure out that things are 'flowing' correctly??

And quite honestly, I too am getting sick of Mady & Cara's behavior for the camera. I know how girls that age can act, but it's obvious that their young lives in front of a TV film crew has affected their sense of reality. So sad.....

tomo718 said...

Who Cares!
I recorded the whole Wild China series and watched that and you know what, they are way more interesting. Skinny little farmers and Sheepherders up in Mongolia are way more interesting than these 2 turds.

I have more important things to worry about, my elderly mother just had surgery and my husband still can't find steady work. So I think most of us worry about our own lives than these 2 phonies, so I don't see why anyone would waste their time watching the nonsense.

I wrote emails to those sponsors and if they choose to ignore me, that's fine, I know where I should spend my money and NOT SPEND my money.

LovingMom said...

I checked out Baby Mama's site and was surprised to find the bloom is apparently off the rose over there. Some part of her wrap-up of the Beach and Kitchen Reveal rivals GWOP for snark.

Look out KON, the sheeple worm is turning.

AnneMarie said...

Seriously? With all those grubby little hands and feet in that house, a WHITE kitchen!?!?!

jonandkatewho? said...

K8TERH8TER said...

Ok, I admit I watched the show last night...I was lying in bed with a headache. I had to turn it off mid-way due to an upset stomach after watching those sextuplets EAT!! Those kids have absolutely NO manners! One of the boys was talking and food literally fell out of his mouth! (I think it was sausage) Another boy was licking his pudding out of its container, rather than using a spoon. One of the girls was freaking out because someone wiped yogurt all over her arm. None of them chew with their mouths closed either. It's just disgusting!!! God help those kids. For a family swimming in money, they all act like they've been raised in a barn rather than a decent home!!! Kate, you're a pig! Jon, you're a bigger pig and you are both raising a barnful of piglets!! Talk about a white trash family!!!!

8/11/2009 2:54 PM

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I read this and had to wonder if I had the right episode, but wasn't it one of the past Monday's episodes where the tup girl is freaking out about that yogurt on her arm? I saw that too, and my gosh! the look on her face! she looked totally disgusted and it was not a pleasant look. It was almost as if the camera had caused it! It was not just disgust, it looked like she was ticked off. She was acting really bratty. I was turned off.

They do eat like pigs. I feel so sorry for them. Those parents have a lot of explaining to do with those children one day. The least they could do as parents is to teach the kids manners so that they can interact in a positive way with other people. It's not fair to the children to not raise them with some manners, because the children will be the ones to pay for it. Some people will end up not liking the kids because of the shortcomings of their parents.

No More Kate in Washington State said...

In last week and this week's episodes Kate comments on how brave the kids are in the ocean. I dont mean to be overprotective but I am from the west coast and only know the Pacific Ocean but my dad has lived in Northern California for the past 40 years. Everytime we visit he always says you NEVER turn your back on the ocean. In his area they have lost grown adults to an undertow and it happens so fast there is nothing you can do. I am not as worried now that my kids are older but it was very irresponsible for her to be sitting on her butt while those kids were by themselves on the shore.

~db~ said...

KnoxMom said...
I'm so tired of hearing Kate talk about how she keeps her wedding ring on to "keep from upsetting the kids."


I hear you here because my nine year old really knows nothing about why dad and I have a ring on other than it's jewerly, like our chains. He does not know what it symbolizes at this age.

Also Kates excuse for being tired and grouchy and trying to make excuses for her ungratefulness?
Unexceptable! She just came back from a two week vacation where all she had to do was decide to swim in the pool, go to the beach or decide what to eat. (her words) How tiring is that? and she had someone to take care of the kids for her! She's just ungrateful because she is Kate and thats part of her personality. The cabinets were to light for my taste, I like the more traditional look and the island is just enormous! I can just hear her already screaming at the kids and shooing them out of the kitchen because there is no room for them in there with the minimal space.

Also if I had allowed someone to put stuff away for me...I would NEVER let them know I was NOT satified! I would thank them for their effort profusely and move things around on my own, later, but nooooooo she announces it on national TV that it was not to her liking, reminded me of "gum gate", making a HUGE friggen deal on national TV about a little gum and trashing Jodi and even calling her while the show was running instead of just quietly talking to her the next time she saw her and nicely asking her not to give the tups gum. But thats Kate, really no surprises in her behavoir in this episode.

cdnmom47 said...

Overthehill said:
i noticed the children are having their cooked breakfast on paper plates and eating with plastic cutlery.
the childrens table manners are appaling for their age.this is probably because an adult doesnt sit with them at mealtimes
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You are so right. I've not watched the show in almost two years, but never ever did I see the whole family sit down together at meals...the kids sat and ate and the parents served them and puttered around. When the parents don't sit with the kids, there's no teaching being done or no enforcement of manners. I noticed a long time ago that those children had no table etiquette.

Unfortunately I don't think the parents are bright enough to realize this....these kids are suffering from lack of guidance in so many areas...it used to irk me so much when they were hitting each other all the time. Obviously the parents had no problem with that and didn't teach them that it was wrong. Are they still hitting?

Totally Agree said...

Kids acting up said...
Maybe its me, but lately I cannot take Mady and Cara. The part where she pretended to be doing a paper towel commercial. They are really starting to act more and more obnoxious, and someone better get a handle on it. They are now at a critical age where they truly need guidance. All they do lately is play to the camera. How is that a healthy way to grow up? Sickening.



Yes they are too much, and it is not cute!

MirandaB2008 said...

Not a fan of either said...

I saw a clip earlier advertising next week's show. Kate is on a ship with the boys and they are aiming some sort of big gun or weapon attached to the ship. Kate then says she told the boys to "aim for the papparazzi (sp?)". That's good Khate. Teach them how to hate when they are really small so they will grow up to be haters. Deflect the shame to the p-people so maybe, just maybe, the boys won't figure out it's you and Jon who have caused the p-people to be there. It's you who brought them into their lives. You bring them there and then instruct your children how to do away with them. You are a real prize.

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Exactly!! Good point and I thought exactly the same thing " What a thing to be teaching kids you Moron!!" what type of person makes these sorts of comments in front of and to their children.
if this woman had a brain in her head it would be lonesome.

and for any of you who also caught the show about the Yard Sale? 2 comments for that one.
What Planet does a person come from where they would sit in Public - full display of a street load of passersby counting Money in full view of everyone who cares to look at them. Is she insane??
that's like someone who pulls out of a winning poker game and sits there and counts their winnings. Very stupid move?
AND!! compare the bust size she was in the Yard Sale Episode? to the photos of the Bust size she is nowadays in her ' I-think-I-will-parade-around-in-bikinis' episodes? ......... she truly makes me sick.

Jimmy said...

Didn't watch last night. Did watch the Today Show. If Kate had the fit after the show--then MV did strike some nerves and I thank her for that. It's amazing how Kate could remember all the details to co-write Multiple Blessings, but doesn't remember the past few months.

It will be a cold day you know where before we get the truth out of either of these con artists. Even if they each wrote a tell-all book, I would have a hard time believing any of it.

pleaseAnswer,Someone said...

They use PLASTIC UTENSILS?? Seriously? No, I am really asking (since I dont' watch the "show")
you mean, they don't own stainless? Silver? whatever??
Seriously?
Huh???

Lies,Lies,Lies said...

Not a fan of either said...
I saw a clip earlier advertising next week's show. Kate is on a ship with the boys and they are aiming some sort of big gun or weapon attached to the ship. Kate then says she told the boys to "aim for the papparazzi (sp?)". That's good Khate. Teach them how to hate when they are really small so they will grow up to be haters. Deflect the shame to the p-people so maybe, just maybe, the boys won't figure out it's you and Jon who have caused the p-people to be there. It's you who brought them into their lives. You bring them there and then instruct your children how to do away with them. You are a real prize.



I don't see how she explains the difference between the paps and the camera that follow them everywhere including up to the bathroom door.

justapage said...

Addison said...
EWWWW!

Those reptile-ish and amphibian-ish things were so disgustingly disgusting and horrendously horrendous! How dare they exist!...
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What? Kate has competition?
(Kate's only "Real" life competition) --LOLOLOLOL!

WorkerBee said...

I just watched the last few minutes so I could see the kitchen. Kate doesn't like it, she seemed ungrateful and honestly her 'old' kitchen (the one they tore out) was nicer.

let's help the kids said...

Overthehill said:
i noticed the children are having their cooked breakfast on paper plates and eating with plastic cutlery.
the childrens table manners are appaling for their age.this is probably because an adult doesnt sit with them at mealtimes
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You are so right. I've not watched the show in almost two years, but never ever did I see the whole family sit down together at meals...the kids sat and ate and the parents served them and puttered around. When the parents don't sit with the kids, there's no teaching being done or no enforcement of manners. I noticed a long time ago that those children had no table etiquette.

Unfortunately I don't think the parents are bright enough to realize this....these kids are suffering from lack of guidance in so many areas...it used to irk me so much when they were hitting each other all the time. Obviously the parents had no problem with that and didn't teach them that it was wrong. Are they still hitting?

8/11/2009 4:35 PM
Anonymous Totally Agree said...

Kids acting up said...
Maybe its me, but lately I cannot take Mady and Cara. The part where she pretended to be doing a paper towel commercial. They are really starting to act more and more obnoxious, and someone better get a handle on it. They are now at a critical age where they truly need guidance. All they do lately is play to the camera. How is that a healthy way to grow up? Sickening.



Yes they are too much, and it is not cute!

8/11/2009 4:53 PM

I don't feel comfortable criticizing the twins. This is the first time in a while I've seen them smiling and goffing around. I have a sister who was a lot like Mady, and she did that sort of routine that Mady did, only without cameras. I'm not sure it wouldn't have happened if the cameras hadn't been there, but having them there makes it very intrusive feeling. Has anyone ever watched an episode of J + K and felt like at least a part of it was something we shouldn't have seen?

Snerk said...

Yeah, who wouldn't want to trade-in lovely custom solid wood cabinets for medium grade pre-fab cabinets? Uh, Kate your dumb is showing.

Ohio Buckeye said...

"No More Kate in Washington State" - isn't it interesting that, when Jon (the lowly servant boy) was in the picture, Queen Kate's standard of care was supposedly so high, even though Jon was the one right there in the water playing with the kids, she sat on her butt (as usual) and BELLOWED at him for not holding their hand every second.

But now that Jon has escaped, Ms. Thing is STILL firmly planted on her butt, but now it's ok for the kids to be in the water without an adult within ARM's reach?! Yes, I realize the tups are older now, but your point about the undertow is well taken - how can she criticize one year about the kids' hands not being held every second but the next year, when she's on life guard duty solo, be ok with the kids alone in the water while she lazily remains on shore. On her butt. As always. Just sayin'.

Remy, thanks for the summary - I refuse to watch any further episodes, so I rely on GWoP for updates.

Could only tolerate the first part of The Today Show i'vu - had to turn off my tv in disgust. WTH was up with the soft, little girl-vulnerable voice when trying to eke out a tear or two?? Quite a difference from the loud & obnoxious tirades she has treated us to for all these seasons. What a steaming pile of horse..... Her 'handlers' must be working lots of OT trying to re-image/repackage this mentally unbalanced woman. Apparently we're supposed to buy into TLC's presentation of the new & improved Kate, America's Single Mom Sweetheart now. Apparently TLC did not get the Lipstick on a Pig memo.

konspiracytheory said...

Personally, I agree with everyone who has commented regarding Mady & Cara's recent onscreen behavior:

- it is often bratty / uncomfortable to watch

- the way they are 'acting' lately could just be typical (although IMO it still needs to be checked by their parents) or it could be a result of the cameras (we'll never know, nor will their parents, which would be the crux of the problem *if* their parents cared to think things through)

- I too am uncomfortable commenting on their behavior

Here's the main problem as far as I see it: those children are running out of time to be rescued. Young and cute elicits a protective response from people - the older / brattier they get, the less people are going to care about helping them, even though the bratty behavior is very likely a symptom of the problem (KON's treatment of their children) that caused people to be concerned in the first place.

I don't know what the solution is (other than the obvious, and clearly KON aren't stopping the show anytime soon) - just wanted to put my thoughts out there...

Paula said...

capslock said...

Kate's desperation showed when she was asking Hannah "Will you still love me when you're a teenager?" Did anyone else see this? I just don't get Kate.

Too me this just means that someone is reading this blog, because everyone clearly says, "god help Jon and Kate when they're teenagers cause the kids will hate them, etc"

Guess this is Kates way of saying, see they won't! LOL Kate you're also talking to a 5 year old. My nephew at 5 thought he was gonna be a golfer and would take care of his Auntie with all the money he would make ..... yep he doesn't even play golf.

met said...

Thing is STILL firmly planted on her butt, but now it's ok for the kids to be in the water without an adult within ARM's reach?! Yes, I realize the tups are older now, but your point about the undertow is well taken - how can she criticize one year about the kids' hands not being held every second but the next year, when she's on life guard duty solo, be ok with the kids alone in the water while she lazily remains on shore. On her butt. As always. Just sayin'.
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I didn't watch. My child is 5 and is a swimmer. He swims on the swim team and can jump off the high dive. He is not allowed to be in the ocean alone! We went to the beach Monday and even though the waves were not up to my standards (big and scary), it was more like a lake I was with him while he was jumping small waves and/or riding them in on a boogie board.

Someone mentioned you NEVER turn your back on the ocean. How right you are!

pudding said...

I find the whole painting with pudding thing kind of gross. I never did stuff like that as a kid (maybe because I'm an only child), but I can't imagine my mom doing that as a fun activity even if I did have siblings. Kids are dirty and they're licking that stuff off each other and using their grubby, little hands to smear it all over each other. It surprises me that Khate wouldn't be grossed out by it. She seems almost proud. Parents come up to her all the time complimenting her on it even! Will it be in the cookbook?

Just not natural said...

Someone mentioned not watching the show in 2 years, but on Monday's show that the twins were just goofing off. No, I do not see it that way, and until recently I rarely missed a show. If you'd watched over many episodes you could see the gradual progression of the twins to the state they are now. How can we forget the crooked house episode, where the twins broke into this crazy tirade about houses and rambled on to the cameras. It truly made me uncomfortable. And No, I do not believe, as was said, that if the cameras were off the twins would act the same way. This is the only life they know, they are playing to the cameras and it is unhealthy. They are always ON, and someone must step in. Its almost like the young diva singers and actresses that all wound up with substance abuse problems. Sorry.

Paisley said...

I couldn't believe Kate made a big deal about giving the kids a hot breakfast. It's not that hard to throw some sausages in the oven and cook a bunch of scrambled eggs even once a week. Goes back what other people have posted about how often the kids get any hot meals.

And don't get me started about why the twins were on this trip instead of staying home with their dad and going to school. Yes, I know they went back for the last three days, but they shouldn't have missed any school at all.

Harriet said...

I have the sneaking suspicion that the Figure 8/TLC crew is encouraging the twins to "act" for the cameras in hopes of hyping up the drama and interest in the show. I think it's a very bad idea and hurtful to the kids in the long run. It does make me feel better to think that they're being encouraged to act like attention hogs than to think that they're doing it on their own.

Taking it Easy said...

have to comment on the plastic ware and plates...

First a disclaimer: Kate is wretched

But...we just got back from a week stay on vacation in a condo with 8 people. For our meals ON VACATION, we used paper and plastic to save time and work.

However, sadly, it usually is the norm for them.

correctmeifimwrong said...

pudding said...
I find the whole painting with pudding thing kind of gross. I never did stuff like that as a kid (maybe because I'm an only child), but I can't imagine my mom doing that as a fun activity even if I did have siblings. Kids are dirty and they're licking that stuff off each other and using their grubby, little hands to smear it all over each other. It surprises me that Khate wouldn't be grossed out by it. She seems almost proud. Parents come up to her all the time complimenting her on it even! Will it be in the cookbook?

The whole 'pudding' idea was brought about for damage control purposes as a result of much viewer criticism that Kate is so consumed by her own phobias and fears that she cannot allow her children to participate in even the most simple of child friendly activities as drawing with washable markers (see Crayola Factory episode). When the Gosselin children were ultimately allowed to participate in the 'messy' craft of pudding painting, KATE did NOT participate hands on in the activity but merely hoovered over the children repeatedly REMINDING them, and viewers, that mommy was going above and beyond herself by ALLOWING them to get messy and not freaking out. Again , per usual, it WASNT about the CHILDREN, it was about ALL ABOUT KATE attempting to rewind her past ridiculous and bizarre behaviors and SELL a new and improved version. Basically, the same thing we see Kate doing currently via the never ending staged 'pap' photos and her 'I can put up a tent by myself' attitude. Thing is, if YOU have to try so damned hard to sell YOURSELF the genuinous behind the intention ( ie kids having fun) is lost in translation.

fidosmommy said...

Re: Cara and Mady.

What else is there for them to do but play to the camera? They do play with their younger siblings, but they don't seem to have any outlets for their energy outside of
creating drama for the world to see. They need something to do that is for them - together or individually.

Cara has sports, but I guess that's mostly for the school year.
What exactly does Mady have? She must be bored beyond belief, and so she finds her entertainment where she can get it - in front of a camera. Why not? There's a camera right there in her house/studio several days a week.

fidosmommy said...

Ooooh, didn't like that kitchen AT ALL. It looked like that island needed to be scaled down or be in two sections to facilitate "flow" in there. It won't take Kate long to realize she has to walk around the thing too many times a day to be happy.

Oh wait....does she actually go in there anymore? We'll have to see.

I suspect the island is going to become a tap dance floor for some children when Mommy isn't looking.

stopthemadness said...

I didn't watch last night, the last episode with the camping was enough for me to see the lay of the land on the show from here out. There's nothing she can do that is interesting and they are repeating stuff. Chocolate pudding painting is okay I guess for three year olds although how this germaphobe dealt with having her kids lick their fingers repeatedly and rub food off themselves and eat it, which made me feel sick, I don't know. I guess as long as the mess is on someone else's patio or in their kitchen, it's okay. So it's not so much the cleanliness and certainly not the manners it's just the clean up that bothers her so. Big deal. Watching five year olds do a toddler craft isn't interesting, and seeing Kate mug for the camera some ugly face about how she (added to the long list of things she doesn't like and doesn't do, boys, outdoors, messes, camping, snakes, food her kids make, Jon and the horse he rode in on, furniture that is donated but not matching, etc etc) doesn't like "amphibians" (moron) isn't even mildly interesting. Her facial expressions as she expects to get these close ups, "struggling" with a tent, etc - not interesting. What was interesting was watching her and her OH cope with 8 little kid multiples, now she has others to cope for her and far too much $ and freebies. Jon's gone so no one to really emasculate, I wonder, after the CouponGate how often he'll actually agree to be anywhere near her on camera or off. Their dynamic while horrendous to watch as a portrait of a couple was a big part of what made the show somewhat interesting. TLC can only arrange so many shots where the kids run up and fake some emotion about Daddy being better at doing tent stuff. I'm over them... I didn't see her on Good Morning America either but did see snippets of it on HLC later where she pretended to be a victim, how come Meredith didn't ask her if she's such a victim of this why she even got that big new ring since she told the divorce court the marriage was over "two years ago"- was that just to screw Jon out of his proceeds from the two books or was it really over? If so, and if she told him it was off a year ago, why the tears now? Because she is starting to realize the show is brogin as hell and there will be no Kate show, to rival Oprah?
Jon saying that this is who he is is hilarious. He's such a tool. I've always been into fast things? What a juvenile asshole. What does that mean, this is who he is, so who has he been the past 9 years when he was acting semi grown up as a Dad? Was that all fake? Then doesn't that make seasons 1-5 all FAKE? The real Jon would have run from Kate fastly on his stumpy bowlegged legs, if only he had a way to pay child support? So now he does, he can be himself?
They are going to be hoist with their own petard, if the sheeples ever catch on. But as Kate points out, the fans are stupid. So maybe it won't happen this year.

Tuesday said...

We did film our children in the first few years of their lives and what we discovered after watching the tapes was that all became instant actors, playing it up for the camera. What was recorded was not ever a true reflection of their personalities. I'd give Cara and Mady a break on hamming it up for cameras. What else have they known?

Sharla said...

We've been spoiled by having the ratings the next day when the Gosselin ratings were news. We may have to wait until the weeklies come out next week and even then may not hear. We'll put through the ratings as soon as we see them.

two clueless idiots said...

I didn't watch, but I can't believe they did the pudding painting again! How many times are people going to watch the family do the same things over and over again? The creativity well has certainly run dry, I'd guess...

Did Kate take credit for "thinking up" the pudding painting? If so, she's full of crap - it's a standard tactile activity at preschools around here to paint (fingerpaint and with brushes) with pudding, yogurt, whipped cream, shaving cream, etc. I'm not sure what I would think about kids smearing it all over each other (and I'm NOT a neat freak and allow my kids to get messy and dirty!), but it's not a novel or original idea.

~db~ said...

No More Kate in Washington State said...
In last week and this week's episodes Kate comments on how brave the kids are in the ocean. I dont mean to be overprotective but I am from the west coast and only know the Pacific Ocean but my dad has lived in Northern California for the past 40 years. Everytime we visit he always says you NEVER turn your back on the ocean. In his area they have lost grown adults to an undertow and it happens so fast there is nothing you can do. I am not as worried now that my kids are older but it was very irresponsible for her to be sitting on her butt while those kids were by themselves on the shore.

I couldn't agree more! When I was 6 we went on a vacation to Florida and one day we spent at the ocean. My two older siblings and I were just a few feet into the water when a huge wave started coming in. My mother who was sitting further up on the beach started hollering at us to run out while running toward us and my sisters managed to but I got knocked down. I can still remember the feel of the sand as I grabbed for it and it just slipped through my fingers as I was being dragged out. My mother who couldn't even swim ran into the ocean and thankfully was able to get to me and grab the back of my suit. I have NEVER swam in the ocean since and I am 43 now! It is not a place for small children to play alone. Alot could happen and very very quickly.

Calgary7 said...

Remy said...
TLC is really trying to woo the audience back to Team Khate by showing us how grateful and giving she is. I am not buying it. And neither is anyone else.


I would have been impressed if JK took the donated kitchen and oversaw its installation in the home of a family of multiples where one or more parents had been injured serving their country. The kitchen would have been an extremely useful show on not only sharing but also acceptance and adaption of designs to suit individual needs.

THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN GENEROSITY.

However, all I am aware of is a begrudgingly purchasing a toy for a child by these miserly parentsand then taking it over.

Our charities welcome all donations but stress that monetary donations can be stretched several times further when they purchase the items.

Calgary7 said...

How much did Kate's bike that was donated go for?

The bike I am referring to is the pink one that was constructed by American Chopper.

At our block party yesterday, someone said that it had done very poorly.

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