Monday, September 6, 2010

Pirates, Kites, and Turtles, Oh My! -- 9/6/10 Discussion Thread

The kids are dragged on yet another filmed working vacation, this time to North Carolina.

A Huffington Post reporter who was on vacation at the same time said that production forced the children to struggle with the kites for hours before finally giving up because it was too windy.

Be thankful for small favors, the episode is only half an hour. Guess in a whole week's vacation 22 minutes of usable footage was all they could squeeze out?

47 sediments (sic) from readers:

Michelle said...

Kate herself said 90% of her audience hates her. I hope the "haters" keep their remotes off TLC tonight. Wouldn't ratings of only her estimated 10% fans watching be outstanding?! Based on the last episode, she be down to 160,000 viewers. Suck on that TLC! (Keeping my fingers crossed.)

Denise said...

My TV guide calls it "Pirates, Gators and Turtles, Oh My". No matter what they call it, I won't be watching.

Anthony Bourdain has a retrospective on The Travel Channel,A&E has a new Hoarders, and Notting Hill is on.

AB-solutely None said...

I just looked at the photos of Kate and her abs (ROL). Why does she have "some" abs in the first photo, but absolutely none in the close-up photo?

alana said...

Anything having to do with Take's life is too UGLY, too TOXIC, too BORING, too absolutely DISGUSTING and POISONOUS that it has no place in my life.
I remember soon after viewing the first two "specials," everytime I watched even a couple minutes of J&K&8, I'd get physically ILL! I thought I was losing my mind; that queasy, butterflies feeling I'd get in my gut. It was sort of like the feeling I'd get as a child, when another kid told a "dirty" joke or announced the newest "bad" word they'd heard an older sibling say. I knew it was "WRONG" and it'd get me right in the gut. That's how watching Hate abuse her kids made me feel, over and over; it never stopped, I couldn't "get used to it."
So I quit watching altogether. But still, sometimes just knowing her show is on, when I'm watching tv, gives me the creeps and I start to get that nauseous feeling again.
The mind and the body have such a strong connection; Hate Greedslin will never INFECT any part of me ever again.

JudyK said...

alana said... Anything having to do with Take's life is too UGLY, too TOXIC, too BORING, too absolutely DISGUSTING and POISONOUS that it has no place in my life.
I remember soon after viewing the first two "specials," everytime I watched even a couple minutes of J&K&8, I'd get physically ILL! I thought I was losing my mind; that queasy, butterflies feeling I'd get in my gut. It was sort of like the feeling I'd get as a child, when another kid told a "dirty" joke or announced the newest "bad" word they'd heard an older sibling say. I knew it was "WRONG" and it'd get me right in the gut. That's how watching Hate abuse her kids made me feel, over and over; it never stopped, I couldn't "get used to it."
So I quit watching altogether. But still, sometimes just knowing her show is on, when I'm watching tv, gives me the creeps and I start to get that nauseous feeling again.
The mind and the body have such a strong connection; Hate Greedslin will never INFECT any part of me ever again.
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OMG, the same thing has happened to me! Our bodies and our consciences are trying to tell us something.

Carys said...

They could probably only get 30 minutes of footage because Steve and Kate spent too much time together away from the kids...and you can't show that on tv.

Anonymous said...

I admit when all the hype first started with J&K+8, I began to tune into their show simply to watch the train wreck. I found I developed such a huge dislike for Kate that I watched just to see her make a fool of herself. After I realized I was adding to her ratings, I went cold turkey. I discovered this blog and now read all the recaps and comments so I can watch her demise without adding to her ratings. I simply can no longer bear to watch her on tape or video or hear her voice. Thank you to the Administrator for providing the recaps and this forum so we can keep informed without promoting her shows by watching.

mama mia said...

In tonight's episode, Kate flashes her cleavage and wrestles with her weave while telling the camera how greatful she is to have this opportunity to share life experiences with her money makers, er children. Her staff wait patiently off camera for their cue, whisk the kids off to safety while Kate clomps back to the house to get into her flesh colored bikini and pesters Steve all night on whether it makes her look fat.
No, won't be watching.

BeDoneNow said...

Look Ma! The 'really good bra' has been upgraded to an invisible force field! But that doesnt explain the extra 3 cup sizes... Maybe she ordered one of those 'magic creams' from a 1950's magazine....

Surprise, Katie, I cant afford cable much longer. yesterday was my 25 year old son's birthday and I could could not afford to get him a gift. (tears). why why why would anyone want to watch you screech and complain and pretend through ANOTHER luxury trip? yawn... Although maybe it is exciting for the sheeple to watch how you try to hide your disgust for your children THIS week...I think that is what they admire you for - your open disgust for your children. maybe they dislike theirs too and wish they could get paid for it like you do.

Must Love Dogs said...

Ugh, sorry but saw her pics on the other site jogging and all I could think of was how lazy this woman was when she was married to Jon. Lying on the couch and ready for bed at 6 pm and not getting up until he had both girls ready for school and the other 6 round up for her. Now she has the energy to run, tan, spa, shop, head to LA and NY with booby guard in tow. Amazing!

Hippie Chick said...

I won't be watching...never do. But let's see, a half hour? Can't even get enough footage, that's a bad sign IMO. And switching nights last week, Emmy's or not, was a bad move. This show is tanking fast. Ha Ha Ha.

Big Mama said...

Secret copy of the script for tonight's episode:

Kate ( sitting on ferry ): We're baaaack! Bald Head Beach! Did ja miss us? We missed uuuuuuuuuuuu.....heeee hee hee. Oh looky there Colin, a bird!!!! You love birds...I think. Or is it Joely who loves birds? One of you loves birds anyway.

Kate to camera ( brushing hair away from eyeball ): The kids were headed back to school soon, and ALL 8 are going to be there FULL TIME, YAY!....I mean, whaaaaaa..... and we needed one more getaway because, honestly, we only had 4 trips this summer! So since BHB was so welcoming and ass kissing to us last year, we went back. The kids just looooove the beach ( and I just loooooove an opportunity to wear a bikini on camera! ).

Aaden: Mommy can we go to the water now?

Kate ( looking sternly at #3 child ): No! Shoosh! I'm in charge and that's never gonna change!

Kate to camera ( brushing her hair off her eyeball ): Honestly, to be honest, those kids would live by the water if I let them. Sheesh! They can't get enough of it. They wore me out because I was here...cough cough....alone! Doing it all myself once again!

Little People, Big Boobs said...

About that boob shot in the photo above...

where was that sucker when she and Jon went to the Keys? Cause she sure didn't have anywhere near the mass in her top then as she does now. Whoa!

If Kate didn't get a boob job, then she must have one hellavu tumor in her chest area she might want to see a doctor about.

Anonymous said...

The show comes on locally in about twenty minutes. Like other posters I'll not be watching. I think I'll spend some "me" time and have a bubble bath. I don't want to be part of TLC's numbers. I am curious though so will await Administrator's re-play.

Linda said...

We don't even watch TLC in this house, period. Going to be watching the new Hoarders episodes tonight!

Sadie said...

Just brought my cat into the house, he escaped outside for like 15 minutes I was chasing after him. The fleas were terrible this year and one brand was not working so I had to switch over to a different brand. Making my son spaghetti before he gets home from his job and taking a nice cool shower before I flop onto my comfortable bed. Bought tons of screening trees this weekend and getting them planted before Fall arrives. I have been busy all weekend and Gosselin free till now. Just wanted to pop over here and hoping the Admin has the courage to watch the show and recap it for us. Wish Kelly would do the same, he is a riot and makes me smile reading his Gosselin insights. Catch ya all later folks.

emschick1128 said...

The description for tonights episode is "camera crews follow the now single celebrity mom as she struggles to meet the responsibilities of rasing each of her 8 children while simultaneously pursuing a successful career in the entertainment industry." Yea right,very accurate dsecription of Kate's life. I feel pretty confident that the show will be cancelled when the contract is up in Oct. The ratings I'm sure will tank again tonight.

Anonymous said...

Please people, DON"T WATCH. Do it for the kids. Let's keep the ratings on the downslide.

fidosmommy said...

Somebody who watched, can you confirm what I have read that Jamie and Kate were dressed nearly identically, right down to a purple band on their right wrists?

The thought going around is that Jamie is Kate's
long-distance-shot stand in. Kate takes off to go somewhere and Jamie is filmed looking like Kate. It's a theory, not a statement of fact.

Did anybody here notice that? Do tell, please.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

I can think of a ba-zillion things I would rather do than watch her make an utter fool of herself, and belittle her innocent children.

Call it a day, Kate. No one's interested in watching you build your memories.

betsy said...

Hope nobody watched except for our Admin....I have been doing chores before I get ready for bed and work comes early in the morning so I have no time for the Gosselins tonight or any night..

Turtle Turtle said...

For those of you who didn't watch...

~Kate said on camera that she and Jamie sleep in the same bed when she stays with them.

~Ashley is the new Jon. Kate snapped at Ashley and talked to her like she used to talk to Jon.

~Aaden was nodding off on the couch while the camera crew asked the three boys about the trip. Colin and Joel were talking, and Aaden was fighting to stay awake.

~ Kate acted like a complete psychotic drama queen when the sea turtle eggs were hatching. She was making herself cry and, of course, had to make it all about HER by saying she's glad she didn't have that many babies. It was pretty neat to see that, but she was over the top dramatic. It was worse than the time that photographer gave her a portrait of them in front of their old house.

~ Her hais is just so fugly. I'm sorry. But her hair is just gross.

Betsy said...

There were some episodes that I had watched and remember I wanted to vomit. one is when she clipped the kids fingernails in the kitchen, two is when she brushed her daughters hairs on the kitchen counter and left the hairbrush on the counter right after, and three, brushing the kids teeth at the table...puke...all no no's in my house.

Save the kids said...

@ turtle turtle...I thought that after 5 pm TLC could not film and that includes sitting the kids on that coach asking them questions. Why are they keeping the kids up so late?

Not Watching TLC said...

Watched The Closer.

Must Love Dogs said...

I wouldn't be surprised if she treated the babysitter any different than she treated her husband back in the days. What I'm surprised is why does her employees take it? Thanks for the little recap Turtle Turtle....hope to get more recaps later as I refuse to watch TLC

Lauren said...

I won't be watching because I'm working on Int. Algebra...
There is no downside to education in order to further ones career.
Knowledge IS power....

Here that Jon and Kate?????

Lauren said...

Little People, Big Boobs said...
About that boob shot in the photo above...

where was that sucker when she and Jon went to the Keys? Cause she sure didn't have anywhere near the mass in her top then as she does now. Whoa!

If Kate didn't get a boob job, then she must have one hellavu tumor in her chest area she might want to see a doctor about.

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LOL...love the comment.

Cab Guy said...

I predict tonight's show will have 1.1 million viewers with a 0.4 share for 19-49 yr old crowd.

I was reminded that Kate's show was on tonight because I was taking out the trash.

Moose Mania said...

"@ turtle turtle...I thought that after 5 pm TLC could not film and that includes sitting the kids on that coach asking them questions. Why are they keeping the kids up so late?"

++++++++++++

The state law is 10 p.m. on summer vacations, which it was. During the school year, it's 7 p.m. Do we really know what time it was when they were filmed on the sofa? Was this disclosed? It could have been earlier than 10 p.m., and the kids were just tired.

Mary in California said...

@Save the Kids: IIRC, the filming window is 7 am to 10 pm., which is horrendously horrendous for even adults. She's pushing those kids way too hard.

Sorry you had to watch, admin, and I hope you are feeling better, but thanks for the recap. I'm watching a different kind of 8: The Six Wives of Henry VIII from the 1970s. Love the dresses but I sure wouldn't want to have lived in those times.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Admin said she was going to watch and recap. Turtle Turtle you just contributed to the ratings to run over here and give your little bit of information that we can all see admin posted in her recap. Couldn't help yourself? Unfortunately, it seems those of us who like the show the least are contributing to the ratings the most and TLC is counting on that. When will people get it? It's not really difficult to not watch.

Moose Mania said...

Here's the kicker: The federal law is 9 p.m.; the PA state law is 10 p.m. (during the summer). The federal law supercedes the state law, so I'm not sure which law they actually adhere to. I've been told that even if the state law were midnight, and the federal law were 5 p.m., they'd still have to obey the federal law. I'm not sure, then, why they even bother to have a state law.

Midnight Madness said...

Anonymous said: "Turtle Turtle you just contributed to the ratings to run over here and give your little bit of information that we can all see admin posted in her recap. Couldn't help yourself? When will people get it?...
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And when will people "get" that administrator has asked us time and time again NOT to use anonymous unless we have inside information? And when will people "get" that one rule in posting is "no insulting other posters...holier-than-thou attitude?"

JurseyChic24 said...

Moose Mania said... Here's the kicker: The federal law is 9 p.m.; the PA state law is 10 p.m. (during the summer). The federal law supercedes the state law, so I'm not sure which law they actually adhere to.
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When they were on that double-decker bus in NYC, it was dark, so it had to have been well past 9pm. No wonder those babies were falling asleep in the back.

Virginia Pen Mom said...

Fido's Mommy said,

"The thought going around is that Jamie is Kate's long-distance-shot stand in. Kate takes off to go somewhere and Jamie is filmed looking like Kate. It's a theory, not a statement of fact."

~~~~~~~~

It makes perfect sense.

Here's something else I noticed in the Big Apple lollipop video. Jamie said to the kids, "*Gasp!* How is she gonna hold her torch?" and sounded EXACTLY like Kate. It was creepy, given the same clothes and now "sleeping in the same bed". Didn't Kate say something like, "Jamie's exactly like me!"

It's at 2:26:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqLavOSRs9I

Turtle Turtle said...

Anonymous said... Yes, Admin said she was going to watch and recap. Turtle Turtle you just contributed to the ratings to run over here and give your little bit of information that we can all see admin posted in her recap. Couldn't help yourself? Unfortunately, it seems those of us who like the show the least are contributing to the ratings the most and TLC is counting on that. When will people get it? It's not really difficult to not watch.

September 6, 2010 9:47 PM


Lucky for me, I don't let people dictate what I can and can't watch. That's one of the benefits of being a grown up. I will probably watch next week, too, because I watch like a hawk to see how the kids are treated and always have.
We will have to agree to disagree about who's "allowed" to watch. I personally think telling people not to watch is juvenile. It's ridiculous to think that so many people here who say they aren't going to watch, don't watch. You know as well as I do that they DO watch but say they don't. At least I admit it.
I think your comment was rude, BTW. Just sayin'. I hope admin allows this comment to go through because it's not fair to be unfairly criticized and then have no opportunity to set the record straight. I will watch as long as this show is on. If you think she stays on the air because of little old me, why I'm flattered to think I have that power. If she stays on because I ...little old Turtle Turtle...keep watching...then she will be on a loooong time.

Lolly said...

"September 6, 2010 3:43 PM
AB-solutely None said... I just looked at the photos of Kate and her abs (ROL). Why does she have "some" abs in the first photo, but absolutely none in the close-up photo? "

I noticed that too! Great photoshopping by ROL, I would guess. LOL

JudyK said...

Turtle Turtle said...
Lucky for me, I don't let people dictate what I can and can't watch. That's one of the benefits of being a grown up. I will probably watch next week, too, because I watch like a hawk to see how the kids are treated and always have.
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Have to agree w/ your stance to make your own decisions regarding what you will and will not watch and why you will or will not watch. I watched, after having previously deciding not to, and found it to be the most boring, discombobulated mess of segments I've ever seen. And I watched to see what TLC would decide to edit after reviewing the blogs and the criticism. Interesting how there were many pictures and sightings of Kate (in a bikini) and the kids at the beach BEFORE the episode aired, yet none of the beach scenes, except for a few seconds of attempted kite flying, were shown. Interesting how all that footage resulted in only a 30-minute segment instead of an hour "special." Damage control is HIGH at TLC and has resulted in HEAVY editing, which resulted in only 22 minutes of footage.

Susan said...

Oh sure, Ms. Big Boobies knows all about air draft or a friggin Kite. She so loves kites, Bingo dingo on the kites..........I made homemade kites with my kids..... I don't care what the wind is,anyone can launch a kite, all you need is wind..........She sure has plenty of that.

fidosmommy said...

I looked at the frontal shots of Ms. Gosselin on her photo shopped jog. Did anybody else think the "tan" on her abs was smeared and kind of running? It looked that way to me. Somebody else check that out and tell me what you see.

Maybe her "tan" was running harder than she was.

Lolly said...

"September 6, 2010 3:43 PM
AB-solutely None said... I just looked at the photos of Kate and her abs (ROL). Why does she have "some" abs in the first photo, but absolutely none in the close-up photo? "

I noticed that too! Great photoshopping by ROL, I would guess. LOL

Anonymous said...

Yes, Admin said she was going to watch and recap. Turtle Turtle you just contributed to the ratings to run over here and give your little bit of information that we can all see admin posted in her recap. Couldn't help yourself? Unfortunately, it seems those of us who like the show the least are contributing to the ratings the most and TLC is counting on that. When will people get it? It's not really difficult to not watch.

Susan said...

Oh sure, Ms. Big Boobies knows all about air draft or a friggin Kite. She so loves kites, Bingo dingo on the kites..........I made homemade kites with my kids..... I don't care what the wind is,anyone can launch a kite, all you need is wind..........She sure has plenty of that.

Cab Guy said...

I predict tonight's show will have 1.1 million viewers with a 0.4 share for 19-49 yr old crowd.

I was reminded that Kate's show was on tonight because I was taking out the trash.

Moose Mania said...

"@ turtle turtle...I thought that after 5 pm TLC could not film and that includes sitting the kids on that coach asking them questions. Why are they keeping the kids up so late?"

++++++++++++

The state law is 10 p.m. on summer vacations, which it was. During the school year, it's 7 p.m. Do we really know what time it was when they were filmed on the sofa? Was this disclosed? It could have been earlier than 10 p.m., and the kids were just tired.

Lauren said...

Little People, Big Boobs said...
About that boob shot in the photo above...

where was that sucker when she and Jon went to the Keys? Cause she sure didn't have anywhere near the mass in her top then as she does now. Whoa!

If Kate didn't get a boob job, then she must have one hellavu tumor in her chest area she might want to see a doctor about.

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LOL...love the comment.

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