Saturday, May 24, 2014

TLC filming for update special

After a long period of no new news about the promised "update special" from TLC, a few locals have spotted Kate and the crew filming around PA this week. Reactions from locals have been universally negative.

Filming locations include Michaels and a casual cafe. Thank you to the locals for keeping a keen eye out.


Credit to Twitter.

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PatK said...

So far, it doesn't seem like TLC is paying to take the gang on some kind of "trip" for any footage. So there's that at least.

Disappointment must have run rampant amongst the kids over that.

localyocul said...

It IS pretty funny that they are shooting in Wyomissing and not in an exotic vacation location. Unless that's a later "birthday" surprise.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I hope this is just "day in the life" and no fancy undeserved trips. It would serve her right. Poor mediocre thing they dragged her up so early today to go get coffee and a scone. Must see TV.

She has always emphasized the thing the kids really miss about filming is the trips. If I'm not mistaken even Jon admitted the kids missed the trips. So does that change things if filming involves no trips or special treatment? What say you Kate? Do they like when TLC just films them getting a breakfast bagel at the cafe? I can see the kids losing patience fast with all this if all it means is being embarrassed by a film crew following them all weekend and no major perks out of the deal. Having a film crew following you around when you are 6 is a totally different ball game when you are 10 and suddenly discover that many things embarrass you.

localyocul said...

That's why she tweeted about the "ordinary life"! They are testing the waters to see if there is interest in "Growing up Gosselin"; an extraordinary family in an ordinary town. They know people don't buy Kan do Kate and don't want to see an entitled bitch roam the world.

Kate is a twit said...

From the picture, it looks like Kate is at the register paying for a purchase. What happened to her "yummy" breakfasts and her baking all her own stuff? Seems strange that they would film her picking up breakfast.

localyocul said...

I think Mady mentioned the triips on the View too but I may be mistaken.

SeeSaw said...

Kate goes to a craft store. Gosselins go to dinner. Kate goes for coffee. Wow I hope they go grocery shopping and to the dog groomers. I'm on the edge of my seat in anticipation.

It feels a little bit like a big FU to Kate from TLC, doesn't it?

Tucker's Mom said...

For a kid, nothing says Memorial Day like getting the shit filmed out of you.

Prediction- a late Bday party will be part of the filming, and Kate will explain that it was too cold to have the party earlier. Of course they filmed in blue-lips inducing weather when her show was filming, but this will be explained away, guaranteed.

I love how Kate will be all over Wyomissing, like she doesn't hate living there.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I wouldn't put it past TLC to purposely churn out a boring day-in-the-life special. When ratings are abysmal then they can just tell Kate sorry ratings weren't good, no more specials.

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 6
I wouldn't put it past TLC to purposely churn out a boring day-in-the-life special. When ratings are abysmal then they can just tell Kate sorry ratings weren't good, no more specials.
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I don't think that TLC wants low ratings- it doesn't matter if they're home or traveling. I think what matters is how much TLC promos the hell out of the special.
TLC can make a package that piques the interest of the ogling masses. Let's see- fun, stress, kids acting devilishly, controversy involving Jon....
Yeah, they can sell it if they want.

I just like that Kate has to actually work for this one instead of getting a full entourage to another luxury vacation.

PatK said...

I mean, seriously. If TLC was even thinking about a new series for Kate out of this, everyone in that decision making process needs their head examined.

America no longer cares about six 10-year-olds and a pair of 13-year-olds being hustled around the country (or out of the country) for filming. Even the whining, screeching, spitting and slapping has gotten old. And let's not even get into riding bikes or motorized vehicles around the driveway/property. Yawn.

Sorry, Kate. I just don't see another series in your future.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


I don't think that TLC wants low ratings- it doesn't matter if they're home or traveling. I think what matters is how much TLC promos the hell out of the special.
TLC can make a package that piques the interest of the ogling masses. Let's see- fun, stress, kids acting devilishly, controversy involving Jon....
Yeah, they can sell it if they want.


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Whatever their motivation it's definitely low budget. That looks like a two person camera crew, a camera and sound. Free, local locations. A budget that pays for coffee and a bagel. Boring set ups like shopping and restaurants. That's about as bare bones as you can get. They're not exactly putting in a lot of effort here.

NJGal51 said...

Have any of the locals mentioned seeing Steve with her while she's out and about filming?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I don't see Rat Claws anywhere. Maybe he's off guarding the little people somewhere.

AuntieAnn said...

Boring set ups like shopping and restaurants. That's about as bare bones as you can get. They're not exactly putting in a lot of effort here.

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Maybe they're emphasizing her piecing and patching theme for the special. I guess we'll have to pretend along with her and ignore the fact that she was just in NYC for weeks, still lives in the McManor, has three pricey vehicles in driveway....

As for Steve's wherabouts, I'm sure he got to sleep in. No one in her area will come anywhere near her.


JoyinVirginia said...

Low budget. Reality TV is not the money maker it used to be, as the cable channels have lots of reality choices. Real Housewives of NYC, LA, Atlanta, Miami, Des Moines; Bad Girls of wherever, Follow This Family That Wants To Be Like The Kardashians; Let's Pretend We Are Amish And Do Ridiculous Things; Catfish filming real people who have fallen for ridiculous stories; Sister Wives, Brother Husbands; Let's Plan An Over The Top Wedding. MORE!
Competition is fierce, and there are many reality wanna bees out there who will work for less and be nicer to work with.
TLC will invest as little as possible in the update special THEN see if the ratings and interest are still there.

Lanc Native said...

Julie Timmons ‏@juliectimmons 2h
@Kateplusmy8 waiting on a picture of your beautiful flags in your driveway.

She's never seen flags in a driveway? Use Google. Once you've seen one flag in a driveway, you've pretty much seen them all!

"Prediction- a late Bday party will be part of the filming, and Kate will explain that it was too cold to have the party earlier. Of course they filmed in blue-lips inducing weather when her show was filming, but this will be explained away, guaranteed."

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Except that's not going to fly. Locals know better. This year it actually was warm enough to film a pool party on their birthday, unlike other years when they would have been swimming under the ice.

PJ's momma said...

Those are undoubtedly ORGANIC coffee and ORGANIC treats. Right?

Lanc Native said...

I just came in from watching the night sky for the Camelopardalis Meteor shower. My neck hurts and so far I haven't seen a darn thing except three UFOs and one stray cat... sigh.

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lol!! Was it a little green cat with a large head and big eyes, on its cell, "phoning home?"

Lanc Native said...

Oh, admin, you're back. Does this mean that you're not Milo, or will Milo suddenly appear, leaving us all guessing once again?

Tucker's Mom said...

It will really be funny if the "meteorologist" isn't there for the filming of the pool action.

Tucker's Mom said...


"Prediction- a late Bday party will be part of the filming, and Kate will explain that it was too cold to have the party earlier. Of course they filmed in blue-lips inducing weather when her show was filming, but this will be explained away, guaranteed."

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Except that's not going to fly. Locals know better. This year it actually was warm enough to film a pool party on their birthday, unlike other years when they would have been swimming under the ice.
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Since when does Kate care if what comes out of her mouth flies in the face of good reasoning?!
This is the same woman who decried 10 or 12 inches of snow and all of her trees ruined when at most, 5 inches fell and she lost a couple twigs and the whole event wasn't a big deal at all

Tucker's Mom said...

Has anyone seen any excited Tweets about seeing Kate and her crew invading Wyomissing, or is it all "GO AWAY!!!!"?

lukebandit said...

Do ya'll think she negotiated a huge filming film fee per day to film them at the McMansion? Like the house in Beverly Hills Cop? In lieu of not going on a big trip?

It would be sweet justice against kate if at the end of the special they have Jon and ALL the kids hugging him with smiles on their faces and telling him they love him, with Shoka too. Unbeknownst to her.

Can you imagine her watching that at the end with the credits rolling and seeing Jon and the kids, Shoka? With soft piano music? She would have to be committed.

AuntieAnn said...

Lanc - I wondered about the phone. Makes sense now. ha!

I gave up after a few hours and no showers. Camelopardalis wasn't as 'spectacular' as NASA thought it would be.

Maybe tonight I'll watch paint dry.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

Maybe tonight I'll watch paint dry.

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Sure is more interesting than watching old Kate episodes!

Rebecca ♫ ‏@rebbyjj 15m
Upside of being wide awake at 4am? @Kateplusmy8 is on!!! YAY! #happy

I just took a look at Emily's TL. Wow. Seems the Kate fascination has been replaced by celebrity worship for Cher. She really has it BAD!

Anonymous said...

Is it possible that TLC is only doing this update due to contractual obligations? Seems pretty low rent. Hey, maybe TLC is piecing and patching. While on the Cookbook/Jon Bashing Tour she said they were at the very, very end of their contract with TLC. I'm guessing that TLC is contractually obligated to film an update and don't want to risk being sued by her. Perhaps the contract stated that the update had to be done within one year of the end of the contract and they're getting it done before the new seasons start. All of the new shows for the fall are likely already in the can and they sent a skeleton crew to finish up. They're likely just crossing their Ts and dotting their Is to get rid of her, once and for all. It would be funny if they only had to film it, not actually show it on the air. Summer filler, anyone?

PJ

Mary said...

I live in the same area as Kate and shop in the same stores as her: Target, Giant, the mall etc. and in all these years I have never run into her (which I consider a blessing). It has already been said but truly nobody around here cares. She can go anywhere she wants and there is no crowd of people, traffic doesn't come to a stop and no photographers.

What does it tell you when they even a film crew around her and still no crowds ??? If it wasn't for reading this blog, I wouldn't even have known they were here filming.

I believe someone already mentioned that the update on the Quints By Surprise has already been on TV last week. They did the same thing. Taped the mother and the quints going shopping for birthday supplies and having a sleepover with each of them having one friend over. Sounds like TLC isn't doing anything special for these update shows.

lukebandit said...

Baby Alaina is here. 6 lbs. 1oz. Everyone great. The other baby delivery I was keeping up with was born early this morning. Mom and baby are great.

Thanks everyone for your prayers!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Another thing about piecing and patching is the first thing you should cut out is morning runs to the coffee shop for coffee and a pastry. Save gas and the six bucks a day. This stuff isn't relatable.

Formerly Duped said...

lukebandit: great news on the safe arrival of two new little people!

NJGal51 said...

@MILOisKATE: I wonder if Steve N or Kate Gosselin leaked the story about Jon because it is now known that @MiloandJack is STEVE N & KATE GOSSELIN! :):):)

And just how do we know this? As far as I know Milo's identity is still just speculation. There are those that say it may even be Admin.... I jest to Oberon and make him smile sheeple!

TLC stinks said...

I feel pretty certain, PJ, that this update was part of her contract if the show was cancelled early.

AuntieAnn said...

Fleecing The Sheeple said... 26

Maybe tonight I'll watch paint dry.

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Sure is more interesting than watching old Kate episodes!

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Yes, infinitely more. For the life of me I do not understand what makes her so interesting as to warrent a tv crew following her around while she shops at the mall. Who needs Sominex when there's that.

If TLC really wanted ratings, they'd do couch interviews with the locals, get their honest opinion of TFW.


Lukebandit - Congratulations!

TLC stinks said...

I got to thinking that maybe her tweet about "the common life" may very well be about her poor mouthing on the update.

NJGal51 said...

Congratulations Lukebandit!

AuntieAnn said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 30

Another thing about piecing and patching is the first thing you should cut out is morning runs to the coffee shop for coffee and a pastry.
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Right. She has a Keurig coffee maker and a bread machine. She "wrote" a cookbook. She bragged about her fantastic recipe for breakfast muffins. Pioneer woman she's not. Pseudo woman is what she should be called.

Jane said...

CongratulatIons, lukebandit!

Tucker's Mom said...

Anonymous said... 27
Is it possible that TLC is only doing this update due to contractual obligations?
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I think it was (and probably still is) inevitable that TLC would do a K+8 update.
Never a doubt in my mind.

It's summer.
TV shows are on hiatus with repeat after repeat.
Great time to get a few updates and specials from their stable of talent in the can.

These updates aren't sweeps material.
More like place holders.

Tucker's Mom said...

Great news, lukebandit!

OrangeCrusher1 said...

Nothing this biotech loves more than a camera in her face, even a low budget, no exotic locale, filming session. It's pretty funny that they are showing her 'ordinary' life, doing things that quite frankly, she rarely does with the kids,especially if she has to pay for it. Yes it's just another ordinary Gosselin weekend.

Tucker's Mom said...

I wonder if Robert is still interested and is following all this filming around town.
He may have just moved on completely, but he was a good resource to report what was really going on.

I wonder if Kate will be pissing and moaning about how much she hates living in PA, as the cameras follow her all over town.
Nah, she'll act like she loves everyone and everyone loves her.

Rhymes with Witch said...

These updates aren't sweeps material.
More like place holders. 39

Whatever prompted TLC to do this update, I agree that it's most likely a single show.
In any event, I have no interest in watching tfw screeching, complaining and flapping her hands. As we all agree, those kids deserve privacy, not more filming.
TLC is banned in this household; I see no reason to change that. Poor kids.

GiGi said...

And look how she is dressed in that picture. Definitely going for the "simple mom" look. You're not fooling anyone Kate! Well, except the sheeple!

lukebandit said...

Thank you for all of the congrats! I will let her know. She and I became friends 12 years ago when I had recovered almost from the coma and we were taking the same medical transcription class. We were waiting on the dr. who was going to teach the class the first day and she came over to me and asked me if I was the lady who was in the newspaper that was sick. My local paper did a big article about my situation and printed a big picture of my ds's and I. I said yes, and she told me, Oh, I prayed for you so much!

Found out she lived right across the street from me in a apt. complex! Small world!

Anonymous said...

TLC stinks said... 33
I feel pretty certain, PJ, that this update was part of her contract if the show was cancelled early.

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I don't think it was because of cancellation. I think it was to shut her up and prevent an epic meltdown and part of the contract from the get-go. They wouldn't owe her anything. Those contracts put them firmly in control. They're figuring on a cheap quickie production that they know won't fly but will fulfill their part of the contract. I wouldn't be surprised if she had already been paid a long time ago and she was at their mercy. They would have her by the short and curlies because they know she'd sell her soul to be in front of a camera again. If she phones this one it, well, let's just say it will be her final hoorah.

PJ

lukebandit said...

Agree with you GiGi. What is she trying to do? Look homely, trying to convince people that she really is piecing and a patching? But, my oh my, the luggage that she had on CA. The shoes, the outfits, the hair do's. Not piecing and patching there!

You don't go to a bakery and BUY pastries and coffee when you have a Kerig coffee maker at home and claim to be the best mommy baker cook ever to the delightful squeals of the kids chomping at the bit to eat! When your a piecing and patching!

Rhymes with Witch said...

.....they know she'd sell her soul to be in front of a camera again. If she phones this one it, well, let's just say it will be her final hoorah. 46

Here's hoping it's her last hurrah in front of a camera no matter how she behaves.

Sue said...

Lukebandit, i don't want to defend Kate but they do have hair, makeup and wardrobe on CA. I will give you the luggage though as that was probably hers.

getofftwitter said...

Hey, everyone, Kate is trying to BS the public again, the old standard sob story. Poor single mom trying to raise kids on millions, that according to Kate she does not have anymore, there fore, Kate is patching & piecing, her whole life, to stay afloat, cause of that EX, ruined everything.
I do believe, that is the angle TLC & Kate, with help from purseboy are going for. The poor single mom of 8, struggling, with everyday chores & life, and trying to stay afloat, in this economy. ALL BS! And a drop for Growing up Gosselin. Kate we see through you! Of course her fans will go off the deep end, with her budgeting, organizing, couponing etc. TLC will try and make Kate into this false person. It is probably Kates idea. JMO

Dwindle said...

TLC stinks said... 33
I feel pretty certain, PJ, that this update was part of her contract if the show was cancelled early.

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I wonder if it was a carrot they dangled at her. "If you keep your hysterical banshee trap shut now that we have fired you, we will do an update special." She was remarkably silent about Discovery when they cancelled her and we all know she was completely enraged.

Virginia said...

Gosh, she is SO round shouldered! Stand up straight, TFW! Or maybe it's the stick that's preventing her from straightening her back?! What a SLOUCH. ..in every meaning of the word.

NJGal51 said...

Sorry to disagree with you getofftwitter but I think you're wrong. If TLC had thought that TFW was still marketable they wouldn't have dropped her show to begin with. I just don't see a conspiracy here between TFW, Steve and TLC. Yes I do believe that TFW will be crying about piecing and patching because she does that every chance she gets. I think TLC is fulfilling their contractual obligations to do an update show and TLC is the one piecing and patching - no elaborate trips or birthday parties in exotic locations. And I agree that TFW will sell her soul and those of her children to get in front of the cameras again.

Blowing In The Wind said...

I wonder if Kate will be pissing and moaning about how much she hates living in PA, as the cameras follow her all over town.
Nah, she'll act like she loves everyone and everyone loves her.

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It looked like Mr. Target Man liked her. He was smiling in the photo he posted. Maybe he was just caught up in the whole celeb thing. She's just burned so many bridges.

When I think of Kate, and her assumption that she'd always enjoy the life of a celebrity, filming until the kids turned 18, paps fighting for photo ops with her, being chauffeured around, running off to NYC or CA and taking trips to exotic locations, I have to think of the quote from Julius Caesar, when Cassius says to Brutus, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings."

Kate thought it was fate, her destiny to be famous. For her, it was in the stars. That was not to be; she's left so many ill feelings in her wake, and has hurt so many people, and she only has herself to blame. It's her own darn fault.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Gosh, she is SO round shouldered! Stand up straight, TFW! Or maybe it's the stick that's preventing her from straightening her back?! What a SLOUCH. ..in every meaning of the word.

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I think that it's been mentioned here that Kate might be suffering from some kind of spine deformity, whether it's scoliosis or kyphosis, I'm not sure. However, if you look at some of the photos of her from the side, you can clearly see a hump. In this case, it appears to be something that she just can't help.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

If the kids weren't with TFW during this jaw-droppingly exciting bagel
and coffee run, then where were they? Were they home alone with a
camera crew? With a babysitter? With their dad? If she's going to
play the part of a harried on-the-go single mom, she better try to
make it look legit. A "real" single mother of 8 wouldn't be gallivanting around town on a Saturday while her kids are home alone. And someone piecing and patching wouldn't be able to afford a sitter for
8 kids while they did errands they could've done while the kids were
in school. Can't drop 'em off at Jodi's - she was left at the curb with
the mommy journals.

The fans will never get it. The "realest reality show" was a pack of lies, and this special will be more of the same.

Sue said...

What Picture are ya'll talking about?

Jumping In said...

I find it odd she is being filmed in such a drab looking outfit. She has to be working an angle. I will join the "piecing and patching" consensus. For Kate to dress down this way, my guess is she is deflecting away the glamour around the CA shoot in New York. She is going for the "everyday, struggling, single mother" storyline where she feels there may be audience. The problem here is that TFW underestimates the intelligence of the viewing public, (save the 6 sheeple). She can dress down or wear a tiara, it's irrelevant, because she is a transparent phoney, and the public is on to her conniving ways.


Blowing In The Wind said...

You don't go to a bakery and BUY pastries and coffee when you have a Kerig coffee maker at home and claim to be the best mommy baker cook ever to the delightful squeals of the kids chomping at the bit to eat! When your a piecing and patching!
May 24, 2014 at 3:10 PM

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Perhaps she wasn't buying pastries and coffee. Maybe she was taking HER wonderful muffins to the cafe in hopes to start a new business...kind of like leaving them there on consignment to see if they would sell. I could be a whole new business venture for Kate.

On second thought...I guess I shouldn't give her any ideas!

Blowing In The Wind said...

Jade Bambrough ‏@yemelade 1h
@Kateplusmy8 Hi Kate :) Do you ever watch your earlier life on J&K+8 and wish you had those years back? If you could go back, would you? xxx

lol!! Does an elephant blow water out of its trunk? She'd cut off her arm to go back to the good old days of being famous, Alas, she'll just have to sit back and watch her DVDs, shades of Norma D!

Sue, the picture of her in the cafe.

AuntieAnn said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 56

If the kids weren't with TFW during this jaw-droppingly exciting bagel and coffee run, then where were they? Were they home alone with a camera crew? With a babysitter? With their dad? If she's going to play the part of a harried on-the-go single mom, she better try to
make it look legit. A "real" single mother of 8 wouldn't be gallivanting around town on a Saturday while her kids are home alone. And someone piecing and patching wouldn't be able to afford a sitter for 8 kids while they did errands they could've done while the kids were in school. Can't drop 'em off at Jodi's - she was left at the curb with
the mommy journals.

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"Jaw-droppingly exciting bagel and coffee run" LOL!!

I'm going to go out on a limb and say Kate feels M&C are old enough and know how to handle their younger brothers and sisters enough for her to leave the house more often without all of them in tow leaving the twins in charge.

It's ideal for her...built-in babysitters and more ME-TIME. Could it get any easier for that lazy POS? Probably. She'll come up with something, she always does.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

An update on her everyday life? Oh, heck, who wants to see this? A woman who claims she is struggling raising 8 kids, yet she doesn't have a JOB!~ And she uses the 8 kids as an excuse not to get a JOB. Struggling mother? I don't think so.

Kylie said...

Wow, just Wow, no high heels?? No long blond locks flowing down her back? How very frumpy. Not too long ago she would have never walked in front of a camera without the full deal, morning, noon or night.

Jeanne said...

Coffee, art projects, and a pool party? Maybe I will put this on my DVR. I've been having trouble sleeping.

I would love to see a visit to church. Would she know anyone's name? Would anyone say Wow it's been years since we saw you?

AuntieAnn said...

LoveMyGrandsons said... 62

An update on her everyday life? Oh, heck, who wants to see this?

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That's the thing that gets me. If I have to be painfully honest about it, I know I'll end up watching it just to see how much more bs she can toss out there. I think that's the hook that TLC depends on.

They KNOW she's a lying sack of sh*t and that's why they still keep her on the back burner. They bring her out like the bearded lady once in awhile just to see if people are interested enough to watch.

localyocul said...

I guess the kids were stuck filming on the Konpound all day.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

We get all the updates on their lives we need via twitter. Shmoopy or whatever auntie calls her killed the mystery.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Shmoopy or whatever auntie calls her killed the mystery. 65

"Twitter killed the tv star............"

Rhymes with Witch said...

(video killed the radio star)

Starz22 said...

Glad to hear so many saying.. This is BS..We know it's all for show. TLC is just following up on a contract...There's no interest, ect ect.

I really hope this is the case when this hit's tv. The excuse of I just tuned in to see what the kid's look like now does not fly. TFW is always putting photos of the kid's on-line...and they were just on the view and today?
So....we shall see.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
Bravo, LoveMyGrandsons #62

"A woman who claims she is struggling raising 8 kids, yet she doesn't have a JOB!~ And she uses the 8 kids as an excuse not to get a JOB."

Excellent job on succinctly stating Kate Gosselin's pathetic life. You said it all in two sentences.

AuntieAnn said...

Shmoopy or whatever auntie calls her killed the mystery.

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Well, it's one of the names I call her.

Tucker's Mom said...

localyocul said... 66
I guess the kids were stuck filming on the Konpound all day.
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Let no school vacation time go unfilmed!

TLC stinks said...

Most definitely she is working the piecin' and patchin' angle with that outfit. I wonder if she was allowed to come up with story ideas? It would be her usual deceit to play up the sympathy card for the viewers who are naive about her. Poor, poor Katie Irene with the deadbeat husband needs a TV job to support her family of 8! I know that Tori Spelling controls her show's storylines, err lies, so maybe TLC gave her a camera and sound man and let her imput her fairy tale.

I, too, would love to hear from you locals about other filming spots and if Steve is around.

Suzy said...

Well, we now can say the 'poor man' Kate is the newest character she is marketing at this minute. This is after, What, 10 previous characters she tried out since the tups were born? We'll see if this newest plot line will work, aka fool us! I don't buy her act.

Suzy

Carole said...

I feel pretty certain, PJ, that this update was part of her contract if the show was cancelled early.


The show wasn't cancelled early, was it? - they just didn't renew the option to renew/film another season. I think there was an option to do updates IF TLC wanted to, which TFW was obligated to do.

TLC stinks said...

Carole, I believe you may be correct that the show was not renewed instead of early cancellation. Regardless, she could not produce the ratings without Jon, LOL.

It has to be because of contract obligation that TLC is filming. I am betting her agent had it in the contract that if the show was not renewed or cancelled, Kate was guaranteed an update. Unfortunately, it could be more than one. She has been a loyal soldier for TLC knowing that she could still milk money from them.

I cannot wait for the CA and update recaps! And we'll know if we are great at predicting her. Kind of sad we can read her mind.

Mel said...

I'm surprised TFW even owns any clothes like that. Think she borrowed them from one of the crew daddies?
Or maybe they filmed her buying them at a thrift store as part of the update show.

Winsomeone said...

TLC seems to be filming this on the cheap, so maybe they told Kate she is on her own as far as wardrobe and hair? Everyone knows she can't do her own hair period. So, to punish them, she is looking as grungy as she can. In our area, I don't see too many 40 year old women wearing baseball hats with greasy, stringy hair pulled out through the back..is this a local thing?

lukebandit said...

I love the way George and Elaine go on and on about Jerry and Shelia his girlfriend in the Soup Nazi on who is Shmoopy, no your Shmoopy, aw! Elaine: Aw, It's Awful! lol Especially funny is the Shmoopy competiton at Moe's and the cook starts walking toward the table! hahaha

Link: http://youtu.be/eC8xvLT70C0

lukebandit said...

Last night, my middle son called me and told me that my mother had to be rushed by ambulance to the ER because she was having bad trouble breathing. They got her there, got her stable and is now taking breathing treatments. She is doing better. It is so strange! I hadn't talked to her in about 2 days and I had just called her and her answering machine answered and I said, hey just call me when you get a chance. Then my ds called me about 3 or 4 minutes right after that. About a week and a half ago, my mother had to go on O2 and the med co. had come out and put in the O2 system in her house. Prayer for my mom would be greatly appreciated.

TLC stinks said...

Yeah, the ball cap is her, but not that shirt, pants and shoes. Think they filmed her working in the chicken coop?

Over In TFW's County said...

I don't see too many 40 year old women wearing baseball hats with greasy, stringy hair pulled out through the back..is this a local thing?

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No. We wash our hair and I don't own a baseball cap. I can't tell you the last time I saw women here wearing caps, except maybe to sit outside during a sporting event in the sun, and even then, not very often.

Over In TFW's County said...

TFW is always putting photos of the kid's on-line...and they were just on the view and today?

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It's the six littles that are the draw. They weren't on The View and Today.

PatK said...

Gee, I don't know--but who wants to watch an update about a McMansion-living mother of eight kids who has no steady job other than writing a couple failed books and appearing on two reality television shows (one of which probably can't even be mentioned yet) since being booted by TLC? How is that supposed to impress the average viewer of this update special? What angle is TLC going for with this update?

Yeah, it should be a real launching platform for another series. *rolling my eyes*

Formerly Duped said...

The special is only one hour, right? So, with past footage, couch interviews, the birthday bash, the coffee shop & Michael s, the time is filled and it shows a now- 'common' life. Yes, I agree, Kate is now a Common White 'Mom' (no offense to anyone, it's a popular hashtag and expression these days.

NJGal51 said...

When asked about her plans for Memorial Day Deanna tweeted:

@deannatweeting: @xxxxxxxx Picnic and swimming with friends! Have a great weekend! XO
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Hmmmm, I wonder if she's has been invited to the big birthday bash. Not only can she babysit (we saw that on CWS) but she can also do TFW's makeup.

Blowing In The Wind said...

Kate's TL is really dead in the water. A few bots showed up, confirming Jon and Kate's separation...about five years late to the party!

Common Sense ‏@HAPPENINGS1NOW 7h
Jon and Kate Plus 8 Divorce and Child Support - It has truly today been confirmed; Jon plus Kate Gosselin are mov... http://ow.ly/2H7K4J

Good grief. This was written by an attorney. Does she speak as incoherently as she writes?

"Jon agreed inside the meeting which the kids will be finest shielded plus feel even more safe by living at the residential...

Numerous clients have asked me, when this separation is real, generally either gathering be needed to pay any shape of youngster aid for the 8 kids? And the response is … IT DEPENDS. As gone over above, the children might continue to live inside the residential in addition to the mommies plus daddies takes time living inside our home, that appears to result in the adjustment for the children a little much easier inside a break up case."

NJGal51 said...

Maybe Steve hasn't been seen around town because he's at his TLC job traveling with The Little Couple (who seem to be in CA now judging by their tweets). This is all speculation on my part but we know he travels with them because there have been pictures.

@JenArnoldMD: Can't wait to take Will & Zoey to @WaltDisneyWorld for the first time!

Amy2 said...

Q: Are the local places (café, Target, etc.) paid for filming at their place? Or are they expected to accommodate filming merely to get their place on camera? Does anyone know?

lukebandit said...

TLC stinks, how funny! You mean she was up with the chickens, (when does that happen)? cleaning the coop and feeding them and then make a run to the pastry shop and didn't take time to glam up for the cameras?

Wow. How the mighty have fallen.

What a boring and mediocre life!

NJGal51 said...

TLC stinks said... 82
Yeah, the ball cap is her, but not that shirt, pants and shoes. Think they filmed her working in the chicken coop?
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That would make sense since she already tweeted about going to a neighbor's house to get feed. Maybe she was laying the groundwork to show what a responsible dedicated chicken farmer she is. "Here chick, chick, chick, come and get her feed!"

PA Dutch Mom said...

Maybe Steve hasn't been seen around town because he's at his TLC job traveling with The Little Couple (who seem to be in CA now judging by their tweets). This is all speculation on my part but we know he travels with them because there have been pictures.

@JenArnoldMD: Can't wait to take Will & Zoey to @WaltDisneyWorld for the first time!

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Aren't those children a little bit too young to appreciate Disney World?

Rhymes with Witch said...

Aren't those children a little bit too young to appreciate Disney World? 93

I often thought that about the G sextuplets too. I wonder if that's why tfw has them watch their show.
In any event, it's all part of the TLC formula.

Formerly Duped said...

PA Dutch Mom said... 93
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I think so. Will is four and Zoey two ? They might have fleeting enjoyment but I believe they would need to be a couple of years older to appreciate and remember it. But with these people, cost is of no consequence and then there's the show....Zoey seems frightened by many things,like Santa Claus so idk if she would like the characters. I have only watched a few episodes but Will seems up for anything while Zoey does not like the things they set up, like a tea-party, shopping, new places. I think she had a more traumatic time in her orphanage than Will did.

TLC stinks said...

Nice catch with that Deanna tweet. Sounds like she is there for some filming at the McMansion (picnic and swimming with "friends"). Pretty sad the kids are not enjoying it with all their cousins. And guess why Deanna was invited: FREE makeup and hair styling, of course. Deanna, you are dumb.

TLC stinks said...

Too funny if Steve is obligated to work The Little Couple instead of watching Kate parade around in a bikini. I bet she's pissed.

Layla said...

My take on the picture above--one of the flashback clips will be of Alexis when she's upset about not getting a bagel ("I…Want…A…Bay--GULLLL"), and then TFW will reminisce about that and decide to surprise all the kids with special birthday bagels. Playing off a cute moment in a past episode. She'll roll out of bed, pull on her pricing-and-patching-mom uniform, and make a bagel run.

I think TLC was just looking for some cheap summer filler and went with a couple update specials for the Jones and Gosselin families. Looks like they were going for bare-bones budgeting, so no big trips included. They waited until the contracts with the families had ended so they weren't locked in to a high wage, and then were able to negotiate low salaries. They splashed out for some decorations and bagels, but it doesn't look like Kate got all new clothes, like she used to get. That must really tick her off. Remember on CWS, she and all the kids had brand-new Uggs and the kids all looked like walking ads for Peace Love World? She likes grifting the expensive stuff. Apparently she didn't get that this time, unless she went straight to the companies. Judging by what she's been photographed wearing, she hasn't had much luck with that.

This time, the ones in the driver's seat was TLC. They could make Kate an offer, and she was forced to either take it or leave it. hey knew how desperate she was to get her face back on TV. THey knew that she failed for almost 3 years to get a new show or even a special from another network. No way was she going to turn down an offer from them, no matter how low, or how few perks she got out of it. Welcome to the common life, Kate!

Does anyone have a link to the picture of Kate's luggage when she went to CA? I have heard about it, but I haven't seen it. My SIL (Single career woman, no kids) has new LV luggage, and I was wondering if it was similar. If it is real, then I totally call BS on her piecing-and-patching claims. I know what SIL paid for hers, and no mother on a budget is going to pay that amount for luggage.

Formerly Duped said...

Layla, good scenario. I think they could do it very cheaply with the old stuff and these fillers. Kate must have decent clothes in her massive closet...hope l Liz disses her outfit, lol

NJGal51 said...

As someone mentioned TFW's timeline is dead. You'd think that with close to 200K followers that there'd at least be some activity. Nope, none, nada. If she's hoping to score some endorsements, this doesn't look very good. Even that crazy china twitterbot is gone. It also says a lot about just how many fans she really does have. I don't expect that she'll have any earth shattering numbers of viewers tuning in for the update show.

JoyinVirginia said...

Blowing in the Wind, that tweet or whatever it is sounds like it was written by someone taught English by a non native speaker

Remona Blue said...

Over In TFW's County said... 83
I don't see too many 40 year old women wearing baseball hats with greasy, stringy hair pulled out through the back..is this a local thing?
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''No. We wash our hair and I don't own a baseball cap. I can't tell you the last time I saw women here wearing caps, except maybe to sit outside during a sporting event in the sun, and even then, not very often.''
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At the risk of being thought to be like TCFW, I must step up and say that I wear a baseball cap every sunny day when I'm out and about and see that many many other women do the same. I just counted and I have 14 caps in all sorts of colors. I also have a cap in my car and one hanging on both the front and back door knobs in an effort to be certain I'm not in the blinding Texas sun without a cap to shade my eyes. Wearing a ball cap may be ''a local thing'' in Fort Worth.

It never entered my mind that anyone seeing me in the cap would think it was somehow weird. Now that I know that, I'll wear my cap with When I Am Old I Shall Wear Purple attitude!

getofftwitter said...

Hey, people, who is this Jonathan Lambert? He is an exploiter and a class act jerk! He has an article, if you can call it that, that gives the impression that Kate & Jon got arrested, Jon for firing his gun in the air last year, cause of a nosy pop and Kate for I don't know what, he did not say. And claiming that is why Jon got fired from the table waiting job. This Jerk is taking OLD news and making up stories. He has all his info mixed up. What a jerk! Or is Kate paying him to put this crap out? or her camp?

sparkle said...

TLC stinks said... 97
Too funny if Steve is obligated to work The Little Couple instead of watching Kate parade around in a bikini. I bet she's pissed.
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Speaking of The Little Couple, (my apologies if this was already mentioned) it looks like Julie May is representing them now. Kate is still not listed as one of her clients. My, how the mighty have fallen. The Little Couple and their kids are the new, less difficult and demanding darlings of TLC. Gosselins who?

Even though Kate admitted she was difficult and didn't appreciate what she had, no doubt she was right back at it again trying to squeeze every last perk and dime out of TLC.

Rhymes with Witch said...

This article made me think about tfw's responses to completely normal toddler behavior

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/childinmind/2014/05/quotidian_trauma_quotidian_res.html

Remona Blue said...

For those who don't know what wearing purple attitude means:

“Warning” by Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people’s gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

At the risk of being thought to be like TCFW, I must step up and say that I wear a baseball cap every sunny day when I'm out and about and see that many many other women do the same. I just counted and I have 14 caps in all sorts of colors. I also have a cap in my car and one hanging on both the front and back door knobs in an effort to be certain I'm not in the blinding Texas sun without a cap to shade my eyes. Wearing a ball cap may be ''a local thing'' in Fort Worth.
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I'm with you! LOL I don't have 14, more like 7 but when I take the dog out for his early morning walk on goes the cap (with a pony tail hanging out the back (!)). I often wear one cap or another when running errands, too.

Math Girl said...

Joy in Virginia said... 101

Blowing in the Wind, that tweet or whatever it is sounds like it was written by someone taught English by a non native speaker
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To me it sounded like it was written in another language and translated by a (bad) computer translation program.

My daughter once bought a mat that was labeled as "anti-slippery for the safe". We got a good chuckle out of it, but it was a good mat! Very anti-slippery. And safe.

Tucker's Mom said...

They splashed out for some decorations and bagels, but it doesn't look like Kate got all new clothes, like she used to get.
******
When J+K+8 drew 10 million pairs of eyeballs for the family destruction episode, you bet companies were clamoring for Kate to wear their clothing on TV- for her shows and talk show appearances.
Kate had deals with White House Black Market and Anne Taylor and she got new wardrobes on a regular basis.
With this one-off sepcial, I don't know that Kate can get a garment rack sent to her door.

It will be interesting to see if the kids are dressed alike.... AT 10.
Or, if their clothing will be obvious marketing, like Peace, Love, World and NoNetz.

Oh dear lawd, please no Juicy Juice cameos!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The little couple thing is so symbolic of how tv works. Out with the old in with the new. One freak show, multiples, was traded for another, little people. It's not the Gosselins or the little people that viewers are interested in. It's just the freak show, whoever is the show at that moment. The little couple will be old news too eventually.

PA Dutch Mom said...

I also have a cap in my car and one hanging on both the front and back door knobs in an effort to be certain I'm not in the blinding Texas sun without a cap to shade my eyes. Wearing a ball cap may be ''a local thing'' in Fort Worth.

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It could be a Texas thing. I kind of like caps, but I think I'd really stared at if I wore one in public, except, of course, when sitting in the sun at an outdoor event.

Tucker's Mom said...

@JenArnoldMD: Can't wait to take Will & Zoey to @WaltDisneyWorld for the first time!

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Aren't those children a little bit too young to appreciate Disney World?
*******
Yet another family with kids too young to understand, let alone remember, a trip to Disney World.
Not just a trip, which most families scrounge for to do ONCE, but 5-star resort hotels, custom mouse ear hats, special private meet and greets, front of the line to every ride...

I don't know why anyone would want to see families get lavished with vacations, gifts and VIP treatment, just because they're on tv.

Taking a family to Disney is way, way out of most people's budget.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Even that crazy china twitterbot is gone.

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He's been on this week, unfortunately, still not making any sense at all.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Just to clarify, I see Kate as Frank's father in that article and the younger kids as potential Franks.

Rhymes with Witch said...

When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple. 106

Remona, I understood the reference but had never read the entire poem. Thank you.

Tucker's Mom said...

The Little Couple is ratings gold lately.
Even Kate can't compete, unless she had a geriatric HOM pregnancy!

1- Little people and the issues- this has been filmed for years and could have gotten old but...
2- Adopt abroad little person toddler #1- much fodder to capture and keep viewers in suspense.
3- Adopt abroad little person todder #2, and, I say this with all due compassion...
4- Jen is diagnosed with cancer, and being amazing and brave and overall a really nice woman, she is putting the cherry on top, ratings-wise.

This is ratings GOLD, people.

What does Kate have? Come and peek into the insular lives of my children?

Rhymes with Witch said...

Taking a family to Disney is way, way out of most people's budget. 112

It's part of TLC's reality family formula.
I hope that the Hayes understand what they escaped and are living a good life.

PatK said...

Amen, Tucker's Mom!

The TLC Child Exploition Train keeps on chugging!

Rhymes with Witch said...

I don't know why anyone would want to see families get lavished with vacations, gifts and VIP treatment, just because they're on tv.

Or famous for being famous. I recently read that E is footing the bill for k & k's ridiculous wedding (sorry, no link).

Anonymous said...

I have two baseball hats that I wear when I'm out fishing. They both have pictures of fishing lures on them.

One says: "Bite Me" and the other one says: "Support Your Local Hooker"

PJ

NJGal51 said...

Most people's trips to Disney (World and/or Land) might just me more like the trip depicted on The Middle last week. LOL, love those Hecks.

The only reason I don't wear a ball cap is because I've never looked good in hats. I've just got one of those faces that doesn't look good with a hat above it.

Lukebandit - Prayers going out for your mom. Hope all is well with her.

Remona Blue said...

PA Dutch Mom said... 111
''It could be a Texas thing. I kind of like caps, but I think I'd really stared at if I wore one in public, except, of course, when sitting in the sun at an outdoor event.''
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Once again, a discussion on this blog has me thinking about something that I've never given a thought to previously!

I really don't understand your belief that you'd be stared at if you wore a cap in public. Is it because you would stare at a cap wearing woman, therefore you think they would do the same to you? I've never noticed anyone staring at me when I'm out and about, but does that mean that they don't stare or does it mean that I'm totally oblivious to what is going on around me?

You ''kind of like caps'' so I think you should wear them anytime you please without a thought about whether or not someone is staring at you!!
PS
You're welcome, Rhymes With Witch

Rhymes with Witch said...

This is ratings GOLD, people. 116

Tucker"s I.agree with you 100%, but I don't understand why 2 well educated, intelligent people with good jobs would subject their children to such invasive filming of their adaptation to a new country and family.
I simply don't get it.

localyocul said...

NJGal51 said... 121
Most people's trips to Disney (World and/or Land) might just me more like the trip depicted on The Middle last week. LOL, love those Hecks.

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Dangit I missed it.

NJGal51 said...

localyocul - It was the trip Sue won instead of the car....very funny and you should be able to catch it online or Hulu soon.

Karen said...

Jen's a doctor and her husband a business owner. I can not figure out why they want to exploit the two kids they just adopted? I guess they're just as greedy as Kate and want lots of money, trips,ect.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I don't understand Jen and Bill either. Especially since they clearly care a great deal about their children's adjustment to their new lives and are dedicated to really being there for their kids in a way Kate never was. It's hard enough being a minority in a white family, and a little person, AND adopted. Why add filming to all this?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I don't think anyone would stare at a woman in a cap.

It's the universal sign for "it's one of those days." I think most women understand that.

Tucker's Mom said...

You have to catch "The Middle" when they go to Disney World after Sue won the trip.
Now that I think everyone can get behind- A lower middle class family who could never afford such a vacation and bam! They're supposed to be at Disney Land, not World!
The Hecks get the red carpet treatment, and I couldn't have been happier for them.

These reality tv families?
No thanks.

localyocul said...

NJGal51 said... 125
localyocul - It was the trip Sue won instead of the car....very funny and you should be able to catch it online or Hulu soon.

(((

Oh I saw the end of the one where she won the trip. This must have been the trip. I saw the commercial where they went LOL

Tucker's Mom said...

Rhymes with Witch said... 117
Taking a family to Disney is way, way out of most people's budget. 112

It's part of TLC's reality family formula.
I hope that the Hayes understand what they escaped and are living a good life.
******
I'm betting they are, mediocre life and all.

Reality tv has been around long enough now to know that at some point, you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube.
Virtually all reality tv "stars" and families reach tipping point, a threshold, where being "normal" and "nice" and "relatable" just isn't enough anymore, and then their public life takes on a life of its own when tabloids conjure up stories, and pernicious production companies like TLC start to tweak the story line to make it more edgy and controversial.

Don't get me wrong. I don't think Kate was ever, ever right about not being able to go back.
Jon and Kate certainly could have at that point.
The show had run its course.
How many more dirty diapers, amusement parks and zoos can people want to see?
Something had to change. This family wasn't so abnormal or special anymore.
We saw how Jon and Kate coped.
It was getting stale.

Funny, isn't it, that right after that fateful final episode of season 4, when Jon made clear his feelings about wanting to get out of the spotlight, how things got salacious, acrimonious, controversial and polarizing?

Tucker's Mom said...

DH and I have a huge collection of ball caps.
We have to cull the herd from time to time!

What I don't get is these kids these days, with the straight rim and sideways!

It's all about the curve of the rim.

It takes a lot of love fiddlin' to get that curve juuuuuuuuuuuuust right ;-)

I also avail myself of other hats, such as the newsboy and the Fidel.
Kate wore the former a lot when she had short hair- don't hold it against me!

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Tucker's Mom (#130), I so vividly remember that last couch interview with J & K when he expressed displeasure about life in a fish bowl.
And TFW said something like, we need to "iron things out" (while pantomiming ironing). What she meant was -- this lugnut is trying to
get us off the gravy train, while I'm wearing my jaunty conductor's
cap and giddily yelling "Whoo-whoo!"

Granny in Nebraska said...

Someone mentioned that The Little Couple would be going to California to Disney World. Isn't Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California?
Disney World would be much closer for the Little Couple.
Bill has a pet shop but I wonder how it is doing. I think Jen is the main bread winner and always has been. He does not impress me.

lukebandit said...

Thank you NJGal51. My mother was not admitted and they stabilized her and she went home. She said this time the breathing just hit her quick and hard and fast. She said this was the worse attack she has ever had. Thank God my brother who had stopped by a few minutes before this happened was there to call 911.

She was feeling so much better today, she was actually going to Walmart this afternoon when I was checking on her! She is amazing!

Formerly Duped said...

Caps are great for casual occasions and to keep sun off your head. Kids look cute in them too.. But I do not care for the lazy way some people keep them on in a restaurant or even at home at the table.I even saw a couple at my friend's funeral service!

Jumping In said...

I don't know what the format of the update show will be, but it would be nice if there was a dialogue rather than Kate shovelling the usual s*#t. Wouldn't it be refreshing if someone sat across from her and asked why there are no family or friends attending the tups10th birthday party. The interviewer could point out that if this event is big enough to warrant a television show, shouldn't the extended family factor in somewhere. The truth is, it's all a show, always has been, always will be. The extended family were all voted off TFW island long ago for trying to protect the children she continues to use as bait for her own fame.

How do you sell your sextuplet's 10th birthday with no-one there other than their two older siblings and their mother (and possibly Deanna). TFW will pass off the crew as "family" making it even more pathetic. I am speculating, but this is her well-worn pattern.

What has always puzzled me is how freakishly accepting the public is of her very flawed storyline.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Someone mentioned that The Little Couple would be going to California to Disney World. Isn't Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California?

Someone mentioned that The Little Couple would be going to California to Disney World. Isn't Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California?

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I forgot what part of Texas they live in but I think it's about the same plane trip to L.A. or Florida. Two and a half to three hours depending.

However if they must go to Disney and I were thinking of the BABIES I would have chosen Disney in California. The weather is much nicer in May. All this week we've had nice long cool mornings and rain would be exceedingly rare. It would have been beautiful. It's terribly humid and hot in Florida at this time of year with a high likelihood of powerful thunderstorms and drenching rain around 5pm every day.

Tucker's Mom said...

What has always puzzled me is how freakishly accepting the public is of her very flawed storyline.
May 25, 2014 at 5:48 PM
******
Yes!
It's sad, so very sad.
The trail of destruction that has been left in Kate's wake of fame is enormous.
Why, of why, has not ONE "journalist" or tv host asked Kate about the negative effects of losing all extended family will have on her children.
How crew has replaced family to the point of "Daddy" status.
Anyone with their head screwed on straight would find this not only odd, but disturbing.

NJGal51 said...

Granny in Nebraska - I think you're talking about my tweet. I assumed that they were in CA based on some of their earlier tweets (breakfast meeting at Shutters on the Beach hotel in Santa Monica) but Jen did specifically World vice Land so maybe she's like the Hecks and doesn't know where she's going or they're going cross country.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

DH and I have a huge collection of ball caps.
We have to cull the herd from time to time!

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But I bet you wash your hair!

PatK said...

I swear that I read somewhere (in the past couple weeks) that the California Disneyland was being re-named to Disney World, like the one in Florida. Has anyone else heard that, or am I really spaced out?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

That I know of, Jen and bill have not explained WHY they have chosen to film their children in order that others might understand it. At least Kate has explained why, even if others disagree. "I don't understand it" is a common way to express disagreement especially when no explanation has ever been offered, and I stand by that.

AnnieD said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 133
Tucker's Mom (#130), I so vividly remember that last couch interview with J & K when he expressed displeasure about life in a fish bowl.
And TFW said something like, we need to "iron things out" (while pantomiming ironing). What she meant was -- this lugnut is trying to
get us off the gravy train, while I'm wearing my jaunty conductor's
cap and giddily yelling "Whoo-whoo!"
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Yes, I thought that ironing pantomiming was very symbolic as it was done in front of Jon's face....as if she was ironing him out of the picture.

PA Dutch Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 128
I don't think anyone would stare at a woman in a cap.

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Perhaps "stare" is the wrong word, but there is no doubt that in this area, one would get a "look." You just don't see many caps around here. Guys, yes; women, nope.

Just for giggles, I went shopping today and checked out the cap or no cap thing. I didn't see one woman wearing a cap, even though it was hot and sunny. I went to various stores, grocery store included, and not a cap in sight. I paid close attention!

Just to clarify -- I kind of like caps on other people, but not on me. The only time I wear one is at a sporting event in the hot sun, and more often than not, I usually forget to take one along.

chefsummer said...

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2014/dean-mcdermott-tori-spelling-marriage-relationship-divorce-therapy-true-tori-lifetime-show-emily-goodhand-fake/

So Dean's son say's True-(Not True) Tori is all lies.

Shame on Dean and Tori for doing this to the kids,

Aunt Connie said...

I am confused. Are you all looking at the picture at the top here on 15 Minutes or at some other picture. The one at the top looks to me like it is all men who are on the crew. I don't see Kate there. Is she?

TLC stinks said...

Have you noticed how celebs sometimes wear caps so they won't be recognized? That's Kate logic, plus her hair is a mess.

Millicent said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 127

I don't understand Jen and Bill either. Especially since they clearly care a great deal about their children's adjustment to their new lives and are dedicated to really being there for their kids in a way Kate never was. It's hard enough being a minority in a white family, and a little person, AND adopted. Why add filming to all this?
(((((((((
This is just my own speculation, but here goes. I think initially Bill and Jen thought that filming their lives would serve several purposes: 1. Educate the general public about little people and raise awareness. 2. Bring in more income. Who knows what educational loans Jen might still be paying off, or other debts/living expenses they have. I'm sure additional income is always welcome. Maybe there were additional reasons as well.

Once they film one season, I think the money and the perks make it extremely difficult to choose not to film a second season. Especially if the first season goes well, doesn't seem to dramatically impact their lives, etc. Hey, they're popular! Imagine how that feels, especially if during much of your life, you've had to deal with the stares, the comments, people reacting to you negatively. Now suddenly, you are on TV and getting all this fan mail, and invitations to speak here, there and everywhere. It's a huge ego boost, even to the most down to earth person.

And the TLC money funds a beautiful custom home, expensive cars, and so many other perks that they might not normally been able to afford. Yes, Jen works in a prestigious field and probably does earn a good income. But somehow I doubt Bill's self-employment income is booming, especially in this economy. Add to that the desire for a child or two. Whether with the assistance of medical intervention or adoption, that's expensive.

I think that anyone can get caught up in having that extra income, all the perks, the fun trips, and the adulation of fans. I think Will and Zoey are absolutely adorable and I do enjoy watching them ---- but that doesn't mean I think it's right they are being filmed. I am hoping Jen and Bill decide that they've shared enough for now, and will decline to extend their contract with TLC when it comes up for renewal. That's my hope. However, I'm cynical enough to doubt that's what will happen. They'll likely renew until their show is non-renewed by TLC - just like Kate.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I think it confuses the issue to confuse the mostly positive aspects of educating about dwarfism with the mostly negative of filming children so extensively. Education about dwarfism can and has been accomplished more than adequately without sacrificing a child's right to privacy.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Education about dwarfism can and has been accomplished more than adequately without sacrificing a child's right to privacy.142

EXACTLY.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Clearly they don't agree with you and, once again, since these are not your children your opinion is ultimately irrelevant

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I think the public's opinion on public figures exploiting their children is relevant to the public discussion. We elect the officials who make the laws that regulate Jen and Bill's children.

Exploitation of children is not left strictly to the parents and thus is our business. It is an issue that is public and regulated. The legislature has spoken, and in every state child labor is regulated. It's a matter of public concern and public comment is completely appropriate and relevant. Fortunately we do not live in a society where exploiting your children is none of anyone's business. The protection of children is everyone's business. If you feel that should not be the case why hang out here but to troll? If Jen and Bill feel that should not be the case they need not put themselves or their children on our TV sets.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I'd also be curious to know from Jill and Ben in what areas they feel education about dwarfism is lacking at this point. The Little People Big World show has been on for a decade. If you haven't seen the show by now you never will. I think their community has done an upstanding job with education and I think there's been a real change in how the public both views those with dwarfism as well as an understanding about what terms the community doesn't like and which ones are acceptable (little people, short stature, etc). I don't see that it's worth sacrificing their children's privacy when this area is already very well covered. If they were the first little people to ever speak out in public about the issue that might be different. I agree with the essence of what Millicent said. It started off as an educational mission and then they got the preverbal taste of the apple. Now it seems like if they are claiming this is about education I small a cop out.

And I'd like to put on record I quite like them. I think they are extremely hands on and loving parents, and they seem like people you'd be happy to go to dinner and a movie with. This has nothing to do with some kind of personal issue with them. I don't even really buy into the moocher comments about Bill because he's really been pulling his weight with the kids when Jen has been sick. If he were a female I don't think anyone would suggest he's a moocher, it's just a modern family with a dad who is more active at home and a mom who is the breadwinner. In some ways it is more disappointing to see nice people like this starting down such a shaky path with the kids because I expect so much more of them than some dolt like Kate.

JMO said...

AnnieD said... 145
FlimsyFlamsy said... 133
Tucker's Mom (#130), I so vividly remember that last couch interview with J & K when he expressed displeasure about life in a fish bowl.
And TFW said something like, we need to "iron things out" (while pantomiming ironing). What she meant was -- this lugnut is trying to
get us off the gravy train, while I'm wearing my jaunty conductor's
cap and giddily yelling "Whoo-whoo!"
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Yes, I thought that ironing pantomiming was very symbolic as it was done in front of Jon's face....as if she was ironing him out of the picture.
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Totally agree.

And let us not forget that TFW once said, "If anyone no longer wants to film, we will stop filming." Another farce.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Aunt Connie said... 148
I am confused. Are you all looking at the picture at the top here on 15 Minutes or at some other picture. The one at the top looks to me like it is all men who are on the crew. I don't see Kate there. Is she?
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Kate's there. She's the one with the beige handbag over her left shoulder and the blonde blob of hair in the back.

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 154
******
My sediments exactly.

At this point, what else if left but the child exploitation?
I see no sign whatsoever that Bill and Jen have an exit strategy, which I think is imperative if and when a couple or family embarks on reality television for the sake of "educating" the public.
The RH franchise is different. They're all fame whores who want to be on tv in perpetuity and have no intention of going back to life out of the spotlight.
The perfect example of a family with no plans to make being in the spotlight are the Hayes family.
I'd love to interview Betty to find out her thoughts about returning to a normal, camera-free life, in light of what happens to families like the Gosselins.
I think the normal life exit-window narrows at a precipitous pace once you cross a certain threshold of fame and moreover, notoriety.
Becoming part of the American lexicon and zeitgeist comes with a hefty price tag.

Tucker's Mom said...

They'll likely renew until their show is non-renewed by TLC - just like Kate.
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Or until their marriage falls apart.

Millicent sums it up perfectly.
It's hard to resist that kind of money when children are not involved.
Heck, most people would be a bit tempted by the amazing perks.
But, you must have resolve and not give in to temptation when you have children.

At this point, Bill and Jen are on the resort/zoo/adventure park/cupcake-making merry go round.

Tucker's Mom said...

Fleecing The Sheeple said... 142
DH and I have a huge collection of ball caps.
We have to cull the herd from time to time!

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But I bet you wash your hair!
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omg, yes!
I wake up looking like Woody Woodpecker!

i am One of Eight said...

When Jon and TFW were doing all the travelling, TLC was their job. I just don't get how Jen is doing all that and keeping her job as a neonatologist. She was just on leave for 4 months for her cancer. I can't imagine the hospital saying, sure, go film all you want, you can work when it fits into your filming schedule. And if she is working full time and filming, how she is not exhausted, as she is still recovering.
At least they don't hide or pretend they don't have a nanny.

Formerly Duped said...

Re: Little Couple. I think their nanny is there a lot- she seems very competent. Also Bill is around, and Jen's mother seems to run their dog shop business daily. I think filming is the main job- maybe Jen is part-time at the hospital. While I feel they are a nice couple and the kids are great, their 'educating' people about dwarfism and adoption? is done. They should enjoy life privately. I know I would want a break after the adoptions and cancer . They do seem like great parents ,although the nanny may do the lion's share.She does go home each night it seems. I do like they way they respect and acknowledge her, and anyone they see, they always greet or thank.

Tucker's Mom said...

i am One of Eight said... 160
When Jon and TFW were doing all the travelling, TLC was their job. I just don't get how Jen is doing all that and keeping her job as a neonatologist. She was just on leave for 4 months for her cancer. I can't imagine the hospital saying, sure, go film all you want, you can work when it fits into your filming schedule. And if she is working full time and filming, how she is not exhausted, as she is still recovering.
At least they don't hide or pretend they don't have a nanny.
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Just the amount of reading and continuing education is a huge load.
I wonder how much she's actually practicing.

If you think about it, if Jen films her kids as long as Kate did, she'd never need to work again.

That said, she of all people don't need a reality show to live very, very comfortably.
Certainly, she wouldn't throw away her career for tv as Kate did.

TLC stinks said...

It is amazing the TLC parallels between Gosselin and Little Couple shows. Even Jon and Kate got those passports to South Korea because Kate wanted to adopt a Korean baby ( new story plot!). I don't get what the fascination is with Little Couple because they are doing exactly what TLC did with the Gosselins. Sure, they appear more grounded and personable, but it still comes down to being owned by TLC.

NJGal51 said...
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NJGal51 said...

Happy Memorial Day to all service members, past, present and future and to their spouses who keep things going on the home front.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I still have a hard time imagining anyone would give anyone, much less a woman, a look, stare, or anything of the like for wearing a baseball cap. Unless you're at a horse race or something. Maybe you expected a stare so you saw a stare? How do you know they were looking at them for a baseball cap and not for something else?

I never saw that kind of judgmental attitude when I was in PA, and I saw plenty of baseball caps on women. Go to Wegmans on a Monday morning in Anytown, PA. You'll see very casually dressed women and hair tucked under a baseball cap. Usually one that says Nittany Lions. It's not only acceptable but it's common.

AuntieAnn said...

Aunt Connie said... 148

I am confused. Are you all looking at the picture at the top here on 15 Minutes or at some other picture. The one at the top looks to me like it is all men who are on the crew. I don't see Kate there. Is she?

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teehee. I hope Kate reads your comment, AC.

sparkle said...

TLC stinks said... 163
It is amazing the TLC parallels between Gosselin and Little Couple shows. Even Jon and Kate got those passports to South Korea because Kate wanted to adopt a Korean baby ( new story plot!).
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This to me is the epitome of everything that is so sick and wrong with Kate. Another human being, brought into that home for the sake of a cool story line. Imagine the ratings!!!!!! :( Going out on a limb, but if I had to guess I imagine the child would have ended up being Cinderella. Kate's use for that child would have ended when the episode was over.
Thank goodness for Korea's stringent adoption restrictions.

In a way, I think Michelle Duggar is guilty of the same thing. I think she wants an even 20 children, and I think she enjoys the media flurry whenever she's expecting. TLC is right there, filming her at the Dr. and dropping stupid, vague teasers about her fertility. Never mind that of Michelle's last two pregnancies, one died and one was born profoundly premature. It's all about the ratings.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Maybe Jenn got World and Land mixed up. That can happen when it's a free trip and you don't have to pay attention other than to just get on the plane.

I do hope they are in CA not Florida. The weather is beautiful and comfortable today for the babies. They'd be a hot, sticky, uncomfortable mess in Florida. I wonder what day they are going to Disney. It's probably going to be a zoo this entire week because of the holiday weekend and summer coming up. Even if they obviously will cut the lines that's still overwhelming for little children.

I think it's rude as well to take a film crew and inconvenience other patrons. They could go any time and could probably cut the line without TLC, because of their special needs. Do they have to go when everyone else is trying to go?


Sparkle said: "In a way, I think Michelle Duggar is guilty of the same thing. I think she wants an even 20 children, and I think she enjoys the media flurry whenever she's expecting."

This sounds like an addiction when you say it that way. There are other addictions besides drugs or food or sex. Like babies, or attention.

AuntieAnn said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 169

I think it's rude as well to take a film crew and inconvenience other patrons. They could go any time and could probably cut the line without TLC, because of their special needs.

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It's TLC. The Life Crushers. They don't care who is inconvenienced as long as there's $$ to be made. Little Couple, Big Money.

There will be kids who've waited in line for hours to get on a ride or see an attraction, they can wait a few hours more.

I hate TLC.

Somewhere In Time said...

I always nixed the idea that Kate is Milo...just seemed so implausible. However, it's becoming more and more ironic that whenever Kate is gone, Milo is gone, too. It's possible that the only draw for Milo is when Kate is on Twitter, but she has others there that she tweets, and there has been nothing from her for days and days, not to Kate or to her other tweetie buddies.

Somewhere In Time said...

I am confused. Are you all looking at the picture at the top here on 15 Minutes or at some other picture. The one at the top looks to me like it is all men who are on the crew. I don't see Kate there. Is she?

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teehee. I hope Kate reads your comment, AC.

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Unless one of the crew has Kate's favorite big bag slung over his left shoulder, then it's Kate!

It does look masculine, though!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


There will be kids who've waited in line for hours to get on a ride or see an attraction, they can wait a few hours more.


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For what. To take two babies who will never remember any of it to Disneyland and film it for a buck. Those two kids will probably be tired and cranky after two hours and just want to go home. For many of the older kids who are there this week, this is the ONLY time in their childhood they will EVER go.

Tucker's Mom said...

Little Couple, Big Money.

******
Bingo.

I don't give them a pass because they're little people.
I don't ascribe lofty, selfless motives because they're little people.
I don't think they have a patina of respectability because they're little people parents of adopted little people (and I'm sure that good will goes a really long, long way).

Same goes for the couple with sextuplets on the OWN network.
I don't give them a pass for being blue collar and minorities.

The basic issues are the same across the board.

Children should not grow up with cameras in their faces, and booms above their heads, in the sanctity, privacy and safety of their own homes.

Tucker's Mom said...

For what. To take two babies who will never remember any of it to Disneyland and film it for a buck
*****
Oh, but they can watch themselves on dvd, years later, like little Norma Desmonds!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


The administrator of this blog referred to little people as a "freak show" in the last day or two. Clearly, the education is NOT done.


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Stop it. The TLC "freak show" comments frequently made by posters here, including myself, is meant to make a point. The point being that TLC is a modern day "freak show" and exploits the people we used to put in freak shows. I've compared them to a modern day 5 bit circus show. See the bearded lady. The little people. The lady with no arms and legs. The fortune teller. The Dionnes. Sounds just like their current lineup. Yet if you set up a circus freak show today there would be outrage. So why is it okay for TLC to do it? Because we sit in the comfort of our own homes and no one has to watch us stare?

I don't personally think anyone is a "freak" just because they were born differently. Don't twist my words. The point is a valid one. Address the point or move on.

AuntieAnn said...

For what. To take two babies who will never remember any of it to Disneyland and film it for a buck. Those two kids will probably be tired and cranky after two hours and just want to go home. For many of the older kids who are there this week, this is the ONLY time in their childhood they will EVER go.

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Exactly. But does TLC care? Nope.

I guess we all (here) know the bottom line is the show isn't really about how well Bill and Jen get along in the world in spite of the obstacles they've faced nor is it about what 'wonderful' parents they are, it's about filming people who are 'different' from the norm but only as long as the ratings are there and what those ratings translate into.

And I personally don't care if the little couple are nice people or not, they've bought into this child exploitation craze with TLC, plain and simple. In my opinion it makes them lousy parents because in the end their kids will pay the price.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Oh, but they can watch themselves on dvd, years later, like little Norma Desmonds!

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Ah yes.

You know on that point, most of us are young enough to have some home movies of us when we were kids.

Exactly how many times a month to you whip those out. A year? I think the last time I looked at my baby videos was a decade ago. I guess it's nice to have but it's not something I'd cry about if it ever got lost.

Tucker's Mom said...

Stop it. The TLC "freak show" comments frequently made by posters here, including myself, is meant to make a point.
*******
TLC is the modern day Carnival Barker in every single way.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Showing how people with disabilities lead normal lives is the exact opposite of a freak show.


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You've bought into the propaganda. Do you work for TLC? That's how they've framed this. Oh it's educational. Oh it's just showing people living normal lives (did you say normal with a straight face? Nothing about TLC entering your life is "normal.").


You sound just like those who paid to visit the Dionnes. They too were just living normal lives. The girls played tea party and played with dollies, had schooling, played in the snow. Did normal kid things. While everyone watched of course. And paid for the privilege.

If you see nothing wrong with this, then I know where we need the most education and it's not in the area of dwarfism. It's in the area of child exploitation and exploitation of others in general. Clearly there are those who still don't get it, and it's baffling.

Beyond DIsgusted said...

I can't keep up with BV and his tirades and rants, but I see he's back on Twitter, obsessed now with a female attorney from Illinois. Anyone know the story on this, and why he seems hell bent on having her disbarred?

The point being that TLC is a modern day "freak show" and exploits the people we used to put in freak shows. I've compared them to a modern day 5 bit circus show. See the bearded lady. The little people. The lady with no arms and legs. The fortune teller.

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...and see the man who has sex with his car; the woman who dresses her CP dolls and takes them on outings and out to lunch, seating them in highchairs at a restaurant; the man who sniffs dirty diapers; the woman who eats fingernail clippings. Yes, it's a freak show and TLC airs it because it believes that viewers are fascinated with bizarre addictions. It does nothing to "educate," but rather exploits those with mental illnesses, who consent to having this sickness filmed.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

You know, on another note, what does it say about viewers that they need an entire television show to inform them that "people with disabilities lead normal lives."

It's 2014. I would hope most people by now are well aware that people with disabilities are able to lead quite normal lives. If people don't know this by now I'm speechless. This is just TLC's party line. They are not seriously interested in spreading awareness. They are seriously interested in how to make their 5 bits off their freak show. Even PBS made fun of them for this, and I trust their judgment. Even PBS agrees that all TLC does is exploit and prey on people. PBS is correct.

http://www.realitytvkids.com/2013/07/pbs-spoofs-reality-tv.html

AuntieAnn said...

Clearly, the education is NOT done.


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We're very educated about TLC's unscrupulous exploitation of any and all subjects anomalous.

And you, whoever you are?

Perhaps you need to take an extra course or two.

NJGal51 said...

Little Couple, Big Money.
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AuntieAnn - You hit the nail right on the head with this comment and when Jen got cancer and chemo and allowed it to be filmed it was ratings gold for TLC. TFW really can't compete because she's got 8 healthy kids and they go to to private school and live in a McMansion with a pool. Nope, she can't compete with cancer and dwarf toddlers.

Math Girl said...

Tucker's Mom said... 158
At this point, Bill and Jen are on the resort/zoo/adventure park/cupcake-making merry go round.
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Don't forget vow renewal. Aren't they scheduled for that?

Beyond DIsgusted said...

If you see nothing wrong with this, then I know where we need the most education and it's not in the area of dwarfism. It's in the area of child exploitation and exploitation of others in general. Clearly there are those who still don't get it, and it's baffling.

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It's voyeurism, plain and simple. Nothing more, nothing less, and TLC knows that there will always be gullible people who will watch, Viewers use the excuse that they want to be "educated." Baloney. They watch because it's like the old rubber-necking at an accident or in days past, buying a ticket to get inside the tent. Only with TLC, they can do it without charging the price of admission. What's sad is that these kids are being used in the name of fostering education. Jen and Bill seem to be of above-average intelligence but it's all done for the Benjamins. If they are concerned with educating the public on what it's like for little people to live in a world of "normal" size adults, then let them donate all of their earnings from the show to a charity, or have a network film one documentary, not weekly episodes where they are off on luxury trips with everything paid for by TLC.

Anonymous said...

Why do people feel as though they have to respond when a microphone is in their face or a member of the press calls them? I never could understand this. Do the lights bedazzle them?

You're right, Admin. TLC is doing exactly what carnivals used to do. Capitalize on anything that is "different". Grow the hell up! Who WANTS to be on "Sex Sent Me to the E.R."? People, have you ever heard of just saying NO?

Bill and Jen don't have to worry about their kids growing too big to be cute. I wonder how long they'll have an audience that feels entitled to be voyeurs? (Sorry if I offended anyone, I just couldn't think of any other way to put that.)

PJ

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The Little Couple from being an example of a program that is educational. I watch it and I've learned a great deal about the medical issues associated with dwarfism as a result


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What in the world do two babies carted around Disneyland have to do with education about dwarfism? Can you please explain why it is necessary that children be exploited so you can satisfy your morbid curiosity about a niche area of medicine?

How about the library if an obscure subject fascinates you? This sounds like how people justify testing on animals. It's harmful to the animals, but it's the best way to learn, right?

Please explain why children need to give up their privacy so you can learn about whatever tickles your fancy. Why not pick an interest that does not involve inserting yourself into another CHILD's private life, like sewing or hiking?

Amy2 said...

Just a sample of shows on TLC. I agree with Admin, the freak show has moved from the Big Top to TLC. To be clear these people are not freaks, only that they are lumped together to appear that they are.

--Sex Sent me to the ER
--Toddlers and Tiaras
--Best Funeral Ever
--My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
--Little People, Big World
--The Little Couple
--19 Kids and Counting
--Breaking Amish
--I didn't know I was pregnant
--Jon/Kate+8

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


It's voyeurism, plain and simple.

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Voyeurism, well said, and what's even more disingenuous, people justify it as "educational." They convince themselves this is okay because they are learning. Well maybe we have learned some things and it's good to learn, but this is not the only way or even the best way to learn about these subjects. How in the world did we learn before reality T.V.?

If you are seriously interested in the medical aspects of an obscure medical issue (which I'm skeptical of, I highly doubt the vast majority of viewers have any kind of serious interest in medicine), you could start with half an hour and Google or heaven forbid the library. You could learn more than you could in thirty minutes of uninterrupted reading than six years of vegging out watching Little People.

Formerly Duped said...

I don't know if these are all TLC but Hoarders, the morbidly obese people, rare medical conditions (Tree Man, Mermaid Girl, Girl with no Face), people who eat odd things or have sex with them, ARE modern freak shows,not because of the individuals featured but because of the audience wanting to see something rare, a little unsettling and for entertainment, not education. IMO. Money for TLC (or whatever network)

AuntieAnn said...

The Little Couple from being an example of a program that is educational. I watch it and I've learned a great deal about the medical issues associated with dwarfism as a result'

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Sounds like this poster might have graduated with honors from that same *Ewe-niversity" as Kate's followers.

Do I hear "It's a Sad World, After All" playing in the background?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Anonymous, I find YOU extremely nasty, repeatedly, and you've made extremely personal comments and attacks toward me that are rude and uncalled for. The self-awareness comment you keep making I find EXTREMELY hurtful, for your information. You HURT me when you say that. How do you expect me to react to your subsequent comments but with hostility? Nonetheless, I asked you some simply questions you refuse to answer, like why children need to be exploited to satisfy your curiosities.

Don't tell someone to "go F themselves" and expect to have a friendly debate. Not to mention, you are rude and belligerent on someone else's turf. You don't even bother to follow a simple rule to pick a name and stick with it when you play here. I actually think you make good points once in awhile, but you are never able to do so in a manner that is productive. I can thus only conclude your purpose is to troll, not to have a serious debate. I'm not falling for your victim act.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Showing how people with disabilities lead normal lives is the exact opposite of a freak show. 180

I agree with Admin. This should be a given. At most it could be covered in a one hour documentary. The internet is also a great source of information whatever your interests. Invading the privacy of children's lives is simply a money making scheme by unscrupulous, greedy networks fed by voyuers.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

You've told us plenty about the pure crap that you watch on television. Get over yourself.

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The difference is, I freely admit most of the T.V. I watch is garbage and a guilty pleasure. I consider T.V. something fun and entertainment, not a Harvard summer workshop with a grand master in some obscure subject. T.V. has its place, and only rarely is it truly educational.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

I wonder why people come here to pick fights. I liken the internet to a food court. Let's say you love Italian food, and hate Chinese food. Why waste your time going over to Panda Express, when there's a big ole pizza at Sbarro's about 2 feet away that you could be sinking your teeth into?

In case that's too subtle, what I'm trying to say is, why would someone
waste hours and hours on a blog they not only don't enjoy, but have
some perplexing degree of anger towards? Why not find a blog you
absolutely love, with like-minded readers, and get some pleasure out of the experience instead?

Rhymes with Witch said...

OT: Did the other Mad Men fans here enjoy the finale as much as I did?

JoyinVirginia said...

Flimsy flamsy, love your sediments!

prairiemary said...

Once again, I was ready to start up my own blog (nothing to do with T.V shows) but after reading about this latest crap that Admin. is once again needing rubber boots to wade thru-Forget It!!
I really admire you Admin. for not totally letting lose, you have much more patience and proper up bringing than I would be able to show:)

JoyinVirginia said...

May 22 issue of Rolling Stone has Neil Patrick Harris on the cover. A few excerpts from the interview:
His parents sent him to a drama camp at age 12 ”to give him some humility” and he got a role in three movie Clara s Heart with Whoopee Goldberg. Hr would get a role, then go back to school in New Mexico where they lived. He says it all seemed like a lark. He got the role of Doogie Howser MD at age 15 and says the show creator Steven Bochco gave him and his parents ”sage advice”. ”I vividly remember he said 'this is a lot of work and a big deal. And with the good will come a lot of the bad, and you need to brace yourselves for what that means.'
Then he tasks about when Doogie ended, roles were hard to find. ” there was a moment when he was in danger of becoming an aimless Hollywood party kid, a typical washed up child actor.” He moved back to New Mexico, went to self help seminars, and came out about his sexuality to his family and friends. Its a good interview.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

that same *Ewe-niversity" as Kate's followers.


????

Kate Coyne is dean of this prestigious institution.

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