Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Discussion thread: Kate Plus 8 'What's Old is New'

Kate Plus 8

What's Old Is New9:00 PM on TLC, 1 hr 2 min 2015 TV-PG
Kate takes Mady antiquing to find some deals on vintage items. Meanwhile, the family takes a trip to the Land of Little Horses in Gettysburg, Pa.; and Kate judges the kids' cooking competition.

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Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Someone on Kate's twitter linked her satellite interview with Oprah.
"We don't film in the kids room. It's a rule. They need their privacy"
"We don't film on Sunday because we go to church".

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Thank you someone on Kate's twitter!

I KNEW she said that about the bedrooms. I said as much in my recap. I just couldn't remember where or when, and I was unable to find the statement via google.

Thank you again.

So what changed? Why is it okay to film in their bedrooms now? I thought they needed privacy?

Sad but true said...

It's hard to believe you could dumb down K8's show, but Milo seems to have a knack:

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 3m3 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC Well...we are less than 2hrs away! I've been ready ALL DAY! Who is gonna win? The tups or maybe a twin? Countdown 9pm!

If I were Kate, I would ask her to kindly back the f--- off. Her Gomer Pyle-like enthusiasm for all things Kate sounds almost like snark.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Sue-Buddy- thanks for recommending Making a Murderer. I watched one episode and am hooked. It reminds me a bit of "In Cold Blood", the book not the movie.

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I've been watching it too and loving it. I'm tempted to just binge it out, but I'm trying to ration it as one episode a day and make it last. :) I'm a sucker for true crime and this is great holiday week viewing. For the twisted anyway!

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said... 3

Sue-Buddy- thanks for recommending Making a Murderer. I watched one episode and am hooked. It reminds me a bit of "In Cold Blood", the book not the movie.

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I've been watching it too and loving it. I'm tempted to just binge it out, but I'm trying to ration it as one episode a day and make it last. :) I'm a sucker for true crime and this is great holiday week viewing. For the twisted anyway!
December 22, 2015 at 4:22 PM
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I'm a true crime junkie, too and am going to watch this.
Also, A Place To Call Home. Loved it and am looking forward to what happens next. It's a bit corny and soap-y, but I'm hooked.

Tucker's Mom said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVG08mSzOY8&feature=youtu.be&t=334

Here's the Oprah satellite interview with J+K. The whopping lies start at about minute 5-6.
Jon looks so checked out, and Kate is in all her glory.
This was done when their marriage was already kaput, and Kate was branching out on her own, in her "mine all mine" house.
It's sad to see the whole family there in the house, knowing Jon wasn't even living in it at the time. Apparently, never had.

jamezvader1194 said...

Someone already made predictions about the views this will probably get,maybe lower then the last 2.With some people making last min Christmas shopping and probably partying,this will be low.Bottom line,i don't think any of these specials will reach 1 million.If anyone of them does then i don't know where those people came from.

Tucker's Mom said...

Erika Thornton ‏@SouthernMomma85 3m3 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC Still hafta exercise, shower & get kids in bed. Almost there. Can't wait! #kateplus8
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@SouthernMomma85 @Kateplusmy8 @TLC LOL Exercise N the shower...2 for one there! :) #BeOnTime

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OK, this Milo person is officially beyond creepy.
#Shkeevy

TLC stinks said...

That Oprah interview must have been before the divorce. Now that she is a widow, she makes up the rules. No Jon to interfere.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Oh, I'm sure the little ones felt free to yell "cut" to a grown-up crew member to stop filming, with their gestapo mother there. Why give her another reason to try to "happy them up?"

And we all saw that the twins' homemade misspelled No Cameras Allowed sign still didn't give them the privacy they wanted. Sigh.

Sue_Buddy said...

I've been watching it too and loving it. I'm tempted to just binge it out, but I'm trying to ration it as one episode a day and make it last. :) I'm a sucker for true crime and this is great holiday week viewing. For the twisted anyway!
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I tried to do that but just couldn't. Had to watch the whole thing, well half one night, second half the next day. I was fascinated, totally hooked...and it was on my mind continually for a couple of days afterward.

rainbowsandunicorns said...

OK, this Milo person is officially beyond creepy.
#Shkeevy

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Gladys has a freaky obsession with beds, bathrooms, underwear and showers. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if it turned out to be an 80 year old recluse living by himself with a television, his computer and a pair of high-power binoculars, and a rusty AMC 1970 Gremlin parked in the front yard.

Jane said...

Sue_Buddy said... 10
I've been watching it too and loving it. I'm tempted to just binge it out, but I'm trying to ration it as one episode a day and make it last. :) I'm a sucker for true crime and this is great holiday week viewing. For the twisted anyway!
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I tried to do that but just couldn't. Had to watch the whole thing, well half one night, second half the next day. I was fascinated, totally hooked...and it was on my mind continually for a couple of days afterward.
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Feels like I'm in good company! I'm also wanting to binge but limiting myself to one episode a night. It's riveting.

Sue_Buddy said...

Feels like I'm in good company! I'm also wanting to binge but limiting myself to one episode a night. It's riveting.
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Good for you. I think I'd have been better of pacing my viewing. It stayed with me after I'd finished and I couldn't get it off my mind.

PatK said...

Hahahaha!

Nicole Gould ‏@nicolergould · 31m31 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 it's been awhile!! Did you ever get to read my book? :)

Susan1956 said...

rainbowsandunicorns said... 11

and a rusty AMC 1970 Gremlin parked in the front yard.
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Hey! My first car was a 1973 Gremlin. Took me thru college and a move to Texas after I became a nurse.

NJGal51 said...

I seem to remember an episode at the old house when one of the boys was showing his brother a small toy (that he was maybe hiding in a pocket?) and they asked the crew to go away. They didn't, they continued to film was was supposed to be a secret moment between brothers.

Sue_Buddy said...

Tucker, if you're enjoying A Place to Call Home, you might like The Clinic. It's from Ireland, soap oprah-ish, but enjoyable and I love the accents.

TLC stinks said...

The toddler tups were spontaneous. All that is gone. They are not just living their lives now. They adhere to production planning and rehearsed lines, and those rehearsed lines are not delivered well. The show is a loser.

Tucker's Mom said...

NJGal51 said... 16
I seem to remember an episode at the old house when one of the boys was showing his brother a small toy (that he was maybe hiding in a pocket?) and they asked the crew to go away. They didn't, they continued to film was was supposed to be a secret moment between brothers.
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Yup, the boys wanted to sneak around secretly and the damn crew wouldn't stop following them all around their house.
Can you imagine?

jamezvader1194 said...

Good grief,milo is still going on about the Cinnamon rolls.I swear that Amanda person is Milo's sock account cause as soon as she said Kate gave her boyfriend the cinnamon roll,gladys immediately responded by kissing the person's butt and said that Kate's community does alot for her and Kate's giving back to them.Question for those who've been around longer.Did the more crazier fans setup sock accounts pretending to be Kate's neighbors?Cause i herd something about accounts of people claiming to be in Kate's neighborhood and loving Kate then they immediately disappear.

Tucker's Mom said...

Sue_Buddy said... 17
Tucker, if you're enjoying A Place to Call Home, you might like The Clinic. It's from Ireland, soap oprah-ish, but enjoyable and I love the accents.
December 22, 2015 at 5:30 PM
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Binged that one so hard I seriously considered a foley catheter ;-)

Sue_Buddy said...

Binged that one so hard I seriously considered a foley catheter ;-)
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Did you love Brenden? Loved his accent.

PatK said...

Does Milo drink Red Bull? Because it sure seems like she's a tad hyper today. lol

Tucker's Mom said...

Sue_Buddy said... 22
Binged that one so hard I seriously considered a foley catheter ;-)
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Did you love Brenden? Loved his accent.
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Fell in love with Chris O'Dowd in Bridesmaids. Have you seen Family Tree?

Tucker's Mom said...

In a September 12, 2006 entry, the mother of eight discussed filming then 5-year-old Mady and Cara‘s first day of kindergarten for the very first season of their TLC reality series.

A producer “wants to film Friday as if it were the first day of school,” Gosselin wrote.

However, the girls actually began school two weeks prior. (On August 30, she said she felt “old and very privileged” with the twins going off to kindergarten the next day.)

http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/kate-plus-8-fakery-kate-gosselin-admits-staging-scenes-with-kids-on-reality-show/

Kate GosselinVerified account ‏@Kateplusmy8 3m3 minutes ago
@angelanprimm I can tell you: our show IS REALITY. It’s our real life that we r actively living.No redos or ‘lines’ no matter what u read!

And really? The Gosselin kids were never fed lines and spontaneously said, in unison, "On this episode of J+K+8"?
They all spontaneously decide to go to the basement couch and just have fireside chats?

Tucker's Mom said...

So this week the camera crew is in the twins room?
Judas Priest.

Sue_Buddy said...

Fell in love with Chris O'Dowd in Bridesmaids. Have you seen Family Tree?
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No, are they available to watch somewhere? I'd never seen Chris before.

Tucker's Mom said...

Sue_Buddy said... 27
Fell in love with Chris O'Dowd in Bridesmaids. Have you seen Family Tree?
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No, are they available to watch somewhere? I'd never seen Chris before.
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I think I watched through Amazon. It's a quirky show-wish there was more than one season. I'm also a big Christopher Guest fan, so I was drawn to it.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

And, at the time, the kids were so young! The idea a little child that young is emotionally mature enough to understand and assert his privacy rights is absurd.

Sure sometimes they are able to say no cameras, and have. Other times a kid may feel frustrated, uncomfortable, uneasy, but either is not able to understand it's because of the filming or even if they do understand it, may not be able to explain that or stand up for themselves--because they are just a CHILD. That's what PARENTS are for.

If kids were perfectly capable of protecting their own rights on their own, there would be no laws about parents having to consent for them. Kate is a hot mess.

Jamesvader1194 said...

I didn't watch but im gonna take a guess and say one of the little girls won and she trashed collin's cooking by saying something like"Its to salty or undercook."

Sheepless In Seattle said...

Does Milo drink Red Bull? Because it sure seems like she's a tad hyper today. lol

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I don't know, but whatever comes out of her mouth certainly is bull.

Sad but true said...

Kate GosselinVerified account ‏@Kateplusmy8 26m26 minutes ago
Andrea and I were labeling school lunch box containers while the kids baked! Making use of our spare time!@TLC #KatePlus8

Hmm. Sounds like Andrea maybe lives in. Or is at least full-time. But of course Kate still does it ALL by herself. What a sham. And labeling school lunchbox containers? WHY? She's so clearly is a make-work type of person, the kind who makes a mountain of every molehill.

Sheepless In Seattle said...

Hahahaha!

Nicole Gould ‏@nicolergould · 31m31 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 it's been awhile!! Did you ever get to read my book? :)

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That's priceless. It's been more than two years. Did Kate answer her?

Sue said...

@MiloandJack: @Kateplusmy8 @TLC Aaden seems to get along w/just about anyone! And I know he & Alexis get it on pretty well! #CuteDuo

Not a good choice of words Milo.

Sheepless In Seattle said...

Kate GosselinVerified account ‏@Kateplusmy8 26m26 minutes ago
Andrea and I were labeling school lunch box containers while the kids baked! Making use of our spare time!@TLC #KatePlus8

What spare time? The sheeple say that Kate doesn't have any spare time and that she does everything by herself. How would they explain this "Andrea"?

Susan1956 said...

Didn't watch tonight's episode, but Milo has glommed on to the fact that Shoka--"the 9th child"--was missing from tonight's episode and is trying to get a response out of Momster as to his whereabouts. Others are up in arms because Momster and the twins invaded the boys' bedroom, went thru their belongings, and made fun of them.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

She's so clearly is a make-work type of person, the kind who makes a mountain of every molehill.

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This. Hilarious. It's so true.

Labeling lunch containers? Wtf? Get them different lunch boxes and the kids can grab their own lunches out of the fridge in the morning, done.

She spilled the beans about Andrea. She made it seem like Andrea was just along for the Florida trip as an extra pair of hands. Looks like truth is, she's the nanny. What does this woman do all day?

Anonymous said...

I've been reading Milo's tweets tonight and saw one from earlier today "Well...that should have been a relief! Not even going 2try & picture that! LOL"

Milo's tweet was in response to "Man ol' man....I released a 15 inch turd this morning! I thought I was going to BUST. I know... Too much information."

I can't believe I actually saw this. Would someone check Milo's tweets and verify what I saw. Unbelievable!!

bm

Localyocul said...

Got out of work not too long ago. I put "mady" in the Twitter search bar and saw all the tweets about mady and tonight's episode. Not good

Sad but true said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 2h2 hours ago
@Kateplusmy8 Hannah & Mommy moment...it's so weird! LOL The things your kids say now!!!

I agree, it IS so weird. Almost like a producer saying, well, now I think it's time for a Hannah & Mommy moment. Or, let's put the Hannah & Mommy moment after Shoka's dinner. I wonder if the kids have started to think of their lives as snippets of this sort.

Sue said...

Here you go bm.

MsGoody2Shoes21 (@@msgoody2shoes21): Man ol' man.....I released a 15 inch t##d this morning! I thought I was going to BUST.

I know...
Too much information #TMI

Fired Up 4 Kate (@@MiloandJack): @msgoody2shoes21 Well...that should have been a relief! Not even going 2try & picture that! LOL

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

Does Milo drink Red Bull? Because it sure seems like she's a tad hyper today. lol

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Maybe LOM has a special Christmas surprise for her tonight, and it's more than vanilla ice cream!

Sad but true said...

Should we start calling it Kate Plus 7 and a Half?

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@Kateplusmy8 We love the show? How is Collin doing. His absence was noticed tonight.

Jane said...

Was Collin seen at all in tonight's show?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sue @ 41 - I guess that's known as bathroom humour. I know some like to tweet what they are doing from one minute to the next...but really!!

bm

Jeanne said...

Labeling lunch containers? Why? These children are not as stupid as she thinks they are. And I am not fooled for a minute that they are allowed to choose what's in their lunches. She only needs 3 colors: twins, tup girls, and tup boys. That's how she sorts them all the time and probably determines what's for lunch.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

Labeling lunch containers? Wtf? Get them different lunch boxes and the kids can grab their own lunches out of the fridge in the morning, done.

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Could she mean the small containers that go inside the lunch boxes? If she gets them ready the night before and not each child wants the same thing (like fruit, veggies) then they will know what container belong to what child.

I don't know. It's tough to figure out what she's doing and why.

Jane said...

Didn't Goody say several months ago that she was done with the hatin' and had turned a new leaf? She's certainly come roaring back on Twitter.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

MsGoody2Shoes21 (@@msgoody2shoes21): Man ol' man.....I released a 15 inch t##d this morning! I thought I was going to BUST.

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It sounds like Kate isn't the only t##d that won't flush.

Kate is a twit said...

Haven't watched the episode, but I checked the Kate plus 8 FB page. The majority of the comments were about Mady. Some people even said that they switched channels because of her attitude. Most of the commenters are laying the blame on Kate.

Here's the link to the FB page. Just check out the comments on the first 2 posts, especially the 2nd one.

https://www.facebook.com/KatePlusEight/?fref=nf

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

@MiloandJack: @Kateplusmy8 @TLC Aaden seems to get along w/just about anyone! And I know he & Alexis get it on pretty well! #CuteDuo

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How in the name of all that's holy does Milo know who gets along with whom? She really does think that she is part of this family, knows Kate and the kids, their likes and dislikes, their personalities, and every private moment, right down to which kid needs new underwear.

Hide the bunny. Kate, close your blinds. This really isn't funny anymore.

Kate is a twit said...

BTW, I am away visiting family, so I don't know when I'll get a chance to post again. So I just wanted to wish a Very Merry Christmas to all that celebrate!!

Localyocul said...

Why the hell would you need a nanny for 11 and 15 year olds if you don't have a job?

Sue_Buddy said...

Anonymous said... 38
I've been reading Milo's tweets tonight and saw one from earlier today "Well...that should have been a relief! Not even going 2try & picture that! LOL"

Milo's tweet was in response to "Man ol' man....I released a 15 inch turd this morning! I thought I was going to BUST. I know... Too much information."

I can't believe I actually saw this. Would someone check Milo's tweets and verify what I saw. Unbelievable!!

bm
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Am I the only one who thinks it's kinda funny that "bm" made this comment??

No offense to you, bm.

fidosmommy said...

Could she mean the small containers that go inside the lunch boxes? If she gets them ready the night before and not each child wants the same thing (like fruit, veggies) then they will know what container belong to what child.

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I agree. I'm guessing she doesn't send a sandwich, apple and 2 cookies in a brown paper lunch sack. The individual plastic boxes that keep the yogurt out of the triangulary chippy thingies is more Kate's style. One kid wants pretzels and grapes, one wants Chex mix and cherry 'mators. I can understand the need for some planning and labeling. I give her a pass.

jamezvader1194 said...

From the facebook page here is one comment,finally some of the fans are getting it."Please stop saying they're just teenagers. Why would allow a child to speak to you in a rude manner and/or tone repeatedly? Your children are a reflection of you! They speak to embarrass you. Might want to correct that action before they try some one with those mouths after they turn 18. If you're not going to correct the action, please don't complain when another adult, teacher, or superior does. Starting to dislike the show because Kate fails to correct the rude filth coming out the twins mouth!"

Susie Cincinnati said...

Andrea lee johnson ‏@JohnsonAndra
Cant wait! Name 1 thing each child is wanting for christmas? @Kateplusmy8 @TLC

Why? What the heck does it matter? Are they so immersed in the lives of the Gosselin kids that it's important to tweet this and want an answer?

Sometimes Sheeple Psych is fascinating; other times it is frustrating. Many times it is both. I guess in the whole scheme of things it really doesn't matter, but then again, I'd really like to know what makes some of them tick.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

Am I the only one who thinks it's kinda funny that "bm" made this comment??

No offense to you, bm.

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Sue, I saw it and had to laugh. I just didn't want to say anything!

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
I am watching the second showing of Kate's show. WE CALLED IT...AS USUAL. It is Kate not her 8 kids who is ALWAYS talking about her dating. While shopping with Mady, Cara, and Deanna, there were two mannequins at two different stores and Kate asked which man would be better for her. Then Mady says on the couch that Kate is ALWAYS talking about dating. And Mady really drove this point home.It wasn't just a passing comment. Yep, just like we all knew, it is common sense her 8 kids are not always asking her about dating out of the blue. She is such a liar. She has gone on every talk show the past few years stating this lie.

And the show is so boring. It really is. This episode has three themes: antique shopping, cooking with the kids, and going to see little horses. Obviously the crew did not get any interesting footage on any of these outings so they combined them.

Any there was filming in both Mady and Cara's bedrooms.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

BTW, I am away visiting family, so I don't know when I'll get a chance to post again. So I just wanted to wish a Very Merry Christmas to all that celebrate!!

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As the blog historian, have you asked admin's permission for a leave of absence?

Enjoy! :+) Right back at you with the Merry Christmas sediment.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

I don't know why I'm asking this, but how do you measure a turd anyway? Seems like a precarious thing to do.

This explains why Kate won't flush. Apparently, she's a 15 incher.

TLC stinks said...

Sounds like people are really turned off by Mady. Airing her is deliberate and unfortunately, the child is being used. I guess when Mady is nasty, Kate uses that for sympathy from viewers. From the Facebook comments, people are not sympathetic but are appalled.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
Kate said the following words: gappage (gap); randomest(randon) and antiquey (antique). What a idiot.

And her freaking nails are so gross and you can tell she LLLLOOOOVVVESSS them. Her hands are all over the screen. She thinks she is so interesting when she explains in details the mundane happenings in the show. I can't wait until the rating plummet more and more. And she continually makes these faces that make her look like she is on the verge of getting sick. Why? She obviously sees herself on tv making these faces and they are not attractive at all. In fact, I really do not think Kate is pretty at all. She is above average but not pretty. She reminds me of Carol Burnett in looks. And gee, Carol got a chin implant just like Kate did.

And boy does Mady really have her number. She puts her down all the time. And Andrea just HAPPENED to be there the day that they were cooking and Deanna was there when they went shopping. The kids are 11 and 15 and she just needs a helper...my goodness. She has a film crew following her. Nobody is going to snatch her kids. I bet Steve was there too. She is just helpless and a weak mother and woman.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


From the facebook page here is one comment,finally some of the fans are getting it."Please stop saying they're just teenagers. Why would allow a child to speak to you in a rude manner and/or tone repeatedly? Your children are a reflection of you! They speak to embarrass you. Might want to correct that action before they try some one with those mouths after they turn 18. If you're not going to correct the action, please don't complain when another adult, teacher, or superior does. Starting to dislike the show because Kate fails to correct the rude filth coming out the twins mouth!"


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Number one, they're right, it IS a reflection of Kate and it's absurd the way she lets them speak to her and doesn't correct them. And I think she doesn't correct them because she knows they have her over a barrel. She can't afford upsetting them too much because they'll turn around and say fine, don't like the way I speak? Then I won't film. And she KNOWS IT.

Second, I love me a good fleecing!

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
Kate wanted to narrate the cooking competition but the kids would not let her. Ha, Mady said she would just criticize and she is so right. So she and Andrea took to the dining room organizing stuff.

And Kate said she did research on the little horses (I think that is what they are called) and she thinks they can sleep on a cushion like Shoka in the house. A horse in the house! REALLY!!!! Again, her stupidity is unreal. Then she meets a woman who actually owns a little horse and the woman talked so over Kate's head about caring for one that Kate even admitted she was lost. I can't believe she led her kids to think that they may have gotten one as a pet. Anything for an episode I guess.

Mel said...

Awww...that TFW. Quite the comedian, ain't she.

Filming...shows the kids saying they were bored with the cooking contest, over it. Then they show TFW bragging about how the kids said it was one of their favoritest days, ever.

Production is over TFW I think.

Localyocul said...

From Twitter it seems as if Collin was absent a lot. But this was filmed in the summer before school started. Could he be in a residential school?

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
Great point Admin. Did she take out a ruler? Maybe she took a photo. I mean is she sure it wasn't 14 inches or 16 inches. I can't believe this even came up. As my grandmother (born in 1902) said, "What is this world coming to?" Of course, I think every grandma has said this. I am 60 and I feel the same way.

Mel said...

I wish she'd stop referring to the sextuplets as "the little kids".

They're 11, for god's sake. And some of them have started their adult growth spurt.

Mel said...

It was kind of cute how Cara was being so affectionate with one of the boys, hugging him, rubbing his head. It seemed so motherly. No wonder the sextuplets like her.

Mady sure was a lot of not very nice things. Goodness. She needs to get over herself. Not a humble or kind bone in her body. What a pill. She sure thinks she's something, one heck of a special snowflake.

Over In TFW's County said...

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@DonutsForCollin @Sassccha @MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 Pic she tweeted of a bird this past summer looked more like a full parrot, not a conure
@DonutsForCollin @Sassccha @MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 Pic she tweeted of a bird this past summer looked more like a full parrot, not a conure

A conure *is* a parrot. Even a tiny parrotlet is a member of the parrot family.

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@TwitTartwif @MiloandJack @Kateplusmy8 @TLC Heidelberg Cty - cardboard boxes to b knocked down & bundled put out on recycling night at curb.

"Heidelberg Cty?" City? County? Kate lives in Berks County, Lower Heidelberg Township where currently it is 55 degrees with dense fog, very tropicalish two days before Christmas.

Over In TFW's County said...

Carly Jackson ‏@donna102 10m10 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC Kate, Do you have a blog or anything of that sort where you share parenting ideas or suggestions? I need you to have one.

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Good grief. I can't tell if these people are serious or if it's snark! lol! If it's the former, heaven help them because Kate isn't what she needs, and when you think that many of them are parents...

Sandylove said...

I don't know why I'm asking this, but how do you measure a turd anyway? Seems like a precarious thing to do.

This explains why Kate won't flush. Apparently, she's a 15 incher.

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Ha ha! Thanks for the laugh!!

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
I rarely look at Kate's twitter but tonight I did. This tweet is disgusting: Kate Gosselin @hayleyXX everyday from Dec 5, I wrap 4 at least an hour! It takes up my entire room and I gain major square footage after Christmas!

What entitled, spoiled kids she is raising. Her 8 children are not going to be able to give their kids anything close to what they received as children/teens. Their kids will not receive the numerous trips, huge house and acreage, and all the "stuff" Kate threw at them to control them. And her kids will realize that all the above was not needed to have a great life. Even if all her 8 kids are all professionals with great jobs they will not be able to provide like TLC did for them. Kate is spoiling her kids with TLC millions and it is so wrong. Did you see the big, pink stuffed horse one of the kids bought in Florida to bring back. Kate took it out of one of the kids hands and packed it for them. I mean how many hundreds of stuff animals do these kids need. Of course, that was in addition to the headrest stuff animals.

I think Kate is intentionally spoiling them to win them to her side. She has to out give Jon and prove to her kids that filming is worth it. She has to have her kids love her more than Jon. Her kids will fall for it now and through their teen years but wait until they are married and earning a working salary. Their salaries will open their eyes to Kate's wrongfulness of entitling them with more and more. No wonder most of her kids are ill behaved. They never had a true chance in a real world without cameras and ratings. This will backfire on her big time.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
This is a tweet from Kate: Kate Gosselin
Yes dating jokes are my life. About myself. What are you if you can’t laugh at yourself??? @TLC #KatePlus8

From People: But this June she said on her birthday special, "I want people to stop asking me if I'm dating," the Kate Plus 8 star says decisively. "I would like that to end." Five years after a painful and very public divorce, Kate says the dating question offends her most because it's "a reminder that here I am, it's just me." Just because she isn't a fan of that question, that doesn't mean Kate's not open to dating, but she says being asked repeatedly about it won't change her dating situation.

Gee, Mady said tonight that it is Kate who continually mentions dating to her kids. Kate tonight mentioned dating several times on her episode tonight. And yet she had the gall to say the above about dating this summer. Kate knows that dating is the only thing the public has any interest in when it comes to her life. Kate has played out this dating "card" since 2011. We are going into 2016. No wonder her kids are confused and anxious.

I am hoping that her fake date this season bombs and the world can finally see she has no personality, charisma, or warmth when it comes to dating. Like so many have said on this blog she gives off an asexual vibe.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Yesterday I typed a comment wondering if a TFW
and M outing was just setting the kid up for bad behavior, to get tongues wagging and ratings up. Then I erased it, because it felt mean. Well, it sounds like that's exactly what happened. TFW is willing to sacrifice her flesh and blood to keep from having to get a real job. I just hope the numbers go down again this week.

P.J. said...

Admin said...

Labeling lunch containers? Wtf? Get them different lunch boxes and the kids can grab their own lunches out of the fridge in the morning,

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So let me get this straight. Suitcases ("We get one vacation a year, if we're lucky") have to be all different, but lunch containers or lunch boxes, which they use 5 times a week for 10 months of the year need labeling? What a doofus.

I don't care whether it's lunch boxes or the containers that go inside, they're 11 and 15. They shouldn't need any kind of labeling. They're not 5.

P.J. said...

Happy Festivus.

I'll air my grievances inside my head and then release them to the wild.

P.J. said...

My thoughts on the M situation:

I think sKate keeps quiet when the cameras are running. M knows this and takes full advantage. My guess is there is plenty of screaming and mouthing off from both of those parties. It's a good thing they're out in the middle of nowhere. The younger kids are watching this and starting to follow suit. It must be deafening in that house.

NJGal51 said...

A donation has been made in this blog's name to the Human Fund.

I would so watch a K+8 Festivus episode if the kids could have an airing of grievances couch fest.

Happy Festivus to one and all!

TLC stinks said...

Happy Festivas to everyone!! Let the airing of grievances begin! LOL. One of my most favorite episodes.

JoyinVirginia said...

PJ, Happy Festivus!
For my Feat of Strength, I plan to go grocery shopping, then get all my laundry done tonight! Don't forget your Festivus Pole!

TLC stinks said...

I never got through the previous episode on You Tube, so it sounds like this one was worse. People are finally getting it.

I hope that Collin has been limited to hours filming. The kid doesn't need the aggravation.

TLC stinks said...

http://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/1106971/kate-plus-8-season-4-episode-3

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This article asks people to have empathy for Mady. There would not be Mady haters nor an article written to explain her behavior if SHE WAS NOT FILMED.

Sad but true said...

XXXXXX ‏@XXXXX 5h5 hours ago
@Sassccha @Kateplusmy8 @hayley15064060 she never said all of the gifts were for HER kids... Maybe she donates them... #dontJudge

Seriously? Trust me, sweetie, if the gifts were being donated, she be the first to tell you all about it.

TLC stinks said...

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2015/kate-plus-8-recap-122215-season-4-episode-3-whats-old-is-new/

Recap.

Tucker's Mom said...

Localyocul said... 39
Got out of work not too long ago. I put "mady" in the Twitter search bar and saw all the tweets about mady and tonight's episode. Not good
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I was glancing over at her Twitter and yeesh, even fans were saying, as nicely as possible, that Mady's behavior is unacceptable.
Kate seemed to blow it off as "just Mady being Mady".
OK. Fine.
But, why showcase it for the world to see?
I keep thinking about future bosses and how I'd probably pass her over seeing that nastiness.

Vanessa said...

Tucker's Mom said... 19
NJGal51 said... 16
I seem to remember an episode at the old house when one of the boys was showing his brother a small toy (that he was maybe hiding in a pocket?) and they asked the crew to go away. They didn't, they continued to film was was supposed to be a secret moment between brothers.
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Yup, the boys wanted to sneak around secretly and the damn crew wouldn't stop following them all around their house.
Can you imagine?
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Even worse, didn't the tup say "close your eyes" thinking nobody would see where he hid the toy? How sad is that?
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Might want to correct that action before they try some one with those mouths after they turn 18. If you're not going to correct the action, please don't complain when another adult, teacher, or superior does.
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It's already happening. Didn't watch this one, but I'm still in disbelief at how she was screaming and yelling in the escape room. Even in the "not a nanny's" face! Is that one of the conditions of her contract? Tolerate and condone verbal abuse?

Sad but true said...

One of the worst parts of filming, for the kids, must be when they actually see how TLC has taken their experiences and cut and pasted them together in a way that does not reflect the reality they've experienced. We've talked about how Kate gaslights them---how much worse when it's being done to you by a major corporation that has a vested interest in how you are presented to the world? Can you imagine sitting on a couch and being encouraged to be "candid" about something only to find later they didn't include it? Or that they ONLY included pieces that made you look terrible? The manipulation that goes on here must literally be mind-bending for these children. I wish they would stop.

Formerly Duped said...

I think those kids could pack their own snacks. The Dilley kids did, with some choices, at around age 8 !
Slap a sandwich together themselves, too.No need for labels.

Tucker's Mom said...

TLC stinks said... 62
Sounds like people are really turned off by Mady. Airing her is deliberate and unfortunately, the child is being used. I guess when Mady is nasty, Kate uses that for sympathy from viewers. From the Facebook comments, people are not sympathetic but are appalled.
December 22, 2015 at 9:45 PM
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"Oh, sassy, smart-mouthed teens! You know what I'm talking about moms! Am I right?!"

Ah, no.
I remember when M+C were on The View and Mady said something snotty to Kate and Kate just laughed it off. Evidently, it's only getting worse.

I swear, this is going to come back to hurt Mady. She's garnering an unsavory reputation that WILL follow her into adulthood.

TLC, and moreover, Kate, has cast Mady as the brat, the bitch, the snotty teen, the ill-tempered and ill-mannered wench.
I'm sure Mady has her loving side. I've seen it on the show. However, allowing Mady to step into Jon's role for the sake of ratings is despicable.
If I were Jon, I'd be pulling my hair out seeing this crap aired for all to see.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Tucker's Mom (#91), remember when you were a kid at school, and were threatened that something would go on your "permanent record?" We only had a vague idea of what that was -- some folder in a dusty vault somewhere? But the internet is the ultimate
permanent record. And M will absolutely, positively suffer in the future from the way her mother has allowed her to be portrayed. Socially, professionally, and emotionally -- that child will be paying for all of this. TFW keeps defending the show's "reality." How does risking your child's future by setting her up to look bad qualify as "reality?"

P.J. said...

Tucker's Mom said...

If I were Jon, I'd be pulling my hair out seeing this crap aired for all to see.

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I think Jon's heart was broken a long time ago. I think he's surrendered with the hopes that he can fix things when the kids come to him for support. As much as I'd like to say I would never give up when it comes to my kids, there is a point where you have to let go to just survive. I think Jon referred to that being the way his parents let him handle their divorce. He'll be there for his kids when they need him the most; when they're old enough to really understand what their mother has done to them.

localyocul said...

@kateplusmy8
Mady and Cara take their privacy (in their rooms) very seriously. I have to ask permission to enter. I don’t mind. @TLC

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Will she still not mind if she someday enters "without permission" and finds a boy or a bong in there? I completely agree that teens need privacy, and I knock before entering, but I think "asking permission" is a little overboard.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...



@kateplusmy8
Mady and Cara take their privacy (in their rooms) very seriously. I have to ask permission to enter. I don’t mind. @TLC


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She's got this all ass backwards. We're not talking about a parent entering a child's room. Which by the way is YOUR room in YOUR house that you have placed your child in.

We're talking about a film crew entering the room and filming it for millions. None of these kids, even the teenagers, are old enough or mature enough to fully grasp all the consequences of that. There's just no good reason cameras need to be in the rooms anyway. They can film everything they could possibly need for this show without ever entering the rooms.

These girls play her like a fiddle and it's really incredible. Forcing her to ask for permission to enter is absurd. Obviously out of respect you should knock on the door of a teenager's room, and make sure they have a safe and private place to go in the house that you're not constantly interrupting. But to give the girls' complete control over whether she enters??? She can enter if she damn well wants to and even poke around, especially if she has reason to believe they're up to no good in there. This is how kids get away with drugs, sex and booze, because of parents like her who give them too much privacy. It's time the kids develop a healthy respect for the fact that she is their mother, as screwed up as she may be, this is her household and her rules, not theirs. Giving them all this control may be something kids THINK they want, but in the long run it's not going to make them better kids and we've already seen how they act in response to her parenting style, the consequences are already here.

Do the girls routinely tell her no you can't come in, and it's not for good reason like they are changing? Because that's extremely disrespectful, girls. Grow up.

redbird said...

The radio interview she did was just unbelievable.

She is truly delusional and needs a psych evaluation. Seriously. I wonder if she listened to the hosts comments after she got off the phone. They roasted her.

The male host said to Kate this just fascinates me about the hooked up lights in the house to film and she said, no, no, no. They just come and film, this isn't big brother, THE SAME CREW, very normal, NON-INTRUSIVE, we just go off and do whatever. We have an EVENT. Nothing is planned. IT JUST HAPPENS!!

She said when they left in 2011, 2012ISH, people were asking, where have you gone? We miss you!!!!

She referred to her children as MY PEOPLE and I have to turn them out into society.

He asked her how old her kids were and she said, the twins are 15 and the little kids are 11 1/2.

She said she has to come up with the ideas. Our home is our safe zone, normal and comfortable.
SAME CREW FROM the beginning, she actually said, THE SAME CREW in the beginning starting with DISCOVERY!

After they hung up, the man host said what an odd way to grow up. He said she was basically saying, this is this skill we have to make money and TLC has a vested interest of the kids not being abused.

The man host said, they went and people asked where did you go?

The lady host said, and I didn't miss it.

The man host said, When you are really reprehensible and a celebrity and you see them out in public, you expect them to be nice. Look how nice her texters are.

Lady host, Yeah, they were crazy today.

Well, Kate the Liar strikes again. May the Horse be with you.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

P.J. (#93), I agree with your thoughts about Jon.
He can better invest his time and energy into being
a good dad when he's with his kids, which I'm sure
he does. I really think on a typical school week, that when it's his weekend, he spends more time interacting with his kids than their mother does.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Thank you NJ!

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Localyocul (#94), I fear you've come up with a catchy, TLC-ish title for a Very Special Episode
in the future: "Boys and Bongs."

Tucker's Mom said...

The Twitter - fest seemed far less than last week.

NJGal51 said...

My feat of strength will be to brave the mall to pick up a few last minute stocking stuffers. I will put on my Festivus tee-shirt which I only wear once a year.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

P.J. (#93), I agree with your thoughts about Jon.
He can better invest his time and energy into being
a good dad when he's with his kids, which I'm sure
he does.

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I agree. The ship has sailed on trying to duke this out in court. It's just going to upset the kids at this point.

You never win with an obsessed parental alienator unless you can get the rare judge to see through it. Even if you "win" you won't win, because they ignore court orders. You can do right by your children however by staying the course and just being the best parent you can be. Kids grow up eventually and have their own thoughts and opinions one day, and everything you do for them emotionally now has been filed away in their minds for future reference.

Jane said...

In the past did TLC remove negative comments from the Kate Plus 8 Facebook page? If they did so now, there'd be little left. The overwhelming number of comments are not only negative but downright nasty. And these aren't from haters, most seem to be from loyal fans who are disgusted by Mady's behavior,as well as Kate's. A few also mention Robert's book.

XxxxxxxxxYou people know nothing of Kate. Why don't you google Kate's hidden journal called Kate Gosselin and how she fooled the world. Kate is nothing short of a child abusing mother. There is a very good reason why Mady is the way she is.
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localyocul said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 98
Localyocul (#94), I fear you've come up with a catchy, TLC-ish title for a Very Special Episode
in the future: "Boys and Bongs."

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Haha Season fuckty billion, episode 5: boys and bongs

localyocul said...

Some of the fans are praising M for being "strong" or having a mind of her own. There's nothing wrong with a girl learning to speak up for herself, or assert herself, in fact that is a good thing. But she must learn to do so respectfully and in a constructive manner. The baffling thing is that when the kids were little TFW was all into "obeying". They went to time out or their room if they did not "obey". What happened to that? But if you think about it, M may have been punished for not obeying, but never really for sassing.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Some of the fans are praising M for being "strong" or having a mind of her own. There's nothing wrong with a girl learning to speak up for herself, or assert herself, in fact that is a good thing. But she must learn to do so respectfully and in a constructive manner.

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That's nuts. This is not "leaning in."

There is nothing about Mady's behavior that will serve her well now or in the future. The only thing it's done is put Kate in her place. She can have a mind of her own. She can speak her mind. But she needs to be taught how to do so productively. And this goes for a teenage boy or girl. This is not a case of double standards, when a girl speaks up she's a bitch, when a boy speaks up he's a leader. Nothing of the sort.

Male or female, "you're stupid" accomplishes nothing.

Still, we don't know how she acts around other adults. It's very possible she only pulls out this behavior for Kate, because Kate lets her. So who knows. I am hopeful this is only crap she gets away with under Kate's reign.

Jane said...

Sue_Buddy - I was watching "Making a Murderer" last night and again this morning and found I had to turn away, turn it off and do something else for awhile. Holiday things, review the menu for Christmas Eve, shop online LOL, anything mindless. What an intense documentary. And I find myself thinking about it, too - and I'm only into the middle of episode 3. I've always enjoyed (that's really not the right word) true crime stories and wonder how I missed this one. It was just totally off my radar.

Mel said...

Mady seems to think that the show is all about her now. The TFW ship has sailed in Mady's mind. I can't fathom why M would think that her life is so riveting that millions of adults are going to watch it.

Maybe that's what she's been told by her mother. You're the backbone of the show now. You have to hold this together for the rest of us. It's up to you....ala Kardashian.

TLC stinks said...

I totally believe this is how Mady behaves ALL THE TIME. Remember when she was younger?

My question is does Kate really let Mady get away with this behavior? I believe she does. The teen is uncontrollable, just as many predicted. Shameful this behavior is shown on the show, for ratings, no doubt. Kate wants to prove the point she needs a man to influence the kids, because Jon is dead. Unfortunately, it seems clear why Mady has little interest in visiting her dad. Well, you reap what you sow, right?

Formerly Duped said...

Seems Kate lost control of the twins long ago...remember how she wouldn't go into their bedroom for weeks on end? She also told Kendra not to enter since that made them grumpy. Yes, but back then, she seemed shocked there was a mess and laundry- that was still her job to deal with. Knock, yes, stay out for weeks, no.

TLC stinks said...

Another recap:

http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/kate-plus-8-recap-kate-gosselin-pushes-her-kids-in-cooking-contest-w160307

"They’re bossy, but they’re leaders," conceded the girls. The boys were more hesitant to comment on Mady and Cara’s leaderships styles, whispering to one another in the confessional not to say too much because “they’re going to see this!”

Cara’s team made delicious chocolate peanut butter cupcakes, but it wasn’t enough to secure the win. Ultimately, Mady’s team won because of their perseverance even after messing up their first batch of desserts.

TLC stinks said...

Wow, the fans are turning away in droves!!! This has backfired big time if the plan was to create interest with a rude teen. Wow. Even some diehards have had enough. Finally, she has jumped the shark and Mady took her down.

localyocul said...

TLC stinks said... 109
I totally believe this is how Mady behaves ALL THE TIME. Remember when she was younger?

My question is does Kate really let Mady get away with this behavior? I believe she does.

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I think she lets her get away with it because M is so strong willed it's too much work to enforce limits. With some kids, you take away a phone (remember the episode she did that? What happened there?), and they never do it again. Some, you go to take your phone and they refuse to give it up, make you physically take it, find ways around the taking of the phone like finding an ipad with imessage, screaming back things like "you can't make me". I bet this is how she has behaved in response to discipline, and M has taught TFW how to treat her. Cara deserved to win that contest from what I've read, but TFW didn't want to incur M's wrath so she found a reason to give it to M. She says people have to learn there are winners and losers, but I don't think she's allowed M to learn the losing gracefully part.

localyocul said...

I watched the extra antiquing clip on FB..first of all, TFW actually fawned over some dishes her mother had, in a fond manner (good for her). However after she says something like "Holy cow my mom had this same set" you can hear M say "Holy Cow noone cares."

FlimsyFlamsy said...

I wonder if the twins ever use living with Dad as currency. As in, do things our way, or we'll move, and your little dog and pony show will be over.

Tucker's Mom said...

I hope that fishwrapper site does a recap. Awaiting the viewing numbers.

Midnight Madness said...

Wow, the fans are turning away in droves!!!

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What fans? The die-hard remaining sheeple? I haven't checked the timeline today.

fidosmommy said...

Cooking CONTESTS are unscripted, spontaneous events in that household? Sure they are. No coming up with ideas at corporate office going on here, folks. Nope, just kids doing their normal stuff the cameras happen to catch. Right? Right??

Sad but true said...

localyocul said... 105
. . . The baffling thing is that when the kids were little TFW was all into "obeying". They went to time out or their room if they did not "obey". What happened to that? But if you think about it, M may have been punished for not obeying, but never really for sassing.
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What happened? The kids grew up. She can no longer threaten or cajole them into behaving like in the good old days---all it takes is for one kid to show up to filming with an attitude and no happy smile, and that puts paid to her whole schtick. If the kids all got on the same page with this, they could put her out of business in no time. And I think they're beginning to get that.

If the comments all over the place are any indication, very few people are interested in seeing more of this--in particular, Mady. So I wonder what the next 5 episodes are looking like? My guess is, a lot more of the same. I wonder if there will be a mad dash to re-edit to somehow make her look less awful. Kate must already know what's in the can, and I bet she's s***ting her pants right about now.

localyocul said...

Sad but true said... 119
localyocul said... 105
. . . The baffling thing is that when the kids were little TFW was all into "obeying". They went to time out or their room if they did not "obey". What happened to that? But if you think about it, M may have been punished for not obeying, but never really for sassing.
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What happened? The kids grew up.

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Well yeah, but I meant what happened to her at least TRYING to keep them in line....

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Fidosmommy (#118), yes, it's all spontaneous. Antiquing with a film crew, seeing a little horse show that's been there a million years but you never bothered to go to, and of course, the cooking show.
All done, as Archie Bunker used to say, on the "sperm of the moment." That's her story, and she's stickin' to it.

YouReapWhatYouSow said...

I think the twins have the "goods" on her and she knows it - the lies she tells, adventures with TFM, how she treated the kids over the years, etc... The list of things KG has done/said in pursuit of fame and fortune is probably far more than we will ever know.

Or maybe the twins, most likely "M", will write a "tell all" book once she has finished college. And I can see her getting back at TFW once and for all in her own pursuit of fame. What goes around, comes around.

TFW wanted fame at all costs, and I don't think the apple has fallen too far from the tree. The only reason she puts up with M and C at this point is that she would rather keep filming to keep her mug out there, then realize it is time to shut the show down and be a parent.



Sad but true said...

localyocul said... 120
Sad but true said... 119
localyocul said... 105

Well yeah, but I meant what happened to her at least TRYING to keep them in line....

We don't see everything, but the little that seeps out from time to time is telling. I think that whole situation with Hannah last spring (no idea if it occurred before the Mexico trip, but it was definitely before FL) showed Kate that she can't just insist anymore that her kids do what she says. The very idea of Hannah saying, okay, I'm staying with Dad and there's nothing you can do about it, must have scared the bejesus out of her. (If that all in fact happened. Of course we have no confirmation, but it all somehow makes sense.) I think she has to tread very carefully now, if she gets physical, someone's gonna hear about it (or see it--film crew anyone?). And if she goes too far with her inconsistent and often unfairly applied discipline, that's gonna come out somewhere. Unfortunately for her, it's coming out more and more on the show, because the consequences of how she has raised these kids cannot be hidden forever. And unfortunately for her, they cannot, for once, be blamed on Jon. She is truly beginning to reap what she's sown.

fidosmommy said...

I am not a parent, so I admit ignorance. But it seems to me that if a mother is stick-rigid about her children being obedient and "being kind to each other" (per their family creed of years ago) she would continue to have some concern whether they showed some level of respect to her as teens. It's like two different people - obey me, say please and thank you, don't interrupt, be kind, etc - turned into ain't it cool how my kids give me a hard time, are argumentative with family members, are rarely kind
and we're getting paid for that? I think if Kate didn't approve of the behavior, she would have shut it down long ago to where her kids knew she meant business. As I said, this is the opinion of a non- parental unit.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

YouReapWhatYouSow (#122), I suspect the twins will be getting book offers the day they turn 18. It would be ghost written, of course, with them just supplying the stories. And yes, that's probably another thing that gives them power over TFW.

Sue_Buddy said...

Jane, re Making a Murderer, I thought the same thing, not the best thing to watch during the holidays. Netflix just added it to their lineup a recently. The film makers spent 10 years documenting it.

Enjoy the holidays and go back to it later. LOL

Layla said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 115
I wonder if the twins ever use living with Dad as currency. As in, do things our way, or we'll move, and your little dog and pony show will be over.
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I think filming is the twins' currency. If they don't get what they want, when they want it, then they won't perform for the camera. That's a lot of power for them to have at their ages, and it sure looks like it's damaging to both of them. She can't control them or even correct them out of fear that they will refuse to film.

MikeB said...

I can see one or more of the kids doing a book someday about their experiences. In my opinion such a book would make sense after they have started making their own lives for themselves and can provide some independent perspective on the conditions Kate made them live in compared to what they find is normal and stable on their own. It would be much more powerful for the kids to say "I've got a normal life now and I realize that Kate forcing us to live our lives out on film was damaging to us emotionally and kept us from having as good a childhood as we should have."

A book deal at 18 might be sensational but I don't think it would simply be a rehashing of the long hours filming, the lack of privacy, and some stories of Kate losing her temper and yelling at them and/or spanking them.

Sheri said...

Tucker's Mom said... 24
Sue_Buddy said... 22
Binged that one so hard I seriously considered a foley catheter ;-)
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Did you love Brenden? Loved his accent.
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Fell in love with Chris O'Dowd in Bridesmaids. Have you seen Family Tree?

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For Chris O'Dowd fans...if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend "The IT Crowd" on Netflix. It's hilarious.

Even more so if you have a geek in your life. Or if you are the geek in your life. ;)

As for the latest Kate Krapfest, I don't watch but I'm saddened to hear about Mady. It certainly seems like her bad attitude is being exploited for ratings.

It is very likely that it is not being checked by Kate, may even be encouraged, because it brings the eyeballs and the commentary.

She's going to have a rough time of adulthood if she doesn't learn that you just can't treat people like that in the real world and expect to have anyone want to be around you.

Heartbreaking.

Anywho, Happy Christmas to all who celebrate and Merry Holidays to all.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

What happened? The kids grew up. She can no longer threaten or cajole them into behaving like in the good old days---all it takes is for one kid to show up to filming with an attitude and no happy smile, and that puts paid to her whole schtick.

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That's exactly what happened.

Kids should not have leverage over their parents. It renders the entire concept of a parent useless. You might as well not have a parent at all. Jon did one thing right in that the kids have no leverage on him. He removed it.

Sue_Buddy said...

Sheri said... 129
For Chris O'Dowd fans.
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Oh, I am! Thanks so much!! Just watched a bit to see if I'd be interested. Looks funny. Have I mentioned I love his accent? ;)

Anyone with Acorn who liked Miranda Hart (the big clumsy girl) in Call the Midwife, she has her own series called "Miranda." She's a hoot-cute show. Sometimes I laughed right out loud--tears streaming down face.

fidosmommy said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 125
YouReapWhatYouSow (#122), I suspect the twins will be getting book offers the day they turn 18. It would be ghost written, of course, with them just supplying the stories. And yes, that's probably another thing that gives them power over TFW.

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Maybe Beth will volunteer. :)

Mel said...

Notice Mady's body language when she went to tell TFW that she'd messed up the ingredients. She was scared to tell her. It looked like she was bracing herself for an outburst.

I felt bad for Mady there. It's just a stupid task made up for filming purposes. So what if she messed something up. Oh right, it IS a big deal because now she messed up the filming schedule.

Way to not make it fun, TFW. She can suck the joy out of *anything*.

Vanessa said...

One thing I can say is I would have loved to have seen Jon talk smack to kate like Mady is doing.

Sheri said...

Sue_Buddy said... 131
Sheri said... 129
For Chris O'Dowd fans.
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Oh, I am! Thanks so much!! Just watched a bit to see if I'd be interested. Looks funny. Have I mentioned I love his accent? ;)

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If you're a fan of funny Irish men (which I am) then you'll probably also like Black Books, starring Dylan Moran, also on Netflix. :D Unfortunately there's not nearly as many episodes as I would have liked and I binged the whole series in no time.

Vanessa said...

Mel said... 133
Notice Mady's body language when she went to tell TFW that she'd messed up the ingredients. She was scared to tell her. It looked like she was bracing herself for an outburst.

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yes Mel, I noticed that as well. That's probably because there's usually more of a freakazoid spazzout from their mother regarding food or wasting it. Or, they still don't know "which" mommy is going to react. Narcs love to keep their victims walking on eggshells.

Sheri said...

Vanessa said... 134
One thing I can say is I would have loved to have seen Jon talk smack to kate like Mady is doing.

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I totally agree. When I used to watch the show, back in the day, I often thought to myself, 'Why doesn't he just tell the harpy off?'

Vanessa said...

And what's with the tilting of the head? Too hard for her to keep her lollipop head still? And the wide eye batting of the lashes is over the top.
She's driven by that petting zoo (or whatever it is) many MANY times over the years and it just came to her recently to take the kids?

Formerly Duped said...

Watched on demand. I think Kate is seriously scared of the twins,or that they will ruin the show, especially Mady. Of course she had her win the cooking challenge. And what was with Alexis saying "A Hannah and Mommy moment. How weird." Do those two still not get along after the staying-at-Jon's fiasco? Pretty boring and staged- really, a miniature horse??

Anonymous said...

This item could be was is ahead for TFW. "Madonna goes to court to force ex-husband to return son Rocco,15, to New York after teen 'says he wants to stay with Dad in England'. Story in today's Daily Mail online.

bm

Sue_Buddy said...

Sheri said... 135
If you're a fan of funny Irish men (which I am) then you'll probably also like Black Books, starring Dylan Moran, also on Netflix. :D Unfortunately there's not nearly as many episodes as I would have liked and I binged the whole series in no time.
:::::

I was just coming over here to recommend it. I've got a couple left to watch--saving them. :) Wish there were more.

Sandi said...

Christine Snyder @csnyder -17h
@Kateplusmy8 Does Mady ever feel like she was too harsh towards you when
she watches the episodes?


Kate Gosselin @Kateplusmy8 -17h
@csnyder she doesn't mean it. She says stuff W passion but I know she loves
me dearly so I let a lot of it roll off.She's SO affectionate.

Susan1956 said...

I think the closest he came to it was when they were in the old house dressing the sextuplets before going somewhere and he told her to pull the stick out. Which she said was rude.

Mel said...

Vanessa...I think it's a case of production looking for cheap ideas that are local.

They can't afford to fly the whole group first class someplace every week.

And watching them live their lives at the house is getting beyond boring. TFW isn't the only thing getting old!

Maybe it's time for a chicken coop update. We haven't seen that in a while.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

However after she says something like "Holy cow my mom had this same set" you can hear M say "Holy Cow noone cares."

&&&&

It's just inexplicable how rude that is. And inexplicable a child is allowed to make a comment like that and it's just let go. This is not about Mady being a bad kid. This is about a bad parent unable to help a good kid reach their potential.

Mel said...

The wide eyed, tilted head is her Raggedy Ann look. Painted on eye lashes, floppy head.

Actually in the scenes with no make-up and blond tresses she looked kind of cute and attractive.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


I wonder if the twins ever use living with Dad as currency. As in, do things our way, or we'll move, and your little dog and pony show will be over.

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It's possible. That's almost worse for Kate than saying no more filming.

I was going to say that's the kind of leverage I think is most common to see. Children of divorce whose parents feel like they can't rock the boat or the child will just go live with the other parent. It's just not good for a kid to be in that power position.

Mel said...

Kind of mean to let the kids think they're getting another animal when it's just a story line to justify going to an activity.

Tucker's Mom said...

Sandi said... 142

Christine Snyder @csnyder -17h
@Kateplusmy8 Does Mady ever feel like she was too harsh towards you when
she watches the episodes?


Kate Gosselin @Kateplusmy8 -17h
@csnyder she doesn't mean it. She says stuff W passion but I know she loves
me dearly so I let a lot of it roll off.She's SO affectionate.
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Yeah. She's as cuddly as a pissed off porcupine.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

But, TFW, there are other people for whom M's cutting remarks WON'T just roll off -- nor should they. And it's your freaking JOB to teach her to do better.
Parent is a verb and a noun.

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said... 145

However after she says something like "Holy cow my mom had this same set" you can hear M say "Holy Cow noone cares." 

&&&&

It's just inexplicable how rude that is. And inexplicable a child is allowed to make a comment like that and it's just let go. This is not about Mady being a bad kid. This is about a bad parent unable to help a good kid reach their potential
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It puts a rather fine point on the loss of relationship with grandma. Mady is indifferent and detached to the point of being glib.
Sad.

Tucker's Mom said...

Why make an enormous stink over a boy making fun of his sister's hair, but not Mady directly giving her awful lip?

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

But, TFW, there are other people for whom M's cutting remarks WON'T just roll off -- nor should they. And it's your freaking JOB to teach her to do better. Parent is a verb and a noun.

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I agree. It really is irrelevant whether Kate is fine with letting this roll off her back. She needs to let this child know this kind of verbal abuse is not acceptable, that it's not okay to speak to people this way.

Mady is going to struggle in romantic relationships, employment, and other social situations, if she does not learn that how she speaks to people is not appropriate. She is doing her child a grave disservice.

What's more, what are her seven other children learning from this? That this is okay, of course.

Sheri said...

Christine Snyder @csnyder -17h
@Kateplusmy8 Does Mady ever feel like she was too harsh towards you when
she watches the episodes?


Kate Gosselin @Kateplusmy8 -17h
@csnyder she doesn't mean it. She says stuff W passion but I know she loves
me dearly so I let a lot of it roll off.She's SO affectionate.

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

And this is exactly the problem with not checking that kind of behaviour. Healthy, normal people will not "just let it roll off" and most will simply write Mady off as someone not worth their time.

And just because you love someone does not mean it's okay to speak to them so disrespectfully, no matter how affectionate she can be.

Good lord this woman needs a parenting class, stat.

Sheri said...

Sue_Buddy said... 141
Sheri said... 135
If you're a fan of funny Irish men (which I am) then you'll probably also like Black Books, starring Dylan Moran, also on Netflix. :D Unfortunately there's not nearly as many episodes as I would have liked and I binged the whole series in no time.
:::::

I was just coming over here to recommend it. I've got a couple left to watch--saving them. :) Wish there were more.

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Oh, and Sue_Buddy, we obviously have similar senses of humour. :D I find Dylan Moran absolutely hysterical.

MikeB said...

Ratings are relatively steady from last week. 787,000 viewers and a 0.24 share. Last week was 736,000 and a 0.26 share.

Kind of surprised they didn't drop below 700K given the steady decline over the couple of years of specials.

The Jill & Jessa repeat that was on just before her had 775,000 viewers and a 0.25 share. It will be interesting to see what the ratings are after she loses that lead-in in January.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


And this is exactly the problem with not checking that kind of behaviour. Healthy, normal people will not "just let it roll off" and most will simply write Mady off as someone not worth their time.

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Correct. Most people don't have a stake in Mady, being her mother. Most people are going to say okay then, that's a very nasty person and not worth my time. It's unfair for Mady and her future to not correct this behavior.

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And just because you love someone does not mean it's okay to speak to them so disrespectfully, no matter how affectionate she can be.
&&&

Agree again. Actually, shouldn't the fact that you love them make this behavior even worse? You actually have a stake in who they are and who they will be. You're letting someone you care about be rude and nasty. Don't you care for their future socially and otherwise?

More and more this sounds very dysfunctional. In one breath Mady is supposedly being loving and affectionate. In the next, she is verbally bashing her mother? And Kate's just putting up with this. Does Kate understand this sounds just like a domestic violence relationship, which certainly includes verbal abuse?

Layla said...

MikeB (156),
787,000? Still really crappy ratings. I thought they'd be higher, considering the fact that it's the holidays and more people are taking time off work and are home. I'd be willing to bet none of the 8 episodes this season gets over 1M viewers.

In January, the new season of The Little Couple will be the lead-in for K+8, and it's a popular show. It'll be interesting to see what happens then. Still, I'm predicting under 1M for all of them.

reader said...

Why would her mother correct her?
This is exactly how her mother has interacted with people. Yelling, slapping, demanding, temper tantrums.
And yes boys especially Collin get lectures, painful lectures on 3 word comment. ..kind of like if he forgot to use a coupon.

fidosmommy said...

Future professor: "And now we will move onto the next phase of the build-up to WWI."

Student: "No one cares!" (read: SHUT UP!)

Future employers: "Our company is founded on family, service and professionalism. We bring the best..."

Trainee: "No one cares!" (read: SHUT UP!)

And then this misled adult-child will wonder why nobody lets things roll off. What, she wasn't passionate enough? Well, there's always tomorrow. She can practice on that tonight.

Yes, it was a different time, but if I had ever spoken to my mother in that manner, my teen years would have been in jeopardy. Not a doubt in my mind about that.

Sad but true said...

Very interesting article on participating in reality TV:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sandy-malone/25-realities-to-consider-_b_5180926.html

Tucker's Mom said...

Sad but true said... 161
Very interesting article on participating in reality TV:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sandy-malone/25-realities-to-consider-_b_5180926.html
December 23, 2015 at 1:50 PM

N.B. Jim Boob:

"6) Don't sign up to make a reality show if you have a lot of freaky skeletons in the closet that TMZ can find. No, seriously. The networks do background checks (theoretically) but they're mostly checking criminal history and bad credit. But IF your show is successful and you've been living a lie, you WILL get busted and it won't be pretty. If it's embarrassing for the network, you can be sued for non-disclosure. If it's juicy, they'll play it up and you'll wish you'd never heard of reality television. By then, of course, it's wayyy too late."

PatK said...

So Katie is still pulling in less than a million viewers? Bwahahaha.

P.J. said...

MikeB said...

The Jill & Jessa repeat that was on just before her had 775,000 viewers and a 0.25 share.

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I think that explains why her numbers were slightly higher. Put her after a 5 year old episode of Hoarders and I'm sure she'd have been below 700K.

JR said...

the ratings are terrible...I still think they will sink even lower once the fascination wears off...although I don't know how you keep someone on with those numbers on a weekly basis...she must be somewhat concerned...how many chances can TLC give her?

fidosmommy said...

Wonder how 787,000 viewers translates into dollars for TLC and advertisers.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Sad but true (#161), that was an excellent article --
thanks for the link!

chefsummer #Leh said...

She needs to let this child know this kind of verbal abuse is not acceptable,

But where did they learn it from?

that it's not okay to speak to people this way.

But mom talked to dad that way so why not talk to mom that way?

Rbymes with Witch said...

Wonder how 787,000 viewers translates into dollars for TLC and advertisers. 166

Additionally, I wonder if all the advertisers who refuse to sponsor the duggars don't sponsor Jill and Jessa either, and whether they signed on
for the Gosselin debacle.

On another note, I feel bad for Mady. Her mother has not and is not doing her any favors.

Sad but true said...

JR said... 165
the ratings are terrible...I still think they will sink even lower once the fascination wears off...although I don't know how you keep someone on with those numbers on a weekly basis...she must be somewhat concerned...how many chances can TLC give her?

I doubt they have any back-up. I don't have TLC, but I'm reading that their daytime programming is now almost exclusively Dateline repeats. Interspersed with marathons whenever one of their "original" shows is coming back. Think of how many hours of programming they lost when they pulled 19 Kids off. There is an article in Variety talking about year-on-year viewership--while the Discovery channel is up 3% on the year for the key demo of 18-49, TLC is down a whopping 19%. There is clearly a problem here. (Here's the link: http://variety.com/2015/tv/ratings/2015-cable-ratings-amc-discovery-cartoon-network-1201666316/)

Vanessa said...

She's probably cursing Theresa Giuduce right now. She's done her time in the big house, just in time for Xmas! Haha

Dmasy said...

I am ready to click on watch for "Making of a Murderer". I will report back later.

Count me as another true crime fan who wonders why I am so enthralled.

NJGal51 said...

Teara Brewer (@@rachelplatten17): @Kateplusmy8 How excited are the little ones for Christmas?

Kate Gosselin (@@Kateplusmy8): @rachelplatten17 Off the charts. Eating lots of sugar,baked goods, &goodies.Opening our family gifts daily&bouncing off the walls! #I❤️It
========
Opening daily family gifts. Yup, that screams of a piecin' and patchin' single mom.

She's back on Twitter today so either she's getting nervous because the ratings are low or she can't handle the kids being home with no current filming.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

NJGal51 (#173), I can just picture the bargaining that must go on. "If you'll just stay away from me for the hours you're usually in school and out of my hair, you can eat all the sugar you want, and open one gift. Now go disperse, and I'll see you at 4!"

Localyocul said...

I forgot about the one present a day thing. Didn't she start that last year so the snowflakes wouldn't have to wait? Is that a week or more? One week is 56 gifts!

Sue_Buddy said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8
Seriously! I had to extricate myself from the room AFTER I lost count of how many I had consumed! #BackAwayAlready
::::::

LOL - "Extracate"

Don't we all extracate the room when we leave it? Some maybe extricate the room, but most probably just leave. I'm trying to think of the last time I extricated.

It's rather humorous when she uses the wrong word AND misspells it. And she doesn't eat, she consumes. Oh wait, English was her best subject in school. Never mind.

"Seriously" though, does she think using words like that make her sound intelligent?

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
Kate Gosselin tweeted: she doesn't mean it. She says stuff W passion but I know she loves
me dearly so I let a lot of it roll off.She's SO affectionate.
__

There you go. Kate has spoken: Mady is not being mean; she is just being passionate! That is insanity. Like Admin. said Kate has no leverage over Mady. Kate needs Mady to film because she brings drama. What are all the comments about? Mady...being mean and rude. It brings in ratings just like it did when Jon and Kate use to fight. People tuned in to see what she will say this week.

What a messed up daughter-mother relationship. It is based on Mady being rude and controlling and Mommy really can't correct daughter because daughter will spill the beans on mommy and also refuse to film. Oh even perhaps threaten to move in with daddy. Kate is reaping what she sowed.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Like Admin. said Kate has no leverage over Mady. Kate needs Mady to film because she brings drama. What are all the comments about? Mady...being mean and rude. It brings in ratings just like it did when Jon and Kate use to fight


&&&&


You know what this is? A conflict of interest. A conflict of interest with your own flipping daughter.

fidosmommy said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8
Seriously! I had to extricate myself from the room AFTER I lost count of how many I had consumed! #BackAwayAlready

*********

Are we taking bets? My wager is that she had one of whatever it is she's talking about. And then nibbled a salad with fish sauce and feta cheese.

westcoastie said...

Hi all! Long time no comment.

I wanted to say that watching the relationship between Mady and tfw does not make for good tv, IMO.

With Jon, I continued to watch because I hoped, no, I prayed he would grow a pair. Alas, never happened.

In this latest incarnation of the show tfw is Jon while Mady plays the part of the shrewish mother.

Been there, done that. It is neither cute nor entertaining. Tfw is not doing Mady any favors allowing the behavior.

All in all I find I prefer watching paint dry.

reader said...

Slapping Emeril Lagasse with a spoon in front of the family, film crew, cameras. Yelling or pouty whining at how many guides on their many trips. Her spoiled child routine to Steve Thomas from this Old House as he and his crew installed solar panels. Years of screaming at Jon, chasing him around their new beautiful home, shrieking for not using a coupon. Screaming at him down their little street, screaming....husband...in front of so many. Who does that? Mady has witnessed 15 years of this. And much more than just what was on film.
I recognize in myself some of Mothers behaviors.
This is Katie Kreider's daughter. I am not shocked at all. Mom has a tv show, 3 cars, house with a pool and the kids. Dad is struggling.
Day after day of stomping and screaming, playing the pu upon victim and being sure everyone sees it, people start to stay out your way.
Unfortunately perhaps Mady hasn't realized that eventually everyone leaves when you behave this way. No patience and demanding your way all the time.

reader said...

One episode, the old house. I was shocked she was backing out of the driveway and just dropped shoes onto the driveway through the window from the moving vehicle for Jon to pick up. That like so many other moments spoke volumes.
My god, the white plastic chair, (that should one day have a place in some horrific museum next to Joan Crawford's wire hangers) that chair where she swung her leg and commanded all, always with a tone. This woman who has enraged viewers for more than a decade, would we expect a demure teen?

Dmasy said...

Making a Murder update. I just finished Episode 2. If this documentary was a movie, critics would call it too unbelievable. I am resisting google to read "the rest of the story".

Both possibilities are so improbable.

Thanks for the recommendation.

Sheepless In Seattle said...

Kate Gosselin tweeted: she doesn't mean it. She says stuff W passion but I know she loves
me dearly so I let a lot of it roll off.She's SO affectionate.

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So now I get it. Being rude, inconsiderate and mouthing over to a parent is now being passionate? Back-talking is nothing more than an expression of love so you don't correct it?

Oh. My. Word.

I was wondering if Mady's rudeness was all scripted, drama, and being hateful was just a ruse to pull in raters. Kate just confirmed that it's not. This is how she behaves when the cameras are off. Kate better nip this "passion" in the bud now, if it's not too late.

Sue_Buddy said...

Dmasy said... 183

I think you're right. Who'd believe it? I'm so impressed with what an exceptional documentary it is. The women who made it were film making grad students.

Hope you can resist Googling until the end.

Sheepless In Seattle said...

she must be somewhat concerned...how many chances can TLC give her?

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Apparently quite a few. Teflon Kate's rating were dismal when the show was cancelled before. Does anyone remember how low they went? However, she came back. I wonder what she is holding over someone's head at TLC. She must have something on somebody.

Sheepless In Seattle said...


Yes, it was a different time, but if I had ever spoken to my mother in that manner, my teen years would have been in jeopardy. Not a doubt in my mind about that.

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Bingo. Here's the thing, Fido. We never would have THOUGHT about talking to our parents like that. If we had mouthed off, the fur would fly. You just didn't do it. Period. Times may be different now, but respect is respect. Honoring your parents and speaking with civility doesn't diminish over the years. Rude behavior, especially to a parent, cannot be explained away as the child being passionate or spunky.

I wonder if she speaks that way to her father.

Tucker's Mom said...

NJGal51 said... 173
Teara Brewer (@@rachelplatten17): @Kateplusmy8 How excited are the little ones for Christmas?

Kate Gosselin (@@Kateplusmy8): @rachelplatten17 Off the charts. Eating lots of sugar,baked goods, &goodies.Opening our family gifts daily&bouncing off the walls! #I❤️It
========
Opening daily family gifts. Yup, that screams of a piecin' and patchin' single mom.

She's back on Twitter today so either she's getting nervous because the ratings are low or she can't handle the kids being home with no current filming.

*******
Ah, yes. The Gosselins used to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus, commonly known as Christmas. And although, from time to time, for the purposes of money, fame and exploitation, they would celebrate the blessed even which marks mankind's salvation, a tad early in order to film, they still held to the basic tenets of Christian faith.
Now, in a Seinfeldian sense of Festivus, Kate likes to celebrate Kwanzmasukkah, with daily gifts and a general sense of self-absorption and indulgence which lasts an indeterminate span of time and spans all known secular and non-secular holidays from Thanksgiving to New Years and beyond.

fidosmommy said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8
Seriously! I had to extricate myself from the room AFTER I lost count of how many I had consumed! #BackAwayAlready
::::::

LOL - "Extracate"

Don't we all extracate the room when we leave it? Some maybe extricate the room, but most probably just leave. I'm trying to think of the last time I extricated.

It's rather humorous when she uses the wrong word AND misspells it.

*********
Seriously, I'm confused. I don't see how Kate misspelled or misused this word. Maybe I should go check it out in my Funk and Wagnell's before I speak, but ... it looks OK to me. But yes, she likes the
floweriest words she can find.

NOIP said...

Sheepless in Seattle. Can you believe Kate Plus 8 went out with a bang in 2011. 2.1 million. Read here:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/kate-8-ends-best-ratings-235480

and here...

http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/starr-raving/posts/quick-look-kate-plus-8

P.J. said...

fidosmommy said...

Seriously, I'm confused. I don't see how Kate misspelled or misused this word.

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I'm with you.

Mel said...

I really feel for Mady. Yes, she has a volatile personality, but it could have been harnessed, channeled, used to her advantage instead of her detriment. She could have learned to use all that energy positively.

Her mother's poor parenting, and the filming, have ruined the child. She right now is one not very nice person.

But we know she can have a good heart...look how many times we've seen her try to protect a younger sibling from the wrath of TFW.

Think how as an adult she could use that passion to advocate for animals or underpriviledged children or the poor. She could really do some good in the world. And she still might....I hope she gets turned around and realizes that emulating her mother is not a good thing.

NOIP said...

p.s On the first url (?) read the comments.

Math Girl said...

fidosmommy said... 189

Seriously, I'm confused. I don't see how Kate misspelled or misused this word. Maybe I should go check it out in my Funk and Wagnell's before I speak, but ... it looks OK to me. But yes, she likes the floweriest words she can find.
------------------------
I think the original poster is implying that she spelled extricate with an a instead of an i, but it looks to me like it was spelled correctly (with an i).

To extricate is to free oneself from a constraint or difficulty. Unless the room was wrapping tentacles around her ankles, I wouldn't think she had to extricate herself from it. Or maybe if the floor was covered with quicksand or sticky mud, she would need to extricate.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Here's the thing, Fido. We never would have THOUGHT about talking to our parents like that. 187

No kidding. It's not even a question of what might have happened. My friends and I never considered speaking to our parents like this. The thought just need occurred to us.

Sue_Buddy said...

Seriously, I'm confused. I don't see how Kate misspelled or misused this word. Maybe I should go check it out in my Funk and Wagnell's before I speak, but ... it looks OK to me. But yes, she likes the
floweriest words she can find.

::::::

You're right. For some reason I read extrAcate. She did spell it right. My bad.

Usually the word is used when you're describing getting out of a sticky situation or disengaging, not walking out of a room. Her choice of words and how they apply and her made up words grate on me. Really, who says they extricated themselves from a room? You extricate yourself from a situation, an entanglement. But then perhaps being in a room full of pretzels, chocolate and M&Ms is her idea of a difficult situation that required some type of unique removal versus just walking out. LOL

P.J. said...

Math Girl said...

To extricate is to free oneself from a constraint or difficulty.

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I think she was making the point that the sweets were hard to turn down. As much as the woman butchers the English language, she didn't this time.

Sue_Buddy said...

Math Girl said... 194
To extricate is to free oneself from a constraint or difficulty. Unless the room was wrapping tentacles around her ankles, I wouldn't think she had to extricate herself from it. Or maybe if the floor was covered with quicksand or sticky mud, she would need to extricate.
:::::

That's right, and when she uses inappropriate, big words, it's incongruous (not in harmony-LOL) with her otherwise projected image of the, like, ummm bleach blonde, MILF bimbo. It grates.

chefsummer #Leh said...

So now I get it. Being rude, inconsiderate and mouthing over to a parent is now being passionate?
_____
Guess no one I know is passionate then.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

ost "Discussion thread: Kate Plus 8 'What's Old is New'...":

I really feel for Mady. Yes, she has a volatile personality, but it could have been harnessed, channeled, used to her advantage instead of her detriment. She could have learned to use all that energy positively.



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I feel for her too, 100%.

She is not a bad kid. She is rude because it's allowed. Many good kids would behave the same if such a thing were allowed by their parents. She has slowly pushed that boundary line farther and father out until it's virtually disappeared from the horizon. Any kid could do the same if given the opportunity. Most just don't get the chance to try.

There are so many great activities that could help channel Mady's energy and surely at least something like this is available to her. Things like debate club, Model UN, student government, the student newspaper. Film club, acting classes, scouts. All places where her voice can be heard constructively.

She has a lot of potential and could grow into a really successful adult. But not if she doesn't find a way to harness her personality and direct it to productive things. She desperately needs the adults here to help her with that.

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