Saturday, December 12, 2015

Recap: 'School's Out!' Jim Boobs gets locked in a room without a muzzle and bitches her way out

Coming up on Kate Plus 8. Which I guess was cancelled, then back for some specials, now back for a "season"? I liked the olden days, like in the 90's, where when your favorite show was cancelled it really was dead and you mourned and cried and then moved on and found a new and better show and hoped maybe someday you'd see those people again at an autograph trade show you stumble upon in a Burbank mall.


Anyway, coming up there will be a lot of whining and arguing and drama, and the comment of the day goes to the lovely Leah, who, arms crossed, quips, "This show should be called Kate Plus Kate." Baw! The kids are finally old enough to get it, and it's glorious.

They heavily promote the terribly awkward Bachelorette date complete with a NYC helicopter ride. Oh, they know that's the pinnacle moment of the "season." The budget was all in on that episode. At least the guy seems very nice for an actor, although I half expect him to hand her a head shot at the end of the night in case she's ever interested in booking him again.

Kate doesn't know what's the proper way to say goodnight at the end of the date. Is this really that hard? Maybe it is for someone who doesn't experience emotion. Usually a polite hug is fine, whether you like him or her. If there's sparks and it was a really spectacular date, a little kiss is appropriate. Kate however shuffles into her limo, the inside glowing with halogen blue lights, and gives him a little acrylic finger wave, avoiding eye contact. Not even a full wave, just a forefinger. She will never get married again if she can't even wave with her full hand at the poor guy.

There's a lot of blah blahing about the beach and how she's sure many families like going to the beach during the summer. Many families could never possibly afford to go to Florida for 10 days in the summer let alone go to the beach every year as she says they do, but she's tone deaf to that.

The kids, the girls namely, pretty much give her lip to everything she asks them to do. The kids are going to pack their own bags for the first time ever? Aren't they 11 and 14?? I wonder if they will also get to feed themselves on their own this year, and even wipe themselves. Geez.

Kate is explaining all this in excruciating detail, without a stitch of make-up on. She is really getting comfortable with the cameras. We flash back to another recent 1 percent boring vacation in Mexico. I keep thinking of the great Betty White, who once said of Facebook, "In my day, seeing pictures of peoples' vacations was considered a punishment!" Oh, it's still a punishment here, Betty.

They head to an unnamed department store because the store probably wouldn't give their permission to use their name. Looks like a JC Penney or Bon-Ton, one of those places that has "semi-annual" home sales semi-weekly. In the parking lot they're all walking just fine, two and three-abreast and relatively close to the parked cars. No other cars are driving around. Kate barks that she wants them to walk away from the middle of the "street" and walk "single file." The kids mostly just ignore her, which is hilarious. Actually, one of my pet peeves is circling the parking lot looking for a spot and there are people walking in the middle of the road you can't get around. You feel like it would be a little much to beep at them, especially when they're bogged down with several shopping bags, yet you don't want to crawl around at 2 mph for the next 30 yards either following behind them waiting for them to get to their car and get out of your way. But since there are no cars circling to be found, is it really worth nagging them about this?

Aw, poor Joel has a back ache and feels sick to his stomach, but according to Kate, he wanted to go shopping anyway. I find it rather disturbing Joel asks his mother for permission to sit down. He has to ask her? Just sit down if you want to sit down. You're her child, not her hostage.

Joel, bored with the coach conversations about this, says I just didn't feel good.

But, but, tell us more. Did you puke? Was it everywhere? What was your temperature? Is it rabies, or amebic dysentery? The sheeple want to know. Autocorrect to this day still wants to change sheeple to something else, this time it was "shekel." Well, tis the season! L'Chaim!

Kate immediately had thoughts of he's sick and, literally, "oh my gosh we have to travel tomorrow!" but then immediately realized she literally doesn't care if someone is sick and they have to travel tomorrow because typically what does that matter. For someone so organized, should they be buying luggage the day before a big vacation? I always like to wipe down new luggage and let it air out a few days to get the formaldehyde smell out. Plus what if they don't have what you're looking for? You'll have to take your old luggage on the trip and that would be just terrible.

Kate was hoping for six different colors of luggage. I don't know how realistic that hope is unless you shop online. Isn't it funny how dated this process already seems, going to a box store and picking out luggage?


How do you read reviews and know which ones the wheels fell off within six months or the zipper broke? What if you pick something out and realized later it only has 2 1/2 stars, or what if you saw it online for 20 bucks cheaper plus a coupon code? That would suck. These days you go try out the luggage in the box store then go home and buy it online, and box stores are desperate to figure out what to do about that. In any case I would be happy to just watch Kate browse luggage on Amazon for the same amount of time we watch her go through these shenanigans in this store, it can't be much more boring and at least poor sick Joel could go to bed.

Different colors helps keep everything organized. I get that, but wouldn't it be easier to just tie six different colored ribbons on the handles? Surely there is a Joann Fabrics nearby to help with that.

Aaden and the girls really want to buy some stuffed animal neck pillows. That strikes me as rather babyish but I guess whatever makes them happy. Another girl is approaching Kate with a memory foam travel pillow. Memory foam? Lol. I'm sure that makes a hell of a lot of difference 14 hours into a trans-Pacific flight. What's next, the twins want to buy Rachel Ray's garbage bowl? The kids are behaving as if a lot of whining and begging has gotten Kate to cave before. And I bet it has, because they hold some serious collateral on her.

They finally decide on their bags, and it looks like she gave in on the neck pillows, heh. This segment was only about four minutes but it sure felt like four hours. I can't really get a good look at the luggage nor know much about any luggage but my own, but some of the posters here said it is pretty expensive. Naturally. Unless you go to a discount place like Target or Walmart, luggage often is crazy expensive and I'm not sure why. Seems a little scammy.

Commercials! Tomorrow they're going to Flar-ida. Heh, you can't take the PA out of the TFW.

The little kids are going to pack their luggage? Who? The 11-year-olds? I took 41 11-year-olds to Sydney last July, six adult chaperones, and no one was nearly this helpless with their luggage.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I could have sworn either TLC or Kate vowed many years ago never to film in the children's bedrooms. I recall them being smug about it too, like of course we wouldn't do that how dare you suggest that! Yet here we are, in their bedroom, filming. They talk to a male production member, a producer or camera man I suppose, about the inexplicably boring subject of packing their own bags. We have, literally as Kate would say, been talking about this subject the entire episode. Just this subject. The door is closed. Sigh.

You know, the whole house is very cluttered in general. It's not Little People level, but it's getting there. That would drive me nuts. There are kitchen gadgets and various crap all over the kitchen, and their bedroom floor is covered with American girl paraphernalia. They have lots of cabinets, shelves and other storage materials, put things away. Kate doesn't work, surely she has time for a little tidying up every day.

The twins tease Alexis about how she rotates the same three outfits over and over. That's common for a child that age and not a big deal as long as you wash them. She'll outgrow it. That's nothing, often boys her age want to wear the same one outfit over and over. Cara has some graphic on the bodice of her shirt that they must not have gotten permission to show because they blur it out, but it's in her bodice area so there's this weird constant blur on poor Cara's chest right where they would tend to blur the Girls Gone Wild women on those commercials. Sheesh.

Mady tries to help Alexis branch out and try out some different outfits just like those montages in the movies where the girl tries out lots of different looks. Where are these outfits coming from? This makes Alexis very uncomfortable, she thinks the outfits are "harsh" and "ugly" but this is a normal sister thing to do I suppose. I think they should leave her alone and let her wear what she wants, but sisters never do. If Collin is the child singled out from the boys, Alexis is singled out from the girls. All the other sisters treat her differently, like she's odd. I feel awful for her.

Well that didn't take long, Kate has taken over the packing for the boys. Lol.

There's a lot of harmless teasing and joking among the kids, and it's a relief to see. At least some of them seem to enjoy and appreciate each other instead of everyone hating each other all day long.

Kate is still going on about the packing like this is interesting, gesturing widely with her fake nails. You know what's harsh and ugly? Those things.

Is that a black and white professional photo of Jon in the background, kissing one of the newborns? I think I see a candle on the shelf there too. That must be the butsudan to him, may he rest in peace Amen.

The packing shockingly went well, Kate opines. But she stepped right in and fixed it all, so what does she mean?

Andrea, the childcare girl Kate can't give the respect to call their nanny, is going on the trip with them and she also went with them to Australia and Mexico. I don't remember her at all. Marley is going with the twins as their bribe. Kate says she knows they've been to the beach a lot but that's where the kids want to go, and Kate loves it, too. Funny, in the preview Mady clearly says she hates the beach. Or maybe her kids just want to go where ever makes her, Kate, happy, because it's just easier that way.

They talk at length about how excited the kids were to find out they were going to the beach. They shook the floor with excitement. Really? After Mexico and the other fun swag and trips they've gotten this year they're still this engaged? Color me surprised. Why do I get just a little bit of satisfaction about seeing that harpy having to fly coach these days, and in the back of the plane too? Lol.

Kate assigns them their rooms in their gorgeous house rental. Is she looking at a notation on her phone for this or is she just using it for a flashlight? Number one, she can't remember the assignments by memory? Number two, can't she just assign them on the fly if she must? I've never seen someone waste so much effort being "organized."

Aaden, Joel and Alexis together? I feel like they're getting a little too old to have to shack up with opposite genders. Not that anything inappropriate would happen, but it's just a matter of respecting a child's privacy and understanding they're getting to the age where everything is embarrassing including having to room with your brothers. Alexis looks dismayed. Well that sucks.

I haven't the foggiest idea why Kate is arguing with the twins about the room assignments. They're not paying, they have a nice room they don't have to share with the opposite gender, deal with it.

The ungrateful twins are upset over something or other they never explain, to which Kate says she has to share a bathroom with five girls and three boys, so this is fair. God, I hate when I agree with Kate. This is a beautiful house, any room is a good room, who cares?

The bottom line is though, this is not a discussion. You don't negotiate with teenagers on nonsense like this. It's clear these girls perpetually feel slighted, and maybe in many ways they have been over the years. But when you start seeing slights in virtually anything your parent ever does, it gets exhausting for the parent.

I think a huge part of Kate likes this drama. She likes to see the twins get strung out, and then she likes explaining the justification behind her wonderful ideas for them as they get even more upset. I think she likes the power she has over them. She won't just tell them this is your room, deal with it, and walk away, because that's not dramatic and interesting. The twins suggest Kate take this room, and Kate refuses. Part of me wants to yell at the screen to just switch rooms and end this. But now I'm thinking no, teenagers don't get to tell their mother how it's going to be, even if their mother is Kate and she might deserve it. The teens could ask her nicely if she would consider the merits of taking this room and switching, but she doesn't have to if she doesn't want to. That's not how they approached it though. They were not polite. They were rude and whined and treated Kate like Kate was being cruel to them when she wasn't. Kate's right on this. And a lightning bolt just struck me down.

The kids are all hugging Kate and thanking her. For what? TLC paid for this and likely planned all of it, do they still not understand that? They understand a lot else. I think Mady at least was being a little sarcastic there. Or patronizing. Funny.

Commercials, and we're back. They're staying in what I would call a gated golf course community popular in Fla-rida beach towns. The rental comes with two extra long golf carts to drive down to the beach. They pile them high with beach stuff and hit the road. The kids are griping the whole ride down. I really don't care what they're whining about this time, I've started to tune them out. A tiny portion of the ride involves getting out onto a main road and then making a left turn to the beach. This scares Kate, and she admits she drove like a granny. Safety's first! Kate cries. I think the expression is "safety first" but I understand what she means.

The kids loved the beach and the water. Alexis is so bored talking about all this on the couch she tosses her head back and clutches her forehead. Betty, please pass the sangiovese, we still have 30 minutes to go of this.



Just like in the preview Mady says she hates the beach and always has, including the sand, swimming, and outside in general. Lol. She's kind of an indoor girl, as Jack Dawson would say.

As they head back to get some lunch, the older girls were, wait for it, stopped and chatting with three boys. There must be at least a couple yards distance between the two genders.

"No, that's not okay with me," Kate says. It's not okay with her the twins talk to boys from more than an arm's length away? Why, Jim Boob? I mean, Boobs.

Mady and Cara explain that the boys were simply asking what was being filmed. That sounds credible. Seems like that will often happen when you bring an entire production crew onto a quiet little beach. Lookie loos are going to be curious and ask. Mady tosses her hair and says she told the boys, "If you want to see more of this, like, watch it!" Cara cracks up. Heh.

For Kate's part, she accuses Mady of flirting. I don't know if I would call that flirting so much as showing off. Either way, Mady didn't do anything wrong.

Commercials. The Duggars are coming back and even Anna is now speaking, holy goodness. Anna says it was heartbreaking to hear what had happened. Which part? Is she talking about the child molestation perpetrated by her husband or the fact that the vicious and vindictive media broke the story? Because the latter is all her sisters-in-law seem to be upset over. I don't know if heartbreaking is so much the word as terrifying for the safety of your three young children. If there's one thing the Duggars have done is give me perspective. Kate seems as harmless as the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz compared to that f-ed up family. Or maybe she's the scarecrow. Whichever one didn't have a brain.

Kate i.e. production found this game Escape Zone where you have 60 minute to solve puzzles and get out of a room. Like we've talked about I've done something similar called Exit Game and it was fabulous. But with Kate at the helm we all can predict how fun this will be.

I don't like Mady's lip about this. She says Kate needs to accept the fact that they are not a team. I have no idea why Mady to this day still feels so antagonistic about the family as a unit but I don't like the younger children hearing such negativity. Not that they don't get it from their mother all the time. This is rich, Kate feels team work is important and that she has to instill the idea of working together into her children. She has done nothing but create divisiveness among the children, how can this woman not see that? I think she intentionally pits the children against each other because she's terrified they might some day band together against her.


She hopes the kids someday will stick together when they're older. Heh, she might not like that if they all decide to estrange her together. Be careful what you wish for.

Sadly, Colin is nowhere to be found during this activity, so I guess it's a family team minus one.

This room is much more cluttered than the Exit Game I played. It's full of colored belts, jackets, helmets, clocks, things posted on the wall, books, white boards. I think you would need a big group to be successful in this room just to sort through all the junk.

Thirty minutes in Kate has already lost it and is snapping and yelling at everyone while just leaning against a counter and not helping. She snatches a book out of Mady's hand and says "Who died and left you in charge?" Wtf! It's just a game, and if Mady wants to take a leadership role in it she can if she darn well wants to. It's not like Kate was contributing much just standing there helplessly.

"We" get stressed and "we" fall apart, Kate explains. You, TFW. You. At least Mady was still trying to solve clues at that point.

"You are stupid," Mady says. I'm not sure who she is saying that to, I think it's Kate.

Commercials, and we're back. Twenty minutes left and they seem to be onto something, and are turning off the lights and finding clues I guess you can only find in the dark. Kate's shouting orders, barking at them, and now that things are actually moving along she's suddenly back in the thick of it instead of along the sidelines feigning a headache. Heh, she's a fair weather Escape Game companion. Those are the worst! Mady remarks that Kate gets way too competitive.

I don't understand why Kate is competitive in this scenario. Competitive against what? They're on the same team, or is she too stupid to understand that. In any case, I found when I played it's best to be calm during the game and not get so frantic. It can help to slow down, read all the clues again, and take your time.

Even one of the girls has to tell her, "It's just a game, Mommy!" Geez Louise, that's what we in child welfare call "parentified."

This room does seem hard. They're flipping through what looks like a periodic table textbook. My word, no thank you.

They're getting all kind of clues up on this TV screen. Wouldn't you know it with two seconds left they break out of the room. Kate was right, this season did bring some twists and turns!

The instructors were amazed they got through with just two seconds left. It's not that amazing. What would be amazing is if they got through this without any hints. They got tons of hints including telling them what to do with the numbers they had. That's not really beating it at all. By the way the instructor said earlier no one makes it out without a hint. No one ever? So maybe they should make the room a little easier then. Some people, like me, preferred to play this game without hints because it's more satisfying that way. Getting through something hard but with a bunch of hints from Big Brother along the way doesn't mean much.

People over 40 shouldn't say holy crap. People over 30 shouldn't say holy crap either for that matter.

They take a photo with a "winners" sign. The kids seem very proud of themselves, so that's nice. Poor little Colin missing all this. He would have loved it.

Commercials, and Kate and the nanny are making Korean bbq for dinner. Did Kate get another nip tuck? Those girls!

Kate said it. She said Voldemort! May he rest in peace.

What are we, Alexis asks curiously? Just mutts, Kate remarks lazily. Opportunity blown. Contrary to popular belief, Kate says, she actually cares about their heritage. Popular belief? Was there polling done on this issue? Lol, what a narcissist! She cares about their heritage, right, which is why she blew off their important question about their heritage just now, heh.

Jon is Korean-Hawaiian. No, no, he's not, dummy. Hawaiian "influences," she says a bit afterward. Yes, that I will give her.

I want them to look at who they are as a good thing, and support it, Kate explains. Why on earth would you ever look upon who you are as a bad thing, especially Korean, which is such a colorful and rich culture and heritage? That should just be a given, like saying my life philosophy is to just be nice to people. TFW doth protest too much.

Kate loved what she made and the kids like it too except Cara who is vegetarian.

So, what is in Kate's Korean bbq? They never explain. I've never made it, only been to Korean bbq restaurants, which I very much recommend if you get the chance to find one. L.A. has a Korea town and I imagine other cities do too.

You know, this is part of why these episodes are so mind numbing. Anything remotely interesting, like their heritage and the Korean bbq ingredients, is glossed over and we spend most of the time watching them pack luggage and then escape a room we don't understand.

Kate is honestly amazed at her dinner. Heh, she's something else. Our Asian dinner is out of the way, Kate says. Yes, get that out of the way right away, please. "Asian" cultural heritage activity: check!

Kate has much more planned for the kids. Sweet, there's more episodes to come from Fla-rida, including potentially, some vomit. The sheeple/shekel will be thrilled.

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FlimsyFlamsy said...

Admin, you tricky minx! You didn't tell us you were doing a recap. What a pleasant surprise -- brava!

fidosmommy said...

That filled up an hour? Ye gads! It must have been playing slo-mo.

Great job, Admin.

JoyinVirginia said...

Thanks so much for the recap! Betty White was right, and your recap was more entertaining than the excruciatingly boring luggage shopping, etc.
Chuck Norris fun facts: he and Bruce Lee were friends, and the other week eh and I were watching a Bruce Lee movie marathon on El Rey network. We saw this 1972 movie Way of the Dragon. It's very entertaining, Bruce Lee in Rome helping a Chinese restaurant that the bad guys want. Bruce s daughter Shannon hosted and said they did guerrilla filming all around Rome because the production had no permits to film anywhere! The climactic battle is in the Coliseum between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris! Chuck plays a bad guy in this movie.
It's a fabulous fight!

jamezvader1194 said...

Moving the conversation from last post,i gotta be honest and say,i used to be 1 of those fans,that would always make excuses for Kate's behavior.I didn't believe the Gosselin book and my argument was always that if anything in the Hoffman book was true,i would of felt jon would of showed this proof of abuse and she would of been arrested.It wasn't until a Kate hater not only showed me cases where CPS failed to protect the child/children,but they also asked me why Hoffman would of make these accusations without proof and risk getting sued for slander by Kate?I read the lawsuit and Kate never did sue for slander.So that pretty much how i changed my mind about her.If anyone is interested here's the sales for Hoffman's book,i maybe blind,but can anyone tell me if these sales are good? http://www.novelrank.com/asin/B018V1AW2A

Mel said...

Love the recaps! Thank you!

The store was Bon-Ton's. The luggage sign said $129 - $149 I think.

She must not have had any Target coupons.

I also think they must have shut the area down for her....there wasn't another person to be seen the whole time they were in the store. Not even the check out clerk.

And besides, what did they use for luggage for the Mexico trip? They couldn't just use that?

JoyinVirginia said...

I dug up the old list of acronyms often used in discussion here.

The Veranda-This lovely corner of the internet where our gracious Admin and Blog Girls and Pool Boys host conversations on interesting topics while serving delicious virtual beverages and snacks!

Rumspringa-the beverage of choice on the veranda. there's an actual Rumspringa Brewing Company in Bird in Hand, PA.The term comes from the period when Amish youth can explore other ways of living outside their community.

Jon Gosselin = father of the 8 Gosselin children, who is still living despite what TFW says!

Couples Therapy = CT = VH1 reality show that Jon was on with then girlfriend Liz

Kate Gosselin = TFW The Former Wife (how Jon refers to her) = TCFW The Crazy Former Wife = TFMJG The Former Mrs. Jon Gosselin = Katie Irene Kreider (her maiden name) = KK Katie Kreider = WOS Waste Of Space (how TFW referred to the Grand Canyon, we believe in recycling and it fits) = Shopping Kart (how judge Bruno Tonioli referred to TFW on DWTS after her first dance) = Bitch from Hell (also how judge Bruno Tonioli referred to TFW on DWTS after her Papparazzi dance) = Shmoopie (just because) = sKate (because she is able to skate by on tasks on CA and others who are higher profile get fired) = FSS Freeloading Societal Sponge (thanks Auntie Ann!) (because she is a grifter who solicits free stuff because she has 8! count ‘em! 8 kids) = The Warden (watch her CWS episode if you want to know why) = “Sergeant Asshold McPlasticFace” ( how Michael K. of Dlisted.com referred to her, May, 2014)

The Orphanage = Shawshank = home of TFW and the 8! count ‘em! 8 kids, because she leaves them alone a lot plus how she treats the 8! count ‘em! 8 kids.

JoyinVirginia said...

Acronyms part 2:

Steve Neild = The Boobyguard = Rat Claws = TFM The Flying Monkey = Purse Boy = roommate during CA filming according to Kenya = personal security for TFMJG

TLC = The Lying Channel

CWS = Celebrity Wife Swap, another reality show that TFW was on, along with her 20 pound rule book the 8! count ‘em! 8 kids must obey.

DWTS = Dancing With The Stars

Tony Dovolani = Saint Tony of the Ballroom, who was given the impossible task on DWTS of teaching TFW to dance. He is a saint because he put up with TFW tantrums and laziness and did not quit and tried his best to make TFW look good, despite her lack of work ethic, her lack of rhythm, and her delusions about what it takes to learn to dance.

CA - Celebrity Apprentice, hosted by Donald Trump = DT

Leeza Gibbons = TCL = The Classy Leeza (Thanks redbird sings!) another contestant on TFW season of CA

Rep. Murt = Pennsylvania State Representative representing the 152nd legislative district in Pennsylvania, Army veteran and educator who has successfully sponsored legislation to improve child labor laws in Pennsylvania Specifically House Bill 1458 that passed in 2012 and gave children in reality shows the same protections as child actors in movies in the state of Pennsylvania, limited work hours, required trust accounts for each child, and required set teachers if school is missed. [could this explain why the Gosselin children are so often taken out of state for filming?]

A Minor Consideration = child advocacy group headed by Paul Peterson, former child actor on the Donna Reed Show.

Lavely & Singer-Laverne & Shirley, law firm that represented TFW in the past

Martin Garbus and Shawn Tuma-2 respected attorneys who represented Jon Gosselin & Robert Hoffman successfully against a bogus lawsuit brought by TFW to get them to stop criticizing her and advocating for the Gosselin children. Please see realitytvkids.com entry for September 20, 2013 and subsequent dates for full story about dropping of the lawsuit by TFW. The entries around this lawsuit are why I love this blog! Who would have thought that snarking on a reality TV show would lead to an education in constitutional law and discussion about freedom of speech and intellectual property?

McNuggets = McGiblets = so 2013, it’s a really long saga, see viaviewfiles.wordpress.com if you want to read about Bullyville and bogus lawsuits and real judicial opinions.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

That filled up an hour? Ye gads! It must have been playing slo-mo.

&&&&

I was dismayed to see it was an hour. F- me.

I swear to god they spent 25 minutes talking about how the kids are going to pack their own luggage then at the end of it all there's Kate, packing their luggage. Then all of two minutes on the most interesting part of this episode, the Korean bbq. I'm with Alexis: Palm meet forehead.

chefsummer #Leh said...

As I always say I came here as a Kate Gosselin fan then a Jon hating fan.

I love watching J&K I liked Kate then I saw the purse full of lying bills put 2&2 together I took off the rose colored glasses.

LOL the fan need to realize most of the so called haters were once fans who wised up to KK's scam.

Mel said...

I came to the show mid-stream....but recognized the bullying ugly behavior instantly. My DIL is a TFW clone. It's been so painful to watch her mistreat my grandchildren.

I saw right away that TFW wasn't doing any of the work, but bitching about how everyone else didn't meet her standards. And how terribly disconnected she was from the kids.

I wanted to just reach through the screen and hug them, especially Colin and Alexis.

Kate is a twit said...

These are the riveting details for the next 2 shows which I got from my cable guide.

12/15 - Florida Fun

Kate and some of the kids try deep sea fishing; Mady and Cara look up recipes for a healthy dinner.

12/22 - What's Old Is New

Kate takes Mady antiquing to find some vintage deals; the whole family goes to an animal show.

So the 12/22 show is when she does the "special day out" thing. And can someone tell me what an animal show is? Is it a circus, a trip to the zoo, a wild game park?

Definitely riveting TV.

Ingrid said...

jamezvader1194 said... 4 i maybe blind,but can anyone tell me if these sales are good?
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Not really. The edited version was selling over 100 a day in the beginning and the last few months just around 2-5 a day. I was hoping for strong sales but it may be hard for some to get it right before Christmas.

fidosmommy said...

Tuesday looks like it's going to be the perfect night to check for split ends. :P

P.J. said...

Admin said...

You're her child, not her hostage.

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I don't know about that.


As for the blurred out t-shirt? It means the company didn't want to pay to have it in the show. I doubt it had anything to do with "permission". TLC is hard up for sponsors. No freebie promotions from them.

Kylie said...

Chef, I hadn't really thought of it, but you are so right. So many of the non fans now, myself included, used to be a fan of Kate's, I even went to a book signing. It was her sickening control issues that turned me off to her Then her entitlement. She absolutely disgusts me. I'm glad to read the recaps because I am not watching her crap for one more minute. I watched 5 minutes last week and had to turn it off. Same old, same old.

Jane said...

Kylie, Interesting that you went to a book signing. Can you share more about the experience?

chefsummer #Leh said...

Kylie said... 15

Yes I agree. I also can't bring myself to watch her anymore.

Plus she is just so boring lol.

fidosmommy said...

Kylie, you would have an attentive audience if you shared about the book signing. Guaranteed.

P.J. said...

Since we are reminiscing about when our blinders about sKate fell off, I did a little digging and found my aha! moment.

I'm kinda proud to say that mine was "Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later". (January, 2007) That was the 2nd time they aired; the tummy tuck episode. When I was growing up, I was taught that it was the ultimate of rude to ask for something when visiting other people. Seeing sKate ask for a boob job when the doctor was offering a tummy tuck was like a kick in the gut for me. I was horrified that she had the balls to do that, on camera no less. That's always been a hot button for me.

After that, it seemed to me that her behaviour deteriorated week by week, episode by episode. My friend and I used to discuss her and I called the divorce a year before it happened. To me it was so obvious that that was where they were headed.

It's been almost 9 years and just when you think she can't get any worse, she surprises you all over again.

TLC stinks said...

It doesn't matter how expensive the suitcases were because Kate had gift cards in her French tipped claws (I think I saw THREE). I guess she wanted to make sure she spent NONE of HER coin. And good point, Admin...who buys luggage the day prior to a trip, particularly if you want SIX different colors, LOL.

TLC stinks said...

Funny they had to block out her tee shirt. Couldn't she wear something else or did Cara refuse?

I used to watch all the time, even the marathons. I watched Kate's behavior worsen. My daughter said why are you watching that crap?; there are blogs on the internet about how terrible she is. So I started with Gosselin's Without Pity and Musings from The Moon. I knew then I was not imagining things.

I cannot understand why the heck Kate would take Mady and Cara antique shopping! Are there any antiques in that house? No. Would 15 year old teens be interested ? No.

P.J. said...

Joy in Virginia, that's for the recap of the acronyms we use. I guess I forget that some of the newcomers might not know what we're talking about.

TLC stinks said...

Good point, Mel. What luggage was used for Mexico? Really, as world travelers, we're expected to believe the tups needed new luggage? Wow. As those animal neck pillows...those are for much younger kids.

P.J. said...

Joy in Virginia

Geez, that's=thanks. I wish I could blame autocorrect, but it's just me.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

I don't think I've ever confessed this, but here goes!

I am a hard-core couponer, and I remember actually thinking that I'd start watching the show more carefully to see if I could spot what brands they used, so I could send TFW some coupons. I kid you not. Perhaps that's why I was hit so hard when my own rose-colored glasses were knocked off.

I just got back from Rite Aid, and got $14.83's worth of groceries for 43 cents out of pocket, by
using my accrued Wellness points. Suck it, TFW.

Dmasy said...

Flimsy, your thought was kind. I am just so sure that Kate would have personally thanked you. (Read with dripping sarcasm.)

First time I saw Kate was on the Oprah show. I followed her to TLC and watched some of the first seasons. The children were adorable.

I saw how stingy she was with praise and affection. Her long-suffering attitude seemed so joyless.

Kate photos and stories were everywhere. I kept wondering what I was seeing that didn't match her popularity.

This blog re-enforced my thought process.

I have departed from TLC and Kate shows. I am still here everyday.



FlimsyFlamsy said...

Dmasy (#26), thanks for sharing your "how did I get
here?" story. I guess you were a little more astute than I was! But how nice that we've all come together to this blog.

If there are any newcomers who'd like to share their thoughts, please don't be shy!

Formerly Duped said...

I thought the suitcase packing scenes were half the show, or so it seemed. Hannah of course had to go to another store for her special color which turned out to be pink. She also took over Joel's packing who said that was ok, and to go away (couch interview) I guess H was told to do some 'mother' of the others scenes. Leah and Alexis both had purple cases- surprised that didn't cause an uproar. I did feel sorry for sick Joel- why didn't TFW have him lie on the cement floor in a stockroom in case he threw up? Mady's help with clothes for Alexis I thought was kind of mean- A did look kind of silly in what Mady chose- her style is a tee and shorts, perfectly fine for a beach vacation.

AuntieAnn said...

JoyinVirginia said... 3

Thanks so much for the recap! Betty White was right, and your recap was more entertaining than the excruciatingly boring luggage shopping, etc.

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What Joy said. Thanks Admin.

I was going to watch this episode but I keep putting it off. It's like making an appointment for a colonoscopy.

"Who died and left you in charge?" is something a 12-year-old says.

Oh wait...

JoyinVirginia said...

PJ, you are welcome!
How I came to this site: older dd came home from college and was talking about this great show on TLC about this really cute young couple and their eight adorable little children. It was on one day and she told me and dh we had to see this, it was so cute. Dh and I sit down on couch and turn the show on, in progress, and the very first thing is a couch session with Mr and Mrs Gosselin, where she is taking to Jon horribly , just putting him down non-stop while he sat there looking so defeated.
My dh, who usually doesn't care what's on tv, got the remote, turned off the tv, and when dd asked why he told her that was no way for a wife to talk to her husband if she expected to stay married. He thought it was an awful example and said he never wanted her to have that show on in our house ever again.
Dd tried to tell us that three family was adorable and that Mrs.Gosselin just teased Jon a lot. Get dad corrected her and said that was not teasing. He went on to tell dd that she should NEVER talk to her boyfriend like that, in such a demeaning, hateful manner. He could not believe Jon would sit still for the abuse, much less agree for it to be filmed to be on tv.
I went looking online to find out why so many people were fascinated by this emotionally abusive wife.
My dd remained a big fan, until the divorce. Now she calls tfmjg a fame whore and has no interest in the kids at all. Dd has a marriage and family of her own, and she took her father's advice and never says anything rude or releasing to her husband.

AuntieAnn said...

fidosmommy said... 13

Tuesday looks like it's going to be the perfect night to check for split ends. :P

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ha!

I have a box of clothes hangers in the basement that need untangling.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks to Admin for the great re-cap. I had missed your point about buying luggage the day before travel. Like you, I like to air out new cases first then close them with a couple of drier sheets for a day or so before packing on the day before travel.

bm

P.J. said...

AuntieAnn said...


ha!

I have a box of clothes hangers in the basement that need untangling.

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I'd throw the tangle on the front lawn.

Today I'm making a loaf of pumpernickel in my bread machine. I wonder if it will come out sliced and frozen?

AuntieAnn said...

I began to suspect there was something wrong with Kate when she started cleaning off the table while Jon and the kids were still carving their pumpkins. My suspicion snowballed from there.

NJGal51 said...

Hmmmmm, Tuesday night. What do do instead of watching TFW? Ah yes, we're on our way to Vegas and have reservations at the Delmonico Steakhouse. BAM!

How did I get to this site? I don't really remember. I remember watching a few times because the kids were cute but I couldn't stand TFW and her gimmie, gimmie attitude. I first went to the other site but they had way too many rules. I guess I was just lucky enough to stumble on this site and I've been here ever since.

Wish me luck!

P.J. said...

NJGal51 said...

Ah yes, we're on our way to Vegas and have reservations at the Delmonico Steakhouse. BAM!

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Best of luck! Break the bank somewhere and bring home lots of cash.

Amanda, Iowa said...

So, I have a box full of old, single socks....somebody wants to come over and make sock puppets with me the next coming Tuesdays :-) Prob going to be more riveting then her staged fake shows! And she defenitely looks different.....thought she looked more like Kendra?

AuntieAnn said...

P.J. said... 33

I'd throw the tangle on the front lawn.

Today I'm making a loaf of pumpernickel in my bread machine. I wonder if it will come out sliced and frozen?

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Watching leaf lady untangle them would definitely be more riveting.

Do you have a recipe for pumpernickel? I made a dark rye loaf in my bread machine a couple of weeks ago but it came out like a brick.

redbird said...

I found this posted.

TLC's cancellation point is dependent on production costs vs. advertising revenue with the break point usually around 700K or 750K.

redbird said...

I was so long ago when I started looking for anti-blogs about J&K+8. I found GWOP and was there a long time, but I had found 15 Minutes and people on other blogs were giving it heck so I found it and I could navigate it. So I went back to GWOP for just a little while and then got back on here and I was able to get around. I am so glad. We have become the best of the best! I have been on here for at least 7-9 years.

Kate is a Twit, if you want to, you could look up to see when I put my first post up and I would like to know what I wrote. I would like to see how it compares to what I post now.

AuntieAnn said...

We're watching Christmas in Connecticut right now on TCM.

The synopsis as per IMDB: "Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country's most famous food writers. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't even boil an egg. The recipes come from her good friend Felix."


Sounds vaguely familiar.

Kylie said...

The book signing I went to was before the divorce but it was clear they were headed that way. The signing was at a Barnes and Nobles. There was a pretty long line. Steve was there standing just to her right. We were told multiple times as we stood in line that we needed to hand her the book a certain way, turned to a certain page and hand it to her and then take it and walk away. We could make one comment, no questions. She looked pretty, before she became a scarecrow (so thin) with the long, bleached hair that looked like straw. She was still thin but her clothes were pretty, not provocative. She was all business. No smiles. I was in a group with other fans at that time but I was fast becoming jaded. When they heard she was going to be in my town they begged me to go. There were others in line who did not like her at all and were hoping to let her know that.

All in all, not a warm and fuzzy or fun evening. Of course, since then, I have turned from being a fan to actively disliking her. The book, by the way, went in the trash a long time ago.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Wow they really relaxed the rules by the time I went to her book signing a few years later in Santa Monica. I don't remember getting any instructions at all, they were just trying to encourage us all to get in line. You could say whatever you wanted and stay as long as rat claws will let you. I guess at that point beggars can't be choosers.

P.J. said...

AuntieAnn said...

Do you have a recipe for pumpernickel? I made a dark rye loaf in my bread machine a couple of weeks ago but it came out like a brick.

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Disclaimer: I never bake in the bread machine. I use it to do the dough part only and then pop it in a bread pan and bake in the oven.

This is my go-to source for how to do that.

http://sewmuch2luv.blogspot.ca/2011/05/how-to-oven-bake-your-bread-machine.html

The recipe I have for pumpernickel is as follows.(2 lb loaf)

2 C water
3 1/2 C bread flour
1/2 C light rye flour
1/2 C dark rye flour
2/3 C Black Russian Mix (Not the cocktail :(. We have a bulk baking store in the area and this is what they sell. I have no idea what's in it)

2 1/2 tsp instant yeast.

Dump all the ingredients into your bread maker and set it on the "dough" cycle.

When it's done, follow the directions linked above.


If you want it to come out sliced you'll have to send a tweet to sKate.

Jane said...

Thanks, Kylie. Kate in real life just verifies what we've seen on TV.

P.J. said...

AuntieAnn, I was wondering around the internet and came across this recipe for pumpernickel. Looks like the real deal to me, with ingredients one would have on hand, nothing fancy and no "mixes".

http://redstaryeast.com/dark-pumpernickel-rye-bread/

I'm going to try this one next time.

handinhand said...

Admin recap fangirl reporting in. This recap has me moving my usual Sunday morning coffee sipping read, Charles Krauthammer, to a later slot. That rarely happens. Some of my favorite lines in this fun read include:

At least the guy seems very nice for an actor, although I half expect him to hand her a head shot at the end of the night in case she's ever interested in booking him again.

Oh, it's still a punishment here, Betty.

That must be the butsudan to him, may he rest in peace Amen.

I've never seen someone waste so much effort being "organized."

Kate's right on this. And a lightning bolt just struck me down.

Betty, please pass the sangiovese, we still have 30 minutes to go of this.

And my absolute favorite:

Kate seems as harmless as the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz compared to that f-ed up family. Or maybe she's the scarecrow. Whichever one didn't have a brain.

Tyvvm Admin. Christmas came early with this.








P.J. said...

"We, typically, if we're lucky, get to go on one vacation a year..."


What fresh new bullshit is this? Can she EVER speak without lying????

http://www.fishwrapper.com/post/2015/12/11/kate-gosselin-pictures-photos-kate-plus-8-new-teaser-kids-vacation-parenting-sad-video/

AuntieAnn said...

http://redstaryeast.com/dark-pumpernickel-rye-bread/

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Thank you PJ!

I'll definitely try that recipe too. I like that they've given the instructions for a one pound machine. I usually have to do the calculations to reduce the ingredients and I'm not our resident Math Girl by any stretch of the imagination.

I 'heart' rye bread.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Amanda, Iowa (#37), just staring at the box of socks
would be more riveting than TFW's show!

Remember when Barbara Walters would ask a celebrity if they could be a tree, what kind would they be?
I think Tuesday night will be the perfect time for me to finally ponder that question, with the TV off.

Blowing In The Wind said...

2/3 C Black Russian Mix (Not the cocktail :(. We have a bulk baking store in the area and this is what they sell. I have no idea what's in it)

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Thanks for the reminder. I need to put Kahlua on my Christmas gift list. I totally forgot it!

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Handinhand thank you very much lol!

Blowing In The Wind said...

And she defenitely looks different.....thought she looked more like Kendra?

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Yes! I haven't watched any clips, but I saw some photos of her from the episode and I actually had to look twice. I thought that it was Kendra.

Good recap, admin. Thanks. She's an enigma that one is, and if diagnosed with a personality disorder, I wonder what it could be. Perhaps it's not just one, but several stacked together...kind of like you can stack coupons on internet checkout. However, in her case, the kids didn't get a very good deal with that one.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

In the recap I didn't mention she looked like Kendra but does she ever. It's almost like she's going no makeup and pulling her hair back more like Kendra....who is quite a bit younger than her as I recall.

When I saw a preview photo for this episode I thought they had mixed up and pulled a photo from Wife Swap, that's how much she looks like her.

If Em is becoming Kate, Kate is becoming Kendra.

Blowing In The Wind said...

I have a box of clothes hangers in the basement that need untangling.

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My mother, who had the patience of a saint, always said that hangers would be the death of her (it wasn't, though!) and if there were eternal punishment somewhere, it would be having to deal with wire hangers. For me, it would be hanging pinch-pleated sheer curtains on hooks that would really "do me in."

TLC stinks said...

Hannah's MO is that she acts like a helper to mom and does things a particular way like mom. She has been portrayed that way since a toddler. Hannah did seem more mature than her sisters, though.

I think Mady was a pain about dressing Leah. As long as Leah's clothes are clean, Mady should butt out, but then she's a Kate clone.

It was ridiculous when they arrived at the beach house Kate claimed she could not figure out how to turn on the lights and used her phone flashlight. Uhhhhh, they were filming, there is light, and every room has a wall switch. I think they went through the house, decided on bedrooms prior to filming but wanted there to be conflict with the teens. Oh and the kids coming over to Kate and giving her a hug and saying thank you.. that was so set up. My impression was that the show was chopped up due to lots of editing.

I really hope Kate prices herself out of a TV show with all her freebies plus salary.

Thanks for the insight regarding the book signing. I thought she looked so much better back then, too. I believe her clothes came from Ann Taylor, with gift cards from TLC. Rather than paying her cash, they do gift cards. Is that a way around getting taxed?

TLC stinks said...

ITA on the Kendra look. Sometimes I do a double take too. I think she is obsessed with her.

TLC stinks said...

I meant dressing Alexis.

AuntieAnn said...

Less makeup on Kate is better than that clown face Deanna paints on her, especially those eyebrows. They make her look surprised.

AuntieAnn said...

Blowing In The Wind said... 55

For me, it would be hanging pinch-pleated sheer curtains on hooks that would really "do me in."

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Yes, those things were always a pain in the butt to hang properly, although still not nearly as exacerbating as listening to Kate's voice either droning on or shrieking at the kids for an hour, right?

I'd rather re-grout the bathroom tiles than watch that realist reality show.

jolie Jacquelyn said...

I found GWOP first, after googling to find out why Aunt Jody wasn't on the show anymore. On there I saw a reference to 15 Minutes, so decided to google that too.
Love Google & love 15 Minutes!

Where is franky these days? Happy to see ChefSummer back

Dmasy said...

I agree with all the handinhand compliments to Admin. I did not see the show, but enjoyed the re-cap very much.

For me, it was entertaining AND educational. I needed to google butsudan. I learned a new word!

jolie Jacquelyn said...

Forgot to thank you Admin, for another great recap!

TLC stinks said...

If it's the same frankly, she has been posting on Sage's blog. There are claims by a few others who have left here to post there, but who knows what to believe.

TLC stinks said...

I think her eyebrows are more the result of Botox.

jolie Jacquelyn said...

That's not our franky I hope :(

ncgirl said...

I watched Jon and Kate and couldn't believe how Kate treated Jon. I found GWOP then this site. During the divorce saga, I felt for Jon and haven't watched any of Kate plus 8.

N. E. Psychologist said...

I never believed that toddlers would consistently go to time out with only verbal cues. Other pieces added to my suspicions.
Did a google search and found gwop, then this site. Still reading though I rarely post.

Layla said...

Auntie Ann (41)
I am watching Christmas in Connecticut tonight! I haven't seen it, but a friend loaned the DVD to me (she says I'm a Martha wannabe, and every Martha wannabe has to see it). Did you enjoy it? Can't wait!

AuntieAnn said...

I liked the olden days, like in the 90's, where when your favorite show was cancelled it really was dead and you mourned and cried and then moved on and found a new and better show

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Well, now that you brought up the subject...
I quietly wept when Family Ties ended.

JoyinVirginia said...

Tuesday December 13, tv shows that are more interesting and entertaining than tfmjg and crew:
New NCIS New Orleans with a Christmas theme.
The Voice season finale
Charlie Brown special on ABC, I Want A Dog For Christmas Charlie Brown.
Elf movie on ABC Family.
BASKETBALL! VCU plays Georgia Tech! on ESPN2.
New miniseries Childhoods End on SyFy.
Big Bang Theory reruns.
Commercials for Big Bang Theory

AuntieAnn said...

Layla, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It's one of those feel good Christmas movies. The old black and white classics are my favorites this time of year (with the exception of Christmas Vacation). I think I've watched it almost every year for the last ten years.

Elizabeth is not anywhere near the person she pretends to be in her column and that is all I'll say so as not to spoil it for you.

Carole said...

Chiming in on when/how I found this blog:
I, too started as a fan, but quickly became uncomfortable seeing the longggg naps the kids took, how they were so well trained to not come downstairs when they woke up (not knowing then that the bedroom doors were locked and/or they were harshly punished if they got up early) and with the strict, regimented mealtimes which didn't appear realistic for a 6 toddler family, I knew everything wasn't exactly 'normal' with this young family and I went looking for more information.

I searched for discussions about J&K+8 and I started at Moon's and was there til the end, I didn't really like GWOP, but I read there occasionally, and I was so glad when Admin started this blog. I've been here, thru various blog designs and URL/name changes, enjoying it immensely, ever since.

Kudos to Admin for persevering from high traffic to low and from trolls to BV, for keeping the blog fresh, active, and welcoming and for not letting it get caught in the blog-vs-blog mud slinging.

Carole said...

A quote TFW from the last episode - "I love to be on a boat. I love to deep sea fish."

Besides the I, I, I selfish nature of her statement and the fact she's got 8 kids, some who have proven to have a problem with seasickness and she should be putting first, I wonder how many times TFW has actually ever 'deep sea' fished in her life. We know of the previous 'vomitous' fishing episode, but when else has she even had the opportunity to do it, that she'd proclaim to be such an aficionado of the activity?

I think she's doing her usual exaggerating and playing to the cameras like being OCD or loving dogs or that she's obsessed with 'giving back', but I wonder how many times she's actually done this.
I'm guessing she's done it 2 times prior to the upcoming episode, at most. Do her fans think she's an expert? LOL Does she think that? The only thing she's an expert about is child exploitation and grifting.

N.E. Psychologist said...

Well, now that you brought up the subject...
I quietly wept when Family Ties ended. 70

Mary Tyler Moore (the show in the newsroom).

fidosmommy said...

My final straw broke during the Korean supper episode. Every minute of Kate was worse than the minute before.
I was appalled from start to finish. Poor Jon. I don't know how he stood it.

I googled "Why I hate Kate Gosselin" and found GWOP. After a year or so there I found Admin and the fine people here.

So, I guess we could say many of us share the same heritage? We're haters from GWOP.

Rhymes with Witch said...

My "come to Jesus moment" was when she gleefully threatened Colin about throwing away his lovey over a bit of gum. The poor child was beside himself which only egged her on.

"We're haters from GWOP.72

Count me in this group although under a different name.

Susan1956 said...

Milo tweeted about an episode of Kate + the 8 Gosselin prisoners tonight at 7 p.m. It sounds like a rerun of Tuesday night's episode with bonus footage and Kate's continued revision of history.

My question is will this count as a rerun or a new episode since it has 'bonus footage'? I'm sure they're trying to bring in viewers and hoping they stay for the Duggar tearfest.

Fired Up 4 Kate
‏@MiloandJack

YAY! > Special #KatePlus8 treat tonight 7pm @TLC The Gosselins are back with added bonus scenes, fun facts, and Kate's take! @Kateplusmy8

JoyinVirginia said...

Adding that on Tuesday Dec 13, the Fixer Upper show on HGTV is new and they have a contest! To enter you have to watch the show for a special code you can then use to enter online. I'm watching Flip or Flip, there are cute Christmas themed commercials for the new Fixer Upper with the husband saying "I am Santa and I approved this message".

JoyinVirginia said...

I remember when the Bob Newhart show, the one with Suzanne Pleshette as the wife, ended. That was such a funny show!
On Thursday Dec 17, Bob Newhart will guest star on Big Bang Theory, as Professor Proton who is deceased and visits in Sheldon s dream or imagination or something. He is in Jedi robes in the promo for the show.
Btw, the new Star Wars premieres Dec 18 which means late Thursday night, and Big Bang will be all over the characters plans to go to the movie! Not a spoiler, it's in the commercials! Which are more entertaining than.. well, you know!

P.J. said...

Kate's take?

Isn't everything the World According to Kate? Who else would be giving their opinion?

chefsummer #Leh said...

Fired Up 4 Kate
‏@MiloandJack

YAY! > Special #KatePlus8 treat tonight 7pm @TLC The Gosselins are back with added bonus scenes, fun facts, and Kate's take! @Kateplusmy8
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Since I know Kate's take already I'm not watching.

Kate's take is going to be.
Me.Me.Me.Jon sucks I have 8 kids.Me Me Me a subtle dig at my kids..Me Me Me.-(with lot's of hand flipping and uming) then the show is over.

P.J. said...

Dear Lord, can the "bonus" scenes be worse than the original stuff that aired? Apparently, yes! Or they would have shown them in the first place.

Whoever can figure out which parts get swiffered gets a prize.

I haven't seen any of the shows and I don't intend to, but my money says they remove the scene where she talks about Jon being Hawaiian.

Formerly Duped said...

I also started with GWOP but only lurked. I just checked Sage. I must say this blog is superior IMO, in content, discussion, members, and manners.Thanks to admin, 'helper' and all. :)

fidosmommy said...

Thanks Joy for the tutorial on this blog. I swear, it's like "15 Minutes as a Second Language"!

Cruisin' Just As Fast As She Can Now said...

On Thursday Dec 17, Bob Newhart will guest star on Big Bang Theory, as Professor Proton who is deceased and visits in Sheldon s dream or imagination or something.

(((((
I know that Suzanne and her former husband, Troy Donahue, passed away, but I thought that Bob did, also, or is it Jon who died? I get confused...

Cruisin' Just As Fast As She Can Now said...

So, I guess we could say many of us share the same heritage? We're haters from GWOP.

))))))))))
Would that make us 15 Minute Mutts?

Cruisin' Just As Fast As She Can Now said...

A quote TFW from the last episode - "I love to be on a boat. I love to deep sea fish."

Besides the I, I, I selfish nature of her statement and the fact she's got 8 kids, some who have proven to have a problem with seasickness and she should be putting first

)))))))))))

Sounds like she's grifting for a cruise. They haven't done that yet.

fade2black said...

Doesn't the promo say *some* of the kids go deep sea vomiting? I'll be curious to know which kids were excused, I'm betting it's just one, and he's not left out because he chose to play on the beach.

Hook 'em Horns said...

I'm an original 15 Minutes-er too. I first looked for others when they visited the NICU. Before they left, Kate yelled at Jon because he was putting the wrong shoes on the tups. The tups were maybe 18 months or so. Kate brought the "right" good shoes, then yelled because he wasn't putting them on fast enough. Then, when they got out of the van at the hospital, she yelled at him because it was muddy, and the good shoes were getting dirty and he hadn't told her it would be muddy. And the NICU nurses did not seem that thrilled to see them.

PA Dutch Mutt Mom said...

I knew everything wasn't exactly 'normal' with this young family and I went looking for more information.

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Locals knew from the beginning that nothing was "normal" there. We didn't have to see anything on television! Walt Mueller ("Learning My Lines") had her pegged all along. For those who haven't read it, here it is again:

http://www.cpyu.org/2009/06/04/jon-kate-too-late/

"If it's the same frankly, she has been posting on Sage's blog. There are claims by a few others who have left here to post there, but who knows what to believe."

&&&&&&&&&&&&

Wasn't there a "franky" who left here and went to "the other blog," the one that BV shut down, and if I recall, bashed this blog? I don't know if it's the same person, though, and I have no idea who "Sage" is. I've never been there.

If anyone is looking for a gift for Kate, here you go. There is still time. They have Kobe beef at $45 per pound. Are you reading this, Milo? I'm sure they will wrap up the Benz and deliver it in time for Christmas. She does need another car and you really do love her.

http://lancasteronline.com/sponsored/25daysofchristmas/money-s-no-object-check-out-these-fabulously-expensive-gifts/article_d702ee58-9ffd-11e5-8cf1-cfb3fafc6af8.html

It was 70 degrees here today. I can't remember the last time I went Christmas shopping in sandals. It's weird, but wonderful. No ice to scrape from the car windshield.

fidosmommy said...

I quietly wept when Family Ties ended. 70

Mary Tyler Moore (the show in the newsroom).

**********

M*A*S*H. I sobbed like an idiot when they said goodbye, so long and farewell.

Localyocul said...

I just caught something on the new episode. Not sure if it was in the first one or is a bonus scene but when taking over the boys packing she help up at shirt on a hangar and scrutinized it. Then she took it off the hanger and tossed he hanger saying "why are we still using baby hangers?" Ummm its YOUR house and you say you do all that laundry. Who would have hung it up on a baby hanger? She had no idea whose shirt it was and no idea why it was on a baby hanger

Hook 'em Horns said...

OOPS...I meant to say I was an original GWOPer....

jamezvader1194 said...

Since the duggars special is coming on soon,i wonder how their ratings and viewers are going to be like compared to Kate?I do think they'll get more viewers then Kate,do to their following being greater then Kate's.

Rhymes with Witch said...

And the NICU nurses did not seem that thrilled to see them. 90

Then Katie, en famille AND the camera crew invaded the operating room where her c section was done. Unbelievable. Oh wait......

PA Dutch Mutt Mom said...

I know that Suzanne and her former husband, Troy Donahue, passed away, but I thought that Bob did, also, or is it Jon who died? I get confused...

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Well, dead men don't bite (thanks Robert Louis Stevenson), so at least that's one less thing that Kate has to worry about.

JoyinVirginia said...

Cruisin', Bob Newhart is living, age 86 according to Wikipedia. He has guest starred on Big Bang Theory several times, as "Professor Proton" who had a kid science show that Sheldon and Leonard loved. The character on the show died, the guys went to the funeral and all. The character had come back on the show in dreams, giving advice to Sheldon.

JoyinVirginia said...

Hook 'em Horns, I am assuming you are a Longhorns fan. I am still keeping up with Shaka Smart, and so very very happy Texas won the game with North Carolina last night!

Wowser said...

Just went to that Sage blog everyone is talking about. Never heard of it but someone called Nameless in LA has brought over many comments I've made On THIS blog I think she's Milo's twin and wants a room with Kate...good grief. Still don't like Kate and ....waving to Nameless, yes my daughter and I are very close.

Hook 'em Horns said...

JoyinVirginia, what a game that was! A heart stopper for sure. We love Shaka Smart. Our volleyball team is doing great, too-they made the final four. I've heard we have a football team but haven't seen proof of that in a few years.... Does anyone else think it's odd that nobody in the Gosselin house follows any sport of any kind? Maybe they do, and we just don't know about it. But I would think they'd talk about it. Or have a shirt, or poster, or mug, or something.

redbird said...

JoyinVirginia said... 99
Hook 'em Horns, I am assuming you are a Longhorns fan. I am still keeping up with Shaka Smart, and so very very happy Texas won the game with North Carolina last night!

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Everyone in Alabama are just tickled red and white because Derrick Henry won the Heisman Trophy last night! Alabama has a great chance to play in the National Championship. ROLL TIDE!

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
Kate said this word while putting the new luggage in their car. She said to the kids to not "fightfully" to the kids meaning for them not to fight.AAARRRRGGGG!!! That is not a word. SHe is horrible.

redbird said...

JoyinVirginia said... 98
Cruisin', Bob Newhart is living, age 86 according to Wikipedia. He has guest starred on Big Bang Theory several times, as "Professor Proton" who had a kid science show that Sheldon and Leonard loved. The character on the show died, the guys went to the funeral and all. The character had come back on the show in dreams, giving advice to Sheldon.

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Remember on the Newhart finale show at the end they showed Dick in bed in the middle of the night, he woke up and turned the bedside lamp on and everyone thought it was Joanna laying beside him.

Then she woke up and when she turned over it was
Suzanne Pleshette! I remember the audience went crazy! Then BOB said, that he had a crazy dream. Newhart show was all a dream!

Absolutely brilliant!

Sherry Baby said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 1h1 hour ago
@Pumpkinbottom3 @Kateplusmy8 So will you be staying for the week? You can join us 4tweet fest Tues nite? Nice to have U tweet w/us again!!

_________________
Busybody Gladys just cannot help herself. She just can't. There is something serious wrong with with person, in addition to her deep love for Kate. She has to tweet Kate's friends and insert herself in everything Kate. Does Milo's family know, or don't they care, realizing that it's a lost cause? I'd love to know what causes this deep need for attention.

It's so interesting that fans and non-fans are familiar with internet haters and sheeple, and actually know who they are, but as far as I know, nobody has ever "outed" Milo by name. Why is that? Is she so darn good at hiding her identity that thus far nobody has been able to figure out if this person is a he, she, a he/she or a catfish in a facility?

redbird said...

I also cried when M*A*S*H went off and did you know that in NYC when it went to the commercial that the sewer system almost shut down because just about everybody waited to go to the bathroom until the end of the show.

redbird said...

One of the shows I remember crying about when it showed their finale was ER, and The Golden Girls.

Secrets. Cheesecake. DOROTHY!!! Everyone of you are angles. Your my sisters. Then after Dorothy left the last time and Sophia was crying and she, Rose and Blanche was hugging and crying, so was I and when I see it in reruns, I cry.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Yeah really. Talk about redundancy!

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

I also cried when M*A*S*H went off and did you know that in NYC when it went to the commercial that the sewer system almost shut down because just about everybody waited to go to the bathroom until the end of the show.

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I cried during the last Monk show, when Adrian met Trudy's daughter. Bawled like a baby because he finally found out the truth about her death and that Trudy had a child, and because the show was ending.

A round of Sierra Springs for everyone!

Susan1956 said...

I didn't watch, but I'm seeing reports there were 8 commercials (some local companies?) and a few promos for other TLC shows during the Dugtard show tonight. On another note, who said Anna is getting divorced? I know there was a recent photo of her visiting him in 'rehab'.

http://www.examiner.com/article/jessa-duggar-relives-bloody-home-birth-anna-s-divorce-woes-pimped-out-for-tv

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

joagallop@outlook.co ‏@_gallop 14m14 minutes ago
joagallop@outlook.co Retweeted Kate Gosselin
I sure give u a lot of credit raising 8 kids all by yourself , doing a good job too..

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Yep. He's dead. I feel like we should hold some kind of nice, intimate memorial service or something. Perhaps we could all pitch in and do the Asian meal to eat after the service, but we have to wait until the new episode on Tuesday to get the recipe.

NJGal51 said...

Ladies and gentlemen of the veranda. I found a slot today called 88 Fortunes. Of course I had to play it. I put $20 in and won $282.22! The 2's add up to 8! I showed it to my DH and would have taken a picture but left my phone in the room to charge.

Starz22 said...

So most here make excuses for watching kate. A child and animal abuser...how dare she! But I still watch. As much as you want to make fun of her fans...YOU watch. I don't watch, and haven't since the divorce episode.
Duggar's? I did watch. I took one for the team.
Those girls are just trying to get by. Trying to find happiness in the bullshit life they were born to live in. To be told God comes first then you'r daddy then you'r husband....How do you expect them to break free? It's never gonna happen.
The Duggar's still hold value over kate. They ( the kids) Never went in with a plan...They were never all about the money. Jim Bob and Michelle showed them the true meaning of life.

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

Jim Bob and Michelle showed them the true meaning of life.

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Did they instruct their oldest son how to set up an account for soliciting hookers? That seemed to be a rather important thing in his life.

JoyinVirginia said...

We are watching the New England Patriots and Houston duke it out. Watched the Redskins WIN this afternoon, shocked that after the awful season so far, they are at top off the standings for NFC East.
The Dull-gers are another show that I cannot understand why anyone would be interested in watching their pile of children and Jim Boobs hair.

Jeanne said...

Thank you for the recap! I haven't watched since the first special when the tups were babies but I love the recaps. Maybe hypocritical.

There have been a number of comments, this episode and the ones before summer, about the kids seeming to act younger than their age. I have learned a lot from watching some seriously ill children over the last number of years. (This is my opinion not scientific research.) i think children need a certain amount of imagination based play time in order to move on to their next stage of growing up. If they miss that play time due to illness, they will often be playing with younger toys, dolls, etc to complete their quota. That amount may be different for each child but I truly believe it is necessary. Those children can learn to fake it in school, to appear at the "right" maturity level but at home they will go back to their real mental age. Eventually they can start to catch up, depending on the illness, and then the differences disappear.

The Gosselin children are still relying on stuffed animals and wanting what some believe are young toys. The age of giving up stuffed animals varies but the G kids have two problems. First, they don't get love and support from their mother. She should be gently fostering independence. Instead she terrorizes them and refuses them love. Second, they have been working so much of their young lives. It's hard to play and use your imagination when you're being filmed and doing retakes and have all these strangers around. I don't think they've gotten the time to play that they need. They have chores and filming and don't you dare get dirty.

I know there are other children who also don't get to play as children. But it's very unusual for healthy, upper-middle class, privileged children to be lacking in play time. And there it is on tv for us to see.

I hope I'm making sense.

Sheepless In Seattle said...

So most here make excuses for watching kate. A child and animal abuser...how dare she! But I still watch.

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I haven't read any posts from anyone making an excuse for watching the recent Kate show. Where are they, and what are the excuses? There haven't been any "my dog was playing with the remote and TLC popped up on my set."

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

There have been a number of comments, this episode and the ones before summer, about the kids seeming to act younger than their age. I have learned a lot from watching some seriously ill children over the last number of years. (This is my opinion not scientific research.) i think children need a certain amount of imagination based play time in order to move on to their next stage of growing up. If they miss that play time due to illness, they will often be playing with younger toys, dolls, etc to complete their quota. That amount may be different for each child but I truly believe it is necessary. Those children can learn to fake it in school, to appear at the "right" maturity level but at home they will go back to their real mental age. Eventually they can start to catch up, depending on the illness, and then the differences disappear.



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This is fascinating Jeanne. I wonder if that's why it always feels like chronically ill children are so mature and wise beyond their years.

That reminds me, the documentary BatKid is a must see. It's so moving. I was crying through so much of it.

Rhymes with Witch said...

For anyone interested who didn't watch. Found tho looking for something else - really. :)
https://www.yahoo.com/tv/s/tv-review-tlc-jill-jessa-counting-033129478.html

N.E. Psychologist said...

Jeanne 116, what you said makes a lot of sense. I think that there are other factors at work as well. Among them include the demonstrated behavior by Kate in which she infantilized the sextuplets while parentifying the twins. She has never been seen teaching her children anything but then punishes them for not meeting her expectations - a classic double bind. I could go on but want to emphasize that you added important factors to the equation.

Sandi said...

I always get a "disturbed" vibe by some or most of the comments that are on "the other blog". Their analyzing and over interest in what is said here, has an underlying creepiness about it! Same with Redbird. Why are they so hung up on her? I could understand them not liking what is happening here but why follow everything about her then? Why read comments here? Oh well....Kay cera cera!

Rhymes with Witch said...

redbird 104, the ending of Newhart's Vermont show was a stunner indeed. Brilliant.

fidosmommy said...

Thank you, Jeanne for the insight. It seemed so strange to me that all 6 kids wanted animal neck pillows (as opposed to plain neck pillows). My own reasoning was that the pillows were product placement with hopes of there being a huge influx of Google searches for purchase. Your theory makes more sense.

swingsandroundabouts said...

My history with the Gosselins is much like others here. I stumbled upon a marathon of J&K+8 and began watching a few episodes, one of which was Gumgate. I was shocked at Kate's behavior. I googled a bit and my daughter suggested I google " Where is Aunt Jodi?" which I did. From there I found GWOP, then Moon and then about a year or so later I found 15 Minutes. I've been reading here ever since.

I came for the Gosselin snark but stayed for the rest: the many uses of vinegar, how to peel hard boiled eggs, Joy's travelogues, Rumspringa, recipes, book and tv recommendations, pet adventures, etc. I have learned a lot, laughed a lot and sometimes cried. I care less and less about Kate and more and more about how Auntie Ann will deal with her neighbor.

Such a good blog and such good posters.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

I was thinking about what Jeanne said and I'm not sure anyone has every proposed that theory before.

Because the kids work so much like adults do, and are parentified when it comes to Kate, they regress in other areas of their life. They are clinging to aspects of childhood that are more immature because they have been forced in many ways to skip large portions of their childhood. I would be curious to know if other reality show kids or child actors who work a lot act babyish in other aspects of their lives, wanting stuffed animal neck pillows and calling their mom "mommy" all the time and other similar behaviors.

Really cool psychological stuff to ponder.

As far as blogs on blogs, I never wanted to be a blog that just talks about other blogs, which is why I put in rule 4. It's called blogs on blogs or posters on posters, and it was a very firm rule Television Without Pity Used to have that I always thought was a good one. They were a very successful forum so I adopted what I thought they were doing right, which included no blogs on blogs. I always thought that site had one of the best reads on how to handle a large internet community with minimum derailment. They would have entire huge forums that flowed like crazy and only required swiffering every month or so. I modeled my main rules after them, I think it's worked out better that way. In any case, it's really not that often these days this place really goes off the rails, and that makes the daily work that I and my team do very smooth, easy, and usually, quite fun.

jasmine said...

But it's very unusual for healthy, upper-middle class, privileged children to be lacking in play time. _________________________

No, it's not. Upper middle class, privileged children are 'scheduled' within an inch of their lives. Dance class, karate class, band, sports, etc. Very normal.

It's the underprivileged kids who have 'time' to play.

P.J. said...

NJGal51 said... 112
Ladies and gentlemen of the veranda. I found a slot today called 88 Fortunes. Of course I had to play it. I put $20 in and won $282.22! The 2's add up to 8! I showed it to my DH and would have taken a picture but left my phone in the room to charge.

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Congrats to you! Now, my advice? Run, don't walk, to the nearest exit and don't go back. LOL

Nah, it's found money. It's always more fun to play with the house's money. Enjoy it for as long as it lasts.

P.J. said...

Starz22 said... 113
So most here make excuses for watching kate. A child and animal abuser...how dare she! But I still watch. As much as you want to make fun of her fans...YOU watch. I don't watch, and haven't since the divorce episode.

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I agree. I don't watch. It kills me to have to click play on a video clip on an article so I can understand the article better. Her voice is worse than nails down a chalkboard. When I boycott, I boycott. I haven't watched the Duggars either. I only watched one or two shows in the beginning until their cult practices creeped me out.

P.J. said...

There have been a number of comments, this episode and the ones before summer, about the kids seeming to act younger than their age. I have learned a lot from watching some seriously ill children over the last number of years. (This is my opinion not scientific research.) i think children need a certain amount of imagination based play time in order to move on to their next stage of growing up. If they miss that play time due to illness, they will often be playing with younger toys, dolls, etc to complete their quota. That amount may be different for each child but I truly believe it is necessary. Those children can learn to fake it in school, to appear at the "right" maturity level but at home they will go back to their real mental age. Eventually they can start to catch up, depending on the illness, and then the differences disappear.

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I totally agree. I'll add that I think a huge part of the problem is the lack of playtime with their peers. The time at school is inadequate for that kind of development, IMO. Their "free time" is too much under their mother's control. The six-pack are isolated from the real world. Remember, they can't even go to a movie because chaos would ensue. They were rewarded for being babies and found that works best for them. Why mature?

I also think their psyches require the nurturing. They've been stressed to the max by the toxicity of their mother. They need to self-sooth and they've found the stuffed animals to be a permitted outlet.

TLC stinks said...

I've had my comments copied too, LOL. Instead of copying comments from here, and then proceeding to trash us, they should genuinely comment what they like about the her shows. You know, be a fan site. Actually, I hope some insights from here will bring doubt to their Kate loyalty because, after all, we were once fans too.

TLC stinks said...

IMO, Kate made a big deal about those boys like those girls have never noticed boys. Puleeze. Mady with the exaggerated hair flipping was a bit much, too.

I agree the tups lack in the maturity department. Kate must be thrilled.

Tucker's Mom said...

I just got back from Rite Aid, and got $14.83's worth of groceries for 43 cents out of pocket, by
using my accrued Wellness points. Suck it, TFW.
*******
Do you have your Plenti card yet? Multiple places to accrue points!

Tucker's Mom said...

N.E. Psychologist said... 75
Well, now that you brought up the subject...
I quietly wept when Family Ties ended. 70

Mary Tyler Moore (the show in the newsroom).
*******
M.A.S.H.

Balled like a baby.

Jane said...

Looks like Kate is doing a radio interview. Whoop-de-doo
Getting ready to talk to @Kateplusmy8 Listen here! mytalk1071.com/listen-live/ #jasonandalexis

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Tucker's Mom (#132), yes, I actually meant my Plenti
points! I'm still getting the hang of that program. And Walgreens and Rite Aid also have excellent rewards programs.

Another thing that I think has served the G kids poorly is TFW making them settle their own disputes when they just toddlers. Her spin was that it was helping them, but it was the cop out of a lazy mother who didn't want to be bothered parenting them. So they were babied one minute, and then forced into conflict resolution the next. And I think that emotional whiplash has taken its toll
on the kids' development.

Tucker's Mom said...

I've shared how I became disillusioned with Kate Gosselin before, so forgive the repeat.
I Googled the Gosselins as soon as I found their show, which I think was in the first season. I had a feeling they were from Philly (the accents) so I was very curious and drawn to the show.
What I immediately found was astounding. Many folks were onto the b.s. act J+K were putting on, and I read about how much free shit they were getting hand over fist.
I was also astounded at how much hate there was for Mady, calling her a bitch at age 7 or so.
Who would expose their children to this?
J+K, that's who.
Now, of course, just K.
I remember Sage and Moon.

JoyinVirginia said...

I came here for the snark and stayed for the recipes, household hints, and fun conversation. don't watch TLC much since they got rid of Trading Spaces, never watched more than a few minutes. My idea of compete absolute boredom is watching little kids I'm not related to. There are enough cute kids in my own extended family.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Jane (#134), it's a far cry from her View co-hosting gig, isn't it? If she hadn't been such a difficult person, I believe she absolutely would've had a shot at one of the permanent seats on that show. And don't think she wouldn't have taken it because she was too busy with the kids. I could imagine her staying in NYC all week, and then just coming home on weekends. Remember -- being home a week and
away a week is what works best for her family (read: her).

Tucker's Mom said...

fidosmommy said... 76
My final straw broke during the Korean supper episode. Every minute of Kate was worse than the minute before.
I was appalled from start to finish. Poor Jon. I don't know how he stood it
*******
The. Worst. Ever.
What. A. Bitch.
I wondered if Jon realized how disdainful his wife was to him when he watched how she rolled her eyeballs to the back of her skull at him.
I mea, when you do that to a man, you might as well castrate him. It's that disrespectful.
And hey, The Stir, you know, that website that inexplicably hired Kate Gosselin to write (total dreck) for them, agrees:
http://thestir.cafemom.com/love_sex/154560/rolling_your_eyes_at_your

Truth be told, any woman who rolls her eyeballs at her man might as well be serving him up divorce papers at the same time.

Mel said...

No!!!! They're having an interview with TFW on my morning radio station. No!!!!

Tucker's Mom said...

"Kate's take" and "bonus" shouldn't be in the same zip code, let alone Tweet.

Mel said...

Ok. She has definitely been coached.

Hardly any "ums". I think I only heard one.

But, she does say "you know" every other word. She goes on and on and on and doesn't let the interviewer get a word in edgewise. I don't think I've ever heard such long sentences. Probably 100 words in them.

Her heart is "honestly open and honest." She didn't use 'honestly' as much, either. I think only that one time.

She says that she was 'sorting her coupons' as she waited to come on the air with them. Uh huh.

She says that the kids have a say now in what is shown. They have ideas on what should be shown, how it should be shown. Especially Mady who has a vision of how things should appear on the show.

Kind of a funny vision for a kid to have...herself portrayed as an obnoxious brat, her younger sisters portrayed as screaming brats, her mother as a raging lunatic. All of them entitled.

TFW says that Mady is interested in "editing, photography, fashion and all that" so Mady is taking quite an interest in "their show" now.

Tucker's Mom said...

fade2black said... 89
Doesn't the promo say *some* of the kids go deep sea vomiting? I'll be curious to know which kids were excused, I'm betting it's just one, and he's not left out because he chose to play on the beach.
*******
If it's Colin again, something is very wrong in Denmark.
I think it's at least Mady, since she refused to go during Vomit Fest.

Tucker's Mom said...

It was 70 degrees here today. I can't remember the last time I went Christmas shopping in sandals. It's weird, but wonderful. No ice to scrape from the car windshield.
*****
Going to be 70 again today.
Yesterday was our neighbor's annual Xmas open house and everyone was out on their back patio. I joked that we were in Sonoma.
I wore sparkly sandals because I couldn't bear the though of socks and shoes.

Tucker's Mom said...

M*A*S*H. I sobbed like an idiot when they said goodbye, so long and farewell.
******
Ha! Jinx!
I wrote the same thing before I read down to your post.
I can seriously tear up just thinking out BJ and Hawkeye.

Tucker's Mom said...

Ummm its YOUR house and you say you do all that laundry. Who would have hung it up on a baby hanger? She had no idea whose shirt it was and no idea why it was on a baby hanger
*****
The crew daddies are in the kids' rooms more than their mother. She doesn't do laundry...still.

Tucker's Mom said...

Did she get a police escort to the radio station?

Was Steve seen at all on the episode? Seems like they are trying to keep his presence covered up again.

chefsummer #Leh said...

So most here make excuses for watching kate. A child and animal abuser...how dare she! But I still watch. As much as you want to make fun of her fans...YOU watch. I don't watch
_____

To be fair while most of us were watching Kate back then we didn't know who she truly was.

I haven't fully watch anything Kate has done in two years. And if I don't watch it's literally thirty second.

Mel said...

Too funny.

This is the second website that refers to the baby as "Sturgeon". The other one, that I can't find right now, referred to the poor kid multiple times as Sturgeon.

http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/jessa-duggar-jill-duggar-tlc-special-angry-message-disgraced-brother-josh-sex-scandal/

redbird said...

I went to the radio station link and couldn't find the chat with Kate, so I did a search. You won't believe what came up. Bwahaha

Under the big letters of Search Results for Kate Gosselin

There is a picture of our beloved St. Tony!!!
The picture reminds me of a picture that was used when you write a book (on the back of the book) and the look on Tony's face looked like he wrote a book just on being TFW's dance partner! He looks like he had to go through a lot of therapy and wrote the book as part of his therapy. (snark)

The picture to the right is a picture of Donald Trump! He looks like he is stumped and wondering why he even invited TFW to be on CA!

http://www.mytalk1071.com/?s=KATE GOSSELIN

chefsummer #Leh said...

I meant if I do watch her it's only for 30 second because that's all I can take.

redbird said...

Jeanne, you are so right. It makes perfect sense what you said. What you said reminds me of the St. Jude's commercials when this lovely young girl says, I am trying to remember what she said exactly, but says, One day there will be a cure and it will all be over. She says this with such poise, beauty and maturity beyond her years and every time I see it, I BAWL MY EYES OUT! It has run for the last couple of years and I often think how she is doing. She is a doll.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Mel (#142), thanks for the interview info!

So the kids now have a say in what is shown? Raise
your hand if you think the boys are included in that vote. At least now she's owning up to the fact that the "realest reality" is tailored and edited -- translation, not very real at all.

Tucker's Mom said...

She says that the kids have a say now in what is shown. They have ideas on what should be shown, how it should be shown. Especially Mady who has a vision of how things should appear on the show.

Kind of a funny vision for a kid to have...herself portrayed as an obnoxious brat, her younger sisters portrayed as screaming brats, her mother as a raging lunatic. All of them entitled.

TFW says that Mady is interested in "editing, photography, fashion and all that" so Mady is taking quite an interest in "their show" now.
^^^^^^^^
I don't believe it for a minute.
It's embarrassing that Mady's awful attitude is put out there for entertainment. The younger ones are still crying and puking and they're all on board with putting that out there?
It's obvious that Kate is grooming Mady to follow in her footsteps. Kate's getting long in the tooth and her prospects of staying on tv are slim to none. She's counting on the kids to carry the show.

Tucker's Mom said...

http://www.tmz.com/2015/12/14/kate-gosselin-dating

Some doofus interviewing Kate about dating. She is beyond dull, and she's still throwing her kids under the bus.
As if they're the reason a guy wouldn't want to date her.
Perhaps it's the notion the when she's eyeballing you with those shark peepers, she's thinking about unhinging her jaw and swallowing you alive.

Tucker's Mom said...

TFW says that Mady is interested in "editing, photography, fashion and all that" so Mady is taking quite an interest in "their show" now.
*****
Yeah, she's doing a bang up job on Zorro's instagram account- it's seen as much action as Kate's blog.

TLC stinks said...

She can push it as much as she can when it comes to Mady's "interests", but I see no talent there and the attitude is no help either.

Rainbirdie said...

Starz22 said... 113
As much as you want to make fun of her fans...YOU watch.I don't watch, and haven't since the divorce episode.
Duggar's? I did watch. I took one for the team.
----
So if I watch Kate + 8 so that I can comment on the show, I'm a hypocrite but if YOU watch the Duggars you're taking one for the team?

TLC stinks said...

She doesn't do laundry. She has admitted she has a laundry helper. I'm fine with that because think of all the dirty clothes there are, but then she'll turn around and tweet a picture of a pile of dirty clothes on the laundry room floor and imply she's going to do the laundry after one of their vacations. It's stuff like this that gets me why she has to paint a false picture of her life.

Tucker's Mom said...

Rainbirdie said... 158
Starz22 said... 113
As much as you want to make fun of her fans...YOU watch.I don't watch, and haven't since the divorce episode.
Duggar's? I did watch. I took one for the team.
----
So if I watch Kate + 8 so that I can comment on the show, I'm a hypocrite but if YOU watch the Duggars you're taking one for the team?
December 14, 2015 at 8:11 AM
*******
For heaven's sake, can we not do this shaming again? If anyone wants to watch Kate + 8, they should feel like they can write about it without being shamed.
YES, we know it adds to the ratings and NO, it won't make a lick of difference with regards to how long this harridan has her precious show.

Tucker's Mom said...

TLC stinks said... 157
She can push it as much as she can when it comes to Mady's "interests", but I see no talent there and the attitude is no help either.
December 14, 2015 at 8:08 AM
*****
If I were an employer, I'd be loathe to hire her after seeing how she acts on the show.

Jamesvader1194 said...

@Tucker's mom The comments on TMZ article are harsh but oh so true and classic narcissist Kate,its the kids that her date has to deal with,not her.Next she'll say its jon's fault no one wants to date her.

Tucker's Mom said...

Jamesvader1194 said... 162
@Tucker's mom The comments on TMZ article are harsh but oh so true and classic narcissist Kate,its the kids that her date has to deal with,not her.Next she'll say its jon's fault no one wants to date her.
December 14, 2015 at 8:42 AM
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And they all say the same thing. Kate, dear, it's YOU, not the kids.
It's all about "what are you going to do for me". Not ONE word about what she can offer. Never any mention of love.
I don't think Kate wants or needs to be loved. That's too intangible for her. She wants to be obeyed, waited upon and agreed with.
No sane man wants a selfish woman like that.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

TLC Stinks (#159), yes, it's the fact that TFW is repeatedly disingenuous which is maddening. Have a laundry person? Cool. Own it. But don't say you do, and then complain when you come home from a trip that you are surrounded by piles of wash to do. She's really not clever enough to keep up with her lies. But we are clever enough to call her on 'em!

fidosmommy said...

Didn't Kate tutor Jon on the proper function of a good husband? "A man who loves his wife asks her 'what can I do for you dear?'". Jon didn't learn his lesson well enough to suit her so she kept repeating that chapter in the manual.

redbird said...

Tucker's Mom said... 155
http://www.tmz.com/2015/12/14/kate-gosselin-dating

Some doofus interviewing Kate about dating. She is beyond dull, and she's still throwing her kids under the bus.
As if they're the reason a guy wouldn't want to date her.
Perhaps it's the notion the when she's eyeballing you with those shark peepers, she's thinking about unhinging her jaw and swallowing you alive.

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Belly-laugh and Coca-Cola splattered worthy
Comment of the Day! Bwahahaha

redbird said...

I watched a couple of minutes of Dr. Phil interviewing TFW on youtube. He was praising her for being a good mom who knows how to raise kids!

I wonder if he feels pretty stupid now.

He should.

Vanessa said...

Rainbirdie said... 158
Starz22 said... 113
As much as you want to make fun of her fans...YOU watch.I don't watch, and haven't since the divorce episode.
Duggar's? I did watch. I took one for the team.
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So if I watch Kate + 8 so that I can comment on the show, I'm a hypocrite but if YOU watch the Duggars you're taking one for the team?
December 14, 2015 at 8:11 AM
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For heaven's sake, can we not do this shaming again? If anyone wants to watch Kate + 8, they should feel like they can write about it without being shamed.
YES, we know it adds to the ratings and NO, it won't make a lick of difference with regards to how long this harridan has her precious show.
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My God, couldn't agree more with you Rainbirdie and Tucker. "taking one for the team" sounds like a justification for total hypocrisy. Do as I say, not as I do? I guess giving ratings numbers to an sexual predator's enablers doesn't leave as sour of a taste in your mouth?

redbird said...

I read this article this morning and it is very well written by Christianity Today.

It is disturbing.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2015/december-web-only/wayne-jolley-gathering-international-ed-cash.html?start=10

redbird said...

The article I just posted had this quote in it and it fits TFW to a Q, for Queen.

“If you treat someone like a king for too long, they’ll start to act like one,” he said.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


She doesn't do laundry. She has admitted she has a laundry helper. I'm fine with that because think of all the dirty clothes there are, but then she'll turn around and tweet a picture of a pile of dirty clothes on the laundry room floor and imply she's going to do the laundry after one of their vacations. It's stuff like this that gets me why she has to paint a false picture of her life.

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She aso once admitted she hasn't gone without a housekeeper since the tups were born. I linked to the interview in my recap of Celebrity Wife Swap. Yet we've never seen this person, she makes it seem like it's just her and says so.

AuntieAnn said...

swingsandroundabouts said... 124

I care less and less about Kate and more and more about how Auntie Ann will deal with her neighbor.


Such a good blog and such good posters.

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lol! Sad commentary on TFW when my loony leaf lady takes the edge over a moth-eaten reality star. I just wish they'd both go away.

And I completely agree with you about this blog and the posters.

Math Girl said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 164
TLC Stinks (#159), yes, it's the fact that TFW is repeatedly disingenuous which is maddening. Have a laundry person? Cool. Own it. But don't say you do, and then complain when you come home from a trip that you are surrounded by piles of wash to do. She's really not clever enough to keep up with her lies. But we are clever enough to call her on 'em!
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Maybe she has a laundry helper who comes on a regular schedule, but doesn't come extra hours to do the piles of laundry after a trip. It's the only time Kate has to do laundry, so she's really pissed off about it. Pure speculation, but it fits her actions/attitude.

Tucker's Mom said...

fidosmommy said... 165
Didn't Kate tutor Jon on the proper function of a good husband? "A man who loves his wife asks her 'what can I do for you dear?'". Jon didn't learn his lesson well enough to suit her so she kept repeating that chapter in the manual.
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All I saw was Jon working his butt off and playing with his children.
All Kate did is bitch and make a mess.

If Kate was upset about her boys having "baby" hangers, then I'm going to say it's a safe bet that she never puts their clothes away, and further, she's never in their room

Tucker's Mom said...

I guess giving ratings numbers to an sexual predator's enablers doesn't leave as sour of a taste in your mouth?
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I've never watched the Duggars.
I think the girls' show premiered last night?
I wonder what the numbers are. TLC appeared to really play up Josh's scandals

Tucker's Mom said...

redbird said... 167
I watched a couple of minutes of Dr. Phil interviewing TFW on youtube. He was praising her for being a good mom who knows how to raise kids!

I wonder if he feels pretty stupid now.

He should.
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I think Dr. Phil got Kate's number during her divorce. I think he knows how full of it she is.
When he was on The View with Kate co-hosting, he looked like he was keeping his distance. Didn't engage her, not even giving her an ounce of praise for bragging about how her kids didn't know what a Dorito was.

TLC stinks said...

Watched the TMZ interview outside NBC studio in NYC. Goodness, she cannot give a good interview without those memorized talking points. And in the harsh light of day, not attractive either.

fidosmommy said...

I wonder if each kid is responsible for carrying his/her own laundry upstairs to put away. That would save Kate having to lug things hither, thither and yon and hang up clothes that don't belong to her. It just seems to me if any adult saw baby hangers in an 11 year old's closet there would be a trip to Target to fix that. The kids wouldn't care and would just use what was there.

Localyocul said...

I wonder when that TMZ interview happened? Does that mean we will get to see her on entertainment tonight tonight? Bleach

Tucker's Mom said...

TLC stinks said... 177
Watched the TMZ interview outside NBC studio in NYC. Goodness, she cannot give a good interview without those memorized talking points. And in the harsh light of day, not attractive either.
December 14, 2015 at 10:28 AM
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Kate loves her stringy stick hair.
All she wants is some guy who will browbeat her kids into obeying her. That's all. Never one word about someone who will love them, play catch, go to recitals. Nope, just a backup cop to bully them into submission.
I really think there is a silver lining, and that is that I don't think Kate will get married, especially no time soon. If she gets what she claims to be looking for, I hope like hell Jon can get the kids away from The Gulag.

Susan1956 said...

Was the TMZ interview today?

redbird said...

helper who comes on a regular schedule, but doesn't come extra hours to do the piles of laundry after a trip. It's the only time Kate has to do laundry, so she's really pissed off about it. Pure speculation, but it fits her actions/attitude.

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Math Girl, I think you have something here! She really barks and grips about the tons of laundry when they get back from a trip. I didn't see her do the baby hanger segment, but boy what a LOON! The baby hanger gate just proved how disassociated, detached and unloving she is to her sons!

As a mother of 3 sons, I can't imagine treating them like she does hers. It is disgusting and vile how she has done them.

Boy, does she ever need to be taken out back to the woodshed! She does not have the mentality of a grown 40 year old woman. She is severely stunted mentally and the older she gets, it is going to be extremely more noticeable.

TLC stinks said...

Susan1956, it must have been when she did her Today show appearance. It was on a city street, I think outside the studio. At the end she thought she made a funny joke then looked at someone off to her left out of camera range. Whoever could that be? LOL. He's probably thinking how haggish she looks now. That long, straight hair is not flattering at all. She looked great with the short hair except for the stripes and spikes. I guess it's more important to look Hollywood"ish".

localyocul said...

fidosmommy said... 178
I wonder if each kid is responsible for carrying his/her own laundry upstairs to put away. That would save Kate having to lug things hither, thither and yon and hang up clothes that don't belong to her. It just seems to me if any adult saw baby hangers in an 11 year old's closet there would be a trip to Target to fix that. The kids wouldn't care and would just use what was there.

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I thought of that too..but then I found it odd that the tshirt was on a hanger. To each their own but I can't see an 11 year old boy taking the time to hang up tshirts instead of sticking them, folded, in a drawer.

Blowing In The Wind said...

That long, straight hair is not flattering at all. She looked great with the short hair except for the stripes and spikes. I guess it's more important to look Hollywood"ish".

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Even the stripes and spikes (S&S) were preferable to what is on her head right now.

P.J. said...

To each their own but I can't see an 11 year old boy taking the time to hang up tshirts instead of sticking them, folded, in a drawer.

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I can't believe no one made the leap yet.

"NO MORE WIRE HANGERS!!!!!!"

P.J. said...

Bill Cosby is suing "Several Accusers For ‘Malicious, False & Defamatory’ Claims" ?

This could get interesting.

http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/bill-cosby-sues-sexual-assault-accusers-false-defamatory-claims/

redbird said...

It took TFW on the TMZ video interview almost 30 seconds to answer a simple question!

Where would you not take a girl out on an a date to?

She is the worst at not being able to think on her feet and really quick. She was really bad on WWHL with the game that she played with Morgan Fairchild. The SIMPLISTS questions ever and she was so nervous and kept turning around for Steve to give her the answer. I think I saw Steve out on the sidewalk, but his reflection was behind the reflection of TFW in the window. I got a nanosecond of him. He was there.

She really looks rough and haggered to be 40 and a half already.

Anonymous said...

(Leslie)
I went to TMZ to watch the very short interview with Kate. She is terrible bashing her kids. I saw this and I don't know if everybody knows about this. It was from Sept.

"Sources close to the millionaire COO tell TMZ Jeff THOUGHT he was in a real relationship with Kate, but quickly learned she only wanted him to appear on "Kate Plus 8" this season as her love interest."
We're told Jeff agreed to do the show a few months back, but when he realized what was up, he bailed because he felt she was just using him. No shock ... they're not on speaking terms.
So much for a new babysitter ...


Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/09/23/kate-gosselin-jeff-prescott-show-ratings-break-up/#ixzz3uL5I2zoq

PA Dutch Mutt Mom said...

lol! Sad commentary on TFW when my loony leaf lady takes the edge over a moth-eaten reality star. I just wish they'd both go away.

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Does she also shovel snow and throw rock salt on your sidewalk and driveway?

I was thinking of AuntieAnn when I was watching a Christmas movie, "Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" with The Fonz and Brooke Burns. Great movie. Brooke has a neighbor, Rita, who pesters Brooke into putting up ALL WHITE lights because she doesn't want Brooke's house to be the only dark house on Christmas Eve. A nice young man, Morgan, accompanies Fonz (Brooke's uncle) to Brooke's house and volunteers to put up the white lights. He puts one red bulb in the string and when Rita complains that the lights aren't all white, he tells her that it's an old tradition, "Legend of the one red candle." He did it just to drive the neighbor nuts.

Maybe Auntie should do something like that to make Leaf Lady crazy!

It was 70 degrees here today. It's wonderful not having to worry about driving on snowy roads to do our Christmas shopping. We will be so spoiled, though, when winter finally arrives.

Wonderful recap, admin. May we look forward to the next one this week? ;-)

PA Dutch Mutt Mom said...

Bill Cosby is suing "Several Accusers For ‘Malicious, False & Defamatory’ Claims" ?

This could get interesting.

http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/bill-cosby-sues-sexual-assault-accusers-false-defamatory-claims/

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Shouldn't he make sure that he has clean, um, hands (or other body parts) before he sues?

PA Dutch Mutt Mom said...

And in the harsh light of day, not attractive either.

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You should see her in "real life." Nobody would ever look twice at her. I often wonder that if Milo could see her with her hair pulled back and without full makeup if she would still think that Kate is a gorgeous young-looking babe with a rockin' body.

A few years ago, back when the twins were in lower school, Kate was cute, natural and fresh looking with that pixish hair cut. Not many people could pull off that cut, but she did. She really messed herself up.

TLC stinks said...

Someone must have told her how young she looks with that straight, yellow hair. If I were Deanna, I would not advertise I do Kate's hair and makeup, but I bet you Deanna does it for free when TLC is not paying her.

Gigi Be said...

I watched the clip that someone posted here as I refuse to give her any ratings.
I noticed how cold she was toward Joel when he didn't feel well at the mall. No hugs, no rubbing his back, just oh your sick, go sit down. And then you hear her as she is sitting in the interview chair with this " poor jowly" voice , with sympathetic eyes. She's so fake

TLC stinks said...

PA Dutch "MUTT" Mom, LOL. Woof, woof.

PA Dutch Mutt Mom said...

Geez -- someone tweet this person the recipe! Apparently she's getting very rutschy (another PA Dutch word) about it!

Lisa ‏@AllansMom 3h3 hours ago
@Kateplusmy8 U have prob been asked a million times...what Korean BBQ recipe did u follow?

Can't they Google, or would that be beyond their capabilities?

Susan1956 said...

Are the ratings for the revamped episode of Kate's House of Horrors out yet? How about Duggard 2.0?

Localyocul said...

NO.....MORE.....BAAABYYY HANGERRRSSS!

PA Dutch Mutt Mom said...

Geez -- someone tweet this person the recipe! Apparently she's getting very rutschy (another PA Dutch word) about it!

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I had to laugh when I read what I said. So typical PA Dutch and I didn't even realize I was doing it. That should have been "someone tweet the recipe to this person!"

At least I don't say, "Throw the cow over the fence some hay." Not usually, anyway! But I do say "Flar-ida."

PA Dutch Mutt Mom said...

"Sources close to the millionaire COO tell TMZ Jeff THOUGHT he was in a real relationship with Kate, but quickly learned she only wanted him to appear on "Kate Plus 8" this season as her love interest."
We're told Jeff agreed to do the show a few months back, but when he realized what was up, he bailed because he felt she was just using him. No shock ... they're not on speaking terms.
So much for a new babysitter ...

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Leslie, yes, we did discuss this at the time. I'm not sure if we quoted TMZ on this, but the info that came out on the tabs was that Jeff bailed when he realized he was being used.

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