Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Discussion Thread: Beach Time! 12/27/2016

Beach Time!
Kate and the kids explore the Alabama beach shores during summer vacation! Kayaking, parasailing and a family Segway tour are in the mix and of course, there is always chaos! Then the Gosselins' head back home to train their adorable puppies. 60 Min. |

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Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

and of course, there is always chaos!

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Couple things, why are the episode titles on these shows always so unoriginal? Two, the exclamation points permeating all the episode descriptions are just downright stupid. Can the episode descriptor man please talk in a calm voice for once?

Finally, see how even in the episode description they're emphasizing the mayhem? I may be in the minority but I don't think Kate's fears are real at all, not in the SLIGHTEST, or at the very least they are grossly exaggerated. She is WAY too laser focused. If she wants to jump off a bridge she'll darn well do it and suck it up, if there's something in it for her. And who grows up in PA with all those creeks and lakes and swimming pools and doesn't know how to swim? Was she the brat who refused to go to swimming lessons and it wasn't worth forcing her? Incredibly reckless to not know how to swim and own a pool. God forbid what if there's a child floating on the bottom of the pool someday. And all she can do is sit there and call 911 when she could have saved their life right there? Unbelievably irresponsible.

Anyway, she does this stupid fear freak-out thing for two reasons. One, of course, for the attention of it. But two, because she's caught on that her "schtick" with TLC is the crazy life angle with eight kids. So she has to ramp up the craziness even if most or all of the children are handling situations in a very non-crazy and reasonable way. She KNOWS when she screams and carries on that's a sound byte, a clip in the promos, and the "hook" of the show (no matter how dumb).

How incredibly, incredibly sad to behave in a way that is not genuine simply to create story arcs in episodes. And how emotionally detrimental to your parentified children who have to pick up the pieces.

Oh and also, all of this is so incredibly disrespectful to people who really do suffer from fears and phobias. It would be nice if someone not really crippled by anxiety would stop pretending they are.

Sad but true said...

Julie Patel ‏@JuliePatel3 50s50 seconds ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC How rude were you? "Don't you dare push into me again!" That's very rude and they weren't trying to bump into you.

Ah Julie, you're a pearl among swine. :)

Layla said...

I watched LPBW and Outdaughtered. They ran ads for K+8 during both. They ads showed the family smiling sand laughing with the puppies. Maybe it will help tonight.

Amy Roloff had a date. She went on a motorcycle ride and ate at a little pub type place with the guy. It was so normal. No helicopter ride or trip to NYC. It was relatable. That probably works in the family's favor as far as viewers are concerned.

Outdaughtered had a very obvious plug for Little Caesars pizza. The consumerism begins.

Time for Breaking Bad.

Tucker's Mom said...

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said... 1
and of course, there is always chaos!
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I don't know what this person is thinking. The perpetual chaos is causing viewers to tune out, not tune in.
People are sick to death of the "chaos". It's just unpleasant.

Sad but true said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 1m1 minute ago
I LOVE the giggles of HAPPY kids HAVING FUN! #Parasailing #KatePlus8 @TLC

I don't imagine she hears this often.

localyocul said...

It would be nice if someone not really crippled by anxiety would stop pretending they are.

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YEP

Layla said...

She loves the giggles of happy kids parasailing, so she just has to jump in and make a big scene to ruin it for them. Good parenting, Kate.

MabelD said...

Same old, same old.

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate GosselinVerified account ‏@Kateplusmy8 3m3 minutes ago
Cringeworthy tower jump moment! My kids are screaming right now 'this is so sad! Oh mommy!' πŸ˜₯ @TLC #KatePlus8
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That's exactly what Kate wants- all the attention on her.

Sad but true said...

Really?

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 48s49 seconds ago
I didn't want to be pressured into doing it...We all KNOW how that turns out! I was trying2build courage to do it!

Nora ‏@NoraSaysNo 56s57 seconds ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC Sometimes we are better cheerleaders than doers πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ I wanted to so bad! @TLC

Gee, Nora, I had no idea you were so smart.

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 1m1 minute ago
I was SO scared,but really wanted 2experience what the kids experienced! Ike&his team were SO calm&kind..I trusted them! @TLC #KatePlus8

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 46s46 seconds ago
I felt like I was fifty miles high... When I watch this, I see I was only like 10 feet up Ahahaha! @TLC #KatePlus8
#WhatsWithMyTongue

Nora ‏@NoraSaysNo 1m1 minute ago
@Kateplusmy8 OMG Kate, that face you made is going to be replayed forever lol! #momfacialexpressions

Yet somehow TLC has never managed to catch this moment:

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 1m1 minute ago
@NoraSaysNo @TLC so true! I like to just cheer sometimes... :)

Leslie said...

Man, Kate is HORRIBLE!!! I just saw for the first time how Kate acted on the boat. All the kids were having a blast and then she had to sob and kill all their joy. There was one shot were all the kids' faces were so downtrodden because of her.

If she is truly that afraid of heights, then DO NOT go parasailing. Just go on the boat and enjoy your kids. She is an ass. She has to make everything about her. It is so old too. She is so lucky NONE of her fears have rubbed off on her children.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

That's exactly what Kate wants- all the attention on her.

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That is often what this what I would call HISTRIONIC behavior is about. Attention. I'm not as good as Vanessa at finding all the good scholarly articles from the therapists about these disorders, but here's one that explains histrionic behavior. She's textbook:

" An inappropriate over-reaction to bad news or disappointments, which diverts attention away from the real problem and towards the person who is having the reaction."

"Sabotage - The spontaneous disruption of calm or status quo in order to serve a personal interest, provoke a conflict or draw attention."

http://outofthefog.website/personality-disorders-1/2015/12/6/histrionic-personality-disorder-hpd

Sad but true said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 1m1 minute ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC HaHa...well, Ya'll did real good on that airy thingy! LOL

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 47s47 seconds ago
@Kateplusmy8 Lites Out Man is watching again....you have him LOL ing already!

Sounds like #DateNight at the Doofuses;.

Leslie said...

Admin., your post said it all in a great way. Bravo!

JoyinVirginia said...

I'm not ready to stop celebrating Christmas, so I'm watching a Hallmark channel movie. Dean Cain and Melissa Joan Hart

Sad but true said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 30s30 seconds ago
I'm quite a proficient Segway rider too,I should probably mention lol! My kids beat me at everything.. And I kinda like it!πŸ˜‰ @TLC #KatePlus8

Oh bullshit.

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate GosselinVerified account ‏@Kateplusmy8 1m1 minute ago
I'm quite a proficient Segway rider too,I should probably mention lol! My kids beat me at everything.. And I kinda like it!πŸ˜‰ @TLC #KatePlus8
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Wow, I hope Kate's indoors because lightning is going to strike her.
Liar, liar pants on fire. She lives to compete with and beat her kids.

Sad but true said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 44s44 seconds ago
@Kateplusmy8 Haha..
Lets deliver a few 2ton boulders! Make it happen Kate!

More like, Make it happen, TLC.

Tucker's Mom said...

"Sabotage - The spontaneous disruption of calm or status quo in order to serve a personal interest, provoke a conflict or draw attention."

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Saboteur- perfect word for Kate.

Sad but true said...

Julie Patel ‏@JuliePatel3 57s57 seconds ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC Well, you guys apparently suck at kayaking since you can't be team players. Kayaking is all about teamwork.
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Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 34s35 seconds ago
If needs to be mentioned that there was excessive wind on the day we attempted 2 learn 2 kayak AND our lesson was exactly 1 min long😁 @TLC

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Denise‏@Mydmaxx
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC I like the pre-warning! 😬

WHAT? Haven't they been kayaking at least 3 or 4 times on film? Kate, with all those "memories," where TF is YOUR memory?

Tucker's Mom said...

Sad but true said... 18
Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 44s44 seconds ago
@Kateplusmy8 Haha..
Lets deliver a few 2ton boulders! Make it happen Kate!

More like, Make it happen, TLC.
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There was a time when TLC was Kate's Genie in a lamp. She'd just rub, make a wish and it would come to pass.

All This Is That said...

Tucker's Mom said... 47
Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 4m4 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 Hey all your #Tweeties need to know you will be #LiveTweeting tonight according to this #IG post >> https://www.instagram.com/p/BOirImlD14x/?taken-by=kateplusmy8 …
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OMG, Gladys! If Kate cared, she'd have posted on her Twitter.

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Maybe Gladys is worried that Kate will be #DeadTweeting.

localyocul said...

So far the Segway guy asked "do you guys always complain this much"? and now the Kayak guy says "we came out to have fun, relax and have fun" as TFW is yelling and screaming

Tucker's Mom said...

omg, kayaking is not that hard. It's not like surfing. You sit and you paddle.

All This Is That said...

Gee, Nora, I had no idea you were so smart.

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Nora is the resident Twitter Airhead! :)

Sad but true said...

Julie Patel‏@JuliePatel3
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC How rude were you to Mady? You have to push the kayaks away to get out of the dock.
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Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 2m2 minutes ago
Mind you, I've always wanted to learn to kayak. Always always always! It's so much harder than I ever imagined!

Richard Bell‏@TRYKRB
Or maybe just let your fucking kids figure it out for themselves you screaming bitch. Jesus.
@Kateplusmy8
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LMAO!

bdthreefive said...

Both the segway and kayak instructors comnented on everyone's complaining and fighting.

Tucker's Mom said...

localyocul said... 23
So far the Segway guy asked "do you guys always complain this much"? and now the Kayak guy says "we came out to have fun, relax and have fun" as TFW is yelling and screaming
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Yes, they always complain that much! I think it's particularly grating to men. There are a couple choice comments from guys on Kate's twitter.
Most men can't stand uber-bitchy women who are loud, fussy and act immaturely.

Sad but true said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 3m3 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 Be glad you were not in alligator waters...

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
@MiloandJack one was indeed spotted but the crew member had the good sense not to tell us til later 😁
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Siobhan, the PR hack, demonstrating that she has the tagline down pat.

Siobhan R ‏@SiobhanR111 4m4 minutes ago
That was chaotic but funny. @Kateplusmy8 @TLC
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Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8
The bulrushes! Ahahaha .. Why am I laughing at myself?! @TLC #KatePlus8

Lisa C‏@lisa_c83
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC From mom 2 mom, u really do need to take a deep breath sometimes! Rly sucks the fun out of the experience for the kids :(

Leslie said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8
I'm quite a proficient Segway rider too
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Wasn't Kate on the beginner speed when the segway corrects itself. I don't know what she is bragging about.

And her behavior was deplorable on the kayak. She kept screaming and yelling at her kids for no reason. All her kids have her number.

Tucker's Mom said...

Richard Bell‏@TRYKRB
Or maybe just let your fucking kids figure it out for themselves you screaming bitch. Jesus.
@Kateplusmy8
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LMAO!
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thomas barker ‏@thomasbarker88 5m5 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 well I see your still the same ol bitch you always have been smh, geeez you needs meds, pot something damn chill out
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Ha.

Jamesvader1194 said...

@Layla Its possible that this episode could go up in viewers but im not sure if it'll be enough to get to a million(hopefully)

Susan1956 said...

You CANNOT tell me that the boat captain's line of " we're not married Kate so I won't lie to you" was NOT scripted. The FU's to Jon are kind of funny now that he has the upper hand.

Tucker's Mom said...

In reply to Denise
Kate GosselinVerified account ‏@Kateplusmy8 1m1 minute ago
@Mydmaxx @TLC no. King Shoka just kinda has always been trained.. Never needed it... His kids on the other hand need it :)
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Jeez, Kate is such in idiot when it comes to dogs, it's scary.
Shoka never got trained because Kate is a lazy, irresponsible dog owner.
I'm sure the puppies training stopped as soon as the cameras stopped rolling.

Tucker's Mom said...

I take it they were doing clicker training with the puppies.
We've done that with our dogs, and it takes an enormous amount of time and effort to do it effectively.
No way Kate mastered each level.

Susan1956 said...

Kate is definitely targeting Alexis. It's good to see that Alexis talking back & calling her out.

Sad but true said...

Another huge whopper from K8. Shoka wasn't trained? What do you call the year he spent back with his breeder when you tossed the two dogs out?

Denise ‏@Mydmaxx 3m3 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC #KatePlus8 Did Shoka go to training?

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
@Mydmaxx @TLC no. King Shoka just kinda has always been trained.. Never needed it... His kids on the other hand need it :)

Kate Gosselin@Kateplusmy8
My fur babies with my human babies... I could watch it all day :)! #KatePlus8 @TLC

Hahaha, YES, thank you Julie!

Julie Patel ‏@JuliePatel3 2m2 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @Mydmaxx @TLC No, Shoka got training, remember? You sent him and Nala "to be trained" for two years!

And someone ELSE remembers:

Sammie Myami ‏@sammiemyami 1m1 minute ago
@Kateplusmy8 @Mydmaxx @TLC He got trained when you shipped him and Nala back to breeders for a year.
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Andrea lee johnson ‏@JohnsonAndra 16m16 minutes ago
Theres alot of yelling and complaining @Kateplusmy8 @TLC

MLTville‏@MLTville
@JohnsonAndra @Kateplusmy8 @TLC both the parasailing guy and the kayaking guide noticed and told them to chill

Turtle (AKA Amy2) said...

I haven't watched the show for the past 3 years or so. Tonight I decided to watch it just to see for myself what people on this blog are talking about.

Wow. You all are right. Going from one expensive activity to another. The complaining, the fighting, the lack of being grateful for what they were doing. As for Kate, yuk! Okay, I've just to say this....her giant boobs kept wanting to escape from the small bathing suit tops. That was not necessary for anyone to see. That's enough from me. Not watching ever again.

Sad but true said...

You're on very thin ice, Doofus. And I doubt you'll get an answer.

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 2m2 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 Has #Collin met the new pups?
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Obviously, Kate said something stupid again.

Julie Patel ‏@JuliePatel3
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC Children training? You're ridiculous. It's the parents job to train them, not a dog trainer.
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MLTville ‏@MLTville
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC you shouldn't be laughing you should be embarrassed honestly. I don't like kayaking either but tone it down a notch

Sammie Myami ‏@sammiemyami
@kateplusmy8 Always have to make a scene to keep attention on you not kids. Gawd my 8 yr old can kayak.

anne whipple ‏@annewhip
@Kateplusmy8 child training? Who needs training?not to be given everything they want. Responsibility. Respect for others.Ur15 mins is up

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And we all know, this is what she came for.

RuggedlyHandsome ‏@THEMATTMARION
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC Whoa Kate.... You were SMOKING HOT in that opening scene! (Not so much parasailing.. but hey.. ya' can't win em' all!)

Sad but true said...

Christian Snyder ‏@csnyder5 53s53 seconds ago
@Kateplusmy8 Oh I just noticed for the first time you're listed as a producer! How long has that been so? Are you more involved in editing?

She's more involved in staging ever-more elaborate vacations, of that I'm sure.

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 1m1 minute ago
@Kateplusmy8 Getting sad because we inly have 2 more shows! No way!

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
See you next week for YET ANOTHER #KatePlus8 on @TLC 10/9c #SweetSixteen
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Here's an interesting comment

Karin Thompson ‏@KarinThompson11
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC I hope editing just isn't showing us the good stuff, because your tweets don't line up with the show at all! Cringe worthy

Sammie Myami ‏@sammiemyami 1m1 minute ago
@Kateplusmy8 Film schedule interfere with your kayak training? Just like other stuff. Got to film so kids can support you and selves. B*#*%

Jamesvader1194 said...

And thats it.WOW on TLC's twitter they RT only 6 tweets by Kate.Its nothing compared to the amount of promoting they did for both LPBW and Outdaugthered

Jamesvader1194 said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 34s34 seconds ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC Getting sad because we only have 2 more shows! No way! Are we going to see you next year?

Sad but true said...

And that's it. Going by the Twitter Party, this week was as dismal a failure as the last few episodes. A couple hundred comments by randoms (although not too many long-time fans were around tonight); Milo and K8 each tweeted about 30 times; Nicole, the nurse who wrote the book that's still sitting unread by Kate's bed, was back tonight and good for 4-5 tweets. And from what can be pieced together by the tweets, the beach trip didn't sound like a whole lotta fun for anyone.

I thought TLC was planning a new, relaxed, more fun K8? It sounds like she just couldn't act her way out of who she really is.

Haha, and now Milo wants her to say whether or not more filming's going to happen. She really likes to rub those sore points, doesn't she?

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 2m2 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC Getting sad because we only have 2 more shows! No way! Are we going to see you next year?

Tucker's Mom said...

Karin Thompson ‏@KarinThompson11 9m9 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC I hope editing just isn't showing us the good stuff, because your tweets don't line up with the show at all! Cringe worthy
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It's called gaslighting. No, you're not crazy or losing your mind. Kate's tweets do NOT align with the show. They hardly ever do.
She was too busy crapping all over everyone's good time to be enjoying it.
Kate is full of poop.

Sad but true said...

I imagine Milo's the kind of person that just picks at scabs that are not quite done healing.

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 2m2 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC Well...you must be tired...left us real quick. LOL On to next week...then one more am I correct? #LastShow

Tired? If she has an OUNCE of genuine humanity, she should be terminally embarrassed and apologizing to her children for forcing them to be party to this humiliating spectacle.

Jamesvader1194 said...

@Sad but true Milo just tweeted another one to Kate.I think Milo is even getting scared Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 4m4 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC Well...you must be tired...left us real quick. LOL On to next week...then one more am I correct? #LastShow

Susan1956 said...

Here is tonight's list of advertisers. I've broken them up into ads from companies, TLC/TLC related channels, non-TLC channels, Movies, and local/regional companies.

Honey Nut Cheerios--3
Alka-Seltzer Plus--2
Dominos Pizza--2
David's Bridal--2
Ikea--2
Target--2
Zillow--2
KFC--2
Vision Works--1
Aveeno--1
Macy's--1
Subaru--1
St. Jude Children's Hospital--1
Mucinex--1
Rid X--1
Courtyard by Marriott--1
Pediasure--1
Walmart--1
Weight Watchers--1
Humira--1

LPBW--1
O. J. Simpson on Investigation Discovery
My Big Fat Fabulous Life--2
TLC Go--1
Outdaughtered--1
Tattoo Girls--2
Too Close to Home--2
Counting On--1

The Mick (Fox)--1
Boxing/Fight on Pay-Per-View--1
The Wall--1

Sing--1
Fantastic Beasts--1
Storks/U-Verse Movies--1

Nebraska Furniture Mart (regional)
Bensen House of Lights (local)
Jewish Community Center of Kansas City (local)

Some things I noticed tonight--Kate has the beginning of a double chin, still has the turkey neck, she looked rather thick(er) in some shots (post-op swelling?), make-up was horrible in the puppy-training scenes, and Marley was missing from tonight's vacation.

Midnight Madness said...

It's good to see that Alexis talking back & calling her out.

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I don't think that any child should mouth off to a parent, or talk back. A child could, of course, express an opinion or tell a parent how he/she feels, but I don't agree on talking back, even though Kate deserves it.

Leslie said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack 2m2 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC Getting sad because we only have 2 more shows! No way! Are we going to see you next year?

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Wow, even Milo is questioning whether Kate will be on next year. I sure that pissed Kate off. HA!

Thanks for posting all the tweets about Kate. They are great and fun to read.

Mel said...

Wow. A lot of expensive activities, all paid for by someone else, or comped. And they don't appear to enjoy or appreciate any of it. Talk about the life of the 1%.

They're too busy fighting and screaming at each other to even hear what the guide was saying.

That was just pathetic.

NJGal51 said...

Denise (@@Mydmaxx): @Kateplusmy8 @TLC #KatePlus8 Did Shoka go to training?

Kate Gosselin (@@Kateplusmy8): @Mydmaxx @TLC no. King Shoka just kinda has always been trained.. Never needed it... His kids on the other hand need it :)

Denise (@@Mydmaxx): @Kateplusmy8 @TLC lol. 😊
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Wait...what???? Wasn't Shoka sent back to the breeder for training? TFW really is trying to rewrite history yet again.

Original T said...

Kates anger isn't being hidden very well, and you can always see her anger at a slow boil just underneath the surface. She snaps at the kids, and several times snapped TOWARDS the kids. It was as though her instinct was to lash out at them, but because she was on camera she had to control herself and her frustration showed .

Mel said...

As soon as the guide said they would be picking up trash, you knew that instantaneously killed that outing. TFW is far, far, far too cool to picj up trash.

You knew she'd find some way to end that outing asap.

Leslie said...

About 97% of the comments on facebook are brutal. Most are commenting about how Kate is overacting, being rude to her kids and acting immature. She is getting blasted. The viewers are VERY on to her fake fears, crying, and carrying on during adventures.

If this show is renewed Kate is going to have to find out a new schtick. And many on facebook are still asking about Collin.

JoyinVirginia said...

Ok, I checked out The Former Mrs Jon Gosselin yelling fest during a commercial break. The kids are just average kids. The yelling is boring.
Back on the Hallmark channel, Dean Cain and Melissa Joan Hart ended up happy together on Christmas!

Layla said...

Kate didn't answer Milo's question about seeing her next year. Not even her usual "You'll have to wait and see!" It looks like Kate couldn't wait to get off twitter, and she waited until the last minute to start (and even announce) her tweet party. Things that make you go hmmmmm.

Jamesvader1194 (32)
I expect to see ratings higher this week due to holiday break and more promotion. I think it would take a miracle for it to break a million, though. It would have to almost double last week's viewers. Not likely.

Layla said...

I wonder if Kate got off twitter so fast because she didn't want to deal with Milo's question about next year. I get the feeling Kate already knows the answer to that question, but doesn't want to have to say it.

Pants on Fire said...

Segway guide: "Do you guys always complain this much? Wow."

Wow is right.

Sad but true said...

Leslie said... 53
. . . And many on facebook are still asking about Collin.
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I hope people never stop asking about Collin. It's not right that she should just craft an explanation and never be asked about him again. Why should anyone give her the benefit of the doubt? She has lied and lied and lied. She's asking people to doubt what they've seen of that child with their own eyes over YEARS of this family being exhibited on TV. And she thinks a few lines in People and some "plodding and chugging" double-talk in tab interviews is enough of an explanation?

If in fact that child was or is violent or acting out, I have no doubt he was under extreme provocation. Pretty much his entire life.

Sheepless In Seattle said...

About 97% of the comments on facebook are brutal. Most are commenting about how Kate is overacting, being rude to her kids and acting immature. She is getting blasted. The viewers are VERY on to her fake fears, crying, and carrying on during adventures.

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But here's the thing. TLC doesn't care if the comments are brutal, scathing, of whatever. They care that people are watching and if that's what it takes (Kate's immaturity, nastiness, narcissism, and being a biotch) to get people to watch, they'll continue to film. It's all about the Benjamins.

Midnight Madness said...

Kate ‏@TangJie 25m25 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 your arms will be sore!

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Do these people think that the show was filmed in the last day or so?

JustMissy said...

Just watched tonight's show. Ugh! Purse boy was in the boat when they were parasailing. What a spectacle she was. And she was busting out of her top. She was very rude to the kayak guy and the Segway guy was stunned by the fighting, ungrateful kids. If Kate had been on a Segway before it didn't show. It's so easy. The house they stayed in was in a beautiful location. And the puppies are adorable but she had to make it all about her. Next week looks awful. That is all.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Do these people think that the show was filmed in the last day or so?


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Even better, they think the show is live.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


But here's the thing. TLC doesn't care if the comments are brutal, scathing, of whatever. They care that people are watching and if that's what it takes (Kate's immaturity, nastiness, narcissism, and being a biotch) to get people to watch, they'll continue to film. It's all about the Benjamins.




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But people aren't watching. They're tuning out in record numbers. The folks at TLC HAVE to see some connection to the massive tuning out and the social media comments. I'm not sure how anyone can say there isn't at least a little correlation. On the one hand you have a bunch of people expressing disgust at her behavior and how she's handled the Collin situation, on the other the ratings are tanking like never before. This isn't rocket science, folks, and I can't imagine TLC doesn't get it.

Sheepless In Seattle said...

hope people never stop asking about Collin. It's not right that she should just craft an explanation and never be asked about him again. Why should anyone give her the benefit of the doubt? She has lied and lied and lied.

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So if she lies and lies and lies, and people keep asking about him, but whatever comes out of her mouth are just lies, what is accomplished? No matter what she says, she's likely not to be believed. It's kind of a vicious cycle, a Catch-22.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Denise ‏@Mydmaxx 3m3 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 @TLC #KatePlus8 Did Shoka go to training?

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
@Mydmaxx @TLC no. King Shoka just kinda has always been trained.. Never needed it... His kids on the other hand need it :)


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LOL WHAT!!! I specifically recall her explaining she sent him away to doggy camp training, as I recall for some time, and I also specifically recall many of the dog lovers here including myself remarking how damn lazy she was to send the dog away to boarding school. Is she lying on purpose or is this just the mental illness?

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Sammie Myami ‏@sammiemyami 1m1 minute ago
@Kateplusmy8 @Mydmaxx @TLC He got trained when you shipped him and Nala back to breeders for a year.

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I just realized the creepy parallel to how she handled the dog when he was too much to deal with vs how she handles her own son.

Both got shipped back to the manufacturer. If you didn't see this coming with her own child you should have.

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So if she lies and lies and lies, and people keep asking about him, but whatever comes out of her mouth are just lies, what is accomplished? No matter what she says, she's likely not to be believed. It's kind of a vicious cycle, a Catch-22.


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The questions about Collin, which I also agree should never stop, are really not about how Kate answers them nor about where he actually is. This is more complicated than that. Let her keep lying. She will. That's not the point.

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Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8 2m2 minutes ago
Mind you, I've always wanted to learn to kayak. Always always always! It's so much harder than I ever imagined!

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Um. No, it's not. Take a deep breath, calm down, and kayaking is easier than picking your nose. What is wrong with her and why is she always so off about this kind of thing? The biggest challenge we ever had with kayaking growing up is when someone stole the kayak.

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Segway guide: "Do you guys always complain this much? Wow."

Wow is right.

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That's embarrassing. Wouldn't a normal parent be just mortified that someone giving you a tour or lesson is remarking about your bellyaching? I'd consider that a huge wake up call something is wrong. And this happened twice?!

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I don't think that any child should mouth off to a parent, or talk back. A child could, of course, express an opinion or tell a parent how he/she feels, but I don't agree on talking back, even though Kate deserves it.

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We've been discussing this point for about a week now. I agree with you, no matter how terrible Kate is, the kids shouldn't talk back. The kids overall need to start behaving. It's really only hurting them, because it makes them look rude, immature, ungrateful, and disrespectful. They look like poorly disciplined and ungrateful kids. Kids, frankly, nobody wants to be around. All of this is Kate's fault, of course, but like I have said many times, lots of kids get dealt shitty hands and they don't act like this. Do you know how many foster kids I know who have by all standards TERRIBLE home life situations, who still are polite, kind, and respectful to everyone? If they can do it these kids can too.

They got dealt a shit hand. They'll need lots of therapy for it. But this constant whining and overall terrible behavior isn't going to get them anywhere. The two best behaved kids, the ones who let Kate roll off them and don't engage in her histrionics as the others do, Aaden and Joel, are probably going to transition to adult life with Kate as their mother the easiest. They clearly have accepted her for who she is, don't dwell on it, and I have no doubt they will be emotionally ready to decide for themselves what their adult relationship with her will be when the time comes. They may very well be the first to estrange her, ironically, because they are leaps and bounds emotionally ahead of the other children. It's those emotionally stable and aware children who realize the quickest the kinds of boundaries they need to set for their own protection.

Midnight Madness said...

This isn't rocket science, folks, and I can't imagine TLC doesn't get it.

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I think that as long as they are making money, TLC will continue to keep her on, either with regular episodes, specials or just as filler. They'll string her along, and even if she brings in a scant amount of money, they will keep her on the back burner because some money is better than none at all.

While they don't "get it" the way that we do, it appears they are not going to cut her off cold turkey.

I hope I'm wrong. It will be interesting to see the ratings this week.

Midnight Madness said...

Mrs_Brooks ‏@Striving_4_God 15m15 minutes ago
@Kateplusmy8 the canoeing was absolutely hilarious 2 watch! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Kind of like Super Fun Sandy, huh?

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

Most men can't stand uber-bitchy women who are loud, fussy and act immaturely.

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No, they can't. There were a lot of theories leading up to and post-election, supported by statements from numerous men themselves, that Hillary was hitting a nerve with men and their aversion to that type of woman. And it was unfair. But there really was something about her voice and tone, the way she phrased things, the paternalism and scolding, that was hitting that sore spot, that was dredging up bad memories of ex wives, ex girlfriends, bad mother in laws. It was unfair, it was probably sexist, but it is what it is. Hillary lost huge with men. You have to think there's something to that.

At the end of the day men can be very traditional in that many just want a woman who is quiet, affable, doesn't get upset, doesn't screech, doesn't scold. Just takes care of them calmly with a smile. They can't help it. Over and over again we've seen people providing services to this family, namely men, absolutely recoiling at her behavior. There is something to this.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


I think that as long as they are making money, TLC will continue to keep her on, either with regular episodes, specials or just as filler. They'll string her along, and even if she brings in a scant amount of money, they will keep her on the back burner because some money is better than none at all.


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Oh I agree. She's filler. They're looking for something else. If they can find something to fill her slot that will do better, she's gone. If they got nothing, they'll keep stringing her along.

Midnight Madness said...

Nicole, the author person, removed Kate's photo from her Twitter profile. She's hopelessly in love with Sarah McLachlan.

Ruthie said...

I refuse to watch this tripe, adding one more person besides Milo who watched. Reading the comments all I can think of is poor Collin and how they appear to forget he exists

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Admin (#68), on the contrary -- having Mr. Kayak Man and Mr. Segway man complaining about the kids' behavior is our narc's dream come true. See, everybody? Even THEY know how hard I have it! Poor widdle outnumbered me! When any other rational, reasonable parent would be horrified at an outsider's perception of their family dynamics. Didn't she just brag about C's trouble bringing them closer together as a family? It sure ain't coming across on film.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

So it was yet another episode of 8 people doing cool things? What does that have to do with everyday life? How is that looking into the windows (metaphorically) of a family with multiples?

If TLC wants to do a travel show, then, fine.
But to try to pass this one-percent lifestyle of privilege and pampering as #MomLife is an insult to real single parents who are really piecing and patching to hold their families together.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

So thoughtful of Gladys to hashtag the name of the child who has been removed from the home. He may want to check the computer at the facility to see if he's trending.

just wondering said...

They look like poorly disciplined and ungrateful kids. Kids, frankly, nobody wants to be around. ..................

I think a lot of that was lack of intervention from Kate. She has always let the kids duke it out between themselves. They were locked in the basement for hours everyday with no supervision and I think they have developed a sort of hierarchy among themselves.

That being said, it's a poor reflection on Kate that the kids don't appreciate things because SHE doesn't appreciate them, either. She EXPECTS people to gift her & has taught the same values to the kids.

I'm positive that the kids who visit Jon will be happier and more grounded than the others. These kids have been isolated from the real world and normal activities their entire lives.
Have any of the tups even spent the night with a friend? Gone skating with other kids without their brothers or sisters? They really don't know how other families work. A rude or possibly enlightening awakening awaits them someday soon.

Jeanne said...

We have kayaks at church camp. We let any kid who can swim two lengths of the pool use a kayak. Wear a life jacket and get 3 seconds of instruction. (There is a lifeguard.) If Kate was on a river, it's not like she can mess up and float upstream. If on a lake, at worst you go in a circle. It's not hard. I'm sure these weren't Olympic rapids.

The heights thing is also a lie I think. I am truly afraid of heights and I cannot go parasailing or bungee jumping or anything. The fear is real. And she's such a crappy mother about it. My mother is afraid of heights but my father loves roller coasters. She never said we shouldn't enjoy them, she never threw fits about them. She calmly sat on a bench in the shade. I don't do coasters either but my siblings love them. Let your kids find their own way.

Sad but true said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 78
Admin (#68), on the contrary -- having Mr. Kayak Man and Mr. Segway man complaining about the kids' behavior is our narc's dream come true.
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I didn't watch, but my assumption was that these comments included K8 as much as the kids, lol.

Sad but true said...

Sheepless In Seattle said... 60

But here's the thing. TLC doesn't care if the comments are brutal, scathing, of whatever. They care that people are watching and if that's what it takes (Kate's immaturity, nastiness, narcissism, and being a biotch) to get people to watch, they'll continue to film. It's all about the Benjamins.
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I just do not believe that TLC/Figure 8 could be liability-proof in this situation. They are dealing with minors who have not been given a choice. Especially if any of Collin's "issues" can be traced back to all the public exposure and having to fake it for the cameras.

kris said...

TLC isn't even trying anymore. The first 45 minutes was strictly bouncing from one expensive activity to the other. Barely showed the inside of the beach house other than a scene where they went down to the dock and had breakfast. Of course that turned into them playing on a huge water trampoline and blob that belonged to their neighbors. It was a 'lets watch how the 1% does a vaca - para sailing for 7, suuuure everyone can afford that! How about we take a Segway tour. I mean doesn't everyone do that x 7? And then Kayaking to help 'give back'. But lets not listen to the guide and then scream the entire time he's trying to explain what to do. Honestly Kate, Kayaking is not that hard. If you are going in the opposite direction you want to go, then move your paddle the opposite way. There are only a few ways to navigate.

Seriously, this was the most boring of the other episodes.

kris said...

Oh and during the puppy training, she kept saying her kids needed 'children training'. I guess that's what she did to Colin. He didn't behave, so she sent him away to 'train' him. Disgusting.

Kate's Fetid Soul said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 78
Admin (#68), on the contrary -- having Mr. Kayak Man and Mr. Segway man complaining about the kids' behavior is our narc's dream come true. See, everybody? Even THEY know how hard I have it! Poor widdle outnumbered me! When any other rational, reasonable parent would be horrified at an outsider's perception of their family dynamics. Didn't she just brag about C's trouble bringing them closer together as a family? It sure ain't coming across on film.

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Sounds like her children do not know how to behave in public, and Kate's parenting skills are not worth a hill of beans.

I suppose that's ok with Kate & TLC.
A feral family attracts more curious people to the circus
than a well mannered family...

Kate's Fetid Soul said...

I think that as long as they are making money, TLC will continue to keep her on, either with regular episodes, specials or just as filler. They'll string her along, and even if she brings in a scant amount of money, they will keep her on the back burner because some money is better than none at all.


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Oh I agree. She's filler. They're looking for something else. If they can find something to fill her slot that will do better, she's gone. If they got nothing, they'll keep stringing her along.

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So when the sh*t hits the fan, and 8 lawsuits start flying, they'll have more footage to present to the court as evidence.

Tucker's Mom said...

Susan1956 said... 47
Here is tonight's list of advertisers. I've broken them up into ads from companies, TLC/TLC related channels, non-TLC channels, Movies, and local/regional companies.
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Thank you so much for doing this!
Dang, these episodes are as much commercial as show.

Tucker's Mom said...

Wait...what???? Wasn't Shoka sent back to the breeder for training? TFW really is trying to rewrite history yet again.
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I think that was a bunch of b.s. to soften the news that Kate got rid of her 2 dogs. Shoka and Nala went back to the breeder and maybe he did some basic training, but no one who knows a lick about dog training would train a dog-for a YEAR- then turn the leash over to the owner and say, "here ya go".
Anyone who's been through dog training understands that the training is mostly for the human, and you can not train a dog without training the human.
Period.
Kate did zero training with Shoka, and it shows.

Tucker's Mom said...

Layla said... 57
I wonder if Kate got off twitter so fast because she didn't want to deal with Milo's question about next year. I get the feeling Kate already knows the answer to that question, but doesn't want to have to say it.
December 27, 2016 at 9:15 PM
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Agree. Kate signed off asap. I think Milo knows she gets on Kate's nerves.

TLC stinks said...

Even when the show first aired, Kate's snapping at Jon was repugnant to my husband. He called her a bitch.

TLC stinks said...

YES! Kate is lying. Shoka was sent off to be trained. I remember that!

Tucker's Mom said...

Original T said... 52
Kates anger isn't being hidden very well, and you can always see her anger at a slow boil just underneath the surface. She snaps at the kids, and several times snapped TOWARDS the kids. It was as though her instinct was to lash out at them, but because she was on camera she had to control herself and her frustration showed .
December 27, 2016 at 8:41 PM
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If Kate was smart about it, she would have worked hard to get past her grievances with Jon and got on with the business of co-parenting.
Jon could and should have much more responsibility with his children, but Kate wanted all the credit. God forbid anyone think Kate is not the martyr, but what she's done is push all help and support away.
She'll always choose to cut off her nose to spite her face, and I think her isolating herself is coming home to roost.
I don't doubt she's overwhelmed much of the time, but this has been entirely her choice.
I think she's paying for it (she's not looking good, really), but has too much pride and too much of her 'single mom' image at stake to actually reach out to mend fences and get support.
What a sad reality she's created for herself. The unhappiness and discord just oozes from this whole family.

Tucker's Mom said...

Pants on Fire said... 58
Segway guide: "Do you guys always complain this much? Wow."

Wow is right.
December 27, 2016 at 9:22 PM
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LOL. Kate reminds me of that old Zoloft commercial, where the depressed blob always has a rain cloud hovering over it, no matter where it goes.
It's like wherever Kate and the kids go, this ominous pall is cast over everyone, and all the happiness and joy gets sucked from the air.

Tucker's Mom said...


I just realized the creepy parallel to how she handled the dog when he was too much to deal with vs how she handles her own son.
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Me too!
"Here, fix it"

Tucker's Mom said...

Um. No, it's not. Take a deep breath, calm down, and kayaking is easier than picking your nose.
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LOL! So true.
I think if you don't have stamina and have VERY weak arms, it can be a bit of a challenge. But, as far as figuring it out, it's pretty darn easy.
You sit and paddle.
I remember watching my then 65-y.o. MIL getting into a kayak and paddling away. She had a blast. The only difficult thing is that she ripped a fake nail. Ouch!

Tucker's Mom said...

It's ironic that the second-class male children seem the loveliest and kindest. Aaden and Joel just roll with the punches and seem to enjoy being in the moment.

JM said...

It just dawned on me....kayaking..... that's what Jon has been doing alot last year or so, he has posted pics on his instagram ...... coincidence ? don't think so....

Tucker's Mom said...

Over and over again we've seen people providing services to this family, namely men, absolutely recoiling at her behavior. There is something to this.
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Yes, they have a visceral response. Kate is an extreme example. I think most men are fine with strong women, but women like Kate, who castrate and berate, bitch and fuss over every little thing make men want to run away like their hair is on fire.

Tucker's Mom said...

Oh I agree. She's filler. They're looking for something else. If they can find something to fill her slot that will do better, she's gone. If they got nothing, they'll keep stringing her along.

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I suspect that TLC finding new talent and bringing a new show to fruition is much like a new hire for a company. The initial expense is enormous, and it's far more economical to keep an existing employee than to vacate and fill that same position.

Tucker's Mom said...

Ruthie said... 77
I refuse to watch this tripe, adding one more person besides Milo who watched. Reading the comments all I can think of is poor Collin and how they appear to forget he exists
December 27, 2016 at 11:32 PM
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It makes me wonder if anyone is allowed to talk about Collin and to grieve his being missing from their family.
It's utterly perplexing to watch this family who has a family member separated from them, just go about life as if he doesn't exist.
I'm sure this was a production decision-to have Collin totally out of sight, out of mind, but I think it was a costly error.
TLC and Kate did not count on people's reaction of shear disgust, watching the "bestest" ever x,y and z without Collin.
Including and especially missing his own birthday party!
Don't even get me started!
What do Kate and TLC think it will do to Collin's ego and sense of importance when he sees his whole family hotting, hollaring, carrying on, partying, vacationing, raising puppies like he never even was gone?
I mean, anyone can see how cruel that is!

Gigi Be said...

Kate is so full of hogwash.
I went to summer camp when I was 12. My best friend and I put on our life vests, hopped into our each of our canoes and paddled to the other side of this very small lake so we could get breakfast. And it was the very first time I ever did it I didn't need "lessons". And we weren't screaming the whole way either

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...

I think most men are fine with strong women, but women like Kate, who castrate and berate, bitch and fuss over every little thing make men want to run away like their hair is on fire.

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Oh yeah. I think most men find strong women sexy. It's when you mix into that strength shrewness and screeching and nastiness that they curl up into a little ball and start rocking. They go nuts. I don't equate Kate's behavior with being a "strong woman" but I'm sure her sheeple do.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


The heights thing is also a lie I think. I am truly afraid of heights and I cannot go parasailing or bungee jumping or anything. The fear is real.



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In my experience people with true phobias, like heights, aren't screaming and carrying on. Rather they tend to act embarrassed, and don't want people to know their heart is beating a mile a minute. They get quiet, they may quietly disappear from the group, and when asked what's wrong they often will deny it or downplay it, have excuses for why they are not participating that has nothing to do with the phobia, though stick to their guns about not doing the activity.

That's another reason I don't believe her phobias. She just doesn't act like most people do. Most people don't go into hysterics.

Turn out the lights said...

Whenever she's filming or getting a narc feed she's always MIA on social media. I'm thinking Jon has the kids and she took off for a vacay.
As far as the kids bring rude to Kate: hey, when they're filming, they are on equal terms with her. So if she's rude, why can't they be??

Perhaps these kids would get along great on a vacay IF a camera wasn't shoved in their face the entire time. Put yourselves in their shoes... imagine your last vacation with a camera crew! Stand here, don't move, wear this, time for makeup! Say this line, oops, say it again. Go stand there, let's shoot that scene again. See that great landmark over there? You can't see it because it's not on the schedule! On and on and on... and then when you get home you have to sit in the basement all day talking about it.

Now back to real time-- if she ain't on social media she's off having fun by herself. That's her pattern.

Tucker's Mom said...

TLC stinks said... 85
Even when the show first aired, Kate's snapping at Jon was repugnant to my husband. He called her a bitch.
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This! It's like men's testies reflexively crawl back up into their abdominal cavity!

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


In a general example, what if a man is with a woman who is not only emotionally, but physically abusive? Is he supposed to just sit back and take the abusive? Either way, I just don't think it was right for him to say "I don't care if they're trying to kill you, you don't ever touch a girl". So what are they supposed to do then? This is just based on my own personal opinion.


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The kids were pretty little at the time. You start with the basics, never touch a girl. Then as they get older you elaborate on that, and you get into more complex areas like what to do if YOU are the victim of abuse. But, a foundation of never touching the girl is something I completely agree with. (The same should be taught to girls, you never abuse boys either, or anyone, but that's beside the point)

I'm sure Jon's life lessons have evolved. Joel and Aaden are such sweet boys. That has to be a reflection of Jon. They are the ones spending time with him.

Realitytvkids.com ~ Administrator said...


Amy Roloff had a date. She went on a motorcycle ride and ate at a little pub type place with the guy. It was so normal. No helicopter ride or trip to NYC. It was relatable. That probably works in the family's favor as far as viewers are concerned


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No one on Little People freaks out. All the kids are calm, pretty mellow, roll with the punches. The most immature one is Matt, but the most he will do when he is upset is go to his room and shut the door. Big whoop. Their spouses are very sweet, and equally calm. How come they're doing very decent in the ratings just being themselves?

I don't know how this evolved into chaos is her schtick, but it's backfiring like crazy. It's almost like the more it tanks the more drama she tries to stir up. It's desperate.

Tucker's Mom said...

Oh yeah. I think most men find strong women sexy. It's when you mix into that strength shrewness and screeching and nastiness that they curl up into a little ball and start rocking. They go nuts. I don't equate Kate's behavior with being a "strong woman" but I'm sure her sheeple do.

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I know this is sexist, but I think what men think when they view Kate is, "nag".
Huge turn off. Yuge.

Tucker's Mom said...

Perhaps these kids would get along great on a vacay IF a camera wasn't shoved in their face the entire time. Put yourselves in their shoes... imagine your last vacation with a camera crew! Stand here, don't move, wear this, time for makeup! Say this line, oops, say it again. Go stand there, let's shoot that scene again. See that great landmark over there? You can't see it because it's not on the schedule! On and on and on... and then when you get home you have to sit in the basement all day talking about it.
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Totl- you have a great point. I was just watching the clips and thought about how much prep and time it takes to get the shots they want. Everything is rigged with cameras- the Segways, parasailing rigging and even the kids themselves had cameras strapped on them!
Can you imagine? Everything is done for scenes, not fun.
Wait, we need to strap your mic pack on and get your little GoPro mounted!
Hold up, let the cameras and booms go ahead of you!

Anonymous said...

Tucker's Mom (98)
"It's ironic that the second-class male children seem the loveliest and kindest. Aaden and Joel just roll with the punches and seem to enjoy being in the moment"

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They are very sweet. I believe they even agreed with the Segway guy when he asked "do you all you guys ever do is complain?". I wouldn't be surprised if Joel and Aaden follow in Cara's footsteps and go to college far away as well.

-ajw

Tucker's Mom said...

Kate adopted the "chaos and "R" crazy life" and it worked in a really cute way for J+K+8.
But now, the tups are 12. Get your ever-loving sh*t together already!
I was just thinking about the McCaugheys and their occasional interviews. All the children appear lovely, confident, self possessed, mature, articulate, loving, caring, intelligent and capable.
How did they all turn out so amazing when they didn't have their lives served up to them on a golden platter, without a mansion, salt water pool, expensive trips and private schools?
Hmm? Oh, yeah.
Parenting.

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JM said... 99

We've said it before, but it bears repeating. Can you imagine if this was Jon taking these trips with his kids, WITHOUT The Wretched One? Not only would they all be having a relaxed and genuinely happy blast, they would be a great showcase for all these various activities. I can't imagine all of the vendors who supply freebies for the production company and the Gosselins are happy with how their services are "portrayed" on this REALITY TV show.

TLC stinks said...

The chaos thing is made up. Apparently there is not enough chaos with SEVEN kids, so she thinks her screeching and crying makes all their expensive outings "chaotic". None of it is funny, is actually disturbing for viewers.

And ITA on her so-called phobias. I am totally afraid of water so I just avoid small boats or deep water. I truly don't swim. 0 I do fine on big boats because I feel secure. She is ALL FAKE. Nobody behaves like that with a phobia. You know what your trigger is and you avoid it. People understand. You don't want to ruin other people's fun, so I just sit out any water activity that makes me anxious. If she is not pretending, then she needs psych help pronto. What a moron of a parent.

I think the kids got to visit Jon over the holidays. And hopefully Collin is doing well despite his mother acting like he never existed.

Turtle (AKA Amy2) said...

What got me, and still sticks in my brain this morning, is when the girls were complaining about the rain, how their hair was going to get wet and that they wanted to go home. The boys on the other hand, were quietly sitting on a rock not saying anything. It seemed like this is an every day thing in the Gosselin house. The boys simply remove themselves from the fray and seemed to wait until it blew over.

Sad but true said...

kris said... 85
. . . Barely showed the inside of the beach house other than a scene where they went down to the dock and had breakfast.
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Apparently, this was the only halfway calm, relaxed momet in the program. And of course Kate gave herself all the credit for it:

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
The tray I found to use in the house was a heavy pewter .. And I filled it with mugs of oatmeal and carried it down! Lol! #KatePlus8 @TLC πŸ’ͺ🏼

And of course the neighbors, whose equipment provided such fun and who are now "friends forever" (I hope they don't take that one too seriously, lol):

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8
Thankyou,'neighbors' & new friends forever for letting us borrow your water entertainment! SO glad we met..You made r time SO much fun! @TLC

BTW, none of these so-called neighbors tweeted anything to her last night.

Anonymous said...

I mean it's pretty obvious the reason they go on all the trips and whatnot is because there isn't really much else going on with the Gosselins. LPBW for example has kids getting married and potentially starting families, etc. It won't get to the point for the Gosselins for another few years down the road (and that's IF they want to continue filming). However, it was a bit excessive this season with 4 trips total. It gets boring after a while to point where viewers are complaining about why all they do is go on trips.

-ajw

GollyGee said...


We've been discussing this point for about a week now. I agree with you, no matter how terrible Kate is, the kids shouldn't talk back. The kids overall need to start behaving. It's really only hurting them, because it makes them look rude, immature, ungrateful, and disrespectful. They look like poorly disciplined and ungrateful kids.

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The reason why they talk back is because their mother is a raging psychopath and they are very frustrated with her treating them the way she treats them.

Did you hear her when they were jumping on the water bouncer and she said, We only have a minute, swim like dolphins to me, we have a minute. Then it showed them doing the Segway? Can't remember.

It is true when they film, they are on such a tight schedule they are only allowed only a short period of time to do each activity and I think that is one reason why there is so much frustration.

They can get to fully enjoy the activity. And that is a shame. She shouldn't have even SIT IN on the Space Camp mission control segment. Why not let the kids enjoy it?

She could of left and went for a couple of hours to Madison Square Mall and ate lunch at a very nice upper scale restaurant with Steve.

Let the kids enjoy themselves! Their childhood is only less than 2 years and 5 years. I hope the zeros on the settlement checks are many and some consolance for the way they have been treated for the last TEN YEARS!

GollyGee said...

The look on the Sedway and kayak guides was shock and awe, confusion. Like they had never encountered any group like them before.

Can't believe Ms. producer let that get through.

I agree, Aaden and Joel are more like Jon. Thank God.

Jamesvader1194 said...

@Tucker's Mom (101) Just look at Outdaughtered.Thats a new TLC show thats doing pretty ok for the most part.It's sure as hell bringing in more viewers then Kate's show.Personally,i think you could put any other TLC show in that 10pm slot and they would do better then Kate.Im also certain TLC would do a heck lot more promoting for that show instead of just 6 Retweets from Kate.

Kylie said...

Jeanne, I agree with you. Most mothers like yours would just quietly say I'm not up for roller coasters or parasailing, etc. and then sit and observe her kids having fun. Kate keeps talking about showing her kids she is up for anything is so absurd it is sickening. She then proceeds to get on one of these things she doesn't want to do and makes a total fool of herself in front of her kids, screaming her extension filled head off. I can truly say I have never been around or seen another person like her that just screams and screeches constantly. If I came across someone like that on an outing I would quickly move to another part of the park.

Tucker's Mom said...


Sad but true said... 114
JM said... 99

We've said it before, but it bears repeating. Can you imagine if this was Jon taking these trips with his kids, WITHOUT The Wretched One?
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Can you imagine if Jon filmed the bestest-ever puppies, vacations and Collin's birthday party without Collin?
Dear Lawd, the wailing and gnashing of teeth!

Sad but true said...

Jamesvader1194 said... 121

Quite frankly, based on what I read on the K8 and TLB FB pages, you could do endless reruns of Say Yes to the Dress or What Not to Wear and no one would make a peep.

kris said...

And for those that watch LPBW, isn't it refreshing how wonderfully Amy & Matt get along? Better than when they were married. But they've found a great balance and are very supportive of each other. And apparently others are finding the new show pleasant because they are blowing Kate out of the water in the rankings.

Anonymous said...

I personally think the parents of Outdaughtered's calm demeanor is what really draws people in. And the adorable children. I agree that "chaotic fun" was fine for the J&K+8 because the kids were younger and it was more fitting. But now? "Chaotic fun" just doesn't look too great on 16 and almost 13 year olds. I wouldn't be surprised if the show disappears for a few years after this season.

-ajw

GollyGee said...

Did you see the preview for the 16 year old birthday party?

Mady and TFW were in the kitchen and she was breaking down about how PERFECT she wanted the party to be! She started sobbing and grabbed Mady and told her, WHILE SOBBING, that she wanted it PERFECT for them.

Mady just looked at the camera and the way she looked, looked like she has to deal with this on a daily basis and the look on her face was the look of oh, no, not again, exhaustion, so over it.

Can you imagine how she will freak out if the FILM Mady and Cara leaving for COLLEGE?

The screeching and paranoia will be EPIC!

There is no telling how many times TFW has grabbed Steve like that and cried on his shoulder for her 1% problems!

Many, many times.

GollyGee said...

Speaking of Steve, did anyone catch a glimpse of the
Silver Sly Fox on the episode last night?

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Kylie (#122), TFW claims to be doing these things to show her kids she's brave or strong or whatever. But the one thing she could
do which would improve all of their lives 100% -- even her own if she wasn't such an obnoxious, stubborn twit -- would be to co-parent with their father.

Allowing Jon into all of their lives would be the most significant way she could be an example to her children of maturity and character. Pretending Jon doesn't exist is the hill she has chosen to die on. Too bad
8 children's emotional well being has been altered by that decision -- and one child's possibly to the point of no return.

localyocul said...

Here is an interesting reply on FB. It was in response to a very valid comment that she needs to this comment:

If she cant swim.why did she get a pool with kids

Reply:

It came with the house, she didn't have it put in. She has a trained lifeguard there and schedules swim time for them. I know because my work employs some of the same teens.

First of all, buying a house with a pool is no different than buying a pool later but, OK. This seems to be a real fb account (others are obviously fake with 1 or 2 friends) and she works at a nursing home in Berks County.

Really, they can only use the pool when hired lifeguards are around? My friend down the street had a pool when I was in elementary school. We were only allowed to use it when her mom could be outside to watch her. But hired lifeguards?

If you can't swim, learn! It's not like doing complicated gymnastics or another sport requiring special talent! So ridiculous

Tucker's Mom said...

If I came across someone like that on an outing I would quickly move to another part of the park.
December 28, 2016 at 7:38 AM
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Kate has been surrounded by hired help and sycophants. She is never seen in a group of her peers, where her behavior would be totally unacceptable.
As I've mentioned, I'm not a fan of heights, especially ledges!
Years ago, DH and I were visiting friends in San Fran, and we visited their cabin in Sonoma...all the way up this mountain.
Our friend was driving as confidently as a mountain goat, and had no idea I was in the back seat, with my eyes closed, doing deep breathing exercises to contain my fear and not break down.
Kate is an emotionally stunted woman, who is surrounded by her children and a VERY small cadre of close insiders who can't or won't challenge her to grow up and act like an adult.
Except Jamie, it seems.
So, Kate tosses aside anyone who challenges her on any level.

Tucker's Mom said...

GollyGee said... 127
Did you see the preview for the 16 year old birthday party?

Mady and TFW were in the kitchen and she was breaking down about how PERFECT she wanted the party to be! She started sobbing and grabbed Mady and told her, WHILE SOBBING, that she wanted it PERFECT for them.
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You're kidding? No, I know you're not.
Kate is handicapping her kids for life. This is ridiculous. She needs professional help, and that's not a slam. She is falling apart and getting more emotionally unstable.
Her kids must walk on egg shells in between each time their mother loses it.

Tucker's Mom said...

kris said... 125
And for those that watch LPBW, isn't it refreshing how wonderfully Amy & Matt get along? Better than when they were married. But they've found a great balance and are very supportive of each other. And apparently others are finding the new show pleasant because they are blowing Kate out of the water in the rankings.

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Matt, like Jon, isn't a knight in shining armor, nor is he perfect. But, he's the father of Amy's children and the man she married and chose to have a family with.
That is real life, unlike Kate Gosselin, who tosses people aside, burns bridges, throws them under the bus and repeatedly backs up over their bodies.

kris said...

Tucker's Mom #132
You're kidding? No, I know you're not.
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No, she's not. I think Mady also whispered, "Don't start crying" Her voice sounding like "oh no, here we go again"

Sad but true said...

localyocul said... 130
. . .
Really, they can only use the pool when hired lifeguards are around? My friend down the street had a pool when I was in elementary school. We were only allowed to use it when her mom could be outside to watch her. But hired lifeguards
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So when TLC dropped her in 2011, does that mean she just didn't let the kids into the deep end (where the slide is) OR she spent their money hiring lifeguards to take care of them? This woman really is the height of absurdity.

Yes, K8, the obvious answer here is LEARN TO SWIM. Dolt.

GollyGee said...

Tucker's mom said...132

You're kidding? No, I know you're not.
Kate is handicapping her kids for life. This is ridiculous. She needs professional help, and that's not a slam. She is falling apart and getting more emotionally unstable.
Her kids must walk on egg shells in between each time their mother loses it.

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ITA, Tucker's! From what I saw, just her breaking down and sobbing and grabbing Mady, it was just stunning and gasp worthy. Mady looks like the parent. Kate, the child.

And no child deserves to be put in that position, ever.

It looks like her mental illness is getting worse and worse as time goes on!

Just read an article about Naomi Judd who has been suffering EXTREME mental illness for the last 5 years since her tour with Winona ended.

Naomi Judd says her lifelong struggle with mental illness has forced her to hide from the public in recent years.

“What I’ve been through is extreme. My final diagnosis was severe depression,” the country star revealed on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America.”

http://pagesix.com/2016/12/06/naomi-judd-suffering-from-extreme-mental-illness/

GollyGee said...

I am wondering if TFW's view of the perfect birthday for the twins will be hovering over the cake and slicing it and plopping it onto plates that TLC paid for from Party City.

But, Zorro maybe making a comeback on the twins birthday special! Zorro will be thrown into the cake (by a crew daddy) that KATE just has to BAKE, because she does it all and then since Zorro just ruins the cake, the local bakery rescues KATE AGAIN, like the humongous circus cake, just in time for filming.

Don't cha just love those small golden windows of opportunity for the vendors that help out a poor, struggling mom of 8 that does it ALL ALONE out of the goodness of their hearts and a big check from TLC?

Tucker's Mom said...

kris said... 134
Tucker's Mom #132
You're kidding? No, I know you're not.
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No, she's not. I think Mady also whispered, "Don't start crying" Her voice sounding like "oh no, here we go again"
December 28, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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I wonder if after all these years of over-the-top parties, all for the show and tv ratings, puts pressure on Kate to come up with the next big thing and to continually set the bar higher and higher.
It's ridiculous to get so upset that you cry, just over throwing a party. Unless you've made the stakes so high that it's a source of great anxiety.
Kate just seems to be losing it and getting more and more unstable. Her moods on the couch, during the clips at least, seem very blunted and detached.

GollyGee said...

I think this is going to come to a head all at the same time when Mady and Cara leave for college, Jon will have much more custody time by then with all of the kids, he will have full custody of Collin and Alexis, and TFW will be extremely miserable.

Because she is losing control.

Her and Steve fighting, it will escalate. Hannah will escape again to Jon. That will leave her Leah and the boys.

Will Steve stay out of loyalty? Will he get sick and tired of the same song played out everyday?

Oh, it's coming. And she can only blame herself.

I pray that the kids will be strong enough to face and handle it because she is so evil.

NJGal51 said...

When my son was young he knew the rule was that he and his friends didn't go in the pool unless there was an adult present even though he could swim. When we had my husband's troops over for a party the rule was that their kids didn't go in the pool unless the parent was watching. Never, ever did we have to hire a lifeguard to do the parents job. My son is grown and on his own and we don't use the pool as much so we got a cover so we don't have to be out there every minute with the puppy (see avatar).

Layla said...

Kate seems to be getting closer to a breakdown of some sort. All the screaming, tantrums, and histrionics are alarming and she doesn't seem to be able to control herself. She sent C away because she couldn't cope with him, she whines about being picked on, she says she's having physical reactions to tabloid stories. She simply can't cope with the stresses of her life. Her mental state is going downhill, fast.


As for her grabbing Mady and sobbing, that's probably her way of making it all about herself. This is the twins' sweet 16, their moment to shine. She had to find some way to turn the focus to herself. And she did. The constant need for attention and validation reminds me of a two-year-old. She can't cope when the story line centers around someone else. Her go-to response to lack of attention is hysterics. Frightening.

JustMissy said...

GollyGee said... 128

Yes, he was there in the front of the boat. She can't go anywhere alone!

Wowser said...

In light of her absence on the TLC Christmas thingy....I would say TFW's comment saying she had 10 years of memories and is thankful to have that much, and the latest TLC lack of promotion for her shit show and absence in the TLC family picture, I would say TFW already knows she's been let go.

TLC stinks said...

Six babies in diapers and two toddlers is chaos. It's not the same with these kids old enough to be self-sufficient, when Kate allows that. Instead, she has to invent chaos. This show sounds like a freak fest. Invented chaos and emotional hysterics is not endearing that family to anyone.

Tucker's Mom said...

e got a cover so we don't have to be out there every minute with the puppy (see avatar).
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I'd have a cover, too, if I had a pool. Makes me nervous with dogs.
Doggy paddle is a misleading ;-)

Tucker's Mom said...

She sent C away because she couldn't cope with him, she whines about being picked on, she says she's having physical reactions to tabloid stories. She simply can't cope with the stresses of her life. Her mental state is going downhill, fast.
*****
When I saw her on Dr. Oz, I could see her physically experiencing the pain she was talking about when she addressed the constant barrage of tabloid stories.
It is virtually all her doing, of course, but I could see that her stress is real. it's like she can't stop herself from making the same damn mistakes over and over.
Times have changed. Years have passed. What worked when she was at the apogee of her fauxlebrity doesn't fly anymore. Kate is now trying to shove a square peg through a round hole, and it isn't working.
It's madness and it seems no one is able to get Kate to stop the destruction.

Jeanne said...

I understand Naomi Judd. I have severe depression. Naomi has severe mental illness of some sort (can't remember). I believe her that she wanted to hide from the public. Who wants to be stared and pointed at? She's famous, might have unpredictable behaviors, had physical side effects from meds, the tabloids would print stories. That could have been frightening to her. I don't understand Kate's mental illness. She seems to want to be stared at in public. She seems to have these breakdowns on purpose to draw attention. Then the Segway guy points it out and it doesn't bother her. My brain can't think that way.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

JustMissy (#142), and Steve's constant presence immediately contradicts TFW's "doing it all alone" nonsense.

Think about all the behind-the-scenes help TFW has. Steve watches over her and helps her navigate airports and crowds. TLC pays the tab for the activities, as well as paying a salary to TFW for the episodes. Production assistants handle the details of booking flights and getting locations cleared and releases signed. The crew daddies help keep an eye on the kids. What the heck then is TFW's huge burden exactly, other than her own toxic personality?

Anonymous said...

Thanks to all who have posted about last night's disaster and the tweets about the show. I haven't seen anything about her hot bikini when they went swimming (or maybe they didn't, won't Milo be disappointed).

I'll bet she didn't have a sweet sixteen party herself and wants her daughters' party to be perfect. Perfect would be if she makes herself scarce and lets the teens enjoy themselves. She doesn't realize it's the little things that don't go according to plan that they will fondly remember not the perfection she claims to aim for.

That's not going to happen of course - she must be front and centre. I'm almost tempted to watch to see her make a complete fool of herself.

Anxiously awaiting the ratings and, of course, Admin's recap.

bm

GollyGee said...

JustMissy said... 142
GollyGee said... 128

Yes, he was there in the front of the boat. She can't go anywhere alone!

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Oh, let me pull a Tucker's! lol

Your kidding me! No, I know your not!

What?? I know he goes everywhere, BUT, I thought he didn't make this trip. Wow. He and Gina have to be divorced or separated at the most. Just unbelievable. Year after year.

Nicky said...

I watched a bit of Outdaughtered last night, and while there is more calm in their family, they are heading down the same grifting path as Kate. Complaining about the cost of their children, stores seemingly empty when they shop (cleared out for them), kids all wearing the same outfits, etc. Also, last night the "storyline" was them deciding if they were going to invest in a Soul Cycle type studio. They ultimately decided to take out a line of credit against their home(bad idea!!), because as the Dad said: we have ALOT of equity in our house. Funny, since a couple months ago when they filmed them moving into their new home, the storyline was how could they even afford it, and had the stretch themselves to buy it.
Famewhores one and all.

Nicky said...

And another thing about Outdaughtered - the one girl is not walking yet, and is behind the other quints, so they thought is was appropriate to joke about making her wear a turtle costume for Halloween because she is slow.

GollyGee said...

Layla said...141

Layla said... 141
Kate seems to be getting closer to a breakdown of some sort. All the screaming, tantrums, and histrionics are alarming and she doesn't seem to be able to control herself.

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Wow. Love your post. So true! She is going down hill fast. I wonder if Steve has tried many times to get her help and she has refused.

I remember in the beginning Robert said that immediate family members said that she was bi-polar and she refuses to take her meds.

For untreated bi-polar all these years? Horrible and irresponsible. Especially, THE CHILDREN having to live with it.

When Jon left, he should of shouted it from the roof tops that she was mentally ill. Maybe things would have been different. But a pesky, little NDA might of come up.

Kate's Fetid Soul said...

Layla said... 141
Kate seems to be getting closer to a breakdown of some sort. All the screaming, tantrums, and histrionics are alarming and she doesn't seem to be able to control herself. She sent C away because she couldn't cope with him, she whines about being picked on, she says she's having physical reactions to tabloid stories. She simply can't cope with the stresses of her life. Her mental state is going downhill, fast.

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Heaven help Discovery/TLC if Kate has a breakdown...

The network will become Kate's benefactor until the end of time.

Turtle (AKA Amy2) said...

Last night provided a peak into what is going on between Kate and the girls. They were at the rock and one of the girls was dismissive of Kate. Showing no respect to her. Kate turns to the camera and says...I'm so tired of things going wrong are always my fault. This is the opposite of what she tweets and says on her interviews. There she says she has the most wonderful children.

This is Kate's reality. Yep, she's right it is the realist reality show and she's living it in her McMansion. Kate's reality is awful. I prefer mine, where my children are polite and respective of others. No, they are not perfect, but close enough for me. And parents get these kind of children through something called...parenting.

Pants on Fire said...

http://itsabuzzworld.com/2016/12/28/a-very-busby-christmas/

The Busbys of Outdaughtered had such a calm, sweet Christmas morning.

I agree with Anonymous #126 above, that the calmness of the Busby parents draws in viewers.

We have had a bellyful of the Gosselin manic meltdowns.

Anonymous said...

I don't think we will get ratings today. The holidays tend to make things get behind. The last ratings available are for Sunday, so unless they put Monday & Tuesday out simultaneously it will be probably be tomorrow before we know how badly she performed.

MikeB

Ingrid said...

The heights thing is also a lie I think
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She never would have rode that boom thing into the air at DWTS if she was so afraid but that was fine because it got the attention off others and on her. Look at about 1:29 where she goes up and shows no freak out in that little platform with a small fence thing around her.

http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/kate-gosselin-on-dwts-90-of-my-audience-doesnt-like-me-2010255

GollyGee said...

I think that it is cruel to put a turtle outfit for Halloween on the baby that can't walk and is behind her sisters.

I watched some of Outdaughtered and saw them in the costume store but I didn't catch turtlegate.

Tucker's Mom said...

I'll bet she didn't have a sweet sixteen party herself and wants her daughters' party to be perfect.
*****
I'll betcha Kate will make it a point to mention that ;-)

Tucker's Mom said...

Also, last night the "storyline" was them deciding if they were going to invest in a Soul Cycle type studio. They ultimately decided to take out a line of credit against their home(bad idea!!), because as the Dad said: we have ALOT of equity in our house.
*****
Yeah, they're no different than Jon and Kate when they first started.
These two are counting on filming for years to come. I have no doubt. They probably think their franchise will be paid for and subsidized by TLC, that they'll have this venture filmed and offset the cost, and that people will flock there because fauxlebrities own it.
All I can say is, lots of luck.

Rae Barnes said...

I saw a post on Kate's IG or twitter from that man Nic Moy, he stated that he just finished the 4 hour marathon of Kate plus8 and can't wait to see the upcoming show at 10! Please tell me what grown man would sit through all of that! and admit to it also! He has to be a psycho stalker person. He seems like he is elderly with health issues also. How did he step into such infatuation with Kate or even her family!!! If I was Stevie I would be finding out who is this psycho man! I still think it is Milo in disguise :o)

Sad but true said...

It's possible no ratings will come out today, they only just put out Monday's cable rankings. Holidays.

Anonymous said...

No one has mentioned it so I have to ask. WHAT was that tongue thingy she was doing while landing after her short, low parasailing trip. Have She always done that or is that new? Lizard lips action!
Phreddie or Phreddielee

Sad but true said...

Nicky said... 151
. . . Also, last night the "storyline" was them deciding if they were going to invest in a Soul Cycle type studio.
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What?! I thought the husband was a professional of some sort, an engineer maybe? He's going to throw over his career for them to open an exercise studio? Where he will no doubt be the manager and probably run it into the ground in a couple of years? If they're borrowing against their home to do this, a home they already couldn't afford, well, that's just insane. Maybe TLC made them a very sweet deal, but that sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. She'll be home raising the kids, and he'll be helping nubile young women (and/or men) with their biking "form." Riiiiiight.

Tucker's Mom said...

Sad but true said... 163
It's possible no ratings will come out today, they only just put out Monday's cable rankings. Holidays.
December 28, 2016 at 1:49 PM
*****
Thanks everyone who keep us in the loop!

Sad but true said...

MetoSee ‏@YoutuberMetoSee
@Kateplusmy8 Kate, will you and your 8 kids visit South Korea, Seoul soon?

Well, that's a shot out of left field. There was once a plan to do that, but that's EIGHT years ago now. And BTW, MetoSee, it would only be SEVEN kids.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

MikeB (#157), ah, good point about the ratings delay. I hadn't thought of that.

Raise your hand if you're shocked that TFW is making the twins' 16th birthday celebration all about her? Do you know how exhausting it is to live with someone like that? No wonder C has taken up lint-picking -- it probably keeps her from losing her mind completely.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Tucker's Mom (#161), but remember, nothing bad will happen to them, because they are the Busbys! Fame's not gonna turn their heads or ruin their marriage, nooooo sirree! I surely don't wish bad things on them, but that kind of naivete in the face of the botoxed cautionary tale that is Kate Gosselin seems rather arrogant.

Tucker's Mom said...

I think that dream trip to S. Korea is in Kate's rear view window at this point.
Minus one child and one Korean husband. How would that play?
'Hey, kids, you know your sperm donor? Yeah, him. Well, this is where his ancestors come from and why you look so much like him'
'Now, let's go eat some Asian food. Helloooooooooo.'

Tucker's Mom said...

FlimsyFlamsy said... 169
Tucker's Mom (#161), but remember, nothing bad will happen to them, because they are the Busbys! Fame's not gonna turn their heads or ruin their marriage, nooooo sirree!
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Ah, the hubris ;-)

Layla said...

Kate tweeted last night that the kids were screaming, "This is so sad", and "Poor Mommy". Why do they feel the need to scream in the privacy of their own home, while watching tv? Can't they just speak like normal people? And why are they even mentioning it? They were there when the parasailing meltdown happened, it's not like they didn't get to see it already, first-hand.

I imagine there is very little talking going on in that house. Screaming is the preferred method of communication.

GollyGee said...

How sad!

Debbie Reynolds Rushed to Hospital for Possible Stroke One Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher’s Death.

I'm sorry, I couldn't get the link.

Winsomeone said...

I have been watching the Busbys. The father just has a high school education I think? He is into IT some way I guess. The mother wears the pants in that family like Kate always did and does. What she wants is what happens. He is supposed to keep his regular job, and she said she would work at the new place 9-5 in order to bring in more money? Who will take care of the quints is beyond me..a nanny they have to hire..that should cost as much or more than she might make in a new business. Guess she is done staying home and watching the babies.

Kate's Fetid Soul said...

Anonymous said... 164
No one has mentioned it so I have to ask. WHAT was that tongue thingy she was doing while landing after her short, low parasailing trip. Have She always done that or is that new? Lizard lips action!
Phreddie or Phreddielee

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Did you happen to notice if she had a reptilian tongue (split in two)?

Just curious.

I'm also curious if she casts a reflection when she walks by a mirror?

GollyGee said...

Anonymous said... 164
No one has mentioned it so I have to ask. WHAT was that tongue thingy she was doing while landing after her short, low parasailing trip. Have She always done that or is that new? Lizard lips action!
Phreddie or Phreddielee

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I saw that. Reminded me of someone in a mental hospital that walks around doing things like that.

OR

A salute to Steve.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Ingrid (#158), boy, is that a good point!

Let's observe what the difference in circumstances was. On DWTS, all eyes were on TFW. No squawking brats to deflect attention away. All was right with the world.

But add a few camera-hoggin' kids (in her mind), with their lousy names even in the title of the show, for pete's sake, and it's time to redirect the focus where it belongs. On their scheming -- er, I mean, screaming -- Mommy.

GollyGee said...

After a poster said that Steve was on the front of the boat, I went and found the clip. I would pause it and I finally found him. He looked BORED AS HECK!

To me, he actually looked how the kids look when they are at their breaking point of her shenanigans. I also noticed how VERY WHITE his hair has gotten.

I think it is stress. Good. He deserves it.

JustMissy said...

Anonymous said... 164

I have no idea what that tongue thing was. She looked like an old lady with a bad set of teeth. She hasn't done it before so I think she was angling for more camera time, but she looked like a Komodo dragon. I also forgot to mention that she made a big deal of pouring juice for the kids at breakfast on the dock. She poured little half cups like they were toddlers.

Turn out the lights said...

So, the Busby's had a Christmas episode?? When was it filmed, last summer? LOL
Sorry, don't watch. And never will.
Wait until the momma says 'who am I to say no?'
It's coming!
Ugh, another set of parents making a buck off their kids.

High Sodium Content said...

Turn out the lights said... 180
So, the Busby's had a Christmas episode??

No, they said on their fb page, they filmed it themselves, as actual filming stopped around Thanksgiving. They also say, now that they aren't officially filming, they have more time to do some of their own posts.

Tizzie said...


Layla said... 172

Kate tweeted last night that the kids were screaming, "This is so sad", and "Poor Mommy". Why do they feel the need to scream in the privacy of their own home, while watching tv?

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I call BS on everything Kate claims that the kids say while watching the show.

Remember the 5th birthday episode where one of the boys asked what the paparazzi were, and then in the interview segment she claimed they said something like "Look mom, there's the paparazzi!"

The kids probably said something totally different that didn't fit Kate's narrative, so she made something up instead. I bet the same happens in the couch interviews, hence all the "takes".

kris said...

JustMissy said... 179
I also forgot to mention that she made a big deal of pouring juice for the kids at breakfast on the dock. She poured little half cups like they were toddlers.
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And lets not forget how she made them say "thank you." Of course there is nothing wrong with the kids saying thank you but if she's been drilling it into their heads since they were little, it would be habit by now. Truly shows how ungrateful they are.

kris said...

I also call BS on everything Kate claims that the kids say while watching the show.

She makes it sound like these kids take such wonderful care of her and pet on her and love her when clearly, filming is showing they could care less. They are constantly telling her to be quiet, to shut up (!), you're embarrassing, you're a drama queen, it's all about you Mom, etc... along with rolling their eyes at her. So no, they aren't at home behind closed doors, getting her a wet rag for her head while she recreates her screaming and shrilling while getting lifted off the water 10 feet.


Rainbowsandunicorns said...

I think that it is cruel to put a turtle outfit for Halloween on the baby that can't walk and is behind her sisters.

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Why was it cruel?

There's the old story of the tortoise and the hare. The tortoise came out ahead.

Susan1956 said...

Did anyone else catch TFMJG lunging, then stopping quickly, towards a couple of the kids who were acting up off-camera? She's starting to lose it physically with the kids on-camera.

Tucker's Mom said...

Layla said... 172
Kate tweeted last night that the kids were screaming, "This is so sad", and "Poor Mommy". Why do they feel the need to scream in the privacy of their own home, while watching tv? Can't they just speak like normal people? And why are they even mentioning it? They were there when the parasailing meltdown happened, it's not like they didn't get to see it already, first-hand.

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The chasm between what was seen on that episode and what Kate narrated in her effort to spin that crapfest was as wide as that waste of space known as The Grand Canyon.

Mel said...

Did anyone else catch TFMJG lunging, then stopping quickly, towards a couple of the kids who were acting up off-camera?

Yes! I saw that last episode, too.

Mel said...

Overcoming your fears, IMO, is doing the activity even though you're scared, but coming down after it all smiles and wanting to go again.

Overcoming is doing it, saying I'm glad I did it, it wasn't so bad after all. I maybe won't do it again, but I'm glad I did it this time.

Overcoming your fears isn't turning into a sobbing, hysterical puddle afterwards and having to be comforted by your young adolescent children.

Anonymous said...

JustMissy said... 179
I also forgot to mention that she made a big deal of pouring juice for the kids at breakfast on the dock. She poured little half cups like they were toddlers.

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Yeah I noticed that too. 1) why is she still giving those kids toddler portion sizes? The boys are gonna eat her out of a home soon and she's still giving them portion sizes of a 2-3 year old. and 2) why is she still pouring drinks for them?

-ajw

GollyGee said...



Rainbowsandunicorns said... 185
I think that it is cruel to put a turtle outfit for Halloween on the baby that can't walk and is behind her sisters.

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Why was it cruel?

There's the old story of the tortoise and the hare. The tortoise came out ahead.

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I forgot about the tortoise beating the hare! I just thought it was awful that they thought it would be funny, a joke to put the turtle outfit on her and they shouldn't of done it.

Also, when the Busby's were fussing on each other about the finances, Mrs. Busby arranged for a financial advisor to stop by and talk about college for the girls.

The advisor told them that for all their girls to go to college, it would be 2 million dollars!

PFFT! Absolutely no way! This was scripted so people will feel sorry for them and send them money just like TFW for them to go to college.

The Busbys College Fund
Anytown, USA

Mel said...

I think she truly is afraid of some of those things. It appears to be a body reaction over which she has no control. It seems very visceral to me.

I would probably have the same reaction. I also would know better than to even try it.

Maybe it isn't heights that bother her so much, but heights when she doesn't have her feet grounded.

Thus her being able to manage the lift on DWTS, but not the para-sail. Or managing the shark cage and the hot air balloon, but not jumping off the building.

Just a thought.

I think that she really does want to do whatever it is, but her fears get the better of her. I don't think she's faking the para-sail fear or the building jumping thing.

Not the way she was faking the kayak stuff. That was just plain stupid. If she would have shut up and listened to the instructions and given it a fair shot she would have been fine. But no, she has to yell and shout over the guy's instructions.

FlimsyFlamsy said...

Kris (#184), I agree about TFW just making stuff up about what her kids are saying.

Who knows if the kids were even home last night? And if they were, that they would drop everything and watch the show (not to say they're not interested, but they could just DVR it and watch it the next day). The twins are 16 -- on a winter break night, they might have gone out with friends. And we know TFW wouldn't let the boys in her bedroom to watch with her.

If TFW heard someone saying "Poor Mommy" during the show, it may just have been the voices in her head.

Tucker's Mom said...

Susan1956 said... 186
Did anyone else catch TFMJG lunging, then stopping quickly, towards a couple of the kids who were acting up off-camera? She's starting to lose it physically with the kids on-camera.
December 28, 2016 at 4:38 PM
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Wow, things are really going south!

Mel said...

The deck picnic was such a nice idea. Clearly not one that she came up with. You could tell that she was peeved about having to do some work.

As in, what? I have to carry it all down there on a tray? What? Production isn't going to have it all ready to go?

I don't understand why she didn't set out the big containers of whatever on the deck serving area and let the kids serve themselves. She didn't need to pre-make everything in individual containers and then haul all that down to the dock.

Once again, making it far harder than it needed to be.

If she insisted on individual servings being made up at the house, why couldn't each kid just carry their serving down to the deck?

I think she pours their juice because she thinks that's what moms do and thus it would look 'mom-like'.

I bet she usually doesn't feed her own children and has no idea how it's done.

Tucker's Mom said...

Maybe it isn't heights that bother her so much, but heights when she doesn't have her feet grounded.

Thus her being able to manage the lift on DWTS, but not the para-sail. Or managing the shark cage and the hot air balloon, but not jumping off the building.

Just a thought.

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My thought is that sometimes, Kate's been medicated. She appeared to me to be on the balloon ride.
Was Kate actually filmed IN the shark tank? I seem to recall just seeing her walking out of the ocean with fish (stunt fish).

Tucker's Mom said...

I think that she really does want to do whatever it is, but her fears get the better of her. I don't think she's faking the para-sail fear or the building jumping thing.
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I'm with you on this. If you've ever had a panic attack, you know that it's like flipping a switch and boom! you're out of control.
It is VERY embarrassing and I would never put myself in a situation like that.

TLC stinks said...

Ha... some of the kids are well rounded (normal age related chubbiness) so they are getting food from somewhere. Try as she might, she can't fight genetics. Jon and his brother are big dudes. I think the food portioning is for show (she's about a healthy diet) but in reality she is lazy and the kids probably often fend for themselves and eat carbs and snacks.

Tucker's Mom said...

kateplusmy8Someone is getting braces tomorrow! Can you guess who? #BracesOnParty #AGosselinTradition #EatingAllFoodsThatWillBeIllegalSoon
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No, but I can guess who it's NOT!
NOT Joel and NOT Aaden.

Tucker's Mom said...

kateplusmy8Someone is getting braces tomorrow! Can you guess who? #BracesOnParty #AGosselinTradition #EatingAllFoodsThatWillBeIllegalSoon
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No, wait, the cake face has glasses so maybe finally a boy will get braces. Finally.

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