Duggars Learn to Drive

"In this episode the sixth in line, Jinger, takes her first driving test. The Duggars also celebrate Michelle's birthday and answer some email questions from viewers."

16 comments:

natasha said...

Jinger is such a pretty girl, isn't she? I know it's been said before, but they have quite a handsome family.

I think it's nice how it worked out that there are the four "big girls" close in age, and the little girls--Johanna, Jennifer, and #18 (Julie, I hope)--close in age. Poor Joy seems kind of in the middle, but she has her big sisters as an example, and she can then set the example for her little sisters.

As for the boys, it's hard to get to know their personalities since the girls are so much more prominently featured, but Josiah seems very articulate for his age---I love his commentary, and he seems to have an enjoyable sense of humor.

I'm glad Jinger passed her driving test. I learned on a stick and it was an interesting experience, to say the least---but I'm so glad my dad had me do it. I drive a standard-transmission vehicle for work, and it was much easier to pass the driving test having the background of learning on one.

Jim S said...

I find Josiah kind of insufferable...I think he even outsmugs Josh.

An entire episode pretty much devoted to Jinger? Bring it on! Too many of the kids, especially the older ones, seem buttoned-down to the point of fading into the woodwork...but not Jinger. Her genuine sense of humor and snark are so needed and welcome.

Amy...ok, you're kind of overstaying your welcome. You crossed over into annoying territory this week.

Danielle said...

Woo hoo, save Jinger

Anonymous said...

They are a goregeous group of kids, arent't they? That little Jeremiah just melts my heart.


I agree about Amy. I think she is very cute and I enjoyed her at first...but now she is grating on my nerves. Camera hog.

Anonymous said...

I agree, it's nice to see the older girls being featured a bit more. Some of them seem really shy (boys too), so hopefully it will help them to speak on the show a little. Glad Jinger passed on the first try! She seems like a sweet girl.
I wish they would have given Michelle a makeover for her birthday. She would look good with some color, like the blonde the two older girls have gotten. Yes, the style goes without saying...
I hope that someday, they will answer the ultimate reader question: What will happen if some of your children decide to live a different life than you've planned for them? Will you help & support them? No cop out answeres like "oh, no one will do that, blah, blah"
Halfway through! Can't wait for the next epi!

Anonymous said...

jim s said, "Amy...ok, you're kind of overstaying your welcome. You crossed over into annoying territory this week."

Yeah, I'm so with you. It really annoyed me that she drove first. This was supposed to be about Jinger. I think she's hanging out for the free tater-tot casserole.

Jinger, There's Hope for you Yet ! said...

I hope and pray that Jinger finds her own path in life, not the path that her parents want her to take.

She has spunk, and a lot of potential. She reminds me of the ole' Mary Tyler Moore show...she's gonna make it after all !

JenTru said...

I was so disappointed to see the cheesy product placement in this show. At least in weeks prior it has been sort of blended in. But the thing with the Pledge? Please.

First, the "cleaning" segment had absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the episode and seemedto be placed there just for the advertising. All three of the Duggar's involved (Michelle and two of the older gorls)always had the labels facing the camera and seemed to be cleaning things that were already spotless. You could kind of tell they seemed uncomfortable with the whole thing.

Then several shots of the kids playing with the new Playskool Clipo blocks. That was far more tolerable and at least the kids seemed to be enjoying it.

NOW, the Gosselin product placement is more frequent and blatant, (although shilling seems to come naturally to them), and that part of the show doesn't even bother me that much if they weren't so greedy otherwise. But the Duggar's may be trying to stash away some extra money or something, and since they are willing to work and actually parent their kids themselves it just doesn't bother me so much if they get a kickback here and there.

Still, it was REALLY cheesy product placement!

And Amen to Amy starting to get annoying...

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen this yet? The Duggars were on "Best Week Ever". Funny stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNUpJOIj8Fw

Anonymous said...

That Best Week Ever clip is frickin' HILARIOUS!

LilOldMe said...

I like Jinger, she has spunk. The other kids seem like good kids, but she's different. She seems like a good kid too but she also has a mind of her own and the others don't seem to be as free thinking as her.

eieio said...

In the Duggars vs Bates ep tonight, Amy talks about going crazy if she had so many. For someone who can't seem to stand the noise, ol' cousin Amy is over at the Duggars quite a bit. What is her story--? Is she there for mainstream folks? Or is she there to get educated in the Quiverful way?

Amethyst said...

I enjoyed this eppy. Jinger does have spunk & is a bit snarky at times. Josiah is very articulate for his age. He speaks as though he older than what he is. I find it enjoyable. Cousin Amy is fun to watch IMO. She's a breath of fresh air.

I used to watch J & K but now since the Duggars have their own show I no longer watch J & K. I can not stand J & K! To me the Duggars seem much more down to earth & real than J & K. I may not agree with some of the things they stand for but that's o.k. I think they are a genuine family who loves each other.

Barbara said...

I think Jinger will be the one for sure who bucks the tide and finds a different way. There is rebellion in her eyes!

Amethyst said...

Barbara, I think you may be on to something there!

Anonymous said...

I hope one of the children does get a backbone and venture out!!!! Children should be given the opp. to think independently and follow there own path, even if mistakes are made. That's how we learn.....thru trail and error. THAT'S WHY WE WERE SENT HERE 2 LEARN!!!!!