Duggars on Today Show, August 3

The Duggars are still listed for an appearance on the Today show on Tuesday.

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Duggars on the Today Show....without that annoying Cousin Amy, I hope.

Anonymous said...

and without Josh and Anna. Whatever happened to "leave and cleave"???

Skeptical of Duggarville said...

"and without Josh and Anna. Whatever happened to "leave and cleave"???"

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Apparently it didn't sell well for the Duggar brand.

I'm guessing what else doesn't sell well for the J&A branch of the Duggar fam tree are the junker cars on Josh's car lot(s), so why not have them ride that caboose on the TLC gravy train?

Branding, people, it's all about branding and what brings in viewers/ratings.

Jingerphile said...

Oh no...what if Michelle is pregnant with No. 20?

Suzie said...

Amy was recently asked on FB is J&A were pregnant again and she replied, "Not yet."

I know the new season starts that evening, but I wouldn't be surprised to hear an announcement. Mack's about 10 months old now, and Amy's "not yet" could be cryptic code with "yet" meaning nothing is official until Tuesday. Then again, I'm probably giving Amy far too much credit. Not the sharpest tool in the drawer, that one...

RSV is scary said...

Isn't the point of the Today show appearance to "introduce Josie" (and to introduce her to a lot of unnecessary germs and so forth)?

I'd be pretty surprised if they announced that Michelle was pg. Really, how dumb could they be?

Of course, I would never in a million years have a premie exposed to lights, camera, action (or potentially life threatening RSV) either, but that's maybe just me.

Anonymous said...

Josh and Anna will certainly be there as Anna is pregnant again (see Michelle´s facebook page)and this is probably the big announcement. I suspect that she has been pregnant for some time and this was the subject of the cancelled May appearance. I´m guessing that TLC asked the Duggars not to announce Anna´s second pregnancy until August so that the announcement would coincide with the start of season 4b and the upcoming season 5. It´s good publicity for TLC and may even be good for the family in that TLC is managing what information gets out about the family and thereby mandating that the family has some privacy outside of the show.

Anonymous said...

What is the link to the supposed Michelle's facebook page? There are a bunch of fakes on there to dig through. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The link to Michelle Duggar´s facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michelle-Duggar/110782698942889#!/profile.php?id=100000765460088&ref=ts

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fake to me. There are at least two others almost exactly like that one.

Anonymous said...

If you read the posts that Michelle has on the wall, they sound quite genuine. I too was surprised and skeptical.

Anonymous said...

Cousin Amy isn't even a friend.

Not very Anonymous said...

I read elsewhere of an interview with Josh where he was asked directly if Anna was pregnant, and he answered, 'Not yet".

In all recent pictures, Anna looks thinner, not fatter.

I'm still more concerned that Grandma Duggar (well, the grandmama to McKynzie) will pop up preggars first, trying to give back Mack another cousin to play with, before Mack can even have a sibling.

Tammy C said...

Isn't the point of the Today show appearance to "introduce Josie" (and to introduce her to a lot of unnecessary germs and so forth)?


They could be shown from home!Let's see if they actually appear!

Anonymous said...

Oh no...what if Michelle is pregnant with No. 20?
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I really doubt anyone is pregnant this time. I bet it's just an update on Josie.

Claire said...

Yeah, I'm almost 100% sure that's a fake. The Duggars are media-savvy enough to know to save a pregnancy announcement (when they do occur) for the cameras, not a random Facebook posting.

Anonymous said...

I always love all the super-fake smiles on the kids. When they think they are off camera they look bored and disgusted. But when they realize they are being seen by the camera's eye, they put on their best Miss America toothy smiles so we all know how happy they are in their big three ring circus spectacle of a life.
And Michelle cooing in her baby voice and JB with his dopey Howdy Doody grin...I can't wait to watch.

Anonymous said...

They'll probably announce Michelle is pregnant with #20....cue Michelle in her best babyish voice saying, "Isn't it wonderful!" while the older children look on with that deer-in-the-headlights look.

Judy said...

I don't think it's for a pregnancy announcement -- I think they are just plugging the new season of the show.

Lexie said...

As much as I want to say they are fake, if you look through the pictures, there are ones there that no one but the Duggars could have posted...like a webcam of anna, josh and mac.

....Assuming it is them, Anna's post about being pregnant is hilarious, "We haven't told our family yet though..." Anna, plastering it all over the internet... CATS OUT OF THE BAG NOW Dontcha think?

CurlyQ said...

I looked on Anna's facebook page and there was a mention of an ultrasound to find out the sex of their "little baby". Complete with shameless advertising regarding the new episodes of the series.

If in fact she is pregnant again, I'm going to be a bit disgusted. They've already got one who isn't even a year old yet. Shouldn't they, oh, I don't know, wait a little bit longer before popping out yet another Duggar.

Hmm... "Every Sperm is Sacred" from Monty Python's Meaning of Life comes to mind whenever I find myself watching/reading about the Duggars.

Cyn said...

If it were Michelle's real facebook page wouldn't they keep it private?

Anonymous said...

I'm still more concerned that Grandma Duggar (well, the grandmama to McKynzie) will pop up preggars first, trying to give back Mack another cousin to play with, before Mack can even have a sibling.
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Actually, that would be Mackynzies aunt/uncle, not a cousin. Creepy, I know.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me WHY Jill is always the spokesperson out of those kids? She is not very articulate or interesting. Also, is it just me, or was Josie's face starting to look a little dusky toward the end of the interview, like she was having trouble getting oxygen?

Anonymous said...

Josie looks AMAZING!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Saw a clip of the Duggar interview. Why couldn't they just have JB and Michelle with the baby? We know they have a boatload of kids, er "blessings", but to have everyone just standing there like statues along with G-ma D and J&A is just overkill IMHO. Josie did look very well and healthy though.
Mythreesons

Anonymous said...

The BEST part of the interview was the fact that Josh got no attention!

For once, he just had to sit there and keep his mouth shut! A little odd, actually. No close ups of him, Anna or Mack. I bet he's hopping mad!

Jana fan said...

Josie does look good, but JB and M are just crazy to keep having kids.

Jill still has braces and is an ill-spoken mushmouth. Why she is the family spokesperson, I don't know, except that she probably is predictable in towing the family line, unlike the potential loose cannons of Jinger and maybe Jessa.

Was my gal Jana there?

I wish the best for Josie. So many other micropremies have lifelong issues. Jim Bob and Michelle will be sure it was their prayers that saved her from CP or neurological damage, as opposed to good care and good luck.

MayDay said...

I thought that Josie looked pretty good for being a premie with all those troubles. Jim Bob and Michelle certainly have faith that she will be caught up by the age of 2. I guess medicine is doing wonders with micro-premies these days. My 17 year old micro-premi never caught up. :(

Gaby said...

Is it me or does Jana look really depressed lately? Plus she hasn't been around lately.

Celestie said...

I caught them on the today show this morning. They all looked bright and shiny. Would have like to see a closer view of them all. After all, they had to get up, dressed, bows in place so early.

I like Jill, she is the most articulate of the bunch. Poor JB, couldn't even get out, in a coherent manner, that he thought the baby would catch up to her maturity level by age 2. Michelle's little girl voice and almost baby talk continues to be annoying.

Anonymous said...

Someday, I hope the Today Show allows someone other than Meredith to interview the family. Meredith is just a soft-soaper when it comes to questions. Let's get a real journalist in there to ask some real questions.

Anonymous said...

I will never understand why they make the entire family get up and be ready for a very small interview so early in the morning. I know my teens would be very unhappy to be woke up and made to look happy that early in the morning for such a short time. They didn't even really do any close up shots and to me it was pointless. Grandma, Josh, Anna, and their baby was there, what was the point of that? It is definitely time for Josh to stand up and say sorry we are staying home for this one, unless for some reason we don't know they are under contract to be at so many interviews. Leave and cleave Josh, it is past time.

If Jim Bob and Michelle want to get up that early and be messed with more power to them, but let their kids sleep and be left alone at that time of the morning. It is one thing if the kids wake up on their own, but to be made to get up, when we know they are not used to getting up that early, for those Today show interviews are just not necessary.

They didn't really talk about anything new, just plugging their new season. I doubt the interviews are set up for hard questions anyway, just fluff and plugging their series.

Anonymous said...

Someday, I hope the Today Show allows someone other than Meredith to interview the family. Meredith is just a soft-soaper when it comes to questions. Let's get a real journalist in there to ask some real questions.
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Agreed! I want some real personal, things we don't know about them yet type questions.

Anonymous said...

I missed the Today Show. Can someone recap? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I think Anna might still be preg but they are waiting for there own special episode to annouce it.

mehh. I cant send Josh.

CappuccinoLife said...

Now this is interesting...the Duggars are bad, bad, bad when they struggle to get up in the morning and be somewhere on time, and they are also bad, bad, bad when they do get their whole family up and dressed and doing something early in the morning (and still in the comfort of their home).

Since they didn't announce a pregnancy (worst sin in the world), and Josh and Anna didn't announce a pregnancy (also bad), and they didn't drag Josie to a studio but did the interview at home...there has to be *something* to denigrate, huh? Never thought it would be getting up early, though.

Must. Go. Before. Cognitive Dissonance. Kills. Me...erp

Anonymous said...

Sorry if you don't see the difference between getting up early to be somewhere you have to be and making your kids get up early to put them on display for the world to see. They were up for no reason other than looking like Jim Bob and Michelle's little trophies and using them to plug their television show.

nccalgal said...

What is the connection between TLC, Today Show and People magazine? Those were the two "official" outlets when TLC was trying to keep the "G" train going last year.

Anonymous said...

They are an hour behind New York so some of those children are probably getting up very early to get ready to be on that show for a two minute segment. It has been told before those cameras can show up in the home as early as 4 a.m. They might be in the comfort of their own home but once again their home has been invaded by the media, thanks to their parents, for the whole world to see. That home is no longer a place of privacy for them it is their studio and place of employment, the little kids just don't realize that yet.

If Jim Bob and Michelle want to be on the Today show, more power to them, but they don't need to have any or all of their children on there. If the older ones agree to it then fine they are able to make that choice, but the younger ones are not. I wonder how many child actors are expected to get up as early as 4 in the morning and be on set, I wonder what the child labor laws say about that. These "reality show" children have no protection from things like this.

Celestie said...

Someday, I hope the Today Show allows someone other than Meredith to interview the family. Meredith is just a soft-soaper when it comes to questions. Let's get a real journalist in there to ask some real questions.

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The Duggars don't want hard questions. If anyone asked them one, it would be the last time that person or show had a chance to interview them. Look at the great questions that we asked on this blog. Most of those will never be answered.

MandySue said...

CappuccinoLife said...

Now this is interesting...the Duggars are bad, bad, bad when they struggle to get up in the morning and be somewhere on time, and they are also bad, bad, bad when they do get their whole family up and dressed and doing something early in the morning (and still in the comfort of their home).
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I was told once that when you are late you are telling everyone else that your time is more important than theirs...

So JB has "Duggar Time" for others but can be on time when the focus is on him...mmmmm

It's kinda funny that Josh and Anna could get up and going to get there too, since he likes to sleep.

Cyn said...

I wouldn't mind washing my husband's (snipped for space) Maybe I am overthinking these things. What do you guys think?
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Personally I think you are over thinking this.
1)ALL of the Duggar children help with the laundry in rotation, it's not just the "big girls".
2) My kids (boys and girls) wash, dry and fold laundry when it's their turn... underwear is simply another item that needs to be folded...

Most kids simply want to get the chore done and over with and are not thinking "ewwwwww I'm touching some one's underwear" What they are thinking is "Is this the last piece and can I go now?"

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same thing, how Jim Bob always talks about Duggar time but seems to manage to have his family up and at it bright and early for the interviews on the Today show. I also thought that the focus is about him, that is probably what motivates him to be up.

Same for Josh who complained about getting up to take his wife to her doctors appointment yet manages to be up for the Today show live interveiws.

AnnaWhyBother said...

I did NOT watch it (never do), but seemingly, they focus on M and the latest blessing each time they are on there. Someone even wrote how you could barely see Josh,Anna, their child, or some of the other brood bc the focus was M. and the latest infant. So therefore I agree with those who ask "why" do ALL of them "have to be" there. As for the Josh/Anna family, if I were Anna I'd say thanks but NO thanks,; these things seldom focus on them and her baby is continually ignored. By the public/media? Eh; not so bad. But by their own grandparents? Bad! JMO, of course\ \
P.S. I do not mean that to include their FL grandparents, who seem to dote on the child.

Bubbles said...

I don't believe that FB page is really Michelle's, or that the ones that are supposedly Josh's and Anna's are, either. It is a little scary how many people seem to believe they are real (all the people on their "friends" lists).

Bubbles said...

Oh, and those aren't webcam photos of Josh and Mackynzie, they're photos taken of a TV screen!

Anonymous said...

The Duggars require that their entire family be present for photo ops and interviews, just in case anyone might forget, even for a second, that they have 19! count'em 19! kids!!!

That's their schtick and by golly, no one is going to forget it.

As to why Josh/Anna/Mac get the invisible treatment, that's because they only have one kid - that's practically nothing and deserves no special attention. Besides, seeing her grandbaby is an unpleasant reminder to Michelle that her baby-bearing days are extremely numbered. She and JB are both in denial of their own aging process and you can tell by the way their styles are stuck in the 80's that they will have a truly hard time adapting to their impending 50's.

Anonymous said...

I will agree that we do not see Jim Bob and Michelle enjoying their grandchild. No matter how many children you have, a grandchild is extra special. What is shown on the show makes in look like Jim Bob and Michelle are so into the publicity. I wish they would extend their "modesty" approach in what they say. They do enjoy bragging!!!!