Tuesday, October 4, Duggar Campout, 9 PM

The Duggars are roughing it - sort of! Jim Bob sets up a tent for an at-home campout, complete with S'mores and scary stories. But when the summer temperatures soar, will the family be able to stand the heat or will they have to get out of the tent?

30 minutes

46 comments:

i like pie said...

Let me guess, their "scary stories" start with ... "in a world where people don't believe in Jesus..."

hart&sole said...

"and have never been on a Journey of the Heart, nor shared a bedroom with 8 sisters counting toddlers, nor had the pleasure of being one of 19 kids with a goofy father and a giddy mother...."

Seriously? said...

'Let me guess, their "scary stories" start with ... "in a world where people don't believe in Jesus...

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That is HILARIOUS. And so on point regarding the Duggars.

So many variations on a theme are possible for future episodes: 'in a world where: alcohol sales are permitted; Matriarchy rules; children are educated fully; non conservative Chrisitian religions and ideologies are respected; where female children are encouraged to develop their own talents and interests and utilize adulthood to grow rather than remain in the parental home to be nannies, cooks, housekeepers"

DuggarGoth said...

In a world where women were allowed to wear pants (gasp!)

Seriously? said...

"In a world where women were allowed to wear pants (gasp!)"

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OR:

stop crimping their hair ala 1980;
go away to a secular college and get a real college degree;
choose to remain childless;
be completely disinterested in any man who insists upon patriarchy

Reality TV Junkie said...

OR in a world where there are no tater tots, or hairspray, or in a world where people actually get to places on time.

Seriously? said...

"OR in a world where there are no tater tots, or hairspray, or in a world where people actually get to places on time."

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Good one!

I find Jim Bob's penchant for tons o' hairspray truly ODD (but then, I find many things about Jim Bob truly ODD).

And bragging about the family's apparent inability to be punctual is really off-putting also.

The "Duggar Time" euphemism is a cover for being insensitive and uncaring about other people's schedule, needs, and feelings.

Reality TV Junkie said...

I don't think any of the Duggars will make it through the night in a tent. By half way through, all of them will be in the house.

DuggarGoth said...

I've always been bothered with their diregard for punctuality. I know with all those kids it's normal to be running a little bit late, but as Christians aren't we supposed to be good stewards with our time (?) Also since they are such big night owls they can get a lot of things ready the night before and be ready to go a lot sooner the next day. The hairspray thing really bothers me as well. He mentioned a while back how much he goes through and I know I don't go through that much and I have med. length fine hair. Kinda makes me want to send him a used bottle and save the difference. Just sayin'...

sandi said...

If Jim Bob would try a little hair gel,and or perhaps some leave-in conditioner,I'd be willing to bet he wouldn't have to use so much hair spray,and perhaps even none at all.I don't know how they can stand all that stickiness in the bathroom.yuk.

Jennifer said...

Did this camping trip take place before or after Josie was hospitalized in Israel, and needed a medical escort to fly home? Either way, I hope they had more sense than to take her camping (but I doubt it)!

ennvee said...

Since last week's episodes took place in different parts of June, I imagine this "camping" excursion was also taped after they got back from the book tour - mid/late June. They were toodling around DC in July. I'm sure we'll get an episode out of Jason breaking his jaw and screwing up his ankle when he fell off a stage during a performance, which happened before the DC trip, so there's a rough timeline that takes you into August and a visit to the Bateses (after DC, IIRC).

Hannah said...

oh no. they didn't just show his bath.


she can`t handle a a night alone.



oh god, a nursing pillow.

Anonymous said...

Didn't JimBob say they go camping in the back yard all the time? Then why was he so befuddled as to how the tent went up? You'd think he'd know ...seeing they go all the time.

Seriously? said...

"oh no. they didn't just show his bath.


she can`t handle a a night alone.



oh god, a nursing pillow."

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Explain, please. I don't watch, so I have to rely on comments here to keep up with the ruse that is the Duggars.... thanks in advance for any info.

"Nursing pillow" ?????????????????! I shudder to think....

Nikki said...

Anyone catch the "So I wonder what our third baby will be like...(awkward pause, side glance at Josh)...whenever the third baby happens."

Carla said...

Um, when Jim Bob offered Michelle a tiny piece of marshmallow she said, "I can't" and he said, "Oh yeah". Is she diabetic?

ennvee said...

Michelle does Weight Watchers. She must have exceeded her points for the day.

Try explaining to someone why little boys can't put on shorts to jump in the pool in hundred degree heat. My husband looked at me like I had grown another head.

It's official: Joy has her purity ring, but the only time she looked anything other than utterly miserable was when she sucker-punched Josiah in a group shot (they were off to the side, away from the main action).

No Jana/Jill confirms the "camping" bit was taped while the girls were in Peru (mainly during July, give or take a few days on either end of each month) and Joy's clothes gave away that footage was shot the same day Amy showed off her mad cooking skillz.

Dear Anna: take that ridiculous bow out of your hair. It's bad enough on the babies, but no mother of two should infantilze herself like that. But some plastic headbands like the rest of society! They're really cheap and you'll look your age and not like a little girl playing "mommy." Heck, Joy looked more mature.

mom in texas said...

Mackynzie has her own nursing pillow?? I am just about speechless. Why on earth would they even come in that size? The strict adherence to gender roles in this family is unbelievable. Seeing a toddler pretending to nurse just bothers me.
Jim Bob sure did seem lost for someone who goes camping "all the time".I did not see John David around and I suspect he may be the one who normally does the real work.
I guess Josie is pass the fragile stage since we see is right in the mix of danger and recklessness.

HistorianMom said...

I thought the nursing pillow was fine. Little girls pretend to feed dolls with plastic bottles all the time, why not the real thing?

hart&sole said...

The Duggars do camp out 'all the time' in their huge RV, but this is the first time I have heard that they camp regularly in their back yard. Why anyone would be willing to sleep in a tent in Arkansas in July, when right beside it sits an air conditioned house, remains a mystery. Was Jim Bob the only one who had fans blowing on him?

Allison said...

Mackynzie nursing was a little strange, but I wasn't that alarmed. I remember sticking a baby doll under my shirt when I was 4 because my mother was pregnant with my brother. I was just imitating my mother. Monkey-see, monkey-do, actually copying their parents is pretty much how children learn pretty much anything. And I don't think that was HER nursing pillow. It looked enormous on her. I'm sure that's Anna's that she just let her borrow.

Anonymous said...

I think Anna was just having Joy over to be nice. Anna's 2 little ones would be a break from the very active younger Duggers. Plus Anna seems to be able to handle her little ones herself & just enjoying a visit & little help from her sister inlaw.

MO5 said...

Toddlers do what they see their mother doing.There is nothing wrong with her pretending to nurse.It is natural.

Tammy C said...

Let me guess, their "scary stories" start with ...in a world wear men wear shorts!

Anyone catch Jim Bob say that the Bates could see their smoke signals all of the way at their house!

Michelle said...

This camping episode has GOT to be one of the most controversial.

Some quick background - I have been living in Dallas, TX for the past 10 years, and this summer was the HOTTEST on record. We had 70 days where it was over 100 degrees. Now, I don't know how many 100-degree days Arkansas had, but I assume they shared a similar heatwave.

Why in heavens (pun intended), would you choose one of those 104 degree day to let the boys spray paint the INSIDE a sweltering, small shed??? I was never one to believe the hype - when people said that the Duggars/TLC were doing things in order to stir the pot...but after witnessing those kids in that shed, which had to have been 115+ degrees inside, I was speechless.

Not only would the heat be a health concern, but the kids had paint all around their mouths - a double health concern. You cannot tell me that they didn't catch a 'high' from that! Unreal. Unreal. Unreal. I would expect that scene to be one of the most controversial they have shot so far.

Their logic has always been questionable, but when it's so hot that you have to keep the little children in the house - then you let the ones who are only a few years older go out and spray paint inside a shed? Wow. Just wow.

My favorite LOL moment was Joy-Anna TOSSING Mack onto Josh & Anna's couch. I had to rewind it to make sure I saw it right! And sure enough, she THREW Mackenzie onto that couch and just walked away real fast. I love Joy-Anna even more now (ok, that is wrong to say, but still).

BTW, to the woman who commented on the side-bow on Anna. I agree, it does look stupid. However, side bows are the style now for many girls in their teens, 20's, and even 30's. I live in a big city and see it often, even on fashionable adult women. Anna's bow was far too large though - she obviously didn't get the memo. The bows should be small in size (I still think they look silly).

Anna most definitely did a "side-eye" to Josh with her, 'I wonder what' comment, concerning baby #3. Is she or isn't she? I'm sure they will draw that out. Also, I am willing to bet they don't make their announcement on TV until they are out of the 1st trimester, which is pretty standard. The fact that this was taped this summer, means we should probably hear a confirmation soon (if they found out in late July/early August, she'd just now be approaching the end of the 1st trimester). If there was an announcement already, I missed it.

Speaking of Anna, she IS getting bigger and bigger. I wouldn't call her fat just yet, but she is far too young to start having weight issues. She looked like she was slender and in shape when we were first introduced to her. Being a mother of 2 myself, I am sick of some women using pregnancy/post-pregnancy weight as an excuse. Having kids does not equal permanent weight gain! Sorry, I had to get that off my chest. I would hate to see her balloon up with each coming child. Continuing on...

Near the end of the episode, they showed the actual camping - and I was literally cringing when I saw that some of the kids were still in the tent, in 85 degree morning heat, in **sleeping bags**. That is simply wrong. It may be 85 outside that tent, but I assure you it was much hotter than 85 inside that thing. Being INSIDE a sleeping bag? I don't get it.

I've gone from respecting the Duggars (way back in the day of their "14 Kids" and "16 Kids" specials, before they totally sold out), to really wanting to shake some sense into Jim Bob and Michelle. It's a shame what fame does - even to the seemingly most grounded family. Even saying "grounded" at this point, makes me laugh out loud.

I watch now because of the little ones...Johanna is a carbon copy of my 5-year old daughter, down to the smallest detail. They look identical and have the same fiery personality. I also love Joy-Anna, and how she 'bucks the system' to some extent.

Alberta Rose said...

Watching that tent get set up was somewhat painful because "been there, done that". That style of tent never gets easier to set up. I'm not surprised Michelle disappeared while they were putting up the tent.

Yes, it is normal for a child to imitate their parent when it comes to playing "Baby", whether it's a girl pretending to breastfeed or a boy pretending to give a baby a bottle of pumped milk.

I'd love to get all offended and indigant over Jim Bob's comment that lots of people don't do what they studied in college or university but it would be hypocritical of me. I think it's a very wise idea to make sure the kids do what they truly want to do, instead of getting a degree to look "proper" in the eyes of mainstream society.

tulip said...

Anna's hair...I agree! Back when Mackynzie was about a year old or so (I think) it looked like Anna got some kind of a "hair-makeover", and it actually looked really pretty & modern. It looked like she had some color done to it to add a warmer look, and had it trimmed & layered. Recently though it looks like she's going back to that old familiar little house on the prairie meets religious fundamentalist do.

Jana has actually had some decent styles, even though she's kept it long. The other girls however continue to resort to that weird parting of the bangs with the crispy perm in the back. And Michelle, well, I had to laugh after reading an earlier comment of ennvee's..."the mullet!" (although it isn't as bad as it used to be in the beginning)

londonbridges said...

I don't think anyone should do anything in order to appear 'proper' in the eyes of mainstream society.

Elverna Bradshaw said...

I'm glad someone else mentioned about the spray paint around the boys' mouths after spraying it in that small confined area. I once saw an episode of "Cops" where men who were addicted (NOT saying the Duggar boys are) to huffing spray paint had that same ring of paint around their mouths. There is no way they didn't get a contact high from it.
I'm pretty sure those boys wouldn't have even been able to buy spray paint in a store....you are carded around here to make sure you are 18+.

tulip said...

I doubt Anna was (or knew?) she was pregnant if this episode was filmed in July or even Aug. She's still nursing, but that doesn't mean it's a form of contraception so to speak. Also, after the birth of a baby (boy differs from girl), Jim Bob & Michelle have said they "wait" a certain amount of time according to guidelines specified from the Bible. Josh & Anna probably follow this as well, but I would hope they at least wait the recommended 6 weeks! However, I bet they would start trying as soon as they could. Regardless, they'll probably want a bigger house to fit more kids...more handouts from TLC to create more episodes?

Seriously? said...

WHAT DIFFERENCE does it make if a person chooses to work in a different field than her specific college major?

In all his usual wisdom and intelligence, Jim Bob seems to equate 'value' with a college education IF the person goes into a job that is an exact match to their college major.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar do not GET that college, the broadening of horizons, the socialization with a diverse group of people, and the whole experience of living on one's own at college is growthful.

The Duggars seem able to measure 'success' by only 3 rankings: EXTREME conservatism (religious and political), refusal to use financial credit, and quiverfuls of children.

Not the wisest, nor the smartest, the Duggars. But I guess they DO win the coveted Most Fertile award.

hannah said...

I do hope she is not pregnant again, its much too soon. The docs say a 18 months for the body to heal.


Josh sells cars. Was it out of town for somthing else.

ennvee said...

I think this was the episode in which Michelle praised Grandma and said that Jim Bob was in Little Rock at a pro-life rally. I think I've found footage from Jim Bob's outing (and possibly Josh as well...Joy was wearing the same outfit when they had the BBQ later in the day).

Brought to you by the Arkansas Tea Party (shocker, I know):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWNiPKV_dIo&feature=related

I just wish the Duggars were more forthright about their extremist political views and stop duping people into thinking they're a mainstream family (aside from its sheer numbers).

Seriously? said...

"I just wish the Duggars were more forthright about their extremist political views and stop duping people into thinking they're a mainstream family (aside from its sheer numbers)."

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I share that wish.

The Duggars can be considered 'mainstream' only within their own family. And this is because they are all taught to obediently practice group-think and, so, consider themselves as a norm.

Extremism in any direction is typicallly not good. It's my opinion that the Duggars are extreme in their religion & politics.

Seriously? said...

re: The Duggar males and their spray paint: Only on Planet Duggar is inhaling paint considered less of a health and morality risk than having a glass of beer.

Elverna Bradshaw said...

Josh and Anna only had to wait 40 days after Michael was born to try for #3, and that was a long time ago. She really could be pregnant at this present time, and I have a feeling that she well may be.

Something about how Anna seems to welcome stepping into Michelle's shoes is creepy to me.

Seriously? said...

What possible significance can there be in waiting X number of days to become romantic with your spouse after delivering a girl vs. waiting Y number of days after delivering a son?

With all that goes on in the world, could a god POSSIBLY care about such a thing?

I'm guessing in biblical times, before people were literate, before the common folk knew anything at all about science, someone must've thought there was a logical, rationale reason for humans to do this, but in this day and age, it seems silly and pointless, IMO.

Hannah said...

Jim-Bob people may major in say teaching(grades 1-8) and may end up working in pre-school. Due to lack of openings.


As far as the camping, it would been much more fun indoors. I also wonder why they didnt go up the the beds(or is someone else using it for the night) and used the sofas.

j said...

"Seeing a toddler pretending to nurse just bothers me."

Both girls and boys emulate their parents and nursing is just one of those. My oldest has seen me and other moms breastfeed and has "nursed" dolls and stuffed animals plenty of times, this is completely normal. The problem as I see it is that Mac thinks that nursing is sticking a doll under a blanket on a nursing pillow, leading me to believe that she has never actually "seen" Anna feed the baby. Children throughout mankind's history have learned the important lesson of how babies are fed by directly seeing it in action...covering it with a blanket while at home with your family just doesn't make any sense.

j said...

"Having kids does not equal permanent weight gain!"

Don't forget, this is the same gal who called Amy's raspberry bars "healthy". I'm not at all surprised that both Anna and Josh are ballooning before our very eyes. Josh will probably whine about it eventually and Anna can join Michelle in Weight Watchers or something.

michelle said...

The story in the tent was a flat out flop. I had expected it to be some scary tale about what happens to people who go to Hell for not following Gothard to the nines. The man stealing soda from a store was just boring. Then again, the Duggars in and of themselves are enough of a horror tale for me.

michelle said...

The scary story would have been much better if it had started with the following: "In the beginning, Gothard created the heavens and the earth. On the first day he created Jimbob and maketh him to be highest and most hair sprayed in the land. on the second day he created the mullet of Michelle and madeth her a great head of hair. For blessed is she whose bangs reach heaven."

Seriously? said...

"In the beginning, Gothard created the heavens and the earth. On the first day he created Jimbob and maketh him to be highest and most hair sprayed in the land. on the second day he created the mullet of Michelle and madeth her a great head of hair. For blessed is she whose bangs reach heaven."

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LOL! Yes, indeed, blessedeth is she whose bangs reacheth the heavens, skirts reacheth the floor, and she who considers My Brest Friend her most fashion-forward clothing statement is indeed holier than all. And she that knoweth her obedient placeth behind her patriarch shall certainly follow his holy leadeth into heaveneth and is to be exalteth above all other more independent sinner women.

Seriously? said...

"I'm not at all surprised that both Anna and Josh are ballooning before our very eyes. Josh will probably whine about it eventually and Anna can join Michelle in Weight Watchers or something."

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At this rate, it won't be long before Anna can start wearing her mother-in-law's hand-me-down clothes. Because in Duggar World, being cheap = being holy.

sandi said...

No, Jim Bob is Noah,recall when he was telling the story that there was only ONE MAN who was perfect in his generations..
nuff said.