Duggars Today Show 8:10 AM, August 24, 2012

Pushing the new season.  Video.

16 comments:

tulip said...

Why does the Today Show continue to think anyone cares about the same old stuff? Prime segment at 8:10 with Savannah asking the same questions everybody knows the answers to. Michelle & Jim Bob always the same-sitting next to one another not holding any of the kids, Michelle giggling at Jim Bob's attempts to be funny, and golly gee, another joke referencing sex-ewww! When asked, as usual, if they plan on or want more kids, of course 'if the Lord sees fit...', however no big announcement at this time...Jim Bob just has to reply "it is fun trying though!" as all the kids stand around trying to show a little chuckle-yuck!

And one thing we get to see this season is a Duggar family trip?(don't we always?), and oh all the organization that takes! (Michelle says her & Jim Bob left earlier-so, of course, all the kids ended up doing the actual work.)

Just watched the 9:00 segment, more of the same. This time Josh butts in and him & Anna get to parrot Jim Bob & Michelle-"we'd love to have more", etc. Jim Bob lets us know they still plan on continuing the show (it's their ministry) and Michelle blathers on about how great it is to be a grandparent. As usual everybody else is in the background while Jim Bob, Michelle, Josh and Anna take center stage. Oh well, at least we'll get to see the boys pick up some new instruments this season...

Rainbow68 said...

It was okay. Nothing really new, but they've had a good run. It'll make a good once a year show at this point.

rudy tecat said...

Jana looked pretty with her hair back behind her ears, but why so much make-up?

Nancy said...

I really didn't need to hear how much "fun" Jim Bob is having trying to impregnate his wife.

Also, can someone shut Josh up for just ONCE? He interrupted both his parents and his wife while they were speaking. I hate to break it to him, but to steal a line from Mean Girls, "Josh" isnt' going to happen.

Josh was also up tweeting past midnight his time and his kids looked tired; Mack even acted up to the point where Jana had to pick her up and hold her. Why couldn't Anna just pass the "Lil' Man" to his father and take Mack (the "Lil' Helper) herself? To be honest, Josh seems to hold his kids about as much as Michelle. Then again, I guess that's what happens when you discover TV, the internet and instagram.

tulip said...

Oh, that's right-lil' man and lil' helper-I get so annoyed Josh (& Anna) started that. They must actually be fearful of not instilling the Gothard gender roles early enough. Josh posted a pic of Mackynzie (lil' helper) with her stack of folded washcloths, again-yes, second time with the washcloths. And, I agree, it was odd Jana stepped in to help out with Mack. The only good thing about it all was not having to hear anybody say how well behaved all the children are (I don't see Savannah falling for that one.)

Melissa said...

Oh brother, this clip makes me sick. Ditto to what the above comments say. Really, Today Show, who cares????

mom in texas said...

How long is the Today Show going to continue these bland, generic early morning via satellite interviews where the Duggars talk about the same thing and semi answer most questions? I am not a Today show viewer but I do watch the Duggar clips for reference. Michelle stated the obvious. She is afraid of "empty nest syndrome". News flash Michelle your youngest child is a toddler. You won't have an empty nest for a long time, if ever. Empty womb syndrome maybe, but not empty nest.
Michelle sounded so believable (sarcasm intended) when she said "we enjoy having grandchildren". She looked over at them as if she hardly knew them. Most grandchildren light up at the sight of their grandparents. I have rarely seen Michelle (Jim Bob is slightly more hands-on) interact with the Mackynzie or Michael.
What do you do with your life when your claim to fame of having "19 kids!" is over and done with. Women in generations past have had 19 or more children way before the television and reality shows existed and they got by just fine. I would be worried for the children if Michelle can't cope without a new baby or attention. The younger ones will suffer greatly especially if the older girls ever have life of their own.

Judy said...

To me,it's clear from the questioning and answering that they are tracking Michelle's cycle and making sure they make every attempt to conceive.

I'm really surprised that Anna isn't pregnant. She had Michael 14 months ago, she's healthy, and young. My guess is they aren't telling anyone, but they might be avoiding conception time.

Leah said...

Ugh it's hard to watch these interviews because it's so awkward. I found it telling that Michael reached for Josh toward the end but did not so much as look in "grandma's" direction. She has zero relationship with those grand kids. Most grandchildren would at least look in grandma's direction if they heard her voice. Michael treated her like a perfect stranger, because she IS a stranger to him.

I never heard Jim Bob make that comment, but it's obvious he has self confidence issues. He needs to make sure the public knows that he's STILL gettin' plenty, even though there's no physical proof. Most men don't feel the need to tell people about their abundant sex life. Jim Bob needs people to know about it, because in a sick way, his wife's pregnancies have been his own personal trophies. Now his trophies are all gone. Poor egotistical man. Josh is his spitting image.

Also, I'm a freak about shoes (they belong on the floor) and nearly puked watching 5 kids walk on the kitchen table wearing shoes... disgusting.

I've always thought Jana was clinically depressed. She always seemed so miserable and dispondant. She seems to have some pep now.. Maybe she is courting and sees some light at the end of the tunnel.

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness . . . can’t it just end. Why, oh why, does it continue? Michelle and Jim Bob have 19 children and admit to leaving them all behind so they can get to wherever the wedding was early. Lucky Jana getting to organize everyone. The only good thing about seeing the adult daughters in charge is they don’t use Michelle’s totally unrealistic and clearly fake singsong voice to get the children to do things. I personally feel it’s further proof that Michelle does nothing, NOTHING, in that house other than work to incubate another fetus. I use to have mild feelings of dislike for the Jim Bob and Michelle, but as the year’s and the TV show drags on I’m starting to HATE them. Like really, really loath them. At this point is it not what’s best for the child or children you are bring into the world, but rather about yourself and your own sick desire to have as large a family as possible. If you had the best interest of your children in mind, Josie would have been a serious wake-up call and a time to begin altering your lifestyle to accommodate your body’s failing ability to nurture a fetus / baby instead they continue to rally for more.

Patrice said...

I thought it was ridiculous that JimBob and Michelle left early to get to the wedding of what was not even their own family member, leaving 18 kids to get ready by themselves and travel to the wedding on the road. I thought I heard that the other two flew? How nice, mom and dad get the luxury of flying and getting in early-probably to "have fun trying" for another baby, while the poor twenty-somethings have to pack for a plethora of kids and drive them for hours and hours to get there. Nice parenting, mother of the year.

hello said...

Jim Bob and Michelle are two of the worst parents I have ever seen. Just because you can have a ton of kids doesn't mean you should. Especially when you put the responsibility of raising them on your other children. It's a shame none of the kids are allowed to have any dreams or hopes of the future. All of the girls will eventually marry a man of their dad's choosing and have baby after baby. The boys will marry and impregnate their wives as many times as possible.
For a couple with the amount of kids they have, Jim Bob and Michelle make sure to have as much alone time with each other as possible when they could be spending that time with their children and grandchildren. It seems like their grandkids don't even know them.

Penny said...

Remember in February-when the wedding was- the Duggars were campainging for Santorum-the bus and older kids were already out on the east coast and went from there to the wedding-Jana and Joy were left at home in charge and then had to get to the wedding-I agree it was not right of Michelle and Jim to lay all that responsible for Jana to travel by plane with all the younger children-especially when Josie still had special needs.

erin said...

They talk about sex A LOT but seem to use every euphemism possible to avoid using the word "sex". I finally got up the nerve to watch the Duggar Loss episode with them going to the drs' office to find out the "gender" of the baby. Some things are private and should only be kept between husband and wife, not be joked about on national TV in front of their children. Yuck!

sandi said...

If I were one of the adults in that house,I think I would be sick and tired of being expected to remain celibate and sexless,all the while having to watch and hear Jim Bob and Michelle's public smooching and comments about sex.It's like they practicaally throw it in the faces,without so much as a thought.I think I would be grossed aout over it being from my own parents as well.yes, YUK.JMO.

Stephanie said...

I agree but could never put that into polite words. Jimbob's 22 year old son has never kissed, hugged, touched or seen a naked girl in his life (maybe?) I assume he doesn't take care of his needs himself. But Jimbob can constantly brag in front of John, Joseph and even 16 year old Josiah about how much sex he is getting? I know its just with Michelle and that's their mom, but man to man that's just not cool.

Jimbob was 19 when he married and was able to be with his young 17 year old wife. And they have admitted they at least kissed before marriage. I personally think they did a little more than that but we can use our imaginations (or not, gross)