Monday, September 3, 2012, 9:00 PM, New Editions CHANGE

Gil and Kelly Jo have decided to take on some new tenants: chickens! Despite past failed attempts at keeping chickens, they're determined to make their land productive. Will the family finally get the bounty of eggs they've been hoping for?

30 minutes

21 comments:

tulip said...

I like in the description, "they're determined to make their land productive", unlike the Duggars, who only attempted to look like they were making their land productive when people started criticizing them for not doing so.

Seriously? said...

Raising chickens now, eh? How very Gosselin. The TLC plot/pattern is stupendously stupid and predictable.

Seriously? said...

Does it strike anyone else as pathetic that they replaced the sure-to-be storyline of Zach's engagement (including the Gothard brand of constant reminders that their courtship is sans any hint of sex), and subsequent wedding with CHICKEN RAISING? Adding insult to Zach's failed engagement surely has to be having its promising (by TLC standards) storyline with chicken coop drama.

londonbridges said...

I agree with the previous posters. To replace a 'failed' courtship and engagement with the chicken coop drama is really pathetic even for TLC standards. TLC surely is scraping the bottom of the barrel already with the Bateses' 'show'. If this is the most interesting and encouraging plot they have to offer, how drastic will it be in the future? My heart is just fluttering with anticipation......

Amanda said...

Umm...is it just me, or shouldn't it be new "additions" if they are ADDING the chickens?

tngal said...

I think this episode was already done by another TLC family...8 kids...an annoying mother.

Patrice said...

"Umm...is it just me, or shouldn't it be new "additions" if they are ADDING the chickens?"
Of course...but apparently the SOTDRT level of education is rubbing off on the TLC writers.

sandi said...

I take it "editions" means another new chapter in the Gothardite book.IOW-same ole same ole.

Nancy said...

I hope they do better with the chickens than they did with the horses (save the palomino that belongs to Lawson and is probably fed separately).

Alberta Rose said...

Does it strike anyone else as pathetic that they replaced the sure-to-be storyline of Zach's engagement (including the Gothard brand of constant reminders that their courtship is sans any hint of sex), and subsequent wedding with CHICKEN RAISING?

This episode predates the engagement announcement. It's like everyone knowing Michelle miscarried but they still aired the episodes showing her pregnant.

Elspeth said...

Zach was never engaged to Sarah. They were in the courtship phase when she ended it.

Alberta Rose said...

Oh. I thought I saw on a 19 Kids & Counting episode a Bates boy proposing to someone. Guess it was a different couple.

Nancy said...

Oh. I thought I saw on a 19 Kids & Counting episode a Bates boy proposing to someone. Guess it was a different couple.

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No, that was Zach and Sarah. However, he was "proposing" a courtship. That happened over a year ago; they had the longest courtship on record, even if it ended "some months ago" to "give [everyone] time to heal" as Kelly put it in her blog post. Most courtships in their little corner of the world don't last much longer than 6 months (Josh and Anna's was about 5), and Gothard encourages that engagements, once love has been professed in the proposal, to be even shorter.

For instance, Priscilla and David Waller began courting in September of last year, engaged in November and wed in early February. Less than five months, all told, but interestingly a shorter courtship than engagement.

People started talking when Zach's courtship had dragged out a year with no proposal. Kelly kept trying to defend it by saying Zach wanted to finish whatever "school" he's "attending," but why propose courtship if you're not even ready? You hear it from Gothard, Jim Bob and just about any of the fundamentalists: young men need to have all of their ducks in a row, so to speak, before proposing courtship to a girl. Zach clearly was not (and still is not) ready to make any commitments. Maybe he was afraid someone else had his eye on her and he wanted to get there first?

At any rate, they were never engaged.

Alberta Rose said...

No, that was Zach and Sarah. However, he was "proposing" a courtship. That happened over a year ago; they had the longest courtship on record.

Oh my goodness! I think I owe a whole bunch of apologies a whole bunch of people who post here. The only two differences between Gothard's courtship and the Secularist's dating is one is chaperoned and has no kissing, the other might be done unchaperoned and will have kissing. Otherwise it's two people becoming involved with each other, getting to know each other intimately with the intent to get married and there will be some "baggage" if it doesn't work out. Now I definitely understand why the Duggar girls want to be midwives, photographers, teachers and stay at home daughters. Who wants to go through something that intense before you're at least 25?

sandi said...

I agree,Alberta Rose...I'd be totally frigid and a nervous wreck to boot, if I had to go thru all of that,instead of just casual,(albeit responsible) dating.In my day we just had chaparones if the girls's parents felt uncomfortable letting her go out alone with a boy,so I don't know why these families just can't do that.

marie said...

Please, won't somebody think of the chickens?

Sorry, couldn't resist!

Nancy said...

I swear I lost brain cells trying to watch this episode. Andy Murray wiping the floor with his opponent at the US Open was far more interesting.

I can't believe they forgot Carlin's birthday in the excitement of building a chicken coop. Priorities, people! Alyssa couldn't even be bothered taking the store label off the cake before giving it to Carlin. Sheesh.

Nancy said...

Even my DVR was bored. Even though the episode was labeled "new," the DVR failed to record it. LOL!

tulip said...

Didn't catch this episode-good thing, since it sounds like the Bates just lost any progress made from separating themselves from being Duggar clones. "Forgetting" one of the kid's birthdays? Hurrying down to the store to pick up a packaged cake leaving the label on and all? Sounds like the Duggar thing to do.

Patrice said...

And the older boy taking two little boys to the dentist? Um, not really exciting TLC. The great majority of people in the US does go to the dentist and we really don't care to relive it through others. I doubt the dental care professionals appreciate the cameras zooming into the little guys' mouths to show us their decaying teeth, either. And yes, we did already see enough dental visits on the other show to not have to see it again. I know it was just filler so we didn't have to watch thirty whole minutes of chickens etc. But really it would be more exciting to see something that is not so everyday. Supposedly Michaella sews all the little girls' dresses. Maybe we could see some of that or the kids showing off their artistic talents or working on a craft. At least it would be something creative and would show the family's individuality- whatever they do have of it.

Sharla said...

9:00 0.986 million viewers 0.489 million adults 18-49 0.4 rating