Tuesday, October 1, 9:00 PM, A Big Idea

Josh and Anna continue adjusting to life in Washington, D.C. But when Anna decides to venture out on her own, will she be able to brave the DC streets or will she have a parallel parking mishap? Meanwhile, the Duggars get a big idea for how to give back.

30 minutes

28 comments:

tulip said...

Why are they always making Anna look like an airhead now? When she first came on the scene, there was all this talk about how she was "educated" to be a teacher, child development or whatever it was and that she was a great cook, and on & on. Now the shows portrays her floating around, acting like she isn't able to discipline her kids (like allowing Mackynzie to eat huge spoonfuls of raw cookie dough and steal toys away from her brother laughing about it, etc.) and unable to cook setting off the smoke alarm and reaching in the oven burning her finger because she didn't have an oven mitt. Guess we now get to watch her fumbling around the "big city"? Please.

Rudy Tecat said...

Why would she be driving in DC? It is impossible!

Nancy said...

She's driving in DC because Production told her to. She also wouldn't be using the Metro without producer intervention; they don't live near a station to even park and ride in. This is evidenced by myriad Josh Instagram pics of traffic. He likely has a place to park (wanna bet he doesn't even pick up the - very expensive - tab for that?).

Josh still doesn't work full-time, given the face he's already taken two full-blown vacations since he started at the FRC in late June. There's really no reason for Anna to come into the city other than for TLC photo-ops and the obligatory "visit Daddy's office" scene. Let's not forget that there was always a Duggar sister with her during her jaunts into DC proper. It's not as if she has to deal with the "kiddos" all by herself.

GM said...

I wonder how long it will be before one of the Duggar girls moves to DC to help Anna with the little ones and keep her company while Josh works.

Hannah said...

Josh has Anna make his lunch? Can he not do anything for himself. Anna uses hairspray to go bring him lunch.

Why did she have to bring the baby? I think he can go as long takes w/o nursing.

Colleen said...

Love Anna's Dad! He is so happy for her in the new house.

Special Ed Lady said...

You let the people off the Metro, first, not mow them down with a stroller.

Nancy said...

SpEd Lady, I suspect Anna (or Josh for that matter) have a clue about the etiquette of public transportation.

And that was the least of my worries on that pathetic episode. Anna whined and whined about the "vibrator" yet left Marcus to wriggle around on that couch. Sure, he can't roll over yet, but if by some fluke he did, the cameraman wouldn't have been able to save him.

Dear JB, your older girls potty trained every kid under the age of 15 in that house (Jana was a buddy at 8, so there's the math).

Nancy said...

Oh, how long as TLC been filming the Duggars? The caption of where they were when they cut away from Josh and Anna read "Springfield AR." They live outside of SpingDALE. Geez, people, get it right!

Special Ed Lady said...

I enjoyed Anna's parents. They seemed so happy to see the family. Anna's mom's face was overjoyed to see Marcus. Her dad was so happy to see the house. Unlike JimBob he did not seem jealous at all.

Anonymous said...

100% TLC fabrication. Drive into DC to bring LUNCH? 1) Make it yourself. 2) Make it the night before. 3) Get a decent lunch bag. 3) Buy one if you forget it. Anna HAD to bring the baby because it was PRODUCED and therefore took way longer than the trip would have in real life, and is still nursing. And TLC, enough putting down the "girls doing men's work". I bet JimBob never taught Josh to parallel park and I'd be curious to have HIM scrutinized over his attempts.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the lunch $ saved by driving over the "forgotten" lunch was well worth the GAS $ used to drive it over.

Cindi said...

Ok Ann Dad And and mom are so happy that they moved and love there house ,unlike Jimbob and Mitchelle that said the house is so big for they also hoping they move back soon and why did Ann take they baby to D.c with here are mom and dad was at home with the two older kids It was also so sad that Jimbob and familt stayed a Xtra night at the Bates a mom with 3 small babies with no furnishing for her and the babies no respect and your and big family man and put family first one sad man

AddiMom said...

I totally loved how Anna's Dad gushed over their new house and how happy he was for Anna and the kiddos. It was genuine and sweet.

I DID NOT love the whole lunch thing. Seriously?? It was worth leaving your company and risking your kid to drive in city traffic that you are not used to?

Dar said...

How many times is poor Josie going to be exploited so Michelle can be spotlighted around the NICU? She is not pregnant,so she will use anything else to bring focus back to her and her "sainted" face. Praying about adoption. What on earth for? Her daughters have a little more freedom, considering the ages of the little ones. Does Michelle think they should have a couple on infants to look after? It is plain to see who really looks after Josie. Michelle appears only there is a camera focused and she is giving "comfort" to others. This is the woman who, rather than comfort a son who fell off a stage, took pictures. Hollywood could really take a look at her. She certainly can produce tears when she is being filmed. Academy Award stuff!

Anonymous said...

Josh forgets his lunch, can you say "so staged"; Pathetic ! IMHO Mom & Dad Kellers reaction was genuine happiness. I actually liked Dad keller this episode. When he was first introduced thought he was a total nitwit. Good to see Josh and Anna break away, maybe they will expand their horizons. But for Pete's sake, Anna, go shoe shopping, buy some new skirts or even a nice wrap dress.

Dana C. said...

Did you see Jimbobs face when Josie dropped a load. He picked her up and wanted to give her to Michelle but Michelle walked away from him. Then he carries Josie up the steps and says the girls are volunteering to clean Josie up. They didn't seem to happy about it either. Jimbob almost seemed upset that he had to deal with Josie at all. He had this look on his face that it was a woman's place to clean up the children.
I love Anna's parents. They seem so genuinely happy and happy for Anna that she has a larger home to accommodate her growing family. I really wonder what they think of Josh. Josh is very immature. He has probably been taught that a husband is suppose to be the baby maker and provider for the family but he certainly didn't take care of his familys needs when they were in Arkansas. That small home they were living in just wasn't working for Anna I think. Maybe Josh is still waiting to BUY USED AND SAVE THE DIFFERENCE. I hope Anna gets a larger home that will be hers and josh's someday. Not a rental.

Stephanie said...

ITA. Keller lost me at Priscillas wedding saying "a higher standard" but he was happy his daughter has a nice home and that was nice to see after Jimbob couldn't hide how jealous he was.

When Anna put Marcus in the carseat to take Josh's lunch, the clock said 3:30 and it took 30 minutes to drive into town. Why didn't she say "since my parents are in town, I am meeting Josh for supper out tonight"

Sharla said...

This episode has 1.312 million viewers and a .4 rating.

Willow said...

Was the Mommy and Me group church-related? I didn't hear anyone say. It seemed like it wasn't to me (?) (The teacher gave Anna a regular hug, not a "side" hug). If it wasn't, I am shocked and surprised that Anna had that opportunity. I hope she gets to continue with that. Either way, its an excellent outlet for her and it seemed like the kids loved it. So cute when Mack said "All we have to do now is meet new friends". Hope her in-laws don't throw a fit and ruin it. Good for you Anna!! (I loved her parents' reaction too!!!). Oh, and I also saw JimBob push Josh. I couldn't believe it. It didn't seem like it was in fun, but maybe I missed something. So tacky for JimBob to say he had to let Josh have his way, because it was his house. He sounded kind of snarky the way he said that. I hope I am wrong about that.

Allie Galoozis said...

the play group thing actually makes me sad when i think about the future. anna is just setting her kids up to be disappointed. she knows that when they get older and their friends go to school and start wearing pants and do all that other devil stuff they are going to be a "negative" influence on her kid and stop the friendship so seriously why get them connected and later heartbroken and left out anyways?

Judith said...

Anna has turned into a beautiful young woman with a better hairdo and even some makeup. NOW, please continue the transformation and ditch and old-lady skirts and buy some new clothes (maybe even a pair of fashion jeans); it was okay back home but not in DC. If Josh can dress appropriately, why can't Anna?

Anonymous said...

I also really like Anna's parents. They seem so non-judgmental and so happy for her.

I think Mommy and Me might be a church based playgroup so maybe that is why they were there.

Special Ed Lady said...

Mac and Michael were using plastic spoons, and disposable bowls. My goodness, she only has 2 kids using dishes. Surely, a house that nice, has a dishwasher. Even if it did not, wash the dishes. What is this family's problem with dishes?

Anonymous said...

Big mistake for Josh and Anna and the 3 kids to move away from all the family support they have in Ark.

MCL said...

So nice to see the true happiness Anna's parents showed about the new house. Jim Bob and Michelle always seem so jealous and petty.

I could not believe Anna was using disposable bowls and spoons at breakfast. Use real dishes and your dishwasher!

puddin' said...

Big mistake for Jim Bob and Michelle to make Josh feel bad about leaving DuggarLand. Let Josh grow and expand wish him and his family the best, I say hooray for Josh. It might not be the job thats for everybody. But atleast he has went out on his own...this is a good thing. Jimbob and Michelle need stop thinking of themselves only. They should be proud of him, and encourage him...but ooh noo they want what they want. If i was Josh this would be a huge wake up call to me, thinking WOW my parents who raised me say they love me...are basically turning there backs on me ..perhaps not literally but all the disaproving comments and looks. I dont think Mary and Jim dictated to Jimboob and Michelle how to live there lives.

Willow said...

I think that Jim Bob really showed his resentment of Josh and Anna moving. I really felt I could see his jealousy and disapproval coming out in different ways. They were late coming from the Bates, he argued with Josh about where to park the bus and he pushed Josh down the stairs. I think his actions were showing his true feeings that he couldn't really come out and say.