Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:00 PM, Wedding Countdown

With only one week to go, the Duggars are counting down the days until Jill's wedding! From securing a rehearsal getaway car to filling up their new home with furniture purchased at a local auction, this super-size family is in full-on wedding mode.

61 minutes

183 comments:

Anonymous said...

Countdown to a now long ago event. How exciting.

Anonymous said...

This is bull! An entire season dedicated to princess Jill and Derick's wedding?? Jill and Derick planned their wedding in 3 months, but it's been stretched out to 11 episodes (so far…there's more to come). All of the wedding planning could have been in 2 episodes or an hour special + the actual wedding special. We've lost interest about 9 episodes ago…and I am now excited for Ben and Jessa's big day and completely over Jill and Derick. This just proves that this show/family is no longer interesting…and there is nothing to film about anymore, except to make an entire season dedicated to planning ONE stupid wedding. I wonder if the next season will have 15 episodes dedicated entirely to Jessa and Ben's wedding planning….-_-

Anonymous said...

YAWN.....

Anonymous said...

Truly up to the minute reality tv programming. These people are really full of themselves and I'm afraid they're in for a big fall somewhere along the line.

Anonymous said...

No kidding! What in the world is TLC thinking? They need to put the old production team back to work on the Duggars because this scripted, boring, stretch-out-an-event so long that everyone has lost interest is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

seems from the video that the duggars keep having friends do wedding planning, wedding dress, nails. you would think that they would at least go to a nice place. It will look real tacky from the way michelle ways talking about doing her nails since we know that is not something they normal do.

Anonymous said...

I hope TLC learns from Jill's wedding, that you can't drag it on for the whole season, with insulting, staged filler. Have a show about the planning and a show about the actual wedding and move on. Dragging it on for the whole season causes people to lose interest, especially when the pregnancy announcement will likely come before next season even starts.

CatLady said...

I wonder if anyone has started a pool on how the getaway car will be "decorated." low odds on shrink wrap unless they count the layers.
I would just love to see a wedding crasher attach a few inflated condoms. hahaha!

taurus0385 said...

This is being dragged out way way way way too long

Beth Anne said...

RE:"...filling up their new home with furniture purchased at a local auction..."

Bwaahaahaahaa! Yeah, right. I guess the TLC producers didn't count on people actually looking at the humongous registries (plural) filled with expensive items, including furniture. I don't doubt Jill and Derick purchased a few things at auction, but it was probably more for show than anything. JimBob passed down the grifting genes quite well. And the adoring fans were only too happy to open their wallets.

Jozie said...

Just started watching tonight's episode....for a while I've been trying to pin point who Ben reminds me of and today it came to me: Putty from Seinfield!

How awkward was that bedroom scene?

I can totally see James breaking the courting rules someday. I really am liking that kid.

courtney said...

An engagement reenactment? Seriously?

taurus0385 said...

Can I just say the littles acting out jill and Derek's engagement was freaking adorable!

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited! I love this family! They're such a blessing! I think their morals are fantastic and I look up to them!

Anonymous said...

Wow...Jana and Anna did a normal, full frontal hug using both arms!

taurus0385 said...

If I'm not mistaken wasn't josh and Anna's engagement and wedding all shown in a 1 hr special?

Anonymous said...

Ugh! They have drug this wedding out WAY TOO LONG! I have lost interest big time. It has become apparent to me that the Duggar girls are being raised for the sole purpose of producing babies. They have no other function as adults and they speak about this on every episode! I have gone from a lover to a hater! And the very LAST people to be giving premarital counseling to Jill & Derek is her parents! How awkward is that? Seems Jim Bob & Michelle are just a little too involved in their adult children's private matters! Borderline sicko!

Anonymous said...

I never heard of an auction house who delivered sofas and loveseats in a truck with a "sofa business" name and logo on the truck! Did anyone notice that? Those sofas were new, baby.

Anonymous said...

Nail scene-Did anyone else notice when Michelle walked in with the ladies to get their nails done that she had a Coach purse on her arm? I am wondering what thrift store in the Arkansas area sells thrifted Coach bags.

Anonymous said...

OMG - if my father had taken my husband and me into our future bedroom and talked about baby-making I would have died. Jimboob is a PERV! Zero class. Make the madness end!

Barbara J said...

The episode just about made me cry. Jana slaving away on dresses and ties. That is just too bizarre. This was just too sad. This people are nuts. Jim boob and Michelle should be ashamed. I can't even stand his voice anymore.

CannedSoup said...

Common sense went out the window when the "decorators" decided to use nails to hang 100 or so pictures in the newly-redone house that is supposed to only be used by J&D until the house is sold...ergo, when sold, all of those nail holes will have to be filled and the walls repainted. They could have used a product like Command hooks.

sandi said...

Coach does have outlet stores.I don't know about in AR,but I have one myself from a Coach outlet.
The Duggars travel a lot though,so who knows.You can also find used ones for sale as well.

Special Ed Lady said...

I have seen a Coach purse once at a thrift store here. It was not cheap, at the thrift store.

Judy said...

I can't believe that in their "counseling" Jim Bob and Michelle discuss intimacy with their daughter and soon-to-be husband. (I guess I can believe it, in this case!)

Judy said...

That bedroom scene with Jim bob and Michelle was so awful. Well, we want grandchildren soon as we sit here in what will be the place you make them, and one should be Jim Bob, of course. (He has tried to get his name used by Josh and Anna, too, and for Michelle's pregnancies.) I HATE when he brings up his name as a baby name.

Anonymous said...

Saw the coming attractions for next week's episode..the family was arriving for this wedding, and same sex blood family members gave each other an awkward quick "side hug"..side hugs all the way around. These people aren't a loving family, they are just a mob of people who live together and have chores to do. They really don't love each other. It's apparent when they greet each other after not seeing one another for a time....

OkieGirl said...

Hi all ,
Does anyone know what workbook that Jim Bob and Michelle are "counseling" from to Jill and Derick ? Just curious, because they didn't do that with Josh or was it Anna's parent that were responsible for counseling them ?

no1 said...

1) Who died and made JimBob and Michelle counselors?
2) Does Derrick Dillard's family get ANY say in any of this mess?
3) JB really overpaid for the auction furniture. That was an enormous amount of money for used things.
4) JB's fascination with his kids' marital relations is unnatural and makes me squirm.
5) We get it! Jill getting married is sad AND happy.
6) This endless build-up is longer than the actual engagement.
7) Josh needs a bra.
8) Were all of the photos put up in Jill's house of Duugars? Any Dillard photos?
9) Filler, filler, filler

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous who admires the Duggars' morals and find them to be "such a blessing," all I can say is Whuuuuut?
Seriously, how are an entitled clan of grifters who sneer at the way other people dress and hold themselves up as superior to the rest of us who don't drink the Gothard Kool-Aid a "blessing?"
Jesus would have had a few succinct words to say about people like that, and it wouldn't be, "Way to go, guys!"

Jillian said...

Jill should have had a wedding special and the current season should have been more up to date showing her pregnancy and Jessa's wedding planning and the finale should have been Jessa's wedding.

Missy said...

Were all the chocolate chip cookies that were served at Jill's wedding prepared in the Duggars kitchen, enough for over 1,000 guests?

Anonymous said...

Please, please ,please someone tell me why Jim Bob Michelle are doing the pre-marital counseling with Jill & Derick? Why isn't the clergyman that's going to marry them doing the pre-marital counseling. Anyone know the answer to this?

Anonymous said...

I did notice Anna gave Jana a full hug and Jim Bob greeted a male guest with a full hug. So I guess it is OK if the hug is female to female or male to male.

Anonymous said...

Jim Boob encouraging his daughter and her fiance to make babies in their new bedroom was a fundie man showing his true need to control women by sex without birth control.......WAKE UP WOMEN----get out of there!

Anonymous said...

Buy used and save the difference is NOT happening in the Duggar Bubble. Not with wedding registries like theirs. They are milking the public for everything they do not need. No respect for this kind of begging. Sensible parents would counsel against this.

Anonymous said...

Pre-marital counseling can be a good thing especially if you are not allowed to have any private conversations before marriage. A private, professional marriage counselor would be best. No chaperones in counseling. Certainly NOT your mom and dad!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I completely blame TLC for the dreadful decline of this show. This has gone from a somewhat interesting (though often appalling and painful) glimpse into the fundie world to a poorly scripted and boring farce.

Anonymous said...

I haven't really watched the show much, but sensing the impending implosion I have checked out a few minutes here and there this season. In general I am against filming children's lives for a tv show ( see Jon and Kate). It really took a long time, but the TLC effect is in full swing! They have clearly been bought by TLC who is slyly showcasing their sick hold on adult children. They feel safe and superior but this show is ripping the lifestyle apart sometimes not so subtly.

No religion I know promotes absolute control over adult children, unless a cult I guess! Jim Bob and Michelle are disturbed, but all they see is money now.

Nice work TLC!

Anonymous said...

Get over the babies already, Duggars, there IS more to life than being perpetually pregnant. It's no special blessing because sinners would get the same result as you all do. It's God's recipe, yes, but it's the results of one's actions which result in conception...GET OVER IT...

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice that Derivk never quite explained how he would avoid debt of his car broke down and he didn't have the money to buy a new one? He just parroted JB's philosophy that "debt is bad" but didn't really have any ideas as to how to solve the problem. JB didn't advise him on how to address the issue either- he was just satisfied that Derick is anti-debt. That whole "family counseling" thing didn't look very effective.

Anonymous said...

I used to like this show. I was fascinated by how this family managed to raise 19 children. Now each time I see Michell or JB and hear the idiocy spewing from their lips I just want to slap them both.

What a pervert. Talking to your daughter about calling from the bedroom to declare you're knocked up.

And Michelle needs a serious haircut - her hair looks like straw.

As for Ben - he's a schmuck for putting up with Jessa's BS and she's a fool to marry him. He is such an immature mealy-mouthed kid.

It's a shame that their children have to get married just so they can have a private conversation and of course, have sex, sex, sex. Gotta keep those babies coming.

I suppose they plan to being reality show stars forever - how else will Jill, Jessa and all the other brood mares be able to afford a zillion children.

Sharla said...

My apologies to the person whose comment I inadvertently deleted. Blogger was going slow and then suddenly went fast and continued deleting.

tulip said...

Walking into the nail party, Michelle now has a Coach purse? I thought they didn't care about "image". Why is everything always on Jana? Joy says Jill is not nervous, she is relaxed because she doesn't care and just handed everything off to Jana. Of course she's relaxed, everyone else is doing all the work, including volunteers baking cookies and rice krispie treats. Sorry, but Jill is just too annoying. She's had everything handed to her including a big, furnished house and gifts galore from their multiple wedding & baby registries. $300 knife block sets, $50 artificial flower decoration sticking out of a pot & Coach purses...please, no more buy used save the difference. Jill had the nerve to say it in last night's episode.

Anonymous said...

There seems to be an awful lot of discussion lately over why Jana and her twin, Jon David, are still single with no courtship in sight. I have to wonder if these two, after raising a majority of their siblings, have decided that remaining single and childless are the only available options open to them. I mean, according to their family doctrine, either they marry and start pushing out kids as fast as the Lord will "bless" them or they remain single and devoted to the care of their younger siblings, nieces and nephews. Not much of a choice.

Anonymous said...

Neckties can be easily ordered in all colors of the rainbow. Why would anyone waste time sewing ties for a wedding. Didn't she have enough to do as Maid of Honor and tailoring the heck out of nine dresses?

By the way, the dresses were extremely tacky and tasteless. It looked like fabric that matched the dress was sewn onto the hem of Anna's dress, then another white fabric sewn onto that one....horrible!

Anonymous said...

I know they keep saying that they are putting or have put the house that Jill and Derrick are living in for sale, but I can't find it anywhere on the MLS? I'm thinking that is just something Jim Bob is saying, so everyone doesn't get jealous that Jill gets the big house.

Anonymous said...

Beyond sick & creepy!! Wonder where jim boob installed the cameras...

Willow said...

Jim Bob and Michelle are doing the counseling because of their ego and their control freakiness. They have found every loop hole to control that can be found. They will run their kids' lives forever if the kids don't wise up and put their feet down NOW (Derick?). When Derick and Jill were in Nepal, I was so excited for them and really had high hopes. But, no, they are just following what the Duggars tell them. No midwifery, no independence, nothing. Jim Bob not only told them what house to live in, he supervised the buying of their furniture as well. Unbelievable. Derick even has to root for the Arkansas Razorbacks now. Such potential and now such waste. Why didn't Derick and Jill tell the Duggars they wanted another Christian counselor? I'm sure there was a good pastor/counselor at the church they got married in. I would have died of embarrassment to talk about all of that with my own parents. Maybe they did and the Duggars said no. Can't get rings alone, can't rent a church alone, can't have a sex talk alone. Have they had any time at all alone since coming back from honeymoon? Does Michelle go over there and supervise what groceries they buy? (I'm not really kidding). Thanks for letting me rant.

Anonymous said...

I was seriously creeped out by Jim Boob and Michelle doing the marriage counseling. Giving helpful suggestions about finances, yes....but how far did the consummation discussion go? Ick.

I guess when you're inviting entire families from all across the country, 1,000 wedding guests adds up quickly. What's the matter with these people?? I hope some of these acquaintances grumbled about the cost of travel and gift vs. the crappy reception "meal" they received!

And once again, there was poor old Grandma Duggar helping with the move-in.

TaterTot said...

How does a child like James know what is appropriate or inappropriate behavior, the 'chaperon' who will 'tell' if they break their no-touchy, no-front-huggy, no-kissy policy?

My guess: Jana is going to take that sewing machine, throw it out the window, and make a run for it! Go, Jana, go! You can sleep in if you want on a day you're off, you can do laundry once a week, you can eat ice cream out of the container and not share it with anyone. Go!

Anonymous said...

10) Derrick, put your big boys shorts on and tell Jimboob about birth control. That you and Jill aren't a stud and brood mare.11) Jana dump the sewing machine and threads and tell your sister to alter her own dumpy, fundy dresses.12) Josiah, hope you have flown the nest from all of this stupid household.

Marites H. said...

OMG - if my father had taken my husband and me into our future bedroom and talked about baby-making I would have died. Jimboob is a PERV! Zero class. Make the madness end!
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Totally inappropriate for a dad to be so involved with his daughter's intimate life. My conversation alone with my mom was awkward enough. In premarital counselling, my pastor gave my fiancé and me a book about sex (tastefully written from a Christian doctor's perspective) and let us have our own discussion in private. What a husband and wife do in their own home is nobody else's business,

Anonymous said...

I have no problem with premarital counseling, but good grief not with your parents. How awkward could it possibly be to discuss such personal issues with your parents or future in-laws? I don't think there is anything wrong with asking some questions but some of those questions are quite simply none of Jim Bob's or Michelle's business.

I wonder if that house is really for sale. I see Jill and Derick living there for a long time.

Did anyone see how much frozen yogurt they were eating?!

Katie's Mom said...

My husband has always said that Jim Bob was a pervert. After the scene in the bedroom, where he announced that he would be expecting a call to inform him, that another grandchild was on the way, I have to agree. He really has an unhealthy obsession with sex. It's just obscene, actually I think he's a pig. Of course, he wants another Jim Bob. Guess he doesn't think that maybe, Derick would like the baby named after himself or his late dad, brother, stepfather. Wonder what he thought when Josh & Anna named Michael after her dad? Where do Jim Bob & Michelle get off doing pre-marital counseling? They're not ordained clergy, they are not trained counselors, they are just giving their own opinions. They sit in a yogurt shop & pull out a book & give advice for how the couple should live their lives. We are all are entitled to live our lives our own way. The way he grilled Derick about income, if he has student loans, credit cards. It's none of his business, they are adults. I thought Derick had a good reply when he informed Jim Bob that he was on scholarships, in college, so he couldn't keep changing his major. That shows he has what they Duggars refer to as; good quality characters! Those foolish questions to Derick about, What would he do if this happened or that happened? I'm still wondering if TLC is doing the same thing they did at the end of the Gosselin show when they began to show us the cracks in their lives

Anonymous said...

Horrible to see all those girls sitting around while Jana was sewing ties. I respected Anna for her comment to Jana "wish I lived closer so I could have helped you." HINT HINT you lazy sisters and why was Jana making ties - they couldn't buy 10 ties? She really is Jana-rella.

Other than acting like a 6-year old painting all her nails different colors with "lots of sparkle and bling" what is Michelle doing to help with this wedding? You would think Jana was the mother of the bride.

And PLEASE will someone with a heart please, please stop torturing poor Jenny by making her sit through interview questions. Obviously, Jordan an Josie are comfortable on camera - that's enough.

Anonymous said...

That idea would actually have made sense.

Anonymous said...

What in the world was Michelle thinking with those fingernails?! She looked like a circus performer! On the upside, at least they let Jana-ella sit at the main table when they were doing their nails. I'm shocked they didn't leave her in the car!

Anonymous said...

I agree, get over the babies Duggars. Concentrate on how these young & women turn out. What they do with their lives; physicians, lawyers, auto mechanics plumbers, electricians, teachers etc. Get a grip

Anonymous said...

Does it bug anyone else that Jill and Derrick constantly hold hands? It's awkward. Also, I just noticed how everything has to be about Michelle if she's in a scene. The spot with all the girls going to have their "nails done" with appliques was so obvious that Michelle has a real problem with having to be the center of attention. My daughter would be so upset if I highjacked her special day! My daughter also got married but I was the support for her because it is all about her at that special time!! Michelle is messed up in the head.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize how really horrible they looked until Anna put it on.

puddin' said...

I'm with all of you posters on this long drawn out ...wedding's almost here...How boring. They should really do it the way the Roloffs did. Who cares about how many ways crazy eyed michelle does each and every finger nail. Boobs advice to Derick make them both sound ignorant. And James with his...i will tell mommy and daddy if they do anything not right ....this kid is how old? How stupid this whole show was stupid IMO. GREAT BIG HUGE YAWN!

got2bdrc said...

Anonymous said...
Nail scene-Did anyone else notice when Michelle walked in with the ladies to get their nails done that she had a Coach purse on her arm? I am wondering what thrift store in the Arkansas area sells thrifted Coach bags. 10/14/2014 9:20 PM

Anon 10/14, 9:20 PM, I can't speak for Arkansas, but I get ALL my Coach bags from thrift stores. I've never paid full price or gotten a first-owned Coach.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else catch Jessa talking about living in a "small cottage?" She made it sound rather romantic until she said "not too much to clean." Can she do anything? I have to believe the "small cottage" has already been identified and everyone is pitching-in to get it ready for the next newlyweds. WHY OH WHY would she need 5 welcome mats, 7 comforter sets, enough kitchen equipment to open a diner in a "small cottage." The BS just doesn't stop.

Oh, and Ben has lost all ability to form an opinion or independent thought "whatever Jessa says..."

Vomit

Anonymous said...

If you constantly grip someone's hand the way Jill holds onto Derick, you destroy any intimacy holding hands. Gentle hand holding and stroking --yes.
Griping and never letting go -- creepy and very immature.

Anonymous said...

I have a hard time watching MacKenzie talk about courting and getting married or all of the other brainwashing she receives. She is so young and yet she is drinking that KoolAid big time.

I haven't seen Josh spend any time with her since Michael arrived....hummmmm.

Jac&Jil said...

Katie's Mom, I couldn't agree with you more. JB is truly a pervert, so obsessed with the sex lives of his daughter and son-in-law. The counseling was just embarrassing. Then when Jim Bob grilled Derick about his finances and getting into debt, I was just astounded. That is really none of Jim Bob's business. Time for Derick to put his big boy pants on and tell Jim Bob and Michelle to butt out. They have no chance of becoming independent adults with Jim Bob controlling their lives. If Derick's mom watched this episode, she must have been horrified by these goofballs' actions.

If there were any half-way decent guys out there who were interested in Jana and Jinger, I'm sure they ran in the opposite directions after seeing that episode. I doubt there are very many men who would want to be controlled by their father-in-law.

mindy said...

Anyone wonder if Jill and Derrick would possibly use their magazine cover "income" to buy that house straight out from JB, debt free of course?!

Jayne S. said...

When talking to the "wedding planner", Jill looked stunned at all the work there was to do and decisions to be made. These girls know they are expected to marry and become baby factories some day, so why haven't they made plans already or have any idea at all what they'd like on their special day? And yes, it is the bride & groom's day. Not Michelle's day! I think Jessa's wedding is going to be totally eclipsed by Princess Jill's wedding episode. Will Jessa & Benseewald still be together by the time TLC gets around to showing their November nuptials?

Mary said...

Anna as much as she appears to be a dope. I really liked her when she told the slave girl Wow Jana you made alll these dress while other dopes just stuffing there faceswwwith food..
How much youget did these people eat. That was a huge bucket. I bet TLC paid for it

Kathie said...

Did anyone catch Jim Bob saying that it's biblical to help your children out with their housing? Where oh where is that in the Bible? I have read the Bible cover to cover and I don't ever recall reading such a thing. Also, Jana is the female part of a set of twins, which could mean she will have fertility issues. Could this be why her parents haven't been in any rush for her to get married?

Anonymous said...

I want to know how Jinderella managed to alter Anna's bridesmaid dress so accurately without Anna being present to measure her?

Anonymous said...

re: Comment by anonymous 10/14@6:48pm. Is anonymous trying to tickle our funny bone with that comment. I try hard to see each persons point of view, but I can't understand how anyone could think the Duggar have fantastic morals when they stand in Jill & Dericks;FUTURE BEDROOM, & Jim Bob announces that he's hoping to receive a call from that bedroom, (that's what he said) announcing a new grandchild is on the way. If the Duggars really believe they leave the number of children up to God, why do they feel they need to be cheerleaders for a future pregnancy for Jill& Derick. It seems that they are much more excited about more grandchildren than they are about future, son-in-laws or daughter-in-laws. After all they need to think about the future of the Duggar kingdmon.

Enough Already said...

I totally agree that Jim Bob is a pervert.....or at least that's how he comes across. He is obsessed with sex and baby making and the bedroom comments were extremely inappropriate! Seems like Jill would be mortified and Derek would speak up and tell him these topics are off limits.

And is there not enough money coming in from tv show to afford real manicures from a nice salon on this special occasion? They all had to do their own nails? And Michelle acted like she was 5 and this was her first time to have her nails painted!

flowerchild said...

I think Josh is miffed about the big house Jill has and may be the first to break from his parents. He may finally start thinking for himself. DC has been good for him to see you can be a conservative Christian, without the Gothardisms or Duggar delusion.

Anonymous said...

Jana seemed so broken down this episode, even more so than the last few. The look she gave when Joy commented about how Jill had passed most stuff off on Jana just killed me. And the scene in the girls room of Jana slaving over the sewing machine... Jana, we have two spare bedrooms. Come live with us until you decide what you want in life. I'll take you shopping for jeans and won't make you cook for my husband and me!

Leecy said...

Anon said: "OMG - if my father had taken my husband and me into our future bedroom and talked about baby-making I would have died. Jimboob is a PERV! Zero class. Make the madness end!"

OMG how right.....sick sick sick. I only hope the producers are reading these forums. But then again, all this talking is probably making the producers happy. As they say, Any PR is good PR.

But honestly, the "Perv" is certainly coming out this past year with these sex-obsessed fake "christian" people.

catsandra said...

I have been kind of on the fence about the Jana situation, but this episode tipped me to the other side. It said a lot that someone other than Jana or Jill said that all the work had been shifted onto Jana, and then Anna saying that she would have helped her if she were nearby. I'm wondering if Anna and Jana share a bond and that is why Jana goes there as often as she can.

Anonymous said...

Has Jim Bob forgotten he already has a son named after him?

kris said...

I think possibly the store was auctioning off flawed, miss orders or overstock furniture and appliances. That furniture and appliances looked New not used.the mattresses were wraped still in plastic. They twist things around to suit them.

Anonymous said...

Like I have been saying, I have the Champagne chilling. Will drink myself into a stupor when they go down! This self important family is running on fumes.

Anonymous said...

My dad always said Jim Boob was a pervert too, since we started watching in 2007. This pretty much confirms it. Aren't most normal dads in denial about their daughter being deflowered??? What a freak!

Anonymous said...

Hand-sex!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe Jana will become a permanent resident there.

Anonymous said...

I think we are very close to witnessing the TLC effect. I do believe , much like Jon and Kate they are showing us the downward spiral. No one, and no religion preaches total mind and body control of adult children. Except cults. The public knows this is creepy and wrong, but the duggars sit smug and superior feeling safe, only seeing the money they are making. They don't understand what we see is sick, twisted parents, stunting the growth and freedom of 19 children, some over 18 now.

Nice work TlC! It took a long time to break them down.

Anonymous said...

Re: anonymous 10/15 @6:46pm. My husband has always said the same thing about JB. He hasn't seen many episodes, but the few he has seen that was his conclusion.

Katie's Mom said...

I'm sure my parents were concerned about how my husband & I would do financially after our marriage. But they never would have pressed my fiancé about student loans for college,credit card debt,if he bought new cars, what about an emergency fund, suppose something happened there was nothing left in the emergency fund due to a medical emergency? If any emergency ever did happen that would be the perfect time for loving, caring, parents to step in & help out a young couple. The questions JB was asking, hopefully none of those issues will ever come to pass. JB doesn't even know if Derick's family could help out in an emergency situation. Did Michelle's Father sit down & ask those questions of JB, before they married? I'm willing to bet he didn't. Oh by the way JB, adding kids yearly is a sure way to find yourself in debt for most people. TLC doesn't just drop by everyone's house, & ask if they have a ministry they would like to share on TV.

Anonymous said...

I know there are furniture store near me that have some nice furniture, that may have been display or even delivered to someone who then decided that the color, fabric, or size wasn't what they wanted. Many of these stores will take back that furniture but, of course they cannot sell it as new, so off it goes to the auction. I believe that is what happened with Jill, as most of hat furniture looked to be in good condition.

puddin' said...

Good for Anna for telling Jana-rella that she would of Helped her out if she lived closer. As the rest of Jana's sisters sat around battin' their eyes with blank stares. Jill acts like JimBoob barking orders out and expecting her sisters to kiss her feet...with that fake smile and "i am best friends with my sisters" act. Run Jana Run...You are by far the prettiest of all the sisters...Jill can probably see this so she trys to keep her *Jana's* nose to the grindstone..sewing machine...heck when she pops out baby dillard who do ya think will have to be the mommy sister wife......good ole' Jana-rella. These people are not christian they are slave drivers/owners. Sickening to see them treat people *family* like this. Jill and her barefoot weddin' do to liking the height---how into yourself is that? Oh and ...buy used and save the difference what a major joke this has become. Boobs Bedroom Baby talk--I agree with you all on that he is one big PERV. Who's dad does that ...none i know. Boob and Crazy Eyes had 4years of fun and frolic before ...Joshy came along...but Boob wants another Jimbob as soon as possible--he needs to pull his pudgy nose out of his grown childrens bedroom life. Could Boob possibly be related to Mr. GotHard?

Anonymous said...

1 Timothy 5:8

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

Aimee said...

I think everyone is so worried about JB but I think Derick is one to worry about as well. In the little interviews, he comes across as dopey and passive while Jill squeaks over his comments. BUT remember that HE chose JB as a prayer partner. He knew about their family and out of all the men/families to ask to pray for him he called and chose JB. He has also gone along with all of this when he could have just said, "this is too much, no gal is worth all of this." But he doesn't. He goes right along. And clearly is on the baby train as he didn't do anything to avoid her becoming pregnant immediately. I think he is probably more in charge of that relationship than they are all letting on. After all, these episodes are before they are married so Jilly-Bean's Daddy is still her leader.

Anonymous said...

Derick and Ben want to be just like Jim Boob. Unlimited sex, a wife raised to believe that she must obey him in all matters, plenty of kids and money and fame. Women who are kept barefoot (flip flops) and pregnant or so brainwashed that they believe God wants them to live like this.

I have no hope that these two boobs will help the girls escape this cult.

Wednesday said...

As Anna gushed over her words with child like excitement, I realized how her skin glowed a beautiful orange hue.

Anonymous said...

Kathie,

Why on Earth would Jana have fertility issues because she is the female "part" of twins????

I never heard than one before.

???

Anonymous said...

You know when you think of it Jill & Derick have made no major decisions on their own. We knew that Michelle had the same church she was married in all set for their wedding,they didn't search for an apartment or a home together, Jill let her sisters & JB pick out suitable furniture for them. No decision making at all. It was the same thing with Josh. He was given a car lot that we had never even seen him working at, then they had a house all ready for them. Until they moved to DC they had no idea about property values. I'm sure his job pays for his housing. So all these adults have no skills to go out into the world. The only conclusion I can come to from that is, that the parents don't want them out in the real world. How did JB ever pick Derick a college graduate, who traveled the world, without an accountability partner for Jill?

tulip said...

I had noticed & made a comment about Michelle's Coach purse as well and in my mind, it really makes no difference if she got it from the outlet or someone gave it to her as a gift, etc. but it's that the point is she obviously cares about the image of it or she wouldn't have one. Same with Anna and the couple Coach bags we've seen her with. They have talked down the whole name brand image thing from the beginning, but we still see the purses, the American Eagle logo polos, Aeropostale shirts (guys & girls), Josh's Raybans, and of course Apple ad nauseam. IMO they obviously care about "fitting in" or they wouldn't be branding as much as they do, and my justification for the ongoing hypocrisy.

There was a comment why they were all doing their own nails? Well IMO, I don't think they do pretty much anything these days without advertising & prob. getting all the freebies for it (seems familiar to me as in days of J&K+8?) I believe Jamberry nails is like a Tupperware or Mary Kay thing and it was probably prime advertising for a friend's "business" with free nails to boot. Why did Michelle pick out those crazy nails and go off on that whole thing about how much she loves sparkle and bling? I've never seen any evidence of that, ever. She comes across as the most plain jane type of the bunch with her one style shirt in every color, black hose and flat loafers. I hardly have ever seen her wear any jewelry, except for that awful mens style wrist watch. Again, more confabulation & fabrication for the cameras.

Anonymous said...

JB is not related to Gothard as far as I know, but I'm sure he would like to take over the dynasty that Gothard created.

Leecy said...

anon said: Has Jim Bob forgotten he already has a son named after him?

10/15/2014 6:21 PM


Explain?

Anonymous said...

I used to really enjoy the Duggars, way back when it was just a special- 14 kids and pregnant again. Having a show has definitely changed things- or else just brought to light how messed up things truly are.
The constant death grip on Derick's hand- that was sad. Jill nobody wants him, don't worry nobody is going to snatch him away!
And I agree with whomever commented on Josh needing a bra- LMAO! Good one.

Rosalie said...

I used to enjoy this show; now I hardly ever watch it. If JimBob and Michelle have done such a wonderful job of raising their children, then, please, butt out. Control freaks is what they are. Good for Josh and Anna for moving across the country. Poor Jana. I hope Jill and Derick wake up and take off. And Jessa - marrying a guy who is still in his teens, uh-oh. Let there still be hope for Jinger. I love Joy-Anna and Johanna, they have spunk, all the best to them. Don't know what'll happen to the younger gals, JimBob and Michelle will either clamp down on their "babies" or their older sisters will tell them to run for their lives. Oh, and my 21-year-old granddaughter thinks JimBob is creeeeeeeeeeepy (I concur).

And why do the women have such restrictive dress codes yet the menfolk look totally modern? Why don't the men grow beards? Fair is fair. Really annoying. It's good to see the girls (including Anna) modernizing themselves.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same thing, Enough Already. They certainly could have gone to a real nail salon and had their nails done.

Anonymous said...

Their kid James. That one is jim boob junior.

Anonymous said...

He has a son named James. Jim Bob's real name is James Robert.

Anonymous said...

Jim Boob's first name is James and he has a son named James. Just because younger James has a different middle name, most people would consider that a child with the same first name as their parent was being named for the parent. Don't these dopey Duggars realize it's the same name.

Anonymous said...

I honestly think that JimBob is very insecure because Michelle had a few boyfriends before she met him. I don't know how many guys she dated, but even if it was just one, it's still making JB feel really insecure, and that's why he tells their kids about the TONS of men that Michelle dated before she found Christ - and then JB. I think whenever he's feeling insecure about something he brings up Michelle's "harlot" past and then reminds the kids how evil it is to date more than one person in your lifetime.

I used to really like Jill but I was so annoyed at how she just volunteered Jana to alter all of the bridesmaid dresses and then make the ties for the men! And I'm so glad that Anna said she would've helped Jana. Jana said the past month has been busy for her - and she's not the bride! Jill needs to stop interrupting people and work on her own wedding plans. I got married a few months ago and I did the majority of the work.

I really hope that Jana finds a wonderful guy to court her. She's such a beautiful, sweet, compassionate young lady and she would make any man happy. Hopefully Michelle and JB realize she's not their slave. I've seen several articles online about how Jana is so unhappy, so maybe now Michelle and JB will do some damage control and finally let the poor girl have a life!

One last thing - accountability partners and the Bates. I was checking out their site and the bios of the family, and some of the kids are attending college. Do the Bates also make their kids have accountability partners? Erin went to college, and unless Gil or Kelly followed her there, she was on her own. I realize it was a Christian college, but still, if she was able to go on her own, then good for the Bates. I don't think they're as controlling as the Duggars. Someone had posted a link to a website that talked about how some of these parents micromanage their children's lives, to the point that the kids are shunned if they dare do something the parents wouldn't approve of (like wear pants!) I wonder if that's why Josiah got sent to the Alert Academy. He's barely been seen this season!

BLB said...

One of the howler is named James and the twin boys both have James as their middle name. Jim is a nickname for James.

Anonymous said...

I would, assume that James is named after Jim Bob.

Anonymous said...

Jim Bob's name is actually James Robert so his son James Andrew Duggar July 7, 2001 (age 13) was named after him. Josh's middle name is also James. The boy twins (Jedediah & Jeremiah) have the same middle name - Robert.

Anonymous said...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070619104000.htm

Anonymous said...

Also, Josh's middle name is Jamss. If I recall correctly at least one of the kids middle names is Robert as well. Not to mention Michael's middle name is James too.

Anonymous said...

It's not really up to Jana at all to "find" a nice man; He would have to go through Jim Bob's (and Michelle's) approval anyhow. I think that Jana might have already while perhaps doing the firefighting or is it EMT volunteer work, and that young man was not approved. I suspect that plus her constant slave/Cinderella dumped on status is why Jana always has a ready, Quiverful, obedient smile but more telling, sad eyes. I don't think Jim Bob will ever "approve" of any young man (at least not for a very long while) for Jana because Jana is the one to take on what should be Michelle's workload. I am really worried about Jana... in my opinion she is treated very unfairly.

Boogerella said...

I think that Michelle can't actually give birth any longer (realistically).... That is precisely why Michelle and Jim Bob are so keen on grandkids. Jim Bob and Michelle never consider whether their kids actually want to start a family right away or are financially ready for an onslaught of back to back kids. Jim Bob just wants Michelle happy and free to attend to him. Michelle is OBSESSED with young babies...When they get to toddler, walking stage she loses interest and hands them off to one of her older daughters to tend to and raise. The constant supply grandbabies gives her a "new" supply of babies to hold, look at, and play with! I firmly believe that is why she was sad when Josh moved his family further away. Most likely why Jim Bob "insists" or "ensures" that Jill and Jessa will be closeby...is for Michelle to be able to see those soon to be newborn BABIES. Jana's purpose in the family is to do any tasks Michelle or the other children cannot or do not want to do. I sincerely hope that I am wrong, but I do not believe I am. I wish either Jim Bob, Michelle, or yes even TLC would address this. I believe TLC lurks here, freejinger, Facebook, etc. I am concerned as it is a passive abuse but abuse nonetheless. I do NOT believe Jana is fine as she stated almost to address comments said online. Michelle needs to do a lot more work and childrearing. Also, what happened to Josiah, why is his obvious absence not explained the way Joseph's was???

Anonymous said...

Leecy, I have commented many time about how Jim Bob is always saying if a new baby is a boy he wants them to nane it Jim Bob. Many have said "oh he's only kidding about that." I still wonder how the boy that is named after his father feels when he hears his dad asking for more Jim Bob's, when he already has that name. I know he's a JR, as Michelle has called him James Robert many times during the homeschooling time. I don't think he's joking at all. Once Michelle said "I think there's only room for one Jim Bob in this family." Jim Bob replied, "There's only room for one Jim Bob in this world" What an ego! Unless Derick really wants a junior, or a name after someone in his family, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Jill named a son: Jim Bob. So to answer you question, Jim Bob doesn't care if he already has a son named after him, there can never be too many Jim Bob's in Jim Bob's world!

Anonymous said...

Josh's middle name is James!

Anonymous said...

And also, Josh and Anna's son is names Michael JAMES..how many kids does JB want named after him? conceited of him, isn't it. I'm sure Michelle isn't far behind. They have enough kids bearing their names somewhere. Give the in-laws some recognition.

Anonymous said...

A difference between the Duggars and the Bates, IMO, is that that Gil and Kelly don't SEEM to have the controlling issues and conceit that Jim Bob and Michelle display ad nauseum.
Once again, Michelle dated BOYS in high school as she met JB when she was 16. I hardly think "dating" a nervous 14-15 year old boy is hardly dating OTHER MEN....they both were adolescent children at those high school events..shame on Jim Bob for painting Michelle as some sinning harlot.

Anonymous said...

Jill seems to be Jim Boob's pet, so I can totally see her naming a boy after him.

Andrea said...

I agree with Jim Bob being insecure. There has been discussion this season how some of the kids to seem to put down or challenge Ben or Derick. The reason why some of the Duggar Kids do that is because they know many other people around them are more educated. Not necessarily in school but life. By putting someone else down it makes them feel better. I think we are going to see more of this from the Duggar kids as they get older and still are sheltered.

Willow said...

Jim Bob (James Robert) sons:

Joshua James
Jedidiah Robert
Jeremiah Robert
James Andrew

and grandson Michael James

And he named NONE of his daughters after his mother.

He needs to be quiet now. He is crude, creepy and not funny. Guess maybe I (and many others) have a "higher standard" than Jim Bob Duggar does.

Anonymous said...

Are there any other studies supporting that twin theory? That one is seven years old and one study does not truth make.

Anonymous said...

Uh Jill is named after Michelle--Jill Michelle (née Duggar) Dillard. She is the perfect Gothardite daughter, which is why I think Jim Bob favors her and pretty much set her up with Derick, not Jana. Anyway she is the carbon copy of Michelle too.

taurus0385 said...

Jill's middle name is Michelle I do believe

Anonymous said...

I think the whole point with the Coach purse comment was the Duggars have become sellouts. They like to say "buy used and save the difference" repeatedly on their show, but did they save the difference on their family airplane? Can't save the difference on fuel for the plane, that's for sure. They flew Jessa to the church in the woods where Ben proposed. This episode was so overly annoying-here's everything already done for you JillyMuffin, now go make babies so we can continue the family show.

Allison said...

And he named NONE of his daughters after his mother.

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Not sure why this is a big deal? Jill's middle name is Michelle.

Although I agree that he seems to want everyone named after him!

Missy said...

I know that Jill's middle name is Michelle, but that doesn't even come close to all the James, & Robert names in the family. If Derick doesn't really want a junior, I'll be shocked if Jilly Muffin doesn't name her first born after; His Holiness, Jim Bob.
By the way, how long has Jill been known as: Jilly Muffin?

Willow said...

What I said was Jim Bob named none of his daughters after his MOTHER - Mary. He wants a lot of kids named after him but he did not give his mother that honor, after 9 girls. I know Jill is named after Michelle. I just don't think Jim Bob is very respectful to his parents, given how he expects everyone to be so respectful of him. Its not really the most important topic in the world, just random little thoughts. Like I said, I think HE thinks he is funny, but we don't.

Anonymous said...

That's why if Jill has a girl she should be named Catherine Mary Dillard giving Grandma Duggar some respect and recognition as well as Mrs. Byrum who truly has had some of life's toughest challenges put in her lap. Michelle has experienced no hardship in comparison to this woman.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry Jill turned out to be so annoying since meeting Derick etc....She certainly was the loudest trumpet spewing those courtship rules, wasn't she, but the moment she said "HEY!" to Derick on Skype, she lost it and behaved like a giggly 14 year old with a crush on a 17 year old h.s. senior. She said she loved him, had his picture next to her bed, etc., like a teen idol's photo, she threw out the rule book and gave away every piece of her heart,, but not her vagina, which really is the only thing the Duggars are concerned about. Oh, she also flew around the world to meet him and couldn't wait a mere 8 weeks until he returned what, 30 minutes from her home?

Anonymous said...

If one of the "adult Duggar children" said I have had enough and I'm leaving...would they be able to pack their bags and leave or would they be forcibly detained?

Anonymous said...

Jim Boob's pick for his daughter is really sad if that is the best he can do. Nerdy and a Twit. A perfect match for Jill isn't saying much for Jill.

Anonymous said...

My guess they would be shunned from the family

sandi said...

I would venture to say the Ooach purse was probably product placement,and Michelle was likely given it for free in exchange for using it on the show.Totally guessing of course,but I find it likely.
As far as tge Bates,yes Erin did have an escort to college.She,like the rest of her sisters,are not allowed to go anywhere alone.This insures the guy they marry that they are indeed 'pure',they just don't come right out and say that's the reason.

Anonymous said...

I concur with you, "Willow" and think Jim Bob hasn't been a very good son at all to either of his parents. No respectful son, IMO, delegates his family of 21's dirty laundry for his mother to wash when he has a perfectly able-bodied wife to do it. I don't believe Michelle; in all her frailties, how is she then still able to carry and deliver all those kids if she has back muscle problems, etc? She's jus too lazy to do her own family's laundry. Those two really are a pair of poor examples of being adult children. So sorry for Mary Duggar, I don't know why she "volunteered" to continue living there after her husband passed on and be their laundress. Her legs, ankles and feet do NOT appear to be in good shape, which usually means circulatory or cardiac issues. She is a woman in her early 70s and shouldn't be standing over the washer and dryer like she does all day. When was the last time she went in for a check up? I believe JB and Michelle haven't given it a moment's thought.

Anonymous said...

Jim Boob needs to be told that the world does not revolve around him.

Anonymous said...

I think the adult children would be able to go if they could support themselves and tolerate the shunning.

Anonymous said...

They now have 5 adult (over 18) children living in the Tinker Toy Playhouse. This is not counting Jessa.

Jana
John David
Jinger
Joseph
Josiah

I have heard of no career plan for any of them.

Judy said...

It was interesting in this episode when Derick said they were going from only holding hands to a day later living in the same house...he didn't say having sex, but that's pretty much what I think he meant.

Anonymous said...

Jill has acted like a 14yr old with a first crush, because that's exactly how a 14 yr old girl acts when she first discovers boys. Then they get through high school, & on to college or a job, all the while meeting guys who they might like enough to date, but eventually, they decide on the one they want to marry. They will then be somewhere around Jill's age or older. Recently a school friend I had known from kindergarten through high school, came for a visit. We talked ourselves hoarse, laughed about who we thought would have been a great catch, basically all the things that Michelle did with friend, Cindy. Neither of us married anyone from high school. Surprise neither one of us felt we had any baggage, just from being normal teen age girls. Michelle has done a great disservice to her daughter, by not letting them experience normal teen years. Most of us can say we made the right choice in the end. I've often wondered about Cindy, we've never seen her with a husband. Maybe she never married, as I don't think JB would allow Michelle to associate with her if she were divorced.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 10/18 @4:34am
I definitely agree with you about the way Grandma is treated in that house. I've never understood why a woman her age, would be such a servant to her son's family. I can't believe she wouldn't get a little apartment or even look into senior housing, JB must have enough pull to get her into that, (we know he has friends everywhere)but I think he wants her there to serve "Queen Michelle." Although my mom didn't live with us, I used to pick her laundry up, on my way home from work, get it done within the next day or so, & bring it back to her. I didn't want her lifting things that were heavier than she thought they were.It was a small & simple thing to do for a mom. If something happen to Grandma, they will never even think that she was way overworked, between laundry & all the last minute "oh were going camping & leaving you to watch all the little ones"

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing one episode where Moochelle and Jackson and the little howlers were supposed to be doing the laundry. Jackson and the howlers rolled in the dirty laundry and Moochelle sorted the clothes. She is certainly capable of doing X number of loads of laundry each day.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I, too, have wondered about Michelle's friend from high school, Cindy. Did she ever marry? Does she have any children? Why would SHE "pass" and is still allowed to associate with Michelle. It's the same with cousin Amy "she's not like us, but we accept her". I don't understand why some members of the family CAN associate with the Duggars and their kids, but others can't. I don't think Michelle's siblings wrote HER off, I believe she wrote THEM off a long time ago. She should verbally address the state of her relationships with her siblings and if it is only a matter of them not wanting to be a part of the show, she should say so and end speculation.

Kelkel said...

I have a feeling that Grandma Duggar has enough of a backbone and say so to speak up about the laundry and other work we've observed her doing. Perhaps she insists and doesn't want to sit all day. Maybe I'm a sadist, but I love settling into the comforting routine of laundry - and we have masses of it here.

Tori said...

Jim Bob and Michele are way too controlling. No one has mentioned it, but one reason they get by with this is that they are multi-millionaires by now.

One of my older relatives had big money, and she was very controlling with the rest of us. She used her "gifts" to create obligation and would get angry and cut someone off for a time if they didn't do what she wanted; she would do a big guilt trip and say, "After all I've done for you!"

I think that Jim Bob and Michele are very similar. It wasn't until I moved away that I was able to see how manipulative my older relative was. This doesn't make for healthy familial relationships.

Jim Bob and Michele need to back off and let these young adults live their own lives.

Anonymous said...

I feel so sorry for Jana because, without Jessa or Jill, her life is going to take a turn for the worse. All work and no play. Constant housework and babysitting at 25 years old. How depressing.

Why did JimBob give Josh that awkward side hug? Is it "sinful" to frontal hug your own son? I don't get it. It's like the kids don't have a deeply loving relationship with their parents. They've been programmed to completely shun and fear physical touch.

I think Derick simply said, "I wouldn't go into debt" just as a way of telling JimBob "I got this, man". I was happy that Derick didn't feel the need to explain away.

Ben and Jessa are bursting at the seams with sexual tension. I think, after the newness of sex wears off and real marriage life begins, they'll have a hard time.

The only thing that "might" postpone hard times for Jessa and Ben is TLC money. If they swim in money and travel and have a good ol' carefree time... It might mask the reality of life for a while.

Jill seems to be smothering Derick. The hand holding is painful to watch. And since they've been married, I've read lots of things about her taking lunch to him at work constantly (maybe even daily), and calling him at work all the time. You cannot convince me that it doesn't annoy Derick deep down; he's a professional and has a real man's job. Men do NOT like clingy, needy wives. Someone should have told them that in premarital counseling!

I don't think that house is "for sale"... No way. That is just being said to thwart jealousy from the other kids. That house is where Jill and Derick are planting roots.

Michelle's hair is not modest.

A longer tunic-shirt paired with leggings is way more modest that knee-length skirts paired with form-fitting shirts. Sorry girls. You've got in backwards.

I don't think Derick wants a bunch of kids; he's just doing whatever Jill wants ... and probably also because he knows that they'll have enough money to support them if the show goes on.

The obsession with babies... I am a Christian, but I absolutley do NOT believe that the Lord only condones getting pregnant as many time as possible or else you're not worthy. This is a man-made legalistic thing. Yes, children are a blessing... but it doesn't say a million children are a blessing... just children in general.. i.e. you have permission to have two or three and love and dote on them with all your heart. You don't have to stretch that verse into something that you made up.

Coleen said...

Here is a link to the Derrick and Jill's wedding photographer with wedding photos.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Christine-Photography/244176155206

Anonymous said...

Grandma should go to live in her own house, the one that Josh and Anna stayed in when they got married. It is perfect for her, no stairs, cozy. She could have peace and quiet, and privacy for once. I never see her go out with friends or have friends over to visit. She must have a lonely life, I wonder what her daughter thinks of JB using her as a washwoman? Hope she gets some money from TLC.

puddin' said...

Boob will NEVER allow any guy to wed any of this daughters if they have opinions that do not match his. He likes control...ain't he just something special. I personally would not want to marry a guy who had to bow down to daddy especially one like Pudgy Boob.

Anonymous said...

re:Anonymous 10/18 @ 4:23pm. You're correct that men don't like clingy, needy wives, but don't forget who was doing the premarital counseling. I don't think I'll ever get over that. How many of the blogers out there had parents that did their premarital counseling? Don't forget Michelle mentioned they also talked about the, "physical &intimate side of marriage!" I think I would have died of embarrassement. !

hello said...

Was it really necessary for Jana to have to make 11 ties in addition to altering all the bridesmaids dresses? I am sure they are able to afford to buy ties. I would like to know what Jana did in the past to make Jimboob and Michelle decide to punish her by not allowing her to have a.life of her own. If Jimboob decides to find her a husband when she is thirty, would she have to abide by their courtship rules? I believe Jill is getting all the attention and special treatment since she seems to be the favorite child. She gets a whole season devoted to her courtship, engagement and wedding. She also had a huge house given to her and Derick. I don't believe for a minute that the house is up for sale and they will be moving out anytime soon. I don't believe Jessa will get a whole season devoted to her and Ben. IMO, Jill is acting like a bitch when she orders Jana around and expects a lot out of her.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. Maybe we will see the wedding soon....???.....maybe....

Anonymous said...

I still think that all of these episodes could have been compiled into one "special" + the wedding "special." This was an entire season of fillers all about Jill Jill Jill. This episode was one of the more interesting ones this season, but still clearly a filler.

I don't think it is Derick's choice to save his first kiss until marriage…I think he's kissed girls before and he's doing this because he loves/is lusting after Jill and has no other choice really.

Jim Bob's comment in the master bedroom about his daughter making babies in there was absolutely disturbing and alarming…there is something seriously mentally wrong with that man! He sounds like a pedophile!!

Boy is Jessa bossy! I love her, I think she has the most genuine personality in the family even if she is a little hard headed, but she is so bossy! The scene with her and Ben moving furniture reminded me of Jon and Kate Gosselin. She was doing nothing except barking out orders. And why wasn't she helping sewing the dresses and the ties!? Jana had 2 months of everyday work when she has 4 other sisters and a mom who can all sew…I really don't understand why all of the girls stand around taking selfless and curling their hair while Jana is ALWAYS the ONLY one cleaning, cooking, taking care of the kids, sewing…..etc etc.

Anonymous said...

These people are extremists. I don't understand why they take things to such an extreme level. Modesty is fine..but what's up with the whole "Nike" thing? I think that a skirt can actually be more "immodest" than a pair of pants and a sweater can be, sometimes. I understand purity before marriage…but having your texts monitored and not being able to be alone with your significant other is actually more unhealthy and dangerous than even sex before marriage can be. These young adults have been robbed of a normal life, and they don't even know it or see it because they have been brainwashed since birth. You can't possibly know who is "right" for you and what you do and don't want in a person if you don't experience other people. There is nothing wrong with having a few pure relationships with people and realizing the flaws you want to avoid and the qualities you look for in someone. These girls (and guys) wait until they are in their 20s to even look at someone of the opposite sex…they are suppressing normal feelings and desires, which is actually extremely unhealthy. That's why when they finally meet a "potential marriage partner" they automatically convince themselves that they are in love and that that person is perfect for them in every single way. A lot of these couples will be in for a treat a few years after marriage when the honeymoon stage wears off and they are set with real problems and realize it was all lust….none of these relationships are real. They all rush into marriage so quickly just so they are allowed to have sex.

hello said...

All the Duggar kids have been trained to believe that they must marry the first person they enter a courtship with. When Jill and Jessa entered courtships it was automatically assumed that it would lead to engagement, marriage and then babies as soon as possible. I believe it all goes back to the fact that Michelle dated other boys before Jimboob came along and saved her from herself. I always thought Jimboob was creepy, but standing in Jill and Derrick's future bedroom and saying he expects a call from there to announce they were expecting was way over the top. What would happen if one his kids or their spouses was unable to conceive a baby? I don't believe they would consider adoption, even though they all say they would like to adopt.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the Duggars would have said or done if Mr & Mrs. Byrum and/or Mr & Mrs. Seewald told them that THEY were going to provide the premarital counseling?
The Duggars have a choke hold on all of their kids and anyone who comes near them for life...plain and simple..Another thing, yES, I would like to know if this was going to be DERICK'S first kiss entirely, not with just Jill? Anyone out there know?

Anonymous said...

I've been noticing that too ..a lot. She's very orange

Anonymous said...

Does Jim Bob actually believe Jill will call him from the bedroom after every intimate moment and tell him their is a possibility she may soon be pregnant? This man has serious control issues.

Anonymous said...

I just started watching this show on netflix, and have seen some of the recent episodes on Amazon; I really feel sorry for these kids, they've never had an original thought, been able to experience the freedom of going anywhere by themselves,and have the opportunity to pursue thier own interests.And the whole chaperone thing is utterly ridiculous- you have to let go and trust your children. One of my Mom's favorite sayings was "You're not doing your children any favors if you do everything for them." And since they don't interact withone who isn't like-minded, I doubt things will change anytime soon.

Katie's Mom said...

Re; Anonymous 10/18 @5:50pm
I think the house that Josh & Anna moved into when they got married was grandma's original house, or at least the one she & her husband lived in before he died. They went to stay with JB & Michelle so grandma would have plenty of help with her husband who was ill. I don't believe she received all that much help from anyone, especially Michelle, who of course was pregnant. After her husband died, & JB made sure they filmed his last breath , wake & funeral, she just stayed on with JB & Michelle. She did go to a widow's banquet at the same church that Jill where Jill was married. She really seemed to know a number of other women there. They were all talking about how long it took them to get over their loss etc. So I think that she would have friends if she lived in her own place. When you stop think of it she's in the same position as the older girls under JB's thumb. She never left JB & Michelle's house(JB's idea)after her husband died.I think JB convinced her that it was the right thing to do, let Josh & Anna, newlyweds moved into her house & she could stay with them. If she lived alone & didn't drive I'll bet Jana would help her out with transportation. Although I hate to give Jana any more work than she already has. Joy would probably help her out too.

Anonymous said...

They've always described the house that Josh and Anna moved into as Grandma's rental house. She was known to have several pieces of rental property so I don't think it was the house she was living in prior to her husband's final illness.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 10/19 @12:45, you are CORRECT! Grandma Duggar has that home as an investment/rental home at this time and has for quite some time..that home was A home that JB and Deanna lived in part of the time when they were children. Mr. and Mrs. Duggar Sr, moved on to better things...soooo, Jim Bob's father wasn't a loser after all, he provided for his family in the best way he could and I'm quite sure loved them, too!
And YES, Mrs. Duggar Sr., does own numerous properties, some vacant land acres and some with improvements (buildings, houses) on them. She isn't a poor senior citizen in the least.

Anonymous said...

HOnestly, I do hope that all of the Duggar grandchildren and healthy and fine. Having said that, I also hope that they ALL have a number of boys up front so they can't use Michelle's convenient "buddy system" and stick those poor future daughters with all the work and childrearing. What would Michelle have done if all of her first 7 children were sons, like the Osmond Family had? Now, that would be a GREAT question to ask her on camera....

Anonymous said...

I think it was kind of odd that Michelle had to be the first one through the door at the bridal and nail salons, hugging the owners- after all, it's your daughter being married. And for someone who is always saying how much she loves babies and grandchildren, she doesn't seem to interact with the ones she has much.

Anonymous said...

If Jill is bothering Derrick at work, I hope he will put a stop to it. She could get him in trouble. I don't know of any workplace that allows personal conversations on the business line or one that allows personal cell phone use on company time. They might allow her to bring lunch as long as it's on Derrick's lunch hour and she doesn't hang around when it is time for him to go back to work. If that is happening, he needs to put his foot down with her.
I have a cousin who got divorced because his wife was too clingy and nearly got him fired from work.

Anonymous said...

I am probably wrong, but I think Derick has his own ideas and will not fully bow down to JB. I think he has a lot of patience though and will slowly and subtly get Jill to back away. He seemed very attentive to her when they courted and I think he does put in a few jabs every now and then. I also think he's had a little experience.

Anonymous said...

I wish they would have a Q &A show after a season wraps like TLC does with the Sister Wives. I doubt that Daddy Duggar would like to be questioned about anything.

Anonymous said...

I really think half of Jill's wedding gifts went to Michelle!
Why else have two or three of everything?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if an acceptable answer would have been "hit my wealthy father in law up for the money?" Lol. That whole scene disgusted me worse than the bedroom scene honestly.

hello said...

I have no doubt that any Q&A show they did was filled with pre-authorized questions from Jimboob. They will never give answers to questions that people really want to know.

Anonymous said...

In the episode where the Duggars had a house full for Mother's Day, Jim Bob's Mum did a spiel about how great a son Jim Bob was...guess when you have such a high opinion of your son, you don't mind being a laundry maid for his family!

On the other hand, being in the laundry room is being away from everyone and everything going on in that household, she needs to get a nice chair, a television, a little fridge and microwave, some good reading material, laundry would not be such a chore!

hello said...

Instead of buy used and save the difference, maybe their new philosophy is ask for lots of new things on the wedding registey and give the extras to Michelle. Some of the things on the registries were just ridiculous. They have plenty of money to buy their own stuff. They always claim they want to serve others so they should have asked for donations to charity instead of gifts for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Instead of buy used and save the difference, maybe their new philosophy is ask for lots of new things on the wedding registey and give the extras to Michelle. Some of the things on the registries were just ridiculous. They have plenty of money to buy their own stuff. They always claim they want to serve others so they should have asked for donations to charity instead of gifts for themselves.
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Donating to charity would be the better thing to do as well as "encouragement" to those fans the family "ministers" to. That's what my husband and I plan to do with Christmas gifts. We were exceedingly, abundantly blessed with wedding gifts a few months ago so we don't really need any more stuff. It would be great for Jill and Derrickdillard to be an example to other couples that it's more important to look to the needs of others than your own "needs" which might just turn out to be "wants".

Maria said...

I'm astounded that none of their adult children have any future plans for a career or making money. The TLC train will not go on forever. How in the world can JB see fit to marry Jessa off to a teenaged boy who has absolutely no education or plans for the future? No means of supporting a family. Unlike Derrick, Ben is highly uneducated. If JB honestly cared about Jessa's future, he would tell them to wait a little longer, and encourage Ben to get back into college and finish his education.

I feel terrible for Jana. I wish she would pack a bag and walk out that front door. Demand money from TLC in a separate payment, and do some traveling. Live a little and pamper herself.

Jessa talking about having a small cottage with little upkeep is VERY telling. She doesn't want kids right away, and that could be a good thing. She just might be the dark horse here. She knows Ben is her ticket off the compound. Once she's married, maybe she will find a way to free herself from all of the entanglements of Gothard life. I'm not so sure she's on the same page as her kool aid drinking sister Jill.

I was laughing a bit when I heard Michelle's use of the word "bling". She's as plain as can be in those plain skirts, black hose and ugly black loafers or clogs. Sometimes I wonder if she doesn't keep a secret closet full of Prada, Loubitans, DKNY and other designer wear that she plays with in the privacy of her home. The dark skirts, hose, boring tops and loafers could all be a big act!

Anonymous said...

i hope derrick stands up to jill and they only have a few kids and attend a real church and real school for their kids. hope they go out into the mission field. Jill takes over just like daddy duggar does. she needs to be put in her place.

puddin' with sparkley toes today NOT said...

When Michelle talked about how she liked ...bling and sparkle...i had to laugh when did that happen? She is about as plain dressing as they come..and OOOooh My if she blings n sparkles wont men want her? (NIKE* (ha on her bling and sparkle comment...she sounded like Josie who wanted the shoes with "sparkles". She did sound like a kid but then she probably thought she sounded cute...Your a grown woman Grow up and take care of your kids and FREE JANA*!

Anonymous said...

I never noticed before this episode that Michelle has readers. She was wearing them when the girls were doing their nails. She looked...kinda cute actually lol. Like a sweet grandma. That being said, wearing readers is a definite sign you are getting up there. Maybe she's finally accepted her new place in life.

Anonymous said...

I believe the truck said Jones soda co .

Dar said...

In one of the clips, showing what was going to happen next week, they showed poor little Jordyn crying and JimBob asking if it was because she didn't want Jill to leave. She was rubbing her eyes and nodding her head. This poor child was just an infant when Josie was born. She didn't have her mother or father around her, only her older sisters. Abandonment issues??? You betcha. Michelle has a lot to answer for. Also all the big production about Jubilee. How frightening must it have been for these little children to have it spoken about over and over again. Jubilee died. She has gone to a better place. Then, showing them the little box being put into the ground and covered over with dirt.

Again, all this unnecessary emphasis on "Jill is going to leave" and JimBob and Michelle focusing on that word "Leave". I personally think what has been going on in that house is absolutely abuse.

In my humble opinion, I think JimBob has a sex addiction. He is also way too much involved in his children's sex lives. It is bordering on the pervert side. This show was interesting a long time ago, but no more. They are constantly pointing out how much better they are than the rest of the world, but at least a lot of the rest of the world is honest. Don't like the Kardashians, but they are up front as to what they are all about. The same as the Duggars - M O N E Y JMHO

Anonymous said...

I agree with Maria that Jessa does want a little cottage & no kids right away. I don't think Jessa has told Ben yet what he wants after they are married as far as kids go, but she is definitely in charge there in that relationship. It's really very sad to think that's the only way out for those girls. People may not like Ben, but I think he's going to do what Jessa wants him to do in that marriage.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking that we haven't even see Jill's wedding yet & it's almost Nov. Isn't that when Jessa is getting married? How did TLC ever lose control over the time span of when these episodes were to be shown? Courting, engagement, wedding, pregnancy announcement,gender reveal. All these episodes are out of sync.

Anonymous said...

I just finished watching this episode and I noticed when Jill was standing beside the recliner she looked just as large in the tummy as she did in her 15 week picture. It could be her posture, clothing, or the angle, but she doesn't appear to have increased in that area much at all.

Anonymous said...

Dar I agree with everything you said. JB is definitely a sex addict. My husband said that a long time ago, when he had only seen one or two episodes of the Duggars. Everything as far back as using the word "Nike." just made me squirm. I have noticed many times, when Jim Bob has tried to play the loving father going around to hug & kiss the kids, that many of them will extend their arms to keep him at arms length. I have always thought there as something wrong there. I'll never forget the time he made them all go & give blood for Josie, again announcing that he had a surprise for them. He actually said the boys would be doing it at a later date they were sleeping at the time. Well Josie will soon be 5yrs. old & we still haven't seen all those young men, man-up & donate blood as their sisters did per Jim Bob's orders. Michelle, is a disgrace as a mother. She should have insisted that it might not be the right time of the month due to their cycles, but nobody cared about those girls. He even sent them food shopping after they gave blood. Again the boys were at home sleeping. They all disgust me.

Anonymous said...

I think it's funny how they act like Jill is a midwife. It's just downright dangerous to have someone who has never been properly trained to deliver babies. On tv they make it look all happy but realistically medical emergencies can occur . Wasn't Jill homeschooled by Michelle ?? What kind of school is that , Michelle does not seem that smart!!!

Anonymous said...

Someone please tell Jill if she wants her husband to keep loving her then she needs to stop interrupting him every time he tries to say something. I don't think she ever lets him finish a sentence. It's very rude and also can make a man feel like what he has to say is inadequate. Over time that can become quite irritating. Listening is a good quality to have.