Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 9:00 PM, Wedding Prep

Jill, Derick, Jessa, and Ben paint together on a double date while the family has a pizza party.  Later it's all about the wedding as the couple finalize last minute details.  Will everything come together or is there too much prep even for the Duggars?

61 minutes

Ratings:  2.267 M viewers and a .8 rating.

71 comments:

Sunny said...

What kind of a father gets involved in his daughter's premarital counseling. I think Jim Bob is more that a pervert he's a pig. What he doesn't know about their sex lives I'm sure he just loves to imagine. He thinks he's God's gift to the world. As a matter of fact, today there was a repeat with the ride along with John David. I wondered if I was mistaken originally about Jim Bob getting out of the car immediately after John got out of the car. Perhaps he was just tired of waiting for a long time in the car for John so he decided to get out & go into the store. But now way, that man decided immediately that nobody was telling him anything. Jim Bob is an absolute:B.....d!

Ruth Anne said...

What an annoying man Jim Bob is. I just watched the Youtube of the golf experience. Pathetic. I'm all for teaching children to cook but BITING a off something and sticking it on a pizza? Gross.

hello said...

Jimboob gets creepier every year. He dishes out prematital advice while Michelle sits there like a bobblehead agreeing with everything her wonderful husband is saying. The only advice she gave Jessa before she walked down the aisle is to never say no to Benseewald, no matter what. I guess age thinks that advice.makes sense to her since the girls have been trained since birth that their sole purpose in life is to have daddy find them a husband and start having as many many babies as possible.

got2bdrc said...

Parents giving their soon-to-be married adult children "kissing lessons" is creepy to the point of sexual deviance. Jim Bob is one sick puppy, and Michelle is an enabler. Anna and Josh, Jill and Dericki, and Jessa and Ben, along with all the other adult Duggar children, need to run as far and as fast as they possibly can. Gross!

Snowflakes said...

got2bdrc. Your comment hit the nail right on the head, especially about Jim Bob being one sick puppy & Michelle an enabler. I have to wonder what Grandma Mary thinks of Jim Bob giving kissing lessons to his daughter & future son-in-law. I'm sure Jim Bob's dad did no such thing when Jim Bob & Michelle married. I have a feeling that didn't go over very well with Derick's stepdad. I don't think Derick's stepdad is at all pleased to be at any way associated with the Duggar clan. On the other hand I've felt all along that the Seewalds just couldn't wait to be kinfolk of the Duggars.

ellen said...

Michelle looked angry during the ' therapy' meeting with Ben and Jessa and her hair looked the worst I have ever seen. It almost looks like she has given up on herself, well she never dressed nice, but her shirt looked wrinkled and looked like she hadnt brushed her hair in a week.

Syndee said...

Re: while Michelle sits there like a bobblehead agreeing with everything her wonderful husband is saying.

I think this is why I'm liking Jessa more lately. While Michelle and Jill just stare in that google-eyed way while the husband is talking, Jessa stares more in a, what the heck are you talking about, kind of way at Ben. She may nod and agree in the end, but you can see it in her face that she's eyeballing him to just shut up already

Lisa said...

I wonder if JimBob uses hair in a can, his looked as flat and unmoving as a Ken doll's hair!
And Josie licking and tasting things before putting on her pizza was gross, little kid or not.

Wednesday said...

The last image you ever want in your head is your parents kissing. Just imagine trying to kiss your spouse and having that pop into your head. DISGUSTING!

Captain Crunch said...

He drenches it in hairspray. They featured that in an episode a few years back.
Surely Josie is old enough to be taught not to lick and stick like she did last night.

Tammy C said...

No one ever tells Josie no until Sierra did while they were baking the cupcakes.


Susalynn from PA said...

None of what Josie does is really her fault....the lick and stick pizza scene. Her parents have spoiled her, or rather Michelle has coddled her, not for her being the baby of the family but because of her early birth and the struggles the family had with Josie for her first two years. She hasn't been told no many times in her life, I'm sure and mom and dad may see her behavior as being cute.

I see Josie as being a handful when she gets to her teen years and I hope that as the years go by that the parents will learn not to give into her as much.

Helen Crump said...

Will someone PLEASE wash Josie's hair and style it properly?
Will someone PLEASE get that kid off the countertops and tables? She is old enough to conduct herself properly for her age (preemie or not) already..It's her parents' fault, not hers.
That kid is lightyears behind any child would enter kindergarten in August...public OR private school alike. Since Michelle has that "missing muscle", why was she STILL holding Josie yet again in this episode? I thought she was unable to do so? Liars, again!

Wheez said...

Michelle did look angry during the marriage counseling bit. I noticed they went into a separate building for that part but it was made up on the inside to look like a living room. That's not where Ben stays, is it? Anna looked better in the talking head part.. makeup not so orangish and not as much crazy eyes and bobble head. Maybe being away has done her some good. Still can't understand a word mac says

FREE JANA! said...

Is it true Jana is going away to college? Please tell me it's true!

Elspeth said...

The tabloid stories are nothing but click bait. They go to blogs and boards and exaggerate the speculation that they find there. That's all the latest Jana story is. It's fantasy.

Katie'ss Mom said...

I'm so pleased that so many others saw the angry look on Michelle's face. Believe me it's exactly the same look she had as they were driving Anna to the midwife's house for Marcus's birth. If anyone missed that, just watch last nights episode & the look on Michelle's face during the premarital counseling session & there you have it. What's wrong with these people ? Are they jealous of their children having their own children, jealous of their child marrying? The fa├žade is starting to fall away & what it's revealing is not pretty. Those poor kids.

Martha Washington said...

Our niece was a micro-preemie but suffered no brain damage by the grace of God. Her parents babied her, and made her one-year-older sibling responsible for doing for her. Everyone they met heard dramatic stories of her infancy, in front of her. She is a bright but very helpless girl at age 22. If the Duggars do not get wise, poor Josie will likely go down the same path. I guess Jana will be stuck with her after M and JB are gone, and her hair will still be stribbly.

Stribbly is a PA Dutch term for bad hair.

Ginger said...

RE: FREE JANA's comment. Please don't hold out any hope that Jana will be released to go to any college. She won't be released for anything except for more childcare duties either helping Jill or traveling to DC to help Anna. There won't be any more freedom in DC as a helper to Anna as Josh will be charged with keeping an eye on Jana. You know making sure she doesn't get out of the house & go to a museum or a beautiful cathedral, the White House etc. Maybe she'll luck out & get her choice of whether she wants to help out helpless Jilly Muffin with one baby or help out at Anna's with 4 under 5.

Missy said...

Thanks Martha Washington for telling us about the term "stribbly hair "in relationship to Josie's hair. This must have something to do with her being a micro-preemie. It must just drive Jim Bob & Michelle crazy as they have always believed that the girls hair is their: "crowning glory." I've wondered myself if they would only shampoo her hair more frequently if that would help. As we all know Michelle has always kept those huge bows or flowers to sort of hide the hair. I would rather just ask for a proper shampoo, keep the hair & hands clean & see if that helped at all.

Sadie said...

After seeing the absolutely inappropriate lesson from Jim Bob on kissing, I fully understand Jesse & Ben's decision to have their first kiss in private. An example of the kids behaving more maturely than the parents. I have to wonder why TLC even aired that?

Andrea said...

I don't have cable and all of these comments are very intriguing . . . should I or shouldn't I purchase the episode on itunes? I hate giving the Duggar's money, but sometimes I just can resist!

simba said...

I dont see Jana going away to college or helping Jill or Anna, she is going to be stuck at home watching her siblings, cleaning and cooking. I cant wait to see Michelle with Jill's baby, will she ignore like she does with her other grandkids or try to take him over

Tizzy said...

Andrea, if you're patient, it eventually comes to You Tube.

Ginger said...

Re: simbas comments about Jana not going away to college or helping Jill or Anna. Actually I do agree with you. I just thought since so many have been seeing or hearing these rumors about Jana leaving home, that would be about the only option I could think of: helping Jill or helping Anna. The Duggar boys are pretty well on their own these days from what we see & probably Joy could handle Hannie, Jennifer & Josie. Jordyn of course has been on her own ever since Michelle stopped nursing her.

Ginger said...

RE: How will Michelle relate to Jill's baby? If you saw the announcement of Jill's pregnancy the very last person to go near Jill or Derick to congratulate them of give them even a side hug was... you guessed it: Michelle. As a matter of fact, if you see that episode again, instead of going to Jill to congratulate her & give her a hug all Michelle does is keep hugging Josie & saying, "Jos (her nickname for Josie) Jill's going to have a baby."

Brooke said...

Aww..I think Josie's hair is cute. And for good reason. It is shorter in length than any of the other girls'. In their household we all know once that hair starts to grow there is no cutting it. It looks like baby doll hair to me and she looks like a normal 5 year old. I just hope they don't get her hair extensions or something if it doesn't grow to JB's standards.

Bobbi said...

I question whether or not Gwin Seewald is pleased to be associated with the Duggars as she seemed a bit perturbed when Michelle commented about soon she could become a grandmother soon. Gwin replied lets just get through the wedding. This scenario occurred shortly before the ladies departed to shop for Jessa's wedding dress.i thought Michelle looked like a fool with that stupid comment about AGAIN pregnancy soon after Jessa's wedding. Michelle Ms Minnie Mouse voice has no FILTER!

Bertha said...

Jana will never be allowed to marry. Mullet and JB need a babysitter, cook, teacher, housekeeper. Who would do the work if Jana were gone? Mullet hasn't lifted a finger since Josie was born. She brain washes the kids to do all the work, and they bend over backwards to "serve" her. I feel sorry for Jana.

Lucimagoo said...

Then him saying that the guys main focus is the physical side, really JB really!!!! They are all a bunch of hornballs imo!!!!!

hello said...

I too feel sorry for Jana. She has been trained to work with a servant's heart and to always keep sweet. So she is to do everything Jimboob and Mullet tell her to do and never question it or complain. She has been loaned out to Josh and Anna to help out with their kids and I am sure she will be helping Jillymuffin and Derickdillard when babydilly arrives. If she got paid for all the work she has done over the years, she would probablybhave enough money to move out on her own.

Katie's Mom said...

RE: Brooke's comment on Josie's hair & the mention of hair extensions. I was wondering if Brooke & others remembered the "fake pigtails," that Josie wore from the time she was shown coming home from the hospital & then for more than the first year or more her life? It was an elastic band that went around her head & had the "fake pigtails attached." Michelle didn't let her go anywhere without those fake pigtails. She even wore them in the house, at least while being filmed. Also in magazine pictures, anytime the public might get a glimpse of her.I remember they had to request that Michelle remove them from Josie's head when she went to the Dr's for a check up. She looked ridiculous, as sometimes the elastic band would slip up or down over her eyes. I thought it wasn't a wise thing to put around the head of a fragile micro preemie. However, if her hair doesn't start to grow at a rate suitable to Michelle & Jim Bob's crowning glory length, then you can probably look for some extensions or whatever the prop dept. can come up with. Michelle proudly said she got the "fake pigtails" online. I guess just in case anyone else wanted them for a baby girl with no hair.

Jac&Jil said...

Lucimagoo, I caught that comment too from JB saying that the man's main focus is the physical side. JB is so obsessed with sex. What father says that to their child and future in-law under the guise of "marriage counseling?" Please, please Dr. Phil have this goofball family on your show and ask them all about their courting practices and "marriage counseling." I'll tune in to that episode.

And please TLC quit filming cooking segments with everyone's hair hanging in the mixing bowls and uncooked food. I would never ever eat anything cooked from that house. Just sickening.

Snowflakes said...

I agee with hello re: Jana. I have always thought that if only those older girls would realize that they could get a small apartment ( but not from their dad) & work at even just minimum wage, if they pooled that money & managed well they could make a start in life. Jana would be a great nanny if she wanted to persue that or just work at that on weekdays & possibly get into music by playing the harp at church services. She wouldn't get paid much, but I'm sure they would pay her a stipend. Then maybe she could play at weddings. Can you imagine how much she would enjoy being involved in community theater even if there was no paycheck? Jinger could go to a bridal shop & show them pictures she's taken of the family, engagements pictures, weddings etc. Just ask that they give out her business card if they liked her work. They would need to start somewhere, but it could be done. They could work as waitresses as a backup job until their professions took off. All they really need is the right encouragement & they are not going to get that living on the Duggar compound. They don't owe those parents anything. None of our kids "owe us." We brought them into the world & we need to raise them & then not only allow them but help them on their own course for life, especially if we are able to do so & the Duggars are more than capable of helping out their kids. The Duggars are making those kids feel indebted to them & it's just heartbreaking. There's more to life than serving your parents, especially when these parents are not incapacitated. If something were to happen to either Jim Bob or Michelle I'm sure they have the funds to hire whatever help they might need. Let your children go!!

Helen Crump said...

I have no problem with the length of Josie's hair, it's that awful oily stuff that Michelle insists on pouring all over it..That girl looks dirty and greasy with that stuff on her hair..I wonder what her bed pillow looks like? Probably like someone spilled a bottle of olive oil on it, just gross...Keep those kids OFF the counters and tables...it's unnecessary...mine stood o little stools close to the ground WITH supervision at their side. They are really quite a dirty group..hygienically speaking, imagine how smelly and dirty that stinky bus is with all of them in it with ONE little camper toilet? Add Anna and group, derickdillard AND nor thedashingbenseewald in the mix...so immodest to share such close quarters, if you ask me.

Syndee said...

re: I have always thought that if only those older girls would realize that they could get a small apartment

Sorry I'm sure it aint gonna happen. It seems to make so much sense to us, and of course it is the most reasonable thing to do for their emotional health, but the more I read about those fundie religious groups the more I realize they are stuck there, not because of physical walls or financial constraints, but it is because they are told that is what you do to be a "good" person. And I'll bet there is the unspoken threat that they will be shunned.

I just read another article by an escapee from the FLDS (the super fundie LDS branch) and how it was so difficult, he's in his 20's and he still is afraid to give his name because they might punish his siblings who remain there. He was one of the sons of the original Jeffs guy and when he tells of the rules you can see some similarities. If it's hard for the guys to leave, you can imagine what it would be like for the women.

Mindi said...

RE:Helen Crump's comment on Josie's hair. Having watched these kids in their beds or sleeping on the floor or even on the stairs (yes the stairs) I have to ask with tongue in cheek "what makes you think Josie has a pillow?" Let's face it, we've seen in the past, most of them don't have a bed or sheets or blanket of their own.

Snowflakes said...

Oh I know it's never gonna happen with the girls getting away. I guess I just like to dream of ways it could happen. There are people that have never had any education that succeed in life & we know these girls have at the very least an interest in certain areas. Jinger enjoying photography, Jana the music. Probably other talents that we have no idea about. You're correct there are probably many unspoken threats. I have also been watching the show about the escape from the FLDS & it's frightening. It's just in my mind I keep thinking of Maya Angelou's words of wisdom that: "when you know better you do better."' Guess that's what I've been hoping for, that one day these girls somehow would know better.

Helen Crump said...

Mindi: Re Josie's most likely lack of a pillow: Yes, you are right. She usually ends up sharing Jana's bed. I believe Jana is at least allowed a pillow in her real grown up full size bed; makes more room for Josie and others to crowd her and give her absolutely NO private space. Good point there!

CatMom said...

Re: Brooke's comment on Josie's hair and extensions

I often wonder if they forced the pigtails on Josie because the Duggars are very hung up on gender and the girls looking like super feminine and the guys looking like guys no matter what. Were they afraid because her hair was short that she didn't look girly enough? They do put all of those flower headbands on the babies, so it does make me wonder...

Happily Married said...

RE: Jim Bob & Michelle & the marriage counseling. What makes Jim Bob & Michelle think that they should be the ones to do the pre marital counseling? Is it just because they have been married for 30 years? My wonderful in-laws were married for 73 years, only a few months short of 74 years & yet they never felt the need to get involved in premarital counseling for any of their children. Some of their children were only late teens or early twenties but they had every confidence that we would all work out our married lives without any advice from them. Happily all their children have had marriages of over 50 years.

Happily Married said...

RE- My post about my in-laws being married for 73 yrs. & not feeling the need to give their children pre marital advise. I truly believe that's because they led by example. We did not have to sit down & be told how to kiss each other or deal with any issues that should have remained private between husband & wife, not father-in-law & mother-in-law. As I mentioned they did no pre marital counseling to any of their children & all their children have marriages of over 50 yrs. They led by example.

Mindi said...

RE: CatMom's comment about Josie's hair. I have always believed that was the reason Josie was forced to wear those "fake pigtails." I truly believe they didn't think she looked girly enough. I'm surprised the DR's let them put those things on her. We know the Duggars aren't exactly the most hygienic people. Can you imagine a little one sweating & getting the dirt & grease in those things. Babies & small children always sweat through their heads. I don't really believe they put a "clean set of pigtails," on her everyday. It must have been rather uncomfortable for a micro-preemie to have those things on her head.

Kari said...

I too think Josie's hair is adorable being short. It may just look frizzy because it is short and naturally curly. I hope they never MAKE her get hair extensions just to appear more girly. Her hair is just fine that length!

simba said...

I remember seeing those kids beds with no bottom sheets, they just slept on a bare mattress with a blanket

Lesleigh said...

I have to say this. I was a labor & delivery nurse for years, and when the unit wasn't busy, we were "floated" to the Peds floor. I have seen my share of micro-preemies, as they grow up, and Josie does not look or act like a child that is hitting her developmental milestones. She is lagging FAR behind in speech, doesn't appear to able to count to 10 without the use of her fingers and I have never seen her feed herself.

EVERY State has a program called First Steps that helps with babies that have issues from birth. The program is FREE. Participation only requires a referral, and some hospitals make that referral at discharge.

BUT, would JB and Michelle permit an outsider in their home? Doubtful. All of the nurses and therapists would be mandated reporters, and some of the conditions that those children live in would prompt a CHINS (child in need of services" report. Probably would be one of the best things that could happen to the little girls...

Elspeth said...

To qualify for continuing services in every state, the child must be evaluated and must be a certain amount behind to get the free services. It takes more than a simple dr referral in Arkansas. There are only limited funds and only the most behind children get served. Josie isn't kindergarten eligible until this fall. There are dozens of kids that begin kindergarten unable to count to ten without manipulatives. All of the younger Duggars have speech issues so Josie has picked up some problems from her parents and her siblings. I'm not saying she may not have problems, but she's far from the worst case of delay I've seen at age four.

Also a Nurse said...

Josie Duggar is not age four. She was born December 10, 2009, so she was five this past December 2014. She is heading towards 6 years old in December 2015.She does have delays but the sadly the Duggars will not admit that & it's a shame because they are loosing important time to make up for these delays that often happen in micro-preemie's

Mindi said...

I know this is putting the cart before the horse, but it's bothering me that Jill feels she is any expert midwife although she has not finished her training or taken exams. I hope she is being extremely careful with the birth of this baby. Since she is so large it's possible in fact probable that the baby will have a "Duggar size head." She needs to be very careful with that baby's birth as head trauma with a large head often happens. I'll never know how Anna delivered Michael without him having any problems. His large head was an issue at his birth & they didn't even take him for his first check-up until he was a week old. I just hope Jill is aware of what can happen . Her mom needed C-sections more than once & it wasn't just because of twins. Please be careful Jill.

Sharon said...

What we are seeing on TV now was most certainly filmed when Josie was four years old. She won't be six for almost nine months so that's simply a red herring. I've actually taught delayed four and five year olds in free developmental pre-school and Josie would be on the higher end of the class. Why people insist that Josie has to be developmentally delayed is certainly irritating. Have any of the people claiming she's certainly delayed ever tested a delayed child? I've tested dozens of them. You can't really tell much by a few edited TV clips.

Mindi said...

RE: Sharon's comments. I don't know much about preemies or any developmental delay issues but wonder how could Josie be only four in these episodes that are about Jill's pregnancy & Jessa's wedding?

Also a Nurse said...

Re: Sharon's comments. I don't think there should be any big debate, but I think what most people are saying or thinking is that it probably would be a good idea just to have a child that's been a micro-preemie tested at least once, by someone with Sharon' credentials. Just in case there was a need that could be addressed before she was any older.

Sharon said...

but wonder how could Josie be only four in these episodes that are about Jill's pregnancy & Jessa's wedding?

Because they were filmed before her birthday which is Dec. 10. She was born in 2009 so only turned 5 on Dec 10, 2014.

simba said...

It is obvious with almost all the little kids that they suffer from not getting enough attention or lessons. Most of them cant speak well or from a few shows ive seen, read. With all the wedding plans and new babies, who is teaching them?

Heart in Florida said...

Did anyone notice that Jessa paid in cash for the marriage license? I find that humorous. I would have thought that was a "man's expense" especially in their world. Obviously, she has the bucks.

Mindi said...

I also noticed that Jessa took out the cash & paid for the marriage license. When they mentioned the man that was going to perform the ceremony I immediately recognized his name as that of the man, who is a friend of the Duggar family & is a missionary in South America. He's the one that took charge of the Duggar kids that still went on the missionary trip when Josie was born & Jim Bob had to stay at home to be with Michelle & Josie.On other trips when Jim Bob was there with the kids he was constantly trying to get Jim Bob to do better at tying to speak Spanish instead of just yelling loud & frightening people. He also tried to convince the girls that they needed more than "flip flops in the area where they were. I wonder if they paid attention to what the man told them about whoever was performing their ceremony had to have a copy of his minister's license on file with their office. They didn't seem too concerned, just said he was out of the country.

Susie said...

Josie has developmental issues but the main problem with her is a lack of parenting. This is true with the entire brood. Josie is never corrected at the time of the incident. This is usually something the producers ask her parents about on camera and then they make excuses or think it is cute. You can't raise that many children and supply the parental guidance they all need.

Ro said...

Speaking of Jessa paying for the marriage license- in Texas you get a significant discount on your marriage license if you present proof of completion of a marriage counseling course, and I'm sure other states have a similar program. Jessa and Ben probably had to pay full price because the only counseling they did was not legitimate, and came from her know it all parents rather than a certified marriage counseling class.

heidi said...

Didn't anyone notice that Ben had something written on the palm of his hand? Probably forgot his "lines".

KK said...

For what it's worth I don't think Josie is all that behind. Actually, if she was a boy she would likely be right on target. Often girls are more developmentally advanced at that age, especially verbally etc. The differences between the boys and girls in my son's preschool class of "older" 4's and "younger" 5's is usually quite significant.

Mindi said...

Did anyone else notice in the repeat episode of Josh & Anna's wedding when Jim Bob was having the "bird & bees," conversation with Josh, he presented him with a book written by a:DR Ed Wheat, M.D. Jim Bob then said to Josh that Dr. Wheat was his Dr. the entire time he was growing up & that; "he was the one that counseled Michelle & I before we got married & he was very wise." Did Jim Bob become an MD or get a PHD degree before Jessa & Ben's premarital counseling? Since Jim Bob was so impressed by this DR that did the counseling for he & Michelle you would think they would want someone equally as educated to counsel Jessa & Ben.
You know folks TLC doesn't think we pick up on these things but to use Sharla's expression they do play; "fast & loose with us. I have always maintained especially with this, show (not a ministry but a show) that this old tried & true expression applies to the Duggars :"You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can never fool all of the people all of the time!"

AllyRN said...

I have a daughter who is four months younger than Josie. For starters, in Josie's defense, I understand she was a micro-preemie and the effects are usually lifelong from a 25 week old baby who survived. In that respect, I think Josie is doing above average given her start in life. That being said, she definitely IS not doing what most 5-year-old girls are doing/saying/acting. When Jill was feeding Josie her breakfast in the sleepover episode recently, it was very apparent that Josie is not anywhere NEAR other 5-year-olds. I haven't needed to feed my daughter in years. Also, Josie's speech is that of a 2 1/2 year old or a 3-year-old. Not a 5-year-old. Her behavior is also extremely immature for her age. But again, I know she was born at 25 weeks old and is lucky to be alive. On a positive note, she does not seem to have cerebral palsy or obvious issues with her eyesight, so she's definitely lucky about that. She seems like she's faired well, given her shaky start in life. She's a cute little thing.

Jill L said...

I think Josie's delays are do to the lack of parenting and formal education. She has always been coddled and is used to being babied. My niece was the youngest and quickly learned the baby-talk could get her whatever she wanted.

Jill was probably feeding her because she was messing around and Jill had a doctors appointment or something.

Sharon said...

There are no guaranteed lifelong effects from a 25 week gestation.

Stephanie said...

I did see that Heidi. Production must be frustrated.

He sounds so stupid all the time. In the interview when he was asked what he looks forward to on his wedding day he says "getting married". Pure genius.

When he says all those dumb things it makes all his political and religious facebook rants (when he is trying to be serious) seem even more ridiculous
He photographs better than he talks thats for sure.

Syndee said...

"He sounds so stupid all the time. In the interview when he was asked what he looks forward to on his wedding day he says "getting married". "

I'm trying to decide if I should give him a break or not. Because he has not been around cameras for life like the others and is not so versed in giving those sound bites and doing those talking head things. I'm sure I would sound like a dork if someone shoved a camera in my face and asked an off the wall question.

Actually, on second thought in this case where he was asked what he looked forward to on the wedding day, he was probably about to say "sex" but luckily caught himself and had to think of something else quick :)

Stephanie said...

Did anyone else notice that Jessa paid the $60 cash to the courthouse for the marriage license?

There is no shame in Ben's game. Like father like son-in-law.

Stephanie said...

Whoops
I just read above comments and I was definitely not the only one to notice that Ben didnt pay for the marriage license.

Q. What kind of man doesn't pay for a marriage license?
A. An unemployed teenager
Q. What man allows his daughter to marry an unemployed teenager?
A. Jimbob Duggar

Stephanie said...

Whoops
I just read above comments and I was definitely not the only one to notice that Ben didnt pay for the marriage license.

Q. What kind of man doesn't pay for a marriage license?
A. An unemployed teenager
Q. What man allows his daughter to marry an unemployed teenager?
A. Jimbob Duggar

Stephanie said...

Another Ben classic I saw today on a rerun (I can't remember which one) Ben says "first we have a wedding, but even before that we have a practice wedding"

It took him forever to get that sentence out. He does want to say something else and then something dumb comes out of his mouth.

I also saw the work ouy episode on the marathon. Ben is teaching Joy and Jessa very masculine work out moves. Pushing trucks and bench pressing? And Ben spotting Jessa or Joy is % 100 inappropriate.

Leigh Ann said...

I think my parents paid for our marriage license. My mom handed me the credit card (and checks when I needed them) and told me to bring her the receipts (I was 30 so they were anxious to do anything they could to get me married!)

But what I really wanted to comment on was the little flower thingies that Michelle was making from Mary's wedding veil. Did she make them for Jill, too? She mentioned wanting to do them for every daughter but it also sounded like it was a brand-new idea and she's never done it before. But that could have been something she did for Jill and didn't get shown so now she has to act like it's something new. I thought it was really pretty and liked the frame she showed with the photo and the little flowers. Was that a photo of Jill and Derick from where she did it for them?

And how darling was Jenny with her headphones and stick-horse boom mic. The younger kids are just fascinated with Jim the sound guy. I remember a show from a few seasons ago when they were doing some painting and the little boys were pretending their long paint rollers were booms. I bet anything at least one of those little kids grows up wanting to be a sound man.