Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 9:00 PM, European Honeymoom

Featuring fan comments, fun facts, and exclusive scenes - Ben and Jessa explore Paris, Rome and Venice on their European honeymoon. While the newlyweds are away, the rest of the Duggar clan prepare to get the couple's house renovated.

60 minutes


Ratings:  2.572 M viewers and a .8 rating.

73 comments:

Acorn said...

Hillbillies in Paris. Can't wait! What an awful way to spend a honeymoon--being followed around by a camera crew.

Judy said...

I didn't enjoy Josh's honeymoon episode so I was hoping when we didn't get a Jill honeymoon episode that we wouldn't get a Jessa honeymoon either.

KitKath said...

DId you see promo?? Jessa was incredibly rude to the Italian chef who kissed her on both cheeks. She awkwardly pulled away and said "NO!" Right afterwards, she threw her hands up as if to say "WTF?" How absolutely inappropriate. Where is her sense of gratitude?? Isn't grace the most important trait these "christians" are supposed to convey? My word. She is truly one of the most intolerable people I've ever seen. And, omg, that "first kiss" with Ben? She just pressed her mouth against his--not even a slight pucker! It was incredibly awkward and embarrassing.

Kay said...

Any bets on the announcement? I'm betting it's a pregnancy. Hopefully isn't not Josiah's engagement (they announced Jill's engagement what, 10 days after her courtship?).

griffin said...

i wondered if i was the only one who thought their kissing was beyond odd. holding your lips naturally together and touching them to someone else who is doing the same and not moving? might as well be kissing your elderly grandmother's best friend's neighbor. also,
jessa doesn't have any idea of how to respond to other peoples' customs with a little class and decorum. . not her fault though, look at her idiotic parents. this show is getting more and more pitiful by the week

70'schild said...

Hicks in Europe. Again I reiterate that the older Duggar kids are absent of any manners or standards of decorum. In Italy it is customary that the Italians kiss cheeks as a greeting. However Jessa wouldn't have known about this custom because her Moronic parents teach everything on this earth is a big Sin. JB & M are disgusting. I choose to boycott the Jessa & Ben European honeymoon. Please TLC, Cancel the 19 Kids program we are sick & bored of the lies & contradiction as well as the hypocritical entitled, elitist & Gothard behavior.

Girlsrule said...

Jessa & Ben did not kiss they just touched lips together. It was definitely awkward & difficult to watch.

cat said...

The show is like, not wanting to watch, but can't turn away. Ben is so jealous, when the chef kissed her, im surprised he didnt punch him.

Captain Crunch said...

What because she was opposed to a total stranger planting one on her? Really? Thats 'intolerable'?

Kay said...

Re: Captain crunch- I am not one for physical affection at all. I don't hug, and certainly don't enjoy random people kissing me. BUT, if you travel, you must be willing to abide by the local customs. There's a great big world out there, and there are plenty of places where they don't kiss on the cheek, but if you go to a place where that is the custom, it's incredibly rude not to do so or to make it seem like the locals are wrong for their customs. They had an option of traveling to 172 other countries (beyond staying in the U.S. If they're so uncomfortable with other cultures) and they chose to visit two of the most romantic and affectionate cultures in the world.

Captain Crunch said...

First of all I'm half Italian, I'm used to this custom with my own family members but I don't do this to total strangers or friends because I realize not everybody understands this custom. I think calling Jessa intolerable because she didn't want some total stranger to hug and kiss her is off base. Ignorant maybe, but intolerable no.

funtally said...

If you're going to Europe, you'd better be prepared for how Europeans greet people, and kissing both cheeks is typical. If she doesn't like it, she should have stayed in the Arkansas hills with the rest of the hillbillies.

funtally said...

Exactly! They may be able to make babies, but they don't know how to kiss and neither does JimPerv.

funtally said...

I know what you mean. You don't want to watch, but it's kinda like a train wreck - you can't help yourself#

coleen said...

I think the announcement is Josiah is engaged. I think he and Marjorie have been courtin' longer then the fans have been led to believe.

simba said...

My guess the announcement is Anna is pregnant, maybe announce the courtship too.

Rob said...

Now I have to admit I haven't seen too many of the promos (and I'm writing this at 4AM 4/21) but if Jessa did get all creeped out at being kissed by the chef she would be well advised to read her BIBLE and note that the Apostle Paul at least 3 times in his Epistles encourages Christians to "Greet each other with a Holy kiss". YO JIM BOB did you see that??? Paul encourages Christians to "Greet each other with a Holy kiss"!! Or do you convienently skip over those verses during "Bible Time"?

pretty girl said...

the big annoucment was last week not this week? and when they have a big annoucment I notice it comes the day before now they acucally say it. is there one I missed for tonight? I don't watch the show unless it comes on demand.

Annabelle said...

I cannot believe that this weeks episode of 19 Kids is advertised as "European Honeymoon." Jessa & Ben's honeymoon takes them to: Paris, Rome, & Venice, without their chaperones. Just exactly how many couples take their chaperones on their honeymoons?

morganw323 said...

Well, we know Anna is pregnant (a girl due in June) so that would be a pretty stale announcement. The courtship of Josiah/Marjorie was last week, so they hopefully aren't recycling that one. I think it's most likely that Jessa is pregnant or that Lawson Bates is courting one of the girls. It does strike me as odd that the "announcements" usually seem to happen before the show airs, which doesn't seem to have happened this time. So maybe it's not very notable family news...who knows with these kooks?!

KK said...

I really thought I would see a People Magazine article this morning on whatever the "big announcement" is tonight. The last few times I believe that's how it has happened (including the courtship last week). People magazine breaks the news then later that day the show airs with the announcement. Hmmmmmm. Makes me think it's less likely a Jessa pregnancy (despite the fact that now I do see "merit" to some of the photos that say maybe she is) and it's like I said before, Josh running for office officially or something similar to that.

HistorianMom said...

Is there supposed to be another big announcement this week? Yawn. I nursing Jessa's pregnant and has be for 2-3 months. And if I am right, good for her for keeping the news private for a short time. Not all of these kids can possibly enjoy sharing all the intimate details of their lives with the public.

Also,I really hope that Josiah is not engaged, as someone speculated. Surely this young woman's parents are not going to be letting her get engaged before she finishes high school?

It would be nice if one of the older kids were also "courting." The older twins are actually getting a little long in the tooth by Gothard standards to be sitting on the shelf!

Teacher Mommy said...

National Lam-Duggars European Vacation!

Mary said...

for some one that buys used Both Jessa and dimwit sure had very nice cloths on.. all those scarfs and shoes

ChrissyM said...

first of all...the kissing is kind of cute. 2nd of all......I wonder if Ben and Jessa are going to go into a Catholic Church in rome....or maybe not...maybe he will burn it down....3rd of all...I feel like the dress Jessa was wearing in the pregnancy announcement pictures was almost a tank top....ALMOST!!!

Mary said...

gosh with all th kissing they will break Jimboom and mullet record

Jewels_catlady said...

I don't want to watch either but I can't help myself. I do spend the 1/2 hour-hour they are on shaking my head

Marti said...

Well, People beat them to it again!! This morning People announced Jessa pregnancy!! I am sure next weeks episode will have another "Big Announcement"!!

Katie B said...

Jill's comment regarding their honeymoon: "We fell into intimacy pretty naturally. " I.e. sex came easy for us considering we hadn't gone any further than side hugs before that. These people talk about sex more than the Kardashians!

Caitrín said...

Italians are usually quite warm and gregarious. Kissing on the cheeks is an extremely well known way of greeting for Europeans. Jessa needs to get the stick out of her behind and understand other cultures. I had to change the channel after hearing Bin butcher the French language. What a bunch of homeschooled hicks!!

KitKath said...

What is with Jessa's hair?? It is WAY too long. Looks terrible.

cat said...

I actually liked most of this episode, its as close to a trip to Paris i will ever have. I found it interesting that they ripped out the whole bathroom in Josh's old house, I wonder if Jessa demanded they get rid of the 'birth' toilet. Michelle now reminds me of another reality mom, (she has 8 kids) she is acting like a fool

Rob said...

OK having watched the show hypocracies apparent with #1 Joseph sporting a BEARD. I thought Jimboob was extremely strict on no facial hair for guys. #2 Jill wearing Skorts in the scene where the clan is unloading the car of the thrift shop haul. And of course Jimboob offering up the fREE LABOR force to spite the contractors.

With Jess and Ben being mere inches from two of the most renown churches in Christendom not going inside. Ben commented on the archetecture, he would have been awestruck to see the interiors. But I guess Gothardite dogma would condone being in such a vile place to them.

Jimboob being so laughingly smug when he said "we don't do that in Arkansas" in reference to the encouragement of Apostle Paul to greet each other with "A Holy kiss". So you think either Scripture is funny Boobhead or your avoidance of kissing outside of marraige is laughable? Well it seems to me some barriers are beginning to break down with at least 3 full frontal hugs being shown during this episode. (yeah between women but full frontal none the less.)

Ben was in a Community College??? Really? And now he's taking internet courses to work toward the ministry. DUDE, you just announced you are going to be a father you are NOT going to have the time to commit to full ministerial studies. Getting Jill pregnant will now entrench you in that cultist family and deprive you of the individual life you two should be forging for yourselves. And don't think having that hand me down house isn't going to come with some serious emotional payback. Heck you've got two brother in laws waiting with baited breath to swipe it away from you.

Anna, Jill and Jessa pregnant. Meeshell all agog and drooling over the announcements, the Who Will Have The Most Babies Contest is in full swing. Sister moms trying to out do each other, cousins scrambling t get attention and outshine their peers......TLC should just stop feeding this family's highly over active egos.

Syndee said...

"for some one that buys used Both Jessa and dimwit sure had very nice cloths on.. all those scarfs and shoes"

Hey, at least she wears shoes, unlike her sister

tanya T said...

My loudmouth Brother-in-law showed up while I was trying to watch the show and I missed what Ben said he was taking college courses for. Does anyone know?

flowerchild said...

I liked this episode ben and jessa seem to have a good time in Europe. Glad ben is finishing his associates degree for the community college. The house refurbishing was a wonderful gift. The pregnancy and baby zeal is way over the top. Actually if Jim Bob has a business of flipping houses, the boys might have fairly decent jobs and learning to be contractors.

Anonymous said...

A few things.

1) Anyone disturbed that Anna told Josh in front of all the kids and cameras that she was pregnant? Not surprised, but wow. Seemed inappropriate and not special to me. Something that should be shared between the couple alone.

2) Did anyone notice the "Beware of God" text on a door at the carport of Jess & Ben's house? Ugh....

Erin said...

Was little Michael holding Anna's pee stick ?

Jill said Anna used one of her test kits. How many does she keep around?

Re: those scarves they just love.....they have them in kiosks at the malls not too very far from them for $1.99 each now. They had been $2.99.

Sara said...

Sorry, I disagree about Jessa not wanting to be kissed by a stranger. I am an American and I do not shake hands. I keep my hands down, smile as nicely as possible and make eye contact and hope the other person picks up on my cue. If not, I just say, "I'm not a hand shaker"....I do not feel bad about it. Other people's hands are not something I want to touch. So a stranger's lips...could care less about the custom, I would just say, "no thank you"...

Jessa would look good with about 4-5 inches of hair lopped off.

Sara

Andrea said...

I didn't watched the show was I don't have cable, but did see the clip of Ben and Jessa in Piazza San Marco. They are complete and total hillbillies. First of all feeding the pigeons is looked down upon and secondly they appeared to not name the square or acknowledge that the square is named after the Basilica . . . You know the big Catholic church in the square. Oh yeah, Catholics are evil I forgot.

GJJ's mom said...

Derrick and Jil. Intimacy came easy for us.


Geez. Thanks. TMI. WE DONT CARE! They sure picked up on Jim Bob's perkiness. Yuck

Robin Wright said...

"Landmark of architecture" is all Ben has to say about St. Peter's Square and the Vatican??? Ugh! I'm surprised they let him in after that Catholicism tirade. But then again Pope Francis is a lot more open-minded and forgiving than the Duggars!

Wheez said...

Oh, the look on Jana's face when Anna asked Moochelle if she had an announcement to make! This, right after Anna made her pregnancy announcement. If looks could kill..

griffin said...

I am truly not trying to start a big debate, but in my whole life I have never heard of anyone flicking their wet toothbrush with their finger. (eeewwww!) Is that a thing?

GJJ's mom said...

I agree about the toothbrush comment.

I too too my toothbrush on the side of the sink to remove excess water after rinsing...



These two still seem a lil awkward to me.

Tater Tot said...

I am just relieved to see Jessa didn't run around Europe in flip-flops.

Loved the thrift store shopping and how "expensive" it was. Jess, these weren't Walmart leftovers donated. Just sayin'. :)

nightmomma said...

So I just watched this and am now planning my own Paris and Rome honeymoon...considering I've been married almost 9 years and never had a honeymoon or vacation. It really is not too expensive...about $3500 total for air fare, hotel and taxes...

Is it wrong to want to go to the love lock bridge just to see their lock? I hate how obsessed I am with this family!

cat said...

Anyone notice the furniture in Jills house was not the same furniture they bought at the auction?

Wheez said...

Re nightmomma, you should go for your Paris/Rome trip. Those two cities are so worth it. I would guess the lock would not still be there, as I think they remove them periodically.

Anonymous said...

This honeymoon ep was painful to watch. So boring! Those two kids are just incredibly DULL. BenJERmine is dumb as a box of rocks. Zero personality. I see Jill and Derrick lasting. But these two will have 90 children and have to spend their lives convincing themselves they are remotely properly matched. I've read a lot of comments suggesting Ben is gay and this "marriage" will change that.

updo said...

Actually, I liked Jessa's hair on her honeymoon. The updo looked nice. At least her hair wasn't hanging down her back in a mess!Thought the boots worked with her skirt. Really, she looked the best I have ever seen her!

cat said...

When Anna showed Josh the pregnancy test, he didnt seem that thrilled. I also wonder if Anna really wants all these kids or is she turning into Michelle looking for attention or because her sister in laws are having them. She is great with her kids, now, but the more she has, she will begin to pass them off to a buddy.

Erin said...

I agree that Jill talking about intimacy coming easy for them. I wonder if she is posting information on her fridge about her period to make sure everyone who wanders
doesn't miss out, if she forgets to tell them in her ramblings.

imaamy said...

When JB was rattling off the number of people in the family, he neglected to include Grandma, his own mother. Disgracefu, l even though the scene was clearly staged.

Cindy said...

I must say that the renovation on Ben and Jessa's house turned out nice. The Duggar children did a great job. Yes, the Duggar children! JimBob and Michelle did not lift a finger.

KatieP said...

Well it must be nice that Jim Bob & Michelle have so many slave children to do the remodeling of Jessa & Ben's new home & Jim Bob didn't have to pay one red cent. Jim Bob must be proud, happy & thrilled the jerk that he is.

Derp said...

Binseewald saying BOWEL MOVEMENT really made me laugh like a loon!

no1 said...

-Just watched this episode. The immaturity and bland, dull-witted approach to life is appalling. I've spent extended amounts of time in all three cities featured, especially Venice. All they could muster up is "Wow" and obviously didn't even seek to understand what they were looking at. No broadening, no enlightening, no interest sparked, no being moved by stunning art???

They should have saved the money and done a couple weeks at the Creation Museum.

Girlsrule said...

NO1. Exactly the creative museum would have been a better choice for uneducated dim witted Jessa & Ben. Again, the lack of education specifically ATI homeschooling is appalling. In addition to zero math & science subjects, apparently geography, art appreciation, American & World History is not on the syllabus. So this explains this couples reaction during their tour in Europe. What a waste. Many kids are homeschooled & go on to college & careers. I am not minimizing this form of education but rather questioning the ATI form of education or lack thereof. Obviously the ATI method of homeschooling is 99% Bible based. This also explains the Duggar kids lack of vocabulary & grammar skills. It's (Jill) Surreal Totally! LOL!

Pieces of April said...

Deep, missed that segment. I know it was hilarious. Ben is such a dope. I was surprised that he actually attends community college? Or is that another staged production by TLC? Hmmm. TLC just has no integrity.

Wednesday said...

I had a good laugh over Binseewald wearing a suit to Europe. Jessa was dressed up more than usual too. It must have been hard to find those clothes at the thrift store lol. This TLC funded honeymoon was wasted on these twits. I've had enough of TLC funded vacations.

b0red_n0w said...

This is a bit random, but I used to live in Paris and the bridge they hung their lock on is in fact not THE famous bridge with all the locks, it's just a random other bridge about half a mile away which has also sprouted a bunch of locks. The thing is, there is a tradition about this one bridge, so when you put a lock on another bridge, it doesn't really signify anything in particular, it's just what you do when you can't find space on the 'real' bridge.
I can only assume they did this to avoid the people selling padlocks in the background, or to get Notre Dame in the back of the shots. Anyway, it was a bit weird.

celestrialangie said...

European Honeymoon was a train wreck!!! Jessa and Ben didn't get the history or the real beauty of the cities that they went to visit. As far as Anna and Josh; I feel sorry for Anna. As long as Josh gets his dinner. I don't feel he gives much attention to his wife. Anna really needs to stop at 4 kids.
I don't think she could handle more.
The Duggar children did a wonderful job on Jessa's and Ben's home.
I am not a real fan of Jessa's but if you gave Jill a nice home to live in. Then Jessa should have the same.

Mary said...

Hi

For all the talk about modesty. Once these people are married they start kissing every where. Don't they know that what they are doing in public might tempt other people.


MaryG

sparky said...

When Ben and Jessa were dining in that restaurant, it was just like the Griswolds eating there, with no idea what was on the menu!!! Then I was waiting for the Seewalds to throw berets off the Eiffel Tower!! Only thing Clark and Ellen were funny! The Seewalds were just plain ignorant!

zebracrossing said...

I can't even imagine having a film crew along on my honeymoon...no wonder it was awkward. I also thought the TLC home makeover much more interesting part of the episode...and chuckled when Michelle went crazy in the thrift store...but then felt sad as that is the most enthusiasm I have seen from her in a long time. It really was a sign of a true hoarder...she can no longer hoard babies...so on to junk from the thrift store.

Marites H. said...

The architectural value and historical significance of such a trip is wasted on these newlyweds. Get them a hotel room -- that's basically all this sex-starved couple needs. Let them have a beach honeymoon like the other Duggar couples and give the European vacation to some deserving wounded soldier and the fiancée who patiently & prayerfully waited from him to come home.

midwest mom said...

Did Ben and Jessa give any reasons for choosing a European honeymoon, other than "it will be romantic"? You can buy a whole lot of romance for a lot less money by honeymooning in the U.S. I don't think the couple went to Paris, Rome and Venice to soak in the history of each city; if they had, surely Ben would have been able to muster something more intelligent than, "That's a famous landmark" each time he saw a historical site.

I have a friend whose daughter is getting married next month and going on a European honeymoon. This young bride and groom have been saving for months for the trip of a lifetime. Perhaps I should have posted this comment under the "Duggar Unreality" thread, because clearly Ben and Jessa had help footing the bill for their honeymoon. Just one more way the Duggars have lost touch with reality. And again I ask, where's the 'ministry' in this show?

Wishing said...

I was wondering since Ben kept mentioning the "famous landmarks & historical sites," did they tour any of the beautiful Cathedrals in Rome & Paris? Seems to me they were right there near the Sistine Chapel. I don't think you need to be Catholic just to view Michelangelo's masterpiece. What about Notre Dame Cathedral? Never saw them go into one of the Cathedrals. Just a big deal about the bridge with the locks of love. I would love to be able to view such beautiful Cathedrals. Not Catholic either but, wouldn't pass up a chance like that!

Wishing said...

Wishing added. Forgot to mention time spent showing them feeding the pigeons instead of a once in a lifetime tour of the a Cathedral. Maybe Jim Bob warned them to stay out of those Catholic places.

Leigh Ann said...

May they did visit those places and TLC wasn't able to get a permit to film inside. We just saw a little bit of what they did. I enjoyed the cooking lesson. I liked when the chef said you eat first with your eyes then with something then with your mouth. Well, I don't remember exactly what he said but it was something to think about.

Wishing said...

Leigh Ann I did think the same thing that they probably would not be permitted to film inside of the Cathedrals, but they certainly could have shown them starting to enter. Also perhaps mentioning how beautiful they were.

Wishing said...

I guess the chef never lived in a home like the Duggars where you need to grab your food or there won't be anything left for you. No time to "eat with your eyes first."