Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 9:00 PM, Digging in with the Duggars

In this one-hour special, Erica Hill joins the Duggar family to talk all things family, marriage, babies, and new courtships from their milestone year. They are even joined by a few surprise guests to add to their most exciting season yet.

64 minutes

Ratings:  1.670 M viewers and a .6 rating.

101 comments:

Leigh Ann said...

Who is Erica Hill? When the show is down to everyone sitting around talking about what they've done I think it's time to pull the plug.

Bobbi said...

Leigh Ann, I know the Duggars sitting around is a waste of film, time & TV programming. I for one will not watch because I prefer to watch ML Baseball!

Erin said...

My stars! I hope my life never becomes so incredibly boring that I'd sit through this. I have much more exciting things to do than watch this mind-numbing mess.....such as scrubbing out the inside of the trashcans or cleaning vomit out of carpet.

Bella said...

Digging in with the Duggars Hmmmm... Well the Duggars especially Jim Bob & Josh have Dug themselves into a hole so filled with hypocrisy, dishonesty, abuse of children, embracing the Gothard cult to the point of nauseating Continuous pregnancies & re run after re run its just soooo boring & disgusting. I just can't watch anymore because its exhausting a Big Yawn!!! I really hope TLC Reads these posts.

70'schild said...

Digging with the Duggars I'd rather watch paint dry & weeds grow far more interesting.

Kathy said...

They have run out of anything worthwhile to air. Time to end the gravy train for this family.

simba said...

Jimbob will go on and on about the baggage michelle brought to the marriage, then we'll hear her birth stories

Dee said...

I am 100% in agreement with simba. I don't need to sit through two hours of this show listening to Jim Bob passive aggressively bash Michelle and how 'wicked' she was way back when.
There must have been something that sparked his interest. I'm sure he didn't dislike the kissing before marriage or watching Michelle mow the lawn in her bikini.
I think he was a huge teen goober and obsessively set his sights on Michelle (she's said several times she doesn't remember the first time they met, but JB seems to have the exact moment seared into his brain) and set about to prove to himself that he could win and conquer her.
Sadly, she allowed him to. I think Michelle, along with their children, suffer from Stockholm Syndrome. The Duggar fans don't see this, however, because they buy into JB's 'Aw Shucks' facade.
They think that this is just an unusally large, innocent, wholesome family.
If the surface was just barely scratched though I think some pretty dark truths would come spilling out.
The longer they're on television, the more likely it is that their skeletons will start flying out of the closet.

Bertha said...

The most exciting season yet? It sounds like a real snooze fest to me. Michelle and JB always tell the same old sugar coated stories. There is never anything new or interesting on this show. They act like they are going to spill the beans, and we find out nothing, same thing over and over.

Olivia said...

Simba, Jim Bob is the epitome of an idiot. His broken record scenario about Michelle's past is stupid. Wearing a bikini while mowing the lawn & cheer leading Jim Bob is NOT A SIN! Jim Bob needs come up with new material. Berating Michelle is dumb & boring. Does Jim Bob really believe he sits at the right hand of God? My hues is yes, he's fooled himself into believing this crap. Frankly, I believe Jim Bob is jealous of Michelle's teen years since I believe in HS, Jim Bob was not well liked or popular all evidence of his behavior is the reason he continues to bore viewers about Michelle. Jim Bob Please Grow Up!

simba said...

Watching the episode where Jessa goes shopping for her dtess. I didn't see before but Ben's mom is alot more like Michelle than i thought. But i do look forward to her reaction of the baby.

Jerry Chalmers said...

Hmmm... I wonder if they answer the burning questions of how they feed all the children, how they keep up with laundry, keep track of the kids when they go on trips, afford new clothing and things, how they celebrate birthdays, how JimBob and Michelle met, how the newlyweds are doing, how they're coping with Josh and Anna and their beloved children living so far away, how the children homeschool, how their beloved pets are, what they do for fun, how they handle disagreements among the children, how they all like being on TV, why the girls have long hair, and just what is the difference between courting and dating. We all have a right to know!

Patty said...

OK I have a MAJOR pet peeve re: the Duggars. I like a lot about them; however, will someone please explain to me why Jill's big family wedding pictures with all the Duggars has Derrick's mom (in a wheelchair) but no stepdad.... Plus they always call his family the Dillard family. The mom is remarried, Derrick's dad died. I find it very disrespectful, and frankly don't know what to make of it.

Patty said...

Also, we know Derrick's stepfather was at the wedding because there was footage of him helping his wife in her wheelchair. Do they think she should have been a widow forever? He should be in the wedding pics along with his wife, and his family should have HIS last name. They should not be calling Derrick's mom's family the Dillard family.

coleen said...

Anna's skirt was a little um short for sitting. I see London, I see France, I see her grab her son and place him on her lap when the question of modesty was asked.

Bobbi said...

Patty please know ignorance is bliss for the Duggars. Long ago they became followers of the Bill Gothard Cult an old in married man who rules the Cult from Chicago. Gothard believes once a woman is widowed she is not permitted to re marry. A very stupid rule as is the use of birth control is prohibited. If your interested to learn more, Google Bill Gothard. I learned a plethora of information that is quite disturbing. The Duggar kids are very Isolated, No TV, the court & do not date. They are homeschooled but not in a smart way. They marry & are expected to become pregnant immediately. The Duggar kids are told the outside world is Evil. Basically Jim Bob is a cult leader wannabe basically he's the cult leader if his family. Clearly the Duggars are a Cult. It's very sad.

Allison said...

What a pointless episode. This was basically a "If you were asleep this season..." recap. They absolutely talked about NOTHING new, no new revelations or announcements or interesting stories. Lots of clips and retellings of things we already know about. What a total waste. The interviews they do with Sister Wives really get into the emotions and what people are really thinking. When Erica asked Jill if she was ever overwhelmed she was basically just like "Yep." Okaaaaaay.

Bobbi said...

Patty, forgot to include... The Duggar girls are very sheltered. Every Duggar kid is only permitted to listen to gospel music & classical music. Rock n Roll is a huge No No! If a young man expresses interest in one of the Duggar girls they must FIRST go through Jim Bob Duggar. If he approves then they can begin a courtship which they say is dating with a purpose eventually leading to marriage. Both Jill & Jessa married the first guy they courted. When Jill married she was age 23. When Jess married she was age 22. Jill became pregnant on her honeymoon & Jessa became pregnant 4 months into marriage. Josh Duggars wife Anna is pregnant with baby #4. In conclusion the Duggars are obsessed with pregnancy more so then the babies pregnancy produces. The Duggar girls are raised to become Wives & Mothers. College is DISCOURAGED unless its a Duggar boy. To me the Duggar girls are very oppressed. What if a Duggar girl wanted to pursue higher education or a career. It would be received as a major sin. Often, I've compared the Duggars cult with the FLDS Cult & Warren Jeffs & we know where Jeffs is currently living, in prison.

Anna said...

Benjermin did not look happy. He looks increasingly uncomfortable/overwhelmed to me.

Dee said...

I kept wondering who the special guest was going to be. I half expected it to be Sierra and for there to be some sort of big Sister Wife announcement.
From the sneak previews it looks as if Jill and Derrick are going to move away and Josiah will be proposing.
I am happy Joseph is going away to college. I wonder what school he'll be attending.

Dee said...

I have gotten the impression that Derrick's stepfather is perhaps not thrilled about all the hoopla that surrounds the Duggars. We've seen him at times but he does not seem the least bit inclined to join in.

Allison said...

I am happy Joseph is going away to college. I wonder what school he'll be attending.

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This was announced a few months ago. He goes to Crown College of the Bible, the same school the Bates children have gone to.

KimmieH said...

Dee, Joseph Duggar is a student enrolled at Crown College in the state of Tennessee. Crown College is an overly strict Baptist school. So Joseph is experiencing similar rules in college as he did living at the Duggar compound. No freedom for Joseph. So thrilled I graduated from an accredited State University, experienced sorority life & continued Freedom.

Bobbi said...

Dee, Crown College is not an accredited school. Erin Bates-Paine is a grad of CC. As a student at CC, Erin majored in music.

Bella said...

I watched Digging with the Duggars & did not learn that Jill & Derick plan to move. Please provide additional details. Thanks.

Liz said...

At the end when Josh said that he thought there would be "more courtships" in the future and he looked and Jana and Jinger and asked if they had anything to announce...they both looked sad/disturbed. He's such a bully...I'm thinking Jana's refusal to court might be a silent rebellion.

Bella said...

Patty, when Jill was courting Derick Dillard much of the courtship was via Skype & text. The Duggar parents were included in every Skype & text. The same policy or rules applied to the courtship of Jessa & Ben Seewald. Daddy Jim Bob Duggar's rules as well as the cult leader in Chicago The NON married Bill (creepy) Gothard.

Sunshine said...

I agree that Derick's stepdad is not at all pleased to be in any way associated with the Duggars. I think he realizes just how ill his wife is & he's is only making whatever very brief appearances on camera that are necessary with regard to the wedding & the baby. I think he'll probably do what Cathy asks him to, but I don't think she's pushing him to be part of the big Duggar circus. Just a brief appearance now & then.
Re: Comment about Jill & Derick moving. I think that came from a comment the end of tonight's episode, when they talked about big changes next season. Jim Bob made a comment to Derick & Jill can't remember the exact words but very similar to when Josh & Anna announced that they had a job offer & were thinking of moving to another state. Something to the effect; "oh that's really happening." I'm just paraphrasing. Probably just something just to keep viewers hanging in there.

Always said...

RE: Jerry Chalmers questions. They have been asked & answered over & over again by the Duggars themselves. The only answers they give are the ones they want to give. Questions are always submitted beforehand & they only answer the ones they want to.

Autumn Leaves said...

Always, true however from what I've observed re questions asked of the Duggars it is Jim Bob who definitely dances around any question. When the question isit ok to kiss before marriage, Jim Bob answered stating Michelle & he kissed before marriage & didn't answer the question I say ATQ Jim Bob which means Answer The Question don't go in another direction & be evasive it makes one appear as if the frontal lobe is non functioning. ATQ Jim Bob ATQ it isn't difficult!

Bella said...

Liz, Josh is of the opinion that he's a hot guy, an intelligent person & better than most people. Clearly he's proven that he's none of those things. He's the image of the Pillsbury Dough Boy employed with a hate group in DC. He's reprehensible.

over it 2 said...

So they didn't share more about Jim Bore turning Josh over to the cops for inappropriate actions with a minor? Back in 2005, it happened but no follow up due to the officer in charge being arrested and sentenced to prison for molestation himself!
Thinking doughboy Josh got into VC Andrews territory with one of his sisters :(

Dee said...

Bella, it's honestly just my own theory. During the 'sneak peek' part they showed Jill and Derrick making some sort of announcement and JB commenting that it was a huge decision and that they'd be praying for them.
Given Derrick's missionary background I surmised that perhaps they would be going on a mission trip.
Also, it could be just him going to the Nepal region to help with earthquake relief efforts.
I didn't intend for it to sound like a 'done deal' thing.
My wishful thinking for autonomy for the Duggar kids could definitely have gotten the best of me. :)

Dee said...

Thank you to those who provided information on Joseph's college plans.
I don't know why I keep harboring hope that one or more of the kids will be allowed to make their own choices. I should have realized that if it was blessed by JB it would be just one step off of his iron fist rule. Sad.

Jewels_catlady said...

I am sooo tired of hearing what a "bad girl" Michelle used to be. Oh mylanta, she kissed other guys and wore a bikini. JPerv always has to bring up her "wild" past & belittle her with it.A little jealous are we JBoob? The only thing from her past that's worth hearing about is her struggle with bullemia, because to me that is something REAL & many young woman struggle with body image & resort to bullemia/anorexia.

mindy said...

They are supposedly able to set their own courtship standards but when Erica brings up side-hugs to Josh and Anna, Anna quickly said "well they weren't so advanced when we were courting"... Hmmm, proof Jim Bob is calling the shots for the adult " children". So sad!

Bobbi said...

Anna, well Ben is probably overwhelmed soon at age 20, Ben will become a Father. Age 20 is quite young for a man to become a Father.it must be daunting for him.

Captain Crunch said...

Yea...I think he expected a little more camera time...maybe he was bored sitting thru all this nonsense. I know I was.

Captain Crunch said...

He should have never put his sisters on the spot like that. It was rude and hurtful. Jana looked angry and Jinger looked like she wanted to smart off to Mr. Doughboy...or at least punch him in his big puffy midsection.

Bella said...

Mindy, so Jim Bob & Michelle continually LIE when they comment about rules of courting stating the couples set their standards of courtship. Why doesn't TLC or someone call JB & M to task & force the truth about rules of courtship & many other issues hat are questionable? Basically the Gothard Cult sanctions lying.

Autumn Leaves said...

Did Joseph Duggar really choose Crown College or was this the decision made by Jim Bob & Michelle? Since its so obvious that the Duggars are huge fans of thevUniv of Arkansas & the Razorbacks, was Joseph allowed to consider or apply to U of A? Since U of A is a State or secular school I believe Joseph was never permitted to apply. So no Duggar child will ever attend U of A why do the Duggars support that school? Why do the Duggars often wear U of A clothing? If the Duggars are against secular schools then their support/fans of U of A makes no sense. Does Jim Bob berate Derick Dillard because he graduated from Ok State Univ as well as members of the Dillard family? I believe the reason Jim Bob is not a fan of a college education is because with his limited intelligence he couldn't gain entrance into a credible college. I am still surprised Joseph was permitted to go to college. I hope he does well & graduates with a degree that will equip him to earn a living & hopefully far away from Arkansas.

Martha Washington said...

IF there is any substance to the tabloid report of an abuse allegation against Joshie, that could help explain the extra-tight courtship rules for him and Anna. Though his younger sisters have been allowed side hugs, Anna got exactly zero touching until they held hands on engagement. Even though all these people are grown adults...

Maybe the parents clamped down on him even harder IF the previous incident actually happened, to prevent another problem. Can't have a black mark on their brand!

Vanessa said...

So who was the "special guest"?

Dee said...

Autumn Leaves, I think you're spot on about Jim Bob and his opinion of higher education.
I also think that, like many die hard fundamentalists, he probably views education as dangerous. Applied correctly, it can lead to critical thinking and an expanded view of the world.
For people who have only a very narrow view of life and what is 'acceptable', these things are frightening.
He is savvy enough to know that if he allowed his children to leave the compound and go to a place such as U of A, they would come back with ideas and knowledge that he could neither control nor refute.
That would have to be the ultimate nightmare for somebody like JB.
Mr. Aww Shucks is all about control and sequestering his family goes a long way towards him maintaining it.

Bobbi said...

Dee, Jim Bob is not a man who exhibits one who has an authentic life. The plethora of lies proported by Jim Bob & Michelle would rival the size of Mt. Everest.

70'schild said...

Please don't be fooled, Jim Bob still controls the lives of his married daughters. He does so because he's their landlord as he owns both of the homes in which the two Duggar girls & their husbands reside.

cat said...

Also, the little kids saying if you kiss or hug, you'll go to jail. They are being taught about this weird standard from a very young age

Patty said...

Thanks for all the comments re: why Cathy's husband may not be seen much. I still think that in the wedding picture that has the whole huge family plus Cathy, in her wheelchair dead center, it is bad that her husband is not in the picture. Just looks bad. He should be there... And where does Gothard get off saying that widowed women shouldn't remarry?? There is no such biblical back-up, to my knowledge.

Mary said...

JimBoob and mullet keep talking about modesty yet they have none. Kissing like they di is not a show of love its more lust.

about Mullet mowing the law JimBoob never touched a lawn mower in his life..'I have seen the girl slaves doing that

I worry about Joshie and anna's girl children if the rumor is true. Is he a registed sex offender? not to hard to find out.
Mary

Mary said...

http://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/19-kids-and-counting-son-named-in-underage-sex-probe-58751

just found this it looks like its hitting new now..

All you have to do if link does not work is type is Josh duggar sex offender

Dee said...

Bobbi -
I so agree. Do you think they are aware they're lying or are they so used to the drivel they spew that they take it as 'law' now?

Erin said...

Seriously do you think Jim Bobnoxious would ever turn his son in? He tries to act like his little kingdom is so wonderful so why wouldn't he just sweep that under the carpet?

When it supposedly happened he was already on television and turning in doughboy might have kept TLC from making the Senator even more famous.

Hey, Hey, Hey said...

What Anna actually said was that: Jim Bob & Michelle weren't as strict back when she & Josh were courting.

Hey, Hey,Hey said...

Sorry About my post. I meant to say that Anna said: Jim Bob & Michelle were more strict back when she & Josh were courting. So Anna feels they are more liberal now.

Skittles said...

I could possible see Jim Boob hauling Joshie to the police station as a scare tactic knowing that what happened wouldn't ever result in a conviction (if the girl was close in age and it was consensual).

Carla Clemens said...

This parental and peer pressure for the young men and women (as young as 18!) to get married within this "sect" (cult?) is really abusive. It seems that the young, single women are looked upon as lesser than the married ones, and that is just not right!

Syndee said...

But even THEY have to know that hauling a kid into a police station as a threat for consensual kissing or touching, just as a scare tactic, would get them laughed out of the station. I'm sure they know that their standards are seen as ridiculous by the rest of society.

Therefore I think there's something to it. Not that necessarily a crime was committed, but like maybe the girl said something and he wanted to head off the police coming to the house for questioning.

Sharla said...

The potential legal issue was not on the episode. Please take further discussion to Free Discussion. Thanks.

Lee said...

I love how JimBoob, the control freak, skirted the question about the kids kissing etc during courtship/engagement. The Bates family comes off as slightly more liberal as the oldest son confessed to doing so while courting his wife. Didn't seem to phase mom & dad. I feel so bad for these Duggar kids!! I'm hoping that one or more of them rebel and leave the compound. I'd also love to see one (or more) write a tell-all book one day.

Bobbi said...

I was shocked to learn that one of the younger a Duggar daughters said if you kiss or hug in courting you'll go to jail. What idiot parent would deliberately tell a child that crap because its just stupity personified. To Jim Bob & Michelle GROW UP!!

Meme said...

I want to see the parents interviewed by a Diane Sawyer or a Barbara Walters.

Kristiana said...

Hard to believe I really heard Michelle explain the reason for their modesty: "If we stir up desires in someone else that cannot be righteoghly fulfilled, then we are responsible for that." WHAT?! She's making the case for rapists who attack women who dress attractively! I think it kind of came together for me after hearing this. JB is SO oversexed that Michelle finds it necessary to keep her daughters from ever stirring up desire in his sick mind! Obviously it doesn't take much. Just look at her, with the dumpy frumpy clothes and shoes, and 1980s rat nest hair. He can't keep his hands off her! Imagine if there was a truly attractive woman around every day who wasn't afraid not to dress like Mother Goose. Michelle and Jim Boob believe she'd be responsible for sexually fulfilling any male who became aroused, including Jim Boob! Sick, sick, sick!

zebracrossing said...

wow...I am so overwhelmed with these people an all that is going on with them. So many things to write about but...and this is such a small thing...but really? Marjorie was the special guest?

jake from state farm said...

Jana is very well spoken. I cringe whenever Jill and Jessa open their mouths. "Sweet" "Specical" "Awesome" are the only adjectives these arrogant snots know.

Lori said...

Honey BooBoo was taken off the air because June was supposedly involved with a sex offender. The situation with Josh is no different. TLC should pull the Duggars off the air but they probably won't. When you look at the TV guide, the Duggars are constantly on every day. I miss the days when I could turn on TLC and actually learn something. I learn nothing from the Duggars, little people or that stupid show about the trailer park in Florida.

Amy said...

I was flipping channels last night and couldn't help but stop on TLC when I saw Josh's smarmy mug. I only lasted about 45 seconds...but did catch this tidbit: Jessa jokingly alluded to the possibility of keeping the baby gender secret from everyone until the birth, to which Josh responded "Like you can keep a secret". Well, needless to say, in light of the latest revelations...my entire body recoiled and I hit the channel button so hard I think I sprained my hand. That'll teach me to rubberneck!

cat said...

TLC pulled the Duggars from their schedule and they are airing The Little Couple in their place.

Protect8 said...

Had to watch the Erica Hill interview after this all came out yesterday. WOW! There are so many lines from that show that are gong be parodied all over the place. I agree with Amy that when Josh said, "You can never keep a secret." to his sister who is highly likely to be one of the ones he molested.... well, by the third time I went back to re-watch that moment I had great visions of a huge eruption of physical violence with all of the girls hitting him with their violins. It truly made me sick to watch him with his arm around his little daughter. I doubt these are isolated incidents with Josh. I expect there is more to come.

Leigh Ann said...

I wonder if Jana will be relieved or disappointed that her birth isn't going to be on TV, either. Anna's won't be and that'll be a wonderful thing for her. The only thing that's been private in her life is the conception of these babies. Maybe with no cameras she'll have a better experience. I wonder where they'll end up. She picked out that wonderful midwife, it'd be a shame to have to switch now. I guess they'll go back home and have whoever she had before. This is certainly bad timing in light of her pregnancy.

Buckeye said...

"Digging IN With The Duggars"?? More appropriate title would be "Digging OUT from the Duggars", as we are all shoveling out all the utter B.S these self righteous yokels have been laying on their audience all these years, laughing their unemployed behinds all the way to the TLC Bank.

Connie B. said...

I wonder if Jana will be relieved or disappointed that her birth isn't going to be on TV, either. Anna's won't be and that'll be a wonderful thing for her. The only thing that's been private in her life is the conception of these babies. Maybe with no cameras she'll have a better experience. I wonder where they'll end up. She picked out that wonderful midwife, it'd be a shame to have to switch now. I guess they'll go back home and have whoever she had before. This is certainly bad timing in light of her pregnancy.
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It's a good thing Anna has a know-it-all sister-in-law who is a "midwife". No worries!

Bobbi said...

Cat wow TLC pulled Duggars from reg schedule & replaced with Little Couole. Amazing! TLC must have felt the pressure from viewers. Perhaps now they will cancel 19 Kids.

Bobbi said...

Just logged on to TLC.com in the past, I've posted several messages via the TLC Feedback option. Well today I learned TLC removed the photo of the proclaimed Saints Jim Bob & Michellle. Once one logs in toTLC. com a photo of the Willis family is the first to display. I sm now convinced TLC will permanently dispose of the Duggars program & it's about time!!!

Jill L said...

I watched this episode today after all the sex scandal news. Wow! I think they had to have know something was coming out because you could feel the tension and forced laughter. There were some little digs and some stink eye too.

Linda said...

Leigh Ann...did you maybe mean to say Jessa's birth wouldn't be on TV? Jana isn't pregnant or even courting.
Also, maybe Jill's unusually quiet demeanor was due to this news getting ready to break loose? Looking back, Ben had little to say as well...seems odd.

Wampascat said...

Erin, Jim Bob was never a senator. He was only a state representative. He spent a lot of his own money ( while his family lived in a cracker box and had people leaving donations on their doorstep) running for Senate, but, of course, he lost.

TeamJordyn said...

Did anyone notice how Josie would start acting all pitiful and weak every time they brought up her health or delivery? She can't possibly even remember being a micro premie! But wow, she sure knows how to work her doting parents! She's got a great thing going for her, as she loves to be babied, and they love to baby her. Fast forward 10 years and she'll be as narcissistic as Bob, maybe even worse!

Khakis said...

I liked your posting regarding how well-spoken Jana is, "Jake from State Farm." She used excellent vocabulary on this show and others too. Maybe she received a better education being the oldest daughter, and most likely being expected to educate her younger siblings.

But what were you doing up at 4:00 in the morning. "Jake from State Farm?" ;-) LOL!

Bobbi said...

Hey Jake add to that ever other word from Jill is "Like" & "Totally". Recently Derick taught a new word to Jill it's "Surreal". Jill now speaks this word & often. When Jill is one on one camera time I press the MUTE button I cannot stand her irritating voice.

zebracrossing said...

Erica Hill asked about the children who had been born on camera...they start naming and counting. Jim Bob includes Jubilee. Thought that was strange since Jubilee was NOT born on camera...just an ultrasound of no heartbeat and then the funeral. Huh?

Flip Flops said...

Jim Bob again No FILTER! Count on this jerk & his idol chatter. He's a disaster on two feet!

Erin said...

Connie B,
Re: Anna Duggar having a sister-in-law who is a midwife..... The story of Jill Dillard getting her student midwife certification pulled is true but it is being swept under the carpet. It can be confirmed as several have gone back to the state of Ark licenses and she and Jana both had them revoked.

Erin said...

That show must have been filmed on may 5 as Jill said Izzy was 4 weeks old that day.

Ben acted upset with something (watch his countenance and eyes). When something was directed to his beloved wife he would smile but he acted disgusted with something.

Jill seemed subdued and Jenni was cuddling with Jinger.

6 days later Ben posted a late Mother's Day message that seemed a bit odd when he said "while many parents are abusing their children, earning the condemnation of God, my parents have always been protective of us and by God's grace have made our home a safe haven. They loved us enough to have standards, rooted in scripture..."



Erin said...

I thought people.com adored them. They posted a video that makes him look bad. www.people.com/article/josh-duggar-incest-joke-video

Helen Crump said...

Does anyone know WHY Jill and Jana's "licenses" were revoked? Revoking a license is not voluntary, something happened...what occurred for the state to take them away from these two. I would think that is the real reason why Jill stated that she would not resume her "studies and training" in midwifery at this time.. I don't think Jana is too sorry that she doesn't have to continue with this road, as she was not interested in the first place, her FIRST love was harp playing and piano. She was assigned as accountability partner to Jill. it's SO obvious to us all from the start.

funtally said...

I think "Jake from State Farm" is working at am! ;)

sandi said...

Helen Crump,their liceneses were revoked due to the midwife they worked under.Her license was revoked,and by proxy,bc they were working under her,theirs were as well.There is more about this on freejinger.org/forums.
Supposedly it had to to with the death of a baby born in her care.

Sharon said...

They were involved in a case deemed to be "negligence" where a baby was infected with group B strep during birth and spent time in the Children's Hospital NICU in Little Rock. She didn't die though.

Annie said...

Just watched this today. I noticed that JB had his back turned to ol'Joshie the whole time. Now granted this is post "big news", but they had to be in the know during taping. I could see the snark and tension between Joshie and Ben and Jessa during the entire show. The part of "hey, hey" vs. "hey, hey, hey" made me want to throw up. I have been married for 16 years and have never had a discussion like that with my folks. stop the insanity!!!! I noticed poor Jana when Erica asked her how her role has changed after weddings and move outs-here is the answer, it hasn't! She is still there and still in her buddy team and still with her jurisdiction like forever. And when Josh asked if there were any secret courtships, he should have been gagged. But, I loved Joy! She is a cutie. She and Jana need to get out. Question, is Anna normally that clingy to her spiritual leader, Joshie? I swear she didn't loosen her grip for one second...

zebracrossing said...

Yes, Annie...I agree that Jb was ignoring Josh...with his back to him most of the time. Josh touched him on the knee and on the back...Jb never even acknowledged it.

I wonder if they all knew it was coming except maybe Erica. She seemed clueless.

AND the comment Josh made to Jinger and Jana was cruel and when he raised his eyebrows in an almost sexy way (don't know how to describe it except it was gross) and asked Jessa if she could even keep a secret...gag.

He is so full of himself. I watched the show when they are trying to get the house done...maybe 14 kids and moving in. TLC has Josh narrate. Even then he sounded so arrogant. ugh.

Melissa said...

I shouldn't have, but I watched this online. So sad when Anna was crying. She played it off as hormones, but I wonder if it was because they already knew this molestation thing was about to come out in the open. I also feel bad that on a previous thread I made a mean comment about Anna talking so much and bugging her eyes out. She seemed very quiet during this interview. I wonder if they do read the comments on here... Jill seemed very sad and had a sour look on her face when they replayed Israel's birth. I wish I could tell Jill that it is OK that she had to have a c-section as it was medically necessary. If Michelle is throwing comments around to make Jill feel guilty about this, I am going to be so upset. I noticed some very weird comments and looks from Josh that prove even more so that he still has a sickness that needs treated. For all the Duggar kids, I want them to know that it is just NOT normal to know about your parents' intimacy. None of those kids should even know that "hey hey hey" is Jim Bob's code word for intercourse. That's just wrong. Josh made the same goofy face and laughing so loud as he did on a previous Today show interview when Jim Bob and Michelle made a comment illuding to their sex life. It is very weird and I blame Jim Bob and Michelle for contributing to Josh's actions. Josh, Michelle, and Jill both need to learn to quit blabbing on and on and just keep their mouths shut. We can only hope this whole train ride is about to end anyway.

Helen Crump said...

Thank you so much, Sandi for that explanation about Jill and Jana's licenses being revoked..I wonder if they really care that much?

hello said...

I believe Jill was studying midwifery as something to do until Jimboob found her an authority figure to take his place. I felt that Jana really didn't want to train as a doula. She was doing it simply to be Jill's accountability partner since the kids can't be trusted to do anything by themselves. Too bad Jimboob and Mullet don't seem to believe that Josh should be held accountable for his actions.

Carol said...

I thought everyone was just annoyed with Josh acting like he thinks he's a charmer - all those political functions seem to have given him confidence. A lot of the comments Josh made have a whole new meaning now. I did see Jessa give him a WTH look when he announced another M baby name. Other than that I thought Jill looked like a typical exhausted new mother and that they are as bored of their old stories as we are. Their acting ability just isn't that good. I think they learned of the report later.

Leigh Ann said...

" Anonymous Linda said...

Leigh Ann...did you maybe mean to say Jessa's birth wouldn't be on TV?"

Yes, I meant Jessa. Just typed the wrong thing.

sandi said...

I also think they learned of it later.I just can't see Josh being so jolly and making jokes,esp. about secrets,if he knew.I think he would have been very somber and passively (at least on camera) angry.

Living in Indy said...

Well if Jill Dillard reads this blog, it will be a smart plan to improve her grammar & vocabulary from Like, Totally & Awesome. Grow Up Jill. Still feel that Derick dumbed down when he married Jill.

Maria said...

I think Jana stays because she genuinely worries about her little brothers and sisters. She is their protector. She knows that if she moved away, they would not get the love and attention that she gives them.

NanaD said...

Derick and his brother were not small children when their father died. Why should they erase his presence in their lives by changing their last name? (In response to Patty.)

Roo Do said...

I agree wholeheartedly. I think she is protecting them from something...whether it's a very real or imagined threat. And she IS the one who shows them genuine love.

Her story makes me sad for her. She is by far the most beautiful Duggar daughter. Inside and out. She reminds me of a real-life Cinderella. But unfortunately her Prince Charming has either been scared off by Jim Bob or turned away by Jana herself out of a sense of duty to the littles. How could a young man NOT fall in love with her and want to go through all that crazy courtship ritual to win her heart? Out of all the Duggars she is by far the most sensible, with double the maturity of her parents. So sad...

Esther said...

Living in Indy said...

Well if Jill Dillard reads this blog, it will be a smart plan to improve her grammar & vocabulary from Like, Totally & Awesome. Grow Up Jill. Still feel that Derick dumbed down when he married Jill.

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