Monday, July 24, 2017, 9:00 PM, The After Show Part 2

In the second part of the two-part After Show Special, host Daphne Oz gets the Duggars' reactions to some of the biggest moments of the last season.  The happy couples square off in a fun game of "The Couples Showdown."  And stay tuned for a special guest or two.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.180 M viewers and a .31 rating.

42 comments:

Auggie said...

The special guests...we already know are Kendra and Mom & Dad with Jessa's babies. Yawn!

Heart in Florida said...

Why do we have to be subjected to Jim Bob and Michelle? This show isn't supposed to be about them or really involve them. They are NEVER far away from the camera, are they?

Dana Altondddddd said...

All this information about the Duggars is OLO news. They should stop posting about their every move if they want the show to be more interesting. Also.what about Jill and baby..just those few photos? Usually a Duggar is all over the internet with pic and postings about the new blessing.

Mary said...

Just wait Josh will be on soon

Mary

Heart in Florida said...

It would be uncomfortable to SAY THE LEAST to see Josh on this show especially interacting with ANY of his sisters with what we know now about his past actions with them. It would be in very bad taste for TLC to go ahead and include Josh.

Gold sk8r said...

That was 60 minutes of my life that I'll never get back... I'll never understand why I subject myself to all of this. Guess it's my love of a GOOD TRAIN WRECK. I've had a strange feeling lately we're getting closer to another Duggar scandal. Oh, I wonder what it will be...

coleen said...

why was joy sitting on top of her husband?

imaamy said...

Colleen, she was being joyfully available to make him more than a sandwich!😬

Lizzyb said...

Is it just me or does anyone else feel that Jinger's personality has either changed or is "off"? When she was a little younger, I thought she might be one to actually strike out and have a career. I remember her on their travels and she was always so enthusiastic, snapping photos with her camera equipment. Now she seems clingy, shy, uncertain and even Jeremy confirmed that she lacks confidence. Maybe I misread her all this time!

Willow said...

Did anyone hear why Jill and Derick were not there? I must have missed it. I mean, if Joy and Austin were already married when this was filmed, Jill and Derick were already back in the U.S., right? Otherwise, I'm just speechless. I missed the first 20 minutes or so, thank goodness. lol.

christy stanford said...

Willow she may have been too pregnant to travel or may not have been up to appearing.

Jill tracker said...

Pardon me while I snicker at too big to travel for Jill not being on the after show. She and Derick ditched Israel with Cathy and went on a "babymoon" to Branson.

Opie said...

No need to see or hear from Jim Bob and Michelle. Horrible parents!

Just Disgusted. said...

I didn't watch the show the other evening when it was first shown. However, after reading various comments about how much was just repeated footage, I decided to watch, or should I say try to watch. I gave up shortly after the part where Kendra came in. I cannot believe just how many minutes were just loaded with repeated material. The thing is, that material has already been shown & then shown on the "after show," & apparently will be repeated again when the show resumes with the next season. It looks like they are prepared to show Joy's wedding, Joe's engagement & a great deal of what has already been shown. I wish I knew just how many minutes of repeated film was shown on the "after shows," a good deal, I suspect. I'm sorry to say that it appeared that Joy was acting out like a Junior High school girl, climbing all over Austin & repeating that she was now married. Hate to say it, but it brought back memories of Jim Bob at the mini golf, showing what he's allowed to do because he's married. It shows that this courting & engagement that they enter into is so very limited. They don't, get to know each other during that time. Let's face it Joy's actions were subliminally saying that they couldn't wait to get to bed. It's way past time to put this show to bed.

Meme said...

I didn't watch the snorefest but if Joy was sitting on Austin I would guess she is mimicking her mother. Michelle loves to sit on Jim Bob's lap. Jim Bob loves to pretend to hump Michelle. So Austin will probably...NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Me also said...

I agree with Just Disgusted re:Joy's behavior, climbing all over Austin. I though he appeared extremely uncomfortable with this PDA.

Aunt Bea said...

It wasn't necessary to bring Jessa's children on. These segments weren't about those children and it CERTAINLY WAS NOT about Jim Bob and Michelle. Why did they have to stick their noses in it again?

Rudy Tecat said...

So, here's my take about this episode. I haven't been keeping up with Counting On lately... my Xfinity On-Demand isn't showing the newer episodes, but I did catch the first few minutes of this "After Show" episode. I have one question: Who cares? Who are these people, and why do they think they're so special? I couldn't care less who changes more diapers, or who is staring at whose eyes. I've been watching the Duggars for years... since they were building their house (and had to call in a real builder to finish it), and it was interesting for a while since they were such a big family and did things so differently from most of the people in the US. It is just boring, now. The young couples are just like every other young couple, and I can see enough of that in real life. Let me know when Jill or Jess has 19 kids, and maybe I'll start watching again.

Missi said...

Re:LizzyB's comment about Jinger's personality seeming to be a little off. Truthfully I hadn't thought about that. I really got the impression that Jinger just feels comfortable being herself & not having to perform for the camera. She seems happy just being with Jeremy & leading the life she now has.

Mickey2942 said...

1.18 million viewers? Amazing. There are still some hard core fans out there.

Which I find interesting, given how the Duggars put down television watching.

I wonder if their own show, with mini golf humping, PDA, and constant underlying theme of sex, would meet their standards for Christian values?

sandi said...

Aunt Bea,if JB and M don't make an appearance,they don't get paid.It's all about the $.
I wish they were kept off the show,as viewers were originally told

Repeat & Repeat said...

Re:Rudy Tecat's comment. No sense in watching Jill or Jessa or any of the others when they have 19 kids, as it will be nothing but what you have already seen with the Senior Duggars.

lisa mcginess said...

anyone notice how jessa and ben seem like they do not want to be around each other seem distant from each other? I think jinger and jermery seemed to be the only happy ones.

Marcel said...

Hey guys, I'm surprised nobody has mentioned how much trouble Ben is going to be in for telling the world Jessa complains about her weight, or maybe I'm the only one to make it that far into this! The host jumped on it, for a second things got off script and it was real and refreshing.

imaamy said...

Marcel or for telling the Duggars what they eat is full of junk! And was the bad breath comment maybe directed at JB?

Just saying said...

Did anyone notice that Daphne Oz, who is a vegetarian was commenting on "Tater Tot Casserole," as if she couldn't wait to get home & make it herself! That just goes to show you how scripted the entire episode was.

Just Thinking said...

Re: Mickey 2942. Regarding if the Duggars own show would meet their standards for Christian values? At the mini golf course not only did Jim Bob dry hump Michelle, he actually said; "Does that turn you on?" In front of his engaged daughter & future son-in-law, who had been required to answer his questioner, to see if he would be a fit addition to their family. Jim Bob told Daphne Oz, if they guys hadn't answered the questionnaire satisfactorily, they wouldn't be married. Michelle is right, Jim Bob is just a great guy & worth many more than 100 compliment (enter sarcasm here) unless viewers can come up with more compliments about Jim Bob.

Patty said...

After watching the part 2 interview, I came away feeling that all the couples except for Jeremy and Jinger seem happy enough in their marriages, at least for now. I didn't feel that Jinger and Jeremy were as accepting of each other. Jinger is so very insecure and childlike. I can't imagine Jeremy having patience with that for too long. And she definitely does not have the maturity or confidence to be a pastor's wife.

Aimee said...

Marcel - I agree that things seemed tense between Jessa/Ben. Of course they are the only ones not just "playing house" as they have two children under the age of 2. I also think they must hate talking about everyone else's short courtships and engagements as they had a year long courtship and then still 3 months of engagement. The rest courtships/engagements all in 6 months or less. Why the long wait for Ben/Jessa? And do you think that they are just a bit bitter?! -- I think Jinger/Jeremy seemed happy and the others are so young and new at this...who knows.

Aunt Bea said...

Aimee, the long wait for Jessa and Ben was due to the fact the he was a 19 year old teenager and had no full time job. He is rumored to work part time in an insurance company and part time for his father's then-windshield replacement company. These two jobs I don't think were ever truly verified or not. So, Jessa had to wait for Ben to establish himself working for her father as a handyman, which he still does to this day. He received his AA degree, but I don't know in what. He has no real job yet. Jessa threatened to elope if JB didn't give the ok to plan the wedding.

I Believe said...

So strange that different people can watch the same thing & yet come away with such different opinions. I think Jinger & Jeremy are the ones that are happy, at least at this point in time. Jinger may seem childlike to some, but to me I get the impression that she is happy & content. She realizes that she won the lottery when it comes to Daddy not setting her up with Derick, who would taken her to CA or wherever else he decides to go on mission trips. She was happy with the apartment Jeremy had & now they have a house. My best friend married a minister & she's the first one who would tell you she wasn't at all prepared for what was expected of her as the minister's wife. He husband was a graduated of an Ivy League college, as well as a top notch Seminary in a large city in the Northeast. My friend was a High School graduate. However more importantly, she was a lovely, kind person who really cared about people & it became the basis for her becoming a wonderful minister's wife. It didn't take long before she developed the confidence & maturity to be her husband's partner in the ministry. He's the first one that will tell you, he might have "robbed the cradle" but she's the best asset any minister could hope for in their work, as well as in their life. So, I really think it's way too soon to speculate whether or not Jinger will develop the maturity & confidence to become a true helpmate to her husband in his career as a minister. You have to give her time after escaping from the Duggars & their cult to establish herself as an independent young wife who truly wants to live a life where she is a helpmate to her husband. Maybe she has indeed gone from the one bad situation into another but nobody knows that yet.

Just Guessing said...

Re: Aunt Bea's comment. I remember that Jessa threatened to elope if she wasn't allowed to plan her wedding. Can you even imagine how that would make Jim Bob look in the circles he travels in, if his daughter was holding something over his head i.e. I'm going to elope?" He had no choice but to let her plan a wedding then. I wonder if that's why she ended up living in the small house, while Jilly Muffin got the mansion? After all, Ben & Jessa have lived in the house since they married, while Jilly & Derick use it as a way station between trips to CA. They are always coming & going & it certainly doesn't seem that anyone else uses that house except them. So I believe Jim Bob is punishing Jessa for standing up to him. I also think he knew that Joy would stand up to him, if she wasn't allowed to court, get engaged & married, within the short time frame that they did. It really had nothing to do with anything that they said, such as they had known Austin for years & years. Jim Bob knew Joy had a mind of her own & he needs to be careful with the few girls that have a mind of their own. They are not like Jana.

Hildy said...

I have not heard that Jeremy graduated from a Seminary? How did he suddenly become a preacher after his failed soccer career? I know his dad is a minister but doesn't one need to have obtained an theological education first? I saw the video of him preaching, sitting in a chair in a home wearing shorts, very narcissistic sounding and not very professional looking.

Only asking said...

Considering that Jessa has the new baby Henry, I was surprised to hear her say that she had let Spurgeon give up his 2nd nap. He's only a yr. old. Daphne Oz seemed surprised too, asking why did you do that? She received no answer. You would think she would want to have that time to put both babies down for naps, while they are still so young. Josh has said his children don't keep regular hours & they are pretty young except for Kenzie. Guess they will all end up being night owls like the rest of the Duggars at some point in time.

Linda said...

I thought Jessa said Spurgeon had given up his morning nap.

JMHO said...

I'm not sure whether it was the morning nap or afternoon nap that Jessa said she let Spurgeon give up. I believe she just said she let him give up having 2 naps a day. I think he's young for only one nap (just my opinion & my experience.) I thought she would like to have the time both babies were napping, in order to get things done or even rest herself. I know Ben does a great del of the childcare but still 2 naps for a yr. old is fine in my book. Also Spurgeon does seem tired a lot of the time, he is always rubbing his eyes. I also think he has a temper. I don't for one minute mean the way Jill & Derick talk about Izzy, that he's spoiled just because he wants milk or a banana, that's normal for a little one. I think Jill & Derick are following the people that wrote the book ""To Train Up A child." Which I don't believe in. I think it's terrible. However even before Jessa had Henry, Jana said Spurgeon was very used to getting his own way & it would be difficult when the baby was born. I've seen him screaming at the top of his lungs & Jessa just laughs. JMHO

Only asking said...

I also meant to mention that Jessa said that Spurgeon hadn't slept through the night until he was 16 months old. So she had 2 babies up in the night. Perhaps that's why she had him give up one of his naps. However it would explain why he is so tired. Maybe he's just on Duggartime.

Mickey2942 said...

From what I have seen in mega large families, and even smaller ones, for that matter, that an established bedtime routine is nil, children fall asleep where ever they are, wearing whatever. There is so much chaos with so many people doing so many things, that a nighttime routine of story, bath time, pajamas, is not followed.

"Duggartime" seems to be barely controlled chaos. These people can't hold down jobs, they can't even get up, get dressed and get out of the house before noon.

Gerti said...

In order to feel secure, children need schedules so they know what is going to happen next each day.

Gerti said...

Even pets, dogs, thrive on schedules. My pets are quiet & good knowing when feeding, bed & walk times occur and rarely bark. It's the same with children. Let them know the schedule and they will thrive become peaceful, not confused about the what's going on in their home.

Aunt Bea said...

Yes, I agree the Duggar children have and do live in chaos. Their house is disorganized because their parents are disorganized and they haven't learned those skills in their own homes (the married ones). Despite Michelle's 'schedule' of jurisdictions, that household is not orderly.

Christine said...

At the time of 14 Kids and Pregnant Again, the children had hour-by-hour schedules marked out in Post-It notes on the wall. There's no guarantee that the family adhered to those schedules, but I'd assume that they did. Perhaps it was merely smaller quarters, but things in the Duggar home seemed less chaotic in the earlier specials than they do now. Of course, perhaps that was editing, too, since the Duggars managed to conceal the fact that Josh had been recently disciplined for molesting his sisters, too.

Pretty soon after regular filming with 17KAC started, the family schedule seems to have fallen by the wayside. There's not much day-to-day consistency when you're constantly contriving travel or public speaking engagements to fill episodes. Healthy, happy families where the kids sit around doing school all day and there are no crises don't make for interesting TV.