I have a lot of favorites, but after Monday's episode....I really liked that one. (The NICU episode). Jon and Kate seemed the most "real."I also really liked the most recent one where the kids get swimming lessons...they all seemed so relaxed at the beach :)
After much thought I have to say 10 Little Pumpkins. Fall is my favorite time of year and I have the same traditions. I could relate to it. Although I don't have 10 kids carving pumpkins, only 2.I was recently in Pennsylvania and we went to one of the orchards this episode was filmed at. It's located in beautiful Amish country.I also like Pancakes and Potties but could do without the potty part. All the kids were adorable and happy with their Saturday family breakfast.
It was the Alexis and Collin special day episode. Mostly because I adore Alexis and thought that she was sooooo cute at the reptile museum.
I really enjoyed the episode when Jon took Aaden to the farm. Aaden was adorable.
I liked the 4th of July episode. They all seemed relaxed and the kids did seem to be having a good time. Actually their whole vacation (what was it three episodes?) seemed to be a lot of fun for all of them.
I really loved the Disney episode, even with the whole ice cream thing. They were soo happy to be there after that long trip. Getting the mickey ears was such a treat. I also liked when they went to Dutch Wonderland. I guess I'm one of those few that love when they take trips to cool kid-related places. ;)
Let's see...Knobgate, Gumgate, Cupcakegate, PottyOutsidegate, JoelSleepingintheLaundryroomgate, HairPluggate.....just kidding. But whenever those episodes come on, I snicker because I know that it will get everyone's heads at a certain blog to simultaneously explode. I like the North Carolina episodes, and the NICU episode because it shows a vulnerability in Kate. She dropped the control in this one. I like the original episodes when the tups were small. The birthday carnival was cool because we got to see Jon's Grammy and Jodi and Kevin and Beth, before money became an issue and everyone got pissy about who was getting it and who wasn't.
Others have weighed in with some of my favorites, so I'll choose the 3rd birthday carnival episode.It was nice to see all the hands-on planning that went into it. Even though I don't get myself worked up over the way their lives have changed, it was interesting to see Jon and Kevin build the booths together because Jon didn't want to pay $200 (or whatever it was) for the booths. Also, Kate making the handmade signs with the other ladies in the garage.It also contains one of my favorite Alexis moments when Kate asks her who the party is for and Alexis says "God?" The end was nice too with Kate expressing gratitude that the sextuplets had made it and were healthy.
My favorite episode is the ice cream for dinner episode, because Aaden is such a funny little guy! The best part was when he was eating his ice cream, and the wind blew his bib around behind him like a cape, and he said, "I'm a super hero!"--it just melted my heart. :)
I liked the 3rd bday party. I also love all of Aaden's animal adventures - "I'm a dragon," etc. (That is Aaden, right?????)My favorite line though is from Joel (I think) when he says "I don't have to go potty." Then he mentions who has weiners! That just cracks me up. So innocent!!!!!
mom said...."I also love all of Aaden's animal adventures - "I'm a dragon," etc. (That is Aaden, right?????)" Yep, that is Aaden. I have even heard Kate call Aaden "dragon." Apparently, it makes his day to be called one of his animal names!
I think my favorite is the very first show. Kate was nice and Jon was too.
I love so many of them. I do love the one when Aaden says "I can't see sheep" LoL
I have to say that the last episode is my favorite so far. I like the episode where they are getting pics taken at Beth and Bob's. I don't know, like a few.
Just to add to this thread because I see it's not getting as much love as more controversial ones :) - I also enjoyed Games Gosselins Play (despite some uncomfortable sniping between J&K).I think this is the one where Mady referred to Kate as "Queen Bee." I like Kate, but that is just too spot on! Mady is so on the ball and articulate.I especially enjoyed the second half of the show where the family was shown playing Duck, Duck, Goose and Hide and Seek.Priceless line from Leah to Joel who couldn't "find" Daddy and thought maybe he had gone to work. "No he hasn't!" (You have to see the look on her face to really appreciate the exchange.)
Yeah, I was just watching parts of that episode. There's something about Leah - she has this attitude of a much older person sometimes, and it's adorable and hilarious. The way she passes by Joel right after he says that maybe Jon went to work and says "No he hasn't!" in this dismissive, slightly contempuous way is comedy gold. (I know my description makes it sound mean, but it really wasn't; it was more like "silly boy!" kind of funny.) I also love her exclamation at the table in the Korean cooking episode where she furrows her brows and shouts, "Everyone's Asian!" in response to one of their arguments about who in the family is Asian and who isn't. Leah has this quality of exasperation that seems to belong to a much older person. It's so cute.I tend to love "moments" more than entire episodes. I keep rewatching the sequence from Monday's episode where Jon goes to wake Alexis; her "I is going" and the little "nuh-uh" she says in response to something Jon says are soooo cute. Also, when she gets out of bed, she says something that is supposed to be "okey-dokey", which is cute enough in itself, but I think what she actually says is "okey-okey". Freaking adorable.
I think the Labor Day episode was my favorite, too. I actually teared up a little. I can't relate at all to that situation, but I am a mother, and I just cannot imagine what that must have been like for them.
As adorable as the children are, I cannot watch this show without thinking of all the cameramen, crew, producers, etc. surrounding these supposedly "family" moments. With the professional cameras installed in their home and the overt product placement, I am reminded of the movie "The Truman Show" more and more.
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