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17 Kids and Counting

Will You Watch the Duggar Show?

We know the Gosselin family has a loyal fan base and we think it's deservedly so. Daddy Jon and mama Kate make the most of their life with eight darling kiddos that light up the screen. From hectic grocery runs to chaotic birthday parties, the family somehow seems to manage it all with a bit of elbow grease and plenty of smiles.

Another large family, the Duggars from Arkansas, are planning on introducing their 19 member clan to the boob tube starting next week on the Discovery Health show "17 Kids and Counting." As child number 18 is set to arrive near New Year's Eve, the Duggar family keeps expanding and making headlines every time it does. Either way, I'm sure it will be fascinating to watch a crew that large operate as one.

I'll tune in for at least one episode. Will you?

Photo courtesy of Discovery Health

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JACKIEM JACKIEM 7 years
I LOVE JON AND KATE PLUS 8. BEST SHOW, HANDS DOWN. THE DUGGARS NEED TO GET THE HECK OUT! I CAN'T STAND THEM. ANYONE CAN HAVE 18 KIDS ITS NOT LIKE HAVE 6 KIDS AT ONCE LIKE J&K. THEY NEED TO GET THE HECK OUT ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THERE FREAKING NAMES THAT START WITH J LIKE JOHANNA OR JESSIAH OR WHAT THE HELL EVER. SHE NEEDS TO CLOSE HER LEGS AND GET THE FUCK OUT
JACKIEM JACKIEM 7 years
I LOVE JON AND KATE PLUS 8. BEST SHOW, HANDS DOWN. THE DUGGARS NEED TO GET THE HECK OUT! I CAN'T STAND THEM. ANYONE CAN HAVE 18 KIDS ITS NOT LIKE HAVE 6 KIDS AT ONCE LIKE J&K. THEY NEED TO GET THE HECK OUT ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THERE FREAKING NAMES THAT START WITH J LIKE JOHANNA OR JESSIAH OR WHAT THE HELL EVER. SHE NEEDS TO CLOSE HER LEGS AND GET THE FUCK OUT
koby2008 koby2008 7 years
OK No I will not watch this show once was enough.This family Just needs to quit having kids and one way is to stop having SEX!!! I mean come on God did not put us on this earth just to have kids all are life. And I think its bull shit that they force the older Kids to take care of the younger ones, that's not what there for.Let them be Kids them self. They make the rest of us Christians look like thats all we do is have sex.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
Ah, ok. I always thought they'd artfully avoided the question to maintain privacy.
BlairBear BlairBear 7 years
I said no because I don't like the way this family works, I agree with everyone else about the older ones taking care of the younger ones; that bugs me. We like to have special on on one time with each of our kids and if we didn't have that, we would feel like we're neglecting them. Our likfe can get a little crazy at times and we need that time to reconnect with our kids. Also, Jon and Kate had Intrauterine Insemination(IUI). Kate said it I think on one of the question and answer episodes.
BlairBear BlairBear 7 years
I said no because I don't like the way this family works, I agree with everyone else about the older ones taking care of the younger ones; that bugs me. We like to have special on on one time with each of our kids and if we didn't have that, we would feel like we're neglecting them. Our likfe can get a little crazy at times and we need that time to reconnect with our kids. Also, Jon and Kate had Intrauterine Insemination(IUI). Kate said it I think on one of the question and answer episodes.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
Fertility drugs are fertility treatments. I don't think anyone thought they conceived all the kids without any help at all.
sweetiee sweetiee 7 years
J&K did say on their show that the 6 were conceived with fertility treatments. Twins were also. I do appreciate that the Duggars don't beg for money, but I do think it is ridiculous to bring that many children into the world. Having that many siblings is not normal in this day and age. Also, I can't stand Michelle's voice. She needs a voice coach. Soon they will run out of kid names that start with J.
sweetiee sweetiee 7 years
J&K did say on their show that the 6 were conceived with fertility treatments. Twins were also. I do appreciate that the Duggars don't beg for money, but I do think it is ridiculous to bring that many children into the world. Having that many siblings is not normal in this day and age. Also, I can't stand Michelle's voice. She needs a voice coach. Soon they will run out of kid names that start with J.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
Jon and Kate have never said how they conceived 6, did they? I didn't think they revealed artificial insemination. It's entirely possible that she was put on hormones to stimulate egg release and they conceived through sex.
mom2ross mom2ross 7 years
Wow, and here I thought I'd be in the minority with my opinions. I agree, they are just too nice - in a creepy, religious, Stepford Family sort of way. You should not keep having more because you have older children to watch them. You should spend time individually with these children that "God let you have" instead of making more.Jon & Kate are more realistic for me, although artificial insemination has always bothered me. I'm not religious, but I've always felt that if nature didn't want you to have children, why argue? I will always think of the photo shopped inspirational poster someone emailed me a while back. Under a picture of the Duggar family it simply says "Vagina, it's not a clown car."
mom2ross mom2ross 7 years
Wow, and here I thought I'd be in the minority with my opinions. I agree, they are just too nice - in a creepy, religious, Stepford Family sort of way. You should not keep having more because you have older children to watch them. You should spend time individually with these children that "God let you have" instead of making more. Jon & Kate are more realistic for me, although artificial insemination has always bothered me. I'm not religious, but I've always felt that if nature didn't want you to have children, why argue? I will always think of the photo shopped inspirational poster someone emailed me a while back. Under a picture of the Duggar family it simply says "Vagina, it's not a clown car."
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
it really is boring....
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
it really is boring....
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I DONT like the duggers. Ive always been one for free speech, freedome and decisions, but i think nearly 20 kids is RIDICULOUS. I grew up raising my younger sisters, so i absolutely do not agree with how they pretty much force the older children to raise the younger. i missed out on so many opportunities, and while i did benifit from a more mature outlook younger, i had no childhood and no parental guidance. I watched one episode and will never watch again. Shes ruining her body having so many children, every new child is years off her life.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I DONT like the duggers. Ive always been one for free speech, freedome and decisions, but i think nearly 20 kids is RIDICULOUS. I grew up raising my younger sisters, so i absolutely do not agree with how they pretty much force the older children to raise the younger. i missed out on so many opportunities, and while i did benifit from a more mature outlook younger, i had no childhood and no parental guidance. I watched one episode and will never watch again. Shes ruining her body having so many children, every new child is years off her life.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
No. I do not mind the Gosselin family, I like them. However this Doggar family bothers me. I understand having a large family and older kids helping out, however I do not agree with having your older children parent the kiddies all day. Yes, they love their siblings however kids need to be kids and I feel that passing those responsibilities onto them is unfair. Besides, how do you fit one-on-one parent/chil bonding time in during the day when you have 17+ children...
jessie jessie 7 years
if i had cable and was flippin thru and came to i'd watch it.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
Actually this family had reality shows before Jon and Kate even had twins, much less sextuplets. They've had numerous specials on them for years. So if anyone's a copycat, it's Jon and Kate for cashing in on someone else's idea.
OhMyDragonflys OhMyDragonflys 7 years
Jon and Kate are so much better as far as the honesty goes. Besides, nobody likes a copy cat. These people make all Christians look like freaks. Harsh I know.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
Unless I had a dire financial need, I would absolutely not put my family on tv in a reality program. The last thing I'd want is a blog like this critiquing us.
ktdid214 ktdid214 7 years
Also to mamamuffin: J&K+8 do have boundaries. If they don't want something filmed, it isn't. If they don't want something aired, it isn't. The cameras aren't there all of the time. And anyway, if you had the same opportunities that they do, wouldn't you take advantage of it?
ktdid214 ktdid214 7 years
Also to mamamuffin:J&K+8 do have boundaries. If they don't want something filmed, it isn't. If they don't want something aired, it isn't. The cameras aren't there all of the time. And anyway, if you had the same opportunities that they do, wouldn't you take advantage of it?
ktdid214 ktdid214 7 years
To wadewifey: They can afford it, they pay off all of their bills at the end of each month, never carrying any debt. I will watch just to see, but I agree about overpopulation. I also hate the buddy system....as soon as she is done breast feeding, she hands off the newborn and basically never sees it again because they other kids are taking care of it. I also hate how all the kids names start with J...they said they didn't want anyone to feel left out by having a name that starts with a different letter. J&K+8 is totally different, and I agree about spending time with the kids, etc. They are more realistic than the Duggar's.
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