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Wee TV: What Do You Love Most About Jon and Kate Plus 8?

Last night's episode of Jon and Kate Plus 8 wasn't all about the twins and sextuplets, it focused on Jon and Kate. And, while there weren't any scenes of kids impersonating animals or eating modeling clay, the couple proved just as interesting. Before they became parents, the mom and dad now beloved for their bickering, banter, and ability to make raising eight children look doable, were a couple of lovebirds.

The home video footage they shared revealed a smitten Kate staring at a starry eyed Jon. There were snippets of their engagement, wedding and honeymoon in Disney World. At 22 and 24, the carefree newlyweds who met at a picnic just after Kate finished nursing school and Jon returned from backpacking though Europe, never suspected they would eventually be elbows deep in diapers and driving a family van. Five years later, they were the parents of eight. And, now as they manage their growing brood, though the affectionate glances may be fewer and further between, they are still there. The thing I love about Jon and Kate is that they are real.

What do you like most about the Gosselins?

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Tonnie Tonnie 8 years
Absolutely nothing. I've never seen a bigger bunch of whiners, complainers, and fakes. And that Mady has some serious issues. Sickening. Doesn't even rate a one on a 1-10 scale.
clew001 clew001 8 years
i love this show! i am absolutely addicted. I followed their story from the beginning and i am still hooked. all though i think all the kids are freakishly cute...i have to say that leah is my favorite...she is just too cute for words!
redtigerlily8 redtigerlily8 9 years
I watch this show with my mother-in-law and we absolutely love them all. I have to say that my favorite things are: 1) It's about as real as I've ever seen "reality" TV, and I love that Jon & Kate will admit that they want this to be as honest as possible, and yeah, they aren't perfect either. 2) Jon is HILARIOUS
starbright14 starbright14 9 years
I love them and I love the show because they are so real. I HATE it when people say Kate is a nag and is snappy - I think, in her shoes, most of us would act the same way. With 8 children who need near-constant attention, I have no idea how they are able to give their children so many neat experiences and fun family activities. I love the show, and think they are amazing parents!!
Happsmjc Happsmjc 9 years
I do do do love this show and family--its just amazing! I love all the kids, but Aden and the boys are my favorite--when they speak my heart melts! However, even though they talked about it in the episode Kate does speak so meanly to Jon! I also know moms from where she's from and they say she's rude and expects things to be handed to her--I think she does the best that she can raising 8 kids but that's what i've heard!
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I love this show, like many has said, because they are so real. We see when they get mad at each other, when their happy and sad. Kate is like Wonderwoman, she does everything plus more for those kids. Jon is so funny and laid back, you can tell he LOVES his kids and his wife. I love the children, they are so well behaved! They honestly make it seem easy having 8kids but the secret is they way the raise them. They are not perfect but damn near IMO! They even have time to go to church on Sundays!! C'mon, I dont have any kids and at times, Im too tired to make an appearance!. Alexis is my favorite (though I like them all) she is always smiling and having fun! Im just hooked on the show, I just love Jon and Kates values, ethics and how they raise their family. I really cant find anything negative about them.
sfprgirl sfprgirl 9 years
I love the show for the honesty that they bring into everything. That Jon and Kate argue; that the kids cry and scream; the precious moments when you see so much love.... I love it all.
lacey72 lacey72 9 years
I love this show! I'm also really excited about Baby Borrowers- it looks really questionable but I want to watch it myself before making any judgements.
smileyface smileyface 9 years
I LOOOOVE this show. I think that my favorite part is watching the little kids grow and seeing how their personalities develop and everything. They are just so adorable and such a cute family. I love Jon and Kate too. It was crazy to hear that between the ages of 23 and 27 he had 8 kids! I hope they continue to film the show for years to come. Although it would probably start to get annoying, I would love to see the kids continue to grow!
mcpro26 mcpro26 9 years
I just started watching the show about one month ago and I cannot get enough! I do not know what it is about the show but I love it! I love Kate's OCD she seems so real and she is not afraid to say what she feels! The kids are so cute, the only one that gets me is Mady! I think one day kate or jon is going to say what they really feel about her outburst and put her in her place.
snarkypants snarkypants 9 years
i hate everything about that show
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I really enjoyed this episode. They were so cute together and seemed so happy and in love. You can tell they love each other now it's just their life is really hectic and they argue alot :)
redheadkimie redheadkimie 9 years
I love the show! I love how they don't care what others think they are doing whats best for their kids, who by the way are adorable. I would go to the deep end if I was her. I admire them for sticking together and doing the best they can.
ang1885 ang1885 9 years
I like watching how even though life for them has changed they're still the same. Did anyone else see Kate ask if the camera was on like five times and Jon finally had to tell her to look at the red light? I was like they've always been that way to each other, it just got louder with the eight kids.
uptown_girl uptown_girl 9 years
I like it that they seem to be honest & at the end of the day there isn't hard feelings. They just love each other & their kids. The first episode I ever watched was when she was picking out the new beds. I was like, "She's insane! They're just freakin beds!" But now I get it, because she is really OCD about that stuff! The kids are just the cutest things ever, both the big girls & the little kids.
bluebird bluebird 9 years
I love the fact that it is not ME with eight kids, and that I am watching someone else try to cope with a wonderful yet extremely stressful burden!
radmama27 radmama27 9 years
I love everything about them. I do see that they are so in love, and they are a very strong couple
jem2 jem2 9 years
i love the fact they are so real. i have to laugh when i watch it!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Nothing. I don't like the show at all.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
I liked the videos of them in Disney on their honeymoon, she looked so pretty with her long blonde hair. Very interesting episode, i couldn't believe they were soo young. John was just turning 27 with 8 kids! I remember the 1 hour specials, and I was like I want more! Cara is a cutie, I love rebel Alexis, adorable Aaden with his glasses, Joel the baby, Mady the drama queen, pretty little Leah, Hannah so well-behaved, and big Collin! Such a cute show!!!
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
i just love this family!!! they are so fun to watch and for as many kids as they have i really think they have it all together!!!! i would be terrified if i found out i was expecting 6 babies....not only becuz thats alot of babies but becuz of the health risks involved. the little girl Alexis is my favorite she is such a sweetie!
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
I agree the fact that they are just being themselves keeps me coming back for more. I have to watch the show from last night yet - but now I can't wait. I also love to see the kids and the little comments they come off with!
citizenkane citizenkane 9 years
I love this show so much! My favorite thing is how OCD Kate is about everything.
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