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Who Wins the Battle of the Big Families?

TLC has cornered the market when it comes to big families. They've got the sassy and sweet Gosselins and the calm and collected Duggars. While Jon and Kate are raising eight, Jim Bob and Michelle are expecting their 18th lil bundle of love. The two shows are very different, which one do you prefer?

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lovely2190 lovely2190 8 years
jon and kate plus 8!!!!!
koby2008 koby2008 8 years
J&K+8 Is way better. The Duggars are like a cult The mom just pops out a kid and then hands it down to one of the older siblings to take care of it. The Duggars do not seem to even try and have one on one time with there kids like J&K do. I think that the Duggars are very creepy and should be taken of T.v
xojennifer xojennifer 8 years
aaand that shouldve been "their" of course. Plus, Jon and Kate plus 8 is my all time favorite show, so I couldnt care less about any other family trying to get the same kind of attention when they dont deserve it. Theres really nothing special about the Duggars. How many families with that many kids were there years ago? And anyone who would want such a big family could achieve it. However, sextuplets and twins? and the cutest kids in the world at that! And the most absolutly loveable couple out there... yeah thats what I thought :)
xojennifer xojennifer 8 years
I watched the Duggars a few times.. theyre traveling episode and whatever else episodes. I cant stand them, they seem a little creepy and I dont like the way they do things. They seem more like a cult or something. And theyre boring. And creepy, once again!
tiffanysu tiffanysu 8 years
Jon and Kate plus 8!!!
ladyr ladyr 8 years
The Duggars creep me out too. They seem to have a pretty distorted view of things, and very little personality. I would rather watch Jon and Kate. Kate can be crazy at times, and I'm sure her personality would make me nuts if I was around her all the time, but she seems to work very hard to make sure that her children are not neglected in such a large family. She and Jon treat their children as individuals, and encourage them to pursue their own interests. I don't like how she talks to her husband sometimes, but he doesn't seem to notice, sooooo... I don't know. I kinda don't like how they let their kids watch the show. As they get older, I could see how that might mess up their self-image a bit.
christie christie 8 years
The Duggars creep me out!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It doesn't seem fair to me to have that many children because some are neglected parental attention. My parents had four of us and that happened. Jon and Kate I'll watch, but sometimes even Kate seems too pissy...but I guess I would be too with that many kiddos.
ktdid214 ktdid214 8 years
to wadewifey: they can afford 18 children, they are not in debt, they are frugal, and they own several commercial spaces that they rent out. i am not a big fan of the duggar's because of the basic child slavery, but i watch anyway. GO J&K + 8!!!!
MissSushi MissSushi 8 years
I wont watch the duggers. I dislike how the older children are forced to take care of the younger. Ive said it before, but I was in the same situation, on a small scale. I had to raise my 3 younger sisters, and i lost out on SO many things. I had no childhood. It bothers me to watch that lady pop out more and more children, putting more burdens on the older ones. Im pretty tolerant when it comes to big families, but I really think its a bit excessive when there are more then 6 children. Not to mention, all of those children are repeatedly taking YEARS off of her life. That being said, I absolutely despise how Kate treats Jon. She is a waspish woman and drives me nuts with the things she says and does to him.
LilaBo LilaBo 8 years
to me, there is something really wrong with people who intentionally breed an entire commun. i think with a family that large, children miss out on what "family" truly is.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I tried to watch the Duggars but something about them is so monotone, creepy vanilla, robotic and strange, and its not the moms hair!! When they were in central park and the dad called out to the mom "theres the mom of the world" I turned it off! I prefer the gosselins, they are more natural, organic and real.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
Duggar's do seem creepy even though i know nothing about them they just look like crazed religious freaks who don't use BC Jon and Kate just had luck with multiples a couple times...they didn't set out to have an astronomical number of children, they just needed a little help with fertility. and frankly, they're doing such a good job raising well-behaved but cool kids
jessie jessie 8 years
well.......anyone else's lives are usually a bit more interesting then mine...especially if they put them on t.v...:)...for some reason jon and kate plus 8..just bug me..can't tell you why really.....i enjoy watching the duggers when i do get to watch. all in all...its all about the $$$ not about the what, when and how
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
I haven't watched the Duggar show, but I have read about them, and they creep me out. Jon and Kate have a good perspective on parenting; they are funny, their kids are adorable and well-behaved, and they knew when to stop.
backfat backfat 8 years
Duggars creep me out. I love Jon and Kate.
cuteshoez cuteshoez 8 years
I have Tivo'd other big family reality shows and quickly deleted those season passes because nothing compares to the entertainment value of Kate barking at Jon.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I don't watch either on a regular basis but I feel like the Duggar's have put their older children into slavery :-(
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
I've only seen a little bit of the duggars and it was okay but I'd much rather watch the gosselins. I could literally watch them all day. and I have marathons. they're just so cute!
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
def the gosselins. the duggar's are freaks. seriously, there's something wrong with them. there's no mention of anything other than the "next" baby for those parents, it's like they like both have a baby having addiction.
Ericka Ericka 8 years
I tried watching the Duggars, but they were SO boring. Plus I hated that it seemed like the girls were additional "Mom"s. They did everything while the boys did nothing. The mom didn't seem to do a whole lot either in comparison. Maybe because she's been knocked up her entire life. They are just creepy for some reason.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
aaden of course, lol greggie
PinkUnicorn PinkUnicorn 8 years
I definitely with Greggie and Mommy of Three that there needs to be a 'neither' option!
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I meant there's no "neither" option. I have no intention of watching either show, I'd just choose the Duggars if forced.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
There's no "either" option. However, if I had to choose, I'd watch the Duggars every day of the week and twice on Sundays.
TwistandShout TwistandShout 8 years
I don't like either show, but at least Jon and Kate's kids aren't practically clones who are relied on to watch the younger children.
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