Wednesday, June 24, 2009

One question.

Who in Wotan's name are this "Jon & Kate" I see referenced in hyperlinks at AOL.com or CNN?

I don't want to click on one to find out, for fear my brain will be sucked out my ear, but are they a country music act, or a TeeWee show like "Donny & Marie" or "Sonny & Cher" or "Hardcastle & McCormick", or what?

29 comments:

Top of the Chain said...

They're a train wreck, There is gonna be a spinoff show called Jon & Kate seperate, how are they gonna share the eight?

Tam said...

Eight what?

Tam said...

Wait, don't tell me, let me guess: They have eight kids.

America has decided Ozzy Osbourne's domestic life is too dull and is getting its vicarious ya-yas from watching a couple with a whole litter.

Calgon, take me away.

Robb Allen said...

Yup. Eight crotch droppings. One set of twins and an litter of sextuplets. My better half used to love watching the show, but it got weird - even she could tell something was awry.

Their entire marriage was based on the fact that her uterus was treated like a clown car. When the ratings started to drop, so did their interest in continuing the sham.

West, By God said...

I had no idea either until my 11-year-old niece insisted that we watch the "breakup" show the other night.

I hate the TV even more than I did before.

og said...

This is why I stick to Food network, Discovery, and the Hitlery channel.

Top of the Chain said...

I don't watch that particular piece of dog mess. I can't help it hearing about the show from my buddy's g/f. Reality TV, I shudder every time I hear the time.

atlharp said...

It's show about two parent who chain their eight kids in a basement and feed them through in a dog dish. The show is canceled now since one of the kids urinated on a camera.

For the record, this is why I have a an extensive DVD collection. Currently playing- Usual Suspects!

KAISER SOZE!!

JD said...

I was going to go with it is a TV show like Dumb and Dumber. . .

the pawnbroker said...

if donny and marie had birthed their respective broods together, or if sonny & cher had a whole slew of pathetic, confused chastitys, then you would have a glimpse into the future of this litter of future child-star trainwrecks. i can see the lineup of squinty-eyed mugshots now...

these "parents" need the hell beat out of them for using innocent real live children as props in their grab for cash and five minutes of "fame".

and the *millions* of sick voyeurs who tune in and make it all possible could stand a few kicks in the head too.

jtc

theirritablearchitect said...

jtc,

At least the gravy train has come to a screeching halt for those two.

Anonymous said...

Momma allers said that proper child raising wuz, ya kept the kid in a barrel, feeding it through the bung hole. At age 18, ya hammer in the bung.

Apparently a lot of today's Teewee watchers and WalMart shoppers are escapees from this system...

Art

Anonymous said...

I overhear the 4 cubes nearby going over every detail. Tried to tell one of them that even (especially?) "reality" TV is scripted but she wouldn't listen to me. Let's make Gitmo detainees watch this drivel - now that's punishment! Larry Weeks

Anonymous said...

Seinfeld once had a show where Jerry claimed to not watch Melrose Place.This story sounds a lot like it.

OA said...

"Tried to tell one of them that even (especially?) "reality" TV is scripted but she wouldn't listen to me."

Point out to her that at the end of reality shows there are writers credited.

Tam said...

"Seinfeld once had a show where Jerry claimed to not watch Melrose Place."

I saw an episode of Seinfeld once. They were lost in a parking garage.

I also saw most of the one with the Soup Nazi.

Scooter said...

Fight the urge, with all the power you possess, to have any contact with the "show" or the "people" on the "show" or indeed, your brain will quickly become something akin to pudding and you will find yourself singing the theme from the "Free Credit Report Dot Com" commercials at 3 AM while drinking boxed wine and walking in circles wearing only one shoe.

CastoCreations said...

I've never seen it and yet I seem to know plenty about it. I think it must have seeped into my unconsciousness.

Kate is a witch and Jon is a pansy who has finally "discovered" his balls. Apparently. I think they're both pretty much dysfunctional losers who have put those 8 kids through abnormality and it's going to affect them for the rest of their lives.

But their mansion has been paid for so it's worth it. /sarc

Cossack in a Kilt said...

I saw a few seconds of it once and my reaction was straight out of the Army-McCarthy hearings.

"Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?"

the pawnbroker said...

theirritablearchitect: "At least the gravy train has come to a screeching halt for those two."

hardly. supposedly their "breakup" show the other night had the highest viewership *ever* for any "reality" show. sadly for those young'uns, that was probably scripted too, along with the "separate but equal" episodes they've got planned.

says quite a lot about our electorate, yes?

jtc

Anonymous said...

Fear, now it's Hardcastle & McCormick. Please stop this now, I don't have time to watch all the TV you are evoking.

Russ

ps word verification: traphook

Top of the Chain said...

Whatever happened to good old gratuitous sex and glamorous violence on TV? I want Archie Bunker and the A-Team. Looney Tunes and Woody Woodpecker. Is that so much to ask?

Shane said...

Some local radio types have been calling for TLC to change the network name to TFC - The Freak Channel. Unfortunately, this isn't their only circus sideshow.

the pawnbroker said...

"I saw an episode of Seinfeld once..."

if you were only gonna watch one episode, it shoulda been "the contest".

yeah, i know...boobtoob poison for babyboomers; no worse than an afternoon lost in wikiwander though, i guess.

plus "no innocent children were warped or abused in the filming of this show".

jtc

Alex said...

Couldn't tell you. I haven't had cable TV since 2005. Haven't missed it a bit, either.

Ed Foster said...

OMG! I never saw Melrose place either! Does that make me.....different? Or Partridge Family, or Brady Bunch, or any series since, if you don't count some Law and Order, JAG, and NCIS (I want to be Cote De Pablo's bitch).

I did have a girlfriend once who insisted we stop doing the Boy and Girl thing on Thursday nights between 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. so she could watch Falconcrest. Does that count?

Gewehr98 said...

For some stupid reason I was discussing this with Mrs. G-98 last evening. This is the person who normally takes the side of the fairer sex, and I'll be darned if this didn't come out of her mouth:

"Good! It's about time that damned obsessive-compulsive bitch got what she deserved. Maybe now she'll get a real job now vs. exploiting her 8 little crotchfruit..."

Word.

theirritablearchitect said...

jtc,

The lawyers have all been circling the cannibal pot for years, I can guarantee. They'll get most of it in the end.

Jeff the Baptist said...

"I think they're both pretty much dysfunctional losers who have put those 8 kids through abnormality."

While I am not a fan of the show or either of them, how do you propose to have a "normal" life with sextuplets? At that point your family is far enough outside of any definition of normal that you ain't getting back.

And I really doubt the show is circling the drain. They're the "white ford bronco" of Summer 2009.