Jon and Kate Plus 8

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 6 : Ep 2

    Inside Kate's World

    Aired 6/5/10

  • S 6 : Ep 1

    Sixth Birthday Surprise!

    Aired 6/5/10

  • S 5 : Ep 25

    Jon & Kate Plus 8 Bike

    Aired

  • S 5 : Ep 24

    It's a Crazy Life, But It's Our Life

    Aired 11/23/09

  • S 5 : Ep 23

    Never Before Seen

    Aired 11/16/09

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kate Gosselin

    Herself

  • Aaden Gosselin

    Himself

  • Alexis Gosselin

    Herself

  • Joel Gosselin

    Himself

  • Cara Gosselin

    Herself

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  • Jon and Kate Plus 8 revamped to Kate Plus 8 after the couple's highly publicized divorce left Jon completely uninvolved in the production of the show. From then on, the focus shifted to Kate Gosselin as a single mother. This was, of course, five years after the Gosselins burst onto the scene as one of the few American couples to have eight children over the span of two pregnancies. As the world now knows, the show was created in the first place because Jon and Kate Gosselin were a typical married couple that only planned on having about three kids at the most, but fate had a much bigger plan for them. After giving birth to twin girls named Madelyn and Cara in 2000, a set of sextuplets arrived in 2004 - Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel. This was originally a 2 hour special on Discovery Health Channel, but TLC offered Jon and Kate a deal for a weekly reality series, and now, even without Jon's regular participation, the show will continue to document the lives of Kate and their eight children as they grow and change in front of our eyes.moreless

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  • Quotes (137)

    • Jon: (about Kate) During the pregnancy [with the sextuplets], when I saw her body, oh my goodness. I had no idea. Kate: He almost threw up. Now? What now? I want to know now. Jon: She's deflated now. (Kate bursts out laughing)

    • Jon: (about the day they found out Kate was pregnant with seven babies) They said, like, A, B, C, D, E, F, G. I automatically thought of the girls - the twins - and I thought, how is this going to impact their life? Kate: "What have we done to them?" was one of the first things we said. Jon: Yes. "What have we done to them? This is going to ruin their life." All these bad thoughts came. Kate: I don't even know that words can describe that horrible day. It was so horrible. I wanted nothing more than to be pregnant, and here I am, pregnant with seven, and scared to death.

    • Jon: (about Kate) She used to have long, beautiful blonde, long, curly hair. Kate: Mm-hmm. Jon: And then she had twins, and it got shorter. And then...it changed color. I was like, hmm...and she's like, "You should have checked the roots before you married me!" and I was like, "Yeah, I should have, shouldn't I?" Kate: Would you have still married me? Jon: Of course. Kate: That's the right answer. What's the true answer? Jon: The true answer is that I only like blondes. (they laugh) I'm honest!

    • Kate: (waking babies up from their nap) Hi sweetie...oh, Alexis Faith! Oh, my Lord to be! Oh, my child...my daughter needs a bath. Emergency! I have never had this happen to me. in my lifetime. Oh, my darling. Okay, nobody touch her. I'm going to get the bath water. This is so horrible, I can't...oh! Oh! Let us get a glimpse of this, shall we? (holds Alexis up for the camera) Mady: When Mommy was gonna pick Alexis up, she saw, um, Alexis's shorts were pooped, her shirt was pooped, and her, um, back was pooped. So yucky. Cara: So yucky, I could throw up. (takes a big bite of lunch)

    • Kate: (about her husband) I feel like my way is the right way, and he'll say that a lot of times to me: "Your way is not the only way", so we do butt heads a lot, and yet somehow, we're a very good team. I should just bite my tongue and just let him do it [his way]. He always gets it done.

    • Kate: This whole thing started, of course, when I wanted the third child I always wanted. Jon was happy with two. That was the debate we always had - two or three. Two or three. But I just wanted that third one. Yeah. I bought one, got five free.

    • Jon: (about life before his sextuplets were born) Life was great. I miss the family of four. Kate: Yeah. Jon: And then... Kate: Go ahead and tell them. Jon: Someone wanted to have "just one more." So I was like, "No, no, no, no. You know, I'm happy with the twins. Everything's perfect. The whole world is designed for four people." But anytime anyone decides to go ahead with infertility [treatments], you should expect two or three.

    • Kate: (about the twins getting American Girl dolls for their birthday) Oh, when they opened their girls...just to see their faces. Their faces lit up so beautiful. They had really wanted those girls, and with eight kids in our family, they don't always get everything they want anymore, and not that they have to have everything they want, but it was just so neat to see them get something that they really, really wanted and really appreciated. And it just made me happy. And I was sad because it was...they're six. Where has time gone? And it's a lot of strange guilt, I guess you could call it, because I feel like the girls get more opportunities than the two-year-olds. In the back of my mind the whole day was the fact that...will I ever get my three little girls here? We'll just have to work through those as we go. I'd love to take the little girls back there someday and let them have that same fun. It's just exciting to see [Mady and Cara's] dreams come true, and they're good little girls, even though they're grouchy sometimes.

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    Notes (18)

    • In the family, Cara and Madelyn are the twins, while Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel, and Leah are the sextuplets.

    • Kate and Beth go to IKEA to get the new furniture.

    • According to the Gosselins' official website, this is Jon's all-time favorite episode.

    • This episode ran for 60 minutes, instead of the standard, 30 minutes.

    • This episode ran for 60 minutes, instead of the standard, 30 minutes.

    • Originally scheduled to right after Boys Day Out and then moved to June 29th before airing tonight.

    • This episode ran for 60 minutes, instead of the standard, 30 minutes.

    • Originally scheduled to air on June 30th.

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    Trivia (31)

    • In this TV special, Mady actually admitted that her favorite sextuplet was Leah, and Cara's favorite was Hannah. Immediately after that, both girls quickly said that they didn't have a favorite, and that they liked all six of them.

    • Cara and Mady both got American Girl dolls for their birthday. Mady named her doll Miranda, while Cara chose the name Hannah, after one of the sextuplets.

    • In this episode, we learn that Kate has the family on a tight budget...only $15 a person a week!

    • In this episode Kate refers to her calculator as her "little pink calculator".

    • In this episode, an older video clip of the twins, at age 4, is shown, in which they are giggling and talking. The producers have labeled them, however, incorrectly. The one on the left is Cara and the one on the right is Mady.

    • In this episode you learn that Mady is having problems in school, and since she started, has had a slight personality change.

    • In this episode we discover that the twins are entering grade 1.

    • A few years after this episode aired, Kate's brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Jodi Kreider, revealed that for this episode, the Gosselin kids were told that it was Christmas morning when it really wasn't. They did this to get the footage for the episode and capture the kids' natural reactions. Kevin and Jodi said that the kids were "upset and confused" when they were eventually told the truth.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Jon: You want know my fear? My fear is I lose all my hair and where the transplant is I've got these things growing out and, I look like this thing from Narnia. Narnia is a fictional land that featured fantastical and strange creatures. It was first introduced in C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series of books. The books have been made into two popular feature films, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian.

  • Fan Reviews (54)
  • waste of your tv time..

    By OPRaven61, May 27, 2014

  • TLC without the TLC instead we see pain

    By zuperduper, Oct 08, 2009

  • Loved in the beging.

    By gracielove, Nov 15, 2012

  • A good show at first, but I immediately sensed the impending doom.

    By Makeavelli269, Dec 18, 2009

  • This show was okay until they started exploiting the kids.

    By KingCAWisma, Jun 05, 2009

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