Kate Gosselin's Last Show Is Tonight and She Says You're Devastated


The final episode of Kate Plus 8 will air tonight at 9 p.m., and while most of us are probably experiencing a range of emotions from "disinterest" to "a vague sense of relief for the kids" over the news, Kate Gosselin is convinced we are devastated. Because, as she recently told Matt Lauer in a live interview on Today, we surely feel like we're "losing our favorite next-door neighbor."

Uh, no. But we'll get back to that particular insanity-nugget in a minute, because there are so many more crazy things that she said.

Kate was naturally asked about the advice given to her from her ex-husband Jon Gosselin, in which he said she should stop focusing on fame and money and turn her attentions to a regular lifestyle:

Reality TV is not a career. Get back to a normal life -- a simple life. (...) Obviously, there are families out there that have several kids -- people work normal jobs, and things work out. (...) I don’t have a farm on 24 acres and the kids seem to have a great time at my house.

Kate's response?

Jon may be accepting of mediocre for his kids. I want the best for my kids.

Heh. I love that an existence that doesn't include cameras shoved in their faces every second of the day is considered mediocre. Because reality TV has been such a positive influence on so many people, right? What better environment could you possibly choose for your children in order to give them the best shot at a well-adjusted life with the sorts of values that are likely to ensure their long-term happiness? Why, nothing! Except maybe, oh, ANY OTHER ENVIRONMENT YOU CAN IMAGINE, including RAISING THEM NAKED IN A CAVE SHACKLED TO A BATSHIT-STREAKED BOULDER.

Kate's claim is that since her role as a mother is to give her kids the best opportunities available to them, TV will continue to be their golden ticket. She went on to say that while she wants to find the "right" reality show, she's definitely more than willing to do another. Not only that, but she definitely wants to involve the kids, teasing that "I'm sure you will see my kids again at some point."

But I don't WANT to see your kids again, Kate. I want to forget about them entirely, because that's what will happen if you quit pimping them out on television. For the love, just let them go on to enjoy their mediocre childhoods in peace.

I'm hoping tonight's show will be the last we hear of Kate Gosselin, but I'm sure it won't be. I'm guessing we'll see something like
Kate Tries to Date! soon, or maybe she'll come up with an addiction in order to appear on Celebrity Rehab, or ... ugh. I guess as long as she stirs up some sort of reaction from people, whether good or bad, she'll continue to have a shot at TV fame.

Okay, so tell me—are you sad about "losing your favorite next-door neighbor"?

Image via TLC

kate gosselin, reality tv, television


To add a comment, please log in with

Use Your CafeMom Profile

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Comment As a Guest

Guest comments are moderated and will not appear immediately.

Spark... Sparklecoon

I'm waiting for the "Mommy Dearest" esque tell all from one of the little ones when they come of age.

bills... billsfan1104

I feel sorry for her. She is doing this all on her own. There was a time that I didnt, but I do now. SHe is trying to raise her kids and I can see why she doesnt accept mediocre for her kids. You sound bitter

tinyp... tinypossum

How in the world is it bitter to wish this fame whore would quit using her kids as a meal ticket?? This woman is pathetic and I feel sorry for her children. Lots and lots and lots of people raise large families without selling their childhoods to the highest bidder. Living a normal life is not "mediocre".

dirti... dirtiekittie

i don't like people putting words in my mouth, and certainly not this crazy gem!! she's gone all fame-crazy and thinks we all wanna be her neighbor when in fact most folks would move out. please. and i'm sorry, but my kids are fed, they have a roof over their head, two healthy parents that work - i'm sorry, but if that's mediocre then i'll take it! because, you know, having cameras in my face all the time catching me at my worst as i shuffle around chasing another 15 minutes is TOTALLY the best life for my kids. eye rolling

nonmember avatar lilly

She is an egomaniac. Jon was demonized because he went on to a younger girlfriend soon after they separated. If he hadn't dated so soon after, the masses would have sympathized with him more. He had a lot of valid points. The reality show tore their family apart. She was and is obsessed with fame. People forget how she used to unapologetically berate Jon in front of the whole country and, most damaging, in front of their own kids. Their children have issues which need to be addressed without the whole world knowing.

Esmeralda Friedman

oh PLEASE!! Kate makes my ass twitch in a not good way.

Having a normal life isnt mediocrity...its NORMAL!

Melis... Melissa042807

I used to like Kate, but over time her harpy side came out and now I can't stand to watch her show. She changed. Money brings out a person's true character. Every time.

Momma... MommaGreenhalge

Ew.  I have yet to watch a single episode of this train wreck, and I am so glad TLC is taking away the opportunity that I might be forced by my MIL to sit through one.  If she were my neightbor, I would move far far away. 

LoriA... LoriAnn87

I would not want to live next to her she is B**** and all she see in those kids eyes are dollar signs.

nonmember avatar GG

She wants the best for her kids. How much of that money did she save to put them through college, and how much of it did she spend on herself? How much money did she save for their educations before she just bought that new Audi, even knowing that her show had just been cancelled??

1-10 of 20 comments 12 Last