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Named for lurid serialized stories (so like today's reality TV) that sold for a penny a copy in Victorian Britain, former National Spelling Bee finalist and multiple Science Fair award winner PennyDreadful has been mercilessly skewering reality TV since 2011, and cites MST3K as inspiration. Follow PennyDreadful on Twitter at @kcvinweho.
  • thisbuggs4u

    Meri is the one that introduced Koduche to Robyn…

  • TN Gal

    I wonder if Meri was as passive aggressive and unhappy as she is now, before Robin came into the picture. I mean, I know Kodi is an idiot, but does he not see how unhappy and miserable she seems. She’s going to end up a bitter old, lonely woman if she’s not careful.

  • TN Gal

    So if a man marries a bunch of wives to gain a celestial kingdom, and then kills over before any of the wives die, and the wives get sealed to other men, which man do they spend the afterlife with? Do they split time between the two, or does it depend on who dies next….new hubby or the wife? See, a stupid reality show with a bunch of nit-wits (except Jenelle), should not make me think about that crap. It’s like that segment on The Soup where the woman explains how some FLDS woman was her own mother-in-law. I’m going to have a drink now. I’ve devoted way too much thought to this.

  • Eye Dios Mio

    You know, Meri makes me sad. It is so obvious she hates this polygamy thing. Why would she even agree to it in the first place? Yeah sure, she’s probably an insufferable hag but I think it’s only worsened because she’s agreed to this stupid arrangement because of whatever the heck kind of crap she is believing in.

    Sorry I hate to disrespect anyone’s religious beliefs, but at this point you have women so completely subjugated it’s beyond belief. And this show is a really good example of how completely inefficient and bogus this set up. DO what you want, but only if you want it and not under threat of hell or anything else. I am sure polyamory works, but there has to be willing participants, not emotional captives for it to be an effective arrangement.

    Oh this soapbox here? I’m done with it. Anyone need it?

  • Merry

    The appearance of Brett explains everything! That’s why Kody is a polygamist, so he can say, “honey, I’m going to visit one of the other wives,” and sneak away to meet up with his “best friend” for some “wrestling.” If any wife asks he can say he was with one of the others, and they all pretty much hate each other so they’d probably never talk enough to realize he was lying. It’s the perfect cover for a closet case!

  • Lisa

    sorry, I meant that he says he lives by the Bible as a whole. I remember him saying that since King Solomon in the Bible had multiple wives, he can too.

  • Lizbot

    But they refer to themselves as Christians, so I think that’s where the confusion comes in. They do believe in the Old/New Testament from what I understand, but they believe the BOM to be the newest revelation that supercedes the former.

  • Lizbot

    So…isn’t that kinda like committing adultery then?

  • Nelliebelle1197

    I take issue with this comment, PennyS.

    “Kody seems surprised by that, probably because it’s mostly Brett in his head.”

    I am pretty damn sure Kody only has cotton candy and air-popped pop corn in his head.

  • Nelliebelle1197

    Mormons are not Christians and as MB says, their scriptures are different from those of Christians.

  • Nelliebelle1197

    Widows who remarry are only the wives of the second husband while on earth. Seriously.

  • Aunt Dorsey

    Is “playing church” the new version of “playing doctor”?

  • Lizbot

    But wouldn’t that suck for the dead husbands of widows, though? There they are, sitting pateintly up in heaven, waiting for their eternal, supposedly loyal wives to join them, only to discover that their wives have ditched them for new nondead husbands in the meanwhile? Or do wives get to have multiple husbands in heaven, just not on earth?

  • nettaboo

    From what I’ve read they apply to have their temple sealing cancelled. A bishop has to approve it and if I understand it right, you get legally divorced first then, find a new man to marry and then after some paperwork can be unsealed from your first husband and sealed to the new one. I don’t think women can be unsealed unless they find a new husband.

  • Mummy Butterfly

    When has Kody said he lives by the New Testament? I’ve always heard him speak of the Book of Mormon. Mormons (of ALL types) hold the Book of Mormon in higher regard than the Old/New Testament Bible that we commonly think of.

  • Lisa

    the whole show is bogus. It clearly says in the New Testament of the Bible, (which Kody says he lives by), that the elders of the Church must be the husband of ONE WIFE. Kody says they have Church in each others houses, so therefore he is the elder of that Church.

  • TN Gal

    See, I was confused about that as well. Granted, I’ve never been married and I currently reside in sin, but I thought all marriage vows were for eternity. Or until someone finally gives up and dies or gets pushed down the stairs.

  • Lizbot

    Sorry, I couldn’t get past this statement without commenting: In interview, Kody points out that polygamists don’t actually renew their vows, because their vows are eternal and marriages are a spiritual union.

    If their vows are so eternal, how come FLDS are allowed to divorce and remarry or remarry after the deaths of their spouses? And why am I looking for logic here? Never mind….

  • sagittariuskim

    Actually scratch that 2nd question I forgot who I was talking about. I don’t think they know what thinking is.

  • sagittariuskim

    So in their afterlife, kingdom, or whatever the crap it is, will they get separate houses? Do you think they ever wondered how afterlife will be when they can’t stand each other now?

  • Chicken Lips

    You LIE! The show LIES! Everybody LIES! Clearly Meri is the first person to ever have an only child go away to college and leave! Don’t be hatin’ on her for wanting to just hole up in her house and work on her projects – she’s in uncharted territory here – no one has ever had an only child go off to college! Or maybe no one has ever survived and that’s why Meri is so hysterical – she wants to be with this family for eternity but she never thought her eternity would get here so quick!

    Seriously – shut up, Meri.

  • tv junkie

    Meri is so exhausting. Every time she opens her mouth I want to reach thru the TV and slap the crap out of her. No wonder the other wives can’t stand her. She is such a condescending psycho.