Hola Trashtalkers!! I am SO sorry for the late post! I feel like I come from the land of ice and snow…. Boston. But WOW. So much happened this week- Janelle is still upset with Meri, the anthropology students stay with the Browns, Madison wants to join the Mormon church and the boys are slapping each other at the movie theater. Also, did you guys hear that Kody divorced Meri to officially marry Robyn? Something about custody… or Robyn being his obvious fave? So now the only wife that is technically divorce free is Christine.
I thought this was a great episode so let’s get right into the recap. I love these anthropologists!! The girl has some serious chompers on her and the guy dresses like he works in the UNLV bookstore. The Browns love the idea of people studying their family; it was extremely vain and entertaining. Kody stands in front of the family and tries to recite the Wiki definition of “anthropology” he read 15 minutes prior while explaining the family’s guests and their study.
Same same but different.
Kody and his Bustettes seem very nervous about letting in complete strangers but interested in the praise and approval of these students for the way they live their lives. Except Janelle, she is all fisticuffs before they even say anything negative. Robyn says that she is nervous they are letting these students in “to tell the world who we are”. I would be way more worried about what all the Judger McJudgestein’s on the Internet say about your family and CHILDREN then what two students from the local university have to say about an obviously unconventional relationship between consensual adults.
Nice denim. Aren’t you warm in Vegas?
When the students arrive, they are greeted by Kody and immediately notice that he loves to be the center of attention and loves his long hair. A total showboat and enjoys his “long hair and nice clothing”. He is basically Bill Paxton from Club Dread.
They all eat brunch together and the students attempt to build some rapport with the family. Immediately they judge the Brown’s ability to give all the kids the attention they need in such a large group. I remember Christine’s mother noticing the same problem- these kids need supervision. They have nice talks about private property and the rise of monogamy in our culture. These students seem to have some commitment and family issues of their own.
Study Truely! She is the best!
The whole family play some “yard games”, barbecue and pull a prank on the students during dinner. I really think this was the first time I was laughing ALONG with the Brown clan. Each of Kody’s Bustettes offered him a bite of their dinner while he was in mid conversation with his kids and the students. Kody is in heaven with all the attention from the wives and holding his mouth open like a baby bird. The kids even start feeding Kody and I have to admit it is pretty funny. When it gets the the after dinner S’mores, the joke is dead. When the wives let the students in on the prank, they don’t even laugh- just dead pan yea, that was quite odd… LOL! They’re so lame.
At the after party in the kitchen, the students talk about society’s trend toward living together while not married and waiting to have children while Robyn freaks out. Isn’t she divorced? I think their kids might know more than their parents think they know. Also Kody admits that he is trying to make up for all the less children being born per capita with his four families. Thanks Kody.
Sunday the Browns have family church time with the students. On one hand, it gave me the heebie jeebies watching Kody lead the clan in the service a la Charles Manson style. I think it is hard to have diversity of opinion with such a single leader like Kody. On the other, I really like that some of the older kids are allowed to opt-out.. That would NEVER happen at the Duggars. Especially Madison, she’s like whatevs I want to be mainstream Mormon. Prob her first step to becoming a Satan worshiping troll but probably not — so good for her. Spread your wings and fly gURL.
Then the Browns go on their quarterly trip to the movie theater! Kody has no idea how many kids or adults are present, and doesn’t seem to understand the ticket purchasing process. You could have purchased these online and saved a lot of time and frustration Kody! I wonder what movie they went to see… After spending almost $200 on tickets, they still buy a ton of popcorn and candy! I loved that. They don’t sit together and I don’t care. I wish they told us what movie they saw in the theater. Truely is like movies are bullshit, so I think they probably saw something really bad like Mall Cop.
OK, finally, the SLAP (aren’t those promos for the new NBC show ridiculous?) First of all, don’t boys hit each other? Are you telling me these wrestle loving boys are slapping each other over the front seat? There were too many Kias and large ladies for the film crew to make it over to the scene of the fight in time to catch anything on camera. Even the parking lot Security Guard beat Kody and the cameras to the incident!
So Kody threatens Garrison and Gabriel lives before they drive home. When recanting the fight, Kody seems like he’s on Garrison’s side while Janelle seems like she wants to believe Gabriel’s story. Kody’s Bustettes are SO embarrassed the students saw the boys behaving so badly. We never get to the bottom of THE SLAP- what happened between the boys seems open to interpretation. Which I think is the same premise of the new NBC show. Who knows when it comes to slapping people.
Also, did you guys catch the hour special on Robyn? That was really weird. As if the other women weren’t jealous enough, they give Robyn an entire hour to victim it up as the last and most hated wife (until #5 comes along..) And I reallllly want Kody to go on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice! Who is with me?? His charity would have to be him I guess, or Sister Wives Closet? What did you guys think about this weeks episode?