RedHandedJill

RedHandedJill is a pirate who loves to snark on awful reality TV.
  • Kelli3222

    Good luck! I fast forwarded a lot & through most of the kids. I just really wanted to hear Merri. Two hours was way too long for this BS!

  • RedHandedJill

    Oh man, I am struggling with this one. Not only is an extra long episode (Why?), it’s also 99% flashbacks and responses to flashbacks. I never used to watch the Tell Alls because I don’t think that they ever go into anything new that hasn’t been covered by the show already. I am primarily struggling with the format and how to make it 1000% less boring. I’m doing my best to get a recap for it out soon, so we will see if my strategy works.

  • Kelli3222

    Yes, I think I would have to agree with you. And you are correct, there’s no proof they ever met, well the man anyway, she need meet the girl who claimed to be his assistant, but if the catfish story is true, that’s who the culprit was? Idk, how do you pretend to be a man when you’re a woman? Oh, geez, I really don’t care anymore. haha

  • Chicken Lips

    I haven’t listened to all of the voicemails, though I’m sure they are really her. I think she was just a lonely woman and fell for whatever “he” was selling. I’m not saying whether that’s right or wrong – I’m in no position to judge how anyone lives their life.

    I guess my issue isn’t so much about “is it an affair, is it not an affair”, my issue is with the “him” that did this to her. I see it that he preyed on someone that was clearly vulnerable and is now trying to smear her. When this first broke, “he” had much more scandalous stuff out there, including a supposed “sex tape”. “He” was definitely trying to embarrass her beyond belief. I think what “he” wasn’t anticipating was her spinning it in such a way that made it look like she was afraid of what “he” would do to her and the family, outside of any “affair”. Once that happened, all the “sex tape” nonsense went away and the posts started taking on a different tone I felt, more of a “I love her, why would I do that to her – here’s proof of our love” rather than “I’m real, she fell in love with me, I have the sex tape to prove it!!”.

    Now, granted, I didn’t read absolutely everything, so there could have been something that I missed. It just doesn’t all pass the smell test for me. I don’t believe they ever met in real life – despite all the proof “he” claims to have, it never gets posted all with the teaser of “when the time is right”. There are pictures up now of Facetime (I’m guessing) with her in the main shot and “him” in the corner – that’s easily manipulable – I just did something similar for a doc at work and I’m no computer whiz.

    I do however believe that she talked to “him” and fell in love (or she thought she fell in love). Who knows, it might even really be a him… I do think it is fascinating though – the whole Catfish concept is mystifying to me. If only people could use the brain power they need to pull something like this off for good instead of evil, you know? I know that people suck (well, some people), but why do something like this for kicks? There are probably murders sitting in cellblock D somewhere watching all of this thinking, “Man, this is messed up!”

  • Kelli3222

    Absolutely can not wait for the Tell-All recap! I want to hear your take on that! 🙂

  • Kelli3222

    Absolutely can not wait for the Tell-All recap! I want to hear your take on that! 🙂

  • Kelli3222

    I got sucked into that damn blog, reading, listening. Idk, why would she say all the stuff on voicemails. Why was she in love with this guy? I mean, whether or not she was catfishes….does that matter? Fact is she fell in love with someone she met on the internet and hing out with this guys “assistant”. That would still be wrong….right?

  • Chicken Lips

    I’m not buying it at all either. I don’t believe anyone that claims to have all this proof but yet won’t share the proof. “He” needed to know exactly would be said on the show so “he” would know what to say “actually” happened.

    Who saves those voicemails? The text messages are all choppy and make now sense. If there was an actual relationship, there would be more than just “I want you, I need you, I love you” – there would be “hey, something crazy happened today…” in there – but there was precious little of that.

    I really feel bad for Meri – she was just too naive in what kind of bastards people can be in life. I watched the tell all and the story she told about what she thought they would be able to do – I don’t think she’s smart enough or tech savvy enough to have been able to make that up.

  • SaraKate

    What an utterly bizarre blog. I don’t buy what “he’s” selling, though.

  • Kelli3222

    Thank you! I want to read this!

  • notwithoutmyTV

    So Robyn is notbatmanyet? Twisted!

    The Interweb: victimizing the elderly, shut-ins, and polygamists since 1993.

  • Chicken Lips

    So this person’s blog is notbatmanyet.com. The post that talks about this episode is http://www.notbatmanyet.com/?p=2226. I haven’t read it all yet because it’s pretty verbose. Parts of it read like someone that is just making it up as they go along.

    If you look at the articles with the Meri tag, there are pictures and voicemails, purportedly of Meri or with Meri. When this first broke, there was a password protected area of the site that had “the sex tape”, and supposedly people did see it…yet no one leaked it on this thing called “the internet”? I don’t think I’m buying it. I haven’t looked at the pictures or listened to the voicemails.

    I really do think that Robyn is behind this in some way. She’s not that good of an actress and her reaction was completely different than Christine’s and Janelle’s. I think Kody’s reaction was surprise that any of the harem would even consider leaving, but because it was Meri he wasn’t all that perturbed by it.

  • Chicken Lips

    Hey! I miss Toddlers & Tiaras – such good times and when the moms would come it would be the best! The only that could be better would be if Robyn showed up here to spar with us!

    I think that Meri and Janelle will be OK if they were to leave. I don’t think Christine would be able to be on her own – she’s stuck there. But I don’t think she’ll leave ever. She seems to really believe in polygamy and even though Kody treats her like complete crap, I don’t think she can ever get out.

  • RedHandedJill

    Absolutely, I think you are totally correct. When I was editing the recap, I kept finding places where I switched verb tenses at random (my first write-through is very stream-of-consciousness, if anybody is curious about how that happens). I think it was because of the editing, and your explanation perfectly summarizes what happened. The other odd thing about that dinner scene was that they did not have a single Kody talking head until the last scene when he’s talking about how “confused” he is about Meri. I don’t have a good interpretation for why that is, but it stood out to me very strongly (since Kody has the most prominent talking heads in every other scene). If you want to drop the link to where you found the catfishing stuff, I would totally not be mad 🙂

  • Chicken Lips

    The reason why Robyn is unsure about Caleb is because she can’t fathom that these people had lives before she came in the picture so her “not knowing hom very well” is the rest of their’s “known him for years”. I can’t stand Robyn.

  • Sweetcakes

    Chicken! How you be? I’ve missed you, with no more Toddlers & Tiaras I’m not on here much. Just want to say Meri, Christine & Janelle- Get out while you still can. Kody is a useless airhead

  • Chicken Lips

    I wish they would have spent more time on the Catfishing. As I was watching, it seemed to me that the dinner scene was before she knew it was a catfish and she was trying to tell them that she wanted to pursue his other guy, but the talking head interviews were filmed after it came out that it was a catfish and she was backpedaling HARD. They edit it in such a way that you would think that she was trying to tell them that she had these thoughts but she realized she was being catfished and ended it, but I don’t think that all happened at the dinner.

    The catfish has a blog and is still maintaining “he” is real and “he” wrote a post confirming my thoughts. I don’t want to monopolize the ‘cap with this unless others are interested – I find it fascinating in a “why are people like this” kinda way, but some think I’m a weirdo. 🙂