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Monday, April 9, 2012

Video: Breakfast with the Duggars

On this morning's Today Show segment, NBC's Savannah Guthrie joins Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their kids for breakfast.

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43 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

Anonymous said...

I'm so disappointed! I thought for sure either Michelle or Anna was pregnant again.

Katie said...

Where are Jana and John David?!?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Katie

Hi Katie,

Jana is working with a girls' ministry, and John-David is busy with his towing business and a construction project.

Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

Is this the Today show appearance that was posted about?

Anonymous said...

not sure what the point of this was...we've seen them dealing with their daily schedule, etc. was this part of a promo deal with TLC for the summer episodes? Very odd!

ycfan said...

Does anyone know what the point of this was? Seriously, I was hoping for some kind of announcement like Anna is expecting! This was about following their daily morning routine, but it wasn't even that! Michelle admitted (several times) that this was not how their regular mornings usually go, they do not usually get up as early as they did on any given day, and that was not a normal everyday breakfast. So, again, what was the point? There wasn't even a promo or mention of anything to come. Just plain odd.

Jordan said...

We do not have television. Was this the complete duggar appearance? Thanks!

Sarah N. said...

Hello Dugger family! i love your family so much! i can tell you really love the Lord! i am 12 years old and i love ot watch your show i wish i coould meet you in p
erson one day!

Lucy said...

As much as I love the Duggars, this seemed very odd. Unless this is a kick off for a summer promo, it really makes no sense. A huge breakfast served in a rather formal way is not what they normally do. I'm still sort of shaking my head wondering what the point was for this segment.

I know the Duggars had to get up very early to prepare all of this. The pineapple in the fruit bowl with all of the fruit around it and all the other items. Not a typical Duggar breakfast and just rather random.

Lily and Ellie, if you know that Jana is working with a girls' ministry and that John-David is busy, then it's obvious that you are close to the family. I'm sure you already know that Anna is pregnant and chomping at the bit to disclose more news but under obligation to keep the lid on things. That's understandable though. In your shoes, I would not tell either :)

Ginger said...

I agree w/ Anonymous 12:50pm. I felt cheated when I watched this! (Exaggeration)
We know all this already; doesn't anyone have an announcement? Sheesh. lol

Paula said...

Kinda silly. Not sure the point of all that. What an ordeal to just show that they made a special occasion of breakfast cause the Today Show was there. (shaking my head at the waste of resources to make that happen)
Today Show must be desperate for news or something!!
hehe I feel sorry for all the people who wasted the morning watching the show and waiting for them to be on.

Anonymous said...

How disappointing! I missed my morning exercise class for this! I love the Duggars and watch all the re-runs on TLC everyday, but this was such a disappointment! Next time they are on the Today Show, it had better be because Anna is pregnant or one of the kids is engaged!

ycfan said...

BTW, it seemed kind of 'fill in', like it was a last minute decision for The Today Show to do this and there wasn't much preparation. Nobody knew much about it, and it wasn't even confirmed it would be a segment until a couple days before. David Gregory even mispronounced their name, calling them The DOOgers!
To The Duggars: Hey guys, what was up with this whole thing??

Anonymous said...

i am so mad. i really hoped it was something good. but it wasn't. if you watch their show, you know this stuff already.

Paula said...

This seemed all just soo fake to me. OK so the more I think about it, I think the Duggars are just being ignorant and playing into the medias hand in which they are trying to portray how expensive it is to have alot of children. Did anyone catch the clip on octomom on the same today show sight. The guy was basically harassing her repeatedly about the cost of raising that many children and saying "statistically" it takes about $9000 a month to raise 14 kids. So the Duggars are just seeming to be a justification about how much it costs to have soo many children by saying it costs $3000 a month for groceries and you need a fleet of 7 vehicles and a bus, ect. Which is a crock. They only added those expenses after they started bringing in the media and the money to go with it. -of course they have always said their grocery bill is that high, but it doesn't have to be. Sooo, there might be some underlying motive for this goofy segment after all.

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Yes, this is the video of the Today Show appearance that we announced on Friday.

Thanks for reading!
Lily and Ellie

Andrea said...

Whoa.... For a second I thought Joy was Jill
This was very disappointing. I really don't think they need to do a breakfast like that if they have a TV show where we see them watching TV. I really did think it was a waste of time. I still think though that Anna is pregnant.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Anna's not pregnant. :( So sad.

Andrea said...

Sorry guys I didn't mean to type we watch them watch TV. Typo!!! What I meant was that we watch them on TV having breakfast and doing other stuff like that.
Again sorry for the typo!

Lucy said...

Now that I think about it, maybe The Today Show had a contract with the Duggars to be on the show when Michelle had her baby that was due this month (miscarried in Dec.) and they had to fill that spot with something. I think it was supposed to maybe be the family with their new addition and since that did not happen, they just came up with "breakfast with the Duggars".

Anonymous said...

It was wired!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It was such a blessing to see the Duggars and updated viewing of them. If Jana is busy on a girls' ministry, I am so proud of her. I have a feeling she will be engaged in no time. (prayer mode). Overall, I loved the short time I got to see them. Thank you Today Show.

Sonya

Anonymous said...

I think the excitment of the show has gone, because michelle is not able anymore to give birth to children.that´s the point.and "normal" life come into their house.
and life without babies.and the older children have jobs and are moving out.josh,jana and john are already away from everyday life.soon there will be 5 teenies and 7 "real kids".´cause jill jessa and jinger will also start to fly off.and joseph will work with his brother john. then there will only 12.
i dont want to be so negative but that´s life and hits everyone at some time.

hello said...

Seemed like a waste of a spot on the Today Show. It was obviously staged as everyone knows the Duggars run on Duggar time and wouldn't have been up that early if they weren't scheduled to be on. What was the point of filming them explaining their pantry, watching them make breakfast, and explain the kid's sleeping arrangements? I wonder if there was supposed to be an "announcement" and for some reason it got pulled.

Sarah L.A.C.E. said...

I was hoping it was something different than they show on TLC. An engagement announcement maybe. Looks like The Today Show was looking for something to fill space.

Anonymous said...

I agree this was a disappointment I wish Michelle would changing her voice so much there was nothing wrong with it before and now she just sounds fake and commercial. In my view the last two today show segments have been awarkward fillers which makes me think they have an announcment to make but keep getting put off for whatever reason so they just pull something out of their hats at the last minuet.
I don't think it is Anna being pregnant as I can't see any reason to put off that anoucment so I think it is someone (ie Jana) is engaged or courting and they had booked today to do a segment and then either Jana or her Beau could'nt make it for whatever reason so they thought quick lets fill the spot!

Anonymous said...

Do the Duggars get paid for their appearances on the Today Show

Anonymous said...

Well as An Aussie Watching it was awesome thank you for uploading for me to see it :)

Anything on the Duggars i am alweays very happy to see thanks Liy and Ellie xoxoxox

Tanya Gibson
QLD Australia

Leesa C. said...

Wow. I am surprised at the negative response to the Today Show Duggar segment. To me this is why I love the Duggar family. They are a normal, typical American family who happened to have 19 kids. I will always enjoy seeing them on TV and maybe our family of 10 will see them in person one day. They are a true blessing when most of the time all that is on TV is not watchable. Since we dropped cable a year ago, we don't get to see them except through your wonderful site. Thank you so much Lily and Ellie!:)
Sincerely in Christ,
Leesa C.
Eph.2:8,9
P.S.- will they be coming to PA for Rick Santorum campaign?

Kay said...

Unlike many commenters I really enjoyed the segment. However, I wasn't expecting an announcement -- so I wasn't disappointed.
I'm always amazed at how much the kids have grown (comparing with the episodes that just ran). I loved the 19 facts. It was fun and showcased the kids which doesn't happen in the interview/announcement appearances. This clip was like when reporter Dan was a Duggar for the day.

The Today Show has a huge amount of time to fill every week, so they tap into name draws to bring extra viewers each day's show. Today's goal isn't to provide new content for Duggar fans -- that is TLC's job. The Today Show is currently in a ratings battle with Good Morning America so they show segments of popular guests. The Duggar's audience is about 1.3 million viewers versus 5.11 million daily Today viewers. That is a whole lot of people who haven't watched every episode, heard every interview, and read the books. So to millions of people this wasn't old information.

Thanks Lily and Ellie for posting it for us. I didn't see it on TV and was glad that I could watch it here.

Tom said...

Many people left comments that they are confused or disappointed by the Today show appearance, but they have to keep in mind that many Today show viewers have never seen the Duggars and may not even get TLC. Everything that was said and show in the Today show special was old information for us fans but was probably all new for many, if not most, of the people watching the Today show that day.

I have never watched the Jersey Show, Real Housewives, or Kardassian reality shows. If a news show have any of them on as guests, whatever was said or explained would be entirely new to me but would be repetitive and trivial to fans of those shows.

I think the only purpose of the Duggars being on the Today show was simple inter-season publicity and exposure to new viewers, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Anonymous said...

although the clip was a little disappointing, it such better to check in with the duggars than it is with the kardashians, nashs, or any mtv really show. any one agree?

Laura said...

They subbed in a Query girl for Jana did anybody else notice this. I told my husband but he didn't care I usually don't bother posting on this blog because my comments always get cut but they replaced Jana with fill in.

Anonymous said...

I watched the Today Show because the Duggars were on; I really enjoy them and as someone else said it is neat to see how they are growing. There was another short segment at the end of the show that you didn't pick up - it started with the kids on a trampoline. Anyway thanks for posting this.

Lily and Ellie said...

@Leesa C.

Hi Leesa,

Thanks for your kind words about our blog! We are thankful to have you as a reader. Santorum dropped out of the race this afternoon, so there will be no more campaigning.

Have a great evening,
Lily and Ellie

Lily and Ellie said...

There was another short clip later on in the broadcast, but we have not been able to locate the video online.

~Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

Love the Duggars! I just really surprised I didn't see them ask fo r blessing before thier meal. Did I miss that?

Alexis said...

Dear Lily and Ellie,
Which girls ministry is Jana working in?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Alexis

Hi Alexis,

Jana is working with Journey to the Heart, a ministry of IBLP (http://iblp.org/iblp/discipleship/journeytotheheart/).

Thanks for reading!
Lily and Ellie

Stephanie said...

After 7 years on the air some people only know that Michelle has a lot of kids. For us who have watched all these years, we know that the Duggars don't eat those big breakfast nor do they get up until 9 am, nor do they use real dishes.
We all know that they eat cereal whenever they get up, we know they stay up late and sleep in,
we know that they serve on paper plates even when that famous pastor visited.
We all know that it took over 4 years to finish the house and it would have taken longer if TLC hadn't discovered them and finished and furnished their home and gave them a full time income.

Big Families Rock said...

Well I liked the clip. I dont think there should of been negitive comments about it. Its just great to see the Duggars.

Lilla said...

Don't be bothered with all those complains! I enjoyed the show very much. And I wish those would be expecting their uptenth baby who are keen on hearing teh news of another one. I love babies, I myself have 3, but we should not wish others have their next babies very soon. This must be their own+God's decision.

Anonymous said...

Lily and Ellie
What was the other clip about?

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