Finally I had some time to rewatch the Today Show clip. I noted a bunch of cracks in the Duggar facade.
The trampoline scene which I heard about, complete with wild children and with exposed springs, is gone. It must be in the same pile of discarded film as the Bates' sorry horses.
There is a big old jug of Tide in the laundry room. Oops - forgot to move it our of sight before the film crew arrived. So what happened to the homemade detergent that they pontificate about?
As for the super fancy breakfast that Jill just whipped up that morning. Something ain't right. I just spent all of Sunday cooking a huge Easter breakfast for 10 people, so I know what I'm talking about. First of all, there are no dishes in the sink, no bowls or spoons on the counter, no dusting of flour, no spots on the cook's clothes, nor dishtowels lying around. The only thing on the counter is the plastic cheese bag that Jill used. Oh and the container of sour cream that is Bob's stage prop. There is no evidence of anyone having cooked anything or done anything else than ripping open a bag of cheese.
If you look at Jill's little 'ol breakfast buffet, you'll see:
Jill's breakfast casserole topped with cold cheese
A crock pot of gravy
Suspiciously perfectly cooked slices of bacon
Another large square casserole of something - maybe hashbrowns?
By my calculation to make that much food for twenty people, Jill would have had to pull an all-nighter to have that ready by 8am, and to have returned the kitchen back to its spotless (unused) state. And the J'slaves may have helped, but they probably were busy getting the littles ones up, dressed and ready for the show.
So I say it was a big bunch of hooey. It had to be dropped off earlier. My guess is that the food was all cold too, because you didn't see steam or anyone saying, "watch that, it's hot," or things like that. Heck, was it even real food?!
Edited by NJRach, Apr 10, 2012 @ 2:48 PM.