Monday, February 20, 2017

'The Big Day' Recap

Counting On "The Big Day"
  • The wedding is just three days away, and Jinger is trying on her wedding dress, designed by Renee Miller, one final time. When she walks out in the gown, her female family members and friends are in awe.
  • Later, all the bridesmaids try on their dresses, also designed by Renee. Afterwards, wedding coordinator Wendy gathers all the ladies together to share memories and kind words with Jinger. Lots of tears are shed.
  • “I’m going to miss not being close to you all,” says Jinger, drying her eyes. “I just could go on all day…talking about each one of you.”
  • Sixty-six hours before the wedding, Anna Duggar, Jana Duggar, Jessa Seewald, and Joy-Anna Duggar throw Jinger a girls-only bridal shower. She is thrilled that her soon-to-be mother-in-law is able to attend.
  • Joy-Anna and wedding designer Cindy (Michelle's childhood friend) lead a decorating committee made up of Duggar brothers and several friends in cutting greenery and picking up stumps and the 2,300 roses that Cindy ordered.
  • The siblings end up forgetting the buckets for the roses and greenery. “Our goal in this wedding process is to not stress,” Cindy reminds everyone, hoping the flowers won’t wilt. When the group makes it back to the hotel, they rush to clip all the flowers and put them in water.
  • On Thursday, Jinger and Michelle head to the airport to pick up Jeremy. “This is the last time I fly in as a single man, and we don’t have to say goodbye after this,” says Jeremy, smiling.  
  • The day before the wedding, the siblings help Cindy use the roses and greenery to create a giant “V” on a chicken wire stand that will be displayed on the stage in the church.
  • Jinger and Jeremy have decided to let their family and friends surprise them with the decorations. Jinger wants everything to be “simple but elegant,” which reflects her personal style. 
  • When the bride and groom enter the church for the rehearsal, they are blown away, and the venue isn’t even fully decorated. Wendy directs the rehearsal.
  • “We wanted to keep the wedding to a smaller, more intimate size, but I think we ended up sending out around 400 initiations and are expecting around 1,000 people,” says Jeremy.
    Following the rehearsal, everyone heads over to the reception venue for an Italian-themed dinner. 
  • Jinger spends the night at Jill and Derick’s [quieter] house so she can get at least a few hours of sleep. The next morning, Jeremy comes over for devotions. They read a passage about love and discuss how they want their wedding to be a display of Christ’s love rather than an event focused on the two of them. 
  • Jinger, Jeremy, and Jeremy’s parents head over to the church, where the bride and groom go their separate ways to get ready for the big day.  
  • Jeremy leads a quick devotion with his dad and groomsmen and passes out quirky animal socks as gifts. “Guys, I wasn’t going to let you get away without doing something crazy with fashion,” jokes Jeremy.
  • Meanwhile, the girls hustle to start their hair and makeup. Jinger gives jewelry and chocolate in cute jars to her bridesmaids.  
  • The middle Duggar boys help Cindy make corsages and boutonnieres. “We are all exhausted—I like to call it joyfully exhausted—but we are thrilled,” says Cindy, who was up until 2am working.
  • When the groomsmen are dressed, they head outside to take pictures in front of the church. Back inside, Michelle helps Jinger into her wedding dress, and Jim Bob comes in to spend a few moments with his daughter.  
  • Jinger gives her dad a handkerchief with a sentimental message on it: “To my dad: You are the first man that I ever loved. When you give me away today, know that I will always be your little girl.” Jim Bob prays with Michelle and Jinger. 
  • The guys return to their room so the girls can take pictures in front of the church.
    At the reception venue, friends are busy baking and icing cupcakes and icing the wedding cake. 
  • When the time comes for the wedding to start, Jinger and Jeremy can hardly wait to join hands at the front of the church. Jeremy’s dad, Pastor Chuck Vuolo, officiates.
  • The couple recites their vows: I, Jeremy, take you, Jinger, to be my wife, in the sight of our Lord Jesus Christ. I promise to be faithful, in suffering and in joy, in poverty and in wealth, in sickness and in health. I promise to love you and cherish you until death brings our separation.” Jinger’s vows are the same.
  • The unity song, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” is performed live by the band Page CXVI.
  • According to the couple, the first kiss is "incredible" and "out of this world."
  • Immediately following the ceremony, the couple takes pictures of the two of them, as well as family photos.
  • At the reception hall, Jinger and Jeremy walk out on stage as the crowd cheers. They cut their cake and feed it to each other. The newlyweds greet guests before leaving for their honeymoon.
  • The Duggar siblings say they don't expect it to be long before the Vuolos announce a pregnancy. Some of them also guess that Joy will be the next Duggar to walk down the aisle




Next Monday is the Counting On season finale! More Details coming soon.

80 comments:

  1. Next weeks episode looks hilarious with that lady telling Jinger and Jeremy to stop being romantic in the kitchen...I died laughing lol.

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    1. If that lady only new that this Honeymoon couple is not your ordinary couple...they had to hold off even touching eachother until marriage...lol they are just making up for lost time๐Ÿ˜‰ The look Jinger gave her back was priceless.

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    2. Right! Me and my mom laughed so hard, we had to rewind and watch it again. LOL

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    3. I thought that was so funny as well! I am looking forward to next week's episode. I really enjoyed watching the wedding again. I like how TLC added some of what they were saying to each other during the wedding. Jeremy and Jinger are just such a sweet couple.

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    4. Me too! I think Jeremy is so funny and great for Jinger and it looks like they had a blast on their honeymoon.

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    5. I keep re-watching the preview because it is so, so fun. I think I've watched I six times already. Can't wait to see the episode!

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    6. I have only seen a clip but found it so funny. I am Aussie so just want to assure everyone we are not all like the cranky chef - Loved the look Jinger gave her.

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  2. I would have liked to hear some Scripture about marriage and more reference to God's place in their lives, not just liking and loving each other. I always like a wedding to be a clear witness.

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    1. Agree. The hymn, "Come thou fount of every blessing," by Page CXVI, made the whole ceremony beautiful. Yes, the flowers, the decorations, Jinger's wedding dress, the bridesmaids, grooms, etc, were all good but if it wasn't for that hymn it would have been just another wedding. You need something to kick it up a notch. Good choice of music does it all the time. And to Jed, Jer, and Jason, by the time you guys get married, you will be pros at making boutieniers. Well done!

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    2. I'm sure the ceremony included a lot more Scripture and doctrine. TLC edited it out no doubt for time considerations and to make it understandable to a broader audience. There was certainly a lot more depth in the ceremony that we didn't see.

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  3. Beautiful, Beautiful Wedding dress plus wedding....may God Bless yall with many years of good health and happiness! Love you guys.

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  4. what a beautiful wedding. Jinger looked soooo beautiful

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  5. Very disappointed. Season finale next week already? I'm tired of seeing recaps on the wedding that was aired months ago. Bring back some new footage.

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  6. Next week the finale already? But the whole season was of recaps and wedding planning? Next season is gonna be all about Joys courtship? Way to disappoint everyone

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  7. Finale already? There's been hardly any new footage?

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  8. beautiful wedding! it was great seeing how involved jeremy and his family were in the planning. tlc did a great job of covering the groom's side of things (feelings/planning,etc). loved michael escorting josie.

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  9. why does this family always talk about who is courting or when the bride will have a baby? time to let them enjoy themselves and stop talking about having babies every single day of their lives.

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    1. I agree! They can never see the bride living a life of her own- just pregnancies. Sad

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    2. I know, right? Not everybody wants a baby or likes babies. I know I don't. Older kids are so much more enjoyable to be around.

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    3. It's because that's what THEY talk about all the time. We the fans are obviously interested in the things they are interested in.

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    4. Anonymous 2:26: trust me babies grow quick! My son was a pretty good baby and it was a blast watching him grow and develop. He is older now and a ton of fun. But, they have to be babies first :)

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  10. The finale already??
    I thought we were going to see more of Austin and Joy๐Ÿ˜ง
    Not impressed TLC.

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  11. Thank you for this recap. I don't have a way of watching the show in the country where I live so your coverage of Jinger's wedding has been great!

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  12. What a beautiful tribute to what God intended marriage to be...it was very evident that the Lord was honored and glorified. The steadfast love of the Lord never sesis and His mercies never come to an end they are new every morning ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Amen Jacqueline! Thank you for that scripture verse from Psalms.

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  13. All I can say is that was beautiful! Jinger and Jeremy were radiant. You could feel the love they have for one another. Her dress, the flowers, the church were all exquisite. I loved watching every minute of it! God bless them both

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  14. So r we going to find out out who the girls were helping the guys and ms. Cindy? R they girlfriends???

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    1. They've been pictured a lot with the boys this past year, even as recently as that Valentine's Day dinner. They're the daughters of a pastor / mechanic friend of the Duggars. Certainly does seem to be a possibility of a courtship ahead.

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  15. Who played the piano at Jinger's wedding? No one ever said. I agree with the comments regarding all the recaps. Tired of seeing the same things.

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    1. You mean as they came in? I don't know, but I thought I saw a guy at the piano at one point. Not the song during the candle lighting, but before and after that.

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    2. I thought it was Erin Bates while the Candle lighting was happening.

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  16. Why do most "duggar-type" believing people seem that mostly everything they speak or write has to be sounding like a sermon. Can't they just COMMUNICATE a regular thought? It becomes ineffective if overused, like many other things.

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  17. Joy please don't marry that kid. You are both kids. Just do what your doing. If you were normal kids he would be the equivalent of a high school sweetheart. Don't just marry the first man that just comes along. Your sisters at least waited until they were a little older. Go to school for awhile and meet some new people. Your dad has plenty of money to send you to college.

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    1. Each one in this family has married the first one to come along. Do they think that they have to?

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    2. Not going to happen. Joy is committed.

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    3. I married my h.s. sweetheart, but we waited 6 years to do it!

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  18. think all need to stop worrying about jinger and jeremy becoming pregnant anytime soon its clearly not a race. hope they both make the real time in getting to know each other and learn trusting themselfs frist. tlc did not need to re-air their wedding again either

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  19. A very boring season with way too many recaps.

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  20. I think TLC did a pretty good job of Jinger's wedding coverage. We got to see the main part of her wedding very soon after the actual event this time instead of having to wait for months. But they also didn't short us on the prep and details (even though we had to wait a while to see it). Even though I was excited to see the 1st episode, I loved this one even better.

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  21. I wonder if/when the time does come for Joy-Anna to get married if she will have a dress made like Jinger?

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    1. She'll manage to get one somehow. I don't think a sister yet has paid for a dress.

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  22. Beautiful wedding!, the prettiest one so far in the Duggar family IMO. I love Ginger's dress. But can someone please explain to me why Derrick has to walk Jill down the aisle when they exit, he's not even a part of the wedding party, it makes no sense to me. Is Derrick that jealous or insecure that he can't watch his wife walk down the aisle of a church with another man, he acts ridiculous.

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  23. I enjoyed this episode so much! The preview of the next episode was a fun teaser too. I wish there were more episodes but I'm grateful for the episodes we've had! Lastly, I thought the way the producers overlapped Jeremy and Jinger's vows was a nice touch.

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    1. Yes I enjoyed the overlap......would sound good in real time ,
      Saying at least some of the vows in unison....❣

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  24. Sooooo...Austin was helping with the flower trip, and so were those two Caldwell girls...again... When is the courtship announcement coming for one or more of the Duggar boys?

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    1. Who are the Caldwell sisters?

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    2. Remember the man who stepped in to help them change the oil in the SUV? That's Pastor Caldwell.

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    3. They are future Mrs. Duggars, of course.

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  25. Nice BUT if another one comes up...I REALLY hope TLC reverses their format and shows us all the completed decor and incoming guests nicely dressed and a fully dressed wedding party and all the finished presentations of everything. I want to see it like a guest would and more focus on the ceremony and guests and a lot more on the people enjoying the reception. Like going to a wedding not getting ready and barely seeing the wedding part or reception part. I want to get a good look at the set up not the setting up at the enjoying not the work parts.

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  26. I appreciated all the new footage of the previous and post wedding, they showed us alot of new material as well as the old that wasn't necessary.I really don't know if Joy's upcoming courting is enough to keep the series going.I really think they need to revamp the show again and leak to us what some of the upcoming ideas are so it will peak more interest if the long loyal fans will return watching.Would love to see what's up with the older boys as well...I think the Duggars have been punished enough... alot of time has gone by so bring back mom and dad and the rest...(sans Josh)...I dont think the majority will ever be ready to see him on network again.I guess time will tell...huh?

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  27. Season Finale already - what? Oh TLC, when will you learn? How many seasons do viewers have to complain and tell you exactly what they want before you get it? You should have done the two hour special on Jinger's wedding to open this season and the next week, went to Joy's courtship. The rest of the episodes should have been about each one of the older Duggars - you know, the ones who are in the promo, or who you ask questions to, but you never air anything on them - Jana, Jon David, Joe, Josiah, Jedediah, Jeremiah, Justin and Anna). Also, 7 episodes is NOT a season. 13 episodes is only half a season. You're not even doing that. Make it as close to real time as possible. The show is getting ridiculous because of all the repeat scenes and the trying-to-be-subtle-but-no-answer-answers. If you are going to ask the Duggars questions, then have them give you good answers. The answers are always generic and repetitive. The Duggars are great people. This is not their fault. Listen to your viewers, TLC. If you don't, this is how you lose viewers, lose money, and lose a show...

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    1. I agree 11:56. TLC needs to be more creative with how they put the show together. Also, they should be asking more intelligent questions and expecting better answers. It is starting to make the Duggar young adults look very ignorant.

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    2. I do think it's TLC's goal to make the Duggar young adults look ignorant during those question and answer periods.

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    3. Yes! I totally agree with 11:56 and 1:34! The Duggars are intelligent and personable people, but their answers make them look ignorant. Take the gag off of the Duggars, TLC. The generic answers are not funny, but have become annoying. Let them all give heart-felt, straight-up, real answers. There are enough 18 and older Duggar kids to have a full season with episodes on each one. Jill and Jessa have been the main focus for several seasons. Time to give the other siblings airtime. God bless the whole Duggar family!

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    4. There's an episode next week.

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    5. Yes yes yes, you are correct on all fronts. Us fans have been repeating all these same comments over and over, how can they not get it by now and or blatantly disregard our ideas and wishes.I really think their heart is not in it anymore.It will feel like losing friends when they finally call it quits.I pray we get one more season to at least say bye to the rest of the family that the network seems to neglect.Guess time will tell.๐Ÿ˜

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    6. I think it's time for the Duggars to voluntarily move aside, and for TLC to come up with some interesting programming instead. They had that one episode of kid entrepreneurs that was very interesting! I hope they filmed more episodes of that show and will air them.

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    7. As much as I have enjoyed watching the family grow I agree with much of what you have said. Honestly I would be shocked if the series is renewed for another season. For one thing TLC has limited abilities to run any product commercials so they can bring in some revenue. Sad but other things indicate the show is not going to return for another season.

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  28. What? Finale? If I knew that was going to be the whole season I wouldn't of watched. No joy and Austin as promised, only old fooate of jinger with the odd new info. Very disappointing

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  29. Our family loves the show and looks forward to every new season. Maybe in the future we could see Anna and the kids. We would love to know how they are doing. As well as seeing the courtships, graduations and new births. We would love to see them more outgoing. Love seeing the boys and girls activities. We would like to see the entire family on the show. Please continue the seasons. Prayers to the family.

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  30. Keep remembering Jessa saying....y'all are good kissers ! Jinger and Jeremy
    Kissing looked more natural.....than her two sisters..and even Anna ,
    Maybe Jeremy had something to do with that....just saying maybe not his first.....and nothing wrong with that.....Love him,,,good addition to the
    Duggar Clan...

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    1. Yes...I'm sure not his "first" for a lot of things. No judgement. Happy for Jinger:).

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    2. Eww. TOo much information.

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    3. There may be no judgement but certainly a lot of unnecessary innuendo. Isn't it wonderful that " though your sins be red as scarlet He makes them as white as snow?" ( Isaiah 1:18)

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    4. At least Jinger will get someone more experienced. Which is a good thing. And to call what he did a sin is judgement.

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  31. I really enjoyed this episode. It was great seeing how everything came together. Very classy wedding!

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  32. I've been dying to see what Jinger chose as her wedding band, I was hoping we would see a good shot of it in the special and there wasn't one! Did she pick classic plain band like Jill? Or a complementary diamond band like Jessa? I love Jinger's style and am dying to find out!

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    1. Oh my gosh me too!! I'm thinking classic plain band. There was a whole episode about Jessa's diamond band, but none about Jinger's.

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    2. From what I have seen of Jinger she would have wanted the classic plain band. She only wanted a very simple engagement ring - no bling - as she said. I like this girl. Very elegant and down to earth. Perfect partner for Jeremy who seems to have the same values. I wish them well for their future life together.

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  33. I enjoy this wedding episode better than the first one. It seemed more personal. The wedding was beautiful and classy. However, I still would have wanted more airtime of the ceremony and reception and less of the decorating. And, who paid for the 2300 roses? Just curious. It was likely not the Duggars since they are always talking about being thrifty and saving money.

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  34. Yes, I, too, would have rather seen MORE of the reception than the silly preparation work.

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  35. I think TLC has given up on the show and family . For one they changed the day it is aired, no real sponsorship, and lots of repeated content. Honestly It appears that another season will not be happening.

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    1. As long as Jim Bob has a say, there will at least be an attempt to have another season. Who knows how long the original contract was for. But can you see them giving up this large paycheck so easily, without some pressuring?

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  36. Jeremy's father has class. It was evident to me in his delivery of the ceremony. What religion is he exactly? Was he originally Catholic? Are his parents Catholic? As NEern Italians, it would be logical that they were. Why did they change, if they did? These are legitimate questions not meant to bash anyone, just simple curiosity. When did he become a minister and what is his official title, Pastor or Reverand? Where did he obtain HIS training to be a man of the "cloth"?

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    1. Good questions. Andy why do they say "VOLO," instead of the correct pronunciation?

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    2. I was wondering at the pronunciation of Biology myself. Perhaps the U is silent. I always thought it was pronounced with the U. I don't have cable so I can't watch the episodes.

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    3. He is a great pastor. Jeremy has a wonderful teacher in him. I have watched several of Jeremy's sermons on line and he is also wonderful at getting 'the message' across.

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  37. Why would Jim Bob have a say as to what TLC executives do? I didn't think the "employees of TLC" dictated to the administration. I thought it the other way around.
    And YES, I agree with 2/23 @12:44 the Vuolos don't pronounce their name correctly..It's V-W-O-L-O.

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  38. Looks like it is going to be a couple more weeks before we get to see the wedding on TV in Australia. However I was able to see it on You Tube. In a preview for your Aussie honeymoon I have to comment about the chef going to - cook a shrimp on the barbie. Not sure she is a dinki die aussie - I didn't recognize the accent and she was a little bit 'hoity toity' for an aussie. Not sure of where she came from but for sure not Australia. (Or I'll eat my shorts - ha ha) Most Aussie would probably have said - give it a break or come up for air - have a joke - Hate to work for her. LOL.

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  39. Unfortunately she is Australian but I don't think she did a good job of representing us.

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