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In that pic above, Meri looks like she’s morphing into a panda with that eye makeup— it is her favorite animal, after all  🐼

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I just realized that Monday, March 1st will mark six years since that catfish crap started going down. Six years already and they're apparently still bringing it up. 

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I think that post was aimed at Kody. It refers to escaping into distraction, which is what Christine has accused him of. Of course, it does describe Meri perfectly as well.

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9 hours ago, DakotaJustice said:

I just realized that Monday, March 1st will mark six years since that catfish crap started going down. Six years already and they're apparently still bringing it up. 

In some ways, they should thank their lucky stars for the catfish.  If not for that, they would have probably been off the air 5 years ago, although it is now long past it's prime and is beginning to stink.

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9 hours ago, Sandy W said:

In some ways, they should thank their lucky stars for the catfish.  If not for that, they would have probably been off the air 5 years ago, although it is now long past it's prime and is beginning to stink.

Totally. And I’ve enjoyed every minute of it when it keeps getting brought up because, apparently, there’s unfinished and undealt-with business there. 

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37 minutes ago, TurtlePower said:

Totally. And I’ve enjoyed every minute of it when it keeps getting brought up because, apparently, there’s unfinished and undealt-with business there. 

I'm with you Turtle Power, looking for more of a documentary style program, delving into the what, where and WHY's of polygamy.  Up until now, they have attempted to bring us light hearted, fluffy, entertainment.  Were it not for the cat fish fry being leaked, we would never have heard of it from their lips.  IMO, the whole incident was the result of cause and effect but they have never delved into the root cause of why this came to pass.  The only other time they showed anything close to reality was when they reacted to Mariah coming out, and once again, they couldn't put a lid on that.

Life is not all weddings, birthings, moving, and line dancing.  There are reasons why they are drawn to and remain in this practice and their religious tenets seem flimsy and unbelievable.  This season shows promise that they may finally bring us Reality programming instead of concocting storylines for general amusement.

 

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22 hours ago, Sandy W said:

I'm with you Turtle Power, looking for more of a documentary style program, delving into the what, where and WHY's of polygamy.  Up until now, they have attempted to bring us light hearted, fluffy, entertainment.  Were it not for the cat fish fry being leaked, we would never have heard of it from their lips.  IMO, the whole incident was the result of cause and effect but they have never delved into the root cause of why this came to pass.  The only other time they showed anything close to reality was when they reacted to Mariah coming out, and once again, they couldn't put a lid on that.

Life is not all weddings, birthings, moving, and line dancing.  There are reasons why they are drawn to and remain in this practice and their religious tenets seem flimsy and unbelievable.  This season shows promise that they may finally bring us Reality programming instead of concocting storylines for general amusement.

 

Hopefully. I’m so tired of wedding and babies and bullshit. I fast-forward ALL that crap. Let’s cut to the crying and eye boogers instead.  This family is so fucked up right now. 

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6 minutes ago, Mahamid Frauded Me said:

Right, I am almost excited for them to get nasty to each other - I mean they always have been but maybe now we get to see it.

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OMG!!! I had forgotten about that episode.  Two chunky monkeys demonstrating how much fun they have.

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I want a Pillow Talk episode where they have Meri sit down and watch all the negative talking heads Kody has done recently about Meri (how he doesn't want a relationship with her, how he was frauded into marrying her, how she's nice to people she works with but not her family, etc etc).  She can give her reply to each of them.  THIS WOULD BE GOLD.  He talks crap about her and we never get to see her respond.  TLC should give her a chance.

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4 minutes ago, smarty2020 said:

I want a Pillow Talk episode where they have Meri sit down and watch all the negative talking heads Kody has done recently about Meri (how he doesn't want a relationship with her, how he was frauded into marrying her, how she's nice to people she works with but not her family, etc etc).  She can give her reply to each of them.  THIS WOULD BE GOLD.  He talks crap about her and we never get to see her respond.  TLC should give her a chance.

Same with Christine.  Then have a brave moderator finally dig into why Robyn has preferential treatment, his living situation, Ysabels surgery bill, etc.  We don’t care about Janelle.

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On 2/27/2021 at 8:01 AM, Sandy W said:

This season shows promise that they may finally bring us Reality programming instead of concocting storylines for general amusement.

Unless TLC lets Meri slump and mumble only one or two words each episode for the rest of the season.  Even in that episode with their "therapist", where Kody was trashing her, Meri only obliquely alluded to what was bothering her.  She needs to let it all out!

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2 hours ago, smarty2020 said:

I want a Pillow Talk episode where they have Meri sit down and watch all the negative talking heads Kody has done recently about Meri (how he doesn't want a relationship with her, how he was frauded into marrying her, how she's nice to people she works with but not her family, etc etc).  She can give her reply to each of them.  THIS WOULD BE GOLD.  He talks crap about her and we never get to see her respond.  TLC should give her a chance.

If I could create a gif it would be a picture of Kody saying over and over "Meri frauded me."

I am beginning to think they still rilly believe the plural marriage stuff, but they all want to be plurally married to someone else.  Well, at least that's true for Meri and Christine who seems to have the hots for Joe Darger. 

If they really were into plural marriage from a spiritual perspective, I think it would really matter to them that their children become polygamists. They couldn't force them, but they could certainly suggest that they think it would be best if they did. 

If they hadn't added "wife 4' and if Meri hadn't gone catfishing, this series would have died an early death.

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1 hour ago, Twopper said:

If they hadn't added "wife 4' and if Meri hadn't gone catfishing, this series would have died an early death.

If they hadn't added "wife 4", which caused Kody to ignore the first 3 while fawning over Robyn right in front of them, Meri may not have gone catfishing and this series would have died an early death. It would also have helped if Meri & Christine had learned to speak out when they felt abandoned by their wonderful man instead of wallowing in self-pity and only offering passive-aggressive oblique word salads that just made Kootie, the other sister wives, and viewers go "Huh?"

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14 hours ago, Sandy W said:

OMG!!! I had forgotten about that episode.  Two chunky monkeys demonstrating how much fun they have.

Chunky monkeys lol.... I was thinking more along the lines of Raging Rhinos! 

I think that Christine was riding high in the saddle back when Maddie gave birth to Axel and Meri wasn't included, Christine loved sitting there as one of the IN CROWD looking down her nose and telling Meri how she brings a lot of baggage and isn't really easy to be around after the catfish BS.... Then they moved to Flagstaff and I really think that Christine thought that her only problem with Kody was her weight but now she's lost the weight and it hasn't made any difference, Kody wants what he wants and it isn't Christine.... So she's gone back to being jealous of Robyn.

Kody told her years ago that she needed to be nice to Robyn if she wanted his affection so she lied about for a few years and even said that she loved Robyn and wasn't jealous anymore but that wasn't the truth... She's always been jealous of Robyn and rightfully so... the minute Robyn joined the family everything changed and Kody has never been the same because I think he felt about the same with the first 3, not in love with any of them so they were all on equal ground with him but he fell in love with Robyn and now they're nothing more than a burden that he wishes he didn't have to deal with anymore.

I thought Meri looked like a fool playing along with "peace maker" Robyn and her silly plan.... Jeeez...have some dignity.. Holding hands in between Kody and Robyn made her look like a desperate old fool.

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Yes please! Sign me up for an overpriced frumpy, dumpy smock, so I can get a unhygienic simple kid’s lunch-box snack covered in dog hair, arrive with it. What a deal! 🙄

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6 hours ago, Joan of Argh said:

I think that Christine was riding high in the saddle back when Maddie gave birth to Axel and Meri wasn't included, Christine loved sitting there as one of the IN CROWD looking down her nose and telling Meri how she brings a lot of baggage and isn't really easy to be around after the catfish BS....

I thought Meri looked like a fool playing along with "peace maker" Robyn and her silly plan.... Jeeez...have some dignity.. Holding hands in between Kody and Robyn made her look like a desperate old fool.

Great post in its entirety!

I excerpted these two thoughts so that I could emphasize how their social development stopped in junior high school.  They're pathetic.  Meri and Kody have been married for decades, gone to marriage counseling for decades, but still can't bring up or talk about simple issues.  Yet, Robyn wrapped up the whole issue in one conversation of "Do you think he meant this?  Why did she do that?" like junior high girls on the phone and ended with everyone's holding hands.  Just a few seasons earlier, they would have been in a prayer circle, led by Kody.

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9 hours ago, Joan of Argh said:

I think that Christine was riding high in the saddle back when Maddie gave birth to Axel and Meri wasn't included, Christine loved sitting there as one of the IN CROWD looking down her nose and telling Meri how she brings a lot of baggage and isn't really easy to be around after the catfish BS....

She still seems to have some of the "in crowd" attitude when it comes to Maddie.  After all she was the one in NC with Janelle when Maddie had the second child.  And she practically bragged how before Axel was born, Maddie came to her and asked her to be Oma or Uma or whatev.  And Robyn must  have given herself the nickname she mentioned which I promptly forgot.   I thought the first born usually comes up with the name for the grandparents and the later ones follow along with it.   At least that's how it worked in my family.

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Meri did another one of her "Bestest Friends Friday" IG story.  It was nearly 45 minutes long.  I watched the first 15 seconds of her pretending to not know how to adjust her camera phone, then forwarded to see who the "giggle friend of the day" was - not gonna lie, was hoping for some BlairMichael action, or maybe another Sam "victim."  Sadly, no - it was the same chick from last time.  These two are having wayyyyyyy too much fun that I just cannot understand because I don't shill flammable clothing in a Ponzi scheme, so I turned it off.  Just another 13-year old attempt to make sure that everyone knows how much fun Meri is having and the rest of us aren't.  

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I have a question, the answer to which is probably somewhere in one of the threads but I can't find it, but did the catfishing debacle happen before or after Meri offered to divorce Kody?  

I'm curious about the timeline for this, if maybe Meri weren't offering to divorce Kody to get him out of the way for her future with "Sam", or if "Sam" appeared after the divorce from Kody.  

Thanks for any light someone can shed on this.    

 

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3 minutes ago, Persnickety1 said:

I have a question, the answer to which is probably somewhere in one of the threads but I can't find it, but did the catfishing debacle happen before or after Meri offered to divorce Kody?  

I'm curious about the timeline for this, if maybe Meri weren't offering to divorce Kody to get him out of the way for her future with "Sam", or if "Sam" appeared after the divorce from Kody.  

Thanks for any light someone can shed on this.    

 

Here’s an article:

 

https://allaboutthetea.com/2016/05/07/sister-wives-catfish-scandal-outline-of-the-online-affair-that-rocked-the-brown-family/

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8 hours ago, HighlandWarriorGrl said:

Another hilarious parody by a poster on Reddit!

 

Bless you for sharing that. I’m dying over here especially the end... robin whistles here robin 

and the banana bit 

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On 7/8/2014 at 7:32 AM, wrestlesflamingos said:

Meri lacks the intellectual and emotional capacity that polygamy requires. She isn't living by a spiritual calling or deeply held belief, she did this to keep her only teenage boyfriend. She's bitter and purposeless.

I agree. She’s not suited to it AT ALL, even if she desperately wants to be. And now, she’s lost the one thing that ever meant anything to her—Kody. That ship has sunk to the depths of the Titanic, never to be recovered  

Kody may be a jerk, but I don’t have much empathy for Meri because of the games she’s played and how she refuses to take any responsibility for her actions. She STILL accuses them of “attacking” her when they only seek clarification, so communication cannot happen because Meri won’t allow it. Things will never get talked out because it’s always an “attack” on Meri. they all need to put their eggshell shoes on when they’re gonna talk to Meri  

So. Predictable. 

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I think the loss of her eternal salvation eats at her as well because she knows there is no way Kody will be pulling her through the veil. And there is no back-up plan because all of the worthy men her age are committed to wives with whom they share a history (and children). 

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3 hours ago, suomi said:

I think the loss of her eternal salvation eats at her as well because she knows there is no way Kody will be pulling her through the veil. And there is no back-up plan because all of the worthy men her age are committed to wives with whom they share a history (and children). 

This is interesting, because I've assumed that they all traded in their faith and beliefs for the church of the almighty dollar.  I cannot recall one time either Kody or Meri discussing on the show what becomes of Meri's salvation on Planet Kody.  Maybe I'm just jaded but I think that pre-Robyn, they were strong in their faith but the more season renewals they got from TLC, the less a part their faith played.  They talk a good faith talk when they attempt to explain to us dumb monogamists why they all stay in a loveless spiritual marriage, but I just don't see a spiritual family anymore.  Lots of talk of "culture," but that's about it.  These women can't even share a kitchen.  How do they expect to share a planet?

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All of that in 2020, and she still doesn’t get it. 

Also, if she took a good long look in the mirror it was clearly before she attached those hideous wooly caterpillars to her eyelashes.

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THANK YOU, Therapist Meri!  It's so refreshing to get my mental health advice from a ZZZ-list "celeb" who still cleaves to her doofus ex-husband even though he loathes the very sight of her and has such seething hatred for her sister wives that she can't even ride in a car with any of them!  Please, after you dole out more deep thoughts, will you start a makeup blog?  I need to know how you look 25 when you're surely twice that age!  Kthx.

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1 hour ago, ginger90 said:

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I can't stop laughing.  Her filter is now applying eyeliner on the whites of her eyes.

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29 minutes ago, LilWharveyGal said:

I can't stop laughing.  Her filter is now applying eyeliner on the whites of her eyes.

It's because she's using the Wooly Willy filter, which is essentially what the eyeliner and lashes she shills are - Wooly Willy magnetic eyeliner and lashes. Wooly Meri Magmetics. I'd jump in the downline for that opportunity.

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Those eyelashes are horrid!  And I think Meri is thriving on her own--her narcissism can be set free to flourish!

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She has a Peloton?  Must be nice.  That's one expensive clothes rack.

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Omg she has a peloton. Now she's going to try and get a shout out on the Leaderboard. 
 

ETA - I don't think she has an actual Peloton. If she was on an actual Peloton bike, the bottom of the screen would show her stats (cadence/resistance/output). She must be using a different bike. 

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On 3/1/2021 at 7:33 AM, Sofa Sloth said:

Yes please! Sign me up for an overpriced frumpy, dumpy smock, so I can get a unhygienic simple kid’s lunch-box snack covered in dog hair, arrive with it. What a deal! 🙄

I think you meant, What a dill. 

 

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1 hour ago, DakotaJustice said:

ETA - I don't think she has an actual Peloton. If she was on an actual Peloton bike, the bottom of the screen would show her stats (cadence/resistance/output). She must be using a different bike. 

Looks like it may have been smudged out with one of her filter programs.  I wouldn’t put it past Meri to have the most expensive exercise bike!

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1 hour ago, MargeGunderson said:

She could be using the Peleton app with a different bike. 

That's what I think too- I know several people IRL who use the app with a Schwinn or some other stationary bike. Janelle ought to try it, maybe she'd actually enjoy her workouts. 
 

The bike itself weighs 135 pounds so she'd have a hard time moving it between Parowan and Flagstaff. 

It would take a TON of filtering.- not just the stats on the bottom but using just the app you don't get the Leaderboard or the High Fives, at least I don't think you do. The actual bike is a pretty immersive experience! That's why the big bucks although I must say I'm actually saving a ton of money over my former gym membership. Not to mention I can work out without wearing a mask 😊

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1 hour ago, HighlandWarriorGrl said:

Looks like it may have been smudged out with one of her filter programs.  I wouldn’t put it past Meri to have the most expensive exercise bike!

Exactly, she smudged her stats....

They must have been pathetic if she took the time to remove them 😂

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I'm not sure whether this is the right place to post this? There has to be some kind of unspoken understanding about the hierarchy of wives. E.g. Christine waiting to be 3rd. For all Kody's denial about the importance of legal marriage, the shift from Meri to Robyn kind of rocked  Janelle's world. 

And certainly! Since the marriage license shuffle, Christine and Janelle have become more outspoken to Meri..about Meri. 

And Meri losing the status seems to have hit her like a ton of bricks. Catfish or no, I believe the shuffle would have been enough. 

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I can't remember the the details of the entire Meri divorce/Robin marriage/so Kody can adopt Robins kids fiasco.

Why would she give up her crown as first wife?

Did Kody guilt trip Meri into doing this-"for the kids"

Couldn't he adopt the kids without the marriage?

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I believe that it was 100% Robyn's idea for Meri to relinquish her marriage license, and that Robyn presented it to Kody as it being "for the kids" (probably while wearing her very best VS lingerie especially made for long legs).  Kody brought it to Meri and told Meri that she would be doing it "for the kids."  His "suggestion" that Meri divorce Kody was more likely a "do it or else."  Considering Meri's on-screen, near nervous-breakdown before she went with Kody AND ROBYN to sign away her marriage, there's no freaking way that this was Meri's idea.  I think she saw Kody pulling away from her and thought that this selfless act might bring him back to her a little bit.  Of course, it did the opposite.  And how many talking heads did we see with Meri sobbing, claiming she did it FOR THE KIDS?  It was like she'd been brainwashed.

And there was no adoption.  We still saw Robyn pack up her kids and send them on their way to their bio dad's house more than once.  If Kody had adopted them, and IF her ex was the horrible cookie monster she claimed he was, why would she send the kids to his house ever again?

I sure wish David Jessop would write a tell-all.

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So timing wise, this happened after the catfish reveal? I can't see pre-catfish Meri going along with this, ever. But I can see humiliated and beat up Meri caving in to this. Pretty devious and predatory of Barbie and Ken.

Need to watch this again. What season was this?

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2 hours ago, laurakaye said:

I believe that it was 100% Robyn's idea for Meri to relinquish her marriage license, and that Robyn presented it to Kody as it being "for the kids" (probably while wearing her very best VS lingerie especially made for long legs).  Kody brought it to Meri and told Meri that she would be doing it "for the kids."  His "suggestion" that Meri divorce Kody was more likely a "do it or else."  Considering Meri's on-screen, near nervous-breakdown before she went with Kody AND ROBYN to sign away her marriage, there's no freaking way that this was Meri's idea.  I think she saw Kody pulling away from her and thought that this selfless act might bring him back to her a little bit.  Of course, it did the opposite.  And how many talking heads did we see with Meri sobbing, claiming she did it FOR THE KIDS?  It was like she'd been brainwashed.

And there was no adoption.  We still saw Robyn pack up her kids and send them on their way to their bio dad's house more than once.  If Kody had adopted them, and IF her ex was the horrible cookie monster she claimed he was, why would she send the kids to his house ever again?

I sure wish David Jessop would write a tell-all.

I wish he would, too! Since I have watched Robyn twist truth, I  have to wonder if her ex was so so bad. 

To me, she seems to have a "for me or against me" mindset. And I think if she doesn't get her way, she feels people are against her. 

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1 hour ago, itsadryheat said:

So timing wise, this happened after the catfish reveal? I can't see pre-catfish Meri going along with this, ever. But I can see humiliated and beat up Meri caving in to this. Pretty devious and predatory of Barbie and Ken.

Need to watch this again. What season was this?

Meri and Kody divorced in Sept. 2014. The catfishing supposedly started sometime in 2015. I think Meri was more affected by the divorce than she wanted to admit and Kody was wrapped up in Robyn and making babies with her,  so Meri was vulnerable. Also, didn’t Mariah start college at the same time? 

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