The 5 Strangest Moments From The #SisterWives “Tell All” Special

Posted on Mar 3 2015 - 1:50pm by BeachSpin

Sister Wives Tell All Special

The Sister Wives Tell All” episode proved to be an epic letdown. It was the same regurgitated blather that made up a brief season of a far from transparent portrayal of theBrown “family.”

READ: EXCLUSIVE Sister Wives Scandal: The Real Tea Behind Kody Divorcing Meri & Marrying Robyn

There were some moments that stuck out, and revealed a very different story than TLC was shooting to sell, to a hopefully gullible audience.

1. The revisiting of the high brow debriefing sessions between the grad students and the UNLV professor…WHY was this whole scenario necessary to watch again?  There was NO research, NO project, NO endorsement from UNLV, NO recorded findings.  This was nothing more than a couple of intellectually pompous students giving the Browns a high five to an irrelevant authority figure for no reason at all.  The re-highlighting of this manipulative and misleading fan-fest speaks volumes about TLC’s opinion of the viewer’s intelligence.

2. There was a huge contrast between Christine’s heel clicking joy at the divorce announcement, as well as the forced giddy contentment she exuded during the finale, and the utter discontent she exhibited during the season. All “marriages” have their ups and downs, but Christine and Kody were snappy with each other all season, with Christine even admitting that things were not going well. Supposedly, she is THRILLED about her balding honey choosing to make it legal with Robyn, rather than a woman he has SIX children with?  This was a targeted damage control performance at it’s finest.

3. The admission from the women that they are NOT living a ‘Sister Wives’ lifestyle, was obvious. They don’t help with each other’s children, they don’t live together, they don’t hang out together, they do not function in any way as the self professed ‘family’ that they sell to America every week. If you read between the lines, these are four independent families with one man who is a quasi-husband to one of them, and a guy who swings by once in awhile to peck the other three. Is this supposed to be a true example of a genuine polygamist lifestyle?

4. The ONE splash of revealing tea…Janelle does NOT fit in with this needy gaggle of women. Janelle is losing weight, and gaining confidence by the minute, and is the looker of the bunch.She admits to feeling out of place,  and as she becomes more and more self aware, I can see her squealing out of the cul de sac first.  Thanks TLC, for that little ray of honesty through such a crap-storm of contrived nonsense.

5. The contradiction between what the Browns spew as their truth, and their reactions to these hard sold beliefs is glaring.  They claim that there is no difference between a ‘legal’ wife and a ‘spiritual’ one, but every one of them was weeping during the Tell All during the D-Bomb discussion, and three of them even shed real tears.  I was expecting to see one of Christine’s chunky spider eyelashes stuck to her cheek at any moment. WHY the upset if a silly piece of paper means nothing? Is it so hard to admit that there IS an emotional difference between a legal wife and a mistress? WHY is Meri claiming greater happiness after being demoted to the spiritual mistress category, if there’s no difference at all?

The real tea is that this family is a hot mess, and everything they say is to keep the TLC gravy train rolling. They have a couple of dozen mouths to feed after all, and with a helping hand from their manipulating network accomplice, they should be able to keep their fans sufficiently snowed for another season.

 

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  • Great list, Beach!! I wish some people would cut the BS about Kody adopting Robyn’s kids because that’s not possible. Their biological father would have to sign over his rights and he’s not going to that!

    • BeachSpin

      Thanks…and SO stupid..like oh yeah well my ex may be an issue…PLEASE!

    • dj j

      . I was so mad watching them lie over and over. It was all acted out. Meri loves to look like she is the martyr, she played it over and over with being childless, and played that to the hilt, until she was put on the spot, put up or shut up. So she supposedly came up with this on her own? What lawyer would have told her this was a great idea? And Janelle was made to look like an idiot because she did the responsible thing and thought about the tax situation. Now that would have been a reason,if they could save money claiming one wive’s children, but Christine and Jenelle have more kids, so he should have married one of them. Janelle at the reuinion, looks amazing, though. I think Meri realized she’s a lesbian, Janelle has checked out, but Christine’s reaction is what really did not make sense whatsoever. She blew a gasket over ever little thing, and she supposedly finds out the day before. If they were a “family”, don’t you think they deserved to know what was going on? Mariah knew before Christine & Janelle. And they continute on twitter going on about Robyn’s kids going by the name ‘brown”. Just because their father doesn’t pay child support doesn’t mean you adopt them out. That is just plain wrong. I just hope that guy comes out because they really are slandering him. And those kids will be hurt, because that is their FATHER. That is totally parental alienation. They are probably told their real dad doesn’t love them either.

      • Laura

        Re: Child Support
        I’m all confused. Right after the wives found out about the divorce Sobyn was listing the things that would change once the adoption went through and she specifically said, “No more child support.” So does he or doesn’t he? They really need to pick one lie and stick to it.

  • Yolie

    Thanks Beach. TLC’s “Tell All” was absurd. Robyn’s kids already have a dad..so the divorce Kody reasoning was just stupid. Only stupid people with very little brain power would actually fall for such a sham.

    • OhSnarkyMe

      Did you see the tweets? People fawning all over them about how noble this is, people claiming the bio dad should be in jail, they bought it hook, line, and sinker. It’s scary!

      • Chloe

        I saw the tweets and Facebook entries and they were pretty pathetic. Some people love them so much they will believe anything.

        • HoyesMiGente

          You’ll never go broke underestimating the intelligence of most amurrikans.

      • Yolie

        I agree. I can’t believe how credulous some people are. I was not fooled.

        • BeachSpin

          So bizarre…do all of these dimwits want to be sister wives to experience something so ‘beautiful’??

      • Dave

        I have a bridge for sale for those morons.

      • hoppy1913

        Horrible tweets. Patting Meri on the back for her ‘sacrifice’, acting like she’s a saint! Please. Robyn and Kody never researched adopting the kids, this is because Robyn threw a fit and wanted Kody to prove she was the best.

  • OhSnarkyMe

    Great recap, Beach! ITA with #1. UNLV should be disavowing that whole fake situation. I would be very interested to know if TLC paid for that debacle or if just the prospect of being on television was enough for those pompous asses. That whole episode was black eye for UNLV. How can that “professor” have any academic reputation left? He is a laughingstock. The “grad students” were a joke. Absolutely no scholarly research was done.

    The lies the Browns spew are mind boggling. Who believes their crap? Seriously, even their most delusional fans have got to realize the reason for the divorce is fake. The bio dad can’t be forced to give up parental rights just because Grody decides he wants to adopt the kids.

    The divorce happened because Grody and Robyn wanted to be legally married. If it was no big deal then there would be no tears, no dramatic tweets, and no honeymoon to Hawaii.

    • BeachSpin

      Thank you!…and so true…but remember Grody and Rob said there are no guarantees…in other words, we probably won’t hear another word about it.

    • hoppy1913

      I’ve decided I can no longer watch this show. I will not support the obvious lies TLC is putting out there. It’s been bad enough previous seasons, but this is the topper. They should cancel this show right now.

  • Chloe

    Who didn’t see this coming, it’s very obvious Kody favors Robyn. And Janelle is correct, this change will create a shift in the ranks.

    • Great Blog Beach!
      I think if show contract ended – Kody would be on an island by himself.
      The kids clearly hate being apart of a plural marriage.
      The wives do not like each other
      Kody is an odd duck – who seems totally out of touch and detached from his family IMO

  • CNN

    Robyn has always been the main wife and the rest are mistresses. That was quite obvious whenever Kody was around Robyn compared to how he is with the others. The special was laughable.

  • Dave

    How is this legal? These creatures should all be arrested for assault with a deadly weapon…their faces.

  • I live in Utah. I see real polygamist families all over walmart. THEN MEN/leader rules with an iron fist and the wives enjoy having the sisters as BFF. This is not the case with Kody fake family.

    • hoppy1913

      If you’re seeing polygamist families, I doubt you’re seeing women that enjoy having the other wives as BFFs. MOST will tell you they are NOT happy there are other wives, but they go along because they have no choice.

      • Laura

        ^^^This. So much this. I’ve been marginally involved with aiding these women leave plural marriage and am always blown away by the strength and composure they show in the face of such a despicable system that treats them with no more respect than a piece of livestock. They are not happy. They are keeping sweet because it is their supposed place and they believe unquestionably that their husbands hold the key to their eternity. Despicable. Despicable. Despicable.

        • hoppy1913

          Thanks Laura!

  • HoyesMiGente

    I hope Janelle leaves and does it soon. She does seem like a very smart, and balanced woman. And who would want to deal with Kody’s narcissism? He’s a crappy “husband” to every one of them, and why even live “plural marriage” except for his convenience? Don’t get me wrong–I think polygamy is a gross concept that only benefits men. I’d like to see one woman marrying multiple husbands. Now THAT would be something. These women have been hoosegowed.