Like a lot of people, my mother is addicted to The Learning Channel. When A Baby Story is on, she says "see what I went through for you". When Say Yes To The Dress is on, she says "when will I finally get to take you to Kleinfelds?". When Jon and Kate Plus 8 is on, she says to my dad "aren't you lucky I don't yell like she does?".
Recently we were watching an episode of 18 and Counting, when she says "don't those girls look like they're Lubavitch?". Gotta admit, with their long hair and long jean skirts, they do kinda look like Chabad girls, circa 1993.
There are other similarities between the Duggar clan and your average frum family:
- They rarely watch TV, use the internet or listen to the radio.
- Modesty is a very important trait - knees and collarbones are always covered. Girls wear dresses or skirts.
- No swearing or profanity.
- Lots of Bible-time.
- Grace before meals.
- Tons of kids.