ALMOST big enough for all of Joseph Smith’s wives.
Howdy. Gasmii! Happy Holidays to everyone! I’m looking forward to having tamales on Christmas Eve. It’s a Mexican tradition. I’m not of Mexican ancestry, but I love tamales and will seize any excuse to eat them. Feliz Navidad, neighbors to the South!
Our pals over at TLC evidently want to make this a super special holiday season. So we had a new episode this week, and next week we’ll have the season finale plus a sit-down. Stop back here to check out all the recaps!
This week the family goes to Nauvoo, which is one of the principal sites in Mormonism. As usual, the trip is a complete clusterf-ck – disorganized, late, and Kody is apparently PMS’ing. Even though they’re running late, the family makes time to stop at Truckhenge and also at Mark Twain’s birthplace where they hear a quote from Twain on Mormon women. (Spoiler alert: it ain’t flattering).
Once in Nauvoo, the Browns are turned away from the museum for being polygamists. Highly ironic, given it’s a museum about a guy who started the polygamy tradition in the Mormon church . . . Even though there are a lot of activities in Nauvoo, we only see the Browns take a tour, not doing anything else. Oddly, too, there don’t appear to be any other tourists in the town when the Browns visit. Kinda spooky.
It’s still an interesting visit though, particularly as 2 of the wives have ancestors who were with Joseph Smith in Nauvoo and Carthage (where Smith was imprisoned). Also, there’s some discussion of Joseph Smith’s wives and the shocking revelation of “brother husbands” (quickly debunked by Kody, of course).
Much more in the full recap, up in a day or so!
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