Saturday, April 16, 2016

Country Folk in the Big City


"New York City is the last place you want to be when it's raining." (Nathan Bates)

Do you think the Bates could survive in the Big Apple? While visiting Nathan's girlfriend, Ashley, several Bates family members struggle to catch a cab in the rain (video below).



Photo/video courtesy of UP

35 comments:

  1. Lily and Ellie,

    Would you please do a post about Ashley? Tell us about her family, how old she is, if she's working or going to school or whatever, what her hobbies/interests/goals are, how she and Nathan met, etc. Thanks! I'm looking forward to learning more about her. :)

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  2. It's funny to see Nathan carring a bag. And Gil hold Kelly Jo's purse.

    I glad I don't live in New York.

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    1. Why? I love it! Getting caught in the rain is not any more pleasant in the country. This is just silly.

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    2. Nathan holding the diaper bag for Erin.

      Anonymous at 3:13pm. She wasn't talking about the rain. It is funny to see a guy holding a bag guys don't hold bags.

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    3. What do you mean guys don't hold bags? My husband held the diaper bag all the time. He holds my purse on occasion for me too.

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  3. I'm glad I don't live in the Big City.

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  4. Not sure how I feel about Nathan's constant jabs against city living! Ashley doesn't look too pleased on that couch. I hope he's able to appreciate the big sacrifice she will make in leaving the city for Tennessee when they get married.

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    1. Why does Ashley have to leave NYC? Why can't Nathan move there? I have been to both NYC and Eastern Tennessee many times and really love both places, but in my opinion, NYC beats TN hands down. There are so many more opportunities there and I like the culture better. It also has diversity, while TN does not.

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    2. I'm not implying it should be this way. But Nathan has clearly said that moving to the city is out of the question for him.

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    3. Me too to Nathan moving to NYC! Let him give up his home and family. Ashley appears to love her City.

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  5. A Bate can do what has to be done.

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    1. You mean a Bates. In this case, Bates is singular and Bateses is the plural. I do not mean to correct you, but this is a major pet peeve of mine.

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  6. They probably took the taxi for the film crew. Normal people in the city would take the Metro and stay dry.

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  7. I hope they tried a Nathan's hot dog while they were there.

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  8. Ashley is young and in love, but she has no idea the sacrifice she is getting ready to make by giving up NYC. Nathan's continued negativity about not wanting big city living could really cause a problem down the road. I hope they take the time to fully evaluate the real impact this will have on Ashley.

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  9. The snarky remarks by the Bates is not very much appreciated. First a little rain doesn't hurt anyone. Second they were clearly making it appear more challenging than necessary for the obvious TV show. I would not find it very endearing if I were Ashley.

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    1. I was wondering the same thing!

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    2. In New York it is perfectly legal to hold an infant while in a taxi.

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  11. Hopefully they will have a lonnnnng courtship and take time to really get to know each other and themselves.

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  12. They are trying to showcase NYC in a bad light to emphasize how much better country living is. Aside from the fact Manhattan is my favorite place--it's just not cool.

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    1. Bingo. And bingo about Manhattan.

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  13. How about Michaela having to leave the South for the North? I don’t recall anyone making it a big deal towards Brandon insisting on living in Chicago, even when Michaela made it clear she didn’t like the cold weather. I felt bad for Michaela to have to leave her entire family, as well as adjust to a cold, snowy environment.

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    1. Maybe the perceived differences between the Midwest and the big bad NYC?

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    2. The point is that it's always the woman who has to give up everything for her husband. Same thing.

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    3. Um Erin and Chad? Chad moved to Tennessee. He's the only case of the husband moving for the wife though.

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  14. My point exactly!! Let one of the men give up their home and family for once. Why do the women have to give up where they want to live just to marry these men? Let's see a man sacrifice what and where he wants to live because he wants to marry and be accommodating to her!

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    1. Chad did for Erin but he does things for her that no man can live up to, gardening, renovating, laundry, massages,cooking, dishes, etc. If he could have the babies he would lol

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    2. Why are gardening and renovating activities he does "for her"? It's THEIR house, he does it for their family, it's not a personal favour to Erin.
      Laundry and cooking and things like that as well: things every household needs and that are a responsibility of both parents.

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    3. I agree that Thats the way it should be but most men dont do it

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  15. I believe Chad moved away from his family in another state to marry Erin. They seem to be doing just fine. A lot depends on careers. Erin can still pursue her music career right where she is so it all worked out well for them. Unlike the Duggars, this family's children are actually continuing their education, goals, and careers after highschool and even marriage, which is why their show is so interesting to follow.

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    1. Chad does seem like a very special and sweet guy, though.

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