Not one to miss an opportunity to keep the cameras rolling on America's most under-watched but overly-talked about reality series, the crew of Kate Plus Eight just wrapped filming the next segment in front of the Pennsylvania Labor Board, where Kate and the youngsters and their attorneys plead their case that the kids are not being exploited and should be able to continue working around the clock to ensure Kate Plus Eight stays on the air.
The Gosselin kids got a close-up look at how their government works and they made a ton of money doing it. Although it appeared that the crew was coaching the children to cry at certain intervals throughout the hearing, witnesses in attendance say that the tears were real. They were not put on. When little Hannah was asked, "Do you like working on the show?" Hanna replied, "Yeah, I g-g-guess so," looking down at the ground and shuffling her hands from side to side. "Is it fun, Hannah?" she was asked. "Well," she said, "when mommy is happy, everyone is happy."
Next, Collin was asked what his favorite part about being on the show is. He answered "Well, we gets to go lots of places mommy says we couldn't go if we didn't work so hard." The hearing officer asked, "what places?" Collin answered, "You know, Disney World and Happy Zappy Pizza, places like that." Then he continued, "Mommy said that if we work really, really hard this week, we can all get ponies," he said with a smile.
Seeing a pattern emerge, the hearing officer was less than impressed with the reasons why this family should be allowed to circumvent the child labor laws in Pennsylvana; however, did issue a temporary order allowing the show to go on for the next few weeks while new evidence is sorted out.
Upon leaving the hearing, Kate was overheard saying, "Jesus, you try and do your best to be a good mom and put food on the table, and they come after you for every little thing. I don't care what anyone says, these kids are going to learn to work for a living. I had to. Lord knows they can't depend on Jon."