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17 Kids & Counting (2008)

Michelle Duggar , Jim Bob Duggar , Tender Loving Care  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Michelle Duggar, Jim Bob Duggar, Joshua Duggar, James Duggar, Jana Duggar
  • Directors: Tender Loving Care
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Discovery - Gaiam
  • DVD Release Date: January 26, 2010
  • Run Time: 220 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00308BAYE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,444 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "17 Kids & Counting" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

The Duggar family may well be the best-known large family in history. Famous the world around for having 17 children all from one intrepid mother, this brood draws attention and questions wherever they go. And with mom Michelle and father Jim Bob barely in their forties, there's a good chance the family will grow even larger before their baby birthing days are done!
With 10 boys and 7 girls ranging in ages from less than a year up to age 20, there's never a shortage of interesting events around this place. In fact, even the simplest things are complex when your family's this big - laundry, dinners, home schooling, any trip out in public... it all takes brilliant organization and every individual pitching in for the good of the whole.

The Bates family of Knoxville, Tennessee come to visit with their 16 children. Jim Bob said, "They're almost a carbon copy of our family!" Both families go paint balling, roller coaster riding, hit a Branson dinner show and then the oldest ones skydive. And that's not even the most exciting event of the year. Oldest son Josh is engaged! Soon this family will be planning a wedding. And who knows, maybe mom and her new daughter-in-law will share a room on the maternity ward someday.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Includes Original Duggar shows April 6, 2009
By Ronald
Format:DVD
This DVD includes Bonus features that are the 4 original Duggars shows (hard to find).
including:
14 Children and pregnant again
16 children and moving in
Raising 16 Children
Duggars' big family album

The Duggars are wonderful. This is a great video that teaches the values America needs badly. Thank you Duggar family for bringing goodness to American television.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Family to Learn From May 25, 2010
By Mwaa
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
As of writing this, I have bought another DVD for my extended family overseas.

I have the DVDs '17 and Counting' and '18 and Counting,' also their book.

I have spent money on nonsensical trinkets, clothing, books and more. Why not learn from one of America's inspiring families?

I'm not so surprised with huge family members. Asia and some poor regions of the world have more than 12 babies at times. The great about this family is how they have solid foundation in the Lord Jesus (Christian values) and rules not to go beyond their means.

Like most people, I have reservations about having a big family. But since they live in America, why not? Look at China, some European nations, Japan and Korea with declining population rate or disparity in gender, the consequences are alarming.

If they can skimp on non-essential expenses and maintain their debt-free status, I think this is something to behold. I admire it so much because we live in a domino-effect greed. Wall street greed to global greed to the point we live beyond our means.

The Duggars help me realize that my days can be useful with sheer family fun instead of stuffing my closet with junk. I hope to be more frugal.

As a Christian woman, their lives help me meditate...meditate...and more meditation with lots of prayers for answer on how to walk the talk of a Christ-centered life. Living in NY, Im drawn to me, mine, and myself.

I hope to impart their lives to my daughter when she grows up.

VERDICT : Great buy! A realy family-oriented DVD. No demeaning language, mom-dad fights etc...
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Where are the 4 Bonus Features? February 2, 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Amazon advertised this item as a "2pc" set. They titled the item "17 Kids and Counting (2pc)" and they showed the picture of the dvd case sleeve that clearly stated that this item "Includes 4 Bonus Features." When I received this item, there was only one disc in the case, and there were NO bonus features on the disc at all. There were 10 regular episodes, but there were NO bonus features....even though the dvd case sleeve clearly stated on both sides that the item "Includes 4 Bonus Features" and even names the four titles of the bonus features on the back of the case. Very disappointing.
17 Kids & Counting (2pc)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the show, misleading DVD February 3, 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I've never missed an episode of the Duggar family, and when I found out that this dvd set was coming to Amazon, I jumped all over it. I had it preordered the minute I found out. When I received the dvd, I got excited to watch all the old specials, and so it was immediately popped into my dvd player. However, I realized after starting the dvd set, that the 4 bonus features were on another dvd. The explanation on both sides of the case said it has 4 bonus features, but that isn't the case. Can anyone fix this?!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Love the Duggars, NOT the product received! April 22, 2013
By Linsey
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Amazon really needs to get their stories straight about this DVD, when I ordered the DVD it showed the bonus material, what I received was a DVD without the bonus features. When I went back into the product there had been a note added saying the bonus material was not included. This note was NOT there when I ordered because I read the entire product from top to bottom and all the reviews, simply because I wanted to make sure I was ordering the correct one and because the reviews of the product are about 50/50 with people receiving what they thought they ordered. I believe this is false advertising!! Here is a thought Amazon, change the picture if you are not going to send the product that we ordered! I will update further if Amazon corrects THEIR mistake. But the Duggars are an amazing family and an inspiration to everyone!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Show November 26, 2011
By Jules
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I just can't believe how well organized this family is! Such great values! The only reason I give it 4 stars is due to... I order the DVD with the bonus scenes and did not receive it, I received a regular DVD. Oh Well! Other than that, they will always be a 5 star rating in my books!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars both DVDs included! August 7, 2012
By SRQZoo
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I read the reviews and was unsure if I would receive what was pictured. The item arrived on the day listed and it is new, with both DVDs and all bonus features.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I just love the Duggars. June 27, 2012
By Holly
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
We DVR 19 Kids and Counting and wanted to see the 1st season. They are such a good example of a good family to look up too. I have gotten a lot of parenting wisdom from watching Jim-Bob and Michelle. My husband and our 8 month old like the show. Every time our son hears Michelle naming the names at the beginning of each episode, he will turn to the tv and start watching. I was happy to find it for a good price and free shipping. They also changed the cover so that it doesn't say it has the bonus msterial, because it doesn't.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars False advertising
The show itself is great but its advertised as a 2 PC set with bonus features, open it up and its one disk and no bonus features so we got less that half of what we thought we were... Read more
Published 3 days ago by S. Murter
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
wonderful and extremely enjoyable
Published 23 days ago by Kim B.
5.0 out of 5 stars wholesome family entertainment
We enjoy watching this show as a family. It's nice to have on dvd because we don't have satellite or cable.
Published 1 month ago by Gill
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show with family values.
it is awesome to be able to see the Duggars from the begining. There are very few shows out there that include a family's commitment to Christ.
Published 1 month ago by Jennifer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Beginning to a Series
We have thoroughly enjoyed this first season and are eager to continue watching through the rest of the series. There is even more content available at the duggar's blog website. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Louis M. Alvey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD
Great inspirational DVD that brings a fealing of joy to your day. Just wish that there were more episodes to watch. :)
Published 4 months ago by Brittany
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 Kids
I love 17 Kids and Counting! I have all of the seasons and I watch them every chance I get! Their family has a deep love for others, each other, and God! Wonderful series!
Published 9 months ago by Alex Cumpston
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Parents
My wife and I are having our fourth child next spring, and she wanted this so she could get some fresh perspective as well as some tips that may help us. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Matthew Davidson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Show!
Some people hear the name "Duggar" and immediately roll their eyes and say, oh those "quiverfull" movement people with too many kids... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kendall
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
It's so great that there is finally a wholesome family being promoted on television. What a relief to see morals and character displayed in our living room. Read more
Published 15 months ago by J. Meade
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