On this week’s new episode of Jon & Kate Plus Eight, the Gosselins got a visit from the guys from Orange County Choppers, the custom motorcycle shop featured on TLC’s American Choppers.
Kate said she’d seen the show but admitted, “I don’t really like motorcycles, generally speaking.”
But that didn’t stop her from taking a ride on the back of Paul Teutul Senior‘s bike.
“I told Paul Senior I would take a ride with him and he was shocked,” Kate said. “I figured he’d ridden a million bikes and he’d bring me back safely.”
Kate even opted to ride without a helmet. “It’s not illegal where we live. It’s legal to wear no helmet on a bike,” she explained. “And yes, we were going about four-and-a-half miles an hour.”
Meanwhile, Mikey, the youngest of the Teutuls, helped out with the Gosselin kids, entertaining them with a ventriloquist dummy and a messy art project.
“Trying to keep up with all these kids is absolutely ridiculously hard,” he said. “Just playing around with them and running around the yard and trying to keep everything exciting and entertaining them, and at the same time keeping them at bay from tearing me to shreds is pretty exhausting.”
“Basically get worn out when they’re here,” Kate said.
Later, Jon joined the American Chopper guys at their shop to help build the bike that he designed with them, getting greasy and pushing back as Paul Senior teased him and pushed him around.
“I just haven’t had time to do stuff that I enjoy. This was the first opportunity I got that I got to enjoy something on my own and build something that I was passionate about and contribute and hang out with guys and do guy things,” Jon said. “I’ve been doing guy things but kid things — baby things. I also live in a house with six women, so we’re pretty much outnumbered.”
When the bike was ready, Paul Senior delivered it to the Gosselins driveway and Mikey surprised Kate with a pink splatter-painted scooter that she donated to a Ronald McDonald House.
Tells us: What did you think of Jon & Kate‘s crossover episode? Should Kate have worn a helmet? Who was the better sport, Mikey or Kate? Should Jon get to do more guy stuff?INF