Duggar Family Accused of Scripting Scenes, Hiring Actors For Counting On

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If you watched Jill & Jessa Counting On: Season 2 Episode 4 last night, then you saw the Duggars somehow manage to keep a surprise baby shower a secret from their friend Kristen Young, despite the fact that word seems to get around fast in tiny Tontitown.

It was enough to make you wonder if the whole thing was staged for TLC camera crews - especially after what happened last week:

Josiah Duggar on Counting On
Duggar Facebook Post

On the left, is a scene from the March 29 episode that focused on Jinger Duggar flipping cars.

On the right, the man who appeared in the scene alongside Josiah Duggar reveals that he was really an actor paid to pretend he was interested in buying a car, not an actual customer.

“A friend of mine works on the crew and invited me to play the role of ‘guy who wants to buy car,'” wrote the man, whose last name has been kept secret by the Duggar Facebook fan/whistleblower page, Life's Not All Pickles and Hairspray.

It's hardly the first time a reality show has been caught faking a scene.

Heck, it's not even the first time that Duggars have been caught using actors!

But it serves as a potent reminder that even when you're watching a family as seemingly earnest and sincere as the Duggars, you're ultimately watching a TV show - as scripted and staged as any other.

Watch Jill and Jessa Counting On online to see if you can spot more instances of fakery.

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