Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are so famous that when they went out with Kirk Cameron a fan of theirs didn’t know who he was and asked him to take their picture with the Duggars!
In this sneak peek of the upcoming episode of 19 Kids and Counting, the Duggars were in Washington DC with the Growing Pains star and his son, Jack, and even though they’re all republicans they actually went to one of President Barack Obama’s favorite restaurants, Ben’s Chili Bowl.
“I heard that Ben’s Chili Bowl is one of President Obama’s favorite places to go, it’s one of our favorite places to go, we have that in common,” Jim Bob said about their connection with the President.
Kirk said it had been four years since he’d seen the deeply religious family. “The last time I saw the Duggars was at the San Antonio International Christian Film Festival.”
Kirk has weighed in frequently on conservative political issues, recently supporting Rep. Todd Akin after his controversial “legitimate rape” statement but he apparently isn’t as famous anymore as the Duggars are.
“We walked in and people recognized us and one lady asked if she could get a picture with Jim Bob and I and she handed the camera to Kirk Cameron,” Michelle recalled about their visit.
Kirk happily snapped the picture but it wasn’t until Jim Bob told the woman that he starred in the sitcom Growing Pains that she finally recognized him.
Fun fact: Kirk starred in Growing Pains from 1985 to 1992. Only 4 Duggar Kids were alive during its TV run.
Oh man, I bet Victoria Jackson is just so bummed that she didn’t get an invitation to this dinner! She could have sat with Jim Bob, Michelle, and Kirk and told them all about how DNA works, and it would have just been the best time. Kirk could have braided her hair while Michelle told them her innovative ideas about the world’s overpopulation problem, and then they could all talk about how adamantly opposed they are to an entire group of people having a basic right that doesn’t affect them whatsoever.
Aren’t dinner dates with friends just the bee’s knees?