Saturday, February 21, 2009

Unseen video - "If Mike disappeared the Roloff family would be in complete disaster" - Zach Roloff

There are a couple of very interesting video clips of footage about the passing of close Roloff friend Mike Detjen that wasn't shown in the episode that was televised.

The first video is longer than what was shown on television. It stopped after the footage at the soccer game. This video includes Mike making the famous "Roloff burgers". The most interesting and poignant part of this video is what follows. A clip of Mike helping Jeremy with his truck that Mike gave him. Jeremy comments that Mike will always drop everything just to come help him. Zach then makes a comment that if Mike were to disappear off the face of the earth the Roloff family would be in complete disaster.

http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/little-people-big-world-mike-a-true-friend.html

The second video includes Amy discussing with her friend Amy about what is a hero? I love Amy's following comment because it is very true about the power every person has to influence everybody they come into contact with. It is along the lines of that famous email story about how one small act of kindness - in the story it was a kid, helping another kid pick up their books and being friendly to them in high school ended up playing a role in saving someone who was contemplating suicide (I won't tell the whole story because I'm sure everybody has heard it!). This was Amy Roloff's statement, it's very true:

"Everyone can be a hero, because it's your every day thing. Once you start thinking outside yourself and do something for somebody else, that you might think is so minor, but to that person, it may have affected them in a way that inspires them."

The video also contains a scene of Mike Detjen's son - Tim Detjen, Tim's girlfriend Nicole, Zach, Jacob, Amy and Daniel Meichtry discussing Mike's sudden passing and how active he was. They joke about what Mike would have been like in a retirement home and Amy comments that she used to tell Mike not to worry because she would be there to help him.

http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/little-people-big-world-whats-a-hero.html

3 comments:

Jocelynn said...

Those are great. Did Zach really say that before Mike's death? That's eerily spooky.

Mike was such a good friend. They should have used those in the show.

Justin said...

The comment from Amy is true, but once again, how come she wasn't able to teach her own kids that?

Because of the show, the Roloffs are in an easy position to do small things that they might think are much, but mean a lot to other people.

So how does Jeremy and his friends do that? By insulting his fans, calling them names and being nasty.

What the Roloffs say and what the Roloffs actually do are so different.

Tim said...

"Because of the show, the Roloffs are in an easy position to do small things that they might think are much, but mean a lot to other people.
So how does Jeremy and his friends do that? By insulting his fans, calling them names and being nasty."

Amen to that. I think Amy's heart is in the right place, but her kids don't give a rat's tail about anybody but themselves.

I don't think it would ever occur to those kids (maybe Molly would be the exception) to be kind to someone because they could affect someone else in a positive way if they aren't being paid for it.