A commentary on Little People, Big World, the Roloff family - Matt, Amy, Zach, Molly, Jacob and Jeremy Roloff news.
UPDATED August 26th, 2010:
Read the latest article (yes, the news that LPBW is ending was released on Aug 26th) about what happened:
They want to have it both ways. I understand, but not possible. If you want privacy, you can't do a reality show about your life. It's an oxy-moron
I think all Matt means is they'll finally do a behind the scenes episode like Jon and Kate. LPBW haven't done that. They must be running out of ideas. They can only do so many episodes about the LPA conference and pumpkin season before it gets old. They can't talk about Jeremy scandal because they would need to talk about the show on the show and they don't do that.
Dear Roloff family, Have not seen your show for awhile and I really miss it. I hope you don't decide to go off anytime soon. Enjoy your whole family. Matt you and your wife are to be admired for being able to do all that you attempt. Hurry back to television. Friend, in Va.
I personally think LPBW was a lot more real than Jon & Kate plus 8. I stopped watching J & K plus 8, because all it became was watching them go on paid vacations. I think the reason they got divorced was because they were not united as a couple. Kate is caught up in the fame & fortune, and Jon wanted his private life back. I think Kate cares more about her fame & fortune than she does her kids. The fact is that it was her two sets of multiples that landed her this TV show, they made their fame and fortune, when Jon was ready to go back to real life and end the show, she should have been united with him in that, but she wasn't, she will keep exploiting her children and doing the show for as long as TLC will have her. I will not be watching her show next season. But I am looking forward to the return of the Roloff family. A Roloff family fan from Utah!!
Anon, I think LPBW is more interesting than Jon and Kate. Watching a bunch of screaming todlers isn't my cup of tea.But your reasoning for liking LPBW over Jon and Kate is peculiar. You don't like watching Jon and Kate go on paid vacations all the time?What about the Roloffs???? The Roloffs go on more vacations than Jon and Kate. I think it sounds like the Roloffs have been on vacation the minute the kids got out of school. I think the real difference why there are people that feel that way is because Jon and Kate were honest and the Roloffs are liars.Jon and Kate admitted on their show that the vacations are free.All the vacations for the Roloffs are free too. But the Roloffs lie about it. The freebies the Roloffs gets are passed off as "a friend of Matt's".When the Roloffs went to Florida Amy said they rented a home. No they didn't. TLC got it free from the resort company, just like Kate explained on their show. The Roloffs lie about all the freebies they get. It surprises me when people say they love LPBW but stopped like Jon and Kate because they go on too many free vacations. The Roloffs do just as much or more.
This black female will not be watching their show anymore.I'm disapoint in the parent,wow they had me fool and that is hard to do knowing how people feel about gays or people with darker skin even they sun tan.
Very nice blog. :) Good Luck
I love LPBW and am the 7th Roloff! As a wife and mom, I can relate to Amy; she is open, honest and a good Christian example to her children. I never miss an episode and can't wait for the season to begin! Debbie in Mesa
wont be watching LPBW.. they should change the title to "what can we buy next" show. so tired of money money money...what can we buy next, how many additions can we build, how many cars can we buy. for pete's sake TLC...cant you come up with something more interesting than this?
My gracious - give me a free vacation and my bags are packed and I'm ready to go - put a camera on me and pay me $75,000 an episode to boot and I'm ready. I love LPBW. Did not know anything about Little People until this show began and it has been very informative. Especially enjoy the shows about the LP conventions although I think Matt pushes Zack too much to find a girlfriend a little too much...give the guy some slack...he's not 35 for God sacks. Only thing I do find the family goes overboard in buying cars/vans/farm rovers, etc. And, they don't seem to take much care of their cars especially Zack - than van was a total mess from the day he took it over. Looks like they should have been made to share one vechicle - they share the same friends and go in the same direction. Family could have saved some money and built more onto the house. Hey Matt - what about a new addition to the dog's living quarters?Bring it on - I'm more than ready for new episodes this fall...love it!
Will not be tuning in this season. The closeted gay son and his remarks was a deal breaker for me. He is gay. Nothing wrong with that at all, but bigotry is unacceptable. Truth be told Amy has gay tendencies as well. The mere mention of intimacy with Matt gets a "dream on dude" or "no way man". Enjoyed it while it seemed real. I have better things to do with my time then watch phoney crap.
Oh puh-leazzzeeeeeeee.Some people, usually gay people, think everybody else is gay. Wishful thinking maybe?I've seen everybody in the Roloff family (except for Matt) and all of their friends called gay by people. LOL! I guess gays out number normal people.
These families with the reality shows are not like us they are making millions a year, the Roloff children are very spoiled, they don't help around the house at all, this is one reason the place is so disorganized and unclean, for heavens sake Amy hire a housekeeper and organizer you can afford it.
Which one filed for divorce?
Definitely do not like the rough language they are starting to use a lot--mainly the "P" word. Last week and tonights new episode I turned it off because of that. It is suppose to be a family-orientated show.
I don't even know what the p word is. Can't be all that bad, can it?I love the Rollofs because of the contrast between Amy and Matt. They're at a stage in their marriage where their goals in life have changed and they're struggling with that. I don't care if they're all gay or if they sleep with their dogs or if their house is clean or dirty. I just hope they work it all out.They're good people.
"pissed". Thats the p word. Depending on how you were raised, you may or may not find it offensive. It's becoming much more socially acceptable but while it doesn't bug me in the slightest, I can understand why people expecting a family show don't want their kids watching.
I haven't heard it mentioned anywhere here but it seems like Amy and Matt are having serious marital problems. He plans and takes a vacation when Amy has already made other plans and now I read in a coming episode Matt is leaving for Hawaii..alone for Mothers day.I have to ask is this another Jon and Kate??
They certainly look headed for separate lives. There is absolutely no respect shown by either for the either and the fact that they enroll and engage their kids in their marital issues is about as wrong as wrong can be. We've taken to calling the show "Little People, Big Disaster" in our house. :-)
little people, big divorce. 2 little people get pissed at each other and spend tons of money. Watch them as they attempt to justify their Christianity. Be sure to tune in as Amy and Matt both take extravagant vacations separate from each other, while baiting the kids to take sides. It will rock your world as you watch the season build to a climax and keep you guessing to if they are getting a big divorce, little people style. Stay tuned and be a part of the dysfunctionalism. Little people, dysfunctional world.
Matt Rollof is the master salesman. Everything was getting a big slow on the show. So perhaps this was his thing for this season seeing how much publicity was generarated on the Jon and Kate..big stink.I just watched the episode where Zack, Jeremy, Jacob and a friend went to a professional game. Free tickets of course and in box seats. They arrived late because..they are priviledged. They even got to speak to the GM..which is a big deal. He stressed education but of course Zack thinks having the Roloff name will get him farther. He went to see if he could get the part time job coaching kids and you know..he isn't that good. The most important scent to me was the very last scene when the Roloff family was leaving the office of the manager that had just hired Zack. Zacks friend who had just been hired as an asst coach stayed behind to shake hands and thank the man for the job.Priviledged Roloffs...trotted along..saying nothing.I guess they are...who they are.
Exactly right, Anon. Did you catch the way Jeremy was grinning looking at the camera when he said he would do anything to be invited to take shots on the MLS goalie? He's easy to read. He's a Roloff. If he says he wants something. They expect it to be done. It's the job of the world to please the Roloffs by giving them whatever they want.
Isn't this going a bit on the way of John and Kate plus 8? Is this the way to get more viewers? These people don't seem happy anymore! The kids are a total trainwreck, especially the girl and her little bratty brother. Maybe too much too soon for all of them.
I think a really nice little show has turned them all into people we really don't like too much. Money does that to people....
Suprisingly Molly seems like a pretty smart lovely young woman. She tries hard and I don't see the smart aleck ways of her brothers. Perhaps more of Amy in her with the boys leaning towards the thinking but now working principles of Matt Roloff. I think Jacob is going to generate a ton of episodes if they chose to show his behavior..imagine that a $2,700 texting bill and all they did is take away his phone. He has absolutly no remorse and actually no punishment. Can you imagine what most folks could do with that much money. They have lost touch with reality and that is very sad.
I am suprised those boys graduated. Did they? I don't remember a caps and gowns ceremony and I would think that would be a biggie. Or is graduation this Spring? Those boys will have to rely on "show them the money" pops and mom Amy. Their grades were worse than bad. They gave nothing to their schoolwork.It will be interesting to see what Pops sets them up to do. Jeremy is getting "cuter" by the minute. Did you happen to see that outfit he wore to the soccer game.
Herr Dawn: I used to love this show. I loved the family closeness even through difficulties. Now I cringe when I watch it. I've always had a tough time with Matt who, though well meaning, is a rough, pushy guy determined to have his own way with things. The house keeping is also disturbing to me as I feel it reaches FAR more than messiness. It is often said that the house could be neater but that Amy prefers to spend time with the kids to housekeeping. First, it's not the woman's job to do all the housekeeping and second, why aren't those children picking up after themselves? What are those people teaching their children?Anyone else find these things disturbing? ???
we may be a bit behind with the series in england but i have watched the series a while now. i saw the cruise episodes where matt and aimee fell out.before then i had thought that the marriage was strained but i do think that aimee takes the sides of the children whereas she should have a united front with matt especially when matt asks the children to do things and aimee interferes when they don't want to do jobs. it's a tough life out there and that is what we need to tell our kids. there are things in life you have to do and i think to help in the house and have jobs to do helps them grow up to respect people and share.i could not believe zak saying, when they were all sorting through the pile of washing on the floor (when aimee went to spend time with her brother and sisters)that his dad always paid jeremy to do things at home. that is just not respectful. what hope have they in the big wide world of securing jobs etc. if every time they want something they get it, or get paid for it. the house is so beautiful but you can't see beyond the mess. what a shame. even though i have given negative comments i do admire the parents in the face of adversity which they must have struggled with growing up in the big world.i don't have issue with them getting holidays, freebies and such as there would be no way i would open up my family to the cameras. the pressures of this filming must be tremendous.also, on a lighter note, there would be no way i would have my house in such a state for filming. i would be cleaning up all night.from what i have seen on tv. matt's parents came to look after the kids in one episode and the grandma managed to keep the place clean and make the kids help her. but then aimee came back and she didn't seem pleased with the tidiness and the fact that they had semi-skimmed milk.there is a saying ' you reap what you sow' and this is so true with the family. the kids need to get some respect for their parents and home.
From what i have seen in the last few weeks, i think they are headed for divorce court.Matt would never make plans before like he has done lately.The kids don't want to be with him, well Molly and Zak and he has shown zero respect for Amy.What i find so amusing is, Matt always seems to be in pain when there is work to be done, yet he can fly off to vacations without a hitch.He's a snake and has used many people to get most of everything at others expenses.Another family bites the dust....
I think it might be goodbye Roloffs. They have made their millions. Now its smooth rolling.I don't really care to watch the rest of this family dynamics. It is like watching a trainwreck..I can't stop looking. TLC..save us and take it off the air. Please
The least important thing about these folks is that they are little. I totally forget that, and most of the time so do they. So the show has been a huge success, I think, in blocking whatever stereotypes I, at least, might have had about what it was life to live life as a swarf.Matt and Amy certainly seem headed to splitsville--I have a brother who just got divorced after 25 years of marriage and the Roloffs' marriage reminds me of theirs. Once the children were gone they had nothing left to talk about.However, although everyone likes to knock Matt, can you imagine where Amy would be without him? The man is a force of nature, which doesn't make him any easier to live with, but has led to an amazing success and a life that most of us can only envy. Amy tires to stop his every move so it is no wonder he has learned just to go ahead without her. I fault them both, but mostly her for the lack of order and system in their lives. Could you imagine trying to study in the pig sty the boys call a room? The heaps of clothes, the piles of old soda bottles, the books, the magazines, YUCK. The kids would have been better off with some rules and boundaries. Many have noted that Amy just wants to be a kid with them--and she has said that she had a strict upbringing that she did not want to duplicate for her kids--but that leaves the kids pretty rudderless. They all are very real. i know them better than a lot of people i consider good friends. I can't imagine what it would be like to have a camera after you--in your class room, with your date, fighting with your husband, etc.
"They all are very real"I disagree. You have Matt saying (off the show) the marriage isn't in trouble despite almost every show suggesting the opposite.The way the show and the Roloffs portray the image of the kids is as very Christian in their values and very innocent is obviously very, very fake. Why do you think Jeremy's slur infested language caught anyone off guard? Because that's not how he's portrayed on the show. There is story after story here where people discuss the topic of Jeremy drinking. Off the show and how they're portrayed on the show are two very different things. For that reason, I can't say the show or the Roloffs are very real. I think they're very fake.
We have watched the show since the beginning & are quite disappointed in the recent episodes. Amy has ditched any efforts at being a good parent. We all have issues of some sort at different times in our relationships but you do not EVER pit your children against your spouse. No-one, especially Amy, would want their child speaking down to them as Zack does to his father. Matt & Amy's problems are personal but Amy allows Zack to intervene on her behalf. I do hope for everyone's sake, that they do separate. All of them deserve to be happy & now is the time for them to split before even a small relationship is unobtainable. Alot of you think Matt was so wrong in planning a family holiday when Amy had a speaking engagement. Maybe you should watch the show again, she told the kids she was booked, not Matt. Amy does not feel a need for the house to be clean, the kids should have fun. Keeping a home somewhat clean is a lesson in life. We all had to do it & we are not suffering. The kids need a parent to lead & teach them but these 4 have none. Matt tries but gives up as he doesn't want to be the meanie. Well guess what, giving a half-hearted effort is just as bad as no effort. Last but not least, where are all the wine bottles coming from? Someone has a problem & it can be seen in every room but the bathroom in every episode now.
I've noticed the wine bottles scattered throughout the house as well.I've seen them in AMY's office many times. One of the times she was discussing grades or colleges with the twins in her office. There were bottles lined up against the wall behind Amy AND on the wall behind where Jeremy was sitting.
I think Amy needs it bad....Matt just can't give it to her anymore...
I have been watching the Rolffs since the beginning and I truly hope that they can keep their marriage in tact.No one should look to the Gosselins for a lead.
Context is everything. There is something called the 'editing' process that can spin a situation into anything the producer's want because it's all about ratings.. not truth. I think if you watch the show with that in mind, things won't seem so dire. I have three teenaged children and shutter to think what ' joe public' would accuse us of if cameras were to follow us around...
Parents need to respect each otherChildren need to respect parentsThe family is filthy and don't deserve the house they have The children are spoiled and rudeI would guess the end is near for this show or it should be
I used to love Jon/Kate + 8, and then I ended up hating Kate. I used to love LPBW and then I ended up hating Amy....Interesting, 2 control freaks who have this enormous sense of entitlement.I quit watching Jon/Kate before it ended. Now I'm done, SO done, with LPBW...Another one bites the dust
I really like the show and I hope it continues. I think Amy and Matt should go see a marriage counselor and try and work out their problems and also Matt has to spend more time with his family. Children grow up fast and then you realize that you missed out on alot with them.
Amy literally cringed when Matt went to hold her hand on the ATV trip in Utah.....so sad
I used to love watching this show. Seems to me the only one in the family with any sense whatsoever is Molly. Matt is always watching out for good ole #1 - himself, Amy has no respect for Matt and wants to be in full control of the kids no matter what Matt wants - plus what a slob - hire a house keeper for crying out loud Amy since you can't seem to keep it up yourself or teach the kids how to pick up after themselves. You have a beautiful house and inside it looks like a garbage dump. Zach is a stubborn loud mouth disrespectful person , doubt he goes far in life, Jeremy is a free spirit and will venture out and try things - I don't remember ever seeing Jeremy very mad. Jacob - wow - don't know what to say about him - feel sorry for him because he has no guidance and has an "I don't care attitude".I see this show ending. Matt and Amy divorcing, Molly going on to college, Jeremy venturing out into the world to make his own path, Zach becomming an unhappy person who blames everything on everyone else, and Jacob becomming nothing because he cares about nothing. Good luck Roloffs - but my bet is on Jeremy and Molly to make their lives meaningful!
I couldn't have said it better myself....there are only a few happy members of that household, those being Molly and Jeremy.I also think Matt is as unhappy with Amy as Amy is with him, but he's not letting on to the viewing public. It's all about the ratings because ratings = $$$
I remember when Jon and Kate and Matt and Amy first came on the air and for the first couple of seasons we saw families who struggled, and that endeared them to the average family that could relate to them. However as fame and fortune rolled in all of a sudden no one is working any more. Gone are the coupons and shopping at Sams Club. Kate got bitchier, a new do, and a free tummy tuck, Matt got to finish his amusment park farm off and they all became celebrity jet setters. Kates biggest bitch on the last show was that the trips would be coming to an end. When the show ends Matt and Amy will not divorce, Matts too tight for a divore settlement, I think Molly will make something of herself, as for the rest the jury is still out. I think Zack will end up having to work the farm, and will kill Matt while in a drunkenstupor. I believe that TLC is as evil as Jon makes them out to be. Just look at the shows this yr, lpbw, family disharmony, american chopper, the same same thing, it's like TLC sent out a memo saying family problems create buzz and buzz leads to increaced ratings. I'm glad Jon and Kate are gone, the Roloffs can roll off the air as well. I watch 18 and counting because I just can't wait for Jim Bobs words of wisdom to justify how they live, and I enjoy the Little Couple, I don't see much pretending there. They would still be living the same way without the show.
TLC brings out the worst in these reality families, that's part of the attraction and what pulls people to watch these trainwrecks. However, I DO think that Kate Gosselin and Amy Roloff are angry negative women, no matter what. TV show or no TV show, they are what they are.I just can't imagine Betty Hayes, Michelle Duggar, or Jen on Little Couple being nasty or bitchy. By nature they are sweet and lovable people.Kate Gosselin and Amy Roloff - eh, not so much....
People seem to forget that Matt and Amy are Dwarfs. Matt's health has declined over the years but he keeps on going. When i see healthy people complaining about stupid things i tell them about the Roloff family, a little couple trying to raise four kids. The only way i would stop watching the show is if Matt and Amy stop appearing together.
I think Amy was in love with Mike, Matt's helper and when he died she became depressed and gave up on Matt. They both seem miserable. Not fun to watch anymore.
At least with the Gosslin's you knew the nature of the break-up - Kate humiliated Jon & Jon's simply an idiot. Not so with Matt & Amy. What is shaking the core of this family?? Matt's DUI is worrisome. Matt & Amy should try to forgive more, give more, look for ways to make your spouse smile, and watch the movie "Fireproof".
I'm thinking part of the Matt and Amy drama is just for ratings. I don't see them ever getting a divorce. Who get's the farm ? Who get's the kids ? If anything they'll stay together and just sleep in different buildings on the farm. Maybe Matt will move into the mens crisis center.
Did anyone notice that Amy was not wearing her wedding rings on the last show?
I think this whole mid life marriage drama is just a way to turn up the heat. It would get pretty boring just watching the family spend their new found wealth.You ever notice how Zack doesn't really consider himself a LP. Remember when they were on the river boat cruise and met a LP and looked at him like he was a feak before finally acknowledging him. Have you ever seen Zack date a LP? He always goes for the tall girls and when Amy had him that custom leather coat made he never even bothered to take it with him. Its so obvious he is spoiled because he is the only LP child in the family and it shows and makes him a very unlikeable character. Jeremy is a very complicated character in the series; he loves sports, cars, and the outdoors on one hand like any other dude yet look a little closer. He is always wearing extremely tight jeans and wears his shorts almost at a clam digger length but not hardly and rolls them up a tad; he seems to be trying to start a new trend or he just wants to be an individual. Oh, and have you noticed how he is always wearing red tennis shoes and last but not least he is always ready to show a little skin. He may or may not be gay but if it came out that he was it wouldnt suprise me he really likes his buddies. In general the parents fight just like all couples and it is usually about spending quality time with each other and money the two biggest problems in marriages today. The kids are spoiled rotten and could care less what their parents say because wasn't long ago that Molly said to Matt. "Your not going to do nothing, you never follow through with your threats". If you took away the money and the behind the scenes housekeepers those kids and their friends would have that place trashed out in nothing flat throwing wild parties getting drunk and who knows what else. Its obvious by the fridge the Roloffs like to drink. But.... I love that show.
Kapper, I feel the same way. Amy and the witch from the other show are very negative, and unfortunatly do pit their children against their spouses. (nods to prior posters). If they are the producers of this program it is truly baffling why they would allow such negative family communication to be shown. Or is it kind of like the other show where thats all there was to be shown?
What was once a real down to earth show about a real down to earth family, has quickly turned "Hollywood". What a shame. A prime example of what money will do to a family. Matt couldn't care more about anyone but Matt. The kids are spoiled rotten. Their marriage is doomed. And all for the love of money. Sad. Very very sad
I'M Blocking TLC on my cable box. If 1/2 of you people had any sense you'd do the same. The Jerks there simply ruin the families they use. The fat pigs at TLC are laughing all the way to the bank playing you all with this he said she said crap. I was a fan of both shows you mentioned a while back but do you need a brick to bang you in the head to see what I saw 3 years ago. Sad sad days we live in that we put cameras in livingrooms and families exploit for money. Well for Jon and Freak plus more freaks...you get what you got paid for......Little People Mom that wants to be a kid .......SO be it. You got paid I wish the worst on these people! They deserve it. Nuff said!
in response to annynoumous at 5:05 am if that is the way you fill well you can block your dam cable box of TLC for life we and other fans of this good show could careless what you do.that just means more of jeremy roloffs fine sexy ass for us fans who love and care for him to death. so once again block your cable box. the roloff family and jeremy are here to stay. Happy Holiday 2009 from a real loyal fan peace out.
i like the show really admire matt, on the other hand i can't stand amy.she cares nothing about matt, does not appreciate anything matt does for her or the family, she has a beautiful home and she lets the kids trash it, he buys her a new car she can't even say she likes it, doesn'ttake care of it. she says she wants to do things for her kids, well teach them to respect all their dad has given them, she should also show some respect. he gives her everthing, too bad matt is crippled, he is a handsome and smart man. we all know she wants out of the marriage, i think she wants that little guy that she was messing with one season she showed him a lot more attention than she ever shows matt.her housekeeping skills belong on the show hoarders, and jacob has some serious anger issues, he needs help, those kids need to take care of their home lots of kids would love to have it so good. any way can't stand amy.
Doris, I agree with most of what you've stated above; but I don't think its too bad matt is "crippled". He seems like a very capable man that has accomplished a lot of what he dreamed of doing. There are plenty of people born without a disability that haven't done a fraction of what he has! As far of the state of the interior of that house Matt should have invested in a 3 times a week cleaning service instead of expensive vehicles. Give it up Matt, you're outnumbered in the cleaning up department, ..he should put his foot down and just hire someone to come in and clean up--it ain't gonna happen with Amy ...and it might give him some peace of mind. Again, nice post Doris.jennie
Notice how Amy and Matt are growing apart? He wants to stay home and spend money they don't quite have. She wants to get out and do some charitable things. Yes, the housekeeping sucks - but that's the fault of all of them. She wants the house to be fun for other kids to come over. That's fine...but discipline is needed as well. I wish Jeremy would put a shirt on. As for Amy not being happy with the new car. Helllooo?! She's worried about Matt's overspending.
I agree. Amy sucks as a homemaker. Matt is right Amy doesn't teach those kids any responsibility. Those kids need to grow up and start taking on some responsibility. I can see why Amy is concerned about Matt's spending, but he seems to be the only one making any money....
Anon at 10:23 - Why is Matt *not* responsible to teach his kids some responsibility?Don't get me wrong - I agree Amy is way too permissive with the kids... But why is Matt simply a *great parent* for allowing it to go on? They're his kids too. If he thinks things should be different... but does nothing to change things, he is as culpable as Amy for the kids lacking responsibility.The entire family is making money from the show. Legally Jeremy and Zach are adults and can't be contracted as part of the family, therefore they are getting paid. Amy is doing paid speaking engagements (for which she was forced to skip a family vacation). Matt is not the only one making any money.
Money changes everything! This show is going the way of Jon and Kate + 8, just goes to show you that money doesn't make you happy. Go on youtube and see all the new things Matt now has on the farm, they are either getting them free to promote a company or Matt is spending huge amounts of money. Those trips Matt keeps planning they are probably also free, notice the product placement, cell phones, wii, cars... It will be very sad if a divorce does come out of this show as I truly felt this was not the reason they signed on to do the show.
I live in Norway and just started watching this show. I think this is a great family even if Jeremy and Jacob are lazy. Molly is lovely, intelligent, accomplished. I hope Amy will arrange for her to buy some nice, feminine clothes and arrange a good haircut for her. Zack is my hands down favorite. I love his sense of humor, his determination, his logic, and good sense. What a great show!
THANKS A MILLION FOR CLEARING UP A WHOLE LOT OF CONFUSION!.LPBW IS OUR FAVORITE SHOW AND WERE SADDENED TO THINK AMY AND MATT WERE HAVING DIFFICULTIES AND THE SHOW MIGHT GO OFF.WHEN YOU PUT IN THE PERSPECTIVE FROM HOW MUCH SCHEDULING IS ACHEIEVED IT MAKES BETTER SENSE OF THINGS.I THINK TOO WE ALL JUST WANT TO SEE MORE AND MORE OF THE ROLOFFS AND DON'T REALIZE HOW MANY EPISODES HAVE AIRED!THANKS FOPR THE TRANSLATION!
I love Matt,Amy and the childern and I wish only the best for them.
I used to like LPBW and other reality shows. Not anymore. Paddy Cheyefsky, who wrote the script for the movie "Network" decades before "Reality T.V." became a reality, fortold of how dehumanizing this type of programming could be, in the name of profits for the corporate networks and how fame eventually wound up destroying its stars from the inside out. This happened to Jon and Kate Plus 8 and now the same thing is happening to LPBW. It's just too painful to watch.
I love the show and hope there is no divorce, I think they need counselling, and Amy needs to back off and not be so mean to matt and Matt needs to take more time at home with his family
I'm praying that Amy and Matt work things out; they have been together too long to just give up on their marriage. They both seem to be loving, kind, and sincere people. They need some good, solid counsel..someone who can help them overcome their problems and disappointment with one another. Matt is just as disappointed in Amy as she is with him; this is very apparent. He just does not discuss his feelings so openly as does she. Her lack of discipline with the children is going to cost her and her family. Matt's lack of "being the man of the household" has festered nothing but a disrespectful attitude from his wife and children. Matt needs to step up to the plate...although it may be too late. Amy needs to stop siding with the children against their father, hence, trying to make herself their confidant and "friend". Be a real mother, Amy...just say "NO" and mean it! Even the youngest, Jacob, has absolutely no respect for his parents b/c neither parent has ever backed up their threats to him. GROW UP! Discipline NOW and hold fast before it's too late! Come together and agree to get over yourselves for the sake of your family. Me, me, me...I, I, I...that's all ppl are concerned about these days...whine...whine...whine...GET OVER IT!
I think the show is good but I have to agree it's always something they have to buy and believe me Amy enjoys all of it and just puts on a mean face. I think the producers should realize that alot of people that watch the show are not as privledged as them. I would say this goes for ninety percent of our population.
The last promo I saw for the show said the "Finale" is next week. Is the show permenantly done, or will it be back?
You know the saying "she's just not a very sexual being"? Well, Amy is just not a very heterosexual being. To walk around in soccer shoes 24/7, jeans, and a mullet (for three seasons), refer to your hubby as "Dude", and repel with disdainment any sexual advances he's made on air over the past three years -- well, it's just not very heterosexual/sexual. Matt, to the contrary, seems like he could be all over Amy in about 2 seconds if she would just turn her icebox down to room temperature. I mean, I've literally seen her cringe when Matt touches her. Fallen out of love? More gay than straight? Who knows? But one thing is for certain - this is not a woman who is sexually attracted to her spouse. At all. Heck, J&K+8 were more intimate towards each other in THE LAST season than the Roloffs have ever been. Ask yourself, if Amy and Matt were normal size and she dressed and acted like she does, the deep voice, the "man" and "dude" every other sentence, the mullet, the response to Matt's "that puts me in the mood" (rose pedals on the bed in the Bahamas) with "In your dreams, buddy"...Ask yourself...would it at least cross your mind just a teeny tiny bit that she might be gay?And we won't even mention Jeramy in this post.
It was about time for an "Amy is gay" post. I think she was the only Roloff that wasn't called gay. I've seen all 4 of the Roloff kids have their sexuality speculated on and questioned. It's ridiculous. Maybe their all gay and their Christian beliefs, their stance on opposing gay rights issues and support for right wing Christian organizations are all just part of an elaborate smoke screen to hide that they are all gay!
You can be gay and a right-wing Christian addict! My gosh, look at half the republican party - Larry Craig, and Ted Haggard, and Mark Foley and on and on... These are all folks who stand at the mountain top and denounce homosexuality in the name of Christ. But they're all gay, now aren't they? Amy is not putting up an "elaborate smoke screen". SHe's not living some clandestine gay life on the side. You can be gay and married straight. Happens all the time and millions are doing so. Perhaps, she's really straight and just completely turned off by her husband. Perhaps. It's certainly not "ridiculous" to speculate. Reality shows welcome such. Which was point. If you have any gaydar whatsoever, you have to wonder.BTW...you must be more into the internet and the show than I am. I've truly only seen Jeremy's sexuality speculated over.
"I've seen all 4 of the Roloff kids have their sexuality speculated on and questioned. It's ridiculous."If you really have seen posts speculating the two youngest kid's sexuality I think that's completely out of bounds.
Oh I have seen it. Particularly when Jake cries on camera at 9 and 10 or carries a stuffed animal. I have seen people seriously suggest that since Matt is handicapped, he should have Jeremy whip the gay out of Jake with a belt. Which makes the photos out there of Jeremy, shirtless, on his knees, being rubbed by Mueller rather amusing.
"Which makes the photos out there of Jeremy, shirtless, on his knees, being rubbed by Mueller rather amusing."LOL! They are obviously referring to his "gayish" behavior and not his sexuality. Nuance yes, but I still say it's tip-toin'-the-line. Question: Can you really whip the gay out of someone? And what type of belt does it require? Two holes or three?
=========Contrary to what the Roloffs may say publicly, they are television stars and that's the life they embrace. They aren't just living a normal life as they would if they didn't have the the TV show.==========I like the way you phrased that. I think this is where Matt and Amy have made a mistake as parents.I understand the desire to take easy money when it's available especially in a tough economic time. But the greater damage is stunting the growth of the kids (no pun intended) as people. In the first or second season I could believe they were just going about their lives. But now they've reached a stage where I think the decisions of Jeremy and Zach are being dictated by their desire to make easy money and live their pretend life where the world bows at their feet. They aren't actors and they aren't going to live like that forever. I think crossing over into being celebrities and they have, is a mistake for the kids.
Too bad the Roloffs can't make the right decision themselves. The show has strayed so far from the original purpose. The longer the show goes, the more damage the Roloffs do to their legacy.
I am great fan for your show and never miss your episode. Sorry Mike your good friend had to die. I thought your show was cancelled I was so upset. But then I heard it was the end of the season. Keep going with your shows they are wonderful and educational on dwarfism. Guys because your older kids are going to school you still have the other 2 at home. I wish some day to visit Oregon and visit your farm.
I didn't realize it had been so long since I had been on this site, but I want to thank you Brandon for your comments way up there about Jon and Kate. Having said that, I think TLC would rather not advertise the free gifts and probably encourages the Roloffs to keep their mouths closed. I really think a lot of the issues that the kids are having are indicative of society and parenting practices. They act like typical kids from families who relatively recently aquired means. I agree with others that the Roloffs should hire some help with the cleaning. Somehow Amy sees that as threatening or I think she think it looks badly on her to seek help, but it would reduce her stress from having to deal with cleaning issues and let her focus on the other things that she sees as more important. I also see the disorganization as a possible symptom of familial ADHD. If the family want to do it, I am glad to see a sixth season. I hope Matt finds some resolution to his spine problems.
what's the Jeremy scandal?
But.....WHO GETS THE FARM???!!!!!!
I really feel for the Roloff's. It's very hard to raise teenagers and I can't imagine what it would be like in front of cameras. I hope I don't read about them being the next divorce statistic. They are really made for eachother and hope it all works out for them.
Tasha said, "...disorganiztion as a possible symptom of familial ADHD."What great insight Tasha, I agree. I think it a bit odd that Amy would have such a major meltdown about the kids leaving the house for an evening during the power outage. Seriously, it seems that maybe SHE is the one having a meltdown, mid-life crisis, whatever. While she seems to have some anger towards Matt, it was his vision that made the farm a fun place for their kids. The power going out, and being alone in the house for one night isn't such a big deal to most women her age. Why not ask for some support from her husband? Oh, I forgot... she's independant and all.
Congrats to the twins...BOO to Amy and Matt...Please either make amens with each other, or get on with it...Couldn't take another season of "Jon and Kate" bealikes!
I think Amy & Matt need to simplify there lives. They have taken on to many responsibilities while trying to raise 4 kids.....especially teenagers! They should stop the show and focus on the family & marriage. They are on overload!! They are good people but took on too much too fast. It's time to just stop......
I love lpbw and I pray matt and amy stay together. i hope they find a life after the kids. matt slow down and take more time with amy re-discover each other. matt take more time to be with your kids they are almodt gone. amy suppot matt and you all get better united when it comes to the kids.
I hope LPBW is on TV for a long time. Ejoy every episode. Learning about dwarfism has been an eye-opener for me. Lay off Jeremy. He's a handsome youngman and seems to have always been close to Zach. I am sure over the years his peers have made fun of his brother, but Jeremy is always there for Zach. Jacob is a little out of hand, but I raised 3 boys and they were not all the same. I hope Matt and Amy save their marriage. They are both nice people and have a wonderful family. The only complaint I have - please hire a housekeeper, make the beds properly, and do the dishes. Make the children help. I look foward to another fun season, hopefully not so many vacations.
Lay off Jeremy because "he is a handsome young man"....unbelieveable.Imo, Jeremy and Zach aren't close for twins or as close as I would have expected them to be. I actually don't think Zach was made fun of that much because they've been going to school with the same small number of kids since kindergarten. It would be different if they had went to a large public school.When Zach WAS being picked on, Jeremy stood by smiling as Zach was humiliated and bullied into tears on his birthday.He doesn't look out for Zach, imo. Don't forget about the banquet he talked Zach into attending on his broken leg. Jeremy went marching ahead up the stairs to enjoy the view, leaving Daniel to help Zach up the stairs.I think one thing a viewer had to have picked up from watching LPBW for this long is that Jeremy is closer to Mueller than his with Zach. Even Zach has alluded to that several times. I think it's as obvious as the fact that Matt is a dwarf. Personally, I find that sad.
"...Zach was humiliated and bullied into tears on his birthday."I guess now it's Jakes turn huh? How many times has the same thing happened to him?I think it's sad also Greg...
Its reality people...They are real people with the same problems we all have...So what if they get free trips. You tell me if someone was paying you all that money to say "hey my friend gave us this trip" you wouldnt tell a little white lie? Those kids have big hearts all of them..Not exactly the neatest family in the world but so what...I have no problem with the way they raise their kids...They are well taken care of..That family does alot of charity work that doesnt get brought into the show or even mentioned..Matt's health is poor and he knows his time is limited and he's acting like an ass, but he's the one that has to look back and see how he has behaved, he has to anwser to his family not to us....Did anyone ever think or consider the fact that TLC tends to take a minor disagreement with any reality show family they have and make it huge?...Its reality T.V..And about the gay comments who cares if any of the children are gay? We were all raised differently then the next family....Like I said its a show that thrives off of ratings...Turn the channel if it disturbs you they say "pissed"...No child is perfect and if the worst thing my child did was say pissed well then I would consider that a success of my parenting skills.
My Family, three teenagers, husband and I watch the show faithfully and have since the beginning. We probably did because we live so close to the farm and felt that we could relate to them on that level. Watching them morph into "stars", whether they intended for that to happen or not, has been interesting. It has brought out the best in Amy and made her a more confident, focussed, and ready to face whatever is ahead. It seems to have made Matt materialistic, self-centered and shallow. I realize we are seeing a filtered version of their lives, but I would seriously hope that they could go back to making their family their first priority.
I agree Amy (and Zach) have become more confident because of the show, but I feel the whole family has been affected by the fame and the money. It's very difficult for anyone to suddenly acquire ridiculous amounts of money and fame and not let it go to their heads or change who they are. In the beginning I could have seen myself having coffee with Amy if I lived in the town or her near me. Now the Roloffs charge people to talk to them. Would they even go to coffee shops anymore? Or is that beheath them with all of their expensive vehicles and the such (emphasis on "all").
I can't believe what I am reading. Where in the world did you get they are GAY?? What an awful thing to say unless you know it for a fact. Yes I do think Amy does more then she should but this is her choice. Some moms feel they want to do everything for their children and that is fine for them not me but them. Sweep under your door step and either look at it or not that is your choice.
Having gay tendencies is not an awful thing to say about someone...it just is that way. Amy may be gay or may just not be attacted to Matt, but it is clear that there really isn't a romance there. Jeremy has some gay tendencies as well, but sexuality is not black and white. There is a spectrum and people who are more on the gay end often end up in a hetero marriage. What ever works for them.I love the show, but haven't seen the forth or fifth season. I think they are good people and I hope I am not in for a dissapointment.
Well, I am shocked out of my mind. I never would have suspected that Amy Roloff is gay. However, I do not believe that anyway. I suppose it is just another scandal made up by jealous people. Where in the world did you get that piece from? Gay! I never picked up the fact that Amy is gay. I watch the show all the time and I try never to miss an episode unless it does not air, usually on Mondays. So, what is she going to do with Matt? Jeremy was dating in a few of the episodes except for the last season. Zach has dated a few times too. I heard Amy mention divorce, but nothing definite happened with that statement, not that I saw or heard. Amy gets a little perturb because Matt does not give her the attention he should give her, or he is spending too much money. He loves his projects, a little something to keep him busy. What is wrong with that? Does this mean that they are not getting a divorce? I hope not. I love watching the Roloffs and hope their show airs again this coming season. Anyway, ya'll, if I were you, I would not worry about what the Roloffs do with their money. It is their money and they can do with it what they please. They found away to make easy money. I am happy for them. Watching this little family has always given me a boost in life. God Bless the Roloffs family!
The "gay" talk is just what some fan thought. It's the norm for celebrities. Go on any IMDB actor board and you'll see. I think it's totally ridiculous about some of the Roloffs. I don't think any of them gay. I think the evidence points to them having very bigoted attitudes and Jeremy and his friends pretty much proved them with his comments that put him in the National Enquirer.The only Roloff that I understand why people speculate about being gay, is Jeremy ironically. His fashion style is ecentric and he is the one on camera and on the internet who hugs and gropes his male friends shirtless. So it's not shocking that people wonder. But I don't think he is. I think it's mocking gone awry.
The way Jeremy dresses, and his preoccupation with telling the world how much he despises gay people, leads me to believe he is covering something up. Most men that are secure in their sexuality don't find it necessary to put down others with horrible and mean spirited deragatory terms as Jeremy has.Ted Haggard , anyone, anyone,... And Paul Crouch , founder of the gay-hating televangelist network TBN--- well he was certainly in a closet within a closet. (good christian hypocrites I'd say)Jeremy brought this on himself with his hateful comments. In this day and age, men should know what to expect when behaving in this manner. Hate and hypocrisy have their own kind of karma. tough tacos for him. Equal rights for ALL of our fellow humans!! not just the white and evangelical and male!!!
I think Matt is awesome. I watch the show only because of him. I think he is extremely smart and like to take pointers from him. Amy is very rude to him and I hope they do get divorced so she can go live with Kate. Zach is cool as well. Jacob has been on T.V. since he was like 4 so what do you expect? Molly seems to be probably the most normal of the bunch. Jeremy.....ur gay dude. Just admit it man. No hiding that.
I have been watching this show for quite some seasons now, and I am a huge fan of the show and the Roloffs. However, this season I have been really disapointed. It is obvious as previous posters have said, that they have simply gone mad with money. Those kids are spoiled rotten! And Matt just spends money like crazy.I do like Matt and I find him a role model as he is really what this show is about and demonstrates the true message the show gets across, Just because you may have a dissability, you can do anything you want if you set your mind to it. I mostly watch the show for Matt's positive attitude for life, and the Farm in general. As for Amy, it is obvious that she is a kid at heart, but she does needs to learn how to be a parent first!I find Zach to be very cocky, and Jacob to be a total brat that don't care about anyone or anything. Jeremy tends to be a nice person on the show, but I can see that he may be a brat in real life off camera. Molly is a really smart person, and tends to be very kind. But even her, have been siding by Zach too much at times, and this is destroying her once positive character.Honestly, I find the major downfall of the show was the Home Remodel. You can just simply tell the difference with the family between the before and after home. I am getting bored with this show, and I may only watch the re-runs of when the family was more real than they are today.
Anon at 6:35, I agree you basically about the kids. Especially about Jeremy. He does have that thing about him. He seems nice enough the show, but I get the feeling he could be acting for the cameras. From the things we know about him off camera, I think it is. I agree money ruined them.
Love the show...we must be way behind in whats happening, hope all goes well with the family - would love to go and tidy the house though!! dont know how they find anything! kids should have been made to clean up there own mess!mc scotland
I really like this show. I think they do show us the way they are like the house is a mess most of the time, they fight with each other, they take sides, Matt spends to much money and Amy gets mad. Sounds like alot of people I know.They should be paid for the show I wouldnt have cameras taping my every move unless I was making a ---- of money. As far as Jon and Kate get real people it cost alot to bring up eight children so they took the job and it is a job Jon wanted to be free of the wife and kids so he started sleeping around trying to find his lost hair and Kate lost the income so she had to find new ways to come up with cash. Have you seen what it cost just for one child think of eight. And we all want the best for our children. So unless you walk in there shoes you don't know.
thank goodness Jon got away from that shrew, have you watched even one episode of the program anonymous? She emasculated him time after time, while he was the major caregiver and emotional support for those children. Sorry if off topic, but give it a break!! you try living with that witch. She never once was shown having a loving moment with any of her kids... Why don't you try walking in his shoes for 10 years?---you'de run for the hills too. She is a horrible parent and role model. Many parents have more than 8 children and don't sell their souls to the devil to make money... Who is with the kids when she does her new DWTS show??? nannies or Jon? WAKE UP
Love the show.Would like to know if Matt has to have the surgery that was discussed on one of the programs.GrandmaMarch 9,2010
I would be devastated if LPBW is cancelled. I may have a train wreck mentality, but I want to see how the family copes with kids in college (WHY?) Molly is the only one who has academic potential. Maybe a good trade school, if any further education, for Zach and Jeremy.Amy is so unaffectionate to Matt, and the state of the house - something wrong there.Hope TLC keeps them on the air.
For people who live in Europe; I know for sure that Amy will travel to the Netherlands in April 2010.She will appear at an charity-dinner on the 29th of april, in the city of Sittard-Geleen.There will be the possibility of a meet and greet with her that night.
I think as fans or spectators of this show, we need to remind ourselves that the Roloffs have shown themselves to be human like everyone else and their family is just as dysfunctional as the next. There is no perfect family, no perfect person and if as a specatator, a person is expecting perfection on the part of the Roloffs as human beings, then said person needs to check him/her self in the mirror before posting comments that are of a judgemental nature.
I'm a big fan of the show and watch as much as possible. I would say for me the only time that comes to mind that caused me to "slightly" speculate (after reading these comments) Amy being gay was during the Orlando trip. Amy was really staring and getting into that belly dancer's moves! But honestly I think she was just having fun. After reading all the "gay questioning" comments on here I tried to think of any moments I had noticed on the show and that's the only one I could think of. But who cares? That's her business. I truly hope that they work through things.Every family has issues and we just happen to get the privilege to watch their issues unfold. Every member of the family has good traits and bad traits, that's the way the entire world works. Yes Matt does things without consulting Amy, but she always ends up loving what he does. Amy doesn't show a lot of affection to Matt, but have any of you considered maybe she doesn't want to show it on tv? Maybe she feels that this is the one thing she doesn't want to share with the world. Jeremy wears tight pants, but that's what's in style so how does that make him gay? Zack has a messy van, when you were 16, 17, 18, 19, even 20 didn't you let trash build up in your floorboards? He's a kid, come on we all did this. Molly sometimes procrastinates when asked to do something but once again she's a kid, we've all done this. But we're only seeing a fraction of their lives, I'm sure there are just as many times that she gets right up and does what she's asked. And Jacob's issue is simple, he's the youngest so of course he's going to act out. He's battling for attention but he'll end up just fine as he gets older, that is if he can stop breaking bones long enough! lolMoral of the story is, we watch the show because it's interesting just like we rubber neck at wrecks on the highway, and we watch sporting events, it's the drama, the excitement. We like seeing the action without having to take responsibility for it. We see other people have some of the same problems as us, and it puts things in perspective for our own lives. Everyone's a judge when it comes to other people's lives on tv, but just remember something made you watch the show, something made you come on this message board and leave a comment, and something will make you go watch another episode... it's called "interest"! -Brad P.
i think matt and amy are a real insperation to everyone.they have overcome many obsticales and are just doing the best for their family.they are very brave being filmed all the time.i wish them well and hope everthing works out for them.
love the show....hope it stays on so we can see how the kids turn out. Great I am sure
I can't wait for the next new show..in fact that is what led me to this site..trying to find when the show starts up again...I hope Matt & Amy can not let this media and money interfere with the goals they used to have.."family" I have learned so much from them about LP...who cares if there house is messy who's doesn't get that way...they are busy..and the comments about the boys not having a job PLEASE!!!! lots of college kids don't work..they focus on getting through school...i don't want my kids to work through college if they don't have to...that's more time to study and focus!! they have the rest of there lives to work a job!!! good luck to the roloffs....can't wait to see the new season...keep it up..as long as it doesn't create caos for your family!!!
If you are fed up with watching how the Roloffs do things on LPBW dont watch it! Simple as that. Why bash a family struggling in todays world. Just because they do things in a different way than others does not make it wrong.
As I skim through some of these posts, I wonder if there is any hypocrisy in all this judgement? Who made you the expert? Yes, they chose to be on TV, but from what I can see (on the outside...just like you) they are doing the best with what they have. Being married is tough work...not to mention being married for 20+ years. Life isn't perfect and neither are people. Thank God we have a Savior who forgives us our transgressions. I will continue to pray for the family. God is good and He will see them through their ups and downs...just like He does for us.
I am just a huge fan of the show, i do have a soft spot for Matt tho, he is handsome (IMO). But i think they are a great family. Would have loved a family life such as the Roloffs'. Hope they stick together. Last episode shown in the UK was the twins birthday and Matt went off to Hawaii. I do admire independence, i love going off by myself, but it did'nt go down to well with Amy tho. Billy UK
I hate Matt Roloff. He is an obnoxious ass hat who has to always have things his way. Can't wait for Amy and the kids to leave his sorry ass.
Amy's demeanor has become increasingly crude - the 'hey man' & 'hey dude' and 'you're really starting to piss me off' comments. I can see how people might speculate she's gay. And to all those people who say it's mean to make these kinds of comments, well, maybe the Roloff's shouldn't have chosen to be on reality tv then. IMO they're ripe for the pickin'and by the way, Jeremy doesn't have the best butt to be wearing those 'skinny' jeans, way too wide and saggy
to anon who says amy,s demeanor has become crude - i,m so thankful that you dont have a tv show , you would be ever so boring you,d get terribly upset that nobody would even comment on you and have no bloggers . you should be thankful too
Here's a question, MrsJeanyDoll.Do you like and personally emulate Amy's demeanor? I mean, personally I don't have any problem with it, and have even used "dude" and "man" myself. Or are you knee jerk reacting to any criticism of a Roloff, whether there's a valid point to it or not?I am often struck by how if someone's opinion isn't "GOD BLESS THE ROLOFFS! THE ONLY DECENT WAY TO LIVE IS TO DO EXACTLY AS THE ROLOFFS DO! ANYONE WHO HAS A PROBLEM WITH ANY ASPECT OF THE ROLOFFS IS JUST JEALOUS!" that there's always this faint implication that the person really is "just jealous" and would in fact always do exactly as a Roloff does.... Basically the implicaton is tht the complainer is lying and doesn't really have any complaint. Am I the only one who ever gets that impression? Is there ever a time where someone can voice a negative opinion of some aspect of how the Roloffs live and actually be considered to legitmtely hold the opinion they're expressing and are not simply jealous? Ever?*For the record, I'd love a reality tv show and I'd be "Yup! I'm crude and meanspirited and I get paid for it!"
And isn't the purpose of a blog to have differing opinions? Otherwise it would be boring as hell! Initially LPBW was one of my favorite shows. And I actually supported and LIKED the Roloff's. Do you get that MrsJeanyDoll? I said I LIKED them. But then something happened, everything shifted, and the Roloff's morphed into a family I can no longer identify with on any level. The bottom line is that I can't really stand them anymore. Do I dare even write that on this blog MrsJeanyDoll? Open up your mind and agree to disagree without being so childish about it
It's sad not to see the husband/wife embrace each other more and say "I Love You's" to each other at times. Amy seems like she has no love, no compassion, just that competitive rough edge that she portrays. Do you ever hear anyone say "I Love You" except for Matt? I feel a divorce is on the horizon, especially after seeing tonights show!
That is true! I can no longer agree with the families values anymore as well. I thought they were this wholesome farmer family with somewhat Pioneer traditions. But not only have they purchased one Mercedes, but two? Their simple lifestyle I used to like and was jealous of at the beginning is now faded to just memories. They have what everyone else has here in SO CAL where I live, the idea of keeping up with the Jones!
Money and fame have ruined this family. TLC has a reputation for doing that! But come ON, Matt has now added a 'tropical oasis' to his menagerie. It makes me wonder if he does it to achieve a sense of purpose, since his family treats him like garbage
I tend to agree with what Kevin and Kapper have said in their last two posts, they really should hug more.Billy UK
I'm getting to where I can't stand to watch the show anymore either. I feel so bad for Amy. Mat seems to be spending money as fast as they can make it! How about the Grand Canyon Ditch? That was a good one. The last few episodes have been really troubling. Matt and his "assistant" bossing Amy around. Matt taking controll of the soccer team and then deciding to go on a vacation with his favorite kid, leaving Amy to do everything in Ireland by herself including taking care of the two youngest!! Why, because his time was too important to be spent with his family! His time is so much more important than everyone else's. What a JERK! Did anyone catch when he tried to start an Amy bashing session, that his "assistant" said "We'll talk about it later"!! I don't blame Amy for having such a bad attitude all the time. The dirty house is probably a way to get back at Matt. I would get pretty fed up if my kids and myself had to constanly be someone's foot soldiers and always at their beckon call. He is the one who is out of touch with reality!
Someone mentioned wine bottles being all over the house. This was probably before the France episode. Matt had a little too much wine, I think. Jet Lag, my @$$!!
Did you notice in just one episode they showed a new office for Matt in a separate building from the house and it has a bed in it. He's always shown in his little office by the front door and off the bottom of the stairs. The new office is probably his bedroom where he sleeps away from Amy and the rest of the noisy family. They can't divorce 'cause nobody wants to leave the farm, it's like living at Disneyland! So they can just sleep in different rooms/buildings and continue their extravagant luxury privelaged lifestyle! Come on, you are just as jealous as I am!!!Also people, remember you watch video episodes online if you missed any of the shows!
Is there any new news from across the pond, about Matt and family. On the last episode over here, Matt went to the Virgin islands with Jeremy and Jacob, they had a great time. I do love this family, but i am afraid i am a big Matt fan, sorry guys....Billi UK
Sorry - Matt's time is too precious to waist on family time and family support???? Matt you are a sad man and Jeremy you are not far behind. Amy my hat goes off to you. It is better to support the family rather than criticize on National TV. I know these comments are of no importance for feedback, Matt but get a grip. You are causing the dimise of your show and probably your marriage and family unity. So sad
I have never watched this show before tonight. I am a nurse who works third shift and am up late. I am so disgusted by this Matt character I cannot believe this show is about this uncaring money hungry goober. The mom seems very compliant and meak but sweet. The kids especially the girl and zach seem very well adjusted however if this is the father figure, for how long will they be? Wow, Im sitting here watching this "dad" choose sightseeing over supporting his team and son and wife!! I can honestly say I couldn't stay married to a man like this. Especially when he says he was like his dad who threw him in the water to learn to swim; in justifying his poor treatment of his son. If I were the mom "amy" and he left me hanging without even the details of my or my kids hotel accomodations while he made the decision to sight see, I would have to say to him, "donn't come home". He organized this whole thing and left them totally hanging! Unflippinbelievable. The mom is then sweet to him when he can't get his way with her calling him back on his time frame!! I would kick him in his nuts and then leave him. This may seem harsh but without serious counseling this guy doesnt seem to think he even has a problem to change. p.s. I really think this Matt guy is a douche
Hi from Canada! Amy is such an amazing mother! Wow, what an incredible human being! The Roloffs are an amazing family and even when the family dynamics get out of sort, PLEASE realize, you're all so great for eachother. What a beautiful family! Good luck with everything! No one looks as your family as "different" in Canada, we just love you. Period. (ESPECIALLY the soccer part!)
I used to like every member of the Roloff family before they all turned into pityful human beings. They're all spoiled and obnoxious. The kids are lazy as hell. The mother hates doing house work. She hates her husband, who despite his often pushy, selfish behavior, creates new projects to keep the show interesting and feed her,the unappreciative wife and her slacker kids. Yet, she complains and whines with each new proposal of a new project. She never contributes a dollar to the home income, that I know of. Matt tries too hard to prove that he can do everything a normal size person can do. He just needs to do his work, be kinder to those with whom he works, and stop being a tour guide to his family on vacations. People like him, who talk too much get on the nerves of others. He wants to be super dad, but comes off as emotionally weak and needy. However, I like him more than all the rest of the family combined, because he works hard and provides for his family. The youngest kid seems to be from another planet. He's detached, selfish, anti-social, humorless, and unlikeable. Way to go kid!It's a sad irony, in human beings, that with every piece of gold acquired, a piece of humanity slips away."Little People" just goes to show that Little People can be just as annoying, insensitive, lazy, mean, and rude, as Big People.
those lil f........ they are smart to use us the public to get rich..do ar have those little punks ever had a real job? I must say I would do her! LOL they are real users of us the people that play into this
Matt how ironic - you carry a tall stature and accomplished alot yet you hold the attitute of a small man - controlling and arrogant, selfish and all consuming.
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
I Liked The Episode Where Zach Was PLaying SoccerAnd Drinking Mountain Dew. Wait A Minute !!! That's EVERY FRIGGIN EPISODE !!
I think it is time for Zach to be on his own. He nothing but bad mouths is father constantly. For a little person, he has a big mouth and is very ungrateful for what his parents have done for him.
I totally agree, he shows no repect to his father, and when his mum takes him to look around colleges or sets up meetings with soccer managers he does'nt show much interest, where as Jeremy does have a fire in his belly, and is grateful for what they do. Just my obbervation...still lovin Matt, its that smile, love it!!!Billi UK
When has Jeremy ever showed a fire in his belly? It wasn't when they were looking at colleges. He looked as disinterested as Zach. In fairness to Zach, he did look and sounded interested when they got the chance to speak to the Seattle Sounders GM (and the football people in Germany)
I have to laugh when people write the Matt works and no one else in the family does. I think some people forget that the WHOLE family is working for a production company called TLC. A cushy job but none the less a job.I hope they have invested their money wisely as I'd hate to be in that household when the show and freebies stop. Gee, if they argue now, imagine when the money stops flowing in.
Aussiemom, I agree with the point against singling Matt out for working and yes the whole family has jobs with TLC, but most of us understand that. A lot of people including myself usually bring up the fact they don't have "real jobs" when talking about the 20 year old twins, Jeremy and Zach. They get paid to play themselves on camera (or to follow the storyline cheat sheet) and vacation where ever TLC can arrange comps. That's not a real job, something to be proud of or anything that takes work ethic.
I'm from The Netherlands and watch the show as much I can.When I read all this comments I had little bit of a laugh. How serious could you be. Naturally it is all put in scene about this divorce thing. It would be very dull when you see a series about a normal family.What is better then to see a chaotic family on tv. Maybe next year the family breaks down there just newly builded new house. Thats why I like about this serie.
Has anyone noticed Amy doesn't appear on the new episodes if Matt is on them, and vice versa?
what anonymous at 11:47 am on May 27, 2010 said is so far from not being the truth til they are just plain clueless and must not look at the show so what are you trying to say when Jeremey and Zach got two big boxes in the mail before their summer adventure Matt and Amy was not in the room, if that was not them all in the room when they were all looking at Back packs well who in the hell was the two little little people in the room who look like them, when Matt was planning the DAA olympic team who was the little female person Matt was talking to in their house, when they had a practice play on the farm who was the coach of the team. Do you see my point of what I am trying to make it was a Amy you dum jerk I could go on and on aparently you who ever you are must not look at the show so stop wasting our time with posting stupid comments you are just trying to start something when their is nothing to start get a life.
1) Yes, their house is a mess, but why is Amy solely responsible for the disarray? What is this, 1950? 2) Everyone seems to be against Amy. Anyone married to a dreamer like Matt would become disdainful after so many years. I can see how she loses patience with him. 3) I'd like this show to go away.
I saw on the credits at the end of one of their new shows that Matt and Amy Roloff are the producers! When did that happen, and why?
I agree with what anonymous said on 4/13/09 about J&k+8 or now K+8, I'm done with her and her drama... She is a media whore and after seeing her on DWTS this season makes me dislike her even more. But I am an avid fan of the Roloff family. That's a couple that are now dealing with the soon to be emotions and feelings of an empty nest. And they are left to deal with each other, and that will be the challenge. Can't wait to see the the outcome... Oh yea, and I'm also a big fan of 'The Little Couple'LCBW Fan in Southern California
I am only on the 5th episode and cant believe you are all talking divorce. Who is gay?????How old is Molly now and what is she doing.I am in Ireland so we are wayyyyyyyyyy behind.OHHHHHHHHH my God the house is so messy.DO THEY EVER GET THE EXTENSION FINISHED IT WAS ONLY MENT TO BE A GARAGE.
I'm Surprised Molly Doesn't Have Her Own Page Here. She's The One Member Of The Family Wether You Like The Show Or Not, All Should Be Impessed With. She's Smart, Disciplined, Focused, Smart, Calm, Even Keeled, Gets Her Homework Done As Soon As She Gets Home, Compassionate, Empathetic, Smart... In Ten Years She Could Be ANYTHING. CEO, Lawyer, Doctor, Advocate, Congressperson, Model, Anything She Sets Her Mind On. And Now That She Turned 16 And Got A Car, (trust me i've seen all of them drive and she's the best), I Hope She Has Fun With Her New Car. I Hope, Because The Dad Always HAS Alterative Motives And NO Liscence (we all no why) She's Not Going To Be Made Dads Personal Chauffeur Fot The Next Two Years. Molly Rocks!
Okay what happened??? Last thing I saw Matt was on the floor in his office and everyone was standing around him?????I love this show hope it never ends. Have watched the kids all grow up, but we still have the baby left. I'd like to know what happens to him.
if jeremy is gay..pass his sexy butt my way..yummy yummy is all i can say
i was watching the season finale, and at the end matt fell down on the floor and wasnt moving.did he die or just hurt himself?dedicated fan of the roloffs.god bless u all.amy dont know how u do it all,but all the luck to u and god bless.u have a very good heart,and ur one of gods angels. looking forward to hearing back. debbie new jersey
I love the Roloff family. Your children are lucky to have such caring, loving parents. I haven't read yet how Matt is doing?? Your last show he fell. I did see where diabetis(ms) was mentioned. I hope not. I pray that the Roloffs will be on TV for a long time because we have watched your show from the beginning and if you went off TV it would make me feel like a part of my family was taken from me. May God bless the Roloff family, Donna & Bill Fincher and family
What happened at the end of the show June 14th.?Did Matt have a heart attack?
This is the most amazing sh-- I have ever read!!! This show is suppose to be like any other show on.....FOR ENTERTAINMENT!! period..AND if we don't like it they have this great new invention, um let me think.. whats it called??? Uh, oh yea ...A REMOTE...change the channel....so much thought and say about a show ...UNBELIEVABLE...oops I just bought into too by writing all of this..!
Do hope you're ok Matt. I assumed we'd have heard by now if you weren't. Sure wish I lived closer. I'd love to work the pumpkin season with your family. You've got a great family and I love watching the show. Amy you're a sweetheart and a mentor to all moms whether you have money or not. I'm really glad TLC found you guys and I hope we get to see Molly and Jacob go to college too.
Some people are so gullible. So much of that show and all the drama is staged, just like on Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Kate Plus 8, One Big Happy Family, and all the other so-called "reality" TV shows. It still beats the other crap on TV, though, so I watch them, and still like them. Guess they have to do SOMETHING to keep interest up and viewers tuned in.
dear roloff family, i am concerned for all of you. hold on tight to what you have. it only takes a day at a time to adjust your footsteps to a slightly different direction. every day is fresh with no mistakes. you can fix this.
If these 2 dont divorce it will be simply because they want to keep riding the free vacation gravy train. Anyone who looks closely can see that she is repulsed by his touch.They dont even put them in the same episodes anymore. Amy always downplays it in the after the fact narration, but...their marrage is already toast.Also I have to say that they live like absolute pigs. Im glad you cant smell a tv show cause the boys room must reeeek. Matt spends like a drunken sailor and Amy is bent on undermining every idea and word that comes from Matt. The youngest boy is a total friggin brat and needs to have his butt spanked. Molly is the only one that seems to have got out of there in tact. Jeremy and his brother are borderline bums.
we are from winnsboro, louisiana and all of my family loves all of the roloffs we dream of meeting them someday. altho we think we saw them at the sonic,in our little town. did we?
"The youngest boy is a total friggin brat and needs to have his butt spanked."Camperben, I couldn't agree more. It should be easy to do too because his pants are around his knees!Jacob Roloff is what happens when parents don't physically discipline their kids. I think that is one of the real effects of the parents having dwarfism. That's not an option for them. It amazes me that so many people have a problem with Jeremy. Mark my words, Jacob will be 50 times worse than Jeremy ever was in his rebellious teenage years (they weren't that bad either). If you read between the lines when Matt and Amy talk about Jacob, you can tell that there are bigger problems there.Jeremy is a much nicer kid than Jacob has ever shown himself to be. I think Matt and Amy will realize how they lucked out having Jeremy as their eldest normal sized son.
@ Judy -We do not physically discipline our kids and we have none of the problems evidenced by the Roloff kids. The Roloff kid issues stem from being spoiled, having no boundaries, and parents who don't know how to set rules.Educate yourself about Corporal Punishment - it does not work in the long run.
I love the show but Amy needs to quit acting like little miss so called perfect Kate as she thinks she is. Who in there right mine could put up with Kate's degrading mouth. Amy is acting just like kate and it is making the show unwatchable.
I hope Matt is ok, the sad part is that the family hesitated on wether to call 911, or any other rescue service. I do not think that they were quick enough in the response to Matt's falling out! Or maybe it was for the cliffhanger to start the new season with?
In a nut-shell, Matt is a spend-a-holic with a frustrating and immature need to keep building pretend places for no real reason than to satisfy his childish dreams that he felt cheated out of by being in the hospital a lot of the time, he can be the mother of all drama queens, and has a knack for being selfish and thoughtless toward his family, especially during vacations, and with all the spending of the money that would otherwise be left to his children upon his death. Zach is very lazy and resents his dad, has a one-track mind and it leads to the soccer field. Jeremy is lazy, too, but not as much, and loves adventure, catches on to new things very quickly, is a deeper thinker than his twin, and is a lot more social. Jacob is an immature, annoying brat (but the gals will go nuts for him in a few years) who can occasionally say something that makes me think there may be hope for him someday, and Molly is a charming, smart, sensible, and admirable young lady who will go far. Amy is very smart, just wants the best for her kids, a secure future for them all, wants to cram in all the good memories, fun, and new adventures as she can while she is young enough to have the chance, and so she can feel like she really LIVED before she dies. She gets frustrated with Matt because he is throwing so much money down the drain, and is not interested in the same things as her. As far as Matt and Amy go, they have drifted apart on many levels, they love each-other but don't LIKE each-other anymore, they are having trouble getting the old feelings back, tthere is too much resentment between them, and they need to sit down and have a very long and honest heart-to-heart talk. They both have their good and bad points, no one knows what goes on behind the scenes and why they act the way they do so don't be so quick to judge them. I can see both sides of the problems, and there is no easy answer, it is just something they will have to work through if they can hang in there long enough, and if they have enough love left to WANT to. 'Nuff said!
McWed, wow, I'm still having trouble with this part about Jeremy... ;)"is a deeper thinker than his twin"Jeremy and "deep thinker" in the same sentence? You cannot be serious. I seriously wonder if Jeremy has ever had a deep thought in his life.
I said he's a DEEPER thinker than his twin, not that he is a deep thinker. There is a difference. He has had a few insightful, deep-ish moments, but doesn't make a habit of it.
I think Matt has done alot for his family.He might have done it his way,but he did it,and his family does not appreciate a darn thing,especially Amy.If not for Matt,they would still be living in the old shack that was on the farm when they first bought it.Amy is not not smart enough to get along on her own,either are the twins.
I watch the show in the Netherlands and this moment the twins are 18 so we are a little behind. If the parents are divorcing I can understand because Amy is only concerned about her family and Matt about his pumpkin farm.The children are okay but like every teen they have their good and bad moments. Anyway I hope the realize that not everybody in this world have the same benefits they enjoy.
Amy is another Kate. She treat's Matt horrible. and so does Zach. No man wants to spend time with a woman that talks to him like a idiot. Amy needs wife lessons. She wants to be a friend, and not a Mother.
The Roloffs need to rid themselves of the cameras focus on cleaning the house and stop spoiling thier kids it was a good show at one time but when will the madness stop
Now that the show is filming their final season I hope Amy will take time to clean that flithy pig pen they live in, & I hope Matt gets a divorce from that wretched woman & makes her leave the farm. Amy treated Matt so badly to the point where it became painful to watch, ditto Kate Gosslin oops I mean Amy Roloff!!
I love the show very much but I have always hated the way Amy treats Matt. She just reminds me so much of Kate in Jon and Kate plus eight. B the way I dont watch Kate's shows anymore. She's turned me off. She will do anything at the cost of her kids for fame. Amy is unappreciative of all what her husband does and have done for the family and she treats him as dirt. Matt has no right to discipline the kids or have a say in family matters. She always intervenes negatively when he tries to talk to the kids, as a result the kids, especially Zack have no respect for their father. How would Zack like his kids to treat him the way he is treating his father? No matter how he tries to do things as a family Amy always has her own agenda and objects to his. No wonder he now decides to do things on his own. Who can blame him. He is just wasting his time trying to involve her. He knows what response he is going to get. If Matt were in a position to help himself, I don't think he would depend on Amy to clean the house. I see that Matt is a clean person. It is sad that he is not allowed to talk to the kids about cleanliness. I hope to God they work their problems out rather than get a divorce.
i hope that this couple can work things out...they are a great show i never did like jon and kate plus eight....amy is a good wife and i think matt is a pretty good husband but he need to put amy first and the farm on the bottom of the list...grace
I dont care what people say, I love watching the roloff family and I hope it doesnt end. I love their whole family, and they are descent mpeople who just like any body else are treying to make a living. Theres nothing wrong with that. i hope to meet the roloff family one day. Love Ya FLO email@example.com
I dont have anything bad to say about the family. Im not God and we shouldnt be so Quick to judge people. Please pray for this family and support them. God bless David N
David N, I agree with you. God commanded men to love their wives and wives to respect their husbands. There is much to learn from the real meaning of these commands. It's a love cycle. Also, for children to obey and honor their parents...Don't we all fall short of it? Don't judge, since you'll be judged by God. What we all need is to be closer to God, for things to work out. A little Bible study and communication with our Creator is the answer. Will be praying for them, too.
I personally love the Roloff's, I'll never be able to travel and enjoy the many things they do and are able to obtain materialisticly. They earn their moneys and the benefits they are given free gratus. I'll miss the show. Again thank you for allowing me the opportunity to travel and enjoy your new additions to your home. Good Luck Roloff's, Hugs to all! Maggie from NY
I do indeed enjoy watching the show. In my opinion, the little boy Jacob is a pain in the rear. He has an attitude and doesn't seem to care for anyone but himself. Zach needs to get away from his comfort zone. He isn't a bad guy he just seems a little misplaced. Jeremy can be overlyconfident to the point that he needs some humbling. What are they doing now-a-days. It looks like they are a couple of filthy unorganized lazy guys. Molly i have nothing ill to say about her. She has it together.
no longer interested in watching this train wreck. I suspect once the series ends we'll be hearing more about the "reality" of their lives.
mellowdeI think these people are a lot more real than most would like to admit. I've seen many with this level of dysfunction and no tv show. At least these guys can retire when the show ends and live off the grand farm/house and cash they've all accumulated. Don't think for a minute that the kids haven't been set up with endowments that will allow them to be very well off for a long long time. If they are dysfunctional at least they won't starve. And as far as the life depicted on the program; these folks need to perform to stay on tv. And they do a great job. Like I said I know of people who are just as hauty and have absolutely no money. So what's the problem?
HAHAHA....they didn't split, the kids didn't move out . Everything is as it was..boy did we all fall for this one lol .
HiIm confused has LPBW completly finished it just sort of disappeared from my screen here in the UKNo notice what so everI love the series and will miss it dearly
Is anyone still commenting on the show? I've noticed the last posting was December 19 after the last episode, which surprised me, because I think they let the "cat out of the bag" so to speak regarding Jeremy. Did anyone else notice some rather obvious things?
Ceej, what are you talking about? There are new comments everyday. Are you going to the main page?
We quit watching the show a couple of years ago. We got tired of watching these spoiled children. We couldn't understand why the parents didn't make these kids clean up after their selves and work around the house. Also the spending of money on these kids and not teaching them to take care of anything. The kids will be lucky to make it in real life, since they have had no introduction to reality at all! The parents should be damn grateful for what they have and get some marriage counseling instead of Pickering. Amy needs to clean up her home, she has no appreciation of what she possesses!
Matt, Amy and Zack face challenges everyday, that some of these folks who leave negative comments probably couldn't even handle. If people don't like the show, or the characters, change the channel. It doesn't speak very well of you to watch something you don't even like, just to post derogatory statements. Chances are those same folks would over indulge their children if they had the means, perhaps some comments stem from a little jealousy.
Gloria, your post made me laugh on a Friday morning, so I'm going to respond: If people don't like the board, or the posters, change the website. It doesn't speak very well of you to read something you don't even like, just to post derogatory statements. :-)Hey, are you old enough to remember the character Frieda from the Peanuts comic strip? Any time someone had a problem with something she said or did she'd say,"They are just jealous of my naturally curly hair!" I've noticed she's gone from a funny comic character to being almost normal in real life. :-) To be serious for a moment: the fact is, overindulging children leads in a pretty straight line to them crashing and burning in the real world. These parents are really making their kids lives a lot harder in the long run. It's tough to watch those kids flounder and tough to be someone who has to work with them when they slam into reality. Why would anyone be jealous of that?
Let's look at what Gloria is really saying:"Matt, Amy and Zack face challenges every day."The cripple card is thrown down! :) Criticizing Matt, Amy, and Zack is apparently akin to pointing and laughing at their handicap. Sorry, if I have learned one thing from this show, its that it's wrong to treat little peopole differently just because they are little... which is what Gloria wants." that some of these folks who leave negative comments probably couldn't even handle."A nice wiffling insult... see, if anyone does point out they're handling more difficult challenges, Gloria has the safety net of "some of these folks"."If people don't like the show, or the characters, change the channel. It doesn't speak very well of you to watch something you don't even like, just to post derogatory statements."Ah... the assumptions here. SO if you don't approve of what you see on the show, you should sit silent. All criticism is unwelcome to the Roloffs and considered derogatory, aka "hateful" and people who criticize the show lack character.In other words, "Love the Roloffs or shut up!" with added "People who criticize the show in any way are morally less."" Chances are those same folks would over indulge their children if they had the means, perhaps some comments stem from a little jealousy."Yes yes, Gloria, we are all jealous of the Roloffs. (rolls eyes)Really, what exactly are we jealous of? The money? The fact that whenever the criticism gets too difficult, Matt throws down the "but you're picking on me, and I'm a midget farmer, why are all these people going after the midget??"
i love all the little people i allways watch the show.i gessit is because my only granddauther is a little person.so please stay on tlc.love all of you.jean
I, like most, loved the show for quite a while. Then I got really turned off by matt's ego and selfishness (although i do think he tries so hard to give his family a good life). it amuses us when matt berates his friends & family for not working hard enuff on his 'projects', i know he can't help his condition, but all he does is shout orders & criticise their work & work ethic, of course he's not tired!! i really liked amy at first, but this woman is a shrew, & a disgusting dirty one at that. she's also a camera whore, the older boys have friends over, but do they get their own time? oh no, amy is watching them muck around with the soccer ball, she's sitting right there at the camp fire, she puts herself in the middle of ever scene she can. she isn't good enuff for matt
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