Friday, November 13, 2009

New TLC video: Matt Roloff takes Jacob and his girlfriend Taylor to a train show

TLC has a new video up that fans might enjoy seeing. Jacob, his girlfriend Taylor, his friend Levi go to a model train show with Matt and Taylor's father, Adam.

Amy says she was concerned that Jacob and Taylor were spending that much time together, so they were looking for ways that they could hang out together with adult supervision. Jake and Taylor walk arm in arm together through the train show. They apparently have "a song", but they forgot what it was :-)

http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/little-people-big-world-season-5/

23 comments:

Expressed said...

Poor Taylor's dad. His daughter's first boyfriend is Jake!

Even in this video that is supposed to be light, he doesn't have a moment when he's pleasant.

Judy said...

WAY TOO YOUNG!

Geez, I thought Jeremy was too young to be that involved with Kirsten. They're twelve!

It shows what is wrong with Amy's parenting style. Instead of putting her foot down and saying no you are too young to be that involved with a girl, she wants to find more things for them to do together. Someone help these folks.

Expressed, I'm inclined to agree. Adam was being very polite. Jacob would be a nightmare boyfriend for someones daughter.

Em said...

Did I hear that right? Taylor's dad said he was surprised *he* was able to wake Jake up in the morning? Was he staying over at Taylor's house?

Cindy said...

Ah, lighten up. It's cute. Jake could use lessons on how to be more personable. I don't dislike him as much as some other people do, but I understand why some feel the way they do.

Craw said...

What could Taylor possibly see in Jacob??? She must like him because he's on tv. What else is there to like?

Vicky said...

Imagine Jake when he's 16. He's going to much more of a handful than Jeremy.

Kit said...

Vicky, assuming the twins eventually move out and Molly goes away to college, Jake will be the only kid in the house when he's 16. Imagine that...

Kit said...

Saw a part of this - kids looked "really" excited, didn't they? Yawn...At least the dads had a good time - they're the ones who walked out with all the bags.

Expressed said...

Kit, Matt can't win.

People always complain that Matt doesn't spend time with Jake.

He does and you're sarcastic because Jake looks like his bored miserable self.

Matt does something with Jeremy and Jeremy has fun.
Matt does something with Jake on Jake looks bored.

Don't hang that on Matt.

Rap541 said...

Kit, I am withholding judgement until the episode airs but is Jake interested in model trains?

Matt, on the show at least, generally suggests fun things that he'd like to do. I am curious to see if this model train thing is something Matt is into or if Jake is geniunely interested in it.

Jocelynn said...

Is it going to be an episode? I thought those were bonus scenes, "webisodes"?

I'm of the opinion that at least it's something. Jake didn't seem to be kicking and screaming. I don't know what else he's interested in that Matt could do with him besides soccer and video games.

Judy said...

That kid is a bad apple. Period. He doesn't appreciate anything Matt does for him.

I have seen Matt take Jacob along to car shows. Twice. Jeremy has more of an interest. There is no reason why Matt needs to exclude his other children for Jacob.

One day I hope Jacob and Zach realize how poorly they've treated their father.

Thank God Matt has Jeremy.

Joanne said...

I like Jake. Dont understand why people are down on him. He is 12, and has many years to mature. Give him a break.

Craw said...

Joanne,

What is there to like about Jake? I really want to know. I can't think of anything. Why do you like him? What are his good qualities?

Judy said...

Joanne, let me ask you this. If Jacob was your son, would you be proud?

Rap541 said...

Judy -seriously now. Where is Matt's responsibility in this as far as you're concerned? He's spread his seed so he has completed his role as parent and now "deserves" sons that share his interests?

Thats all a father is?

Perhaps Matt could make more of an effort to get to know his sons, instead of prefering the one who acts the most like him? Instead of simply throwing up his hands.

Quite frankly if a man has three sons and finds two to be bitter disappointments... Perhaps he needs to look to his own ability to parent?

Or is Matt's only responsibility to provide sperm and blame his wife for how he allowed her to raise the children?

I'm increasingly amazed at how Matt is a perfect father but isn't responsible in the slightest for the kids behavior ever.

Judy said...

The responsibility is on the kid. We live in a "Blame the parents" society, but it lies with each individual kid. They've all been raised by the same parents.

Jeremy and Molly manage to show Matt respect. No kid is going to be perfect all of the time, but for the most part, they respect Matt.

If Jeremy manages to please Matt, the other two boys could if they made an effort. Matt has tried to shape Zach and Jacob. All he gets in return is a bad attitude. It's time to stop blaming Matt and time to shift the focus to Zach and Jacob's own behavior. A good son pleases his father. Do you agree with that? If you agree that the only son who Matt is genuinely proud of is Jeremy, then why not give Jeremy some credit for that and question where the other two are going wrong?

Rap541 said...

First, I don't think Molly and Jeremy show their dad respect in the way I was taught. Both display the same walk away while dad is talking behavior that Zach and Jake dislay.

Second, yes, I do think parents are to blame for their *parenting*. Children don't raise themselves. Jake at *twelve* isn't an adult and suggesting that its time for Jake to own his parenting and be a man and a responsible adult since Matt is *done* being blamed is a bit ridiculous, don't you think?

Maybe - since Matt is done raising his kids, he should just drop Jake off at the bus stop. After all, no parent is to blame for how their kids act. Matt handles a high cell phone bill by *thinking that cleaning a bedroom is adequete punishment* and if his kids loose respect? His kids are to blame. Or hey, how about bribing Jeremy for good grades and when Jer didn't man up, just giving Jeremy a car anyway? All the kids really learned there, didn't they? Oh right, everyone is over twelve so Matt's role as dad is done. Now he sits back, does nothing and demands worship until he dies.

Funny how he doesn't respect his own dad like this.

Kit said...

Judy - I don't think Molly and Jer seem to "respect" Matt in the way you think. Jer *does* suck up to Matt and tell Matt what he wants to hear, and in return, Jer is showered with praise and goodies. Now, IMO, if Jer really wanted to "show respect" for Matt, he could 1) get good grades, 2) clean up his room, 3) get up on time without being dragged out of bed, 4) avoid inappropriate language and behavior, 5) show some initiative about his future, etc. Respect for your parents is demonstrating to them that they have taught you how to be a good, successful person. Simply telling Matt how great he is so he'll buy you a new toy does not count.

Now, you can say that Molly does most of those things (since we never see her room, we'll give her a pass on that). But Molly simply avoids engaging Matt on any real level - she left the room rather than listen to Matt prattle on about "her" castle, which appears to be her usual tactic. She admits she doesn't like conflict. She and Matt don't do much together on the show (except dare each other to eat wormy peaches). She pretty much seems to keep her head down and stay out of the way.

M said...

Is Jacobs guy friend british?? Got an accent on that kid.

Linda said...

I'm surprised Taylor's parents would allow her to spend time with a kid like Jacob.

Broncos said...

Jacob Roloff is a very badly behaved child. He is very rude and sullen. They ought to take him to visit underprivileged kids. Maybe he will begin to be thankful for what his parents have provided for him.

Che Joubert said...

I've seen every episode of this show as far as I know and I've seen enormous improvement in Matt's relationship to Zach and Molly. Actually other than ordinary household moments, Molly has always been warm and sweet to her parents. Zach had a fierce loyalty to Amy's work struggle in the beginning, sometimes criticizing his father, but often does the commentaries now and sincerely seems to love his parents. Jeremy is a typical kid without some of Zach's issues and depth, and seems to have lots of the ordinary good and bad qualities of a normal growing boy.

Jacob is an entirely different story. He has way more disturbed behaviors than any of the others, such as an inability to experience real pleasure, thrill seeking, social defiance, and little sense of responsibility. These are usually genetic traits that may or not abate with age.