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This is the Amy own episode. If you know me, I haven't been looking forward to an episode about Amy on her own doing charity work (the kids make the show, esp. Jeremy!) That's my bias right off the start.
*In the kitchen. Jer and Zach. Jer looking good in a tank top and shorts. Does Jer ever wear socks or is he always barefoot? Zach wants to make Mac and Cheese. Amy helps him. Amy talks about the importance of the kids being able to feed themselves because she's traveling more doing public speaking. Some will bash them, but I'm not much of a cook either. I won't belittle Zach for not knowing much in the kitchen. I'll try to be unbias here. I think Jeremy is either smart or the editors throw Zach to the wolves. lol. Notice when there is a cooking scene about them not knowing what to do, Jeremy fades in the back and Zach is the center of attention as the guy who doesn't know what to do? And they say Jeremy isn't smart. Haha! He knows when to back out to salvage what's left of his reputation :) (for some people, as a representative of the Jer lovers society, we like Jeremy just the way he is!)
*Amy says she's been invited to participate in a fundraiser and give a speech. Does everybody notice the little white lies? Invited to participate sort of leaves out that she gets paid $7000 for these speeches. I don't care, but I notice the little distortions of truth in how they say things. Help me. I'm becoming cynical! lol.
*Amy is getting ready to leave. Jake won't put his dirty dishes in the sink. Amy lectures him. As usual, Jake is giving nonstop Bratitude (thanks my anti-fan, Rod for that one! :). Jake whines, moans and complains. He's shown taking a huge garbage bag out to the dumpster as Amy yells at him. Sorry Jake fans, I just don't like him. He's always whining or complaining. He never looks happy.
*Amy is in Florida. She volunteered at Habitat for Humanity. She's there to work. She meets the supervisor. He looks around for something for her to do. Amy haybales (thanks Rap! For the non-haybale people, this means she's talking to the cameras, there are bales of hay behind her) that she saw the doubt in his eyes that he didn't think she could do it. Wow, I think she's kind of being unfair to this poor guy. Amy is using this as a 'Mean average sized people discriminate against LP". He has her get into/under the sink to screw some things in. It works well. Amy said she was satisfied when he said she did a great job because he doubted her. She goes on to say hopefully she proved to him that LP are worthy and the next LP that comes he won't be discrimatory against. She didn't use those words, but I think that's what she meant. She's being totally unfair to this Habitat supervisor. She's a LP. All he was doing was looking around for something for her to do because let's face it, there are some things she can't do. He found something that was perfect for her. That's not the same as being discrimatory. I wonder what that guy thinks of what Amy said about him to the world television audience. :)
-Amy is golfing for the golf tournament. She's never been golfing before. She hits a good first shot but struggled after that. It seems like I'm one of the few people not into the golfing craze. I hope golf doesn't become a big part of LPBW!
- Amy is speaking to kids who are homeless or have family problems. She says she doesn't know what to say. They show her speaking...being lost for words, saying "um" a lot, long pauses. She said it's tough because she thought she faced tough times, but the kids are facing truly tough things.
*One kid (he looks about 18), Greg, asked Amy to go prom. Wow. Amy talks about it and said she told him yes, she'll go when he asks her. Wow. After the speech she walks around with the kids, this Greg seems to really like Amy! I just heard a song on the radio today about a guy hooking up with some lady in her 40s, there's a line in the song that said it was awkward when her son came home and he knew him from school. I keep thinking of how Jeremy and Zach must be reacting to some guy their age asking Amy to prom! lol.
*Jer and Zach! Yeah!!!! They're at a bank. That's a good place for them because we all know they're loaded because of the show, although they won't say that. Viewers are supposed to think they got all their money from mowing lawns at 11 and Zach's soccer coaching job at an indoor place....sometimes we need to suspend real reality. Back to the bank, I'm distracted by Jeremy. He's wearing a blue shirt. He looks huge. Really bulked up. The person from the bank talks to them about opening accounts and explains, they're getting bank cards. Jeremy said they didn't understand, it was just a bunch of mumbo jumbo. Uh-oh, bad thing to say on this show! Cue the Jeremy bashers. Jeremy says he knows how to balance a check book, but has never done it before and it's different if you haven't actually done something before for yourself. He's right.
*Jeremy and Zach walk out of the bank. Jeremy is wearing those shorts made famous (for us in the Jeremy lovers society!) by the disappearing grad party photos. On the behalf of the Drooling Jeremy Lovers Society, I would like to thank LPBW editors for making a habit of showing Jeremy from behind leaving all these places. They're doing that a lot this season. Keep up the great work! Those shots of Jeremy leaving are great, especially in episodes like this where we don't get much of Jer.
*Amy is talking to young mothers. She rushes over to the hotel for the fundraiser. She said it's not going well and the pressure is on her to make it successful. You can see where this is going. Amy the hero to save the day.
*Maybe that's how it really was but I'm noticing how much the show is butchering all the other people involved in these things. I keep thinking about what they think when they watched tonight. First there was the poor Habitat guy who was made to be some prejudiced jerk who doubted Amy because she was a LP, when really he was being reasonable and polite. Now the fundraiser people are looking like they're ineffective idiots, only to be saved by the brilliance of Amy Roloff.
*Amy says she knew sports rivalries are big down there. She had an idea. She made it a war between Auburn and Alabama. $100 from Auburn. Alabama can you match. It seems to work. Though people are putting bills on the chair. How much money can they be raising if people are giving cash? There's not that many people there. I thought these things went by check? Maybe this is all staged so they could do the Amy brilliant idea thing?
*Back at the farm! Yeah!!!!!!!!! Molly is making dinner. She's confused. Uh-oh. She's making pork, but it's still frozen. Jake comes to eat. He complains. He says it looks weird. A Matt sighting! He's in the kitchen too. He's not saying a word. No hay baling from Matt tonight either. Jake is still complaining about Molly's cooking and very carefully tries a bite. He doesn't like it and is repelled by the look of it. Matt gives a few facial expressions. I don't think he likes it either. He keeps asking for water. Jake, the charming brat that he is, asks if it is "feedable" to Rocky. Molly, let Jake starve next time! Molly complains in a voice over how she sympathizes with Amy now. She says it's frustrating to spend 2 hours cooking something only to have people nitpick and complain that it isn't good.
*Back in Florida at the fund raiser. The fundraiser person is too emotional to read the total money raised. Amy reads it. They made $18,000. I guess I was right that it wasn't all cash donations!
*Amy says it's nice to know she makes a difference in people's lives. It kind of sounds like an arrogant thing to do, but I know what she means. It was a good thing she did, helping raising money, although I think she got paid for it, at least for her speech and being there.
*Before she leaves Florida, Amy said there was one last thing she wanted to do. Get a tattoo. She gets a tattoo on her leg, just above her ankle. I don't watch TLC tattoo shows. I assume that guy wasn't anybody?
* Amy is back home. Jake is on the computer. He doesn't care that she's home. More charming Jake.
*Amy goes outside. Jer, Zach and their friends are playing soccer. Jeremy has those shorts on again! Yeah!!!! :)
*I will take a cue from Em earlier this week in comments on this site. I don't care about being called shallow. I don't care about being made fun of. I don't care about annoying people. As part of the Jer Lovers Society, I must speak the truth. Jeremy does have the greatest butt ever. Sorry but it's true. Look! Other Jer lovers, send Spirits screen caps. lol. I'm already working on that :)
*Back to the Jeremy playing soccer. Where was I? Jeremy has a great looking ass in those shorts. I'm distracted. Amy shows them her tattoo. Jeremy seems in a controlled shocked. Zach says something. Jeremy says Matt went through his mid-life crisis and bought a car. Editing out of order episode scheduling error! They haven't aired that episode yet. Jer says Amy's mid life crisis includes getting a tattoo. Amy then wipes off the tattoo. It wasn't a real tattoo. Zach says they got punked by Amy. I think the whole scene was staged. Jeremy and Zach's expressions looked like they were acting and pretending to be surprised. Screw that staged crap, and give us more of Jeremy running around in those shorts! :)
End of episode
Next episode...there isn't any new episode!!!! It's a repeat. It's the BVI episode. That was a great episode. Jeremy shirtless in the BVI's. That was the highest rated episode of the season. But we've come to expect new episodes. At least give us Lost Episodes. This sucks. We got robbed! lol.
I'm in a bad mood now. All we get for our weekly Roloff fixed is one episode of mostly Amy and a repeat. Boooooooooooooo!