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Written by Rap541
Ironically I prepared myself for this by watching the Simpsons. FYI the dysfunction is funnier when it is animated.
Ok. Amy comments to Matt on how both will graduate. Matt goes on about ow Amy doesn’t communicate. They hug and its sweet. This is actually pretty nasty. Insert credits
Zach whines about how long the senior dinner is. Apparently every parent speaks. Thank god its a small class. I mean really… if the class is over twenty, its hours long. Matt comments how he’s basically gonna bail until the last moment and blames Amy for his lack of participation. Matt? It’s not about you, it’s a school dinner not a business meeting. If you want to attend, attend, and don’t pretend to be a powerless cripple locked in a room by your wife who you routinely badmouth as a slattern on a national tv show. Because after five seasons, we all know you’re not afraid to a) cross Amy and b) do want you want despite Amy’s views. You override her on a constant basis. Please don’t attempt to insist that you don’t dare cross the wife, because you do it constantly.
Zach tries on his grad gear. There’s some obvious fail that is not really that huge of a deal. I had to bobby pin and safety pin my grad hat on. The graduation hat is weird, I really doubt poor dwarf Zach was the only one with a problem. Molly comments how she wants a child with dwarfism because Zach is cute in photos. Molly hun? Please remember all the painful surgeries. Amy is called to make a sobby speech, with Matt and its very sweet. Matt notes how Zach is a “pistol”. Amy notes how she is always a mom to Zach.
Amy then goes on how Jeremy is cool. She cries. Its very touching how she notes how she is “joyed to be his mom”. Jeremy hay bales how cool it is that mom loves him. I mean really, how sweet to see their joy.
Jer goes on about he never pondered graduating until it happened. Yeah, not surprised. OHNOES! The power went out. There’s no real explanation about why the power went out. Anyone ever read Dies the Fire? Set in Oregon? Because I was like “Whoo!“ Anyway. Matt goes on about how the power is out and sends Jake to fetch Jeremy to find the power cords. Amy notes that there is no water. Jeremy snits in a hay bale how Matt didn’t have the cable and how he was being blamed. He seemed pretty annoyed. Matt heads off in the silver Mercedes. Was he going to Taco Bell? I think so.
Amy hay bales how she wants to handle things. She wants the kids to shower. The kids all run off to a place with electricity to shower and Amy is in a funk because she’s alone (Matt went to taco bell?) She hay bales how this is her future, alone and in a dark, powerless house with unshowered children who leave her for soap and hot water. It does make the kids look a tad shallow but in fairness, who doesn’t like Ivory Soap and hot water? Then the power returns, woo!
Matt asks when graduation is. Amy says seven but show up early and Matt plans to show up at seven. He whines how he just won’t go early. They bitch and moan about cream cheese. Amy notes to Jeremy how surreal it is. Zach whines about his hat not fitting. Jeez. Amy whines about it as well. Zach is all “ITS ALL ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL”. they drive off.
Zach goes on about how he has no idea that graduation is serious but he struggled and its serious. Amy goes on about how life is changing and she doesn’t like it but it is happening. She notes that she really wants a front seat where she can see. This is an important issue and I get this one actually. She takes pictures in gowns with Zach on a chair. Its very cute. Jeremy notes how Mom takes photos and is in them with the twins and that Dad generally bales and is not in the photos. He thinks Dad will regret that. Zach notes that Dad isn’t around and that’s not usual. I sorta die inside. Because really. How sad. I so remember my high school graduation, and my dad and I having our picture taken in the rose garden that had bloomed magnificently that spring and my mom having to hand the camera off to my sister because she was just too emotional to take pictures…. I was the child that looked like my dad out of the three of us, and I can’t, *can’t* imagine my mother and father both not being there. (Oh, FYI, they’re looking at anniversary 46 this year, go Mom! Go Dad!)
Amy hay bales how Matt didn’t show, and its timed at 7:05. Matt missed the walk of the grads. Amy takes photos. She says she isn’t mad or annoyed. Matt hauls in and notes he had to park a mile away. He says he has no regrets.
Wow, Matt. Wow. How frakking asshole of you. You knew when it was. You have no excuse. Only a complete moron fails to understand that parking is an issue on graduation day. This is SO jerky. I remember, when my dad was working in Arizona and I was still finishing off college in New York State, and my dad made it a point to get himself back to upstate New York come hell or high water because he had made the college graduations of the first two kids and he’d be damned if he wasn’t there for mine. Because that’s what a father does. Matt? I don’t even like your kids very much and I am so sad for Zach and Jeremy. Kids understand real reasons to miss. You weren’t working, you weren’t sick. You just didn’t bother. Shame on you. SHAME on you.
(And anyone who suggests Matt missed part of the graduation because of TLC plotting? Shame on Matt for going along with it. If you really believe it was a TLC plot, then Matt Roloff accepted money to miss his eldest sons graduation. SHAME on him.)
Jeremy thanks his dad and his pal Mueller who he loves. Yes Mueller didn’t pass. My decent side feels bad for dumdum Mueller getting called out publicly for failing high school. Jeremy thanks Mike and intros Zach. Zach thanks mom for keeping him in school. There’s a nice grad montage.
Now we have the diploma walk. The twins get diplomas. Its very sweet and charming. Matt voices over how things are changing. Amy notes the boys are going to move on. Amy hugs the kids, There is picture taking. Its cute. Oh a montage of cute twin photos. And now somber sad music as the family returns home to a home full of high school grads instead of students. Matt goes on how it’s a turning a point. Only time will tell, it’s the beginning of the end. Its like an episode of Battlestar Galactica with less rape and more blasted dead radiated planets with no hope. Only instead of blasted dead irradiated planets we have Zach and Jeremy.
Btw, I am so not a fan of Cake Boss but I am completely won over by the angry shouty baker hugging Cookie Monster ON Sesame Street. I mean… Sesame Street!