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Pre-Show: LPBW is back after a week off. The previews don't have me on the edge of my seat in a frenzy of excitement. lol. But sometimes the shows can be better than the previews.
8pm Dwarfs in Space
Zach and Amy kick off the first ever LP Space Camp. Zach has trouble embracing a leadership role - while Amy realizes they're creating opportunities for little people from all walks of life.
Another space episode. Hm. I didn't know there was a demand for a dwarf space camp. I hope this episode jumps back to the other Roloffs at home. Amy and Zach on a trip together. Zach on a trip is always barrells of fun (sarcasm off). On that thought, the two sulky Roloffs, Zach and Jacob would be fun to see on a road trip just by themselves. I'll try to be positive about this episode but I don't know how interesting another space episode will be.
Molly's Sweet Sixteen
Matt and Amy plan separate celebrations for their driver-to-be daughter, Molly. But while academics are smooth sailing for Molly, passing her driving test is a rocky road.
Cue the trusty old LPBW cheat sheet storyline. A Roloff takes a test and they pretend like they're going to fail even though we all know she passes and probably was never ever in danger of failing. I wonder, when they do this practically every episode, pretend like they're going to fail, pretend like they're not going to be ready in time, pretend like they're big event is going to be a failure, I wonder is there any person out there watching who actually gets sucked in? lol. Is there anyone who is like "Phew! I'm so glad they passed! I thought they were going to fail! I'm so relieved!"?
And I hope the "Matt and Amy plan separate birthday celebrations" part isn't going to be more fake marriage drama stuff that tries to make it sound like they're on the verge of divorce even though Amy scoffs at people for thinking that when she's on tv talk shows and Matt is all over Facebook showing everyone how happily married they are.
*I have a feeling this space episode is going to be my shortest review ever for an epiosde...
*Zach and Amy are "asked" to go to space camp. I wonder if other LPs are jealous of them? There must some LPs who are actually really into space instead of inviting the famous LP family on tv, but I guess space camp wanted another tv episode for exposure?
*Zach and Amy like traveling together. I'm not surprised. I'm still not understanding the whole need for this space camp. One of the guys has an LP son, so I guess the whole idea came from him to show his son he can go to space too.
*Amy goes around meeting everyone. Most of them are young kids. Zach is shy...although they all know him, from the show. I don't know about this shy thing. It could just be his personality and if so fine, but I've seen enough about Zach off the show that I don't think he's really that shy and these are mostly kids who look like they're almost 10 years younger than him. The shy thing gets old.
*It's funny watching Zach do arts and crafts with a bunch of little kids :) In fairness to Zach, I'm not artsy, 6 years olds would probably be better than me too!
*Matt and Jeremy! They're buying another tractor. Isn't this about the 7th time we've seen Matt and Jer buy something for the farm?
*Whoa. Jer is looking huge. Like super bulky, really thick through the chest. Of course it's all edited together at different times, but sometimes he looks a lot bulkier than he does at other times.
*Back at space camp it's the exact same stuff that Jake did last year. Wall climbing. Zach is scared and gives up. Whoa. Geez. C'mon Zach! It's inside with a rope tied to you and it's for little kids! Amy does it to prove to Zach that he shouldn't give up.
*There's one girl there that seems closer to Zach in age and they seem to be spending more time together. The little kids tease Zach that she's his girlfriend. They do the exact same stuff Jake did, the mission thing. They launch successfully. I wonder if any space camp team fails and crashes and burns? :)
*The farm again! Matt bought 2 tractors because he couldn't decide which one. Jer loves them. Matt says for the 847th time in LPBW history that Amy will be pissed that he bought it so that's why he did while she was away and he'll start doing work on it so she can't be too mad. I believed this stuff in the first and even the second season. But c'mon, the plot has run dry. They are so rich now that I don't think Amy cares at all.
*Amy and Zach get their certificates. Amy puts it out there that she would be interested in going to space for real. I guess we'll see how far being a reality tv show star will get someone these days. Maybe Matt can create Mars on the farm or something :)
Molly's Sweet Sixteen
*Matt talks about her car, the green Nova. He says it was just sitting around the farm....do people really have classic cars just sitting around the yard?? Didn't the bonus clip TLC had show Matt, Jer and two of Molly's friend buying it?
*Matt sent Jeremy to get it the car painted. I wonder if Molly wanted it painted. I think she likes green.
*Jer calls Matt on his cell phone while driving Molly's car home to tell Matt that he's terrified driving it because it's so unsafe. Gotta love Jer! :)
*Oh no, a totally fake scene that we've seen a hundred times before. Matt calls Amy outside to tell her the car is costing more than he thought. Amy pretends like she cares. They're rich and they flaunt it every episode. I don't care that they're rich they have a popular tv show, but please stop with all this fake money problem crap!
*And that's nice switch to the next part. They're going all out to give Molly the best Sweet Sixteen party in history. They're having it at Candy Lounge. I recognize the name. They hosted Amy's charity tournament after party and the recent cook off after party Amy just had this weekend.
*LPBW is an education program so this is what it teaches me...I can learn how rich people celebrate their kids birthdays! :) They've hired professional photographers, they have banners, and of course a limo to bring Molly and her friends there. The works to do it up in style.
*On a sidenote, it's hard to believe that poor people and working class people used to say they related to LPBW and the Roloffs. lol. It's not the Roloffs fault, but it's funny to think of the extreme since the beginning of the show and why the whole show became popular in the first place.
*Molly says she doesn't like being the center of attention....hm, I guess being the star of a reality show might throw a wrench into that.
*Jeremy! And Zach! To be nice brothers, they decide to bring Molly donuts and balloons to Faith Bible at lunch. They can make drama out of anything. lol. They woke up late and now are in a mad rush! Oh no! Zach drives like a mad man to get to the donut place...I wonder do the Oregon police department or traffic cops ever watch LPBW? They could make a killing in traffic tickets just by tailing the Roloffs. :)
*During this donut run there is an extended scene of Zach driving like a mad man, but lets be honest. Whether people will admit it or not the best part of this scene is the in van camera pointed at Jer in what looks to be short - shorts (I think they're actually his normal school shorts, but he's sitting back so they look shorter). Interesting view :)
*They made it! Whew! They arrive at Faith to give Molly the donuts and balloon. Molly is appreciative they almost killed other motorists to get there before lunch was over. Only LPBW could make drama out of Jer and Zach visiting their old school on Molly's lunch.
*Molly is taking her drivers test. She's not nervous. Amy is because Molly is too calm. She's taking it in Amy's Mercedes...by the way, didn't they used to make such a huge deal about changing the pedals? Amy seemed to do it no problem...or maybe it was the producer, but whatever, switching from Amy to Molly isn't the huge problem they used to make it out to be with the pedal extensions.
* Test time. Ok, it's either because the Roloffs are on tv with cameras there (likely) or because she has a Mercedes, but Molly gets the nicest DMV tester in history. He was a lot nicer than the guy I got when I took my test.
*They get back and of course he goes over the things Molly did wrong...drama! But she passed! What a surprise! :) Inside the DMV, everyone is super nice to them. Seriously people are so nice to the Roloffs. Do they realize how abnormal it is to get such great service? I went to the DMV for something last week. Nobody in there was as polite, friendly or cheerful as the ones the Roloffs got!
*At the house, Matt and Amy have a litte argument about what to serve at Molly's huge party. Amy wants mushrooms and onions. Matt wants artichoke hearts and cream cheese. Jeremy walks by....wait, is Jer wearing a pink shirt and an apron? I've seen the pink shirt before but not the apron :)
*Jeremy and Matt unite again! Jer votes for Matt's plan. Both Jeremy and Matt hate mushrooms.
*On a sidenote, do you realize this whole season, even part A of Season 5, the only one in the family who has agreed with Matt about anything is Jeremy?
*They're throwing Molly the huge party. Matt does some weird thing with a shell and having people make wishes....I agree with Jeremy. He's never heard of that before either. They give Molly the key. She looked excited. She ran out to see the Nova. It's painted grey. I don't think she liked the paint job, but it's hard to tell. She gets in and then the door won't open :)
* They're at the Candy Lounge for the big party. They drag Molly outside for pictures. She explains that she doesn't like posing but everyone was telling her that they need to get her out of her comfort zone. You know, the Roloffs are really big on getting people out of their comfort zone. That's their buzz word. For a show about accepting other people, they spend a lot of time convincing people to do things they don't want :)
*They professional photographer is there and Jeremy is there. Why didn't they just use Jeremy? He looks really into it. He got really animated telling Molly how to pose. Molly thinks it's not a natural pose, but Jeremy is big on it!
*Preview for the season finale. OMG. Worst preview drama ever? "I'm almost at the point where we'll just close the farm" Amy - "Then we might as well just sell"...pllllleeeeazzzzzeeee!
*Molly says she hopes they don't have any more surprises for her so they bring out a guy to sing her a song. How embarrassing. It's sweet, but I would feel so embarrassed. I felt bad for Molly.
*It ends with Molly ready to go out in her car...it won't start....she calls to Matt...that actually was a funny ending.