Emails and comments and inquiries continue to pour in about the dramatic cliffhanger ending on the Season 5b finale of Little People, Big World -- worried fans trying to find out if Matt is alright (yes, he's fine).
Or from E-Online (Return link back to here -Thanks E) with another good summary of the aftermath of the episode and reaction:
In a previous item we had - pictures of the dramatic final scene - we pointed out the timeline of events to put things into perspective for fans. We will put on our detective hat that will reveal when it was filmed :)
If you look at the details of the "Matt collapses" scene, it was filmed approximately one year ago - late June/early July of 2009. It was before any of the European trip. It was before Jeremy and Zach left for their backpacking trip. It was before Amy, Molly and Jacob left for Italy. It was before Matt joined the rest of the family in France in July 2009. It was before the World Dwarf Games. It was months before pumpkin season.
We will take a moment to examine the scene in question.
First, notice the giant check leaning against the left wall of the office. Some people asked for it to be pointed out because they couldn't see it. It is the giant sponsorship check they used when the sponsors visited the Roloff Farms in late June to present to The Statesmen for the World Dwarf Games. That was filmed in late June 2009. Some people wanted us to point where on the screen the check is because they don't see it -- the check is to the left of Zach, about the height of his shoulder. The date on the check (which doesn't necessarily mean anything about the timing of this scene, but bear with us!) is June 27, 2009. The amount on the check is $38,500.00. That amount can be seen right about where they have closing credits, about the P for Paul Barrosse.
Of course, just because the check that used for something that was filmed in late June doesn't necessarily mean it was filmed then -- but there is further evidence which places this "scene" in late June/early July of 2009.
You might recall the scene in an earlier episode when the backpacks arrived for Jeremy and Zach's Europe trip. The packages arrived, they opened the boxes. Jeremy and Zach tried them on, Amy watched....that was in preparation for their Europe trip which was July 2009.
Are you still with us? Pay attention to the clothes that each of the Roloffs are wearing. This was from the scene when the backpack arrived before their Europe vacation in July 2009.
Notice Jeremy's red soccer jersey with the Carlsberg logo on the front and blue shorts, Jeremy's barefeet, Zach's Indoor Goals shirt, Amy's black top...
Now the scene in question. Matt's dramatic collapse that was used as a cliffhanger. Notice again Jeremy's red soccer jersey with the Carlsberg logo on the front and blue shorts and his backpack gear, Zach's white indoor goals shirt and Amy's back top.
We just thought it would beneficial to point out the timeline since some people were still worried. In actual fact, you've been seeing Matt on Little People, Big World (and doing a whole lot of media interviews and talk shows and appearances)a whole bunch AFTER this scene that had everyone so concerned. So they are using Matt's apparent "dizzy spell" in June of 2009 as the cliffhanger to spark interest in the premiere of Season 6 which will air September 2010. Welcome to reality tv! :-)