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Written by Expressed
This episode is called dating daze. The preview says Zach takes a dating course and the family wonders if Molly might have a boyfriend soon. Wow and episode about the personal lives of the kids? Haven't seen one of those in a while! But the "dating course" thing sounds staged. Also....what about Jeremy??? If you don't hear any of the gossip ever, there have been rumors for a long time that Jeremy has like 30 girls around Hillsboro and Portland that he "hangs out" with, wink wink nudge nudge. But we never hear about them because the show isn't real at all and it's easier for them not to have the world know if their dating, who they're dating. I'm curious to see if they finally talk about some of these girls if this is the dating episode or if they'll ignore Jeremy totally.
The episode begins!
*The Roloffs at the Portland Timbers game. This looks like old footage from when Zach was introduced at the game. But the gang of girls that won Amy's charity auction to watch a soccer game with Zach are there. I notice Jeremy in the background. Be honest. We all know who the girls want to spend the game with and it's not Zach.
*Zach avoids them. Zach explains that he doesn't like conversation because you have to talk. That's true. Ha :)
*Zach wants Jeremy to entertain all the teen girls. Jeremy obliges. He mingles with them right away. Zach is kind of there but looks away a lot. Zach explains why he's shy. He says he knows people are judging him. He judges people, people judge him. I give Zach credit because he doesn't only play the dwarf card. Zach says they judge him because he's quiet and doesn't know what to say, then because he isn't saying much, they're thinking he's boring and a loser. That's true actually. Well, that people think like that during conversations.
*There is a scene with Molly, her friend and Amy. There is a boy at school named Nathan. Congratulations Nathan. You will now get the Dani treatment. The world thinks you're Molly's boyfriend even though you're not. :) Molly's friend and Amy talks about Nathan liking Molly. Amy says "At least she has a guy friend". Ouch. Was that a shot at Zach? I'll take this time to remind people that for all Matt got bashed for pressuring Zach about girls at the LP conferences, Amy did that a lot too.
*Jeremy takes Zach shopping. Jeremy is really into shopping. He explains the importance of clothes in impressing girls. Jeremy also explains that he judges books by their covers. lol. I guess everyone does to some extent.
*Jeremy picks out outfit after outfit for Zach. Wow, Jeremy is really really excited about shopping :) Jeremy loves the clothes he picked out for Zach. He asks Zach if he's excited. Zach correctly says he's not as excited as Jeremy. Jeremy gives the quote of the night "Oh my golden baby bear" after excitedly looking at clothes he picked out for Zach.
*Idea. After seeing how excited Jeremy is in helping Zach shop, I wonder if the stuff Matt is pitching in LA is a "What Not To Wear" type of show with Jeremy?
*Now Jeremy is taking Zach to meet girls...in Portland. Jeremy says he has a hard time talking to girls? What the...? Are they actually going to try to convince us that Jeremy has a hard time meeting girls? Whoa. This show is so fake!!!
*Yep! That's what they're doing. They show Zach and Jeremy sitting in a park waiting to meet girls and no one comes up. Are they really doing this? Trying to make it look like girls won't come up to Jeremy? Even ignoring the very big celebrity aspect, they're trying to make it look like Jer has a hard time meeting girls? Fake fake fake!
*I'll remind everyone again that there are tons and tons of rumors and evidence that Jeremy has like 30 girls that think they're Jeremy's girlfriend that he calls up whenever he's in the mood. He goes on a cruise and he has a beautiful girl that everyone is convinced is his future wife. And that's what happens to Jeremy whever ever he goes (except for this park apparently!) At pumpkin season practically every pretty girl comes away saying Jeremy was flirting with them. And now they're trying to make it look like Jeremy can't meet girls.....
*Zach says quiet people are looked at as weird and boring.
*Zach or Jeremy voice overs that they "struck out" at meeting girls in the park. What a crock!
*Zach AND Jeremy sign up for a dating course! Jeremy needs a dating course. haha. This show is sinking to new lows of lack of realism!
*Back at the house, a brief scene about Matt talking about wanting Molly to marry a guy like him. Hmm.
*Back to the dating thing. As they're going there, Zach says he's boring. Jeremy asks him why he thinks that. Jeremy thinks Zach doesn't have confidence because he's LP. I don't. Uh, do they realize that there are thousands and thousands of shy people in the world that are average height? I actually agree with Zach about this. This is about Zach's personality. He's quiet and not big on improv conversation. It's not a LP issue.
*They are doing speed dating. Jeremy seems into it. Now the instructor is making them go into a supermarket, pick out random people and hand them their phone numbers! Awkward! I don't like this idea. It's forcing people to be someone they aren't.
*Jeremy seems to give his number away (like that would be hard!!!!) According to Matt girls give Jer their numbers when they're eating dinner! Zach is rightfully nervous and embarrassed and wanders around for what seems like hours with the instructor lady encouraging him to give his phone number away. She leaves and tells him not to come back until someone has his number. We see Zach sitting out in front of the store. I don't think he ever came back.
*Zach tells the camera in a heartfelt speech that if he ever meets a girl that understands he's quiet, then he will open up and it will be perfect.
*They're home now. Zach seems to be moping in his room. Amy asks Jeremy downstairs how it went. Jeremy said Zach was fine in class. Amy is all serious and tries to give Zach a pep talk. She says she lacked confidence when she was Zach's age. She doesn't want Zach to be like her. Amy kinda goes into the "Zach is shy because he's a LP". Once again, I don't think that has anything to do with it. It's Zach's personality. Tons of average sized people have the same personality. Look at some of Zach's LP friends. They clearly aren't shy! This isn't an LP issue.
*Back to the 2nd plot of the episode. Molly. Nathan is playing soccer. Zach insists nothing is going on between Molly and Nathan. Molly says she doesn't see the point in dating. Then she promptly says "No comment" when asked if she's dating Nathan....
*Amy is trying to hook Zach up with a girl at a Martial Arts place. They set it up so she's Zach's kick boxing instructor. It goes well. Zach breaks the board...it helps when there is a muscle bulging guy hold the board ready to give it the extra snap. Zach says he likes the girl and leaves it with an open ended comment that "things can develop".
End of episode.
So I was right! It was even more deceptive than I thought! Not only didn't they mention Jeremy's hoard of girlfriends, but they actually tried to make it seem like Jeremy has a hard time meeting girls.
I am convinced more than ever that the Roloffs are nothing, nothing like what they're portrayed as on the show. No wonder why Matt says in that NY interview that kids portray characters on the show. I don't think LPBW has anything do with the Roloffs real lives or real personalities anymore.