Monday, March 7, 2011

Zach Roloff and The Statesmen will appear in WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Reality Show episode




Viewers of Amy Roloff's coffee chat on Friday heard her say that Zach was currently in Los Angeles that day doing something for a friend. People were asking what brought Zach to LA?

It turns out that Zach and the LP team Zach and Marty Klebba put together -- The Statesmen will be apart of an episode for the WWE Reality Show - Tough Enough.

The concept of "Tough Enough" is for contestants to train and compete for a WWE contract. The show originally aired in the early 2000's on MTV. It ended in 2003, but is being revived this year and will air on the USA network. Popular ex-wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin and Trish Stratus were speculated to be the hosts and trainer for the new season.





The series is slated to start airing on April 11th.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/02/24/wwe-tough-enough-gets-some-stratus-faction/83695




Contestants on Tough Enough often competed in team building exercises. Apparenetly one of the activities will be taking on The Statesmen in a game.

The Facebook Fan Page for The Statesmen posted about this in February:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Statesmen/114375058600225

The Statesmen: March 5th, The Statesmen are doing a episode of Tuff Enough for the USA network. They will be playing a game against 7-8 WWE wrestlers. The Big Show and Ron Artest will also be with us.
posted: February 9






If you're wondering about the TLC exclusivity contract with the Roloffs; we're told that wasn't an issue because this was minor - being a team member for a segment of one episode and it's representing a charity team.

83 comments:

Timothy said...

On the surface, it doesn't sound too bad, but that could be a slippery slope. Getting in the eyesight of Vince McMahon.

The world of pro wrestling and Little People have a tainted history...

Maggie said...

I wonder how Matt feels about this?

Expressed said...

No Jeremy? Who would have thought Zach would be the first Roloff to be on another show on a different network??

I know Jeremy is not officially part of the statesmen, but he's always been included in their events.

Rap541 said...

Ah come on Timothy! Stone Cold Steve Austin! :)

And if the storylines are to be believes, isn't Hornswaggle Vince McMahon's bastard son?

Judy B said...

Expressed, I think it is a good thing that Jeremy wasn't involved.

I realize that some people will do what they have to for exposure and money, but this solidifies in my own mind why Matt deserves so much respect.

He got where he is through keeping his self-respect. He didn't rely on any wrestling program to get noticed or for a paycheck. Matt made his own name for himself by demanding respect through his creativity.

Not through being a sideshow spectacle on a wrestling show.

Chris L said...

The Roloffs on a wrestling show. Is this what it has come to? Well, at least he probably got to meet Trish!

Shelly said...

I don't know what that show is but if it's playing a charity game to raise money for Coda, what is the problem?

Rap541 said...

Matt was an Ewok and pointedly told Zach not to look down on people who took entertainment jobs.

Judy B - since you are *judging* again, despite your view that ONLY God may judge, I trust you have some choice words for Marty Klebba as well? Since he was also a "sideshow spectacle"?

For CODA? All the Statesmen have shamed themselves and all LP-kind? Judy, please explain if your *judgement* is *only* for Zach ? Or are you *judging* all the Statesmen as being objects in a sideshow?

Timothy said...

Shelly, I wouldn't say it's a problem, but don't fool yourself. Hardcore wrestling fans that watch all forms of it, are 13 year old immature boys.

Nobody can honestly think that they're going to get a lesson in "respect little people"? They obviously wanted them because they think it will be funny to have the wrestlers play the "midgets". Sorry, but that's exactly what they were thinking and what the target audience of wrestling will think.

tay said...

it was probably fun, but why didn't jeremy get to go and meet everybody? he's supported the statesmen games before.

instead he was at home shovelling dirt for matt. that hardly seems fair.

Rap541 said...

Shelly 0 pretty sure Judy's point is that only events that include Jeremy are valid "LP-Awareness" events and when Jeremy is excluded, then its nothing but a bunch of dwarfs humilating themselves in a freakshow.

(In other words, Jeremy wasn't invited so its BAD no matter how it might help CODA or how respectful it might be - I have watched Tough Enough and I am pretty certain that what we will see is a bunch of big buff gentlemen bested on the basketball court by the Statesmen and encouraged to learn the lesson "size doesn't matter")

Judy B said...

Tay, don't fret. What Jeremy was doing was more honorable.

Rap541 said...

Actually Timothy - I am pretty certain that the lesson learned will be "don't underestimate someone based on size"

I'm not a huge fan of Tough Enough but they generally have a pretty respectfull tone. You have to remember that pro wrestling is essentially a form of atheletic ballett.

Ashley said...

Marty was probably the friend Amy was talking about and wanted to do this. Marty has lots of personal pictures with wrestlers.

Rap541 said...

Loafing at home is more honorabble than charity work? Please explain Judy B.

Jeremy being twenty and unable to get a job that Daddy doesn't give him is hardly honorable. Btw - how about explaining your "Its wrong to judge precious honorable cat abusing racist Jeremy, but lets all point fingers at his under age brother for the love of Jesus!"?

Because we are all waiting to hear you explain why judging is wrong when its a grown man but perfectly acceptable when it's his underage brother :)

Brandon said...

Rap, I don't see anything too bad about this either.

It actually seems like a good idea for a wrestling training show. I don't think it will be about the wannabe wrestlers being bested, I think it will be about their showmanship.

And Stone Cold is cool! :) The Roloff kids don't seem like they are big wrestling fans, but me wonders if Jer Bear was jealous?

Zach gets a weekend in L.A to meet famous people and be fussed around by tv cameras again, while Jeremy is at home with Mueller in the mud like he's been for the last 16 years of his life.

Rap541 said...

Btw lets all have a moment of awareness. Matt Roloff can't physically be a wrestler in the professional sense which is why he hasn't done it. Likewise, he clearly tried the Hollywood dwarf actor track and his physical disabilities kept him out of the game. Please don't suggest Matt is above "going Hollywood" - its rather obvious he wanted a career on camera from the get go

Lynn C said...

Matt could have been the coach just to be included like he was for the other Statesmen basketball games and Jeremy could have helped out.

I wonder if Matt objected and that's why Matt and Jeremy weren't there.

Greg said...

How many people predicted the Roloffs future would be in bad reality shows like this? That's what a lot of people pegged Jeremy for.

Meg said...

It's for fun and gets the Statesmen some exposure for Coda. I don't think there's anything wrong with it. They aren't actually wrestling right?

Dana said...

Judy, Matt might approve because if WWE is making a donation to CoDA, then it's a win situation for the dwarf kids they aim to help. That's what matters to Matt.

However, I agree with what you're getting at. Yes I know Matt said he would be o.k with Zach taking the Leprechaun job at some no name local place, but doing something public on television is different.

Matt worked his whole life to get people with dwarfism respected, I hope Zach doesn't undo some of that by getting involved in some of these side show projects. I'm not saying this alone is what it is, but I hope it's not a sign that this is the path he's headed down because Matt deserves better for all that he's done to garner respect for the LP community.

Craw said...

Jeremy could have went and watched just to be on the show. If some wrestlers and a basketball player was on their team, Jeremy could have been too. It's stupid for them not to have Zach but not Jeremy.

Vic Rattlehead said...

Ah yet more 'reality show" drivel from WWE Executive Vice President of Television Programing Kevin Dunn (the same idiot who dreamed up the Diva Search and The World Bodybuilding Federation) who actively hates the wrestling industry and fancies himself some sort of big shot TV Producer when he isn't.

The WWE has been a joke for the last ten years and these stupid "reality shows" they now produce only reduce the actual quality of the product they try to create.

But on the other hand The Roloff's should fit in perfectly with the carnival freakshow that the WWE has now become.

Dana said...

Rap, you're letting your dislike for Matt skew his accomplishments.

Matt Roloff has done more to garner the LP community respect than any single person in the last 20 years.

He was President of the LPA. He is the known figure. He was the driving force behind LPBW. If you have a good memory like I do, you will remember that Amy and ZACH, gave Matt nothing but a hard time in the beginning. Matt made it all happen. The winners were the dwarf community and LP everywhere.

Matt brought respect to LP by getting society to see them as people.

Counterfeit God said...

Give me Hulk Hogan Andre The Giant, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted Debiase,Bret Hart "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes Jake "The Snake Roberts The Undertaker Demolition and LOD over the low rent soft core porn trash they show on WWE TV today.

What a joke it is that Matt thinks that WWE fans ( all of whom are boys between the ages of eight and fourteen or men in their late twenties to early thirties) actually cared about or even watched Little People Big World this crossover is gonna fail so spectacularly that it's gonna be funny.

Maybe King Kong Bundy will make an appearance and give Matt or Zach a bodyslam followed by an elbow drop ike he did to Little Beaver at Wrestlemania 3, now that would be funny to see.

Rap541 said...

Dana - Marty is clearly involved. Are you on the record stating you believe the Statesmen, including Marty Klebba are doing something bad?

yes or no? This isn't a quibbling question. You are clearly suggesting it is bad that Zach is participating (although you don't know the details) and since *Marty* and *all of the STatesmen* are participating, you must mean all of them are doing something bad for LP awareness since *Matt* isn't directly involved.

Since Matt IS active on CODA's board, one has to assume he is well aware of what Marty is up to and has shared an opinion or two on it. Since Zach lives at home as is monetarily supported by Matt, Matt obviously approves as he hasn't booted a "shame child" out of the house.

Craw - if the point is for the Tough Enough contestants to play a basketball game against the Statesmen, then yes it makes perfect sense as to why Jeremy - not a dwarf, not a wrestler, not actually that famous, isn't participating. He's getting a little old to be included in Zach's actitivities and since the point is often made, it isn't as though a) Zach has all that many dwarf only activities and b) it is pretty clear that Jeremy is not required to include Zach in all of his average height games. I didn't see Amy insisting Zach needed to be included in Jeremy's upcoming summer boating fun... and I didn't see anyone protesting that Jeremy *should* include Zach.... So why should Zach include his adult brother in an opportunity that Jeremy clearly isn't qualified for?

Leanne said...

I'm confused. Where is Zach's consistency?

He was the one that objected to playing a Leprechaun.

But he has no problem being one of the freaks that are laughed at playing sports in a wrestling show? Because lets be honest, that is why they were invited. Because all the little wrestling fan boys think it's funny to laugh at them. The same reason why they used to have "midget wrestling" in the 70s and 80s.

Zach needs to be be more consistent with his morals.

Rap541 said...

Dana - Sorry - as a caring human being raised by decent folks, I knew, before MATT ROLOFF, that little people weren't subhuman objects of derision. It's called having good home training and I am sorry to hear that you needed a reality show to show you that little people weren't freaks.

Greg said...

Sounds to me like this is a typical CODA deal. The only thing that surprised me was that Matt and Jeremy didn't get in on the fun.

If it's for a television show, you can bet that the USA Network/Tough Enough paid them to participate and paid their travel expenses. In other words, it's another CODA/Statesmen paid trip to party and that's really what the CODA events are. An excuse for Roloffs, Marty and friends to get together (a lot of them live all over the country) and party on someone else's dime while getting the ego satisfaction of saying they are doing it for charity when actually all they are doing is partying and having free fun.

Nancy said...

I like Zach more than some of the other Roloffs, but I'm disappointed that he would do this.

Rap541 said...

Leanne please remember, Matt has no problem throwing down the pity card and calling himself a poor picked on "midget farmer" when it suits his needs.

What I suspect, having seen an episode or two of Tough Enough, is that the contestants play the statesmen in basketball to prove a point about size. ie: no costumes, no dwarf tossing,

Matt is a member of CODA and must have some idea of Marty's plans for the Statesmen, Matt is the self proclaimed team manager after all, so please remember that.

Justin said...

It is a SHAME that JEREMY didn't go.

The Big Show is like 7ft tall. He could have thrown Jeremy "cat tosser" Roloff in the air and had the USA network film his reaction for our collective amusement.

Dana said...

Rap, Marty can make his own choices. Marty did a good thing partnering with Matt to form CoDA. I'm not saying he is a bad person.

However, I have more respect for the way Matt conducts himself and Matt's accomplishments for the LP community than Marty. Marty used to be a regular guest on Howard Stern's show.

Matt is above that. As a result, he has my respect.

Maggie said...

Does this mean Zach is desperate for money now that he's not getting paid from TLC?

Cathy said...

Does anyone know how Matt honestly feels about this?

WWE fan said...

Does this mean Hornswaggle joined the statesman team??

Does Hornswaggle go to the lp meetings and stuff?

Vic Rattlehead said...

Justin:

I'd rather see Jake "The Snake" Roberts give Jeremy a few DDT's on a concrete floor or Bret Hart lock Jeremy in the Sharpshooter and keep it locked in just to see the look in Jeremy's eyes before he passes out from the pain.

Maybe King Kong Bundy will make an appearance and do to Matt or Zack what he did to Little Beaver at Wrestlemania 3 and they could have Hillbilly Jim do a run in and save them.

Austin said...

It was really a Christian values project I can see.

Trish Stratus...enough said. As a gay guy...ahhh! Google her. I'm surprised that Spirits could find a picture of her with clothes on.

Stone Cold's shirt "Arrive. Raise Hell. Leave". The Christian message!

Maybe Jeremy's judgmental Christian beliefs is what kept him from going with Zach?

Rap541 said...

Cathy - No, no one knows how Matt feels about it, which makes the "OMIGOD MATT WILL BE SHAMED BY ZACH" outcry especially hilarious :)

Dana is amusing me in decrying Zach as BAD but hesitating to call out Marty and the STatesmen for doing the same as Zach, and also amusing me in ignoring how Matt as a board member of CODA must have some idea of where his son went and why.

I mean, there's playing the "Bless him he's so busy with his monster projects" and then there's just suggesting he has no idea where someone who lives in his house went (and who likely went on his dime or on CODA's dime)

Please stop suggesting that Matt, who is significantly involved in CODA, has no idea of the CODA events Marty plans. Matt clearly knows about this and clearly has no issue with it.

ANd if Matt does have a problem with it - why isn't he protesting the whole business? Isn't Matt a *fighter*?

My bet? matt has no problem at all with it.

David said...

Rap, that's right, no one knows what Matt thinks...and it doesn't really matter. Zach can do what he want (if TLC lets him).

The one thing that is noticeable. The absence of Matt posting about it on Facebook. When Jeremy is in LA, that's the first thing Matt posted about. Zach was scheduled to do this. Went. Came back (I assume). Matt still hasn't posted anything about it.

There could be some confidentiality, although not much if Marty was posting about it on the fan page, but Matt being quiet about it could be a signal of Matt's feelings about it or more importantly, whether he thinks it's bad for the Roloff brand image.

Carol said...

@David - That's a great point. It's very unlike Matt Roloff to waste an opportunity to tease. This would have been a perfect chance for Matt to tease.

"Zach is in LA filming a tv show :)))))))))"

Matt loves to do because it's not entirely a lie, but it makes people think there is something bigger happening.

I suspect if Jeremy had been with Zach, Matt would have done exactly that.

Rap541 said...

David - I agree that Matt doesn't crow with delight over Zach's minor accomplishments... but he is a significant member of CODA and if he has a serious problem, I am sure he would have went on record.

He didn't. Its *Zach* not the precious Golden Boy Jeremy so he isn't making a big deal, but really, if Zach was *crossing* him... does anyone really believe he'd be sitting on his hands?

I bet it's just not that big a deal to him.

David said...

Rap, I disagree. There are Matt's real thoughts. There are Matt's public postings. Two totally different things.

For example, do you honestly think Matt is delighted with TLC for cancelling the program? Yet if you believe Matt's public postings, he is happy as pie with TLC and loves them so much because they are the best network ever and the best people on the face of the earth.

I can totally believe that Matt could have a problem with a project or disagreement with a family member and not be airing it on his Facebook fan page.

Susan Coles said...

"Its *Zach* not the precious Golden Boy Jeremy so he isn't making a big deal"

I'm in agreement. If it was Jeremy taking a trip without another Roloff and doing something separate from the family, I think Matt would be crowing about Jeremy's independence.

Rap541 said...

David - I believe Matt is a full adult under the law. I may doubt his word, based on his other comments, specifically that he was telling people in May 2010 that the show was going to go on for two more years, and then in Sept 2010 was telling people he wanted to be off the show in November 2009, but in that situation, he is commenting. He in't commenting here.

Matt has the internet. He has a voice. He's not constrained by his father speaking for the family.

If he's not *saying* "I disapprove of Zach and Marty Klebba and all the Statesmen doing this tv show" - (because remember, if he has moral issues over it as an LP issue, then he disapproves of *everyone* and *any LP involved* participating) well... how are we to know he disapproves?

If Matt *disapproves* of Zach's (and Marty's, and all the Statesmen's) actions... he has an open forum to say so, and he hasn't.

I personally would like to hear what he has to say. Since he's currently being lauded despite his silence.

Lintons Lint said...

Booker T!!!!!!!!!!!

Since when is there black member of the Statesmen?

Brandon said...

Linton, the Statesmen aren't a real team. They change constantly probably depending on who is there or who can make it.

There were pictures of them in Nashville, I think some of the guys that played in Ireland were on different teams in Nashville.

David said...

Rap, we will need to agree to disagree. I don't think Matt is stupid enough to air all his dirty laundry (disagreements with family) on his facebook.

I don't know for a fact that Matt disapproves. I find it telling that he hasn't posted about it. I don't think Matt would care for any other reason than a WWE project does not help the Roloff Christian values wholesome image of LP respect.

Carly said...

Troy on Zach's team is hot!

Rap541 said...

David - I just don't think it's even on Matt's radar.

I mean, its just a game for a reality show that wasn't all that good when it origanally aired (complete with at least one contestant having a full on psychotic break) and the Statesmen aren't competators.

I don't think Matt cares because honestly.. I don't think its that big of a deal.

BeckyM said...

Just me but what sprang to mind was that Zach knows that reality television = easy money. Just can't let go of walking the ho-stroll and selling himself for television entertainment.

I hope I'm wrong and it is going to charity.

Samuel said...

Brandon-- You're an idiot!! I know they won't post this but I had to say it anyway.

Brandon said...

Samuel, thanks! Name calling is so mature. Gloria name calling Rap. Samuel name calling me. Roloff defenders have no response to state their case so they name call.

Samuel, I'm curious. What did I say that was idiotic? There aren't different members of the Statesmen team every event?

Or was it me saying that Jeremy is doing what Jeremy has done for the last 15 years, stay at home play with Mueller? Because that's true, Samuel.

Rap, I agree that it's about time Jeremy is excluded from dwarf activity.

Keith said...

When does this episode come on?

Rap541 said...

Brandon, I must admit, I don't see a need to be all "Jeremy *should* be excluded" but I do think it should be obvious and reasonable to everyone, Jeremy fans included, why Jeremy is not a member of the Statesmen and why Jeremy isn't hauled along to all of the dwarf events. If he was a little younger, I would be more bothered, but he's almost 21. I really doubt at this age, that Jeremy is required by his parents to include his twin brother in all of his activities, so why is it in any way unreasonable or unfair for Jeremy to not attend something that is pretty exclusively for Zach? I certainly don't see anyone insisting Jeremy include Zach in all of his good times.

Brandon - I am *quite certain* that had Matt been included as the "coach" and Jeremy intentionally included "for support" that none of the people currently pointing fingers at Zach (but not Marty and the rest of the Statesmen) for selling out and humilating himself would be saying boo. It would be all "Look at what Matt and Jeremy are doing for LP awareness!"

And yeah, once the opposition is reduced to "well, you're an idiot", it's fair to say Samuel can't find anything relevant to add so he uses a personal insult. I doubt you'll get a response from Samuel that isn't another babyish insult... once someone has lost control of an arguement and is reduced to namecalling, when they're called on it, they usually shut up. I thought Matt Roloff had a problem with screen names but I never see Matt telling his defenders to use their real names so...

Rap541 said...

Btw - I would like to point out that if its tasteless spectacle that makes you cringe over this, then seriously consider what the Statesmen games for charity are.

A bunch of super tall basketball players and wrestlers (and Jeremy Roloff) playing a bunch of shorties. Matt rolls himself out on his cart and displays himself for applause... and at least of these games was promoed with "Jeremy vs Zach" aka "look at the freak twins". Complete, again, with matt rolling himself out for display so the crowd can get their gander for their two bits.

But thats Matt showing us all how to respect dwarfism.

Dana said...

Rap, that's just offensive. How are their charity games any different than any celebrity charity game? It's not!

Rap541 said...

I'm sorry... its not LPs vs supertall atheletes? Its not advertised thusly? I have seen pictures of Matt on his scooter on the basketball court for the ensuing applause.

Are we really suggesting - after the games were advertised as Zach vs Jeremy, tall vs short, that this is all about respect?

Hey, Dana, (and Judy B too) you've already made it clear that there's something *wrong* about the Statesmen and Marty appearing on Tough enough. Judy B even snitted that Jeremy was more "honorable" than Zach.

So where exactly is the line?

Oh I know - IF *Jeremy* gets the fun, its HONORABLE and FOR LP AWARENESS. If Zach does a charity event without Jeremy, he's shaming himself, shaming Matt, and willfully embracing an ugly stereotype.

Christianne said...

Rap why do you imply that everyone that doesn't participate in Roloff bashing must be under Matt's control or somehow sent by Matt. As for using a real name, is Rap541 on your birth certificate? If so your parents were cruel.

Rap541 said...

Christine - actually there's any number of people who I don't believe are Matt's staffers... Dana, for example. Expressed. Judy B, Anne, Samantha P, and a myriad of others.

And then there's the folks who all post in a similar tone, and typically have one name only, like Christianne, for example, who continually attempt to make the discussions about everything BUT the Roloffs. You're doing it now. :)

The reason I suspect Matt and his staff that he has already clearly stated do indeed scour the net for him (and bless his good hearted nature, Matt is intended an entire chapter of his tell all book to be Matt negative nelly whining how wrong people who post about his family are, and thats no lie, that's Matt Himself posting). That and how often the same phrases and tone come up makes it pretty clear that there's a concerted effort coming from some where.

Personally Christianne, I think you *know* Matt's feelings on real names, but let me explain. Matt doesn't like it when people he feels are "negative" use aliases. Its all part of his control freak issues. Matt never says boo when a "Disruptive Spirit" or a "Cutefamily" or a "Mrs Sawyer" or a "Jolie" are hell bent on kissing his ass. When it's *praise*, Matt doesn't care less if someone isn't using their real name. But let someone criticize the Big MR and he's railing to the world how "negative nellies are hiding".

Its all part of Matt's hypocrisy. Really, if he's bothered by anonomity on line, it should bother him regardless of whether it's Rap541, or Samuel, or Brandon,or say, Cutefamily telling him how hot he is and how he should leave his wife. That Matt only gets his knickers in a twist when *he's* being criticized (and sometimes Jeremy) is really a hilarious show on what a narcissist Matt is. I've always found it hilarious that the one name only sorts come out in droves to make personal attacks on posters over Matt and Jeremy (like you're doing now, making snide remarks about my parents) but have nothing to say when Judy B (for example) goes off on one of her rants about Jake Roloff, or in this particular thread, have nothing to say to the idea that Zach, by participating in a Statesmen game, is shaming Matt's legacy. No... this group of posters only pop in when Matt is threatened, and Matt, bless his Christian soul, never seems to have a problem with anyone attacking a negative nellie personally for the crime of criticizing Matt.

Maybe if you weren't resorting to a personal attack that is the equivalent of "oh yeah? Well, you're poopyfaced!" you could understand the hypocrisy of whining that posters with anonymous ids are wrong and "hiding" but not having a problem with anonymous posters in any other setting? Because Matt Roloff only whines its unfair and wrong to be anonymous online when he's unhappy with the comments. When he likes the comments, he's happy to praise people for "kicking hater ass".

Does that make sense, Christianne? Or will we need to use handpuppets to explain it?

For the record, I have no problem with on line aliases. Matt is the crybaby who has no problem with anon posters until he doesn't like what's being said. Then he's crying how mean anon posters are and how he thinks they're hiding. Poor poor Matt.

Robert said...

It should be a good episode. I'm glad Zach is doing something without Jeremy.

Nelly said...

Rap541, you're too negative. Praise Matt. Praise Jeremy. It's good for the soul.

David said...

Excellent points, Rap.
Interesting point about what ignites Matt to rant about negative nelly bloggers.

In his video, out of left field, he decided to defend Jeremy for skipping out on committments by telling about his painful foot injury (the one Jeremy says doesn't hurt).

That's just one small example. Criticisms of Zach don't bring Matt rushing to his defense like the ones about himself or Jeremy.

Pamela said...

Rap, I don't understand why Matt loves Jeremy so much because from what I see, Jeremy is always messing up and causing Matt headaches when he needs to do damage control.

Why does Matt think Jeremy is the world's greatest son a man could have?

Brandon said...

Pamela, there are psychological reasons why Jeremy is Matt's Golden Boy.

And don't think that Zach doesn't realize that Matt prefers Jeremy.

Katelyn said...

Pamela, Matt doesn't prefer Jeremy over Zach. That's a rumor started here. It's all rumor. Don't believe gossip.

Carol said...

Katelyn, everybody is aware that the show, despite Matt and Amy's insistence, was not a "real and raw" look at the Roloffs.

However, having said that, over a span of 5 years, some realism in their individual personalities and relationships with each other can't help but be revealed.

If you didn't observe that Matt has a favoritism for Jeremy over Zach then you're not very observant. It was one of the more blatant things a person could learn from watching the Roloffs.

Judy B said...

Katelyn, I think Matt prefers Jeremy to Zach. Matt is only human. All parents are going to be unintentionally drawn to personality traits or behavior in one kid more than another. It's not intentional. All attempt to not let it show, but it's part of being human. A parent is going to have a fondness for the kid who has personality traits and interests that are most like their own or traits that they admire in people.

In my opinion, I think it is fair to say that Matt has a preference for Jeremy over the other boys. It's not a slight on Matt because all parents do if they are honest or if you were to watch them long enough in different scenarios. I also personally think Matt's preference is well justified.

Justin said...

Katelyn, you must be smoking what Jeremy and Mueller are smoking if you can't say Matt is totally biased for Jeremy compared to Zach.

Timothy said...

Katelyn, ask that Zach that question and see what he thinks :)

Rap541 said...

Oh look, Judy B passing judgement. Judy B - do you know Zach? I *thought* you were against anyone but God passing judgement but here you are, *again*, judging.

Let me guess, you know you're wrong but you have the morals of a faux Christian - so you gleefully judge, and then say "Whoopsie! tee hee sorry Jesus!" and you don't have to make any effort to live by your holier than thou pronouncements :)

You're a shining inspiration, Judy B, running to tell people NOT to judge poor Cat Abusing Jer, and then pointing fingers at his siblings.

Hey folks, whats worse? Watching someone torture a cat, or particiapting in a celeb charity game? Because I definetely get the impression that Judy B thinks the second is MUCH worse :)

Susan Coles said...

Since the first episode, Matt has made it known to everyone that he wanted Zach to be more like Jeremy.

Pamela, even when Jeremy is being "bad", whether it was bad grades or Matt admitting that he knows Jeremy will break the rules and party when home alone, that Matt has that side where he quietly does a fist pump and thinks "That's my boy, Jer! He's a little stinker, just like I was! Always getting into trouble. That atta boy! Hahaha!"

Ashley said...

Katelyn, in Matt's own words, he has a strained relationship with Zach. That was Matt's quote in the episode that they drove to Idaho.

I don't think you can say it's editing. It was Matt's quote. Words out of Matt's mouth. Either he meant it or he is a liar (ok, I know how most people would answer that question already!). Because that is what Matt Roloff said.

Saying that Matt prefers Jeremy over Zach is as obvious as saying Matt has dwarfism.

Austin said...

If it was Zach that had been caught saying all those hate speech slurs, do you want to bet that Matt's statement about it would not have been something that threw the other three kids under the bus to protect Zach like he did with Jeremy?

Rap541 said...

Its Zach being called out for shaming Matt's legacy and look.... no defence of Zach. Even though, Matt as the CODA bigwig he is, certainly had some involvement.

But poor widdle Jer-Bear gets called out for skipping games to party and suddenly Matt's going on about Jeremy's terrible foot injury that will require surgery....

NJC said...

"But poor widdle Jer-Bear gets called out for skipping games to party and suddenly Matt's going on about Jeremy's terrible foot injury that will require surgery...."

And of course tossing his son Zach under the bus at the same time because Zach would have to be a real low life to be mad at his brother for missing a game with a legitimate foot injury.

Rap541 said...

But Matt *doesn't* favor Jeremy over Zach... we're all just mean little gossips :)

Anonymous said...

Zach is awesome & I'm sure this is just for fun. I highly doubt he really wants to become a professional wrestler! I am happy for him & can't wait to see it!

GO ZACH!!!!!!! You have always been my favorite on LPBW :)

Antonymous said...

SO I have been watching this blog for awhile... The way you talk Rap I think you are secretly really Matt Roloff.....

Expressed said...

Rap is Matt?? That's a new one! lol.

Rap541 (now with added Sekrit Matt Roloff!) said...

Expressed, isn't it?

Lols indeed. Its not true, but if anyone wants to run with it, have at it :D

Arthur Kevin said...

541 is a oregon area code

Rap541 said...

You know, I just caught your comment, Arthur, so let me explain my nick.

When I was in the military, and was gosh, 19, we younguns decided to give ourselves "mean" fighting nicknames like we saw in the movies. As I was the only girl, and majoring in geology, and since Jurassic Park was big at the time, I was the Velociraptor! Aka Raptor, aka Rap for short!

When I got online, "Rap" is a bit too short for an online nickname (it gets grabbed a lot) so I looked for a number combo that wasn't my birthday. As it happens, it was 1992 and I was in my dorm room setting up my first email, and being a a young woman who liked manflesh, of course "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" was on, and they had a catchy rock soundtrack. One of the songs is "Call the 5 for 1" aka 541.

It has nothing at all to do with Oregon. :)