Due to Matt and/or his staff often erroneously suggesting that the Roloffs are open to all interviews and don't duck interviews; we still receive inquiries from readers asking us the status on our interview invitation to all or any of:
The answer is absolutely nothing has changed. None of the people listed above have taken us up on the invitation for an interview. Feel free to call that ducking interviews if you wish.
However, we do feel the need to point out that whenever Matt or his staff go to great lengths on their own to stress that the Roloffs are open to doing all interviews and are open to 'tough' questions -- you should know that they are being deceptive with those statements and they simply are not true. Even to the point where Amy Roloff broke promises and agreements after her representatives had arranged an interview for her with us and we had already fulfilled our end of the agreement.
Of course, in fairness to the Roloffs, it is totally their prerogative to do interviews with whom they wish or to avoid whatever interviews they want. However to keep on making statements that they do not duck interviews and are open to all -- is deceptive and not truthful.
Anyhow, one of Matt's interviews appears on the site Technorati. I don't believe they have covered the Roloffs much, if it all, before this interview.
Anyway, here are some of the things discussed in the interview:
*Matt states that TLC has 40 days in a one year span to do the specials. In the article it refers to the "new season", but as we were first to report, it is actually 4 specials that are planned to be spread out over the next year or so.
*Matt talks about buying the farm next to their own farm, after the owner passed away. He states that some of the benefits are that it gives the Roloffs plenty of room so they won't annoy one another and more parking for pumpkin season.
*Matt was asked about any events coming up; Matt discussed pumpkin season and $2.00 parking. Matt states it's only $0.50 cents per person for a family of four. The parking charge was something that was new last year after previously being free. The added charge ruffled a few feathers with customers and Matt and his restaurant owner friend, referred to on Facebook as Pondo, mocked the money conscious Roloff customers as "cheap bastards" in a series of posts directed at each other on Matt's Facebook Fan Page.
*Matt was asked about the kids growing up with the pressure of being on television. Matt obviously says his kids are amazing and have done incredibly well. He says they ignore fandom. That part is somewhat true. The Roloff kids don't acknowledge fans for the most part (other then to privately call them "creepers" with friends like Jacob Mueller) -- with some notable exceptions -- some regular readers of our site will be familiar with the Mackenzie family. They were fans of the show that purchased some of the auction items at Amy's first charity event. We have been told by objective sources that they are nice people, however they are very wealthy and have offered members of the Roloff to join them on free vacations. So it could be fair to say that some Roloffs don't ignore fandom if the fans are wealthy enough to make it worth it to the Roloffs.
On another note about the specials: Some have asked us about the kids feelings on the specials. We can tell you that friends of the Roloffs have recently told us that Jacob absolutely hates the show and says he wishes it would end permanently. That shouldn't really come as a surprise to people that follow the Roloffs closely. Shortly after the show was cancelled, Amy did an interview with a "Mom blog" where she was asked how the kids felt now that the show had ended (before the specials were announced) and Amy admitted that Molly and Jacob were glad that it was over and just did the show because "that's what mom and dad said we're doing".
However, we thought readers would like to know what we have been told recently -- Jacob definitely hates LPBW and wishes it was gone forever - at least that's what he tells people. That does contradict what Matt has said in some of these recent interviews, where Matt says the entire family were happy with the limited/40 day filming. No, that's not what we're told, we have it on good authority that Jacob tells people he wishes LPBW was permanently dead.
family discussed it and is happy doing the new LPBW specials,
friends of the Roloffs have reported to us that Jacob has made it
well known that he hates LPBW and wishes it was permanently
*Matt is asked to describe the new season (which it isn't really -- 4 specials that are planned to be months apart) in a sentence. He describes it as emotional and transitional.
You can read the entire interview here: