Saturday, October 1, 2011

TLC's Preview of Little People, Big World Roloff Family Special: Moving Out

TLC has posted a clip from the special that airs Sunday Oct 2nd at 8pm on TLC. In this clip, Matt and Jeremy get emotional over Jeremy being on the verge of leaving home for the first time (to go to College at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California.

30 comments:

Lynn C said...

Aww. I like Matt.

Greg said...

Oh brother. You would think Jeremy was dying...can the Roloffs be any more dramatic?

Vic Rattlehead said...

Whatever, all I saw was Matt with a boo boo lip and Jeremy being a bad actor all overlaid with cheesy music in the background.

Jeremy won't be gone to long before he either flunks out or quits so Matt doesn't have to worry.

Christine said...

Typical Matt. Jeremy's biggest fault isn't throwing cats or being a homophobic bigot or using nasty racial slurs including the N word, his sexist views, or the way he insults people, nope, according to Matt's Jeremy's big fault is cluttering up the garage.

Laura said...

It looks good.

Dana said...

I think this could be the best episode yet. I'm getting the feeling they got it right. They're focusing on Matt and Jeremy's relationship. It should be a very emotional episode. Thank you Matt and Jeremy for sharing your lives for your fans.

Jason said...

I agree with Vic. It's acting. The Storyline cheat sheet calls for something emotional...

Brandon said...

I'm getting the sense that Matt's favoritism of Jeremy will never be more evident than it will be in this episode...and it was damn obvious before!!

girondi1 said...

His father acts as if he is going to fight in a war.

Timothy said...

@girondi1, that was my exact reaction too.

Diane said...

Is anybody stupid enough to think this is real life?

Think of how limited the filming was.

At least you could argue back when they filmed 16 hours a day 6 days a week that things they filmed were partial real life things captured on camera.

These specials? They obviously film specific scenes they think will make good television. Do you want to bet that they summoned Matt and Jeremy to the barn, got out the tire, talked about what they would say when the cameras were rolling?

Rap541 said...

So basically Matt tries to advance the storyline while Jeremy stares with bored, dead eyes... Yeah, if this episode is focused on Matt and *Jeremy*, its gonna be hilarious.

Matt weeping, Jeremy looking like he wants to gnaw his leg off and escape.... Oh yeah...

I agree with Diane btw... made worse by Matt's own comments. They knew the cameras were coming and staged a moment for us. A moment where Jer *blinked* his emotional angst and Matt fake cried so that we would pity him. Boo hoo your *twenty one year old* has left home.

I find it very interesting indeed that Matt didn't crow his pride in Jeremy graduating with an associate's degree after two years of full course loads and the great grades Jeremy has brought in, per Matt. Funny that. An associates degree is a two year degree and full course loads and great grades means graduation.... gosh I wonder why Matt wasn't PROUD AS A PEACH to BRAG HOW AWESOME JEREMY WAS GRADUATING THIS SPRING RIGHT ON TIME :)

Matt? Did Jeremy make you proud by graduating with his associates degree after two years in community college? :)

samanthastarns said...

Tire swing being symbolic? Just how he says it is so melodramatic.

Chris Linton said...

LOL! This is humorous! When I left for college we didn't dig out the childhood play toys and fake cried! ;)

Jeremy trying to look emotional was painful to watch!

Yeah Diane, the logistics of it laughable! They just happen to trot in and stumble over the symbolic tire swing tire! On the very day the cameras returned for filming!

I think Matt and Jer need to take that acting class that teaches actors how to cry on cue! It would be very helpful to them!

Greg said...

For a second, I thought Matt was going to say that the evil neighbors almost killed a young Jeremy with the tire swing.

Jeremy can make even a tire swing into a melodramatic near death drama. Kind of like Jeremy and Mueller acting like they are God's favored sons because they lived...after a van turned the corner, kind of fast, and well, that's it, but they turned a nothing event into a dramatic near death tale of cheating death.

Ashley said...

I think Jeremy was trying to look like he was fighting back tears at 0:45 seconds but really I think he was trying not to laugh.

Out of all the Roloffs, I think Jeremy's portrayal on the show is the biggest sham. Oh yeah, super sensitive polite innocent farm boy Jeremy. Yeah right.

Rap541 said...

We took down the tire swing when I was 14 and a) I hadn't used it in a year, and b) Mom and Dad thought it was damaging the tree.

I mean, unless Matt is completely and utterly disconnected from his family... how do these incredible family moments just slip his mind to where he is sad facing how he has no idea when the swing came down as video footage of a fairly recent time goes across the screen.

Matt? Remember when you said spending time with your family in Ireland wasn't a good use of your time? I do... Funny how I remember that as you sad face how you just want a few more precious moments...

Btw if you can't remember when the swing came down then how symbolic can it be? "I don't know exactly when we took it down but its a SACRED SYMBOL of the PRECIOUS JEREMY'S CHILDHOOD and I WEEP ABOUT IT EVEN THO I HAVE ONLY VAGUE MEMORIES OF THE INCIDENT I AM WEEPING ABOUT".

Conisdering that Matt's whining that Jeremy lipping off to his mom in "Twins at Twenty" took place six years ago (and therefore silly bloggers are judging the jer-bear for his 14 year old behavior darn those silly bloggers who thought episodes filmed in 2010 actually were filmed in 2010 and not 2004) I have a pretty good idea that Matt's a lil fuzzy mentally. Guess its all down hill now that he's fifty. I wonder if being a dwarf means a higher risk of dementia... I mean, he doesn't remember the swing coming down?

Aidan said...

I have no doubt that Matt actually felt these emotions about Jeremy's leaving, just not at the moments filmed as this felt insufferably staged.

Sandie said...

Oh good gravy. I don't know how anyone could watch that and not see how contrived it is!

Troy said...

Totally contrived.

Victoria said...

Matt was trying desperately hard to be emotional at the 1:36 portion but he honestly does sound like someone talking about a loved one that has died...not just his 21 year old son going off to college.

JB said...

Don't judge Matt too harsly for his emotions, it was all in the script/brainstorming plot line idea sessions! Errr!!

Rap541 said...

Did anyone notice in this clip that while Matt is sadfacing how hard it is, he still manages to get a dig in - that Jeremy is *finally* flying the coop?

Matt never misses an opportunity to run down the family in the haybales :)

Brandon said...

Rap, to be fair to Matt (I try!), at least he is being a little, just a tiny bit honest for once about Jeremy in pointing out a FACT, acknowledging that it has taken longer than usual for their to be any change in the lives of the twins.

I can't fault Matt for showing that he has some common sense.

Rap541 said...

Brandon, I understand.

It just goes to an earlier point I've made that Matt can't just say something nice about his family. He's always in the haybales worrying that he's given them too much or that they will fail.... For someone with a super duper family who always succeeds, Matt never hesitates to comment on how they disappoint him. Jeremy *finally* going to school? Sounds like Matt hasn't been on board with the "He's still a boy! And the economy is bad so let the boy play! Play little Jeremy like the boy you are and will always be!Be that precious boy forever!" concept that gets trotted out whenever Jer's lack of ambition comes up.

NJC said...

You people are so cynical. That scene couldn't have been staged. Jeremy has his shirt on :-p

Anonymous said...

A full course load is a range. The minimum load is usually 12 hours for full time, which is typically 4 courses. Most people average around 15 credit hours, and some will take 18+. Just look at football players. They usually only take 12 hours to be "full-time," so it takes them 5 years to get to the minimum 120 hours for a major to graduate, meaning they can red-shirt and play for 4 more years. Some people will choose take a full course load and do other things they want to do. Someone will most likely bash Jeremy for what they think/know he chose to do while on his full course load, but what does that matter? If he was doing core courses instead of going towards an Associates, then he probably wouldn't have gotten an Associate's Degree after 2 years. At least he was taking courses, doing something somewhere. He might have been goofing off on the side, but he wasn't JUST goofing; he was doing some college work.

CJR said...

Boy now I remember why I stopped watching 2 years ago! The Roloaf's filthy new home, kids that won't clean up after themselves, such blatant disrespect for their parents and Matt and Amy's continuous lack of respect for one another. No thanks. Won't waste any more of my time........

jimmy said...

Matts a dick, period

krisa said...

It was difficult to watch mueller and Jeremy swing together on the tire.