Little People, Big World (Season 9) Game On!
In hopes of recapturing the old Roloff farms spirit and encouraging the kids to help out more - Matt decides to throw the first annual Family Game Day. However, there can only be one winner and everyone’s true competitive colors come out in full force!
Recap written by Rap541:
So Matt and Amy are "refocusing" on pumpkin season. Apparently they normally prep for six months but this year they want a fun zone and a corn maze. Matt notes how IMPOSSIBLE it is. Matt notes how HOPELESS it is and how he can't depend on the family.
The four kids note if they don't leave soon, Dad will make them work so they go innertubing. Everyone, including Jeremy "Always wanting to be at Matt's side" Roloff would rather goof off for the cameras having fun, leaving Dad to work.
Matt meanwhile wants the trebuchet to finally be repaired but notes his kids are crap who won't help him, leaving him to gut it out alone with no help. He could use the kids but Amy notes the kids get tired of work. Matt notes that whatever he says is fun is fun, and no one should question that. However he wants to connect with the kids without pissing them off by expecting them to do anything.
Matt calls a family meeting to let them know he wants them to have a family game day for the cameras because otherwise TLC will have nothing but weddings and bitching and dead dogs to film. Essentially it sounds like Matt making everyone be his toys. Tori shows up. Apparently the teams are random. They run off on a timed mule race?
For the reality, as presented by Matt, it is a little obnoxious and spoiled that his mostly adult children can't handle a summer that is mostly work. I mean Christ Almighty on the cross, Jeremy and Zach are both 23... summers off ended a few years ago. Funny how the Roloff kids are never ever willing to be grateful on camera that at age 23 they can spend a day, and really an entire summer, goofing off like 16 year olds and getting paid to act like children. Yes Roloffs, I'm judging your spoiled kids.
So everyone watches the mule race. I'm really not going to really recap the race except that its innane. Matt and Molly race, then Tori and Amy = Tori sucks at basketball although Amy seems sorta ok with it. Then Tori screws up picking cherries. Its amusing how pointed they are about buckling up... something we have never seen with the kids. jeremy snots how fast he is compared to Zach and really... I kinda hope someone twice Zach's size is a bit faster at running, Jer.
There's a ton of whining. The boys do the race. While there's pointed seat belts on calls, it's also obvious they aren't wearing seat belts a lot. Matt starts shrieking no seat disqualified! He rants a bit but Amy allows it.
Now we're at the minefield competition that seems to ripped off blatantly from Survivior. The teams change for no apparent reason. Jake tries to talk Jeremy through, it's bad, they switch and its ok. Matt and Amy do the course and Amy is annoyed that Matt is rather openly playing to the cameras. Matt btw is all about shrieking at Amy constantly. Matt notes how Amy wasn't listening and he did a better job. Then Dad rides off in a huff over something.
So now its a cooking challenge and Matt btw admits to being frustrated and running off in a huff. Zach and tory make cheesy spaghetti. What? Not some recipe from Amy's cook book? SO basically Tori does it while the entire family runs off. Amy is the judge btw. Jeremy and Jake have "omelat and a smoothie". They put hamburger in the omelat. Jeremy apparently has no idea how to make an omelat and it's sad. The smoothie has carrots and spinach and milk? The "burrito" has peppers, jalapenos, hamburger... it honestly sounds gross.
Matt and Molly have fish tacos. Molly tells Matt to get her spinach. Yeah, Molly is the one who takes after Matt. The fish tacos look good. Amy gives Tory/Zach a 12, Jeremy and Jake a 9 and Matt/Molly a 15.
Now they are writing trivia questions? God this is dumb. Amy owns Matt. Jake and Zach both suck at family trivia. There's an endless debate over when Matt proposed to Amy and I so could care less. And pretty much they could care less too.
Now there's a soccer game and we kill a few minutes with that. Every waxes on soccer and then we're in the living room deciding who wins based on some fantasical system that is essentially devoid of meaning.
A commercial for next weeks ep implies all this family harmony? Hmmm for nothing as Matt and Amy continue the divorce debate.
Jake is number two and Jeremy is number one because you know, he's clearly not going to handle not geting his ass kissed. Matt notes how awesome it is and then next day everyone goes out to work on the trebuchet because they're kinda required by TLC. Amy is worried but Matt wants it so screw how anyone else feels about it. It works. Everyone eats tacos and honestly this was really pretty fake. By fake I mean this. What are the odds that there will ever be an unfilmed "family game day"?