Here is a preview and then a review of the new episode of Little People, Big World airing tonight September 16th, 2014 at 10:00 PM on TLC.
Little People, Big World
Don't Rain On Our Parade
Hoping to bring in more business this pumpkin season, Matt and Amy invest in an elaborate float build to feature in their town parade. Later, with only a few months to go until their big day, Jeremy and Audrey find themselves knee deep in wedding prep.
Guest Episode Review written by Rap541
Ah, another episode of LPBW. I mostly watched Tosh.) and then I caught the tale end of “The Duggars build soapbox derby cars!” . Honestly most of the younger kids, and Jim Bob, seem totally dim. Also I find it hilarious that the engaged kids are all “woo if the engagement is short the sooner we can have the sex!”
There’s wheat and sprinklers and Jeremy “offered” to fly back to the farm three months before the wedding to plan things. The whole discussion seems a tad forced. To be fair, Audrey seems ok.
Oh look, Molly is back from Costa Rica …. She seems so much older, in a good way here. Amy seems to see it as well. Molly is like a woman now. She also is all “free venue” over getting married on the farm.
Now we’re treated to Matt riding on a tractor and going on about the pumpkins, with Zach. This is a lengthy montage of Zach and Matt plowing. Matt wants grandbabies. Matt goes on about how he’ll be dead soon and hope to pass it to one of the ungrateful kids.
Amy, Matt, and Caryn completely ignore the wedding business, and focus on the Starlight parade. Matt hates it and sees no value in it, even though it’s televised. Matt sooooo hates it and chides Amy for previously ignoring the farm. Amy notes Matt previously ignored raising the kids. Matt is suddenly pissed off that he has to do the float.
Matt promptly insists Zach help him and wants a giant pumpkin. It’s a project. Lets watch and see. Oh right, it completely fails and also Amy was nearly killed. Or maybe not.
After commercial break, Matt decides his initial idea of killing Amy won’t work with the cameras there. He needs a new idea. So he calls Sven. There’s some fiddling with trash bags. Matt decides to order a pumpkin balloon but needs the entire family to work.
So he stages a meeting where he calls the whole business agony and pain. Its Caryn, Amy, Molly, Zach, who are doing all the work apparently. Matt wisely notes there’s only two weeks and he wants a safe float. Matt’s also super pleased with Molly because she works. Huh, didn’t Jeremy graduate in April and yet he’s off with Audrey “focusing” on the wedding. Why isn’t Amy catering? And is the catering a trade out? Because it’s on tv and if it’s on tv, the Roloffs don’t have to pay and Amy is right there, not complaining about freebies in exchange for selling a private moment.
Amy is off to a speaking engagement. She is somewhat gleeful to skip out. Matt chides her about scheduling. This is a first, but Matt gamely notes he’s the victim.
Matt chides the kids working and bitches in a haybale how Amy left. So six days before, now we have all the kids including Jeremy who on day seven was specially flying in for wedding stuff. Zach and Molly and Jake and Tori hang out in a restaurant. Tori seems to like Molly a lot. Also Molly is a bridesmaid. It feels a bit “we’re at a restaurant for the cameras”.
Matt ordered a balloon and seems disappointed in it. He notes how it was custom done. I sense the disaster. Matt notes how cool it is…. And then Matt notices the misspelling! Because this happens.
Matt continues complaining about the custom balloon. Molly arts up the balloon and it looks fine for a major crisis. Btw in later shots the balloon pumpkin appears professionally corrected. Matt notes how Amy is on a flight when he could use her because he’s running out of steam. Matt screeches “lets go” and notes how horrible and terrifying it is that they are driving thirty miles to Portland. Also there’s a massive crisis in that their wide load sign is failing! Ohnoes! This isn’t stupid or forced.
They don’t stop. Because Jeremy thinks they should take the risk. Because this is *risky*. Matt notes that now that they are there, it’s a “MAD SCRAMBLE”. It doesn’t seem that insane. Oh hey the pumpkin is leaking air and Matt dramatically notes how this is the worst thing ever and I note again how the lettering doesn’t look repaired but actually professionally done correctly. Matt leaves and notes Amy will need to find them because he doesn’t care if she makes it.
Amy wanders in to be happy. Zach waxes happily on how happy it was. Matt screeches constantly. Jeremy fails to start the tractor! OHNOES!
Matt intones that the tractor died. I have a feeling that this was a crisis for like three seconds. Now they do the parade. There’s a lot of back patting on how amazing it was. Matt manages to quote the A-Team and Audrey has learned how to kiss ass to her inlaws. Matt notes how he’s a farmer in the sticks even though he lives thirty minutes out of Portland.
Matt later crows over winning an award for the float. I kinda wonder if it’s a participant trophy but haven’t bothered to look since I don’t really care that much. Matt then demands all the kids paint the church. There’s lengthy church reminiscing. Close up, the church really looks like crap.