Review Written by Rap541
Hey hey how is everyone? Have any Christians offered to grace us with their recaps yet?
FYI it is so hot here in the AZ, we can bake bread just by setting the dough outside. Also none of the “bonus” clips were especially interesting.
Also the whole non apology from Jeremy is still hilarious, especially since Auj was so clearly mad, and actually right. And to be fair, I really don’t think Audrey’s dress was that bad but she did dip a wee bit low in some shots. Oh and on the rewatch, no mention of how Christ centered the marriage or the website is.
So this seems to be about Zach and Zach’s fund raising soccer game, with a side story of Matt maybe buying property. Matt’s in his office, allowing Amy to enter. Matt is still annoyed that Amy demanded an answer over the salsa business, and we get a complete rehash of the scene. Matt says he apologizes and wants to be in the salsa business. Amy thinks she’s treating her as a sympathy case. He’s allowing her to set the pace on it. Matt is harping on how untraditional their divorce is… Then they harp about how Matt’s not happy in the double wide and wants a bigger house because…
Yeah, not terribly sympathetic since Matt clearly planned the move to the “double wide” that he so clearly now despises. Funny how Matt wasn’t bitching when he was gloating how he was having his buddies over, huh?
Zach broaches the topic of a charity soccer game for the LP community. I get it but honestly, from an interest standpoint, really? Yet another soccer thing. I appreciate Zach’s views but honestly it’s dull. Zach is all “I’m putting myself out there!” You go, girl!
Amy chases her dog, Felix. Matt has asked Amy to his office because they refuse to enter each other’s homes. Matt wants to buy another property to expand the farm. Amy thinks it’s unrealistic.
Matt wants it because there’s a house and it’s adjacent to the property. It seems so awkward but the current situation is also awkward.
Now to Zach and Tori’s place, Zach is recruiting his friend Troy. They refer to the Statesman stuff as something they no longer do, which is interesting. Troy actually seemed bored but Zach interpreted it as “excited”.
Now Dick, the Roloff family realtor is here to help them look at property. Matt whines that he’s too awesome to be living in a trailer, he wants a house! Amy does like the property but she wants the twins’s input because this is a tv show
And look! Jeremy is at the farm since he has no job and Daddy Matt needs him for chores. Jeremy is recruited by Zach to be the ref? Or the Coach? Of the average height team in the fundraiser. In other words, there’s an average height team of kids with a real coach and Jeremy is going to pretend to be their coach for the episode. This whole scene is so totally fake, made worse that it ends with Zach chasing chickens and the dog Felix.
So Matt breaks the news to Zach and Jeremy that they may buy more property. Amy is there, Matt makes it all about options. Jeremy and Zach are on board with more houses and property for the farm. Jeremy is all about how he and Auj WILL be coming back and how they WILL need to be provided with a house… Seriously Jeremy, you need to start considering how you’re writing checks your body can’t cash.
It’s also pointedly obvious that Matt and Amy didn’t include Molly and Jacob in this very important decision!
Zach is having a hard time writing a speech over soccer with dwarfs. Honestly I get why he has problems because it’s a really dull topic. Tori has some nice advice which is basically “once you do it, it’s easy” and she’s really right. Point – you may not believe this but Rap was once a shy school girl who didn’t always brashly shout her opinion. But yes, once you do it, it’s easier and it even becomes fun.
So Zach has two teams, dwarf and average height, and Jeremy is there to be well, something. Matt worries it will blow out of control. Well, it’s not Matt if he’s not predicting doom!
So now a bunch of dwarfs land at Amy’s bed and breakfast for Zach’s game. They play soccer in the yard. I notice that pretty much almost all of them but Troy are new faces, not any old friends.
The realtor is here for an offer on the new property. I continue to note that Matt’s office building on the farm is as nice as his house.
Now we have a lengthy montage of dwarf soccer players going on about how cool they are to play. Jer and Auj pop in to be in the episode. Jeremy clearly hasn’t met all of these people previously. Jeremy is all “Am I playing?” He seems to have no idea what’s happening. His role is simply to appear.
Oh look, Jinjer Duggar is officially courting! Does anyone care?
In Matt’s messy office, he calls everyone in about the property. They aren’t going to get the property and Matt notes how this means its all up in the air again. He is again affirming how he hates the double wide he chose to move into. Jer, Auj? You can still have Daddy Matt build you a super hipster tiny house on the farm! You can! I bet you’d get tv time!
Tori drops off treats to the soccer dwarfs. The soccer match is at Indoor Goals. Jeremy’s role is basically to stand around, it’s pretty obvious the team has it’s own coach and Jeremy’s sage wisdom is “no headers”. Zach is of course nervous about his speech. He gets out there and seems to wait for everyone to shut up. Amy is all “You can do this!”
Zach’s speech is a bit weird in that he keeps referring to the team as “The boys”. Honestly recapping soccer is like pass pass pass pass pass GOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL! Pass pass pass pass pass pass”
Of course Jeremy has to jump in and play but it ends nicely in dwarf favor and also a bit of a high score for soccer over all.
Overall this was a bit dull.
Review by Podge/Rodge groupie
Review by Podge/Rodge groupie
Review of Little People Big World episode airing June 21
I'm sorry this is so late, but I was reeling over BOTH Iceland and Ireland making it to the group of 16. I won't take much of your time.
Matt apologizes to Amy. This says two things to me. 1.) Matt is not too interested in taking salsa sales nationwide anymore, as he knows how long Amy will take to get it going. 2.) Matt hopes that taking the pressure to go national off Amy will speed up the divorce settlement. I've seen people like Matt many times in my previous profession as a Funeral Director. Even one of my good friend's father rushed through the burial of his step-father, always yup, yup yup, let's get it done. This is just the way some people handle things. The weight of the death and the grief will (and did) catch up wth him sometime along the way, it can't be avoided, just put off for a time. It does not indicate a lack of emotion or caring, it's just the best way some people have found to deal with the situation. Whether Matt truly cares about the marriage or not is, as usual, wide open for debate. With his previous actions being seen, and his previous opinions being stated, It does tend to lean in one direction.
Zach sets up a charity soccer game. I do wish that when Matt and Amy posted photos of the event, they went a little further to divulge the true premise for the game. Knowing that Zach was trying to raise funds to finance less fortunate LP's to be able to attend the Annual LPA convention, makes me think a little more of the whole thing, rather than Zach making money for himself. And yes, some of the LP's are really fast!
The property next door comes up for sale. There isn't a great deal of shared frontage, the property is sort of an upside down 'Idaho' shaped farm. Why they asked the twins' opinions is beyond me. Maybe the other two children's opinions don't matter I guess. What I found a bit disturbing is when Matt mentioned more than once he is better than living in a double wide RTM (ready to move) home. It seems beneath him apparently, that after his leading an extra-ordinary life, that he thinks he deserves something better. Well, OK there big MR, but remember YOU were the one that walked away from the marriage, YOU were the one that moved out of the big beautiful house you built with TLC's money and the kids' trust funds, and YOU wanted to be the rat jumping off the sinking ship by moving off the farm, then hoping to get your new property subdivided away so you can secure a place to live, regardless of what happens to Amy. Women and children first, my foot!
That's really about it for this week. I wonder if all the Audrey supporters who were SO silent about last week's episode will be a little more talkative this week?