Review Written By Rap541
I continue to find Matt’s protests on how he doesn’t deserve to live in the double wide hilarious. On a rewatch, I see he is all “I want to make this more comfortable for my friends”… Ok, bitch please. Seriously now, who here has ever refused to visit a friend over whether or not the floors in the house were hard wood or laminate? I mean, really.
I also sort of love how Tory is all “How *long* will it take to fix the gate if your dad and Jeremy are involved?”Bonus footage! Amy hangs out with her dog and ponders her tattoo plans. Seriously, that was all.
Matt made a point of being annoyed by Amy’s tat. My thought is “Matt, you don’t have to look at it” In a bonus scene, Tory totally mocks how slow the gate work is happening and how the plywood is unattractive at best. Also Jeremy’s hair is awful. To be fair, this is a matter of personal taste. I’m not fond of the scruffy unshaven look either, and the man bun look really isn’t my taste. If this is Audrey’s taste and her insistence, I wonder if she’s worried about girls finding him attractive, because this isn’t a great look.
Apparently Amy is out to date. Amy wanders into the Roloff office in a black leather jacket. Or maybe it’s faux leather? Matt wants to buy a new atv thing and Amy questions whether that’s actually necessary. It’s a one seater vehicle and oh hey Matt may have already bought. Amy is annoyed but good humored since I assume its actually a trade out, as it’s clearly not a necessary purchase in any way. This is a “oh hey, we don’t want to show anything real” storyline. The new ATV is cool looking in a militant “I’m more sporty than useful” way. Amy decides to drive it and it’s basically a road warrior sort of thing. Amy loves it and lays claim to it. Oh but look, now we’re building a track and having a competition over who gets the new vehicle. Matt needs something to do for the episode and really he’s rather superfluous without this storyline. Matt of course needs Jeremy to come on down. Matt continues to insist that the atv is a farm vehicle. I really want to see some vaguely farming activity attempted with this atv. Because its NOT a working atv.
Amy has her friends over for fancy snacks and wine. Amy is all “this is always all girls and I need cock” and her friend Deb is like “Let’s go look for cock! And pokemon!” More seriously she suggests online dating which frankly is a good thing – a close wonderful, Christian friend of mine met her beloved husband thru online dating and they were a genuine love match
So Jer and Auj have the cat loose in the car because that’s cute and not safe. Point – there’s a reason most of us don’t have cats lose in our cars and it’s similar to the reason you shouldn’t text and drive, it’s a distraction. There’s nothing wrong with bringing a pet on a trip but pet carriers exist for a reason. Auj is helping Ellen plan a wedding and is now styling herself a wedding planner.
Jeremy makes a show of pretending how he’s never seen or heard of the tat before. It’s pretty fake.
Jeremy continues to moan holy smokes. Auj is like wearing a sweatshirt as a dress and it’s very very short. It’s so short if Tory was wearing it, people would be calling her a whore… but since Auj was wearing it, I assume its church appropriate.
Hey here’s a thought. Why are Auj and OfAuj living in Bend and attending a “home church” when they could be living in Hillsboro where OfAuj could present himself every day to Daddy Matt to “learn about the farm” and driving with the kitty loose in the car? My goodness, these two precious Christians could be sitting in the front row of John Mark Comer’s church every week. Heck, they’d have more time to be at Matt’s beck and call and more time for their friends weddings too!
Auj heads off to wedding plan because she’s building a wedding planning business, along with the marital blog and the barre3 instructing and also this Ellen wants her to plan the wedding and be the maid of honor. Which technically isn’t right as Auj is married and is now a matron of honor but really it’s all silly. It also feels a bit fake.
Amy meanwhile sorta has a date with a whole bunch of firemen? And is going to do her hair? Molly is coming home?
Matt and Jeremy are “building a track” for the time trials because this isn’t ridiculous and forced. The tiny atv is driven by Jer and he promptly tips it over. AND COMMERCIAL.
I really just have to interject that I miss how Craw Craw no longer comes to this website because I would adore pointing out how her insistence that Jeremy was too good a driver to have an accident was, as I stated years ago, pretty stupid.
Jeremy notes “Yup I flipped it”. Basically, he was driving too fast on mud.
Auj is now the wedding expert and is picking out stuff and I die of boredom since really, I am not a wedding person.
Matt meanwhile has been building a track for *Jeremy* as Matt is totally concerned about Jeremy’s safety. They drive the much heavier larger ATV thing over it. Jeremy notes how worried he is about Matt’s neck. You all remember how Matt was telling the family in 2010 that he needed surgery and was risking being paralyzed? I sense we’re in for a whine fest.
Auj is dress shopping with Ellen because no one in the family really wants to be on the show or display their actual lives. I mean, even you Auj lovers, do you really care about Auj’s never before mentioned friend Ellen getting married? I mean, Jeremy’s wife’s friend who has never been on the show before or ever mentioned?
Oh a commercial for Star Trek Beyond. Unity in diversity, infinite diversity in infinite combinations.
So Matt has pissed away money and time making a track for a one time race and everyone has to drive slow since it’s dangerous and tippy at fast speeds. Everyone including Amy notes how his neck is bad. Everyone insists and Matt insists on risking his life and I don’t like pointing out how this seemed faked for the camera but it does seem pretty fake. Now Matt quits, conceding he isn’t willing to take the risk and everyone else races. Jeremy notes how he likes racing Zach because it’s so fair, and Zach is ahead and wins? Yup, and Jer wanders off with little comment other than how that he manfully wrecked up previously might have stayed his hand.
Molly wanders in to mention how she graduates soon and is studying for her CPA exam. She’s clever, that’s a tough exam. Molly is pro-Amy dating. Amy shows her tat off. Molly is all “Mom got a huge tat!”
More Auj planning the wedding for Ellen. I like that Auj is happy about marriage but honestly it becomes a little one note. Especially when Jer and Ellen’s boyfriend are exchanging info on marriage on camera and no one cares because no one knows Ellen and Nolan?
Amy is getting her hair done at a fancy salon. AND COMMERCIAL
I check other boards and yes, people are expressing their displeasure at how the show seems to be about a wedding that no one cares about.
Amy’s hair is nice.
Molly is graduating soon and is chatting with Tory and Amy wanders in with her new sassy self. Molly seems very supportive. Amy is off to her night on the town. Pal Lisa is all “You look awesome, find a new man!” and she chats up the band. Lisa announces how this is her first night out. She digs Dan, the bald guy. Lisa basically offers to double date. . It’s kind of nice to see her be happy.
Next week we have a birthday party for Tory and of course endless “I might be crippled” drama from Matt.
Written By Podge/Rodge groupie
Written By Podge/Rodge groupie
REVIEW OF GETTING BACK ON TRACK JULY 12
Throughout this entire episode, I was waiting for the late Graham Chapman to come marching out in his uniform, baton in one hand, the other waving and saying, 'Alright, that's enough! No more of this now. You are being silly. This has to stop right now. It has become far too silly!” Unfortunately, any sketch from his former band of silly men that he walked into were much, much better than what we saw in this episode.
Cold opening in Matt's office. This act has become silly. It's clear that Amy knew all along, agreed before, and this is all a tired act that these two want to perpetuate for reasons that I personally cannot fathom. Matt's just can't get away from his childish writing “Matt, check, Amy, check, motion passes.” And if that ins't infantile enough, Matt still insists that getting his new toy will bring Zach and Jer to the farm more often to hang with their old man. They. Are. Married. They. Have. Their. Own. Lives. You. Silly. Twit. I am going to go out an limb and guess that Matt is really, actually that self-centered and possessive that he could not care less about his sons lives, as long as they give glory to him. Because if this is acting, Matt has again no recognition of what a complete jerk he is portraying to the viewing public. Of course, Spoiled Jer is going to think the same thing as Matt.
Amy is spewing about herself. Again. She's going to start stepping out. Auj and Spoiled ofAuj show up at the farm. Again. Jeremy's acting is a bad as his dad's. Plus, Jeremy is so stupid he can't grasp the intent of the tattoo. Not silly, stupid. There's useless show filler because of lack of real things happening, like Amy having friend's over, getting her hair done (product placement) and showing Tori And Molly. Did anyone catch Molly's look after she took the photo of her mom? Sort of “How much of this is for the show, mom?” and “Boy, the lengths my mom will go for the show.” and “I can't believe any of this” look. Great. Amy goes out and socializes. I'm really really tired of her talking about herself, and the divorce and her second act. She does like to talk about herself. Well, enough of Amy.
Audrey helps her friend with her wedding plans. Complete lack of storyline or real events happening with the Roloff family.
Matt and Spoiled Jer make up a track. Jer tips the ATV. HEY did anyone else notice that, when this was shown as a clip during commercials, that there was screaming in the background when Jer tipped the ATV? Guess what? There was nobody there! And as far as I'm concerned the ATV tip was comedy at its best. Why did the film crew keep filming, instead of helping Spoiled jer? And we saw how daddy Matt first made sure he got his face entered in the shot of his gopro mounted on his mule, then drives down and SITS in his mule, asking Jer is he's alright? Way to go, dad.
A Day at The Races (I don'r care how many Marx brothers I upset, this was just as silly) is here. Matt was at his best, 'I'm awesome, I can do this, even with my screwed up neck' self. And don't forget 'I'm such a victim, but I'll be awesome anyway' or however you'd like to put it. Matt, there are better, more sincere, more serious ways to educate the viewers about your disability without the syrupy make-it-all-about-you blathering on and on. I'm not sure if the bantering between Spoiled Jer and daddy Matt about Matt's driving the course was to be the fake drama of this week's episode, because the ATV turnover didn't make the grade there. I'm wondering as Matt and Spoiled Jer made the track, how much time they got to practice, thus leaving Amy, Zach, Tori et al with NO laps to practice on the track while the other two did? Typical Roloff fairness. They race. They all lived happily ever after. Thank goodness, the end.