Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New Episode Of Little People, Big World August 2, 2016

Here are recaps of the new episode of Little People, Big World that aired Tuesday August 2, 2016 on TLC.

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Written By Rap541


I genuinely have to be at work at the crack of dawn and I actually want to perform well so I am not getting five hours of sleep merely to watch a clip show. I am sorry that this is a terrible recap!

Recap

Hmmm New bonus footage – Amy and Matt discuss getting Molly a nice gift. Amy suggests that they get her fancy business clothes and a good watch, Matt suggests paying off her car. The divorce decree seems to indicate that they didn’t pay off the car but… Oh look the gift seems to be a Shinola watch and diamond earrings with saphires. Nice gifts. Also they do pay off the car with is nice. Molly has no debt. Speaking as someone with NO debt, I do think that is an awesome gift to give.

Honestly folks, I might bale. I am doing a training class at work and it involves being at work at 6am and this show is two hours and if its all clips and whining, I might throw in the towel since I prefer making money. Just giving fair warning. If this is mostly a clip show I will likely bail.

Oh look it’s ten years and we’re sharing stories because apparently no one wants to concede that there are numerous other shows that have lasted over ten years. Do I have to list them? Do I have to contain myself to JUST TLC shows? Because no… not the first reality show to hit ten years.

Yeah this is going to be a clip show. I will hang for a bit but… It’s a clip show.

Guys, I have work and if Jer has knocked up Auj (they’re merrily insisting there’s a special announcement and that’s pretty much it for Jer and Auj – oh wait, no, they aren’t pregnant they are just blogging on TLC.
Sorry guys – I have work and I am not recapping a clip show.

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Review Written By Podge/Rodge groupie



Review of 10 Great years – Aug. 2

Ok, here we go. The show is not staged nowadays, not even the intro. Puh-lease! It wasn't like that.......

In the beginning, it started with Matt and Amy. Yes Amy, that 14 day courtship should have given you some sort pf clue. Your powers of perception amaze even me. Nice summary history by Amy, and before we knew it.....let's buy a farm. “Look, I don't care what you do with it, just get my 6-1/2 month pregnant bod of this bumpy road.” KEY HINT: Matt blurts, “Fortunately she was distracted at the time and didn't have any capacity to say 'no', which she would like to tell you became a pattern.” D'uh. You took advantage of your pregnant wife even back then. Horrible. The house, Amy was in the 'now' and Matt was having his patented 'visions'. “Have I bitten off more than I could chew.” Never heard that before, there MR. They loved their twins. Matt, “We were excited about it because we loved the idea of ahving a LP that Amy and I could relate with, and then have a AH that could... kind of take care of us all.” Are you kidding me? As the kids grew, Matt has an idea to try to become the president of the LPA, so he quit his career to lead the LPA. Quit his career. All of a sudden, along came the show. Documentary first, then a larger scale. Amy was apprehensive at first. I think Matt's grandiose, “I think LP is a metaphor for ALL people who are different. So we could teach people about all people being different and that became the mission for the show.” ok. You, above all people have no right to even imagine that you and your family speak for everybody with a disability.

Day 1. No set ups, no staging, just “do what you want,” and the first years went from there, like geckos no the wall. Amy – more than pilot? Commercial. Oooooh. Big announcement – Auj and ofAuj are joining the TLC.me family. Woo Hoo. Jeremy. “It was 100% reality and I can honestly and genuinely say that” back then, yes, sure. Amy's house was a mess. 2 jobs, and coaching, feeding kids, getting them here and there. I have no argument with that she was a busy lady. Fer shure. I like the memories of how the kids think they used to be:
  1. Zach. I was blunt. I'd just blurt out dome things.
  2. Jeremy Spoke for Zach when of course he had no right to do so. Spoke for Molly when he had no right to do so. Said nothing about himself.
  3. Molly. I liked structure, living by the rules.
Jeremy proves to be the whiny, lippy little prick that did not give his LP mom one single pounce of respect. Ever. They didn't even know the cameras were there. Then it was reality TV. When Zach's shunt collapsed, there was not staging or set up.

The farm. Matt's so awesome if he does say so himself. Jer just had to mention the windmill. The one that was his idea, that does NOTHING. Everything has a buggy road access. Bad safety on the mules with your kids, Matt. Dangerous. Ah, the pumpkin patch. No Matt, it is definitely not Graceland. The trebuchet accident. Mike mentioned only once.

Whoa! Andrea, Liz, and Max. On the show! What's this what's this???? Lesbian parent's? On LPBW! How could they have possibly been allowed to adopt? There goes the neighbourhood!

Cameras at school. Jeremy was a complete jerk at school. Acting like an idiot. Jer plays Psychologist, “We're teenagers, of ocurse we're going to sleep all day. It's in our genes at this time.” Zach, For a guy who newer reads you sure do know a lot.” Love it!!!

Enabler Amy showed her hand quite early in the series. A telling point was when she had trouble disciplining her kids, “How can you tell them you're going to discipline them an hour from now when the filming stops?” The horns of a dilemma indeed. The Iraq mission was covered. Yes Matt, you're awesome. The travel and vacations were interesting. Amy tried to justify the trips on the show as getting to do an experience on a higher level than you would if you weren't paying the entire bill yourself. They might have been a little more extravagant. Really? You don't say. Matt mentioned a big part of the show was being able to give back. They mentioned Habitat for Humanity. Period. One thing. Yay. Matt mentions the man with a tattoo of Matt on his back. Yikes. The best part was, Matt says he's won many a late night bar bets and competitions with a photo of that tattoo. Of course Matt, but you MUST be there at many a late night bar competition. KEY HINT: Somewhere between Season 4 or 5 (I think) Matt relates that the kids were done, over it, wanted to just send the cameras away and get back to their own lives. But, Matt proclaims, “Sharing our story sort of became our lot in life, our mission. I told the family, 'We have this opportunity, we can't squander it! We have to show the TV audience a documentary of what it's like to be n LP living an everyday life.' ” Well so much for the unlarvished lie that, “If any of our kids want to stop doing the show, we will stop doing the show.” Wrong. Horrible.

Af far as being on the show, the answers were telling. Tori, “At first I didn't want to be on the show. I was like, you go do the show and I'll go over here and do my thing.” Rather a strange answer, seeing as she was branded a gold-digging whore by a certain group of people on this blog. Audrey, “I got used to it pretty quickly.” OfAuj pipes in, “Yeah, she's pretty natural, so it was no problem.” Who's the attention-seeking whore?

The final bits and arguments are typical modern Roloffs. Jeremy spouts, “I fell like I've thrown all up into the air, and we'll make the pieces land in a way that make sense for everyone's future. YOU have thrown it all up into the air? Whoever the geek moderator was, “So, what are you up to today?” Amy goes on and on, “I'd like to see where the salsa business goes (he asked about today, Amy) and she still went on and on. Amy please. Just shut up. But she wasn't the only one who was serf-serving and full of themselves.


Overall, there was not as much there as I had hoped. We did get some little snippets of truth, a lot of 'Aren't we awesome' and 'We're going to keep going'. The early years were always better, but alas, they're gone. And the show's and characters' honesty and credibility along with it.

23 comments:

PJ said...

Oh Dear Rap you missed the part where Zach pointed out that having an African American president hasn't fixed racial relations and the sick look on the Golden Boys face at the words "African-American".

connie said...

At the big Farm Discussion in Hawaii, it seemed like only the older boys were being considered as the next generation to take over. It was so strange that Molly's name wasnt even mentioned and of course Jacob would have an opinion, too. What a crock!

On another matter, why didnt Zach have braces on his teeth at some point? He clearly needed them and siblings had them thru the yrs.

New to blog.

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Ecossais said...

I don't blame you Rap. But I didn't bother to watch this rubbish and was hoping that you would do it for me and let me know of anything noteworthy.

Benzie Harp said...

I love how the Roloffs keep trotting out the discrimination and hurtful words that little people face , yet arrogant, selfish man-brat Jeremy and his overly made-up narcissitic wife and others are fine with racist & homophobic views. (I'll never forget, Jerrrrrr.)

What a bunch of hypocrites.

And, like Molly, like quit like saying you know like all the time like you know?!?!?!?

Kathy said...

Boring and yet they got renewed for another season.
The "announcement" from Jeremy and Audrey, totally lame. Who cares about their stupid blog? These two are such wannabes.

The house has certainly come a long way from when Matt and Amy first bought it. It is too huge for just Amy now.

Haybaler said...

Funny how Matt now says that when the show was starting he had given up his career to focus on the little people of America. I seem to remember that Amy worked those jobs to pitch in as Matt had been "laid off". And her parents helped pay for Zach's braces. And this farm that they crow about as being such a success was not all that popular till the show came along. Have to give them credit on that for making hay while the sun shines. Hope that the golden couple realize that without the show the farm will dwindle in popularity. They better start popping out kids soon or the show is over. Funny how Jacob not there to ask would they do,it again? Have to admit, miss the old Amy who let everyone into the chaotic house warts and all. They seem to lead a sanitized inauthentic life now. And rap please recap that's the best thing about the show-your recaps!

Rap541 said...

Eccossais, it was unfortunately a confluence of several things. I have to go in to work an hour early all week due to a class I am in. The show is ALWAYS on late - it starts at 9pm here and if it had been an *hour* long, I would have gutted it out. But once I was certain it was a clip show, I decided I wasn't going to work on four and half hours of sleep just to recap the weddings yet again.

Rap541 said...

For what it's worth, if it reruns over the weekend I will give it another try.

Podge/Rodge groupie said...

I just sent in my review. Zach indeed DID have braces in season 1 or 2, they are evident in the clips.
There really wasn't too much there Ecossais, but I did try to seize on new revelations and odd twist of facts and fate.

Mike P. said...

I forgot to watch. Now it seems that I've already seen most of it anyway, so I don't feel bad.

Rap541 said...

Nice recap Podge :D

PJ said...

Oh and Oddj didn't want to be onthe show....I'm surprised she didn't show up on set dressed like Shirley Temple with tap shoes.

J45 said...

Two things I thought were interesting in the episode:

1) On Jer and Zach's trip to Europe, they met some American girls and toured the Red Light District in Amsterdam with them. Jer says they'd never seen drugs before (right…) and they did a bunch of crazy stuff. Zach says something like "we were boys from Faith Bible" as if they were totally innocent Christian boys. This Red Light District thing was all off-camera. They'd gotten permission to leave the crew for a short while. The camera crew thought the twins had gone missing because they were gone for so long. When the twins came back to their hotel at 4am the next day (they hadn't had contact with the crew since) the crew lectured them like their parents would. But they both agreed that experience was the best thing ever.

2) Right when Matt heard about the trebuchet accident and went to go see Jacob and Mike all bloodied, the camera man tapped Matt on the shoulder and asked if the crew could follow him. Which according to Matt the crew had never done before, but the situation was obviously very serious and very personal. Matt said "Yes, but give me space." So Matt CHOSE to have the trebuchet accident filmed. He could have said no, but chose not to.

Happy said...

When I saw the European vacation episodes, I was really disappointed in the twins showing at the red light district in Amsterdam. Upon watching this 10 year anniversary show, I was overjoyed that in all actuality they got into trouble by rocking it out until 3 or 4 am with some random chicks in said district of the lights of red. Yeah, a girl I went to high school with has a mom from Denmark. They went over there one summer and as a family went to Amsterdam and ended up in "the red" and ended up having some "coffee" together....when they left, good ol' dad fell into the bushes! The family that burns together has an embarrassing dad. Or something.

Ashley said...

@Brandon, I just wanted to mentioned if you didn't see it, Jacob signed up on a Libertarian website for Gary Johnson to get him into the debates. It's called 15 (dollars) for 15 (15% in the polls).

Jacob seems to be all over the map. He said what you said he said a couple of weeks ago, retweeted all that stuff about how you're stupid if you don't vote for Hillary Clinton and you're dumb to vote for a 3rd party...now he's donating to Gary Johnson?

Does Jacob switch his positions that quickly? Maybe it is the drugs, lol.

RBD said...

Seems like Matt has forgotten something. He says he quit his job to run for LPA Presidency (and eventually became President.) What he didn't say was he filed suit against his former employer for humiliating and offensive treatment, refusing to accommodate his disabilities, and eventually terminating him for his disabilities. The employer stated he was fired for performance issues. He lost the lawsuit, so apparently now just remembers he quit his job.

Mike P. said...

I see that the Roloffs are replaced this week by Toddlers and Tiaras.

A class act is followed by a class act.

(It's in the rules.)

Noh8 said...

@haybailer - I definitely noticed the historical revision of Matt's employment status when the show started. You can find old scenes from the first season on YouTube and it's very clear that Matt was fired. Amy was working three jobs (teacher, soccer, kids) and Matt was developing/shilling those hotel kits (for little people). Mike was essentially doing the heavy lifting in that business and on the farm. To this day, I'm not sure what Matt does/did. His LPA presidency was brought with drama and didn't last long because there WERE jealousy issues within the LPA organization. Some felt that the Roloffs were not a good representation.

I struggle with how easy it is for these people to show Jacob's accident when Jacob hated filming to such an extent that he is giving up easy money to avoid repeating that life. Matt and Amy don't have any ownership in these shows and I get sick of reality stars saying that the shows are just great family photo albums. You own your family photos...TLC owns the Roloff albums and their shows. They can never control who sees them or use them without permission. If one of my children objected so strongly, as Jake has, I would find it hard to continue the show. It's supposed to be a reality show...but they don't discuss Jacob's reality. Molly seems to be the only Roloff with a prayer of financial security beyond the farm. Jeremy, in particular, wants to stretch this gravy train as far as it will go. Audrey is keen to cash in.

Talking about discrimination is laughable. Jeremy, even now, holds ridiculously shallow and prejudiced views about other people. He's so dense that he can't acknowledge that his version of Christianity is driven by vanity and arrogance. If you believe God has a plan and uses everyone to achieve His purpose, then who are you to judge another person? Who are you to question the way your God made someone?

If you say you'd do it all over again, despite it tearing your family apart, then you're giving lip service to the sanctity of family.

King Nothing said...

“I fell like I've thrown all up into the air, and we'll make the pieces land in a way that make sense for everyone's future. YOU have thrown it all up into the air?"

I love it when thick people like Jeremy speak using non-sequiturs because it almost always betrays just how profoundly stupid they actually are.

He's literally saying: "let's just leave everything to chance and make no definite plans for our lives, but we'll still make plans anyway, have you ever just left everything to chance?".

I used to think that he was just an average thickie who possesses a below average IQ yet thinks that he's "smart" because his parents always told him that he was despite it not being the truth but with that one statement he has managed to lower himself from being a simple thickie to being someone that is so painfully dull that he was hoping to coast through life on his good looks because he clearly has the IQ of a spectacularly dull (and poorly made)sponge custard.

Mike P. said...

Great comment, Noh8.

Podge/Rodge groupie said...

RBD et al:

I'm a bit confused now. Mat briefly named the comply he was working for that he quit to become LPA president. However, I thought his lawsuit was against SAP, when SAP laid off him and 52 other software engineers. I'll have to look back in the comments here, but I distinctly remember a Matt supporter saw fit to condemn the judge in the case, saying he, "Did not act in a professional manner" in his judgement of the roof case. The laughing point for myself was the fact that SAP's employment ratings put Matt at #53 out of the 53 software engineers that were laid off. Like Col. Sherman T. Potter said of one of his inept fellow students on M.A.S.H. "The man graduated 492nd out of a class of 500 and says he's going to do his best." The nerve of some people (not the judge lol).

I seem to remember for a short while during the beginnings of the show, Matt did get on with SAP and was making trips during the filming of the show. I'll dig some more later when I have nothing better to do with my time.

Rap541 said...

Podge - when Matt was working in season two, I don't think it was SAP.

Podge/Rodge groupie said...

Rap, you're right. The judge assumed a typo in the court documents and he went on the premise that Matt was laid off by SAP America in March, 2002.
Soooooo..........when did Matt say he bought the farm?