Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Oh, no, not the Roloffs!

One show I really enjoy is Little People, Big World. Nothing ever happens, nobody gets hurt (well, except for the trebuchet incident), and life just rolls along.

So imagine my surprise when Mom Roloff started talking
d-i-v-o-r-c-e on last night's show.

Oh, Roloffs, et tu?

You can't help but be reminded of that other TLC show. Consider the similarities:

1. Family gets offered reality TV show because they're unusual.
Jon & Kate - She had a litter of kids.
The Roloffs - Some of them are Little.


2. The money starts to roll in, and home improvements begin.
Jon & Kate - They move into a McMansion and promptly start remodeling.
The Roloffs - Their house seems to be undergoing one continuous expansion, and the pumpkin farm keeps expanding, as well.


3. The hubby quits his day job and starts acting like a twelve year old.
Jon & Kate - Jon starts partying with teenagers.
The Roloffs - Dad Roloff builds a castle, complete with stone walls and throne room, for his daughter. His fifteen-year-old daughter.


4. Mom and Dad start talking about how they've "grown apart".
Jon & Kate - File for divorce. The Roloffs - Please, guys, you can work it out! I love your show!

So, in short, a reality show may net you a ton of money, but it's probably gonna end your marriage. Not a good trade-off, in my opinion.

2 comments:

Kit said...

I think sometimes having to talk about your feelings all the time (which is a trademark of reality TV) makes people focus too much on each little problem. There are some things that are better left unsaid, and the objective of reality TV is drama, not happiness.

the queen said...

No! Mom loved the Little People. That's so sad. I never watched the shpw but as I understood from her the Dad is a little like Gary. Big Plans, big talk.