Roloffs Enter the Guinness Book of World Records, Can Now Trash Talk the Kardashians
Take this, Kardashians.
Go ahead and suck on it, Duggars.
Not even close, Wilkinson-Basketts!
The Roloffs now have bragging rights that no other group of relatives on reality television can match.
We mean this both literally and officially.
On Monday, Matt Roloff surprised Instagram followers by sharing two very sweet photos on his official social media account, both of which were accompanied by a caption that explained an impressive family achievement.
We’ll go ahead and let Matt explain on his loved ones’ behalf:
“The Roloff family’s very exciting news to share with you all… We have – along with all of YOU – made history,” he wrote to open this caption, adding in more detail:
“We’ve been awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records for the most family-focused reality television shows in the history of television!!
“We couldn’t have done it without all of you.
“If you have been a fan for a while, help us share the exciting news by sharing this photo on social media and mentioning how long you have been watching #LPBW.
“We appreciate you guys! @mattroloff @rolofffarms #littlepeoplebigworld #theroloffs #therolofffamily #worldrecord.”
We had no idea this even was a record one could achieve.
But Little People, Big World has been on the air since 2005.
As you can maybe see in the photo above, the series hit the 298-episode mark in January, which was apparently the figure needed to propel the Roloffs to the top.
For comparison’s sake:
Keeping Up with the Kardashians has aired 214 episodes, while 19 and Counting may have threatened this figure if TLC had not canceled the series in the wake of that Josh Duggar molestation scandal.
At the time of its axing, that family-based program had aired 227 installments.
This news comes at an interesting time for the show and for the family as a whole.
There’s been chatter among fans regarding the series’ future, based on Matt’s bombshell news that he’s moving to Arizona.
It’s unclear at the moment if this will have any impact on TLC renewing Little People, Big World for a new season.
The past few episodes of the show have also focused more than ever on tension between Matt and Amy, both of whom seem sick of working so closely together and definitely sick of living so close to each other.
This tension has been heightened of late because both Matt and Amy are involved in serious romantic relationships.
What might happen to the series if Matt marries Caryn Chandler and/or Amy marries Chris Marek?
Again, we don’t know.
But as you can see by the comparisons we made above, Little People, Big World is not in any danger of losing this record any time soon.
Its flown past the 300-episode milestone at this point and, even if it ends after this season, no other family-oriented reality show appears to be close.
So… congratulations to the Roloffs.
We’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching your adventures over the years and we hope there are many more to come in the years ahead.