A&E’s Newest Hit Reality Series: “Duck Dynasty” – God, Family, Ducks (In that order)

Bless you A&E, bless youDuck Dynasty is a refreshing new reality series packed with humor and simple livin’. The show is about the Robertsons, a Louisiana bayou family living the American Dream as they operate a thriving business while staying true to their lifestyle and good ole fashion family values.  Their multimillion dollar duck call empire known as Duck Commander is run by Willie (CEO) with the help of his brother Jase.

Willie & Jase

These self proclaimed “Rich Rednecks” are the kings of the quagmire.  Their duck calls are famous world wide and Willie has taken the family business to the next level.  Now it hasn’t been without its challenges.  Their business employs half their neighborhood as well as family members and that scenario has its ups and downs.  As Willie puts it, “Being a redneck millionaire has its perks, including new trucks, gadgets, and swanky suits, working with kin can be… a headache.”

Now there is gre-aaaaaaaat debate about our favorite Robertson.  Each one has their own strengths, personality, work ethic and sense of humor.  It would be like askin’ a proud parent of 6 to pick their favorite child.  Can’t do it but we can “LEAN” in a certain direction when push comes to shove.  We would be hard pressed to pick “A” favorite but we will give you a quick look at each of the main members and let you decide.

Willie Robertson (CEO) – Willie has his work cut out for him.  As the only one with a business degree he was able to take the company from a living room operation down by the river to a premier, multimillion dollar, global brand.  He’s a prankster but he is also focused and committed to taking Duck Commander as far as the stars.

WORDS OF WISDOM

  • “Every action in life begins with a decision and unfortunately we don’t always make the best ones”
  • “I didn’t get the sophisticated gene in this family I STARTED the sophisticated gene in this family!
  • Having a daughter is nerve wracking.  There’s gators everywhere and those gators are 14 year old boys.”

Jase Robertson – Jase is dang proud to be the polar opposite of his brother Willie.  The thought of working behind a desk all day, answering calls and sending e-mails baffles him.  Why work inside behind a desk when you can be out in the swamp? Jase’s motto says it all.  “Only 3 things matter: God, family, then ducks.”

WORDS OF WISDOM

  • “There is a thin line between a mallard hen’s quack and a human’s fart. The only difference is cadence and odor.
  • “Having your brother as a boss is a lot like dating your cousin…it’s a bit weird.”
  • “In the south, roadkill is a redneck’s paycheck”
  • “There’s nothing worse than waking up and realizing you’re in your brother’s urine.”
  • If you’re too busy to duck hunt, you’re too busy.”
  • Willie has way too much facial hair to rise to the next level in society.”
  • “There’s a fine line between insanity  and coping with your daughter dating.”

Phil Robertson (Patriarch) – Phil is the glue that holds the Robertson clan together.  He is literally a living legend in Louisiana and is better known by his alias, “The Duck Commander.”

Here is a little known fact about good ole’ Phil.  He played first-string quarterback ahead of football star Terry Bradshaw at Louisiana Tech University in the ’60s. They were both drafted into the NFL but Phil turned it down because it interfered with duck season!  (Yes, he is and always has been REALLY committed to ducks!)  Phil went on to  create the Duck Commander duck call in 1973 and the rest is history.  Duck hunting is so important to Phil that he follows a strict routine of no showering, no shaving, and no clothes washing of ANY kind during the ten-week season to ensure a bountiful haul.  The only ‘grey’ with Phil is in his beard.  The man is straight up black and white.  He calls it like he sees it and that is why he is so beloved by family and friends.  He is chock- full of PHIL-osophies and all of them are gems.  Listen closely and you just may learn something.

WORDS OF WISDOM

  • The first prerequisite of marrying a woman is ‘can she cook’ and if that doesn’t stack up then ‘Adios Amigos’.
  • Ducks are a lot like women…they don’t like mud on their butts.
  • “She may be an ugly woman but she if cooks squirrel and dumplins, that’s the woman you go after.”
  • “The more make-up a woman wears the more she’s tryin to hide. Make-up can hide a lot of evil.”

Si Robertson (Phil’s Brother) – Si is a Viet Nam vet (thank you for your service sir) and he is Phil’s brother, best friend and partner in crime.  Now Si can tell a tale and ALL of them are tall.  He also has an addiction problem.  Ice Tea.  Si ALWAYS has a blue mug of ice tea with him.  ALWAYS.  Supposedly his Mother sent him the blue mug while he was in Viet Nam and thirty years later he still carries it around in his back pocket.  It is the only cup he drinks from. Oh, and he says “Hey” a LOT!

WORDS OF WISDOM –

  • “Today with computers, if you’re dating some little old girl, you can’t even smell her, girls smell nice.”
  • “You can’t spell squirrel without ‘si’, and that’s me.”

Personally I would LOVE to see the guys participate in MOVEMBER and compete against each other to see who could raise the most money for male cancer initiatives.  Given how much these boys love their beards I don’t see it happening anytime soon but I think they could raise a TON of money for a great cause and give us some great programing in the process.  (You can always grow them back!)

If you like beards, headbands, rednecks, camouflage, eating squirrels and frogs, blowing things up, ice tea, duck hunting, have a hatred for the furry buck-toothed destroyer known as the ‘beaver’ and you love good home cookin’ then search no further.  Duck Dynasty is your one stop shop for entertainment that would make even a Louisiana alligator laugh out loud.  Bottom line…the show is “Duckin’ hilarious!”  (Blurppy is trademarking that saying!)

Trust us, you WILL like it once you watch it. I am proud to say “I’m addicted to Duck Dynasty!” There, that felt pretty good. Head on over to A&E on Wednesday nights and give this crew a try. Pretty soon you will be eatin frog legs,shootin ducks, wearing camo and growing out your facial hair.

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72 Responses to A&E’s Newest Hit Reality Series: “Duck Dynasty” – God, Family, Ducks (In that order)

  1. Jen says:

    I’m in Love with this family! As a southern girl,it is refreshing to see our people in a good light. This is a family that loves each other,plays hard&is Unashamed to be themselves! So good to see in this trash tv age. Just as long as a old sex tape dosent surface ,or by season 2 producers are “creating senierios.” It’s almost as good as killin beavers!

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  2. Bill Conn says:

    The absolute best new show on television!! Comedy, seriousness, family issues and most importantly, God!! Love it!!

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  3. Brent Busbea says:

    Awesome description of Duck Dynasty! Spot on! I love me some Duck Dynasty and I will watch and record it tonight!

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  4. Dawn says:

    This is THE best show on TV. I dread the day when the season is over and I have to wait a year for season 2. Simple family and the best part for me? NO CUSSING!!!!!! Yes, thank you A&E and thank you Robertsons. May God Bless each and every one of you.

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  5. Nelson Cubero says:

    Been a fan for many years. Sat in there living room with a couple buddies in 09 just shooting the breeze,and can honestly say u would not know they had a dime to there name, extremely down to eart, caring and “ducking awesome

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    • blurppy says:

      WOW! I am extremely jealous. They seem like such salt of the earth folks I just wanna be friends with all of them. OH, and yes….they ARE “DUCKING AWESOME”!

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  6. Donna Marie Presley Tinnin says:

    I cannot get enough of this show. Love It, Love It!…

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  7. Donna Marie Presley Tinnin says:

    Hey!

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  8. brownjames says:

    Thank you to the Robertson family. Finially a show the whole family can watch. I really appreciate the family values they instill into their show.And finially a show with no cursing. It seems you can’t watch television these days without all the bleeps. Its a pleasure to watch the show and my family looks forward to it every wednesday. thank you and God Bless you all.And thanks to Si for his service.

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  9. Erich says:

    I agree, the best show on telivision. It is really refreshing to have a reality show that’s about family values, god and hunting.

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  10. Mary Holland says:

    America not only needs more programs like Duck Dynasty, we need more families like the Robertsons – unafraid to share their faith, speak their minds and show their lve for each other. God Bless all of them!

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  11. Randy Day says:

    I’m originally from the hills of North Carolina. A small town named Millers Creek and I love and am very proud of where I’m from and this show reminds me so much of home. A lot of the things these guys do on the show I have grown up doing and I kinda got away from who I really was after moving up north to Deleware but since this show has aired I have vowed to get back to who I really am and the lifestyle that I love which is Bering a good ol redneck that calls it like he sees it. Amen for the Robertsons and all the rednecks throughout the U.S. Rednecks are truely the backbone of America.

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  12. Mark L says:

    Phil is also an elder at the church that his other son (he has one who is very clean cut!) Alan pastors… they are very down to earth people, like someone said, you’d never know they are self-made millionaires! A lot of us who know them were upset on the first episode when A&E added bleeps to the show – we were upset because we know that these folks don’t curse – the bleeps were added after they sent the final cut to the Robertsons, and they found out about it when we all did – while watching it on TV! But anyway.. I got to go on the same mission trip to S. Africa that Alan and his wife went on… you should have seen the reactions of the people there when Alan would flash a picture of his family on the screen behind him and say “that’s my dad and brothers.” hahahah!

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    • blurppy says:

      These guys are great. True salt of the earth. Love the show, wish it was longer! Can’t wait until next Wednesday for another ‘duckin awesome’ episode.

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  13. mike says:

    You have to keep this show going, going, going…. Deep down the family are nice people, but it makes me think, what Willie saids in thee end of the show. Love the show!

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  14. Toni Kaye Bowden says:

    Love, Love this show, watch it all the time!!

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  15. Stella G Vidales says:

    I LOVE DUCK DYNASTY!! The downhome atmosphere of the show is so refreshing! It’s soooo good to watch a show where there is no cussing, sex talk (except when “explaining the birds & the bees to your grandson via the crawdaddies” or whatever those ugly things were!), no fighting amongst each other, no adultry. This is the kind of show that I would be PROUD to watch with my grandchildren! I’d even be proud to watch the Robertsons with my MOM in the same roon!!! This show is entertaining, funny & homey! Thank you, A & E for putting this show on your network! This is the kind of TV show that was shown when I was growing up in the 1960’s & 1970’s. Good old fashioned entertainment!! Can hardly wait for next season!

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  16. Karen d says:

    Completely addicted, can’t get enough of this family! Jase is my favorite, but all of them feel like family to us, I literally watch the shows over and over again – I do work full time and have 4 kids, only one still at home, we find time to hang out with the Robertsons!

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  17. jespinueva says:

    I just absolutely laugh my head off watching duck dynasty. They are so funny and enjoyable. When are they coming back?

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    • blurppy says:

      I just wrote to my contact at A&E, let me see if I can get that info for you. WE LOVE/ MISS that show!!!!!

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      • blurppy says:

        She just confirmed that it WAS picked up for a second season and should hit TV in the 4th QTR of this year. She is looking into some other info for me and I will share it with you when she responds.

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  18. Joe Giles says:

    We love the show , we love the good christian family ties , keep up the good work , can’t wait till next season !! Oh and my kids has nicknamed me uncle si , I dont know why ! Lol

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  20. Rd says:

    I watched the whole first season episode after episode. Me an the wife are hooked, it’s nice to see a show that finally can portray a good old fashioned family that can have a ton of fun minus drugs alcohol. I was also surprised that you don’t hear one single profanity uttered throuout the whole first season, this is far and away the best reality show on tv.

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  21. SweetlyBroken says:

    Duck Dynasty has become my absolute favorite show!! This weekend, however, I saw something at Cabela’s that disturbed me. Has anyone seen the DD shirts being sold there that say “Money, Family, Ducks”? Really?? They replaced the word “God” with “Money”. I was shocked. I wanted to purchase one, but when I saw that I walked away. I’m giving the DD family the benefit of a doubt, because I don’t think they would endorse that change. So shame on you Cabela’s!! Comments??

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    • blurppy says:

      I agree. This does NOT sound like the Robertson’s decision.

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    • glenda says:

      The last episode was about sex , sex, sex…….not happy happy happy………wiener eating Phil and Ms. K talking about sex…..then describing the wiener and how it was encased with a think wrap or something like that…….and more talk about sex…….keep that up and I will stop watching…….just when I thought that there was finally hope for Americans……they have sold out to the devil…….

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  22. BEN says:

    HEY! Uncle Si is my hero!

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  24. "BAD" CHAD says:

    This show really s the best, was skeptical when turned on to it by my sister and her husband. Turns out these simple folks may be rich now but they seem to live it real, and all the family love is grrrreeaatt. SI is just hilarious….Jase….they are all great.

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  25. Daniela says:

    Love love love this show I just start watching this and it is the best family show in tv this is what the America should watch not the kardashians

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  26. taylor says:

    The Robertson’s should start reproducing children in mass quantities . . . maybe this country could be saved!

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    • blurppy says:

      I’m telling you, my family LOVES watching this show and their down to earth, family values. We love the way the grand kids say “yes sir” to Phil, they all have dinner together and they all seem pretty well grounded. I may have to move there JUST to get closer.

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  27. glenda says:

    I love this show……it is well written, or was…..but plzzzzzzzzzz do not sully it up with all the talk about sex, Phil…….the last one was very subliminal……wieners and talk with ms. K about sex…..then sex mentioned again…..then again…..it was good to tell the teens to wait in past episodes…..God first!…Marriage!!…Stop talking about sex or you will lose many supporters……getting rich is one thing but, if it makes Christians turn off, or even worse, go do something cuzz Phil talks about it all the time ……trust me……after years in the BIZ……just keep to the script as before…..this is only a suggestion…..live up to your words….you go changing….down the toilet……

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    • david says:

      Sex is not dirty….bad or something that should not be talked about.

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    • Jennifer says:

      Lady aka Glenda… If you have a Ph.D you must have bought it because your punctuation and grammar suck! Also, it is refreshing to see a healthy Christian couple still burning the fire and monogamous after as many years as they have been married. I love seeing them flirt; it is healthy. And if you think it’s dirty, that’s your own complex. Maybe you ought to be seeking a doctor rather than proclaiming to be one. I also would love to add that where I went to college, if I turned a paper in with as many “…….” as you riddle your junk up with, I would have failed for certain. To Phil and Miss Kay: You keep doing your thing, we love you all and your marriage is a wonderful example of how love should be! =)

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  28. glenda says:

    Sheeeesh, I am entitled to my opinion…….and what started out to be a real family show has some signs of slipping into the toilet…..if they are not careful…..I have worked in entertainment biz for over 40 years…….If you didn’t want anything on her but positive feedback…..then you should have said that. All I am saying is that enuff talk about sex already. Little kids watch this show and don’t be so immature…..for Gosh’s sakes……I have a Ph.D in education and three degrees in theatre…….minors in art education and art management as well as art marketing……I guess that makes it OK to talk about something I know about…..Subliminal sex is marketed in all facets of the TV, film, radio, etc. If you can’t put your big girl panties or big boy shorts on and know it was just something I saw…….then watch, wait and see……….it won’t last long…….what I wouldn’t give for entertainment to last more than two or three years…..Does everything have to fall apart like electronics in two years? And for the record…….I have worked all over the world. That’s right…..in UK, France, S. Korea, Italy…..all with TV and theatre, ballet, opera……I worked for Disney and am a costume designer/technical designer…..get over yourselves!

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  29. Ewell says:

    Sounds like Glenda has more going for her than her detractors and more than Duck Dynasty.

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  31. Donny W Tharp says:

    The greatest show on TV i love it when they show all the shows just before they show the new ones great idea for A&E to get this show going id like to see phil run for the president of the US hed get my vote

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    • blurppy says:

      we love the show too. Be on the lookout, we have another Duck Dynasty article coming out next week that gives readers an up-close view of America’s favorite backwoods family. Thanks for stopping by and checking out BLURPPY.

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  32. marci157 says:

    I realize that I am entering the fray a little late. However, I must make a couple of comments. First, I absolutely LOVE this show. These men and women are really grounded and down to earth despite the wealth. They have strong Christian values (God and family first). To Glenda: I know that you have been bludgeoned with these comments; however, what is your aversion to clean discussion about sex? How do you think you got here in the first place? Sex SHOULD be talked about, especially in a Christian relationship. Sex is a God-given pleasure as well as a means to populate. Perhaps you could check your Bible regarding what God says about the intimate physical relationship between a husband and wife. It is in there.

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