Skip to comments.'Duck Dynasty': Why you should be watching it. (best show on the tube IMO)
Posted on 03/05/2013 11:12:02 AM PST by envisio
When "Duck Dynasty" returned for its third season last week, it was greeted by an audience of 8.6 million viewers. Pretty good for an A&E reality series about bearded bayou brethren who manufacture duck calls and love to go bird hunting.
Except that's not what "Duck Dynasty" really is. Viewers who have ducked this show thus far, assuming it's just another mocking redneck display on the order of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," have it all wrong. And they're missing out.
Nor, by the way, is this a show that has much to do with the duck-call business (life has many distractions for the Robertson clan), nor is it a show that dwells on people killing animals (are you listening, Morrissey?).
Instead, "Duck Dynasty" (airing two half-hours at 10 p.m. EST Wednesday) is a warm and witty family show that is more akin to a classic sitcom than it is to the likes of "Buckwild."
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Backround on Phil
Thanks for that. I have read alot about him. I even met them (he and Si and Jase) at Bass Pro Shops in Concord NC.
I haven’t read that piece yet but I surely will.
We thoroughly enjoy it for all the reasons you outlined and the fact that it promotes the American dream.
Dittos to that! It’s top of the list of the very few programs I watch.
Of course I also like Full Throttle Saloon, Honey BooBoo, and right now I have a Bonanza rerun on one channel and am flipping between that and live Racing At The Meadows, our local harness racing track south of Pittsburgh, on another.
I like shows that show men.
Not that I like men, mind you, but shows that show real men in traditional males roles. With women in female roles. No fairy little queers picking out curtains.
I like Deadliest Catch and Moonshiners and such shows as that.
I will not watch shows that glorify homosexuality, metrosexuality, drunken oversexualized teens.
The Robertsons fit the tradition family roles that I support to a tee.
“One time, in Vietnam, I saw a grizzly bear ridin’ a scooter”. Uncle SI
Every time I watch that show it make’s me HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY!
I still miss Junkyard Wars.......
I think it was also Phil who said on that show regarding atheistism: “Kimmel the only hope that an atheist has is that HE not be there”.
In the 1960s, Robertson, now 66, was the starting quarterback at Louisiana Tech for two seasons ahead of Terry Bradshaw. His teammates and a coach recall him as a talented, outdoors-obsessed character who walked away from his final year of eligibility to spend more time hunting and fishing, but had the talent to play in the NFL:
Nah that was man a with a face on the back of his head riding a mopad.
I think one of the funniest lines was after Si had taken Willie’s daughter for a driving license. Willie asked her if she learned anything and she said “I learned you can get a fightin’ chicken in Viet Nam for under twenty dollars.” Then she said “Hey”.
I started watching it and hey my wife got hooked on it. Love to hear her laugh like she does when watching it. Jack.
I find Miss Kay kinda sexy
and the guy they call “Mountain Man” (the best A/C repair man around these parts) cracks me up
and the grandkids know Phil is boss and say yes sir to him..
Oh I forgot about Deadliest Catch! New season should be starting.
For some reason I couldn’t get into Moonshiners. It was OK but didn’t hold my interest.
Also like Alaska The Last Frontier.
One show mrs p6 and I usually catch at least partially is In The Kitchen With David Sundays on QVC. Enjoy his cookbook and the recipes he presents.
My wife and I tuned into the season 3 premiere to see what all the fuss was about, and after it was over she said “we have to keep watching this!”
These “reality” shows are always scripted and/or edited to within an inch of their life, but what isn’t scripted here is that you have a good old-fashioned US success story. Shows how evil the whole 1% rhetoric is - this family is now in the cursed 1% (and then some) and they got there by virtue of a good idea, hard work, and family values.
I would say a cross between I Love Lucy and Swamp People...
It is extremely annoying to me, with my intellectual pretentions, how hilarious and heart-warming I find this show to be! My second ex-wife was from Kentucky and Tennessee, so I can relate. Her dad, a man who raised quail-hunting dogs and loved to get up before dawn to hunt and fish, would fit right in with this family.
Moonshiners stuck with me because that is my backyard and I have always been around it. Not the moonshine itself but the woods and hills and the desire to do what I want without government intrusion.
Its funny, because they always run subtitles because of their thick accents but I can understand every word they say just fine.
missed, or honestly, didn’t get into seasons 1 and part of 2, but HOOKED now! I love how the show ends - family around the table thanking the good lord for everything that they have. Great all around show, Jack!
I love this show! Glad I’m not the only one. Most of what I watch anymore is on the cable channels...Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, Swamp Men, Axe Men and gold Rush...
...the desire to do what I want without government intrusion...
Bingo! Yup I like that aspect as well. Mrs p6 and I grew up and live within a stone’s throw of The Whiskey Rebellion.
I think the reason I didn’t get into Moonshiners is my work schedule. I work overnight and have to keep at least two TV stations tuned for news and weather. Sometimes I can have a third or forth on tuned to a regular program. Sometimes I keep one on a religeous program...like Joel Olsteen or a documentary about the Middle East.
So when I get home between 6-8 AM the TV is usually off. Afternoons I prefer live TV hence the harness racing. Later if I’m not busy fixing a car or other problem, cooking or watching grandkids I watch TVland or catch up with the shows I mentioned.
You just KNOW the left is going to dig up some dirt on the Robertsons and try to destroy the show ! It may be interesting to see how they handle it. Dollars to donuts the Robertsons win!
I like the one prayer Phill said at the supper table where Kay had prepared squirrel:
“Lord thank you for all the things you’ve blessed us with and please help us not to take them for granted, amen.
Now let’s get in to them bushy tails”
(”...not take them for granted”) He knows that fortune and fame can send a person down the wrong path in a heartbeat and he has made it his mission to keep his family “on the path they should go”, as he says.
Ex-lead singer of The Smiths. Great songwriter, great singer, a drip in every single other way.
My wife cracked me up the other day....
We let the dog out and he squeezed threw a crack in the gate and across the field he went.
She turned and looked at me and said “he gone”
I woke up to an email from my 51 year old son that he had sent the previous night. He thanked me for taking him duck hunting and fishing when he was a kid. Thanked me for a couple of other things like pine car derby and being a cub scout leader for him. Scared the cr@p out of me. Sounded like a “Goodby letter”.
I immediately called to see if he was O.K. He was fine. He said he had just finished watching Duck Dynasty and that I reminded him of Phill, and just wanted me to know he appreciated me.
Damn fine show!!! Finer Son!!!
thank you for that post.
You’re lucky to have a son like that and he was lucky to have a father like that.
Of course no teenagers, at least not mine, appreciate the things parents do. Later in life it dawns on them though.
Yeah, uncle Si said he thought it was the singer for the Doors. HA!
-— One time, in Vietnam, I saw a grizzly bear ridin a scooter. Uncle SI ——
That’s freakin’ hilarious.
How about we split the difference and say Cosby and Swamp people?
“Viewers who have ducked this show thus far, assuming it’s just another mocking redneck display on the order of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” have it all wrong”
that’s what I assumed when I first heard about it. same old dysfunctional family and manufactured drama.
only been watching a few weeks. it’s a fun show, but it is very different to see a group of people on TV getting along with each other.
DD is my all time favorite show! I bought their book “The Duck Commander Family” ... or something close to that title. It tells all about the family and the early struggles and doesn’t sugar coat anything. The word bleep was a setup by A&E ... the Robertson’s don’t cuss per Jase (I believe). This is the best show on TV and ‘that’s a fact Jack’!
The only bleep I have heard is when Willie was raging about them floading the loading dock.
“I been working all day on a stupid DVD and I come here and see this sh(bleep). Look it, them dumpsters in the water. Now how we gonna move the garbage? Everybody here is doing nothing. And I can’t fire you cawz you’re kin to me.”