Duck Dynasty

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Duck Dynasty
Duck Dynasty Promo.jpg
The Robertsons, from left: Miss Kay, Phil, Willie, Si, Jase, and Korie
GenreReality television
StarringWillie Robertson
Phil Robertson
Jase Robertson
Si Robertson
Kay Robertson
Korie Robertson
Jep Robertson
Missy Robertson
Jessica Robertson
Narrated byWillie Robertson
Theme music composerZZ Top
Opening theme"Sharp Dressed Man"
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes57 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Deirdre Gurney
  • Scott Gurney
  • Elaine Frontain Bryant
  • Lily Neumeyer
Location(s)Monroe and West Monroe, Louisiana
Running time22 to 30 minutes
Production company(s)Gurney Productions
DistributorA+E Networks
Lionsgate (DVD)
Broadcast
Original channelA&E
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runMarch 21, 2012 (2012-03-21) – present
External links
Duck Dynasty on A&E
Production website
 
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Duck Dynasty is an American reality television series on A&E that portrays the lives of the Robertson family, who became wealthy from their family-operated business, Duck Commander. The West Monroe, Louisiana business makes products for duck hunters, primarily a duck call called Duck Commander. The Robertson men—brothers Phil and Si, and Phil's sons Jase, Willie, and Jep—are known for their long beards and their religious views.[1] The family was previously featured on the series Benelli Presents Duck Commander and its spin-off Buck Commander, which still airs on the Outdoor Channel.[2]

The show has broken several ratings records on both A&E and cable television as a whole. The fourth season premiere drew 11.8 million viewers; the most-watched nonfiction cable series in history.[3]

In mid-December 2013, controversy from an interview Phil Robertson gave to GQ Magazine resulted in an indefinite suspension by A&E, due to remarks he had made which were being widely-reported in the media as "anti-gay".[4][5] The suspension started a "nationwide debate about tolerance and religion."[6][7] Following public pressure on A&E to lift the suspension, he was reinstated nine days later.[8]

The show had $80 million in advertising sales for the first nine months of 2013, and merchandise has generated another $400 million in revenue, about half of which is through Walmart.[9][10][11]

Cast

Robertson family

Phil Robertson – Phil created the Duck Commander duck call; patenting it in 1972 and founding the Duck Commander Company in 1973.[12][13] He played football at Louisiana Tech University[14] and was contacted by the Washington Redskins after his junior year. He chose instead to quit football because it interfered with duck season.[15] Phil graduated from Louisiana Tech with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education and later received a Masters of Arts degree in Education via night classes while working as a schoolteacher.[16] Phil is known for his dislike of modern technology and his concern that his grandchildren are becoming "yuppies". At the end of each episode, the family is shown at the dining table, with Phil praying over the meal.[17]

Kay Robertson (née Carroway) – Phil's wife; most often referred to as "Miss Kay". Kay married Phil in 1966 at age 16. She is the mother of Alan, Jase, Willie, and Jep. She loves cooking and often has her entire family over for a home-cooked meal after a hard day's work.[18]

Si Robertson – Phil's brother; a Vietnam War veteran, and Willie's uncle.[19] Si works at Duck Commander; making the reeds that go into every duck call.[20] Si is known for his storytelling, his constant use of the expression "Hey!" and the word "Jack" to end many of his sentences, and his ever-present blue plastic Tupperware cup filled with iced tea, which his mother sent him while he was stationed in Vietnam. Si is married to Christine Robertson (née Raney).[21]

Willie Robertson – Phil and Miss Kay's third son, and CEO of Duck Commander. Willie has a bachelor's degree in health and human performance with an emphasis on business from the University of Louisiana at Monroe,[22] and took Duck Commander from a family business to a multimillion-dollar empire.[23] He is married to Korie Robertson, and they have five children.[24][25] Willie also does the narration on the show.

Korie Robertson (née Howard) – Willie's wife and business partner. Korie graduated from Harding University and is the office manager of Duck Commander. Korie and Willie have known each other since they were in 3rd and 4th grade, respectively.[26] They married on January 11, 1992[27] when they were 18 (Korie) and 19 (Willie).[28][29][30] They have five children: John Luke, Sadie, adopted son Will (Li'l Will), Bella, and adopted daughter Rebecca.[24][25]

John Luke Robertson – eldest son of Willie and Korie. He attends Ouachita Christian School.[31]

Rebecca Robertson - adopted daughter of Willie and Korie, and the eldest of the five children. The family originally were Rebecca's host when she was an exchange student from Taiwan and have since adopted her as their own.[32][33] She comes home to West Monroe after completing a two-year fashion internship in Los Angeles.

Sadie Robertson – eldest daughter of Willie and Korie. Sadie attends Ouachita Christian School.[34]

Jase Robertson – Phil and Miss Kay's second son. Jase is in charge of the manufacturing aspects at Duck Commander.[35] Along with other employees, Jase tunes the duck calls by hand.[35] Many of the episodes feature the laid-back, self-professed redneck Jase doing something to aggravate the gung-ho, business-savvy Willie; such as turning a warehouse cleaning into a ping-pong battle.

Missy Robertson (née West) – Jase's wife. They have three children: Reed, Cole, and Mia. She has been featured singing on the show.

Reed Robertson – eldest son of Jase and Missy. Reed attends Ouachita Christian School, and plays football and baseball.[36]

Cole Robertson – second son of Jase and Missy. Cole attends Ouachita Christian School, and plays baseball.[36]

Jules Jeptha (Jep) Robertson – Phil and Miss Kay's youngest son. Jep currently films and edits DVDs of the Robertson family; hunting. He is often seen at Duck Commander and at family dinners. He is married to Jessica and they have four children.

Jessica Robertson (née Bailey) – Jep's wife and Willie's sister-in-law. Jessica and Jep have four children: Lily, Merritt, Priscilla, and River.[37]

Marshal ("Alan") Robertson – Phil and Kay's eldest son. Originally Alan left the family business to become a preacher, but he left this profession to rejoin his family both doing public relations at Duck Commander and appearing on the show since season four. He wanted to join the show to spread the Word of God to more people. Alan is married to Lisa Robertson, (née Gibson), and is the only adult male in the family without a beard.[38][39]

Family tree

Shaded entries indicate family members who have appeared on the show.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James
Robertson
 
Merritt
Hale
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Phil
Robertson
b. April 24, 1946
 
Kay
Carroway
b. December 21, 1947[40]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silas
Robertson
b. April 27, 1948
 
Christine
Raney
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alan
Robertson
b. 1965
 
 
 
 
Jason
Robertson
b. August 16, 1969
 
 
 
 
Willie
Robertson
b. April 22, 1972
 
 
 
 
Jeptha
Robertson
b. May 28, 1978[40]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trasa
Robertson
 
Scott
Robertson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lisa
Gibson
 
 
 
 
 
Missy
West
 
 
 
 
 
Korie
Howard
 
 
 
 
 
Jessica
Bailey
 
Kyle Wayne
Cobern
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marsha
Markert
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
two daughters
with children
 
 
 
Reed
Robertson
 
 
 
John Luke
Robertson
 
 
 
Lily
Robertson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
four sons
 
 
 
 
 
three sons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cole
Robertson
 
 
 
Sadie
Robertson
 
 
 
Merritt
Robertson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mia
Robertson
 
 
 
Will
Robertson
 
 
 
Priscilla
Robertson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bella
Robertson
 
 
 
River
Robertson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rebecca
Robertson

Other recurring cast

List of episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD and Blu-ray release date
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region A
115March 21, 2012May 23, 2012November 25, 2012January 7, 2014
213October 10, 2012December 5, 2012March 5, 2013January 7, 2014
313February 27, 2013April 24, 2013August 6, 2013January 7, 2014
411August 14, 2013December 11, 2013January 7, 2014
510[44]January 15, 2014[45]TBATBATBA

The first season was released on iTunes and on DVD in July 2012.[46]

Ratings

An hour-long Christmas special premiered on December 5, 2012 as the season two finale and became (at the time) the most-watched A&E episode in the network's history.[47]

The February 27, 2013, the season three premiere tallied 8.6 million viewers, including five million in the adults 25–54 demographic and five million in adults 18–49 demographic, making the premiere (at the time) the most watched series in network history, beating the season two finale.[48] The one-hour season three finale (shown on April 24, 2013) tallied 9.6 million viewers, with 5.6 million in the Adults 25–54 demographic and 5.5 million in the Adults 18–49 demographic, making it the highest rated telecast in A&E history.[49]

On August 14, 2013, the season four premiere drew a total of 11.8 million viewers, an increase of 37% vs. the season three premiere, drawing 6.3 million viewers in the Adults 25–54 demographic, making it the most watched nonfiction series telecast in cable television history.[3] According to The Hollywood Reporter, the fourth season averaged 9.4 million viewers.[50]

Duck Dynasty tops the list of celebrity/pop culture-themed costume searches on Yahoo! in October 2013, according to data compiled by Yahoo Web trend expert Carolyn Clark.[51]

Seasonal ratings

SeasonTime slot (ET)# Ep.PremiereFinaleTV season
DatePremiere viewers
(in millions)
DateFinale viewers
(in millions)
1Wednesday 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 pm
15
March 21, 2012
1.81[52]
May 23, 2012
2.56[53]2012
213
October 10, 2012
3.70[54]
December 5, 2012
6.45[55]
313
February 27, 2013
8.62[56]
April 24, 2013
9.63[57]2013
4Wednesday 10:00 pm10
August 14, 2013
11.77[58]
October 23, 2013
8.40[59]
5Wednesday 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 pm
10[60]
January 15, 2014
8.49[61]TBATBA2014

Controversies

Editing controversy

In 2012, Phil Robertson stated on Sports Spectrum, a Christian sports publication, that he confronted producers about editors of the show telling them not to say Jesus' name while praying at the end of episodes, and that they added intermittent bleep censors over random portions of the cast's unscripted dialogue although there was no profanity being spoken.[62][63] Robertson cited the issues as part of spiritual warfare, that there was no swearing that needed to be edited out, and the prayers were being censored to avoid offending non-Christian religious people. A&E did not comment on the claims.[64]

Phil Robertson's GQ Interview

On December 18, 2013, A&E announced that it was suspending Phil Robertson from the show indefinitely over remarks he made during an interview with Drew Magary of GQ magazine.[65] During the interview for a featured article in GQ's January 2014 issue, titled "What the Duck?", Magary asked Robertson: "What, in your mind, is sinful?"[66] Robertson replied: "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men."[67]

Continuing rhetorically, Robertson questioned the appeal of same-sex relationships, particularly amongst men, saying:

"It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical."

A&E released a statement that read:

"We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."[65]

Robertson responded to the initial criticism by saying that he is a "product of the 60s" but has since lived his life on Biblical principles. He added: "I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me."[68] The Robertson family released a statement about A&E's decision, supporting Phil and saying that while some of his comments were "coarse," his beliefs are "grounded in the teachings of the Bible."[69] The statement also said that the family was in talks with the network, as they could not imagine going forward "without [their] patriarch at the helm."[69] Robertson, who was reluctant to sign on before the show started, stated in a July 2013 interview that he did not plan on being on the show long and that he thought it would go on without him.[70][71]

Robertson's remarks were widely reported by media outlets, with reactions split across various socioeconomic and geopolitical divides. He garnered much of his support from social conservatives, including his corporate sponsors, some religious groups, Republican politicians including Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee.[72][73] In concert, Robertson faced significant opposition from several news organizations,[74][75][76][77] LGBT advocacy groups including GLAAD,[78] and other individuals characterizing his sentiments as anti-gay and bigoted. In response to Robertson's remarks, Southern restaurant chain Cracker Barrel removed Duck Dynasty products that they thought might offend some of their guests.[79][80][81] A day later they put them back due to public response, including boycott threats.[82] News media noted a "flood of support" including over a million supporters who "liked" a Facebook page calling for a boycott of A&E and 250,000 signers to an online petition demanding reinstatement.[83][84]

Robertson also drew criticism for viewpoints he expressed that critics characterized as "minimizing the era" of racial segregation in the southern United States, calling his comments "insensitive".[85][86][87] Robertson was quoted as saying:

"I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I'm with the blacks, because we're white trash. We're going across the field [...] They're singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, 'I tell you what: These doggone white people'—not a word! [...] Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues."

In response, the Human Rights Campaign and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) wrote a joint letter to A&E calling Robertson's remarks dangerous and inaccurate.[88][89][90][91] Jesse Jackson's human rights group, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, has "demanded meetings with A&E and with Cracker Barrel" over the issue, and, together with GLAAD and the National Organization for Women, urged A&E to keep Robertson on hiatus.[92] Dan Savage opined that he felt that Robertson's comments about African-Americans under Jim Crow laws were "much more offensive", but because in American culture issues of sex are generally discussed more than issues of race, his comments about race would be discussed far less, in favor of issues about gay sexuality.[93][94][95]

In the first public interview since the GQ interview went viral, Robertson stood by his comments and said:

"Jesus will take sins away. If you're a homosexual, he'll take it away. If you're an adulterer, if you're a liar, what's the difference?"[96][97][98]

United Press International reported that A&E CEO Nancy Dubuc has received death threats for the decision to suspend Roberts indefinitely.[99]

On December 27, A&E released a statement reversing Robertson's suspension. The network cited Robertson's and the family's regret for the use of "coarse language" in regards to discussing body parts,[100] and stated that A&E would launch a public service announcement across the channel's "entire portfolio" that would promote "tolerance and acceptance among all people."[101] GLAAD condemned the decision, stating A&E has "chosen profits over African American and gay people."[102] CNN noted that Duck Dynasty was too profitable for A&E to consider ending the show, but that the channel felt that they had to send a message of disapproval for the comments, which the suspension did.[103] A Human Rights Campaign representative saw the reinstatement as a positive step and said they had been assured that "the Robertson family is now open [...] to address the real harm that such anti-gay and racist comments can cause."[103]

CNN reported that the controversy showed that a culture war was at play, in part because of what GLAAD characterized as "offensive depictions of minorities" in public discourse.[103] Republican Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and other conservatives noted the issue as a First Amendment right to free speech,[103][104][105][106] but others contended that the First Amendment is not applicable.[107] Jerry L. Fielding, a Republican member of the Alabama Senate, said he would propose a resolution in support of Robertson, and credited Christian conservatives for obtaining the reinstatement.[108][109]

Other television and media

The Robertsons appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Scheduled musical guest Morrissey canceled because he objected to being on the show with those he called "animal serial killers". The band Churchill filled in for Morrissey. Phil Robertson responded, saying, "Whoever he is, I don't hold it against him". They made a parody video where they sold a carrot call, instead of a duck call, to call wild carrots to jump straight into their mouths.[110] The Robertsons have also appeared on Conan, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Live! with Kelly and Michael, Today, Katie, The Wendy Williams Show and 700 Club. Willie Robertson appeared on FNC's The Five on August 13, 2013.[111] The Robertsons guest-starred on the season three première of Last Man Standing.

Members of Duck Dynasty are featured in the music video of the No. 1 country song "Wagon Wheel" by Darius Rucker.[112]

Si Robertson lent his voice and personal appearance to the VeggieTales video, Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas, in which he narrates the video and appears as an okra mall janitor.[113][114]

Holiday album

On June 10, 2013, it was announced that the family was working on a Christmas album.[115] Titled Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas, it was released on the UMG Nashville label on October 29, 2013.[116]

Charts

TitleDetailsPeak chart positionsSalesCertifications
US
[117]
US Country
[118]
US Holiday
[119]
CAN
[120]
Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas
  • Release date: October 29, 2013
  • Label: UMG Nashville
  • Formats: CD, music download
3118

Singles

YearSinglePeak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[124]
US Country Airplay
[125]
2014"Hairy Christmas"
(Willie Robertson & Luke Bryan)
4945Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas

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