UPDATED 08-17-13: DVR ALERT: “DUCK DYNASTY” ON A & E CABLE NETWORK—A VERY POPULAR SHOW ABOUT GOD, GUNS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY (WATCH PREMIER EPISODE AND PAST EPISODES HERE)…
Saturday, August 17, 2013 — 4:50 PM (My original post follows my update)
The men of ‘Duck Dynasty’ pose with Maria Menounos during an appearance on ‘LIVE! with Kelly and Michael’ Wednesday.
Phil Robertson, Willie Robertson, Si Robertson, Jase Robertson and Jep Robertson, members of the smash hit TV Series, Duck Dynasty, recently appeared on “Live with Kelly and Michael”, with guest co-host, Maria Menounos (sitting in for Kelly) and Michael Strahan while visiting New York during the week.
Here’s the video of the interview on their morning show that aired Wednesday, August 14th. Jase Robertson joked, “I think it was a facial profile deal” when he was kicked out of a New York hotel he was staying in after he asked an employee where the restroom was. He was told, “Right here, sir”, and was quickly ushered out because he was mistaken for a homeless guy. You can’t make this stuff up. Hilarious! He then went on to say that he spotted three rats while he was there, stating “I’m noticing these things; that’s the hunter in me”. Rats in New York…LOL…and Maria chimed in “Really?“, as if it’s not commonplace. LOL She further embarrassed herself by asking them…”What exactly is hunting season?” HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!
These men, and they are men, are what’s good in America. They’re funny, unassuming and don’t flaunt their success with flashy clothes or huge diamond stud earrings hanging off their ears or gaudy gold chains hanging around their necks. They’re the real deal, and that’s why they’re so popular. It’s refreshing to finally see someone famous laugh off a potential racial moment with humor and dignity…
Here’s my Original Post…
“To me, there’s nothing sexier than a guy who’s not afraid to get his hands dirty, not afraid to reject peer pressure, not afraid to stand up for what’s right (even if it’s not popular), having the courage to stand by his convictions, always treats women with dignity and respect, and most importantly, not afraid to openly show the world his love for God, his country and his family. That’s my definition of what a man is.”
In the spirit of my usual “Friday Funnies”, I’m spotlighting a very funny show that I encourage you to start watching…
Whenever I come across a show that captures my attention (in a good way), I caption it as a “DVR Alert” and share it under “TV and Radio” on my site. Since this category has become so popular, I’ve given it its own Category: “QueenBeeWorld’s DVR Alert”. You can now click on that particular category to see the programs I watch, including upcoming specials or programs I feel are important enough to DVR…
Enter “Duck Dynasty“—a show about the Robertson family who is living the American Dream and became wealthy from their family-owned business making duck calls. New episodes of Duck Dynasty can be seen on the A&E Cable channel every Wednesday, 10 PM ET. Check for times in your area. If you want to watch the premier episode and / or catch up on past episodes (some are full episodes) and see what everyone’s quacking about, click here.
Duck Dynasty is a clean representation of the American Spirit, not the usual tasteless reality shows that are so abundant on TV and in social media, but American values that once were embraced and emulated by the masses.
The very successful business was started in 1972 when Phil Alexander Robertson created the “Duck Commander” duck call. He could have made a lucrative career out of football when he was offered a contract by the Washington Redskins after his junior year, but he turned it down because it interfered with his passion—duck season. He didn’t take the road most traveled—making millions as so many NFL players do who follow the money—instead, he stood his ground and followed his heart, professing his strong belief in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as many of us do. I feel God has rewarded him and his family (literally and figuratively) for choosing faith over money. Not only do they talk about the American Spirit, they live by it each and every day. For that, he and his whole family have earned my respect.
I truly believe God shows us all the right path to follow as well, but it’s up to us if we want to take that road less traveled. God has given us all free will, and the success of this show reveals a family that consistently takes the high road—the right road—and follows their hearts, unscripted, BTW. They don’t follow the worthless scripts so carefully worded as other reality shows so often do, and that is their downfall—shows that I don’t watch at all.
I always shine a light on what’s really important to me, whether good or bad. I tune in to Duck Dynasty because they have a faith and core values similar to mine, which is why I’m shining a bright light on this show. I love how they pray as a family at the end of each episode. If more people tuned in to more shows like this, and tune out classless, clueless reality shows that are rampant on TV and in social media, America would see [and hopefully imitate] the true values that made America a great nation from the start. It seems we’re losing those values at a high rate of speed, and we need to get them back if America is to thrive as it once did.
The story, including pictures, is below my post, but before I close, I’d like you to watch three short videos…
…the first, is a recent interview Bill O’Reilly had with CEO Willie Robertson on The O’Reilly Factor on the FoxNews Cable station…
…the second, is a video slideshow of this beautiful family on Phil and Kay’s 48th Anniversary last year…
…and the third is a snippet of Phil and Kay Robertson renewing their marriage vows on their 49th wedding anniversary during the 4th Season premier of Duck Dynasty. This video should be included with every wedding package, and viewed by everyone because it shows how to make a marriage blossom and grow with love and mutual respect, and it shows how to treat the lives that God gave us with the dignity and respect that we all deserve. There are no T & A shots in this series to entice viewership because they don’t have to resort to tasteless tactics to bring in viewership—because sex doesn’t sell as much as the American Spirit of mutual respect for one another and the core values that make America the greatest country on earth…
To all those people out there who look up to celebrities and read about every dirty deed they do, and imitate their rotten behavior…
If you want to emulate someone, emulate this family because you’ll get nowhere fast if you continue to emulate the drug addicts and boozers that are the so-called “heroes of Sports and Hollywood fame”. In the end, a lot of them self-destruct and / or die because of their appalling behavior and poor choices they make, and sadly, that’s how their followers will probably end up if they don’t change their ways.
There’s a good reason why 11.8 million people tuned in to watch the August 15th, Season 4 premier of Duck Dynasty, and continue to watch—because Americans are thirsty for America to regain what it’s in jeopardy of losing–the American Spirit…
How did a show about a ‘redneck’ family who make duck calls become the most watched cable show EVER? Season premiere of Duck Dynasty shatters records
- 11.8 million people watched the August 15 season 4 premiere
PUBLISHED: 21:16 EST, 15 August 2013 | UPDATED: 03:34 EST, 16 August 2013
The A&E series Duck Dynasty made a big splash Wednesday when it kicked off its fourth season with the highest ratings for any cable reality show in history.
The show that follows the Robertsons—a West Monroe, Louisiana brood of duck hunters who’ve become filthy rich from a business selling duck calls—who drew an unbelievable 11.8 million viewers on Wednesday.
And they’re probably getting filthier. The record ratings come after A&E gave in to the off-beat clan’s demands for higher pay and amidst the growing popularity of the Duck Commander brand merchandise that made them rich in the first place.
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No quacks: The Robertson clan of A&E’s Duck Dynasty made a huge splash Wednesday with a record-setting premier that drew 11.8 million viewers
The network said the episode took its place as the No. 1 non-fiction series telecast in cable history in total viewers as well as all key demographic groups, most notably the coveted 18 to 49 demographic.
The fourth-season premiere grew by more than one-third in total viewers over last season’s debut.
Season three premiered with 8.6 million viewers last year and ranked as the number two most watched cable show of the season, behind AMC’s The Walking Dead.
It’s a phenomenon even Jase Robertson, one of the family’s bearded second generation, thought he’d never see.
‘My dad (Phil) echoed that,’ he told USA Today. ‘I think he said something along the lines of “A redneck family, they’re not going to run that.”’
The blockbuster premier on Wednesday placed the long-bearded Robertson boys ahead of another famously hirsute cable star. Duck Dynasty’s 11.8 million viewers beat out the wildly popular conclusion of History’s The Bible, which portrayed the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, by around 100,000 viewers.
Wildly popular: Phil Robertson with the duck call that started it all. His business has grown exponentially with the historic success of his A&E show, which became the most watched cable reality show ever on Wednesday
The Robertson’s business, Duck Commander, makes merchandise for hunting enthusiasts. Their show is one part business, one part family, and all parts popular
Worth it: The family reportedly stalled season four’s premier with prolonged salary negotiations. Now A&E is likely happy they gave in
Nuptials: The record setting premier featured Kay and Phil Robertson renewing their vows after 48 years
The show follows Phil Robertson, who created a successful company that sells duck hunting merchandise, his bearded sons, and all their wives and kids.
As the show’s success has increased exponentially—it grew by 95 percent between seasons two and three—the company that got it all started has reaped the benefits.
The company’s online store offers a trove of ‘Commander novelties’ in addition to its wide array of hunting gadgetry, like bobble head dolls, fake beards, mugs, beer koozies, and even a branded Cajun seasoning.
Catchy: Phil Robertson models the trademark beard worn by the men in his family
Kitschy: In addition to their hunting merchandise, Duck Commander also offers novelty items spun off from the series
Fresh: Duck Commander air fresheners come in ice (pictured), vanilla, and strawberry scents
Soggy: The family-themed show takes place in Louisiana bayou country
And the family has several literary offerings, to boot.
The patriarch Phil published Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander, the family has a group-authored book called The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty, and even the erstwhile uncle of the bayou brood has published a book, Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle.
There are also t-shirts, DVD collections, and a cookbook by Phil’s wife Kay.
In spite their wild financial success and continued popularity, Jase Robertson says they’re keeping their bearded heads on straight as best they can.
‘It didn’t really taint the important things,’ he said. ‘Our faith and our family and our perspective on life.’
Family jewels: Duck Commander CEO Williw Robertson, Phil’s son, models some of the duck calls that made his family wealthy
Pricey: The original Duck Commander duck call device, left, sells for $45. The duck call at right, dubbed the Cold Blooded Series (in Copperhead finish) sells for $180
Uncle Si’s duck hat is, unfortunately, not available at the Duck Commander web store