The Robertson family of Duck Dynasty never ceases to amaze me. Not only do they have a reality show that is good, clean fun and no drama (you can actually watch with your kids!), they are constantly giving back to their community while living up to their motto of faith, family, and ducks.
Of course, the best part about this crew is that they don't pretend to be perfect. What an odd concept in the land of reality stars! Patriarch Phil Robertson never hides the fact that he was a less than stellar husband and father in his younger years, and now a new documentary explores the Robertson's past.
Now Jep and Jessica Robertson are getting into the action–and helping a worthy cause–by teaming up with fashion label Corello. As part of Movember (the Robertsons certainly have some facial hair, don't they?) the brand is donating 10% of its profits to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Got an extra 80 grand burning a hole in your pocket and not sure what to buy with it? Do you have a special someone in your life who enjoys camo and water fowl and you plan on spending a literal fortune on them this holiday season? If so, the gang from Duck Dynasty has the perfect gift for you!
Back before they were international celebrities, best-selling authors, and chart-topping recording artists (more on that in a bit), Phil Robertson built an empire making duck calls. Now A&E is auctioning off the one millionth call produced in 2013 with the proceeds going to a very worthy cause.
Well this news makes the wino in my incredibly happy, happy, happy! You know, usually I get a little tired of reality stars just haphazardly slapping their name on any product that will make money, but I think I'd buy denture cream or incontinence pads or even (gag!) mayonnaise if the Robertsons were selling it! That isn't to say that the Duck Dynasty crew will endorse any old thing. They clearly have a clear vision of their brand. However, their newest venture is going to become a staple at my house without a doubt!
Willie Robertson has just announced that Duck Commander Wines will hit stores this month. I. Cannot. Wait. See, I knew it wasn't just a scripted plot line when Willie decided he wanted to get more into wine and art a few seasons ago. I'm sure the varietals will be perfect for the dining room to the deer stand! Feel free to call me, Willie, if you'd like to use that tagline!
How could you not love the Robertson family from A&E's Duck Dynasty? The answer is…you can't not love them. It's a sheer impossibility to find anything wrong with this crew.
As you all know, the Robertsons love family, faith, sweet tea, deer hunting, and apparently, surprises! The folks attending the grand opening of the new Field & Stream in Crescent Springs, KY can certainly attest to that fact! Uncle Si and nephew Alan Robertson surprised the crowd who was participating in a Duck Dynasty Look-A-Like contest and took photos with the winners.
Five winners were chosen in all including two Uncle Si winners (a child and an adult), and Jase, Willie and Phil impersonators. Seriously, how could you not adore this family?
I think we can pretty much credit MTV with the birth of reality television thanks to the explosion of The Real World, but it didn't stop there. Think about all of the families we watch on a weekly basis, from the Robertsons to the Kardashians to everyone in between. Where did the madness begin? Some may say with a ride on the crazy train courtesy of The Osbournes. Don't act like you didn't watch!
We saw Jack and Kelly Osbourne grow up on camera (although eldest daughter Amy didn't participate) with the always hilarious chirping busybody of a "mum" Sharon and bumbling, mumbling former death metal star Ozzy. And, of course, don't forget their tiny pooches! Now Kelly is a fashion consultant for E! and Jack is family man–how precious is his wife? (pictured with him and his parents above)–currently competing on Dancing with the Stars…but do they ever think about going back to the days of reality television's first family?
What is this world coming to? Seriously! I am quickly losing faith in humankind. First, Kim Kardashiangets engaged for a third time, and I have yet to rent space on my ring finger to any cubic zirconia, much less a fifteen carat diamond. Then, my love Pauly D goes and fathers a child behind my back (come to think of it, maybe my attraction to Pauly D has something to do with the caliber of guys I find who aren't proposing—and that's likely a good thing!), and now someone has just gone too far. TOO FAR!
You want to smash the pumpkin on my front porch? Go for it, you punk vandal. Your sticky fingers want to take more than your fair share of the candy I leave out on Halloween? Eat away, chubs! But do not, I repeat, DO NOT, defile all that is good and decent in the world…namely Duck Dynasty'sUncle Si Robertson!