Hey Jack! I know this news is going to make some of our readers happy, happy, happy! I'll bet I could name a lot of folks who have already pre-ordered this little gem. Much like his brother Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty's breakout starUncle Si has penned what is certain to be a hilarious best seller.
Known for his stories of 'Nam, his crazy one-liners, and his ever present pitcher of sweet tea, Si has certainly won the favor of the ladies…and he writes about fan proposals in his new book Si-Cology. Soncie, did you ask Si to marry you?
So I have two very exciting things to announce! First, it's Friday! Thank goodness for that small favor, right? And second, it seems that the Robertson family has settled their salary disputes with A&E because Willie just shared that the fabulous family will be back for a fourth season of Duck Dynasty!
I can barely contain my glee. Another season of Si? More episodes of Jase mocking his brother? Countless life lessons from Phil? A plethora of warehouse hijinx? It's going to be amazing.
If you're not watching Duck Dynasty, you're really missing out on fun-filled, family-friendly, drama-free "reality" television. However, I'm guessing that the majority of you ARE watching because season three's one hour finale was record-breaking. A&E's gem garnered 9.6 million viewers making it the most watched show on Wednesday night, blowing normal competitors like American Idol and Survivor out of the water.
Entertainment Weekly has the numbers, and it's truly phenomenal. American Idol only had a 3.3 rating on Wednesday, with Survivor scoring a 2.9 rating. The Robertson's series averaged 8.4 million total viewers per episode this season which is up 95% from its sophomore season, delivering a 4.3 rating among adults 18-49. Clearly, Soncie has been spreading the word to get folks to watch her beloved Si! Numbers like this have catapulted the series to into ratings gold, making it the cable's most watched reality show so far this year. If that wasn't enough, Duck Dynasty is the second most watched show (reality or otherwise!) behind AMC's Walking Dead. Way to go, Robertsons, and keep it coming!
To celebrate the monumentous occasion, A&E tweeted the above picture. It's proof positive that you can never, ever have too much camo.
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NOOOOOooooooooooooo! In what has to be the shortest "season" in television history, this season of Duck Dynasty ended last night in an hour of awesomeness…Hawaiian style. Willie, Si, Jase, and Phil treat their family to a much needed island vacay, and, as always, hilarity ensues. I'm going to miss the Robertson group. Thank goodness for re-runs!
Si makes the mistake of going to see the movie Ted, and he's scarred for life. What's next? Care Bear gangs? Paddington Bear doing drugs? Pooh holding Piglet hostage? Oh, the humanity. As he shares his cinematic mishap with Jase, he's upset to learn from Jep that Willie now expects them all to work standing up in the warehouse. Willie has installed a bunch of desks that move upwards on hydraulic lifts. When Jase confronts his brother for his new productivity initiative, he explains to Willie that they need to quit working so hard and take a day–or six–off from the daily grind.
I cannot get enough of the Robertson family, and I was so sad to learn that next week is the season finale! So this season of Teen Mom is going to continue indefinitely (or until one of the girls finishes college…so forever), but we only get roughly six weeks of Si, Jase, Willie, and Phil? Something is not right in the world of reality television.
Last night's Duck Dynasty begins as Godwin and Jase arrive at the warehouse (fun fact…Godwin used to be a bull rider. I love him 8 seconds more than I did before!), and they are surprised to see a Harley parked in Willie's spot. Whoever would violate Willie's sacred space? Jase knows that there are two thinks you never mess with when it comes to Willie…his food and his coveted parking place. Jase enters his younger brother's office to find Willie strumming an electric guitar. When did Willie start playing? And why is his beard now five shades darker than his hair? It's almost black. Willie reveals that he's been messing around with the strings on and off…since yesterday. Mid-life crisis, anyone? Jase informs Willie that someone has parked in his spot, but Willie isn't concerned. The Harley is his. It goes perfectly with the new Warrant t-shirt he bought on eBay. Jase can't help but poke fun at his brother, sharing that Willie can barely ride a bicycle, much less a Hog.
As if y'all didn't already know it, Wednesday night is a beacon in my week thanks to the Robertson folks of Duck Dynasty. I can't wait to see what Si, Willie, Phil and Jase have in store with their silly antics and good, clean fun. Last night, of course, didn't disappoint.
We begin as the boys are making duck calls, when Si arrives with a taser. He's armed and dangerous, and Jase is very afraid. As he should be of course! Willie arrives to invite the crew to a human resources meeting. He's bringing in a professional to give a seminar because, as Willie states, "When your employees' standard response to problems is to shoot it, burn it, or blow it up, it pays to cover your butt." Words to live by, I say. Willie gets on Si for playing security guard with his taser and handcuffs. The security kit was purchased after the break-in, although Si reminds Willie that it was Jase who broke into the warehouse.