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.
Last night Duck Dynasty's Robertson family hit the red carpet in Vegas for the Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony. Korie, Willie, Jessica and Miss Kay's favorite son, Jep, were looking fab and Tweeting about their big night out and we couldn't wait for the weekly roundup to share these!
Korie (wearing Sue Wong) and Jessica shared several Tweets from their night – including backstage shots with former American IdolKelly Clarkson.
Sheryl Crow Tweeted that her son is a huge fan of the show (he has the hat to prove it), but she was too shy to approach them! "I saw @williebosshog from #DuckDynasty and I was too star struck to say hi! My son will kill me! #ACMspic.twitter.com/yZnxmzUo06."
Last night's Duck Dynasty was rather risque for Robertson standards. There was bathroom humor, shrinkage concerns, and Miss Kay got super sassy talking about the birds and the bees. Willie fancied himself an action hero, while Jase took great pleasure in ribbing his brother. Si has never been colder than he was in 'Nam, and Phil just shook his head at the insanity of it all. Good times, for sure!
Willie and Jase are touring a giant Bass Pro Shop after being offered a large space to sell their Duck Commander products. While Willie is trying to work on a deal, Jase is hoping to score free stuff and tossing out horrible neon laden ideas. Is it just me, or is Jase a Si in training? The guys decide that a blown up photograph of the Robertson boys is just what the space needs.
At the warehouse, Martin and Godwin are playing Go Fish (don't they know that it's super hard to play that with just two people?) and Si is watching Jep play Donkey Kong on a Gameboy. Jase wonders why the boys are being so old school with their game choices, but Si reminds him that the simplest of games are the most fun…Kick the Can, horseshoes, lawn darts–if you are fortunate enough to actually survive a game of deadly lawn darts! Willie arrives and shares the news that the boys will be doing a photo shoot for their Bass Pro Shop space. After major eyerolling from Jase, Jep offers to take the pictures so he can 1) test out his new camera; and 2) avoid being memorialized forever in whatever craziness Willie has in mind. The photo session is set for Saturday–oh, wait…Jep isn't available on Saturday. He has his dodge ball league play-offs. Si likes the sound of that. He loves the idea of the duck, dive, and jive!
How much should Phil Robertson be compensated for doling out his deadpanned old fashioned (but very true!) advice? What should Uncle Si garner for his hilariously bad jokes and horrible song lyrics? What would you pay to watch Jase and his monotone cadence shell out family commentary? As for Willie, what does he deserve for keeping his crazy family in check?
I don't know the answer, but apparently there is a showdown brewing between A&E and the cast of Duck Dynasty. If season four is going to happen (and oh, please let it happen!), the Robertsons are allegedly asking for a very hefty pay raise which they believe aligns with their enormous popularity. Do I agree? I'm not sure, but then again, I'm not willing to miss out on this amazing crew in my DVR roster.
I guess we've been spoiled by Duck Dynasty and the Robertson family, and I'm certainly alright with that. However, imagine my sadness when I realized that last night we were just treated to one new episode instead of the two to which we've grown accustomed. Granted, it was hilarious, but I can always use a full hour of the Roberston boys. Phil, Si, Willie, and Jase bring a balance to my week, and I'm forever grateful to them for it!
I have to say that Missy stole my heart when she decided that "Jason" (who's that? haha!) needed a wedding band. We all know he'd never stray, she just wanted an outward symbol of their marital bond. Can you blame her? Of course not! And when hilarity ensues (like it always does with the boys from Duck Commander), you've gained my attention!
Missy takes Jase to Grassi's Fine Jewelry determined to put a ring on it. Beyonce wishes she were there too, without a doubt. Jase likens ring shopping to fishing when you don't have a good lure. He admits that he lost his initial wedding band over twenty years ago, but that's okay because when women see him, they run. Unfortunately, that statement isn't a compliment to sweet Missy. The pair look at bands, and Jase is hoping to find something that won't make him the laughing stock of the warehouse.
Oh my, oh Si! I seriously cannot get enough of the Robertson family, and I am so excited to share more of this fabulous group with the wonderful RT readers. The fan favorite seems to be Uncle Si, although I have a soft spot in my heart for Jase. Poor Willie seems to be the brunt of the family's good-hearted ribbing, with Phil doling out the most deadpanned advice. Honestly, I wish other reality families would take note (cough, cough Kardashians!).
Today, we get to delve a little behind the scenes of the Robertsons, and the executive producer of the Duck Dynasty shares just why this show works so well. Enough chatter from me…let's get to it, shall we?
Last night's Duck Dynasty episodes were all about everyone's favorite Si Robertson. Whether he's taste testing pizza or pulling the limbs off of mannequins, he promises entertaining television. Likewise, Phil Robertson's deadpan delivery is fabulous, as is watching poor Willie try to reign in brother Jase and the rest of the warehouse crew. Thank you, A&E, for reviving my Wednesday nights!
To celebrate their five millionth duck call (or at least some duck call), Willie has put together a casino night at the warehouse. He actually has no clue how many duck calls his company has produced, but he wants to do something special for his employees. The top three chip holders will each receive a prize. Jase is appalled by his brother's idea of what constitutes a prize. Third place will win a bottle of Willie's Mallard Merlot, and second place is lucky enough to get an autographed copy Willie's unpublished manuscript. Jase has found better prizes in a Happy Meal. However, everyone is excited to hear who will win the grand prize…a two thousand dollar gift card. Si wins the money, and the brothers know they will be hearing about his victory for weeks. Si can't help it he's such a big winner…go ahead and brush those shoulders off, y'all!
Si uses his winning to purchase a leather massage chair which he sets up in the warehouse. The recliner sounds like a Nascar race. Si prompts a doubting Jase to try it out, and he's quickly swayed as to how wonderful it is. Willie enjoys it as well, although he doesn't want it in the warehouse…the guys will never get any of their work done!
I am sure it will come as a shock to no one that I've already pre-ordered a copy of Phil Robertson's new book Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander which hits shelves May 7th. Even if I wasn't obsessed with A&E's Duck Dynasty and the Roberston family, the title alone would have intrigued me.
I love everything about these people–their closeness, their strong faith, their loyalty, and their devotion to one another. Underneath those beards, there is more wit, substance, and intelligence than most of the housewives franchise combined. And, unlike the majority of the housewives, the Robertsons are honest about where they came from, what they stand for, and who they are.
Phil isn't afraid to admit he spent some time mixed up in the "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" when he was younger, and the family uses their reality fame to help the less fortunate. Hmmm, it sounds like those who don't necessarily look the part are certainly doing their part…somewhere Mama June is eating her sketti with a satisfactory grin…