I spent pretty much all of Wednesday watching the Duck Dynasty marathon on A&E and I have discovered two things.
1. It is the greatest show on television and 2. I am in love with them.
In a nutshell, the show is about the Robertson family who have created a multi-million dollar empire in Louisiana on inventing and selling duck calls. As far as the relevant people in the family tree, you’ve got Phil who is the dad to Willie (CEO of the Duck company) and Jason. Then you have Si, Willie/Jason’s uncle and Phil’s brother. And finally keeping everyone together is Miss Kay, Phil’s wife and Willie/Jason’s mama bear.
The show is actually hilarious. They are out and proud multi-million dollar rednecks who love who they are and what they do. I don’t even know if I can pick one favorite because they all have their golden moments. Si has the most outrageous things come out of his mouth, Jason is just there to fuck shit up and Miss Kay is the best mama bear I’ve seen on television in a long time.
But my favorite part of the show is when Jason, Si and the other workers will do literally anything to have to avoid actually working. They offer to go pick up ATV’s (and steal the RV), they go fishing (and sink the boat), they go on strike (and demand ham sandwiches), they race a limo covered in camo (and lose to a NASCAR driver), you name it they’ve probably done it.
They are currently in their second season and I can only pray that they keep making the show for years to come. It’s not even a train wreck like Honey Boo Boo, (although I do love watching that show to feel better about my own life) instead Duck Dynasty is sarcastic, hilarious and filthy rich for being geniuses and inventing something the world wanted to buy. For that last reason alone you should have respect for this family. You go Robertson family, you GO.
To end this love letter, here are a few of my favorite quotes from the marathon. But I highly recommend just watching the episodes, you will not regret one minute of it.
- “Work hard. Nap hard.”
- “He hasn’t learned the most important lesson about women. They like to BROWSE.”
- “Hey, I once got handed down underwear and a paperclip for Christmas, and it was a great gift.”
As a bonus, this also happened on the Christmas episode. You’re welcome America.