Friday, April 19, 2013

Quirky "Quack Pack"


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Duck Dynasty is the hit A&E reality show about a family of millionaire duck caller manufacturers from West Monroe, Louisiana. It's the number one non-scripted television series that People Magazine dubbed, "The Quack Pack." Patriarch Phil Robertson created the business forty years ago, and  his son Willie took over the reigns. Phil's brother Si works there along with his two other sons Jase and Jep. He married his wife when she was only sixteen, and his boys' beautiful wives were also their high school sweethearts.
 
The series is centered around the family business, as well as their eccentric hobbies. The Robertsons would sooner shave off their long and unruly beards than buy their meats, as hunting and fishing is in their blood. In one episode, Uncle Si and Jace created a special turkey caller, and set up a female decoy to lure the turkeys in. Afterward, they brought home two turkeys for a men versus women family cook-off.
 
Although their business is extremely successful, they can't seem to break old habits. Once Jase  pulled over to pick up some roadkill. The going rate was five bucks a tail, and he didn't want to miss out. In another episode, their mother Miss Kay insisted that her son Willie buy her goats from a petting zoo. When he initially refused she said,"You're not a real woman if you don't have a goat." Not only did Willie drive two goats home for her in his luxury Cadillac Escalade, but he turned his brother Jase's new office into a goat pen. 
 
They are never at a loss for side splitting quotes. Some website favorites include:
"First it's pretty tires, then it's pretty guns. Next thing you know, you're shaving your legs and wearing capri pants." - Si Robertson
"Where I come from you don't mess with another man's woman or his hat." - Jase Robertson
"There are two kinds of people in this world...the educated and the unducated." - Si Robertson.
 
Every episode has a message. For example, when their dad Phil was preparing his special frog legs recipe, he discussed his views on the perfect wife. He said that it didn't matter if she was homely, as long as she was a good cook. Fortunately, his attractive wife wasn't in the room at the time; otherwise, she would've dragged him by his beard, and fed him to her goats.
                                   

  
 

33 comments:

  1. Big families are always good as long as each and every kid or teenager is heard and spoken to.

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  2. I've watched this show a time or two..they are certainly or maybe it's certifiably interesting folks.

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  3. I watched my first episode just this week...they were making a giant duck call.

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  4. Not my cup of tea, but my oldest grandchild thinks it's hysterical.

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  5. I've never even heard of this, but quirky fits the picture.

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    1. Lee - You should try a test run by googling a scene or two.

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  6. Alex - They really are like The Beverly Hillbillies!

    Munir - Wise words!

    Jen - "Certifiably interesting folks" sounds about right!

    Yvonne - It's doing incredibly well in the ratings.

    Delores - I'm sure they were making lots of wisequakes!

    Arleen - Do you mean "Texas tea" or in this case Louisiana Tea? My husband really likes the show.

    Julie

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  7. Hahaha, She definitely would have dragged him away by the beard. Each show may share a message, but I think there may be a few 'messages' this fellow needs to receive. I am not much for the reality shows. I'd rather read a synopsis on a blog. God bless, Maria Delight Directed Living

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  8. those quotes are very funny. I've never seen the show.

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  9. Great choice for Q. I love the Duck Dynasty in pieces, not the whole show...kinda overload. The episode where the crazy uncle and the patriarch go to Career Day at school: epic. Showing the students how to dress a duck and stories about Vietnam. The children faces are priceless.

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  10. I've never watched, but have heard it was a fun show. I'm pretty sour on "reality" t.v. right now, but I may give it a shot at some point :)

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  11. I've never seen the show, but the end of this post made me laugh out loud. Now I want to watch. :D

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  12. I've actually never seen the show before. My boyfriend keeps wanting me to watch it with him. Maybe I'll give it a try...

    Happy A to Z blogging.
    pensuasion.blogspot.com

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  13. Hmmm, haven't seen that one yet, but I don't watch much TV except for a couple of favorites.

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  15. I don't watch the show, but they sound like an entertaining bunch.

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  16. Yep! Love 'em. I'm sure some of it's made up but it's a nice break from all of the other shows that are really stupid!

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  17. This one seems MUCH better than Honey Boo Boo. I LOVED the Beverly Hillbillies too. I'd have liked to watch the turkey cook-off.

    Be well, Julie. Happy Friday.
    xoRobyn

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  18. I don't watch this show, but Husband does sometimes.

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  19. Maria - Weii I'm glad you came here then!

    Cathy - I saw "The Quack Pack" title in an article in People Magazine.

    Al - If you have cable in the Dragon Cave you should definitely tune in!

    Susan - I agree how a little goes a long way on that show!

    Mark - It's unlike any reality show I've ever seen before.

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  20. Julie - You really have to see it to believe it. Thanks Julie!

    Joyce - It would be fun to dress up in camouflage to watch the show!

    SL - You should try watching an episode with your boyfriend. My husband also likes when I watch it with him.

    Mary - Then just enjoy your favorite shows, but you may want to tune in one night to see what the fuss is all about.

    Cynthia - Very "entertaining" in an odd way!

    Cathrina - Duck Dynasty does have many funny moments.

    Bushman - I agree that some of it has to be prepared in advance, but it's better than many reality shows.

    Carol - It's a shame Live-in Handyman and my hubby can't watch it together!

    Robyn - I've only seen clips of Honey Boo Boo. I think you should look for online episodes of Duck Dynasty, as I know you'll get a kick out of the Robertson family.

    Julie

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    1. Pete - I've been trying to get on you site for the last two days and I couldn't get through. Hope everything is okay, and I'll try again soon.

      Julie

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  22. Sounds like a really funny show that New Zealand is missing out on. Sadly, we tend to get only the violent American programs. I think I have been away too long. What is A&E. Here it is accident and emergency - where you go if you don't quite need a hospital, but need a doctor and yours is not available.

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  23. I think you might like it Pete.

    Rhonda - A&E is an Arts and Entertainment channel on cable TV. It seems like you're way too busy to watch TV anyway!

    Julie

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  24. Spin off of the "brat pack" concept... ? LOL
    I've never heard of this show my side of the globe... they are a quirky bunch, for sure...

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  25. I have never seen it. But, I don't watch reality shows.

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