Monday, May 20, 2013

What is this Duck Dynasty?

by Kate Collins

I feel like Rip Van Winkle: I just woke up after being asleep for 20 years. What the heck is Duck Dynasty? And why is it so popular?

I actually had to look it up so I'd know what it is. Here's what Wikipedia had to say:

Duck Dynasty is a reality television series on A&E. It shows the lives of the Robertson family, who became wealthy from their family-operated business, Duck Commander, operated in West MonroeLouisiana, which makes products for duck hunters, primarily the duck call named Duck Commander. The Robertson men, brothers Phil and Si, and Phil's sons Jase, Willie, and Jep, are known for their long, flowing beards.
The business began in a dilapidated family shed, where Phil Robertson spent 25 years making duck calls from Louisiana cedar trees.[1] His son Willie is now the CEO of the company.

Okay, so now I know what it is. Can someone tell me why it's so popular?