A&E’s Duck Dynasty consistently wallops every other non-scripted show week after week as the Robertson clan delights and entertains millions of Americans.
Duck Commander founder, Phil Robertson, and CEO son, Willie, spoke with Sports Spectrum about a few “editorial issues” such as “fake beeps” inserted where editors assumed there might be swearing. The editorial team also cut out “in Jesus’ name” at the end of dad Phil’s prayers around the family dinner table.
Phil Robertson related:
“They send the footage to LA…and you got about 15 or 20 editors sitting there and they’re the ones arranging the scenes…they’re the ones who said ‘I think it’d be cool here, we’ll make it look like they’re cursing.’ These people probably thought there was some profanity going on, which there was zero!”
And concerning the prayers in Jesus’ name:
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“The other thing was, when we prayed we said ‘in Jesus’ name, amen’…they would have me say ‘and thank-you Lord for the food, thank-you for loving us, amen,’ So I said ‘Why would you cut out in Jesus’ name?’ They said ‘Well, those editors are probably doing that and they just think, you know, you don’t want to offend some of the Muslims or something.’ “
Every Wednesday night millions of Americans (including me!) tune in to watch Duck Dynasty and laugh at the antics of the Robertson family. It’s one show on TV that viewers know without a doubt is funny AND clean enough for family viewing.
Duck Dynasty makes us laugh and upholds the values of faith and family. The Robertson clan resonates with hunters, outdoorsmen, and grandmas and grandpas trying to influence their grandkids with the work ethic and gratitude to God.
Phil Robertson does not apologize for his love of Jesus, and he and his Miss Kay have raised Alan (a pastor), Jase, Willy and Jep to do likewise.
How refreshing to see a family whose faith colors everything they do, both on a grand scale and in the every day whacky scheme of things. How wonderful to watch the stunningly successful clan wrap every day and episode up with thanks to the One from whom all blessings flow.
As for me, don’t bother me at 10 PM any Wednesday night unless it’s life or death: I’m getting my weekly dose of clean, faith-filled humor from that West Monroe, Louisiana, family I’ve come to love. Thank-you Jesus for the Robertsons and Duck Dynasty!