They’ve also captured the attention of a national audience on A&E’s hit TV show Duck Dynasty. They are the Robertsons, duck call innovators turned reality TV stars from the backwoods of Louisiana, and they’re making their way to a television near you.
Headed by Willie, who runs their duck call business, Duck Commander, the Robertsons got their start in the industry when family patriarch Phil started making calls back in the ’70s. The other stars of the show are Willie’s brother, Jase, and uncle, Si, who often steals the show with his non-stop antics. As a salute to the bearded duckmen, we proudly present the 10 best Duck Dynasty moments.
Duck Dynasty's crazy uncle Si is known for his tall tales, which the other Robertsons say contain a few morsels of truth... maybe. Si remains one of the funniest members of the family and a focal point of the show.
Uncle Si is also known for his mastery of street slang, employing phrases like "it's on like Donkey Kong" as he leaves family members puzzled and viewers hysterical with laughter.
What doesn't uncle Si do? He runs excavation equipment (though not well), he teaches preschoolers, he sows aprons, and yes, he's the family grillmaster.
Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil once started ahead of Terry Bradshaw at quarterback for Louisiana Tech, but decided to go into the duck business instead of play pro ball. He's also an expert at turning off his wife's chatter when necessary.
If you're a beaver living in the waters anywhere near uncle Si, you best lookout—he's comin' for ya.
Phil is known for his entertaining outlook on life, which includes both the right to pursue happiness by eating the animals he kills and giving tips to the youngsters on how to find a spouse.
What's the problem with kids these days? Well, spoken in true Phil-osophic form, they're lazy and fat. Dr. Phil gives it to you straight on the technology obsession.
Uncle Si has been around a long time. So long, in fact, that he remembers the days when basketball was played without a ball. Don't even try to make sense of it. Just enjoy a hearty laugh.
Welcome to the life of Si—work hard, nap hard. America just needs to kick back and enjoy life a little bit, and it all starts with a nice afternoon nap.
Is an old man with a beard too big to play tea party with little girls? Heck no. Get out the fingernail polish, the feathers and the tiaras, 'cause we're having a tea party.
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