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Old 11-17-16, 12:04 PM
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End of the line for Duck Dynasty

The show just started its 11th season and now that will be its last.

http://people.com/tv/duck-dynasty-en...ter-season-11/

The A&E reality series about a Louisiana family that dominates duck hunting season is set to say goodbye after its eleventh season, the family announced in a farewell video.

“After five years we’ve decided … as a family for this to be the final chapter of the Duck Dynasty series,” Jase Robertson said in the video uploaded to the show’s official

Korie Robertson chimed in: “This is going to be the best season yet and you might see us on a special or two.”

The announcement came along with the premiere of the show’s eleventh season, which aired on Wednesday. The series will run through Jan. 18 with a small break before seven final episodes set to air between March 1 and April 12, according to Entertainment Weekly. And ET Online reports that A&E will air holiday specials after the final season.
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I really enjoyed the first 3-4 seasons when the show was still fresh. But like most reality shows, after a few years, the people get more comfortable in front of the cameras and start acting. And the show felt less natural.

It was especially evident with Uncle Si who started out as some goofy oddball, and turned into an insane caricature. And the producers egged him on, by putting him in unrealistic situations that encouraged him to act as crazy as possible.
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Re: End of the line for Duck Dynasty

Another sign they sold out was them putting out a video game, though I don't know how old that is.

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Re: End of the line for Duck Dynasty

I'm surprised nobody's done a porno called Dick Dynasty. I think there was a "This Ain't Duck Dynasty" or something like that.
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Rule 34 says there HAS to be a Duck Dynasty porn parody
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Re: End of the line for Duck Dynasty

of course they're done on tv. No time once they're appointed in to Trumps cabinet. Gotta reward loyalist.
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I really enjoyed the first 3-4 seasons when the show was still fresh. But like most reality shows, after a few years, the people get more comfortable in front of the cameras and start acting. And the show felt less natural.

It was especially evident with Uncle Si who started out as some goofy oddball, and turned into an insane caricature. And the producers egged him on, by putting him in unrealistic situations that encouraged him to act as crazy as possible.
Bingo. The early episodes were a riot, especially the one where Willie and Jase were after the honey bee nest, while Godwin and Norman were dealing with a skunk while trying to get the women down from a cherry picker. I loved that episode.

But Si descended into not only caricature but a bad one at that. I tell you when this show lost its mojo: the episode where he drove his truck into Willie's while Willie was parked, then claimed an injury to get a scooter. I was on a DD group on FB at the time and the reaction to that was absolute fury and disgust. I knew that would doom the show far more than Phil's impolitic comments to GQ ever would, and viewership fell off like a rock.

Maybe Sadie can get a show. She is one cute lil redneck.
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Old 11-17-16, 03:35 PM
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Bingo. The early episodes were a riot, especially the one where Willie and Jase were after the honey bee nest, while Godwin and Norman were dealing with a skunk while trying to get the women down from a cherry picker. I loved that episode.

But Si descended into not only caricature but a bad one at that. I tell you when this show lost its mojo: the episode where he drove his truck into Willie's while Willie was parked, then claimed an injury to get a scooter. I was on a DD group on FB at the time and the reaction to that was absolute fury and disgust. I knew that would doom the show far more than Phil's impolitic comments to GQ ever would, and viewership fell off like a rock.

Maybe Sadie can get a show. She is one cute lil redneck.
It sounds like it would be worth checking out the show on the Outdoor Channel? I think it's the first one or two seasons.
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Bingo. The early episodes were a riot, especially the one where Willie and Jase were after the honey bee nest, while Godwin and Norman were dealing with a skunk while trying to get the women down from a cherry picker. I loved that episode.

But Si descended into not only caricature but a bad one at that. I tell you when this show lost its mojo: the episode where he drove his truck into Willie's while Willie was parked, then claimed an injury to get a scooter. I was on a DD group on FB at the time and the reaction to that was absolute fury and disgust. I knew that would doom the show far more than Phil's impolitic comments to GQ ever would, and viewership fell off like a rock.

Maybe Sadie can get a show. She is one cute lil redneck.
You wrote everything I was thinking.

That cherry picker episode was hilarious. And the scooter episode was where it all went downhill.

I know a lot of people blamed the GQ article on the drop in ratings. But the truth is that the show had peaked in early Season 4 and the ratings were dropping months before the article came out.

Sadie's awesome. I'd watch a show with her. But I think she's too normal. If she was a screwed-up mess, they'd give her a show in a second.

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Old 11-17-16, 05:32 PM
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Never seen an episode but I'd say 11 seasons is a pretty good run for a reality show.
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of course they're done on tv. No time once they're appointed in to Trumps cabinet. Gotta reward loyalist.
That's what I was going to post.
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Old 11-17-16, 11:05 PM
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I honestly thought this show ended years ago.
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Never seen an episode but I'd say 11 seasons is a pretty good run for a reality show.
I'm the exact same as you, never having seen an episode nor ever wanting to. That said, the article mentioned the show has been on the air for only but five years now. Whilst I dunno if that is correct (owing to the fact I've barely even ever heard of anything about the show, so it could've been on for eleven decades for all I know about it), it surely does sound as though more of the same typical crud similar such "z-list reality networks" (like TLC) having a crapload of distinctive seasons airing in only one calendar year.

It seems like the very same sort of trend plaguing/destroying comic book series of late, what with new and so very badly unnecessary+unneeded renumbering/relaunches presently taking place every few months now. Meaning that I assume whatever network airs Duck Dynasty expects more eyeballs & higher Nielsen's whensoever an episode gets heralded as the jaw dropping season finale, or the long+eagerly awaited new season's premiere - this, being as opposed to merely some "mid-season finale" or "just episode 15 after five weeks off of reruns".
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Old 11-18-16, 07:11 AM
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of course they're done on tv. No time once they're appointed in to Trumps cabinet. Gotta reward loyalist.
I've also never watched the show but I thought I saw some creepy clip of one of them hunting with Ted Cruz and praising him as the best candidate during the primaries. Like most Republicans, I guess it was more about defeating Hillary anyway, so I'm sure they jumped on Trump train.
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I've also never watched the show but I thought I saw some creepy clip of one of them hunting with Ted Cruz and praising him as the best candidate during the primaries. Like most Republicans, I guess it was more about defeating Hillary anyway, so I'm sure they jumped on Trump train.
Willie was an early Trump supporter. He came out to support Trump back in Summer 2015 and stuck with him. Phil supported Cruz and eventually switched after the primaries.

Here's a good video clip with Willie and Phil:

http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/01/2...d-cruz-hannity
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I honestly thought this show ended years ago.
I did too, I also thought it started long ago, not in 2012.
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Add me to the "this was still on?" camp. I thought it ended a few years ago -- about the time Walmart was plastered with their merchandise. It was enough to make George Lucas proud.

Never saw it, never interested me. Congrats to them for building an empire though.
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Never saw it, never interested me.
Same.
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Now they can shave the beards and go back to dressing like preppies:

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I've seen that before and it brings me back to the question -- was the show an act from the beginning?
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Naw I know a lot of people that shift back and forth between country and prep. Usually when golf is involved. They just grew their beards out, it's trendy now.

They actually don't pull the country part off all that great, they look like characters from a Wes Anderson movie.

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I've seen that before and it brings me back to the question -- was the show an act from the beginning?
It's not like that photo was a big secret. On one of the early first season episodes, they showed that picture and everyone made jokes about it. The wives all discussed whether they preferred the guys shaved or scruffy.

Willie said in interviews that in the early days, they felt they needed to be clean cut and wear suits for business meetings with big companies. And once they were established, they could do what they wanted.
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Maybe Sadie can get a show. She is one cute lil redneck.
Yeah, preferably from Evil Angel.
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I've seen that before and it brings me back to the question -- was the show an act from the beginning?
Aren't all reality shows really just an act?
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