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What's Behind the Popularity of Duck Dynasty?I never would have thought that a redneck family from West Monroe, Louisiana would be involved in one of the highest-rated reality shows on television, but I’ve clearly been proven wrong.

“Duck Dynasty,” which follows a family who manufactures duck calls for hunting season, has created a ‘duck nation’ of followers. Many may relate to the Robertson clan one way or another — whether it’s through their humorous antics, or Uncle Si’s endless array of hilariously entertaining shenanigans or one-liners (Si-isms).

And while I personally laugh with the utmost enthusiasm during each 30-minute episode (laughing with them, not at them; I think the gang is acutely aware of their comic relief), I’m honing in on their primal love for family and togetherness.

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What’s Behind the Popularity of Duck Dynasty?

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  1. It’s not only the family values the togetherness. They are intelligent, well spoken and we laugh WITH them not AT them. I’m tired of reality shows that are more or less out to make fun of others.

  2. I can’t even watch it. I cannot bear these people. I don’t get it and I don’t want to get it. I think this TV program is just horrible and a sign of the times, unfortunately. I guess that makes me a snob. LOL

  3. Wonder how a tv show with such good values would do so well in a country that seems to have no family values. Wonder if there are replacing real world values and feelings with a tv show. There isn’t much left that is good in Mercia! anymore but this show is one of the few.

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