Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Opinion

July 29, 2013

Camo-mania

(Continued)

Phil and Miss Kay (The Little Woman) have been married for 49 years and they begat four sons, Alan, Jase, Willie, and Jep. Rounding out the main clan is Phil’s younger brother, Si (as in Silas) who is a goofy Vietnam War Veteran and is known for his ever-present Tupperware container of ice-tea and back-woods homilies and story-telling. Si get proposals all the time but he has been married for 40 years to his wife, Christine, who brews him two gallons of that tea per day. You never see her or the two kids they begat.

Oldest son, Alan, originally left the business to become a preacher at the family’s church. Now he, and his wife, Lisa, are joining the show for the next season so he can spread the word to more people. Alan is the only brother without a beard.

Jase Robertson (as in Jason) is in charge of Duck Commander manufacturing and tuning of the duck calls. Jase married a city-slicker wife, Missy, and they begat three children: Reed, Cole, and Mia.

Willie is the CEO of Duck Commander and his city-slicker wife, Korie, is the office manager of Duck Commander. They have five children: they begat John, Luke, Sadie, they adopted “Lil Will,” and Rebecca is an exchange student from Taiwan.

Jep (as in Jules Jeptha) films and edits DVDs of the Robertson family hunting excursions. He is married to Jessica and they begat four young-uns, Lily, Merritt, Priscilla, and River.

Well, there you have a thumbnail sketch of the lovable, swamp and backwoods loving clan that takes reality TV to a whole new level. They absolutely own the A&E Network - my TV guide shows a half-dozen consecutive 30-minute segments every Sunday and Wednesday with some others sprinkled about through the week. They have been featured in magazines from People to this week’s Parade in our Sunday paper. I realized what a really big hit they were when the bearded boys appeared on “The View” a couple weeks ago. As Si said, “It don’t get no better than that.” Oh, by the way, the family is working on a Christmas album scheduled for release in October 2013 entitled, “Duck the Halls, A Robertson Family Christmas.”

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