Duck Dynasty is a reality television series shown on the A&E cable channel. The show follows the Robertson family of West Monroe, Louisiana, who patented and market a duck call whistle for duck hunters. The cast is a unique blend of family members with long beards, their wives, children and co-workers of Duck Commander. The theme is consistently traditional American values. Their appearance is mostly regarded as Redneck by liberals who oppose their conservative political views. The show typically ends with the family around the table giving thanks to Jesus Christ.
In 2013, the premiere of the fourth season of the show was watched by 11.8 million viewers, making it the most-watched reality show of all time.
During this time, liberals were watching shows like Project Runway or similar dreck.
In typical liberal rejection, progressives are appalled that these men hunt animals. The Robertsons' appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live was boycotted by the scheduled singer (and well known animal rights activist) Morrissey and his band, calling them "serial animal killers".
Due to strong traditional values and their popularity, it has been mentioned that GOP strategists want Willie Robertson to run for the House seat serving Louisiana's 5th District. He replied,"I'm kinda busy right now." 
Phil Robertson endorsed Vance McAllister for Louisiana's 5th District, who was an outsider in the race but had the backing of the Tea Party of Louisiana and FreedomWorks. McAllister would go on to defeat the GOP establishment choice, then state Senator (an now state representative Neil Riser of Columbia in Caldwell Parish.
Weakened by a sexual scandal, McAllister failed to gain reelection in 2014, when the seat passed to Republican Ralph Abraham. In the primary that year Zach Dasher, Phil Robertson's nephew, finished a strong third in the balloting, followed by McAllister's fourth place finish. Abraham ran for governor in 2019 but failed to gain a coveted runoff berth over fellow Republican Eddie Rispone, who then lost, 51-49 percent, to Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards.
Controversial interview With GQ
In 2013, Phil Robertson told a GQ interviewer:
|“||“It seems like, to me, a vagina – as a man – would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me,” Robertson stated. “I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”  Also, "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men," Robertson told GQ. "Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers-they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right." ||”|
|“|| "I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior," he said. "My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together.
"However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other."
He also expressed an opinion about the south pre-civil rights era within the same interview which also sparked controversy:
"I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I'm with the blacks, because we're white trash. We're going across the field. ... They're singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, 'I tell you what: These doggone white people' -- not a word! Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues,"
Disclosure of previously unknown daughter
In May 2020, Phil Robertson disclosed the existence of a 45-year-old daughter, Phyllis (last name not released), her husband, and children. Robertson fathered Phyllis out of wedlock in 1974 before he was converted to Christianity. He immediately accepted her and is eagerly making her a part of the extended Robertson family. Robertson's wife, known as "Miss Kay," said that she fully accepts Phyllis and "always wanted a daughter."
- Official Duck Dynasty A&E website
- Interview: Duck Dynasty's Si Robertson on Life, Marriage Proposals, and His Unwavering Belief in The Creator
- The Duck Commander: An Interview with Phil Robertson
- 'Duck Dynasty' Star: Fame Is Fleeting; What Matters Most Is Jesus Christ
- 'Duck Dynasty' Stars Phil, Miss Kay: How Jesus Christ Saved Their Marriage, Restored Their Family
- “Duck Dynasty” Patriarch Sounds Off Against Abortion Culture
- Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson to Students: Without Jesus, Evil Always Reigns
- 'DUCK DYNASTY' Star Claims Editors Cut Jesus' Name From Prayer At End Of Show
- 'Duck Dynasty' star reportedly eyed by Republicans as potential House candidate, Fox News, August 13, 2013
- Louisiana voters elect political newcomer to fill open congressional seat. Fox News (November 17, 2013).
- Duck Dynasty and the GQ Interview of Phil Robertson: Rejecting Political Correctness, Catholic Online, December 21, 2013.
- Greg Hilburn (May 28, 2020). Duck Dynastys' Phil Robertson discovers, embraces daughter from 1970s affair. The Monroe News-Star. Retrieved on June 1, 2020.