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(The Hollywood Reporter)   The most tense negotiations in Hollywood involve A&E and the stars of Duck Dynasty   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 63
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2013-03-28 10:34:19 AM
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2013-03-28 11:03:31 AM
I side with Si
 
2013-03-28 11:42:30 AM
After the apes rise and enslave humanity, they'll look at shows like Duck Dynasty and say to each other, "We could have done this a long time ago, couldn't we?"
 
2013-03-28 11:45:31 AM
Meh,

Duck Dynasty is harmless in the world of reality TV compared to other shows.

EyeballKid: After the apes rise and enslave humanity


I'm pretty sure "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is all part of their master plan actually
 
2013-03-28 11:47:26 AM
This quacks me up.  Actually, these shows are stupid.  They can DIAF along with Deadliest Catch, Honey Boo Boo, Jersey Shore, that new Boston based Jersey Shore knock-off, and the Real Housewives of (insert city name).
 
2013-03-28 11:49:10 AM
I barely consider it a reality show.  It's probably the most scripted of all reality shows in that it's not just put together in post-production, but the actors take their marks and improv their sketches.

It's probably why I like it.
 
2013-03-28 11:50:52 AM
How much money does the network make off of the show?
How much do the people the show is about make?

Are they making millions in revenue from advertisers and trying to get away with paying the "stars" as little as possible?

A&E can always go back to running reruns of rescue 9-11 f they think thats where the money is.
 
2013-03-28 11:53:22 AM

PsyLord: This quacks me up.  Actually, these shows are stupid.  They can DIAF along with Deadliest Catch, Honey Boo Boo, Jersey Shore, that new Boston based Jersey Shore knock-off, and the Real Housewives of (insert city name).


This; it's strange how we Americans need to gaze at the plight of others and how they act so we can feel good about ourselves.  Shows our own lack of confidence.
 
2013-03-28 11:55:01 AM

Rapmaster2000: I barely consider it a reality show.  It's probably the most scripted of all reality shows in that it's not just put together in post-production, but the actors take their marks and improv their sketches.

It's probably why I like it.


This I really like Jase playing the redneck guru, in fact they should just morph the show into a redneck gameshow for cash and prizes similar to wipeout. Jase could describe the challenges, Willie could host, Phil could console the losers and Si could demonstrate.
 
2013-03-28 11:57:48 AM

Tom_Slick: fact they should just morph the show into a redneck gameshow for cash and prizes similar to wipeout. Jase could describe the challenges, Willie could host, Phil could console the losers and Si could demonstrate


I'd watch that.
 
2013-03-28 11:58:33 AM

Tom_Slick: Rapmaster2000: I barely consider it a reality show.  It's probably the most scripted of all reality shows in that it's not just put together in post-production, but the actors take their marks and improv their sketches.

It's probably why I like it.

This I really like Jase playing the redneck guru, in fact they should just morph the show into a redneck gameshow for cash and prizes similar to wipeout. Jase could describe the challenges, Willie could host, Phil could console the losers and Si could demonstrate.


They should really consider your suggestion, and air it along with the other episodes of Duck Dynasty on Wednesday Nights---Jack!
 
2013-03-28 12:02:31 PM
Hey, they have to pay for the cement pond somehow.
 
2013-03-28 12:02:54 PM

Tom_Slick: they should just morph the show into a redneck gameshow for cash and prizes


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2013-03-28 12:05:08 PM

Rwa2play: PsyLord: This quacks me up.  Actually, these shows are stupid.  They can DIAF along with Deadliest Catch, Honey Boo Boo, Jersey Shore, that new Boston based Jersey Shore knock-off, and the Real Housewives of (insert city name).

This; it's strange how we Americans need to gaze at the plight of others and how they act so we can feel good about ourselves.  Shows our own lack of confidence.


Viewing freak shows to attempt to alleviate insecurities existed long before there were Americans.
 
2013-03-28 12:06:17 PM
you don't make millions selling duck calls without being at least a competent business man.  these aren't your general, run of the mill rubes.
 
2013-03-28 12:09:04 PM
What, they want Wabbit season?
 
2013-03-28 12:15:00 PM
My cousin is a millionaire redneck, too. But they won't do a show about a guy who rides a bicycle every where and plays with model trains.
That is all he does.

I have quite a few millionaire redneck relatives, but they are too boring to make a show about.
 
2013-03-28 12:24:00 PM

Rwa2play: PsyLord: This quacks me up.  Actually, these shows are stupid.  They can DIAF along with Deadliest Catch, Honey Boo Boo, Jersey Shore, that new Boston based Jersey Shore knock-off, and the Real Housewives of (insert city name).

This; it's strange how we Americans need to gaze at the plight of others and how they act so we can feel good about ourselves.  Shows our own lack of confidence.


Umm... you do realize that these guys are successful businessmen and millionaires, correct?  They didn't make their fortune by being on TV, they had that long before.

There is no "plight" here.  Its watching a bunch of rich successful people have fun in a way that is not normal to society.
 
2013-03-28 12:26:54 PM
stop killing ducks.
 
2013-03-28 12:36:37 PM
According to an NPR piece several weeks ago, ALL reality TV shows are scripted.  All of them.  Just in case you didn't know.
 
2013-03-28 12:43:16 PM

Burr: Rwa2play: PsyLord: This quacks me up.  Actually, these shows are stupid.  They can DIAF along with Deadliest Catch, Honey Boo Boo, Jersey Shore, that new Boston based Jersey Shore knock-off, and the Real Housewives of (insert city name).

This; it's strange how we Americans need to gaze at the plight of others and how they act so we can feel good about ourselves.  Shows our own lack of confidence.

Umm... you do realize that these guys are successful businessmen and millionaires, correct?  They didn't make their fortune by being on TV, they had that long before.

There is no "plight" here.  Its watching a bunch of rich successful people have fun in a way that is not normal to society.


I guess that's where I don't see the entertainment value.  On other "reality" shows such as Pawn Stars, American Restoration, Counting Cars, etc., at least they show the business.  Of course most of it is staged, but you do learn a bit about pawn shops, restoring items, etc.  So I guess that's why I kinda lump this show along with those other reality shows.

BTW, although Deadliest Catch does show you the perils of a crab fisherman, after a few episodes, it's basically SSDD.
 
2013-03-28 12:49:18 PM
I like how the producer of the show says "They already have money. This isn't about money, right?"

Yeah, they have money... that's why they can tell you what they want, and if you don't like it, nice knowing you. The show's ratings beat network programming, and when you include the 50 times a week they rebroadcast episodes, A&E is basically printing money off "Duck Dynasty."

It doesn't matter what money the Robertsons already have... People are tuning in to watch them, and they know it. They want their piece of the pie, and they have the means to walk away if they don't get it. I'm sorry you thought you were in a position to dick the rednecks over, A&E.
 
2013-03-28 12:51:46 PM

PsyLord: Burr: Rwa2play: PsyLord: This quacks me up.  Actually, these shows are stupid.  They can DIAF along with Deadliest Catch, Honey Boo Boo, Jersey Shore, that new Boston based Jersey Shore knock-off, and the Real Housewives of (insert city name).

This; it's strange how we Americans need to gaze at the plight of others and how they act so we can feel good about ourselves.  Shows our own lack of confidence.

Umm... you do realize that these guys are successful businessmen and millionaires, correct?  They didn't make their fortune by being on TV, they had that long before.

There is no "plight" here.  Its watching a bunch of rich successful people have fun in a way that is not normal to society.

I guess that's where I don't see the entertainment value.  On other "reality" shows such as Pawn Stars, American Restoration, Counting Cars, etc., at least they show the business.  Of course most of it is staged, but you do learn a bit about pawn shops, restoring items, etc.  So I guess that's why I kinda lump this show along with those other reality shows.

BTW, although Deadliest Catch does show you the perils of a crab fisherman, after a few episodes, it's basically SSDD.


I'm not saying it is high quality TV, but I tend to think of the show as a modern take on Beverly Hillbiliies.  Rich family that spends their money on things that isn't normal to society.  The business is just a backdrop, not the main focus of the show (unlike Pawn Stars).  They are at least having fun with their show, and there is little drama compared to the Kardassians, plus they have more wacky hijinks without looking pathetic like Honey Boo Boo.
 
2013-03-28 12:52:46 PM

Giltric: How much money does the network make off of the show?
How much do the people the show is about make?

Are they making millions in revenue from advertisers and trying to get away with paying the "stars" as little as possible?

A&E can always go back to running reruns of rescue 9-11 f they think thats where the money is.


Duck Dynasty is one of the highest-rated shows on television.  I don't have their ratings from last night, but last week they earned a 3.4 and a 3.6 for their two episodes, which tied it for the highest rated show of the night (with American Idol) and would have made it easily the most watched show last night.  My guess is that it's probably pulling in the neighborhood of $125,000-$150,000 per 30 second spot or $1-1.2 million per episode.  From that perspective, $200,000 for the entire cast doesn't sound so bad.
 
2013-03-28 01:02:07 PM

BalugaJoe: stop killing ducks.


Hey, we found Morrissey's Fark handle!
 
2013-03-28 01:19:56 PM
As someone who escaped from that litteral geographic hole of suck, I say let's move on to watching it all being irradiated via webcam.
 
2013-03-28 01:24:17 PM
Why a duck?
 
2013-03-28 01:30:22 PM

BafflerMeal: As someone who escaped from that litteral geographic hole of suck, I say let's move on to watching it all being irradiated via webcam.


Anybody else want to take this?
 
2013-03-28 01:32:16 PM
These are educated people that are also super successful in the business world.  It's also a wholesome family show.

basically it's watching likeable rich people having fun, and they are making a killing, so why not pay them and keep it going?
 
2013-03-28 01:34:47 PM
Greed.
 
2013-03-28 01:37:37 PM

Burr: BafflerMeal: As someone who escaped from that litteral geographic hole of suck, I say let's move on to watching it all being irradiated via webcam.

Anybody else want to take this?


You mean how I misspelled 'literal'?  Or how I was trying to be punny by combining literal and littoral?  Or was it something else you are alluding to?
 
2013-03-28 01:43:51 PM

BafflerMeal: Burr: BafflerMeal: As someone who escaped from that litteral geographic hole of suck, I say let's move on to watching it all being irradiated via webcam.

Anybody else want to take this?

You mean how I misspelled 'literal'?  Or how I was trying to be punny by combining literal and littoral?  Or was it something else you are alluding to?


No, you pretty much covered it, thanks!
 
2013-03-28 01:56:55 PM

Rapmaster2000: I barely consider it a reality show.  It's probably the most scripted of all reality shows in that it's not just put together in post-production, but the actors take their marks and improv their sketches.


It really is. I was visiting my sister and her husband earlier in the month and I watched this show, and I couldn't get over how it seemed more like a poorly made sitcom than a reality show. I mean the house looks like a set, people are hitting their marks, giving witty one liners and then walking away. Plus there was a couple of spots where they were cutting between cameras and I realized that for them to get both of those shots without cameramen ever appearing in the footage, they have to be doing more than one talk. It was really bad and I couldn't watch it (and I watch Pawn Stars).
 
2013-03-28 01:59:41 PM

scally1: These are educated people that are also super successful in the business world.  It's also a wholesome family show.

basically it's watching likeable rich people having fun, and they are making a killing, so why not pay them and keep it going?


couldn't have said it better myself. Besides, who can resist Uncle Si simply being himself. Not to mention, Jace is kinda cute in a bearded-duck-hunter sort of way, lol!
 
2013-03-28 02:13:01 PM

PsyLord: Burr: Rwa2play: PsyLord: This quacks me up.  Actually, these shows are stupid.  They can DIAF along with Deadliest Catch, Honey Boo Boo, Jersey Shore, that new Boston based Jersey Shore knock-off, and the Real Housewives of (insert city name).

This; it's strange how we Americans need to gaze at the plight of others and how they act so we can feel good about ourselves.  Shows our own lack of confidence.

Umm... you do realize that these guys are successful businessmen and millionaires, correct?  They didn't make their fortune by being on TV, they had that long before.

There is no "plight" here.  Its watching a bunch of rich successful people have fun in a way that is not normal to society.

I guess that's where I don't see the entertainment value.  On other "reality" shows such as Pawn Stars, American Restoration, Counting Cars, etc., at least they show the business.  Of course most of it is staged, but you do learn a bit about pawn shops, restoring items, etc.  So I guess that's why I kinda lump this show along with those other reality shows.

BTW, although Deadliest Catch does show you the perils of a crab fisherman, after a few episodes, it's basically SSDD.


Pretty much...and I still detest reality TV in any and all forms.  Might as well watch pr0n; the entertainment value is higher.
 
2013-03-28 02:27:08 PM
I think Duck Dynasty is one of the funniest shows on TV.  I don't view it as a reality show, but a sitcom with lots of improvisation.

Too bad it's only Willy and Phil who make the talk show rounds as I'd like to see Jase and Si out and about, too.

vabeard: Greed.


Well, if you had the highest rated show on A&E wouldn't you want to be justly compensated, too?
 
2013-03-28 02:34:19 PM

EyeballKid: After the apes rise and enslave humanity, they'll look at shows like Duck Dynasty and say to each other, "We could have done this a long time ago, couldn't we?"


The only thing keeping said apes in check as they watch the program now is the sheer firepower they witness.
 
2013-03-28 02:34:24 PM
I love the show... hell with the haters :)
 
2013-03-28 02:57:38 PM
It costs $20,000 to get one of these guys to show up at your church, musical festival, revival for a 20 minute talk.
 
2013-03-28 02:59:13 PM

Burr: PsyLord: Burr: Rwa2play: PsyLord: This quacks me up.  Actually, these shows are stupid.  They can DIAF along with Deadliest Catch, Honey Boo Boo, Jersey Shore, that new Boston based Jersey Shore knock-off, and the Real Housewives of (insert city name).

This; it's strange how we Americans need to gaze at the plight of others and how they act so we can feel good about ourselves.  Shows our own lack of confidence.

Umm... you do realize that these guys are successful businessmen and millionaires, correct?  They didn't make their fortune by being on TV, they had that long before.

There is no "plight" here.  Its watching a bunch of rich successful people have fun in a way that is not normal to society.

I guess that's where I don't see the entertainment value.  On other "reality" shows such as Pawn Stars, American Restoration, Counting Cars, etc., at least they show the business.  Of course most of it is staged, but you do learn a bit about pawn shops, restoring items, etc.  So I guess that's why I kinda lump this show along with those other reality shows.

BTW, although Deadliest Catch does show you the perils of a crab fisherman, after a few episodes, it's basically SSDD.

I'm not saying it is high quality TV, but I tend to think of the show as a modern take on Beverly Hillbiliies.  Rich family that spends their money on things that isn't normal to society.  The business is just a backdrop, not the main focus of the show (unlike Pawn Stars).  They are at least having fun with their show, and there is little drama compared to the Kardassians, plus they have more wacky hijinks without looking pathetic like Honey Boo Boo.


I enjoy the episodes I've ever seen just because they appear to be a bunch oh yahoos having some fun, as opposed to the hate filled betrayals that define much of reality TV.
 
2013-03-28 03:32:24 PM

Zatx: It costs $20,000 to get one of these guys to show up at your church, musical festival, revival for a 20 minute talk.


It will only cost you 150k or more to get Obama to show up and blame everything on Republicans for 20 minutes after his term.

At least the Duck Dynasty people have personalities and are interesting
 
2013-03-28 03:42:16 PM
Hey, look here:

I can go out to the swamp anytime I likes and shoot me some ducks. I don't need no producer's permission no how.
 
2013-03-28 03:54:10 PM

Giltric: Zatx: It costs $20,000 to get one of these guys to show up at your church, musical festival, revival for a 20 minute talk.

It will only cost you 150k or more to get Obama to show up and blame everything on Republicans for 20 minutes after his term.

At least the Duck Dynasty people have personalities and are interesting


For $5k and a case of vodak and box of cigs, you can have Lindsay Lohan show up.  It'll probably be a night you won't forget.
 
2013-03-28 03:59:03 PM

StrikitRich: I think Duck Dynasty is one of the funniest shows on TV. I don't view it as a reality show, but a sitcom with lots of improvisation.

Too bad it's only Willy and Phil who make the talk show rounds as I'd like to see Jase and Si out and about, too.

vabeard: Greed.

Well, if you had the highest rated show on A&E wouldn't you want to be justly compensated, too?


it's like "Who's line is it anyway" crossed with that Paris hilton show "Simple Life".
 
2013-03-28 04:23:33 PM
I am so goddamn tired of hearing about this show..

You know how sometimes, you can tell you won't like something, just because of who you know that already likes it? Like, their taste is so bad, you know if they like it, it must be shiat?

That's DD for me.
 
2013-03-28 04:42:39 PM

havocmike: I am so goddamn tired of hearing about this show..

You know how sometimes, you can tell you won't like something, just because of who you know that already likes it? Like, their taste is so bad, you know if they like it, it must be shiat?

That's DD for me.


That's probably a good call. I really like DD and I enjoy "Roadhouse" unironically.  I'm your average DD fan.
 
2013-03-28 04:59:55 PM

havocmike: I am so goddamn tired of hearing about this show..

You know how sometimes, you can tell you won't like something, just because of who you know that already likes it? Like, their taste is so bad, you know if they like it, it must be shiat?

That's DD for me.


I'm pretty much as far away from "redneck" as you can get, and I've been watching since the first episode. I'll even choose reruns of DD over other things. There's just something fascinating about watching people who basically get to live their version of the perfect life.
 
2013-03-28 05:00:55 PM

flynn80: it's like "Who's line is it anyway" crossed with that Paris hilton show "Simple Life".


Whose Line is it Anyway? is still the better show.
 
2013-03-28 05:01:19 PM

PsyLord: For $5k and a case of vodak and box of cigs, you can have Lindsay Lohan show up. It'll probably be a night you won't forget.


Just get  about $500 worth of coke, head down to the strip club and let the dancers know you're having a party at your house after hours.   You'll have plenty of "interesting" people in your living room.
 
2013-03-28 05:03:12 PM

mafiageek1980: couldn't have said it better myself. Besides, who can resist Uncle Si simply being himself.


Being himself   reading force fed scripted lines?
 
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