They’re back, Jack! The fourth season of A&E’s hit reality show Duck Dynasty premieres Wednesday, promising plenty of new hilarious backwoods adventures with the First Family of duck hunting.
Parade recently caught up with the Robertsons at their home in West Monroe, La., and spent some quality time with Willie, Phil, Si, and the rest of the Duck Dynasty clan.
In this new exclusive outtake from Parade’s chat with Phil’s son Jase Robertson, the Duck Dynasty star talks about his initial reluctance to join the show, his plans to shave his beard, and why he and his family are definitely not the Kardashians.
On his decision to join the show.
“We had discussed it as a family, but I really wasn’t that into it. I didn’t think it would work. I didn’t think people would watch it because we were the exact opposite of everyone I see on reality television. There are no skeletons in the closet. We get along. There’s healthy friction, but there’s nobody getting mad and cussing each other out; that’s just not happening in my family.”
So, you’re not the Kardashians?
“I’ve heard of the Kardashians, but that’s one I haven’t seen. [laughs]. We love God, we love each other, we forgive each other, so that’s a different way to live than people getting mad and having all these problems that come from a life of recklessness. We just don’t operate that way. I’m never going to get that upset about something small. I think that’s why we’ve all been married to the same women for so long, which is incredible.”
On what he’d do if the cameras went away tomorrow.
“Nothing would change in my life whatsoever. I could walk away from it and be totally content. I think I need a break from this. I’m just a simple guy. I love being at my house with my family, I love playing dominos and card games and hunting and fishing. That’s just what I like to do.”
Your wife told me that when the show is over, the first thing you’re going do is shave your beard so you can have some anonymity again. True?
“That’s true. You just wouldn’t recognize me. It’s my exit strategy. I may do it sooner than later–if I just get tired of it. I could actually go into hiding and people won’t know who I am.”
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