Phil & Willie Robertson: Fake Bleeps and Praying in Jesus’ Name


by Tami Jackson

A&E’s Duck Dynasty consistently wallops every other non-scripted show week after week as the Robertson clan delights and entertains millions of Americans.

Duck Commander founder, Phil Robertson, and CEO son, Willie Robertson, spoke with Sports Spectrum about a few “editorial issues” such as “fake beeps” inserted where editors assumed there might be swearing. The editorial team also cut out “in Jesus’ name” at the end of dad Phil’s prayers around the family dinner table.

Phil Robertson related:
“They send the footage to LA…and you got about 15 or 20 editors sitting there and they’re the ones arranging the scenes…they’re the ones who said ‘I think it’d be cool here, we’ll make it look like they’re cursing.’ These people probably thought there was some profanity going on, which there was zero!”

And concerning the prayers in Jesus’ name:
“The other thing was, when we prayed we said ‘in Jesus’ name, amen’…they would have me say ‘and thank-you Lord for the food, thank-you for loving us, amen,’ So I said ‘Why would you cut out in Jesus’ name?’ They said ‘Well, those editors are probably doing that and they just think, you know, you don’t want to offend some of the Muslims or something.’“

Every Wednesday night millions of Americans (including me!) tune in to watch Duck Dynasty and laugh at the antics of the Robertson family. It’s one show on TV that viewers know without a doubt is funny AND clean enough for family viewing.

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