"Duck Dynasty" bleeps are still making news after Phil Robertson came forward and said that the show was being edited to make it seem like he and his family were swearing while on camera. If you didn't know, "Duck Dynasty" is a reality show about a family who make duck calls and make millions of dollars doing so. Their family dynamic, funny sayings, and different "job" make them interesting and make their show one of the most popular reality shows on television... but the question remains: How "real" is the show? On Oct. 4, MSN reported that Phil Robertson spoke out about some curious things -- suggesting that the editors of the show make the it a little more entertaining by making it a little less truthful.
"They inserted fake bleeps, like someone had used profanity, but no one had used profanity. So I asked those guys that produce the show. I said, 'What's the point of the fake bleeps?'" Phil said.
"Duck Dynasty" bleeps are heard despite the fact that the cast rarely curse. In fact, Phil says that if you want to watch a show with profanity, you should "change the station." Another strange thing that Phil noticed was that they made him voice over the word Jesus, like when the family would pray.
"The other thing was when we prayed, we said, 'In Jesus' name, amen' they would just 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?'" asked Phil. He was told that the network didn't want to offend other religions. Phil says since he brought it up, he has noticed that the word "Jesus" does make it into some episodes.
"Duck Dynasty" bleeps or no bleeps, without profanity and with Jesus, airs on A&E Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST.
© Effie Orfanides 2013