For 'Duck Dynasty' viewers, Wednesday nights just don't roll around soon enough. However, each half hour episode makes the weekly wait worth it. The Wednesday, September 11 episode contained competition, a termite attack, Willie failing at a 60's club speech, and Godwin receiving an unusual inheritance.
The episode kicked off with the guys poking fun at Jep. What's new, right? The youngest Robertson brother is proud of his new strength training shoes. Jase slams his internet fads, and says his short brother can't jump. All the guys agree that if Jep can really dunk it in those shoes that they will each buy a pair. Jep reminds the guys that the shoes are for training, not dunking. Nonetheless, he still wants to prove himself. He attempts to dunk it....but misses.
Meanwhile, termites have taken over the warehouse. Willie suggests that everyone go to Phil's house for work. The duck commander will be leaving for the day as he has promised Miss Kay that he would give a speech for her Golden 60's group. As usual, the guys don't take Willie's advice. They decide that they are going to Godwin's house for work.
When Willie arrives to speak, he is informed of his job description for the day. He whines that Miss Kay has volunteered him to pick up lunch with the elderly Miss Carla. Willie becomes even less enthused about his pairing when Miss Kay tells him that Carla will not be able to get in his truck. What's this mean? Carla will be driving Willie in her car instead.
Willie continues to complain about the uncomfortable situation that his mother has placed him in. He recalls that in grade school she set him up with the kid that ate his boogers. This time, she has clearly placed him with 'Miss Absent Minded.' Carla keeps looking for her handbag......that is already in her hand.
Riding with Miss Carla is just as adventurous as viewers expected. She is running over curbs, and talking a blue streak about her cats, polio, and pneumonia. Of course Willie acts like he is enduring the most tortuous ride of his life.
"Carla's memory lane is more like memory circle," says the duck commander as he listens to her repeat herself.
Willie might not be enjoying himself....but his employees sure are. Jase says that the productivity has gone up in Godwin's house.
"We're at our best when we have snacks and air conditioning," he says.
Willie's 'hardworking' crew seems to be working harder at eating popsicles than they are at building duck calls.
They contemplate making flavored duck calls. Si 'invents' the color 'purnurple.'
Following the purnurple talk, Si helps himself to a box that Godwin has yet to open. He proceeds to open the box, and asks Godwin if he knows a Ruben Godwin. As soon as Godwin replies that he's his Uncle that he met one time, Si goes ahead and reads the letter enclosed. He informs Godwin that Ruben has passed away.
"Old Si has got a way of breaking it easy, doesn't he?" says Jase, as he apologizes for his Uncle's boldness.
The upside of the situation is that Godwin has received an inheritance in the ordeal.
If this weren't 'Duck Dynasty,' Godwin may have received a monetary inheritance, but this is 'Duck Dynasty.' His inheritance is a stuffed jackalope, which is basically a swamp rabbit with some deer horns on it.
Of course, the men need an excuse to take a 'break.' It's a priority to find out how much this rare animal is worth. They head to a taxidermist for a proper appraisal.
Willie and Carla arrive at the Coffee Bean to pick up lunch. As she takes her sweet old time to count out the $77.54 that she owes, she informs the cashier that she finished college in 54'.
Back at the taxidermist, Jase complains that the place is full of stuffed animals.
"Animals should be eaten not stuffed. I stuff frogs in my body. The only animal I stuff is a turkey on Thanksgiving, and sometimes on Christmas." -Jase
The man in charge of these 'stuffed animals' acknowledges that Godwin's antlered rabbit species is really rare. The guys of course assume that this means that Godwin has hit the 'jackpot with his jackalope.' Disappointingly, the stuffed creature is only worth about $50 despite his rarity. The appraiser says he would give another $100 if the jackalope had testicles. Si tries to convince him that he'll bring the pair as long as Godwin gets $1,000. For the low offer, Godwin decides to hold on to his inheritance.
When Willie arrives back at the Golden 60's site, he is shocked to find out that they already have tons of casseroles. He still doesn't understand why he had to go with Carla to get more food.
"You cannot have enough casseroles," insists Miss Kay.
Mama Kay goes on to say that she is excited about speeches, and that Willie has always had great speaking abilities. Well, accept that time that he peed in his pants in the 4th grade.
Willie finally heads to the podium for the task he actually agreed to. He tells the ladies that he is going to talk about the keys to business. They don't seem overly into his speech, and he realizes that his words aren't meaning much there. He hurries through his speech saying 'you need a 5 year goal, a 10 year goal'....and then succumbs to saying maybe they should just make short term goals.
"We can just eat the casserole and move on," concludes the duck commander.
The men return to the warehouse that is now 'safe' of termites. Godwin brings along his new jackalope friend that he appears to be treating as a pet. He named his Benjamin Bunny, cuddles with him, and pets him.
Back at the basketball hoop, Jep says he can feel a deep burn in his calves from these new special shoes. He goes to dunk it....and succeeds, though he says he sprained his ankle.
His glory moment is short-lived when Jase points out that he lowered the rim. Si reminds Jep that he is only '5 foot tall.'
The leftover casseroles make their way to the Robertson family dinner table.
Si randomly asks Willie about getting into the 'gonad business.'
Did you enjoy this week's 'Duck Dynasty?' What do you think of season 4 so far?