Duck Dynasty Imbroglio: Five (Admittedly Ridiculous) Replacements for Phil Robertson

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson’s suspension by A&E for calling homosexuality a sin — and implying that African-Americans were not “singing the blues” in the Jim Crow era — has put the network in a pickle.

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With the 67-year-old Evangelical Christian on the bench, his family has rallied behind him, saying “We cannot imagine the show going forward without [him] at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty.”

Given that Duck Dynasty Season 4 this past August premiered to 11.8 million total viewers — a record for a cable reality series — it’s clearly in A&E’s best interest to follow the old adage, “The show must go on!” And seeing how the average consumer knows that “reality TV” is at least a little bit scripted, why not just hire somebody else to play the role of Robertson?

With that in mind, we’ve brainstormed five possible options for assuming the Duck Dynasty throne. Click through the (obviously silly) photos below, then share your own ideas for Phil Robertson’s successor.



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Comments (29)

  • Seems like a cheap, Buzzfeed-esque way of getting page hits. No one actually cares about this stupid story. Keep it classy, TV Line.

    Comment by aa – December 20, 2013 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You obviously care about it enough to comment on it.

      Pot, kettle. I believe you two have met.

      Comment by Yeah they do. – December 20, 2013 06:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lol I thought it was funny and I’ve been a tvline reader since it started. But I also love buzzfeed. It’s a ridiculous story worthy of a ridiculous post.

      Comment by Liz – December 20, 2013 07:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Page hits? TV|Line has nothing on trying to get page hits off of the while Duck Dynasty debacle. Certain other Entertainment Websites have tons of articles about Robertson and family. And they all have thousands of comments, mostly people calling each other idiots/morons.

      Comment by Jerri – December 21, 2013 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this thing is getting way too much attention from this site…. i bet 90 percent of the people that follow your site hadn’t even heard of this show until yesterday.

    Comment by orhan94 – December 20, 2013 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well considering Duck Dynasty is the most popular reality show on television… I’m pretty sure that 90 percent of the people on this site were familiar with the show before this dumb scandal.

      Comment by webly3 – December 20, 2013 09:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Puleeeease. Everyone knows the show. And no, I don’t watch it. Point made.

      Comment by Lisa – December 21, 2013 06:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think this is the only article about this whole thing that I actually enjoyed.

    I vote they boot ‘em all and replace them all with Muppets. I would watch that.

    Comment by Christy – December 20, 2013 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • At least Baldwin has the hair thing going on.

    Comment by Derek Johnson – December 20, 2013 06:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lolz. Funny tvline! Love when you guys get kinda ridiculous

    Comment by Liz – December 20, 2013 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Haha Daniel Day Lewis! So good.

    Comment by Teag – December 20, 2013 08:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Frank Beard wouldn’t fit in with the other guys,as ironic as that is

    Comment by Riana – December 20, 2013 08:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • was my imediate thought as well, everyone just thinks of Billy and Dusty but that is in fact not the case

      Comment by Tom Charles – December 21, 2013 12:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And Billy already has a gig as Angela’s father on Bones.

        Comment by Stormy – December 21, 2013 07:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The only duck dynasty I care about is Scrooge McDuck’s. Get him or Donald on the show and I may watch (nah, probably not even then).

    Comment by Michael Sacal – December 20, 2013 08:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Two words….
    Cole Vosbury.

    Comment by Tim – December 20, 2013 08:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cute feature. It reminds us how silly this whole thing is.

    Comment by Jo – December 20, 2013 10:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sleez-ak at his finest!

    Comment by Chuck Finley – December 21, 2013 12:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m all set with watching hillbillies, but muppets? That, i would watch.

    Comment by rebecca – December 21, 2013 04:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Totally cute and hilarious :) I loved this article. It was nice to see something light hearted come out of all the drama. Way to go Sir Slezak :) Awesome job!

    Comment by Allison – December 21, 2013 07:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ve never watched Duck Dynasty. Is the theme music “Dueling Banjos” from Deliverance?

      Comment by Stormy – December 21, 2013 07:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t know what is more entertaining..the article or the comments. You guys are hilarious! :D

    Comment by Kim R – December 21, 2013 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You know, although his comments were poorly advised, he never, ever mentioned “Jim Crow” in his comments.
    The Jim Crow references have been gleefully added by some interest groups to get more ink for their moral outrage and agendas.

    Comment by J.Norman – December 21, 2013 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Clift Robertson.

    Comment by Ron (@Ronc303) – December 21, 2013 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Slow news day, eh?

    Comment by Jenna – December 22, 2013 02:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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