Las Vegas: “Duck Commander Musical” To Close After Four Weeks

Duck Commander Musical, based on the popular reality TV show Duck Dynasty, has announced it will close May 17th.

The show had it’s official opening on April 15th at the Rio’s Crown Theater in Las Vegas.

According to reports, calls were made to the crew today informing them the show would close.

To be fair, the reviews were not bad. Not GREAT mind you, but not bad. I hate seeing actors out of work, but clearly the brand has lost it’s lustre.

The once popular reality juggernaut came under fire when the show’s patriarch, Phil Robertson,gave an interview to GQ Magazine in 2013 where he shared anti-gay animus:

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.


“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

In the aftermath of the interview, the TV series saw a decline of 50% of it’s audience.

News Round-Up – Week of September 7, 2014

The UK’s Stuart Hatton named Mr. Gay World 2014

• 28 year old Stuart Hatton, Mr. Gay U.K. 2014, ascended to the global throne when he was recently crowned Mr. Gay World 2014

• Anti-gay former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and wife found guilty of taking over $165,000 in “gifts”

• The 30 day stay on Broward County ruling for marriage equality has passed. Will marriage licenses be issued soon?

• Tennessee pastor doubles down on homophobia; says gays “must be put to death”

• Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson has a foreign policy plan to deal with ISIS: “Convert them or kill them”

• This is the worst AirBNB rental in the universe

• Something special about Robin Williams you probably didn’t know

One more pic of Stuart Hatton, Mr. Gay World 2014

Duck Dynasty personality Phil Robertson says he’s “as much of a homophobe as Jesus was”

Anti-gay Phil Robertson, of Duck Dynasty fame, has written a new book – UnPHILtered – to “clear the air” on several topics.

Of course, one of those being his now famous comments about gays in an GQ interview that saw him be suspended from his TV show.

In this interview with ABC, Robertson is asked if he thinks he’s a homophobe. His response: I’m as much of a homophobe as Jesus was.”

I somehow doubt that. Watch the interview below:

Duck Dynasty ratings continue decline, cast members still bashing gays

In an interview with CNN, Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson didn’t miss a chance to address his father Phil’s comparison of gays to drunkards and thieves.  Willie told CNN, ““I believe what the Bible says and that’s what he says to put those in.”

When asked if “the Bible is literal,” Willie Robertson said, “That’s how it was said.”

The Hollywood Reporter made note of the fact that the ratings for “Duck Dynasty” are continuing to decline, adding, “it seems safe to say that the series’ glory days are now behind it.”

More at CNN

Duck Dynasty audience drops by more than 50% since last summer

Wednesday night’s Duck Dynasty episode drew an audience numbering less than half what the show saw just last summer.

Wednesday saw an audience of 4.7 million versus 11.7 million last summer.

Now let me think – what has changed since last summer? Could it be… Phil Robertson’s anti-gay comments? The revelation that the DD guys aren’t exactly who they present themselves to be?

While the show still has enviable numbers, it is no longer the highest rated show on cable TV.

As the Hollywood Reporter put it, “If history is any guide, Duck Dynasty should see an uptick with its March 26 ender, but it seems safe to say that the series’ glory days are now behind it.”

Guests at the State of the Union Address – Duck Dynasty and an American hero

Via Teabonics

In a study in contrasts, at last night’s State of the Union address, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted and sat next to Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg, an Army Ranger who was wounded in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan.

Praising the 30-year-old Army Ranger, President Obama introduced the Ranger saying “like the Army he loves, like the America he serves, SFC Cory Remsburg never gives up, and he does not quit.”  The introduction was the emotional highlight of the address.

Over on the GOP side of guests for the evening, Willie Robertson, of “Duck Dynasty” fame, attended at the invitation of Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La.

Things that make you go “hmm….”

DUCK DYNASTY continues slide in ratings

I guess we’ll never know ALL the reasons why, but coming right on the heels of Duck Dynasty patriarch’s anti-gay comments last month the series has taken a significant hit in the ratings.

From Variety:

One week after returning to kick off its fifth season with a 3.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.5 million viewers overall, “Duck Dynasty” slid to a 2.9 in the demo and 6.65 million total viewers, according to Nielsen.

This is the smallest same-night crowd for an original episode of the series since the second-season finale drew 6.45 million in December 2012.

One Direction’s Liam has “huge love” for Duck Dynasty’s “values”

Everyone is entitled to an opinion. But One Direction’s Liam Payne confused the Twitterverse with his tweet today sending”huge love” to the Duck Dynasty family.

You’ll recall the Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson recently found himself in hot water due to his anti-gay remarks in a GQ Magazine interview.

It’s impossible to believe that Liam Payne sent his message not thinking it would relate to the anti-gay animus coming from Phil Robertson and company.

Payne later tweeted: “Being a fan of someones show and the way they still hold a family together doesnt mean i am ok with all they say.”


DUCK DYNASTY sees 28% drop in ratings premiere after anti-gay debacle

A&E aired the premiere of the fifth season of DUCK DYNASTY last night, and the ratings saw a significant drop after the controversy over Phil Robertson’s anti-gay remarks, EW reports:

Wednesday night’s Duck Dynasty season 5 premiere had 8.5 million viewers. That’s huge for a cable reality show, but down 28 percent from its record-setting fourth season debut in August (11.8 million). It’s also slightly down from the show’s third season premiere in February last year (8.6 million). A&E notes the number up slightly from the fourth season finale on Oct. 23 (though obviously it’s standard to compare premieres to premieres).

Robertson was placed on a brief suspension after his remarks and received a slap on the wrist from A&E, but didn’t end up losing a single one for his statements in GQ, in which he compared  homosexual sinners to terrorists, prostitutes, and drunks.

Cult of Dusty reads hate mail, death threats from DUCK DYNASTY fans

So, vlogger Cult of Dusty is officially one of the best things on the internet. I so proclaim it to be so.

Dusty got in a bit of a “dust up” (did you see what I did there?) a few weeks ago during the height of the DUCK DYNASTY debacle where Phil Robertson told GQ Magazine that gays will burn in hell or whatever.

Dusty posted a video sharing some of his thoughts on the issue including the fact that Phil and company were actually clean shaven preppies before they costumed up for the reality show.

Apparently he got lots of hate mail, including mail with death threats, from the fans of the show. Classy fans you got there Phil Robertson – see what you inspire?

So, Dusty is back to share some of the lovely messages he got from God’s Gentle people.

Dusty rocks. Period.