Look here, jack. Season 4 of Duck Dynasty might not just run as smoothly as water off a … well, you know.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the hirsute cast members of the runaway A&E reality hit think they need a little more compensation for their time and talents, to the tune of $200,000 per episode. That would also include further raises for subsequent seasons.
While there doesn’t seem to be much cause for alarm, with a source quoted in the story as saying, “It’ll all get worked out,” such talk about the messiness of TV production doesn’t quite jibe with the beloved, down-home image of the Robertson family. Will the fans who rave about the series’ shunning of profanity and typical reality-show scumbaggery really cotton to the idea of Willie, Jase, Phil, Uncle Si and — oh no, even Miss Kay — having a six-figure salary dispute?
My guess is yeah, it’ll all soon pass and the Duck Dynasty cast will be ending each episode with family prayers for years to come. Only now maybe Phil will throw in a bit about the extra girth in their wallets.