(CNSNews.com) – Duck Dynasty’s Uncle Si, the brother of patriarch Phil Robertson and the show’s breakout character, said a lot of the show is unplanned, “spur of the moment,” and recounted that he told the program’s director one day that he was not really in charge but that “the Lord God Almighty is directing Duck Dynasty.”
Now in its sixth season on the A&E channel, Duck Dynasty is the highest rated reality-TV show in cable history, with an average 10.5 million viewers per episode.
In a recent interview with Fox411, Uncle Si (Silas Merritt Robertson) commented on how many aspects of the reality program are unplanned. They had stumbled across “fresh beaver signs” during one episode, he said, adding that “nobody scouted this out –okay? We just do this on the spur of the moment.”
He further said, “We was doing a film one day about hunting for the beaver dam, and I said – I laughed at the director. I said, ‘You actually think you’re directing this thing.’ I said, ‘You’re not.’ I said, ‘Hey, the Lord God Almighty is directing Duck Dynasty.’”
As the interview continued, fans who had turned out for an event with Uncle Si and fellow cast member Justin Martin, expressed gratitude for the show’s pro-family, pro-Christian message.
“It’s about Jesus. It’s about God, and the Bible, and Jesus dying on the Cross to save us from our sins,” said fan Anthony Bethany, explaining why he likes the show.
Jerry Bounds, another Duck Dynasty fan, said, “They’re religious, and not ashamed of it.”
As for the pro-family message of Duck Dynasty, Justin Martin, who builds duck calls and appears in many episodes of the program, said, “You can still be busy. You can still run a huge corporation. But you still make time for family. That’s the message we’re trying to get back to the people of America.”
Uncle Si, 66, served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam war. He retired from the Army in 1993 with the rank of Sergeant First Class. He went to work at Duck Commander in 1993, making the reeds that go into each duck call. He has been a regular on Duck Dynasty since the show first aired in March 2012.