During a recent interview, Willie and Korie Robertson revealed something about their hit show Duck Dynasty and the beloved Uncle Si that you probably didn’t know.
According to them, Uncle Si wasn’t originally going to appear on the reality show.
“When the list came out of who was going to be on the show, there was no Uncle Si,” Willie said, according to The Blaze. “And I called them, and I said, ‘Guys, y’all need to look again at my uncle. He’s just insane.’ So they came down and said, ‘Well we may use him from time to time,’ and then they met him.”
The producers immediately fell in love with Uncle Si, and in an effort to feature him, they changed their original plan for the show.
“Originally, it was the couples running this business together, so it was Jep and Jessica, Jase and Missy, Korie and I, and Phil and Kay… and then Si, you know, his wife wasn’t going to be on television. She didn’t care to be on television,” Willie said. “So they thought, ‘Well he’s not a couple, and then once they saw him, they said, “Oh, this dynamic is awesome.’ And it is.”
He continued, “What he does at ‘work,’ when he says that he’s working — all that’s true.”
Uncle Si has since become a fan-favorite on the show, so we’re sure glad that Willie told the producers to take a second look!