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Duck Dynasty returns after things got real with Phil
Duck Dynasty returns after things got real with Phil

The season premiere of A&E’s backwoods reality smash, “Duck Dynasty,” ended on an unintentionally prescient note Wednesday night. As the resolutely goofy Uncle Si chortled and cheered over a movie he was watching on television, the show’s patriarch, Phil Robertson, shot him a derisive glance and said: “Si, you do realize that none of this is real?” He was referring to the movie “Air Bud,” which Si had previously dubbed a film classic, but he might just as well have been talking about his own show, which has lately reaffirmed the highly elastic nature of the term “reality.”  The headlining Robertson family, which built a...

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