The Robertsons started out by producing a series of hunting videos. They then got their own series on the Outdoor Channel called, "Benelli Presents Duck Commander." They made a highlight reel and sent it to other networks. A&E was interested and ordered two episodes. They liked what they saw and continued to order more.
An atheist group tried to get A&E to remove the family prayer that closes out each episode. A&E executives went to Phil Robertson (V), and asked him about removing the prayer. Robertson told them that if they remove the family prayer, then they would no longer do the series. The online touchstone of rumor research has determined that the rumor about A and Es attempts to remove the Robertson's family dinner prayer at the end of each show is false. Phil Robertson's response to a question whether the rumor was true, via Missy Robertson on Twitter, was "Not to my knowledge." Phil Robertson's son, Alan Robertson, said, "The rumor that A and E told the Robertsons to tone down guns and prayer is not true."
In Willie's autobiography, he said that when they first started filming Uncle Si, he would clam up in front of the camera. They had to put a hidden camera under a shirt on one of the desks to film him. Once Si saw how funny he could be, he became more at home in front of the camera.
Because of his increasing number of female fans, Si Robertson had to post a picture of himself with his wife, Christine, on facebook.
The cast of Duck Dynasty appeared in the music video for "Wagon Wheel" by Darius Rucker.
Although there were two bleeps in this episode, according to Phil Robertson, none of his family members have ever used foul language during the filming of the series.
Though not mentioned by name, Alan's wife Lisa appears in the scenes with the other Robertson women setting up for the garage sale. Alan, the oldest of the Robertson brothers, was not acknowledged on the series until the fourth season.
Willie, Jase, and Jep have a fourth brother named Alan. While not a regular on the series, he can be seen in the background during the Duck Commander 40th Anniversary party.
This episode was the highest rated telecast in A&E history at the time it aired. It registered 9.6 million viewers, with 5.6 million adults 25-54 and 5.5 million adults 18-49.
This episode marks the first official appearance of Phil and Kay's oldest son, Alan, on the series.