- 1. - I would say the biggest hurdle for me,
- 2. is gettin' past the
embarrassment of it all.
- 3. It's hard to talk about who I used to be
- 4. Not a day goes by
- 5. that I'm not grateful,
- 6. I mean, I mean to my bones
- 7. about how my life turned around.
- 8. - Shoot.
- 9. We've been into some pretty
dark places together.
- 10. I mean,
- 11. you turned it around,
- 12. made a life for yourself.
- 13. I guess I just wanted to know
- 14. how you did that?
- 15. - You hear these rare stories, you know?
- 16. Of how the impossible happened.
- 17. Well,
- 18. this is one of those stories.
- 19. Hey!
- 20. It was the 1950s, but if
you pulled up to our yard,
- 21. you would've thought it was the 1850s.
- 22. That's how poor we were.
- 23. Dad spent most of his time
workin' in the oil fields.
- 24. I wish you didn't always have to go.
- 25. - Hell, that's life, Phil.
- 26. It's time you grew up.
- 27. Take care of things around here.
- 28. You got it?
- 29. - Yes, sir.
- 30. - Who's a man?
- 31. - I'm a man.
- 32. Mama provided a different
set of challenges.
- 33. - When she had one of her spells,
- Mom, stop it!
- 34. - Get outta here!
- You'll go back
- 35. to the hospital again!
- 36. - Get out!
- 37. - All we could really
do is get outta the way.
- 38. - No one's takin' me to the hospital.
- 39. - You gotta calm down!
- 40. Please!
- 41. - Get outta here!
- 42. Go!
- 43. - I started at a
young age, a very young age.
- 44. Come to the woods and bringin'
back somethin' you could eat.
- 45. Squirrel, ducks, quail,
doves, whatever was there.
- 46. The woods became my home.
- 47. Sometimes I would just
sit there for hours,
- 48. listen to the woods.
- 49. They would talk and I
would try and talk back.
- 50. I could get lost in them.
- 51. They were my refuge.
- 52. But sooner or later, the real
world always comes knockin'.
- 53. - No, no!
- 54. No, no!
- 55. They're takin' her away again!
- You can't make me!
- 56. You can't make me, you can't!
- 57. No!
- 58. Phil!
- 59. Phil, don't let 'em take me!
- 60. - She ain't done nothin' wrong!
- 61. - Judy, Judy!
- 62. Phil, Phil, Phil!
- 63. - Mom!
- 64. - Phil!
- 65. Phil, Phil!
- 66. - She was gone for months at a time.
- 67. Mama?
- 68. While they tried the
only medicine they had,
- 69. shock treatment.
- 70. Mama?
- 71. - Why does she keep doin' this stuff
- 72. if she knows they'll lock her up?
- 73. - She can't help it.
- 74. It's in her blood or somethin'.
- 75. - We got that blood in us?
- 76. - Don't know,
- 77. but we'll always look out
for each other, won't we?
- 78. - You mean that, Phil?
- 79. - Of course I do, Jan.
- 80. Si, go get some taters
from under the house.
- 81. - Nah, nah, nah.
- 82. Hey, last time that possum ran after me,
- 83. his teeth were like this big.
- 84. - I didn't know it at the time,
- 85. but just up the road a few miles lived
- 86. a girl who would soon become
- 87. the most important person in my life,
- 88. Kay Carroway.
- 89. - Oh, damn it!
- 90. - Language, Mom!
- 91. - Kay, pick up your toys,
they nearly killed me,
- 92. and then you go get those over there.
- 93. - Compared to us,
- Stay on your feet,
- 94. - Kay was rich.
- gonna be stockin'
- 95. the store tonight, and I
can't do it without you.
- 96. - Oh-
- 97. - They owned the general store in town,
- 98. so we equated that with filthy rich.
- 99. - Y'all could close stores on
Sundays and come to church.
- 100. It'd be good for your soul, Daddy.
- 101. - Sunday's our best day, Katie-bug.
- 102. You may say a prayer for us,
- 103. especially about sellin'
them three roasts today
- 104. before I have to throw 'em
out and lose money on 'em.
- 105. Hey?
- 106. Don't you get caught readin'
- 107. them pioneer books in church again.
- 108. Just in case.
- 109. "Little House on the
Prairie," new edition.
- 110. - I don't have this one.
- 111. - I know.
- 112. Says there's all kinds
- 113. of new maps and drawings in there.
- 114. - Thanks, Daddy.
- 115. - Kay wasn't like the other kids.
- 116. They judged us.
- 117. She didn't.
- 118. I guess she saw somethin' else.
- 119. - Look like the riff-raff's
blowing in from the field.
- 120. - Y'all should be ashamed of yourselves.
- 121. - Wowie, look at this.
- 122. What are these called?
- 123. - Hubcaps.
- 124. - Dang!
- 125. - Pa's truck ain't never had these.
- 126. Must be a load of
millionaires here in town.
- 127. - Turns out there was somethin'
- 128. besides huntin' I was actually good at.
- 129. I was born with it.
- 130. That's how I became the
high school quarterback.
- 131. Down, set, hut!
- 132. Hey, way to play fellas.
- 133. - You gotta stop runnin' like that.
- 134. You put me out of a job.
- 135. - Pretty sure you gotta get on the field
- 136. before you can lose that job, son.
- 137. - Talk about your pioneer man, Kay.
- 138. Maybe he'll walk you off
the field after the game.
- 139. - Phil Robertson, the quarterback?
- 140. You gotta be kiddin' me.
- 141. - I seen the way he looks at you.
- 142. - Hey, Phil
Robertson, can I get a statement?
- 143. - Nah, nah.
- 144. You wanna talk to Si Robertson right her
- 145. Real hero of the game.
- 146. - Si Robertson?
- 147. Did you even play?
- 148. - Boy, did I even play?
- 149. I was so fast like lightning,
- 150. that's why it probably didn't even feel
- 151. like you saw me out there on that field.
- 152. - Miss Kay Carroway.
- 153. - Hey, Phil.
- 154. - Hey.
- 155. Look, I know we don't know
each other all that well,
- 156. but think maybe I could walk
you off the field tonight?
- 157. - I'd like that.
- 158. - Okay.
- 159. So we walked off the field together
- 160. and she offered me a ride home.
- 161. I didn't even have the luxury of goin'
- 162. on my first date without
at least one third wheel.
- 163. - And that's when I went down to pet
- 164. what I thought was a
dog, and no way, okay?
- 165. Turned out it was a five-pound squirrel.
- 166. - Sorry about this.
- 167. - I mean, I really do despise beavers,
- 168. but I also respect their
work ethic and determination.
- 169. - You're gonna stay in the car.
- 170. - What do you mean?
- This is my date,
- 171. so you're stayin'.
- 172. - I'll be skin and bone if I don't eat.
- 173. - I hate to break it to ya,
honey, but you already are.
- 174. - Hey Jack, I am wastin' away.
- 175. - All right, fine, fine.
- 176. Quit your yappin'.
- 177. I'll get you somethin',
but you're stayin' here.
- 178. - All right.
- 179. All right.
- 180. - Sorry about that.
- 181. - I know girls are supposed to act
- 182. like they don't eat
nothin' on these dates,
- 183. but I am absolutely starvin'.
- 184. Hey, Rachel?
- 185. - Hey, Kay.
- 186. - Could I get two muffy
sandwiches and a large fry?
- 187. What you want? I can pay.
- 188. - Hey, no, come on.
- 189. You drove, I got this.
- 190. Uh, you know, I don't really
eat after the games anyway,
- 191. so I think I'm just gonna
get something for Si, so.
- 192. - You know what?
- 193. I changed my mind.
- 194. Could you just gimme one of
those single grilled cheeses,
- 195. and Rachel, you owe me
a fry from last week,
- 196. so don't go cheatin' out on me again.
- 197. - Okay.
- 198. - Fries are for skinny bones.
- 199. - In those days,
- 200. it was a nightmare dealin' with Mama.
- 201. - Where is it?
- 202. - When she was good, she was
great. Funny, sharp, kind.
- 203. - Ma, what are you lookin' for?
- 204. - The money.
- 205. Where's the money?
- 206. - I keep tellin' you,
we ain't got no money.
- 207. At least not in the way you're sayin'.
- 208. - Oh no, from your pa.
- 209. He's been sendin' it.
- 210. - But when it wasn't her day-
- 211. - I got back
from the hospital and-
- 212. - Life was hell for all of us.
- 213. Yes, Mama, and Pa did send it.
- 214. We've been usin' it.
- 215. Jan needed actual clothes for school,
- 216. Si needed shoes for football.
- 217. Everything around us costs money.
- 218. - Why are you wearing that?
- 219. Why are you all dressed up?
- 220. - 'Cause I got a date tonight.
- 221. - You got a date?
- 222. Oh, baby, with who, huh?
- 223. - Kay Carroway.
- 224. - Carroway?
- 225. That rich family in town?
- 226. Well, that's nice.
- 227. You gonna leave me, Phil?
- 228. You gonna leave me, Phil?
- 229. Is that what you're gonna do?
- 230. - I'm not leave-
- You gonna leave me?
- 231. - I'm not leavin'!
- 232. - Don't go.
- 233. Don't go.
- 234. Don't go like your father.
- 235. - Hey.
- Hey, you ready to go?
- 236. - What's wrong?
- 237. - Nothin'.
- 238. Everything's fine.
- 239. - No, I can tell you look
like you've seen a ghost.
- 240. What...
- 241. - Oh, my Mama's been
actin' up again is all,
- 242. but it's fine, we got our date tonight.
- 243. It's...
- 244. There's just a lot goin' on.
- 245. - Hey, whoa, it's okay.
- 246. We can figure it out together.
- 247. - No, no, all right?
- 248. You shouldn't...
- 249. No, you're not gonna have
to deal with any of this.
- 250. - Hey, who needs another
muffy at Fertitta's?
- 251. I've got an idea.
- 252. - Thank you again for bringin' all this.
- 253. - Well, just because my
parents own a grocery store
- 254. don't mean I know how
to cook anything in it.
- 255. - Well, honey, that I can teach.
- 256. Always start with some butter here.
- 257. - baby, okay?
- 258. Give us a snack, all right?
- 259. No one-
- 260. Dang, she is rich.
- 261. - Where's the tea?
- 262. Hey, grab me somethin', would ya?
- 263. - Hey, I hear that.
- 264. You steal a bite before it's ready,
- 265. I'm gonna swat you upside
the head with this spatula.
- 266. Hand me those beans, will ya?
- 267. Okay, so make sure this is lump free.
- 268. - Smells good.
- Thank you,
- 269. now get out.
- 270. Okay, take one of these and make sure
- 271. that's against the knives.
- 272. Soaked up with flour.
- 273. However you wanna do that.
- 274. I do it kinda messy, but some people...
- 275. - Kay, thank you for tonight.
- 276. It really meant a lot to my mama,
- 277. and though she probably won't admit it,
- 278. she really misses my pa
when he's on the job.
- 279. - Yeah, yeah.
- 280. You know, she seemed okay.
- 281. - There's this other
side to her, you know?
- 282. And you can't predict it.
- 283. It just kinda-
- 284. - You ain't never have
to be ashamed of that.
- 285. - Wait, shh, shh.
- 286. - What is it?
- Hear that?
- 287. That's a pintail.
- 288. - You love it out here.
- 289. - I do.
- 290. - It is beautiful.
- 291. - We can get a place out here, you and I
- 292. a little shack up on the river
- 293. and I could spend my days fishin'.
- 294. I...
- 295. I'm sorry.
- 296. A girl like you definitely
don't wanna spend
- 297. her time like that.
- 298. - My dad used to read me
pioneer stories every night.
- 299. - What's a pioneer story?
- 300. - You know, like movin' out
west, livin' off the land,
- 301. makin' your own butter, that kinda thing
- 302. There's always a good love story too.
- 303. I used to go to bed dreamin'
- 304. about how amazin' that
kinda life would be.
- 305. So, yeah, a little place by the
river would be just the thing.
- 306. - You really are the perfect
woman, Miss Kay Carroway.
- 307. Kay fell right in with my family.
- 308. In my mind, we were a perfect fit.
- 309. - Phil has been an All-State
quarterback this year.
- 310. They've been saying he's gonna
- 311. get lots of offers from colleges to play
- 312. - Football is such a rough sport to me.
- 313. Seems like a waste of time.
- 314. I mean, are they gonna pay
you a lot of money to play?
- 315. - I'm sure they got scholarships and suc
- 316. Am I right, Phil?
- 317. - Oh, yes, Sir.
- 318. Yes, Ma'am.
- 319. - See, there you go, Wanita.
- 320. - You know, that reminds me.
- 321. Kay, guess who came into the store today
- 322. Mrs. Watson.
- 323. Now, her boy is nearly
outta medical school.
- 324. A doctor, you know?
- 325. And I remember, oo, he
used to come around.
- 326. He had eyes for you.
- 327. - Wanita, you look like
you're runnin' empty there.
- 328. Well, so is my beer.
- 329. I would love another.
- 330. - Phil, wait!
- 331. I'm sorry about my Mama.
- 332. Phil!
- You ain't gotta
- 333. be polite anymore, Kay.
- 334. Just, I'm sorry about my Mama, okay?
- 335. - This not gonna work.
- 336. It's huntin' season.
- 337. - I gotta go.
- 338. - So, you just broke up
with her just like that?
- 339. - It was huntin' season.
- 340. - That's a bad move.
- 341. One of many.
- 342. - How'd you get her back then?
- 343. - Hey!
- 344. Now!
- 345. - Phil!
- 346. Phil, it's Kay!
- 347. - The death of Kay's
father came out of nowhere
- 348. and left a big hole in her family.
- 349. Kay,
- 350. I love you.
- 351. I'm sorry for runnin' off like that.
- 352. It wasn't long after her daddy died
- 353. that her mama spiraled down quickly.
- 354. She fought a hard battle with alcohol,
- 355. and the alcohol eventually won.
- 356. I was all she had,
- 357. but in a lot of ways she was all I had.
- 358. - Wait.
- 359. You think it's right that we're doin' th
- 360. when we ain't married?
- 361. - I, Phil Robertson promise to
love and be with you forever.
- 362. - I, Kay Carroway promise to
love and be with you forever.
- 363. - So after all that,
- 364. because of my skillset
throwin' a football,
- 365. I headed off to Louisiana Tech.
- 366. - Great game, boys!
- 367. - Kay was only a junior
in high school at the time,
- 368. but we had a baby on the way,
- 369. and it was pretty rough on Kay.
- 370. Tried to balance takin' care of my famil
- 371. and school and football,
but it was too much.
- 372. Eventually I had to quit football.
- 373. - You ever think about that, man?
- 374. You coulda been big.
- 375. I'm talkin' like cereal box big.
- 376. Wheaties big.
- 377. "The" Terry Bradshaw was your number two
- 378. "The" Terry Bradshaw.
- 379. - I say it worked out pretty good for hi
- 380. - Yeah, I'd say so.
- 381. Hey, you and him get along?
- 382. - Can I take
this thing off now, Phil?
- 383. - No.
- 384. - Can I at least sit up?
- 385. - I told ya if you wanna come out here,
- 386. this is how it's gonna be.
- 387. - Yeah, I thought you were jokin
- 388. - I never joke about fishin'.
- 389. Can't be givin' away my secret spots,
- 390. not even to you.
- 391. All right, take it off.
- 392. - Yeah?
- Yeah, now.
- 393. - Woo!
- 394. Got my hair all messed
up and everything, man.
- 395. - You're fine.
- 396. Take a look.
- 397. Sorta special.
- 398. - Yeah, that's called a fish.
- Woo hoo!
- 399. - I think my release is
gettin' a lot better.
- 400. I've been hangin' around
after practice every day,
- 401. workin' on it.
- 402. - You really love football,
don't you Bradshaw?
- 403. - Yeah, I do.
- 404. More than anything.
- 405. Just feels like it's part
of my blood or somethin'.
- 406. - I feel like that with huntin'.
- 407. That's why I ain't playin'
- 408. - What?
- 409. Are you serious?
- 410. NFL scouts have been
watchin' you all year long.
- 411. Everybody knows you'll go pro.
- 412. - Nah.
- 413. I'm done.
- 414. It's your turn.
- 415. - You think I'm ready?
- 416. - Of course you're ready.
- 417. No one can throw a bomb
down the field like you.
- 418. You're the Blonde Bomber.
- 419. - The Blonde Bomber?
- 420. Guess that's better than
the name you gave Johnson.
- 421. - What, you mean Old Stubby?
- 422. - Why you gotta
do him like that, Phil?
- 423. - It ain't my fault he got
them stubby little legs.
- 424. - Shoot.
- So, I lost my scholarship,
- 425. but still managed to finish college.
- 426. It was easy enough to
find a job in those days.
- 427. The hard part was findin'
one that paid enough.
- 428. Our family was growin'.
- 429. Hey, boys!
- 430. And so were the bills.
- 431. Aw, I missed you boys.
- 432. Come here, come here.
- 433. How you been, huh?
- 434. Boy, you gettin' heavy.
- 435. Those feet smell?
- 436. Boy, they smell bad!
- 437. You need to take a shower.
- 438. I'm gonna say hi to Mama, okay?
- 439. - Hey, baby.
- 440. How was your day, hm?
- 441. - It was good, until Alan tried to stick
- 442. a crayon up Jase's nose.
- 443. - Did it fit?
- 444. - Hey! Phil!
- 445. How's it lookin'?
- 446. - I can feed you out in the woods.
- 447. I just need to make
sure we got enough money
- 448. to keep a roof over our heads.
- 449. I just don't wanna be gone
all the time like my dad was.
- 450. - You won't.
- 451. You got two degrees from Louisiana Tech.
- 452. You can do just about anything
- 453. you set your mind to, Phil Robertson.
- 454. Hey,
- 455. I'm proud of you.
- 456. I love you.
- 457. - And I love you.
- 458. - I wouldn't change anything about us.
- 459. We gonna make it.
- 460. - Stick with me, Miss Kay.
- 461. I'll put that long green in your pockets
- 462. Kay was definitely nervous
- 463. about me havin' a job interview in a bar
- 464. - Was that me?
- 465. Was- the bar interview was me?
- 466. - Yeah,
- 467. it was you.
- 468. - Ah, I had a feelin'.
- 469. Yeah, sorry about that.
- 470. Good to see ya, Frank.
- 471. Oh, oh, oh.
- 472. - Keep your hands to yourself, Big Al.
- 473. - You know I can't.
- 474. Oh, hey, Sally, why don't you go ahead
- 475. and grab me a shot of whiskey?
- 476. Hey, you know, make it two.
- 477. One for my friend Phil here.
- 478. Hey, make it quick.
- 479. - You got it.
- He's just catchin' up.
- 480. - Thank you, Mr. Bolen.
- 481. - Mr. Bolen?
- 482. You must be lookin' for my daddy.
- 483. You can call me Big Al.
- 484. - Okay, sure, Big Al.
- 485. - Ah.
- 486. So, Phil, tell me about yourself.
- 487. - I got a wife and three
kids I need to support
- 488. and teachin' always seemed
like a respectable thing to do.
- 489. - No, no, no, no.
- 490. I don't mean that shit.
- 491. I mean, tell me about you.
- 492. What kinda man is Phil Robertson?
- 493. - Well, I love to hunt.
- 494. - Now, that's what I'm talkin' 'bout.
- 495. Huntin's sure good up
around Junction City.
- 496. Keep you real busy on the weekends.
- 497. Somethin' to relieve the
stress of the teacher man.
- 498. - Hm.
- 499. - Need a smoke?
- 500. - Oh, I don't really smoke.
- 501. - Man, you got a sense
of humor, Phil Robertson.
- 502. Hell, I knew we were
gonna get along just fine
- 503. the moment I shook your hand.
- 504. Thank you, Sally.
- 505. Hey, and you best keep these comin'.
- 506. We got a lot to celebrate tonight.
- 507. - All right.
- 508. - That's it?
- 509. Did I get the job?
- 510. My name is Mr. Robertson.
- 511. If y'all could turn your
handbooks to page 45...
- 512. - Hey, there's my guy.
- 513. How 'bout a drink,
celebrate the first day?
- 514. - I can't.
- 515. Miss Kay's got a special
dinner waitin' for me tonight.
- 516. - Yeah, of course she does.
- 517. She's a classy gal.
- 518. Well, you ain't a dang derelict.
- 519. I'm just talkin' about one drink.
- 520. - Hey, Fred.
- 521. - You didn't hear nothin', Fred.
- 522. - One drink?
- 523. - One drink.
- 524. Come on, then.
- 525. - Woo!
- 526. - Yes!
- 527. - All right.
- 528. - Line 'em up!
- 529. - This is as fresh as it
comes, Appaloosa catfish.
- 530. That's the filet mignon of the river.
- 531. - Jan!
- Hi, Kay.
- 532. - It's good to see you, sweetheart
- 533. - Hey, Phil.
- Hey, Jan.
- 534. - How you doin'?
- 535. - I'm good, how are you?
- It's good to see you.
- 536. - You too.
- 537. - Hey, hey, how you doin'?
- 538. - I'm Al.
- 539. You must be one of Kay's friends.
- 540. I know Phil ain't got
no good lookin' friends.
- 541. Well, except for me, of course.
- 542. - That's my sister.
- 543. - Okay, okay.
- 544. Oh, yeah, okay.
- 545. All right.
- 546. I mean, I was just bein' friendly.
- 547. - Why don't you be friendly
- 548. in that direction over there, Al?
- 549. - Okay.
- 550. - Sorry about him.
- No, I'm good.
- 551. Hey, congratulations on your new job.
- 552. I'm so proud of you.
- 553. - Thanks, Jan.
- 554. - Did Kay tell you we took the boys
- 555. to church last weekend?
- 556. They seemed to really enjoy it.
- 557. You should come with us next time.
- 558. - Yeah, well, I like to spend
- 559. my Sunday celebratin' God in other ways.
- 560. Who needs a pew when you
can be out in His creation?
- 561. - Hey, y'all, how 'bout a toast, huh?
- 562. To my man Phil Robertson here,
- 563. the newest remedial English
teacher at Junction City High.
- 564. He ain't smart but he pretty.
- 565. - I can't do, I can't deal.
- 566. - Four ducks?
- Yeah, four ducks.
- 567. - Four ducks.
- 568. One bullet can't take down four ducks.
- 569. - Oh, it can if you're Phil Robertson.
- 570. - Who's this new friend with him?
- 571. - That's Al.
- 572. He's from his work.
- 573. He runs their school.
- Oh, okay.
- 574. - Yeah, it's that easy.
- 575. - Woo ee!
- 576. - Ow!
- 577. Woo!
- Told you boys.
- 578. One thing I'm better at
than fishin' is shootin'.
- 579. - You okay?
- 580. - Yeah.
- This here
- 581. is some genuine Three Creeks moonshine.
- 582. - All right.
- 583. - Daddy?
- 584. You goin' huntin'?
- 585. - You bet ya.
- 586. - Can I come?
- 587. - You don't know the woods.
- 588. You don't know huntin'.
- 589. - You could teach me.
- 590. - Go back to bed.
- 591. The next few years were a
bit of a blur, I must admit.
- 592. - You said you know the guy
that owns this property?
- 593. - Yeah, I met him once.
- 594. - Well, I met his sister.
- 595. - It was that feeling again,
- 596. being pulled in multiple directions.
- 597. Huntin', partying, family.
- 598. The drinkin' began to
overtake everything else.
- 599. "Airplanes follow duck."
- 600. I thought it was freedom to my worries,
- 601. but it didn't free me from 'em.
- 602. It just made me forget about them.
- 603. She just will not leave me alone.
- 604. - I've heard of worse problems than that
- 605. And all I could think was,
- 606. "Man, I gotta lay off the sauce."
- 607. - They respected Phil Robertson.
- 608. They know Phil Robertson was a man.
- 609. Who's a man?
- 610. You're so beautiful, Marleen.
- 611. - You wasn't
callin' them ducks in, Phil.
- 612. You was commandin' them to come in.
- 613. - Back again?
- 614. You don't even have the
decency to hang around here?
- 615. I'm cookin' you dinner,
- 616. I'm cleanin' up after the kids-
- 617. - Keep your mouth shut!
- 618. - What, you can't even have
a conversation with me?
- 619. - Y'all don't need this.
- 620. Class dismissed.
- 621. - Who's a man?
- 622. - I was hell-bent
on doin' things my own way.
- 623. I always had been.
- 624. So, when I had to figure out other ways
- 625. to provide for the family,
- 626. I went back to the places
that have always provided,
- 627. the woods, and the river.
- 628. - Take care.
- 629. - Miss Abaleen.
- 630. - Phil Robertson.
- 631. You been stayin' outta trouble?
- 632. - Yes, Ma'am.
- 633. - How's your mama?
- 634. - She doin' just great.
- 635. - Kay and the kids?
- 636. - It's all good.
- 637. Hey?
- 638. Got a fresh catch for ya.
- 639. - You back on the water?
- 640. I thought I heard you teachin' down
- 641. at that school in Junction City?
- 642. - Yeah, yeah.
- 643. Sabbatical, you know?
- 644. Just a short break.
- 645. - I got myself plenty for the shop today
- 646. You know I don't like
throwin' out no unsold fish.
- 647. - This here's as fresh as it comes.
- 648. You could put this on
special right up front.
- 649. Caught no more than an hour ago.
- 650. Have a look.
- 651. - Mm hm.
- 652. - I appreciate you-
- 653. - Mm hm.
- 654. - You best make sure Miss
Kay and the boys get this.
- 655. - Yes, Ma'am.
- 656. Absolutely.
- 657. Do.
- 658. I'm ashamed to say most of that money
- 659. I was makin' didn't go
to Kay and the kids,
- 660. but we always found a way to make more.
- 661. Hey, if nothin' else, we were creative.
- 662. - All right, y'all, all bets are in.
- 663. Got a rivalry as old as time.
- 664. Man versus machine!
- 665. Steel versus muscle!
- 666. Rubber versus some bare feet.
- 667. - Mm hm!
- Yeah, Phil!
- 668. - All right.
- Let's go, come on!
- 669. - Let's get
this show on the boat!
- 670. - Come on, Phil!
- 671. - On your mark,
- You got this, buddy!
- 672. - get set,
- 673. go!
- 674. - What you doin' there?
- 675. - Woo!
- 676. - Just like old times, gentlemen.
- 677. Don't give me that sour look
like I'm tryin' to cheat ya.
- 678. It's Hank's car and he bet against me.
- 679. You think he hamstrung his own bet?
- 680. Hey, come on, now, pay up.
- 681. Fair and square.
- 682. Hey, don't be bitter.
- 683. You and I both know Hank's car
- 684. ain't got the gun to come even close
- 685. to outrunnin' you if you
only give him 20 yards.
- 686. You give him 25, he's got you smoked.
- 687. - Well, that's their fault
for not askin' for 25.
- 688. - Man, ever since I known you,
- 689. you ain't never changed.
- 690. - Hey, Phil?
- 691. Double or nothin'.
- 692. - Hold my beer.
- 693. Hey, Babe.
- 694. - Guess you decided to finally come home
- 695. - I know it's late, I was...
- 696. I was, uh,
- 697. workin'.
- 698. - Sell some fish?
- 699. - Yep.
- 700. - What is this?
- 701. - That's money I made.
- 702. - Well, how much fish you sell?
- 703. - What do you mean?
- 704. - There's $11 here.
- 705. - I know, I musta spent
some of it, all right?
- 706. - Phil, we have three hungry boys.
- 707. You put all this pressure on
me to stretch a few dollars.
- 708. It is embarrassing havin' a line
- 709. of people behind me in
the grocery store waitin'
- 710. for me to put stuff back
because I can't afford it.
- 711. - It's fine.
- 712. We're fine.
- 713. The kids are fine.
- 714. - I don't think we are, Phil.
- 715. - Hm, I told you boys, I'm blessed.
- 716. I cannot lose.
- 717. - Jesus don't be playin' no dice.
- 718. Only person who can play dice
- 719. like that is the devil,
- 720. which will explain why you
riskin' your neck in this bar.
- 721. - Hm.
- 722. Nah, it's 'cause I like the
music and the company better.
- 723. - Mm.
- If you went next door,
- 724. you'd think they closed the
bar and opened up a morgue.
- 725. - Really?
- 726. Well, I heard that the
owners are lookin' to sell.
- 727. - Really?
- 728. Well, it just so happens
I'm in need of a job.
- 729. - I said they were sellin',
- 730. not hirin'.
- 731. - They here now?
- 732. Jim Perkins?
- 733. - Yeah.
- 734. - Phil Robertson.
- 735. Nice to meet you.
- 736. I heard y'all might be interested
- 737. in doin' a little business.
- 738. - What, you wanna buy the bar?
- 739. - Well, thought we could talk about
- 740. a bit more of a creative strategy.
- 741. Hold on.
- 742. Hold on.
- 743. - Keep 'em closed.
- 744. Come on.
- 745. - Can I open them?
- Not yet.
- 746. Just a little further, little further.
- 747. Keep 'em closed.
- 748. Stand here.
- 749. Don't open 'em till I tell ya.
- 750. - Why does it smell like urine?
- 751. - Hold on.
- 752. - Phil?
- 753. - Okay, open 'em.
- 754. - It's a bar.
- 755. You bought a bar?
- 756. - Sort of.
- 757. - Phil, we can't afford a bar.
- 758. I can't even afford groceries.
- 759. - Don't worry about that.
- 760. Look at this.
- 761. This is a new start for us as a family.
- 762. You been complainin' about money,
- 763. we'll make some more money here.
- 764. You been complainin' about
not spendin' time together,
- 765. well, we'll all be here as a family.
- 766. - I don't know, Phil.
- 767. - Hey,
- 768. I'll make it up to you.
- 769. Kay, I'm gonna make it up to you.
- 770. I know things didn't work
out with the teachin' job,
- 771. and I was tired.
- 772. I wasn't treatin' this family well.
- 773. But this is a fresh start for
the Robertson family, okay?
- 774. Alan and Jase, they can even help.
- 775. - Look, I know you're a good man.
- 776. I fell in love with that.
- 777. But it's the drinkin'.
- 778. How's bein' in a bar gonna help with tha
- 779. - 'Cause I'll be workin', not drinkin'.
- 780. Look, you'll keep an eye
on it, I'll keep on it.
- 781. I'm gon' make this
work, I want it to work.
- 782. You know you're the only one for me.
- 783. I love you.
- 784. - I love you.
- 785. First thing we gotta do
- 786. is get that pee smell outta here though,
- 787. 'cause that is horrible.
- 788. - I agree.
- 789. I thought I had it figured out (chuckles
- 790. Finally I had arrived.
- 791. A way to spend time with my family,
- 792. makin' more money, and still get to hang
- 793. with my buddies and run
with them all night long.
- 794. - Daddy, when have I dried enough glasse
- 795. - That's the point.
- 796. They drink 'em, we clean 'em,
- 797. and the whole cycle starts all
over again till closin' time.
- 798. You're doin' great, keep goin'.
- 799. Hey, get some more peanuts in here.
- 800. - Okay.
- 801. - Hey, Phil, get over here.
- 802. I got a couple of friends I would like
- 803. to introduce you to.
- 804. - Miss Kay, I'm dyin' here.
- 805. - Hold on, Billy.
- 806. Don't think I don't see you there actin'
- 807. like you haven't already
drank the Mississippi
- 808. and spent your paycheck tonight.
- 809. - Why don't you
scoot on over a little bit.
- 810. - I'm tired of your disrespect!
- 811. - What is disrespectful about askin' you
- 812. to spend one day with your family?
- 813. - That's all you do!
- 814. Nag, nag, nag, nag, nag!
- 815. - The boys wanna see their daddy!
- 816. - Oh, don't use your boys to guilt me!
- 817. - Don't act like I don't
know what you've been up to.
- 818. You been out drinkin'
that moonshine again.
- 819. I can see it in your eyes.
- 820. - What the hell does that matter to you?
- 821. - 'Cause it makes you
act like a wild animal.
- 822. - Oh, you wanna see a wild animal?
- 823. Here you go!
- 824. - Uncle Si!
- 825. - Come here, boys!
- 826. What about it?
- 827. Oh, man.
- 828. Oh, look at you.
- 829. Man, y'all growin' faster than
green grass through a goose.
- 830. - We missed you, Uncle Si.
- 831. - Oh, buddy, I missed you, too.
- 832. I missed you, too.
- 833. Where's your mama?
- 834. - Inside.
- Miss Kay!
- 835. - You can't catch me, Jase.
- 836. - Get him, Alan!
- Tag, you're it.
- 837. - Tag.
- Oh, I got you back.
- 838. - He becomes the devil, Si.
- 839. - Mm hm.
- 840. - I've seen it in his eyes.
- 841. But it ain't him.
- 842. You know that ain't your brother.
- 843. - Yeah, well, maybe not,
but I mean, come on,
- 844. you don't deserve this.
- 845. You're raisin' three boys on your own.
- 846. - I don't know what I deserve.
- 847. Besides, what would
leavin' do to the boys?
- 848. They love their daddy.
- 849. - Go long, Jase!
- 850. - Okay.
- 851. - I know it sounds crazy, Si,
- 852. but I just know deep in my heart
- 853. this family is gon' work out.
- 854. - Well,
- 855. you know he ain't gonna change,
- 856. not unless he stops drinkin'.
- 857. - I know.
- 858. But you know, my Nanny
told me that someday
- 859. you gonna have to fight for your marriag
- 860. When things get tough, that's what you d
- 861. You fight.
- 862. - Excuse me, ladies, gimme one second.
- 863. Hey, Phil?
- 864. There's someone here to see you.
- 865. - Who's responsible for this?
- 866. - Do you know where you'd
go if you die tonight?
- 867. - Jan?
- 868. - Hi, Phil.
- 869. - What you doin' here, Jan?
- 870. - Well, you ain't returned
my calls in forever,
- 871. so I thought I'd check in on you.
- 872. - This your new boyfriend?
- 873. - Phil Robertson, this
is Pastor Bill Smith.
- 874. - How you doin' there, Phil?
- 875. - What ya sellin' preacher man?
- 876. - Naw, we ain't sellin'
nothin', just offerin'.
- 877. Just God and the good news.
- 878. - Don't you read "Times Magazine?"
- 879. God is dead.
- 880. - Yeah, that's not been my experience.
- 881. But I have been in here less than maybe
- 882. a minute or two and I can already see
- 883. you got one mighty chip on your shoulder
- 884. - I should knock you out right here.
- 885. - You can try.
- 886. - Oh.
- 887. Tall words from a preacher man
- 888. who can't do nothin' about it.
- 889. - Jesus says I got to forgive you,
- 890. but that don't mean he
won't forgive me, too.
- 891. - Phil.
- 892. - Jan, why you bringin' a
preacher man around here?
- 893. - Well, I heard you might be needin' one
- 894. - Preachers ain't welcome 'round here.
- 895. - Let's go, Jan.
- 896. He ain't ready yet.
- 897. How you doin', Ma'am?
- 898. Excuse me.
- Jan, you should stay.
- 899. Have a drink.
- 900. - I'm gonna be prayin' for you.
- 901. - Then you'll be wastin' your time.
- 902. - All right then.
- 903. All right, God bless yourself.
- 904. - You put her up to it.
- 905. - I didn't.
- 906. I swear, I didn't know
she was comin' around.
- 907. - Don't lie to me.
- 908. I saw the way she was lookin' at you.
- 909. This is just you tryin' to control me.
- 910. All of you.
- 911. - Phil, please, please.
- 912. - I swear to God, you better
hold that tongue of yours.
- 913. - Phil, you're hurtin' my arm.
- 914. - If I found out you been tellin'
people about our business-
- 915. - Phil, you're hurtin' me.
- 916. - What'll it be, boys?
- 917. Hm?
- 918. - Hey, sweetheart, that
pie recipe she gave me,
- 919. my boys, they go crazy for it
- 920. They do.
- 921. - Where you been?
- 922. Pretty late for grocery shoppin'.
- 923. - Well, when am I supposed to go?
- 924. Been at the bar all day, Phil.
- 925. - You were with him, weren't ya?
- 926. - What are you talkin' about?
- 927. - That guy from the bar.
- 928. - Phil, I'm tired.
- 929. It's been a long day and you been drinki
- 930. through most of it.
- 931. - My drinkin' ain't got
nothin' to do with it.
- 932. How long you been
runnin' 'round on me, hm?
- 933. Answer the damn question.
- 934. - I ain't runnin' around on you.
- 935. - I know you're lyin'.
- 936. - Phil, I ain't havin'
this conversation now.
- 937. Not when you're drunk.
- 938. - I ain't the problem.
- 939. You're the problem.
- 940. You're ruinin' my life!
- 941. - Oh, yeah?
- 942. Well, you been ruinin' mine for 10 years
- 943. - Get out.
- 944. Get out and take your kids with you.
- 945. - Good Lord, Phil.
- 946. I can't hardly believe that.
- 947. - I can't believe the thought
of what I did most days.
- 948. But that was a point
where I'd lost it all.
- 949. Kay,
- 950. the boys,
- 951. the bar.
- 952. Bingo.
- 953. Just like that.
- 954. - Kay, what's happenin'?
- 955. What's goin' on? Come in.
- 956. Come on in.
- 957. - Thanks.
- 958. - You can stay as long as you want.
- 959. - I can't trouble you like that.
- 960. - Trust me, it's no trouble at all.
- 961. - You're not worried
about Phil findin' out?
- 962. - He kicked you out.
- 963. Why don't you go freshen up?
- 964. I'll listen for Willie.
- 965. - Thank you, Jan.
- 966. - Of course.
- 967. - Are you okay, Mama?
- 968. Mama?
- 969. - Hey.
- 970. What's goin' on?
- 971. - It's Mama.
- 972. - Okay, okay, just go
back to bed, all right?
- 973. Back to bed.
- 974. I'll check.
- 975. Kay?
- 976. Kay, are you all right?
- 977. - I was thinkin' about
somethin' real stupid.
- 978. I was about to do it.
- 979. I just kept thinkin' about
- 980. I'm their mama.
- 981. I can't just leave 'em alone.
- 982. - No, you can't.
- 983. - I really believed it was
gon' work out with Phil.
- 984. I really did.
- 985. But it's over.
- 986. I just don't know what to do.
- 987. - Well,
- 988. you can start by gettin'
up off the bathroom floor.
- 989. When I was little, and
Mama was in the hospital,
- 990. and Daddy was on the oil rigs,
- 991. I used to cry myself to sleep every nigh
- 992. And then
- 993. one Sunday,
- 994. I heard the preacher down at church sayi
- 995. that at some point in our lives,
- 996. we are all going to
feel desperately alone,
- 997. like we're the only soul
in the whole entire world,
- 998. and that that would be
the most important moment
- 999. in our whole entire lives
- 1000. because when we realize that with Jesus,
- 1001. we ain't never alone.
- 1002. So,
- 1003. I stopped cryin' myself to sleep at nigh
- 1004. and I started prayin' instead.
- 1005. I'll watch the boys tomorrow.
- 1006. There's someone you gotta go see.
- 1007. - Hey, that was a good one.
- 1008. I appreciate ya.
- 1009. God bless ya, I'll see ya on Wednesday.
- 1010. - Pastor Smith?
- 1011. - Yeah?
- 1012. - Hi.
- 1013. I'm Kay Robertson.
- 1014. - Right.
- 1015. Jan told me you might stop by.
- 1016. It's good to see you again, Miss Kay.
- 1017. It's been a bit.
- 1018. - I'm really sorry about my husband.
- 1019. The first time at the bar-
- 1020. - Would it surprise you if I told you
- 1021. I get that reaction a lot?
- 1022. - I guess not.
- 1023. - How's your husband?
- 1024. - He kicked us outta the house yesterday
- 1025. Me and my three boys.
- 1026. - Sorry to hear that.
- 1027. - Look, Jan said to come talk to you,
- 1028. maybe you might be able to help us out.
- 1029. But I don't really know
what I'm doin' here,
- 1030. or what even to say and...
- 1031. I guess I got into some
trouble last night,
- 1032. thinkin' about some things
- 1033. I shouldn't have been thinkin' about.
- 1034. And...
- 1035. I'm really sorry.
- 1036. You must be so busy.
- 1037. - It's not a problem.
- 1038. Truly.
- 1039. You know, Miss Kay, it's the strangest
- 1040. thing you should come by.
- 1041. I was just now right now in a meetin'
- 1042. and we was talkin' about what
- 1043. to do with one of our little places
- 1044. that just became vacant.
- 1045. In fact, it's right over there.
- 1046. It's right across the street.
- 1047. Now, does that sound like somethin'
- 1048. you and your boys might be interested in
- 1049. - I don't know what to say, Pastor Smith
- 1050. - Just Bill is fine.
- 1051. Or Pastor Bill if you wanna be formal, h
- 1052. - Come on.
- 1053. - So we live here now?
- 1054. - Yeah.
- 1055. This is a gift.
- 1056. We're gonna take real
good care of it, you hear?
- 1057. - Kay got a job
and took care of the boys.
- 1058. She was determined to make somethin'
- 1059. of a life for them.
- 1060. As for me, I finally had my freedom,
- 1061. but it certainly didn't feel
like I thought it would.
- 1062. - Phil!
- 1063. Phil, you in there?
- 1064. As I live and breathe.
- 1065. Man, I got a call from Nancy
down at the sheriff's station.
- 1066. They found your truck completely totaled
- 1067. but couldn't find your body.
- 1068. I done a lotta crazy things in my life
- 1069. but I ain't never done smashed
- 1070. my truck up good enough to be canned
- 1071. and put on the shelf in it.
- 1072. - Who's a man?
- 1073. - Hell, I'd offer to help you clean up,
- 1074. but this is a lost cause.
- 1075. This a gar hole, son.
- 1076. - What's the day?
- 1077. - Sunday.
- 1078. - Mama, can we take those?
- 1079. - No, Alan.
- 1080. Those are for kids that don't get
- 1081. no presents at Christmas.
- 1082. Okay.
- 1083. But just a few.
- 1084. Leave some for the other kids.
- 1085. - Get outta here!
- 1086. Go!
- 1087. - She can't help it, it's
in her blood or somethin'.
- 1088. - We got that blood in us?
- 1089. - Don't know, but we'll always
- 1090. look out for each other won't we?
- 1091. - You mean that, Phil?
- 1092. - Of course I do, Jan.
- 1093. - Are we there yet?
- Are we there yet?
- 1094. - Are we there yet?
- Not yet.
- 1095. - Are we there yet?
- Not yet.
- 1096. - Uncle Si, how much further?
- 1097. - Oh, Lord.
- 1098. What did I say?
- 1099. - If we come, no complainin'.
- 1100. - Uh huh, what are you doin', Alan?
- 1101. Jase, what's he doin'?
- 1102. - Complaining.
- 1103. - That's right, uh huh.
- 1104. Phil, it's Si, are you in there?
- 1105. - You made it back.
- 1106. - I did.
- 1107. I did.
- 1108. It's good to see ya.
- 1109. Look, I knew I'd find you out here,
- 1110. but maybe I shoulda called,
- 1111. givin' ya time to clean
up the place a bit.
- 1112. Ya ain't gotta live like
no wild man anymore, Phil.
- 1113. - It's better for me out here.
- 1114. - Oh, Phil, how's that?
- 1115. - I don't have to be anything but me.
- 1116. - Well, that may be true,
- 1117. but hey, I think you should come back.
- 1118. You know?
- 1119. Work on some things.
- 1120. - And what work would I need?
- 1121. - Well, I been hearin'
about a lotta things.
- 1122. Ain't much from fit to talk about
- 1123. in front of little ears, though.
- 1124. - Daddy?
- 1125. - Al?
- 1126. Jase?
- 1127. What you doin' here, boys?
- 1128. Come on, now.
- 1129. Ain't ya gonna give your pa a hug?
- 1130. What?
- 1131. What, you don't recognize me?
- 1132. - Hey, Jase, hey, hey, hey,
hey, it's okay, it's okay.
- 1133. You all right?
- 1134. - I think y'all should leave.
- 1135. - Yeah.
- 1136. - Say hi to your mama for me, boys.
- 1137. - You change your mind-
- I'll see ya around, Si.
- 1138. - Come on, boys.
- 1139. - All right, boys, hungry?
- 1140. - Eat, eat!
- 1141. - Alan, you wanna lead us?
- 1142. Good boy.
- 1143. - Dear Jesus, I miss my daddy.
- 1144. Please make him a good man.
- 1145. - Amen.
- 1146. All right.
- 1147. What do you want?
- 1148. Some of this?
- 1149. - They're yum.
- 1150. - All right.
- 1151. - Thank you.
- 1152. - You're the only girl for me.
- 1153. - You gon' make a good dad.
- 1154. I'm proud of you.
- 1155. I love you.
- 1156. - I can't.
- 1157. I can't!
- 1158. I can't!
- 1159. - You drunk right now?
- 1160. - Nope.
- 1161. I think I saw him, Miss Kay.
- 1162. - Who?
- 1163. - The devil.
- 1164. I think he might be me.
- 1165. I'll quit drinkin' this time.
- 1166. I promise.
- 1167. - No.
- 1168. I'm done with promisin'.
- 1169. - Kay!
- 1170. I'm sorry.
- 1171. I messed it all up.
- 1172. Miss Kay!
- 1173. - Phil,
- 1174. you need help.
- 1175. More help than me and
the boys can give ya.
- 1176. You need to change.
- 1177. - Miss Kay,
- 1178. I'll do anything for you and the boys.
- 1179. Anything.
- 1180. I swear.
- 1181. Gimme a minute.
- 1182. - It's really okay, Phil.
- 1183. Uh...
- 1184. You know,
- 1185. it's beautiful out back.
- 1186. You wanna?
- 1187. How 'bout you meet me out there?
- 1188. - Nah.
- 1189. Not quite sure what to say.
- 1190. - Just say whatever's
on your mind, Phil.
- 1191. - I guess it were...
- 1192. Everything I ever touch is goin' to hell
- 1193. - You know what I would do if everything
- 1194. I touched went to hell?
- 1195. - What's that?
- 1196. - I'd quit touchin' things.
- 1197. Do you know what most
stories have in common?
- 1198. Most of 'em are about
- 1199. climbin' the mountain,
- 1200. becomin' a God,
- 1201. provin' just how good you are,
- 1202. that you're good enough.
- 1203. It's a whole different story.
- 1204. This is about God comin'
down from the mountain,
- 1205. comin' to you, tellin' you,
- 1206. "Phil, you ain't got nothin' to prove."
- 1207. Hey, that chip on your shoulder,
- 1208. shame you've had your whole life.
- 1209. It don't mean nothin' to Him.
- 1210. In fact,
- 1211. He come down to take that away.
- 1212. - That sounds too good to be true.
- 1213. - Oh,
- 1214. it's too good for all of us.
- 1215. - How's it happen?
- 1216. - You got to die, Phil.
- 1217. And then you need to be born again.
- 1218. - I'm ready.
- 1219. - Your daddy's lived a hard life.
- 1220. That ends today.
- 1221. We gon' bury that old man.
- 1222. This dirty river water represents a grav
- 1223. But, a new man is gonna rise up.
- 1224. Phil, from this day forth,
- 1225. who's gonna be the lord in your life?
- 1226. - Jesus Christ.
- 1227. - With that confession,
- 1228. I baptize you in the
name of the Father, Son,
- 1229. and Holy Ghost for the
forgiveness of your sins.
- 1230. You ready?
- 1231. All right brother!
- 1232. Woo!
- 1233. - Good boy.
- 1234. - I know.
- 1235. - Daddy?
- 1236. - When do you have to leave?
- 1237. - What you mean?
- 1238. - Don't you got somewhere to be?
- 1239. - I ain't got nowhere to be.
- 1240. You good with that?
- 1241. All right.
- 1242. - Mm, smells good.
- 1243. Hey, Jase, lemme see that.
- 1244. Thanks, buddy.
- 1245. - You gonna buy Jase a
new one now you broke it?
- 1246. - I didn't break it, just fixin' it.
- 1247. You know, I had a moment today.
- 1248. Maybe bein' sober for the
first time in a long time.
- 1249. Lots of people make duck calls, right?
- 1250. They sound like ducks, sure,
- 1251. but pintails sure don't
sound like a mallard,
- 1252. just as much as I don't
sound like you when I talk.
- 1253. - So what?
- 1254. - "So what?"
- 1255. - Thanks for bein' here today.
- 1256. Meant a lot to the boys.
- 1257. - I've been tryin'.
- 1258. - You been tryin'.
- 1259. - I know it ain't been perfect.
- 1260. - No.
- 1261. Truth is, I been fightin'
for us for 10 years.
- 1262. I just had nothin' left in me.
- 1263. Then I saw you get baptized in that rive
- 1264. and I was
- 1265. I was full.
- 1266. I was so full of joy.
- 1267. My heart was so full,
- 1268. and I had this little voice.
- 1269. This naggin' voice sayin'
- 1270. it's just gonna start all over again.
- 1271. And you was gonna break our hearts.
- 1272. - I'm sorry, Miss Kay.
- 1273. Truly.
- 1274. I never wanna put you through that again
- 1275. - You remember why you quit football?
- 1276. - It was huntin' season.
- 1277. - Well, partly 'cause you are stubborn
- 1278. as an ox stuck in mud.
- 1279. But the other part, that
was 'cause you wanted
- 1280. to take care of us.
- 1281. Take care of your family
just like you always had.
- 1282. Now look, I know you're gonna stumble.
- 1283. I know it ain't gon' be perfect.
- 1284. But maybe if you just keep that in mind,
- 1285. how much you really do love your family.
- 1286. - Yeah.
- 1287. Maybe it might be right
to get away from it all.
- 1288. Old friends, temptation.
- 1289. We'll get ourselves a little place.
- 1290. I could fish the river.
- 1291. - Well now, that might be an idea, Phil.
- 1292. Merry Christmas.
- 1293. - Merry Christmas, Miss Kay.
- 1294. Before I came along, everyone
thought the duck calls people
- 1295. were makin' were great,
- 1296. but truth is, they were missin' somethin
- 1297. They looked the same.
- 1298. You know, one duck call
looked like another,
- 1299. but on the inside, somethin' had changed
- 1300. Turns out,
- 1301. that could make all the difference.
- 1302. - Phil?
- 1303. Phil?
- 1304. There he is.
- 1305. My man.
- 1306. - Keep it down.
- 1307. Everyone's still sleepin' in there.
- 1308. - Well, they're missin'
out on the best fish, then.
- 1309. We come to get ya, get your things.
- 1310. It's a day after Christmas tradition.
- 1311. We'll hit the water,
- 1312. and head to State Line
Road for a party after.
- 1313. - I ain't drinkin' anymore, boys.
- 1314. The Phil you come lookin'
for is dead and buried.
- 1315. - Dang, you startin' to scare me, Phil.
- 1316. Look, it's been ages
since you partied with us.
- 1317. Come on, now.
- 1318. You know it's gon' be a grand time.
- 1319. Get your freedom back for a night.
- 1320. Well?
- 1321. What's it gonna be?
- 1322. Who's a man?
- 1323. - Daddy?
- 1324. - Shh, wake your brother.
- 1325. Put your warm clothes on.
- 1326. Your mama said it was okay.
- 1327. Come on.
- 1328. Come on, boys.
- 1329. Stay close to Daddy.
- 1330. Good boy.
- 1331. Shh.
- 1332. Look right there.
- 1333. You try.
- 1334. You try boy.
- 1335. I started taking the kids
to the woods a lot more,
- 1336. teachin' 'em about huntin'.
- 1337. I'm just down here, fishin', huntin',
- 1338. tryin' to sell these duck calls.
- 1339. In the end I guess Kay
got her pioneer lifestyle
- 1340. and I got my family back,
- 1341. not because I deserved it.
- 1342. Lord knows I didn't.
- 1343. But that's the thing I learned about God
- 1344. We don't have to be good enough
- 1345. 'cause he's good enough for us.
- 1346. I finally figured it out.
- 1347. Just took a little time.
- 1348. - Yeah, well,
- 1349. seems like I might not have
as much time as I thought.
- 1350. - How so?
- 1351. - Well, I ain't told
anybody else this but,
- 1352. it's my heart.
- 1353. I got a aneurysm.
- 1354. Doctor said it could be two years,
- 1355. two months.
- 1356. Heck,
- 1357. two days.
- 1358. Any moment, really.
- 1359. - You called me up and
asked me to tell you
- 1360. what I'd heard, how I got out,
- 1361. made a life for myself.
- 1362. Well, that's the secret, I didn't do it.
- 1363. Only God can pull off a move like that
- 1364. because of Jesus.
- 1365. Stop always makin' it only about me.
- 1366. That's what I finally learned,
- 1367. how to give my life away.
- 1368. Funny thing is, once I gave it up,
- 1369. that's when I got it all back.
- 1370. Everything I been chasin' all these year
- 1371. Funny how that works.
- 1372. How you gotta come to the end of yoursel
- 1373. to find the beginning of God.
- 1374. - I gotta tell you, Phil,
- 1375. that's startin' to make a lotta sense.
- 1376. - Come on, boys.
- 1377. - Hey.
- 1378. - Oh, gravy?
- 1379. - We're happy to have you.
- 1380. - Thank you.
- 1381. - Hello.
- 1382. - Thank y'all for comin'.
- 1383. Why don't we say a little prayer?
- 1384. - Father,
- 1385. we thank you for another
great day on planet Earth,
- 1386. for the bunch of ducks
we killed this mornin',
- 1387. and the grub on this table.
- 1388. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.
- 1389. - Amen.
- 1390. - Y'all dig in.
- 1391. - Who got that apple butter?
- 1392. Stop hoggin' the corn down
there, will you pass it down?
- 1393. - Y'all have just witnessed
- 1394. what happens when Satan controls a man.
- 1395. You've seen it in living color.
- 1396. It's embarrassing and shocking,
- 1397. but y'all saw the initial me.
- 1398. The acts of the sinful nature are obviou
- 1399. Y'all just saw the acts
of the sinful nature.
- 1400. They're obvious.
- 1401. Jesus beat death for us, removed our sin
- 1402. cleans us up and guarantees
he'll raise ya from the dead.
- 1403. I wanna remind ya of the
gospel I preach to ya,
- 1404. which you received, I did, 50 years ago.
- 1405. And on which you've
taken your stand, I did.
- 1406. I'm standin' on the death barrel
and resurrection of Jesus.
- 1407. You really can have love, joy, peace,
- 1408. patience, kindness, goodness,
- 1409. faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
- 1410. You can have those
qualities for your own life
- 1411. if you come to Jesus through faith,
- 1412. believe he died before he was buried
- 1413. and raised from the dead.
- 1414. He's seated at the right
hand of the Father right now.
- 1415. It's a wonderful thing,
- 1416. and I highly recommend you
just start walking by faith.
- 1417. My question is, you got a better story?
- 1418. I'd love to hear it.
- 1419. We could be wrong, but I doubt it.
- 1420. A lotta people said,
- 1421. "If you played ahead of Bradshaw at Tech
- 1422. and he went on to win four Superbowls,"
- 1423. they said, "Man, what in
the world happened to you?"
- 1424. I really don't know what
to tell 'em except Bradshaw
- 1425. went after the books and
I went after the ducks.
- 1426. And I think we're both pretty happy, so.