1. Just how real is this reality TV show? RadarOnline.com recently revealed a never-before-seen casting email for bearded male actors to appear on the show. An insider explained, "Most people booked on the show [including extras] are actors working with agents exclusively."
2. Speaking of beards, the family's facial hair is actually in their contracts! Alan Robertson recently revealed, "We all used to cut them off [after hunting season]. But now, since they are such big stars and their beards are in their contracts, they have to keep them a certain length."
3. The family came under fire when they announced a new line of semiautomatic military-style rifles earlier this year. The controversial move "could be an attempt to cash in on their current darling status in far-right-wing circles," a rep for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence told Radar.
4. Is fame destroying the family? Jase and Missy Robertson's 18-year-old son, Reed, admitted that he had struggled with his newfound celebrity, and even considered suicide at one point.
5. Jesus was fine with wine, but Christians were in an uproar when the Robertson family announced their new line of alcoholic beverages. A religious group called Family Ministries cancelled Willie Robertson's planned appearance at an event in Tennessee over the boozy brouhaha.
6. Phil isn't the only Robertson to have dabbled in drug abuse. In an interview with IamSecond.com, Jep Robertson admitted he "pretty much did anything that was put in front of me" during his wild teen years, including a "joint that was dipped in formaldehyde." He says his family later staged an intervention and he gave up drugs for religion.
7. Phil Robertson may be one of the "Most Fascinating People," but he's not the most polite. He reportedly skipped the taping of Barbara Walters' prestigious special to go hunting.
8. Despite all of the family's scandals, advertisers are still willing to shell out to be associated with the show. A thirty-second commercial spot reportedly goes for $170,000 to $180,000 -- far more than other network shows.
9. In perhaps the biggest scandal to hit the show, Phil was slammed for likening homosexuality to bestiality and claiming civil rights abuses in the Jim Crow era South were exaggerated. A&E briefly put him on indefinite hiatus from filming, but he was reinstated after fan backlash.
10. Shortly after that blew over, Phil came under fire again for saying that girls should marry at age 15. He first began dating his wife, Miss Kay, when she was just 14.
11. Despite his down-home appearance, Willie has been known to tool around town in a custom camouflage BMW convertible that's not quite swamp-ready.
12. In addition, Willie has admitted that he actually prefers deer hunting to duck hunting!
13. Willie has admitted that he has little conception of a business plan for Duck Commander. But in a special program with his alma mater, Harding University, he has college students help him with his vision for the company.
14. Phil has said that if A&E required the family to remove God and guns from the show, it would be an "unacceptable" move that would likely halt filming.
15. Phil played football with future NFL great Terry Bradshaw at Lousiana Tech, but quit the team to hunt full-time.
16. Jep is secretly an online gamer, and has been known to play Guild Wars on XBox. He calls himself a "nerd at heart."
17. Miss Kay's real first name is Marsha.
18. Jep's real first name is Jules.
19. Si is legally blind.
20. Willie and his wife Korie met at summer camp when they were in elementary school, and believe, like Phil, that it's good for couples to get together when they're young. "That way you don't have all the baggage," Willie has said. "All our memories are together."
21. Just call him Phil the Baptist? Family and friends estimate that Phil has baptized more than 300 people in the river near his home, including fans of the show.
22. Last summer, Jase was kicked out of NYC's Trump International Hotel when a staff member mistook him for a homeless person.
23. Willie's net worth is more than $20 million -- nearly four times that of President Obama.
24. Willie and Korie adopted a foreign exchange student who visited them from Taiwan, Rebecca. She now runs the clothing boutique "Duck and Dressing" with Korie, and will appear on the show in Season 5.
25. In a recent interview, Sadie Robertson admitted that the family has decided never to talk about Phil's homophobia controversy, instead pretending it never happened.