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Phil Robertson, patriarch of the Robertson family on the "Duck Dynasty" reality show, offered his opinion on his son's marriage and sex life on the Wednesday night airing of the show on the A&E network.
In the sixth episode of season five, Phil's youngest son, Jep, contacts his father to help him with a home improvement project. Jep tells Phil that he wants to be sure to complete the project correctly in order to please his wife. In return, Jep hopes his wife, Jessica, will give him some "pat-pat."
"When you've got a wife as hot as mine, you've got to keep her happy and then some," Jep tells the camera. When attempting to convince Phil to help build a front walk for his home, Jep tells his father: "We don't know what we're doing … I'm just trying to get a little pat-pat."
"A little 'pat-pat,' son?" Phil questions. "I didn't know these little yuppie girls drive that kind of bargain up in here. What's next? A four-car garage, a little pat-pat? Honey, go out there and build me a barn and a little pat-pat. Where does it end?"
"When I get a little pat-pat," Jep replied. Phil ultimately recruits Martin, one of the employees at the Duck Commander warehouse, to help Jep build the small walkway for his wife.
Another sub-plot of Wednesday's episode included Willie and Jase getting into a paintball fight, the winner of which would receive their favorite childhood toy, a G.I. Joe action figurine that was recovered when Miss Kay was collecting old toys for the local church toy drive.
After Phil helps Jep and Willie and Jase finish their paintball war, the Robertson family settles down for one of their traditional family meals while Willie deserves his usual closing narrative, tying the themes of the episode together.
"As a family, when you spend as much time together as we do, things can start getting a little predictable," Willie says. "There are times when you know someone so well that you feel like you can anticipate their every move. But sometimes they'll throw you for a loop."
"Like actually finishing an overly ambitious home improvement project or just nailing you in the back with a paintball," he continued. "In the end, little revelations like this keep us on our toes and teach us that no matter how much you think you know someone, there's always room to be surprised. Although in Si's case, I'm not sure I want to be surprised."
The "Duck Dynasty" reality show airs every Wednesday on the A&E network, following the lives of the Robertson family and their duck call business in West Monroe, La. Phil Robertson, an evangelical Christian, has been known to offer his opinion on marriage and relationships before. Robertson, who married his wife, Miss Kay, when the two were in their teens, found himself in hot water by advising men to marry while they are young, around 15 to 16 years of age.
"They got to where they're getting hard to find, mainly because these boys are waiting 'til they get to be about 20 years old before they marry 'em," Robertson said in a video from a Christian retreat in Georgia in 2009. "Look, you wait 'til they get to be 20 years old the only picking that's going to take place is your pocket. You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16. They'll pick your ducks."