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The history channel; swamp people. When they go out like to have personal time, go shopping or like go eat dinner somewhere like at Dons or Outback or any nice little resteraunt, do you guys think that they like people always running up requesting pictures or interupting them during their meal? I mean, coming from a regular person who'd give you the shirt off his back to a nationaly known person overnight. How do they deal with that? I've met Troy Landry before he was on the show since he is very good friends with my great uncle, and I've seen the Sons of Guns crew in various locations, but I've treated them like they were just regular guys, not TV stars. What do you guys think?
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   Bad Brad
I suppose it is a little of both. Lots of people probably leave them alone, while maybe pointing them out or something. Others probably make fools out of themselves chasing after and bugging them for autographs and such.

Me? I mostly just blow the horn when I pass by Junior's place. That's about all the bothering I do.
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if they get any more famous, they may have boats of spectators following em' around like during high profile bass tourneys with KVD, Ike, Denny, etc...

It will be an interesting turn of events as to just how much their lives will be changed with the overnight fame and glory they are currently recieving. That is similar to winning big money,,, tends to turn bad for the recipients sometimes.

I hvae co-workers that know a few of the guys well. And it's been said the success is not all that the guys would have wished for in the long run.

R
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   iron man
When I see any of them I just say high Mr. Troy or something like that. Look what happened to the OCC boys, they argued alot and eventually split. I've been to the shop before in New York on the outside and have met Mikey and just took a picture with him since we came from Baton Rouge. I just don't want stuff like what happened to OCC to happen to anyone down here.
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you can't compare occ(yankees) to cajuns!!!! a whole diffferent world!!! mr troy and all of them on the show, cajuns, coon-asses, swamp people, i don't care what you call them, they will never change their ways!!! ya, maybe they have a few more bucks in their pockets and are more well known, but i guarantee you, they won't never change their heritage for a few dollars!!! family first and their way of life, always!!!
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   iron man
I know that beast. But sometimes the stress can get to people and make them do stuff they wouldn't normally do.
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   Dr. Spot
Really enjoy the show, but the director can't help but create false drama. Yesterday during the thunderstorm, they added fake bright flashes when it thunders. Of course, during the day, you don't see flashes unless its really close, you just might see a lightning stroke somewhere.

It was stupid, because watching them capture a huge gator in the rain was plenty enough drama.
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   iron man
i understand that they'll throw in a special effect every now and then, but sometimes, its very uneeded. I love it how right before a commercial, they throw drama to make the viewer want to see what happens next. riding across Verret with a boat load of gators in the wind and rain is exciting enough.
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   Ray
I meet W&F guys from that area, in meetings and classes for the State, often. Many of them know Troy and his group and from what I understand Troy had his money before the show but never changed. He just lived his life the way he grew up. If those guys have 100-200 tags then that means they have access to lots of acreage so I would believe what I have been told. I know lots of trappers, but never one that had that many tags. It's not like they had nothing and then became millionaires such as those that win the lottery. Still, I can see some folks being silly chasing them down for an autograph or picture and that part of fame must get old. Ray
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i saw one guy with his nephew that does the show, the guy that says chooot emm at cabelas and no one bothered them at all, although they had supreme service haha
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With fame comes a price ; however , i have seen many famous people mostly at airports. I smile and nod or say hello and they always smile and speak. I dont try to approach them or bother them. They usually are smiling first when they see me do a double take when I see them.
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   Bluewave1
The show is very staged. Yes they shoot alligators but the boats aren't loaded with gators in 30 minutes and not all gator hunters are like that. I was in Chicago last week and someone asked me if everyone from S.La. was like swamp people..ruisty guns, no bullets, richochet bullets..come on people, everyone outside La. thinks we are backwards..just my 2 cents
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   iron man
Yes, I don't like how they go find some of the most coonbuttox people with no teeth or poor as sin and cast them in the show. I guess the TV shows are actually trying to fulfill the stereotypes of the south. My dad made the joke that Willie has a couple false teeth, but for the viewers sake, the producers made him take them out for higher views and ratings, which we were drinking and all laughed at. I went to OCC in NY and was just going to take a picture outside of the building when Mikey walked up and asked how we were and where we were from and we took a picture. I'm kinda dissapointed with the show, but, what are we gonna do? I saw Troy in PP helping bag sand and people just kept coming up to him. But he knows my uncle well and he's met me before, and I just said hey Mr. Troy, how ya been? And we joked around the pile filling sand bags like trying to make the situation a little better.
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ABSOLUTE TRUTH!

Someone I know came to Louisiana from Ohio and when they arrived in SHREVEPORT, they rented a motel room and stayed up all night watching television because they thought it would be the LAST TIME they would see TV during their stay here.
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