Monday, July 2, 2012

American Colony: Meet The Hutterites: Another Fake Show?

Of all shows, I would not have thought American Colony: Meet the Huetterites would be a fake show, but it is quite clear, that at the very least, they use reenactments.  this past weeks show convinces me that this show is all about reenactments and perhaps the so called Hutterites in the show are not really Hutterites but just actors.
First, this past week's show, it had 2 fight scenes, including one that was in school.  A cameraman just happened to be at the fight but yet no teachers or staff?  Come on.  Besides, the fighting looked more fake than WWE wrestling matches.
Then you have the deer jerky run competition in which 1 Hutterite sabotaged another's jerky by supposedly putting air freshener on the guy's jerky when it was baking in the oven.  Except the air freshener came from the spice cabinet and looked awfully looked like Pam, the cooking spray.  And then the victim of the so called sabotaged threw away his jerky and then make a new batch.  Well, you just don't throw jerky in the over and bake it.  It has to go through a marinading process and then you have to dry the jerky.  It takes about 1-2 days to make jerky, a lot shorter than what the show showed.
In another scene, when a girl was acting as a server, it showed that she fell down while delivering food.  Well, if you put it in slow motion (thank goodness for DVR) you can tell this was a complete fake fall.  She put the serving tray down first and then fell down, all smiling.  Further, why isn't she wearing a uniform or a nametag?
Another fake scene- the kid in the show shoots and kills a deer.  They go down to get the deer with their guns but when they bring the deer up and through the river and up hills, the uns disappear.  Then when they get home from hunting, in their ATV, they didn't have their guns with them.  WTF?
Several other problems with the show.  the fake accents the people of the Colony use.  It seems like they picked the people with the stupidest accents for the show and the accents go from Swedish to German accents.  These people didn't come to from Germany, they were all born in the U.S. and supposedly, they speak ?English on the farm.  So why do they have such thick accents?
 Also, there is a lack of religous symbols in the homes and the cafeteria/kitchen in the Colony.  You never see them pray and they swear a lot.  Hardly, Hutterite behavior, especially by the young kids.  Finally, the lack of respect by the young kids to the elders would never be tolerated.
But here is an expert view on the show: I’m not opposed to documentarians doing insightful exposes.  There are dysfunctional colonies and Amish and Mennonite communities with colorful behavior that embarrasses their parent bodies.  In a sense they are fair game to secular documentarians and their audience.  But this tightly edited series is something else.  Characters obviously quote teleprompter-type lines written for them, which are then edited in between takes when they are speaking  extemporaneously.  Scripted scenes are juiced with a music track.  Obviously imposed plots that would be laughed out of court by most Hutterites include episodes such as a “jerky contest,” girls riding off while the colony boss can’t stop them, or a waitress taking a scripted pratfall, etc., etc.  Some interchanges make even the rehearsed “actors” smile wryly.  If only the quality of the camera work were matched with subtlety of spiritual insight.
 http://www.hutterites.org/news/response-john-l-ruth-leading-historian-author/
This blog, Hutteriian Bretheran, is an excellent blog about the true Hutterites and their beliefs.  The only thingI would differ from them is that I think these are actors poorly imitating Hutterites and they are using stock footage of their farm, though I may b wrong on this one.
In the end, American Colony: Meet The Hutterites is a fake show, joining other fake shows like Operation Repo, South Beach Tow, Hard Core Pawn, Pawn Stars and many others in which they insinuate that the scenes are real, but at best, they are cheap reenactments.

update: 11-17-2012
Just watching the show again.  When the kids got their deer, and when they came up to the deer- they supposedly found it, correct?  Wrong, because the deer was already gutted before the kids found the deer.  Must have been one of those self gutting deer.

78 comments:

  1. Most of what you observed is true, save one: The accents are not fake. Should you travel to any Hutterite colony you will notice their accent is in fact real.

    Sincerely,

    Tim Hofer

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    1. I thought Hutterites do not like to be on camera. I live in Montana, not far from this location, have also visited several colonies.There is alot of rigidity in attitudes, and yet this colony allows a camera an in-depth view...

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    2. They let you have internet at your colony Mr. Hofer? I live and work near a Hutterite colony in Montana and interact with members of several colonies on a near daily basis, I didn't see anything that didn't seem normal. Hutterites break tradition all the time, especially the younger members, just like everyone else.

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    3. I completely agree with you. I live very close to several colonies and I didn't see anything that didn't seem normal. Also, the accents are very real.

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  2. The thing that threw me when one of the girls starting talking in a Swedish accent. She sounded like the Swedish Chef on the Muppets.
    Thanks Tim,for stopping by.
    BTW, I have visited a couple of colonies up in northern Montana but that has been many years ago.

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    1. that's nowhere near a swedish accent... I should know, I'm swedish myself

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  3. good job..i've noticed the same thing especially when the girl looked like she bent down instead of falling. Wow, i cant believe that they would do that to that culture of ppl..

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  4. And isn't one of the Ten Commandments, thou shall not lie? Seems like this is broken every show.

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  5. I am glad I am not the only one! I really liked the show at first, we have an Amish and Mennonite Communities within a few miles of where I live. They have thick accents, but I have always been intrigued by their culture and values. I thought this show would be a good chance to observe and learn. I expected the show to be shot from a distance. The "real worldish" commentaries by the cast does look scripted. As of late I have been to say the least a bit disappointed by the show.
    I agree that the fight scene was fake, the one boy was saying "You broke my nose" while holding has hand over his nose yet there was not a single drop of blood on him or his hand anywhere.
    I did notice on the episode where the 3 couples were going to the cabin the men were looking for a babysitter and a few of the houses that they went to the people would hide behind the door so not be shown on camera. I thought that was normal of Hutterites not wanting to be on camera.
    I am often shocked that Claudia's behavior is let to go on like it does. Working, going around with makeup, her hair down and many other things. I did not grow up in a strict family but I can assure if I went against my parents like that I would NOT be laughing about it later nor would I consider pushing things further.
    The do not seem to focus on religion or order of the colony as much as I thought. Perhaps the actors should be coached by real Hutterites and not directors!
    I still watch it but now its more to see what I can find wrong.

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    1. Claudia is sometimes played by an actor.

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  6. I only recently started watching this show and in terms of continuity Nat Geo could use a little help. Claudia's mom gets her hair colored after she is "shunned" from the church, however in the harvest party episode that was supposed to occur before the shunning her hair is obviously colored in the "live" sequences, not the commentary parts that are supposed to be filmed after the actual action takes place. In fact, there are several instances in this episode that the hair at her temples goes from gray to colored while the cameras are supposedly filming.

    Also, as far as the accents go, if Claudia was brought up within this community then why does she not bear the same accent as the rest of the Hutterites? I grew up in a home with southern parents, and even though we lived all over the world my accent reflects that. Too many inconsistencies on this show, and shame on National Geographic for faking it.

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    1. The hair I noticed too - I watched the episode where she got shunned, and about halfway through(ish) she goes and dies her hair. But in plenty of scenes later on in the episode, her hair jumps back and forth between being dyed and un-dyed. Even at the end, when she asks for forgiveness and the shunning is lifted, she does a face to face interview with the camera talking about how she just got forgiven - and her roots are grey again. HUH?!?! I couldn't watch after that.

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  7. I too was interested in this program on NGeo and totally interested in the first two shows to learn about this particular group. However I soon realized how fake it all seemed. The swearing, disrespect and religion rarely, if ever, mentioned, it was clearly staged and fake. But it did make me curious enough to read all about Hutterites on my computer and found it very interesting. If that is NGeo's intention to give knowledge with curiousity, ok, but i prefer a true documentary type presentation with the real people being real. If they are using actors and script, then make a whole series telling the story and history of the Hutterites. When Wesley was reenacting the heart attack scare, he nor the other "Hutterites" could keep a straight face. We've have enough of the "real" housewives of everywhere, Kardashiians, Snooky and co., etc.

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  8. I had watched a little and it seemed staged. I couldn't get over how Claudia can wear make-up and that she decide to let down her hair at the harvest party. Really, just decided then? How about calling that guy at the last minute. I might be confused b.c I thought Claudia and Wesley were siblings but they seemed a little flirty. Seems that the drama is their doing to create a story. The beer seems to flow very freely and even the young adults. And that lazy one doing fences, I don't think anyone in a real colony could be that lazy and get drunk all the time.

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  9. I just started watching the show today and I have to say I am getting fed up with the fake shows. If you want to put on a sit com, so be it just don't try and pass it off as real.
    The restaurant fall, the fight in the high school, the medical emergency in the field.
    So whats next. Lizard colony repo justice filmed in Louisiana? Enough already

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    1. I think its already out there...

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  10. I am so appalled by the latest trend in "reality" television and more specifically the sad fact that one time credible documentarians like History, NatGeo, Discovery, and others have taken the low road and in my opinion, amazement, and dismay have lowered themselves to such an extent. I miss the old days when you could choose between real documentaries and sitcoms. Also the lack of moralit and large amount of fakery and on these once reputable networks has me missing better days gone by. Those few channels used to be a much needed haven from the mind numbing much networks that have been dumbing down our population for years, now there seems to be no refuge from such garbage.
    It is just such a shame to see once respected networks for being educational and thought provoking go the way of "Keeping Up With kardashians" and so much other mind-dumbing dribble the tv networks poop out to us.
    I miss the days when we had a choice when we wanted to see pure entertainment and when we wanted to learn something about the real world. Now the line has been blurred, and most surprisingly by such once reputable names as National Geographic! It seems there just is not excape from the ignorance anymore, except for the "off" button and to read a book. I guess I should brace myself for the possible coming trend of "Reality Books" may be next.. then we are all doomed for sure :-)

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  11. Everything is real about them, but the reenactments of past incidents are as fake as wrestling. People do not understand that 99.9999% of the "Reality" shows they watch are scripted. In this case it might be be believable but they have never acted in their life... Of course it is going to look fake. They are massivley hard workers and have my respect but how they convinced the elders to let a TV production CO come in is beyond me...

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    1. Nat Geo payed the colony $100,000. All the dung on is enough to make Philo T. Farnsworth (If that's how you spell it.) to turn in his grave and then some.

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  12. That's true, that there are reenactments, however, the way they portray themselves go against what basic Hutterites believe in.
    Men are not allowed to have mustaches but several do. Only married men are allowed to have beards, but single men have beards there.
    They show fight scenes even though they are pacifists
    They were jewelry and make up even though that is against their religion.
    They swear and show disrespect to the parents and other people.
    They allow underage drinking.
    They lie and violate other commandments.
    These are some reasons why this show is a fake and do not represent the Hutterite religion. These are also the reasons why I think there are actors who portray the Hutterites.

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  13. Forgive me for posting as anon lol I know the world hates those but I don't know by Google password...but anyways when I saw the previews for this show before it aired I thought it looked interesting. But when I saw it, the commentary seemed like it was read off a teleprompter, and sometimes the action itself seems staged...hm...

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  14. The most obvious thing is all of the smiling and smirking in all of the scenes, especially the controversial ones....ridiculous.

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  15. Alot seems fake. The dress burning scene was the worst acting ever! All the women were smiling- none were truly upset.

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  16. This stupid show is just one act of rebelion after another. The show is the most scripted and unrealistic as the national enquirer. Im a big fan of the nat geo but this is a low point that is hard for me to watch. So I change the channel. Sorry nat geo.

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  17. I really enjoy this show. I know some Hutterite families and this really reminds me of them. I don't think it is so bad that it is scripted. Most people would freeze up in front of a camera without a script. It captures the issues going on between real world society and Hutterite society. And trust me the accents are real. All reality shows are edited this is no different.

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  18. Well, here's a simple solution: If you don't like the show, don't watch it. :)

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  19. I've seen enough of this show to know that many scenes are indeed reenacted, and some may even be entirely written. However, some of your observations are just silly.

    1. It doesn't take 2 days to make jerky. Not even close. And how exactly do you know that was the spice cabinet the kid reached into?
    2. The kids with the guns. Ever consider that the cameramen might have lent them a hand?
    3. The accents. Are you kidding? You really don't understand how an isolated group of people might have strange accents? Hypothetically, if you lived your entire life on an isolated British colony in India, do you think you'd have an Indian accent?
    4. Cursing/swearing/"non-Hutterite behavior." I'm not even sure what to say to this. Religious people aren't all that different from you and me, despite what their leaders might claim.

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  20. 1. I have DVR and when you play it in slow motion and then freeze the scene, it is clearly the spice cabinet.
    2. No, the cameraman and sound man already are carrying equipment.
    3. You may be right on this one, however, where did the Scandinavian accent come from?
    4. Swearing is a form of disrespect and it is a form of aggression, something that true Hutterites oppose.

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  21. I lived next to a colony and can say the accents are spot on, they swear, they drink (and make) alcohol, and they have guns.

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    1. AMEN! I live right by several colonies also.

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  22. I think it's hilarious how everyone is calling fake on their culture like they're a hutterite themselves.

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    1. If you have studied and have visited Hutterite colonies, you have a good idea what is true and what is not.
      Plus the acting is so bad, that to say it is real is beyond imagination.

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    2. Going to one hutterite colony doesnt mean u instantly know everything there is about hutterites.

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    3. That's right, but doing research also helps.

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  23. I grew up in a community that was part of the hutterite movement till the 90's. I agree that alot of the stuff in the show seems a bit off. For instance there is no way elders in my community would alow the life they treasured to be documented on national TV. The elders rarley make an appearence which is odd in itself as they ALWAYS have full controle of what goes on, NOT the money boss. There are also just a few characters that ever show up in the episodes. That being said there is enough in the show that makes me believe they are or were real hutterites and it is not completely fake. In reality they are alot stricter than it shows and we were never alowed to have phones or just ride into town to play pool. There are however different rules in different colonies and maybe this is one of the less strict ones. It seems this colony is more concerned about not getting in trouble with the main elders than sticking to the Hutterites beliefs. The elders may have okayed it as a way of making money to support the coloney. I watch and enjoy the show for the parts that remind me of the community I grew up on but I agree it does not completely do it justice.

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  24. I live in lewistown and recently met these people. I went to the colony. They are not actors and their accents are real. The curse and drink and aren't much different then you and I. But, yes they did admit much of the scenes were scripted just like every other realty tv show.

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  25. The things that I have saw on tv, they all look real and their accents all sound real so I think that all they do is real and not fake.

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  26. The situations on the show seem totally fake and scripted, but I do think that the people are real...they look too inbred and seem too mentally "slow" not to be! They are creepy like the hillbillys in "Deliverance" ugh.

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  27. I too had some suspicious that this show may be either completely faked or led on by scripting and feeding lines.

    One thing I've noticed in regards to the accent is that Wesley has pronounced the word Hutterite as both "Hutter-rite" and "Hooter-rite". I have also heard discrepancies in the pronunciation between other characters. If a member can't consistently pronounce the very name of his own colony doesn't that throw up a major red flag as to the validity of the show?

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  28. I cannot stand this show. Their "accents" drive me nuts. I want to slap all of them. Fascinating concept, ignorant show.

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  29. Either way, like the show, Claudia is a hottie, and Bertha, you have to love the lady.

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  30. Seriously yall guys take this to serious!!! This is a reality show, don't get me wrong when I first saw it I was like,its ok, but I sat and watched all the episodes at once to catch up nd it is a interesting show. Yes its scripted to a extent,but all reality shows are,yes the kids act a fool, nd curse,drink,are disrespectful,but their teenagers,growing up tryn to avoid the calls frm the outside world!! I'm sure some of the episodes r very scripted,but who r we to say their actors. I'm sure if the cameras were in ur household u would want certain things edited,nd ur kids would act up more bc their on camera. Really get a grip nd just enjoy the show,its funny, nd its interesting,regardless of sum parts being scripted. Wesley n claudia r not brother n sister,she is Clinton n carvers sister,nd they all hv tht crazy accent which I like,some just not as pronounced. I think all yall need to take it for Wat it is nd enjoy it or just don't watch it,simple as tht!!. So to the ppl of King Ranch be u,do Wat u feel is rite for ur ppl,family nd congrats for making us more aware of ur culture!! Yall r children of god, nd only God is perfect,he knws we sin everyday nd hv to ask for forgiveness. So to the colony, thnx for giving is a glimpse regardless of how it looks to others,nd to my favs,Wesley,Claudia,Bertha, and Tim, yall r hilarious nd I love how yall interact wit eachother!! I'll be watching the season finale tmrw!!!!

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  31. Clinton, Wesley, and Carver all look like they have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

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    1. I thought the same thing.. so do some of the women. They all sort of look alike, not quite right.

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  32. Show is fake as hell. Tonight show was about the barn fire, and before the fire even happened they showed a close up of the fire barrel like something was going to happen.

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    1. I can see where some things have to be recreated but they could at least do it without smirking when they are supposed to be angry. Horrible actors.

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    2. I agree ive been thinking something wasnt right about this show and i saw the barn one tonight and its so fake and staged its unreal lol

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  33. Dan- Lying is not part of the 10 Commandments. IE: Thou Shalt Not Lie

    Maybe you mean Bearing False Witness Against Thy Neighbor, the 9th Commandment.

    There has been a lot of debate on that one.

    "You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice, nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit." Exodus 23:1-2

    But different theologists over the centuries have interpreted it to mean any lie in a legal proceeding to lying in general and everything in between.

    But most agree that since perjury in court is amply prohibited by the third commandment (against swearing falsely), the commandment against false witness must extend to protection of one’s good name. But not necessarily lying in general.

    An interesting topic to say the least.

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  34. I for one love this show. And for those of you who play your DVR in slow motion to catch all of these "discrepancies ".... GET A LIFE!!!! As for the rest of the haters...please learn how to spell. You just look like a bunch of idiots with all of your misspelled words!!

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    1. Just because some find the show to be less than real does not mean people are haters. I don't slow my DVR but I do find it annoying when there are supposed to be true feelings/emotions and they are smirking when they should be angry or they look like they are reading something while they are talking. I realize they are not actors but they shouldn't have to be. This shouldn't be scripted at all. I really thought it would be more of a documentary, not a "reality" show. I enjoy it, however, not as much as when it began. If you are looking at spelling in people's posts, maybe YOU are the one who should get a life.

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    2. I'm just stating that if you're going to take the time to get on here and act like you know what you're talking about, then you should at least spell correctly. Noticing misspellings when reading an article is normal ...when you're an educated person! Slowing your DVR to find what's wrong with a silly TV show is quite ridiculous. If a person has that much time on their hands, they could surely find some better way to utilize it.

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  35. I didn't read all the comments, but just to state something... with the accents, many Anabaptist groups (Amish, Mennonite, Hutterite, etc) are ancestors of Swedish-German groups, and MANY of them speak a type of dialect derived from Deitsch (not Deutsch). Deitsch is from the Pfälzer dialect, roughly. Deitsch accents are similar to that on the show.
    I'm a Pennsylvania German who grew up around Amish and Mennonites all my life.
    However, my entire family laugh at this show and its fakeness. We just see it as pure entertainment at big producers trying to "unveil" the lives of different Anabaptist groups.

    I did find it strange that they don't speak the Hutterite dialect of Deitsch during the show. It isn't hard to subtitle conversations...and it would add a bit more realism... but then again, this is American television. No one wants to actually read subtitles and hear anything other than English, even if it is educational or beneficial to the authenticity of a show.

    Just my opinion. Funny show though!

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    1. Actually Toby spoke in their Deitsch dialect to Tristan when they were doing the mutton busting. Also, just here in the last couple of days, the people of this colony have written letters wanting an apology from the producers in how they were profiled and that another season would not happen and that the show was scripted. They are smiling because they can't believe they are saying things. They were asked to parrot back some dialogue, it was taped and put into the show.

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  36. There are Hutterite communities all around where I live. Yes the accents are real. Yes they drink. Yes they swear. Yes they party. You can drive to the colonies and buy wine. The people on the colonies are mostly all related. In fact, the people on the show (Hofer) are all over in these parts and they all look alike. When you get to know things about these people from growing up around them you know that they may be religeous, but they aren't always lawful.

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  37. @ Noelle, I tried to reply to your comment above but it didn't work. You stated how they all looked alike and another poster stated how Wesley Carter and Carver all looked like they have fetal alcohol syndrome. This is because about 80 to 90% of the people on the colonies are related to each other. A friend of mine used to make deliveries to a colony near hear and one time they tried to convince him to "breed" with one of the women. They take a man from outside the colony into a room where they have a sheet over the woman with only a hole cut out over her private parts. They make sure the man is washed real well, etc and he never sees her face and she never sees him. I have heard stories like this so many times over the years. This is apparently what they do to get new blood incorporated into the colonies.

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    1. Stacey, that is a horrible stereotype perpetuated by people who are ignorant of the Hutterites and their culture. Some of my best friends are Hutterites that I had the privilege of taking an EMT course with a few years ago. Over the last few years I have spent a lot of time on the colony getting to know them and how they live. Yes, each colony is, in itself, a small population that would not afford much genetic diversity. However, of all of the couples that I know (and I know quite a few), none of them actually married from within their own colony. I'm in South Dakota, and many marry from as far away as colonies in Canada. Overall, according to Wikipedia, there are over 42,000 Hutterites in North America, which is more than enough for them to be sufficiently genetically diverse. They very intentionally give their young people of marrying age lots of exposure to other colonies, both near and far, to give them the opportunity to find a spouse. They aren't all related any more than I'm related to every other white guy in the US with European ancestry, and they don't marry close relatives.

      That being said, I am very disappointing in this obviously fake and staged show. I was hoping for a documentary-type show that would give some insight into the colonies and their history, and instead they gave us "Jersey Shore: Hutterite Edition". Shame on you, NatGeo.

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  38. I live north of great falls five miles from a colony and have daily interaction with hutterites at my work and our farm. There is certainly truth there. There are also different colonies. This show illustrates a more liberal group. It is most definately not fake people. You do not see their real life by taking a tour of the colony. Try interacting and having friendships and you will realize this is illustrating some real humans.

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  39. My children think Bertha looks just like their grandma...

    And, is it me, or do most of the women look twice as old as their husbands?

    Marvin looks like he is maybe 30, tops... his wife looks 55+

    And have any of them ever eaten a green vegetable EVER???

    All they seem to eat is beef and various fried things...

    No wonder Wesley almost had a heart attack at age 25!

    But I have to admit I enjoy the show - -

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  40. It might be "fake" but I still love claudia. Actor or hutterite <3

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  41. Everyone in the show was an adult. They knew what they were doing, they're not stupid. I believe they decided to go along with it from the beginning for the money and just figured they would ask forgiveness later. They wanted the best of both worlds. If they REALLY felt bad about what they were doing then why did they do TEN shows? Why not stop after the first one? They wanted the money AND they wanted to not get in trouble. If anyone was minipulated here it was NatGeo. "We didn't know we were going to a bar in Medicine Hat" lol Sure didn't stop them from tossin back shots, shootin pool and stuff though did it? lol I think it's hilarious.

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  42. I agree the first few episodes seemed more realistic and then it just became like any other reality show. Real life is boring. They had to "make stuff up". I wish they had made it into more of a documentary also. As far as the behavior, it is no different than a southern baptist going to church sun morning, evening, and on wednesday, and acting like they did all the time. God is the only one who is perfect. Maybe they didn't want to pray on camera, maybe it's more of a personal thing for them. I wish they'd have another season but listen to the viewers and just document it. No more staged stuff.

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  43. Hi there! I am actually interested in one thing, of course if I'm not asking too much could you be so kind and please share with us your place of birth?

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  45. I thought everyone here might interested in what the Hutterite Bishop, John Stahl, posted on the Hutterian Bretherian website about the show and how they feel betrayed by National Geographic Channel's depiction of them:

    We are deeply disappointed with the National Geographic Channel’s depiction of the Hutterite people in their so called reality series, American Family: Meet The Hutterites, filmed at the King Ranch Hutterite Colony in Montana. It’s unfortunate that Jeff Collin’s and his production team chose to come through the back door rather than the proper channels to receive permission to film our people.

    What was promised by the producers to be a “factual documentary” is in fact a distorted and exploitative version of Hutterite Life that paints all 50,000 Hutterites in North America in a negative and inaccurate way. Scenes and dialogue were contrived resulting in a “make believe” depiction of how we live and the spiritual beliefs we cherish.

    We were reassured by the fact that it will be shown on the National Geographic channel. With its stellar reputation, the National Geographic has in the past been a hallmark for accuracy and sensitivity in its portrayal of the world’s cultures and religions.

    This is not the case in this instance and we are compelled to say so in defense of the Hutterite people and the values and traditions we hold dear in a changing world and a challenging time.

    We are deeply saddened by the skewed image with which the public may now perceive the Hutterite faith and way of Life. It is distorted and damaging and we feel betrayed. We understand very well that we are not perfect and we face many challenges. Nevertheless, our vision is to live meaningful Christian lives in community as Christ has instructed us to do.

    On behalf of the Hutterian Brethren I would like to express sincere thanks to the media and the public for the opportunity to present our point of view

    Sincerely,

    Bishop John Stahl

    John Stahl is the Bishop for the 160 Dariusleut Hutterite Colonies in Canada and the United States including King Ranch Colony.


    http://www.hutterites.org/the-leut/king-ranch-media-release/

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  46. Your comments on their accents are ignorant. You must realise that just because they were born in the USA doesn't mean they'll sound 'American'. Have you heard Amish people talk? I'm sure there are a lot of set-up scenes which yes is annoying. But just because they are Hutterites, Amish, etc. it doesn't mean they're not actual people who fight, swear, etc. If you don't believe so it seems to me that you're buying into the 'image' rather than understanding that people are generally people.

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  47. When I watch this I feel like I may be becoming a retard. WTF is the crap.. The Hutterites.. more like the Utter shite!

    As said above th eamount of false acting performed is almost funny to watch. They went bowling last night and Claudia showed her arms.. cry me a river.. get over it.

    And working so she can buy an Ipad.. I'm lost for words..

    If I ever met the producer of this show I'd kick him in the nuts.

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  48. So National Geographic produced this show that portrays the Hutterites as a bunch of illiterate inbred retards. The FOX executives probably get a good laugh out of ridiculing them.

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  49. So I guess there won't be a second season. Too bad as I was quite smitten with Toby. Guess I'll have to catch him in reruns.

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