How the Kilcher family, desperately attempting to survive winter near Homer, is actually only a few miles from town, and literally next door to a butcher shop and meat packaging operation?
How the "Alaskan Bush People" weren't really from Alaska, and were only renting the cabin and land where the show is recorded? How they were staying in a nearby hotel, and taking a bus to the shooting location?
The plot thickens:
There are plenty of real-life pioneers, prospectors, trappers, and miners scratching out a living up here. Some of them do pretty darned well, as a matter of fact.
Two stars of the wildly popular reality show "Alaskan Bush People" pleaded guilty in Juneau court Wednesday to lying about their Alaska residency on applications for the Permanent Fund dividend.
Billy Brown, the 62-year-old patriarch of the family, and his second-oldest son, 31-year-old Joshua "Bam Bam" Brown, each pleaded guilty to a single count of second-degree unsworn falsification in the case that has called into question how long the Brown family actually lived in Alaska between 2009 and 2012.
... On Wednesday, the Browns didn't show up in Juneau. Instead, they called into the hearing from Seattle, Billy Brown told the judge. The family previously resided in Texas and Colorado, according to Fish and Game citations.
As part of a proposed plea deal, the two Browns would serve two years on probation, pay back thousands of dollars in dividends and each complete 40 hours of community service, which the judge said cannot be filmed.
But there's a term Alaskans use to describe those here to take advantage of the State's people, opportunities and reputation, and you Southerners will know exactly what I mean.
All y'all can watch that dreck if you want to. We have better people, better stories, and better things to do.