WATCH: ‘Swamp People’ Star Troy Landry Hilariously Reacts to Hunting Gators

by John Jamison

History knocked it out of the park when they landed Troy Landry for “Swamp People.” The Pierre Part native has all sorts of colloquialisms that he drops randomly on the show, and it’s absolutely hilarious. He truly is a character. Which is a refreshing change of pace considering the intensity of hunting alligators.

Since “Swamp People” began in 2010, Troy Landry has given us countless memorable moments. Even by 2013, only a few seasons into his tenure on the show, there was enough unique material to cut together a compilation of the funniest things he’d said on the show.

The History Channel uploaded the video to YouTube years ago. Titled “Swamp People: Stuff Troy Says,” it contains more than a few gems from the Louisiana gator man.

The video gets off to a hot start.

“I’ve never met an alligator yet that can outlast Troy Landry,” Troy says before the video jumps to about a million “choot ‘im” moments.

“I am the alligator bandit,” Landry sings, before the video cuts to him giving a dead gator a high five. In fact, the video captures plenty of priceless moments that find the “Swamp People” star warbling away to tunes that he’s presumably making up on the spot.

“Most people would die to have this kind of job,” Landry says next, seriously reflecting. “You know, they’re stuck behind a desk or in a office.”

He touched on one of the show’s biggest appeals. Landry has previously discussed why he thinks so many people watch “Swamp People.” He thinks people are fascinated by something so completely different than what they encounter daily.

The video quickly gets back to Landry’s iconic catchphrases. They include things like “We got a tree shaka,” “big boy, McCoy,” and “pop goes the weasel.”

‘Swamp People’ Star Troy Landry Can’t Always Rely on Alligator Hunting

Hunting gators is and has been a way of life for Troy Landry since he was a kid. In fact, the same holds for most of the people we encounter on “Swamp People.” But like any market, the demand for alligator products isn’t always there.

During years when gator prices plummet, it doesn’t matter how many Landry catches. At the end of the day, his total is capped by the number of tags he’s been issued anyway. He’s had to resort to fishing crawfish as a means of getting by. But even then, it doesn’t always work out.

“If there are no crawfish, we have to do other things. My whole life, except for maybe one or two years, where I had to work for somebody else for a few months, I lived off the land. Sometimes your money runs out if you have a couple of bad years in a row. But I’ve been very fortunate,” Landry told TV Tango in 2011.