The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)

TV Series   |  PG   |    |  Action, Comedy


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The adventures of the fast-drivin', rubber-burnin' Duke boys of Hazzard County.

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Creator:

Gy Waldron

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23 August 1999 | baumer
What kid didn't like the Duke Boys?
I remember being eight years old when I started watching this show. I would anxiously await the Friday line up that included The Incredible Hulk, Dallas, Falcon Crest and this one. That was a great Friday line up, highlighted of course by the Dukes. What was so appealing about this show to so many people was it's virtue. I'm sure parents wanted their kids to watch it because you couldn't have a better show for their kids to watch. It was safe. The Dukes were polite, virtuous and church going. How could they not like that? How could a parent object to anything like that? But of course as kids we liked it for different reasons.

Stunts, fast cars, Daisy, Boss Hogg and Roscoe. The Dukes of Hazard was so absurd sometimes but it always entertained you and more often than not it made you laugh. Could you imagine what the script must have looked like when they first pitched it to studio? Could you imagine how silly Roscoe must have looked on paper? I mean how do you write in his ridiculous laugh? How do you write all of his idiosyncrasies? Or was that all James Best? I don't know, but it sure was funny.

TV is different now in the 90's and beyond. Shows are more gritty and real and there is nudity and foul language and talk of homosexuality and alcoholism and a plethora of other issues. And that is fine. I like shows like Dawsons Creek and Friends and such, but Dukes of Hazard is a throw back to a simpler time. It is a time in television history when innocence was combined beautifully with humour, fast cars and lots of scenes of the General Lee jumping creeks. This was so much fun to watch and even when Coy and Vance came on the show, it was still okay.

The Dukes of Hazard was classic TV. My generation looks at this like my parents generation looks at Leave It To Beaver. Has twenty years really gone by?

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Trivia

J.D. Hogg's nickname of "Boss" and his shady dealings and criminal activities are a reference (albeit a comical one) to what is known as the "Southern Fried Mafia". Unlike major criminal organizations (like the Italian Mafia, Japanese Yakuza, Russian "Red" Mafya, etc.) which control criminal operations on a national or international level, the Southern Fried Mafia controls criminal activities such as gambling, prostitution, and distilling and bootlegging moonshine (in dry counties or states) on a smaller level wherever they can corrupt officials (like Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane) in small towns and Southern cities (like Atlanta, Mobile, Montgomery, Memphis, etc.). A more serious example of this criminal group's function can be seen in films like White Lightning (1973) and Walking Tall (1973).


Quotes

Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane: Enos! This is your superior officer RosCOOOOOOOOO P. Coltrane!


Goofs

In one episode, Roscoe steals the General Lee and is forced to make his first jump over someone's camping trailer, but ends up clipping it with the rear wheels of the General and destroying the trailer. The inside of the trailer is visible in the destruction and is clearly shown to be an empty prop trailer.


Crazy Credits

From season two on, an audio stinger of Roscoe's "Coo Coo" was played over the Warner Brothers Television closing logo. In some episodes the audio was of Boss Hogg exclaiming "Them Dukes, them Dukes!"


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Good Ol' Boys
Written by
Waylon Jennings
Sung by Waylon Jennings
Produced by Richie Albright
Released on "Music Man" LP
Recorded 1980

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Action | Comedy

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