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The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)

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


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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
 Uncle Jesse (146 episodes, 1979-1985)
 Boss Hogg / ... (146 episodes, 1979-1985)
 Daisy Duke (145 episodes, 1979-1985)
 Cooter (142 episodes, 1979-1985)
 Sheriff Rosco Coltrane / ... (141 episodes, 1979-1985)
Waylon Jennings ...
 The Balladeer / ... (136 episodes, 1979-1985)
 Luke Duke (128 episodes, 1979-1985)
 Bo Duke (128 episodes, 1979-1985)
 Enos (98 episodes, 1979-1985)


Cousins Bo and Luke Duke and their car "General Lee", assisted by Cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, have a running battle with the authorities of Hazzard County (Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane), plus a string of ne'er-do-wells often backed by the scheming Hogg. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Ein Duke kommt selten allein  »

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Did You Know?


Most of the Sheriff Department cars were actual police cars formerly used by the Los Angeles Police Department and California Highway Patrol. See more »


Sherriff Coltrane's first name, in written or printed form, appears variously as either Rosco (the correct spelling) or Roscoe, throughout the series. This may be a deliberate portrayal of the supposed general illiteracy of "Deep Southern" people. See more »


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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!" See more »


Referenced in Designing Women: Odell (1989) See more »


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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One of the best!

A lot of people view this show as cheesy crap, full of stereotypes and short shorts, however, it is a great example of people making a show that is just plain fun.

I was very young when this show was on in prime time, and my memories of this show aren't just watching the car jump a creek, blaring the famous "Dixie" horn, but it was a show that I enjoyed watching with my father every Friday night (and when the President was on, we were both ticked off). The plots seem a little too complicated for rural Georgia, but this was never meant to be high drama, only an hour of fun and escapism.

I haven't watched the Dukes in years, but I am still affected by how much this show had an impact on me. My dog breed of choice is a Bassett hound, I always like to gun the engine of my car a little, and my eyes are always drawn to the color orange. Aren't yours?

My friends and wife question my ongoing love of the series, often saying the show is crap. It isn't, it's just very dated. My fondness of the show however, isn't just the show itself, but remembering the good times that revolved around it between my friends and my father. It represents a time in my life when I was as carefree as the General Lee on the back roads of Hazzard. Call it what you will, but it still feels like home.

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