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


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Complete series cast summary:
 Daisy Duke (146 episodes, 1979-1985)
 Uncle Jesse (146 episodes, 1979-1985)
 Boss Hogg / ... (146 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 <>

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26 January 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Duke kommt selten allein  »

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(145 episodes)

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Did You Know?


The General Lee's jump, (in the opening credits) was registered as being 16 feet high, in the air and 82 feet, in length. Evidence:'s This event occurred on Saturday, November 11th, 1978, stunt-driver, Bob Orrison is believed to be the driver of the General Lee Dodge Charger, while the series was still being picked and created for replacing Captain America. See more »


A main plot point of the series was Bo and Luke's probation, which restricted them from legally leaving Hazzard County. However, when actors Tom Wopat and John Schneider walked off set over salary disputes at the start of Season 5, the characters of Bo and Luke were temporally written off the show and replaced by look-alike cousins Coy Duke (Byron Cherry) and Vance Duke (Christopher Mayer). This move was explained by informing viewers that Bo and Luke had left Hazzard County to race as professional NASCAR drivers. But how could Bo and Luke travel around the country if they were still on probation? See more »


The Balladeer: [opening song] Just the good ole' boys / Never meanin' no harm / Beats all you never saw, been in trouble with the law since the day they was born / Straightenin' the curves / Flattenin' the hills / Someday the mountain might get 'em, but the law never will / Makin' their way the only way they know how / That's just a little bit more than the law will allow / Just the good ole' boys / Wouldn't change if they could / Fightin' the system like a true-modern day Robin Hood.
Bo & Luke: [shout] Yee-haw!
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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 Ringmaster (1998) 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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The Car Wasn't the Star
4 October 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Eight years after Fred Silverman's infamous "rural purge", this show burst on the scene and instantly became a hit. Even though the show did get a lot of heat for the outlandish plots, simplistic characters and scantily clad women, especially Daisy, this show struck a chord with the American public during the late 70's/early 80's. Also, you could tell that this show was done very tongue in cheek and that the cast had a lot of fun doing it. The only bump in the road that hurt its momentum was when John Schneider and Tom Wopat left the show due to a contract dispute. When the producers thought that those two could be replaced by a pair of actors that were almost identical to their predecessors. However the show went downhill during this period. Also, the producers thought that it was the car and not the two leads that everyone turned in to see. However, when the ratings dropped and soon the producers were begging Schneider and Wopat to return.

Even though this show wasn't Shakespeare, it still was one of the highlights of C.B.S.'s Friday night lineup.

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