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The Dukes of Hazzard 

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

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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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26 January 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Duke kommt selten allein  »

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(145 episodes)

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Trivia

When Tom Wopat and John Schneider briefly left the show during their contract dispute, their absences were explained by having Bo and Luke leaving Hazzard to try their hands on the NASCAR circuit. See more »

Goofs

It is clear from the plant life and the terrain that the series is set, but not filmed, in the state of Georgia. This becomes even more apparent in later seasons when the budget is reduced and the number exterior shots show vegetation that doesn't grow in the southern US. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane: Say Hello from Roscoe!
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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 »

Connections

Followed by The Dukes of Hazzard 2: Daisy Dukes It Out (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

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

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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