The Dukes are forced to bond with their sworn enemies -- Boss Hogg and Rosco -- after they are held at gunpoint by a gang of robbers at the Boar's Nest. The lead robber, posing as a law enforcement ...
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
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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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