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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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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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26 January 1979 (USA)  »

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Ein Duke kommt selten allein  »

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Did You Know?


The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) was a successful mid-season replacement (it lasted 7 seasons) for Reb Brown's failed series, Captain America (1979). See more »


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. See more »


Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane: I'm gonna cuff ya an' stuff ya!
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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 »


Spin-off The Dukes of Hazzard 2: Daisy Dukes It Out (2000) 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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What kid didn't like the Duke Boys?
23 August 1999 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

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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