26 January 1979
In the series' pilot episode, cousins Bo and Luke Duke intercept Hazzard County Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane's illegal shipment of slot machines, then plan to use the proceeds to donate to the Hazzard County Orphanage in Rosco's name, to ensure his win in an upcoming election against a corrupt opponent.
2 February 1979
Daisy learns that Jessi Colter has recorded a song she wrote. One problem: Where's the royalties she's due? That's what Bo and Luke try to find out as they infiltrate Hazzard County Commissioner "Boss" J.D. Hogg's record piracy operation.
9 February 1979
Bo and Luke help family friend Mary Kay Porter elude a crime boss, who's after the $100,000 trust fund for Mary Kay's unborn child.
Season 1, Episode 4: Repo Men16 February 1979
Bo and Luke are hired by a corrupt used car dealer to repossess a Rolls Royce so that he can sell the car to Boss (who plans to give the car to his wife, Lulu, as a present). The job is easier said than done, since the luxury car is owned by a gang of counterfeiters.
23 February 1979
Boss gets Uncle Jesse to enter a contest for a new type of fossil fuel, saying that moonshine is the perfect way to cut down on pollution. However, Boss has more up his sleeve: He plans to tip off the authorities and, once Jesse is arrested, take credit for the idea himself.
9 March 1979
Family friend Swamp Molly asks Bo and Luke to deliver a load of moonshine, but the shipment is really illegal firearms.
16 March 1979
Luke enters the General Lee in the Hazzard County Obstacle Race, competing against his gorgeous girlfriend Amy Creevy. But Amy's life is in danger, thanks to her jealous ex-boyfriend.
30 March 1979
Embittered farmer Neil Bishop gets revenge on Boss (for apparently defrauding him earlier) by stealing his illegal liquor money. When Bishop's car is towed away, he jumps into the General Lee, thus implicating Bo and Luke. When Uncle Jesse learns what's going on, he assists Bishop with a scheme to convince Boss to return the money.
6 April 1979
When mechanic Cooter Davenport takes the official presidential limousine out for a joy ride, he doesn't count on the car developing mechanical failure, especially at the Duke farm. Knowing they could be charged with a federal offense if the limousine is spotted on their farm, the Dukes scramble to return the car before anyone notices.
13 April 1979
With their probations on the line, Boss has Bo and Luke deputized to help transport Rocky Marlowe (Public Enemy No. 1) to Hazzard County to stand trial.
20 April 1979
Boss concocts a "double your money" scheme by reporting $1 million in retired currency stolen, framing Bo and Luke for the robbery, burying the money in a pine box, then - after receiving an insurance check to cover the losses - unearthing the loot.
Season 1, Episode 12: Route 7-114 May 1979
Bo and Luke are hired to haul what they think is a shipment of shock absorbers. Actually, they've been duped into driving a rolling casino.
11 May 1979
Bo and Luke are jailed along with another motorist named Tom Colt following a confrontation after a near accident. While in jail, Colt suddenly becomes ill, forcing the local physician to quarantine the jail with the Duke boys, Colt, Boss and Rosco inside. However, there's more to the illness than meets the eye, particularly after an armed robbery at Hazzard Bank.
21 September 1979
Old moonshine runners Uncle Jesse and Boss decide to settle who is better, once and for all, in a race in nearby Hatchapee County. However, both of them have to beware of Hatchapee County Sheriff Emmitt Loomis, while Uncle Jesse should be doubly concerned about Boss' scheme to switch water with moonshine.
Season 2, Episode 2: Gold Fever28 September 1979
Bo and Luke are blamed (falsely, of course) for the theft of $25,000 in gold bars from the Hazzard Bank vault. The Duke boys soon find themselves chasing after the con artist who sold Boss the gold bars ... er, lead bars painted like gold.
5 October 1979
The Dukes help family friend Burl Tolliver deal with horse rustlers, who aim to use his racing steeds on the national circuit.
12 October 1979
Hazzard Jail is the meeting place for Black Jack Bender and a group of syndicate kingpins, who are conspiring to smuggle illegal weapons in the area. Bo and Luke - with a little help from Uncle Jesse, Daisy and their friends Cletus and Cooter - use some good ol' southern smarts to keep the mobsters at bay until the FBI can arrive to investigate.
19 October 1979
Boss purchases $10,000 in stolen television sets to sell on the black market, but the truck is hijacked while en route to Hazzard. Bo, Luke and Cletus - wanted in connection with the hijacking - are left to investigate Boss' latest scheme while trying to clear their names.
26 October 1979
Bo and Luke are skinny-dipping in a local pond when two pool hustlers steal both the cousins' clothing 'and' the General Lee. Rosco soon pursues who he thinks are the Duke boys, but the crooks drive the stolen General Lee into the lake. When nobody is found with the car, Rosco tearfully announces that Bo and Luke have drowned. Bo and Luke arrive home safe and sound, then learn that Boss has used their alleged "deaths" to implicate them on the theft of his gold watch (so he can collect fraudulently collect the insurance money). The Duke boys and Cooter concoct a scheme to turn the General Lee into a "ghost," and haunt Boss and Rosco until they admit their scheme.
2 November 1979
While trying to outfox Rosco, Bo and Luke happen upon a race track, where Cale Yarborough is secretly testing a new turbo supercharger for an upcoming race. The Duke boys offer to help Cale keep the engine away from the dreaded Jethro brothers, who have approached Boss and Rosco for help in obtaining the engine at all costs.
9 November 1979
Bo and Luke get jobs hauling wrecked cars to demolition derby operator Augie Detweiller, unaware he and Boss have schemed to hide stolen engines under the hood. When they are suspected of smuggling the stolen engines into Hazzard, Bo agrees to become a driver in an upcoming event to find out the truth.
16 November 1979
The FBI approaches Uncle Jesse to allow Boss to stay at the Duke farm, since he is a key witness in an upcoming trial for one of the South's most notorious racketeers. The reason is because the mob boss has placed a huge bounty on Boss' head, and has hitmen all over Hazzard County who will stop at nothing to prevent him from testifying. While Boss is in hiding, Rosco takes over his little fat buddy's administrative duties, relishing the absolute authority that comes with the job.
23 November 1979
Bo and Luke learn that their artist friend, Grannie Annie, is the mastermind behind a small-time counterfeiting ring. After her arrest, Boss seizes the engraving plates to sell to no-nonsense counterfeiter "Big" John Downey. Bo and Luke work to clear Annie's name, unaware that their efforts may have deadly consequences for Boss.
30 November 1979
Determined to win re-election as Hazzard County Administrator at any cost, Boss uses every dirty trick he knows in his campaign against the beautiful Thelma Claire 'T.C.' Rogers, the daughter of Boss' old political foe.
14 December 1979
Boss unveils his new ally: His college-educated nephew, Hughie Hogg. Hughie turns out to be even more corrupt than his uncle, proving it with a scheme to frame Uncle Jesse in a car-stripping ring.
21 December 1979
A man claiming to be the Dukes' cousin from England, Gaylord Duke, asks Uncle Jesse for a $30,000 advance to pay off the taxes for a piece of land he claims to have inherited. But there's more to Gaylord's story that he isn't exactly telling.
11 January 1980
Millionaire C.J. Holmes is determined not to allow his daughter, Suzy, to marry Hazzard County farmer Fred Andrews. When Suzy appeals to the Dukes for help, C.J.'s henchmen kidnap Uncle Jesse in a last-ditch effort to stop the wedding. Jesse decides to teach the millionaire a lesson about the dedication and self-sacrifice of farmers.
18 January 1980
The Dukes' efforts to reform old-time moonshiner Hard Luck Jones runs into plenty of roadblocks when he hijacks a tank to use as a rolling brewery. Bo and Luke have to convince Jones to stop his illegal activities before they wind up in federal prison.
25 January 1980
The Dukes assist young history professor Laura Bardsley search for a Civil War-era strongbox containing a valuable regimental payroll signed by President Lincoln. Boss becomes aware of the box's other contents - loads of money - and hires a pair of thugs to obtain it. When Bardsley is kidnapped and forced to turn over the money to Boss, she does so ... knowing the money was worthless Confederate currency!
1 February 1980
Daisy loses her job at the Boar's Nest for asking for a raise. Enos suggests she apply to become a deputy with the Hazzard County Sheriff's Department. Boss and acting Sheriff Grady Byrd rig the tests, but Daisy passes them all. She more than proves her worth when she takes on a pair of experienced bank robbers.
8 February 1980
While stopped at the Boar's Nest, Loretta Lynn is kidnapped by a trio who want her to offer tips about breaking into the music business.
Season 2, Episode 19: Jude Emery15 February 1980
Bo and Luke assist Texas ranger Jude Emery in tracking down hardened criminal "Snake" Harmon. But they must rely on a little help from their friends (as well as Boss and Sheriff Byrd) when they find themselves kidnapped by Harmon's henchmen.
22 February 1980
Uncle Jesse reconvenes the Ridge Raiders when he learns that Boss has misappropriated funds for a senior citizens' center to build a strip club. But when other members of the Ridge Raiders resort to questionable tactics - such as bombing old moonshine stills - Jesse convinces them there are other ways to protest Boss' actions.
29 February 1980
Bo and Luke are arrested when they mistakenly pick up a crate containing a marijuana shipment. Private detective Mason Dixon and his two beautiful female associates are convinced the Duke boys are innocent, and they work together to bring down a drug-smuggling operation.
14 March 1980
Henry Flatt, a man the Dukes know whom is believed to be dead shows up alive. He faked his death because he "took" some money from Boss Hogg and to avoid his wrath, which included a burial at the local cemetery. He learned that because no one has been buried at the cemetery for some time Boss can get the land to use for one of his projects and when he digs up his grave, Boss will know he is not dead. So he sets out to put another body in his grave so he gets an unclaimed body. And the Dukes try to help him before things get out of hand.
21 March 1980
When the Comfurt family suddenly strike it rich, their car - containing their windfall in a safe, locked inside the trunk - is stolen. The Dukes track down the car as it changes into the hands of a ruthless bank robber.
16 September 1980
Shapely carnival stunt show operator Diane Benson offers Bo the opportunity of a lifetime: Being the star of the headline act. The act involves a stunt driver jumping over a row of 32 cars. Luke investigates Diane's background and learns that several previous accidents involving the car-jumping act were no accidents. When he comes forward with his findings, Bo refuses to believe Luke, leading to a huge fight that could split the Duke family apart.
5 November 1980
In Atlanta, Daisy takes a photograph of Uncle Jesse in front of a bank, and inadvertently snaps a pair of criminals making their getaway after a robbery. Enos - fired after he tells Boss he is no longer willing to play his stooge or harass the Duke family - provides the Dukes a crucial helping hand in the pursuit of the bad guys, and his heroics result in a coveted job with the Los Angeles Police Department.
7 November 1980
Bo and Luke come to the aid of beautiful Mary Lou Pringle, who is trying to sell her family's estate but cannot due to rumors that the mansion is haunted. A pair of criminals - who have stashed stolen silver inside - stage supernatural events to scare off prospective buyers and the authorities. Bo and Luke eventually turn the tables on Rosco and new Deputy Cletus Hogg, who have been ordered to charge the Duke boys with the theft.
14 November 1980
The fate of the Duke farm rests on Luke's ability to defeat Catfish Lee in a boxing match. But the odds are stacked against Luke, since he must also contend with Catfish's crooked partner.
21 November 1980
Boss' dream finally comes true when he forecloses on the Duke farm. Just as he is celebrating his success, he gets a call from his doctor telling him he has only two weeks to live.
Season 3, Episode 6: Uncle Boss9 June 1980
Boss and his crooked nephew, Hughie Hogg, conspire to charge the Duke boys with bank robbery by capturing the "crime" on security video. The Dukes ensure that Boss and Hughie's trip to the FBI in Atlanta is detoured ... through a junkyard.
5 December 1980
Boss' honest twin brother, Abraham Lincoln Hogg, comes to Hazzard after their great aunt passes away. In her will, the Hogg brothers are entitled to a piece of land, but if one is dead, the other brother gets full ownership - which works out to Boss' favor, since he had Abraham declared legally dead years ago. The Dukes help Abraham rectify the matter so he can claim his rightful share of the land.
12 December 1980
Bachelor Rosco meets the beautiful Sue Ann Bliss through a computer dating service, and soon their romance blossoms into marriage. The Dukes are the only Hazzard residents not invited to the wedding, making them possible suspects for a bank robbery Boss is arranging to have take place during the ceremony. But Sue Ann's real husband and his crony have planned a heist of their own, and it isn't long before Rosco realizes his marriage is a sham.
19 December 1980
Boss hires a trio of criminals to hijack a load of Christmas trees bound for Hazzard, knowing that Bo and Luke were responsible for the deliveries and receipt of a $500 down payment. With the community convinced that the Dukes had stolen the funds, the crooks each dress as Santa Claus and break into Boss' safe to retrieve the stolen money. Bo, Luke and Cooter eventually team to give Boss and the bad guys a lesson in confusion. In the end, Boss - who has played the part of Scrooge throughout the episode - gets a lesson in the meaning of the season.
2 January 1981
The Dukes help new neighbors Adam and Esther Veneable evade a pair of crooked bounty hunters, who are convinced that $2 million in cash is hidden on the property.
9 January 1981
Cooter's new employee is an underling for a crooked county administrator wanting to take over Hazzard County.
Season 3, Episode 12: The Legacy16 January 1981
Uncle Jesse's old flame visits Hazzard, wanting to settle an old debt with Boss Hogg.
23 January 1981
When Cooter is injured before Hazzard County's annual road race, Luke offers to take the driver's seat of Cooter's car, knowing he will have to race Bo in the General Lee. However, the Dukes learn belatedly that all losing entrants will forfeit their cars to Boss; and they still are unaware that Boss has conspired with Rosco to fill the sheriff's car with a nitro blend of gasoline.
30 January 1981
The Dukes find themselves tangling with a new, meaner adversary in Chickasaw County Sheriff "Big" Ed Little. This, after Bo develops amnesia after an accident and Boss convinces the young Duke that he is actually Bo Hogg, the Hoggs' long-lost son. Boss convinces Bo to drive a shipment to Chickasaw, not telling him that the delivery is moonshine. He then tips Sheriff Little about a rumored moonshine runner, forcing Luke and Daisy to race against time to save their cousin from prison.
6 February 1981
A pair of jewel thieves arrive in Hazzard and, after being spotted by Rosco, make their getaway in the General Lee, automatically implicating the innocent Dukes. Things become complicated when Rosco's basset hound, Flash, retrieves the stolen loot and takes it to Rosco's patrol cruiser. Upset that he was not told about the stolen jewels (so he could take a cut), Boss fires Rosco. Rosco - a new sense of morality instilled in him - offers his assistance in helping the Dukes capture the crooks.
13 February 1981
The Dukes' cousin, Jeb Stewart Duke, assists the clan in helping retrieve a priceless sword once owned by Gen. Stonewall Jackson. Boss had arranged the theft of the sword so he could once again pin the blame on the Dukes.
20 February 1981
Daisy moonlights as a reporter for the Hazzard Gazette, and is assigned to cover an investigation into a theft ring of tractors from farms across the county, unaware that Bo and Luke -- no thanks to Boss -- have been named the primary suspects. Daisy knows her cousins are innocent, but things become complicated when the editor shows her a picture of Bo and Luke apparently caught red-handed.
6 March 1981
Good news for Boss: His dastardly nephew Hughie returns with a sure-fire scheme to frame Bo and Luke for illegal transportation of moonshine. Bad news for Boss: Hughie also concocts a scheme to have a phony IRS agent audit his uncle out of everything he owns!
13 March 1981
Digger Jackson, a former associate of Boss, escapes from prison and is out to enact deadly revenge. After committing a robbery and stealing the General Lee (thereby implicating the Duke Boys), Jackson makes good on the first part of his plan to kidnap Boss for a multi-million dollar ransom. Angry townsfolk refuse to come to Boss' aid, leaving Bo and Luke to once again come up with a way to rescue their sworn enemy and bring Jackson back into federal custody.
27 March 1981
Bo and Luke find a sack floating in a river containing $1 million, just a fraction of the money stolen in a robbery five years earlier. Just then, three men -- one an old Marine friend of Luke's -- show up, volunteering to help the Duke boys recover the rest of the money.
3 April 1981
To help out family friend Emma Tisdale when she goes on vacation, Bo and Luke take over daily operations of her taxicab service. The Duke boys' first clients are a pair of men who, on their way to an appointment with Boss, hide a stolen gold certificate in the seat of one of the taxicabs.
10 April 1981
There's more to widow Partridge's old $25 vase than meets the eye. Bo and Luke purchase what seems to be a worthless, damaged vase, only to learn (upon having it appraised) that it is worth $100,000. It soon becomes a race to protect the suddenly valuable artifact when a crook approaches Partridge for the vase ... and later Boss when he learns of its value. Rosco has the most success retrieving the vase, but his clumsiness ensures that the priceless antique will soon become just a worthless old vase.
8 October 1981
Daisy is smitten by Boss Hogg's handsome, rich nephew, Jamie Lee Hogg, who has come to town to purchase his uncle's grits mill. While romance quickly blossoms and a wedding appears to be on the horizon, it isn't long before Bo and Luke confirm their initial suspicions about Jamie's criminal side as a counterfeiter.
16 October 1981
Double Dukes means double fun for Boss Hogg, and double trouble for Bo and Luke after two men resembling the good-natured Duke boys -- cronies that Boss had dress in wigs and the Dukes' clothing -- rob Hazzard Bank. Bo and Luke spend the rest of the episode clearing their names as they try to apprehend the crooks.
23 October 1981
Everyone's after a sack of diamonds that had accidentally been dropped from an armed robber's vehicle driving through Hazzard, and all roads lead to the Duke farm after Bo and Luke get to them first. While the Duke boys are trying to report their find to the state police, they are bugged by the original thief (who poses as a reporter to get at the loot) and later, by a phony FBI agent hired by a greedy Boss Hogg who wants the reward money for himself.
30 October 1981
As usual, Bo and Luke outfox Rosco and cause him to crash his car. Rosco, as always, escapes without a scratch ... but this time, the frustrated sheriff decides to turn things up a notch by claiming he was seriously injured. With Boss Hogg's support and seeing an opportunity to foreclose on the Duke farm, Rosco files a $50,000 lawsuit against the Duke family. Boss -- now turned into Rosco's butler -- hires an actor to play a doctor to support Rosco's claims, leaving Bo and Luke to try to expose Rosco's injuries as fake. Will a judge buy Rosco's story, or will he see right through his claim?
3 November 1981
The Duke boys' beautiful girlfriend, Mindy Lou, learns that Boss Hogg is planning a heist of motorcycles, so as to gain an unfair upper hand in the upcoming Tri-County Motocross. Bo and Luke come up with a scheme of their own to beat Boss to the finish line.
6 November 1981
Boss Hogg, unwilling to pay longtime Hazzard County clerk Clarence Stovall a $30,000 pension, fires him one day short of retirement. Stovall gets his revenge by stealing the money from Hazzard Bank (of which Boss is president, natch). Uncle Jesse learns about this and lectures Clarence about the consequences of his actions, while Bo and Luke try to pull off a reverse-bank heist to save their friend from criminal charges.
13 November 1981
Daisy's one-day stint as Hazzard County treasurer on Sadie Hogg Day may earn her a trip to jail, after Boss Hogg -- hoping to avoid being arrested for embezzling county funds -- alters the county ledger to shift responsibility ... just in time for the annual audit by the state treasurer's office.
20 November 1981
Rosco's Uncle Hosiah dies, and at the reading of his will, learns that he has inherited $10 million. Rosco, frustrated after years of being outfoxed by the Dukes, hires hard-nosed hit man Jason Steele to track down and arrest Bo and Luke. Meanwhile, Rosco goes on a power trip and schemes to win Boss' fortune in a rigged poker game.
20 November 1981
Uncle Jesse seriously injures himself as the shaken Duke patriarch learns that bounty hunter Jason Steele is a wanted criminal. Steele eventually manages to frame Bo and Luke on grand-theft auto (by having them drive away in a stolen Dodge Charger painted exactly like the General Lee). Hosiah Coltrane's attorney then informs Rosco that a mistake had been made and that the sheriff had only inherited $10 - leaving Rosco way short of the $100,000 needed to pay Steele for services rendered. Steele eventually blows his top when he learns Rosco doesn't have the money, and he must rely on Bo and Luke to save him from a potentially brutal fate.
27 November 1981
A beautiful fur thief named Bonnie Lane, along with her two accomplices, try to exact revenge on Boss (for his shortchanging them), and Cooter winds up in the middle of things when Bonnie tries to distract him with her charms while her two friends break into Boss' storeroom to get their payback.
4 December 1981
When the Duke boys lose a cross country race to a better car, a discouraged Luke makes an offhanded remark about the General Lee possibly wearing out its usefulness. Boss Hogg picks up on this and hires his hypnotist friend to ensure that Luke really means what he says ... and to make sure the next road the General Lee drives is to the junkyard.
11 December 1981
Cletus becomes lovestruck when Daisy uses her charms to get her cousins out of a phony traffic charge. As Cletus does everything to smother Daisy with affection, he also loses his job for bungling an arrest. However, Cletus plays the hero when Bo and Luke are jailed for passing a bad check, as part of Boss Hogg's scheme to frame the Dukes, impress a probation officer and win favor from no-nonsense Chickasaw County Sheriff "Big" Ed Little. And Flash also plays a big part in saving the day for the Dukes.
18 December 1981
Hughie Hogg's latest scheme targets Cooter, whose garage is threatened with eminent domain so the crooked Hogg can build shoddy condominiums at an inflated price.
1 January 1982
When Boss Hogg is arrested for robbing his own bank, Uncle Jesse bails out his own enemy by using his farm's mortgage. But did Boss Hogg really rob the bank ... or after years of failing to obtain the farm, is he looking for an easy foreclosure?
8 January 1982
The Hazzard hills are alive -- with the sound of Mickey Gilley's music. So is Boss Hogg's pirate recording studio, after Boss and his latest associates plan to record Gilley's Hazzard concert and sell the resulting albums on the black market. The FBI is already onto the scheme, so the crooks steal the General Lee. While hiding out at the Duke farm, the crooks name Bo and Luke as the head of the pirating scheme. However, Gilley knows the truth and works with the Duke boys to put a halt to Boss' recording dreams.
15 January 1982
A determined Boss Hogg, desperately wanting Uncle Jesse's moonshine recipe, makes a demand: give over the recipe, or have Bo and Luke charged with felony theft in the disappearance of funds from the Hazzard County Orphanage.
22 January 1982
Bo and Luke have their hands full with Boss Hogg, as they try to thwart a lawsuit for destroying county property (a hair dryer made up to look like a speed radar gun), and saving him from a disgruntled former landowner, who was swindled out of his property and is now returning to Hazzard to exact revenge.
29 January 1982
Hazzard County Postmistress Emma Tisdale hides out at the Duke farm after learning she is being investigated for mail fraud. The pending charges stemmed from Boss Hogg's decision to shift responsibility for selling non-existent properties. As Bo and Luke investigate, Miz Tisdale does all she can to try to cozy up to longtime crush Uncle Jesse.
5 February 1982
When Boss Hogg learns that a state investigator is on his way to Hazzard to check out a claim of an illegal casino, he shifts the blame to the Duke family. But just as the Dukes are being formally charged, Boss sits on a syringe filled with truth serum. Boss lets slip the truth, and his cronies are none too pleased, forcing Bo and Luke to ride to Boss' rescue.
Season 4, Episode 20: Dear Diary12 February 1982
Rosco has kept a diary detailing Boss Hogg's illegal schemes carried out over the years. Two of Boss' former (and now disgruntled) associates become aware of this and swipe the diary, demanding a huge ransom or else they tip off the authorities. This leaves Bo and Luke with a moral dilemma: Defeat the crooks, as their criminal activities are more serious than Boss'; or see their longtime enemy brought to justice once and for all.
19 February 1981
When an efficient -- and awesomely beautiful -- patrol officer effortlessly arrests Bo and Luke on traffic charges, an impressed Boss Hogg and Rosco immediately hire her as a new deputy. However, Boss is so distracted by the new deputy's charms that he forgets to check out her background ... or that she is associated with a murder and robbery suspect that is scheduled to spend the night at the Hazzard County Jail.
26 February 1982
Daisy's longtime friend Molly Hargrove offers her a spot on the NASCAR women's racing circuit. But Molly knows a lot more about the job than she's willing to tell Daisy.
5 March 1982
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 officer, then orders an emergency evacuation of Hazzard ... thereby eliminating any witnesses to his plans to rob an armored truck making a delivery to Hazzard Bank.
12 March 1982
Corruption runs amok in the Miss Tri-Counties pageant when Boss Hogg accepts a $10,000 payoff to rig the contest in favor of Hatchapee County entrant Melanie Dubois. Bo and Luke foil Boss and the other county bosses at every turn as the contests are unfairly tilted against pageant favorite Daisy, but those efforts are easy compared to saving Daisy from a brutal fate when two thugs kidnap her before the final swimsuit competition.
19 March 1982
In a nod to the ongoing Equal Rights Amendment debate, Lulu and Daisy co-form the Hazzard County Equal Rights Society to decry overbearing treatment from men. Lulu gets her way when she demands 50-percent control of husband Boss' used car lot. Unknown to both Lulu and Daisy, Boss has stashed stolen credit cards inside the door panels of one of the cars ... and that car so happens to be the one that Chickasaw County Sheriff "Big" Ed Little decides to buy as as a personal daily driver.
26 March 1982
When Rosco and Cletus go on strike after Boss refuses to give them a pay raise, Uncle Jesse is named the sheriff. Bo and Luke are subsequently deputized to help capture a pair of thieves who have stolen a cache of electronics items in Boss' latest effort to frame the Duke boys.
2 April 1982
Friends and enemies are once again forced to band after a pair of escaped convicts take refuge at the Duke farm and, at gunpoint, force the Duke family to cooperate with their escape plans. The criminals burst into the Duke household just as Uncle Jesse was about to drive into town to make his mortgage payment. When Uncle Jesse fails to show, Boss Hogg and Rosco drive out to the Duke farm to foreclose, only for them to be taken hostage as well. With all the communication devices disabled and everyone's car keys confiscated, the Dukes are left to improvise and signal the only two others who can help out -- Cooter and Cletus.
24 September 1982
In this season of change, Bo and Luke leave Hazzard to pursue careers on the NASCAR circuit. Thinking no one named Duke is available to stop him, Boss unveils his secret weapon: the Mean Green Machine, a large tank that his henchmen plan to crash into banks to set up armed robberies. After Coy and Vance - arriving in town for what will turn out to be a temporary stay - have an all-too close encounter with the tank, they go to Boss and Rosco to demand answers, but Boss professes his ignorance of the situation. Also in this episode, Enos returns to the Hazzard County Sheriff's Department, temporarily bumping the police force to three officers.
1 October 1982
Boss sells a worthless piece of property to the Dukes' friends, newlyweds Jeb and Carrie Morton. Coy and Vance learn Boss' true motives and - aware the Mortons had been pressured into buying - announce that gold has been found on the property.
8 October 1982
Rosco learns he's been nominated for "Lawman of the Year" and - recalling his origins as an honorable sheriff - refuses to play along with Boss' scheme to rob a jewelry store and pin the blame on Coy and Vance.
15 October 1982
Truck drivers Coy and Vance are hijacked while delivering a shipment of antiques to Hazzard. A pretty and likeable young tomboy named Bobby Lee Jordan --- decked out to resemble the famous "Dorothy Gale from Kansas", right down to the long pigtails and gingham dress --- is a stowaway on the truck, and witnesses the crime. She escapes to the Duke farm, where she develops a huge crush on the much-older Coy, largely stemming from her tearful gratitude for Coy's warm-hearted emotional support and selflessly-willing assistance during her traumatic time of need. Coy learns that Bobby Lee is an orphan and helps her deal with her insecurities, all the while trying to assist Vance in breaking up Boss' scheme to sell stolen antiques on the black market.
22 October 1982
When Boss betrays the trust of county administrators from neighboring counties, he takes refuge at the Duke farm. Vance agrees to secretly tape record the other bosses meeting to take to the authorities, before the bosses exact their revenge.
Season 5, Episode 6: Big Daddy29 October 1982
Boss hurriedly puts aside his criminal activities when he learns his father, the supposedly honest Big Daddy Hogg, is en route to Hazzard for a visit. But Big Daddy knows more than he's telling when he claims he was robbed.
5 November 1982
Crooked state Senator Maynard becomes aware someone had witnessed him stealing public funds. That witness - Vance's old girlfriend, Jenny - flees to Hazzard, knowing that Maynard's mobster associates plan to kill her before she can approach the authorities.
12 November 1982
Boss and Rosco set up an illegal horse betting parlor in neighboring Rapahoe County and makes a fortune swindling money from its patrons. They route the phone calls through the Duke farm, knowing that the authorities will probably investigate and file charges. But Boss doesn't count on new Rapahoe County Boss "Big" Billie Tucker wanting the money, any way she can - nor the Dukes ingenuity. The Dukes catch on that Boss knows the outcome of the races ahead of time, then rigs the odds to wipe everyone out.
19 November 1982
Enos' footlocker from the Los Angeles Police Department arrives in Hazzard; unknown to the deputy, it comes complete with some valuable emeralds. Robbers Burke and Carter, who had stolen the jewels years before, become aware that the booty is in Hazzard and are determined to get back the emeralds any way they can.
26 November 1982
Boss' latest scheme involves selling phony insurance policies, whereby the survivors of the deceased ostensibly would be paid $1,000,000. Con artists Ward and Lavina buy one of the policies, then stage a phony accident to cash in. The Dukes' investigation becomes complicated when a shaken Coy believes he caused a fiery accident that supposedly led to Ward's death.
3 December 1982
When Boss is unable to convince the Dukes to sell the General Lee, and an attempt to steal the car fails, he approaches Uncle Jesse to play a game of pool. Jesse agrees to wager the General Lee, but then Boss fakes an injury and sends professional pool player Chickasaw Thins in his place.
10 December 1982
Boss has Coy, Vance and Daisy detained in Chicasaw County on a trumped-up charge of robbery, so that Boss and his henchmen can proceed uninterrupted in their search for a half-million in stolen money, which a bank-robber had submerged several years earlier at the bottom of Soggy Marsh.
17 December 1982
Hughie Hogg returns, with his eye on the office of Hazzard County Sheriff. He blackmails his Uncle Boss into supporting his campaign by threatening to take secretly taken photographs of his criminal activities to the FBI. Coy and Vance decide to support incumbent Rosco while they collect enough evidence to derail Hughie's campaign and run him out of town.
7 January 1983
Hatfield and his new partner-in-crime, Baxter, return for a rematch of their Mean Green Machine vs. the General Lee. This time, Hatfield plans to rob the Hazzard Emporium out of millions in gold. When the giant tank develops mechanical failure, they hold Cooter at gunpoint until it is repaired properly ... or else.
21 January 1983
Boss' old moon-shining rival, Floyd Calloway, is out of prison - and he's not happy. He plans to exact murderous revenge on Boss, because it was his testimony that sent him to away. Boss appeals to the Dukes for help, but know that - because Calloway is well-armed and has plenty of help - he can run for only so long. So, they decide to stage a phony funeral for the dearly departed Hazzard County Administrator - unknowing that Calloway plans to come to Hazzard ... and it isn't to pay his respects to the Hogg family.
4 February 1983
Coy's new relationship with a motorcycle stuntwoman creates dissension in the Duke household when Vance suspects that her sideshow has been involved in a string of armed robberies. Coy decides he doesn't have to take Vance's warnings and moves out, leaving Vance and Daisy to uncover the truth and make Coy see that beauty is only skin deep.
11 February 1983
The Dukes help a pretty girl named Natasha, a member of a Russian gymnastics team that is in Hazzard on a goodwill tour.
18 February 1983
Uncle Jesse is a customer at the Capitol City Jewelery Store when it is robbed by two hooligans named Parker and Hanson. Jesse tries to subdue one of the robbers, but is given a concussion that causes him to lose his sight. Jesse is otherwise unhurt and is soon allowed to go home. The only problem is, the Duke cousins want to go after Parker and Hanson, who are still at large. So, they convince Boss to let the Duke patriarch stay until they are brought to justice, knowing that the blinded Jesse will helpless should Parker and Hanson get to him first.
25 February 1983
Bo and Luke return to Hazzard after being on the NASCAR circuit, because Coy and Vance are planning to leave to help a relative. And they later discover Cooter acting weird and he doesn't tell them why. They later learn Boss is pressuring him to pay his mortgage so he's doing two jobs which is wearing him out. Later a race car driver comes to have Cooter check his car and when he tries to drive it, he gets in an accident. Cooter thinking it's his fault, relents and lets Boss have his garage. But the Dukes later learn that it might not have been an accident, someone tampered with the car.
4 March 1983
Bo and Luke join the Big Brothers-Big Sisters of America, and take budding juvenile delinquent Andy Slocum under their wing. After Andy's attempt to steal the General Lee fails, Bo and Luke are determined to point the young lad in the right direction. A syndicate crime boss also hopes to exert his influence on Andy, in order to carry out his crimes, then leave the youth to take the fall.
11 March 1983
Boss conspires with developer L.S. Pritchard to acquire the Duke farm and several adjoining properties. However, even Boss doesn't know Pritchard and her cronies plan to engage in strip mining and eventually render all the land in Hazzard useless for farming.
25 March 1983
Daisy quickly tires of her cousins' well-intentioned over-protectiveness and, in order to declare her independence and get some much-needed personal space, moves into an apartment with her friend, Sally Jo. Meanwhile, the Beaudry clan try to swindle Boss in a crooked deal and are thrown out of the Hazzard County Courthouse. On his way out of town, Pa Beaudry - wanting to find a naive bride for his son, Milo - spots Daisy and has her kidnapped for a shotgun wedding. Bo and Luke team with rivals Boss and Rosco to race to Daisy's rescue before the preacher can complete the wedding ceremony.
23 September 1983
Fed up with being taken for granted by her brow-beating husband, Lulu makes good on a threat to leave Boss. While staying at the Duke farm to sort out her emotions, a gang of criminals kidnap Lulu and hold her for a $1 million ransom. Boss - knowing that his wife will be killed if anyone tries to rescue her - wants to pay the ransom so he can get his wife back, but the Dukes have another way to capture Lulu's captors and return her safely.
30 September 1983
The daughter of a cotton tycoon flees to Hazzard County and anonymously leaves her infant son in the General Lee. The Dukes eventually find out that the mother, Mary Lou Craig, has lost custody of her baby to her father, Emerson T. Craig, who has declared her unfit (because she married below her social class). While Bo and Luke track down a judge that they know is open-minded and willing to issue an injunction, Mr. Craig enlists Boss' help to enforce the existing court order. However, Mr. Craig - having observed Rosco's bumbling - continues to press his luck by insulting southerners, and eventually Boss decides to join the Dukes in helping Mary Lou win back custody of her son.
7 October 1983
While Rosco is chasing the Dukes, a pair of bank robbers runs the sheriff's car off the road. After the car sinks into the lake, the robbers kidnap Rosco. While the town grieves over Rosco's apparent fate, the robbers are plotting their next move: unveiling a third associate, a vicious crook named Woody - who looks exactly like Rosco! Their ultimate scheme is to rob an armored car that is scheduled to arrive at Hazzard Bank. When Bo and Luke expose the phony Rosco, Woody and his associates imprison the Duke cousins at their hideout (along with the real Rosco) so they cannot interfere in their plans.
14 October 1983
Luke reunites with his long-lost brother, a boxer named Jed. Jed's got a secret to hide: He's trying to flee a professional gambler who had lost his entire fortune in Jed's fight that was supposed to be fixed. Now, the gambler wants to kill Jed in revenge.
21 October 1983
Bo and Luke serve as coaches for Hazzard's pee-wee basketball team, the Boar's Nest Bears. A variety of situations involving team star Rod Moffet arise. First, Rod doesn't want to play because he is still grieving the recent death of his father. When the Dukes convince him to play, Chicasaw Commissioner A.C. Tate threatens to foreclose on the Moffet estate if he plays for Hazzard. When Tate's effort is unsuccessful, he then comes forward with a phony birth certificate claiming that Rod is ineligible because he is too old; this was part of Tate and Boss wagering on the game's outcome. With Rod benched, Bo and Daisy scramble to find the real birth certificate in time for him to play (and keep Bo and Luke from having their probations revoked, since they would go to prison if Hazzard lost).
28 October 1983
The Beaudry clan frames Boss for sabotaging Uncle Jesse's car, which is involved in a rollover accident during a race between the two rivals. The Beaudrys use the distractions so they can steal Boss' old moonshine still.
11 November 1983
Rosco is despondent when Flash is dog-napped, having been mistaken for a valuable show dog named Maxine. Flash's captors, who are hoping to claim a large reward for returning the missing dog, soon learn they have the wrong dog and head toward the Hazzard County Orphanage. That's where withdrawn orphan Terry Lee has bonded with Maxine. When Boss - also after the reward - learns about Maxine's whereabouts, he goes to the orphanage and takes Maxine. The Dukes are soon on the search for both dogs.
18 November 1983
At an airport, jewel thieves steal a valuable diamond necklace, but the case soon becomes mixed in with some other luggage. Daisy and Lulu, who are returning from a trip, accidentally pick up the luggage with the diamond inside. The thieves soon realize who has the necklace and travel to the Duke farm to retrieve it. When Daisy and Lulu are kidnapped, Bo, Luke, Enos - and later, a drag-dressed Boss and Rosco - plan a number of schemes to capture the bad guys and return the necklace to its owner.
25 November 1983
Bo and Luke try to figure out how the same woman could be in two places at once during a daring jewelry store robbery. Could it be that the woman and her twin sister are experienced thieves, and are counting on dissension in the Dukes' ranks to get away with their plans?
2 December 1983
Syndicate mobster Scanlon escapes from the California State Penitentiary and flees to Hazzard, where he plans to engage in a deadly showdown with Enos. The Dukes are quickly able to capture the crafty Scanlon, but thanks to Rosco's bumbling, he escapes. This time, Scanlon is determined to exact his revenge on Enos, and uses Daisy to ensure it will happen.
9 December 1983
Daisy takes to the skies to help the Dukes' friend, a crop duster who is injured. Boss learns about this and plants lye in the chemicals, knowing that the farmers would hold the Dukes responsible when their crops become ruined.
30 December 1983
The Duke boys try to convince Cooter's estranged daughter that he has changed his ways; while at the same time trying to foil Collins' and Morgan's attempt to dump toxic waste in Hazzard.
6 January 1984
To collect a $20,000 reward from wealthy industrialist Carter Stewart, Boss has crooked hypnotist Professor Crandall convince Daisy that she is Stewart's long-lost daughter, Vivian (who happens to bear an exact resemblance to Daisy). Boss doesn't count on Stewart's fortune-hunting niece and nephew wanting to kill Daisy, since they are fully aware that they are next in line to inherit Stewart's fortune on his passing.
20 January 1984
Boss has Artie Bender, the Rembrant of Hazzard County, declared legally dead so he can sell Bender's paintings at inflated prices. It works out well for Boss, since Bender is the only one who can clear Bo and Luke of armored car robbery charges.
27 January 1984
Luke's old girlfriend, budding country singer Candy Dix, is targeted by her abusive manager, Eddie Lee, who wants to kill her so he can collect a $75,000 insurance payment. When Luke offers to protect Candy, Eddie Lee - himself trying to run from a bookie, to whom he owes $100,000 in gambling debts - approaches Boss and Rosco to have the Dukes arrested for kidnapping.
3 February 1984
Bo and Luke are asked by a government agent to go undercover and infiltrate a gambling ring on the NASCAR circuit. They agree but must keep mum about their true plans, angering Uncle Jesse and Daisy.
10 February 1984
Bo and Luke begin infiltrating J.J. Carver's organization, compiling evidence to bring Carver and his henchmen to justice. But Boss and Rosco - aware that the Duke boys have left for the NASCAR circuit but unaware they are government witnesses - nearly blow the whole operation when they confront Luke while he is secretly taking photographs of Carver's activities.
17 February 1984
Another of Boss' corrupt nephews, Dewey Hogg, claims he's dying of a dread disease and announces plans to raise $100,000 for a new children's hospital. Knowing he'll ultimately be exposed, he plans to disappear and leave Uncle Jesse holding the bag.
24 February 1984
Daisy accidentally gets her notebook, containing notes for the church play she is directing, switched with a notebook containing the criminal activities of mobster "Nervous" Norman Willis, who comes to Hazzard to collect payment due from Boss. When Willis finds out his notebook is switched, he begins tracking down Daisy, fearing she will take the notebook to the authorities.
2 March 1984
Boss loses patience with Enos' continual reluctance to pursue the Dukes and, after demoting him to a civilian job, hires ill-tempered Billy Joe Coogan to replace him. After easily capturing Bo and Luke, Coogan demands Boss pay a $150,000 fee for services rendered, or else he and his cronies will blow up Hazzard Dam.
9 March 1984
Jonas Jones, Cooter's friend and an ex-convict, is falsely blamed for hijacking Boss's expected shipment of automobile parts (which, of course, he plans to sell at inflated prices). Knowing that Jonas could spend years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Cooter decides to take the fall. When they find out that the auto parts distributor is the front for a hijacking operation, the Dukes go undercover to infiltrate the scheme.
23 March 1984
Boss hires a pair of fortune-telling con artists to steal the daily receipts at the Boar's Nest, then pin the blame on waitress Daisy. The fortune tellers are also involved in Boss' cover-up attempt to conceal his having cashing in on the Hoggs' bonds when Lulu asks to do so.
21 September 1984
The Dukes and Cooter recall the origins of the General Lee on the car's eighth birthday.
28 September 1984
Waylon Jennings finally shows more than just his hands on TV in this cameo appearance. During a visit to Hazzard County, Ol' Waylon helps Bo and Luke foil Boss's plan to frame the Dukes for hijacking Waylon's traveling museum.
5 October 1984
Luke drinks water laced with a personality-altering drug and becomes an abusive thug. While Luke conspires with a pair of criminals to rob Hazzard Bank, Bo, Daisy and Uncle Jesse race against time to demand answers from the research firm that developed the drug.
12 October 1984
A computer salesman sells Boss a robot, which easily catches the Dukes. In the aftermath, Rosco loses his job for repeated mistakes. Later, the Dukes learn that the salesman is an embittered ex-computer programmer who had stolen the robot and plans to steal it back for ransom.
19 October 1984
Daisy wins a cache of prizes after becoming the 1 millionth customer at the Capitol City Department Store. But the contest is a phony and the prizes were stolen, all as a part of Boss' latest scheme to frame the Dukes. But when he bumps his head and develops amnesia, his associates kidnap him, fearing he will reveal their scam to the authorities.
2 November 1984
During a movie shoot in Hazzard County, movie star Brock Curtis is involved in an accident, and Bo and Luke save his life. The grateful Brock hires the Dukes as stunt doubles for his latest movie, to be shot in Hollywood. There, Bo and Luke learn the accident was not, and that someone is out to kill Brock to collect an insurance payment. Meanwhile, Boss and Rosco, who have accompanied the Dukes to Hollywood, try to break into movies, but are foiled at every turn. However, the producers see promise in Flash.
9 November 1984
Bo and Luke are arrested in Osage County on false traffic charges and placed on the county's road gang. Outraged Hazzard residents pressure Boss and Rosco to negotiate with old enemy Cassius Claiborne for the Duke boys' freedom. Boss agrees to exchange moonshine contracts for the release of Bo and Luke, only to find himself and Rosco arrested and put on the road gang as well. It's all a part of Claiborne's plan to exploit Boss' voracious appetite to swindle him out of everything he owns.
16 November 1984
Boss learns that Uncle Jesse's grandfather, Jeremiah Duke, had signed over the farm to his great grandfather, Thaddeus Hogg, and demands the deed to the farm. While the Dukes pack their things, Jesse discovers an old diary and reveals the truth - told in a flashback to the 1880s.
23 November 1984
While visiting the Dukes, Cale Yarborough comforts an orphan at the Tri-County Hospital ... and later finds himself (along with Bo and Luke) in a heist of Hazzard Bank.
30 November 1984
They use a remote control car filled with explosives to rob a train.
14 December 1984
A pair of escaped convicts, including an ex-Marine that resented serving under Luke's command, force the Dukes to assist them in escaping the authorities. Their efforts involve holding Bo and Luke at gunpoint and making them drive through a forest fire.
21 December 1984
Boss enlists the Dukes' help in catching a gang of criminals who hijack armored trucks via an elaborate method - hijacking from the air and then pulling the vehicle into the sky!