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The Dukes of Hazzard 

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

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Gy Waldron
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Catherine Bach ...  Daisy Duke 146 episodes, 1979-1985
Denver Pyle ...  Uncle Jesse 146 episodes, 1979-1985
Sorrell Booke ...  Boss Hogg / ... 146 episodes, 1979-1985
Ben Jones ...  Cooter 142 episodes, 1979-1985
James Best ...  Sheriff Rosco Coltrane / ... 141 episodes, 1979-1985
Waylon Jennings Waylon Jennings ...  The Balladeer / ... 136 episodes, 1979-1985
Tom Wopat ...  Luke Duke 128 episodes, 1979-1985
John Schneider ...  Bo Duke 128 episodes, 1979-1985
Sonny Shroyer ...  Enos 98 episodes, 1979-1985
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Storyline

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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Action | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Duke kommt selten allein See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Sherwood, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(145 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 2015, due to controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, the TV Land network cancelled its reruns of the show because the General Lee car driven by Bo and Luke Duke has a Confederate flag painted on its roof. 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 »

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Sung by Waylon Jennings
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What kid didn't like the Duke Boys?
23 August 1999 | by baumerSee 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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