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Tom Wopat as Luke Duke
John Schneider as Bo Duke
Catherine Bach as Daisy Duke
Denver Pyle as Jesse Duke
Sorrell Booke as Boss Jefferson Davis Hogg
James Best as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane
Sonny Shroyer as Deputy Enos Strate
Rick Hurst as Deputy "Cousin" Cletus Hogg
Ben Jones as Cooter Davenport
Waylon Jennings as The Balladeer
Peggy Rea as Lulu Hogg
Byron Cherry as Coy Duke
Christopher Mayer as Vance Duke
The Dukes of Hazzard
(1979-1985): This is a truly one-of-a-kind show and you
either "get it" or you don't. The mood of the series is always
light-hearted, yet there is always an element of action. It's one
of the few modern-day Southern adventure series ever made. The
series was followed by the South just as much as the North and it was
true to its source. "The Dukes of Hazzard" celebrated all of the
fun and the quirkiness of the 1970s-80s American South. There was
definitely a tip of the hat to the Southern racecar culture, as well as
the beautiful Southern women, crooked authority figures, good-time
country music, honky tonks, and the celebrated (if not
self-depricating) Southern wit. The series was all of these
things. If you ever wanted to study Southern pop culture, this
show gives you a good look into their human condition.
Despite the show's honesty to its locale, there was
still a lot of fantasy worked into each episode. Spectacular car
crashes where no one ever gets hurt. The General Lee (1969 Dodge
Charger) always survives everything that happens to it and when it does
get totalled, it comes back like brand new in the next scene.
Despite the fact that it takes a lot of time to make those kinds of
repairs in real life, Cooter the mechanic seems to crank it out in
short order. It also takes a lot of money to make these repairs,
and since the Dukes are poor one is left to wonder how they pay for the
car's upkeep. People also never get killed in the series or
seriously hurt. And the frequency of new love interests for
the three young leads from episode to episode makes us all wish we had
their love lives. It also makes us wonder how come none of them
ever got married!
The series was not originally intended to be a
family show, but became a family show several episodes into the first
season. There was little bad language, no gory violence, and no
sex scenes. There was also little talk of "dark" subject
matter. The worst thing they really talked about was marijuana
that was planted on the Duke boys. So this show was very
accessible to audiences young and old.
Creator Gy Waldron and everyone involved with the
series did a wonderful job of giving us fun fiction in a real-type
setting of which a lot of people could relate. "The Dukes of
Hazzard" is a perfect example of escapism in television!
Season 3 (1980-1981)
Season 4 (1981-1982)
Season 5 (1982-1983)
Season 6 (1983-1984)
Season 7 (1984-1985)
REUNION MOVIE #1: "The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!" (1997)
REUNION MOVIE #2: "The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood" (2000)
The Boar's Nest-
Jefferson Davis Hogg-
popular bar hangout of Hazzard County was originally a warehouse where
J.D. Hogg hid his moonshine during his ridge-runner days back in the
1930s. This was revealed in the episode, "Bad Day in Hazzard"
from Season 4.
Boar's Nest from the TV series was said to be destroyed in a bar
fight. This was revealed in the first TV reunion movie, "The
Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!" (1997), when the new Boar's Nest is first
has a similar cousin, Cousin Big Dan Hogg (played by Marty
Zagon). We see him only once, in the episode, "Targets: Daisy
& Lulu" from Season 6.
has an identical twin brother, Abraham Lincoln Hogg (Sorrell Booke in a
dual role), who is as honest as Boss is crooked. A complete
opposite to Boss in all but physical appearance, Abraham Lincoln Hogg
wears all black and owns a black Cadillac. We see him only once,
in the episode, "Baa, Baa White Sheep" from Season 3.
- Cletus Hogg was not always the replacement deputy
for Enos Strate. As a matter of fact, he was in four episodes of
the series PRIOR to his first as "Deputy" Cletus Hogg. Cletus was
always the idiot cousin of Boss Hogg who got roped into following
through with his crooked cousin's schemes.
- The four episodes in which Cletus appeared PRIOR
to his first Deputy episode are: "Money to Burn" (from Season 1),
"The Rustlers", "The Meeting", and "Road Pirates" (all from Season 2).
- Cletus Hogg (played by Rick Hurst) was the deputy
for almost two complete seasons (Seasons 3-4). When Enos Strate
came back in Season 5, the two deputies worked together for five
episodes until Cletus left the show completely. He never returned
to the series, but did come back for the two TV reunion movies in 1997
Strate (played by Sonny Shroyer) was not in the series for the full
run. He was in Seasons 1 and 2, and left in the second episode of
Season 3, "Enos Strate to the Top". However, filmed episodes were
frequently shown out of sequence, so you could argue that the sixth
episode of Season 3, "Uncle Boss", was his last appearance, although it
was made BEFORE his farewell episode. Enos came back in the first
episode of Season 5, "The New Dukes", which was also the beginning of
the Coy & Vance era, and remained with the series until the end.
Strate was spun off into his own series, "Enos", from 1980-1981.
He left for Los Angeles, CA to become a member of that city's police
department. In the first reunion movie from 1997, "The Dukes of
Hazzard: Reunion!", we learn that Enos went back to the LAPD sometime
after the series cancellation in 1985 and became a really talented
Enos Strate (Sonny Shroyer) first came back to the series in Season 5,
he and his replacement Deputy Cletus Hogg worked together for five
episodes. The last appearance of Cletus Hogg in the series was
the episode "Big Daddy" from Season 5.
is the brand of gasoline in Hazzard County, named after you-know-who.
Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane-
lives with his mother.
and Boss Hogg are actually brothers-in-law. Boss Hogg is married
to Rosco's "fat sister" Lulu.
"P" stands for Purvis. We find this out in the episode, "Mrs.
Rosco P. Coltrane" from Season 3.
WAS married once (briefly) in the episode, "Mrs. Rosco P. Coltrane"
from Season 3.
see Rosco's mother, Mama Coltrane, only once. She was played by
Lucille Benson in the episode, "Mrs. Rosco P. Coltrane" from Season 3.
Uncle Jesse Duke-
Duke was married at one time. Apparently, she died and left him a
widower. This was first revealed in the episode, "Luke's Love
Story" from Season 1.
name of Jesse Duke's deceased wife is Lavinia. According to
Jesse, she held a strong likeness to Daisy Duke. This was
revealed in the Season 7 episode, "Enos & Daisy's Wedding".
The Balladeer, everyone knows that. But
he wasn't just playing an anonymous balladeer, he was playing Waylon
Jennings. Apparently, in the "Dukesverse", Waylon Jennings had
some connection to Hazzard County. We assume he was a former
citizen of that area. This is proven to us in the episode,
"Welcome, Waylon Jennings!" from Season 7.