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The Dukes of Hazzard
(1979-1985)

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Cast:

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!

Seasons:

Season 1 (1979-1979)
Season 2 (1979-1980)
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)


Special Episodes

Fun Facts:

The Boar's Nest-
Boss Jefferson Davis Hogg-
Cletus Hogg-
Deputy Enos Strate-
Hoggoco Gasoline-

Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane-

Uncle Jesse Duke-

Waylon Jennings-