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Banyon is a minor character from the Dukes of Hazzard.


A driver on the NASCAR circuit, he was disbarred sometime in 1981. Boss Hogg reaches out to him to ask him to drive in his 'Drag 'n Fly' contest. He accepts.


Goodbye, General Lee[]

They stand at the starting line to watch other qualifiers, seeing Jim Scugg’s fail to qualify on his attempt with some amusement. He tells Boss not to tell them that he bought a turbo charged bomb, referring to the car they are supposed to drive, and hire them as driver to beat ‘that kind’ of competition. Boss explains he bought the car and hired them to beat ‘that kinda competition’ as he points out Bo and Luke. He remarks they are just a couple of locals in a beat up heap. He remarks he and Spanner will take them in first gear. Rosco corrects them saying they are wrong as they don’t know anything about the General Lee. Boss adds each of the boys were born with a ‘silver gas pedal’ in his mouth. Boss says to watch and learn something, and he watches Bo make the qualifying run, giving his partner an impressed look. They go over to check on their own car.

In Boss’ office they take publicity photos’ for Boss’ motor oil. Boss remarks that the photo needs retaken so they do, saying ‘cheese’. Boss answers Rosco on the CB, telling them to ‘hit it again and say peaches’ which they do, but they stack the oil cans in a way Boss can’t be seen in the picture. Boss scolds them a moment before saying to ‘hit one for posterity’ and putting the can in front of his face. They put their can’s alongside his and Boss drops his can to allow him to be in the picture. They prepare for another photo when Rosco mentions messing with the General. Boss quickly sends them away to get shock absorbers.

Later they watch Boss filming a tv commercial, amused by the ‘fly right’ pun he uses, sharing a chuckle with Cletus and Rosco. They listen to Rosco tell Boss about the General Lee’s destruction, commenting that with that car out of the way there is nobody to stop them. They turn on the fan to do another commercial shoot but it’s strong enough to knock them over and send papers everywhere. Boss turns it off and discovers the General is still functioning. They chase after Bo and the General along with everyone else.

Stunned he asks what Cooter is doing. When told to get him out of the way he begins ramming Cooter. However he gets hooked on the tow truck and yells to Spanner that Cooter got them and they are in the air. After ensuring Bo and Luke are safe, Cooter drops their car and they go off the side of the road and crash into a rock.

Boss yells at them when they explain Bo got away and they explain they have been looking for the last few hours. He says it could have been worse and they at least got the car back. Boss says he doesn’t want it back, he wants it demolished. Boss says him and his partner will handle destroying the General this time. He asks if Boss is forgetting something as they are supposed to be competing in the drag ‘n fly that afternoon. Boss says they have plenty of time to get some explosives, drive to the Gravel pits, and blow up the car.

They get dynamite and pick up the General from Hobie before heading to the gravel pits. He drives the General Lee and notices Bo and Luke catch up. He calls Spanner to say they aren’t going to make it to the gravel pit and if Spanner can hold them off he will blow it up right there. He drives off the road before getting out the dynamite and lighting it. He tosses it on the seat before running over to help Spanner with the Dukes. Luke manages to get on him and asks where is the dynamite. He remarks ‘too late sodbuster the fuse is lit’ and Luke shoves him over to Bo. Bo holds him against the car until but lets him go to chase after Luke. They escape.