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Billy Gene Harper is a minor character from the Dukes of Hazzard.He is the oldest of the three Harper boys.


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After getting their lessons for the day, he is the first that is told to go over the rules. He expresses that his ma’s rule number one is to always try to get them to sit between two of your kinfolk. After Ma praises them all.

When the phone rings, the three follow their mother out to answer it. When she says it’s Boss Hogg, she looks at Billy Gene who gives her an unimpressed look back. After her mother hangs up from accepting a bet, she tells Billy Gene that Hogg never risks a dime on anything that wasn’t fixed. Confused he asks why did she take the bet. She tells him that she is going to turn around and make a bet with another Bookie with $5,000 of her own.

Later they listen to their mom talk to Boss while he plays with cars, doubling his bet on Rosco and she says if he loses she will send all three boys. Ma tells them they are headed to Hazzard to insure their bets, handing him her purse so she can put a wig on.

They arrive at the Boar’s Nest, meeting Daisy before following his mom into Boss Hogg’s office. Ma introduces him to Boss and he shakes Boss’ hand, squeezing hard making Boss yelp in pain. When his mom explains that they are there to protect their interests, he puts an arm around Billy Boy’s shoulders explaining they are entering their own cars. When their mother ‘reminds’ Boss about two mailed entries for the race so that Billy Boy and Billy Gene can enter, the three threaten Boss and he agrees to let them enter. They then go outside to see Rosco jump the car and spotting two other cars.

That night, he and Billy Boy go to the Duke Farm and sneak into the barn. He remarks the fools left the keys in the car and they don’t have to hot wire it. He goes to climb in and Billy Boy goes to open the door but is confronted by Luke. He gets out to help him but Bo comes up behind him, taping him shoulder and hitting him. Bo tosses him across the hood and wrestles him down for Luke to put a tire on them. Jesse and Daisy come in and Daisy says they were at the Boar’s Nest. Jesse tells them to go on back and tell Boss that his scheme didn’t work. Jesse adds if he sees them again he will make a citizens’ arrest. Bo and Luke help them up and push them out of the barn. They flee.

As they get ready for the race, their mom reminds them through a radio that they are not in the race to win and to wreck all the cars that get near Rosco ‘but be sweet about it’ and that she wants to be proud of them. He tells her not to worry and they can handle it. She says they better because if they don’t they are not too big to get their britches warmed with a hickory stick. They start the race, following the pack around a large amount of glass Rosco threw in the road. After Rosco fills the road with smoke, they pull over with the others until the smoke clears. When Bo and Luke leave the course, they follow. They try a squeeze play on Bo and Luke but the boys move, causing them to crash into each other and wreck.

After the race they collect Boss Hogg's losings and return home to be arrested by the State Police.