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Buzz Kilroy is a character from The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!

History[]

At some point after 1985, Buzz and his race car, the Double Zero (00) - a powerful blue 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback, had beaten the General Lee in an overland race, gaining the infamous reputation as the only driver to ever defeat the Duke Boys.

At the Hazzard Homecoming, Mama Max asked Buzz to be her challenger in another overland race against Bo Duke and the General Lee. He agrees.

Appearances[]

The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion![]

After Bo and Jesse Duke formally agree to the race at the town meeting, he drives up in his car and gives Bo and the rest a thumbs up, excited to be racing them again.

Cam and Riker inform Buzz of their plan. They tell him he will be waiting for Cam after the first check point with a Double Zero replica containing an illegal engine, then he will meet him at the last check point to give back his own car. Buzz is horrified at the plan. He tells them he never agreed to this but Riker threatens him and the car. Buzz is then sent away.

Buzz meets Cam in the woods and switches cars with him before heading to the next meeting place. When he gets there he pulls off a part to ensure that his car won’t start. He waits until Bo, Luke, Enos, and Daisy arrive. Upset, Bo asks what ‘in the heck are you doin?” and he tells them that Cam was raising with an illegal engine and he pulled the cap to keep Cam from finishing. After Cam flees he tells them he wants to race General Lee one last time and asks for one last fair race. He shakes Bo and Luke’s hands as they agree. They line up the cars and Bo asks if he’s ready. He says on their signal and Bo hits the Dixie Horn. At the last note they start racing. Buzz decided to keep to the road. The Dukes soon realized the General cannot outrun its rival in raw speed, so they decided to use shortcuts across Hazzard County to gain an advantage against Buzz. At the last moment, just before Buzz could reach the finish line, the General cuts in front of the Double Zero, causing him to ultimately lose the race.

Trivia[]

  • Buzz Kilroy and the Double Zero make appearances in the video games The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home and The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee. In these games, he worked for Boss Hogg as one of the racing drivers during an overland race and had defeated the General Lee at least once. In Racing for Home, true to Buzz's racing feat and perhaps the performance of his car, the Double Zero is faster than the General Lee (roughly the same speed as the Ace of Spades), and can be played in two player mode.
  • In its video game appearances, the Double Zero (00) is depicted as an incorrect model of the first generation Ford Mustang; in Racing for Home it is seen as a 1969-'70 Sportsroof, and in Return of the General Lee it also strangely resembles a Shelby GT350, a rare high-performance variant of the GT Fastback.
  • Unlike the General Lee, the Double Zero (00) is not equipped with a rollcage or at least a rollbar. However, in the Return of the General Lee video game, it is seen with such.
Buzz and Double Zero Return of the General Lee

Buzz and the Double Zero (00), as seen in The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee.

  • In Buzz's race against the Dukes' General Lee in The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!, the Double Zero's engine sounds are taken from the 1968 film Bullitt, which coincidentally features a modified '68 Ford Mustang GT 2+2 Fastback chasing a Dodge Charger R/T of the same model year - a very similar car to the General Lee (ironically some original TV General Lee models were '68s instead of 1969).
  • As Buzz Kilroy and his Double Zero debuted in the reunion series of The Dukes of Hazzard, he nor his car never made any appearances in the original 1979-1985 TV series.
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