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"Opening Night at the Boar's Nest" is the seventeenth episode of the seventh season of The Dukes Of Hazzard.


Lulu Hogg stages her annual charity talent contest at the Boar's Nest. One of the performers is Rosco, who plans a magic act, and he names Boss Hogg as his assistant. Boss is annoyed that he must participate in the act, because it conflicts with a scheduled appointment to close a big-time deal. Knowing that Lulu would walk out on him if he refuses, Boss decides to participate. Boss schemes to use the "disappearance" as an opportunity to drive into town for his appointment. However, the "disappearance" works out too well. Paroled convict Floyd Malone (Kevin Peter Hall) and his equally muscular brother Bubba (Ji-Tu Cumbuka) are out to make Boss pay for testifying against Floyd in a hijacking case three years ago. They make their move, and kidnap Boss outside the Boar's Nest...unknown to Rosco, the Dukes or the others inside. After convincing Lulu that Boss's disappearance might have been foul play, Bo and Luke search for the Malones, who have demanded $1,000,000 -- or Boss will be killed. The Dukes have a difficult time convincing grief-stricken Rosco that his magic was not responsible for Boss's disappearance. Bo and Luke hatch a plan to rescue Boss from the Malones. Once Boss is rescued and the Malones are arrested, Bo and Luke convince Boss to reprise the second half of Rosco's magic trick. Boss still does not want to do so, until he sees an emotional Rosco recalling all the good times they had together, and how Boss was the only one to stand by him. Boss "reappears" on cue when Bo and Luke convince Rosco to try the trick, one last time. An overjoyed Rosco is happy to see Boss again.



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  • This is the last episode from the series' original run