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Season 1 of the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard had 13 episodes. It premiered on January 26, 1979, and finished on May 11, 1979


Main Characters[]

Reoccurring Characters[]


For a detailed description of an individual episode see the corresponding episode article by clicking 'episode-title' below.

To see how episodes play into the Dukes of Hazzard timeline, see the Chronology of the Dukes of Hazzard.

OneArmedBandits Title
Release Date: January 26, 1979
Directed By: Rod Amateau
Written By: Gy Waldron
Production Code: 166861  
Sheriff Coltrane sets up a slot machine operation to fund his re-election, but a pair of two-armed bandits – Bo and Luke Duke – find a way to give the proceeds to charity and save the local orphanage.

Daisy's Song (title card)
Release Date: February 2, 1979
Directed By: Bob Kelljan
Written By: Gy Waldron
Production Code: 166862  
An Atlanta music-publishing outfit bilks Daisy of $50, a corruption of Boss Hogg's. And the FBI has an eye on the whole scam. Bo and Luke head to town to straighten things out for Daisy and end up messing up a police raid on the place. They hatch a scheme to catch the record pirates red-handed by having Daisy pretend to be a potential client to trick the music outfit's ringleader, Lester Starr into believing she can fake a number of real-life artists. Meanwhile, after being in the wrong place at the wrong time, Bo and Luke are targeted by the FBI and the local law. And Boss has his sights set on getting a tie-in with the syndicate, with a new singer that Starr has to audition for them and Boss, who just happens to be....Daisy Big mistake

Mary Kaye's Baby (title card)
Release Date: February 9, 1979
Directed By: Rod Amateau
Written By: William Putnam
Production Code: 166864  
While running from Enos in Cooter's car, Bo and Luke run into a couple of problems: 1) the car they're driving is loaded with moonshine that Cooter was to deliver for Boss, and therefore have to avoid getting caught with it, and 2) they pick up the very pregnant Mary Kaye Porter, who has with her over $100,000 meant for an Atlanta gangster named McQuade, who is hot on its trail, as well as hers. And shortly before McQuade and his accomplice Leo find her with the boys, Mary Kaye goes into labor, complicating things even more.

Repo Men (title card)
Release Date: February 16, 1979
Directed By: Ron Satloff
Written By: Bob Clark
Production Code:  166863  
This car's a wreck, but the engine's a honey and Bo and Luke MUST have it. So they make a deal with used car dealer Ace Parker, who's more crooked as a switchback trail, who has a scheme that could land the boys behind bars.

High Octane (title card)
Release Date: February 23, 1979
Directed By: Don McDougall
Written By: William Keys
Production Code: 166865
Uncle Jesse fires up the moonshine still for a patriotic cause, while Bo's dancin' and romancin' flames are fired by a lovely female revenue agent who's bird-dogging them

Swamp Molly (title card)
Release Date: March 9, 1979
Directed By: Don McDougall
Written By: Kathryn Michaelian Powers
Production Code:  166872   
In the early 1930s, Molly sprang Uncle Jesse out of a heap of trouble with the Feds. Now she wants to make one last run... and she wants the Dukes to help. Problem is, Molly's no longer dealing with moonshine but in contraband firearms, getting Bo and Luke into worse trouble than usual.
  • Note: This was the first episode to be filmed in California.

Luke's Love Story (title card)
Release Date: March 16, 1979
Directed By: Hy Averback
Written By: Kris Kincade
Nance McCornick
Production Code:   166871  
In the annual Hazzard Obstacle Derby, a dirty illegal notorious race, Amy Creevy is the first woman to enter. Luke is smitten with her and they build a relationship, but he has a hard time accepting that he can't chase other women if he stays with her. Meanwhile, Boss Hogg needs to win because his mama's ashes are in the winning trophy, but Enos is driving for him. So he threatens to sell Cooter's truck unless he becomes a crasher in the race to make sure that Enos wins.

The Big Heist (title card)
Release Date: March 30, 1979
Directed By: Bob Claver
Written By: Bruce Howard
Production Code:   166873  
A masked bandit with a score to settle with Boss Hogg robs him of his illegal liquor money and then jumps into General Lee with Luke driving, causing Boss to believe Bo robbed him and he has the boys arrested for the theft. Meanwhile, the bandit (now unmasked) ends up at the Duke farm after Daisy makes acquaintance with him at the Boar's Nest, causing further problems.
  • Note: Ben Jones (Cooter) does not appear in this episode, the only first season episode where he (or any of the other regular cast) is not present.

Limo One (title card)
Release Date: April 6, 1979
Directed By: Don McDougall
Written By: Paul Savage
Production Code: 166874
When government agents park the vehicle in Hazzard in front of the Boar's Nest, Cooter hotwires the US President's limo and takes off for a joy ride. After hiding the limo from the local law, it is carjacked by some of Boss Hogg's chop shop thugs, meaning the Dukes and Cooter now have to try to retrieve it.

Deputy Dukes (title card)
Release Date: April 20, 1979
Directed By: William Asher
Written By: Paul Savage
Production Code:   166875  
Bo and Luke are deputized and sent to Springville to retrieve a prisoner, not told he's the notorious Public Enemy #1, Rocky Marlowe, and have to dodge Marlowe's thugs, who are trying to break him free. Meanwhile, the alleged lady deputy helping them escort Marlowe is actually a woman who has a score to settle with Marlowe for not helping her father in his time of need.

Money to Burn (title card)
Release Date: April 27, 1979
Directed By: Rod Amateau
Written By: Myles Wilder,
William Raynor
Production Code:   166877  
Boss Hogg, not wanting to let go of $1,000,000 in old bills meant for destruction, hatches a scheme where he'll keep the old bills to himself and still get them replaced besides....but surprise, surprise, Bo and Luke get mixed up in it and are framed by Boss for allegedly hijacking the armored truck that had a mysterious "accident".
  • Note: Rick Hurst makes his first appearance as Boss Hogg's cousin, Cletus Hogg, in this episode. He would later go on to become Deputy.

Route 7-11 (tile card)
Release Date: May 4, 1979
Directed By: Bob Claver
Written By: Fred Freiberger
Production Code:   166876   
Bo and Luke become drivers of an 18-wheeler, which they eventually discover is actually a casino on wheels.

Double Sting (title card)
Release Date: May 11, 1979
Directed By: Gy Waldron
Written By: Gy Waldron
Production Code:   166878  
After an alleged plague brought on by a barroom brawler confines him, the Duke boys, Uncle Jesse, Boss Hogg and Rosco to the jailhouse, only Daisy is left to pursue bank robbers disguised as Laurel and Hardy.

By clicking the arrows in the "production code" box, you can change to the recommended viewing order.

You can go back to "original air-date" by clicking the Episode number box.

    Ep #     Episode Name        Air Date         Production Code    
01     One Armed Bandits         January 26, 1979         166861    
02     Daisy's Song         February 2, 1979         166862    
03     Mary Kaye's Baby         February 9, 1979         166864    
04     Repo Men         February 16, 1979         166863    
05     High Octane         February 23, 1979         166865    
06     Swamp Molly         March 9, 1979         166872    
07     Luke's Love Story         March 16, 1979         166871    
08     The Big Heist         March 30, 1979         166873    
09     Limo One Is Missing         April 6, 1979         166874    
10     Deputy Dukes         April 20, 1979         166875    
11     Money to Burn         April 27, 1979         166877    
12     Route 7-11         May 4, 1979         166876    
13     Double Sting         May 11, 1979         166878    

Bonus Features[]

  • One Armed Bandit's Commentary
    • Catherine Bach and John Schneider talk about the first episode and their experiences filming the show
  • The 20th Anniversary Hazzard County BBQ
    • Guests of the BBQ included John Schneider and his daughter Karis 'Biscuit' Schneider, Catherine Bach, Sonny Shroyer, Ben Jones, James Best, Rick Hurst, Peggy Rae, and Paul Baxley
    • According to Ben Jones, there were 309 'General Lee's' used in filming the Dukes of Hazzard
    • Ben Jones says the majority of the cast first met on Nov 7th 1978 in Conyers Georgia at the Holiday Inn. Peggy, Sorrell, and Denver came in one week later.
    • The cast talk about the actors and what the show meant to them as well as reliving a few memories from the years
      • James and Catherine talk about James putting a picture of him in only a hat, his gun belt, and cowboy boots in her hat for the makeup artist
      • Rick Hurst talked about watching Sorrell Booke and a guest star rehearsing an entire scene in Japanese
      • Ben talked about the record jump and John talks about how they got the horn
      • Catherine says John was a little brother to her that she always had to get out of trouble
      • Paul Baxley says one of his best memories was when he got called while in Mexico to tell him they got season 2.
  • Dukes Driving 101: A High-Octane Salute
    • NASCAR drivers like Rusty Wallace, Larry Foyt, Robby Gordon, Jason Leffler, Matt Kenseth, and Greg Biffle talk about the stunts in the series and growing up watching the Dukes of Hazzard. They also vote Daisy as their favorite character and talk about how they would like to have Cooter in their pit crews.
  • The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee preview


  • Season One is the shortest season, at 13 episodes
  • Season One is the only season where a character gets shot. Rosco shoots a character in the foot in Mary Kaye's Baby
  • The first 5 episodes of the series were filmed in Georgia. Episode 6 and all the episodes after were filmed at the studio in California
    • Book The Roads Back to Early Hazzard covers many of the locations from the first five episodes that were filmed in Covington and Conyers (Ben Jones hometown) Georgia.
  • Many characters and episodes from season one were inspired from events in Gy Waldron's life [1]
  1. The Dukes of Hazzard: The Unofficial Companion chapter 15