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Season 2 of the Dukes of Hazzard had 23 episodes. It premiered on 21 September 1979 and ran until 21 March 1980.

Cast[]

Main Characters[]

Reoccurring Characters[]

Special Guest Stars[]

Episodes[]

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.

Days of Shine and Roses (title card)
Release Date: January 25, 1980
Directed By: Hollingsworth Morse
Written By: William Raynor & Myles Wilder
Production Code: 166405 
Synopsis:
At the Boar's Nest, after seeing an old film of when Boss Hogg and Jesse were in the Ridge Runners Association, running moonshine, an argument about who was the better moonshiner—along with some unintentional prodding from Bo—causes Boss and Jesse to declare a race to determine who the better moonshine runner is. They use jugs of water in place of moonshine. Boss plots to win the race by sending Jesse right into the hands of Hatchapee County sheriff Emmitt "Spike" Loomis (Jim Mohlmann), who is known for being unusually tough on moonshiners. Can Bo, Luke, Daisy, and Cooter save Jesse so he can win the race?


Gold Fever (title card)
Release Date: September 28, 1979
Directed By: Paul Baxley
Written By: Si Rose
Production Code: 166971 
Synopsis:
H. H. Harkness (Curtis Credel), a shady character from Texas, has arrived in Hazzard, and he pays Boss Hogg $25,000 to store a pile of gold bars in the Hazzard Bank, telling Boss Hogg that the gold is worth $3,000,000. Naturally, any amount of gold has Boss Hogg drooling. Bo and Luke are framed when the gold is stolen from the bank. The Dukes soon discover that the gold is fake, and that it is actually lead painted to look like gold. Harkness is a swindler who was using it to try to swindle Boss Hogg out of the $3,000,000 in insurance money that would be given to Harkness in the event of a robbery.


The Rustlers
Release Date: October 5, 1979
Directed By: Dick Moder
Written By: Stephen Kandel
Production Code: 166968  
Synopsis:
Jesse's friend Burl Tolliver (Mel Tillis) plans to race his horse, Manassas, in the annual Lulu Hogg Stakes race, but Rosco sees Manassas in a time trial against the General Lee, and reports it to Boss Hogg. Boss steals Manassas for his own use in the race, and then Manassas is stolen by Dunlap (Brett Halsey) and Cowan (Michael MacRae), a pair of thieves who plan to sell him to a man from Nashville, Tennessee for $30,000.


The meeting
Release Date: October 12, 1979
Directed By: Rod Amateau
Written By: William Raynor & Myles Wilder
Production Code:  166861
Synopsis:
Boss Hogg rents the Hazzard jail out for $10,000 to his old friend, mobster Black Jack Bender (Paul Lambert), and a group of other syndicate kingpins, so they can hold a conspiracy meeting. When Bo and Luke find a lot of weapons in the cars of Bender and the other kingpins, they start poking around, and discover that Bender is in town, with plans to use Hazzard as the epicenter of his crime syndicate. Bo and Luke quickly find that investigating the mob is a lot easier than getting away from them. The Dukes hatch a plan to outsmart Bender and his associates until federal agents can arrive to take them into custody.


Road Pirates
Release Date: October 19, 1979
Directed By: William Asher
Written By: William Raynor & Myles Wilde
Production Code: 166962
Synopsis:
Boss Hogg's cousin Cletus Hogg, who is much more honest than Boss Hogg is, is substituting for Enos, who is in the hospital with appendicitis. Boss Hogg buys $10,000 in stolen TV sets so he can sell them for a higher price, but Marty Garbade (Billy Green Bush), the man that Boss bought the TVs from, hijacks the truck that is delivering the TVs to Boss. The truck's driver makes a mistake in identifying the hijackers, and that gets Cletus wrongfully accused of the hijacking. The Dukes set out to help Cletus clear his name.


The Ghost of General Lee (title card)
Release Date: October 26, 1979
Directed By: Jack Starrat
Written By: Martin Roth
Production Code:  166969  
Synopsis:
While Bo and Luke are skinny dipping, the General Lee is stolen by Ernie (Caskey Swaim) and Phil (Russ McCubbin), a pair of pool hustlers who drive it into the Hazzard Pond while being chased by Rosco. Unaware that it was not Bo and Luke who were driving the car, Rosco thinks Bo and Luke drowned, and a grief-stricken Rosco tells that to Boss Hogg, Enos, Jesse, and Daisy. Boss schemes to take advantage of the situation by claiming that Bo and Luke stole his genuine Jefferson Davis gold watch and chain so he can collect the insurance on it.


Dukes Meet Cale Yarborough (title card)
Release Date: November 2, 1979
Directed By: Ernest Pintoff
Written By: Bruce Howard, William Raynor, Myles Wilder & Ron Friedman
Production Code:   166965
Synopsis:
Bo and Luke discover that NASCAR driver Cale Yarborough (as himself) is testing a new turbo charger in preparation for the Illinois 500, and they bring Cale to Hazzard County to get his car serviced by Cooter. Boss Hogg hears about Cale being in town, so he frames Bo and Luke for crossing the county line and violating their probation. While Boss thinks Bo and Luke are out of his way, he works with Cale's biggest opponents, the Jethro Brothers, in a plot to steal Cale's turbo charger so the Jethro brothers, Simon (William Watson) and Rowby (Tom McFadden), can win the race.


Hazzard Connection (title card)
Release Date: November 9, 1979
Directed By: Paul Baxley
Written By: Paul Savage
Production Code:   166966  
Synopsis:
Bo and Luke help Cooter deliver demolition derby cars to Augie Detweiller (John Quade), who runs a traveling demolition derby. Augie is smuggling stolen racing engines in the derby cars, and Bo and Luke do not know a thing about it. Rosco discovers the smuggling, and he plans to arrest Bo and Luke. Bo and Luke decide to clear themselves by joining the derby, with Bo going undercover as a driver.


Witness for the Persecution (title card)
Release Date: November 16, 1979
Directed By: Hollingsworth Morse
Written By: William Raynor & Myles Wilde
Production Code: 166972
Synopsis:
Boss Hogg is an important government witness against one of the biggest racketeers in the South. But the racketeer has assigned two hit men, Warren (L.Q. Jones) and Barnes (Bob Hastings), to stop Boss Hogg from testifying in the trial, which is scheduled to take place in Savannah. After Boss Hogg's life is threatened, an attorney named Tom Pryor (R. G. Armstrong) enlists the help of the Dukes in protecting Boss until it is time for him to testify.


Granny Annie (title card)
Release Date: November 23, 1979
Directed By: Dick Moder
Written By: Bruce Howard
Production Code: 166973  
Synopsis:
When counterfeit $5 dollar bills start turning up, Bo and Luke try to figure out where the bills came from, and it turns out that the bills came from their old friend Granny Annie Coggins (Laurene Tuttle), a local artist who is operating a small-time counterfeiting scheme. Boss Hogg hears of it, and he wants the engraving plates that are used make the bills, because he wants to sell the plates to professional counterfeiter Big Jim Downey (George Murdock) for $25,000.


People's Choice
Release Date: November 30, 1979
Directed By: Allen Baron
Written By: Bruce Howard
Production Code: 166970 
Synopsis:
Bo and Luke become campaign managers for Thelma Claire "T. C." Rogers (Pat Klous), who is running against Boss Hogg for the office of Supervisory Administrator of Hazzard County, a position that Boss cheated her father, Jim Rogers, out of 15 years ago. Boss tries every dirty trick he can think of in his efforts to stop T. C. from winning, let alone registering to run.


Arrest Jesse Duke (title card)
Release Date: December 14, 1979
Directed By: Jack Whitman
Written By: Si Rose
Production Code: 166404  
Synopsis:
Jesse is arrested for car-stripping when he is spotted at the scene of a car stripping incident by a motorist, while the real car strippers are a group of female mechanics who are working for Boss Hogg. Boss Hogg sells the parts back to the unsuspecting owners. And Boss does not even want the temporary acting sheriff—his even more crooked nephew Hughie Hogg (Jeff Altman)—to get in on the scam.


Duke of Duke (title card)
Release Date: January 4, 1980
Directed By: Hollingsworth Morse
Written By: Herman Groves
Production Code: 166402  
Synopsis:
Gaylord Duke (Simon MacCorkindale), the Dukes' cousin from London, England, comes to Hazzard to claim a piece of property that was willed to him, but the property has $30,000 in back taxes owed on it. Boss Hogg is planning to buy the property for almost nothing at an auction, and sell it to the Dixie King Supermarket chain for $250,000.


The Runaway (title card)
Release Date: January 11, 1980
Directed By: Dick Moder
Written By: Jim Rogers
Production Code: 166403
Synopsis:
Suzy Holmes (Susan Walden) is on the run from her snobby father, wealthy Tulsa, Oklahoma industrialist C. J. Holmes (Robert Alda), who has sent two private investigators named Les Sloane (Lance LeGault) and Mitch Henderson (Robert Tessier) to Hazzard to stop Suzy from marrying her fiancée Fred Andrews (Edward Edwards), just because Fred is a farmer. C. J. wants Suzy to marry someone within her social class, not someone involved in what C. J. sees as an unglamorous profession. C. J. will stop at nothing—even kidnapping Jesse.


Follow That Still (title card)
Release Date: January 18, 1980
Directed By: Jack Whitman
Written By: William Raynor & Myles Wilder
Production Code: 166401
Synopsis:
Boss Hogg buys an old tank to use in his J. D. Hogg War Memorial in front of the Boars Nest. Things get out of hand when the Dukes try to help old family friend Hard Luck Jones (Fred Stuthman) kick the habit of running moonshine, and Hard Luck swipes the tank to use as a rolling still. When Bo and Luke try to help Hard Luck, and the tank gets stuck on Duke property, it turns into a race to get rid of the tank before Boss Hogg and local ATF agent Buchanon (John Crawford) find them.


Treasure of Hazzard (title card)
Release Date: January 25, 1980
Directed By: Hollingsworth Morse
Written By: William Raynor & Myles Wilder
Production Code: 166405 
Synopsis:
College history professor Laura Bardsley (Jeannie Wilson) has arrived in Hazzard to find a buried Civil War strongbox that was buried before the Battle of Hazzard, and it contains a regimental payroll. But Boss Hogg is also after the strongbox along with acting Hazzard County Sheriff Lester Crabb


Officer Daisy Duke (title card)
Release Date: February 1, 1980
Directed By: Dick Moder
Written By: Martin Roth
Production Code: 166406
Synopsis:
Bo and Luke unintentionally get Daisy fired from the Boar's Nest by helping her ask Boss Hogg for a raise. With Rosco still at the police academy in Atlanta, Boss hires a new temporary acting sheriff, Grady Byrd (Dick Sargent), who has been the night watchman at the Hazzard County Gravel Pit for 20 years. Boss Hogg tells Grady that the Dukes are the enemy, and to keep the Dukes out of his hair. Daisy cannot find another job, so Enos suggests that Daisy apply for a position as a Hazzard County deputy. Jesse is all for it, but Boss Hogg is against the idea of having any Duke work as a deputy.


Find Loretta Lynn (title card)
Release Date: February 8, 1980
Directed By: Arthur Marks
Written By: Jim Rogers
Production Code: 166963  
Synopsis:
When Loretta Lynn detours through Hazzard County, she is stopped by Boss Hogg's celebrity speed trap. Later, at the Boar's Nest, Loretta is kidnapped by Squirt (Henry Gibson), Bubba (Dennis Burkley), and Cindy (Rebecca Reynolds), the three members of an aspiring country music band who believe that Loretta is their key to success. They demand a ransom of $1,136.15 because they simply want to recoup the money that was cheated out of them by a fraudulent record label.


Jude Emery (title card)
Release Date: October 26, 1979
Directed By: Rod Amateau
Written By: Gy Waldron
Production Code: 166407
Synopsis:
Texas Ranger Jude Emery (John Shearin) has arrived in Hazzard in his search for dangerous crime boss Russel "The Snake" Harmon (Sam Melville), and Jude enlists the help of Bo and Luke in the search. Bo, Luke, and Jude are captured by Snake's gang, leading Daisy, Jesse, Cooter, and even acting Sheriff Grady Byrd to search for them.


Return of the Ridge Raiders (title card)
Release Date: February 22, 1980
Directed By: Hollingsworth Morse
Written By: Si Rose
Production Code: 166408
Synopsis:
After a 40-year hiatus, the legendary Hazzard Ridge Raiders have reunited. The Ridge Raiders are out to stop Boss Hogg, who is a former Ridge Raider, from using the money intended for a senior-citizens center to turn the Boar's Nest into a playpen for his "Pretty Piggies". The Ridge Raiders believe that the best way to stop Boss is by using dynamite bombs on Boss's moonshine stills and other properties. Jesse, who is a former Ridge Raider himself, tries to sort it out and avoid trouble, but in typical Duke fashion, he lands right in the middle of it.


Mason Dixon's Girls (title card)
Release Date: February 29, 1980
Directed By: Jack Starrett
Written By: Bruce Howard
Production Code: 166409
Synopsis:
Rosco returns from his refresher course at the Police Academy in Atlanta. Bo and Luke, thinking that there is a new hot water heater in the box that they picked up at the bus depot, soon discover that they have picked up a box full of marijuana, and Rosco arrests them. Private investigator Mason Dixon (Dennis Rucker) and his two associates, Tinker Churchill (Mary Margaret Humes) and Sam Rose (Robin G. Eisenmann), arrive in Hazzard to go after Dempsey (Morgan Woodward), the drug ring leader that the box of marijuana belongs to.


R.I.P. Henry Flatt (title card)
Release Date: March 14, 1980
Directed By: Denver Pyle
Written By: William Raynor & Myles Wilder
Production Code: 166431
Synopsis:
Henry Flatt (Hal Smith), a con artist who faked his death after swindling Boss out of $20,000 a year ago, shows up, and the Dukes try to help him with his problem: Boss Hogg is planning on plowing up an old veteran’s cemetery to build a new highway and a subdivision called Hogg's Heavenly Acres—and plowing up that cemetery would alert Boss that Henry is still alive.


Southern Comfurts (title card)
Release Date: March 21, 1980
Directed By: Rod Amateau
Written By: Martin Roth
Production Code: 166432 
Synopsis:
Jesse's cousin Holly Comfurt (Mariam Byrd Nethery) and her family suddenly strike it rich when Holly sells her farm for $250,000, but while in Hazzard, the Comfurts rent a Rolls-Royce that breaks down, and Cooter lends them a car while he fixes it. The loaner car is stolen from outside Cooter's garage by a drunk man, with the money in a case in the trunk, and then the car is sold to two men who plan to rob the Hazzard Bank, while Boss Hogg makes plans to get his hands on Holly's money.


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    Ep #     Episode Name        Air Date         Production Code    
01     Days of Shine and Roses         September 21, 1979         166964    
02     Gold Fever         September 28, 1979         166971    
03     The Rustlers         October 5, 1979         166968    
04     The Meeting         October 12, 1979         166861    
05     Road Pirates         October 19, 1979         166962    
06     The Ghost of the General Lee         October 26, 1979         166969    
07     Dukes Meet Cale Yarborough         November 2, 1979         166965    
08     Hazzard Connection         November 9, 1979         166966    
09     Witness for the Persecution         November 16, 1979         166972    
10     Granny Annie         November 23, 1979         166973    
11     People's Choice         November 30, 1979         166970    
12     Arrest Jesse Duke         December 14, 1979         166974 5 (166404)    
13     Duke of Duke         January 4, 1980         166974 2 (166402)    
14     The Runaway         January 11, 1980         166974 4 (166403)    
15     Follow That Still         January 18, 1980         166974 1 (166401)    
16     Treasure of Hazzard         January 25, 1980         166974 6 (166405)    
17     Officer Daisy Duke         February 1, 1980         166974 7 (166406)    
18     Find Loretta Lynn         February 8, 1980         166963    
19     Jude Emery         February 15, 1980         166974 8 (166407)    
20     Return of the Ridge Raiders         February 22, 1980         166974 9 (166408)    
21     Mason Dixon's Girls         February 29, 1980         166974 10 (166409)    
22     R.I.P. Henry Flatt         March 14, 1980         166974 11 (166431)    
23     Southern Comfurts         March 21, 1980         166974 12 (166432)    
    Uncle Boss
(Aired in Season 3)
    November 28, 1980         166967  
    Carnival of Thrills: Part 1
(Aired in Season 3)    
    September 16, 1980         166974 13 (166433A)    
    Carnival of Thrills: Part 2
(Aired in Season 3)    
    September 16, 1980         166974 14 (166433B)    

Special Features[]

  • John Schneider and Tom Wopat Screen Tests
    • Two scenes from the screen tests for John and Tom that occurred during the episode 'Daisy's Song'
  • DukeFest Promotional
    • Welcome to DukeFest- introduction to the 2004 event that occurred in Bristole, Tennessee at the Bristole Speedway
    • Dukefest: The Event- welcome message by Catherine Bach and comments from Ben Jones, Alma Vator, Sonny Shroyer, and Jerry Rushing about the series and the event.
    • The Charge of the General Lee- fans talk about their personal General Lee's and getting to drive them around the speedway
    • The Show Down- Features two drag racing events between a General Lee and Rosco's Patrol car and the General Lee and 00. General Lee wins both races.
    • The Stunt Show- Tom Sarmento, the Dukefest Stunt Coordinator, introduces his stunt team and explains the work that went into making and executing the stunt show with small appearance by Paul Baxley. Also features stunts by Gary Baxley, Russel Soleberg, and Corey Michael Eubanks.
    • Music and Memories- Shooter Jennings, Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter's son, plays 'Good 'ol Boys'. Sonny Shroyer gives the exit message.

Trivia[]

  • This season is characterized by the absences of James Best and Ben Jones in a number of episodes due to strikes they did
    • Ben Jones' strike was over Cooter's appearance. Cooter was replaced by cousins L.B. and B.B. while negotiations were worked
    • James Best's strike was over the unsatisfactory working conditions on set. He was filled in by a number of temporary Sheriff's until negotiations were complete
  • This season introduces the Celebrity Speed Trap that occurs over the next few seasons
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