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The Dukes is an animated series which ran on CBS in 1983 based directly on the popular live-action television series The Dukes of Hazzard.

Plot

This Saturday morning cartoon featured the Duke boys and their cousin Daisy in an automobile race around the world against Boss Hogg, Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane, and Rosco's dog Flash in a duel for the prize money which the Dukes hope to use to keep the family farm from being foreclosed by Boss Hogg. Actually, Boss Hogg wants the money and the land for himself so he alongside Rosco and Flash plan various schemes to keep the Dukes from winning. Most of the adventures are read from a post card by Uncle Jesse Duke to his pet raccoon Smokey.

The first season fell during the period of the live-action show's infamous replacement of the regular Duke boys with "clones", Coy and Vance Duke, after the actors playing Bo and Luke walked out over a dispute about royalties owed to them. Thus, the first season of this animated series featured Coy and Vance. Bo and Luke eventually replaced Coy and Vance in Season 2 Episode 1 (14): "Boss O'Hogg and the Little People." This episode also featured a new introduction and voice over that reflected the change in characters. The series followed no particular logical geographic path; for instance, consecutive episodes feature appearances in Venice, Morocco, London, Greece, India, Uzbekistan, Hong Kong, and Scotland. Furthermore, another inconsistency was that one of the original premises of The Dukes of Hazzard was that Bo and Luke were on probation, which would seemingly preclude them (but not Coy or Vance) from leaving the state of Georgia, much less the United States.


Production

The show was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in association with future sister company Warner Bros. Television, producer of the live-action series.


Syndication history

Although it is among the many Hanna-Barbera series owned by Time Warner, The Dukes has never been seen on Cartoon Network nor its sister channel Boomerang, despite the fact that both channels are also owned by Time Warner.


Cast

Image Character Voice Actor Live Action Version
Coy Duke (Jungle Jitters).png     Coy Duke (Animated Version) (Season 1)     Byron Cherry         Coy Duke
Vance Duke (The Dukes in Venice).png     Vance Duke (Animated Version (Season 1)     Christopher Mayer         Vance Duke
Daisy Duke (The Kid from Madrid).png     Daisy Duke (Animated Version) (Season 1 & 2)     Catherine Bach         Daisy Duke
Bo Duke (The Dukes in Hollywood).png     Bo Duke (Animated Version) (Season 2)     John Schneider         Bo Duke
Luke Duke (The Kid from Madrid).png
    Luke Duke (Animated Version) (Season 2)     Tom Wopat         Luke Duke
Roscoe (A Dickens of a Christmas).png     Rosco Purvis Coltrane (Animated Version) (Season 1 & 2)         James Best         Rosco Purvis Coltrane  
Boss Hogg (Morocco Bound).png     Boss Hogg (Animated Version) (Season 1 & 2)     Sorrell Booke         Boss Hogg
Uncle Jesse (The Canadian Caper).png     Uncle Jesse Duke (Animated Version) (Season 1 & 2)     Denver Pyle         Uncle Jesse Duke



Episode list

his is a list of episodes from The Dukes, a cartoon series based on The Dukes of Hazzard TV series. At first, since John Schneider (Bo Duke) and Tom Wopat (Luke Duke) had left, Byron Cherry (Coy Duke) and Christopher Mayer (Vance Duke) took over both shows. Eventually, the original Duke boys returned to the live action series, and therefore, took over the cartoon series as well.


Series Overview

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates) DVD release date
Season Premiere Season Finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 13 February 5, 1983 April 30, 1983 N/A N/A N/A
2 7 September 17, 1983 October 29, 1983

Season 1

Title Original airdate
1     Put Up Your Dukes! February 5, 1983
Coy Duke, Vance Duke, and Daisy Duke are in General Lee, and race Boss Hogg and Rosco P. Coltrane around the world. They go to Australia to see their cousin, who is a boxer.
2     Jingle Jitters February 12, 1983
The Dukes and Boss race through South America, where Boss steals their spare gas. But Coy, Vance, and Daisy meet some volcano-worshiping natives who try to sacrifice the General Lee.
3     The Dukes in Venice February 19, 1983
Bank robbers steal General Lee as a getaway car in front of the Roman Coliseum. Coy, Vance, and Daisy do get him back, but Boss and Rosco tell the local police the Dukes committed the crime.
4     Morocco Bound February 26, 1983
During a luggage mix-up at a hotel, Rosco gets a hold of Aladdin's lamp, which had been stolen originally by the person that had it. Boss and Rosco hide it in the hotel shop, where Daisy buys it as a souvenir. The original thief schemes to get it back from Boss and the Dukes.
5     The Secret Satellite March 5, 1983
Coy, Vance, Daisy, Boss Hogg, and Rosco go after a U.S. satellite that crashed into the Arctic Circle. The Dukes do it for their country, and Boss does it for the $10,000 reward.
6     The Dukes of London March 12, 1983
Rosco's basset hound, Flash, is accidentally switched with Her Majesty's basset hound, Regina. The Dukes wind up with Regina, and get arrested for kidnapping. This episode inspired the episode of the regular series The Dukes of Hazzard, "A Boy's Best Friend", where Flash is switched with a famous show dog.
7     The Greece Fleece March 19, 1983
Boss Hogg uses a man named Big Nick to frame Coy, Vance, and Daisy into jail. Then, he learns that the person who marries Nick's daughter gets a lot of money. Boss plans to secretly marry her, then run off with the money.
8     The Dukes in India March 26, 1983
Boss Hogg has the Grand Vazir set up traps to slow down Coy, Vance, and Daisy, so that he will win the race.
9     The Dukes in Uzbekistan April 2, 1983
Coy, Vance, and Daisy help an English archeologist find her father, who was looking for an Uzbeki diamond mine.
10     A Hogg in Hong Kong April 9, 1983
Pirates capture Coy, Vance, Daisy, Boss Hogg, and Rosco. It's up to the Dukes to make sure they don't all become sushi.
11     The Dukes in Scotland April 16, 1983
Coy, Vance, Daisy, Boss, and Rosco meet Billy Bob and June Stewart from Hazzard County in Scotland. They have just inherited a castle that's haunted. They find out it is really counterfeiters trying to keep their hideout. This episode is based on the episode of the regular series The Dukes of Hazzard, "The Hazzardville Horror", only the criminals were silver thieves, not counterfeiters.
12     The Dukes Do Paris April 23, 1983
Boss Hogg plans to buy a stamp called the Blue Wazoo. The man gives it to Daisy, who he thinks is working for Boss. Now, the law from Hazzard and the French law is after the Dukes, or as the French say it, the "Dukies".
13     The Dukes Do Switzerland April 30, 1983
Coy, Vance, and Daisy meet a father and daughter on the run from the Slavonia Secret Police. The two developed a formula that turns seawater into gasoline. Boss Hogg and Rosco steal the formula, and the Dukes plan on getting it back.

Season 2

Starting in the very first episode of this season, Tom Wopat and John Schneider return as Luke and Bo in the regular Dukes of Hazzard show, and take over for Coy and Vance in the cartoon.

Title Original airdate
14     Boss O'Hogg and the Little People September 17, 1983
In Ireland, Boss Hogg and Rosco find a bunch of leprechauns and steal all of their gold. Bo, Luke, and Daisy try to save them from being thrown over the rainbow.
15     The Tales of Vienna Hoods September 24, 1983
While racing Bo, Luke, and Daisy through Austria, Boss Hogg and Rosco are baby-sitting Boss' niece, Cindy Sue. Thieves kidnap the Dukes and Cindy Sue, and will only let them go if Boss pays a ransom of $1,000,000!
16     The Kid from Madrid October 1, 1983
A crook runs the General Lee off the road. Then, Bo, Luke, and Daisy meet a new, helping friend, Pepino and his race-horse, El Blanco.
17     A Dickens of a Christmas October 8, 1983
Since there is no racing at Christmas, Bo, Luke, Daisy, Boss, and Rosco take a break to celebrate the holiday.
18     The Canadian Caper October 15, 1983
Boss Hogg meets some poachers and buys illegal fur from them.
19     The Dukes in Hollywood October 22, 1983
The Dukes are hired as stunt drivers in a movie by a crooked producer, who also tricks Boss into a scam.
20     A Hogg in the Foggy Bog October 29, 1983
Back in Hazzard County, Uncle Jesse finds an ancestor's treasure map and meets up with Bo, Luke, and Daisy in the Philippines, where the Dukes and Boss Hogg race to find the treasure.


Home media

On December 7, 2010, Warner Archive released The Dukes: The Complete Series on DVD in region 1 as part of their Hanna-Barbera Classics Collection.


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TV series and films
TV series: The Dukes of Hazzard (episodes) (1979-1985)  •  Enos (episodes) (1980-1981)  •  The Dukes (episodes) (1983)

Films: Moonrunners (1975)  •  The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (1997)  •  The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood! (2000)
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)  •  The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007)

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