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Created by Gy Waldron, The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network from 1979 to 1985. The series had seven seasons with a total of 147 episodes. It was consistently among the top-rated television series in the late 1970s (at one point, ranking second only to Dallas, which immediately followed the show on CBS's Friday night schedule). The show is about two cousins, Luke and Bo Duke, who live in rural Georgia and are on probation for moonshine-running. With their cousin Daisy along for the ride, the boys evade the corrupt law officers Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane.

Many of the episodes had a similar structure:

"Out-of-town crooks pull a robbery or commit a crime or scandal, Duke boys blamed, spend the rest of the hour clearing their names, the General Lee flies and the squad cars crash.[1]"

Production

The series was inspired by the 1975 film 'Moonrunners', about a bootlegger family which was also created by Gy Waldron. Moonrunners had many identical or similar character names and concepts. Inspired by the 1975 motion picture, CBS ordered 13 episodes of 'The Dukes of Hazzard' in 1978 for showing at the start of 1979. The first 5 episodes of season 1 were shot on location in Atlanta, Georgia. The last 8 episodes were filmed at Warner Bros Burbank Studios (Agoura substituting for Georgia). The show was the basis for a film of the same title in 2005.


Overview

Bo and Luke had been sentenced to probation for illegal transportation of moonshine - their uncle Jesse made a plea bargain to stop brewing moonshine in return for the boys to forgo jail time and instead be placed on probation. As a result, Bo and Luke were not allowed to carry firearms (they often used compound bows, sometimes tipped with dynamite) or leave Hazzard County (although the exact details of their probation terms varied from episode to episode; sometimes it was implied that they would be jailed for merely crossing the county line; on other occasions, it was shown that they may leave Hazzard as long as they were back within a certain time limit To confound things further, several other technicalities of their probation also came into play at various times).

Corrupt county commissioner Boss Hogg, who ran or had fingers in just about everything in Hazzard County (and whose exact powers, much like the terms of the Duke boys' probation, often varied in different episodes) was forever angry with the Dukes, in particular Bo and Luke, for eternally foiling his crooked scams and was always looking for ways to get them out of the picture so his plots had a chance of succeeding. Many episodes revolved around Boss trying to engage in an illegal scheme with criminal associates. Some of these were get-rich-quick schemes, though many others affected the financial security of the Duke farm, which Boss had long wanted to acquire for nefarious reasons. Other times, Boss hired known criminals from out of town to do his dirty work for him, and often tried to frame Bo and Luke for various crimes such as bank robbery (thus resulting in imprisonment and allowing Boss easily to acquire the Duke farm). Bo and Luke always seemed to stumble over Boss' latest scheme, sometimes by curiosity, and often by sheer luck, and put it out of business.

The other main characters of the show are Cooter Davenport, who owns the local garage and is the Duke family's best friend (often called an "honorary Duke"), and Enos Strate, an honest but naive young Deputy who often finds his morals conflicted as he is reluctantly forced to take part in Hogg and Rosco's crooked schemes. In the third and fourth season, when Enos leaves for his own show, he is replaced by Deputy Cletus Hogg, Boss's cousin, who is slightly more wily than Enos but who is generally also a reluctant player in Hogg's plots.

Owing to their fundamentally good natures, the Dukes often wind up helping Boss Hogg, albeit begrudgingly. More than once Hogg is targeted by former associates who are either seeking revenge or have turned against him after a scheme has unraveled in one way or another - including Hogg's greedy nature; Rosco's bumbling; the criminals simply outsmarting the two; or their consciences coming to the surface. Sometimes criminals who are even more crooked and ruthless than Hogg come to town. Sheriff Rosco also finds himself in trouble more than once. On such occasions, Bo and Luke usually have to rescue their adversaries as an inevitable precursor to defeating the bad guys. These instances became more frequent as the show progressed, and later seasons saw a number of stories where the Dukes and Hogg (and Rosco) temporarily work together.

As well as its regular car chases, jumps and stunts, the show relied on character familiarity, with Deputy Cletus replacing Deputy Enos in the third and fourth season, and Coy and Vance Duke temporarily replacing Bo and Luke (due to a salary dispute, see later section) in the fifth season, being the only major cast changes through the show's run. Of the characters, only Uncle Jesse and Boss Hogg appear in every single episode (Daisy appears in all but one, the third season's "To Catch a Duke").


Episodes

For the content of the individual episodes see List of The Dukes of Hazzard episodes.
For a timeline of events in the series see Chronology of the Dukes of Hazzard.
    Season         Episodes         Viewers (millions)         Rating         Season Premiere         Season Finale    
1 13 21.0[2] #20[3]    January 26, 1979        May 11, 1979    
2 23 18.38[4] #9[5]    September 21, 1979        April 20, 1980    
3 23 21.81[6] #2[7]    November 5, 1980        April 10, 1981    
4 27 18.41[8] #6[9]    October 9, 1981        April 2, 1982    
5 22 17.2 #34[10]    September 24, 1982        March 18, 1983    
6 22 16.4[11] #36[12]    September 23, 1983        March 30, 1984    
7 17 13.8[13] #41[14]    September 21, 1984        February 8, 1985    


Vehicles


Characters

See: Character Title Cards
See also the character correspondencies between the TV series and the Moonrunners film.

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Luke Duke is the dark-haired, slightly older cousin. More mature and rational than his cousin Bo, he was typically the one who thought of the plan that would get the two out of whatever trouble they had gotten into. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a former boxer. He was the more physical of the two. Luke was best known for his famous "hood slide" across the General Lee.[15] In the pilot episode, he mentioned having a car of his own (which Cooter had secretly "borrowed" to run Rosco off the road "to make him mad.") Luke's car was never mentioned again after this episode. Though Bo and Luke share the CB call sign "Lost Sheep", in the season one episode "Money to Burn", Luke refers to himself (singularly) as "Sittin' Duck".


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Bo Duke is the blond-haired, younger, wilder one of the pair. He's more of a "shoot first, ask questions later" type, and was often the one to get the duo into the various scrapes. Bo was an ex-stock car test driver, and the one who primarily drove the General Lee. He was known for taking the car off wild jumps (and landing without a scratch!). Along with Luke, Bo regularly fought on the side of justice against the corrupt law officials in Hazzard. Bo was known for his rebel yell, "Yeeeee-Haaa!" His first name is actually Beauregard (as in Confederate General Pierre Beauregard).[16] Bo's CB call sign, along with "Lost Sheep," was "Black Sheep One."


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Daisy Duke is Bo and Luke's pretty young cousin. She's honest and kind, although she could sometimes be slightly over-trusting and naïve, which led the Duke family into trouble on occasion. She aspired to be a singer and a reporter. She raced around Hazzard with her cousins, first in a yellow and black 1974 Plymouth Road Runner / 1972 Plymouth Satellite and then in her trademark white 1980 Jeep CJ-7 with a Golden Eagle emblem on the hood and the name "Dixie" on the hood sides. Daisy worked as a waitress at the Boar's Nest, as part of an agreement with Boss Hogg.[17] Daisy often used her looks and her position at the restaurant to get insider information to help the Dukes in foiling Boss's various schemes. Her CB handle was "Bo Peep."


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Jesse Duke, referred to by just about everyone in Hazzard other than Boss Hogg as "Uncle Jesse", is the patriarch of the Duke clan, and the father-figure to all Dukes who stayed with him on the dilapidated "Duke Farm." Jesse apparently had no children of his own, and happily provided for his nephews and niece.[18] Jesse was a former Ridge-Runner in direct competition with J.D. Hogg, thus beginning the "feud" and a lifelong "friendship." Jesse often provided the cousins with inspirational sage advice. Uncle Jesse drove a white 1973 Ford F-100 pickup truck. In the barn, he also had his old moonshine-running car, called "Sweet Black Tilly / Black Tilly."[19] Apparently Jesse is a widower.[20] His CB handle was "Shepherd."


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Sheriff Rosco Purvis Coltrane is the bumbling sheriff of Hazzard County and right-hand man and brother-in-law of its county administrator, Jefferson Davis "J.D." Hogg ("Boss Hogg"), whom Rosco referred to as his "little fat buddy", "Little Chrome Dome", and several other names. After 20 years as an honest Sheriff, he succumbed to Boss's corrupt schemes after the county voted away his retirement.[21] He is also the little brother of Lulu Coltrane Hogg, Boss's wife. Rosco frequently initiated car chases with Bo and Luke Duke because they were constantly exposing he and Boss Hogg's corrupt schemes. He would often end up crashing his patrol car in various ways (always escaping uninjured). While he enjoyed "hot pursuit" much like a little boy playing with toy cars would, he (and Boss Hogg as well) never intended for anyone to get seriously hurt. His middle name was 'Pervis.'[22]


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Boss Jefferson Davis Hogg, is the wealthiest man in Hazzard County owning most of its property and businesses — either directly or by holding mortgages. Usually dressed in an all-white suit, he was the fat, greedy, corrupt County Commissioner with visions of grandeur, a voracious appetite for fatty foods, and ordering his bumbling sheriff, Rosco, to "Get them Duke Boys!!". Boss Hogg was also married to Rosco's fat sister Lulu. Boss often claimed that Rosco was indebted to him because of it. His vehicle was a white 1970 Cadillac Coupe de Ville convertible, with bull horns on the hood. While he soemtimes drove himself, he usually had a chauffer.[23] His old moonshine-running car was called the "Grey Ghost". Like Rosco, Boss never tried to hurt anybody, including the Dukes, and when one of the Dukes did get hurt by a bad guy from out of town, Boss and Rosco would usually call a truce with the Dukes until said bad guys were caught.


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Cooter Davenport is the Hazzard County mechanic, nicknamed "Crazy Cooter". He was depicted as a wild man (stealing the Sheriff's patrol car, wrecking Luke's car,[24] running moonshine for Boss Hogg, and 'borrowing' the President's Limousine for a joy-ride.). He owned "Cooter's Garage" in Hazzard County Square, directly across from the Sheriff's Department. Cooter was an "Honorary Duke", as he shared the same values and often assisted the Dukes in escaping Rosco's clutches, or helped them to foil Boss Hogg's schemes. Cooter drove a variety of trucks, including Fords, Chevys, & GMCs. His CB handle was "Crazy Cooter" and he often started his CB transmissions with "Breaker 1, Breaker 1, I might be crazy but I ain't dumb Craaaazy Cooter comin' atcha, any y'all Dukes got yer ears on? Come back!"


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Deputy Enos Strate, is a friend of the Dukes having grown up with the boys, but working under Rosco and Boss, he was often forced into pursuing the Dukes and even arresting them on trumped up charges. When he returned from his stint as an L.A. Police Officer, he seemed to be able to stand up to Boss and Rosco slightly more, and sometimes refused. Enos' driving skills varied from episode to episode. Rosco often called him 'jack-ass' and 'dipstick.'[25] Enos had a crush on Daisy Duke who often used it to unravel Boss and Rosco's schemes. In the last-but-one episode, "Enos and Daisy's Wedding", the two plan on getting married, only to have Enos call it off at the last minute due to an attack of hives, brought on by the excitement of possibly being married to Daisy. Later, in the first Reunion movie, Enos and Daisy become a pair again and plan to get married - but this time its Daisy who backs out at the last minute, upon the unexpected sight of her ex-husband.


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Deputy Cletus Hogg, Boss Hogg's second cousin twice removed, is also generally friendly and dim-witted. Like Enos, he would often be forced by Rosco and Boss to chase the Dukes on trumped up charges. Like Enos, Cletus often ended up landing in water when pursuing the Duke boys in a car chase. Cletus made his first appearance as the driver of a bank truck, part of Boss' latest get-rich-scheme. Later, he became temporary deputy. He soon left his job at the local junkyard, to become a permanent deputy while Enos was trying his hand at being an L.A. Police Officer. When Enos returned the pair served as deputies and shared the same patrol car before he went on an extended vacation (returning in the 1997 Reunion movie.


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Coy Duke, is another blond-haired cousin who moved to Uncle Jesse's farm along with cousin Vance after Bo and Luke left Hazzard to join the NASCAR circuit. Coy and Vance had previously lived on the Duke farm, but left in 76' when Bo graduated from High School and Luke returned from the USMC. Like his cousin Bo, he often drives the General Lee, is a bit wilder than Vance. Coy was somewhat more prone to falling in love with the various women that he met during his adventures, and the conflict of interest between his love and his family drove most of the plots during his brief stint on the air.


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Vance Duke like Luke, was more the thinker and the planner of the duo. He is also a former Merchant Mariner.


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The Balladeer (voice of Waylon Jennings) sang and played the Dukes of Hazzard theme song, "Good Ole' Boys" and also served as the show's narrator. During each episode, he provided an omniscient viewpoint of the situations presented, and regularly interjected comical asides during crucial plot points (often, during a freeze frame of a cliffhanger scene right before a commercial break) and "down home" aphorisms. (Note that these freeze frame cliffhangers were often abridged in showings in some countries, such as the commercial-free BBC in the United Kingdom). Waylon actually appeared in one episode, the seventh season's aptly titled "Welcome, Waylon Jennings", in which he was presented as an old friend of Jesse Duke.


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Flash is a slow-paced Basset Hound and Rosco's loyal companion, who hated Boss (shown by barking at him when she got the chance and Boss would normally scream and tell Rosco "get that flea-bitten hound out o' here, will you?!") but loved the Dukes. She first appeared in the third season episode "Enos Strate To The Top" (although was not formally "introduced" in that episode). According to Sheriff Rosco, Flash was going to replace Enos after he left to work for the L.A.P.D. (Los Angeles Police Department). Rosco's plans didn't work out, and Enos was replaced by Cletus Hogg. After that Flash mostly rode around with Rosco in "Hot Pursuit". Initially referred to as a boy, Flash was later regularly a girl (despite an occasional male reference after wards). Flash was added after James Best suggested to the producers that Rosco had a dog.


  • Lulu Coltrane Hogg (Peggy Rea) - Boss Hogg's wife, and Rosco's "fat sister".
  • Myrtle / Mabel Tillingham (Lindsay Bloom) - Mabel is Boss's cousin who runs the Hazzard Phone Company, who often sneak listens to calls and lets Boss know what's going on. Her name mysteriously changed from Myrtle to Mabel between the second and third season.
  • Longstreet B. Davenport (Ernie Lively, credited as Ernie W. Brown) - L.B. was Cooter's cousin. He also filled for Cooter when he was away from the garage. L.B. first appeared in "Duke of Duke" and appeared in several other episodes.
  • Hughie Hogg (Jeff Altman) - Boss Hogg's young nephew, said to be as crooked — maybe even more crooked — as Boss himself.
  • Wayne / Norris (Roger Torrey) - One of Hughie's loyal duo of henchman. Played by the same actor but with different names on different occasions.
  • Floyd / Barclay (Pat Studstill) - The other of Hughie's duo of henchman. He and Norris were both bigger than Bo and Luke, but nonetheless struggled in fights against them. Again played by the same actor, but with different names on different occasions.
  • Emery Potter (Charlie Dell) - Emery Potter is the part-time Hazzard County registrar and chief teller of the Hazzard Bank. Emery is a soft-spoken man with a low tolerance for anything exciting. He is a friend of the Dukes, and sometimes falls under Boss's crooked schemes simply because he is too timid to stand up for himself. He has also served as Temporary Deputy on occasion.
  • Dr. "Doc" Petticord (Patrick Cranshaw) - Hazzard County's long-serving physician.
  • Miz (Emma) Tisdale (Nedra Volz) - The postmistress of the Hazzard Post Office, Miz Tisdale ("Emma" to Jesse Duke) was an elderly woman who drove a motorcycle and had a huge crush on Uncle Jesse. She was also a reporter for the Hazzard Gazzette.
  • Sheriff Edward Thomas "Big Ed" Little (Don Pedro Colley) - The chief law enforcement officer (driving a 1975 Plymouth Fury patrol car) for neighboring Chickasaw County, he had a tendency to knock fenders off of cars when he wrecked. He was also not afraid to pull out his trusty 12-gauge shotgun and open fire. The ill-tempered sheriff hated Bo and Luke immensely and they were well aware that they were not allowed to enter his county. Sheriff Little was also constantly frustrated by the bumbling performance of Boss and Rosco, although he thought highly of Enos. Waylon Jennings once characterized Sheriff Little's feelings as follows: "Two things Sheriff Little hates more than anything - Dukes and Rosco P. Coltrane. Every night, he prayed to his maker he'd catch the Dukes before Rosco did."
  • Dr. "Doc" Appleby (Parley Baer) - Elderly successor to Doc Petticord.

Dukes and Davenports

  • Jud Duke - Luke's Brother (portrayed by Randy Hamilton).
  • Jeremiah Duke - Uncle Jesse's Great Great Grandfather (portrayed by Denver Pyle).
  • Jenny Duke - Jeremiah's wife and Uncle Jesse's Great Great Grandmother.
  • Hank Duke - Luke and Jud Kane's Great Great Grandfather(portrayed by Tom Wopat)
  • Joe Duke - Bo's Great Great Grandfather.(portrayed by John Schneider)
  • Dixie Duke - Daisy's Great Great Grandmother. (portrayed by Catherine Bach)
  • Nancy Lou (portrayed by Kim Richards) - In "Cooter's Girl" Cooter is reintroduced to his 18-year-old daughter, Nancy Lou. Years ago (possibly 1965), Cooter and local girl Beverly Hibbs ran away and got married. Back then, Cooter was still somewhat of a wild man. Beverly's daddy had the marriage annulled, but not before Beverly got pregnant. Because of his wild side, both she and Cooter agreed it would be better if she raised Nancy alone. Beverly later remarried. When she turned 18, Nancy was told about her daddy and came to Hazzard to learn about him. After a typical Hazzard rough start, Nancy and Cooter finally got to spend time with each other and begin becoming a part of each others lives.
  • Jonas Jones - One of Cooter's friends.
  • Jeeter Davenport - Cooter's Great Great Grandfather (portrayed by Ben Jones).

Hoggs and Coltranes

  • 'Big Daddy' Hogg (portrayed by Les Tremayne) - The head of the Hogg clan comes to town in "Big Daddy". Boss's "Big Daddy" visits his son to see what kind of man he's become. While at first it seems Big Daddy is as straight as his other son Abraham Lincoln Hogg, it is discovered he's more crooked than Boss ever was, a fact that pleases Boss to no end. Big Daddy is one of the biggest scam artists the South has ever seen, next to his son.
  • Dewey Hogg (portrayed by Robert Morse) - Dewey Hogg is Hughie's older brother.
  • Abraham Lincoln Hogg (portrayed by Sorrell Booke) — Boss Hogg's identical twin (and good) brother.
  • Jamie Lee Hogg (portrayed by Jonathan Frakes) — Jamie Lee Hogg is Boss's nephew.
  • Thaddeus B. Hogg (portrayed by Sorrell Booke) - Boss Hogg's Great Great Grandfather.
  • Rufus Z. Coltrane (portrayed by James Best) - Rosco's Great Great Grandfather.
  • Hortense Coltrane - Lulu and Rosco's skinny older sister.
  • Clara Coltrane - Rosco's aunt from the episode "Sadie Hogg Day" who became acting sheriff for one day.

Lawmen

  • Deputy Hazel - appeared in "One Armed Bandits"
  • Roxanne Huntley (Carlene Watkins) - female revenuer who locked horns with the Dukes in "High Octane".
  • Mason Dixon - private investigator who showed up in "Mason Dixon's Girls" with two noticeable female assistants to investigate the appearance of in Hazzard County.
  • Tinker Churchill - pretty brunette female associate of Mason Dixon.
  • Samantha Rose - pretty blonde female associate of Mason Dixon.
  • Buster Moon (James Hampton) - Sheriff Buster Moon replaced Grady Byrd and made his only appearance in "Return of the Ridge Raiders".
  • Jason Steele - A bounty hunter with a criminal past that supposed multi-millionaire Rosco hires to capture Bo and Luke Duke. Steele has a genuinely nasty disposition and loses his temper and kidnaps Rosco when the sheriff — upon learning he isn't a multi-millionaire after all — is unable to pay a $100,000 fee for services rendered.
  • Lester Crabb (portrayed by Clifton James) - Sheriff Lester Crabb the "Traveling Sheriff", came to Hazzard in "Treasure of Hazzard" to replace Rosco. Lester was a very different type of Sheriff. According to the Balladeer, "When Lester walks by, babies cry, flowers wilt, and beer just naturally goes flat." Lester's motto was "Orders is orders", which would seem to make him good for Boss. However, Lester suddenly left Hazzard for parts unknown.
  • Jude Emery (played by John Shearin) - Jude Emery is a Texas Ranger who came to Hazzard, in pursuit of bandit Russel "Snake" Harmon. Jude was an unconventional lawman: he drove a Korean War surplus Jeep and his gun didn't work. Jude and Daisy showed an attraction to one another, but like all classic cowboys, Jude rode off into the sunset.
  • Sheriff Emmitt "Spike" Loomis (played by Jim Mohlmann) - The nastiest lawman in the South with an extremely bad temper, he's been known to rip off whole pieces of cars with a big spike when angry. Very much a prototype of Sheriff Little. Appeared in "Days of Shine and Roses".
  • Sheriff Grady Byrd (played by Dick Sargent) - Grady Byrd was Boss's cousin and night watchman at the gravel pits for 20 years.

Criminals

  • Quirt McQuade - Atlanta gangster whose money Mary Kaye Porter stole, prompting him to head for Hazzard County in search of it and her.
  • Leo - McQuade's associate, just as ruthless as his boss.
  • Frank James - real life Old West outlaw
  • Jesse James - real life Old West outlaw
  • J.J. Carver (Ramon Bieri) - rackateer whom Bo and Luke helped nab by going undercover, temporarily returning to the NASCAR circuit in "Undercover Dukes".
  • Mary Beth Carver (Lydia Cornell) - Carver's daughter for whom the Dukes drove a stock car in "Undercover Dukes". She was oblivious to her daddy's criminal activities, had a pet chimpanzee named Mr. Jones, and had eyes for Bo.
  • Senator Maynard: crooked politician who tries too kill Vances girlfriend in Vance's lady
  • Dugan and Wayne: senator maynards duo of enforcers sent too kill Jenny vances girlfriend
  • Mr Facry: well disposed,smart, and ruthless hijacker who kidnapped the Dukes rosco and Cletus and boss in the episode a bad day in hazzard
  • Clement: mr Facrys chauffeur and henchmen
  • Dennis: Mr Facrys dim witted henchmen
  • Roggins: Mr Facrys henchmen who impersonated Rosco in the hijacking and also was a friend of Dennis

People of Hazzard

  • Ace Parker - Ace was Hazzard's number-two car salesman. (He was also the only car salesman in Hazzard. As the Balladeer put it, "There weren't no others. But ol' Ace just couldn't be first at anything.") Ace was a partner with Boss in their crooked car lot.
  • Honest John Ledbetter (Jack Gordon) appeared in "One Armed Bandits" as a candidate for Sheriff of Hazzard running against the crooked Rosco P. Coltrane.
  • B.B. Davenport (Mickey Jones, no relation of Ben Jones) - Cooter's cousin who filled in for him at the garage when Cooter was out of town. B.B. appeared in "Granny Annie".
  • Clarence Stovall - The retiring bank janitor at Boss Hogg's bank who the Dukes helped return $30,000 he'd stolen from the bank to compensate for his lost pension in "The Great Bank Robbery".

Celebrities

  • Cale Yarborough (as himself) - The Dukes discover Cale testing a turbocharged stock car on a local track in "The Dukes Meet Cale Yarborough" (The episode is notable for having what appears to be three General Lees on screen at the same time!) Cale returned for a second appearance in "Cale Yarborough Comes to Hazzard" where he's mistaken for a bank robber.
  • Waylon Jennings (as himself) came to Hazzard with a mobile Country Music museum, which Boss Hogg promptly stole (a crime he framed the Duke boys with). While Waylon is revealed as being an old friend of the Duke family and refuses to believe they had anything to do with the theft, his associate falls for Boss's tricks and is convinced that they stole the museum. The primary evidence is a hat that Waylon gave to the Duke boys (although he had also given out similar hats to other people), which was left at the scene of the crime. Naturally, everything is eventually cleared up and the Dukes help find and return the museum. During this episode, it is revealed that the Balladeer is, indeed, Waylon Jennings (who is recounting the tales of the Dukes, rather than just narrating the stories). One of the memorable "Waylonisms" of this episode is "Now, I should've known better than that..."

Miscellaneous

  • Mary Kaye Porter - A pregnant woman who was on the run from gangsters in "Mary Kaye's Baby".
  • Mindy Lou - in "The Fugitive", she overheard Boss and Rosco scheming to steal motorcycles for resale in the upcoming Tri-County Motorcross, and informed the Dukes.
  • Rod Moffet - twelve year old basketball player whom Bo and Luke recruited from Chickasaw County to play basketball for the Boar's Nest Bears.
  • Dewey Stovall - An old friend of Jesse's who got rooked by a crooked casino-on-wheels in "Route 7/11".
  • Billy Joe Fong - A friend of the Dukes, Billy Joe was a member of Hazzard's oldest—and only—Chinese family, the Fongs.
  • Dr. Huer
  • Bobbi Lee Jordan - appeared in "Coy Meets Girl"
  • Terry Lee (portrayed by Danny Cooksey, voiced by June Foray)
  • "Little Cousin" (Felix Silla) - An alien from outer space, with whom Boss wanted to make a sideshow attraction.

Throughout its network television run, "The Dukes of Hazzard" had a consistent mix of up-and-comers and established stars make guest appearances.

  • Robert Alda
  • Carlos Brown/Alan Autry
  • Anthony De Longis
  • James Avery
  • Norman Alden
  • Rayford Barnes
  • Pat Buttram
  • Dennis Burkley
  • Clancy Brown
  • Regis Cordic
  • Charles Cyphers
  • Roz Kelly
  • Ji-Tu Cumbuka
  • Ben Davidson
  • Elinor Donahue
  • Jason Evers
  • Jonathan Frakes
  • Janie Fricke
  • Michael Fairman
  • David Gale
  • David Graf
  • Joy Garrett
  • M. C. Gainey
  • Henry Gibson
  • Burton Gilliam
  • Linda Hart
  • Dennis Haskins
  • Ernie Hudson
  • Kevin Peter Hall
  • Waylon Jennings
  • Stepfanie Kramer
  • Lance LeGault
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Britt Leach
  • Jon Locke
  • Brion James
  • Arte Johnson
  • L. Q. Jones
  • Frank Marth
  • Robin Mattson
  • John Matuszak
  • Donald May
  • Gerald McRaney
  • Louise Minchin
  • Richard Moll
  • Chris Mulkey
  • Charles Napier
  • Tim O'Connor
  • Roy Orbison
  • Johnny Paycheck
  • Kim Richards
  • Hari Rhodes
  • Roger Robinson
  • Dick Sargent
  • Ronnie Schell
  • Avery Schreiber
  • Judson Scott
  • William Smith
  • Don Stroud
  • Les Tremayne
  • Mel Tillis
  • Mary Treen
  • Lurene Tuttle
  • Lewis Van Bergen
  • Joseph Whipp
  • Dottie West
  • Hal Williams
  • Steven Williams
  • Terry Wilson (final role)
  • Morgan Woodward
  • Tammy Wynette
  • Cale Yarborough
  • NASCAR driver Terry Labonte makes a brief, uncredited appearance as a crewman in the episode "Undercover Dukes Part 1". The race cars supplied for both "Part 1" and "Part 2" of "Undercover Dukes" were supplied by Labonte's race owner, Billy Hagan. However, the emblems of the sponsors of the cars (at that time Labonte was sponsored by Budweiser) were covered to avoid paying royalties.

Some country singers made a guest appearance as victims of the Celebrity Speed Trap and were then forced to sing at the Boar's Nest.

Vance and Coy Duke

The Dukes of Hazzard was consistently among the top-rated television series (at one point, ranking second only to Dallas the TV series), which immediately followed the show on CBS' Friday night schedule). Then, in the spring of 1982, before filming of the fifth season, series stars John Schneider and Tom Wopat walked off the set in a contract dispute over their salaries and merchandising royalties owed to them. Catherine Bach also considered walking out due to similar concerns, but Wopat and Schneider convinced her to stay, insisting, unashamedly chuvinistically, that settling the dispute was "man's work."[26]

Two lookalike replacements were subsequently hired (Byron Cherry as Coy Duke and Christopher Mayer as Vance Duke). Bo and Luke were said to have gone to race on the NASCAR circuit (how they managed to do this, bearing in mind their probation conditions, was never explained). The scripts for Coy and Vance were originally written for Bo and Luke but with their names quite literally crossed out and Coy and Vance penned in.[27] The new Dukes (the previously unmentioned nephews of Uncle Jesse, who were said to have left the farm in 1976, before the show had started) were unpopular with the great majority of viewers, and the ratings immediately sank. Much of the criticism was that Coy and Vance were nothing but direct clones of Bo and Luke, something that creator Gy Waldron himself has said was wrong,[28] and that he insisted, unsuccessfully, that audiences wouldn't accept direct character clones and the two replacements should be taken in a different direction character-wise. Waldron has also commented that if Bach too had walked, the show would have most probably been canceled.

Hit hard by the significant drop in ratings, Warner Brothers renegotiated with Wopat and Schneider, and eventually a settlement was reached and the original Duke boys returned to the series in early 1983, at the end of the fifth season.

Bo and Luke Return

Although Coy and Vance were never popular with the majority, many viewers were disappointed by their departure episode, "Welcome Back, Bo 'N' Luke," which was very much a standard episode, with the return of Bo and Luke and the departure of Coy and Vance tacked onto the beginning. Bo and Luke return from their NASCAR tour just as Coy and Vance leave Hazzard to tend to a sick relative...and just like that, they were gone. Many viewers commented that they were disappointed by this, and that they would have liked to have seen both pairs of Duke boys team up to tackle a particularly dastardly plot by Boss Hogg or suchlike, but as it turned out, Coy and Vance had very little dialogue, and were gone by the first commercial break, never to be mentioned again.

While the return of Bo and Luke was welcomed by ardent and casual viewers alike, and as a result saw ratings recover slightly, the show never completely regained its former popularity. One of Wopat and Schneider's disputes even before they left was what they considered to be increasingly weak and formulaic scripts. With Wopat and Schneider's return, the producers agreed to try a wider scope of story lines, even including some science fiction elements in certain episodes. However, although it continued for two more seasons, the show never fully returned to its former glory. Finally, at the end of its seventh season, in early February of 1985, The Dukes of Hazzard quietly ended its run.


Although Hazzard County, Georgia was a fictional location (the early episodes of the show were filmed in Covington,[29] Georgia and Conyers, Georgia), the real-life town of Hazard, Kentucky was a beneficiary of the show's popularity. Members of the cast were frequent visitors to the town's annual Black Gold Festival.[30] There are still gatherings of Dukes of Hazzard fans, the largest of which is the Dukesfest, which is now held at the Music City Motorplex in Nashville, Tennessee and organized by Ben Jones (Cooter Davenport) and his wife. More than 100,000 fans attended the 2 day event in 2006; the largest gathering of fans for a TV show in history.

Main article: "Good Ole' Boys"

The theme song "The Good Ol' Boys" was written and performed by Waylon Jennings. He was also "The Balladeer" (as credited), and served as narrator of the show. However, the Jennings theme song that is currently available for purchase is NOT the same version that was used on the show's opening credits. The differences being the show featured a different verse ["...Fightin' the system like-a two modern day Robin Hoods"], an enhanced bass line, a shorter length, and includes the famous "Yee-haw" yell at the end.

The radio/commercial version does not include a banjo being played on it. The television features a banjo, most likely played by Waylon Jennings himself. The list of musicians on either version is not available, but is possibly made up of Jennings' group The Waylors.

In 1980, the song reached #1 on the American Country chart and peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100.[31]

  • The character of Deputy Sheriff Enos was spun off into his own short-lived detective show called Enos, which ran from 1980–81.
  • An animated version of the show called The Dukes aired in 1983. The first season fell under the Coy and Vance era of the live-action show and thus they were adapted into animated form. By the second season, Bo and Luke had returned, and they replaced Coy and Vance in the cartoon.
  • Five video games based on the show were created:
  • In 2005, the Humana Festival of New American Plays premiered a full-length comedy-drama entitled Hazzard County by Allison Moore. The story centers on a young widowed mother and a visit she receives from a big city television producer. Interspersed with recollections of Bo, Luke, and Daisy, the play takes a deep look at southern "Good Ol' Boy" culture and its popularization through the lens of American mass media.

The second season episodes "Jude Emery", about a Texas Ranger, and "Mason Dixon's Girls", about a traveling private investigator and his female associates, were both pilots for proposed shows. Both failed to sell.

  • The series was originally broadcast in America by CBS on Friday nights, at 9:00 p.m., preceding Dallas.
  • Until TNN (The Nashville Network) was purchased by Viacom, it aired reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard. Some months after the creation of "The National Network" (shortly before its change to "Spike TV"), the program was absent from much of television for quite some time. Viacom's country music-themed cable network CMT (the former sister network to TNN) aired the show from 2005-2007 at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. eastern time every weekday. CMT America began airing the series in late February 2005. It also aired Monday-Thursday on ABC Family.
  • The series was broadcast by BBC One in the United Kingdom, debuting on Saturday March 3, 1979 at 9pm. (just several months after it began in the US). Popular with all ages, (and as some of the more adult elements of very early episodes faded out of the series), it quickly moved to a more family friendly Monday evening slot at 7.20pm. Soon a massive hit, it moved from Monday evenings to prime time Saturday evening (times varied, but typically around 5:25pm), where it stayed for a number of years. Later when ratings began to dip (partly caused by the change to Coy and Vance, and partly to do with competition from ITV, with new hit shows such as The A-Team), it moved back to Mondays, making the odd return for short runs on Saturdays. Late episodes also popped up occasionally on Sunday afternoons, and the tail-end of the series was broadcast on weekday mornings during school holidays in the late 1980s.
  • In 1992, UK satellite channel Sky1 bought a package of the program, owning the rights to the first 60 episodes produced (running up to "The Fugitive"), showing the series on Saturday afternoons at 4 p.m. They later showed the episodes they owned again, including a stint showing it in a weekday 3 p.m. slot, running for fifty minutes (including commercials) with the episodes heavily edited for time as a result, often leaving gaps in the plot. Despite requests from fans, they did not secure the rights to later episodes.
  • In 1992, UK satellite channel Sky1 bought a package of the program, owning the rights to the first 60 episodes produced (running up to "The Fugitive"), showing the series on Saturday afternoons at 4 p.m. They later showed the episodes they owned again, including a stint showing it in a weekday 3 p.m. slot, running for fifty minutes (including commercials) with the episodes heavily edited for time as a result, often leaving gaps in the plot. Despite requests from fans, they did not secure the rights to later episodes. The series was later run on the satellite channels Granada Plus and TNT. UK satellite channel Bravo began airing reruns in August, 2005.
  • The series was also shown in the Netherlands by Dutch broadcasting organization AVRO, with Dutch subtitles, rather than being dubbed.
  • It was shown on the 0-10 Network (now Ten Network) in Australia from September, 1979 until the end of the series, and repeated throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
  • The series was popular in Colombia, dubbed to Spanish. Some late-night reruns continue to the present time.
  • CMT aired a special marathon (which featured episodes from the first two seasons), entitled "The Dukes Ride Again". It aired the weekend of September 10, 2010 and and subsequently began airing episodes weeknights at 7PM and 11PM EST, that started September 13, 2010.
  • The series began airing weekdays on New Zealand's channel The Box in late 2010.


Soon before the series ended its original run on CBS, The Dukes of Hazzard went into off-network syndication. Although not as widely-run as it was back in the 1980s and the years since, reruns of the program do continue to air in various parts of the United States.

Notably, television stations that aired the show in syndication included:

  • KCOP TV - Los Angeles, California (1983-86)
  • KERO TV - Bakersfield, California (1983-86)
  • KTXL TV - Sacramento, California (1983-?)
  • CMT (2005-2007,2010-present)
  • KBCW TV / KBHK TV - San Francisco, California (1983-88)
  • TNN - (1996-2001)
  • WTVM TV - Columbus, Georgia 1986-1988
  • WMAZ TV 13 In Macon, Georgia 1979-1985
  • WGXA TV 24 In Macon, Georgia 1984-1990
  • WGN-TV 1988-1989
  • WKBD TV 50 in Detroit, Michigan (1984-1989)
  • ABC Family (2000-2001,2004)

There were two made-for-TV reunion movies, The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (1997) and The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood! (2000)

A feature film remake / re-imagined of the series, The Dukes of Hazzard premiered on August 5, 2005. It earned over $113 million dollars worldwide, although it was critically panned. A second Dukes of Hazzard film, The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, a prequel to the re-imagined movie. It was a TV movie and also went straight to DVD release for an unrated version.

Warner Home Video has released all 7 seasons of The Dukes of Hazzard on DVD in Regions 1 and 2. In Region 4, Warner has released Seasons 1-6 on DVD.

DVD Name Ep # Release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
The Complete 1st Season 13 June 1, 2004 August 15, 2005 August 17, 2005
The Complete 2nd Season 23 January 25, 2005 September 26, 2005 August 17, 2005
The Complete 3rd Season 22 May 31, 2005 November 21, 2005 March 1, 2006
The Complete 4th Season 26 August 2, 2005 February 13, 2006 March 1, 2006
The Complete 5th Season 22 December 13, 2005 April 10, 2006 August 9, 2006
The Complete 6th Season 22 May 30, 2006 July 24, 2006 August 9, 2006
The Complete 7th Season 17 December 5, 2006 September 22, 2008 N/A

In the decades since the show first aired, it has become something of a staple in popular culture.

  • In 1982, Johnny Cash wrote a song called "The General Lee", which, of course, was about the General Lee, and was incredibly popular with Dukes of Hazzard fans.
  • In the Robot chicken episode 'Junk in the Trunk', bloopers are made of Bo sliding across the hood.
  • In the Smallville episode "Exposed", Jack Jennings (Tom Wopat) (surname Jennings possibly being a reference to Waylon Jennings), Jonathan Kent (John Schneider)'s oldest friend, rolls onto the Kent farm in a blue Dodge Charger with a General Lee roll bar and the signature General Lee 10-spoke vector wheels. During the episode Jack tells a story of how Jonathan once outran the cops in Chickasaw County, which neighbors fictional Hazzard County in The Dukes of Hazzard. Later in the episode, Lex Luthor refers to Jack Jennings as a "good ol' boy" in a conversation with Jonathan Kent. In a final tip of the hat to The Dukes of Hazzard, Jonathan Kent takes the wheel of the Dodge Charger, Jack Jennings climbs into the passenger window (because the door is stuck), and the pair tear off the farm where thereafter a few shots of short car jumps over the camera, à la Dukes of Hazzard, ensue.
  • During the prologue of the Smallville episode "Nicodemus", Jonathan Kent (John Schneider) is driving along in the family truck listening to The Dukes of Hazzard theme song on the radio ("The Good Ol' Boys" written and performed by Waylon Jennings) .
  • Ironically, in the Superman: The Animated Series episode "New Kids in Town", Martha Kent states that Jonathan Kent likes Dukes of Hazzard, predating Schneider's role as Jonathan Kent. This is likely to date the episode, as it was a flash back to Clark Kent's life while growing up in the early 80s.
  • In the Family Guy episode, "To Love and Die in Dixie", a thug is after Chris, and the Griffin family has to flee Rhode Island and relocate to the fictional Deep South town of Bumblescum. Peter and Brian convert their station wagon into a near copy of The General Lee. Peter then jumps into the car through the window and invites Brian to do the same; however, Brian's window is rolled up and he is rendered unconscious after slamming into it. In the episode "The Fat Guy Strangler", Brian throws a rock and hits Peter and states, "That's for closing the window when I tried to jump in the damn General Lee." In the episode "Chitty Chitty Death Bang", Peter and Chris go to Cheesy Charlie's, and Peter inserts his hand into a prize grabber machine and quickly takes his arm out when Chris appears. A kid playing the machine pulls out Peter's watch, and says, "What's The Dukes of Hazzard?" Peter tries to steal the watch back from the kid while the screen freezes and Waylon Jennings says a line in a Dukes of Hazzard style narration.
  • In the Three Wishes episode taped in Covington, Georgia, Amy Grant opened the show driving the General Lee.
  • In the "Weird Al" Yankovic song "eBay" he mentions buying a Dukes of Hazzard ashtray.
  • In the song "What was I thinking", Dierks Bentley sings the line "hood sliding like Bo Duke", in reference to Schneider's running slide across the hood of The General Lee.
  • In the song "19 Somethin'", Mark Wills refers to his first love being "Daisy Duke in those cutoff jeans", a reference to her famous shorts. In the music video, the artist arrives driving a Charger painted to look like The General Lee and equipped with a Dixie horn.
  • In the PvP comic strip, the characters working at the titular game magazine have acquired a General Lee thanks to a wish granted by a genie and are occasionally seen driving it (typically flying through the air and yelling "yee-haw!") when in a particular hurry.
  • In the video for the Barenaked Ladies "One Week", they are featured doing the Dukes' "hood slide" across a Ford Gran Torino (Starsky & Hutch), and then start chasing a replica General Lee Dodge Charger, sliding in through the windows of the closed doors, and spinning out as they race off.
  • In the movie Mars Attacks!, one of the shows the Martians pick up on their monitors is The Dukes of Hazzard.
  • In one episode of the cartoon Johnny Bravo, the title character believes that time has stopped. One of the reasons for this is that he turns on the TV and the image is that of The General Lee hanging in the air, prior to the resuming of the show.
  • In the seventh season opening episode of South Park, "Cancelled", Chef (Isaac Hayes) has to out run aliens disguised roughly as officers. There are two jumps and in both, The General Lee's horn is heard. In the midst of the first jump an impersonation of Waylon Jennings as the Balladeer is heard. Also there is a sign featuring a Boss Hogg-like character called 'Big Pig' on a billboard and after Chef lands the car and Kenny, Kyle, Stan and Cartman are abducted, the Balladeer is heard again. (The Dixie horn is actually taken from the first General Lee jump at the beginning of the first Dukes episode, "One Armed Bandits").
  • During the 2006 TV Land Awards opening montage of classic television theme songs, Tom Wopat and John Schneider sing a portion of "Good Ol' Boys" while scenes and opening credits of The Dukes of Hazzard roll on a jumbotron behind them. Later in the program, Wopat and Schneider presented the TV Land Pop Culture Award to the cast of Dallas, the show The Dukes of Hazzard preceded for its entire 7-season run on CBS.
  • The first season Knight Rider episode "Give Me Liberty...or Give Me Death" features a recognizable General Lee, as a car in an alternate-fuel car race. The alternative-fuel which powers the car is in fact moonshine, which ties the General Lee to its roots as a NASCAR and of course its home base of the American South. Missing its trademark flag, horn, and number, it retains the correct paint color and wheels. It is driven by the moonshine-drinking "Prince Brothers" (as opposed to the "Duke Boys"). The episode featured the simultaneous onscreen appearance of The General Lee, and KITT, the new hero-car for the 1980s. (Early TV Guide ads for Knight Rider featured KITT over-taking a car closely resembling the General Lee, introducing TV's new super-car.)
  • In the beginning of Gone in 60 Seconds most recent version, the character Mirror Man says to Kip Raines (Giovanni Ribisi): "This is not The Dukes of Hazzard!".
  • The Dukes of Hazzard is the favorite TV show of Sil, the alien played by Natasha Henstridge in Species II. Preston Lennox (Michael Madsen) asks to Marg Helgenberger's character "how could she learn to drive?", and she says: "His favorite TV show is The Dukes of Hazzard!"
  • In two occasions on Nickelodeon, the General Lee's horn is heard. The first occasion is in the third Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour (when Jimmy and Timmy are trying to save their universes, they drive a monster truck with the Dixie horn). The other occasion is in "Parties" episode of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. when Suzie is about to leave Seth's party, the Dixie horn is heard at least twice. (First time she says, "That's my mom. Got a long drive back." The second time: "Ohh, I hate that horn!")
  • During a brief car chase in the third episode of the AXE-sponsored animated series City Hunters, the protagonists are apparently being followed by a police car. Seconds later it is revealed that the police are actually following General Lee, which is seen jumping over a street while honking the famous Dixie horn.
  • In a series of Bojangles chicken advertisements in 2007, Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme and wide receiver Steve Smith are seen driving around in a General Lee-like Dodge Charger with a chicken head and tail attached. One scene shows the car "jumping" over a hapless-looking law enforcement officer. Some versions of the commercial also show the pair throwing footballs at a barn, when explodes upon contact with the footballs, an obvious homage to Bo and Luke's bow and arrows.
  • In the video game Driver 2, the first car eligible for driving in Vegas is similar to a Dodge Challenger (instead of a Charger) painted on the General Lee's orange color, but the roof is black.
  • In one episode of Wheel of Fortune, the contestant who reached the bonus round solved the puzzle and won a new car. As Vanna White and the contestant were walking toward the car with Pat Sajak following closely behind, Vanna tried to open the driver's door only to find that it was locked. Vanna leaned over toward Pat and whispered in his ear "this thing's locked!". However, the window was rolled down, and so Pat did a Dukes of Hazzard-style dive into the driver's seat and unlocked the door, allowing the contestant to sit in the driver's seat.
  • In the video game Project Gotham Racing 4, the achievement "01 Yee Haw" can be unlocked if a Dodge Challenger Concept is driven over a certain jump and lands on two wheels.
  • The Wheeling Nailers ECHL hockey team played the General Lee's "Dixie" horn following goal announcements at WesBanco Arena during the 2005-06 season.
  • In the Season 2 Chuck episode "Chuck Versus The Delorean" at the end of the episode a customer brings a General Lee replica into the Buy More for an audio install.
  • In the Teaser for the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "The Mensse of the Madmindiks", Batman is aided by The Haunted Tank, driven by the ghost of General Jeb Stuart. During the chase, Jeb makes the tank jump a bridge. Not only does Jeb give the Rebel Yell, but the first couple of bars of "Dixie" play, as if the tank was fitted with the same car horn as the General Lee. (Episode first aired Friday, Oct. 16, 2010, 6:00 PM Central Standard Time.).
  • In the second movie of The Fast and Furious movie series, the main characters Brian and Roman prepare to jump the car they are in onto a speed boat to prevent it from getting away. This prompts Roman to remark "This is some real Dukes of Hazzard S**t."
  • In the series Supernatural, there is a number of references to Dukes of Hazzard. In the Supernatural novel 'The Unholy Cause', Dean Winchester refers to himself and his brother Sam as the Duke boys running from the law. In the season 10 episode of The Prisoner, Dean is arrested by a police officer that he calls 'Cletus'. In season 11, Lucifer refers to Sam and Dean as the 'Dukes of Haphazzard'. In the season 11 episode of Love Hurts, Dean takes on a curse that will cause him to be killed by his hearts greatest desire. He tells his brother that he will finally get face time with Daisy Duke. Sam asks him if he means 'Bach or Simpson'. In the season 15 episode of Last Call, Dean sings 'Good Ol' Boys' in karaoke and uses the alias 'Duke' through the episode.

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  15. Tom Wopat later said that the infamous 'hood-slide' was an accident because his foot got caught on the side of the General Lee when he attempted to walk across the hood.
  16. To read more on Pierre Beauregard go to Wikipedia entry on Pierre Beauregard.
  17. So that he would give Uncle Jesse and the boys a loan for a lower interest rate so the boys could purchase the entry fee for a race in which they wished to race the General Lee. The arrangement was supposed to be for an indefinite time, but there are several times throughout the series when Hogg fires her. However, he always ends up rehiring her at the end of each episode because of various circumstances.
  18. The creator of the show states on the DVDs that their parents were killed in a car wreck, but it was never mentioned in the show.
  19. Its first appearance was in the first season episode 'High Octane'.
  20. This is mentioned in the Season 2 episode: "Follow That Still" and Season 6 episode "The Boar's Nest Bears."
  21. In the very early episodes, it was mentioned that Rosco spent the first 20 years of his career as a mostly honest lawman, but after the county voted away his pension Rosco joined Hogg in an effort to fund his retirement in his last couple of years as Sheriff. As the series settled down and found its footing, this was soon dropped into the background and not mentioned again (and his role as Sheriff appeared to be open ended).
  22. Rosco's middle initial, 'P', was added at the start of the second season. In the third season episode: "Mrs. Rosco P. Coltrane", it was revealed to be 'Pervis'.
  23. In the first couple of seasons, he was almost always driven around by a chauffeur. From the fourth season onwards, he usually drove himself.
  24. As alluded to in One Armed Bandits.
  25. In the very early episodes, Rosco frequently called him "Jackass", which soon evolved into the more family friendly "dipstick" as the show become a hit with younger viewers.
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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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