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"The Hazzardville Horror" is the fourth episode of the third season of The Dukes Of Hazzard.

Summary[]

A pair of thieves, Claude Billings and his son Billy Joe Billings, steal Boss Hogg's silver collection from the Boar's Nest, and stash it at an old abandoned house that Daisy's friend Mary Lou Pringle has inherited from her uncle Ezekiah "Zeke" Pringle, and Boss Hogg thinks it was Daisy, Bo, and Luke who stole the silver. To keep Mary Lou away from the house while the silver is being melted for easy transport, Claude and Billy Joe stage a series of fake paranormal events to make the house look like it is haunted. But Mary Lou has the Dukes on her side.

Plot[]

Balladeer:It was one of them unusually peaceful Sundays in Hazzard County. So unusual the Duke Boys hasn’t even gotten into trouble. Yet. Now things are different in Hazzard all right, but even plumbers don’t start the work by hiding in the bushes. Uh-huh, see?

Boar’s Nest

Bo and Luke are whistling along in the car when Daisy calls them. She tells them she needs a ride from the Boar’s Nest and they head over to pick her up. After arriving Daisy locks up and she tells them that she dropped Dixie off at Cooter’s for body work. As they leave the Billing’s family moves in to open the back door. They go to a case and steal all the silver inside.

The next morning Boss comes into the office and starts screaming when he realizes he’s been robbed. Rosco comes in to learn what happened. As Boss goes over everything that is gone Rosco looks around and notices there is no forced entry and the last person to sign out for the day was Daisy. Rosco says he knows Daisy would have to be picked up by Bo and Luke since her car is at the garage. Boss wants to head out to get them.

Balladeer: Now most small towns have a haunted house, and Hazzard ain’t no exception. Ever since old Ezekiah Pringle passed on under mysterious circumstances years ago folks don’t go near there. Well them plumbers are melting down all of Boss’ silver into little silver bars. However they’re also melting down the evidence to prove Bo and Luke are innocent. So things are back to normal, Bo and Luke are in trouble. Which seems natural somehow.

Pringle House

The Billings’ melt down the silver they stole from Boss to make silver bars. Claude tells his son that he heard about the house from a moonshine cellmate he had who was from Hazzard and set up a number of traps in the house to allow him to make shine in the basement undisturbed.

Duke Farm

Boss and Rosco come out to the Duke Farm while they are unloading shopping bags. Jesse, Bo, and Luke are confused as Boss accuses them of stealing his silver before ripping a bag from Jesse to find shorts and boots in the bag. Boss says they must have hidden the silver and tells Rosco to search the house but Jesse says they need a warrant. Jesse boots them off the property. Boss also fires Daisy as they leave. Daisy, who just came out of the farmhouse, asks what happened and Jesse storms inside saying for her to ask the boys. Luke says they need to go find out what happened and Daisy comes along to look for a new job. In the car, Boss tells Rosco to keep an eye on the Dukes.

Garage

Cooter is surprised when Bo, Luke, and Daisy arrive and they tell him what has been happening. Bo asks if he’s seen a new car but Cooter says that while he has, the owner isn’t a silver thief. Mary Lou arrives, surprising all the Dukes. The Dukes reunite with Mary Lou Pringle while Rosco watches and she explains that she is there to look at her Uncle’s house. The Dukes offer to take her but Luke notices Rosco and Flash watching them. The boys leave, leading Rosco away. Daisy and Mary Lou head out to the house in Daisy’s jeep as Cooter is finished with it. Rosco meanwhile chases after the boys and Bo asks where Luke thinks they should go next. Luke says to cut over to Timbertop Road then backtrack to the Boar’s Nest after they lose him. Flash puts on the seat belt.

Pringle House

Daisy arrives with Mary Lou. She asks Daisy to come in and Daisy agrees. They go inside, startled when the door closes on it’s own. Mary Lou turns on a light but the lights turn off on their own. Daisy says she’s starting to believe in all the ghost stories. The two get a little spooked but after Mary Lou insists, Daisy leaves to find a job. Mary Lou continues to look around, not knowing she is begin watched.

Road

Bo and Luke avoid a low trailer in the road but Rosco isn’t able to, removing the entire top of his car. He checks on Flash and Bo and Luke leave. Daisy decides she can’t leave Mary Lou alone in the house and heads back for her.

Pringle House

Mary Lou continues to look around and Billy Joe and Claude watch her. Billy Joe wants to go rob the bank but Claude refuses. Billy Joe says if Mary Lou gets in the way or slows them down they will take care of her, which his father agrees.

Boar’s Nest

Boss plays solitaire as Bo and Luke sneak around the building. As they look around the back Bo finds tire tracks that Luke thinks belongs to a van. Bo finds a piece of silver and Rosco arrives. Bo hides it under his boot as Rosco parks his car near them, telling them to put their hands on the hood. Noticing Bo's leg kicked out, Rosco kicks Bo’s foot to see the silver he was hiding. Shocked, Rosco thinks it really was them and calls Boss outside. He shows Boss he found a piece of the silver and Boss demands to know where the rest of it is. Bo and Luke try to explain that they just found it on the ground but Boss says to just arrest them. The boys take off in the General and Rosco chases after them. He calls Cletus and tells him he is on highway 9 and for Cletus to set up a road block. Cletus does but the boys manage to trick Rosco into colliding with Cletus. Cletus notices that the top of Rosco’s car is gone and Rosco takes his license.

Pringle House

Mary Lou continues to look around when the organ starts playing. Daisy arrives and Mary Lou starts getting afraid by a chair moving and other events, causing her to scream. Unable to open the door, Daisy calls for Bo and Luke on the CB before trying the door again. Daisy gets inside but the chandelier is dropped, nearly crushing her and Mary Lou. Bo and Luke arrive and Daisy runs to Bo while Mary Lou runs to Luke. Luke looks around as Mary Lou and Daisy tell Bo what happened. Luke finds wires and some silver. He tells them to leave and they do.

Boar’s Nest

Rosco barges into Boss’ house to tell him that Judge Peabody has been robbed. Rosco accidentally puts a tack in Boss’ finger while marking the robbed locations on a map.

Duke Farm

Mary Lou arrives at the farm and Jesse talks about how people think the house is haunted. Luke explains they were tricks to cover up something, handing over the silver bead. Bo says they figured the silver thieves are there. Bo and Luke want to head back and Mary Lou refuses to be left behind, climbing into the General. Cletus arrives and Bo, Luke, and Mary Lou drive away. Cletus follows them but Rosco calls him and he tells Rosco and Boss that he’s chasing the boys. Bo jumps over a creek and Cletus tries to follow but ends up in the water. He radio’s in to inform the others he lost them.

Boar’s Nest

Rosco asks what Boss wants to do and Boss decides he’s going to get all of his silver together to protect it. As Boss open his safe, Rosco accidentally reveals he knows Boss’ combination and Boss decides to have a new combination made. They head to Boss’ house to get his family heirlooms.

Pringle House

Bo, Luke, and Mary Lou arrive at the house. They sneak in through a window.

Hogg Home

Boss, Rosco, and Cletus gather up all of Boss and Lulu’s silver to take to the Boar’s Nest to protect it. Rosco insists the silver thieves will find it and Boss insists a criminal never return to the scene of the crime, which the two thieves listen in on.

Boar’s Nest

While the Dukes and Mary Lou are looking for evidence, Boss and the others set up all the silver in the Boar’s Nest. Lulu calls Boss and tells him that if anything happens to her silver she will move into his bedroom. Rosco says that is a powerful threat.

Pringle House

Luke finds a false panel. They find the silver in the basement and the two thieves start heading back. Mary Lou wants to call the Sheriff but Luke says they need to deliver this one in person. Luke and Mary Lou decide to go get Rosco and tell Bo to watch the silver. The thieves watch Luke and Mary Lou leave before remembering that there should be more. They sneak into the basement, seeing Bo walking around and sneak up on him. They fight and Bo gains the upper hand but is hit across the head by a gun and is knocked unconscious. They tie him up and pack everything up.

Boar’s Nest

Luke and Mary Lou arrive at the Boar’s Nest, startling Boss, Cletus, and Rosco.  Luke tries to calm down everyone and Mary Lou argues for him. Luke offers to let Rosco handcuff him and go out to the house. Boss refuses until Rosco says if Luke is right it will save Lulu from moving into Boss’ bed room, to which Boss agrees. Rosco cuffs Luke and Luke leaves with Rosco and Cletus, telling Mary Lou to stay with Boss.

Pringle House

Bo wakes up and struggles to get free. Luke, Cletus, and Rosco arrive. Cletus tries to flee but Rosco doesn’t allow him, claiming that he hates cowards. Luke shows them the hidden room and Cletus flees to which Luke tells him to come back. They go downstairs and Luke is alarmed to find Bo. He runs to help untie Bo and tells Rosco and Cletus everything is gone. Bo tells them what happened and Rosco accuses him of lying. They move one of the cuffs to Bo’s arm and arrest them.

Boar’s Nest

The Billings arrive at the Boar’s Nest and break in the back. Boss is alarmed and drops his gun, that goes off. They steal everything and tie the two up. As they get ready to leave, Jesse and Daisy arrive. Jesse can’t reach Bo and Luke on the C.B. As they go inside Jesse is nearly hit by a van and yells at them. He and Daisy go inside to learn what happened. They untie to two and Boss calls Rosco to tell him them that the boys are working with the thieves. As Rosco and Cletus are distracted, Bo and Luke steal Cletus' car. They use the keys to take off the cuffs and Rosco and Cletus follow in Rosco’s car. Jesse tells the boys over c.b. that they were headed out in a green van. Jesse and the girls head out to help, being followed by Boss.

Road

The Billings’ fire up the smelter. Bo and Luke find the van and realize from the smoke that they are melting the silver. Rosco and Cletus follow them and Bo turns on the siren. Billy Joe starts shooting at them. Bo finds a baton and Luke throws it at Billy Joe, forcing him to drop the gun. Bo pulls up by the van and Luke gets on top before using his shirt to cover the opening letting the smoke out. The van fills with smoke and Billy Joe is forced to pull over. They are both arrested after the arrival of Rosco and Cletus, along Jesse, Daisy, Mary Lou, and Boss. Boss only gets one item back, his baby pot.

Balladeer: And so them father-son silver bandits were finally nabbed. All the Hogg family heirlooms had been melted down, except one, Boss’ silver-engraved baby pot. But Daisy got her job back and Bo and Luke were cleared. Even Boss still had some things working for him. Like the Hazzard Speed Trap. Whenever he heard somebody important was driving through Hazzard, he’d have Rosco nail them for driving over 55 then give them a choice, six months in jail or one free song at the Boar’s Nest.

Boar’s Nest

Tammy Wynette is caught in the speed trap. The Dukes and Cooter listen to her sing Rocky Top and Tammy walks around and gives Rosco, Cletus, Luke, and Bo each a kiss while shaking Daisy, Jesse, and Cooter’s hands. She pointedly ignores Boss. After she tells Boss to call her Miss Waynette, despite telling everyone else to call her Tammy, before leaving.

Town of Hazzard

The Dukes help Mary Lou get ready to leave. Bo and Luke are going to clean the house and get it sold for her. Mary Lou kisses Luke before shaking Bo’s hand and leaving.

Balladder: Well that’s it folks, proves again you never know what’s coming next in Hazzard County.

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Trivia[]

  • The title of this episode is a play on the title of the movie The Amityville Horror which is also about a real house that is haunted
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