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The Dukes of Hazzard

The Dukes of Hazzard Dates : 1979 - 1985
145 episodes of 60 min
First broadcasting : 14 Septembre 1980
Creator(s) : Gy Waldron
Producer(s) : Paul R. Picard
Music : Richie Albright, John Beal, Dean Hagen, Earl H. Hagen, Waylon Jenning (générique), The Waylors et Fred Werner
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Synopsis

Bo and Luke Duke were handsome and honest hotshots and cousins living with their Uncle Jesse and sexy short-shorts-wearin' cousin Daisy on a farm in Hazzard County located somewhere in the Southern United States. While mostly interested in minding their own business (and driving at very high speeds in their souped-up Dodge Charger [nicknamed the General Lee]), the Duke boys sometimes fell prey to the greedy schemes of corrupt town leader Boss Hogg and his dimwitted flunky Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane. Sometimes serving as "Robin Hood" types (replete with bows and flaming arrows), the Dukes attempted to help out their friends and neighbors in distress and avoid being jailed by the unscrupulous Hogg.

The Actors

John Schneider - Bo Duke

John Schneider


(Bo Duke)

Tom Wopat - Luke Duke

Tom Wopat


(Luke Duke)

Denver Pyle - Oncle Jesse (Uncle Jesse in US)

Denver Pyle


(Oncle Jesse (Uncle Jesse in US))

James Best - Roscoe P. Coltrane

James Best


(Roscoe P. Coltrane)

Catherine Bach - Daisy Duke

Catherine Bach


(Daisy Duke)

Sorrel Booke - Boss Hogg

Sorrel Booke


(Boss Hogg)

Sonny Shroyer - Enos Strate

Sonny Shroyer


(Enos Strate)

Ben Jones - Cooter Davenport

Ben Jones


(Cooter Davenport)

Rick Hurst - Cletus Hogg

Rick Hurst


(Cletus Hogg)

Photos

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Trivia

The TV series was based on Moonrunners (1975).

Sorrell Booke wore padding under his suit when playing over-weight Boss Hogg.

Waylon Jennings provided the voice of the Balladeer for every single episode of the series (as well as singing the theme song), but only ever appeared on-screen in one episode, in the 7th season's 'Welcome, Waylon Jennings', in which he plays himself visiting Hazzard.

The first five episodes of the series were filmed in Georgia, before filming moved to the Warner Brothers set in Burbank, California, where filming stayed for the rest of the series. The original Georgia locations are to this day often visited by Dukes fans.

Waylon Jennings's band, The Waylors, provided the in-episode music for early episodes.

They crashed a lot of cars filming this show. Replacing the police sedans was easy - replacing the old Dodge Chargers ("General Lee") was not as they weren't made anymore. It got to the point where producers would spot a Charger on the street and would approach the owner and offer to buy it on the spot.

John Schneider (Bo Duke) has restored over 20 Dodge Chargers (The General Lee).

Rosco did not start using the term "hot pursuit" until after the first season when a rival sheriff used the expression, and then told him "to look it up" at the end of the first season.

Ben Jones (Cooter) actually owns a store called "Cooters" in Gatlinburg Tennessee dedicated to all things related to the Dukes of Hazard.

During one of the famous jump sequences the stunt crew actually set a world record.

One of Catherine Bach's (Daisy) outfits was on display at the Smithsonian in Washington DC.

Over half of the fan mail for the Dukes of Hazard was actually sent to the General Lee.

The "General Lee" is a 1969 Dodge Charger muscle car.

The General's famous 'dixie' horn wasn't originally planned; when the producers were driving in Atlanta during the first few episodes, they heard a car pass with a "Dixie" horn and chased the driver down and convinced him to sell the horn. They later realized that it was a novelty horn which can be purchased at any auto parts store for about three times less than what they paid for it. The horn was only used in the first five episodes, and when they went to the WB lot the horn was edited in during post filming.

There were a total of 309 "General Lee" cars (some of them were 1968 and 1970 model Dodges) created and mostly destroyed during the series. About 20, in various states of disrepair, still exist.

The series' third episode, 'Mary Kaye's Baby', is the only episode of the entire run not to feature the General Lee (instead, the Duke boys drive around in a car borrowed from Cooter).

Daisy originally drove a yellow 1973 Plymouth Roadrunner, until the brakes went when Bo and Luke were driving it in the 2nd season episode 'The Runaway' and it went over a cliff - with them getting out just in time. At the end of that episode, she got her white jeep, called 'Dixie'.

The "P." in Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane wasn't added until the 2nd season.

In 1983, the series also spawned a spin-off Saturday Morning cartoon called 'The Dukes'. Made by Hanna-Barbera, this series concerned an around-the-world car race between the Dukes and Boss Hogg.

As seen in one episode where Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane's middle name was revealed in one episode as being "Purvis".

During the 1981-82 season, 'John Schneider' and Tom Wopat demanded huge raises, claiming they were the keys to the show's success. Producers proved otherwise by replacing the characters of Bo and Luke with Coy and Vance for the '82-'83 season, which barely affected the show's ratings. Schneider and Wopat returned the following year without argument.

Bo and Luke used bows and arrows instead of guns because the boys were on probation for moonshine running and any use of firearms would be seen as a probation violation.

Boss Hogg had a twin brother (Sorrell Booke in a dual role), who appeared in only one episode. He was the literal opposite of Jefferson Davis Hogg - he was law-abiding, wore black, and was called Abraham Lincoln Hogg.

Rosco's dog, a sleepy-eyed basset hound, was named Flash.

The name of the state that Hazzard County was in was never explicitly revealed. However, it was within driving distance of Atlanta, Georgia and in "Happy Birthday General Lee" Boss Hogg tells Daisy she has "the best legs in all of Georgia".

When Tom Wopat and 'John Schneider' briefly left the show during their contract dispute, their abcences were explained by having Bo and Luke leaving Hazzard to try their hands on the NASCAR circuit.

Flash the dog owned and trained by Alvin Mears

Flash the dog was also half owned by James Best. Flash was got out of dog pound.

The episode of Dukes that used Paramount Ranch was "The Late J.D. Hogg"

Filming

Filming locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Episode 1.1 Daisy's Song)

Conyers, Georgia, USA (Episodes 1 through 5)

Covington, Georgia, USA (Episodes 1 through 5)

Golden Oak Ranch - 19802 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, California, USA

Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA (Episode 6 forward)

Oxford, Georgia, USA (Episodes 1 through 5)

Paramount Ranch, Agoura, California, USA

DVD

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  • Last Update: 2008/07/02 by nany_bj

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