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The Dukes of Hazzard

Updated on October 25, 2014

Summary

In 1979, The Dukes of Hazzard, with its down home country humor & values, quickly became a ratings hit. With their souped up '69 Charger, the Duke boys, their cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, fought the system... namely Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane.

Boss Hogg always had one money-making scheme or another going and it usually involved framing something on the Dukes or trying to snooker them out of their farm. Rosco, Boss' trusty side-kick, was usually tasked to do all the dirty work.

The best episodes always involved the Dukes, Boss, and Rosco having to work together to defeat a common threat. In the end, the Dukes always prevailed.

For a small town, they sure had a lot of action!

The Dukes of Hazzard was created by Gy Waldron. It was essentially a re-working of the movie Moonrunners, an earlier project of Waldron's, which was based on the life and exploits of former moonshiner Jerry Rushing. The Dukes of Hazzard premiered as a mid-season replacement on January 26, 1979 and lasted seven seasons.

Dukes of Hazzard Opening Credits

Dukes of Hazzard Theme Song Lyrics

Just two good ol' boys

Never meanin' no harm

Beats all you never saw

Been in trouble with the law

Since the day they were born

Straightenin' the curves

Flattenin' the hills

Someday the mountain might get 'em

But the law never will

Makin' their way

The only way they know how

That's just a little bit more

Than the law will allow

Just two good ol' boys

Wouldn't change if they could

Fightin' the system

Like a two modern-day Robin Hood

Boss Hogg

Hazzard County Commissioner

Boss Hogg was a glutton in every sense of the word. He loved food... food and money. Those were the two things that made Boss happy.

In his younger years, he ran moonshine with Jesse Duke, but their friendship eventually became a rivalry. In his quest for money and power, Boss parted ways with Jesse.

As commissioner of Hazzard, he had his fingers into every business in the county. He and Rosco always had some scam going that usually included framing the Dukes or trying to foreclose on their farm.

Boss Hogg may have been a scoundrel, but when the chips were down, he'd come through for his friends.

He's married to Lulu (Coltrane), Rosco's sister. They have no children.

Rosco P. Coltrane

Hazzard Sheriff

Rosco P. Coltrane was the bumbling sheriff of Hazzard County. Having lost his pension in a bond election, he decided to stray from the straight and narrow and grab all the money he could before his retirement. As a result, he was in Boss Hogg's hip pocket. Whatever scheme Boss Hogg had going, Rosco was in the middle of it.

There's one thing Rosco loved more than money... and that's chasin' the Duke boys. As the balladeer once said, "Rosco would rather catch the Duke boys than go to heaven when he dies." More often than not, Rosco's chases ended up with him in Hazzard Pond or up a tree. He truly was a study in frustration.

He is brother-in-law to Boss Hogg, brother to Lulu Hogg, and has a bassett hound named Flash.


Uncle Jesse Duke

Duke Family Patriarch

Uncle Jesse is a respected member of Hazzard and guide and mentor to the Duke cousins. He's an old Ridge Runner (moonshiner) and long time friend/rival to Boss Hogg.


Luke Duke

Luke Duke is the eldest of the Duke cousins. He is the "thinker" of the group, always coming up with solutions to problems and great shuck n' jives to foil Boss' schemes.

Daisy Duke

Cousin to Bo and Luke, Daisy works at the Boar's Nest as a waitress and often gets involved in getting Bo and Luke out of whatever trouble they find themselves in. She's often too trusting and naïve (see episode "Daisy's Song"), but can handle herself pretty well. Bo, Luke, and Uncle Jesse are often overprotective of her.

Bo Duke

Bo, the youngest of the Duke cousins, is also the wildest of the three. Unlike his cousin Luke, he's not one to look before he leaps into action. He usually drives the General Lee and had a short career as a NASCAR driver.

Cooter Davenport

Cooter is an auto mechanic and good friend to the Dukes. He spends most of his time fixing the General Lee and participating in whatever adventures the Duke cousins find themselves in. His nickname is "Crazy Cooter" and in the early episodes, he earned the moniker through his wild behavior. He settled down and matured over the course of the show.

Enos Strait

Hazzard Deputy Sheriff

Enos is a good friend of the Dukes, but by virtue of his job as Hazzard County Deputy, he often found himself conflicted on whether or not to carry out orders by Boss Hogg against his friends. He was in love with Daisy Duke and reported to be the oldest virgin in Hazzard.

Cletus Hogg

Hazzard Deputy Sheriff

Cletus was Boss Hogg's second cousin twice removed. He often participated in Boss Hogg's schemes against the Dukes, though on occasion objected. He was dim-witted and often fooled into allowing the Dukes to escape from jail.

The General Lee

The General Lee was the Dukes souped up 1969 Dodge Charger. It was arguably the star of the show, getting the Dukes out of trouble with its stunts that often defied the laws of physics. During the run of the show, the General Lee got more fan mail than the actors themselves.

Episode List

Season 1

One Armed Bandits - 01/26/1979
Daisy's Song - 02/02/1979
Mary Kaye's Baby - 02/09/1979
Repo Men - 02/16/1979
High Octane - 02/23/1979
Swamp Molly - 03/09/1979
Luke's Love Story - 03/16/1979
The Big Heist - 03/30/1979
Limo One is Missing - 04/06/1979
Deputy Dukes - 04/13/1979
Money to Burn - 04/20/1979
Route 7-11 - 05/04/1979
Double Sting - 05/11/1979

Season 2

Days of Shine and Roses - 09/21/1979
Gold Fever - 09/28/1979
The Rustlers - 10/05/1979
The Meeting - 10/12/1979
Road Pirates - 10/19/1979
The Ghost of General Lee - 10/26/1979
Dukes Meet Cale Yarborough - 11/02/1979
Hazzard Connection - 11/09/1979
Witness for the Persecution - 11/16/1979
Granny Annie - 11/23/1979
People's Choice - 11/30/1979
Arrest Jesse Duke - 12/14/1979
Duke of Duke - 01/04/1980
The Runaway - 01/11/1980
Follow that Still - 01/18/1980
Treasure of Hazzard - 01/25/1980
Officer Daisy Duke - 02/01/1980
Find Loretta Lynn - 02/08/1980
Jude Emery - 02/15/1980
Return of the Ridge Raiders - 02/22/1980
Mason Dixon's Girls - 02/29/1980
R.I.P. Henry Flatt - 03/14/1980
Southern Comfurts - 03/21/1980

Season 3

Carnival of Thrills (1) - 09/16/1980
Carnival of Thrills (2) - 09/16/1980
Enos Strate to the Top - 11/05/1980
The Hazzardville Horror - 11/07/1980
And in This Corner, Luke Duke - 11/14/1980
The Late J.D. Hogg - 11/21/1980
Uncle Boss - 11/28/1980
Baa, Baa, White Sheep - 12/05/1980
Mrs. Rosco P. Coltrane - 12/12/1980
The Great Santa Claus Chase - 12/19/1980
Good Neighbors Duke - 01/02/1981
State of the County - 01/09/1981
The Legacy - 01/16/1981
Duke vs. Duke - 01/23/1981
My Son, Bo Hogg - 01/30/1981
To Catch a Duke - 02/06/1981
Along Came a Duke - 02/13/1981
By-Line, Daisy Duke - 02/20/1981
The Return of Hughie Hogg - 03/06/1981
Bye, Bye, Boss - 03/13/1981
The Great Hazzard Hijack - 03/27/1981
The Hack of Hazzard - 04/03/1981
The Canterbury Crock - 04/10/1981

Season 4

Mrs. Daisy Hogg - 10/09/1981
Double Dukes - 10/16/1981
Diamonds in the Rough - 10/23/1981
Coltrane vs. Duke - 10/30/1981
The Fugitive - 11/03/1981
The Great Bank Robbery - 11/06/1981
Sadie Hogg Day - 11/13/1981
10 Million Dollar Sheriff (1) - 11/20/1981
10 Million Dollar Sheriff (2) - 11/20/1981
Trouble at Cooter's - 11/27/1981
Goodbye, General Lee - 12/04/1981
Cletus Falls in Love - 12/11/1981
Hughie Hogg Strikes Again - 12/18/1981
Dukescam Scam - 01/01/1982
The Sound of Music - Hazzard Style - 01/08/1982
Shine on Hazzard Moon - 01/15/1982
Pin the Tail on the Dukes - 01/22/1982
Miz Tisdale on the Lam - 01/29/1982
Nothin' But the Truth - 02/05/1982
Dear Diary - 02/12/1982
New Deputy in Town - 02/19/1982
Birds Gotta Fly - 02/26/1982
Bad Day in Hazzard - 03/05/1982
Miss Tri-Counties - 03/12/1982
Share and Share Alike - 03/19/1982
The Law and Jesse Duke - 03/26/1982
Dukes in Danger - 04/02/1982

Season 5

The New Dukes - 09/24/1982
Dukes Strike it Rich - 10/01/1982
Lawman of the Year - 10/08/1982
Coy Meets Girl - 10/15/1982
The Hazzardgate Tape - 10/22/1982
Big Daddy - 10/29/1982
Vance's Lady - 11/05/1982
Hazzard Hustle - 11/12/1982
Enos in Trouble - 11/19/1982
The Great Insurance Fraud - 11/26/1982
A Little Game of Pool - 12/03/1982
The Treasure of Soggy Marsh - 12/10/1982
The Revenge of Hughie Hogg - 12/17/1982
The Return of the Mean Green Machine - 01/07/1983
Ding, Dong, the Boss is Dead - 01/21/1983
Coy vs. Vance - 02/04/1983
Comrade Duke - 02/11/1983
Witness: Jesse Duke - 02/18/1983
Welcome Back Bo 'n' Luke - 02/25/1983
Big Brothers, Duke - 03/04/1983
Farewell, Hazzard - 03/11/1983
Daisy's Shotgun Wedding - 03/25/1983

Season 6

Lulu's Gone Away - 09/23/1983
A Baby for the Dukes - 09/30/1983
Too Many Rosco's - 10/07/1983
Brotherly Love - 10/14/1983
The Boar's Nest Bears - 10/21/1983
Boss Behind Bars - 10/28/1983
A Boy's Best Friend - 11/11/1983
Targets: Daisy and Lulu - 11/18/1983
Twin Trouble - 11/25/1983
Enos's Last Chance - 12/02/1983
High Flyin' Dukes - 12/09/1983
Cooter's Girl - 12/30/1983
Heiress Daisy Duke - 01/06/1984
Dead and Alive - 01/20/1984
Play it Again, Luke - 01/27/1984
Undercover Dukes (1) - 02/03/1984
Undercover Dukes (2) - 02/10/1984
How to Succeed in Hazzard - 02/17/1984
Close Call for Daisy - 02/24/1984
The Ransom of Hazzard County - 03/02/1984
The Fortune Tellers - 03/23/1984
Cooter's Confession - 03/24/1984

Season 7

Happy Birthday, General Lee - 09/21/1984
Welcome, Waylon Jennings - 09/28/1984
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Duke - 10/05/1984
Robot P. Coltrane - 10/12/1984
No More Mr. Nice Guy - 10/19/1984
The Dukes in Hollywood - 11/02/1984
Cool Hands, Luke & Bo - 11/09/1984
Go West, Young Dukes - 11/16/1984
Cale Yarborough Comes to Hazzard - 11/23/1984
Danger on the Hazzard Express - 11/30/1984
Sittin' Dukes - 12/14/1984
Sky Bandits Over Hazzard - 12/21/1984
The Haunting of J.D. Hogg - 01/04/1985
When You Wish Upon a Hogg - 01/11/1985
Strange Visitor to Hazzard - 01/25/1985
Enos and Daisy's Wedding - 02/01/1985
Opening Night at the Boar's Nest - 02/08/1985

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    • FatFreddysCat profile image

      Keith Abt 

      3 years ago from The Garden State

      Loved this show when I was a kid. Like most red blooded 12 year old American boys of the time, I had a massive crush on Daisy Duke. :D

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