"Whewww! Doggie!" How'd you like to take the General Lee across the county, side-stepping, twisting and speeding past the local law? It takes a special breed of family, like the Dukes, to moonshine the way they do. Are you up for the challenge?
They might be "just some good old boys, never meaning no harm," but Bo and Luke sure tend to get in trouble as much as they can. In fact, from 1979 to 1985 they got in trouble at least 146 times - on TV that's 146 episodes - and that's the kind of fact you better prepare yourself for when it comes to this quiz. Can you remember Uncle Jesse's call name on the CB? Or, what Boss Hogg ate for breakfast every morning? Here's a hint - it was gross!
All that moonshine the Duke boys dabbled in might lead a person to drink if you watch "Dukes of Hazzard" too long. If only you could remember the name of the bar that Daisy worked at...
Now it's time to slide across the hood of the General Lee and dive into the driver's side window. Slip her into gear and take off down a curvy gravel road, because the law is fast on your tail. But be careful, there's shine in the back of the General and you've got a stop down the road to answer some of the hardest questions you'll find about the Duke boys and a home they like to call Hazzard.
Cooter left the show for a bit, disputing whether or not his character should have a beard, and his “cousins” filled in for him.
Sheriff Rosco Purvis Coltrane was originally conniving and aggressive, but after the first season he became more bumbling and comedic.
They would frequently attach a stick of dynamite to the end of the arrow so it would explode.
At first, only the 1969 Dodge Charger was used, but then this expanded to 1968 and eventually 1970 Chargers because of the difficulty they had finding them. On average, the show totaled more than one car per episode.
Mabel was Boss Hogg’s cousin (although he called her Myrtle until mid-way through the second season). Played by Lindsay Bloom, she worked for the Hazzard Phone Company and had no problem not only listening in on people’s conversations, but also telling them to Boss Hogg.
Although Boss Hogg was sneaking slot machines into the county in “One Armed Bandits,” Sorrell Booke, the actor playing him, had it in his contract that Boss Hogg would never deal drugs or kill anyone.
“Shepherd to Lost Sheep, Shepherd to… Dang it! This isn’t the sheriff. This is your Uncle Jesse in here! Now, pull over boys! I can explain everything.”
Roscoe loved saying, “I’m in hot pursuit. I love it! I love it!”
Because Boss Hogg wanted the monopoly on moonshine in the county, he arrested the Dukes, and when Uncle Jesse pled with him, he released them on probation as long as he promised to stop making moonshine.
Sorrell Booke actually ate the raw liver with his coffee in the first episode.
“Mr. Thackery was just lucky the Dukes was having an awful day.”
Jerry Rushing told the creator of the Dukes an oral history of his life in the early 70s that became the premise for the Dukes of Hazzard.
Moonrunners was a B-movie released in 1975 (1-1/2 years after filming finished).
Coy and Vance not only had similar looks, but also a similar character profile (For example, Luke was in the Marines; Vance was in the Merchant Marines.) They were on for 19 episodes while Tom Wopat and John Schneider were on strike and occurred in one episode with them when they returned.
The Boar’s Nest is the name of a bar that Jerry Rushing talked about from his days running moonshine.
Denver Pyle was not only famous for wearing a red baseball cap in the Dukes of Hazzard, but also for portraying Buck Webb in The Doris Day Show and Mad Jack on Grizzly Adams.
Rick Hurst portrayed Cletus Hogg, who was Boss Hogg’s second cousin twice removed.
“Opening Night at the Boar’s Nest” was the last episode and aired February 8, 1985.
Flash made his first appearance during season 3’s “Enos Straight to the Top” at the request of James Best.
On the day Loretta Lynn comes to Hazzard, the Dukes drive Daisy to work. However, when the kidnappers let the air out of the General Les’s tires, the Dukes take Daisy’s car to rescue Loretta. Not only do they crash her car, but later they wreck the General Lee, too.
In Atlanta, the show’s producers were passed by a car with a “Dixie” horn. They chased the driver down and paid three times what it was worth to get it. Later they discovered they were more common than originally thought.
Years earlier, Jennings gave up his seat on the flight that killed Buddy Holley, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper.
Billy Jo and Scarlett Fong are the oldest and only Chinese family in Hazzard. Billy Joe was fixing his wok.
Gerald McRaney and Christopher Mayer (who played Vance Duke later in the show) were also considered for the role.
Sorrell Booke’s died February 11, 1994 and his funeral drew the former Dukes of Hazzard actors together and made them think about a reunion show. In real life, Booke had two university degrees and spoke five languages.
The thieves wanted their diamond necklace back and wanted to kill Daisy and Lulu because they saw their faces.
Woody might have fooled most folks in Hazzard, but he never fooled Flash.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Jefferson Davis had a twin brother, Abraham Lincoln Hogg, who was honest, kind, and obeyed the law.
For some reason Rosco liked it better getting fifty percent of fifty percent instead of twenty-five percent.
Luke Duke was supposed to be older and wiser and 8-9 years would have given him that. Luke Duke also had served in the United States Marines.
“In a one gallon can? No, kidding.”
Crooks had planted television sets in the trunk of the General Lee. Amazingly, a large part of the fan mail for the show was addressed to the General Lee.
When Boss Hogg’s car won’t start, he hops on a dirt bike and shows he knows his way around motorcross.
“I need every penny of this here little amount to develop and build my solar powered still.”
The second verse says “Someday the mountain might get’em but the law never will.”