This video is part of an ongoing project to build a retrospective TV archive made for the LL community on my Retro TV channel at
Aired from 1979 to 1985, seven seasons with 145 episodes. Three made for TV movies
"The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion"
"The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood".
There was also the 2005 film with Johhny Knoxville and Jessica Simpson. (IMO not the greatest) The third made for TV movie was a prequel to the 2005 film called "The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning" in 2007, which also went directly to DVD.
The show was based on the 1975 film "Moonrunners'" created by Gy Waldron. After the first few episodes, which were more gritty and edgy, the show became more family friendly. By the end of the first season it had found it's stride. The show was formulaic, some bad guys, some chases, dukes foil one of Boss Hoggs plans, capture the bad guys etc... I liked it when the Dukes actually ended up teaming with Boss Hogg against some really bad guys, which broke up the monotony a bit. A good all around family comedy.
Also the celebrity speed trap was a neat idea. Boss Hogg would hear about some celebrity singer passing through Hazzard County and he'd send Rosco out to lower the speed limit very low. They had to sing at the Boar's Nest to work off the citation. Pretty ingenious of the producers to squeeze in some celebrity on the show like that. My favorite was Roy Orbison. They only did that in the second season. Which is unfortunate.
For some reason I loved Rosco's dog Flash when I was a kid. I'd get crazy when he came on my parents tell me. I'd rewind the tape over and over and watch his appearances. To this day I'm fond of basset hounds. My favorite actor on the show was Sorell Booke who played Boss Hogg. Not favorite character, which was Flash, Booke was my favorite actor. I have my reasons why that I'll keep to myself.
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