History Series / TheDukesOfHazzard

19th Jul '16 9:23:06 AM evilwillhunting
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* OlderThanTheyLook: When Enos Strate is introduced, he's a recent graduate of the police academy, and although he's the "oldest virgin in the county," he looks to be in his early 20s. In fact, Sonny Shroyer was 44 when cast.



* ReallyGetsAround: Both boys tends to have plenty of luck with the ladies, but [[TheCasanova Bo]] has girls coming out of his ears. Before the show was [[LighterAndSofter toned down]] for kids, it was often mentioned in passing that he's probably responsible for half the bastards in Hazzard.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Both boys tends tend to have plenty of luck with the ladies, but [[TheCasanova Bo]] has girls coming out of his ears. Before the show was [[LighterAndSofter toned down]] for kids, it was often mentioned in passing that he's probably responsible for half the bastards in Hazzard.
19th Jul '16 9:20:26 AM evilwillhunting
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: As cool as the jumps look, a car is not an airplane. First of all, there is not enough weight in the back to keep the car flying in the shown trajectory. Second, the landing wreaks absolute havoc on the car, especially to its suspension and frame. This is why you almost never see The General Lee land after a jump... and if you do, you can often see the car's frame bending. Each jump usually wrecked a Charger.
19th Jul '16 9:17:02 AM evilwillhunting
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* OlderThanTheyLook: When Enos Strate is introduced, he's a recent graduate of the police academy, and although he's the "oldest virgin in the county," he looks to be in his early 20s. In fact, Sonny Shroyer was 44 when cast.
19th Jul '16 9:10:44 AM evilwillhunting
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* GoodOldFisticuffs: The bad guys never get away with it and are always arrested, but not before Bo and Luke go a few rounds with them.
** Rarely the Duke boys themselves will tussle. Luke, the former Marine and boxer, almost always wins.


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* ReallyGetsAround: Both boys tends to have plenty of luck with the ladies, but [[TheCasanova Bo]] has girls coming out of his ears. Before the show was [[LighterAndSofter toned down]] for kids, it was often mentioned in passing that he's probably responsible for half the bastards in Hazzard.
* RedOniBlueOni: Both the Duke Boys are red to Jesse's blue. Between them, Luke tends to be blue and Bo is as red as they come.
19th Jul '16 9:01:42 AM evilwillhunting
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* BerserkButton: The normally mild-mannered Enos is less so if Daisy is in danger.

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* BerserkButton: Several.
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The normally mild-mannered Enos is less so if Daisy is in danger.danger.
*** Not to mention that Bo and Luke will be very, *very* angry when their cousin or uncle is threatened.
** Rosco may be a bumbling goofball, but woe be to anyone who is out to hurt Flash.
** As much as he complains about her, Boss Hogg will absolutely not tolerate anyone endangering his wife Lulu.
** Boss absolutely HATES for Rosco to pinch his cheek.
** Endangering and exploiting either children or the elderly is a good way to get on Bo and Luke's bad side, really quick.
6th Jul '16 3:30:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* CopsNeedTheVigilante: The movie actually did this mostly right. The Duke cousins all broke the law, but they did so not only without permission, but in the face of police antagonism.
28th Jun '16 6:52:35 AM GnomeTitan
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* AbsenteeActor:
** James Best and Ben Jones each boycotted parts of season 2 due to disputes with the producers, while John Schneider and Tom Wopat missed most of season 5 as contract holdouts. Catherine Bach doesn't appear in season 3's "To Catch a Duke".
** Even the General Lee is missing from one episode! Granted, that episode ("Mary Kaye's Baby") was only the third episode of the show's first season, so the car probably wasn't established enough as a "star" in its own right for its absence to have been noticed by many viewers at the time.
** Averted by John and Tom when the whole cast offered to join their boycott of season 5. Catherine mentioned offering to walk off with the two of them, but they told her not to. According to one source, they said that solving the pay dispute that was the reason they left was "man's work," but another simply said that they knew if all three of them walked, there'd be no show to come back to. Also averted by Denver Pyle and Sorrell Booke, the only cast members to appear in every episode.

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* AbsenteeActor:
** James Best
%% AbsenteeActor is Trivia and Ben Jones each boycotted parts of season 2 due to disputes with the producers, while John Schneider and Tom Wopat missed most of season 5 as contract holdouts. Catherine Bach doesn't appear in season 3's "To Catch a Duke".
** Even the General Lee is missing from one episode! Granted, that episode ("Mary Kaye's Baby") was only the third episode of the show's first season, so the car probably wasn't established enough as a "star" in its own right for its absence to have
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** Averted by John and Tom when the whole cast offered to join their boycott of season 5. Catherine mentioned offering to walk off with the two of them, but they told her not to. According to one source, they said that solving the pay dispute that was the reason they left was "man's work," but another simply said that they knew if all three of them walked, there'd be no show to come back to. Also averted by Denver Pyle and Sorrell Booke, the only cast members to appear in every episode.
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* FollowTheLeader: Owes just as much to ''SmokeyAndTheBandit'' as it does to ''Moonrunners''.

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* FollowTheLeader: Owes just as much %% FollowTheLeader is Trivia and has been moved to ''SmokeyAndTheBandit'' as it does to ''Moonrunners''.the Trivia page



* IronicEcho:
In "Cool Hands Luke and Bo," Bo and Luke, and later Boss Hogg and Rosco, make the mistake of entering Osage County, ruled by the feared Colonel Claiborne and Sheriff Cathcarte. All four are captured and sent to Claiborne's [[WorkingOnTheChainGang roadside chain gang]] on trumped-up charges. When Rosco protests, ''"You can't arrest me, I'm an officer of the law!"'', Cathcarte smugly replies, ''"We can do anything we want! This is our county now!"''

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* IronicEcho:
IronicEcho: In "Cool Hands Luke and Bo," Bo and Luke, and later Boss Hogg and Rosco, make the mistake of entering Osage County, ruled by the feared Colonel Claiborne and Sheriff Cathcarte. All four are captured and sent to Claiborne's [[WorkingOnTheChainGang roadside chain gang]] on trumped-up charges. When Rosco protests, ''"You can't arrest me, I'm an officer of the law!"'', Cathcarte smugly replies, ''"We can do anything we want! This is our county now!"''now!"''\\
28th Jun '16 6:49:36 AM GnomeTitan
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** "Too Many Roscos," where an experienced bank robber named Woody has a facelift so he can exactly resemble Rosco. He does this as he and his two associates run the patrol car driven by the real Rosco off the road and into a lake, kidnap him and allow the community to believe that the real Rosco to be presumed drowned. After the community begins mourning the presumably dead sheriff, "Rosco" reappears, much to the joy of the community. Although there are obvious clues that this man is an imposter--namely, by bungling simple facts while remembering in detail an expected armored car delivery to Hazzard Bank -- the community is fooled, and this allows Woody and his friends to pull off a seemingly easy bank robbery. But they couldn't leave well enough alone, which climaxed in a physical showdown between Rosco and Woody.

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** "Too Many Roscos," where an experienced bank robber named Woody has a facelift surgery so he can exactly resemble Rosco. He does this as he and his two associates run the patrol car driven by the real Rosco off the road and into a lake, kidnap him and allow the community to believe that the real Rosco to be presumed drowned. After the community begins mourning the presumably dead sheriff, "Rosco" reappears, much to the joy of the community. Although there are obvious clues that this man is an imposter--namely, by bungling simple facts while remembering in detail an expected armored car delivery to Hazzard Bank -- the community is fooled, and this allows Woody and his friends to pull off a seemingly easy bank robbery. But they couldn't can't leave well enough alone, which climaxed in leading to a physical showdown between Rosco and Woody.



** In "Cool Hands Luke and Bo," Bo and Luke, and later Boss Hogg and Rosco, make the mistake of entering Osage County, ruled by the feared Colonel Claiborne and Sheriff Cathcarte. All four are captured and sent to Claiborne's [[WorkingOnTheChainGang roadside chain gang]] on trumped-up charges. When Rosco protests, ''"You can't arrest me, I'm an officer of the law!"'', Cathcarte smugly replies, ''"We can do anything we want! This is our county now!"''
** In the climax of the episode, the four escape and race toward Hazzard, with Claiborne and Cathcarte in pursuit. The chase ends in a car crash. As everyone tries to clear their heads, Bo and Luke grin and point out - to Boss Hogg and Rosco's thrill and Claiborne and Cathcarte's horror - that they've crossed the county line, and are now in Hazzard. As Boss Hogg and Rosco gleefully arrest their former tormentors, Cathcarte protests, ''"You can't arrest me, I'm an officer of the law!"'' and Rosco smugly replies, ''"We can do anything we want! This is our county now!"''

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** In "Cool Hands Luke and Bo," Bo and Luke, and later Boss Hogg and Rosco, make the mistake of entering Osage County, ruled by the feared Colonel Claiborne and Sheriff Cathcarte. All four are captured and sent to Claiborne's [[WorkingOnTheChainGang roadside chain gang]] on trumped-up charges. When Rosco protests, ''"You can't arrest me, I'm an officer of the law!"'', Cathcarte smugly replies, ''"We can do anything we want! This is our county now!"''
** In Then, in the climax of the episode, the four escape and race toward Hazzard, with Claiborne and Cathcarte in pursuit. The chase ends in a car crash. As everyone tries to clear their heads, Bo and Luke grin and point out - to Boss Hogg and Rosco's thrill and Claiborne and Cathcarte's horror - that they've crossed the county line, and are now in Hazzard. As Boss Hogg and Rosco gleefully arrest their former tormentors, Cathcarte protests, ''"You can't arrest me, I'm an officer of the law!"'' and Rosco smugly replies, ''"We can do anything we want! This is our county now!"''
28th Jun '16 6:45:03 AM hullflyer
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* PermanentElectedOfficial: Boss Hogg. Nothing he does seems to jeopardize his chances for re-eleaction

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* PermanentElectedOfficial: Boss Hogg. Nothing he does seems to jeopardize his chances for re-eleactionre-election
28th Jun '16 6:39:33 AM hullflyer
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* IconicOutfit: Daisy Duke's [[WhoWearsShortShorts Daisy Dukes]].

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* IconicOutfit: Daisy Duke's [[WhoWearsShortShorts Daisy Dukes]].Dukes]], Boss Hogg's white suit, and Uncle Jesse's overalls.
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