History Trivia / TheDukesOfHazzard

27th Mar '18 4:38:08 PM Vahanisback
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* FranchiseKiller: Dylann Roof.
11th Mar '18 10:18:27 PM Ezclee4050
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* PlayingAgainstType: Sorrell Booke was a versatile character actor, but before he was cast as Boss Hogg he usually specialized in playing white collar New Yorkers
5th Mar '18 9:25:09 AM AmuckCricetine
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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 the reason they left was "man's work," but another simply said that they felt that 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.



* WrittenInAbsence: Both in Season 2. Sonny Shroyer (Enos) was missing for two episodes due to appendicitis (they gave Enos appendicitis as well), while James Best (Rosco) left for a while due to a contract dispute (so they shipped Rosco off to the academy for re-certification). Also, John Schneider was absent for an episode because he was filming a TV movie (this was before the great merchandising dispute in season five), so Bo spent a weekend with the Marine Corps. In season five, it's explained that Bo and Luke left to join NASCAR.
3rd Dec '17 12:57:51 PM nombretomado
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** Morgan Woodward parodies his most famous role, [[CoolHandLuke Boss Godfrey]], in "Cool Hands, Bo and Luke"

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** Morgan Woodward parodies his most famous role, [[CoolHandLuke [[Film/CoolHandLuke Boss Godfrey]], in "Cool Hands, Bo and Luke"
12th Sep '17 1:21:41 PM NWolfman
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* TooSoon: Don't expect to see this on television again any time soon after the Charleston church massacre perpetrated by white supremacist and Confederate sympathizer Dylann Storm Roof.

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* TooSoon: Don't expect to see this on television again any time soon after the Charleston church massacre perpetrated by white supremacist and Confederate sympathizer Dylann Storm Roof. The outpouring of white nationalism from the alt. right, which includes both confederate sympathizers and neo-Nazis, two years later overshadowed the charm of the show's southern pride even further.
23rd Jul '17 6:45:53 PM SPBurke
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** Most of the cast of the film doesn't look back fondly on it. Seann William Scott said he enjoyed filming it and is still friends with his castmates (particularly Johnny Knoxville), but didn't like the final product. Even his family was embarrassed for him when he invited them to the film's premiere.
14th Jul '17 8:09:42 PM glickmam
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* DuelingShows: Part of the ratings decline during the second half of the series run was attributed to the debut of ''Series/KnightRider''. While not airing directly against each other, both shows vied for the attention of a largely younger audience with an interest in souped up cars. As a result producers began to increase stunt and jump sequences featuring the General Lee. The rivalry between the series was played up in a satirical cross over story between the two shows in a 1983 issue of Cracked magazine.

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* DuelingShows: Part of the ratings decline during the second half of the series run was attributed to the debut presence of ''Series/KnightRider''.''Series/KnightRider'' on Creator/{{NBC}}. While not airing directly against each other, both shows vied for the attention of a largely younger audience with an interest in souped up cars. As a result producers began to increase stunt and jump sequences featuring the General Lee. The rivalry between the series was played up in a satirical cross over story between the two shows in a 1983 issue of Cracked magazine.
14th Jul '17 8:07:50 PM glickmam
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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 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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** 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 the reason they left was "man's work," but another simply said that they knew felt that 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.
14th Feb '17 1:50:48 PM Mdumas43073
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In July 2015, two weeks after Dylann Roof was arrested in the killings of nine African Americans at a church in Charleston, S.C. (after which, along with his racist manifestos, photos of him posing with the Confederate flag became public), Warner Bros. stopped licensing ''Dukes of Hazzard merchandise'', including the General Lee (which has a large Confederate flag painted on top). Shortly thereafter, TV Land [[http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/07/01/tv-land-pulls-reruns-dukes-hazzard/ pulled reruns of the show off its schedule]], effective immediately. It is unknown when, or if, the show will return in the future.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In July 2015, two weeks after Dylann Roof was arrested in the killings of nine African Americans at a church in Charleston, S.C. (after which, along with his racist manifestos, photos of him posing with the Confederate flag became public), Warner Bros. stopped licensing ''Dukes of Hazzard merchandise'', Hazzard'' merchandise, including the General Lee (which has a large Confederate flag painted on top). Shortly thereafter, TV Land [[http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/07/01/tv-land-pulls-reruns-dukes-hazzard/ pulled reruns of the show off its schedule]], effective immediately. It is unknown when, or if, the show will return in the future.
14th Feb '17 1:50:08 PM Mdumas43073
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In July 2015, two weeks after Dylan Roof was arrested in the killings of nine African Americans at a church in Charleston, S.C., and, along with his racist manifestos, photos of him posing with the Confederate flag became public, Warner Bros. stopped licensing Dukes of Hazzard merchandise, including the General Lee (which has a large Confederate flag painted on top). Shortly thereafter, TV Land pulled reruns of the show off its schedule, effective immediately. [[http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/07/01/tv-land-pulls-reruns-dukes-hazzard/]] It is unknown when, or if, the show will return in the future.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In July 2015, two weeks after Dylan Dylann Roof was arrested in the killings of nine African Americans at a church in Charleston, S.C., and, (after which, along with his racist manifestos, photos of him posing with the Confederate flag became public, public), Warner Bros. stopped licensing Dukes ''Dukes of Hazzard merchandise, merchandise'', including the General Lee (which has a large Confederate flag painted on top). Shortly thereafter, TV Land pulled reruns of the show off its schedule, effective immediately. [[http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/07/01/tv-land-pulls-reruns-dukes-hazzard/]] com/entertainment/2015/07/01/tv-land-pulls-reruns-dukes-hazzard/ pulled reruns of the show off its schedule]], effective immediately. It is unknown when, or if, the show will return in the future.
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