* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Many people only know the series because of Daisy's short shorts. Tiny short shorts are still occasionally referred to as Daisy Dukes to this day.
* FridgeLogic
** It's mentioned repeatedly that the Duke boys can't have guns as a condition of their probation. So, how are they getting ''dynamite'' and ''blasting caps'', both of which require a permit in most jurisdictions--a permit that Boss Hogg would ultimately have the ability to grant or deny?
** ''The Dukes'', the AnimatedAdaptation, is made of FridgeLogic (even for a Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon):
*** So Coy, Vance and Daisy[[note]](the cartoon was developed around the time John Schneider and Tom Wopat were on strike)[[/note]] are racing Boss Hogg and Rosco "clean around the world" with the Dukes' farm at stake? If they can afford to go all around the world, why can't they just buy the farm (not in that sense) outright?
*** How did Bo and Luke replace Coy and Vance during the run of the cartoon? Did they just start the race over or what?
*** And surely people on probation would ''never'' be allowed to leave the country (or even the '''county''') in the first place?
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The Dukes of Hazzard was very popular in the U.K. and Mexico.
* JustHereForGodzilla: While most fans do like the stories, the characters, and the fanservice on both sides, let's face it: the bulk of you are here to watch the General Lee outrun cops and make ridiculous jumps. Even those that hate the movies love that part.
* ReplacementScrappy: Coy and Vance.
* ValuesDissonance: The show has fallen victim to this due to growing controversy over the implications of the Confederate flag adorning the General Lee. In 2015 the TV Land network dropped the show from its schedule, and Warner Bros.' consumer-products division ended all licensing of General Lee-branded merchandise.
* TheWeirdAlEffect
** The show was very popular in the UK, and largely displaced any previous knowledge of [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar what the Confederate flag signified]]--as far as British people are concerned, it's that flag that was on top of the General Lee, and you put it on your car or lorry if you also enjoy driving around thumbing your nose at 'the law'. Naturally this can lead to ValuesDissonance.
** Ditto in Mexico, when the series [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff was very popular]], and it's not so unusual to find someone who has a identical (or similar) replica of the General Lee in Mexican streets. It does help most Mexicans don't get the historical nuance behind the Confederate flag and many Mexicans thought that flag is simply a modification of the regular American flag just for making the car to look really {{Badass}}. In fact, the Confederate flag is so deeply associated in Mexico with the series, that many Mexicans are disturbed when they find out the truth behind the historical meaning of it.[[note]]It does help the Confederate flag also works as a cultural GettingCrapPastTheRadar, as waving the regular American flag in Mexican streets is something of a taboo for Mexicans [[UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar for obvious reasons]].[[/note]]
* WhatAnIdiot
** Several of the show's most memorable (if not critically acclaimed) episodes play upon the premise of Boss and Rosco being so naive and stupid -- Sorrell Booke and James Best convincingly portrayed their respective characters as gullible individuals with the mentality of 10- and 7-year-old boys -- that dangerous criminals are able to easily able to get them to help accomplish their goals. Perhaps the best example of this is "When You Wish Upon a Hogg," where Boss' corrupt nephew, Hughie, uses his insight into his uncle and right-hand stooge to convince them that an old, antique oil lamp contains a genie that can help them get rich and put the Duke boys in prison forever. When Trixie (Hughie's beautiful girlfriend) plays her part perfectly, Boss and Rosco -- both adults who, even with their mentality should know that the "genie in a lamp" idea is just fiction -- take the bait. Bo and Luke, naturally, know that the "genie in a lamp" scheme is fraudulent but Boss and Rosco refuse to listen to reason.
** "New Deputy in Town," from Season 4. In a case that also fits BadCopIncompetentCop, Rosco -- told that a federal inmate in custody on bank robbery and murder charges will be staying overnight at the Hazzard County Jail -- fails to follow up on an FBI advisory that also alerts about his partner in crime: a shapely young woman named Linda Mae Barnes, also wanted for bank robbery and murder. Not long thereafter, after Rosco again bungles an arrest of the Duke boys, Barnes shows up, impersonating a state trooper and easily arrests Bo and Luke. Boss is so impressed (and turned on by Linda) that he hires her on the spot, also acting like an idiot and failing to conduct a background check.
** Enos falls prey to the WhatAnIdiot trap -- along with the others, who are far more intelligent than Boss or Rosco -- in "Too Many Roscos," when they fail to notice obvious clues about a criminal posing as Rosco, due to his exact resemblance. The phony had bungled simple facts about Bo and Luke, two men he had known since they were young boys, but yet recalled in exact detail facts about an expected armored car delivery at Hazzard Bank. Nothing arouses their suspicion, as everyone chalks it up to "amnesia" the real Rosco had suffered in yet another accident.
* {{Woolseyism}}: For obvious reasons, in the Mexican Spanish dub all the Southern accents are replaced with Mexican Northern ones, since the Mexican North is the cultural equivalent of the American DeepSouth. In fact, Boss Hogg's Mexican VA (the late Esteban Siller) was a native ''Norteņo'' or Northener in Spanish.
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