We’re continuing on with Dukes of Hazzard week here at Retro Ramblings, and today, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some footage of the stars of the show in various other ways, as well as other interpretations of the show. So here are some fun videos of the icons outside of the confines of their familiar Hazzard County.
First up, check out these couple of videos where the stars of The Dukes of Hazzard competed on the iconic game show Family Feud against the stars of The Waltons and The Jeffersons.
Bo and Luke were pretty talented outside of acting, driving cars, and shooting bows. Turns out, they’re both pretty good singers, and you can see that in the video below as they sing the theme song, Good Old Boys in Nashville.
Robot Chicken’s version of The Dukes of Hazzard
Auto Trader got on The Dukes of Hazzard band wagon with one of their recent commercials
In this modern age of over political correctness, you probably won’t see The Dukes of Hazzard on television anymore. Matter of fact, if you did, it would probably look a lot like this.
The very first General Lee, known as Lee 1, was found in a junkyard and restored.
One more video for today, as we find out if Bo Duke still has it or not.
Growing up, and still today, I was a big fan of The Dukes of Hazzard television show. As I got old enough, I would watch the new episodes on Friday nights, and beyond that, it was shown in syndication on my local station every afternoon after school, so I had plenty of opportunity to watch.
Dukes of Hazzard TV Tray
Dukes of Hazzard ERTL Cars
Dukes of Hazzard Happy Meal Boxes
Dukes of Hazzard Wrist Racers
“Just two good old boys, never meanin’ no harm… Beats all you never saw, been in trouble with the law since the day they was born…”
Everybody loves a car chase. From Bullitt to The French Connection to Smokey and the Bandit, speedy vehicles have thrilled viewers on the big screen for years. CHiPs proved the same thrills were possible on the small screen, so it was only a natural progression to continue the concept of the chase-driven show.
Unlike CHiPs, The Dukes Of Hazzard took the side of the “outlaws” as it followed the adventures of the Duke cousins, Bo and Luke. The boys were reformed former moonshiners whose career ended when they were caught making a moonshine run for their Uncle Jesse. Jesse made a deal with the law to keep the boys out of prison, involving a promise from the boys never to run moonshine again, not to cross the state line without permission, and not to use any firearms.
However, none of this could keep the Duke boys down. To get around the firearms ban, the two were strictly bowmen, though their arrows often had a bit of TNT-fueled kick. They also built a car with the help of their buddy, Cooter Davenport. They took out a loan to finance the venture while their other cousin, Daisy (who wears short shorts? she wears short shorts!), worked at the Boar’s Nest to pay off the loan (“Free drinks on the house!”). This hangout was owned by Boss Hogg, the local politico who ran Hazzard County and the major nemesis of the Duke clan.