​Dukes Of Hazzard Classic TV Show Turns 35​​

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January 27, 2021

The Dukes Of Hazzard television show turns 35 years-old today, Jan. 27, since it first aired on CBS. Fans of the show remember the General Lee and Luke Duke who spent most of his time with Bo fleeing from the local sheriff, Roscoe P. Coltrane.

The Duke boys were hardly ever guilty of any real crimes, they were usually framed somehow, and had to break a couple of laws in order to prove their innocence. And they had their gorgeous cousin, Daisy Duke, and their straight-talking uncle, Uncle Jessie, to help them whenever needed.

Some may remember the show being turned into a feature film in 2005, but for some reason stars Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott and Jessica Simpson weren’t able to muster up the same kind of chemistry that the original cast did, plus, it seemed the writers wanted the movie to appeal to those who weren’t familiar with the show, and didn’t do too much the honor some of the original plot lines.

In past interviews, John Schneider, who played Bo Duke on the show, said he’s proud of the work he did on “The Dukes of Hazzard,” but he doesn’t want to be defined by it.

“Every time somebody starts out, ‘You know him best from “The Dukes of Hazzard,”‘ I just want to strangle them,” said Schneider. “I did a couple of radio interviews recently, and one guy said, ‘We got Bo Duke on the line,’ so there I am, on live radio, and I say, ‘Really? Is that right? That’s who you have on the phone right now? I’ll do ‘yeehaw’ for you later.’”

Reruns of the Dukes Of Hazzard can still be seen on TV today and in several foreign countries.