The Duke Family -- cousins Bo ( John Schneider ) and Luke ( Tom Wopat ), assisted by their cousin Daisy ( Catherine Bach ) and their uncle, Jesse ( Denver Pyle )-- fight the system and root out the corrupt practices of Hazzard County Commissioner Boss Hogg ( Sorrell Booke ) and his bumbling brother-in-law-Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane ( James Best ).
Last Episode07x17 Opening Night at the Boar's Nest Aired: Feb. 08, 1985
When Boss and Lulu decide to host a talent show at the Boar’s Nest, Roscoe decides to try out his magic act. However, when Roscoe makes Boss …
Series Fun Facts
- J.D. Hogg's nickname of "Boss" and his shady dealings and criminal activities are a reference (albeit a comical one) to what is known as the "Southern Fried Mafia". Unlike major criminal…
[show]J.D. Hogg's nickname of "Boss" and his shady dealings and criminal activities are a reference (albeit a comical one) to what is known as the "Southern Fried Mafia". Unlike major criminal organizations (like the Italian Mafia, Japanese Yakuza, Russian "Red" Mafya, etc.) which control criminal operations on a national or international level, the Southern Fried Mafia controls criminal activities such as gambling, prostitution, and distilling and bootlegging moonshine (in dry counties or states) on a smaller level wherever they can corrupt officials (like Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane) in small towns and Southern cities (like Atlanta, Mobile, Montgomery, Memphis, etc.). A more serious example of this criminal group's function can be seen in films like White Lightning and Walking Tall.
- Waylon Jennings's band, The Waylors, provided the in-episode music for early episodes.
- Waylon Jennings sings about the Duke boys' acting as "modern day Robin Hoods", and indeed they are shown to be expert shots with their bows and arrows.