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
- Before Tom Wopat was chosen for the role of Luke, among the other actors who were considered for the part were Dennis Quaid and Gerald McRaney.
- P.J. Soles auditioned for the part of Daisy Duke. Her husband, Dennis Quaid, was considered for the part of Bo but he turned it down.
- Part of the ratings decline during the second half of the series run was attributed to the debut of the TV series Knight Rider (1982). While not airing directly against each other, both shows…
[show]Part of the ratings decline during the second half of the series run was attributed to the debut of the TV series Knight Rider (1982). 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.