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
- During the 1981-82 season, John Schneider and Tom Wopat demanded pay raises, claiming that they earned and were owed a lot of royalties from the show's extensive line of merchandise. They…
[show]During the 1981-82 season, John Schneider and Tom Wopat demanded pay raises, claiming that they earned and were owed a lot of royalties from the show's extensive line of merchandise. They ended up walking out, and the producers replaced the characters of Bo with Coy and and Luke with Vance for the 1982-83 season, which resulted in a big fall in the show's ratings. The dispute with Schneider and Wopat was eventually settled, and they returned for the final four episodes of the season, with the "clone" Dukes being written out in the same episode, never to be mentioned again.
- Uncle Jesse's CB handle was "Shepherd," Bo and Luke's handle was "Lost Sheep," and Daisy's handle was "Bo Peep."
- Sorrell Booke wore padding under his suit, to appear chubbier, while playing overweight "Boss" Jefferson Davis Hogg.