2x21 Mason Dixon's Girls
First Aired: Feb. 29, 1980 on CBS
Summary: Bo and Luke accidentally pick up a crate of marijuana at the bus depot and end up on the run - But Mason Dixon, a private detective and his two sexy associates are on to the Dukes but end up working together to stop a drug-smuggling ring.
- Goof (factual errors): Handcuff keys are generally all the same, so the cuffed officials would merely need to ask another policeman for a key; they would not need to "have another one made", as Enos speaks about doing.
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Roscoe cites the "any object protruding more than three feet behind a vehicle must have a red safety-flag attached" statute, but the water-heater box that the Dukes are hauling --- though it is indeed quite tall vertically --- does not extend backwards anywhere near a yard.
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The mercs' hubcap is never shown to hit Mason's car, yet his lady-assistants speak of their being owed a paint job for "what the hubcap did to their fender".
- Goof (factual errors): Uncle Jesse's phone conversation with his nephews about the marijuana was less than a minute long, so there is no way that Mason's assistants could have donned their pole-climbing-rig belts and gotten up the pole to hear any of the conversation in that short amount of time.
- The original date that this episode televised was Friday, February 29th, 1980. February 29th is the rarest month and date. February 29th comes just once in 1,461 consecutive days (four years; this fourth year is called a "leap year"). It was nicknamed "Sadie Hawkins' Day" by late comic strip animation humorist Al Capp, in his daily (now expired) comic-strip "Li'l Abner".
- This episode served as a pilot for a spin-off series, but the series that was meant to be was never fulfilled.