WB's Dukes of Hazzard Tribute

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        I realize that there are many web sites and pages out there that are devoted to the Dukes of Hazzard television show and cartoon.  I am not out to compete with any of them.  I am merely giving my own little tribute to the Dukes of Hazzard.

Below is a photograph of the original cast of the Dukes of Hazzard.

    Starting from the left and in front is Sorrell Booke (aka Jefferson Davis [JD] "Boss" Hogg), Tom Wopat (Luke Duke), Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), John Schneider (Bo Duke), James Best (Sheriff Rosco P.{Pervise} Coltrane) and Flash.  From left to right in the rear are Ben Jones (Cooter Davenport), Byron Cherry (Coy Duke), Christopher Mayer (Vance Duke), Denver Pyle (Uncle Jesse Duke), and Sonny Shroyer (Enos Strate).

    Below is a more recent photograph of the cast taken from the Dukes of Hazzard Reunion movie which aired in early 1997 on CBS...

    The recent cast members from left and in the front row are John Schneider (Bo Duke), Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), and Tom Wopat (Luke Duke).  From left to right in the rear are Rick Hurst (Cletus Hogg), Denver Pyle (Uncle Jesse Duke), James Best (Boss/Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane), Sonny Shroyer (Enos Strate), and Ben Jones (Cooter Davenport).

    Actor Sorrell Booke, who played the part of Boss Hogg, passed away some time ago.  Denver Pyle who played Uncle Jesse passed away in 1997 and a lot of us Duke fans who watched the television show will agree that we miss both of these fine actors.  They will both remain in my and our hearts as family members to us all.  Luckily, the Good Lord permitted Mr. Pyle to be a great part of the Dukes of Hazzard Reunion before he left this world.

    In May 2000, the Dukes were back on CBS in their television movie Dukes in Hollywood.  This was a far better written and produced movie than the Reunion movie.  More "Duke-like."

    Fortunately, all of the other cast members are doing fine and well.  Mr. Best has his own website, JamesBest.com;  Mr. Schneider is the head of Faithworks Productions in Texas and also stars as Jonathan Kent on The WB's Superman series Smallville.  Mr. Jones appeared in the movie Primary Colors, a good movie BTW, and has a Dukes of Hazzard memorabilia store in Tennessee called Cooter's Garage, naturally.  Mr. Hurst appeared in the Karate Kid and Karate Kid 2 movies as the announcer for the fights.  He has also played a main role in the Missouri Lottery commercials as a football coach.  Mr. Shroyer appeared for a brief moment in the movie Forrest Gump.  He played a coach for the football game.  Mr. Mayer, who played Vance Duke, appeared in the movie Liar, Liar.  I, unfortunately, do not have any information on Mr. Wopat and Ms. Bach.

    Why was this show so popular?  Why would I have any interest in the movies?  It was and still is one of the few television shows that was full of good values for both young and old.  Values that we desperately need to have brought back into the United States of America.  There was very little swearing, at least none in the later series, and it was full of clean action and clean comedy.

    However, the most important and best remembered character of the show that most people that you see today will tell you and made the show very famous was...


THE WORLD FAMOUS 1969 DODGE CHARGER R/T, CODE NAMED

THE GENERAL LEE

For you die hard fans, go to www.generalleefanclub.com and see the multitude of information, fans, even photos of all the original General Lee's.  Depending on how much of a car and General Lee fan you are, the photo's of the deceased General's may be too much for you to see, viewer discretion is advised.

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