10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dukes Of Hazzard

  

The Dukes of Hazzard was a show that aired on CBS from 1979 to 1985 and followed the exploits of the Duke brothers, Bo and Luke, who live on a family farm in fictional Hazzard County, Georgia, with their cousin Daisy and their Uncle Jesse. The show was a huge ratings mine for CBS and spawned spin-offs, video games and a movie. Since it has been over 30 years since Dukes went off the air, we have 10 things that most people don’t know about the popular show:

10. Moonrunners

The show was inspired by the 1975 film Moonrunners, which was about a Southern family that runs bootleg liquor. Gy Waldron created it with ex-moonshiner Jerry Rushing. The show and the movie had some major differences though. While Dukes of Hazzard was a family friendly comedy, the movie was much cruder and edgier.

Source: The League of Dead Films

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9. Mid Season Filler Show

Dukes of Hazzard was initially going to be a mid season replacement for the failed series, Captain America, but when execs at Warner Bros. were impressed by the rough preview cuts of the completed episodes, they saw potential and realized that it could be developed into a full-running series.

(c) Warner Bros./ Courtesy: Everett Collection.

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