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:
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.