Synopsis by Mark Deming
Wildly popular during its six-season run on CBS, The Dukes of Hazzard focused on the ongoing adventures of Bo Duke (John Schneider) and Luke Duke (Tom Wopat), two cousins living in Hazzard County in the Deep South. Jefferson Davis Hogg (Sorrell Booke) is a corrupt local political bigwig who has long had it in for the Duke boys, as well as their moonshine-brewing Uncle Jesse (Denver Pyle) and their sexy cousin Daisy (Catherine Bach). Roughly once a week, "Boss" Hogg and the corrupt but inept local law enforcement officials under his command, led by Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane (James Best) and Deputy Enos Strate (Sonny Shroyer), would made trouble for the Dukes and/or their friends, and Bo and Luke would be forced to take the law into their own hands, usually with their help of their souped-up 1969 Dodge Charger, the General Lee. Country music legend Waylon Jennings sang the show's theme song, as well as serving as narrator. Wopat and Schneider briefly left the series due to a pay dispute in 1982; their characters were written out of the show, and Coy Duke (Byron Cherry) and Vance Duke (Christopher Mayer), two cousins previously never discussed on the show, stepped in to take their place, but Bo and Luke were back by the end of the season in 1983.
brother, Deep-South, police-corruption, political-machine