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Maybe someone can post a screen cap or two of each? :)

Happy to oblige CD.

I just finished watching Enos's Last Chance. Just after Scanlon (or Scallion as Rosco called him) escaped from jail you can see his green Chevy parked in the background as he shoots at the tires.

I think you're right, that does look like Scanlon's car in the background, although it's not there when the Dukes get back to town. Here's the scene with a later shot of his car inset.

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There's a couple of other continuity mistakes in that episode. As Scanlon is driving the patrol car it briefly changes from a Plymouth Fury to an AMC Matador just before it comes up behind the orange truck. After he dumps the patrol car, Scanlon makes off in his green car which clearly has a dent over the rear door handle. The dent has gone next time we see the car.

Also in Opening Night at the Boars Nest,as everybody pulls up outside the Boars Nest for the last time, you can see that Sonny isn't playing Enos,somebody else is. Watch carefully as boss turns away from the door,and "Enos" turns around.

Not too sure about this one. Whoever is playing Enos seems to be reluctant to turn around. This is the best shot I could get, and Cooter's hat blends into his face, making his top lip look bigger. I think you're right, but I'll leave it up to others to decide.

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Found a great one while researching Daisy's Plymouth.   From that car's final chase leading up to its destruction at Kissing Cliff, they recycled the same shot but reversed it.   I first not

Not really a blooper, but an oddity. When Bo and Luke borrow Cooter's pickup near the end of 'People's Choice', Cooter says, "Do me a favor. Put a couple of dollars' worth of gas in there." Coooter wa

I wonder if Mr. Winkle was in the area. LOL I think the Jude Emery one was the worst.....just my opinion. 

Thanks Hoss.

Im almost 100% sure that Enos isnt played by Sonny,and Cooter probably isnt played by Ben.I noticed that his hat is very low on his head and he seems a bit stockier than he does in the Boars Nest.

I wonder why Sonny and Ben weren't in the final scene? Because Enos's and Daisy's Wedding and Opening Night at the Boars Nest were probably filmed at Valencia at the same time.

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Here's a couple more from season 1.

In 'Limo One is Missing' the brief scene when the General pulls over (just before the motorcyle cops jump into the lake) has been mirrored.

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Near the start of 'Deputy Dukes', Cindy Lou and Maybelle steal all of Bo and Luke's clothes. The girls can be seen carrying their pants, and the boys clearly have bare legs when they climb into the General. However, when we see them a couple of minutes later, just before they run into Rosco, they (or at least the two guys in the car) are both wearing jeans.

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In the first part of 'Carnival of Thrills', Diane Benson asks Bo "You don't care much about expenses, do you?" when he takes her "best show car" for his first trial practice. She was right, because he uses three different cars to make the jump!. Bo climbs into a 1972 Plymouth Fury, puts on his seatbelt and moves off. He then accelerates and takes off in a 1972 Plymouth Satellite. The car that lands and turns after the jump is a 1973 Ford Torino. Finally Bo returns in the 1972 Plymouth Fury he started with. If only they hadn't picked cars with such different grilles, they may have got away with it.

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I just spotted this one in Opening Night at the Boars Nest.

As Bubba and Flyod try to run Boss down in the square they supposedly escape in a dark blue chevy nova. However as Bo and Luke back away from the camera to do a j-turn look in the top lefthand side of the screen. It appears that the Malone brothers ditched the car in Hazzard square!! :)

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I just spotted this one in Opening Night at the Boars Nest.

As Bubba and Flyod try to run Boss down in the square they supposedly escape in a dark blue chevy nova. However as Bo and Luke back away from the camera to do a j-turn look in the top lefthand side of the screen. It appears that the Malone brothers ditched the car in Hazzard square!! :)

Here's a couple of screengrabs to illustrate CD's point.

Firstly, this is Floyd and Bubba's Blue Nova:

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And here's the parked car (on the left), looking suspiciously similar, and seen just a few seconds after they were meant to have driven off.

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Just to add another blooper from the same scene, the back projection used as Bo and Luke pull up to protect Boss clearly shows 'Seth M. Berley & Co.', which got replaced in season 5.

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These three bloopers all fall into the category of visible equipment, ie. equipment that should be out of sight.

In 'Gold Fever' this car flips during the chase scene with Dr. Homer Willis's RV. The explosion blows away the foliage that was covering the pipe ramp, leaving it exposed.

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In 'Duke vs. Duke' Flash raises her ears when Rosco tries to jump to victory at the end of the race. It doesn't come out too well in this screengrab, but if you watch the scene you can clearly see that there's a thin black wire pulling the ears up (I've arrowed the visible one on the left ear).

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In 'Ding, Dong, the Boss Is Dead' the Dukes have to stop Boss's runaway coffin. The coffin then sails through the air and ends up in a tree/bush. In the long shot there is no tree/bush anywhere near the spot where the General blocks the coffin's path. Additionally, the coffin follows an arced trajectory due to the fact that it's swinging on a very obvious cable.

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I think that this one comes under the category of visible crew and/or equipment. When Jesse approaches the scene of the first car-stripping in 'Arrest Jesse Duke' the area is meant to be deserted, but there is clearly a large vehicle parked at the side of the road (see the door mirror sticking out on the far left). Judging by the shadows there may also be a smaller vehicle behind it.

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I've just finished watching series 1-5 since early January & found a few mistakes that haven't been mentioned yet, but I've forgotten them so I have to rewatch to see them. But somewhere in the 3rd series there is a long shot of the general driving (in the country) towards the camera & becomes a close up & you can see the film crews shadows on the ground.

Also somewhere in the 5th season, in a couple of long shots there are a couple of interesting buildings in some driving scenes out at the ranch. I'm going to rematch them again to confirm which episodes they are.

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Here's a couple of continuity errors I spotted in 'Happy Birthday, General Lee'. The first is the lights on the Capitol City patrol car. When it first chases the black Charger the blue light is above the driver, but a few seconds later, and in every other appearance, the red light is on the driver's side:

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The second is the black Charger itself. When it's nudged off the road by the Capitol City patrol car it takes a hard knock to the driver's door that leaves a big dent. It comes to rest after a hard impact to the front passenger corner. It also has a very glossy paint finish.

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When Bo and Luke pick up the car from the scrapyard the driver's door has miraculously been repaired. The front end damage is worse on the driver's side and the car now has a distinctly matt finish that cannot be put down to dust.

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I was making my way through season 4 looking for patrol cars when I spotted this one in 'Pin the Tail on the Dukes'. About ten minutes into the show Hector takes Mr. Rhuebottom's van and Bo and Luke return it so he doesn't get into trouble. Here's the van as Bo and Luke park up opposite Cooter's:

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When Rosco follows them into the Square and pulls up in front of the van all the signage on the side has disappeared. The signage on the other side is present when Rosco confronts the Duke boys, and the signage reappears on this side when they drive off with Cooter.

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I was watching "The Return of Hughie Hogg" and noticed this mistake. When Bo, Luke, and Rosco break out of jail they run to Cooter's to hide. Cletus is also at Cooter's. In the next scene they arrive at the farm and Uncle Jesse says "Where in the world have you boy's been ? Daisy and Cletus have been combing the hills for you". Why would Cletus be combing the hills for them when they're all at Cooter's ?

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I finally got hold of 'The Dukes' cartoon series on DVD and I didn't think it should be excluded from this thread. I appreciate that cartoons have different rules to live-action so I've let some things slide, but these I couldn't.

First are the seats/seatbelts in The General. About half of the time no one is wearing a seatbelt, as shown in the first picture. In the second picture the front seat occupants have conventional over-the-shoulder seatbelts, although the belts disappear behind their backs - not much use in an accident!. In the third picture Vance's seatbelt is across his left shoulder. The fourth picture shows all three occupants wearing seatbelts although the front seats have mysteriously disappeared. By the fifth picture it's only those in the front with belts again, but the belts are now attached to the roof. Finally the last picture shows the top of seatbelts attched to the top of the A-pillars by the windshield. I guess they added the belts because of the target audience (in the live-action show The General hardly ever seems to have seatbelts), but they could've at least been consistent.

Both the pictures below show views in rear-view mirrors. In the one on the left they forgot to reverse the image.

During a river crossing (I think from 'The Dukes in Urbekistan') we get a close-up of The General's rear. The license plate clearly shows "CHN 920" instead of "CNH 320". It's correct in other shots that I've checked. Incidentally, with all the countries in the world to choose from, why did they have to make up Urbekistan?. Were they worried that the people of Uzbekistan would take offence?. Likewise, in 'The Dukes in Switzerland' the secret police are from Slavonia which sounds suspiciously like the European country Slovenia (although it was still part of Yugoslavia when the cartoon was made). If anything, the secret police sound more like the Stasi that operated in East Germany until reunification in 1990.

The final one here may not be a blooper, but I bet no one at Hanna-Barbera considered it. In 'Dukes in Scotland' the story revolves around a money counterfeiting operation, but they are counterfeiting Bank of England (English/Welsh) bank notes. Scotland has it's own bank notes that are issued by retail banks, not central banks and don't have the Queen's head on them. I accept that they could've been making English/Welsh notes because they are easier to dispose of (Scottish notes can be refused in England and Wales and are not accepted by banks and exchange bureaus outside of the United Kingdom). I also wonder why they would bother counterfeiting the lowest denomination note. Most forgers go for £20 notes. The £50 note had entered circulation in 1981, but even today they are scrutinized a lot more than other notes due to their higher value.

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Another couple here from the cartoon series, both from 'Boss O' Hogg and the Little People'.

I haven't checked all of Uncle Jesse's correspondence, but in this episode the name and address on his postcard are strange and varied. The first picture clearly shows a postcard addressed to "JESSIE WILLIAMS". The second has shortened his name to "JESSI", while the third calls him "JESSIE WILLIAS" and the word "HUNGRY" mysteriously appears in the address. In the last shot his name looks more like "JESSIE SASSUSS". Is "DUKE" such a hard name to spell?.

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When the race visits England ('The Dukes of London') the police cars are correctly badged "POLICE". When the race reaches France ('The Dukes do Paris') the police cars are correctly badged "POLICE". When the race goes through Austria ('Tales of the Vienna Hoods') the police cars are correctly badged "POLIZEI". When the race takes place in Ireland the police cars seem to have been recycled from 'The Dukes of London' because they are still badged "POLICE" instead of the correct "GARDA".

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I could be mistaken, but I think last time I watched happy birthday general lee, there was a blooper when the man was selling the charger to the boys. Pay very close attention to the year he mentions the car being. If I am not mistaken, he calls it s 68. Like I said, I could be wrong, it has been a while and I vaguely remember this.

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