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  1. The ONLY things I liked about this thing were the General Lee; the naked girls and Dukes Boys Swingin' by Cowboy Troy.

    This time, they turned Bo and Luke into two of the biggest morons I've ever seen in my life! I'd like to see Wopat and Schneider's Dukes beat the stew out Randy Wayne and Jonathon Bennett's Dukes...then, have the Knoxville/Scott Dukes chain them to the bumper of the General Lee and jump/ski/drift them...

    I will admit, my jaw dropped when I saw Sherilyn Fenn as Lulu. And I instantly thought of her in Meridian: Kiss of the Beast

  2. Must be some KISS fans on here.That's cool cause I'm a HUGE KISS Fan. I used to help a tribute band whenever they came into town.There is a Dukes/KISS connection.Gene Simmons and John Schneider are in that Trick Pony video "The Bride". Here is a pic of me in costume suder.jpg

    I'm glad to know there're other KISS fans here. Would the tribute band you mentioned happen to be STRUTTER? They used to come to Birmingham quite a bit in the mid 90s.

    But what KISS songs, if any, would you select for a Dukes car chase? I don't want to see this thread get shut down for going off topic. :D

  3. I thought the music was perfect and still do.! YEEHAW!

    I agree. The music in the movie, as it as, was perfect. And if WB had released ALL the songs heard in the movie on CD, I'd've bought the soundtrack. I would buy a two CD set no problem...

    ...and I'm adding Motley Crew's LOOKS THAT KILL to the list. :D

  4. For me, the movie will NEVER replace the TV show. But I had an interesting experience at Wal-Mart in late December:

    Here it was, December 2005, and I saw Star Wars toys out there. I know it was ANAKIN SKYWALKER, but it WAS Star Wars. I do remember when it was LUKE SKYWALKER and his bunch in the stores.

    I also saw a remote control General Lee...but it was Johnny Knoxville; Seann William Scott and Jessica Simpson on the toy. And I remember when it was John Schneider; Tom Wopat and Catherine Bach on merchandise 25 years ago!

  5. I am 33 years old. And I still recall my first exposure to the Dukes TV show. I believe I was 6 years old. I think The Incredible Hulk was still on. My mother was watching the tube when I saw a colorful racing car jumping. It was bright orange; had the lettering of "General Lee" on the roof; a Confederate flag on the roof and the numbers "01" on the doors. At 6 years old, I was just enchanted by the car. I soon learned that the TV show was called The Dukes of Hazzard. There were cousins Bo, Luke, Daisy, their Uncle Jesse; their friend Cooter Davenport and their enemies Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane. They also had friend with honest deputy Enos Strate.

    Ever since that night, I was glued to my TV on CBS on Friday nights watching the Dukes sticking it to crooked Boss and Rosco. For toys, I had the Hot Wheels-sized cars of the General; Boss' caddy and a cop car. I was always in hog heaven. I also had the larger; die cast metal General and the plastic General with the flip-top lid and the two figures. I had a small-sized model, a LARGE sized model and a General knock off with "07" on the doors and a Confederate flag on the roof. I had a poster of Luke sitting on the General's door and another poster of the airborne General.

    After the Dukes' last season, it was a surprise that it'd been cancelled. They'd been part of my life from the first through seventh grade. When I was seventeen, I tried watching the Dukes, but I just couldn't get into it.

    Then, the Dukes started airing on TNN. Now 24, I could really appreciate what was going on between the car action. As I watched One-Armed Bandits, I was shocked when Bo said, as he hugged Daisy in an Unfamily-like way, "You know, you're so pretty that if you weren't my cousin, I'd marry you."

    "It hasn't stopped anybody in this family before!" She responded! In addition, the scenery and background was so nice, so real. Eventually, I wound up with a VHS tape of High Octane. In 1998, I got David Hofstede's The Dukes of Hazzard: The Unofficial Companion. When I saw it, I immediately bought it and it was worth every cent. Sure enough, the first season was NOT the family-friendly show it became! Which was just fine with me. I was so used to the wholesomeness that it just kept throwing me. I also found out that the first five episodes were filmed in Covington, GA. I think that's why I love those episodes so much. I'd have to say that Swamp Molly is my favorite episode. Now I was recording episodes off TNN. In addition, I learned to appreciate the comedy chemistry of Sorrell Booke and James Best. Probably when Rosco thumbtacked Boss' finger is my most memorable moment. Favorite Boss moment was in Duke of Duke with the fits that Boss had when he found out he'd been tricked into paying those taxes! The book also explained, clearly, the reasons behind Tom Wopat and John Schneider's walkout.

    Then came the news I'd been waiting for: THE DUKES OF HAZZARD WAS COMING TO DVD! I had no hesitation in buying season one…or the subsequent seasons.

    And then I found out that the Dukes were coming to the movie screen in 2005. When I found out that Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott were in the film, I knew it wouldn't be family friendly. But I figured if I could enjoy the Owen Wilson/Ben Stiller Starsky & Hutch movie, I could enjoy this new Dukes film. I loved the film. I saw it four times. One of the times was with my mother…who was celebrating her 55th birthday. She's just deranged enough to enjoy wild stuff…and she loved the Dukes movie.

    I've also seen something of a full circle. John Schneider started off as the heroic Bo Duke, regularly going to Uncle Jesse for advice...now HE'S the father(Jonathan Kent)...giving advice to his son...the future Superman! I am a Smallville fan.

    That's my story, let's hear yours.

  6. The MOVIE Roscoe is a lot smarter than the TV Roscoe, which I liked. That Roscoe would be a truly worthy opponent to the TV Dukes. In season one, Best's Roscoe was brighter, but had a genuine hatred of the Dukes.

    You can count me a fan of the movie Dukes too. I loved Johnny being the NORMAL guy...as compared to the screwball CHARACTER of Seann.

    If I'd been Luke, when Bo was explaining to the General why he had to be covered up, I'd've told Annette and Katie, "The car's got issues." :)

  7. It was actually a yellow and black Plymouth Road Runner. In the first 5 episodes in Georgia it was a 1973-1974 Road Runner but when the shooting began at Warner Bros. for the rest of the series they used a 1971-1972 Plymouth Road Runner.

    I stand corrected. Thanks. :D I still liked Daisy's CAR more than her JEEP.

    By the way, in one episode, I saw, what was supposed to be, a speedometer for the General Lee could '69 Charger actually reach 150 mph? I also recall Starsky & Hutch's Torino's speedometer with a speed of 120 mph.

    Only in Hazzard County could you drive 150 mph and not be noticed! :D

  8. One of the highlights of the Dukes movie was that awesome chase in downtown Atlanta after Daisy, Annette and Katie sprung Bo & Luke. In the background(after Luke ticked off Bo for stealing Katie), we heard AC/DC's If You Want Blood in the background.

    What songs/musical pieces do you think would fit this chase? I'm looking mainly at MUSIC, not necessarily lyrics.

    My choices include:

    • I Stole Your Love by Kiss
    • Detroit Rock City by Kiss
    • King of the Nighttime World by Kiss
    • Tarot Woman by Rainbow

  9. What're your favorite comments by our beloved balladeer?

    From the episode The Treasure of Soggy Marsh they are:

    "We're about to see an interesting experiment in physics, the one about the irresistible force and the immovable object...and somebody better duck!"

    "Now what kind of fella could see a woman that looks like that and that's all he can think of to say. He must be a city boy."

    The one that ALWAYS comes to mind is "The Hazzard County carwarsh" when Roscoe, his deputies and their cars all wind up in a lake.

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