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  1. 14 minutes ago, RogerDuke said:

    I still remember what it felt like when the DVD sets came out. I was walking on clouds! 

    Me too...no more trying to madly tape every episode/rerun off whatever cable network, and hoping the VHS tapes lasted! :cornfused: The DVDs were a way to finally have every episode, digitally remastered (although not in HD), and official studio quality at the time! :banana:

  2. 31 minutes ago, Hobie Hartkins said:

    Yes, and I did! I was 14 when they first came on. 

    Lol, I was a few years younger, but l still remember watching when the show originally aired! I was so angry when it went off the air...and just a year later, so did Knight Rider. :cry: I was devastated...but first came the beauty of reruns for both shows, and eventually home video sets! I can now forever enjoy both shows whenever I want. :tup:

  3. 1 hour ago, Hobie Hartkins said:

    Through the power of TDOH,  they stay the same and the way they make you feel,  when you watch them  is always the same to! So...in a way, it keeps us all the same! :) 

    Exactly...the memories are forever captured on screen & for us to forever enjoy! :) But, we do have to live in reality sometimes, even when we don’t want to or it’s painful. However, we’ll always have the memories to cherish, and know & be grateful for what once was—especially if you got to experience them firsthand & when they originally impacted us. :D

  4. 3 hours ago, RogerDuke said:

    It's so tough to see people pass on. I look at Dukes stars like family and if one who was only on a single episode for a few minutes dies, it saddens me.....like people Rosco caught in the celebrity speedtrap, for example. 

    I know...I want those people to remain the ages at the time of DOH, but we all get older & no one lives forever. 

  5. 23 hours ago, RogerDuke said:

    Maybe it's just a coincidence but it sure seems like the world was still sane when Denver Pyle was alive.....and it seems like it started turning crazy after he passed on. We miss you Uncle Jesse. Happy 103rd birthday in Hazzard Heaven.....a place where everything makes sense and the biggest ending is happy. 

    It was still sane when Denver’s/Uncle Jesse’s generation was still alive...but, sadly we are losing most of them, as time moves on. He was the same age as one of my grandmas...she passed away just two years after him, in ‘99. I can’t wrap my head around the idea they’d ‘be’...103 (little rhyme there)! :-P RIP, God bless, and miss you both! 

  6. 1 hour ago, RogerDuke said:

    I watched it but not on a regular basis. My favorite scene was when that tiny car got pulled over and that massive guy got out and was so mad he tore the car apart with his bare hands.  No, it wasn't Big Ed Little. I think it was Rosie Greer. 

    Yes, it was an early Season 1 episode “Moving Violation”...Rosie Greer guest starred as this huge, massive guy who gets out of an old tiny compact car (it was almost clown-like). :spin: He is so enraged because he’s getting a ticket (I think it was his mom‘s car supposedly, if I remember right—and she’ll be mad at him) that he begins to literally tear/rip the car apart with his hands...Greer’s guest-appearance is credited as ‘Car Killer’, no-less, lol!!! :lol: :lol:

  7. 44 minutes ago, HossC said:


    That episode of CHiPs originally aired the day after Rick's third appearance in Dukes (The Meeting).

    Looking through his list of acting credits, I'd say that most have been in comedy/light entertainment roles, with several as police officers or soldiers. I remember him in 'Earth Girls Are Easy' and I watched his episode of 'M*A*S*H' a couple of weeks ago. I'd love to see him in 'On The Rocks' (the US remake of the British sitcom 'Porridge'), but a grainy trailer is all that seems to be available online.

    It's interesting that his character in CHiPs was 'goofy'. The show sometimes dealt with serious subjects (armed robbery, drink driving, mental heath issues etc.), but there was often some light-hearted relief or even whole comedic episodes. It was a good mix.

    CHiPs sometimes was serious (for the time), as they once in a while even had fatalities & people dying. But, overall it was fairly lighthearted...although it was definitely more serious than DOH. :wink: I don’t believe I’ve ever seen Rick Hurst in any kind of serious role. 

  8. Another fun, action-filled show I grew up with was CHiPs (1977-1983)! I just watched a Season 3 episode, “Death Watch”, from October of 1979. Part of the plot was the late actor Christopher Stone playing this disgruntled, angry movie stuntman driver purposely causing wrecks on the California freeways for insurance money (Stone’s real-life wife, actress Dee Wallace, who many remember as the mom in the movie E.T., also had a guest-spot). 

    However, the goofy movie director that Stone’s character was the stunt driver for, was none other than Rick Hurst...aka Cletus Hogg! :D Has Hurst ever played a serious role? :lol:

  9. 4 hours ago, Spike said:

    I wonder how much it would be if they drop the Team Knight Rider series out of the set. I was never a fan of that show. Since the 'Hoff is so huge in Germany it's not surprising to see they put out a special edition Blu-ray of the series. Mill Creek releases aren't really worth the money. They compress the quality to fit more episodes on each disc. 

    I understand that Mill Creek puts out more budget releases, but there are several series sets of older shows they’ve done that are pretty good—KR included, as well as Miami Vice, Charlie’s Angels, Magnum p.i., etc... Compared to the original DVD sets, the Blu-ray sets by them are pretty cool! 

    However, Turbine Medien is NOT a budget company...they are top of the line! The Blu-ray quality is superb...and their KR set is “perfect”! It’s one big, huge set sealed in an awesome designed box. So, they’re not going to take parts out for a cheaper price. I didn’t care for the sequel TV movie (Knight Rider 2000), Team KR, or the remake series—which isn’t included. But, it’s awesome that the majority of the franchise is included...even if I don’t necessarily need or want it. :wink:

  10. 1 hour ago, HossC said:

    I've just checked out Turbine's website - it's a cool looking set, but €200 (approx. $213 at today's rates)!

    I know...it’s not cheap or a budget set. But, it contains almost the entire KR franchise, besides just the original series (the only thing not included was the 2008 remake 1 season series), Including tons of special features & memorabilia items. It’s expensive, but well worth it if you can do it! :banana:

  11. 3 hours ago, HossC said:


    I did google DOH Blu-Ray when I saw there was one for KR, but not yet. Thanks for the extra info - I haven't watched that video yet. I have the complete KR on DVD, and that's shot up in price since I bought it.


    4 minutes ago, RogerDuke said:

    Great idea!

    I’ve looked up DOH on Blu-ray several times in the past, just to see if there was a set put out at some point & I didn’t realize it, or if there were plans to put one out in the near future. Sadly, no. Not that I know of...I’m sure the whole liberal/woke garbage over the rebel flag is a big part of it. :roll: 

    I’ve also heard before that Warner Bros has stated in recent years that they plan to eventually stop putting out & will phase out physical media...going to streaming only. That will be unbelievably stupid if they do! :angry:

    As for KR...I have the original Universal season DVD sets, and the Mill Creek Blu-ray set from a few years ago. However, all of those are syndicated reruns (as that’s what Universal has used for a lot of their older shows when first releasing them to DVD). But, this new 40th Anniversary Blu-ray set by Turbine is SUPERB! It has original uncut episodes, by far out-does even Mill Creek’s Blu-ray quality, and is probably the BEST Blu-ray release ever, that I’ve seen so far! It’s also REGION FREE, and can be played anywhere world wide!

    But, it is expensive! However, the special features, tons of memorabilia included in it, the programming & quality of programming, etc...do somewhat justify a higher price. The box it comes in is huge, too...it’s not your standard Blu-ray series size. It’s not a budget release by any means. :wink: My credit card may hate me :-P, but I’m loving this KR set! :banana:If DOH and Miami Vice could get this treatment by Turbine as well, I’d ball like a baby with joy, lol! 

  12. On 2/5/2023 at 4:53 AM, HossC said:

    I recently came across the YouTube channel of Knight Rider Historians. As their name suggests, they research all aspects of Knight Rider, and now own a couple of screen-used cars, and are in the process of restoring the screen-used FLAG semi (truck and trailer). I've only just started watching the videos because most are in the 30-60 minute range, but the one below caught my eye. It mainly concerns the episode 'Out of the Woods' (previous mentioned in this thread), and discusses the Duke Farm and Boar's Nest filming locations.


    I’ve recently discovered this YouTube channel myself & have watched a few of the videos (as I was/am as big of a KR fan as I was/am a fan of DOH). 

    Recently I discovered that a German company called Turbine put out a special 40th Anniversary Blu-ray set of KR this past fall—which there’s a video about that on this channel as well. The set is actually region free, though, and is SUPERB!!

    It has original uncut/unedited NBC airings for the first time since the show originally aired!, with all original music, and completely restored in THE best quality of an older show I’ve ever seen! The special features & memorabilia included are off the charts, too! 

    I so wish DOH could get the same restored Blu-ray treatment that KR did—it would be amazing!!

  13. 2 minutes ago, Boss JD Hogg said:

    Hey thanks.  I'll look through my DVD sets tomorrow.

    I’m pretty sure it wasn’t Season 1...which had the Hazzard County barbecue reunion from 2005 on it. I’m thinking it was another reunion with just the “cousins” in 2006. I remember Catherine is wearing a green sweater or shirt of some kind. But...it’s been a while. I could be wrong. :-P

  14. 1 hour ago, Boss JD Hogg said:

    I never heard about John Schneider and Tom Wopat's joyride.  It's a great story.  I'll have to tell my wife about it.  She's a big fan of Little House On The Prairie and of course The Dukes Of Hazzard.

    Yeah, they talk about it on one of the special features, on one of the season DVD sets...can’t remember which season has that interview? But, it’s where John, Tom, and Catherine reunite in some NY sound recording room to talk about the show & reminisce. 

  15. 31 minutes ago, floyd012010 said:

    It's hard for me to pick a favorite episode but the first one is probably it. Those first 5 are all so great. Don't really have a favorite character since they were all so great!! If I had to choose it would be Daisy tho ❤️ I went to Duke fest in 06 and 07 in Nashville.  Catherine was so great and really seemed to love being there. I have met Sonny several times and John several times. Met Catherine one time and met Byron one time. Also met Sherriff Little and James Best once. Have met Rick Hurst a couple of times and Ben several times. I have never got to meet Tom and would like to get his autograph under my deck lid one day. I have all the seasons from when they first put them out on DVD and I have a complete series still in the shrink wrap. I have probably 4 DVD sets of season 1 since I watch that season the most. Got several totes full of collectibles from the show. I like anything from the 80's and have a little bit of everything from Transformers and Masters of the universe and some knight rider stuff.  Mostly dukes and transformers make up the biggest part of my toy collection.  So I was hooked from the pilot episode and I was 5 years old then and now I'm 48 so been a fan most of my lifetime.  Got a photo album full of filming sites from the first 5 episodes.  So cool to ride on the same roads they drove on making the episodes.  Have driven my charger down there a few times and to Nashville twice and once to Gatlinburg.  Good old car but it likes the gas stations lol

    I’m almost 47 (next month), and I grew up watching & I’ve been a diehard fan most of my life as well. I’ve never gotten to go to a Dukes Fest yet, nor have I ever gotten to meet any of the cast, but that is a dream that I hope to accomplish someday! 

    I have lots of memorabilia, though...the original season DVD sets, a newer Complete Series DVD set, my lunchbox & thermos still, the board game, the TV Guides, posters, 8x10s, but my favorite is I have all the action figures set up with 1:18 scale diecast metal models of all the cars/vehicles that have been made (General Lee, Daisy’s Plymouth Satellite & her Jeep, Rosco’s Plymouth Fury Hazzard cop car, Uncle Jesse’s Ford Truck, and recently Cooter’s Hazzard Chevy Tow Truck)! 

  16. 1 hour ago, Hobie Hartkins said:

    Just watch the episode and when the Duke Boys have come back to life and  boss hears them on the CB, he says " Rosco, this is J P Hogg.....let me know if you find it....

    Lol...this is cool, I’ve not noticed this before!  I’ll have to watch it soon and look/listen  specifically for that. I can’t at the moment, though. :wink: Not at home.

  17. 17 hours ago, Garrett Duke said:

    I do believe that the Ghost of General Lee is my all time favorite DOH episode. All the characters put so much emotion into that one. Especially Uncle Jesse. I just wanted to hug him at the Boar's Nest when Rosco told him the boys were gone. And the relief and excitement at seeing the boys outside of their wake is enough to make you smile in relief too. 

    I actually can’t decide which episode is my all-time favorite, but “Ghost” is definitely one of them! :tup:

  18. On 1/27/2023 at 11:11 AM, Boss JD Hogg said:

    High Octane has some great moments.  Boss and Rosco were great in that one and you could really see how great they were as a team.  

    I liked how the Boar's Nest looked early on in the California episodes.  It was darker and had the poles holding up the roof.  It was closer to how it looked in the pilot.  

    Hazzard County in the California episodes looked like Walnut Grove in Little House On The Prairie with the hills, dirt roads and trees.  My wife always says that.  We watch both shows and always get a kick out of how similar they look.  Georgia really doesn't look exactly like that but it gave a feeling of the south. 

    Boss & Rosco had a great routine down...very Abbot & Costello, Hazzard style!

    As for Hazzard in California looking like Walnut Grove in “Little House” (which was also not supposedly set in California either), that’s because it was the same background! Both were filmed (at least some parts of the shows) on the same backlots with the countryside setting. Although the town sets and interiors of places were I think on different lots/sound stages.

    I remember in an interview with John Schneider and Tom Wopat, they were talking about one time they snuck one of the General Lees out on a joyride around the studio set when they weren’t supposed to—and they got too close to the house used as the blind school on “Little House”, and it damaged it. They were laughing at how mad the producers of each show were, lol! :lol:

  19. 37 minutes ago, RogerDuke said:

    I'm the same way. I've only loved a few shows but  Dukes is the only one that lasted a lifetime. Everybody was talking about it in 1979 and when I saw my first episode I was hooked. I'm not sure which one it was but it wasn't too long after the debut.  I was 19 at the time. I'm 7 days younger than John Schneider.

    I’ve loved several shows over the years, but DOH is one of the first. I was a small child when “Dukes” first premiered... I don’t remember which was my first episode to see, either, but I don’t believe it was the Pilot. However, it wasn’t too far into the first season that we started watching...I’m sure my dad was watching & that’s how I first saw it. My mom was never thrilled with Daisy’s shorts, bikini, nor the beer & bar scenarios at the Boar’s Nest, lol! :lol: But, we all lived. :wink: I was hooked too & watched loyally till the end. It will always be a favorite...a fun, but also a comfort show for me! 

  20. 1 hour ago, Garrett Duke said:

    I bet you are right about the fan responses and them not caring. Just the whole way they did it at the time was upsetting. My mom likes Tom Selleck and that's why she likes BB. You may be right, but I do believe Donnie has some part of it's long tenure as well.  

    I watched CHiPs when it was on TNT back in the day and I was in high school and then DOH came on TNN and caught my attention. I watched the Dukes when I was young and couldn't understand why it wasn't on TV any more. Was glad it was back on. Been a fan ever since...LOL.  I am loyal to a default...so when I like something, I really like it and stick with it...until forever. LOL. You can blame the Cubs for that one probably...i've been a die hard Cubs fan since I was four. I am beyond hope right now. LOL. 

    I was a diehard fan of DOH from the beginning...lived and breathed it, Knight Rider, too! I cried when I learned each had been cancelled, but I was 9 when DOH was done & 10 when KR bit the dust. :-P But, I’m the same way...once a show is a favorite or I really like it, I’m loyal—forever! 

    Tom Selleck is “The Man” in so many ways to me...who he is & what he stands for, not only on the screen, but in real life too. Donnie Whalberg is cool too, but his character annoys me a lot of the time on BB...but, I think it’s supposed to. :wink:

  21. 2 hours ago, Garrett Duke said:

    I loved Numb3rs. Even emailed CBS when they canceled it half season that I would no longer watch anything on CBS for that...but they outsmarted me and brought in Blue Bloods. I can't turn away from Donnie Wahlberg, so they won. HA! They made up with that and all is forgiven. LOL. I'd love to have CHiPs on DVD. I was obsessed with that show before I became re-obsessed  over the Dukes of Hazzard. 

    Sadly in today’s world networks don’t really care about fan response or wants anymore...they do what they want. Blue Bloods is good, although I mainly have watched it because of Tom Selleck...he’s always been one of my heroes since “Magnum”. I don’t think BB would have lasted as long as it has if he hadn’t been as seriously involved. I kind of got out of it though, and haven’t watched much for the past few years.

    I haven’t seen CHiPs since reruns on TBS, not long after it had gone off the air. I’d love to see it again...I’ll have to look into getting it soon. For DOH I re-found it in the 90s when reruns were on the cable network TNN, and this was the first time I’d seen the show since it was originally on when I was growing up. I taped some episodes, but I didn’t get the whole show. I didn’t get the entire series to see again until they started releasing it to DVD, around 2004/05. 

  22. 28 minutes ago, HossC said:

    I've just had a look at the episode as l don't remember noticing the other buildings before. If I have my bearings correct, they were a bit further back from the road and they look pretty derelict. Looking at historic aerial photos, the new house at the back of the plot was built in the mid-80s, and I can't see any trace of the other buildings in the 1993 image.

    The address was/is 2201 Lenora Road near Loganville, GA. The Google car went down the road in February 2022, so we can finally get ground levels views. As far as I can tell, the chimney is still there - check out the Streetview.

    Amusingly, there's a sign right outside where the Duke farm house used to stand that says "Road Closed At Bridge". Big Hayes Creek is about a mile down the road. If that's not an invitation to jump, I don't know what is!

    Yeah, when Daisy rushes out of the house, you can see them up a ways behind her. They weren’t literally right behind her or really close...but they looked on the same property. However, maybe they were separate?? They looked pretty abandoned & long time unused even when the DOH filmed there. 

    The Dukes house was already abandoned too when it was used for filming...but wasn’t fully torn down until I think the late 80s/early 90s. I’ve seen some pics of a “Dukes” fan going through & exploring the abandoned original Duke house around 1987...a couple years before they started demolition. It was pretty “rough” & torn up inside, though.

    Yes, that’s the stone chimney that was originally part of the Civil War cabin, which was later incorporated into the house when it was built around it. Glad to see it’s still there!

    Interesting that there’s a “bridge out” near the old Duke farm, lol...the irony is almost too much to be a coincidence! :wink:

  23. 54 minutes ago, Hobie Hartkins said:

    I can't give anymore signs today but THUMBS UP COUSIN!! of course if you were talking  about anything depraved sick, anti-family, unAmerican ....you're ok.....THAT'S how far down we've gone! HERE...in Hazzard, we don't have to put up with all of that! :)

    What is the deal with the “reactions”...all of a sudden I’m not allowed to leave any anymore?? I’ve never had that happen on fansites before? :blink:

    But, sadly yes...anything wholesome, positive, moral, American, etc...is now considered stupid and sometimes not even allowed anymore! :cry: But, Hollywood is paying the price...both figuratively & literally! A large portion of audiences are sick of the woke crap and are not watching. I’ve seen several things recently talking about Hollywood going broke...like they say, go woke go broke! :wink:

    But, that’s why I’m so blessed & grateful I grew up when I did, and I got to experience shows like DOH firsthand! I’m also grateful these shows have been put out on home video so I can have them forever anytime I want, regardless of the idiocy of the media & modern Hollywood. :D

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