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MonacoMan

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  1. Well, by Season 7 that was another thing that sadly contributed to declining ratings (besides ridiculous episode plots), and that was using scale models of the vehicles for the jumps & stunts...you could tell it was fake, and some of the jumps were a little too ridiculous/unrealistic...even for “Dukes”. Even cast members were upset & disagreed with this choice, but the network & producers did it anyway.
  2. I have TONS of shows I’ve collected over the years...so thank God (for real) that we came up with DVDs & Blu-rays! I have Netflix but I don’t even watch that a lot anymore. I’m always going through some show I haven’t seen in a few years (and I’m always acquiring movies—usually older or old ones to watch), and usually never have to worry about viewing content. Recently I’ve started going through “Dukes” again...this time I’m purposely watching on my old cone-butt TV in the basement family room—which is in the old entertainment center & all my “Dukes” action figures next to die cast metal models of their cars —along with the lunchbox & one of the TVGuides, are all displayed on top. All this while sitting on an old 70s brown floral couch, lol! I still have an old DVD/VCR combo machine set up down there...so it’s fun watching the show as it looked when originally aired (aka non-HD). This is all just because I can, lol...although a Blu-ray release (digitally remastered in HD) of “Dukes” would be superb!! I didn’t know James Best wanted the robot episode...as much as I loved him & the character of Rosco, I can’t agree with the choice to make that one.
  3. Lol...there may have been a little more in-between-the-lines that they were trying to get across, here. But, realism wasn’t exactly “Dukes” strongpoint. It was a somewhat unrealistic ideal that was an awesome escape from reality, that we all wish WAS reality. I miss those days!!!
  4. True...there’s not a lot of current TV shows I watch. The only one is the revival of CSI...now called CSI: Vegas. But, I love crime, detective, and adventure shows best.
  5. I check back periodically to see about new posts or topics to comment on. But, yeah this was around the time the writers seemed to not care & started coming up with some ridiculous episodes. This and the robot one, were pathetic plots that should never have been allowed to be produced & filmed into actual episodes.
  6. Watching Limo One is Missing again tonight. I remember watching this one as a small child when it originally aired. Fun and hilarious episode, “luve” it, as Cooter would say, lol! But it was unrealistic as well. There were hardly any Secret Service agents, other than the couple in the blue sedan accompanying it. Even in 1979 there would have been more security guarding and traveling with the president’s car. But, still a memorable and enjoyable episode! I’d add some photos for fun, but they’re always too “big”.
  7. This was the worst episode of the show! I don’t like alien/UFO stuff to begin with , but it definitely did NOT belong on a show like “Dukes”!
  8. Good to hear from you too, @RogerDuke! I really wish “Dukes” would be released in Blu-ray format...it would be so awesome for picture, color, and sound quality! But, I’m grateful for the DVDs.
  9. Watching this episode again right now...this time on Blu-ray, as before was a DVD. I recently acquired the new/newer Blu-ray set of the original “M.I.” TV show...and I have to say I am mesmerized by the quality of Blu-ray, even compared to DVD—especially with older shows & movies! I’ve done this with Miami Vice and Charlie’s Angels too, and I’ve not been disappointed. I plan to get the Blu-ray sets of Knight Rider and Magnum p.i. soon, as well. Now...what we need is a complete series Blu-ray set of Dukes of Hazzard!!! It’s still fun and cool seeing Sorrell Booke play such a different character...amazing actor!
  10. Yeah, I can’t remember exactly where I watched the interview with John Schneider and Tom Wopat...it might have been YouTube, or one of the older interviews as bonus features on one of the season DVD sets, or somewhere else online? I just remember them laughing about how they grabbed one of the General Lees (when they weren’t supposed to) and took off on a joyride through the rural filming location...which was also used some for “Little House”. They specifically mentioned the blind school, and that they somehow damaged part of the exterior of the building used for that. It could very well have been the Lake Sherwood location.
  11. Saw this on my Google feed earlier...found it rather hilarious! Hope the link works! https://www.fresnobee.com/news/nation-world/national/article260638232.html
  12. I’ve heard in interviews with the ‘Duke Boys’ before, that some of the rural scenes were out where Little House On the Prairie filmed as well...and one time when they secretly took one of the Generals for a wild joyride through the area, they accidentally got too close and damaged something on the house used as the house for the blind on “Little House”. Needless to say, producers for both shows weren’t pleased, lol!
  13. True...only the exterior of the building was used in “Rebel”. I’m sure it was probably modified over the years for different shows/movies. There was over 20 years between “Rebel” and “Dukes”. But, when watching the movie I thought I recognized it. But I wanted to know for sure, so I looked it up online. The interiors for “Dukes” I’m sure were soundstages set up somewhere else on the lot. I’m not sure if those were the actual interiors of that building? But maybe they were...
  14. This may have been mentioned before in the past...but, if you ever watch the classic coming-of-age/juvenile delinquent drama Rebel Without a Cause (1955) with James Dean & Natalie Wood, part’s of that were filmed on the Warner Bros lot as well. The police station in that movie, is the court house/police station in “Dukes”.
  15. Happy Thanksgiving to all Dukes fans!
  16. In Night of the Living Dead, I always assumed the cemetery zombie towards the beginning was just one that had popped out of his grave & was part of the beginning of the whole “zombie apocalypse”. So...where did he/it come from?
  17. I love Halloween and Christmas, too! I also love and have the 1999 film Sleepy Hollow, with Johnny Depp & Christina Ricci—superb movie! I watch it every October!
  18. Me neither. I just love this picture! Thanks for posting it MMan. We went another year without getting a single trick or treater. We just live too far out in the sticks I guess. Our grandkids spent the night Friday so we did give some candy away. No problem—I loved the pic & had to share it! I helped take my nieces & nephew around to trick-or-treat at a few houses...but they were people we knew & agreed to have some kids come by.
  19. It wasn’t as big of an event this year as it usually is...some areas still had trick-or-treaters but no where near as many as usual. I liked the idea of the 01 on the pumpkin, too...kinda cool!
  20. Happy Halloween, from the Dukes and Hazzard County, Georgia! Looks like Uncle Jesse has cooked up a batch of his special pumpkin shine.
  21. Yes...I chose my username from the 1977-78 Dodge Monacos used in the show (for Rosco’s, Enos’, & Cletus’ patrol cars), although 1977-78 Plymouth Furys were used as well. A 1977 Dodge Monaco was also the “signature” car used by Fred Dryer in the cop show Hunter, which I’m also a fan of & am a member of a fan-site for it. So, I’ve used ‘Monaco’ as part of a username before, too.
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