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Roth Potter

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    Roth Potter reacted to Meadowmufn in Forum Update Planned   
    Uh oh. Looks like I've gotta update/redo the theme. I hope not. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Roth Potter reacted to P.J. Gathergood in It was 40 years ago today... First UK broacast   
    Hi folks,
    My first time on the forum in a LONG time (in fact, I've just spent two hours trying to remember which email I used so I could access my old account).
    One of my goals is to post MUCH more regularly this year, but for now... It's a key date for U.K. fans such as myself... as Sat 3rd March 1979 marked the first time 'The Dukes of Hazzard' was ever broadcast in the United Kingdom!

    My all-time favourite TV series, that shaped myself, my interests and my character in so many ways. Literally my first memories in life are sitting on my father's knee watching the series (he watched it religiously every week, on the excuse that "he (meaning me) likes it")!
    BBC1 showed the first four episodes in a Saturday 9 p.m. slot, before a brief break and resuming a month or so later with episode 5, "High Octane" on Mondays at 7:20 p.m. (a year or two later it would move again to it's early Saturday evening slot where the series would enjoy it's highest U.K. viewing figures). Although I'm pretty certain I would have been tucked up in bed for those first four episode (I would have been 1 year old at the time), I'm pretty certain that by some of those earliest Monday broadcasts I would have been sat on my Dad's knee watching it all.

    Last year I pieced together the original U.K. broadcast history and order for the series (I might share it on the forum at some point actually), just to see what was shown in what order... and to try and piece together my very earliest memories; it was actually quite therapeutic.

    For those of us that were there originally (even us who can barely remember it), we were very lucky. Will never see the likes of such a TV series again.

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    Roth Potter reacted to HossC in It was 40 years ago today... First UK broacast   
    I knew this anniversary was coming up, but had a busy weekend and forgot. I could've sworn I'd posted the listing below already on HNet, but couldn't find it. It's from British TV guide the Radio Times, and shows details of the debut of 'One Armed Bandits' (NB. I've rearranged the original layout to make it more screen-friendly).
     
    I've just noticed that they misspelled Gy's names as Guy near the bottom.
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    Roth Potter reacted to HossC in The last 24 hours   
    I think we may have discussed this before, but there are indeed a large number of expressions and idioms in the English language that involve the word "Dutch". I found a list on a Dutch website (that's not one of the phrases, and the site is in English). The article says that most of these terms came into use in the 17th century when there were many conflicts between England and the Netherlands, and the Netherlands lost the Dutch colony which later became New York. As They Might Be Giants once sang, "Even old New York was once New Amsterdam."

    Some popular examples are: a Dutch auction, Dutch courage, talking double Dutch and to go Dutch (a Dutch treat).
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    Roth Potter reacted to Hobie Hartkins in Rare and Behind the Scenes Pictures of the Dukes of Hazzard   
    I saw a full sized grey Chevy truck go by me the other day and didn't think anything....until he blew his horn at me....General Lee!!  
     
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    Roth Potter got a reaction from Hobie Hartkins in The last 24 hours   
    If that's the case... Better have it, so you won't need it. 
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    Roth Potter reacted to Meadowmufn in Forum Update Planned   
    I'm planning on updating the forum software this weekend, April 8th. It might be unavailable for a short while.
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    Roth Potter reacted to RogerDuke in The last 24 hours   
    That is a bit shocking but I'm glad you two are okay. Do whatever you have to do to keep it that way and keep us posted. Maybe you need a vicious watchdog like Velvet Ears to protect you. The cat might help a little but a highly trained police attack dog like Flash can be valuable in keeping you safe......as long as you can wait until after nap time. 
    Edit: I should add that is a GORGOUS cat. I'd keep it too. 
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    Roth Potter reacted to dukesonline in Valencia Oaks Movie Ranch   
    This is a great thread with some incredible info! Thanks for everyone sharing! Having grown up in Valencia, it was always fun to drive my General Lee around town. Literally every time I would fill it up with gas, I would meet someone who had worked on the show or knew someone close that did!
    I have a many photos from different visits to the Valencia ranch (among other locations). I’ll have to dig them out and share a few!
    It’s still very recognizable yet portions of the area where the duke farm were are largely overgrown. 
     
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    Roth Potter reacted to RogerDuke in John's birthday   
    My wife has been looking at the local social media sites for a dog and found a yellow lab that was 44 miles from our house and it's name is Bo Duke. When she told me about it yesterday I said "You're not going to believe this but today is John's birthday." Unfortunately we're looking for a small dog so didn't call about it.
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    Roth Potter reacted to HossC in The last 24 hours   
    I remember the number of elm trees the UK lost to Dutch Elm Disease, a fungus spread by elm bark beetles, in the '70s and '80s (now more than 25 million, according to Wikipedia).  I've not heard of it for years, but there probably aren't many elm trees left.

    Despite the name, I can't blame Roth. The disease is believed to have originated in Asia, but was identified by Dutch scientists nearly 100 years ago.
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    Roth Potter reacted to HossC in Life long fan, first time poster.   
    I can't believe I've never seen this. Now I've got to find a spare hour to watch it! Thanks for letting us know.
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    Roth Potter reacted to RogerDuke in New Moderator!   
    He's going to need it with folks like me and Hobie causing trouble!
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    Roth Potter got a reaction from Rumbuilder in Life long fan, first time poster.   
    Oh man. I'm going to have to check this out!
    Thanks for posting this!
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    Roth Potter reacted to Meadowmufn in New Moderator!   
    Ours went forward a few weeks ago. I still should have used that as an excuse as to why I didn't have time to put together the moderator guide.
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    Roth Potter reacted to HossC in New Moderator!   
    Hey, I've just approved my first new member post. I guess I really am a moderator (and it wasn't all a dream)!
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    Roth Potter reacted to RogerDuke in New Moderator!   
    Does this mean we have to start respecting him? Because if we do I'm moving on to a different website. Seriousely though, congratulations Hoss. It is a promotion well deserved. HazzardNet is good hands with your high tech skills. 
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    Roth Potter reacted to Meadowmufn in The last 24 hours   
    Congratulations, Hoss! Remember all of us little people when you're famous!
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    Roth Potter reacted to HossC in The last 24 hours   
    Remember this from the end of January? I ended up getting cast in quite an iconic role from a popular Irish movie that I'd never seen before. We did the filming a couple of weeks ago in the middle of a snow storm, and then left it in the hands of what must be a very skilled editor. The awards night was held last night, which gave me chance to dress up for the evening. Our little movie was voted best picture by the audience (amongst some strong competition), so I'm going to have to get used to having my picture taken .
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    Roth Potter reacted to HossC in The last 24 hours   
    I'm sure everyone knows that today is St. Patrick's Day, so I went to see the local parade this afternoon. Last year, the parade clashed with an important Ireland rugby match, so numbers were down, but this year there was a good crowd until a rain shower about 10 minutes before the end. I thought Roger would like this tractor from near the back of the procession. As far as I can tell, it's from around 1950, and the company that made it is still in business in Boston (that's Boston, Lincolnshire, England - the place that Boston, Massachusetts is named after).



    It also reminded me of the time that the Dukes painted the General green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.



    OK, that wasn't the real reason (it was in 'Southern Comfurts' to save y'all searching), but the Dukes did visit Ireland in the animated episode 'Boss O'Hogg and the Little People'.
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    Roth Potter reacted to RogerDuke in Morgan Woodward Dies   
    It's always sad to see another one fall even if he wasn't a big part of the show. 93...can't complain about that. Thanks for telling us.
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    Roth Potter reacted to RogerDuke in Happy Birthday to Catherine!!   
    Happy birthday on Friday Daisy. Hazzard County would have been pretty boring without you. Well, maybe not boring...just not nearly as exciting. We love you and hope you have a great birthday!
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    Roth Potter got a reaction from Hobie Hartkins in Word Association   
    Morning...  
    Tree!
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    Roth Potter reacted to RogerDuke in Happy Birthday Vance   
    Happy birthday on Thursday cousin. We'll lift a buttermilk at the Boar's Nest in your honor. We love you and miss you. 
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    Roth Potter reacted to RogerDuke in NASCAR news   
    Hey Garrett. Is fantasy NASCAR just like golf where the lowest score wins? Because if it is I have a huge lead in this thing. 
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