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The Dukes (TV series)

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The Dukes
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Genre
  • Action
  • Family
  • Comedy
Based onThe Dukes of Hazzard, by Gy Waldron and Jerry Rushing
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composerHoyt Curtin
Opening theme"The Dukes"
Ending theme"The Dukes" (Instrumental)
ComposerHoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Kay Wright
  • Iwao Takamoto (creative producer)
  • Doug Paterson (associate producer, Season 2 only)
Editors
  • Gil Iverson
  • Robert Ciaglia (Season 2 only)
Production companies
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCBS
Picture formatFilm shown as NTSC
Original releaseFebruary 5 (1983-02-05) –
October 29, 1983 (1983-10-29)
Chronology
Related showsThe Dukes of Hazzard

The Dukes was a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series based on the live-action television series The Dukes of Hazzard which aired on CBS from February 5 to October 29, 1983. The series was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, producer of the original series.[1] 20 episodes were produced.[2]

Plot

The series features the Duke boys and their cousin Daisy in an automobile race around the world against Boss Hogg, Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane, and Rosco's dog Flash in a duel for the prize money which the Dukes hope to use to keep the family farm from being foreclosed by Boss Hogg.[3] Actually, Boss Hogg wants the money and the land for himself so he, Rosco, and Flash plans various schemes to keep the Dukes from winning. Most of the adventures are read from a post card by Uncle Jesse Duke to his pet raccoon Smokey.

The first season took place during the period of the live-action series' temporary replacement of the original actors with similar characters, Coy and Vance Duke, after Tom Wopat and John Schneider walked out over a dispute about royalties from related merchandise. Thus, the first season of this animated series featured Coy and Vance. Bo and Luke eventually replaced Coy and Vance in Season 2 Episode 1 (14): "Boss O'Hogg and the Little People" after Tom and John simultaneously returned to the live series following the end of the dispute near the end of the fifth season. This episode also featured a new introduction and voice over that reflected the change in characters.

The series followed no particular logical geographic path; for instance, consecutive episodes feature appearances in Venice, Morocco, the Arctic Ocean, London, Greece, India, Uzbekistan, Hong Kong and Scotland.

Cast

Note: Live-action co-stars Waylon Jennings (narrator/"balladeer"), Ben Jones (Cooter Davenport), Sonny Shroyer (Deputy Enos Strate), and Rick Hurst (Deputy Cletus Hogg) did not appear in this cartoon version.

Additional voices

Episodes

Season 1 (1983)

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Put Up Your Dukes!"February 5, 1983 (1983-02-05)
Coy, Vance and Daisy Duke are in The General Lee, and race Boss Hogg and Rosco around the world. They go to Australia to see their cousin, who owns a boxing kangaroo.
2"Jungle Jitters"February 12, 1983 (1983-02-12)
The Dukes and Boss race through South America, where Boss steals their spare gas. But Coy, Vance and Daisy meet some volcano-worshiping natives who try to sacrifice the General Lee.
3"The Dukes in Venice"February 19, 1983 (1983-02-19)
Bank robbers steal General Lee as a getaway car in front of the Roman Coliseum. Coy, Vance and Daisy do get him back, but Boss and Rosco tell the local police the Dukes committed the crime.
4"Morocco Bound"February 26, 1983 (1983-02-26)
During a luggage mix-up at a hotel, Rosco gets a hold of Aladdin's lamp, which had been stolen originally by the person that had it. Boss and Rosco hide it in the hotel shop, where Daisy buys it as a souvenir. The original thief schemes to get it back from Boss and the Dukes.
5"The Secret Satellite"March 5, 1983 (1983-03-05)
Coy, Vance, Daisy, Boss Hogg and Rosco go after a U.S. satellite that crashed into the Arctic Circle. The Dukes do it for their country, and Boss does it for the $10,000 reward.
6"The Dukes of London"March 12, 1983 (1983-03-12)
Rosco's basset hound, Flash, is accidentally switched with Her Majesty's basset hound, Regina. The Dukes wind up with Regina, and get arrested for kidnapping. This episode inspired the episode of the regular series The Dukes of Hazzard, "A Boy's Best Friend", where Flash is switched with a famous show dog.
7"The Greece Fleece"March 19, 1983 (1983-03-19)
Boss Hogg uses a man named Big Nick to frame Coy, Vance and Daisy into jail. Then, he learns that the person who marries Nick's daughter gets a great deal of money. Boss plans to secretly marry her, then run off with the money.
8"The Dukes in India"March 26, 1983 (1983-03-26)
Boss Hogg has the Grand Vazir set up traps to slow down Coy, Vance and Daisy, so that he will win the race.
9"The Dukes in Urbekistan"April 2, 1983 (1983-04-02)
Coy, Vance and Daisy help an English archeologist find her father, who was looking for an Uzbeki diamond mine.
10"A Hogg in Hong Kong"April 9, 1983 (1983-04-09)
Pirates capture Coy, Vance, Daisy, Boss Hogg and Rosco. It's up to the Dukes to make sure they don't all become sushi.
11"The Dukes in Scotland"April 16, 1983 (1983-04-16)
Coy, Vance, Daisy, Boss and Rosco meet Billy Bob and June Stewart from Hazzard County in Scotland. They have just inherited a castle that's haunted. They find out it is really counterfeiters trying to keep their hideout. This episode is based on the episode of the regular series The Dukes of Hazzard, "The Hazzardville Horror", only the criminals were silver thieves, not counterfeiters.
12"The Dukes Do Paris"April 23, 1983 (1983-04-23)
Boss Hogg plans to buy a stamp called the Blue Wazoo. The man gives it to Daisy, who he thinks is working for Boss. Now, the law from Hazzard and the French law is after the Dukes, or as the French say it, the "Dukies".
13"The Dukes Do Switzerland"April 30, 1983 (1983-04-30)
Coy, Vance and Daisy meet a father and daughter on the run from the Slavonia Secret Police. The two developed a formula that turns seawater into gasoline. Boss Hogg and Rosco steal the formula, and the Dukes plan on getting it back.

Season 2 (1983)

Starting in the very first episode of this season, Tom Wopat and John Schneider return as Luke and Bo in the regular Dukes of Hazzard series, and take over for Coy and Vance in the cartoon.

No.TitleOriginal air date
14"Boss O'Hogg and the Little People"September 17, 1983 (1983-09-17)
In Ireland, Boss Hogg and Rosco find a bunch of leprechauns and steal all of their gold. Bo, Luke and Daisy try to save them from being thrown over the rainbow.
15"The Tales of Vienna Hoods"September 24, 1983 (1983-09-24)
While racing Bo, Luke and Daisy through Austria, Boss Hogg and Rosco are baby-sitting Boss' niece, Cindy Sue. Thieves kidnap the Dukes and Cindy Sue, and will only let them go if Boss pays a ransom of $1,000,000!
16"The Kid from Madrid"October 1, 1983 (1983-10-01)
A crook runs the General Lee off the road. Then Bo, Luke and Daisy meet a new, helping friend, Pepino and his race-horse, El Blanco.
17"A Dickens of a Christmas"October 8, 1983 (1983-10-08)
Since there is no racing at Christmas, Bo, Luke, Daisy, Boss and Rosco take a break to celebrate the holiday.
18"The Canadian Caper"October 15, 1983 (1983-10-15)
Boss Hogg meets some poachers and buys illegal fur from them.
19"The Dukes in Hollywood"October 22, 1983 (1983-10-22)
The Dukes are hired as stunt drivers in a movie by a crooked producer, who also tricks Boss into a scam.
20"A Hogg in the Foggy Bog"October 29, 1983 (1983-10-29)
Back in Hazzard County, Uncle Jesse finds an ancestor's treasure map and meets up with Bo, Luke and Daisy in the Philippines, where the Dukes and Boss Hogg race to find the treasure.

Home media

On December 7, 2010, Warner Archive released The Dukes: The Complete Series on DVD in region 1 as part of their Hanna-Barbera Classics Collection.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 172–173. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  2. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 85. ISBN 9781476672939.
  3. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 295–296. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  4. ^ "The Dukes - Them Good Ol' Boys from Hazzard County go Global on Warner's 4-DVD Set". Archived from the original on November 22, 2010.

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