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As for the beautiful cousin, Daisy Duke, she was
a waitress at the "Boss Hogg's Boar’s Nest bar
and restaurant. She dressed in tight fitting
shorts as she served her rowdy customers. Daisy
worked at the Boar's Nest as collateral for a
loan taken out by Uncle Jesse. Once voted Miss
Tri-Counties, the beautiful Daisy married L.D.
but when he ran off, she returned to college to
get her doctorate in biology at Duke University
in North Carolina. It was once said about Daisy
"She drives like Richard Petty, shoots like
Annie Oakley, and knows all of the words to all
of Dolly Parton's songs." Yeeeee--Haaa! Now
ain't she somethin' special?"
The real love of her life was Deputy Enos
("Possum on a gum bush!") Strate whom Daisy will
probably end up marrying [she left him at the
altar twice]. The first time Enos ("the oldest
virgin in Hazzard County") got hives just before
the wedding; the second time, Daisy ex-husband (L.D.)
came back into her life and reminded her just
how married life was and so she decided to stop
One of the benefits of working at the Boar's
Nest was getting to see all the talented country
western singers who performed over time. They
included the likes of country star Candy Dix
(Luke's old girlfriend from the Marines); Donna
Fargo; Johnny Paycheck; Mickey Gilley (he
performed a charity concert at Hazzard Square);
Tammy Wynette (she sings "Rocky Top"); Hoyt
Axton (he sings "Out-of-State-Cars"); Dottie
West; Freddie Fender; and The Oak Ridge Boys
(they sing "Old Time Lovin'")
Once when Loretta Lynn detoured through Hazzard
County, she stopped at the Boar's Nest and got
kidnapped by a trio mini-band who demanded
$1136.15 ransom. Luckily, the Duke boys were on
hand to rescue her and later hear her perform.
Bo, Daisy, Luke
and Rosco P. Coltrane
Other people to cross the Duke's path included:
- Vance's old girlfriend, Jenny;
- Miz Emma Tizdale, an elderly,
- Boss Hogg's cousin, Cletus Hogg;
- Rosco's basset
hound called Flash (who always barks at Boss
Hogg but likes the Dukes);
- Boss' devious
college-educated nephew Hughie Hogg (who dresses
in white and rides around in a white convertible
- Boss' devious nephew Dewey
who is Hughie's brother;
- Boss' rich, polite
counterfeiter nephew Jamie Lee Hogg;
- Boss Hogg's
honest, rich twin brother, Abe;
- the stern,
towering Sheriff Edward Thomas "Big Ed" Little
of Chickasaw County;
- Natasha, a Russian gymnast
team who defects and hides out at the Duke farm;
- and of course Cooter Davenport, the town
mechanic who serviced "The General Lee."
The Duke's other relatives included:
Duke, a cousin from London, England;
- Judd Kaine,
Luke's boxer brother, who turns up in Hazzard
County after many thought him dead;
- the Duke's
great-grandparents Hank and Joe;
- Cousin Dixie;
- Jeb Stuart Duke, the Duke's motorcycle
riding visiting cousin.
Lyrics by Waylon Jennings
good old boys,
never meanin' no harm...
Beats all you never saw,
been in trouble with the law
Since the day they was born.
Straightenin' the curves,
flattenin' the hills...
Someday the mountain might get 'em
but the law never will.
Makin' their way,
the only way they know how...
That's just a little bit more
than the law will allow.
Just two good ol' boys,
wouldn't change if they could,
Fightin' the system
like two modern-day Robin Hoods...
TRIVIA NOTE: THE DUKES OF HAZZARD was inspired
by the 1974 film Moonrunners that featured
characters named Uncle Jesse, Cooter, Sheriff
Cole, a stock car named "Traveler" and Waylon
Jennings as the Balladeer. The first five
episodes were filmed in Covington, Georgia,
where a real town was used.
The show's car chase
and country scenes were also filmed in various
parts of Covington and Oxford in Georgia. There
was a real Duke Farm which was located in
Oxford, Georgia. The Boar's Nest which is still
standing, was also filmed in Oxford, Georgia. Hazzard County is located "east of the
Mississippi and south of the Ohio."
Jesse's CB handle is SHEPHERD; Daisy's is LITTLE
BO PEEP and COUNTRY COUSIN.
The reason Luke and
Bo left the show (episodes 84-99) tracks back to
a contract dispute between the actors John
Schneider and Tom Wopat and the Producers.
cancellation, the 'Dukes of Hazzard' have returned
to TV twice. First in the TV-Movie The Dukes of Hazzard Reunion (April 27, 1997) where Uncle
Jesse battles Mama Max and Boss Rosco to save
his farm form a shady land development scheme
that involves buiding a theme park across the
Duke farm; and then followed by Hazzard in
Hollywood (May 19, 2000) where Bo and Luke, as
well as Daisy, Rosco, Cletus, and Cooter travel
to Hollywood to sell some musical recordings to
raise money for a new hospital in Hazzard County
and get involved with crooked record producers,
and Russian mobsters.
In addition, the series
inspired the video games Dukes of Hazzard:
Racing for Home (1999) and Dukes of Hazzard 2:
Daisy Dukes It Out (2000).
Question: What do The Dukes of Hazzard and Homer
Simpson have in common? Answer: "DOH!"
See also - "The
General Lee" and "Daisy Dukes"
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