What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
  • Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

The Dukes of Hazard – 70s & 80s TV Series

The Dukes of Hazzard is a 80s action-comedy television series that was aired on CBS from January 26, 1979, to February 8, 1985. The show is about two young male cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, who live in rural Georgia and are on probation for moonshine-running.

35 Years Ago: 'The Dukes of Hazzard' Rides Off into the Sunset

Cast

  • Tom Wopat
  • John Schneider
  • Catherine Bach
  • Denver Pyle
  • Rick Hurst
  • Sonny Shroyer
  • Ben Jones
  • James Best
  • Sorrell Booke
  • Waylon Jennings
  • Byron Cherry
  • Christopher Mayer

Series Run

January 26, 1979 – February 8, 1985

Broadcast History

CBS

Plot

The young men and their friends and their female cousin Daisy Duke, and other family (such as patriarch Uncle Jesse), have various escapades as they evade the corrupt law officers Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane. The young men drive a customized 1969 Dodge Charger nicknamed (The) General Lee, which became a symbol of the show.

More info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dukes_of_Hazzard

Theme Song

O”Good Ol’ Boys” performed by Waylon Jennings

The Dukes of Hazzard Theme Song Lyrics

Just two good old boys,
Never meaning no harm.
Beats all you ever you saw,
Been in trouble with the law
Since the day they were born.

Straightening the curves,
Flattenin the hill.
Someday the mountain
Might get them 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.
Makin their way-,
The only way they know how.
That’s just a little bit more
Than the law will allow.

Just two good old boys
Couldn’t change if they could.
Fightin’ the system like two modern-day Robin Hoods.