88. The Dukes of Hazzard

Creator: Gy Waldron, Gerry Rushing
Years: 1979-1985

A silly show that I liked as a kid for two reasons. The first is that one of the characters shared my name, and I knew nobody with my name (as it turns out, one of the other actors also shares my last name, too, which is an awesome coincidence). The other reason was the car chases. I used to play “Dukes of Hazzard” with my classmates, using cars to make jumps and other dangerous things.

A less awesome coincidence is that TVLand just pulled this show from their lineup yesterday due to the confederate flag connections following the Charleston shooting. I don’t really care either way, but it seems silly to me given that this isn’t the only TVLand show with racist undertones.

One thought on “88. The Dukes of Hazzard”

  1. The Confederate flag flap is pretty ridiculous, largely for the reason you state here. This show, though, I absolutely loathed. Even as a kid I felt it was too stupid, and years later I read this psychological analysis of 100 popular TV shows, and it said it took a four-year-old mentality to understand the entirety of the average episode of this show. No show was lower, including a few shows aimed solely at children. That always cracked me up.

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