The original Dukes of Hazzard TV series and the ensuing movies have become pop culture icons, they’ve aired around the globe giving the world a look at the American South, and I’m still not sure if the most popular character is Daisy Duke or the car you see here – General Lee.
The Dukes of Hazzard was closely based on the 1975 film Moonrunners which was based on the real-life adventures of ex-moonshiner Jerry Rushing. Warner Bros approached the team behind Moonrunners in 1977, namely Gy Waldron and Jerry Rushing, with the idea of creating a 9 episode miniseries of sorts produced as mid-season filler.
Once the first few episodes were completed the executives at Warner Bros realised the show had the potential to be a hit, and they put it into full production. Interestingly in the third episode Rushing made a guest appearance as a dodgy used car salesman named
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