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John Schneider was sentenced to three days in jail for failing to pay his estranged wife, Elly Castle, alimony. Luckily he was released from jail after just serving five hours of his sentence due to overcrowding.

Johnny Lightning

The Dukes of Hazzard finished in the Nielsen top 20 for four consecutive seasons, finishing at No. 2 in 1981. The Top 20 streak would probably have continued if Duke boy actors Tom Wopat and John Schneider had not decided to sit out the 1983 fall season because of a contract dispute. Wopat and Schneider filed a lawsuit for $25 million against Warner Brothers, alleging that the company shortchanged them on royalties from the $190 million worth of Dukes toys, games, and clothes–sales “considered to be among the most lucrative in TV history.” When Wopat and Schneider left and CBS tried to cast replacement cousins Coy and Vance, The Dukes plummeted from the top 20 and never made it back, making the show a victim of its own success.

JOHNNY LIGHTNING SERIES 1

Series 1 of Johnny Lightning Dukes of Hazzard was released in january 2007. It contains 6 cars; a 1969 Dodge Charger “General Lee”, Daisy’s ’72 Roadrunner, a ’77 Dodge Monaco Police Car, Daisy’s Dixie Jeep CJ, a dirty 1969 Dodge Charger General Lee and Cooter’s ’70 Camaro.

JOHNNY LIGHTNING SERIES 2

Series 2 of Johnny Lightning Dukes of Hazzard was released in august 2007. This release contains 8 cars; 3 versions of the General Lee, including a Zinger and a black version, a dirty version of Daisy’s Jeep, Enos’ Patrol Car, Sheriff Little’s Patrol Car, Hughie Hogg’s 60s Volkswagen Beetle and a ’68 Camaro Gray Ghost Jr.

JOHNNY LIGHTNING SERIES 3

Series 3 of Johnny Lightning Dukes of Hazzard was released in november 2007. This release contains 6 cars; Double Zero Mustang, Finchburg County Sheriff, Enos’ Race Car, Uncle Jesse’s Pickup, General Lee and Molly Hargrove’s Race Car

JOHNNY LIGHTNING SERIES 4

Series 4 of Johnny Lightning Dukes of Hazzard was released in january 2008. This release contains 6 cars; General Lee (as seen in ‘The Beginning’ movie with white letter tires, Daisy’s Plymouth Roadrunner Zinger, the Carnival of Thrills Chevy Vega, State Police Car, Black Tilie II 1967 Mustang and #44 Buick GN Race Car.

JOHNNY LIGHTNING SERIES 5

Series 5 of Johnny Lightning Dukes of Hazzard was released in may 2008. This release contains again 6 cars; Dirty General Lee, Cooter’s Tow Truck, Rosco’s Camo Patrol Car (as seen in season 3 episode ‘The Great Hazzard Hijack’), Carnival of Thrills ‘76 Ford Torino , Ghost of General Lee (lighter orange) and a Dukes Monster Truck.

JOHNNY LIGHTNING SERIES 6

Series 6 of Johnny Lightning Dukes of Hazzard was released in august 2008. This last release contains only 4 cars; a damaged General Lee (as seen in the 2005 movie), County Police Car, Rosco’s Patrol Car Zinger and Cooter’s Plymouth (from Duke vs. Duke episode minus the decals)

 


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