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Dukes on DVD Animated Series

This was another attempt to take a successful primetime television series and turn it into a Saturday morning cartoon. In it, the Dukes, Daisy and her cousins, Coy and Vance in the first season, and then Bo and Luke in the second, were racing Boss Hogg and his right hand man Rosco, to win the prize money, to pay the mortgage on their farm. Everyweek Uncle Jesse who was back on the farm wuld get a letter or postcard from Daisy detailing the events that would take place in the episode.

This Saturday morning cartoon features the Duke boys and their cousin Daisy in an automobile race around the world against Boss Hogg, Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane, and Rosco’s dog Flash in a duel for the prize money which the Dukes hope to use to keep the family farm from being foreclosed by Boss Hogg. Actually, Boss Hogg wants the money and the land for himself so he alongside Rosco and Flash plan various schemes to keep the Dukes from winning. Most of the adventures are read from a post card by Uncle Jesse Duke to his pet raccoon Smokey.

The first season took place during the period of the live-action show’s replacement of the original actors with similar characters, Coy and Vance Duke, after the actors playing Bo and Luke walked out over a dispute about royalties. Thus, the first season of this animated series featured Coy and Vance. Bo and Luke eventually replaced Coy and Vance in Season 2 Episode 1 (14): “Boss O’Hogg and the Little People.” This episode also featured a new introduction and voice over that reflected the change in characters.

The series followed no particular logical geographic path; for instance, consecutive episodes feature appearances in Venice, Morocco, London, Greece, India, Uzbekistan, Hong Kong, and Scotland. Furthermore, another inconsistency was that one of the original premises of The Dukes of Hazzard was that Bo and Luke were on probation, which would seemingly preclude them (but not Coy or Vance) from leaving the state of Georgia, much less the United States.

EPISODES:
  • Put Up Your Dukes
  • Jungle Jitters
  • The Dukes of Venice
  • Marocco Bound
  • The Secret Satallite
  • The Dukes of London
  • The Greece Fleece
  • The Dukes in India
  • The Dukes in Urbekistan
  • The Dukes in Hong Kong
  • The Dukes in Scotland
  • The Dukes Do Paris
  • The Dukes in Switzerland
  • Boss O’Hogg and the Little People
  • Tales of the Vienna Hoods
  • The Kid from Madrid
  • A Dickens of a Christmas
  • The Canadian Caper
  • The Dukes in Hollywood
  • A Hogg in the Foggy Bogg

 


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