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Episode Guide Season 7

17 Episodes | September 1984 – February 1985

The General is still running fine, and Bo and Luke are still as good as ever, but because of declining ratings the 1984-85 season was the last for The Dukes of Hazzard. As Ben Jones said later about the show’s ending, “There are only so many ways you can wreck a car.” The episode Strange Visitor to Hazzard, and the fact that model cars were used for many of the jumps in these later episodes, are clear signals that the show had run it’s course.

The Dukes celebrate the anniversary of the day they got the General Lee when Luke was just out of the Marines and Bo was fresh out of high school. The Dukes get a role in a big Hollywood movie after saving the lead actor when his brakes get cut. Boss J.D. Hogg hires three thugs to steal $3 million from a train traveling through town. The robbers steal General Lee, tying up the Dukes and threatening to kill them. Boss and Rosco, alongside Jesse and Daisy, end up saving the day.

 

(#131) “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GENERAL LEE”
SEPTEMBER 21, 1984

The seventh season opens with Bo and Luke recalling the race eight years earlier – with the mortgage to Uncle Jesse’s farm riding on the outcome – that led to the creation of the General Lee.

(#132) “WELCOME, WAYLON JENNINGS”
SEPTEMBER 28, 1984

Series narrator and balladeer Waylon Jennings visits old friend Jesse, carting along his mobile museum of country-music memorabilia, which Boss plans to hijack for ransom from the insurance company.

(#133) “DR. JEKYLL AND MR. DUKE”
OCTOBER 5, 1984

Luke’s personality changes after drinking contaminated pond water, leaving him ripe for two crooks who enlist his aid in holding up Boss’s bank.

(#134) “ROBOT P. COLTRANE”
OCTOBER 12, 1984

Rosco loses his job to a robot stolen by thieves planning to frame the ex-sheriff and the Dukes for the robbery of Boss Hogg’s bank.

(#135) “NO MORE MR. NICE GUY”
OCTOBER 19, 1984

A bump on the head transforms Boss Hogg into a gentle, caring man.

(#136) “THE DUKES IN HOLLYWOOD”
NOVEMBER 2, 1984

After the Dukes save a movie star whose car’s brakes failed, they’re offered a part in the picture he was making and invited to Hollywood, where the leading man’s “accidents” continue.

(#137) “COOL HANDS, LUKE AND BO”
NOVEMBER 9, 1984

The Dukes land on a chain gang, pawns in the scheme of a neighboring county’s crime lord to acquire the holdings of his bitter rival Boss Hogg.

(#138) “GO WEST, YOUNG DUKES”
NOVEMBER 16, 1984

When Hogg produces a deed indicating Jesse’s farm is really his, the Dukes consult the diary of Jesse’s great grandfather and flash back to the events in 1862 that helped create the curious document.

(#139) “CALE YARBOROUGH COMES TO HAZZARD”
NOVEMBER 23, 1984

Stock-car driver Cale Yarborough comes to Hazzard to visit a seriously ill fan, but winds up framed for a bank heist along with the Dukes.

(#140) “DANGER ON THE HAZZARD EXPRESS”
NOVEMBER 30, 1984

Boss Hogg’s crooks steal the General Lee and rig it with explosives to crash the car into a train filled with gold.

(#141) “SITTIN’ DUKES”
DECEMBER 14, 1984

Two convicts, one of them busted by Luke in his Marine Corps days, break out of prison and force the Dukes to help them escape across the state line through a forest fire.

(#142) “SKY BANDITS OVER HAZZARD”
DECEMBER 21, 1984

After wrongfully accusing the Dukes of a theft, Boss Hogg uses Bo and Luke to find the real culprits who hijacked a shipment of cash.

(#143) “THE HAUNTING OF J.D. HOGG”
JANUARY 4, 1985

Bo and Luke try to spook Boss Hogg and a crooked lawyer who are scheming to destroy the second will of Boss’s late Uncle Silas – a document that would transfer executorship of $100,000 earmarked to charity from Boss to Uncle Jesse.

(#144) “WHEN YOU WISH UPON A HOGG”
JANUARY 11, 1985

Hughie Hogg schemes to seize his uncle’s fortune and control of Hazzard County by having a pair of con artists make Boss Hogg believe in a magic lantern.

(#145) “STRANGE VISITOR TO HAZZARD”
JANUARY 25, 1985

A rash of UFO sightings around Hazzard inspire Boss and Rosco and a pair of hoods on the lam to concoct separate scams.

(#146) “ENOS AND DAISY’S WEDDING”
FEBRUARY 1, 1985

Bo and Luke race after a pair of crooks who have framed Enos for a bank robbery.

(#147) “OPENING NIGHT AT THE BOAR’S NEST”
FEBRUARY 8, 1985

Rosco’s magic act may have worked too well when Boss Hogg really disappears along with $3 million and an armored truck.

 


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