We gave it an A-
Y’all remember Bo and Luke Duke. They fight the system. And in Hazzard — the county built on moonshine, run by dynamic duo Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco Pervis Coltrane — that equals car chases, explosions, and cousin Daisy (or an RV whorehouse!) serving as decoy. What could be more fun and frisky than The Dukes of Hazzard‘s first 13 episodes? The special features accompanying them in this DVD set.
Since the General Lee received HALF the show’s fan mail, good ol’ NASCAR boys praise the Dodge Charger’s handling in an inspired salute to ”Dukes” driving. Fans who marveled more at the alignment of 18-year-old John Schneider (Bo) may prefer ”The 20th Anniversary Hazzard County Barbecue,” a cast reunion that’s wonderfully awkward and amusing — as when James ”Rosco” Best recalls surprising Catherine Bach with a Polaroid of himself wearing nothing but a hat, holster, boots, and a smile.
Even more revealing is Schneider and Bach’s commentary, which, sadly, runs only during the pilot episode. While she ponders how the women’s movement could not ”enjoy” her — though Daisy does some ass kickin’ in those assbarin’ shorts — he drops some serious trivia: Who once crashed at Best’s place? Quentin Tarantino. How did the General Lee score that Dixie horn? An exec producer bought it off the driver of an El Camino that sped past the Boars Nest bar on the Covington, Ga., set. Just one question: Why is Tom Wopat (Luke) entirely MIA from the extras? Don’t go and tell us the mountain got him.