On This Date: The First Episode Of ‘Dukes Of Hazzard’ Aired In 1979

On January 26th, 1979, the first episode of one of TV’s most iconic series debuted.

Dukes Of Hazzard aired 147 episodes over 7 seasons from 1979 to 1985 and is a staple of both country life and country music lore.

Many songs have referenced the show itself, its characters or the General Lee, while Waylon Jennings himself sang the famous theme song “Good Ol’ Boys,” narrated the introductions and provided (often funny) cut scene and cliff hanger commentary.

Waylon also made one appearance after years of request from the fans. Season 7’s “Welcome, Waylon Jennings” features him as a family friend of the Duke Boys.

While there’s many awesome things that have come from this fantastic show, there’s one glaring downfall…

Daisy Dukes.

Not the cut-off jeans themselves, but the term.

Named in honor of Bo and Luke’s quite attractive cousin Daisy’s (played by Catherine Bach) preferred outfit, and amplified by Jessica Simpson’s performance in the 2005 Dukes Of Hazzard movie, it has been put into probably a million shitty bro-country songs and lead to the years of radio hell we’ve suffered through.

In my opinion, the most attractive thing about Daisy was her badass Jeep CJ-7, but hey, maybe I’m just an old-school gentlemen…

Either way, there’s no denying how impactful this show was for millions of people in the past and continuing through today. There’s still nothing better than waking up on a Saturday morning and watching a few episodes while drinking you’re coffee, I promise you that.

The show has also inspired many a lunatic to jump their car off a bridge but that’s another story…

Time for a binge session? I think so.

TV Intro

And the full version of “Good Ol’ Boys.”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock