None other than Waylon Jennings sang the now iconic theme song “Good Ol Boys,” and the series has become a popular reference in country songs.
And although the bro-country era really ran wild with the whole Daisy Dukes thing, that kind of just proves the cultural power the show had. (And let’s be honest for a second, we all had (and still have) a crush on Jeep driving Daisy, played by Catherine Bach).
Dukes Of Hazzard ran for 7 seasons and aired a total of 147 episodes, featuring a number of cameos from country stars such as Loretta Lynn, Johnny Paycheck, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tammy Wynette, and Buck Owens.
After years of fans begging, Waylon Jennings made an appearance in the final season, playing himself in an episode titled “Welcome, Waylon Jennings.”
While the series itself was obviously a hit, a new generation was introduced to it in 2005 when the Dukes of Hazzard movie came out starring Jessica Simpson as Daisy. Admittedly, this movie was my first introduction to the Duke brothers but hey, I didn’t ask to be born in the 90’s.
That movie quickly lead me to go back and watch most of the original series, and to this day there’s not much better than waking up on Saturday morning, pouring a cup or 6 of coffee, and binge watching the Duke boys get into and out of trouble in the old General Lee.
Speaking of the iconic car, they went through a LOT of 1969 Dodge Chargers while filming the series…
According to FuelEconomy, the show wrecked 317 Chargers, working out to an average of over 2 destroyed per episode. That is a lot of destroyed vehicles, and while many car enthusiasts cringe at the thought, it’s clear it worked out in the end as people will forever associate that model with badassery.
A driver survived with serious injuries after hitting a tow truck ramp off a highway in Georgia. Police were on scene for another crash when bodycam video captured the moment. pic.twitter.com/VYZ9VfiSJk