Luke and Bo were raised by their Uncle Jesse
Duke and his wife, Martha [now deceased] after
their parents were killed. In his younger days,
Jesse used to run moonshine for the Ridge
Runners Association along with J. D. Hogg (who
has since become Jesse's sworn enemy). Back
then, Jesse drove a super fast car called "Black
Tilly" (also called "Sweet Tilly"), but today,
he drives a rusty 1970s Ford F-Series pick-up
DUKE, Luke & Bo & Family
(The Dukes of Hazzard)
SHEEP [CB Handle]
Old Mill Road
Hazzard County, GA
The Duke boys live on a farm with their
uncle Jesse and cousin Daisy. They spend
their days defending Hazzard County from the
corrupt dealings of Jefferson Davis “Boss”
Hogg and his dimwitted confederate, Sheriff
Rosco P. Coltrane. The Duke's choice of
weapons in their war against the Hogg
include a souped-up 1969 Dodge Charger
called “The General Lee“ and a hi-tech bow
Swamp Molly, an old moon shining colleague of
Uncle Jesse's saved him from the Feds back in
1938 and still occasionally tempts Jesse to make
"one last run." But Jesse's new responsibilities
to his nephews and niece makes him think twice
about taking such a risky venture, especially
since Luke and Bo were caught by the government
for running moonshine.
Luckily for the boys, Jesse made a deal with the
Feds to stop running moonshine. In exchange, the
Duke boys wouldn't have to serve any jail time,
but they were restricted from crossing county
lines, and from carrying fire arms until their
probation period expired. Hence, the boy's
affinity for the bow and arrow.
Young man, you
think again. You know good and well that
this fam'ly don't hold with no gamblin'!
Now, Jesse, we
been makin' moonshine for over 200 years.
Now, why's gamblin' any different?
whiskey was a fam'ly tradition long before
they was a US of A federal government to
tell us that we couldn't. An' passin' a
law didn't change the fam'ly ways none.
B'sides! When we was makin' corn whiskey,
we paid taxes on the corn. Gamblin's a
vice. How you gonna tax vice?
this is somethin' different.
Besides worrying about the terms of their
probation, the Dukes' Boys main day-to-day
threat was Boss Hogg, a fat little southern
politician dressed in white who loved to eat
and, even more, loved to frame the Duke Boys for
crimes they didn't commit.
Here's a short list of the many times Boss Hogg
tried to get the goods on the Duke Boys.
- Boss hires two crooks disguised as Bo and Luke
to rob an armored truck with a duplicate General
- Boss frames Bo and Luke for passing a bad check.
Jesse signs away the Duke farm to go his bail.
- Boss hires a crooked magician to frame Bo and
Luke for stealing the orphanage money and then
asks Jesse for his moonshine recipe for the
release of Bo and Luke.
- Boss frames Miz Tisdale for mail fraud and the
Dukes hide her out at the farm.
- Boss frames the Dukes for possession of illegal
- Boss frames the Dukes for stealing a bag full of
stolen credit cards left by thieves.
- Boss hires some crooks to rob the TV stores and
frames Bo and Luke for it.
- Boss Hogg schemes to steal $1 million in old,
raggedy bills marked to be burned at the Federal
Reserve and plans on framing the Duke boys for
the armored truck robbery so his bank can
collect on the insurance money.
- Boss Hogg frames Bo and Luke for possession of
- Boss has Coy, Vance and Daisy framed and sends
them to Chickasaw County where they are arrested
by Sheriff Little
- Bo and Luke are framed for gold robbery so Boss
can to collect the insurance.
- Bo and Luke are suspected of running a smuggling
ring when they deliver cars to Augie Detwiler -
the owner of the derby in town
- Boss Hogg frames Bo and Luke for a series of
tractor thefts committed by another group of
thieves hired by the Boss.
As for the Duke Boys, Luke Duke is the oldest of
the cousins. He is an ex-Marine, musically
inclined and the more responsible of the Duke
cousins. Luke always slid across the hood of the
General Lee, to quickly gain access to the
passenger side of the car. Bo Duke, the younger
womanizing cousin, did most of the driving, but
when Luke got behind the wheel, it can best be
summarized in the trademark catchphrase of Bo
Duke... "Yeeeee--Haaa!" However, Bo Duke was the
one most likely to punch someone, jump the
General Lee over a creek, river or ravine or run
the bad guys off the road. Bo's CB handle is
Lost Sheep #2; Luke's is Lost Sheep #1.
In late 1982 and early 1983, Luke spent time on
the NASCAR circuit with cousin Bo. Surprisingly,
in 1983 the Duke’s discovered that Luke’s baby
brother Judd [thought dead] was well and alive.
In later years, Luke become a firefighter for
the forestry service while Bo Duke eventually
returned to the Nascar circuit.
When Luke and Bo left to race NASCAR uncle Jesse
supervised the antics of Coy and Vance, two
other look alike cousins who continued the
battle against Boss Hogg. With the return of
Luke and Bo, Coy and Vance left leave Hazzard to
take care of a sick relative. After successfully
stopping a land developer build a theme park on
his farm, Jesse quietly passed away on Christmas
How many times have I said to you, 'boys,
look out for Daisy’? And how many times
have you said, 'we will Uncle Jesse'? And
what do you do? You get her throwed in
Well, we didn't have no choice. See, Luke
and me's on probation and can't own no
guns. It's either use those bows there or
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