The Dukes of Hazzard

The Big Heist

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 3/30/79
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  • Episode Description
  • Boss is robbed of his illegal liquor money by farmer Neil Bishop whom he ripped off. Unfortunately for Bishop, his car has been towed away by Rosco so he escapes in the General Lee thus making it appear that Bo and Luke committed the robbery.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Denver Pyle

    Uncle Jesse Duke

  • John Schneider

    Bo Duke

  • Tom Wopat

    Luke Duke

  • Catherine Bach

    Daisy Duke

  • James Best

    Sheriff Rosco P. Coltraine

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A masked, armed thief robs Boss Hogg of $30,000, and hijacks the General Lee to make his getaway, leaving Bo and Luke wanted for the holdup, while Daisy innocently takes the real thief home to stay. An enjoyable episode that's hard not to like...

    By Jay-Spacedust, Mar 20, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Bo: He's going right back to town. Luke: You wanna hobble after him in your new mail order boots and tell him that?

    • Bo: Luke, how come you didn't stop for me? Luke: Ask the dude with the gun.

    • (Enos has been tied to a chair and attached to the wall. Boss Hogg comes in.) Boss Hogg: You would think in a police station you would find at least one cop hanging around. (Rosco tries to contact Enos on the radio, unaware that he is behind the door.) Rosco: Enos, I promise you, if I catch you, I will hang you on the wall like a side of beef. (Rosco is unaware that someone has already beaten him to it.)

    Notes (5)

    • We see Daisy driving the General Lee for the first time in this story.

    • We see Boss Hogg's office at the Courthouse for the first time in this episode. However, it is a noticeably different room and set than is used from the second season onwards.

    • When Bo and Luke escape from jail (the first of many times in the series), they tie Enos up and hang him on the wall; Although episode continuity wasn't usually that strong in the series, this event was referred to in a number of future episodes – even by Cletus, when he replaced Enos in the third and fourth season.

    • Bo and Luke escape from the Hazzard County Jail for the first of many times in this episode.

    • Cooter (Ben Jones) does not appear in this episode - making it the only first season episode where one of the regular cast does not appear. (Jones, while remaining in the main cast, would become more of a semi-regular late on in the show's run). Despite Cooter not appearing, his Garage is still featured - with mechanics are working there.

    Trivia (2)

    • Nitpick: When Enos is tied up and gagged as Bo and Luke escape, both Rosco and Boss look around the Courthouse wondering where he is (with Enos frantically nodding his head trying to attract them), but do not find him for the remainder of the episode. Even if Enos was gagged, he would still have been able to make noises with his throat to attract their attention.

    • Revenue agent Harvey Essex is called "Harley" by Boss when he approaches him on the street.

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