Uncle Jesse: There's no answer. What do I do?
Luke: Hang it up. We gotta roll. You better let me drive. If we don't cut a few corners and bend a few speeding laws, we're liable to get there just in time for Bo's funeral.
Uncle Jesse: Bob Dexter didn't have no accident. That was...
Zimbra: Attempted murder. That's the third time while somebody's tried to make that jump.
Daisy: And if we don't make it back to Hazzard in exactly 90 minutes, Bo just might be the fourth.
Luke: All right. I'm gonna make this simple. Now remember what happened to the last guy who tried this 32-car jump?
Bo: Sure, I remember it! Sure I do! I was there...
Uncle Jesse: Bo!
Luke: What you don't know is that there were two others before him. Now all three of them tried it and all three of them crashed because of some mechanical problem. Oh, yeah, and all three of them had something else in common too.
Luke: Your lady friend.
Bo: Hey, listen, Luke. I'm sorry. I--
Luke: It's all right.
Bo: I just don't wanna fight with you anymore.
Bo and Luke hug
Luke: Don't worry about it. It's okay.
Luke: Now you've caught us. How can we help you?
Uncle Jesse: Who are you and what do you want?.
Zimbra: The name's John Zimbra. Special investigator. Southern Counties Insurance Company. We hold the liability policy on the carnival of thrills.
Daisy: Then you're chasing after the wrong Dukes. It's our cousin Bo who's making that big jump.
Zimbra: Does he know he's the fourth one to try it in the last three months?
Luke: We all saw the last guy who tried it. It was pretty hairy accident.
Zimbra: If it was an accident. All of the other drivers crashed while trying the same stunt.
Uncle Jesse: Are you inferring what we think you are?
Zimbra: My insurance company thinks it was attempted murder and whoever tried that before just might try it again.
Carnival of Thrills is one of the few episodes offering a suggestive scene -- where a bare-chested Bo and an apparently naked Diane kiss passionately. The way it's depicted, it's obvious that was just a warm-up. No love-making scenes are shown, however; this scene is simply a transition from one act to another.
Official feature-length and two-part versions of this story exist. After the opening credits at the start of the second part on the two-part version, there is a re-cap of the events of the first part.
Parts 1 and 2 were originally shown together as a two-hour special. In alot of guides you may see this listed as one episode but in reality, it shown as two parts in syndication so it is considered two parts here.