The Dukes of Hazzard

Season 1 Episode 13

Double Sting

Aired Friday 8:00 PM May 11, 1979 on CBS
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Episode Summary

While Hazzard Jail is quarantined with Bo, Luke, Boss Hogg, and Rosco, the accomplices of a prisoner carrying a "contagious disease" are out to rob the Hazzard Bank.

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  • Quarantined to the jail house with the boys, Boss, Rosco, and Enos; Uncle Jessy is worried he won't be able to make his mortgage payment on time.

    This episode is a good one, starts off pretty typical though. The boys test driving the General to get ready for some big race get side swiped by some bad driver (one of the bad guys) that comes outta nowhere. One difference is the episode opens up with a night scene. We don't usually see the General Lee with the lights on. Between the side swiping and the car driving after the jail break scene the General Lee really takes a bashing around in this episode.

    First time I have heard Cotter say "possum on a gumbush" and the first time Rosco adds "I love it, I love it" to his laugh in this episode. Even though the episode isn't to do with her directly this is a "Daisy" episode. Lots of her in this one, and in a skimpy outfit too. Not very much Boss Hogg in this one, all other characters have about normal parts.

    When we discover that Cooter is hiding in the trunk of the General once the bad guy has stolen it and makes his way back to the hide out I can only say that must have been one rough ride from the jail house to the hide out the way Bo was driving!!

    There hasn't been a episode yet that Luke doesn't razz Bo about his bad driving. Seems to be intentional to keep the viewers on their toes or just being real lazy, but the Dukes of Hazzard is filled with continuity errors. Little goof ups such as when the General is going for the big jump with Sheriff Emmitt "Hammerhand" Ragsdale on their tale you can see the camera mounted to the passenger side door of the General just as they hit the jump.

    As usual the episode ends with Boss getting nothing and Rosco not being able to arrest the Dukes. Except in this one we see the Dukes and Rosco laughing together at a joke made about Boss Hogg.

    I hope Enos wasn't to bummed out when Daisy mentioned Sheriff Emmitt "Hammerhand" Ragsdale was cute.moreless
Denver Pyle

Denver Pyle

Uncle Jesse Duke

John Schneider

John Schneider

Bo Duke

Tom Wopat

Tom Wopat

Luke Duke

Catherine Bach

Catherine Bach

Daisy Duke

James Best

James Best

Sheriff Rosco P. Coltraine

Sorrell Booke

Sorrell Booke

Jefferson Davis (J.D.)Hogg

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • After being caught by the bank robbers, Daisy takes off her high heels and tries to escape. As she is running through the woods, you can see some kind of shoes on her feet in one of the scenes, but later she has no shoes on.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Bo: Alright, Enos. Now I'm gonna show you one card trick. Now I want you to pick a card.
      Enos: Oh, I don't believe in gambling, Bo.
      Rosco: Enos, it's not gambling. Would you pick a card. We're gonna be here all day.
      Bo: You got it?
      Enos: Yup, two of hearts.
      Rosco: Enos, you'r not supposed to tell him the card.
      Bo: Okay, Enos, let's try this one more time. And don't tell me what it is. Now pick a card. You got it?
      Enos: Yup, can I ask a question?
      Bo: Sure.
      Enos: You know the black three leaf clover. Is that clubs or spades?
      Rosco: Enos, don't help him anymore than you have to.
      Bo: (laughing) Give me that, Enos. Let's try this again.

  • NOTES (6)

    • This is the episode which features the world record jump over the river which is seen in the opening credits from series two onwards. The sequence was also recycled in several other episodes.

    • This is the first episode that Rosco adds the phrase "I love it, I love it!!" to his goofy laugh.

    • Pat Cranshaw would return as Doc Petticord in In This Corner, Luke Duke. Cranshaw's most famous role is that of elderly frat boy Blue in 2000's Old School.

    • Other than being white, Sheriff "Hammerhead" Ragsdale seems to be very much an early version of Sheriff Little, who appears re-occurringly from the 3rd season.

    • This classic episode showcases just how far the series has come in one (half) season; things are played more on the side of comical now, and all of the characters have found their personalities that they would retain for the rest of the run.

    • Rosco's infamous laugh is used on at the end of the closing credits for the first time with this episode (it is the only episode to have both the laugh and this version of closing credits).