The Dukes of Hazzard

Season 6 Episode 18

How to Succeed in Hazzard

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 17, 1984 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Boss' devious nephew Dewey - who is Hughie's brother - comes back to Hazzard after may years pretending to be dying, and tries to cheat the townsfolk out of $100,000 and frame Jesse for it.

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  • Dewey Hogg comes back to Hazzard sporting a fake illness to get Boss and the town Of Hazzard to feel sorry for him in a plot to swindle money out of everyone and frame Uncle Jessie.moreless

    In this episode we learn that Boss has a second Nephew besides Hughie named Dewie. This episode also runs sans Bo who is off doing Nascar stuff again, in reality I don't know why he was not in this episode, although we see about 2 minutes of him at the end.

    While Daisy might be lacking the short shorts in this episode Dewey's nurse picks up the slack in her nurse uniform and provides suitable eye candy.

    While the General Lee is chasing Dewey cross country in Deweys get away dune buggy, Uncle Jessie brings up the rear and while the General Lee is fine rough housing it cross country Uncle Jessies POS of a pick-up is falling apart when he hits a bump and the tail-gate falls off. It was pretty funny actually.

    Not much Rosco and minimal Enos in this episode. Cooter seemed to pick up the slack with no Bo. Also even though we see a fair bit of the nurse, she really has no dialogue at all, just smiles alot.

    IMO this was a weak episode with out Bo, minimal action and car crashes. Not enough slap-stick between Rosco and Boss, and to top it all off I don't even remember seeing Flash.

    I gave it a 6.5 outta 10.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 (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • On the telephone.
      Luke: Hey there, stranger.
      Bo:Hey, how y'all doing? Y'all getting in any trouble out there without me?
      Luke: Trouble? Heck, no. It's quiet around here. Peaceful. Luke hides a chuckle.
      Bo: Listen, y'all. I gotta run. But I'll tell you what. I'll give you another call just as soon as I can, okay?
      Luke: Everybody here sends you their love. Take care now and get home soon. Bye-bye.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Bo Duke only appeared at the very end of this episode via a call from some raceway.

    • Dewey is Hughie's brother. Much of the inclusion of Dewey in this episode appears to be that Jeff Altman wasn't available for his annual visit to the series as Hughie.

      The name Dewey is possibly a nod to Donald Duck's three nephews, Hughie, Lewie and Dewey.


    • The title of this episode, How to Succeed in Hazzard, is a tribute to guest star Robert Morse's biggest show biz success, the hit Broadway musical comedy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

    • The names of Boss's two nephews, Hughie and Dewey, are obviously a reference to Donald Duck's trouble-making nephews, Hughie, Louie, and Dewey.

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