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The Dukes of Hazzard

Season 2 Episode 19

Jude Emery

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 15, 1980 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Bo and Luke help Jude Emery, a Texas Ranger find a contraband varmint in a big swamp but it gets hard when they decide to play along with the varmint's game.

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  • The Dukes meet Jude Emery...a Texas Ranger!

    As they were running from Sheriff Grady Byrd, Bo and Luke happen to pick up Jude Emery, a Texas Ranger who's car broke down. He's in Hazzard from Texas looking for Russel "Snake" Harmon, a guy who's on the run from Jude. Snake is looking for moonshiners and racecar drivers. When Bo and Luke agree to help Jude find Snake they set up a test with two of Snake's men, Patch and Willie. The test was to drive against Patch, except for a little setback. Before the race while Bo and Luke were talking to Willie, Patch put a rattlesnake in the driver's side of the car. During the test, with Jude hiding in the back of the General, Luke notices the snake by Bo's feet. After a little bit of panicking, they get rid of the snake. Then Bo and Luke meet Snake and they try to catch him. Then Luke and Patch armwrestle "Texas style" but was stopped by Daisy. Then as Patch and Snake and Bo and Luke are getting ready to jump cars, Uncle Jesse is hiding along with Cooter in the back of another car and they kick Patch out of the car. Then they along with Bo and Luke drive cars they get Snake over the county line and Jude gets to arrest him. This was one of my favorite episodes because there's a lot of adventure in it. It was really great!moreless
John Shearin

John Shearin

Jude Emery

Guest Star

Sam Melville

Sam Melville

Russel "Snake" Harmon

Guest Star

Ben Davidson

Ben Davidson

Patch Laurel

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Bo: Luke, do you reckon the General's back bumper is gonna stay on?
      Luke: I don't know. It seems that we've picked up a new ra...rattle. ( Luke sees the rattlesnake at Bo's feet). Now, Bo, don't move. Just listen to me. Look down by the brake pedal. (Bo looks down, sees the snake, and then he looks back to the road and starts breathing heavily). Now don't move!
      Bo: Uh, I ain't gonna move, but I'm fixing to make a new door here.
      Luke: That's the test. If he keeps bumping and jarring us like that, it's bound to rattle that snake, and he's gonna strike.

    • Jude: What's going on?
      Luke: We got a rattlesnake up here in the front.
      Jude: Well, don't let him back here. There ain't room.
      Bo: Luke, you're thinking, ain't ya?
      Luke: Oh, yeah...they like mice.
      Bo: Well, do you have one on ya?
      Jude: There ain't room for a mouse either.
      Bo: Well, think faster.
      [Luke starts taking off his jacket.]
      Luke: Okay, I got it. Just don't move.
      Bo: Be careful.
      Luke: Don't move, Cuz. Just keep her steady now. Don't let Patch hit us no more.
      Bo: I won't.
      Luke: Okay. Stay real steady, Cousin. I don't wanna lose you now.

    • Boss: Sgt. Jude Emery...Texas Ranger.
      Bo: Congratulations, Sheriff. You just arrested the fuzz.

  • NOTES (5)

    • This episode is the first of two second season stories designed as a backdoor pilot - tests for possible other shows; in this case, one that would be based around Texas Ranger "Jude Emery" of the episode title. The other such case would be "Mason Dixon's Girls" broadcast in two episodes time. Neither of these concepts was developed beyond their initial backdoor pilots.

    • Ben Davidson was a former defensive lineman with the Oakland Raiders who later became a Hollywood stuntman.

    • The late Sam Melville would return in The Great Hazzard Hijack and Happy Birthday, General Lee.

    • This is the last episode creator Gy Waldron wrote for the series, until the reunion movies.

    • This episode has the second, final appearance of Sheriff Grady Byrd (Dick Sargent), the longest serving of replacement Sheriffs in Rosco's absence.