The Dukes of Hazzard

Season 1 Episode 3

Mary Kaye's Baby

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 09, 1979 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Boss Hogg's driver is featured in this episode more than he does in any other story, and he has a number of lines of dialogue. However, he is not credited.

    • Nitpick: When Bo and Luke first meet up with Mary Kaye she tells them her baby is a girl. Then, lo and behold, when she has the child it's a boy.

    • Once Luke, Bo and Mary Kaye are being chased down the dirt road by the bad guys, Luke is driving the car, however, in one particular shot, Bo is driving the car, which makes no sense, as the car has not stopped and, in the previous shot, he was in the backseat and Luke was driving.

    • When Rosco is at the Duke Farm waiting for Bo and Luke, Daisy gets up and shuts the front door. You can clearly see a person's shadow through the window on the door in the following scene.

  • Quotes

    • Boss Hogg: (to Sheriff Rosco P. Coltraine) When it comes to stealing in Hazzard county. I say who steals what from who and when.

    • Bo: (to Luke) You better make like one hell of a mechanic or we're gonna become midwives.

    • Boss Hogg: (When getting shot at by Bo or Luke) Don't shoot! It's me, your friend, Boss Hogg! (Gets shot at again)

  • Notes

    • In this episode, Bo and Luke comment what a good driver Enos is, and he gives them a run for their money when pursuing them. This would soon change, and by the second season Enos would be regarded as one of the worst drivers in Hazzard County.

    • While in the store at the gas station Marry Kaye eats some pickled peaches and Bo hands her a bunch of napkins as well, but no one is seen paying for them.

    • This episode marks the only time that Roscoe ever shoots and hits someone when he wings McQuade's henchman, Leo.

    • This is the only episode where the General Lee does not appear.

    • The car the Duke boys drive in this episode was a blue 1975 Plymouth Fury.

    • Although the circumstances of the situation aren't made overly clear, Cooter seems to have been paid to make a moonshine run for Boss Hogg in this episode (which is the shine that Bo and Luke discover they are transporting), indication that the character is still a some way from the clean-cut good guy he would become by the 2nd season. We also see Cooter inside a building working on a car, though it is not made clear whether this is his garage or not (we never see any exterior shot to give us any clues). If it is, it is the first time it is seen in the series, and is quite a different building from what would be used normally.

    • In this episode, Bo and Luke regard Enos as a particularly good driver, as opposed to the particularly bad driver he would be renowned at later in the series.

    • Reasons the General Lee was not used for this episode probably include that the plot called for the Duke boys need to get pregnant Mary Kaye in and out of the car (they get into the General Lee by climing through the windows), and that the car is called to explode at the climax at the episode.

    • Starting from this episode, Ben Jones (Cooter) is moved from the guest cast to the opening credits. Sonny Shroyer (Enos) remains on the guest cast, until the 2nd season.

  • Allusions