The Dukes of Hazzard

Season 1 Episode 11

Money to Burn

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 20, 1979 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Bo and Luke are in the hearse behind bushes watching Rosco and Enos outside the coffin works, although Luke's clothing is obscured by the bushes, Bo can be seen to be wearing his regular cream-colored shirt. Then when the shot changes to inside the hearse, the pair are suddenly wearing undertaker's suits, which they wear for the rest of the story.

    • A shot used on the opening teaser shows Luke and Bo, in Boss's coffin works, emerging from behind the false bottom in an (upright) coffin. Although the episode features the pair hiding in a coffin, it is lying down, and the scene in the teaser (possibly an alternate take of the same sequence) is not used in the actual episode.

    • Although there had been vague hints of it in previous episodes, this story marks the first time that Boss Hogg deliberately tries to frame the Dukes. This plot device would be reworked in many, many future stories.

    • During the opening chase where Enos is in pursuit of the General Lee, a shot from behind Enos, looking from the back of the car through the windshield, shows it quite clearly to be a double and not Sonny Shroyer; the double has much longer, untidier hair than Enos' well-groomed look.

    • Near the very start of the episode is a sequence where a Sheriff's car (driven by Enos) chases the General Lee around a patch of trees. This sequence would be used behind the closing credits on all episodes from the second season onwards (as well as occasionally appearing as stock footage in other episodes)

    • Near the end of the episode when "Uncle Jesse" is in the tractor causing a diversion, it is very obvious that its a stand-in/stunt double in the tractor.

    • Bo & Luke are climbing up the outside of the Coffin Works. Luke is on the roof and Bo is just about up when the rope breaks. When the commercial break ends, we see Luke make a heroic grab and save Bo from falling. When they are fleeing the roof, the rope has mysteriously reattached itself and is dangling back in its original location.

    • As Boss' hearse drivers scour the Coffin Company attic for a special coffin with a false bottom, the one attendant mentions how they are used to haul shine. He refers to the "AFT" - what he means is "ATF" - Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms.

  • Quotes

    • Rosco: Sometimes it doesn't pay to get outta bed.

    • Luke: Are there any volcanoes in Hazzard County?
      Bo: Well, not since Mr. Puckett blew his stack when I brought his daughter home two days late from the hayride.

    • Bo: ...Uncle Jesse doin' some shuckin' n jivin'.
      Jesse: It looks like I've just been shucked n jived into doin' some shuckin'.
      Bo: And jivin'.

    • Uncle Jesse (after they find the money stashed in Daisy's room): Holy jumping horny toads.

  • Notes

    • Ben Jones (Cooter) has by this episode grown a full beard. This would lead to a dispute between himself and producers who insisted that they wanted him unshaven but not with a beard. Jones would go on to boycott the series for a few episodes in the second season in protest, before, from the third season onwards, the two sides agreed for the character to be clean shaven.

    • This is the first episode to feature Boss Hogg's bank; it would go on to appear in many future stories. Boss's coffin works, also seen in this episode, would also occasionally reappear.

    • Rick Hurst makes his first appearance as Boss Hogg's cousin, Cletus Hogg. Here he is seen in the job of bank driver; he would later become a Deputy.

  • Allusions

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