The Dukes of Hazzard

Season 1 Episode 4

Repo Men

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 16, 1979 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • This episode suggests that Cooter works at a wrecker's yard. It is unclear if this was in place before the writers settled on him being a mechanic, or if it was just a job he had taken on the side.

    • In the scenes filmed outside the Courthouse, Christmas decorations can be seen hanging in the street in several shots. This episode was filmed in mid-November 1978; Convington (the town used for filming the first five episodes) was beginning to put up it's seasonal decorations, and there wasn't the time nor budget to remove them for filming.

    • A couple of shots of Cooter inside the wreck being towed behind the General Lee are clearly reversed back-to-front - he is sitting on the wrong side of the car, and the steering wheel is suddenly on the right hand side.

  • Quotes

    • Cooter: What do you think ole Burt Reynolds would do at a time like this?
      Luke: Well I ain't sure but I know he would be doing it with someone a lot prettier.

    • Bo: I hate repo men.
      Luke: Hey, who don't? Personally, I'd like to win that race Saturday. So, A: we need that Richard Petty car to, B: get the spare parts to, C: rebuild the General Lee so he can, D and E: enter and win, F: am I getting through to you?

    • Enos: {reading the Duke boys their rights} Y'all have the right to remain quiet, anything y'all say can and will be used against you in a court of law...I'm sorry Sheriff, but my heart ain't in it.

    • Luke: Do you like scrambled eggs?
      Bo: What does that got to do with this?
      Luke: Where there's chickens, there's eggs.
      (They drive through a barn full of chickens and crash out the other side)
      Bo: That was a funny place to put a barn.
      Luke: You try that fool stunt again and I'm gonna find a funnier place to put one.

    • Daisy: Enos says you're as good as in prison right now.
      Bo: And he couldn't lie if his life depended on it.
      Luke: However, he has been known to be wrong.

    • Daisy: Why don't we just sit down and have a man to man conversation?
      Enos: I'm not sure we can. Didn't your uncle ever tell you there's a difference?
      (Daisy points to the laundry she's hung up)
      Daisy: You mean like you wear long johns and I wear these?

    • (Bo's flattening the tires on Ace's car with arrows, Luke has a chainsaw)
      Luke: Once he's done with that, I'm gonna saw this car in half.

  • Notes

    • Series producer and director Rod Amateau appears in front of the cameras in this episode playing a character named Manny.

    • The character of Lulu Hogg is considerably trashier in this episode than she would be in future appearances. As with several characters (notably Rosco, and Cooter), her character evolved as production of the show relocated to California and found it's footing.

    • Claude Humphrey, who plays Big John, was an all-pro defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles.

    • The damaged green Charger used in this episode is the same car that appeared in the series pilot as a General Lee. It was labeled as "Lee 1" (the very first General Lee made for the series!) It can be identified as the car with chrome rocker panels below the doors in episode 1. This car jumped over Rosco in the pilot episode, and is seen at the end of the show's opening credits. The car was repainted for "Repo Men" and was found in that same state in 2000. It is being preserved in its present condition, complete with the number '71' on its one remaining door.

    • This was not the first TV episode that featured Peggy Rea playing a character named Lulu alongside Denver Pyle. Some 22 years earlier they guest stared in the episode The Colonel and the Lady of the long-running series Have Gun, Will Travel.

    • The movie The Dukes of Hazzard is based on Moonrunners, which was based on the stories and experiences of real-life former moonshine runner Jerry Rushing. Rushing appears in this episode. He claims that he was promised a role on "the Dukes" without auditioning, but all he got was this guest star role. As such, he campaigned for his role as Ace, seen into this episode, to become recurring, but this is his only appearance in the show's run.

    • This episode features the first appearance of Boss Hogg's wife Lulu (Peggy Rea), who would reoccouringly appear throughout the show's run.
      We also learn that she asked Boss to give Rosco - her brother - position of Sheriff so he had a safe job!

    • This episode contains a scene where Enos asks Rosco why he went from a good law officer to a corrupt one, and in one of the series's most serious and believable moments, Rosco explains his hurt and embitterment over being cheated out of his pension, giving much background to the early version of the character.

  • Allusions