The Dukes of Hazzard

Season 2 Episode 14

The Runaway

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 11, 1980 on CBS
8.7
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The Dukes help an eloping heiress escape from her irate big shot daddy's henchmen to bring her to her fiancé to get her across the county line to get married. But her daddy wants her back and will stop at nothing - even kidnapping Uncle Jesse.

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  • While testing the General Lee for the next race the boys are almost run off the road by two thugs escorting Suzy Holmes to a cruise ship. This trip she's gonna take is her fathers way of keeping her from marrying the "wrong" guy.moreless

    7.0
    Kinda a mediocre episode, Boss has a pretty weak plan to make money from oil wells he plans to claim as a reward for the safe return of a millionairs daughter. She wants to marry an average farm boy, and her father won't stand for it. So he pland a trip on a cruise ship for his daughter by herself to help clear her head, only on the way to the cruise ship they travel through hazzard and have car trouble. Suzy Holmes sneaks out and into the General Lee. The boys are blamed for kidnapping by Boss, the 2 thugs are in deep trouble if they don't get the girl back, and Boss figures CJ Holmes (the girls father) will pay huge bucks for the safe return of his daughter.



    Uncle Jessy is giving his usual right and wrong speeches in this episode. Enos has the day off but still goes fishing with his uniform on and his patrol car, which I don't understand one bit. Daisy washes her yellow car with the driver side window open, so the water must be pouring in, but I guess we're suposed to overlook all that.



    The only real turn of events in this one is rather big. While being chased by Rosco and Enos the Duke boys in Daisy's yellow car have a problem with a stuck accelerator pedal and they have to jump for it and the car crashes into a ball of fire at the bottom of a cliff. At the end of the episode CJ Holmes who see the error of his ways presents Daisy with a white jeep for all her trouble. Dixie the white jeep will be the vehicle she uses through out the rest of the series.



    Daisy does warn the boys when they borrow her car that she doesn't want one spec of dust on her car. Kinda hard IMO since hazzard is nothing but dirt roads. She also just claimed she waxed it, but all we see her doing is washing it, then she has to leave in a hurry.



    As usual Boss gets cheated outta what ever he thought he was gonna get and all works out for the dukes.moreless
  • A really good Dukes of Hazzard episode.

    8.6
    After watching "The Dukes of Hazzard" episode "The Runaway", I have to say that it has everything that I love about the series in it, car chases, Roscoe and Enos messing up and having Boss get mad at them, and of course, Bo and Luke getting accused of something and ultimately clearing themselves of wrongdoing.



    In this episode, we find the Dukes helping a runaway heiress hide from her father because of how he didn't want her to marry a man he deemed was unacceptable because of his agricultural background and agriculture education. The only downside I found from this aspect was how Uncle Jesse went on a soapbox to defend the hard work of farmers. Granted that I for one know already about how hard they work, coming from an agricultural background and family myself, it sounded like the writers wanted to sell to the viewers about the plus of being a hard working farmer.



    One thing that you see in the episode and can always count on, is Boss Hogg's greedy plans to help the girl's father, just to fatten his pocketbook, but thanks to Roscoe and Enos bungling the way that they always do and the Dukes helping the old man see that he was wrong in wanting to keep his daughter way from her fiancée. When everything worked out at the end, I thought that it was really cool of the girl's father to give Daisy a new vehicle, Dixie, for all the trouble he caused (and with how the Dukes were getting chased that caused her car to go off a cliff).



    In all, I found this to be one entertaining episode that has everything that I love about the show: Bo, Luke, Uncle Jesse, and Daisy outsmarting Boss Hogg.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

Susan Walden

Susan Walden

Suzy Holmes

Guest Star

Edward Edwards

Edward Edwards

Fred Andrews

Guest Star

Robert Alda

Robert Alda

C.J. Holmes

Guest Star

Lindsay Bloom

Lindsay Bloom

Mabel

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In this episode, we learn through the telephone operator that the Dukes live 18 miles outside of Hazzard, a considerable distance considering in other episodes they seem to make it into town very quickly.

    • When Daisy's yellow car goes off the edge after Bo and Luke jump out you can see a stunt driver with a yellow helmet pop out of the back seat.

    • Enos is seen in this episode bass fishing on his day off but why is he wearing his uniform and using his patrol car on his day off?

      Editor's note: The car is understandable. In a subsequent episode we learn that Rosco drives his patrol car even when he's off duty. As for the uniform my guess is that the producers were cheap and trying to save money with the wardrobe.

    • This is the last episode for Daisy's yellow Plymouth Roadrunner/Satellite. Bo and Luke drive it over a cliff, explicitly disobeying Daisy's instructions not to put a speck of dust on it after she just washed it. At the end of the episode Daisy is given the white Jeep by a man who is grateful that the Dukes helped to protect her daughter. However, despite the car being destroyed in this episode, it returns in several following episodes, due to the episodes being broadcast in a considerably different order to which they were filmed. Several episodes also use the cars with different paint jobs, to serve as other cars within the context of stories.

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  • NOTES (4)

    • Lance LeGault was once Elvis Presley's stunt double. Fans of Magnum P.I. will also recognize him as slimy naval intelligence officer Buck Green, but his most famous role is as Colonel Roderick Decker, who was in pursuit of The A-Team.

    • The late Robert Alda is the father of M*A*S*H star Alan Alda.

    • The first episode to be produced after Ben Jones resolved his dispute with the producers over whether Cooter should be unshaven or have a beard. They reached the compromise of having the character clean shaven! (Though this did not take effect until the next season so as not to break continuity where the episodes were broadcast in a different sequence to the production order).

    • This is the last episode (bar the out of sequence 'Uncle Boss') that Daisy's yellow Plymouth Roadrunner is seen in - it plunges to it's doom when the brakes go while Bo and Luke are driving it, sending it plummeting over a cliff (the boys getting out just in time).
      (However, the actual cars that were used were reused, sprayed different colours, in several later episodes).
      Daisy is presented with her famous white Jeep, 'Dixie', at the end of the episode (though there are a couple of differences to it's normal appearance, such as it having doors on).

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