The Dukes of Hazzard

Season 2 Episode 14

The Runaway

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 11, 1980 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • 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).

  • Allusions