Nitpick: When Enos is tied up and gagged as Bo and Luke escape, both Rosco and Boss look around the Courthouse wondering where he is (with Enos frantically nodding his head trying to attract them), but do not find him for the remainder of the episode. Even if Enos was gagged, he would still have been able to make noises with his throat to attract their attention.
Revenue agent Harvey Essex is called "Harley" by Boss when he approaches him on the street.
This is the first episode where the 'Rhuebottom General Store' can be seen in the background; Mr. Rhuebottom would be seen, as a recurring character, from the fourth season onwards, played by John Wheeler.
After Cooter (Ben Jones) crashes into the Boar's Nest near the beginning of the episode, someone places a mug of beer in front of him and he smiles. Despite being a regular at the Boar's Nest, this is the only time in the entire show's run that Cooter is seen with beer - Jones was a recovered alcoholic, and requested that Cooter stuck to soft drink in future.
The race was obviously filmed out of continuity or with multiple Generals as the body damage changes from shot to shot.
There were many continuity errors in the "Oil Fight" scene were the fella's were kept going between more and less coevered in oil in various cuts.
During one piece of narration, the Balladeer goofs. He says "...After all, Molly did intend to have [Uncle Jesse] back by four. And her intentions were good". He should have said Alice, not Molly, and it relates to the scene with Alice and Jesse on the swamp boat.
This is the only episode where Bo and Luke mentioned to Uncle Jesse that the Dukes had indoor plumbing when the Duke Farm had an outhouse.
In the scene where the Dukes take Roxanne to the Boar's Nest, Bo is seen wearing a blue shirt, the only time in the entire series that he is seen doing so. Luke also wears a different shirt to usual in this scene, consisting of very small blue and white checks.
Jesse's truck in this episode is an old 50's Ford "Stepside" pickup. The only episode you see this truck.
On the first scene when they parked the General Lee in town, one of the 'flip up' headlights was stuck open, exposing the two headlights.
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.
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.
In the scenes at Starr's recording studio, the music track that Jojo is listening to, is actually one of the specifically-written tracks that was that was used as part of the score for several of the very early episodes. Additionally, when the Dukes and the "party girls" arrive at the climax of the story, the music track used to score the scene, would more commonly be used as background music in scenes in the Boar's Nest, in some first season episodes.
There are several noticeable cases of post-production dubbing in this episode, when various country performers are mentioned. This is noticeable in the scene with Jessi Colter's manager; when Daisy plays Starr the various recordings, and in the final scene. Presumably this was adjusted as the rights to the various snippets of accompanying music were secured. Judging by the manager's lips as he talks, it looks like when he says "Loretta Lynn", he originally said "Tammy Wynette".
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