The Dukes of Hazzard, Boss Hog
Sorrell Booke (January 4, 1930 – February 11, 1994) was an American actor who performed on stage, screen, and television. He is best known for his role as the corpulent, corrupt politician Jefferson Davis ‘Boss’ Hogg in the television show The Dukes of Hazzard. His humorously wicked antagonist to Bo and Luke Duke. The series ran on CBS for seven seasons, from 1979–1985
The Dukes of Hazzard follows the adventures of ‘The Duke Boys’, cousins Bo Duke (John Schneider) and Luke Duke (Tom Wopat), who live in a rural part of the fictional Hazzard County, Georgia with their attractive cousin Daisy (Catherine Bach) and their wise old Uncle Jesse (Denver Pyle). They race around in their customized 1969 Dodge Charger stock car, dubbed (The) General Lee, evading crooked county commissioner Boss Hogg (Sorrell Booke) and his inept county sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane (James Best), and always managing to get caught in the middle of the various escapades and incidents that often occur in the area. Bo and Luke had previously been sentenced to probation for illegal transportation of moonshine; their Uncle Jesse made a plea bargain with the U.S. Government to stop brewing moonshine in exchange. As a result, Bo and Luke are not allowed to carry firearms — instead, they often use compound bows, sometimes with arrows tipped with dynamite — or to leave Hazzard County
Luke Duke: There’s Twenty Million dollars out there in that bog.
Boss Hogg: Twenty million dollars? I knew them Dukes was a hatchin’ something. Roscoe…
Boss Hogg: We’re gonna be rich!
Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane: [squeeks] Are you kidding? Most likely we’ll be lunch. You’d make a nice fat little juicy snack for that monster, Boss
[laughs his Rosco laugh]
‘Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys)’ is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Waylon Jennings. It was released in August 1980 as the second single from the album Music Man. Recognizable to fans as the theme to the CBS comedy adventure television series, The Dukes of Hazzard, the song became a #1 hit on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in 1980.