30 April 2008

Yeee-frickin'-hawwww!!!

What, gentle readers, could possibly warrant the thinly veiled profanity amid the Rebel Yell punctuated with not one, not two, but three exclamatory punctuation marks?

Why, DukesFest, of course. It's a celebration of all things related to "The Dukes of Hazzard," and it's held in Hampton, Ga. on June 28-29. That's not far from Covington, where the craptastic show was filmed early on. John Schneider will be there, pimping the DVD release of the film he penned, lensed and starred in, "Collier & Co.," which has the dubious distinction of being even worse than "Dukes." Tom Wopat, Catherine Bach, James Best (Rosco), Sonny Shroyer (Enos), Ben Jones (Cooter) and Rick Hurst (Cletus) will all be there. But best of all, there'll be a replacement Duke, with Byron Cherry (who played Coy for half a season).

The Wikipedia entry on the show, which ran from 1979-1985, describes its hijinks thissaway: "Many episodes revolved around Boss (Hogg) trying to engage in an illegal scheme with criminal associates. Some of these were get-rich-quick schemes, though many others affected the financial security of the Duke farm, which Boss had long wanted to acquire for nefarious reasons." It should be noted, however, that the word "nefarious" is one that would never be found in a script of the show, lest it confuse the actors or the shows viewers.

Get all you need on the fest right cheer. The opening video is painfully priceless.

3 comments:

MPK said...

Guess whose birthday just happens to be June 28th! Perhaps I should kidnap him from work and drag him to GA without explanation...this sounds like a perfect bday activity. He he he...

Brad Barnes said...

I bet you could sweet talk John Schneider into letting the birthday boy drive the General Lee.

Brad Barnes said...

The absolute best thing about Dukesfest, by the way, is that Adam West (that is, Batman) will also be a guest.