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K&F Show #96

Finnegan’s Last Show; Dukes of Hazzard Review: “Happy Birthday General Lee” – S7 Episode 1

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Episode 96

Welcome to Episode #96 of the Kibbe and Finnegan show! If you’re new to the show, Mike Finnegan and I have taken our Dukes of Hazzard fandom and turned it into a full fledged automotive podcast Gong Show of sorts, completed with a full episode review from The Dukes of Hazzard. It’s every 40-year-old’s dream, right?

 

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The birth of a legend! Image: Warner Bros.

Dukes Review – S7E1: “Happy Birthday General Lee”

This is it; the one where we learn why, when, and how the General Lee came to the Dukes! Even better – we get to see him be built from an old junkyard wreck (which was clearly a former jump car). Ironically, this is the Dukes of Hazzard episode that Finnegan and I to start our own podcast about the Dukes of Hazzard together…so it’s fitting that we decided to end it here. Anyway, here’s the gist of it; this entire episode is a trip down memory lane for the Duke clan as they throw a birthday party for the General Lee. Only the “date of birth” references the day the General himself was created by the Dukes, not the day the Charger rolled off of the Dodge assembly line. It’s set 8 years in the past where Boss Hogg was skinny with hair, Rosco has a Burt Reynolds mustache, Daisy didn’t work at the Boars Nest, and before Bo and Luke knew that cars could safely fly. And there are bad guys in it, one of which has been a different bad guy two different times in the past too. The biggest thing of all though is that prior to the Dukes, the General was just a soulless Charger. It wasn’t until the Dukes found it – and vice versa – that all their lives changed for the better!

Legit Episode Info:

Season 7 Episode 1 – “Happy Birthday General Lee”
Written by Si Rose
Directed by Tom Wopat
Original Airdate: 9-21-1984

Insider Dukes of Hazzard Episode Specific Nerd Trivia:

-The first episode with model cars used for stunts. Boo.

-The truck the Dukes Boys are driving at the beginning is actually a repainted Uncle Jesse truck. It may also appear in the last episode in that same color.

-The whole point of this episode though is to make sure you now the General is a character…

-At the 8:08 mark you see the crooks hiding the gold dust in the Charger – with the door open – and you see what a pile the interior is. The seats are duct taped together and painted over, the wheel is painted over – it’s a column shift A/C car with no horn button

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