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Dukes of Hazzard S2E21: Mason Dixon’s Girls
K&F Show Summary:
Bo and Luke accidentally receive (and get caught with) the most heinous and immoral drug known to man in February of 1980: marijuana! An RV-living, motorbike riding, Trans Am convertible racing super stud detective named “Mason Dixon” is called in to chase them down and break up their drug ring…and he brings his two amazingly hot “associates” along who are the brains and the muscle of the operation. They all team up to catch the REAL bad guys in pure ham-bone car crashing fashion. This episode is one that you’ll want to watch, over and over, and over again, because it was meant to the the intro for a spinoff TV series that never came to be. Hang-gliders glide, cars slide and slide, and ladies butts are patted for a job well done (it was 1980 – still legal then, I guess). Hijinks ensue.
Legit Show Info:
Season 2 – Episode 21 “Mason Dixon’s Girls”
Written by Bruce Howard
Directed by Jack Starrett
-It’s rumored that this episode was set to be a pilot-spinoff for the TV show “Mason Dixon and Associates.” It apparently didn’t happen.
-Rosco is back from the Police Academy…apparently for good!
-How times have changed. Marijuana used to be a moral offense, right up there with poisoning children. It’s truly morally offensive, even to Boss. Not anymore.
-The stunt driver that is supposed to be a woman…is definitely a man. Or she has man hands.
-This is one of the few times we see evidence of rain in Hazzard County.
-We find out in this episode that Cooter has a farm!
-The big boss bad guy is played by Morgan Woodward. He was the big bad boss in Cool Hand Luke…and he plays basically the same guy in a Season 7 episode where Bo and Luke get put into a chain gang.
-Mason Dixon was played by actor Dennis Rucker, from Dallas TX. He was in a number of other TV shows and acted until about 1990. He is no relation to Darious Rucker, formerly known as Hootie of the Blowfish.
Corndog’s Super Insider Analysis:
This was always an easy episode to watch. 🙂 There were no jumps in this episode, but there was plenty of decent driving scenes. I read somewhere that this was another episode the producers hoped would be a spin-off series… but of course… it never was. I’m sure that you have this in your notes as well, but the Mary-Margaret Humes, who played “Tinker” was a former Miss Florida in 1975 and was third runner up for Miss USA that year.
In the opening scene, where the General Lee is hauling the water heater, this is Mike’s favorite car… the ’69 General Lee that was the 4WD GL in “Arrest Jesse Duke”.
2:37 – When Bo and Luke pull over for Rosco, they are on a wet paved road with curbs. The car that is rear ended by Rosco is not the same 4WD Charger and is a ’68 Charger. For the close up scene, they switch to a sound stage with a dirt road and yet another ’69 Charger… which is a closeup car.
5:21 – 6:49 – I’m sure you paused the dvd a few times throughout this part of the episode.
8:24 – In the little ghost town of “Razorback Mountain”, this is Laramie Street on the Warner Brothers backlot. You will see this western town many times throughout the Dukes and other TV shows. This is also where the publicity photos were taken for the 1997 Dukes of Hazzard Reunion movie. In the early 2000’s, the set was torn town for a modern neighborhood set. In this scene, if you look quickly, you will see the same old Pickup that was in the season one episode of “Swamp Molly”.
11:15 – When Bo and Luke go to the depot to ask Sunshine who signed for the other water heater, this is a great detailed shot of the General Lee. Notice that it is a ’69 model w/o wheel lip mldgs, vinyl top trim, the radio antenna removed, and the big dent in the rocker panel. If you remember, this car was seen in a previous episode out at the Duke Farm.
13:50 Mason and his “accomplices” are in the bushes watching everything that is happening…. and Jesse gets a phone call. By 14:16, the girls have suited up in the linesman gear, climbed the pole, tapped the phone line, and listened to the whole conversation between Jesse and Luke….. They’re good!
16:37 – The Trans Am is unloaded from the trailer. I thought it was interesting that the car was not properly strapped down to the trailer. Anyways… I always though this was a good looking Trans Am. From what I’ve read, this car was actually one of 250 convertibles that were built in 1979 by National Coach Engineering in Michigan.
Dream Board Update: Goals to Accomplish Before Episode 200
1. Get Diet Coke to Sponsor us….or just Kibbe.
2. Be characters in the Disney/Pixar movie, Cars 3. Finnegan is the General. Kibbe…is wishing he was the General.
3. Syndicate the show onto TV and radio, having awesome guests in studio, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. on regularly to be our best friend.
4. Get John Schneider himself on the show with us. Pray to God he actually likes us and isn’t freaked out.
5. Blow up the podcast so that it becomes a regular weekly show, interviewing celebrities, and actually providing a living for us capable of allowing us to race cars anytime we want plus let our wives get the shoes they like.
6. Get our own studio.
7. We each get a General Lee (real car – not a toy).
8. Get a Voiceover Guy to announce the segments.
9. Jump a car together. Kibbe wants to go 30-feet vertical.
10. Make a Dream GL that is based off of a 1973 NASCAR Charger (like the 1/16th scale AMT model)
11. Kibbe needs a new wallet to replace his “George Costanza”.
Mike to get a new truck for legit towing. DONE!