K&F Show #285: Celebrating 45 Years of Flying Orange Chargers; Dukes Review S1E1 “One Armed Bandits”

Kibbe and Friends

Welcome to the official Kibbe and Friends Show with myself, Justin “Corndog” Cornette, and Show Producer Bernie McPartland! With this show we’re basically setting up the Boars Nest for the entire automotive media world to swing through for a couple watered down beers, stale popcorn, and fantastic waitresses. You can find every episode here on The MuscleCar Place as well as iTunes, Pandora, iHeart Radio, and Google Play. From time to time we’ll also be posting video clips and full shows to The Kibbe and Friends YouTube channel.  If you click the “Download” link at the top of this post you’ll be able to stream it on your phone directly. You can also pull the RSS feed as well.

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Presented with Holley – Back for 2024!

Phase 3 of Kibbe and Friends is officially here, and Holley is back for more fun, foolishness, and flying orange Chargers! Once again we’re proud to be associated with the historic name that has made cars fast for years and years, and their innovations continue forward (as always)!

Make sure that you visit Holley.com to place your speed parts orders – and THANK THEM for continuing on as the Title Sponsor of the KF Show!


Stuntman Gary Baxley flies “Lee 1” in S1E1 of the Dukes of Hazzard. As famous as this has become, this was *NOT* the first flight of the General Lee however. It was the second! “Lee 2” made the first one on Elm Street.

45th Anniversary Special – Dukes Review: S1E1

“One Armed Bandits”

K&F Show Summary: January 2024 marks the 45th anniversary of the Dukes of Hazzard. “One Armed Bandits” is the first episode that started it all, and one of the 5 filmed on location in Georgia before it would be relocated to California for the remainder of the series. For purists, the first 5 episodes (and this in particular) is as good, gritty, and as pure as it gets. For me… it’s just that weird one they would show in re-runs that was so different than all of the “real” ones from the later seasons I was used to. (I like campy Hollywood-ized versions of stuff.)

Anyway, this is the episode where Bo and Luke play Robin Hood – and commit a criminal act against a criminal (Boss Hogg) – to give to the poor. This proves the statement that two wrongs can make a right, apparently. Bo and Luke meet with Cooter in the Starsky and Hutch Torino along with Blake Lively’s dad, burglarize a truck filled with slot machines, place them around town, give the proceeds to the poor, and give the credit to Rosco, helping him get re-elected. Most of the scenes from the opening credit for the run of the show come from this episode and we get to settle once and for all which General Lee of the 3 used in this episode….really came first.

K&F Rating: 10 First Flight CornDogs

Original Review: The MuscleCar Place 274: DukesCast #1 

Legit Episode Info
Season 1 – Episode 1 “One Armed Bandits”
Airdate: 1/26/79
Written by Rod Amateau
Directed by Gy Waldron

“Lee 3” shown in a pre-promotional photo. Note the lack of numbers on the doors. Of this first three cars, this is the only one was WAS a genuine R/T version of the Charger, and was the only one that did NOT have a full roll cage!


THIS is the first jump of the General Lee! Stuntman Gary Baxley flew “Lee 2” on Elm Street in Covington, GA.


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National Parts Depot Presents: Bernie on the News

Also in this episode….the good people at National Parts Depot have to decided 2024 is the year to present the Award Winning Newsman Bernie McPartland in his (self-proclaimed) award winning news segment, Bernie On the News. As most of you know, NPD is the title sponsor of The MuscleCar Place Podcast and has been since 2011. Their immense support of TMCP as a show (and as a company) can’t be overshadowed.

And now, the fact that they are presenting Bern in the drivers seat for the world to hear….is somewhat humbling. And by humbling, we mean frightening, terrifying, sickening, etc. Welcome, NPD (and Bern, don’t screw this up)!




KF Crew: Bernie, Rob, and Corndog.

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