K&F Show #53: Duke vs Duke – S3 Episode 13 of the Dukes of Hazzard






Episode 53

Welcome to Episode #53 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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For you nerds wanting to build a General Lee….this from from “Duke vs Duke” shows well what the “hero cars” looked like under the hood. Plenty of chrome doo dads, blue radiator hoses, etc. Image: Warner Bros

Dukes Review: Duke vs Duke

K&F Show Summary:

In the universe there are several truths, but near the top is this one: this is one of the GREATEST episodes of the Dukes of Hazzard, EVER! In this action packed, car flying, testosterone filled episode we find Bo and Luke pitted in a race against each other for the first time ever. Why? Cooter did something dumb and built a race car on credit (i.e. he was highly leveraged) with hopes to flip it for a profit. Then something bad happened, Uncle Jesse made Luke drive it instead against Bo and the General Lee, and hilarity ensues from there. Somehow Boss gets involved to profit from it, Rosco learns about the awesome of nitrous oxide, and the General saves the day by racing backwards. It’s perfect. 10 out of 10 corndogs!

Legit Episode Info:
Season 3 – Episode 13: “Duke vs Duke”
Written by William Raynor and Myles Wilder
Directed by Paul Baxley
Original Airdate: 1/23/1981

Corndog’s Insider Dukes of Hazzard Episode Specific Nerd Trivia:

This was always one of my favorite Dukes episodes. It would have to be somewhere in the Top 5 (for me). The episode is slam FULL of car chases and stunts. There were so many jumps, crashes, pipe ramp jumps… I lost count. Better yet… the whole episode was based around cars and racing. Al Wyatt Jr. got plenty of air time doing stunts AND playing the role of Junior. On top of of all of this… I have Sorrell Booke’s personal script for the episode!

So… a couple things that I wanted to point out from this episode…
8:24 – When Ma Harper is shuffling the cards, you might notice that someone else’s hands were used for the scene. I never heard for certain but John Schneider grew up doing magic shows and card tricks. It wouldn’t surprise me if these were actually his hands.

23:44 – When Bo walks out of the house and finds Luke under the hood of the General Lee… I believe this is the first time we see one of the designated “Hero” General Lees. This car is more than likely WGL 1 (owned by Wayne Wooten) or WGL 2 (still owned by Warner Brothers and is in storage). Notice the chrome hood hinges, chrome upper grille / latch tray, blue radiator hoses (heavy duty hoses that were removed from the 440 powered police cars), braided fuel lines, blue plug wires, and polished upper tank on the radiator. These cars would continue to be used for the majority of the detailed engine shots from here on out.

29:40 – When Bo and Luke jump the General Lee, while pursuing Ma Harper in Cooter’s car, you can see the camera hanging off the driver side of the car.

34:18 – When Luke warns Bo about the drop-off, and the General Lee smacks the ground, this a was fairly violent landing. You can actually see the tail end of the car kicked up in the air from the impact.

46:18 – When Bo say’s that his forward gears are out, and he puts the car in reverse, you can see that this car is an R/T from the badge on the tail light panel.

The first two photos that I am attaching… I sent these last week, because in the background you can see the police car that was cut in half (from “The Legacy”). The two General Lee’s that you see here were used a lot through out “Duke vs. Duke”. Notice the R/T that is on the left still has the damage to the rear valance panel. There was also another ’69 Charger frequently used in this episode… and it sticks out a lot. You will notice painted rocker trim moldings on that car.

I rate this one 10 out of 10


Dream Board Update: Goals to Accomplish Before Episode 200

Coca Cola Corporation take note. This is how awesome sponsoring our show would be. Even when driving Ferrari F-430 race prepped track cars Kibbe can only think about how refreshing a Diet Coke would be.

1. Get Diet Coke to Sponsor us….or just Kibbe. FAILED

2. Be characters in the Disney/Pixar movie, Cars 3. Finnegan is the General. Kibbe…is wishing he was the General. FAILED.

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. NOV 2017: THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN!

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”.

12. Mike to get a new truck for legit towing. DONE!


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