Probably only WarmingGlow old-timers will appreciate this clip (holla, GetOffMyLawn-ers), but if you were a child who grew up in the late 70s or early 80s — back before smart phones and Internet porn — the biggest, cheapest thrill available arrived every Friday night on CBS. “Dukes of Hazzard” was a simple family show (and probably a little racist) about two bootleggers, Bo and Luke Duke, running from Johnny Law in their General Lee. Every single week, almost without fail, the highlight of any episode of “Dukes of Hazzard” (besides Daisy Dukes’ Daisy Dukes) was watching that 1969 Dodge Charger jump over something. It was decidedly lo-tech. There was no fancy CGI or computer gimcrackery at play: It was just stunt-men ramping over sh*t, and it was fist-pumping awesome to anyone under the age of 13 (Warning: NEVER revisit the show post-puberty; it’s horrible).
Fun Fact: Depending on who you ask, there were between 250 and 325 General Lees used during “Dukes of Hazzard’s” run, and literally a ton of sand bags were placed in the car’s trunk before each jump to prevent it from nosing over.
At any rate, some fancy young gentleman with the “Dukes of Hazzard” box set and a lot of time on his hands amassed this spectacular celebration of the General Lee: Every single jump from “Dukes of Hazzard.” You’re welcome.
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