We're not sure what each was up to when they got the call, but when we heard that the original cast of Dukes of Hazzard agreed to reunite for an All-Dukes weekend at Galaxy Drive-In? Well, more than a few beer cans hit the ground here at the Observer.
They're calling it Hazzard Homecoming, and it'll take over our favorite Ennis cinema on October 19 and 20. There you'll see your favorite rascally Dukes and the law enforcement that loves to chase them. Get ganders at Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), Tom Wopat (Luke), Ben Jones (Cooter), James Best (Rosco P. Coltrane, y'all), Sonny Shroyer (Enos) and Rick Hurst (Cletus), plus autographs, should you feel so inclined. (Unposed picture snapping is free with admission, so photobomb the rebel outta that place.)
I know what you're thinking: "Hollywood stars are great, but what about a car show featuring just the vehicles from the program?"
Totally handled. Only Duke-approved "replica" vehicles are allowed in the car show. So while a 1967 Ford F350 Custom Tow Truck in Blue & White is considered a Cooter Tribute, your beat-to-hell Hyundai with a magnetic "01" on the side is not.
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Another thing worth mentioning: Even though the Duke boys delivered moonshine, this is a dry event. You cannot bring beer in and none will be served. (We understand if you've stopped reading.)
Probably the coolest part of the weekend will be seeing what those Hazzard kids are up to today. On Saturday you'll hear music from Ben Jones' rockabilly project Cooter's Garage Band and Galaxy will give a special screening of Return of the Killer Shrews, which was written and produced by James Best (Rosco P. Coltrane) who also stars in the thing. The film's a follow-up to one of Best's earlier acting gigs, the 1959 science fiction cult classic The Killer Shrews. Fellow Duke dudes John Schneider (Bo) and Rick Hurst (Cletus) have roles in the sequel, so get excited.
Tickets are available now.