Friday, July 15, 2005

Cooter says, "Skip the Dukes Movie!"

I don't know how many Prophet or Madman readers are fans of the old CBS television series, The Dukes of Hazzard. Nor do I care to guess how many might be planning to see the movie version coming out on August 5th. But, just in case, you should know that Ben "Crazy Cooter" Jones wants true blue fans to stay far, far away from it. Jones -- who played the wisecracking mechanic, and cousin to the Duke boys -- from 1979-1985, objects to the profanity laden and sexually charged script:
"Basically, they trashed our show," said Jones, who now lives in the mountains of Washington, Va. "It's one thing to do whatever movie they want to do, but to take a classic family show and do that is like taking "I Love Lucy" and making her a crackhead or something."
Jones is a former Georgia congressman, with two terms of service (elected in 1988 and 1990). But he is deeply involved in Duke nostalgia. He maintains a website,, owns a Dukes memorabilia shop in Gatlinburg, TN, and is an organizer of "Dukesfest," an annual outdoor concert and convention celebrating the show in Bristol, TN. Crazy Cooter coming at ya, indeed. Full story:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The new Dukes movie sucks. I've seen the first half hour of it then stopped watching it. That movie is nothing the show. I really enjoy the show and it is probably my top favorite show. The new Dukes movie is a ripoff of the show.