Season 2

The Dukes of Hazzard: The Second Season

The Dukes of Hazzard hit its stride in the second season, and continued to get high ratings. At this point the show was firmly established on the Warner back lot and using locales at the Disney Golden Oak Ranch. This season sees a period known in fan circles as “Sheriff of the Week” due to a dispute between James Best and Warner Brothers. Also conspicuously absent from many episodes was Ben Jones, whose dispute with producers involved shaving his beard. Despite the shake-ups behind the scenes, season 2 of The Dukes of Hazzard began to distance itself from some of the more risqué elements of the first season and move towards a more family friendly show. Rosco became more bumbling, the language was toned down, the celebrity speed trap was introduced and the car chases, always the main staple of the show, began to showcase more exciting stunts and jumps.