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Elleshoe
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Coy and Vance: The Dukes of Hazzard

how awful was this transition? Bo and Luke are off to NASCAR and now these cousins we've never heard of (that are clones of Bo and Luke) are in the picture? Man, that's pretty creative.

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Ellunchboxo
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re: Coy and Vance: The Dukes of Hazzard
Pic fail.

You going to the reunion today?


drexyl
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how awful was this transition?
as a 7 year old i was able to suspend some disbelief as i had already witnessed the Sargent/York transition of Darrin on Bewitched. In retrospect - pretty terrible.


Elleshoe
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pic works fine for me... and no


drexyl
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Never new the background on this; pretty interesting

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The Dukes of Hazzard was consistently among the top-rated television series (at one point, ranking second only to Dallas, which immediately followed the show on CBS' Friday night schedule). However, in the spring of 1982, as filming was due to begin on the fifth season, series stars Tom Wopat and John Schneider did not report to the set due to a contract dispute over their salaries and merchandising royalties owed to them. Catherine Bach also considered walking out due to similar concerns, but Wopat and Schneider convinced her to stay, insisting that settling the dispute was "man's work."[2] (drexyl's note: )

Production was pushed back by a few weeks as two lookalike replacements were subsequently, hastily hired: Byron Cherry as Coy Duke and Christopher Mayer as Vance Duke. Bo and Luke were said to have gone to race on the NASCAR circuit; how they managed to do this, bearing in mind the terms of their probation, was never mentioned. Cherry and Mayer were originally contracted at just ten episodes as stand-ins, still with hope that a settlement might be reached with Wopat and Schneider[3] (in total, they made 17 episodes). The scripts for Coy and Vance were originally written for Bo and Luke but with their names quite literally crossed out and Coy and Vance penned in.[2] The new Dukes — previously-unmentioned nephews of Uncle Jesse, who were said to have left the farm in 1976, before the show had started — were unpopular with the great majority of viewers, and the ratings immediately sank. Much of the criticism was that Coy and Vance were nothing but direct clones of Bo and Luke, something that show creator Gy Waldron himself has said was wrong,[4] and that he insisted, unsuccessfully, that audiences would not accept direct character clones and the two replacements should be taken in a different direction characterwise. Waldron also commented that if Bach too had walked, the show would have most probably been cancelled. Hit hard by the significant drop in ratings, Warner Brothers renegotiated with Wopat and Schneider, and eventually a settlement was reached, and the original Duke boys returned to the series in early 1983, four episodes from the conclusion of the fifth season. Initially, part of the press release announcing Wopat and Schneider's return mentioned that Cherry and Mayer would remain as part of the cast,[5] but it was quickly realised that "four Duke boys" would not work within the context of the series, and due to the unpopularity associated with their time on the show, were quickly written out of the same episode in which Bo and Luke returned.


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Elleshoe
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Sargent/York


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I mean, there are two Darrin Stevenses, right? Dick York and Dick Sargent. Yeah, right, as if we wouldn't notice. Oh hold on: Dick York, Dick Sargent, Sergeant York... Wow, that's weird.




lsufan9193969700
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re: Coy and Vance: The Dukes of Hazzard
I made it through Bewitched...I made it through the season of Dallas that did not really happen....I did not, however, make it to episode 3 of Coy and Vance...they SUCKED!


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Maximus
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re: Coy and Vance: The Dukes of Hazzard
rumor has it Bo Duke lives in a trailer on the henderson auction grounds in big Denham Springs these days


T
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re: Coy and Vance: The Dukes of Hazzard
Or a big house in Livingston, but you can spin it to sound bad if you want.


Maximus
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re: Coy and Vance: The Dukes of Hazzard
its in Denham Springs, so no spin needed


Tino
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re: Coy and Vance: The Dukes of Hazzard
It's not Denham.... It's that shite hole town of Livingston that Mikey is from


Master of Sinanju
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re: Coy and Vance: The Dukes of Hazzard
Better than when they replaced Roscoe for a while


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Maximus
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tator tots blew luke duke when he came visit


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