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Thread: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    Definitely stupid. The show had nothing to do with the Confederacy.

    The fact that it was about two criminals selling moonshine and driving dangerously never seemed to bother anyone either.


    Actually Uncle Jessie was a REFORMED moon-shiner.


    The boys didn't run shine anymore.



    The show was about fast cars, hot chicks, and a comically farcical view of life in the deep rural South.


    Never had anything to do with racism.


    Hell I've known black guys that own a "General Lee" car complete with Rebel flag...

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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Actually Uncle Jessie was a REFORMED moon-shiner.


    The boys didn't run shine anymore.



    The show was about fast cars, hot chicks, and a comically farcical view of life in the deep rural South.


    Never had anything to do with racism.


    Hell I've known black guys that own a "General Lee" car complete with Rebel flag...
    I used to love the show but it has been well over 20 years since I saw an episode so my memory is a bit rusty. Except Daisy. I remember EVERYTHING about Daisy.

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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    I used to love the show but it has been well over 20 years since I saw an episode so my memory is a bit rusty. Except Daisy. I remember EVERYTHING about Daisy.


    Well of COURSE you do!



    the lovely long-legged gal that gave us that wonderful item of clothing known as 'Daisy Duke Shorts'.

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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction to the Confederate flag debate?

    Personally, I never liked the show. I always thought it was dumb, and I was in the prime demographic when it was new. That being said, it'll be interesting to see if it comes back after the dust settles over the Confederate flag issue.

    Note: This thread is regarding the pulling of the show only, not the overall flag issue in general. We already have other threads for that. Please use those threads if you want to debate that.
    Major overreaction. And yes, it is a stupid show. But then again, they still run Gilligan's Island.

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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    This conversation reminds me of when 'good ol' boys' long for the good ol' days. I know lotsa folks who don't recall those days with an over fondness once outside their immediate family. They don't fondly remember separate but equal, or restrictive voter rights in the wonderful land of Dixie.

    I'd opine for 30 some years there were bigger fish to fry than a lame TV show when it comes to offensive. Funny how many who defend the show and puzzle over why it wasn't called to task earlier don't like it, or apparently watched it. There in is a part of the puzzle on why the show didn't draw attention, no one watched it or thought much of it!

    Do you guys remember 'Amos and Andy'? A very popular and offensive show that none of you have seen because it was pulled very early, most likely before you were born. The show had many defenders of the series, it was 'tradition' from the old minstrel performers from the South.

    It isn't whitewashing to remove certain shows from the air. The factual record will still be there. Should we return Amos and Andy to the Nick at Night?

    Whitewashing our past is very different- like the historical record of the Golden Spike on the first transcontinental railroad shows absolutely none of the thousands of Chinese who helped build the most dangerous part of the railroad- hence the term "You ain't got a Chinaman's chance!" THAT might be dated now due to being racial offensive.

    But whitewashing goes back to our very beginning. There was no second Thanksgiving- mostly due to the natives having been decimated by small pox and forced from their lands. most TV/movies/history books tend to leave that part out...imagine that.

    Way I see it, those least offended are those the era in question were the least affected by it...

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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    Meh. It was their call to make.

    It would only be WRONG if the government compelled them.

    I personally would have held a grudge if they kept it on and blurred the flag, but even that would have been their call.

    I never was a superfan, but I did have Duke's of Hazard lunch box.

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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    At the age of 8 Daisy Duke was my son's first love.

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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    Whether it's an overreaction or not, it is a 37 year old show so who cares?
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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    At the age of 8 Daisy Duke was my son's first love.
    Good evening, Vesper.

    How are you doing? I've been in and out on here a lot lately because of having to travel back and forth to NC, and haven't seen you post much. I miss talking with you - you always have such interesting things going on in your life! *hug* Did you notice Beaudreaux is back?

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    Re: Is TV Land's decision to stop airing Dukes of Hazard an over-reaction?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, Vesper.

    How are you doing? I've been in and out on here lately because of having to travel back and forth to NC, and haven't seen you post much. I miss talking with you - you always have such interesting things going on in your life! *hug*
    Thank you Pol. I will P.M. you tomorrow. Hope you had a great 4th.

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