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    Cooter says don't watch Dukes Movie

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    'Cooter' Urges Fans to Skip 'Dukes' Movie

    If television's "Crazy Cooter" has his way, fans of the "Dukes of Hazzard" may be speeding away from a new movie version of the cornpone classic faster than the Duke boys running from Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane.

    Ben Jones, a former Georgia congressman who played the wisecracking mechanic on the popular series from 1979-85, said profanity and sexual content in the film make a mockery of the family friendly show.

    "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 said he read a script of the movie, which is scheduled to be released next month, and that it contained profanity, "constant sexual innuendo and some very clear sexual situations."

    On Wednesday, Jones wrote an open letter to fans on his web site, cootersplace.com, urging them to stay away.

    "From all I have seen and heard, the "Dukes" movie is a sleazy insult to all of us who have cared about the "Dukes of Hazzard" for so long ... ," Jones wrote. "Unless they clean it up before the August 5th release date I would strongly recommend that true blue Dukes fans hold their noses and pass this one up."

    A spokeswoman at Warner Brothers pictures, which is releasing the movie, did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment on Wednesday.

    "The Dukes of Hazzard" was a surprise hit for CBS, combining with "Dallas" to earn some of the highest Friday-night ratings in television history.

    The show pitted "good-ol' boys" Bo and Luke Duke and their moonshine-running Uncle Jesse against the crooked politician Boss Hogg and his bumbling henchman, Sheriff Coltrane, in fictional Hazzard County.

    Reruns of the show began airing on the CMT network this year, earning some of the best ratings ever on the country music cable channel.

    In the movie, Johnny Knoxville, who made his name on MTV's controversial stuntfest "Jackass," and Seann William Scott, who starred in the raunchy "American Pie" movies, play the main characters.

    Pop star turned reality TV icon Jessica Simpson plays Daisy Duke.

    Jones was elected to Congress in 1988 as a Democrat. He lost his bid for a third term in 1992 after his district was redrawn, then lost two other bids for House seats, one in Georgia and another in Virginia.

    He owns Cooter's Place, a "Dukes" memorabilia shop in Gatlinburg, Tenn. and plans to open another in Nashville. He also is an organizer of "Dukesfest," an annual outdoor concert and convention celebrating the show in Bristol, Tenn.
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    Re: Cooter says don't watch Dukes Movie

    Yeah i tend to agree with him - that cheesey Simpson video was the worst - I have absolutely no desire to see this movie and never will. It looks incredibly stupid/bad. I'll just watch the reruns.

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    Re: Cooter says don't watch Dukes Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by CrackerJack
    Yeah i tend to agree with him - that cheesey Simpson video was the worst - I have absolutely no desire to see this movie and never will. It looks incredibly stupid/bad. I'll just watch the reruns.
    If that video was "cheesy," then color me a Wisconsin Badger.
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    Re: Cooter says don't watch Dukes Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Blimpie
    If that video was "cheesy," then color me a Wisconsin Badger.

    You asked for it, Blimpie



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    Re: Cooter says don't watch Dukes Movie

    It may have been cheesey, the music may have been bad, but taken in proper context (which is "none"), that video gained some appreciation from me.
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    Re: Cooter says don't watch Dukes Movie

    Oh, where to start.

    I love the irony of a guy named "Cooter" complaining about too much sexual inuendo.

    If this movie is substantially different from the original, that can only be a good thing. Maybe I'll go see it. I've tried to watch old episodes on Cable TV, and it's painful to get through 5 minutes.

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    Re: Cooter says don't watch Dukes Movie



    Yeah, I can almost see the family friendlies.

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    Re: Cooter says don't watch Dukes Movie

    Man... the real Daisy Duke could roll take a roll in Uncle Jesse's barn w/ me anytime. I almost forgot why I used to watch that show back in the day. It sure as hell wasn't the General Lee.

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    Re: Cooter says don't watch Dukes Movie

    Cooter talks about how family oriented the show was, but I seem to remember Uncle Jessie illegally running moonshine and the Dukes not obeying traffic laws...

    Sex is bad, moonshine is okay.
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    Re: Cooter says don't watch Dukes Movie

    Didn't plan on it. Didn't care for the show, and the movie looks horrible.
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    Re: Cooter says don't watch Dukes Movie

    I think of the Dukes of Hazzard is possibe the worst TV show of all time. It did have a following, so I am sure some people will go to the theatre to see the movie. I can't understand why, but they will. My prediction though is it will be at a video store near you by September.

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    Re: Cooter says don't watch Dukes Movie

    Previews of this movie don't do the real "Dukes of Hazzard" any justice. Burt Reynolds as Boss Hogg? What a joke!

    Incidently, there is a Hazard, Ky. Is that supposed to be the setting for the show or did it take place in a fictional Georgia town? I always wondered.

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    Re: Cooter says don't watch Dukes Movie

    Just got back from watching it, and Cooter is right.

    Worst. Movie. Ever.

    Its not even worth Jessica Simpson. Everything from Sean William Scott and Johnny Knoxville just seemed so fake, and there was some pretty rough language in this movie as well.

    I was really looking forward to this movie, and it was a disappointment.
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    Re: Cooter says don't watch Dukes Movie

    One reviewer called it road kill

    That got a chuckle out of me
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    Re: Cooter says don't watch Dukes Movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
    Cooter talks about how family oriented the show was, but I seem to remember Uncle Jessie illegally running moonshine and the Dukes not obeying traffic laws....
    Yes, and portraying the police as complete morons, having fist fights quite often, etc.

    I watched the show when it was on. It was harmless, but definitely not a work of art
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