You won’t find many more iconic television programs than the Dukes of Hazzard. It was an iconic show for a number of years for a variety of reasons. The show is still watched and enjoyed by so many folks today for its endearing cast of characters and how great the chemistry was on the program. The cast has all kinds of moments from filming the show over the years. One moment, however, was the time that the guys sang with one another. Yes, the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ stars recently reflected on a terrible singing experience on the show back in the day.
“What did we sing on the show once? It was terrible,” John Schneider recalled. “It’s a cinematic nightmare to sing live”, he continued, which required the cast to lip-sync. The guys remembered another moment where they had to sing with Cathy. Tom Wopat said, “It was bad.” But the guys laughed about it during the interview.
However, while the two of them did not enjoy that part of the performance. In the car, the duo had a lot of fun singing on their own. Wopat said, “But we used to sing together in the car.” The two had to spend a lot of time in the car with the blank screen behind them so they had fun while they spent so much time in there.
The ‘Dukes of Hazzard’
Why was the show such a big hit at the time? Why do so many folks still revisit the program and laugh and have a good time while watching it? Well, Schneider has some theories as to why it has stayed so popular over the years.
He told Closer Weekly, “We became and remain part of people’s extended family. For a lot of folks, it’s not just a television show. It’s the lessons they learned from it or the time they spent watching episodes with their grandparents who have now passed on. We’re people they spent time with during a very important time in their lives. It’s a special show, and I’m honored to be a part of that.”
The lessons on the show mirrored lessons that happened in real life to so many folks. That’s what people loved about it. It felt like you were a part of the family.
He concluded, “All of my favorite memories from Dukes are of sitting with Denver Pyle, who played Uncle Jesse. We’d talk about The Doris Day Show [which he costarred on] and what it was like for him to work with John Ford and John Wayne. We talked a lot about life in general. He was, in every regard, like a real uncle to me. We were thick as thieves for all the years I did Dukes.“