July 14, 2005

Cooter Jess Says "No"


Ben "Cooter" Jones is urging fans to stay away from the upcoming Dukes of Hazzard movie:

"Basically, they trashed our show," said Jones, who read a script of the Warner Brothers movie, which is scheduled to be released next month. "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."

Yeah, family values. That's the ticket. Like many boys who hit their teen years in the late 70's, I've still got retinal damage from staring at Catherine Bach's legs in those cut-offs. As far as "family" went, my chief feeling towards mine was a wish that they'd all go away so I could ogle in peace.

UPDATE: Science proves I can take the Dukes or leave them alone -

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Yips! to slightly more trashy Bryan of Spare Change.

'NUTHER UPDATE: Yeeee-haaaw! Looks like James Joyner was Daisy-goggling in them days, too!

Posted by Robert at July 14, 2005 09:49 AM | TrackBack

I was too young. I ogled the car.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at July 14, 2005 09:51 AM

I'm with Robert. Catherine Bach and Farrah Fawcett, about the only two redeaming features of the late 70s.
I'll go see it only in the interest of pop-culture history, to see how Jessica Simpson, um, measures up to Catherine.

Posted by: rbj at July 14, 2005 10:06 AM

Y'know, I never got into the Farah thing.

Posted by: Robert the LB at July 14, 2005 10:23 AM

I bought the classic Farrah poster, but the one I actually put up in my bedroom was of Valerie Bertinelli...

Posted by: LDH at July 14, 2005 10:33 AM

It was her hair what did it for me. Though generally I prefer brunettes or darkred redheads.

Posted by: rbj at July 14, 2005 01:04 PM

There were other people on Dukes of Hazzard besides Daisy? Why wasn't I informed.

Yeah, I agree with Rob on this one too. While my first big TV crush was Ginger, Daisy Duke was the first character to give me that funny climbing-the-rope-in-gym-class feeling.

Posted by: Brian B at July 14, 2005 01:12 PM
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