The 21 Weirdest 1980’s Cartoons

From Mr. T to Pac-Man to Teen Wolf, ’80s kids hung out with some odd characters on Saturday mornings

3. The Dukes

Dukes of Hazard 80s cartoon
The Dukes in the “General Lee” | Photo: YouTube/Warner Bros.

Aired: 1983

Network: CBS

Number of episodes: 20

The TV show The Dukes of Hazzard contained some elements that producers would have a hard time getting on the air today, particularly within programming that has kid-appeal — from Daisy Duke’s short-shorts to the Confederate flag on top of the Duke boys’ Dodge Charger (nicknamed the “General Lee”). But youngsters loved the hour-long prime-time, action/comedy show, which ran from 1979-1985. The Saturday morning cartoon version, The Dukes, featured Boss Hogg and Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane (with their dog Flash) wildly car-chasing the Duke cousins (yes, including Daisy), but this time the hijinks go far beyond rural Georgia. Their global adventures extended from Australia and the Arctic Circle to Ireland and the Philippines. In the first season, the Duke boys are Coy and Vance Duke, whose characters were created to replace the TV show’s original stars after they held out over a contract dispute. But for the second season of The Dukes, the original Bo and Luke (like all of the characters, voiced by role originators John Schneider and Tom Wopat, respectively) were back in action. A four-DVD set of the series came out in 2010.

Written by Totally Rad Staff