The Electric Commentary

Friday, July 15, 2005

Fun Friday, Part 1

A former star of the "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV show is urging fans to skip the forthcoming movie version, calling it "a sleazy insult."

Ben Jones, a former Georgia congressman who played the wisecracking mechanic Cooter on the popular series from 1979 to 1985, said profanity and sexual content in the film make a mockery of the family-friendly show.

"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."

That's from Reason's Jesse Walker, who immediately follows this quote with:

Strong words for a guy called Cooter.

I, for one, am saddened that I have never lived in a district represented by Congressman Cooter.


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