Famous Gen Lee Cars from the 80s TV Series the Dukes of Hazzard In the wake of the destruction of Hurricane Ida was broken. At the John Schneider studio in Holden, Louisiana, one of the General Leases was parked in the driveway where an uprooted tree fell on it. Publicist Brian Mayes posted a photo of the car’s destruction on Twitter, asking for prayers and support for Schneider.
“@John_SchneiderStudios (Holden, LA) took a direct hit from Hurricane Ida overnight,” the tweet reads. “John and Alicia were in Nashville organizing flood relief efforts for central TN, and are currently on their way home. Please pray, and feel free to support them at http://JohnSchneiderStudios.com. “
In reply, John Schneider Tweeted back, “Thanks Brian. We’re going back and seem to be the only ones on the road. I get a real look at the damage to mom’s house in the morning and then go back to TN to continue flood relief. All the people and the puppies are good. Might have a ‘hurricane sale at Miss Shirleys!’ Soon!”
Posting the photo to Facebook, Schneider, who played Bo Duke on the original TV series, said: “Well… when something like this happens you have two options: tears and laughter. I choose laughter. So … what’s your caption? Here’s mine: ‘Miss Ida stayed at Miss Shirley’s last night to see the general…'”
the Dukes of Hazzard, produced by Gy Waldron and Jerry Rushing, originally aired for seven seasons between 1979–85. One of the most popular TV shows of its era, the series follows the Duke family consisting of cousins Bo (Schneider), Luke (Tom Wopat), Daisy (Katherine Bach), and uncle Jesse (Denver Pyle), who live in the local are on their various escapes to escape. Law officers Boss Hogg (Sorrell Bouche) and Sheriff Coltrane (James Best). Dukes drove a customized 1969 Dodge Charger, named General Lee.
In recent years, the car has been the subject of controversy over the Confederate flag emblem on its roof. TV Land halted reruns of the show in 2015 after the Charleston church shooting. Last year, General Lee was criticized afresh during nationwide protests following the killing of George Floyd. At the time, Schneider spoke out in defense of the car’s design.
“I’ve never had an African American come across and I don’t have a problem with it,” Schneider told THR. “The whole politically correct generation has gotten out of hand.”
Series creator Gy Waldron said, “My relatives fought on both sides of the Civil War and we respected both the American and Confederate flags. No one linked the Union flag to slavery. It was simply a part of our Southern culture. . I wholeheartedly support the Black Lives Matter movement and its quest to address racism around the world.”
Schneider has sought help by directing fans to John Schneider Studios on his official website, where he hosts an online store. It doesn’t look like the physical space will be open for some time. Posted by photo of Gen Lee crush Brian Mayes on Twitter.
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