TV Land pulls re-runs of 1980s sitcom "Dukes of Hazzard amid Confederate flag debate


Locutus
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LOS ANGELES - TV Land has pulled re-runs of the 1980s sitcom "Dukes of Hazzard," the U.S. cable network said on Wednesday amid controversy over portrayals of the Confederate flag, which is notably featured on the show's "General Lee" vehicle.

Viacom Inc.-owned TV Land declined to comment on why it has pulled the re-runs, but there has been growing criticism of displays of the Civil War-era flag in the wake of the shooting of nine black churchgoers in South Carolina last month.

The man arrested in the shooting, Dylann Roof, is a 21-year-old white man who had posed with a Confederate battle flag in photos posted on a website that displayed a racist manifesto attributed to him.

"Dukes of Hazzard" ran from 1979 to 1985 and centred on the fictional Duke family, who lived in rural Georgia. An orange car bearing a Confederate flag design of the roof and nicknamed "General Lee" was regularly featured in the show.

Fans of the program took to social media to express frustration with TV Land's decision. A Change.org petition to bring the show back had more than 1,800 supporters as of Wednesday morning.


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DaSleeper
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Now they've gone and done it........Damn PC crowd......
 
Tecumsehsbones
+1 / -1
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Wow. . . the right wing's greatest cultural achiement. . .
 
Locutus
#4
Thank John Kerry's friend Sumner Rothstein.
 
SLM
#5
Dukes of Hazzard was on TV Land? Never knew.
 
grumpydigger
+1
#6
They will be Going through the American history books next.
With a felt marker and a pair of scissors.

They were just good old boys
not meaning no harm
 
DaSleeper
+1
#7
I remember Ellie Mae fondly.....
 
B00Mer
#8
What's TV Land??

I get Dukes of Hazard on Spike TV
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

I remember Ellie Mae fondly.....

That was Beverly Hillbillys... Daisy was on Dukes of Hazzard.
 
DaSleeper
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

That was Beverly Hillbillys... Daisy was on Dukes of Hazzard.

You're absolutely right.......blame it on depleted testosterone....
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

blame it on depleted testosterone....

You do know your doctor can give you shots to keep your testosterone levels, like when you were 20.

or http://www.buyagelessmale.com/



While you're at it get NAD+ NIAGEN, you'll live to 150 years and look 35 years younger.. and feel it too.
 
petros
+1
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

You're absolutely right.......blame it on depleted testosterone....

Jeannie was my first crush. Barbra Eden is still gorgeous 50 later.
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

You're absolutely right.......blame it on depleted testosterone....

... an' too much thinking about Ellie May

...or Ginger, Mary-Ann, Genie....

TV ain't what she used to be....
 
Walter
#14
Barbara Bach.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYSG8AQO3tw
 
spaminator
#15
perhaps the confederate flag could be digitally removed?
 
Tecumsehsbones
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by grumpydigger View Post

They will be Going through the American history books next.
With a felt marker and a pair of scissors.

American history texts are chosen by the local school boards.

The texts chosen in the South tend to vary considerably from the ones chosen in the North.
 
gopher
#17
the show was still being broad casted here in Gopherland just the other day and remains on the schedule for next week:


The Dukes of Hazzard Schedule - TV Listings | LocateTV


Minnesota [Set TV Provider]


Monday, July 6 2015
TIMEEPISODECHANNEL
4:00pm
Season 3 Episode 11:
Good Neighbours, Duke
TV Land
TV Land
4:00pm
Season 3 Episode 11:
Good Neighbours, Duke
TV Land HD
TV Land HD
5:00pm
Season 3 Episode 3:
Enos Strate to the Top
TV Land
TV Land
5:00pm
Season 3 Episode 3:
Enos Strate to the Top
TV Land HD
TV Land HD
 
B00Mer
+1
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Kfr7BvVmlU

The new Duke ain't so bad either..
 
spaminator
+1
#19
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qogVHlmFcx0
 
Locutus
+2
#20


of course the difference is one was a comedy and the other was a comed...oh wait.
 
Blackleaf
+1
#21
Why's nobody ever bothered about this flag before? Why's it only now that the Left have suddenly decided that this flag is somehow inherently evil?
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#22
Read the a-s-shole golfer who now owns the general lee is planning to paint over the flag on the roof.
 
taxslave
+1
#23
So when the next moron with a gun wraps himself in an American flag is the PC crowd going to ban that too. If the nutbar also happens to be carting a bible I guess that will be banished as well.
 
grumpydigger
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#24  Top Rated Post
Racism and political correctness is being used quite efficiently to control the thinking of the unthinking public....LOL
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

So when the next moron with a gun wraps himself in an American flag is the PC crowd going to ban that too. If the nutbar also happens to be carting a bible I guess that will be banished as well.

It is the flag of the KKK.
 
lone wolf
#26
It's a freakin' paint job.

The flag is truth and truth doesn't come candy-coated. It's one of those things that can't be changed.
 
Locutus
+1
#27
some of the easily offended apply their character defect towards symbolism.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

It is the flag of the KKK.

What??





 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

What??





Did you read what I replied to? That is the flag I was referring to.
 
B00Mer
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Did you read what I replied to? That is the flag I was referring to.

ooops my apologies, Sunday morning.. late Saturday night. Still buzzed