The fifth episode of The Dukes of Hazzard, that originally aired on February 23, 1979, was called “High Octane.” Boss gets Uncle Jesse to enter a contest for a new type of fossil fuel, saying that moonshine is the perfect way to cut down on pollution. However, Boss has more up his sleeve: He plans to tip off the authorities and, once Jesse is arrested, take credit for the idea himself.
While making their quarterly visit to the Revenue Agents, Uncle Jesse and the Duke Boys notice a poster for a $20,000 contest for a new clean alternative fuel. After meeting the new agent, the Duke family runs into Boss Hogg who reminds Jesse that “his finest” once fueled his car during a Moonshine run.
Reluctantly, with a little encouragement from Bo and Luke, Jesse agrees to make one last batch to enter in the contest. That’s where the adventure begins and the continuing battle between Boss Hogg (with Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane and Deputy Enos) and Uncle Jesse (with Bo, Luke, and Daisy) goes into full swing. Take a look and watch the episode here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3tkz5u
This was the last of the episodes filmed in Covington. Throughout the episode you get to see several great shots of Covington and Newton County. History, Hauntings, and Hollywood are what make Newton County the amazing place it is. Hazzard County will always have a special place in our hearts, and we hope yours as well. We invite you to make your plans to visit us here and see some of the sights from Hazzard, and all the great Film and Television sites here in the ORIGINAL “Hollywood Of The South.”