I was struggling to write something absolutely hilarious about how and why Jefferson Davis “Boss” Hogg came to be commissioner of Hazzard County in the first place. After all, someone had to elect him, right? Or maybe he was appointed. I don’t know the ins and outs of Hazzard’s election laws.
But then I stumbled across the Wikipedia page for Boss Hogg and found myself laughing at that.
the extent of just what was and wasn’t within Boss’s powers often seemed to vary from episode to episode. However, this can be countermanded slightly, as Boss would often bend the law and make up rules to suit himself.
And regarding his enemies (the Dukes in this case), Boss always accused them:
of spying on him, robbing or planning to rob him, and other supposedly nefarious actions as he believes they are generally out to get him.
Oh, and this was my favorite part:
Creator Gy Waldron said he wanted the character to be the personification of the seven deadly sins.
For those of you who are as unfamiliar with the bible as someone else whose initials include the letters J and D, those seven deadly sins are: pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth.
Have a nice day!