The celebrity speed trap was one of the notable recurring gags of The Dukes of Hazzard TV series.
With orders from Boss Hogg, Rosco would lower the speed limit on a particular road to an unreasonable level so that singers of country music passing that way would be in violation. The singers would then be required to sing at the Boar's Nest in exchange for having their citations forgiven. Typically, the nabbed act would give a parting shot to the nefarious commissioner and his half-witted yes man.
Celebrities who were caught included:
- Hoyt Axton
- Donna Fargo
- Freddy Fender
- The Oak Ridge Boys (twice)
- Roy Orbison
- Buck Owens
- Johnny Paycheck
- Mel Tillis
- Tammy Wynette
- Dottie West
- Loretta Lynn (in season 2 episode 18 Find Loretta Lynn)
- Mickey Gilley -Gilley appeared as himself for a concert in Hazzard, but was nabbed while leaving and forced to do a second show to nullify his citation.