Best was incredibly blunt about the difference between working on The Twilight Zone and Dukes of Hazzard:
“I did The Dukes of Hazzard series for seven years and we had a chain of writers over there — there was so much nepotism they wouldn’t have allowed any good writers to come in other than their own, which is unfortunate. So consequently, I worked seven years for writers who had the imagination of a banana.
“Now on Twilight Zone, it was really a pleasure working on something that had the quality and the marvelous writers.
“I am going to go to my grave with ‘Rosco P. Coltrane’ on the headstone. I’d much rather go to my demise with ‘He’s in The Twilight Zone‘!”Full interview/quotes are here.
I can see where he'd rather be remembered like this:
Having never seen a moment of Dukes of Hazzard, he's totally "in The Twilight Zone" to me. Consider it done, Mr. Best, and rest in peace.
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