Hee Haw (1969–1997)

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Televised comedy/variety show with a country bent.

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 Himself (146 episodes, 1969-1983)
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 Herself - Comedienne / ... (135 episodes, 1969-1991)
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Don Rich ...
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"Hee Haw" a mixture of music and comedy skits was a staple of syndicated television for more than 20 years; originally, the show had aired on CBS, but was canceled in 1971 because the network thought it was "too rural." A majority of each week's "Hee Haw" shows included a series of skits, blackouts and corny jokes; however, the meat of series came from its music. Each week, two or three country music stars guested usually one or two of the guests being well-established, the others newer and up-and-coming stars as well as bluegrass, country gospel and other acts, signers and musicians popular with country audiences. During the final segment of each show, the Hee Haw Gospel Quartet (through the mid-1980s, usually co-hosts Owens and Clark, along with Kenny Price and Grandpa Jones) performed a gospel song. The shows were taped only a few weeks out of the year, usually weeks (and sometimes, months) in advance; that meant some of the short-lived "newer" acts had already lost their star ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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A victim of the Rural Purge of 1971, along with the The Ed Sullivan Show (1948), The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Green Acres (1965), Hogan's Heroes (1965), and Mayberry R.F.D. (1968). CBS executive 'Fred Silverman (I)' decided to cancel the hugely popular shows because in his eyes they only appealed to older or rural viewers. See more »

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Cathy Baker: It is incorrect to say that that song was wrote. It is incorrect to say that that song was written. It is VERY correct to say that that song was ROTTEN.
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The name is the laugh
10 December 2008 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

I NEVER liked country music.

But I COULDN'T miss this show.

Laugh-in was the 60's hippie version and Sha Na Na was the 50's greaser version. Now we have you goober/redneck version of sketch comedy. And they looked like the were having a blast.

Lots of music of course and stereotypes everywhere. But you could always see the wink at the fans.

Buck Owens (RIP) and Roy Clark were great hosts. Roy was not only a great "picker" but a swell guy as well. You had to like him.

Every country-boy scenario got a run through the joke factory. Laughs a plenty.


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