Hee Haw (1969–1997)

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Televised comedy/variety show with a country bent.

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1997 | 1996 | 1992 | 1991 | 1990 | 1989 | 1988 | 1987 | 1986 | 1985 | See more »
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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 Himself - Host / ... (294 episodes, 1969-1992)
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 Himself (146 episodes, 1969-1983)
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 Herself - Comedienne / ... (135 episodes, 1969-1991)
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 Himself / ... (135 episodes, 1972-1992)
Don Rich ...
 Himself - Musician / ... (129 episodes, 1969-1974)
Archie Campbell ...
 Himself / ... (126 episodes, 1969-1988)
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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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15 June 1969 (USA)  »

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A victim of the infamous rural purge in 1971 along with The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Mayberry R.F.D. (1968), Green Acres (1965) and the The Ed Sullivan Show (1948). These shows were perceived by then CBS executive Fred Silverman to only appeal to people who lived in rural areas and older people, so he decided to cancel them even though they were all still hugely popular at the time. See more »

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Junior Samples: What' the judge lock up ol' Stan Hawkins for?
Roy Clark: Bigotry, he had three wives.
Junior Samples: That's not bigotry, that's... tremedously.
[falls down laughing]
Grandpa Jones: [calling to Junior] That's trigonometry!
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Referenced in Homicide: Life on the Street: Nearer My God to Thee (1994) See more »

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a wonderful show!
4 October 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

When Hee Haw first came on the air, it was about the same time that All In The Family came on the air. These were two different shows with different messages. However, they both were incredibly popular despite the fact that the critics didn't like them at first. Who would have ever believed that Hee Haw would have had a longer run then Gunsmoke and still be beloved after so many years? It was a good clean family oriented show that you could let your kids watch without embarassment. Yes, I agree that it was hokey and corny but what of it if it made you laugh and feel good? It showcased some of the most amazing performers of the country and western music world. Sam Louvello the producer said that it was like the tv version of Nashville's legendary Grand Old Opry. You saw all the giants on this show like Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Lulu Roman, Grandpa Jones and Little Jimmy Dickens. Hee Haw was more then just a tv show, it was a cultural phenomenon and an icon. We all remember Grandpa Jones "Hey Grandpa whats for supper?" He always made my mouth water with those recipes he described and we all remember Junior Samples at BR5149. We need more family oriented programming like this for our kids today. They need to have positive reinforcement from this other trash that is poured into their minds. Roy Clark talked in his autobiography about how the cast and crew of Hee Haw were like a family. He talked of how they could not wait to get back to see each other and see how much weight each other had gained and to learn all the baby's names. They had a ball working together and it comes thru on every episode. Thank God for Hee Haw and I wish they would put it back into syndication so a whole new generation could be introduced to this American classic.


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