Hee Haw (1969–1997)

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Televised comedy/variety show with a country bent.

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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 - Host / ... (231 episodes, 1969-1986)
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 Himself (146 episodes, 1969-1983)
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 Herself / ... (142 episodes, 1970-1986)
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 Himself / ... (137 episodes, 1969-1992)
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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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The show was originally scheduled to be shot entirely in California, but the general manager of WLAC talked CBS into doing the show at his station. The reason: "I could stand on the front porch of the station, blow a whistle, and have any country singer we need." See more »

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Grandpa Jones: The watermelons just exploded.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) See more »

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It was great Saturday morning fare!
19 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, I haven't seen any Hee Haw in years but I remember watching it every Saturday morning whether in color or black and white as a child in New Jersey. Not exactly, Hee Haw country is it. Well, I liked the show and watched it whenever it was on. Of course, the writing wasn't great but I loved watching Minnie Pearl and gained my first taste of country music. This was all before modern country music which sounds more like pop music of the 1980s. Anyway, Hee Haw appeared to have a family type show where the jokes were silly and stupid but there was always room for one more. The cast was always large and I even miss their stupid humor to this day. I remember Lulu and some of the stupid skits that even SNL would toss out. In real life, the cast and crew were like family and the show was like a reunion for all of them. Sadly, the show's cancellation was an end of an era in television history.


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