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 ...
 Himself - Musician / ... (129 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 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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The first season, including the pilot, was shot in studio A at WLAC-TV in Nashville, TN. The show was originally scheduled to be shot entirely in California, but WLAC's general manager convinced CBS to record the show at his station because "I could stand on the front porch of the station, blow a whistle, and have any country singer we need." The station has since been re-named WTVF Newschannel 5. 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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A wonderful show...
10 June 2004 | by (Port Huron, MI) – See all my reviews

This show lasted nearly a quarter century, but even that hardly seems enough. I'm not that big a fan of the stuff that currently passes for country music, but I love the older stuff. Many of country music's biggest legends guest starred on this show, and several others were regulars at one point or another. This was the last of the successful variety shows on tv and by far the most successful country music show on television. It's doubtful that we'll ever see anything like it again. It's a shame that this show is currently off the air- I don't think you can even catch reruns nowadays. Hopefully, Hee Haw (or at least the early seasons) will eventually become available on DVD. I certainly hope so.


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