IMDb > "Hey, Vern, It's Ernest!" (1988)

"Hey, Vern, It's Ernest!" (1988) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1988-

Photos (See all 14 | slideshow)


User Rating:
7.6/10   311 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Bruce Arntson (writer)
Daniel Butler (writer)
View company contact information for Hey, Vern, It's Ernest! on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
17 September 1988 (USA) See more »
Hey, Vern. Ernest is on Saturday morning. The series follows Ernest, and several other colorful characters having all sorts of wacky fun.
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
The best thing that ever happened to Saturday morning! See more (6 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 10)

Bruce Arntson ... Existo / ... (13 episodes, 1988)
Mac Bennett ... George's Roommate (13 episodes, 1988)
Daniel Butler ... Earl the Barber / ... (13 episodes, 1988)
Bill Byrge ... Bobby (13 episodes, 1988)

Gailard Sartain ... Chuck / ... (13 episodes, 1988)

Jim Varney ... Ernest P. Worrell / ... (13 episodes, 1988)

Debi Derryberry ... Skeeter (12 episodes, 1988)
Denice Hicks ... Mrs. Clown (11 episodes, 1988)

Jackie Welch ... Mrs. Simon Simmons / ... (11 episodes, 1988)

Series Directed by
John R. Cherry III (unknown episodes)
Coke Sams (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Bruce Arntson (unknown episodes)
Daniel Butler (unknown episodes)
Jacqui Drew (unknown episodes)
Steve Leasure (unknown episodes)
Glenn Petach (unknown episodes)
Gil Templeton (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
John R. Cherry III .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1988)
Andy Heyward .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1988)
Robby London .... co-executive producer (13 episodes, 1988)
Coke Sams .... producer (13 episodes, 1988)
Stacy Williams .... producer (13 episodes, 1988)
Series Production Management
Carol Sue Byron .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Joel Anderson .... graphic designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Series Sound Department
Sharon Smith Holley .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Barbara Laszewski .... animation designer (13 episodes, 1988)
Series Other crew
Barbara Laszewski .... title designer (1 episode, 1988)

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

30 min (13 episodes)
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Along with Mr. Bean and Pee-Wee Herman, Ernest P. Worrell is considered to be one of the greatest family entertainers of all time.See more »
Baby Ernest:Boy grown-ups sure do talk funny, Know What I Mean?See more »


What are the lyrics to the opening theme song?
See more »
4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The best thing that ever happened to Saturday morning!, 1 September 2000
Author: matthewc-2 from Encino, CA

This show is hilarious! You never stop laughing. The writing is fantastic! Jim Varney is amazing as all of the various characters; you sometimes forget it's even him. And he is supported by an equally talented cast of actors and puppeteers.

Characters like Dust Bunny and George add the prefect element of fantasy to the world of Ernest P. Worrel and his neighbor, Vern. You also get to watch the antics of the likes of Bill and Coo, Existo the Magician, Lonnie Don, Chuck, Bobby and others.

The classic elements appeared in pretty much every episode, but you never got bored. It always stayed creative and funny. This is a fantastic program for young and old alike. If you can get yours hands on it, or catch it in reruns, do so. You will enjoy yourself, over and over again.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (6 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "Hey, Vern, It's Ernest!" (1988)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Favorite/least favorite recurring sketches beavinator
Favorite episode? indyjones1979
Varney speaking with The Chicago Tribune about his Emmy win highlandpercussion
Vern indyjones1979
Tv DVD voting. indyjones1979
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Ernest Goes to Camp Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam Ernest Scared Stupid Ernest Saves Christmas Ernest Goes to Jail
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
IMDb TV section IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button