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Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics (2000)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | Video 12 September 2000
Jeff Foxworthy takes a look at the history of country comedy with Andy Griffith and its future with Bill Engvall. After a quick glance at its roots in Mark Twain and Will Rogers along with ... See full summary »

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Chester Lauck ...
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Cousin Jody ...
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Duke of Paducah ...
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Carl Smith ...
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Jeff Foxworthy takes a look at the history of country comedy with Andy Griffith and its future with Bill Engvall. After a quick glance at its roots in Mark Twain and Will Rogers along with the radio work of Lum and Abner and Judy Canova, we enter the television era of the mid-50s where several clips from Stars of the Grand Ole Opry are presented. These clips include performances by Lonzo & Oscar, The Duke of Paducah, Grandpa Jones, June Carter, Minnie Pearl, and Rod Brasfield. Andy Griffith joins Jeff to talk about his career up to and including The Andy Griffith Show, from which a couple of clips and some behind-the scenes footage is shown. Hee Haw is the next step on this journey and we're treated to several short clips featuring some of the show's regulars. A good bit of time is spent on the work of Brother Dave Gardner who Foxworthy dubs the South's answer to Mort Sahl and Lenny Bruce. Audio, mostly from radio broadcasts, over stills only here as kine-scopes of over forty ... Written by MayorDefacto <MayorDefacto@gmail.com>

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