Televised comedy/variety show with a country bent.
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Series cast summary:
Roy Clark ...  Self - Host / ... 316 episodes, 1969-1992
Gunilla Hutton ...  Self / ... 262 episodes, 1969-1992
Buck Owens ...  Self - Host / ... 253 episodes, 1969-1986
Grandpa Jones ...  Self / ... 182 episodes, 1969-1992
Junior Samples ...  Self 176 episodes, 1969-1983
Minnie Pearl ...  Self / ... 173 episodes, 1969-1991
Lisa Todd ...  Self / ... 167 episodes, 1970-1986
Archie Campbell Archie Campbell ...  Self / ... 165 episodes, 1969-1988
Gailard Sartain ...  Self / ... 122 episodes, 1972-1992
Misty Rowe ...  Self 136 episodes, 1972-1991
Jim Hager Jim Hager ...  Self / ... 135 episodes, 1969-1985
Jon Hager Jon Hager ...  Self / ... 135 episodes, 1969-1985
Gordie Tapp ...  Self 130 episodes, 1969-1988
Don Rich Don Rich ...  Self - Musician / ... 50 episodes, 1969-1974
Cathy Baker ...  Self 128 episodes, 1969-1988
Donald Harron ...  Charlie Farquharson / ... 123 episodes, 1969-1982
George Lindsey ...  Self / ... 64 episodes, 1971-1992
Jackie Phelps Jackie Phelps ...  Self 121 episodes, 1969-1982
Jimmy Riddle Jimmy Riddle ...  Self 121 episodes, 1969-1982
Marianne Gordon ...  Self / ... 115 episodes, 1972-1991
Lulu Roman ...  Self / ... 104 episodes, 1969-1992
Stringbean ...  Self 97 episodes, 1969-1974


"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 <>

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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 »


Roy Clark: I crossed a pussycat with a 500 pound canary.
Audience: What'd you get?
Roy Clark: A canary that says
[gruff voice]
Roy Clark: Come here pussycat!
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The name is the laugh
10 December 2008 | by haildevilmanSee all my reviews

I NEVER liked country music.

But I COULDN'T miss this show.

Laugh-in was the 60's hippie version and Sha Na Na was the 50's greaser version. Now we have you goober/redneck version of sketch comedy. And they looked like the were having a blast.

Lots of music of course and stereotypes everywhere. But you could always see the wink at the fans.

Buck Owens (RIP) and Roy Clark were great hosts. Roy was not only a great "picker" but a swell guy as well. You had to like him.

Every country-boy scenario got a run through the joke factory. Laughs a plenty.

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Release Date:

15 June 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Country Corn See more »

Filming Locations:

Nashville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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