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Happy 42nd Anniversary, Hee Haw (my title)
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Posted on 06/15/2011 9:02:20 AM PDT by matt1234

Created by Frank Peppiatt and John Ayleswoth, the first HEE HAW show aired on the CBS Television Network on June 15, 1969, as a summer replacement series for the SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR. HEE HAW was such a resounding success CBS slated the series for mid-season debut and as they say, the rest is history. From December 17, 1969 thorough December 27, 1997, HEE HAW shows were a weekly event in American households. A total of 585 one-hour shows were taped in Nashville, Tennessee, initially in 1969 at the CBS affiliate WLAC-TV (now WTVF-TV) and then moving to the Opryland Complex -Studio A in 1980.

HEE HAW is only one of a handful of television programs that have had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. Skits such as "The Cornfield," "Pickin’ and Grinnin’," "Pfft You Was Gone," and "Gloom, Despair and Agony On Me" have become known universally and are woven into the American comedic fabric. Today HEE HAW is referenced in David Letterman’s "Top 10" and Jay Leno’s opening monologue. HEE HAW has been recognized by the Country Music Hall of Fame – Nashville, The Museum of Broadcast Communications – Chicago and The Museum of Television and Radio – Los Angeles and New York.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: comedy; countrymusic; heehaw; music
Hee Haw is still aired on RFD-TV on Sunday evenings. The programs are replayed on Monday mornings.
1 posted on 06/15/2011 9:02:22 AM PDT by matt1234
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To: matt1234
Archie Campbell's skit of
"Rindercella" never fails
to make me light-up with a smile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJv_YXIXBsE

2 posted on 06/15/2011 9:06:23 AM PDT by ExcursionGuy84
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To: matt1234

Call BR-549.


3 posted on 06/15/2011 9:06:53 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: matt1234

Cornball nonsense and very funny.

Good TV!


4 posted on 06/15/2011 9:07:32 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: matt1234

I remember Hee Haw. We had one TV when I was growing up, and three stations. At 7 PM on Saturdays there were three choises......Lawrence Welk (Dad’s favorite), Hee Haw (Mom’s choice) and Championship Wrestling (my preference). Needless to say, we didn’t watch wrestling. At least Hee Haw was lots more entertaining than Lawrence Welk.

Dad liked the show after Hee Haw. Porter Waggoner. Mostly he liked Porter’s two biggest discoveries, Dolly Parton.


5 posted on 06/15/2011 9:10:26 AM PDT by fredhead (Liberals think globally, reason rectally, act idiotically.)
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To: matt1234

When I was a little kid in the early and mid 1970s, my dad would always watch Hee Haw Saturday night at 7:00. Always. No exceptions were allowed. Didn’t matter what sport was on that I was raptly watching (like a late-running college football game), he’d come in, yell at me, change the channel, sit down, and watch Hee Haw. He’d get angry if Hee Haw was pre-empted for anything. And as a 7- or 8-year-old boy, I never understood why.

Then I got a little older. And I took a better look at Barbi Benton...and Misty Rowe...and allllll the rest of those girls in the Daisy Dukes.

And then I understood why my old man never missed Hee Haw. Hint: It wasn’t for the comedy stylings of Junior Samples.

}:-)4


6 posted on 06/15/2011 9:19:56 AM PDT by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: ExcursionGuy84

I liked his “Pee Little Thrigs”


7 posted on 06/15/2011 9:22:39 AM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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To: Moose4

SAH-Lute!


8 posted on 06/15/2011 9:25:29 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: matt1234
Gloom, despair and agony on me-e!
Deep dark depression, excessive misery-y!
If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all!
Gloom, despair and agony on me-e-e!"

9 posted on 06/15/2011 9:26:03 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: hattend
And the skit called:

"That's Bad"

I dare you to keep your teeth
from grinning while you watch it;
i failed hilariously.

10 posted on 06/15/2011 9:29:40 AM PDT by ExcursionGuy84
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To: matt1234

ahhhhhh misty rowe.......


11 posted on 06/15/2011 9:45:52 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: matt1234

Where, oh, where are you tonight?
Why did you leave me here all alone?
I searched the world over,
And I thought I’d found true love.
You met another
And PFFFT you was gone.


12 posted on 06/15/2011 9:56:57 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

“Gloom, despair and agony on me-e!
Deep dark depression, excessive misery-y!
If it weren’t for bad luck I’d have no luck at all!
Gloom, despair and agony on me-e-e!”

Today that’s called “Hope and Change”.


13 posted on 06/15/2011 9:57:31 AM PDT by blue-duncan
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To: matt1234

I remember the very first show because I watched from a hospital bed. I was 10 years old at the time.


14 posted on 06/15/2011 10:18:53 AM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: fredhead
"Mostly he liked Porter’s two biggest discoveries, Dolly Parton"

Now thats funny right there. I don't care who you are, thats funny.

15 posted on 06/15/2011 10:31:23 AM PDT by phredo53 (Caution: This post does not comply with White House standards.)
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To: matt1234

Roy Clark’s incredible musical virtuosity was always a highlight for me.

That and the cut-offs girls, of course.


16 posted on 06/15/2011 10:34:07 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: matt1234

Nurse Goodbody - oh my. And who was the dark-haired girl? Youch. Buck and Roy.


17 posted on 06/15/2011 10:35:23 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6
Nurse Goodbody - oh my.

Oh, yeah - Gunilla Hutton. :-)

18 posted on 06/15/2011 11:22:17 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: blueunicorn6
Hehehe

It always used to bug me when Roy would get that little fake laugh then introduce the next musical guest....

19 posted on 06/15/2011 11:42:34 AM PDT by China Clipper (My favorite animals usually are found next to the rice on my plate.)
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To: matt1234; Chode

http://youtu.be/FQ5ob9B9yD4

http://youtu.be/y0Z9MPnlm_0


20 posted on 06/15/2011 12:20:06 PM PDT by Morgana (I speak no more)
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To: matt1234

http://youtu.be/M1SciFL5uCM


21 posted on 06/15/2011 12:25:28 PM PDT by Morgana (I speak no more)
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To: Morgana
1969, long time ago... and HeeHaw is still funny
22 posted on 06/15/2011 2:56:16 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: matt1234

I LOVE THAT SHOW!! Still waiting for a full collection of all seasons to come out...


23 posted on 06/15/2011 3:15:48 PM PDT by redhead (Don't bother to impeach the miserable SOB, ARREST him!)
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To: matt1234

LuLu Roman ALWAYS did things for me! :-)! She has lost TONS of weight: http://www.luluroman.net/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lulu_Roman, she is a good Christina Woman


24 posted on 06/15/2011 3:36:04 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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