Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hee Haw. Johnny Cash. Backward Country Folk On TV.

When I was growing up and Hee Haw came on the TV, I would literally dive to turn the channel. Frankly, it sickened me. I wanted nothing to do with those hicks and their Country music or down on the farm "comedy".

But I just watched this Hee Haw clip and I was laughing. Laughing at how stupid it is but I was still laughing none the less. I kind of like the simplicity of the jokes. I wish there were video of the writers working on these bits. Now that would be really entertaining.

So check out this hokey clip which includes Johnny Cash*. And have a great Saturday night.



* For the record - I love Johnny Cash.

18 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

God that clip is so retarded I can't stand. But I'm laughing.

SkylersDad said...

Hee Haw was on during my puberty years, so I would watch for the large breasted women. It made no difference what they said.

Giggle Pixie said...

Ugh, my dad made us watch this EVERY WEEK! But yeah, sometimes it actually was kind of funny.

Gilligan said...

Careful. Admitting you like Hee-Haw is a slippery slope. Next thing you know, you'll be laughing out loud at Gabe Kaplan's jokes.

I'm not telling you how to live your live. Just be careful. I don't want to hear you've started finding Gallager funny.

sista #2 said...

Speaking of Gabe Kaplan....I saw A Welcome Back Kotter lunch box today.

Hee Haw, never understood it.

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#2

skywind said...

Real is a lot of fun, but also very funny, but also very simple, is to let you laugh. :) Happy weekend.
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J.J. in L.A. said...

I hated country music as a kid (still do!) because mom had it on the radio 24/7. I don't remember if she watched Hee-Haw, but let's just say I wouldn't be surprised. It doesn't take much to amuse her.

Dr Zibbs said...

Gillagan - let me make this clear. I'm laughing at this because it's so retarded. I will never, ever, ever find that A-hole Gallager funny. In fact, if a friend told me they liked him I could no longer be friends with the person.

Gwen said...

I LOVED Hee-Haw! (This may explain my really stupid sense of humor.)

numberonesistah said...

I was always at my grandparents house in the evenings and they ALWAYS watched Hee Haw. The only thing about it I liked though was that song..."If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all. Gloom, despair and agony on me..."

That goes round and round in my mind.

Coolred38 said...

"and thbbbb!!!! you were gone"...I was a kid watching Hee Haw and loved it. Hey...I was a kid and easily amused.

Keith said...

Almost all my family watched Hee Haw when I was growing up. Many of the kids at school would watch it too, but they never would admit it.

diane said...

We would watch Hee Haw to get a glimpse of Roy Clark and Buck Owens, both awesome guitarists in their own right.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Hee Haw-good times. Reminds me of "Love American Style"-those were the good old days.

MikiStrange said...

I've never seen this before. That might be a good thing to some people but I think I've been missing out.

Dr Zibbs said...

Coolred and Keith - Welcome to my blog.

Just Dave said...

Hee-Haw was corny to be sure but there was a certain innocence to it, even with all the big breasted women. It certainly beats most of the reality crap on TV today.

ACcountryFan said...

Oh I absolutely love Hee-Haw. I love country music and I watched the show every weekend. Some interesting facts about the show...it was on the air for 23 years, 1969-1992. It was a syndicated TV show and not every CBS affiliate carried it but a lot of stations did.

A lot of people usually are surprised by just how long the program lasted and the main reason why it struck a chord with the audience is because it gave national exposure to country music artists who rarely were granted any...plus you had the Hee-Haw Honey's as they were officially known, and all of those sketches in between the music.

It was purposely cornball with the haystacks and rural delivery in an effort to be the country version of Laugh-In, a TV program that utilized fast-paced one-liners and group sketches with an urban backdrop. The Cornfield segment on Hee-Haw was their version of Laugh-In's "joke wall".

On Laugh-In you'd have some of the cast pop out of the wall and from the floor telling one-liner jokes while on Hee-Haw we see the cast pop up from the ground in a Cornfield.