Here's one for you trivia buffs - Did you know that KENNY ROGERS met his wife MARIANNE GORDON while visiting the HEE HAW set? Kenny elaborates and then does himself proud with The Gambler, one of the biggest hits of 1978. As for Gordon - she's part of the show's tribute to the easy-on-the-eyes <i<HEE HAW Girls. JUNIOR SAMPLES gets his due in a flashback sequence that shows his rare ability to mangle the English language when reading a cue card. Turning serious, HEE HAW pays its respects to former cast members who passed on. GRANDPA JONES honors his good friend and old fishin' buddy STRINGBEAN, while BUCK OWENS remembers his music partner and best friend of 16 years. DON RICH, with a medley of hits that made both of them famous.
A lot happened on the show in ten years - just check out the video montage of reliable HEE HAW guest artist TAMMY WYNETTE singing her way through a parade of striking outfits and memorable hairdos. Legendary guitar pickers MERLE TRAVIS and CHET ATKINS also drop by. You'll never guess who gives Chet a kiss when he finishes his number. Another segment covers the celebrities who joined ARCHIE CAMPBELL for the popular song routine Pfft! You Were Gone. Talk about delivery - JOHNNY CASH has a big surprise in store for Archie.