The Hee Haw Collection - Episode 240: 10th Anniversary Celebration
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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.
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There are exclusive skits performed on stage and then the actors afterward break out of character and talk directly to the audience, introducing clips from previous episodes. Kenny Rogers appears on the special singing "The Gambler". There are plenty of other performances as well...Conway Twitty, one of my favorites, appears on here singing "Your Love Had Taken Me That High". Tennessee Ernie Ford and Merle Travis perform "Sixteen Tons". Tom T Hall performs "What Have You Got To Lose"; Barbara Mandrell sings "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed" plus she plays in a group number, "Rattler". Charley Pride sings "Burgers and Fries".
The special ran 96 minutes...well, commercial free. The show was 2 hours when you factor in the commercial breaks during the original 1978 airing. There was a second celebration, in 1988, when the show turned 20 years old but as of now that has yet to be released on DVD.
Among all of the clips and look-backs from the cast, there are a few serious memorial segments. Buck Owens salutes Don Rich while Grandpa Jones salutes Stringbean.
This is a must for all Hee-Haw fans.
Hee-Haw aired as a weekly show for 23 calendar years, 1969-1992, before going out of production in the summer of 1992.Read more ›
(1) Buck Owens, Roy Clark and Cast "The Lawrence Welk Hee Haw Counter Revolution Polka"
(2) Kenny Rogers "The Gambler"
(3) Charley Pride "Burgers and Fries"
(4) Tammy Wynette "Womanhood"
(5) Tennessee Ernie Ford and Merle Travis "Sixteen Tons"
(6) Mel Tillis "Westbound Trains"
(7) Chet Atkins "Lover Come Back To Me"
(8) Barbara Mandrell "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed"
(9) Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell and Gang "Rattler"
(10) Larry Gatlin "I've Done Enough Dyin' Today"
(11) Roy Rogers and Dale Evans "Medley"
(12) Hager Twins "Gamblin' Man"
(13) Tom T.Read more ›
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fanastic! Loved seeing the original cast members. Enjoyed the tributes.Published on July 16, 2014 by chailatte
THIS IS DEFINATELY ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS OF ALL TIMES!! PROGRAMMING IS DEFINATELY NOT MADE ANY LONGER LIKE THE ENJOYMENT OF HEE HAW. Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by Tricia H