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Hey Vern, It's Ernest!: The Complete Series

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It's Ernest P. Worrell - with a story and a moral!

The Complete Series Available for the First Time on DVD!

"Hey Vern! It's me! I'm on TV!"

Jim Varney stars in this highly imaginative Saturday morning kid's show that was created at the height of Ernest-mania! Composed of a series of live-action comedy sketches, each show follows a particular weekly theme such as outer space, hobbies, scary things or magic!

A Big-Chunk Double-Dip Super-Supreme Show!

With the overwhelming success of Ernest Goes to Camp in 1987, Ernest-mania was in full force. The lovable southern bumpkin, a familiar face in numerous television commercials in the 80s, had finally reached the big screen and now it was time for a stint on television in Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

Starring Jim Varney, who created the Ernest P. Worrell character for a series of television ads, Hey Vern, It's Ernest! has been compared to other live-action kids comedy series such as You Can't Do That On Television and Pee-Wee's Playhouse!

Featuring some of Varney's best-known characters including:

Ernest P. Worrell
Auntie Nelda
Dr. Otto
Sergeant Glory
Baby Ernest
Astor Clement
...and Many More!

* Jim Varney won an EMMY for his performances in this multi-award-winning Saturday Morning TV series!

* Never before available on DVD!


Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Jim Varney
  • Directors: John R. Cherry III, Coke Sams
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    G
    General Audience
  • Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 18, 2011
  • Run Time: 293 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004DOTKAK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,677 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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If there was one thing I could say about this release, it would be this: It's about damn time! (Sorry about the French accent there). I didn't catch this show in it's entirety while it aired on TV (I caught at least two episodes that I can remember), but I've also just recently watched some at youtube, and it's really pretty good. As we can see, this series only lasted for one season with thirteen episodes, but it was very funny and, as mentioned above, imaginative. It's also mentioned above that Hey Vern, It's Ernest was compaired to Nick's You Can't Do That On Television and Pee Wee's Playhouse (in my opinion, it is a combination of the two). Someone also once called it a "Monty Python for kids". Yep, that pretty much sums it up. The skits were great, the Worrell style humor is intact and the the themes that they worked with each week made for some good story lines in each episode. Bottom line: this show is really good, esspecially for one that was in direct competition with Pee Wee. And for the very reasonable above price, this DVD set will make a great addition to your Ernest collection, knowutimean?
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Back in the 80's Jim Varney was building a respectable little empire out of his character Ernest P. Worrell. First were the various commercials that got him on the map, then came a few direct to video shenanigans via Ernest and a couple of other Varney characters. Then came the movie Ernest Goes to Camp. From there Varney makes this Saturday morning kids show, which by the way won two Emmy Awards including Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series for Jim. Not sure why the show didn't make it past one season, but it is finally available on DVD in its entirety.

Hey, Vern, It's Ernest! is as crazy as most people are describing here. It's essentially short skits that may or may not connect with a situational story arc for the episode. Most of the jokes slant on absurdist comedy aimed for kids. Unexpected quirks are the name of the game. To be honest sometimes it's hit and miss, but that's normally the way for any comedy (as one reviewer mentions Monty Python I remember all the inane and boring skits they did even though they also turned out lots of comedy gold).

Jim Varney used this show as a chance to stretch his comedy a bit and do other characters other than Ernest. You get to see old favorites like the evil, yet silly Dr. Otto, Sergeant Glory and the delightfully indignant Auntie Nelda (Varney it a big woman costume and neck brace... you gotta see it to believe it). Also other characters I don't recall seeing previously like the primp and proper Astor Clement and Baby Ernest (just Varney's face on a baby body talking like Ernest, but baby-like). All of these character, and of course Ernest himself, bring a lot of fun into the show.

It's not all just Varney on this show. He has an ensemble cast with him.
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It's about time this great show arrived on DVD!! My son, who is 9 years old, is an Ernest Fan!! We have every Ernest movie that is avaliable on DVD!! In fact, we just spent the weekend watching Ernest goes to Africa & Ernest in the Army!! I remember this show when I was young and I LOVED IT!! I know my son will love it too!! Rest in Peace Jim Varney! Your fans still love you!!!
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I'm so glad this has finally been released on DVD, and in a rather attractive set, I might add. It's been a long time since I've seen these. It brings me back to my childhood when I was 12. I grew up on Ernest P. Worrell. I still remember his Sprite and Mello Yello commercials since his others were local. I became hooked instantly. I was drawn in by his smile. All I knew was that I wanted to see more. "Hey, Vern! It's Ernest." is just an awesome series. Varney gets to show off a number of characters to 'Auntie Nelda' whom I am familiar with to 'Sgt. Glory' which I had never gotten to see until this point since he was used for local ads. This show is compared to 'You can't do that on television' which I liked, to 'Pee Wee's Playhouse' which I've never seen. "Hey, Vern! It's Ernest" is better by far. There's a moral message to every funny episode, some tongue-in-cheek humor for the adults, who seem to love this just as much as the kiddies, the same crazy sound effects from 'Lonnie Don', a inept magician named Existo, a clown family, and 'Willie the homemade robot'. "Earl the Barber" are among my favorite skits in which Ernest wants to look like a 'Wall Street Tycoon' but Earl always confuses that with something that rhymes with Tycoon. For instance: A baby baboon or a clock set on noon. The Dr. Otto character(played by Varney) refers to himself as the 'naive, semi-mad scientist' and his laugh is priceless and is so much fun to watch, especially that creepy hand moving around on his head. It's a joy to see 'Chuck'(Gail Sartain),'Bobby'(Bill Byrge) and 'Earl the Barber and Ernest's tongue'(Dan Butler) in this series as well as others. In the midst of the filth that has saturated Hollywood, the Ernest genre stayed honest and clean and still managed to be just as hilarious.Read more ›
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My husband and I watched this series as adults with our nieces and nephews back when they were little. They all loved it, and so did we. Photographer Matt Finish, the iguana making "lizzagna," and the honey wunny butterfly stick in my mind. I am so glad that it is out in DVD and we can share it with the new generation!
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