Bring Hee Haw Home!

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 The Hee Haw Collection - A Salute to Hee Haw

 The Hee Haw Collection - Premier Episode & Hee Haw Laffs!

 The Hee Haw Collection - Episode 3 (George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Faron Young)

 The Hee Haw Collection - Episode 72 (Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Johnny Bench)

 The Hee Haw Collection - Episode 124 (Johnny Cash, Jean Shepard)

 The Hee Haw Collection - Episode 152 (Dolly Parton, Kenny Price, Barbi Benton)

 The Hee Haw Collection - Episode 210 (Kenny Rogers, Jana Jae)

 The Hee Haw Collection - Episode 240 (10th Anniversary Celebration)

 The Hee Haw Collection - Episode 372 (George Strait, The Statler Brothers)

 Hee Haw Gospel Quartet


Show Type: Variety

First Telecast: June 15, 1969

Last Telecast: July 13, 1971

Broadcast History:

June 1969 - September 1969, Sunday 9:00-10:00 on CBS

December 1969 - June 1970, Wednesday 7:30-8:30 on CBS

September 1970 - July 1971, Tuesday 8:30-9:30 on CBS

(In First Run Syndication from 1971-1993)


Roy Clark

Alvis Edgar "Buck" Owens (1969-1986)

Original Regulars (1969)

Cathy Baker (1969-1991)

Jennifer Bishop (1969-1971)

Archie Campbell (1969-1987)

Jim Hager (1969-1986)

Jon Hager (1969-1986)

Don Harron (1969-1986)

Gunilla Hutton (1969-1991)

Louis M. "Grandpa" Jones

Claude "Jackie" Phelps (1969-1986)

Don Rich (1969-1975)

Jimmy Riddle (1969-1983)

Jeannine Riley (1969-1971)

Alvin "Junior" Samples (1969-1984)

Diana Scott (1969-1970)

Lulu Roman

Stringbean (aka: David Akeman) (1969-1974)

Gordie Tapp

Mary Taylor (1969-1970)

Sheb Wooley (1969)

The Buckaroos (1969-1986)

The Hee Haw Band

The Nashville Edition (1969-1991)

Regulars After 1969 In The Order They Joined

Minnie Pearl (1970-1991)

Lisa Todd (1970-1986)

Barbi Benton (1971-1976)

Sherry Miles (1971-1972)

Ray Sanders (1971-1972)

Harry Cole (1972-1976)

George Lindsey (1972-1992)

Ann Randall (1972-1973)

Marianne Gordon Rogers (1972-1991)

Misty Rowe (1972-1991)

Gailard Sartain (1972-1992)

Roni Stoneman (1973-1991)

Kenny Price (1974-1988)

John Henry Faulk (1975-1982)

Buck Trent (1975-1982)

Charlie McCoy (1976-1992)

Linda Thompson (1977-1992)

Mackenzie Colt (1978-1982)

Rev. Grady Nutt (1979-1983)

Roy Acuff (1980-1985)

Victoria Hallman (1980-1990)

Rodney Lay (1980-1987)

The Wild West & Fanci (1980-1989)

Diana Goodman (1981-1985)

Slim Pickens (1981-1983)

Chase Randolph (1981-1982)

Nancy Taylor (1981-1982)

Jonathan Winters (1983-1984)

Kelly Billingsley (1984-1987)

Irlene Mandrell (1984-1992)

Jeff Smith (1984-1991)

Jackie Waddell (1984-1987)

Patricia McKinnon (1985-1986)

Dub Taylor (1985-1991)

Mike Snyder (1987-1991)

Vicki Bird (1989-1991)

Terry Sanders (1989-1991)

Bruce Williams and Ted Ree (1989-1991)

Phil Campbell (1990-1992)

Donna Stokes (1992)

Becky Norris (1992)

Lindy Norris (1992)

Dawn McKinley (1992)

Alice Hathaway Ripley (1992)

Dennis Stone (1992)

Gary Mule Deer (1992)

Billy Baker (1992)

Pedro Tomas (1992)

The Hee Haw Singers (1992)


Hee Haw was country music's answer to Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. Blackouts, nutty running gags, cameos by assorted guest stars, and some of the worst "corny" one-liners imaginable, appropriately delivered from a cornfield, all contributed to the mix. An animated donkey was used on a regular basis to react to the humor, and to provide the "hee haw" of the title.

Although the humor was purposely cornball, the music on Hee Haw was first-rate country material. Co-hosts Buck Owens and Roy Clark were both major country stars. Clark being one of the best banjoist-guitarists in the business. Other big names from the country field, both current and long-established, were also featured regularly.

Hee Haw was in the top 20 nationally when it was dropped from the network in 1971, a victim of CBS's decision to "de-ruralize" its programming (national advertisers want only young, urban audiences). Like Lawrence Welk, which was dropped by ABC for similar reasons, it promptly went into syndication with all-new shows and became a major hit on a non-network basis. When co-host Buck Owens left the show after the 1985-1986 season, he was not replaced. Instead, a policy of having Roy Clark joined by weekly guest co-hosts was instituted.

In an effort to attract a more contemporary audience, Hee Haw was given a complete overhaul in late 1991, and the results showed up in January 1992. The cornfield was gone and the primary sets were now a city street and shopping mall. Many of the longtime regulars had been replaced by a whole new crew of young unknowns to attract a younger audience. The changes didn't attract new viewers and, in fact, resulted in the loss of many loyal viewers of the venerable show who weren't interested in the new look or the unfamiliar faces. That summer, Hee Haw went out of production, although host Roy Clark did provide new introductions for Hee Haw Silver, the selected reruns of earlier shows that were syndicated during the 1992-1993 season to commemorate the series' quarter century on the air.