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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-Hee_Haw1_4683.jpg ''Hee Haw'' was an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. It aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1969 to 1971 before a 20-year run in local {{syndication}}. The show was inspired by ''[[LaughIn Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In]]'', the major difference being that ''Hee Haw'' was far less topical, and was centered on country music. Initially co-hosted by musicians Music/BuckOwens and Roy Clark, the show was equally well known for its voluptuous, scantily clad women in stereotypical farmer's daughter outfits, male stars Jim and Jon Hager, and its cornpone humor. The appeal of ''Hee Haw'' was not limited to a rural audience. It was successful in all of the major markets, including NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}. Two rural-style comedians, already well known in their native Canada, gained their first major U.S. exposure on ''Hee Haw'' — Gordie Tapp and Don Harron (whose KORN Radio character, newscaster Charlie Farquharson, had been a fixture of Canadian television since 1952 and later appeared on ''TheRedGreenShow''). Other cast members over the years included: Roy Acuff, Cathy Baker, Billy Jim Baker, [[{{Playboy}} Barbi Benton]], Jennifer Bishop, [[SouthernFriedGenius Archie Campbell]], John Henry Faulk, Marianne Gordon (Rogers), the Hager Twins (Jim and Jon), Victoria Hallman (as "[[SexySecretary Miss Honeydew]]"), Gunilla Hutton (as "[[HelloNurse Nurse Goodbody]]"), [[CoolOldGuy Leon "Grandpa" Jones]], Zella Lehr (the "unicycle girl"), George Lindsey (reprising his "Goober" character from ''TheAndyGriffithShow''), Jimmy Little, Irlene Mandrell, the Rev. Grady Nutt, [[NiceHat Minnie Pearl]], Claude 'Jackie' Phelps, [[HeyItsThatGuy Slim Pickens]], Kenny Price, Ann Randall, Susan Raye, Jimmie Riddle, Lulu Roman, Misty Rowe, Junior Samples, Gailard Sartain, Jeff Smith, Roni Stoneman, Linda Thompson, Lisa Todd, Nancy Traylor and Jonathan Winters, among many others. A lot of the regulars were also regulars in the Grand Ole Opry. The Buckaroos were the house band on this popular syndicated show and consisted of: Don Rich, Jim Shaw, Jerry Brightman, Jerry Wiggins, Rick Taylor, Doyle Singer (Doyle Curtsinger), Don Lee, Ronnie Jackson, Terry Christoffersen, Doyle Holly and Jesse Rose [=McQueen=] (Victoria Hallman). ---- !!This show presents examples of: * [[AGoodNameForARockBand A Good Name For A Country Band ]]: BR-549 * AnnoyingLaugh: Don Harron's "Charlie Farquharson" character had one that was somewhere between a [[RevengeOfTheNerds nerd laugh]] and a donkey's bray. * TheBarber: Archie's Barber Shop. * BigBeautifulWoman: Lulu Roman, who was a former go-go dancer but had a thyroid condition. * {{Blooper}}: Flubs and goof-ups were often [[ThrowItIn left in]], as they were often funnier than the jokes. * BlowingARaspberry: At the end of "Where O Where Are You Tonight?" * BrainlessBeauty: Many, though some were a lot smarter than they seemed. Others, played this trope straight, though. * Advertising/BurmaShave: An occasional gag presented a Burma-Shave-style rhyme/joke, one line at a time on a series of signs filmed by a camera moving slowly past them. * TheCameo: Often, [[http://video.yahoo.com/watch/1106574/4046570 especially in the "Where, Oh Where are You Tonight?" sketches]] (the cameo star would often have their back turned to the camera until the chorus [[TheReveal reveal]]). * CatchPhrase: Several. ** Sa-LUTE! ** '''Owens:''' "I'm a-Pickin'...!" \\ '''Clark:''' "...And I'm a-Grinnin'!" ** '''Minnie Pearl:''' HOWWWWWW-DEEEEEEE![[note]]This was actually her personal catchphrase. She had been using it in her act long before she appeared in the show.[[/note]] * {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Several, as much of the humor was based on this. Most notably, Junior Samples. * CluckingFunny: ** Often, if someone would tell an especially lame joke, someone else on the cast (or offstage) would hit them with a rubber chicken. ** There was also a regular animated segment, with a chicken mistaking anything and everything for an egg. The chicken would sit on items, such as a ringside bell, a man's bald head, a billiard ball, a football, a golf ball, and even a bomb, with various disastrous results. * ComicBookAdaptation * [[FrontierDoctor Country Doctor]]: Archie Campbell played one. * CountryMusic: The show was built around it and would usually have popular country music guest stars. * DeepSouth: Kornfield Kounty is located somewhere here. * DespairSpeech: The song "Doom, Despair and Agony On Me" is a parody of this trope. * TheDitz: Junior Samples was this in spades. * DoubleTake: Often. ** The "Hambone Brothers" sketches, with Jimmie Riddle "eefing" (an Appalachian musical form similar to beatboxing, but a hundred years older) and Jackie Phelps "hamboning" (another Appalachian musical form consisting of rhythmically slapping one's thigh) was just so weird that it would often get a double-take from Roy Clark. * DrowningMySorrows: As hinted by the moonshine jugs in the "Doom, Despair and Agony On Me" sketches. * EccentricTownsfolk aplenty. * FadeToBlack: In a silly, corn-filled comedy program whose commercial bumpers were almost always the hapless hen and other barnyard animals parading and doing silly things, the "fade-to-black" segments – where the audience did not applaud, laugh or otherwise react – were very noticeable. The Hee Haw Gospel Quartet segments -- one of the few serious musical segments, featuring (most commonly) Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Grandpa Jones and Kenny Price, or perhaps a guest singing a gospel song –- was the most common by far, but there were several times through the years that the cast paid tribute to a recently passed cast member; those included David "Stringbean" Akeman, the banjo player; and Junior Samples, the simple-minded comedian. The most poignant and emotional by far was the show's tribute to ElvisPresley (in early 1978), when Elvis' father, Vernon Presley, gave a short tribute to his late son and his impact on country music, and how much he was a devoted fan of ''Hee Haw''; several of the cast members were crying on camera during the tribute as a light piano tune played, before the segment faded to a commercial. * FarmersDaughter: Most every girl on the show, especially the [[MsFanservice Hee Haw Honeys]]. * GoodNewsBadNews: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP2h1gJcsHU This]] famous Archie Campbell sketch. * GoodOlBoy: Most every guy on the show. * GossipyHens: The Gossip Girls sketches. (Not to be confused with [[GossipGirl the soap opera]].) * GreasySpoon: Lulu's Truck Stop. * HelloNurse: Nurse Goodbody. * HeroicDog: Beauregard the Wonder Dog (earlier, Kingfish the Wonder Dog). Four dogs actually played the dog during the show's run (usually seen in the Moonshiners sketches). Played with in that the bloodhound did nothing but sleep. * HonestJohnsDealership: Junior Samples' used car lot, "Samples Sales". * IconicOutfit: Minnie Pearl's NiceHat. * LaughTrack * LazyBum: One frequent segment called The Moonshiners, where a couple of the cast would lazily tell a joke while dozing on the floor near a bunch of moonshine jugs and [[OldDog Beauregard the]] Wonder Dog (Kingfish the Wonder Dog in earlier shows), with scantily dressed girls in the background. * [[RidiculouslyLongPhoneNumber Ridiculously Short Phone Number]]: [[FiveFiveFive BR-549]] * LongRunner * {{Schoolmarm}}: Minnie Pearl often played one. * SdrawkcabName: Archie Campbell's retelling of Cinderella ("[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJv_YXIXBsE&feature=related Rindercella]]") and the Three Little Pigs ("[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Os2IGDXM8&feature=related Pee Little Thrigs]]"). (Actually more like [[{{Spoonerism}} spoonerisms]], but "telling it backwards" was the joke.) * SexySecretary: Miss Honeydew. * ShopKeeper: Gordie's General Store. * ShoutOut: A cast member would salute an American small town and give its population, followed by the entire cast popping up from a cornfield and yelling "Sa-loote!!!!" Early on, this was met with canned laughter, but this soon changed to applause (in a nod that small-town America was being honored, rather than this be a joke). ** Occasionally, if that week's guest was from a larger city, s/he'd salute it. * SimpleCountryLawyer: Justus O'Peace; "Cletus Biggs of Biggs, Shy & Stir — Kornfield Kounty's most honorable law firm — where our motto is, 'When in doubt, sue!'" * SigningOffCatchPhrase: "So long everybody! We'll see you next week on... 'Hee Haw'!" * SouthernBelle: Colonel Daddy's daughter. * SouthernFriedGenius: Archie Campbell, "Samuel B. Sternwheeler". * [[SacredHospitality Southern Hospitality]]: "Hey, Grandpa, what's for supper?" gag (Grandpa Jones would then describe a meal in poetic rhyme, often a delicious country-style meal that would be met with cast approval, but sometimes a comically bad entree (met with a "Yuk!").) ** Also, Slim Pickens' Bar-B-Q. * SpiritualSuccessor: The BlueCollarComedy Tour. * SweetHomeAlabama: See Deep South. * TitleThemeTune: "HEEEEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWWWW! Hee hee hee haw haw haw! Hee Haw!" ----
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-Hee_Haw1_4683.jpg ''Hee Haw'' was an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. It aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1969 to 1971 before a 20-year run in local {{syndication}}. The show was inspired by ''[[LaughIn Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In]]'', the major difference being that ''Hee Haw'' was far less topical, and was centered on country music. Initially co-hosted by musicians Music/BuckOwens and Roy Clark, the show was equally well known for its voluptuous, scantily clad women in stereotypical farmer's daughter outfits, male stars Jim and Jon Hager, and its cornpone humor. The appeal of ''Hee Haw'' was not limited to a rural audience. It was successful in all of the major markets, including NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}. Two rural-style comedians, already well known in their native Canada, gained their first major U.S. exposure on ''Hee Haw'' — Gordie Tapp and Don Harron (whose KORN Radio character, newscaster Charlie Farquharson, had been a fixture of Canadian television since 1952 and later appeared on ''TheRedGreenShow''). Other cast members over the years included: Roy Acuff, Cathy Baker, Billy Jim Baker, [[{{Playboy}} Barbi Benton]], Jennifer Bishop, [[SouthernFriedGenius Archie Campbell]], John Henry Faulk, Marianne Gordon (Rogers), the Hager Twins (Jim and Jon), Victoria Hallman (as "[[SexySecretary Miss Honeydew]]"), Gunilla Hutton (as "[[HelloNurse Nurse Goodbody]]"), [[CoolOldGuy Leon "Grandpa" Jones]], Zella Lehr (the "unicycle girl"), George Lindsey (reprising his "Goober" character from ''TheAndyGriffithShow''), Jimmy Little, Irlene Mandrell, the Rev. Grady Nutt, [[NiceHat Minnie Pearl]], Claude 'Jackie' Phelps, [[HeyItsThatGuy Slim Pickens]], Kenny Price, Ann Randall, Susan Raye, Jimmie Riddle, Lulu Roman, Misty Rowe, Junior Samples, Gailard Sartain, Jeff Smith, Roni Stoneman, Linda Thompson, Lisa Todd, Nancy Traylor and Jonathan Winters, among many others. A lot of the regulars were also regulars in the Grand Ole Opry. The Buckaroos were the house band on this popular syndicated show and consisted of: Don Rich, Jim Shaw, Jerry Brightman, Jerry Wiggins, Rick Taylor, Doyle Singer (Doyle Curtsinger), Don Lee, Ronnie Jackson, Terry Christoffersen, Doyle Holly and Jesse Rose [=McQueen=] (Victoria Hallman). ---- !!This show presents examples of: * [[AGoodNameForARockBand A Good Name For A Country Band ]]: BR-549 * AnnoyingLaugh: Don Harron's "Charlie Farquharson" character had one that was somewhere between a [[RevengeOfTheNerds nerd laugh]] and a donkey's bray. * TheBarber: Archie's Barber Shop. * BigBeautifulWoman: Lulu Roman, who was a former go-go dancer but had a thyroid condition. * {{Blooper}}: Flubs and goof-ups were often [[ThrowItIn left in]], as they were often funnier than the jokes. * BlowingARaspberry: At the end of "Where O Where Are You Tonight?" * BrainlessBeauty: Many, though some were a lot smarter than they seemed. Others, played this trope straight, though. * Advertising/BurmaShave: An occasional gag presented a Burma-Shave-style rhyme/joke, one line at a time on a series of signs filmed by a camera moving slowly past them. * TheCameo: Often, [[http://video.yahoo.com/watch/1106574/4046570 especially in the "Where, Oh Where are You Tonight?" sketches]] (the cameo star would often have their back turned to the camera until the chorus [[TheReveal reveal]]). * CatchPhrase: Several. ** Sa-LUTE! ** '''Owens:''' "I'm a-Pickin'...!" \\ '''Clark:''' "...And I'm a-Grinnin'!" ** '''Minnie Pearl:''' HOWWWWWW-DEEEEEEE![[note]]This was actually her personal catchphrase. She had been using it in her act long before she appeared in the show.[[/note]] * {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Several, as much of the humor was based on this. Most notably, Junior Samples. * CluckingFunny: ** Often, if someone would tell an especially lame joke, someone else on the cast (or offstage) would hit them with a rubber chicken. ** There was also a regular animated segment, with a chicken mistaking anything and everything for an egg. The chicken would sit on items, such as a ringside bell, a man's bald head, a billiard ball, a football, a golf ball, and even a bomb, with various disastrous results. * ComicBookAdaptation * [[FrontierDoctor Country Doctor]]: Archie Campbell played one. * CountryMusic: The show was built around it and would usually have popular country music guest stars. * DeepSouth: Kornfield Kounty is located somewhere here. * DespairSpeech: The song "Doom, Despair and Agony On Me" is a parody of this trope. * TheDitz: Junior Samples was this in spades. * DoubleTake: Often. ** The "Hambone Brothers" sketches, with Jimmie Riddle "eefing" (an Appalachian musical form similar to beatboxing, but a hundred years older) and Jackie Phelps "hamboning" (another Appalachian musical form consisting of rhythmically slapping one's thigh) was just so weird that it would often get a double-take from Roy Clark. * DrowningMySorrows: As hinted by the moonshine jugs in the "Doom, Despair and Agony On Me" sketches. * EccentricTownsfolk aplenty. * FadeToBlack: In a silly, corn-filled comedy program whose commercial bumpers were almost always the hapless hen and other barnyard animals parading and doing silly things, the "fade-to-black" segments – where the audience did not applaud, laugh or otherwise react – were very noticeable. The Hee Haw Gospel Quartet segments -- one of the few serious musical segments, featuring (most commonly) Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Grandpa Jones and Kenny Price, or perhaps a guest singing a gospel song –- was the most common by far, but there were several times through the years that the cast paid tribute to a recently passed cast member; those included David "Stringbean" Akeman, the banjo player; and Junior Samples, the simple-minded comedian. The most poignant and emotional by far was the show's tribute to ElvisPresley (in early 1978), when Elvis' father, Vernon Presley, gave a short tribute to his late son and his impact on country music, and how much he was a devoted fan of ''Hee Haw''; several of the cast members were crying on camera during the tribute as a light piano tune played, before the segment faded to a commercial. * FarmersDaughter: Most every girl on the show, especially the [[MsFanservice Hee Haw Honeys]]. * GoodNewsBadNews: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP2h1gJcsHU This]] famous Archie Campbell sketch. * GoodOlBoy: Most every guy on the show. * GossipyHens: The Gossip Girls sketches. (Not to be confused with [[GossipGirl the soap opera]].) * GreasySpoon: Lulu's Truck Stop. * HelloNurse: Nurse Goodbody. * HeroicDog: Beauregard the Wonder Dog (earlier, Kingfish the Wonder Dog). Four dogs actually played the dog during the show's run (usually seen in the Moonshiners sketches). Played with in that the bloodhound did nothing but sleep. * HonestJohnsDealership: Junior Samples' used car lot, "Samples Sales". * IconicOutfit: Minnie Pearl's NiceHat. * LaughTrack * LazyBum: One frequent segment called The Moonshiners, where a couple of the cast would lazily tell a joke while dozing on the floor near a bunch of moonshine jugs and [[OldDog Beauregard the]] Wonder Dog (Kingfish the Wonder Dog in earlier shows), with scantily dressed girls in the background. * [[RidiculouslyLongPhoneNumber Ridiculously Short Phone Number]]: [[FiveFiveFive BR-549]] * LongRunner * {{Schoolmarm}}: Minnie Pearl often played one. * SdrawkcabName: Archie Campbell's retelling of Cinderella ("[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJv_YXIXBsE&feature=related Rindercella]]") and the Three Little Pigs ("[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Os2IGDXM8&feature=related Pee Little Thrigs]]"). (Actually more like [[{{Spoonerism}} spoonerisms]], but "telling it backwards" was the joke.) * SexySecretary: Miss Honeydew. * ShopKeeper: Gordie's General Store. * ShoutOut: A cast member would salute an American small town and give its population, followed by the entire cast popping up from a cornfield and yelling "Sa-loote!!!!" Early on, this was met with canned laughter, but this soon changed to applause (in a nod that small-town America was being honored, rather than this be a joke). ** Occasionally, if that week's guest was from a larger city, s/he'd salute it. * SimpleCountryLawyer: Justus O'Peace; "Cletus Biggs of Biggs, Shy & Stir — Kornfield Kounty's most honorable law firm — where our motto is, 'When in doubt, sue!'" * SigningOffCatchPhrase: "So long everybody! We'll see you next week on... 'Hee Haw'!" * SouthernBelle: Colonel Daddy's daughter. * SouthernFriedGenius: Archie Campbell, "Samuel B. Sternwheeler". * [[SacredHospitality Southern Hospitality]]: "Hey, Grandpa, what's for supper?" gag (Grandpa Jones would then describe a meal in poetic rhyme, often a delicious country-style meal that would be met with cast approval, but sometimes a comically bad entree (met with a "Yuk!").) ** Also, Slim Pickens' Bar-B-Q. * SpiritualSuccessor: The BlueCollarComedy Tour. * SweetHomeAlabama: See Deep South. * TitleThemeTune: "HEEEEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWWWW! Hee hee hee haw haw haw! Hee Haw!" ----[[redirect:Series/HeeHaw]]
22nd Jan '14 3:41:10 PM Twentington
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''Hee Haw'' was an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. It aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1969 to 1971 before a 20-year run in local {{syndication}}. The show was inspired by ''[[LaughIn Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In]]'', the major difference being that ''Hee Haw'' was far less topical, and was centered on country music. Initially co-hosted by musicians Buck Owens and Roy Clark, the show was equally well known for its voluptuous, scantily clad women in stereotypical farmer's daughter outfits, male stars Jim and Jon Hager, and its cornpone humor.
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''Hee Haw'' was an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. It aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1969 to 1971 before a 20-year run in local {{syndication}}. The show was inspired by ''[[LaughIn Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In]]'', the major difference being that ''Hee Haw'' was far less topical, and was centered on country music. Initially co-hosted by musicians Buck Owens Music/BuckOwens and Roy Clark, the show was equally well known for its voluptuous, scantily clad women in stereotypical farmer's daughter outfits, male stars Jim and Jon Hager, and its cornpone humor.
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* FadeToBlack: In a silly, corn-filled comedy program whose commercial bumpers were almost always the hapless hen and other barnyard animals parading and doing silly things, the "fade-to-black" segments – where the audience did not applaud, laugh or otherwise react – were very noticeable. The Hee Haw Gospel Quartet segments -- one of the few serious musical segments, featuring (most commonly) Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Grandpa Jones and Kenny Price, or perhaps a guest singing a gospel song –- was the most common by far, but there were several times through the years that the cast paid tribute to a recently passed cast member; those included David "Stringbean" Akeman, the banjo player; and Junior Samples, the simple-minded comedian. The most poignant and emotional by far was the show's tribute to ElvisPresley (in early 1978), when Elvis' father, Vernon Presley, gave a short tribute to his late son and his impact on country music, and how much he was a devoted fan of ''Hee Haw''; several of the cast members were crying on camera during the tribute as a light piano tune played, before the segment faded to a commercial.
16th Oct '13 11:26:49 AM gallium
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[DrStrangelove Major "King" Kong]] is having a barbecue! ** Hey, It's That... ''[[TheCameo Car?]]'' The ''BeverlyHillbillies''' [[TheAllegedCar car]] was often used in humorous 5-10 second shorts in-between main segments of the show.
16th Mar '13 6:03:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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Everythings Better With Chickens was renamed to Clucking Funny and Garnishing The Story. Zero Context Examples and plain misuse is being removed.
* CluckingFunny: ** Often, if someone would tell an especially lame joke, someone else on the cast (or offstage) would hit them with a rubber chicken. ** There was also a regular animated segment, with a chicken mistaking anything and everything for an egg. The chicken would sit on items, such as a ringside bell, a man's bald head, a billiard ball, a football, a golf ball, and even a bomb, with various disastrous results.

* EverythingsBetterWithChickens: Often, if someone would tell an especially lame joke, someone else on the cast (or offstage) would hit them with a rubber chicken. ** There was also a regular animated segment, with a chicken mistaking anything and everything for an egg. The chicken would sit on items, such as a ringside bell, a man's bald head, a billiard ball, a football, a golf ball, and even a bomb, with various disastrous results.
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* IconicOutfit: Minnie Pearl's NiceHat.
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* LongRunner
8th Dec '12 3:02:51 PM Green_lantern40
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** '''Minnie Pearl:''' HOWWWWWW-DEEEEEEE![[note]]This was actually her personal catchphrase. She had been using it in her act long before she appeared in the show.[[/note]
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** '''Minnie Pearl:''' HOWWWWWW-DEEEEEEE![[note]]This was actually her personal catchphrase. She had been using it in her act long before she appeared in the show.[[/note][[/note]]

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** '''Minnie Pearl:''' HOWWWWWW-DEEEEEEE![[note]]This was actually her personal catchphrase. She had been using it in her act long before she appeared in the show.[[/note]* SpiritualSuccessor: The BlueCollarComedy Tour.
7th Dec '12 5:42:48 PM tropower
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** '''Minnie Pearl:''' HOWWWWWW-DEEEEEEE!
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** '''Minnie Pearl:''' HOWWWWWW-DEEEEEEE!HOWWWWWW-DEEEEEEE![[note]]This was actually her personal catchphrase. She had been using it in her act long before she appeared in the show.[[/note]
15th Oct '12 2:10:11 PM JonnyB
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* DoubleTake: Often. ** The "Hambone Brothers" sketches, with Jimmie Riddle "eefing" (an Appalachian musical form similar to beatboxing, but a hundred years older) and Jackie Phelps "hamboning" (another Appalachian musical form consisting of rhythmically slapping one's thigh) was just so weird that it would often get a double-take from Roy Clark.
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