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Monday, October 10, 2011

I was just thinking about..

... Buck Owens (pictured above with Roy Clark). I only remember him from Hee Haw. My folks watched that show but I don't really remember it too well. I liked Buck more than Roy for some reason, although I can't really say why - they were both great. I remember watching Hee Haw on Saturday nights (or was it Friday nights) while mom and dad got ready to go out for the night and get together and play cards with some friends of theirs. I saw some old clips of Hee Haw a couple of years ago and it was still funny. I wish I'd been older at the time to remember it more than I do now. I don't think you could re-create the show again, though. Maybe they'll come up with another show like it one of these days, but I doubt it. There'll never be another Hee Haw. I think Buck passed away a few years ago, I'm not sure about Roy. All the good ones that had their heyday back then are leaving us. It's sad to see them go.


ChiTown Girl said...

Absolutely one of my favorite shows when I was a kid!!

The Groovy Agent said...

If you're lucky enough to get it, RFD-TV shows HEE-HAW on Sunday and Thursday nights.

And you were right, it was a Saturday night fixture. Loved it and still do!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Yes, we all watched it. Ernie Ford is in the middle.

Sunnydaze said...

I remember watching this show with my mom when I was a kid. When I think of this show I think of the Hee Haw Honeys that would stand in front of a fence telling dumb jokes and then a board on the fence would pop out and hit them in the butt.

joe said...

All: To this day when I think of "Gloom despair and agony on me", I can't get that song out of my head. it just keeps playing over and over and over and over....

preoccupied with 19 19 1975 said...

My favorite part?

"Hey Grandpa, what's for supper?"

"Buttermilk biscuits smothered in chicken gravy, home-fried potatoes, collard greens and Grandmother's fresh-baked blueberry pie à la mode!"

"Yum, yum!"

And to think I'm battling weight issues now! Go figure :)

joe said...

"I had to take my wife to the doctor's yesterday."
"What for?"
"She had this awful growth on her neck."
"What'd the doctor say???"
"He said "Don't worry, it's just her head.""