Sunday, May 28, 2017

'Hee Haw: Pfft! You Was Gone' DVD Review

Roy Clark and Buck Owens are back with all the gang in four episodes of everyone's favorite country variety show. The episodes are from the years 1969 to 1973. This little visit back in the past will keep you laughing the whole way through. Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones and Archie Campbell will lend their special talents to get a laugh out of you. The episodes that are included are #02, #34, #70, and #111. In episode #02 which comes to us from the first season includes Merle Haggard singing some of everyone's favorites. Clark and Owens also give us some wonderful music but it's got to be "the sketches that take the show. You have "Pfft, You Was Gone", "The Culhanes", and "Korn News" just to name a few.

In episode #34 Marty Robbins brings some excellent songs for your pleasure. The gang brings sketches like "Gordie's General Store,"and some good laughs with some "Pickin' and Grinnin". In episode #70, you will enjoy the music of Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner.  Parton and Wagoner sing a duet titled "The Right Connection". The sketches on this episode are "Dr. Campbell", "The Cornfield", and "Sample Sales".

It's in the final episode that some country heavyweights come by for a visit. Tammy Wynette and George Jones bring their talents to the show and do a great duet of "We're Gonna Hold On" to delight everyone. Sketches include favorites like "The Korn News" and "Hey Grandpa! What's for Supper?".
Now, you need to remember that back in 1969 the variety shows were King and when 'Hee Haw' arrived it brought variety to country music. The cast of 'Hee Haw' were very talented and the comedy part of the show was the best. The singing was astronomical and the stars came on every week.

TimeLife brings this DVD to us on June 13th, 2017. The quality of the DVDs are excellent and the sights and sounds are perfect. This will definitely be one to pick up for that personal library. This is a variety show that was the best of the best. For over two decades 'Hee Haw' entertained us and made us feel very good about everything. Enjoy.