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Klingler7
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Houston
Member since Nov 2009
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re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
You bring me back to my childhood. Mom and stepdad would watch Hee Haw and then watch the Dukes of Hazzard and The Incredible Hulk. They would tune in on their stereo to catch the Grand Ole Opra when LSU wasn’t playing football.


White Bear
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NWLA
Member since Jul 2014
4535 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
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Grand Ole Opra
Can still listen to 650am out of Nashville at night in N. LA.
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OldHickory
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New Orleans
Member since Apr 2012
5218 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
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critics hated it because it was seen as "conservative" compared to Laugh-In, and anything not anti-Nixon had to be squelched


Great read and agree with all that. What’s funny/ironic is that some people will argue that Nixon going on Laugh-In in ‘68 and saying, “Sock it to... me?!” made him seem more personable and got him a lot of votes. I tend to think that’s probably correct.


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OldHickory
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Apr 2012
5218 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
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CSB but Buck Owens is my cousin


That’s very cool. Buck used to broadcast his live Saturday night shows from the Crystal Palace on his website. I’m thankful that I got to listen to him live the same night he passed away. One of the greats.


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MorbidTheClown
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
32611 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
Redd foxx had a funny joke about hee has.

is it raining outside? I dunno why don't you call the dog in and see if he's wet?


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bamagreycoat
Alabama Fan
Member since Oct 2012
4253 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
Anybody that grew up in the Deep South that remembers only having ABC, CBS, and NBC available to watch should remember Hee Haw. My maternal grandparents loved it. And yes OP life was much more simple and this country was much safer. Especially for children to wander about freely without worry.


LSUGrad9295
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2007
24167 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
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Its syndication was an enormous business success, as hundreds of local stations bought it.


That definitely explains why the air times mentioned in this thread are all over the map. I remember it airing on Channel 9 in Baton Rouge at 5:00 pm on Saturdays.


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redstick13
Detroit Mercy Fan
Houston
Member since Feb 2007
28444 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
Louisiana had the Louisiana Hayride which preceded Hee Haw. I barely remember my grandparents watching Hee Haw and Louisiana Hayride was before my time.


LSUgolf
LA-Monroe Fan
Hogs ROLLED 34-30
Member since Feb 2004
4797 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
I would be at my grandparents house and watch it with them.

dukes of hazard, Dallas and Dynasty too. Bringing back my childhood


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Thorny
LSU Fan
Montgomery, AL
Member since May 2008
883 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
My wife and I both remember watching Hee Haw growing up. Of course, it's corny humor--the whole point of corny humor is to be bad. That's what makes it funny. Some particular bits became the 70's version of memes in our families: "pffft, you were gone", "Gloom, despair, and agony on me," & "BR-549".

Even today, when we are traveling and cross a state line, we say "Welcome to (new state), SAAA-LUTE!". Our kids do it because we did it, and they had no idea where it came from.

And yet, we are three pages in and this photo hasn't been posted?



The Rant is off today.

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Fewer Kilometers
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
25122 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
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Hee Haw was good but no where as exciting as Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom!

The weekend block in most markets was Hee Haw/Wild Kingdom/Lawrence Welk. That would lead you into Saturday night prime, since a lot of towns didn't have Saturday evening news and ABC was the only network with Saturday sports programming in the afternoons/evening.


Fewer Kilometers
LA-Lafayette Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
25122 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
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Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
In '79 I was working at a truck stop in Lafayette. My first Saturday there, a line of trucks started to file into the parking lot. I couldn't figure out what was going on. I went inside to the gift shop where there was a large seating area and a TV for the truckers. The place was packed with guys watching Hee-Haw. They laughed at every joke like it was their first time seeing comedy.


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RedPop4
USA Fan
Santiago de Compostela
Member since Jan 2005
11032 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
This.
I don't remember which station in New Orleans had it, but I remember watching Hee-Haw and Wild Kingdom with my grandfather before he moved in with us. I thought it was WWL, channel 4 that had these three.


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TheFonz
LSU Fan
Somewhere in Louisiana
Member since Jul 2016
11301 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
Oh, yeah. Who didn't want to welcome Grampa Jones, Stringbean, and Tennessee Ernie Ford into their homes? The Gospel Quartet with Roy Clark was great.


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tokenBoiler
Purdue Fan
Lafayette, Indiana
Member since Aug 2012
2501 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
Was?


supatigah
LA-Lafayette Fan
Sheriff of Banned Town
Member since Mar 2004
76866 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
remember watching it on saturday afternoons when i was a kid. Roy Clark was a BEAST on anything stringed

Malaguena

Clark and Buck Trent - Dueling Banjos


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TreeDawg
LSU Fan
Central, La.
Member since Jan 2005
26769 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
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I’m just reminiscing about the good ol’ days.


Thank you for this bro. The older I get, the more of this I do. Everything you described reminded me of my youth. Hee Haw was never missed, but growing up in BR, neither was "Dixie Rasslin" on Sunday mornings. Thanks
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ducksnbass
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2014
607 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
Yep, we'd watch it all the time along with the Dukes of Hazzard, Incredible Hulk, and Dallas.

The one on the far right in yellow was always the favorite of my 6 year old self.



Sayre
Santa Clara, CA
Member since Nov 2011
4065 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
It was on during the day here and I watched it for most of my childhood (born in 71).


I shite you not, these Californians have idea what to think when I spontaneously burst out a good hearty "Where oh where are you tonight?" on some some construction site. And invariably there's some other southern traveler working there that will join in.

I watched Soul Train almost as much. Not quite, but still a good bit.

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Sayre
Santa Clara, CA
Member since Nov 2011
4065 posts

re: Was Hee Haw a thing in Louisiana?
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The one on the far right in yellow was always the favorite of my 6 year old self


She's the only one who looks like she doesn't belong on the farm.

Maybe that brunette on the bottom left too.


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