HEE HAW: SALUTE! REVIEWED
“Hee Haw: Salute” is a stunning collection that is music heavy. The shows are rather short, but you get to see a stunning sample of killer music. If that isn’t your thing, it might not work for you. But, the material gives you a sense of what the show offered the world. Cornpone humor and two musical geniuses for hosts. First person to bad mouth Buck Owens gets banned from the site.
For those that are interested in that sort of thing, this release comes with most of the Conway Twitty appearances that Family Guy sampled. You can impress your 12 year old fans by laughing at a man who outperforms all of your current idols. Also, Loretta Lynn gets a few moments to shine. I feel like we’ve covered probably almost everything to say Hee Haw by now. You either get it or you don’t.
- 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0 / Mono
RELEASE DATE: 10/18/16
The Plot Thus Far
With a mix of down-to-earth and relatable characters, knee-slapping comedic zingers, and jaw-dropping musical performances, HEE HAW captivated large portions of the country when it first premiered on television in the late 1960s. One-liners flew. Stars like Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn performed.The show’s co-hosts were Buck Owens and Roy Clark, and, on June 15, 1969, the two musicians and songwriters, Buck and Roy, introduced a national audience to the fictional setting of Kornfield Kounty, a regular old place populated by hardworking farmers, barbers, banjo players, husbands, and housewives. After a two-year run on CBS, Pfft! HEE HAW was gone, getting picked up in syndication and airing until 1992, making it the “longest-running weekly syndicated original series in television history.