Season 5 Episode 21

Ep. 124: 2-16-74: Johnny Cash, Jean Shepard, George Lindsey

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 16, 1974 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Hey Grandpa, What's for Supper? Here's what's on the menu tonight:
      A Canada Goose I got this fall, and plenty of dressin' that'll please you all, and punkin' pie with cream on top, and pipin' hot coffee, good to the last drop.

    • Hee Haw salutes Pauls Valley OK (Jean Shepard's hometown), population 8100, and Pulltight MS, population 32.

    • The "Hee Haw Salutes" for Pulltight MS is most likely a mistake, as Pulltight is actually located in Missouri (in Mississippi County).

  • Quotes

    • (In Dr. Campbell's office)
      Barbi: Doctor, I'm starting to lose my memory. Should it worry me?
      Dr. Campbell (Archie): Nah, forget it!

    • (Minnie quilting with the girls)
      Cathy: Minnie, when are we girls going to start getting important jobs in management? Most men think all we're good for is having children.
      Minnie: Girls, I'm afraid that for every one of us that's in management, there's a hundred in labor.

    • (The Naggers, as usual, in their home arguing)
      Ida Lee (Roni): Dad burn it, if I thought I had to live the rest of my life with you, I'd feed you poison.
      LaVerne (Gordie): I'm gonna tell you somethin' woman. If I thought I had to live the rest of my life with you, I'd take it!

    • (During "Pfft, You Was Gone", Archie sings the following):
      One day she served me a couple of fried eggs.
      That was one of her contemptible tricks.
      And I told her off, I said, "when you fry eggs
      don't dirty my plate dear with less than six."

    • Marianne: Now girls, it shouldn't matter whether your gentleman callers are rich or poor, just as long as they have money.

    • (At the joke fence):
      Barbi: I crossed an anteater with an elephant.
      Crowd: What'd ya get?
      Barbi: I don't know, but it sure has a sinus problem.

    • (The guys singing "Gloom, Despair and Agony on Me"):
      Gordie: We figured she was rich, loaded to the hilt.
      Grandpa: And we figured she had class like the Vanderbuilts.
      Roy: Cause we had heard for years, how she was so well-reared.
      Archie: How was we to know they meant the way she was built.
      (after the closing verse):
      Harry (Weeping): I've got to learn them fellas the fine art of suffering in silence.

    • (During "Pfft, You Was Gone", Archie sings the following)
      You never could see the new styles they're wearing,
      like women folks walkin' out around in men's pants.
      And you couldn't see grown men wearin' rompers.
      Instead of uncles they'd look more like aunts.

  • Notes

    • This episode is available on DVD as volume 2 from Time Life's "The Hee-Haw Collection".

    • Gailard Sartain appears uncredited, as an officer writing a ticket for stolen jokes, after a Samuel B. Sternwheeler joke. John Carter Cash is guest star Johnny Cash's son, and while he doesn't really do anything on the episode, he is sitting with Cathy Baker during the "Pickin' and Grinnin'" sketch.

  • Allusions