Season 1 Episode 13

Ep. 13: 12-17-69 Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 17, 1969 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In the first appearance of a regular feature, Hee Haw salutes various small towns, or towns in the south. In this episode, Hee Haw salutes Yazoo City MS, population 11236, and Muleshoe TX, population 3871.

  • Quotes

    • Roy: Do you know it takes my wife 40 minutes to get her lipstick on.
      Grandpa: 40 minutes, why?
      Roy: Cause she's got a big mouth, that's why.

    • Gordie: Pardon me Lulu, but I'm the census-taker. Would you tell me how old you are?
      Lulu: Did the Hills sisters tell you how old they were?
      Gordie: No they didn't.
      Lulu: Well, I'm the same age they are.
      Gordie: Huh, okay, I'll just put down Lulu's as old as the Hills.

    • (During the "Pfft, You Was Gone" song, Archie sings the following):
      No one ever said that you was a beauty.
      Your figure was like a flat-river boat.
      How well I recall the first time I kissed you,
      the hair on your chin, it tickled my throat.

    • (At the joke fence)
      Archie: Hey, I crossed a parrott with a pound of coffee.
      Crowd: What'd ya get?
      Archie: I don't know, but it keeps me up all night talking.

    • Diana: That settles it, I'm going.
      Roy: Where you going?
      Diana: Home to mother.
      Roy: Well then, wait for me. I'd like to have a good meal for a change.

    • (in Archie's Barbershop)
      Roy: How's your wife?
      Archie: How's my wife? Well, better than nothin. She went to the beauty shop on Saturday, to make herself more beautiful, you know? Put that mud pack on her face.
      Roy: Oh, did it help her looks?
      Archie: Yeah, it did. And then that mud fell off.

    • (during the "Hee Haw Players" sketch, Lulu and Junior are acting out Romeo and Juliet)
      Lulu: Oh Romeo, Romeo, where forth art though Romeo?
      Junior: Any fool can see I'm right here at the bottom of this stupid ladder.

    • (During the "Pfft, You Was Gone" song, Archie sings the following):
      While you kept that stinkin' old goat in our bedroom.
      "I can't stand the smell", I'd yell and I'd shout.
      "Then open the wind'r" is all you would answer,
      but I knew my chickens would all fly out.

    • Samuel B. Sternwheeler (Gordie): The hardest job a small child faces today is learning good manners...without seeing any!

    • Archie: Hey Grandpa, I understand your nephew drowned in a barrel of varnish. You know, that must have been an awful way to go.
      Grandpa: No, he had a beautiful finish.

    • (During Pickin' and Grinnin')
      Buck: Do you realize that every time I exhale my breath, some poor soul passes on to the great beyond?
      Roy: Sorta gettin' to me too. Have you ever thought about using a breath sweetener?

    • Roy: We'll be back next week with the worlds biggest elephant.
      Buck: We will?
      Roy: Well, if we don't, I'm stuck with 85,000 pounds of peanuts!

  • Notes

    • Jimmy Riddle and Jackie Phelps appear uncredited twice during this episode, doing their "Eephing and Hamboning". Minnie Pearl also appears several times, uncredited. Writing Supervisor Jack Burns makes a cameo appearance as "The Governor" in the first "The Culhanes" sketch. Also, Susan Raye appears uncredited, singing with Buck Owens, Don Rich and the Hagers.

    • Hee Haw returns from a 3 month hiatus after a successful summer run with new episodes, and a few changes, including the departure of Sheb Wooley, the Hagers being credited with the regular cast, joining new members Diana Scott, Mary Taylor and Gunilla Hutton. Also, several new sketches make their debut, including "Hee Haw Amateur Minute", "Hee Haw Players", and "Hee Haw Salutes..."

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