Tuesday, March 28, 2006

woe, despair

...and agony on me.

Is this true?

Via the Nashville Knucklehead:

Unfortunately, we will never see him [recently passed Buck Owens] hosting Hee Haw again. Have you ever noticed that there are no Hee Haw reruns? Probably not. The reason? It's enough to start a second War Between the States.

When Viacom bought TNN, in the most egregious, arrogant, East-Coast, New-York, Cable-TV-executive ass-holery move ever, the execs at Viacom looked at the assets involved in the sale and said, "What's this "Hee Haw" shit? Some kind of hayseed, hillbilly show? Get rid of it! And change the name to SPIKE TV!"

So 25 years of Americana was burned. The Hee Haw masters were BURNED.
Whaa??

4 comments:

"John Galt" said...

Kinda hard to believe, since Hee Haw DVDs are for sale at any number of websites.

St. Caffeine said...

Sounds fishy to me too, but "ya never know". BTW, this post disturbed Caffeine Brother VERY much. Not enough to actually comment on someone's blog, but enough to send me an "upset email". Just thought you might want to know your readership in Loretto is growing.

"John Galt" said...

A quick Google will show that Time-Life offers all the shows on DVD.

Hi to everyone in Low Retta.

Vol Abroad said...

well the masters may be burned, but the DVD lives on? You can't trust a guy called Nashville Knucklehead then I guess.