Roy Clark is grinning in the great beyond, possibly with his fellow Hee-Haw star and country music icon, Buck Owens.
The pair represented a merging of two country music styles and a successful midseason replacement for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on CBS 49 years ago.
The show debuted in the summer of 1969, and was recorded on Quad videotape at WLAC-TV, Nashville.
It was a heavily edited program. According to Roy Clark:
Cast and crew met twice a year (June and October) in Nashville to knock out 13 episodes at a time.
“That’s another reason why the show stayed on so long,” Clark said. “We didn’t burn out. We were fresh. So when you go through the 13 shows, that was it until the next time. That way you went out and did your concerts and things and you were ready to go again.”
Episodes were not taped one at a time. Instead, multiple skits and bits were taped. Episodes were pieced together during the editing process.
“We didn’t have rehearsals,” Clark said. “We went in and worked off of cue cards, and if you blew it, you just did it over again.”
I’m unsure of where the editing was done. I seem to recall reading that tapes were sent to Hollywood and it was cut there, but it may very well of been edited @WLAC-TV. Anyone with concrete information, and even photographs is welcome to contact me off list or post here.
It aired first-run on CBS from 1969 to 1971, in syndication from 1971 to 1993, and on TNN from 1996 to 1997. RFD-TV began airing reruns in 2008, where it currently remains.
The only shows that’s been in syndication longer is Entertainment Tonight.
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Honeymoon Feeling," has died. He was 85. Publicist Jeremy Westby said Clark died Thursday due to complicat...
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Quad Videotape Group member Dave Sieg shows the first and last Scanimate, a sophisticated analog animation Device, the look of which you would recognize from the mid-1970s advertising and television opens, closes, and promos.
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