Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hee Haw: PFFT! You Was Gone! Skit

Hee Haw was an television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. It aired on CBS from 1969–1992.

PFFT! You Was Gone! Skit: A comedic duet featured on the premiere episode and holds firm as one of the series' most endearing sketches. In early seasons, the song was performed by Archie Campbell and Gordie Tapp (both with solemn looks on their faces)." In later seasons, Tapp would be increasingly replaced by that episode's guest singer, or another surprise celebrity. Tapp, or whoever it was, would often stand with their back to the viewer while Campbell sang the new, humorous verse solo, holding a scythe. At the end of the verse, Campbell would elbow Tapp or the guest (as a comedic visual cue), who would then spin around (Tapp would react as if awoken by the elbow) to join him on the chorus:

The "PFFT" would be done as a spitting "Bronx cheer", and occasionally, they would break up into laughter after the "PFFT", unable to finish the song.

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