Hee Haw With Roy Clark And Buck Owens: The Hosts, The Honeys, And The Hams

By Rebeka Knott
Owens And Clark And The Cast of 'Hee-Haw'American country music singers Buck Owens (with guitar) and Roy Clark (with Banjo) perform a song in front of other cast members on the set of the television variety program 'Hee-Haw,' 1969. (Photo by CBS Photo Arc

Hee Haw, hosted by Roy Clark and Buck Owens, was a variety show featuring country music, cornpone-humor, and a cast of attractive young ladies known as the Hee Haw Honeys. The show was set in the fictional "Kornfield Kounty," and it became an American TV institution.  Although it only aired (on CBS) from 1969 to 1971, it remained popular in syndication until 1997. The show's comedy was inspired by Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, with the added attraction of big-name country music stars every week. Hee Haw was much less topical than Laugh-In, sticking to timeless jokes around farming and rural culture.