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Posted: 10/2/2014 1:23:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 1:42:32 AM EST
I miss Jim Varney.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 1:45:00 AM EST


Pretty talented guy in a screwball kind of way.


Too bad he didn't stick around longer.


Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:03:14 AM EST
And his finger was off the trigger until he was ready to fire off the visual gag.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:07:34 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RandomGuy1911A1:
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Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:24:37 AM EST
I haven't seen that one before.

Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:29:04 AM EST
He was a funny guy.

Never saw that one before.

Good stuff.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:29:31 AM EST
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Also noticed. Wouldn't count on many other actors to do the same.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:32:55 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:41:25 AM EST
I miss him.

That looked and sounded like real blanks, I wonder how many current actors could do that without breaking character.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:59:48 AM EST
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I haven't seen that one before.

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Link Posted: 10/2/2014 3:05:36 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/2/2014 4:18:30 AM EST
He acted in a series of firearm safety videos for kids. They're used for a hunters education course.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:27:18 AM EST
Mike Rowe should revive the character.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:32:01 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:40:43 AM EST
My Dad went to high school with him.

Lafayette High School
Lexington, Ky
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:44:30 AM EST
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He pretty much ran that character into the ground. When "Ernest Goes to Camp" came out, there was much eye-rolling. It was bad.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:53:38 AM EST
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Too bad he had it pointed right at the cameraman at the beginning. But I do miss him. The Ernest thing got old after awhile but at least he made a bunch of money off it. I liked him in Beverly Hillbillies
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:57:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Willmar:
He pretty much ran that character into the ground. When "Ernest Goes to Camp" came out, there was much eye-rolling. It was bad.
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Says who?! I loved that movie. And when he saved Christmas, and when he saved Halloween, and when he went to jail, and when... [voice trailing off]
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:06:39 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Aptrgangr:
I miss him.

That looked and sounded like real blanks, I wonder how many current actors could do that without breaking character.
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I doubt many at all. Jim Carey once said he looked at him for inspiration. I think Carey should have looked harder.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:14:46 AM EST
I remember I hated him when I first saw the commercials. Then I saw Ernest Goes to Camp. A true classic!
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:17:05 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Willmar:
He pretty much ran that character into the ground. When "Ernest Goes to Camp" came out, there was much eye-rolling. It was bad.
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That was my favoritist movie ever when I was a kid. I probably single-handedly wore out the cassette from the video store.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:19:46 AM EST
He was country before country was cool.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:20:18 AM EST
Years ago I heard Paul Harvey talking about a review of Jim Varney playing Hamlet on the stage. The guy who wrote the review said it was the best, most haunting Hamlet he had ever seen.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:21:00 AM EST
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I grew up watching him in the 80s/early 90s. Good clean slapstick goofball comedy. He is still missed, and my kids will be watching his shows (when I have some).
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:42:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RandomGuy1911A1:
I miss Jim Varney.


Yup. Watched a shit ton of his movies as a kid.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:50:01 AM EST
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Me too.

ETA: I think Ernest Scared Stupid was the first movie of his that I had seen.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 8:58:40 AM EST
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I miss Jim Varney.


Link Posted: 10/2/2014 12:50:31 PM EST
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In a way I miss him and in a way I don't. Since he passed away my life has been a lot calmer. It's been years since anyone has hit me with "Know what I mean, Vern" and I'm relieved.

I got tired of the "Vern" jokes about two years into his run and the "Vern" jokes really bothered Dad. Dad got hit with people copying them from the first Vern & Earnest commercial until he died and he despised Jim Varney because of the commercials. It didn't take too many idiots saying Varney's catch phrase to get either my or Dad's jaws cranked into a clinch and given Dad's temper I'm very surprised he never punched somebody out over hearing it one to many times.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 12:51:40 PM EST
Heat pump, schmeat pup
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 12:58:05 PM EST
His other characters were funny as well. I always found him rather entertaining, and almost always family-friendly.

Link Posted: 10/2/2014 10:45:55 PM EST
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His other characters were funny as well. I always found him rather entertaining, and almost always family-friendly.

http://youtu.be/iZC14BNLXZE

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Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:33:56 PM EST
I remember him doing commercials for Blake's Lotaburger when I was growing up in Albuquerque, late 80's.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:42:49 PM EST
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I doubt many at all. Jim Carey once said he looked at him for inspiration. I think Carey should have looked harder.
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Originally Posted By Aptrgangr:
I miss him.

That looked and sounded like real blanks, I wonder how many current actors could do that without breaking character.



I doubt many at all. Jim Carey once said he looked at him for inspiration. I think Carey should have looked harder.




Carey should look hard at the muzzle of a real Sten, and wait for the flash.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:50:23 PM EST
Didn't realize that it's been almost fifteen years.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 11:53:48 PM EST
Its almost that time of year where I walk around singing this and get weird looks:

http://youtu.be/Ycfuj5y7qds
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 12:21:25 AM EST
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Love the mission brief he gives starting at 12:30


and it's broke... hold on..... fixed.
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