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(Yesterdayland)   Hey Vern, Its the history of Earnest! The most famous graduate of Drew and Mike's high school   ( divider line
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1162 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Aug 2001 at 8:20 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-08-27 08:36:33 AM  
I miss him. He was funny.
2001-08-27 09:02:16 AM  
I met him once in louisville a few years ago. We were both in thorntons buying smokes.
2001-08-27 09:08:37 AM  
Yeah, that guy was a genius. The Ernest movies are
classics; funny but entertaining for all ages, they
will always be around as a testament to the Varney
legacy. I'm interested in seeing "Daddy & Them" too.

JV did an awesome version of "Hot Rod Lincoln" for the
Beverly Hillbillies soundtrack as well.
2001-08-27 09:18:39 AM  
DAMN! First no more Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, and now we lose all the Ernest films! Why GOD, OH WHY!?!?!?!?

2001-08-27 09:25:45 AM  
Hey!!, Aren't you Johnny Knocksville? ohhh.. nevermind then.

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2001-08-27 09:29:55 AM  
When did he die??
2001-08-27 09:57:28 AM  
What'd they teach you guys in high school? ;)
2001-08-27 10:25:49 AM  
I think he died sometime early last year.
2001-08-27 10:58:17 AM,+Jim

Died 10-Feb-2000 from smoking.

I remember in high school finding some old yearbooks from the late 60's and finding his picture in there. His old drama teacher was (barely) still there too (as a substitute teacher)... too bad they named buildings after her and not him.
2001-08-27 11:03:47 AM  

I remember the first time I saw Ernest Goes to Camp. The scene where he has the turtle and sings about crying in the rain made me bawl my eyes out. Still gets me sometimes... Fark, Varney was a cool guy. I'm going to drink a beer or twelve in his memory tonight. In fact...

I propose a FARK-wide toast in Jim Varney's honor.

To a man who made us laugh, made me cry (in a good way), and had truly endearing character (and characters), we will miss him. Cheers!

2001-08-27 11:31:00 AM  
I propose a VARNEY tag.
2001-08-27 12:08:55 PM  
Mike: I thought that you and Drew went to Henry Clay and that Varney went to Lafayette. I remember I subbed out at Lafayette several years ago and Varney's drama teacher was out there running detention or something. I guess she could have transferred or something.
2001-08-27 12:19:24 PM  
Yeah, she started running the in-school detention my senior year. (Definitely at Lafayette.) Jeff I think went to Henry Clay, maybe you're thinking of him...
2001-08-27 12:21:45 PM  
I started this whole thing last night... I just missed the guy. I practically grew up watching sucks when a part of your childhood passes away.
2001-08-27 01:12:31 PM  
when are the off color jokes and all that creepy dead stuff gonna start? don't tell me you guys actually care that someone is dead?????

wow, maybe things DO change.
2001-08-27 01:31:38 PM  
Augie: it just goes to show the importance of being Ernest.

haw haw haw, no? Yea verily, haw haw haw.

(love the name BTW, as I also loved "Hardware Wars".)
2001-08-27 02:19:37 PM  
hey, I hold Ernest in a much higher regard then the girl who died yesterday....... of course, the man was a comical genius......

just commenting.
2001-08-27 02:36:44 PM  
I saw 'Ernest Scared Stupid' over 10 times. It's a shame he had to go so soon...
2001-08-27 03:43:51 PM  
Got Miak? No.
2001-08-27 04:02:08 PM  
I used to love watching this guy. I had no idea he passed away. I am so sad now. Me and my little brother watched his movies for years. Too bad...:-(
2001-08-27 08:11:20 PM  
I sat next to Jim on a flight back to Cinci from Orlando about 4 years ago. My kids loved him growing up, and he was a lot of fun to talk to on that flight. He did sneak a smoke in the can, though. One cool dude.
2001-08-27 08:46:13 PM  
JV was a funny guy. He will be best known for the Ernest P. Worrell character. I think his Ernest character appealed to many people....we knew someone like Ernest, had a family member like him or were Ernest themselves. Ernest was the every-man. We, on some level, could relate to him.

JV was aces as Jed Clampett...they couldn't have picked a better actor for that role.

Cheers to Jim Varney....Fark loves you...wherever you are!
Rest in Peace, youknowwhatimean?
2001-08-27 10:33:34 PM  
Download Hot Rod Lincoln by Jim.... its great...
R.I.P. Jim, we miss you.
2001-08-28 03:14:03 AM  
God damnit...I was doing so well at being insensitive and cruel in the alilayah thread...and I just can't do it in this one. I grew up with the tv show.

Did you guys know that you can make the same sound a broken washing machine makes? It's true, you just take the meaty part of your hand like this, over your lips...thhpptppttptpt

..and every week, it was the same a different noise, but the same thhppt sound. comed GOLD.
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