Brief Synopsis from Wikipedia.com:
Hey Vern, It’s Ernest! is a short lived American children’s television program. It aired on Saturday mornings on CBS for one season in 1988. Each episode involved short sketches based around a certain theme or scenario (much like You Can’t Do That on Television), featuring the popular fictional character Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney), his unseen friend Vern, and various others. The filming locations were in Nashville, Tennessee and Burbank, California. It was a production of Ernest creator John Cherry’s production company, The Emshell Producers’ Group, in association with CBS, and was distributed by DIC Entertainment. This series was later rerun on The Family Channel in the early 1990s.
Hey Vern, It’s Ernest! was a staple growing up in my household. The loveable, often clumsy Ernest P Worrell always knew how to make me laugh back then. Even now, Ernest Saves Christmas is a staple in our Christmas tradition, as Ernest Scared Stupid is a tradition for our family on Halloween night.
Just because the TV show was short lived, does not mean the spirit of Ernest died out. Jim Varney went on to portray Ernest in several movies. Even now, Ernest is still a staple in many peoples lives, including my own.