Rediscover The 80s

Episode 7 of Rediscovered covers the 1988 TV series Hey Vern, It's Ernest! starring Jim Varney.

Show Notes

Jason and Wyatt return for another episode of "Rediscovered," a podcast reviewing obscure TV, moves, and cartoons from the '80s. Episode 7 covers the 1988 TV series Hey Vern, It's Ernest! starring Jim Varney. The Saturday morning show ran for just 13 episodes with a featured theme and recurring segments including Ernest and several sketch comedy skits.

Our podcast goes in depth on the show including the origins, cast and crew, broadcast and home video history, and episode breakdown. We'll also give you our favorite and least favorite episodes, characters/skits, and overall thoughts on whether we recommend you rediscover the TV series or leave it in the past.

We also welcome your comments on Hey Vern, It's Ernest! and any suggestions for TV shows, movies, or cartoons for us to review in future episodes. Visit our show notes at or watch our podcast recording session on the RD80s YouTube channel!

Creators & Guests

Jason Gross
Jason create Rediscover the 80s in 2011 and began podcasting with his longtime friend Wyatt Bloom in 2013.
Wyatt Bloom
Independent DJ, Podcaster, & Broadcast Engineer with a love for God, 80s nostalgia, old Dodge trucks, and great humor.

What is Rediscover The 80s?

Rediscover the 80s is your retro news and talk station hosted by Jason and Wyatt. Listen to the "Memory Jogger" talk show for a Gen X mind jolt. "The 80s Weekly" delivers the latest retro pop culture headlines with reaction. "Rediscovered" reviews obscure TV, film, and animation from the '80s. Plus, more specialty shows!