We discuss the career of everyone’s favorite rubber-faced comedian – Jim Varney. From the highs of Ernest Goes Jail to the lows of Ernest Goes to Africa – it’s all here!

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Films Discussed

Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents as well as stop a shady strip mining company from closing the camp.” – IMDB 

Ernest Goes to Camp (1990)

“Dim-witted Ernest (Jim Varney) is a janitor at a bank who gets called for jury duty. It turns out that the murder defendant, Felix Nash (also Varney), is a dead ringer for Ernest. Nash’s lawyer (Jeffrey Buckner Ford) arranges a switch, and Ernest finds himself on death row while Nash goes to work at the bank, scheming up a way to rob it. Ernest then sets in motion a plan to escape jail, foil Nash’s plot, snag the bank clerk job he covets and rescue his favorite teller, Charlotte (Barbara Bush)” – IMDB 


Ernest in the Army (1998) 

“Ernest joins the Army reserves so he can drive the bigrigs, but ends up being sent into combat!” – IMDB 

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