Where did the phrase you know what I mean Vern come from?

Where did the phrase you know what I mean Vern come from?

In 1981, Varney was asked back to film a new spot for Cherry, this one for a dilapidated amusement park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, that Cherry considered so unimpressive he didn’t want to show it on camera. Instead, he created the character of Ernest P. (“Know what I mean, Vern?” became Ernest’s catchphrase.)

Who played Vern in commercials?

Jim Varney

Ernest P. Worrell
First appearance 1980
Created by Carden & Cherry Advertising Agency
Portrayed by Jim Varney
In-universe information

What commercials did Jim Varney do?

Ernest P. Worrell
Jim Varney was an actor who played the character Ernest P. Worrell in commercials, a television series (Hey Vern! It’s Ernest), and numerous movies.

Who said Hey Vern?

For a couple of years in the early 1980s, Varney was the face of Braum’s. In commercials, Ernest spoke into the camera as if he was talking to an off-camera buddy: “Know what I mean, Vern?” In this neck of the woods, the catchphrase lingers to present day.

What was Ernest catchphrase?

Ernest P. Worrell became a cult figure in the 1980s, known for his catchphrase, “knowwhatimean?” and for talking to an off-camera character named Vern.

What does Vern mean?

The name Vern is primarily a male name of American origin that means Alder Tree. Short form of the name Vernon.

What happened to Vern?

White House, Tennessee, U.S. James Albert Varney Jr. (June 15, 1949 – February 10, 2000) was an American actor and comedian. He died of lung cancer in 2000, leaving two posthumous releases of Daddy and Them and Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

What happened to the guy who played Ernest?

Jim Varney, 50, the rubbernecked comic best known for his hokey but adored character Ernest, died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in White House, Tenn., near Nashville. He played the excitable, in-your-face character Ernest P. Worrell.

What happen to Vern?

Was Jim Varney married?

Jane Varneym. 1988–1991
Jacqueline Drewm. 1977–1983
Jim Varney/Spouse
Personal life. Varney was married twice, first to Jacqueline Drew (1977–1983) and then to Jane Varney (1988–1991).

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