The most poignant and emotional by far was the show’s tribute

David had a harder time of it, though, for various reasons.. The most poignant and emotional by far was the show’s tribute to Elvis Presley (in early 1978), when Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley, gave a short tribute to his late son and his impact on country music, and how much he was a devoted fan of Hee Haw; several of the cast members were crying on camera during the tribute as a light piano tune played