If you grew up in Maine or New Brunswick in the 70s and early 80s, you were likely to struggle with choosing between Saturday Night Live and Dick Stacey's Country Jamboree when you got home from pahtyin' on the weekends.

Mostly we just went back and forth between WVII and WCSH/WLBZ to try and catch it all. Dick Stacey owned motels and gas stations in Eastern Maine and also was the host of this legendary local variety show.

During the broadcast, Dick also promoted great getaway package deals for a stay in Brewah! 21.95 for two people! Plus Canadian Money at PAH!

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Now that's wicked good deal right theah! And while enjoying your stay, you could even be in the audience for Dick Stacey's Country Jamboree.

This program was a about as Maine as Maine gets! Yes there were professional music performers spotlighted each weekend like Pine Tree State folk hero, Jud Strunk. We used to watch him way, way back when he was on 'Laugh In' and 'Hee Haw' too.

But the most attractive and charming thing about the show was the locals! Here's one of our favorite's, Jennie Shontell. Ain't she some cunnin'?  

Anybody who wanted to be on TV could join in the jamboree as long as they were sober. Even when someone just plain sucked, we still loved it! Authentic Mainers bringin' their talent to the TV, ayuh.  And who can forget Dick Stacey's famous line from the commercial above, "See these hands? They pump gas. And by golly, they stink!"