Who pays attention to the millionaire nearer to home, you know, the business owner focused on the local market? Who is an entrepreneur in the local market? That's how Jim Varney made his pennies. And they piled up... Varney became a local sensation playing a character named Ernest T. Whorral. Ernest had a friend called Vern. Vern always sat behind a camera. Vern always minded his own business, until his nosy neighbor Ernest showed up to start a monologue with the words: "Hey, Vern."