Ernie Claxton does not get TV show


In an attempt to ride the wave of success felt by Johnny Knoxville, Ernie Claxton wanted to start his own TV show. Unlike Knoxville’s show, which features gross-out gags, Claxton wanted to feature antics rednecks might perform after uttering the famous words “Hey, hold my beer!” All 3 major networks and 15 minor ones turned down the opportunity to produce and air the show, usually citing “creative differences.” Johnny Knoxville was at one time a South Knoxville resident. Ernie Claxton is from northern Powell, a suburb of Clinton.