Ernest P. Worrell is a dim-witted character played by Jim Varney. He rose to fame in a series of TV commercials, which were followed by the TV series Hey Vern, It's Ernest and several films, beginning with 1987's Ernest Goes to Camp.
One Ernest commercial was seen in the Muppet Babies episode "Remote Control Cornballs" as Baby Rowlf channel surfs past a channel. Apparently a fan, Rowlf asks, "Does this guy crack you up, or what?" He also appears in the Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration.
- John Vernon played a role in Ernest Goes to camp.