Gene Gene the Dancing Machine From 'The Gong Show,' Dies at 82

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    Gene Patton, Gene Gene the Dancing Machine From 'The Gong Show,' Dies at 82

    Gene Patton, the NBC stagehand in Burbank who stole the spotlight as Gene Gene the Dancing Machine on NBC’s wacky The Gong Show, died Monday, his family announced. He was 82.

    Patton died in Pasadena, according to a spokeswoman at the local Woods-Valentine Mortuary. He had suffered from diabetes.

    The Gong Show, dreamed up and hosted by producer Chuck Barris (The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game), aired on NBC in daytime from 1976-78 and then in syndication. Acts most of them amateurish and just plain awful auditioned for three celebrity judges, who banged a gong on stage to mercifully send the bad ones packing.

    At a random moment during the show, Barris would introduce Patton, and the curtain would part, bringing the shuffling stagehand with the painters cap onstage to the sounds of Jumpin at the Woodside, a jazz tune made popular by Count Basie. His dance sent everyone on the set Barris, the judges, the cameramen, the audience into an uncontrollable boogie.

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    that guy was awesome

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    The music reminds me of minimum-days in grade school.... we'd always come home and watch the Gong Show & Match Game

     
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    He died doing what he loved. Lying in a bed drooling on himself.
     
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    That's when Television was really Television .... :hersh:
     
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    I loved that fuckin guy. RIP
     
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    That is a serious loss! He was multi talented: dancing and he pushed a broom! Most modern "artists" can't do ether, e.g. Miley Cyrus
     
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    great show,
    I would have banged J.P.Morgan.
     
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    Really? He was an ugly fuck
     
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    He won't be back, with more stuff :oops:

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    Jaye P Morgan, maybe
     
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    I bet she would have done a bunch of kinky things to/for a guy.
     
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    yeah, her.
     
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    I remember how controversial this was ... I had no clue at the time why everyone was so upset

     
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    Nah J.P. Just liked making money. Jaye P. was into guys
     
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    I forgot they had a live band.
     
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    Me too. I was like 6 I wanted to motorboat those melons.
     
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    are those girls granny panties? was he that good? :wtf:
     
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    I think one of the judges got raped during Gene's song if you look closely. The fuck is going on in the 70's? :wtf:
     
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