Gene Gene the Dancing Machine has died.

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  1. Mack29

    Mack29 Well-Known Member

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    :haha:
     
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    Made me laugh back in the day. I liked the Gong Show, especially: Chuck, Gene, and the Unknown Comic.
     
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    Those who weren't around then will never understand the importance of Gene. Those who were around will never forget.
     
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    I met Gene Patton once at the Wrigley Mansion in Pasadena. He was a very nice friendly guy. Big smile and friendly manner.
     
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    Difference is the Gong Show was funny.
     
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    That show was so baaaaad it was good!
    Always remember and never forget :grouch:
     
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    I thought so!!
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, many years ago, he had a medical problem that resulted in his legs being amputated.
     
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    RIP :sad:
     
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    Yeah, it's in the article.
    Diabetes got him.
    Fate can be a bitch.
     
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    The video won't play, but I remember those girls. :giggle:
     
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    Wasn't the prize something just terrible? If you won didn't you get like $70?
     
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    On the NBC series, the contestant who achieved the highest combined score won the grand prize: a check for $516.32 (a "highly unusual amount," in Barris' words; reportedly the Screen Actors Guild's minimum pay for a day's work at the time) and a "Golden Gong" trophy. The syndicated series' top prize was originally $712.05 (the first episode was $996.83) and later increased to $716.32.[1] In the event of a tie, three different tiebreakers were used at various times during the show's run. Originally the studio audience determined the winner by applause, but this was later changed to a decision by the producers and (later still) the celebrity judges.
     
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    I knew it was some fucked up low number.

    That show must have cost almost nothing to put on the air. Outside of Chucks salary nothing could have been more expensive than a high school play.
     
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    He later had the "The $1.98 Beauty Show."
     
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    babybear r.i.p 8/3/15, Wherewolf of AZ

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    like I said yesterday,that live band was the best.