Is AGT supposed to be a serious talent show or a joke like Gong Show?

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  1. EatAtTheY

    EatAtTheY Active Member

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    I watched AGT tonight and cannot figure it out. Is it supposed to be a joke talent show or are they seriously trying to find real talent? The acts they are saying 'yes' to and advancing to Vegas are harrible, so I thought maybe this is all a joke.
     
  2. beetlejosh

    beetlejosh I got a head that's large Gold

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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    gong show knew its place & was fun, never watched agt
     
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    its a joke and a carnival freak show...like martin sheen said in apocalypse now..
    "theres no one in charge here"
     
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    It is just a shitty show. Not funny, not fun.
     
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    AGT has taken anyway any hope I had left for the human race.
     
  7. Krusty

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    It's more like a talent show at Walmart .
     
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    It's a big joke but Howard thinks it's serious.
     
  9. Cawn

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    Howard Stork "Big Nosed and Jewish"

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    Just a typical shit show that the masses will watch like sheep. :facepalm:
     
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    Has the Unknown Comic shown up on AGT yet?
     
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    I'm guessing Elke Sommer.
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    It's like a gong show without the talent and with self righteous pompous assholes as judges
     
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    IlluminatiJones New Member

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    How can Dave's producers get more talent and entertainment in their "Stupid Human Tricks" and "Stupid Pet Tricks" segments over the years than a show supposedly devoted to talent?

    [video=youtube;xu2A8OK4vJg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu2A8OK4vJg[/video]

    Whoa, freaky! I look up this clip on youtube, and at the beginning of it Paul and the band are playing the song that I'm currently learning to play. I've got the guitar chords for the song up in another tab in Firefox!
     
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    Why would anybody watch or care to see that garbage?!!!
     
  16. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    It's the victory of hype and style over substance. They figure if they include enough flashy graphics, music, snap edits, and hyped up fan shots it doesn't really have to be about anything.
     
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    :jj: Well said.
     
  18. Cawn

    Cawn Active Member

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    You would be correct, as usual :lo5:




    [video=youtube;wfkNL3h_A6c]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfkNL3h_A6c[/video]




    The Gong Show airing its 'edgiest' act. Definitely not AGT material - maybe Channel 9 :dontknow:

    [video=youtube;tDxDYIQL6Nc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDxDYIQL6Nc[/video]

    Popsicle Twins incident

    Barris was well known for his run-ins with the censors, bringing in risque acts as bait to allow some of the less risque acts to slip by. In 1978, one of these bait acts, two teenage girls known simply as "Have You Got A Nickel" (also called the Popsicle Twins) made their way onto the show after being cleared by the censors, who saw nothing objectionable at the time about their act. The two girls, after walking out onto the stage barefoot wearing shorts and t-shirts, sat down and proceeded to consume their popsicles in a sexually suggestive manner. While they were able to complete their act without being gonged, two of the judges gave them low marks (Phyllis Diller gave them a zero, while Jamie Farr awarded them a marginally better 2). The third judge, Jaye P. Morgan, would award them a 10, quipping "Do you know that's how I started" (she was rewarded with a popsicle from one of the girls before they left the stage). The "Popsicle Twins" skit aired in Eastern time zone markets, but NBC pulled the act from the Central, Mountain, and Pacific airings of the day's episode immediately after it ended;[SUP][9][/SUP][SUP][10][/SUP] the act was not cut from all the tapes, however, as the Popsicle Twins incident has aired in reruns.