Looking Back At The Gong Show

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  1. pheelios

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    ""The Gong Show was an amateur talent contest franchised by Sony Pictures Television to many countries. It was broadcast on NBC's daytime schedule from June 14, 1976 through July 21, 1978, and in first-run syndication from 1976 to 1980 and 1988 to 1989. The show was produced by Chuck Barris, who also served as host for the NBC run and from 1977 to 1980 in syndication. The show is best remembered for its absurdist humor and style, often awarding participants ridiculous and worthless prizes.""

    [video=youtube;db9Y7i-zTJY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db9Y7i-zTJY[/video]
    1977 Gong Show--Pee Wee Herman
     
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    [video=youtube;vTRd1a5MVMw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTRd1a5MVMw[/video]
    Oingo Boingo on the Gong Show
     
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    Nickthedick Absotutely

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    I used to love this show. So much fun for back in the day.
     
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    Then you must remember this one...
    [video=youtube;tDxDYIQL6Nc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDxDYIQL6Nc[/video]
    Gong Show: The Popsicle Twins (aka "Have You Got A Nickle?")
     
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    I remember one old broad who started singing, then her dentures fell out and she started to roll around on the stage like Curly of The Three Stooges.
     
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    [video=youtube;UfdSFmz1rUw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfdSFmz1rUw[/video]
    Gong Show: Dr. Flame-O
     
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    [video=youtube;_76E8N4PHO0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_76E8N4PHO0[/video]
    Gong Show, Miss Peggy Guy
     
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    Oh my God! I haven't seen that since it first aired back in my high school days! :jj: Bobby Van, rest his soul.
     
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    [video=youtube;os1IrnlBK4w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os1IrnlBK4w[/video]
    Gong Show, the act that would not end!!
     
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    First thing I would do after school when I got home was turn that show on.
    Man I would laugh like a crazy person at some of the stuff that went on there.
     
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    Cuck baris sure caught lightning in a bottle on that one. The best clips are the young girls eating popsicles and Artie Johnson gonging the serious singer that started crying uncontrolably afterwards.
     
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    He was married to this sweet piece, Elaine Joyce. She's even cuter with her eyes open

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    Good stuff. I loved it when the audience would fuck with Chuck by clapping their hands every time that he clapped his. He got to the point where he would pretend to clap and fuck em over.

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    Gong Show, the act that would not end!!
     
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    No shit? I did not know this.

    Have you seen Confessions of a Dangerous Mind?
    Sam Rockwell was excellent in his role as Chuck.
     
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    I meant Bobby Van was married to her. And yes. Great movie.
     
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    Haha, homer Simpson and Barney did the same act
     
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    The $1.98 beauty pageant just didn't make it for some reason
     
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    I liked when Rerun did his fat-dance on the Gong Show..... But, he ultimately lost to the Givens Family, who sang "Bubbly Brown Sugar" :(
     
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    Oh ok got ya. Then I do think I vaguely remember that.
     
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    :lol: