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TV Shows - Gong Show, The

The Gong Show was a parody of television variety shows. It broadcast on NBC's daytime schedule from June 14, 1976 through July 21, 1978, and in first-run syndication in the U.S. from 1976 to 1980, and from 1988-1989. The NBC incarnation and the later years of the syndicated version were emceed by Chuck Barris, who also produced them.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gong_Show
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Boned When... (Login to Submit a Reason)

1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 Not about the Contestants The Show became more about Chuck Barris and gags
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 Stripper who was a boy Wore postage stamp saing U.S. Male
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5 The Movie Ok tv show didn't deserve a feature film
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6 Late 1980s Revival No Chuck Barris!
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1 It boned when they tried to bring it back in the late 1980s without Chuck. Instead they had some guy named Don Bleu hosting it. Yeah, I know, WHO?! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on June 12, 2012, 3:56 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 The Gong Show boned when the show became more about Barris, Jaye P Morgan, and gags like unknown comic and Gene Gene the Dancing Machine then the contestants. Both Gene and the comic gags were getting very stale after so many showings. The movie was the stake through the heart of the show. -- Submitted By: () on October 22, 2011, 9:19 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
3 A ridiculously simple formula that was nonetheless ahead of its time. The kind of ironic humor so common today was pretty hard to find in the '70s, but the Gong Show had it in spades. Chuck Barris was simply a genius. The show never boned. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 5, 2011, 3:04 am - (-2 votes) - Login to Vote
4 A 100% improvement over the likes of America's Newest Idol or Dancing With the Stars. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on October 9, 2010, 1:48 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I watched the show to see Gene Gene the Dancin' Machine. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on August 23, 2010, 12:41 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 I still don't understand how this show became a lightning rod for TV bashers. I mean, it was goofy, cheesy and occasionally risque, but it's head and shoulders above a lot of the crap out there today. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on April 3, 2010, 12:20 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
7 The genius of Chuck Barris, plus juicy Jaye P. Morgan, the unknown comic (with a paper bag over his head), stagehand Gene Gene the Dancing Machine. What's not to love? -- Submitted By: (JohnWest) on October 17, 2009, 11:57 am - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
8 This one crack me up all these people going on in front of everybody thinking they got some kind of talent.most of them be bad. especially the ones who try and sing. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on July 9, 2009, 2:28 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote

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