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Old 09-07-17, 08:49 PM
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The Gong Show

it is just aweful. only act i liked was the rat
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Old 09-07-17, 10:48 PM
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The Gong Show was brilliant. It was an elaborate spoof of trashy game show TV and trashy American pop culture.

Watch the movie "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind." It's a surrealistic, fictionalized autobiography by Chuck Barris, but it'll give some insight into his feverish mind and how trashy TV like the Dating Game and Gong Show evolved from his warped view of American pop culture.
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Old 09-08-17, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
The Gong Show was brilliant.

The old one, yes. The new one not so much. I think the new one is what wind is talking about....
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Old 09-08-17, 07:41 AM
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Ah, I didn't know the Gong Show had been revived. Should have left it for dead. It served its purpose years ago.
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Old 09-08-17, 07:58 AM
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The original Gong Show aired a few years after I stopped watching network television. The 50's are considered to be television's "Golden Era", but this show only continues to reinforce my christening the 70's as television's "Cocaine Era".
There were a few bright spots on television in the 70's but shows like the Gong Show tend to make normally mundane shows look brilliant by comparison.
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Old 09-08-17, 11:17 AM
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You can catch a few Gong Show acts on America's Got Talent.
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I can proudly boast of never having sat through even one single episode.
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