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The Gong Show 

Amateur talent contest judged by three celebrities.

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Chris Bearde
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1   Unknown  
1979   1978   1976  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Chuck Barris ...  Himself - Host 6 episodes, 1976-1978
Trixie Dejonge Trixie Dejonge ...  Herself 5 episodes, 1976-1978
Rocky Bonifield ...  Herself 3 episodes, 1976
Gary Owens ...  Himself - Host / ... 3 episodes, 1976
Arte Johnson ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1979
Mat Plendl ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1976
Curt Vig Curt Vig ...  Themselves (The Puppets and Friends) 2 episodes, 1976
Louanne ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1978
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Storyline

Amateurs compete in a talent contest judged by a trio of celebrities. If the act is so bad that the judges can't bear to watch any more of it, they have the power to stop the act by pounding a large gong hanging on the wall behind them. Host Barris keeps the acts flowing, the jokes flying and the raucous party atmosphere floating. The show's grand prize was $516.32 (except in the syndicated version where it was $712.05). Written by Marty McKee <[email protected]>

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Genres:

Comedy | Game-Show

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1976 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In an interview, musical director Milton Delugg said that many prostitutes in the Hollywood area would audition for the show, because they could make more money in a minute-and-a-half on the show than they could make working the streets for two weeks. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Barris: [just before a commercial break] We'll be back with more stuff right after this message.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Gaos (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

One O'Clock Jump
(End Title Theme)
Music by Count Basie
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User Reviews

This Show Was The Best!
30 November 1999 | by Fury_FanSee all my reviews

The Gong Show was one of the best game shows to ever hit television. Chuck Barris was a genius in himself with several other hit game shows, such as The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game just to mention a few. People that appeared on The Gong Show had to be a little off to come on and perform some of the wild acts they did. The Panel, with the usuals such as Jaye P. Morgan, Arte Johnson and Jamie Farr were so unique in that anything went on the show, well anything that could get by the censors that is. This show still has a great following till this day, and is still one of the best there is.


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