One Last Gong

A sad day for us old farts

Back in the day the country tuned on their TV to watch the Gong Show with Gene-Gene the Dancing Machine and the Unknown Comic and the “sex” that was Jaye P. Morgan…..good times.

The Creator and host of the Gong Show, Chuck Barris, has died at age 87……

Chuck Barris, who tapped into Americans’ hunger to be on television by creating game shows such as “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game” and his showcase for the acutely untalented, “The Gong Show,” died on Tuesday, media outlets reported.

Barris died of natural causes at age 87 in Palisades, New York, Variety.com said, citing his publicist.

Decades before television talent shows such as “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent” came along, Barris was putting everyday people before the cameras in what was more of a reverse talent show with everyday people who did not mind exposing their vulnerabilities or answering embarrassing questions.

Source: ‘Gong Show’ Host Chuck Barris Dead At 87 | The Huffington Post

Thank you for your genius and your time….you will be missed…..

Bang The Gong One Last Time.

Chuck Barris Rest in Peace……chuq

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9 thoughts on “One Last Gong

      1. It seems over the last few years, all the TV shows I grew up watching, the leads have passed on. I remember all the dancing on The Gong Show, do you remember “Gene Gene The Dancing Machine.”

  1. Yep.. Chuck Barry and Chuck Barris in one week. A lot of our Boomer past is vanishing.

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