Skip to comments.Vanity: Our favorite performances from the Gong Show
Posted on 09/17/2016 5:56:32 AM PDT by mainestategop
We at Mainestategop.blogpsot.com and the new England Alliance for liberty and Free markets noticed that there have been a lot of uploads of episodes and sketches from The Gong Show. YES! Everyone's favorite reality show from 1978 and 1977 from before anyone heard of Simon Cowell, before American Idol, before there was America's got Talent, there was THE GONG SHOW!
Here now is our favorite sketches. The best we saved for last!
1. Billy and the Billetes
2. RICK CUTLER (MAMA WONT LET ME ON THE GONG SHOW)
3. Michael foster Rivera (MAGICIAN WITH THE PET CHICKEN)
4. FRED TYSON (COUNTRY ROAD)
5. Lolita and Grandpa
6. Japanese cowboy
7. UNKNOWN COMIC
8. Gay magician
9. Arleen Royan
10. Jerry C Lewis (You'll Love The reason ARTIE JACKSON GONGED this clown)
11. Huggy Dow
12. Anna Novelli (She's a sweet old lady from Rome Italy. You'll love her too!)
13. DAVE LITTLE
14. Toe Jam Band!
15. Buffoons of rythem
16. Jeff Ornelis
17. UNKNOWN COMIC
18. GENE GENE THE DANCING MACHINE!!!!
19. ANGIE TARATINO
20. THE HAM BONE MAN!!!
21. LILY & PEGGIE
22. MR T RANDALL
23. MIKE MCCOLLUM BAND (GREASY LEE'S)
24. RINDER CELLA
25. Molly and Lily
26. Harvy and Herbert
27. Stevie wonder
28. Bait Brothers
29. Jerry and Lil Ward
30. Tony and his magic violin (EXCELLENT!)
31. Marcy Thomas
32. Michael Winslow (Sound effects brother from Spaceballs and Police Academy)
33. Homer Simpson & Barney Gumble
35. The twins
36. Ray Johnson
37. Smoggy Mountain boys
38. Oscar and Pancho
39. Wally Spratan
40. Larry and his bass fiddle!
41. Scott Krause
43. Christopher Lascaris
44. Marie Joplin
45. Hailey and BB
46. Elliot Corey
47. Everyones favorite last not least of all... Al Marto, 85 yr old Italian playing Harmonica. Magnifico!
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The Japanese cowboy, the magic trick with the pet Chicken and Hambone man was the favorite of the webmaster and We all loved the last act with the harmonica playing 85 yr old Italian.
My favorite was the Mike Mccollum band singing Down at Greasy Lee's. I'm told it is based on a true story over in Huntington beach. Well that's it. Enjoy.
My favourite Chuck Barris production was “The 1.98 Beauty Show”. Grand 1970s entertainment that was, lol. I mention this title since “The Dating Game” is such an obvious one (no offence intended to Dating Game fans, though).
“Gene, Gene, the Dancing Maaaachine!!!”
The Unknown Comic!
Back when, I really wanted to whack that gong. Had no idea the whole thing was a front for a CIA assassin.
I saw the Unknown Comic (Murray Langston) at a hole in the wall in Vegas years ago. Nearly non stop belly laughs.
Another great show was ‘Make Me Laugh’.
One of the funniest stunts (and the contestant immediately laughed and lost) was when the comic (I think it was Langston) came out, stood silent for a few seconds, and then drooled out a mouthful of water. I crack up just thinking about it.
If you wanted to see Jaye P. Morgan flash the audience during Gene Gene The Dancing Machine, here you go
I just watched a clip of him on YouTube, where a woman storms the stage claiming he's the father of her baby. A skeptical Chuck Barris asks, how do you know he's the father? The woman pulls back the blanket to show him the baby. It's wearing a tiny brown paper bag over its head. Barris is then convinced.
Another great show was Make Me Laugh.
I remember that show. It was pretty good too.
This is a great contribution thank you!
We didn’t take ourselves so seriously back then. That’s the only thing I miss about the 1970s. That and Dr. Demento.
What about “You can call me Ray. You can call me Jay, etc etc”? That guy and the Unknown Comic had my dad in stitches every time.
What about all the great music, TV shows, movies, and cool American cars? The 70s, IMO, was the end of the cool pop culture decades, my favorites being the 60s and 50s, although I was born in the late 50s.
Suggested reading, Barris interview.
Funniest moment on the gong show: “Do you know, that’s how I got my start” comment by judge J P. Morgan, responding to act “have you got a nickel (popsickle twins)”. The show got pulled from following time zones after initial airing on East Coast. Barris said he considered quitting the show due to trouble from the act.
BTTT for later
Around a decade ago in New York’s Central Park I saw him walking with a friend. It immediately brought back great memories of his show.
There was the 1970 Dodge Challenger, but then they screwed up the brake lights. And there was Vanishing Point-great quirky movie.
There were loads of stylist, high performance cars still being manufactured in the 70s. Clearly not like the 60s, but there were plenty beautiful American cars still being made, both ‘muscle’ and luxury cars. Lincoln Continental Mark 4 and 5, as well as 70s Cadillac, for example, were gorgeous. Also the Pontiac Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, and others.
My favorite act ever, who got a perfect 30 on the day show, and was gonged on the night show and on “High-Low day”, was an a fellow wearing a Viking helmet, black pigtails, funny nose and glasses, lip synching to a 78 speed pop record from the ‘30’s or ‘40’s using a rubber snake as a prop. Sounds lame, but it was one of the silliest and funniest things I had ever seen, and I regret that I don’t remember the acts name, so I could see it again.
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