The Gong Show

  • 1976

An outlandish and popular `talent' show ruled by a panel of celebrity judges. Unworthy performers, of which an endless stream (dis)graced the stage, were unceremoniously and gleefully `gonged' from the competition. The wacky ringmaster was megasuccessful game-show creator Chuck Barris. The show was resurrected in 1988 and hosted by Don Bleu. That attemp (more…)

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An outlandish and popular `talent' show ruled by a panel of celebrity judges. Unworthy performers, of which an endless stream (dis)graced the stage, were unceremoniously and gleefully `gonged' from the competition. The wacky ringmaster was megasuccessful game-show creator Chuck Barris. The show was resurrected in 1988 and hosted by Don Bleu. That attempt was gonged by critics and viewers alike and was off the air in a year.

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