Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Classic Gong Show Moments

A week ago, I posted an ode to The Gong Show and its host Chuck Barris in which I described a trio of classic Gong Show moments. They say that it's always better to show than to tell, and through the miracle of the magical wonderland that is YouTube, I can do just that. First up, the man, the myth, the legend: The Unknown Comic!

Now, the equally legendary, but much nicer Gene, Gene, The Dancing Machine!!

Ok, lock up the kids for this one. It may just be too intense for some impressionable youngsters.
Here it is: One of the most unforgettable moments in TV history and one that still gives NBC's Standards and Practices Department nightmares--the Gong Show debut of "Have You Got A Nickel?".

See what I meant about Chuck Barris being a genius.

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