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ABC is bringing back The Gong Show! Debuts June 11!!!

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ABC is bringing back The Gong Show! Debuts June 11!!!

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:17 pm

Debuts on Sunday, June 11. Actually looks pretty damn good from the brief previews shown during promo spots!

http://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainme ... -disguise/


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Re: ABC is bringing back The Gong Show! Debuts June 11!!!

Post by sfpcc » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:25 pm

Battle Of The Network Stars is also comming back.



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Re: ABC is bringing back The Gong Show! Debuts June 11!!!

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:14 pm

Will Howard Cosell be hosting? ;)


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Post by moldyoldie » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:55 am

I'm trying to think of some of my favorite Gong Show acts. The Unknown Comic had a few inspired moments. Scarlet & Rhett's Carlin-like jabs at TV censorship often hit the mark -- at least the first few times. Most of the other regulars were a continuing celebration of silliness. And how many times can one hear a series of overweight African-American women sing "Midnight Train To Georgia"? However, there was one act that stuck in my memory from the moment they appeared on stage...

None other than The Bait Brothers! :D


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Re: ABC is bringing back The Gong Show! Debuts June 11!!!

Post by tvradiojunkie » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:27 am

June 22, actually, according to the article.



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Post by jry » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:50 pm

Too bad that the original host isn't around for this...



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Re: ABC is bringing back The Gong Show! Debuts June 11!!!

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:35 pm

Junkie is correct; it is indeed June 22.

Tonight is when Celebrity Family Feud (yawn) returns and another new Steve Harvey-hosted show makes its debut.


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Post by high fidelity » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:44 pm

It just seems really weird that they have Mike Meyers hosting this, playing a character. Why not just have Mike Meyers?



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Post by WOHO » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:38 pm

high fidelity, I was going to ask about the hideous host- I even thought out loud that he is so damn ugly Mike Myers could play him as a Shrek version of Ed Sullivan, Chuck Barris and Dr. Evil! So is really IS Mike Myers?? Jamie Farr will have to make a guest appearance.



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Post by sfpcc » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:58 pm

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high fidelity, I was going to ask about the hideous host- I even thought out loud that he is so damn ugly Mike Myers could play him as a Shrek version of Ed Sullivan, Chuck Barris and Dr. Evil! So is really IS Mike Myers?? Jamie Farr will have to make a guest appearance.

Arte Johnson is still with us. He could show up too.
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Post by jry » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:18 pm

I ALWAYS give a new show a couple of episodes. I just couldn't take it. Meyers was trying TOO hard. I tuned out at the half way point, Ticked that the piano guy that they opened with, got buried.



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Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:03 pm

So far - I've generally liked what I've seen. It isn't perfect; there is room for improvement.

For example - there are not enough super weird/no talent acts. There are too many acts with actual talent! It's also not as risque as the original Gong Show.

The judges ramble on for too long at times.

I think a 30 minute format might've been better for this show.


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Post by high fidelity » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:45 pm

I didn't like it very well but it may get better. I don't know why they need to have Mike Meyers playing a character. I also did not like Battle of the Network Stars very well on ABC. I liked both shows as a kid, but as kids we are less picky as far as what we will watch.



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Post by high fidelity » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:21 pm

ABC is airing lots of classic sitcoms in prime time. They are airing Match Game, To Tell the Truth, Pyramid, Family Feud, etc. What was old is new again.



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Post by sfpcc » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:43 pm

Mike Myers Gong Show performance kind of reminds me of Andy Kaufman / Tony Clifton, (not really in character but the idea is kind of similar.)



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Post by tvradiojunkie » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:29 pm

high fidelity wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:21 pm
ABC is airing lots of classic sitcoms in prime time. They are airing Match Game, To Tell the Truth, Pyramid, Family Feud, etc. What was old is new again.
Wouldn't call them sitcoms.........



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Post by high fidelity » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:50 pm

tvradiojunkie wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:29 pm
high fidelity wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:21 pm
ABC is airing lots of classic sitcoms in prime time. They are airing Match Game, To Tell the Truth, Pyramid, Family Feud, etc. What was old is new again.
Wouldn't call them sitcoms.........
I misspoke...game shows.



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Post by format this » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:15 am

high fidelity wrote:
tvradiojunkie wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:29 pm
high fidelity wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:21 pm
ABC is airing lots of classic sitcoms in prime time. They are airing Match Game, To Tell the Truth, Pyramid, Family Feud, etc. What was old is new again.
Wouldn't call them sitcoms.........
I misspoke...game shows.
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Post by organman95 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:06 am

high fidelity wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:21 pm
ABC is airing lots of classic sitcoms in prime time. They are airing Match Game, To Tell the Truth, Pyramid, Family Feud, etc. What was old is new again.
Nothing wrong with that. I always thought those game shows were good (from what I've seen of the originals aired on GSN). As long as you get the right person to host the show that can do it justice, I'm all for it.

That said, I don't know how "The Price is Right" is still on air with Drew Carey as host. 10 (?) years later, I still think he's terrible.



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Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:25 pm

I liked week 3 of the Gong Show much better than the first two episodes. It featured a better mix of judges and the acts were goofier.


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