Thursday, June 03, 2010

Happy Birthday Chuck Barris!

While we have America's Got Talent, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance these days, we had The Gong Show back in my formative years. Chuck Barris is 81 today and was born in Oakland, New Jersey. Don't ask me where Oakland is -- it's nowhere near me! He was the force behind The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game as well as my personal favorite ... The Gong Show.

Happy birthday Chuck and let's take a peek at Gene, Gene, the Dancing Machine from back in the day. In the first clip, a young David Letterman looks a bit confused as Arte Johnson, Jaye P. Morgan, and Chuck Barris (and the crowd) go wild.



5 comments:

SueGee said...

Happy Birthday Chuck!!

Anonymous said...

Looking for BB news....got any?

Anonymous said...

Looking for BB news....Got any?

Jackie said...

There won't be much news about BB until the end of the month. Supposedly casting is finishing up. The new HG will probably go into sequester about the end of June and the announcements will be made then after they're hidden away from the public. The show will premiere on July 8 and will be on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights this year.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update!