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The Gong Show

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TV Series

The Resume

    (June 14, 1976-September 12, 1980)
    Aired on NBC
    Hosted by Chuck Barris
    Premise: People of various talents come on the show and are judged

Why The Gong Show might be annoying:

    It was a glorified freak show.
    Chuck Barris was known for a nervous habit of clapping his hands while talking on the show.
    A movie version of it was a bomb.
    Despite its popularity, it didn't last very long.
    Attempted revivals of the show have failed.
    The original host, John Barbour, was replaced at the last minute before the show premiered.

Why The Gong Show might not be annoying:

    It changed the way game shows were normally made.
    It had some of the most infamous moments in game show history, such as an act called 'The Popsicle Twins.'
    One of the judges, Jaye P. Morgan took her top off on the show.
    Paul Reubens appeared on the show before his fame.
    It had popular recurring characters, like 'Unknown Comic' who told bad jokes with a paper bag over his head, and 'Gene Gene the Dancing Machine,' a black man who danced in a green suit while being hit with items.

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 95 Votes: 49.47% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 7 Votes: 85.71% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 149 Votes: 42.28% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 35 Votes: 54.29% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 31 Votes: 35.48% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 27 Votes: 37.04% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 58 Votes: 39.66% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 43 Votes: 44.19% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 86 Votes: 45.35% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 100 Votes: 55.00% Annoying