Jackie: "Oh, God."Without Gene Gene the Dancing Machine there is no reason to watch.
I once read an interview with Rip Taylor, a frequent Gong Show judge.According to Taylor, the whole show was a put-on.Everybody got paid.Remember the odd amount of the prize money? That was scale after the FICA tax was deducted.And note how the most embarrassing gags happened to Chuck Barris himself - by design.I remember one where Barris went to a commercial, then tried to do a heel-kick - whereupon he fell backward into the curtain - which promptly fell on top of him in a heap.Funny gag - but it had to be timed out to work.It was, and it did.Whether the new crew gets this - we shall see ...
I was a fan. Loved Jaye P. Morgan.
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