History Trivia / TheGongShow

4th Oct '17 10:55:01 AM CosmicFerret
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There have been a few (non-''Extreme'') attempts to revive the series. [[http://www.gameshowforum.org/index.php/topic,28652.15.html This thread]] on the Game Show Forum revealed that Sony was planning a relaunch as early as 1995, and taped a pilot for it hosted by comedian Chuck Booms. It was slated to be paired with ''[[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Planet Hollywood Squares]]'' (yes, really), but Sony delayed both shows until 1997 to see how their revival block of ''Series/TheDatingGame'' and ''Series/TheNewlywedGame'' panned out. Wink Martindale uploaded on his Youtube page [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTXrEcpBXGk a pitchfilm]] for a syndicated revival from 2001. Tom Arnold would've hosted, the format was classic Gong, and was intended to air late nights. Sony tried again in 2003; this was pitched to Creator/TheWB with [[TheRoast Jeffery Ross]] as host.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There have been a few (non-''Extreme'') attempts to revive the series. [[http://www.gameshowforum.org/index.php/topic,28652.15.html This thread]] on the Game Show Forum revealed that Sony was planning a relaunch as early as 1995, and taped a pilot for it hosted by comedian Chuck Booms. It was slated to be paired with ''[[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Planet Hollywood Squares]]'' (yes, really), but Sony delayed both shows until 1997 to see how their revival block of ''Series/TheDatingGame'' and ''Series/TheNewlywedGame'' panned out. Wink Martindale uploaded on his Youtube page [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTXrEcpBXGk a pitchfilm]] for a syndicated revival from 2001. Tom Arnold Creator/TomArnold would've hosted, the format was classic Gong, and was intended to air late nights. Sony tried again in 2003; this was pitched to Creator/TheWB with [[TheRoast Jeffery Ross]] as host.
21st May '17 4:41:12 PM nombretomado
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** Creator/WeirdAlYankovic auditioned for the show and nearly made his debut on this show, but didn't make the cut.

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** Creator/WeirdAlYankovic Music/WeirdAlYankovic auditioned for the show and nearly made his debut on this show, but didn't make the cut.
5th May '17 4:58:17 PM themisterfree
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** Future Bozo the Clown Joey D'Auria.

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** Future [[Series/TheBozoShow Bozo the Clown Clown]] Joey D'Auria.
28th Mar '17 10:57:26 PM AP
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** ''Creator/WeirdAlYankovic auditioned for the show and nearly made his debut on this show, but didn't make the cut.

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** ''Creator/WeirdAlYankovic Creator/WeirdAlYankovic auditioned for the show and nearly made his debut on this show, but didn't make the cut.
28th Mar '17 10:57:10 PM AP
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** ''Creator/WeirdAlYankovic auditioned for the show and nearly made his debut on this show, but didn't make the cut.
4th Jan '17 5:17:20 PM twilicorn
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ''The Gong Show Movie'' had never been released on any home video format, and only appeared occasionally on cable TV. However, this has been averted with the release of the Blu-Ray on March 29, 2016.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ''The Gong Show Movie'' had never been released on any home video format, and only appeared occasionally on cable TV. However, this has been averted with the release of the TV, before a Blu-Ray was released on March 29, 2016.
24th Sep '16 4:47:28 PM themisterfree
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* ThePeteBest: John Barbour, replaced after taping ''five shows'' by Creator/ChuckBarris.

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* ThePeteBest: John Barbour, replaced after taping ''five shows'' of the daytime version by Creator/ChuckBarris.Creator/ChuckBarris. This was because he [[CompletelyMissingThePoint didn't seem to realize the show was intended as a parody]] and consoled Gonged contestants.
22nd Sep '16 3:54:04 PM Gimere
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15th Aug '16 5:04:35 AM themisterfree
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Wink Martindale uploaded on his Youtube page [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTXrEcpBXGk a pitchfilm]] for a syndicated revival from 2001. Tom Arnold would've hosted, the format was classic Gong, and was intended to air late nights. Sony tried again in 2003; this was pitched to Creator/TheWB with [[TheRoast Jeffery Ross]] as host.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There have been a few (non-''Extreme'') attempts to revive the series. [[http://www.gameshowforum.org/index.php/topic,28652.15.html This thread]] on the Game Show Forum revealed that Sony was planning a relaunch as early as 1995, and taped a pilot for it hosted by comedian Chuck Booms. It was slated to be paired with ''[[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Planet Hollywood Squares]]'' (yes, really), but Sony delayed both shows until 1997 to see how their revival block of ''Series/TheDatingGame'' and ''Series/TheNewlywedGame'' panned out. Wink Martindale uploaded on his Youtube page [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTXrEcpBXGk a pitchfilm]] for a syndicated revival from 2001. Tom Arnold would've hosted, the format was classic Gong, and was intended to air late nights. Sony tried again in 2003; this was pitched to Creator/TheWB with [[TheRoast Jeffery Ross]] as host.
11th May '16 11:37:49 AM themisterfree
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** Rhonda Shear (1979), 12 years before she began hosting USA Network's ''USA Up All Night'' on Fridays. A year prior, she was a contestant on another Chuck Barris game; ''The $1.98 Beauty Show'' with Rip Taylor, and was crowned the "$1.98 Beauty of The Week".

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** Rhonda Shear (1979), 12 years before she began hosting USA Network's Creator/USANetwork's ''USA Up All Night'' on Fridays. A year prior, she was a contestant on another Chuck Barris game; ''The $1.98 Beauty Show'' with Rip Taylor, and was crowned the "$1.98 Beauty of The Week".
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