* HeyItsThatGuy: More people than we could list here. A ''partial'' list would include the likes Creator/SteveMartin and Creator/DavidLetterman (who made appearances as panelists), and Gary Owens (who hosted the first season of the syndicated edition).
* Several people who performed acts on this show, actually became stars later in their career. Among them:
** [[PeeWeesPlayhouse Paul Reubens]] (1976-80), appeared several times, as many characters.
** MichaelWinslow, before he starred in the ''Police Academy'' movies.
** Music/OingoBoingo (1976, daytime).
** Future Bozo the Clown Joey D'Auria.
** Cheryl Lynn (1976, daytime), won the top prize on her episode, before scoring her one and only big Disco hit with 1978's "Got to be Real".
** 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".
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ''The Gong Show Movie'' has never been released on any home video format, and only appears occasionally on cable TV.
** Many episodes of the 1976-80 era, including the concurrent nighttime version (especially the Owens year), weren't shown on Game Show Network, due to issues with music clearances.
* ThePeteBest: John Barbour, replaced after taping ''five shows'' by Creator/ChuckBarris.