Amateur talent contest judged by three celebrities.

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1978   1976  
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 Himself - Host (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
Trixie Dejonge ...
 Herself (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
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 Himself - Host / ... (3 episodes, 1976)
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 Herself (3 episodes, 1976)
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 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
Curt Vig ...
 Themselves (The Puppets and Friends) (2 episodes, 1976)
Louanne ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1978)
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Amateurs compete in a talent contest judged by a trio of celebrities. If the act is so bad that the judges can't bear to watch any more of it, they have the power to stop the act by pounding a large gong hanging on the wall behind them. Host Barris keeps the acts flowing, the jokes flying and the raucous party atmosphere floating. The show's grand prize was $516.32 (except in the syndicated version where it was $712.05). Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Trivia

Tommy Hunter was the inspiration for this show. In an interview with CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos, "Canada's Country Gentleman" relates a story about a terrible act that was auditioning for his show. He was telling this to his producer Chris Bearde, who thought it would be a great idea for a show. Bearde pitched it to the CBC with Hunter to be host, but neither Hunter or the CBC was enthused with the idea. Bearde went back to L.A., pitched the idea to producer Chuck Barris and the rest is history. See more »

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Chuck Barris: [just before a commercial break] We'll be back with more stuff right after this message.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 31 December 2015 (2015) See more »

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Jumpin' at the Woodside
Music by Count Basie
(Gene, the Dancing Machine music)
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WONDERFUL
30 November 2001 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

I got to see some of the Game Show Network's 25th anniversary special and it brought back a lot of memories. One of my fave's was a guy who did an incredible impersonation of Chuck himself. Not only did he win that show's episode, but Chuck brought him back in character for the next day's show!


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