Fred, Lamont, Donna and Bubba attend a taping of "The Gong Show" and are inspired to audition as contestants, bringing their musical act onto the show.

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Sven Erickson
Roy Stuart ...
Barton Farley
Margie McGlory ...
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Don Davis ...
Marvin
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Jackie Toles ...
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Fred, Lamont, Donna and Bubba attend a taping of "The Gong Show" and are inspired to audition as contestants, bringing their musical act onto the show.

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17 December 1976 (USA)  »

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Fred likens the British singer's rendition of "I Didn't Care" to Moshe Dayan singing "When the Saints Go Marchin' In." Dayan (1915-81) was an iconic Israeli military commander and government leader, immediately recognizable by the black eyepatch he wore over his left eye. See more »

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Lamont Sanford: Sit down, Pop, because I have a surprise for you.
Fred G. Sanford: Don't tell me your Aunt Esther had her face paved?
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Features The Gong Show (1976) See more »

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""Be My Love""
Performed by Mario Lanza
Lyrics: Sammy Cahn, Music: Nicholas Brodzsky
Lip-synched by Cousin Rodney on The Gong Show
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The Gong Show episode
26 November 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Sanford and Gong" centers on the recent phenomenon called THE GONG SHOW, hosted by NEWLYWED GAME/DATING GAME producer/creator Chuck Barris, six months on the air at the time of this broadcast. Barris offers Lamont four tickets for he and his father to attend a taping of THE GONG SHOW, which doesn't go well with Fred commenting from the audience. Now determined to become a contestant, he enlists white brother-in-law Rodney Victor (Allen Drake, his third and final appearance) to join Sanford and Son in a musical trio, Fred singing, Lamont on drums (Demond Wilson has a ball!). Barris approves the act to appear, but with his own act as 'Raymond C. Gordon' due to be on the same show Rodney feigns an injury so that Bubba becomes his tap dancing replacement. For those unfamiliar with this oddball show, there was a 1980 feature, "The Gong Show Movie," that highlighted sketches too risqué for television.


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