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swingin' '70s

2006-11-07 14:21:09.413025+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Popsicle Twins may have been the act that got The Gong Show kicked off of NBC, but can you imagine this lasting more than a second or two on national broadcast TV these days?

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-11-07 14:56:57.876039+00 by: topspin

"can you imagine this lasting more than a second or two" Yes. Vividly. Whether I would last more than a second or two....

#Comment Re: made: 2006-11-07 16:16:03.108816+00 by: ebradway

I think I have an idea for a new reality TV show: "The REAL Gong Show".

It'll be a combination of "Survivor" and "American Idol" with a kitschy retro theme. Random people will be grouped together and required to compete on the Gong Show. You get to see the trials and tribulations of REAL people trying to come up with an act. Then you get to see them make fools of themselves on prime-time. Then you get to see them wallow in the agony that they just wasted their 15 minutes of fame...

#Comment Re: Popsicle Twins made: 2006-11-08 16:19:14.783976+00 by: andylyke

Those were the days!!! The media had balls even outside their sports departments! Would that we had "Laugh In", "All in the Family", "Huntley Brinckley" and so many other edgy independent programming in today's media. "Survivor", "Nanny 911", "24" and so on aren't going to do anything to further the revolution. But that's the plan, and it's working frighteningly well.