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THE GONG SHOW This Chuck Barris production is like America’s Got Talent’s granddad. Contestants, often displaying dubious performance skills, were rated by a panel of celebrity judges drawn from the rung of the showbiz ladder that included Arte Johnson, Jamie Farr, and Rip Taylor. While Talent judges use a buzzing ”X” to boot performers, here judges ”gonged” bad talent off the stage.
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July 17 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT