Chuck Barris dies at 87

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    He created my favorite game show ever, The Gong Show. But he was also responsible for such shows as The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game. Oh and he also claimed to be a spy for the CIA.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/arts/chuck-barris-dead-gong-show-creator.html?_r=0

     
  2. MechaSpanky macrumors 6502

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    Wow, it isn't a good time to be a famous Chuck with Chuck Barris and Chuck Berry both dying days apart. I used to watch the Newlywed game when I was a kid and it was alway fun although it would be tame by today's standards.
     
  3. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Chuck Whollery and Chuck Norris better watch out.
     
  4. bradl macrumors 68040

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    I'd call them safe.

    Bob Barker and Wink Martindale would be the ones I'd be more concerned about..

    BL.
     
  5. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Oh back in the day when game shows were king. Stay home sick from school watching Wink Martindale.
     
  6. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Yes, and smile to yourself as you got the answer faster than the contestants on Tic-Tac-Dough!

    BL.
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I loved watching the Gong Show. One of my favorites when I was growing up.
     
  8. jtara macrumors 65816

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    At least we don't have to sit on the edge of our seats wondering if George Barris will go next. He died in 2015...

    Chuck Berry
    Chuck Barris
    George Barris

    All very creative in their own ways!
     
  9. bradl macrumors 68040

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    I knew George. I was extremely saddened by his passing. I never did get a chance to ask him to autograph the box KITT came in.

    But his Prius was sick!

    BL.
     

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