Thursday, June 24, 2010

"America's Got Talent" and "The Gong Show"

I'm not a huge fan of "reality" shows, but I make an exception for a couple of them like "Dancing With the Stars" and "America's Got Talent".

I like "Dancing With the Stars" mainly for the goofy "stars" they sometimes get like Buzz Aldrin or Penn Jillette, and overall it's pretty fun and less annoying to me than "American Idol".

I like "America's Got Talent" better because sometimes you really see something you've never seen before or even if you have, you sometimes see something done better than you've seen before.

Of course, they also have a LOT of crap acts. Sometimes I think they make them up sort of like when they had Gene-Gene the Dancing Machine come out on the old "Gong Show".

Which brings me to my next point. I would like to see a revival of "The Gong Show" or something similar. The reason why is that I loved the mixture of good acts and crap acts. The problem with "America's Got Talent" is after the initial weeding out, you get only the good acts and they appear over and over and over. With "The Gong Show", they only had their one shot and the most popular act won. Of course, also with "The Gong Show" they had a pittance for a prize, so they could revise it with a decent amount.

1 comment:

Ricky Sprague said...

Didn't the Game Show Network, or someone, do a revival of the Gong Show a few years back?

I wouldn't mind seeing a DVD of highlights from the Gong Show. Of course, you can always check out stuff on YouTube, such as this: