The Gong Show Is Back!

I LOVED the original The Gong Show. The incredible weirdness of this half baked talent show that aired mid morning on NBC, and was hosted by it's originator Chuck Barris. Barris also thought up The Dating Game, and The Newlywed Game. He might also have been an assasin for the CIA. Seriously. Barris also had a fondness for the word stuff

Now, ABC has ressurected The Gong Show! It airs every Thursday nightand and is hosted by the legendary British TV host (or Presenter as TV hosts are called over in Blighty) Tommy Maitland...


At this point, you're most likely asking yourself, "who the f*** is Tommy Maitland?!"


If you haven't figured out by now, Tommy Maitland is Mike Meyers of SNL. Wayne's World, Austin Powers, and Shrek fame. Meyers has gone full method actor as Tommy Maitland. The network won't confirm Maitland is Meyers, and I for one hope they never do. I want to see Mike Meyers do the entire run of The Gong Show without ever once breaking character. That would be funsies for real! 

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