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The gimmick: a young female questions three males, hidden from her view, to determine which would be the best date.
New products included "The Newlywed Game," "The Parent Game," "The Family Game" and even "The Game Game." At one point Barris was supplying the television networks with 27 hours of entertainment a week, mostly in five-days-a-week daytime game shows.
The grinning, curly-haired Barris became a familiar face as creator and host of "The Gong Show," which aired from 1976 to 1980.
Celebrities and future celebrities who appeared as contestants included Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Martin and a pre-"Charlie's Angels" Farrah Fawcett, introduced as "an accomplished artist and sculptress" with a dream to open her own gallery.
After the show became a hit on both daytime and nighttime TV, the Barris machine accelerated.
The Gong Show Movie (lyrics: "Sometimes It Just Don't Pay to Get Up", "Why Me Oh Lord", "I'm the Cook", "Don't Get Up") / (music: "Sometimes It Just Don't Pay to Get Up", "Why Me Oh Lord", "I'm the Cook", "Don't Get Up", "Robin's Song") [Who responded if he watched game shows]: I never even watched them when I was creating them because I didn't want to be influenced by anyone. But that doesn't mean you can't create them and be successful.