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               The Gong Show Probably the worst show in the history of broadcasting, the Gong Show, with host Chuck Barris is remembered for the oddball assortment of acts that graced the stage between 1976 and 1978.
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Added: 26th September 2007
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Posted by: BigBoy Bob on 2007-09-26 
Besides bad game shows, what was J.P. Morgan known for? Was she an actress?
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-09-26 
Totally disagree! The Gong Show was often hilarious. It was supposed to be off-the-wall and it succeeded wildly. I can still vividly recall some of the more outrageous acts from 30 years ago.

J.P. Morgan was a nightclub singer of some repute.
Posted by: Guido on 2007-09-27 
Since you asked, Jaye was a singer who made her first recording a year after graduation from Verdugo Hills, she made a recording of the song Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries which made it to the Top Ten. not too long after that, she received an RCA Victor recording contract and she had five hits in one year, including That's All I Want from You, her biggest hit, which reached #3 on the charts. Other notable hits included The Longest Walk and Pepper Hot Baby.

From 1954 to 1955, she was a vocalist on the television show Stop the Music. In 1956 she had her own television show named for her, and guested on a number of other variety shows as well. She was a charter member of the Robert Q. Lewis gang on Lewis's popular weekday show on CBS, and was featured on a special episode of The Jackie Gleason Show in which Lewis's entire company substituted for the vacationing Gleason.
After a period in the 1960s when she did very little in the entertainment field, confining herself to a small number of night club appearances, she returned to the public eye in the 1970s, mainly as an actress. She played herself on a 1973 episode of the sitcom The Odd Couple.

Jaye P. also guest starred on The Muppet Show in which she and Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem sang That Old Black Magic.It was during the 1970s when she gained a new generation of fans as a witty but cheerfully caustic panelist on the game/variety shows The Gong Show and Rhyme and Reason in the late 1970s, and in the 1980 behind-the-scenes movie version of The Gong Show. She was also right at home on the raunchy Playboy Channel game show Everything Goes. It has been widely reported that Jaye P. was fired during the The Gong Show's last season for ripping her top off (with no bra underneath) while Gene Gene The Dancing Machine was onstage. The firing came from the NBC network's Standards and Practices department and not from either Chuck Barris or the show's other producers. The censors were reportedly having to bleep Morgan's comments and gestures as much as 10 times per episode, and as the show progressed the vulgarities increased in severity and duration to the point that they would actually interfere with the flow of the show. Morgan declines to discuss the firing other than to acknowledge it happened.

Posted by: Naomi on 2007-09-27 
I often found myself laughing at the panel, and not the contestants.
Posted by: Teresa on 2007-09-27 
me too, Naomi!
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2007-09-27 
The one I remember from the Gong show was a guy and a girl doing the song Wipeout he played the drums on her behind while she sang nananananana lol
Posted by: Naomi on 2007-09-27 
I miss all the good stuff!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-09-27 
One act that sticks in my mind was a very pregnant woman ruefully singing Yesterday (all my troubles seemed so far away)! Very funny!
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I want to see the one with my sister in it who was Gonged her name is a jari Blake
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Posted by: MarkRogan on 2020-10-13 
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