Posts Tagged ‘Chuck Barris’

“….It’s in the Archive, Bob!” – “The Newlywed Game” turns 45

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Forty five years ago, on July 11, 1966, The Newlywed Game premiered on ABC with host Bob Eubanks. Eubanks is most closely associated with the show although there were many other hosts throughout its run. Produced by Chuck Barris (who also wrote the catchy theme song), the show was created by Nick Nicholson and E. Roger Muir, and focused on newly married couples who were asked a series of revealing questions about their spouse to determine how well they knew, or didn’t know, one another.

The series also has the reputation for airing one of the most notorious bloopers ever — a response by a contestant named “Olga” in 1977 to the question “Where specifically, is the weirdest place that you personally have ever gotten the urge to make whoopee?”

In his Archive interview Bob Eubanks debunks the myth of this blooper, and reveals what Olga actually said:

Here is the clip as it aired on television in 1977:

Bob Eubanks’ complete Archive of American Television interview can be viewed here.

“The Gong Show” turns 35!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Happy 35th anniversary to the wacky TV talent show, The Gong Show, which premiered on June 14, 1976!

Did you know that the show was originally pitched as a legitimate talent show? Creator/host Chuck Barris talks about the genesis of The Gong Show:

See more about the show at the Archive of American Television’s The Gong Show Page.