Chuck Barris passed away yesterday at the age of 87 from natural causes according to Variety.
Long before there was Star Search, The Voice, American Idol and all those other talent shows, there was The Gong Show. It was created and hosted by Chuck Farris and he brought his own wacky flair to the show. Before he starred in his own game show, he had created The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game. Shows that either still air in syndication to this day or have been or will be rebooted. This summer The Gong Show returns to ABC with Will Arnett as the host.
Besides changing game shows forever, his “autobiographical” book Confessions of a Dangerous Mind became a big screen lauded film with Sam Rockwell starring as him in 2002. In the story, he claimed to be a CIA Assassin, something he later denied. A secret he took to his grave with him.
Today, you can honor him by rewatching that movie or re/discovering The Gong Show, The Dating Game or The Newlywed Game.
Doug the Pug‘s dressed him as the leading man from Beauty and the Beast and this bitch is in love with him! How arfdorable is the pup dressed up as the Beast? Don’t you just want to put on a yellow dress and dance with him? I also don’t want to kiss him because I don’t want him to turn back into a Prince. I love him just the way he is.
Tonight at 9p, it is time for Bones’ second to last ever episode on Fox. What better way to celebrate 12 great seasons than with a wedding. It finally time for Cam (Tamara Taylor) and Arastoo (Pej Vahdat) to say I do. The episode goes back and forth in time between the wedding and an event that comes right afterwards.
Even though Cam and Arastoo should be on their honeymoon, they are called back in to Jeffersonian the morning after their nuptials. A body has come in and everything is wrong. Bones (Emily Deschanel) doesn’t know who he is but she knows two men escaped from jail. Is he the man who killed her father and wants to kill her family? Or is the man who escaped with him? They will all work hard to find out who he is and that is only the beginning of their nightmare.
When Cam’s ID goes missing, they realize it was used and it wasn’t by her. What did that thief leave behind in the lab? Something that sets things up for the series finale next week.
Then at 10p on NBC, there is a gang war going on near Chicago Fire and the members seek refuge in the fire station. Well refuge might not be the word because they hold everyone in the fire house hostage. One of the members is shot and they force Stella (Miranda Rae Mayo) to try to save his life. Something that is not easy to do when their guns pointed at your head. Severide (Taylor Kinney) was somewhere else when the hostage takers came in and he was able to call the police. Making things more tense inside when they finally show up to rescue our guys.
Will everyone get alive? Let’s just say one fireman will be shot, one suffers a heart attack and one gets beaten up. All leading to a dramatic ending to this very intense episode that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the beginning until the very end. You don’t want to miss this exciting episode because it is the best one of the season and they have had some really good one.