Dating game show host
Chuck Barris, who created both “The Dating Game” and “Newlywed Game” also hosted “The Gong Show,” a wild and wooly amateur talent contest, which could only nominally be called a game show.
NBC, whose execs reportedly never quite got the humor of the show, cancelled “The Gong Show” after a four-year run in 1980.
He won his individual game and then managed to make it into the show's final round, the Showcase Showdown.
His potential prizes included a trailer and a jukebox, and Kneiss bid ,743.
“Patrick Quinn” was actually Kerry Dee Ketchum, a fugitive wanted in three states.
” was a blatant ripoff of a segment on his radio show.