Bob saget on the dating game
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The questions were written in advance by the producers.
The money helped him focus on his craft as an actor and comedian with the Groundlings improv group.
“I’ve told people for years that Chuck Barris supported a lot of struggling artists,” Reubens told In truth, contestants weren’t supposed to make repeat visits to “Gong Show.” Reubens had to disguise himself in his various acts lest the show run afoul of the FCC rules that govern game shows following the quiz show scandals of the early 1960s.
The show would plow through five episodes in a day.
Reubens still remembers the chaotic atmosphere backstage.
Reubens expressed his affection for the producer, who died on Tuesday at 87, as he recalled his 14 appearances on Barris’ late 1970s hit “The Gong Show.” Before that, he appeared three times as a contestant — in his nerdy Herman persona — on Barris’ “The Dating Game.” Reubens received AFTRA scale payments, 0 in prize money if he won on “Gong Show,” and even residuals for reruns.He knew from his first “Dating Game” audition that Herman was destined for greatness.“It helped me in terms of understanding the power of the character and how the outside world reacted to it,” Reubens said.“I think we got one phone call and we had a meeting with a manager.” Having “Gong Show” on his resume didn’t land him much in the way of paying gigs.But the “Dating Game” appearances (Reubens thinks it was 1976) helped him hone the Herman character that would be his springboard to fame.
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