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As host of “The Gong Show,” Barris introduced amateur performers to three celebrity judges, who could put a stop to terrible performances by striking the gong.

In 2003, Barris looked back to the height of his TV popularity on “The Gong Show” in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

The Dating Game (also known as The New Dating Game and The All-New Dating Game) is the long-running dating game show where one girl or one guy had to choose between three bachelors or bachelorettes to go out on a date for which the producers pay.

Woolery runs his own company selling bass fishing equipment and supplies.

His best-known item is the Moto Lure, which he sells online and through QVC along with a collection of sports and outdoor gear.

, in which celebrities had to guess the jobs of guests on the show, was, in Mr.

Barris’ words, a “failure.” He later left the network to become an independent producer, launching Chuck Barris Productions in 1965. Barris released hits including , which hit the airwaves in 1966.

Much like on “American Idol,” awful performances became ratings smash hits. While his shows were wildly popular, they were not a hit with critics.

Barris was panned as the King of Schlock, Baron of Bad Taste and Ayatollah of Trasherola.

"I think anything would have been possible without my shows," Mr.

A Philadelphia native, Barris grew up in Bala Cynwyd and graduated from Lower Merion High School and Drexel University. Barris is certainly responsible for an outrageous form of television that led the TV man to dub himself “The King of Daytime Television.” Critics, however, were less kind, referring to Barris in his heyday as “The King of Schlock” and “The Baron of Bad Taste.” So, with that legacy in mind, we have rounded up some of the weirdest, most outrageous TV moments made possible by Barris.

His way of addressing viewers and engaging them in the show held his true potential.