In 1976 Danny Elfman and his brother
Randy Richard appeared on the Gong Show as part of their act, “The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo”. I did not see this when it was originally on, but this is just the type of TV that would have made me sit up and take notice and afterwards you would not have been able to get me to shut up about it.
The fact that you could have this act on stage being judged by the likes of Bill Bixby, Buddy Hackett and Shari Lewis, just goes to show you how magical the Gong Show could be and why we need to bring it back.
Do they win in the end? Stay tuned and find out…