Critic Consensus: The Gong Show is an irreverent, satisfying alternative to the polished inspirational aesthetic favored by other TV talent shows.
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They're probably going to take away my TV critic credentials for saying this, but I actually liked the first episode in ABC's revival of The Gong Show.
The show isn't much different from the 1970s original, which means it's perfect for those who think a couple spitting banana pieces into each other's mouth is just as entertaining as some teenager belting out a Whitney Houston song.
Welcome all cheeky monkeys, and hairy apes as well, to ABC's very live-wire remake of The Gong Show.
I found The Gong Show much more amusing to watch than NBC's America's Got Talent. Where Arnett has done well as a producer is in booking many engagingly eccentric acts.
The overall ridiculousness wears thin at times, but viewers looking to see something "different" will definitely hit paydirt.
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