Gong Show 1976 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt

Gong Show 1976 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt

$26.95

The Gong Show was an amateur talent contest game show broadcast on daytime TV from June 14, 1976, through July 21, 1978, and in first-run syndication from 1976 to 1980 and 1988 to 1989. The show was created and originally produced by Chuck Barris, who also served as host from 1977 to 1980 in syndication. Amateurs competed in a talent contest judged by a trio of celebrities. If the act is so bad that the judges can’t bear to watch any more of it, they have the power to stop the act by pounding a large gong hanging on the wall behind them. Barris kept the acts flowing, the jokes flying and the raucous party atmosphere floating. The show was known for its absurdist humor and style, with the actual competition secondary to the often outlandish acts presented; a small cash prize of $516.32 ($712.05 in the syndicated version) was awarded to the winner.

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Description


The Gong Show was an amateur talent contest game show broadcast on daytime TV from June 14, 1976, through July 21, 1978, and in first-run syndication from 1976 to 1980 and 1988 to 1989. The show was created and originally produced by Chuck Barris, who also served as host from 1977 to 1980 in syndication. Amateurs competed in a talent contest judged by a trio of celebrities. If the act is so bad that the judges can’t bear to watch any more of it, they have the power to stop the act by pounding a large gong hanging on the wall behind them. Barris kept the acts flowing, the jokes flying and the raucous party atmosphere floating. The show was known for its absurdist humor and style, with the actual competition secondary to the often outlandish acts presented; a small cash prize of $516.32 ($712.05 in the syndicated version) was awarded to the winner.

Details


Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium Bella+Canvas 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you’ve dreamed of and more – it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton*
  • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
  • 30 single
  • Tear-away label
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Side-seamed
  • Retail fit
  • Runs true to size

Sizing


Not sure what size is your best fit? We recommend taking one of your current t-shirts, laying it flat and measuring it. The measurements in the chart below are taken with the shirt laying on a flat surface. To get the length, measure from the high shoulder point down to the bottom of the shirt. To get the width, measure approximately 1-inch below the armhole, across the chest, from seam to seam. While our tees are all made using premium, pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton, there can be some shrinkage depending on your personal wash and dry cycles. With that said, if you’re on the fence, we always suggest going up a size.

SMLXL2XL3XL
Width182022.0124.0225.9928
Length2829.023031.0332.0133
Sleeves8.99.189.459.731010.4

All sizes are provided in inches!


*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.

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