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Oingo Boingo on the Gong Show

The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo on the Gong Show. This was seen originally in 1976. This little treasure had been sitting on my shelf for years. I figured all old time Boingo fans may enjoy this. I still have about 25 stubs from all the Boingo concerts I saw, and never missed the annual Halloween show. I grew up in the 80′s blasting Boingo music while driving my car. Richard Elfman is in the rocket, and Danny is playing the Trombone. Thanks Oingo Boingo for all the years of great music, there was nothing like it on earth! Mark.
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25 Responses to “Oingo Boingo on the Gong Show”

  1. TheMimsyBorogrove says:

    @beetlebum1990 I’ve got no idea what you mean by that :D But I’m glad the vid’s ok again, yays!

  2. beetlebum1990 says:

    @TheMimsyBorogrove Full Sail got a hold of it

  3. ria1313 says:

    I used to have a crush on Bill Bixby!

  4. Morgethein says:

    Of course. It’s Danny Elfman’s band. The same guy that did the soundtrack for Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and 99% of all other Tim Burton films.

  5. djdavemick says:

    I could not stop laughing hysterically.

  6. TheStruedel says:

    @mjhonsun Are you sure? The guy in the rocket looks like Danny when he would have been in his early 20′s

  7. TheStruedel says:

    @Lazlands I thought it looked like him, but this guy is too short! Plus he would have been playing the accordian!

  8. theduder27 says:

    that host is terrible

  9. junkpumpkin says:

    the single GREATEST entrance ever
    …on american tv

  10. MStock57 says:

    Saw Oingo Boingo in concert but they were never this weird.

  11. wendym1234 says:

    This was so entertaining on so many levels to me! Oingo Boingo was hilarious! I loved Buddy Hacket in the Music Man! I watched Sherri Lewis’ lamb chop show as a kid! And loved Bill Bixby in the Incredible Hulk! So it was fun going back in time!!! Thank you YouTube! :)

  12. EuchridEucrow1 says:

    I love Oingo Boingo, but I f#cking HATED this. It has a lot to do with the 70s quiz show vibe and Buddy Hackett being 15 years past his prime.

    Still an interesting document, without a doubt.

  13. dorkydorkone says:

    Awesome performance by the Oingo Boingo! So you know, the song they played here is called “Here Comes The Rocketman”.

  14. writer1990 says:

    The forbidden zone is a must-see if you like Danny Elfman and Oingo Boingo. Truly bizarre but brilliant.

  15. mossmusic says:

    OMG I haven’t seen this in years! Thanks for the upload. LOL Bill Bixsby. Incredible Hulk!! LMAO!

  16. Lazlands says:

    is that weird al in the mix?

  17. mjhonsun says:

    Danny Elfman is the trombone player.

  18. ctdsnark says:

    They picked up where Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention left off.

  19. SilentTom says:

    Looks like they wore parachute pants before MC Hammer made them cool… for five minutes.

  20. acholl980 says:

    @AntuRubicon The future Incredible Hulk star and future composer of Batman. Ironic.

  21. acholl980 says:

    @MCBigman He also did Monster Squad. An underated kids film.

  22. acholl980 says:

    @astralislux Shari Lewis was a ventriaquist who anchored the puppet Lamb Chop and Bill Bixby starred in The Incredible Hulk which came later.

  23. acholl980 says:

    Danny Elfman has come a long way from bizarre to film score artist. BTW, Does anyone have Cheryl Lynn’s (Got to be Real) debut?

  24. adrianenrique614 says:

    @murfdasurfer I think he was one of the trombone players.

  25. murfdasurfer says:

    Danny was definitely one of the trumpet players, he was right behind the host when they won.

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