Gene, Gene, the Dancing Machine, danced on "The Gong Show" to Count
Basie's famous version of "Jumping at the Woodside."
Here are several sources for that information:
"Apart from the Popsicle Twins ? two teenage girls who gave inspired
blowjobs to Popsicles ? my favorite part of The Gong Show was Gene
Gene the Dancing Machine. Barris would reel back, funkay cap pulled
down over his eyes, and spit-shout, "GENE! GENE! THE DANCING
MACHINE!!" and out came his friend Gene Patton, who'd dance around to
Count Basie's 'Jumpin' at the Woodside.'"
L.A. Weekly: A Considerable Town: Encounters: Confessions of a
Dangerous Fan, by Dave Shulman (1/03)
"The most endearing of the Gong Show?s many ?fake? acts was of course
stagehand Gene Patton, aka Gene Gene the Dancing Machine, immortalized
for dancing onstage to Count Basie?s 'Jumpin? at the Woodside.' ?
Extended Playhouse: Themes From TV Game Shows: More Stuff
Here's a link to an actual audio file of the Gong Show bit with Gene,
Gene, the Dancing Machine:
About.com: Gong Show Sounds
Finally, just so you can confirm for yourself that what you heard at
the last linked site was "Jumping at the Woodside," here is a link to
an audio clip of a Basie recording of the song:
Amazon.com: Count Basie: Complete Decca Recordings (Disk 2, Track 14)
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