"That weekend I went down to Philadelphia to see the Rangers play the Flyers. ' ") Barris had become low man on the pop-culture totem pole, the king of schlock TV.
I was sitting with [Flyers owner] Ed Snider, hoping this game would get my mind off things. He thought Confessions would restore his reputation.
Chuck Barris has had more ups and downs than a groundhog with OCD.
When original host John Barbour didn't work out after about a year, NBC execs insisted that the cuddly, curly-haired Barris come on as his replacement, so he donned a tuxedo and a floppy hat and introduced the acts.You can search copyright records through the United States Copyright Office.I can’t remember the name of a TV show I watched decades ago. I always do my best to help people identify TV shows, made-for-TV movies, or specials they remember watching." On a blustery afternoon when the sleet seems to be flying sideways in Manhattan, Barris is snug in the Friars Club, a mausoleum of showbiz splendor, decorated with photos of faded entertainers such as Red Buttons, Norm Crosby, Freddie Roman and Pat Cooper. He slunk back to Manhattan, checked into the Wyndham Hotel, and started to write, hoping his tattered life would make sense if he could see it on the page. Two and a half years later he emerged with the manuscript for Confessions of a Dangerous Mind: An Unauthorized Autobiography, and realized he'd unwittingly become the first man in history to move from California to New York via Fed Ex, one package at a time.Over a ginger ale spiked with Sweet'N Low, he recalls his worst nightmare. ("I'd send a note to my secretary [in Los Angeles]: 'Send me socks' or 'Get me sweaters.