The Gong Show, great mindless entertainment in the 70's.  Mindless for sure and everybody loved it.  One of the highlights, and maybe just to kill some time, was Gene Gene The Dancin' Machine!  Long before Ellen's dance or Dancing With The Stars, there was Gene.  For those of you too young to know...the legend lives here:

Wikipedia has the complete story on Gene and his real's really quite know, things I wouldn't have cared about when I was a kid and actually watching this show!