The dating game tv episodes
Questions were often obviously rigged to get ridiculous responses, or be obvious allusions to features of the participants' private areas.
The various suitors were able to describe their rivals in uncomplimentary ways, which made the show work well as a general devolution of dignity.The humor was usually found in the answers that the young bachelors would give.(Don’t feel left out ladies, they would occasionally turn the tables and have one bachelor asking the questions to three bachelorettes).A standard trademark of the show closes each episode with the host and winning contestants blowing a kiss to the viewers at home.December 20, 1965 – July 6, 1973 1/2 hour episodes (8 seasons in original run) on ABC Other versions of the show appeared during the years: (1973–1974 as The New Dating Game), (1978–1980), (1986–1989) and (1996–1999) on different networks with different production companies Created and Produced by: Chuck Barris, Chuck Barris Productions Jim Lange was the sole host for the entire run of the series (1965-1971) He also hosted two of the shows re-boots (1973-’74) and (1978-’80)Below is a list of guest stars that you may recognize: THE SCOOPThis was sort of a sixties style boy meets girl but first boy must proof that he is worthy of girl by answering some telling questions.,” “What’s the last thing you thought about before you went to sleep last night?
”, “I get embarrassed a lot, what are you going to do to make sure I don’t blush on our date?
One contestant on the show was a young Tom Selleck but out of two appearances he was never chosen (I bet those bachelorettes were kicking themselves later!
)Once a person was selected by the questioner then they would go out on a date, all expenses paid by the show.
As the genre progressed, the format developed towards a reality-style show and more into a relationship show then simply finding a mate.
The dating game show subgenre has its origins in the United States.
The couple who knew each other the best would win the game; sometimes others got divorced.