The dating game tv episodes
The only questions that weren’t allowed were name, occupation, income or age.
Nothing was supposedly scripted but I’m pretty sure that a least the celebrity guest stars got some warning what the questions might be and even some “helpful” words from the writers.
Sometimes still photos of “the date” would be shown during a later show.
The ending of the show always had the host (Jim Lange) and the and winning contestants blowing a big kiss to the camera.
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).
Questions were often obviously rigged to get ridiculous responses, or be obvious allusions to features of the participants' private areas.
The Newlywed Game, by contrast, another Barris show, had recently married couples competing to answer questions about each other's preferences.
Dating game shows are television game shows that incorporate a dating system in the form of a game with clear rules.
Gimmicks were the lifeblood of all such shows, which drew criticisms for instigating disaffection that could not have been effected.
The genre waned for a while but it was later revived by The New Dating Game and the UK version Blind Date, and the original shows were popular in reruns, unusual for any game show.
There have been a number of dating shows aired on television over the years, using a variety of formats and rules.
They are presented for the entertainment of the viewers.