Game on the dating show
The show became an enormous hit with young viewers.
(In fact, in light of its success, Baskin-Robbins named an ice cream flavor in honor of the show.) And over the years, the show featured many stars of the day (Burt Reynolds, Paul Petersen and even Dick Clark showed up) as well as newcomers who would in later years become big stars in their own right (John Ritter, Teri Garr, Tom Selleck and Farrah Fawcett were among these.) The show left abc-TV on July 2-6, 1973, but stayed in syndication for another year (1973-1974) before leaving the airwaves altogether.
The questions were written in advance by the producers.
Certain kinds of questions such as name, age, occupation, and income cannot be asked. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.
After the choices were made, the contestant was then prompted to choose between their choice for best looking or best personality.
Sometimes the guy chosen would be the one chosen for both looks & personality; in later shows when that happened he/she won a 0 bonus in addition to the trip.
Occasionally, the bachelor would ask questions to three bachelorettes.
For this revival's first season, two formats were used.
THE DATING GAME was all but forgotten until the mid-80s, when Barris decided to do it yet again. I don't know terribly much about it except for the following: By the time the 90s rolled around, Chuck Barris sold the rights to all his shows to Columbia-Tristar Television.The girl was given a certain amount of time to ask as many questions as she could to the 3 bachelors.More often than not the questions would be of a quirky nature. G.: "If we were marooned on a desert island, what would be the first thing you'd do and why? During a commercial break, the girl would think about which bachelor she'd select.It was the forerunner for many imitators such as "Love Connection", MTV's "Singled Out" and numerous others.
But they all have the same influence: Chuck Barris, the creator of the one that started it all!Michael Davies would executive produce both shows through his overall deal at Sony Pictures Television. Many celebrities appeared on the Dating Game over the years; here are a few of them: Main (1997-1999) – Steve Kaplan Chuck Barris Clarion Communications (1986–1987) Barris Advertising Sales (1987–1989) ABC Television Center, Los Angeles, CA (1965–1966) ABC Vine Street Theater, Hollywood, CA (1966–1974) KTLA Golden West Studios, Los Angeles, CA (1978–1980) Studio 7, Sunset Gower Studios, Los Angeles, CA (1986–1989) Hollywood Center Studios, Los Angeles, CA (1996–1999) The Dating Game/The Dating Game In Popular Culture The Dating Game/Quotes & Catchphrases The Dating Game/Merchandise The Dating Game/Gallery Official Website (Sherwood era/via Internet Archive) Official Website (Woolery era/via Internet Archive) The Dating Game @ Tim's TV Showcase Josh Rebich's Dating Game Rule Sheets The Dating Game W/Brad Sherwood @ Game Show Garbage What's Bob Eubanks doing here?THE DATING GAME was and still is by all accounts, the premiere game show for singles.This format was mostly disliked by fans of the original show so the next year they switched back to its original format and theme with new host Chuck Woolery at the helm.