The original contestant who dreamed up this perfect-looking partner then gets plonked into a nice modern house with these eight ‘clones’.
The singleton who’s playing God eventually gets to pick which one of the lookalikes has a bearable enough personality to deal with, because they’ll be continuing their lives with them (we must assume these clones also find the contestant in question ultra-desirable).
Then one of the three would be chosen to go out on a date. Host (1973-1974 / 1977-1980 / 1997) Elaine Joyce ............ Viewers might have been skeptical, however, about the permanent nature of those relationships because the follow-ups usually just said that the couple had a great first date and went out again.
The questioner could not see their three potential dates so appearance did not factor into the decision. There were a few dates, however, that resulted in marriage.
Kooky 'Gong Show' host Chuck Barris had mysterious CIA connection Viewers got to know Barris’ face, and his curly hair, as the emcee in the goofy “The Gong Show.” Barris would reward talentless contestants by banging his infamous gong during the bizarre amateur hour, which he hosted for four years until 1980.
Barris recovered from his first cinema failure — starring and directing “The Gong Show Movie” — by dabbling in the written word.
Producer In the beginning, the dates provided by the Dating Game were typically just a local night on the town but later the show began opening its pockets for luxurious dates to exotic locations.
Chuck Barris, the daytime television mastermind of popular programs featuring newlyweds and singles, died Tuesday afternoon. Barris' TV success inspired similar shows, such as “The Parent Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” where spouses quizzed each other.Then in October of 1966, ABC moved the series to their Thursday night prime-time schedule at PM to replace "The Tammy Grimes Show" that only survived a few episodes.It had some pretty strong competition from "My Three Sons" on CBS and "Star Trek" on NBC but it was a "fun" show and audiences loved it!Beginning in 1966, The Dating Game was often paired with The Newlywed Game.The Dating Game TV show was a 30 minute game show on ABC where a contestant would ask questions that were typically funny or sensual in nature of three other contestants of the opposite sex. Occasionally there would be an episode of the Dating Game where they told about the dates that were successful and had developed into relationships.When the show was revived with a different format in 1996, Brad Sherwood was named as its host.