Tom selleck on the dating game
The ending of the show always had the host (Jim Lange) and the and winning contestants blowing a big kiss to the camera.Has a very young Michael Jackson as the contestant Ok I finally get it, sixties “just for fun” television hits 21st century social media.Chuck Woolery took over in 1997 when the original format was reinstated and hosted for the last two seasons.Beginning in 1966, The Dating Game was often paired with The Newlywed Game.Before becoming famous, Farrah Fawcett, Suzanne Somers, Yvonne Craig, Lindsay Wagner, Leif Garrett, Tom Selleck and Lee Majors appeared as contestants on the show in the 1960s and early 1970s.Other contestants who appeared before becoming famous included The Carpenters, Jackson Bostwick, Joanna Cameron, Andy Kaufman (who went under the pseudonym Baji Kimran), Steve Martin, Burt Reynolds, John Ritter, Phil Hartman, Jennifer Granholm (Governor of Michigan from 2003–2010), Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Alex Kozinski.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.
When the original format returned to the syndicated revival in 1997, these rules were readopted but there was more of a variety between bachelors and bachelorettes.
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.
The humor was usually found in the answers that the young bachelors would give.
One standard trademark was that at the end of each episode, the host and winning contestants would blow a kiss to the viewers.
Generally the bachelorette would ask questions written in advance on cards to each of the three hidden bachelors.