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See full summary » One of the classic game shows created by Chuck Barris.Jim Lange, who died of a heart attack Tuesday at age 81, hosted many game shows during his decades-long career, but it was his work on "The Dating Game" that made him the most famous.Lange was the first host of this enduring singles' program, and his run lasted from 1965 to 1980.The classic game show with a twist; the answers are revealed, but it's up to the contestants to supply the questions.Three contestants, including a returning champion, competed. See full summary » Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). See full summary » Dire Straits classic video clip for 'Money for Nothing', smash 1985 hit from the album "Brothers in Arms".A number of noted celebrities, including Tom Selleck and Jim Carrey, have started out as bachelors on this show.
Can be remembered as one of the longest running reality shows of all time, and the pioneer of its own genre : Reality Dating Shows: The Dating Game has been aired in both prime time(1966-70) and daytime(1965-73), and followed by syndicated versions(1973-74, 1977-80, and 1996-2000).
The show also ran in syndication in 1986 under the title "The New Dating Game" which was changed for the remainder of its run(1987-89) to "The All-New Dating Game".
Unlike "The Bachelor" and other recent dating shows on which a single male or female over the course of several episodes hopes to find a potential life partner; a contestant on The Dating Game would ask three delegates of the opposite sex a series of questions with a view to pick one for accompanying him/her on a chaperoned date.
Sadly, Jackson later revealed to Andy Warhol in a 1977 interview, "I've never been on a date outside of 'The Dating Game.' And that was work."Andy Kaufman was a nationally known comedian, but his "Foreign Man" character was not yet a sensation on the sitcom "Taxi" when he made his 1978 appearance on "The Dating Game." While Kaufman's appearance is outrageously entertaining in its own right, it's almost more fun to watch Lange and the other two bachelors try to understand just what this guy was doing on the show. Olympia and a business student at UCLA when he appeared on "The Dating Game" in 1973.
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It was during these years that many single guests appeared on the show who would later go on to be big stars in their own right.