The dating game 1968

(Among the future stars was Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr.! And now you don't have to suffer from Lange withdrawal because Game Show Network has some episodes to show you... Now you can see the classic Jim Lange episodes of the original DATING GAME on The Game Show Network- in particular, the ones that featured present-day and future superstars. On 1st Run Syndicated from September 10, 1973-September 15, 2000.

You can see them Saturday and Sunday nights at pm on GSN.

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.

A jury recommended this month that Alcala receive the death penalty.

He was found guilty February 25 of murder, kidnapping and an array of sexual offenses.

The newer version- along with Jim Lange's gaudy red tuxedo- lasted for 2 years until local stations finally got tired of the protesting phone calls.

At this time Martin was a comedy writer for the producers to bring his “long lost” friend, Marsha, onto the program; the idea being that she wouldn’t know that one of the bachelors was, in actuality, her old friend, Steve.” When he thoroughly drops the ball, Marsha quickly redirects the question to Steve who responds, “I’ve always had a great respect for Arbor Day.I’d love to be Arbor Day .” Another question allows Martin to get in a fantastically biting jab at the nonplussed (not to mention, incredibly lame) Bachelor Number Two."THE DATING GAME" first premiered on December 20-24, 1965 on abc-TV and remained a fixture on the network in both daytime and nighttime incarnations through the rest of the 1960s and well into the 1970s.Jim Lange, fresh from his announcing duties with Tennessee Ernie Ford stepped through the flower-speckled rotating partitions for the first of many, many times shortly before Christmas 1965. On one side you had 3 bachelors answering questions from a girl on the other side of the partition (each not being able to see the other).

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