So, excluding the bug-eating mutations of the post-Richard Hatch era, here are the top 60 shows that truly got game. ), this p-zz-e sh-w didn't really start spinning until the early '80s, when host Pat Sajak and letter- (and head-) turner Vanna White took over the vowel-selling business from Chuck Woolery and Susan Stafford. Survey says: It's a classic, no matter who's chatting up the warring clans. format) cashed out after a few seasons, but the daytime iteration has thrived, thanks to fill-ins Meredith Vieira and (soon) Cedric the Entertainer. We prefer the swinging '60s and '70s version, featuring Peter Marshall, Rose Marie, Charley Weaver and the unambiguously fey Paul Lynde in the center seat.From serial kisser Richard Dawson to wisecracker Steve Harvey (with Louie Anderson, John O'Hurley, Richard Karn and Ray Combs in between), Whenever Gene Rayburn (and his patented extralong, superslim microphone) engaged in shamelessly hilarious double entendres about Dumb Dora or Donald with smart-ass panelists like Brett Somers and Charles Nelson Reilly, we laughed our blanks off. They said the game show was dead — and then came Regis Philbin. More recent shows such as "Best Friend's Date(2004-05" and the most famous "Blind Date(1999-2006)" have taken it one step further by sending a camera crew along to capture the highs and lows - the ins and outs of the couple's date.(JPF&T) -- quoted from its origin -- Later on, the shows became more interactive that the viewers in front of the TV was able to make decisions to eliminate the undesirable contestants and to choose the winner of this contest after all the contestants have stayed together and shared a house for several weeks as long as the show episode lasts.George also was the designer and art director for "The Newly Wed" game show pilot and series at the ABC TV lot in Hollywood.George was, also, the art director on "Divorce Court".I loved the terrible scripted dialogue, relished the extra juicy moments, and couldn’t stop hate-watching the people who were total jerks…I felt all these things while simultaneously wondering what in the world I was doing with my time. Who didn’t hate-watch at least one of these insane dating shows?
George Smith was the art director for the first season of shows taped at the ABC Hollywood Talmadge & Prospect lot.
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.
There is a folding screen separating the junior suite of the three delegates and the contestant; that way the contestant cannot see their face but can talk further ahead after each question answered.
After asking them a series of questions, she would chose which one to go on a date with.
A number of noted celebrities, including Tom Selleck and Jim Carrey, have started out as bachelors on this show.
This show has screened all over the world's most watched TV channels till 2000s.