First Run December 20, 1965 – July 6, 1973 (ABC Daytime) October 6, 1966 – January 17, 1970 (ABC primetime) September 10, 1973 – September 1974 (Syndication) Second Run September 4, 1978 – September 1980 (Syndication) Third Run September 15, 1986 – September 8, 1989 (Syndication) Fourth Run September 9, 1996 – September 1999 (Syndication) The Dating Game is an ABC television show.It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s.
One of Bob Eubanks’ favorite questions to ask contestants was the strangest or most off-beat places the couples ever wanted to “make whoopee.” That questions resulted in a couple of notorious TV moments, including the above 1977 clip in which a woman, Olga, tells Eubanks that the strangest place she ever wanted to have sex wasn’t in a car or outside, but “in the [expletive].” As Eubanks said of the clip later, it never actually made it to air, but still became one of the most infamous clips in game-show history. Some of you have even followed through with subscriptions, which is especially gratifying.
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Rodney Alcala, one of the most infamous serial killers in U. history, appeared on "The Dating Game" in 1978, just two years before he would be sentenced to death for the murder of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe.
The only reason Alcala was released was because the girl's parents refused to let her speak at the trial. But Alcala had other things on his mind this night in 1978: he wanted bachelorette Cheryl to pick him for a date!
But now donning a sharp, brown suit and butterfly collar, Alcala had other things on his mind: Winning the affection of bachelorette Cheryl Bradshaw.