Mtv dating game 80s
After only a few minutes of questions and some gentle ribbing from host Jim Lange, the bachelorette would choose one suitor to accompany her on a network-provided dream date (with a network-provided chaperone, naturally), while the duds received “lovely parting gifts,” that classic game show kiss-off.
Unaware of their name, age, occupation, or income, the bachelorette was reduced to innuendo-laden setups for the suitors’ hopefully witty retorts.
The fun of the game came from catching the bachelors off-guard and watching them stammer their way into banter that sounded smooth in their heads but came out as desperate and confused.
Throngs of adoring fans clamoring for your autograph? Some people, though, have a hard time finding affection in either direction.
It’s like any other game show, except that the contestants come seeking dates instead of cash and prizes.
For many of us, March and April pass by in a blur of work-filled weeks and finnicky, not-quite-spring-yet weather (balmy temps across the country last week notwithstanding).
But for those still in their blissful college years, March (and sometimes April) means only one thing: Spring Break.
It all started with The Dating Game on ABC in 1965.
For the next three days, we're going to indulge in some MTV nostalgia, looking at Spring Break over the years. Hordes of permed, mulleted kids in fluorescent Body Glove swimwear and B. It has been said that people have only two desires, to love and to be loved. So television smiled down upon the loveless masses and gave unto them the dating game show.