Game Shows, more than any other genre, were prone to becoming either missing or lost.
The practice of wiping (reusing videotapes) stopped as a whole around 1979, with the earlier years of television particularly affected.
But in all cases, the questions were designed by the show’s writers to elicit sexy answers.
Celebrities and future celebrities who appeared as contestants included Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Martin and a pre-“Charlie’s Angels” Farrah Fawcett, introduced as “an accomplished artist and sculptress” with a dream to open her own gallery.
First in the driver's seat is Natalie, a “part-time actress and model who would love to meet somebody fast and exciting” although not too fast.
20, 2002 file photo, Chuck Barris, the man behind TV's "The Dating Game," poses in the lobby of his apartment in New York. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon, March 21, 2017, at his home in Palisades, New York.The oldest televised game show episode known to exist is from 1947's that was filmed by RKO for theaters (a practice that lasted from about 1939-42).The comparative lack of circulating game show episodes may also be due to the format's perceived inherent lack of rerun potential, due to the genre not really being episodic or having any plot to speak of.The gimmick: a young female questions three males, hidden from her view, to determine which would be the best date.Sometimes the process was switched, with a male questioning three females.“I’ve always wanted to host a game show and this is the perfect one for me because it mixes what I already do, which is ask really personal questions,” says the television-executive-turned-celebrity, who used to head development at Bravo.“It capitalizes on everything that I love to do — digging for personal details is something that I started doing with the Housewives many years ago.” Funny enough, Cohen says when he was in charge of programming at the NBCUniversal cabler, he tried to nab the “Love Connection” format for the net with plans for someone else to host, since he was in the midst of his executive days.Though the environment is familiar to Cohen with a live audience and a cushy couch for conversation with guests, this is not “Watch What Happens Live.” Rather, the Bravo personality is taping an episode of “Love Connection,” the revival of the dating game show, which premieres Thursday night on Fox.“Love Connection” shot over a period of about one week, bringing the New York-based Cohen to Los Angeles to do what he does best: prod into people’s personal lives.Dublin had appeared on the show and proved to be a very popular contestant.With this in mind, producers thought that it would be a good idea to hold auditions in Dublin.