Dating game show of the 1990s

We’d love to see this one make a comeback – but spa vacations would have to replace a new washer and dryer, for sure.

The Dating Game (also known as The New Dating Game and The All-New Dating Game) is the long-running dating game show where one girl or one guy had to choose between three bachelors or bachelorettes to go out on a date for which the producers pay.

Chuck’s interview of the couple’s date provided some of the best moments – especially when the dates were a total disaster.

Hosts: Red Benson, Bill Cullen, George De Witt, Richard Hayes, Dennis James, Tom Kennedy, Jim Lange Years on TV: 1953 -1959; 1974-1981; 1984-1985 Name That Tune is the predecessor of shows like “Don’t Forget the Lyrics,” and yeah, looking back it is heavy on the cheese.

It was an amoeba prototype for future reality shows like ' The Bachelor'. A young Jon Hamm, sporting what has to be the distillation of every bad hair mistake made by all of us between the years of 19. Generally the bachelorette would ask a series of questions to each of the three hidden bachelors.The same question could be asked to multiple bachelors.But who didn’t love the courage of those contestants who could “name that tune in two notes” – for reals?Hosts: Marc Summers, Bruce Jenner, Jason Harris Years on TV: 1986-1993 Nickelodeon kids’ channel featured plenty of slime and other messiness with the kids’ game show Double Dare.Hosted by super cheeseball Marc Summers (he of the Cosby sweaters), kids were put through their paces with trivia questions and physical challenges. Host: Peter Tomarken Years on TV: 1983-1986 Any game show where eager contestants shout out “Big bucks! ” has to make the list, despite the dorky animated “Whammy” character that took away contestants’ cash and prizes.

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