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.
The Dating Game TV show was a 30 minute game show on ABC where a contestant would ask questions that were typically funny or sensual in nature of three other contestants of the opposite sex. Occasionally there would be an episode of the Dating Game where they told about the dates that were successful and had developed into relationships.
Then one of the three would be chosen to go out on a date. Host (1973-1974 / 1977-1980 / 1997) Elaine Joyce ............ Viewers might have been skeptical, however, about the permanent nature of those relationships because the follow-ups usually just said that the couple had a great first date and went out again.
Check out this video of some whammy highlights: Host: Jack Bailey Years on TV: 1947–1964; 1969–1970 An oldie for sure, but in its day, Queen for a Day allowed women to escape their everyday drudgery and become royalty (if only for a day) when the audience voted the biggest sob story with the applause meter.
We’d love to see this one make a comeback – but spa vacations would have to replace a new washer and dryer, for sure.
This list of the greatest dating game show shows also includes pictures from the shows when available.