Dating game show song
Questions were often obviously rigged to get ridiculous responses, or be obvious allusions to features of the participants' privates. Once, someone divorced after appearing on the Newlywed Game got a "second chance" on the Dating Game. This drew criticisms for instigating disaffections that could not have been effected.
The Newlywed Game, by contrast, another Barris show, had recently-married couples competing to answer questions about each others' preferences. The genre waned for a while but The New Dating Game and the UK version Blind Date revived it, and the old shows were popular in reruns, unusual for any game show.
(2011-12)The Newlywed Game (1966–74, 1977–80, 1985–89 & 1998–2000), The Diamond Head Game (1975), Rhyme and Reason (1975–76), All Star Secrets (1979), Dream House (1983–84), Trivia Trap (1984–85), Card Sharks (1986–89), Family Secrets (1993)Video Village/Video Village Junior (1961–62), Let's Make a Deal (1963–76, 1980, 1984–85 & 1990–91), It's Anybody's Guess (1977), Beat the Clock (1979–80), The Joke's on Us (1983–84), Split Second (1986–87)Physical Pursuits (1988), Time Please (1991-92), Pot Black (1991-92), All Mixed Up (1998-2002), Pass the Buck (1999-2000), The Third Degree (1999-2000), Playing for Time (2000-01), Jet Set (2001-07), Jet Set Departure Lounge (2001-02), Remotely Funny (2002), TV Scrabble (2003), Hard Spell (2004-05), Would You Pass the Eleven Plus?
(1963)Friends Like These (1999-2001), Pop Idol (2001-03), I'm a Celebrity... (2002-present), Gameshow Marathon (2005), All-Star Cup (2006), Poker Face (2006-07), Britain's Got Talent (2007-present), Ant & Dec's Push the Button (2010-11), Red or Black?
(2011-12)Globo Loco (2003-05), Magic Numbers (2010), The Big Quiz (2011-12; 2016-), Catchphrase (2013-), Big Star's Little Star (2013-), Get Your Act Together (2015), Reality Bites (2015), Pick Me!
(2015), Go for It (2016), The Next Great Magician (2016-)The Price Is Right (1957–58), Dotto (1958), Top Dollar (1958–59), Video Village (1960–61), Seven Keys (1961–64), I'll Bet (1965), Beat the Clock (1969–72), Concentration (1973–79), Now You See It (1974–75)Who Wants to Be a Superhero?
The audience sees only the game - an important feature of all dating game shows is that the contestants have little or no previous knowledge of each other, and are exposed to each other only through the game, which may include viewing a photograph or at least knowing the basic criteria for participation (typically participants are not already married).
Like other games, the outcomes of this activities are open to rigging (analogous to match-fixing in football), leading to missed matches and possibly unhappiness in the participants.
American Idol, Survivor, etc.) Crackerjack (1968-74), A Song for Europe (1969; 76), The Movie Quiz (1974), Quest (1975), Star Games (1978-80), Give Us a Clue (1979-84), Child's Play (1984-88), Ultra Quiz (1984), Murder Weekend (1989), Blockbusters (1997), Going for a Song (2001-02)Rent Free (2002), Get Staffed (2003), 19 Keys (2003), Back to Reality (2004), The Big Idea (2006), Richard Bacon's Beer & Pizza Club (2010-11), Show Me the Telly (2013), The Big Painting Challenge (2015), Eternal Glory (2015)Juvenile Jury (1947–56 & 1970–71), Life Begins at Eighty (1950–1956), Twenty-One (1956–58), Tic-Tac-Dough (1956), Concentration (1958), The Generation Gap (1969), The Joker's Wild (1972–75 & 1977–84), Break the Bank (1976–77), Joker! (2013-14), 1000 Heartbeats (2015-present), Drive (2016)The Big Game (1958), You Don't Say!
These programmes have also been criticised for complicating courtship with needless public expectation (see observer-expectancy effect).
In spite of this, some programmes have produced episodes that portray follow-ups of unions forged therein, possibly with off-springs.
Dubbed the "King of Schlock," Barris' long career in show business began behind the scenes, first on programs like American Bandstand and then as a songwriter thanks to Freddy Cannon's "Palisades Park." The song peaked at Number Three in 1962 and was covered by artists like the Beach Boys and Bruce Springsteen.
After moving to Los Angeles in the Sixties and a stint with ABC, Barris formed his own production company – Chuck Barris Productions – that served as the brainchild for The Dating Game, where a "bachelorette" would question three unseen suitors before choosing which one gets to take her out on a date.