First host dating game
“They wanted the boy to do sports and the girl to do the dances and stuff that was going on in the Twin Cities — very sexist — and play music once a week.” He hosted that show for two years before attending the University of Minnesota and doing a three-year stint in the Marines, according to the Bay Area Radio Museum.
His big break on network TV came in 1962 when he was made an announcer and sidekick on “The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show.” Later, after “The Dating Game” brought him national recognition, he also hosted the game shows “Hollywood Connection,” ”0,000 Name That Tune” and “The New Newlywed Game.” Lang also worked as a disc jockey for decades in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, and upon his retirement from broadcasting in 2005, he was the morning DJ for KABL-FM, which specializes in playing classics from the Big Band era to the 1970s.
The same question could be asked to multiple bachelors.
The questions were written in advance by the producers.
Once it was picked, the person in question would reveal the reason behind the fact to the hopeful single.
Occasionally, the bachelor would ask questions to three bachelorettes.
Certain kinds of questions such as name, age, occupation, and income were not permitted to be asked. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.
After making her choice, the bachelorette met the two unchosen bachelors before meeting the chosen one.
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