Theme song to the dating game
Before becoming famous, Farrah Fawcett, Suzanne Somers, Yvonne Craig, Lindsay Wagner, Leif Garrett, Tom Selleck and Lee Majors appeared as contestants on the show in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Other contestants who appeared before becoming famous included The Carpenters, Jackson Bostwick, Joanna Cameron, Andy Kaufman (who went under the pseudonym Baji Kimran), Steve Martin, Burt Reynolds, John Ritter, Phil Hartman, Jennifer Granholm (Governor of Michigan from 2003–2010), Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Alex Kozinski.
First Run December 20, 1965 – July 6, 1973 (ABC Daytime) October 6, 1966 – January 17, 1970 (ABC primetime) September 10, 1973 – September 1974 (Syndication) Second Run September 4, 1978 – September 1980 (Syndication) Third Run September 15, 1986 – September 8, 1989 (Syndication) Fourth Run September 9, 1996 – September 1999 (Syndication) The Dating Game is an ABC television show.
It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s.
Typically, a bachelorette would question three bachelors, who were hidden from her view; at the end of the questioning period, she would choose one to go out with on a date paid for by the show.
Occasionally, the roles would be reversed with a man questioning three ladies; other times, a celebrity would question three players for a date for themselves or for a co-worker or a relative of theirs.
If the rehearsals are going as they should, the artists as a group truly the program.” The NYFOS audience has grown accustomed to the eclectic intermingling of disparate styles of song in a single program.
Last year’s Juilliard concert, “Songs of Peace and War,” featured songs by (among others) Mussorgsky, Kurt Weill, and Bob Dylan.
“NYFOS artists tell us over and over again, ‘When I perform with NYFOS, I remember why I wanted to sing in the first place.’ This is because they are engaged at a higher level of expression, with a stake in what the performance ultimately means,” she said.
This was especially true when the two shows entered syndication; in fact, in 1996 the revivals of both The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game were sold as a package called "The Dating-Newlywed Hour".
The program was originally broadcast in black-and-white, but when a prime-time version began in October 1966, both it and the daytime version were broadcast in color; the daytime version thus became the first ABC daytime series to be broadcast in color on a regular basis.
ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it continued in syndication for another year (1973–1974) as The New Dating Game.
The program was revived three additional times in syndication afterwards.
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“We’re trying to get the students to go a little farther, and look for the sharpest, smartest lyrics, tied to music that brings those lyrics to blazing life. “And then they get the assignment: go out and find 10 songs that say the same thing—only .” Hurwitt is quick to add, “Although, on paper, an ‘eclectic’ NYFOS program appears to have followed the grab-bag schema of thematic programming that is so common in the wider concert-making world, the best NYFOS concerts are different because they have a hidden ‘plot’—they are constructed with a dramatic arc.