The dating game contestants
planted the seeds of what would become the modern reality dating show — there was the sassy bachelorette, the suitors vying for her attention, the winking double entendres, and, of course, the celebrity guest appearance.
From a pre-fame Steve Martin to young Michael Jackson, a host of celebrity guests stopped by during its heyday.
For this revival's first season, two formats were used.
The basic format for this show, used throughout the first year, was for the bachelor/bachelorette to pick from two facts about the three potential dates.
They are presented for the entertainment of the viewers.
Alas, many of the show tapes were erased (as was the standard in the day) but some of the hilarity has been preserved via some killer You Tube clips.
Dating game shows are television game shows that incorporate a dating system in the form of a game with clear rules.
The program was revived three additional times in syndication afterwards.
The first revival premiered in 1978 and ran until 1980, the second ran from 1986 until 1989, and the last ran from 1996 until 1999 with a season of reruns following.