The dating game 1965
Since its debut in 1965, The Dating Game remains one of the leading dating shows of all time, airing in over 25 countries and bringing countless couples and cultures together.
This iconic format starts with the wall, dividing the love-struck ‘picker’ from three potential suitors on the other side.
We love his slight Henry Rollins-ish look, and also applaud the bachelorette’s decision to choose him (Tom Selleck, pre-fame, went on twice and was rejected both times).
Karen Carpenter After a brief duet, the Carpenters split up and Karen Carpenter, in all her weird splendor, takes the reins.
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Farrah Fawcett From the days when Farrah was more known for her sculptures than her feathered hair, Fawcett has to choose between three haute-70s coiffed bachelors.
One contestant on the show was a young Tom Selleck but out of two appearances he was never chosen (I bet those bachelorettes were kicking themselves later!-- Photos from first prime-time show, October 1966. Karen Carlson, Miss America first runner-up, chooses from the three bachelors (at far right is "Man From U. 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. Arnold Schwarzenegger A way pre-gubernatorial Schwarzenegger shows off his funny side, instructing his bachelorettes “not to freak out” at the size of his measurements.Michael Jackson Back when “Rockin’ Robin” was in the number one spot, a baby-faced Michael Jackson stopped by the show to choose between several aspiring middle schoolers.