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December 13, 2010 7:45 PM   Subscribe

The Dating Game’s 10 best celebrity contestants. (MLYT)

Here's a list of celebrities that were on the show.
posted by gman (22 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
From the second link: Jackson Bostwick (Shazam!) AND H.R. Pufenstuf? Man, that right there is the cream of the crop in early 70's Saturday morning children's entertainment when I was a kid.
posted by KingEdRa at 8:04 PM on December 13, 2010


Andy Kaufman. ( Baji Kimran) "WHAT?..."
sad, i watched some of these when they aired
adam west on 'dating game'? man, thats just erotic.

posted by clavdivs at 8:05 PM on December 13, 2010


Phyllis Diller, rocked.
posted by oddman at 8:09 PM on December 13, 2010


John Ritter totally rocked...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 8:12 PM on December 13, 2010


Dammit, now I want to date Steve Martin.

Steve, if you're reading this - you, me, and a goodwill. Let's make it happen.
posted by mannequito at 8:24 PM on December 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


God I love that Spanish Flea.
posted by Rhomboid at 8:33 PM on December 13, 2010


John Ritter looks like Kenneth from 30 Rock.
posted by cazoo at 8:37 PM on December 13, 2010


Check out the ending at 4:40 of the Farrah Fawcett tape.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:50 PM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Tom Selleck, pre-fame, went on twice and was rejected both times.

I love these little reminders that there truly is no such thing as a universally attractive person.
posted by orange swan at 9:40 PM on December 13, 2010


I love these little reminders that there truly is no such thing as a universally attractive person.

Aldo Cella knew what women liked.
posted by maxwelton at 10:24 PM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I came in here on the edge of my seat, hoping and wishing, that Paul Lynde made the cut, but no! Who would trust a website that ranks the New Kids' Christmas album as one of the worst ever, anyway?

(I want to see the Phil Hartman footage on here! I mean, besides Schhhprockets.)
posted by Mael Oui at 10:26 PM on December 13, 2010


No Rodney Alcala? Well, maybe not the best celebrity contestant, but he did win.
posted by empyrean at 10:33 PM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


No Harlan Ellison? (Rumor is that tape was destroyed.)
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 11:19 PM on December 13, 2010


I love these little reminders that there truly is no such thing as a universally attractive person.

I hate these little reminders that celebrity trumps all.
posted by victors at 11:40 PM on December 13, 2010


No Harlan Ellison? (Rumor is that tape was destroyed.)

Even Ellison said that his segment was never broadcast. Of course, the site says that almost all the daytime show tapes were routinely destroyed, so we're lucky to get some of the earlier shows at all.

Ken Levine says that he was kicked off, too.
posted by maudlin at 12:02 AM on December 14, 2010


The son of friends of the family (who was involved with someone at the time)-- went on it and was picked by the woman (who was ALSO seeing someone else). Both of the SOs were pissed.
posted by brujita at 12:54 AM on December 14, 2010


Arnold Schwarzenegger's accent hasn't changed since 1973? Perhaps when he speaks in German one would notice he has been living in the United States for 40 years, but his English in 1973 was no better than today.
posted by three blind mice at 2:00 AM on December 14, 2010


I have a theory that your language skills will not improve after you reach a level where you are intelligible to the majority of people you interact with. Plus, if you look like Arnold people mostly stare at you in awe anway, so social feedback for improvement is probably not as effective.
posted by Dr Dracator at 4:52 AM on December 14, 2010


This post should've been immediately followed by one about The Newlywed Game.
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:04 AM on December 14, 2010


What I wanna know is who went on the Dating Game while tripping.
posted by telstar at 10:59 AM on December 14, 2010


I love these little reminders that there truly is no such thing as a universally attractive person.

Contestants were chosen for entertainment, not purely attractiveness, orange swan. Studies have shown beauty is not only fairly universal, but predisposed (babies look at beautiful faces longer than ugly ones).


Arnold Schwarzenegger's accent hasn't changed since 1973? Perhaps when he speaks in German one would notice he has been living in the United States for 40 years, but his English in 1973 was no better than today.

three blind mice: That's because he learned the English phoneme set after age 8. Most people cannot add phonemes after that age, so accents don't improve for late-learned languages. I can think of Asians I've known with large English vocabularies, have lived in the US for decades, and are barely intelligible to many people unfamiliar with their accents.
posted by IAmBroom at 9:15 AM on December 15, 2010


I want to know who Karen Carpenter picked!

...these were great, thanks.
posted by not_on_display at 11:49 PM on December 15, 2010


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