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The Dating Game TV show began as a daytime game show.
Then in October of 1966, ABC moved the series to their Thursday night prime-time schedule at PM to replace "The Tammy Grimes Show" that only survived a few episodes.
When time runs out on the question and answer session, host Jim Lange asks the contestant to choose who he/she would like to share a dinner date with.
A standard trademark of the show closes each episode with the host and winning contestants blowing a kiss to the viewers at home.
In total, the Dating Game TV show has had 2035 episodes!
The questions asked on the Dating Game were masterfull inuendos, often with sexual undertones.
For example, a question might be, "After we enjoy a delicious gourmet meal on our date, what would you want for dessert?
" and the answer might be, "I won't say what the dessert would be but it will involve whipped cream" or something like that.
For its final three seasons in prime-time, the Dating Game was followed by "The Newlywed Game" which was also produced by Chuck Barris and the sexual inuendos were even more flagrant.