79r: Bob Newhart / The Amazing Ryhthm Aces, Bruce Cockburn The Dating Zone Jim Lange..... And Bachelorette #3 is the Mata Hari of the group -- we don't know where she's from, and she doesn't know where she's from; her hobbies are staring and trying to milk animals that don't give milk; her favorite vegetable is herself, just kidding! Now, it's time to meet the lucky guy who gets to score with one of these luscious lovelies -- and I don't mean Poise! "The Dating Zone." [ dissolve to title card ] [ dissolve back to game show set ] Jim Lange: Alright, Don "Juan" Johnson!
Bachelorette #2 comes to us from Marina del Ray -- she enjoys decorating with snakes and piercing delicate tissue with hot-rinse precision tools, with whipped potatoes from 50 feet; let's say Hello to Shonda the Cat Lady! " [ Colleen bounces her head in every direction without saying a word ] Don Johnson: Bachelorette #3? [ Colleen continues to bounce her head in every direction without saying a word ] Don Johnson: #3?
Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included "The Dating Game," ''The Newlywed Game" and that infamous factory of cheese, "The Gong Show," has died. Barris died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York, according to publicist Paul Shefrin, who announced the death on behalf of Barris' family.Barris made game show history right off the bat, in 1966, with "The Dating Game," hosted by Jim Lange.The grinning, curly-haired Barris became a familiar face as creator and host of "The Gong Show," which aired from 1976 to 1980.Patterned after the Major Bowes Amateur Hour show that was a radio hit in the 1930s, the program featured performers who had peculiar talents and, often, no talent at all. Before I introduce tonight's lucky bachelor, why don't we get to know tonight's three lucky bachelorettes? [ the set slowly swivels around to reveal tonight's three bachelorettes ] Jim Lange: Bachelorette #1 hails from The Bronx, New York -- she collects swizzle sticks and cocktail napkins; a former go-go dancer, she hopes one day to be a go-go dancer again; meet: Iris de Flaminio! [ Jim guffaws loudly and touches his wrist with a sizzle ] Don Johnson: Who is -- who is that? Jim Lange: [ laughing ] Don, you're just gonna have to wait and find out! Don Johnson: [ reading ] Uh -- "Bachelorette #3: What animal would you say you are most like?
I'm Jim Lange, and I hope you're ready to play America's favorite past time -- "The Dating Zone"! Shonda the Cat Lady: Um -- what's that insect that bites the head off its mate during sex? And, last but not least -- [ new product slide appears ] An elegant Blt Buckle Hole Punch Kit by Fleschmaker! The game casts you in the role of a single father who has just moved to a new town with his teenage daughter.Although the two of you have been on your own for a while, the death of your spouse—you can specify if they were male or female—clearly still weighs on your mind.After the show became a hit on both daytime and nighttime TV, the Barris machine accelerated.New products included "The Newlywed Game," ''The Parent Game," ''The Family Game" and even "The Game Game."At one point Barris was supplying the television networks with 27 hours of entertainment a week, mostly in five-days-a-week daytime game shows.[ Don steps out relunctantly, carrying a bag of groceries ] Jim Lange: Well, Don, I guess you're just rarin' to go! He's an ordinary man who goes out to pick up a few groceries for his wife. [ slow pan across the bachelorettes ] Bachelorette #1, a sagging, burned-out boozehound; or Bachelorette #2, a bizarre deviant with a talent for torture; or Bachelorette #3, a woman-child whose mind swims with wisps of a life once pathetic... Don Johnson: [ looking at the card in his hand ] Do I -- do I have to read this? Don Johnson: You don't understand -- I-I love my wife. Don Johnson: Alright, uh -- [ reading the card ] "Bachelorette #1: If I were an ice cream cone... " Shonda the Cat Lady: Uhhhh -- uh, let's see, um...