Dating game show theme
Barris often came off as a nut case, but he was an astute businessman.As a pioneer of first-run syndication, he sold to stations after ABC canceled his shows, keeping them on the air.Four couples who had been married for a year or less competed by matching answers to questions about their spouses' likes and dislikes.
That was the behavior of a host who was bored to death." In October, ABC ordered a new version of , which bowed as an ABC daytime program in December 1965.Hosted by San Francisco radio personality Jim Lange, the program featured a bachelor or bachelorette asking three members of the opposite sex suggestive questions, then choosing one for a date.ABC's , produced by Barris and hosted by the cheeky Bob Eubanks, premiered in July 1966.Occasionally, the bachelor would ask questions to three bachelorettes.For this revival's first season, two formats were used.
Asked in the TV Archive interview if he really was an assassin, Barris replied: "I don't answer that question, ever.