Match Game was the best afterschool show of the 1970s.
The humor was juvenile, and everything about it was cheap and tacky, but it made adulthood look like one long cocktail party—maybe even a “swingers” party.
One standard trademark was that at the end of each episode, the host and winning contestants would blow a kiss to the viewers.
The Dating Game was hosted by Jim Lange from its debut on ABC until the late 1970s syndicated series went off the air.
First Run December 20, 1965 – July 6, 1973 (ABC Daytime) October 6, 1966 – January 17, 1970 (ABC primetime) September 10, 1973 – September 1974 (Syndication) Second Run September 4, 1978 – September 1980 (Syndication) Third Run September 15, 1986 – September 8, 1989 (Syndication) Fourth Run September 9, 1996 – September 1999 (Syndication) The Dating Game is an ABC television show.
It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s.
before moving from Sunday to Saturday in 1966), Channel Hopped from Chile's Canal 13 to Univision in 1986, and from there, ran all the way up until April 17, 2015.
Everything from “Wednesday October 19, 1966 (DT)” to “Wednesday August 17, 1966” is included on this poll.Below is a complete The Dating Game episode list that spans the show's entire TV run.Photos from the individual The Dating Game episodes are listed along with the The Dating Game episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode.Many celebrities played the game looking for love themselves.The pre-stardom Farrah Fawcett, Suzanne Somers, Lindsay Wagner, Tom Selleck and Lee Majors appeared as "contestants" on the show in the 1960s and early 1970s.