But it appealed to our most basic Darwinian instinct: selecting a good mate.You can't go wrong when a show's premise is hard-wired into human DNA.
The program was an enormous hit and inspired 1966's The Newlywed Game.
Barris followed that with an assortment of new shows, and also branched out into literature with You And Me, Babe, a bestseller based on his relationship with his first wife.
So as a Many people assume that we shaped our responses to win over the young lady, either by mumbling something vaguely romantic, or by faking a French accent.
But in fact our real goal was to impress the producer, because then we might be invited back on the show.
Jim Lange died this week, and a familiar voice is gone from the ether.
He was primarily a radio guy, but my memories of Lange will always be of his most famous on-air presence: hosting the popular network TV show aired five days a week from 1965 through the 1970s in its original incarnation.wasn't social commentary, political analysis, Shakespearean-level drama or even blunt-force comedy.It was just the televised equivalent of meeting someone at a bar.Clearly, the demands on the bachelors were tougher than on the women who were grilling them.Ever since the infamous quiz show scandals of the 1950s, the feds had insisted that TV game shows be honest -- or that at least they didn't cheat.(In addition to his game show gigs, Barris also claimed to be a hit man for the CIA.