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A pre-America's Funniest Home Videos Bob Saget appeared on The Dating Game for the 1st time. " following by a camera showing a half-smiling farmer along with his black cow as it then shows a shot of the set along with the logo while the announcer says that "not everything can be as good as the original, but Diet Dr. Pepper Phil Hartman, following his appearance on The Dating Game, designed an album cover for the 1979 Poco LP Legend. The 1979 crime drama film The Onion Field (based on the true crime book from 1973 by Joseph Wambaugh of the same name) has a brief clip of The Dating Game being played on TV in prison.Before he took over the hosting duties from would-be 2016 Presidential candidate Donald J. on The New Celebrity Apprentice, Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared as a bachelor on The Dating Game. After appearing on The Dating Game in 1972, Ron Howard made his mark in the director's chair with 1977's Grand Theft Auto (not to be confused with the popular video game franchise of the same name). The Dating Game was spoofed on the popular You Tube internet series The Annoying Orange.Carol Burnett plays a nervous nerdy girl named "Annie" having a terrible experience with dating.After looking at the bachelorettes, she chooses #3.This game show sketch was called "Pick Your Pet" and was the first game show spoofing skit on Sesame Street.
Sesame Street also had a variation on the premise and concept of Dating Game, only the contestant would have to choose a pet animal. (Sharon) Contestant #1, I believe first impressions last forever, So let's say you were to come over to my parents' house And have dinner with me and my family.Let's see, hmm, well I'd have to think about it I might show up in a tux, ha! I'd probably just show up naked like I always do And look your mama in the eye and tell her fuck you!The swinging bachelor, played by Harvey Korman, unwittingly selects Bachelorette #3 (Conway) much to the disgust of Burnett and Ballard.The show was also parodied on the hit NBC sitcom Punky Brewster in the 1987 episode called "The Matchmaker". This was where Betty Johnson appeared as a contestant trying to win the date with one Chuck Mc Kinley (Johnny Brown from Good Times).