In 2008, according to an article from The Hollywood Reporterthe network has taped comediennes Kim Coles (who previously hosted Pay it Off for BET) and Judy Gold respectively to host pilots of this show along with its sister show The Newlywed Game even though for this show they already had a female host with Elaine Joyce in 1986 until 1987 as they would incorporate modern elements like online dating sites.Michael Davies would executive produce both shows through his overall deal at Sony Pictures Television. Many celebrities appeared on the Dating Game over the years; here are a few of them: Main - Chuck Barris Background Music - "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf" by King Richard's Fluegel Knights Bachelor Intro cue - "Spanish Flea" by Herb Alpert Bachelorette Intro cue - "Whipped Cream" by Herb Alpert Date cue - "Lollipops and Roses" by Herb Alpert Prize Intro cue - "Boston Bust-Out" by Jimmy Mc Griff Think cue - "Ladyfingers" by Herb Alpert Think cue - "Lemon Tree" by Herb Alpert Times Up cue - "Love Sickness" by Milton Delugg Turntable cue - "Fantail" by Count Basie Open Theme - Chuck Barris Close Theme - "Little Rosie" by Chuck Barris Bachelor Chooser Intro cue - "Spanish Flea" by Herb Alpert Bachelorette Chooser Intro cue - "Whipped Cream" by Herb Alpert Post-Bachelor Intro cue - "Mother Trucker" by Chuck Barris Prize Intro cue - "Boston Bust-Out" by Jimmy Mc Griff Original - Milton Delugg Alternative - Chuck Barris A Party Pak 45 rpm record narrated by Jim Lange was released in 1968, it was packed together with postcard invitations, name tags and scorecards for six people to play The Dating Game at home.
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He says they refuse to play Spanish Flea when it's requested because "it's not a real Mexican song." __________________ 'Never say "no" to adventure. Otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.' -- Commander Caractacus Pott, R.
When people (mostly Americans) usually hear "Spanish Flea," the initial reaction is that it's "the Dating Game show theme." The song, and this version of it, was in fact used for many years as the theme song of the popular television show.
Once it was picked, the person in question would reveal the reason behind the fact to the hopeful single.
After a round of questioning, the bachelor/bachelorette chose their date.On January 22nd 1967, Abbe Lane performed a Spanish language version of "Spanish Flea" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show' (she sang it a medley with "Call Me" and "La Bamba")...One year earlier on March 13th, 1966 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass's version of the song entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on April 10th, 1966 it peaked at #27 (for 2 weeks)...After that, the question round was conducted in its usual fashion, with the bachelor/bachelorette picking who they thought had the best personality out of the three.After the choices were made, the contestant was then prompted to choose between their choice for best looking or best personality.The same question could be asked to multiple bachelors.