”, “I get embarrassed a lot, what are you going to do to make sure I don’t blush on our date?” Off limits are inquiries about a person’s age or income.Questions range from a variety of topics like, “If we were to be married, what type of unusual wedding would you dream up?
Created by Chuck Barris, each episode of the series features a bachelorette/bachelor who questions three bachelors/bachelorettes that are hidden from their view.
In the book, he claimed to have worked for the CIA as an assassin during the 1960s and ’70s, a claim which the CIA denied.
The multi-talented game show creator was also a songwriter, writing songs such as “Palisades Park” as well as music for his game shows. Though it only ran two years on NBC and four years in syndication, the show is still remembered for its wacky spoof of the talent show format.
The Philadelphia native also penned the 1962 pop song "Palisades Park," a tribute to the old amusement park in New Jersey that was a hit for Freddy Cannon and figured high on Barris' list of career achievements.
With his innovative shows, Barris changed the face of reality TV but was derided but critics who nicknamed him "The King of Schlock," "The Baron of Bad Taste" and "The Ayatollah of Trasherola." On , which aired on NBC and in syndication in daytime and primetime from 1976-80, amateurs took to the stage to demonstrate their so-called talent in front of three celebrity judges. Barris' original idea had been to create a show that featured fine performers, but in his search for talent, he frequently encountered awful acts.