His two-on-one pitted season villain Kelsey Poe against frequent crier Ashley I. told Chris about her concerns regarding Kelsey, Chris mentioned it to Kelsey.
This lead to the longest awkward silence ever recorded on the show.
Beginning in 1966, The Dating Game was often paired with The Newlywed Game.
This was especially true when the two shows entered syndication; in fact, in 1996 the revivals of both The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game were sold as a package called "The Dating-Newlywed Hour".
Some contestants appeared even after they were fairly well known, including a young Michael Jackson, Ron Howard, Maureen Mc Cormick, Barry Williams, Sally Field, Richard Dawson, Jay North, and Paul Lynde.
One standard trademark was that at the end of each episode, the host and winning contestants would blow a kiss to the viewers.
When the original format returned to the syndicated revival in 1997, these rules were readopted but there was more of a variety between bachelors and bachelorettes.
For the first season of the 1996 revival, The Dating Game used a different format.
Occasionally, the contestant was a bachelor who would ask questions to three bachelorettes.
Certain kinds of questions were "off-limits", such as name, age, occupation, and income.
Other contestants who appeared before becoming famous included The Carpenters, Jackson Bostwick, Joanna Cameron, Andy Kaufman (who went under the pseudonym Baji Kimran), Steve Martin, Burt Reynolds, John Ritter, Phil Hartman, Jennifer Granholm (Governor of Michigan from 2003–2010), Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Alex Kozinski.
Serial killer Rodney Alcala's episodes were shown during his murder spree and after he had been convicted of rape in California.
Jo Jo would later break Alex's heart after making out with him on top of a horse. While not a traditional two-on-one, Ben Higgins took both Emily Ferguson and Haley Ferguson on a date in their hometown of Las Vegas.