Theme from dating game
Mere moments before the show goes on the air Conway accidentally causes a wardrobe malfunction on Lawrence's dress, causing her to run offstage screaming.Just as the opening theme plays, Conway, seeing no other alternative, covers himself with Lawrence's dress and sits in the Bachelor #3 chair.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).
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. The commercial starts with a Jim Lange-type host asking the generic male contestant "So are you ready to meet your date? " while the husband on the left side of the bed says: "I'm so happy for them! Pepper commercial also called "The Mating Game" was a parody of the show.