Friday, December 28, 2007

"The Newlywed Game"

Third of a four-part series.

Today, we continue following the course of love on television. Previously, we looked at “The Dating Game,” and then, “The Honeymooners.”

Now for a look at “The Newlywed Game.”

The game show was hosted by Bob Eubanks, and ran from 1966 to 1974.

It featured four couples, competing to see which couple knew their spouses the best. While their spouses were offstage, the other partner would answer Eubanks’ short series of questions. The couples would then be reunited and try to match answers. The process would be repeated with the other spouse going offstage, coming back and answering questions.

God help the poor spouses who endured being whacked with the answer cards when they didn’t match answers.

For more on “The Newlywed Game,” go to

Check out this clip from It’s a riot.

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