“Never Too Late to Date,” produced by resident Phil Doran in conjunction with the Video Club of Laguna Woods, will premiere on Channel 6-TV this fall. “We’re looking for people who are fun, perky, outgoing, legally single and lookin’ for love,” says Doran, who worked on the original “Dating Game” show in the 1960s.
An open casting call for male and female contestants will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “The idea is to get a database to find out how many single men we have.
Please welcomefrom San Francisco, California Peggy Inneed. JIM: Bachelor number 1, please say hello to Peggy Inneed.
Middle row from left: Gloria d’Simone, Allen Fortson, Danielle Schuster, Ellen Van Houten. LAGUNA WOODS – It was kitschy; it was campy; but it was one of the highest rated game shows on daytime TV.“He saw our beards and long hair and said, ‘Oh my God, hippies in high places,’” Doran remembers.Characters: Jim Lame: Host of the Dating Game Rocky: Bachelor #1, 70s hard rock, biker-type, stoner Jesse: Bachelor #2, clean cut, all-American guy Danny: Bachelor #3, 70s disco dude with large afro Peggy Inneed: Bachelorette, 70s hippy chick Announcer: Voice only, off stage (or Jim Lame can do this part) Make-up Artist: No speaking part, just a short stage appearance Scene/Setting: 1970s game show spoof of The Dating Game Plot: Typical to the original TV show, this bachelorette will choose one man to go out on a date. Bachelors 1 and 3 are less than desirable and Bachelor #2 represents Jesus. Choosing life and peace over what the world has to offer. (Bachelors ENTER STAGE LEFT in order 1-3 and each stand in front of their stools.) JIM: Bachelor number one, please tell us your name and where youre from. Props: Background set to resemble The Dating Game, three stools, one chair or a fourth stool, a directors chair, appropriate costuming, theme show music with logo and kisses for screens, index cards for Peggys questions, CDs to play during the skit as directed below. Welcome to another exciting episode of THE D-A-T-I-N-G G-A-M-E! In just a moment you will meet a young lady who will have the opportunity to choose one lucky man for a fabulous date, based only on their answers to her questions. I recommend playing about 10-15 seconds of each making sure the chorus is played. Music fades.) JIM: (To audience) Good Evening, Everyone.