ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it continued in syndication for another year (1973–1974) as The New Dating Game.The program was revived three additional times in syndication afterwards.The Glenn Miller Orchestra did a rendition of the song as the last track on the album "Something New: The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays the Tijuana Brass" (1966) Allan Sherman did a parody of this song on his album Togetherness (1967).Another parodic cover version, spoofing Alpert's version, appeared on the mock Alpert tribute album Sour Cream & Other Delights by the Frivolous Five.A young woman asked provocative questions of three bachelors who sat on stools behind a large wall.After questioning, the "bachelorette" chose one of the bachelors for her date, based only on how they answered her questions.
"Spanish Flea" is a popular song written by Julius Wechter in the 1960s with lyrics by Cissy Wechter. 24 and gaining a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental.It was the first Game Show to enter Reality TV territory, in that the winning couple actually went on a date after the show.It was so popular in its original run that it inspired a flavor of ice cream.He says they refuse to play Spanish Flea when it's requested because "it's not a real Mexican song." __________________ 'Never say "no" to adventure. Otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.' -- Commander Caractacus Pott, R. Proceed to download Herb Alpert - Theme From The Dating Game ."Spanish Flea" was also covered by Trudy Pitts on her debut album Introducing the Fabulous Trudy Pitts (1967), by the Doodletown Pipers on The Doodletown Pipers Sing-along '67 (1967) and by Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley on Kaleidoscopic Vibrations: Spotlight on the Moog, also recorded in 1967.Julius Wechter himself, with his Baja Marimba Band, recorded the song on the 1971 album As Time Goes By. I mean, this is almost worth digging up some money to start a smarmy "Dating Game" type show, just so I can use "Spanish Flea" as the theme.Speaking of odd themes, I seem to remember Family Film Festival hosted by "Popeye" Tom Hatten on L.First Run December 20, 1965 – July 6, 1973 (ABC Daytime) October 6, 1966 – January 17, 1970 (ABC primetime) September 10, 1973 – September 1974 (Syndication) Second Run September 4, 1978 – September 1980 (Syndication) Third Run September 15, 1986 – September 8, 1989 (Syndication) Fourth Run September 9, 1996 – September 1999 (Syndication) The Dating Game is an ABC television show.It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s.