Five memorable TV dating show moments [VIDEO]

This woman's answer on The Newlywed Game became an urban legend

This woman's answer on The Newlywed Game became an urban legend

This week's cover story, A Salute to the Wingmen, follows the pickup artists of Minneapolis. Love 'em or hate 'em, these local guys are inspired to practice their mating skills by books like The Game and popular shows like The Pickup Artist.

Dating shows have been entertaining Americans for decades now--from The Dating Game to Love Connection to The Bachelorette. Below, we bring you five of the most memorable moments from TV dating shows.


Number Five:
"What is your husband's favorite condiment?" seems like a simple enough question. Apparently not, when you're on The Newlywed Game.

Number Four:
Bad Love Connection: Picky Linda spills all about her "fetishes"--she can't stand it when a man's shirt doesn't match his socks--then chooses mullet Mark for the worst date ever. Choice quote from the mullet: "She's a good-looking girl, but she's kind of pasty-looking."

Number Three:
"What's the first thing your husband does before he goes to bed?" the host of The Newlywed Game asks. Just count the times he has to keep asking the same thing...

Number Two:
Fourteen-year-old Michael Jackson forced onto The Dating Game. As if it's not awkward enough to see kids on the show, it's even worse given what we know now about Jackson's sad lack of a normal dating life.

Number One:

This blooper from The Newlywed Game is so legendary that even Bob Eubanks wasn't sure it really happened. Watch the result when he asks this: "Girls tell me where, specifically, is the strangest place you have gotten the urge to make whoopee?"