YMMV: The Dating Game
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Serial killer Rodney Alcala appeared as a bachelor on September 13, 1978 despite being a convicted rapist and registered sex offender. Didn't seem to be the sanest guy of the three...and yet he was chosen, though the bachelorette apparently found him too creepy and refused to go on the date with him.
- Memetic Mutation: This is right up there with The Newlywed Game as one of the most parodied Game Shows.
- Replacement Scrappy: Brad Sherwood came off as very obnoxious and phony, often letting his wisecracks overshadow the rest of the game. Since Jim Lange was retired in the late 1990s, he was replaced by Chuck Woolery, who had plenty of experience in the similar Love Connection.
- The Weird Al Effect: Chances are if you've heard of The Dating Game, you may have seen one of the many spoofs before any episode of the actual show.