The dating game show theme song
Another parodic cover version, spoofing Alpert's version, appeared on the mock Alpert tribute album Sour Cream & Other Delights by the Frivolous Five.
In addition to its use in The Dating Game, the song has been used in a variety of film and television soundtracks.
The 1986 revival was hosted by Elaine Joyce for its first season and Jeff Mac Gregor for its remaining two seasons.
When the show was revived with a different format in 1996, Brad Sherwood was named as its host.
This was Geoff Edwards' shining moment - emotionally torturing his overly-excited contestants for laughs.
But apparently, they’re not the only indie artists featured in the game.
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.
.” Usually heard during the “Boys entrance scene” in which three “bachelors” were introduced, who would be asked a series of questions by a “bachelorette” before she picked her “date,” otherwise sight unseen.
IMDB says the show also used the Herb Alpert songs “Whipped Cream” for the “Girl’s entrance theme,” and “Lollipops and Roses” when the winning bachelor was announced.
Julius Wechter himself, with his Baja Marimba Band, recorded the song on the 1971 album As Time Goes By.