The dating game introduction

Once Andrew* found himself suddenly single after the end of his 11-year marriage, he's been pleasantly surprised at his return to the world of dating.

Soon after separating about 12 months ago, the father-of-two began checking out dating sites.

Andy Kaufman’s stretch as an object of cultural attention was surprisingly short, 1975 to 1984, yet he packed a remarkable number of first-rate stunts into that time, including boorishly challenging to beat any female alive at wrasslin’ and spending his off-days as a key player on the sitcom as a contestant vying for the favor of comely Patrice Burke, identified in host Jim Lange’s intro as a “chronic disco dancer” who wants to know whether “the Hustle [can] really clear up the stress in the lower tract” (your guess is as good as mine).

In hindsight it’s clear that Kaufman was in full-on Latka Gravas mode on this occasion, although in the guise of “Baji Kimran.” It’s a pity, really, that Kaufman’s refusal to play by the games of the entertainment industry precluded a regular career as a thespian, because his acting here is truly nonpareil.

I probably thought she was out of my league," says Andrew. * I get my best relationship advice from my ex-boyfriend * 7 useful dating tips I've picked up from watching 'The Bachelor JUGGLING ACTStill living with his ex-partner and children at the time, Andrew says he sometimes snuck out in the evenings to meet dates, as he made the most of his return to single life.

Having shared custody of his children – a week on, a week off – has meant that dates have been spaced out accordingly."(But) I feel like when you're seeing someone new, a week between catch-ups is fine.The questions were designed by the show’s writers to elicit sexy answers. “They wanted a boy and a girl,” he said in a 1992 interview with the Bay Area Radio Digest.“They wanted the boy to do sports and the girl to do the dances and stuff that was going on in the Twin Cities – very sexist – and play music once a week.” He hosted that show for two years before attending the University of Minnesota and doing a three-year stint in the Marines, according to the Bay Area Radio Museum.His big break on network TV came in 1962 when he was made an announcer and sidekick on “The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show.” Later, after “The Dating Game” brought him national recognition, he also hosted the game shows “Hollywood Connection,” “0,000 Name That Tune” and “The New Newlywed Game.” Lang also worked as a disc jockey for decades in Los Angeles and the Bay Area and upon his retirement from broadcasting in 2005, he was the morning DJ for KABL-FM, which specializes in playing classics from the Big Band era to the 1970s.“As much as he’s known for his television work, his real love was radio,” his wife said.

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