The Newlywed Game

Newlywed GameNetwork: ABC
Episodes: unknown (half-hour)
Seasons: Eight

TV show dates: July 11, 1966 — December 20, 1974
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Bob Eubanks (host) and Johnny Jacobs (announcer).

the newlywed game past TV show

TV show description:
Produced by Chuck Barris, this game show pits four newlywed couples against one another, to prove which pair know each other the best.

Host Bob Eubanks first sends the wives off stage while their husbands are left to answer a selection of questions dealing with their courtship, family, or marriages. Questions often refer to “making whoopee,” a way of asking about their sex life without offending the 1960s censors.

The couples are then reunited and the wives find out if they successfully predicted their husbands’ responses. The answers are printed on oversized cards which are often used to beat a mate over the head in the case of a wrong or embarrassing answer.

In the second half of the show, the husbands are shuffled off stage while their wives answer similar questions. They’re then reunited once again, hoping to end up being the couple that scores the most points.

The episode’s big winners are rewarded with a prize that was “chosen especially for you,” but in reality there was only one prize available each show. Prior to taping, the contestants pick which prize they want and then compete against other couples that want to win the same item. Furniture and appliances are often among the prizes.

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