Cream dating game
Even Saturday Night Live parodied The Dating Game twice.
Originally in 1980 as The Dating Zone in which combined The Dating Game and The Twilight Zone hosted by Jim Lange (played by Bill Murray) with Don Johnson (played by Bob Newhart) as a clueless, unwilling contestant that was pulled off the street and was forced to choose between three perverse women.
After the bacherlorette sees her choice of date, namely Squiggy, she refuses to go out with him, at which point Squiggy asks Lange to let Lenny be his date.
The show was also parodied on the hit NBC sitcom Punky Brewster in the 1987 episode called "The Matchmaker". This was where Betty Johnson appeared as a contestant trying to win the date with one Chuck Mc Kinley (Johnny Brown from Good Times). The commercial starts with a Jim Lange-type host asking the generic male contestant "So are you ready to meet your date? " while the husband on the left side of the bed says: "I'm so happy for them!