The Amazing Race 26
The Amazing Race 26 is the 26th installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. In this installment, eleven teams of dating couples competed in a race around the world for a $1 million grand prize; the season premiered on CBS for the 2014–15 television season with a special 90-minute episode on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Following the premiere, the program aired in the same time slot that the previous season of The Amazing Race took; the season finale aired on May 15, 2015. Blind date couple Laura Pierson & Tyler Adams, known as "Team SoCal," were the winners of the 26th season of The Amazing Race; this season covered 35,000 miles, five continents, eight countries, including visits to Japan, Namibia and for the first time Monaco. In some legs of the Race, a special clue was available. Teams that received the special clue were given a Date Night reward, an opportunity to participate in a romantic activity; the Save from the previous season returned for this season but was unaired and unused.
It could be obtained during the 3rd leg of the Race by completing both sides of the Detour. For the second season in a row, four teams competed in the final leg of the Race. However, the host of the show, Phil Keoghan, eliminated one team in the middle of the final leg, leaving only three teams to race to the Finish Line for the $1 million grand prize. Starting with this season, the scenes in which host Phil Keoghan describes the country and Pit Stop was removed and was replaced with the teams discussing what happened during the previous episode or a team having their date night before the next leg began; the cast included Olympic couple Aly Dudek and Steven Langton, as well as New Kids on the Block member Jonathan Knight, racing with his boyfriend, Harley Rodriguez. This season was the first in the history of the American edition, or any international edition of the program, which did not include at least one all-female team; the reasons for not casting at least one lesbian dating couple, whether preexisting or blind date, are unknown.
In June 2015, Jackie Ibarra and Jeff Weldon were revealed as additional contestants to the show on the seventeenth season of fellow CBS reality show Big Brother. Weldon was evicted third on Day 29. Ibarra was evicted eighth during a double eviction on Day 57, became the second member of the jury. Travelocity and Ford continued their sponsorships with The Amazing Race. Fitbit became a new sponsor this season; each team member received Fitbit devices, which were used in one of the tasks in Leg 10. This was the last season to have Ford as a sponsor for the show; the following teams participated in the Race. A red team placement means. An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg and had to perform a Speed Bump during the next leg of the Race. A brown ⊃ or an cyan ⋑ indicates that the team chose to use one of the two U-Turns in a Double U-Turn, respectively. A purple ε indicates. An underlined leg number indicates that there was no mandatory rest period at the Pit Stop and all teams were ordered to continue racing.
The first place team was still awarded a prize for that leg. An underlined team placement indicates that the team came in last on a "continue racing" leg but was not eliminated at the end of the leg. Teams were warned; the prize for each leg was awarded to the first place team for that corresponding leg of the Race. The Date Night reward was a romantic activity at the Pit Stop, its invitation was found at random inside a clue envelope. Leg 1 – The Express Pass – an item that can be used during the Race to skip any one task of the team's choosing. Leg 2 – Fitbit watches and a fitness package for each team member, plus a personal chef, cooking lessons and a one-year gym membership or a year of fresh grocery delivery. Date Night: A trip to a Japanese hot spring - Harley & Jonathan won this. Leg 3 – A trip for two to Prague, Czech Republic Date Night: A romantic evening on the beach at the Pit Stop - Bergen & Kurt won this, however the prize was given to Matt & Ashley Leg 4 – A trip for two to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Date Night: A romantic evening on a water boat at Chao Phraya River - Laura & Tyler won this Leg 5 – A 2015 Ford Focus for each racer.
Date Night: A romantic evening at the Bavarian Public Observatory - Mike & Rochelle won this Leg 6 – A trip for two to Cape Town, South Africa Date Night: A romantic evening at a hotel on the French Riviera - Laura & Tyler won this Leg 7 – $5000 each Date Night: Massages - Laura & Tyler won this. Leg 8 – A trip for two to Queenstown, New Zealand Leg 9 – A trip for two to Seoul, South Korea Date Night: Jelani & Jenny won this. Leg 10 – A Fitbit package for each racer, a phone and laptop of the racer's choice, either home gym equipment or a one-year gym membership. Date Night: A romantic dinner with a performance from a mummy - Jelani & Jenny won this. Leg 11 – A trip for two to Goa, India Leg 12 – US $1 million Episode titles are taken from quotes made by the racers. "Great Way to Start a Relationship" – Hayley "I Got the Smartest Dude" – Jackie and Laura "#MurphysLaw" – Harley "The Great Amazing Nasty Race" – Hayley "Get in That Lederhosen, Baby" – Tyler "Smells Like a Million Bucks" – Tyler "Back in Business" – Hayley "Moment of Truth" – Tyler "Can I Get a Hot Tub!"
Julia Carolyn Margaret Morris is an Australian comedian, writer, television presenter and television producer who has worked extensively in Australian television and radio, touring the country with her solo comedy shows. She relocated to the United Kingdom in 2000, appearing on British television returned to Australia in 2007. Morris was educated at St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, St Joseph's Catholic College, East Gosford, Santa Sabina College and the Ensemble Theatre School, she attended acting school for two years in Los Angeles. Morris married British comedian Dan Thomas in Las Vegas on 31 December 2005; the couple are living in Sydney. Morris's first television appearance was in 1985, aged 17, as a contestant on the talent show New Faces, she performed "Holding Out for a Hero", a Jim Steinman song made famous by Bonnie Tyler, tied for first place. After several years in variety and stand-up, Morris's her big break came when she joined the ensemble cast of the hit Australian sketch comedy series Full Frontal in 1995.
This led to hosting roles on Great Aussie Bloopers and "The Morris Report" on the live variety series In Melbourne Tonight, as well as regular appearances on The Midday Show, Good Morning Australia and the Beast and Who Dares Wins as well as the action series Gladiators. Morris relocated to the United Kingdom in 2000; as well as stand-up, she made appearances on the TV quiz QI, an episode of the sitcom Not Going Out playing a successful beautician, in the sixth episode of season three of Kathy Griffin's My Life on the D-List, offering advice on the British audiences. Morris had a stint presenting the BBC's Liquid News show in 2002. Since her return to Australia in 2007, Morris has made appearances on Thank God You're Here, Good News Week and Specks, Rove Live, The Singing Office and It Takes Two, she won the third season of the reality singing series It Takes Two, in which she was partnered with opera singer David Hobson. Her winnings were donated to the Emily Tapp Foundation, a charity dedicated to melanoma awareness and prevention.
She has appeared in a series of commercials for All-Bran cereal, which featured fellow actress and comedian Helen Dallimore. Morris was the winning contestant on the 2011 series of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia, beating teammate Jason Coleman, model Jesinta Campbell and AFL footballer Shane Crawford. Since 2012, Morris has starred as Gemma Crabb in the Nine Network's Melbourne-made drama series House Husbands; the show commenced a second season on 8 April 2013. In April 2013, Morris was announced as the new host of television talent show Australia's Got Talent, which has switched from the Seven Network to the Nine Network. On 1 February 2015, Morris began co-hosting the Australian version of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! with Chris Brown on Network Ten. In 2018, it was announced that she would host a local version of Saturday Night Takeaway alongside Chris Brown. It's set to air on Network 10 with the name Chris & Julia's Sunday Night Takeaway. Morris tours international comedy festivals, appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, South Africa's Vodacom Funny Festival, Montreal's Just For Laughs and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
She won a Herald Angel Award at the 2001 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Time Out magazine's Comedy Performer of the Year Award in 2004. She is a former manager of Sydney's Comedy Store venue. In 1999 Morris toured in the critically acclaimed Australian production of the Off-Broadway musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; as herself Official website Julia Morris on IMDb BBC News article discussing the Liquid News presenter lineup, August 2002 Review at chortle.co.uk Review of 2003 Edinburgh Festival show Will You Kids Get Out Of That Pool Please! Review of 2004 Brighton Comedy Festival show Lady Julia Morris Live Julia Morris biography – It Takes Two website
"Real life" is a phrase used in literature to distinguish between the real world and fictional or idealized worlds, in acting to distinguish between performers and the characters they portray. More it has become a popular term on the Internet to describe events, people and interactions occurring offline, it is used as a metaphor to distinguish life in a vocational setting as opposed to an academic one. When used to distinguish from fictional worlds or universes against the consensus reality of the reader, the term has a long history: Authors, as a rule, attempt to select and portray types met with in their entirety, but these types are more real than real life itself. In her 1788 work, Original Stories from Real Life; as phrased by Gary Kelly, writing about the work, "The phrase ‘real life’ strengthens ‘original’, excluding both the artificial and the fictional or imaginary."Similarly, the phrase can be used to distinguish an actor from a character, e.g. "In real life, he has a British accent" or "In real life, he lives in Los Angeles."
There is a related but distinct usage among role-players and historical reenactors, to distinguish the fantasy or historical context from the actual world and the role-player or actor from the character, e.g. "What do you do in real life?" or "Where do you live in real life?" On the Internet, "real life" refers to life offline. Online, the initialism "IRL" stands for "in real life", with the meaning "not on the Internet". For example, while Internet users may speak of having "met" someone that they have contacted via online chat or in an online gaming context, to say that they met someone "in real life" is to say that they encountered them at a physical location. Some, arguing that the Internet is part of real life, prefer to use "away from the keyboard", e.g. the documentary TPB AFK. Some sociologists engaged in the study of the Internet have predicted that someday, a distinction between online and offline worlds may seem "quaint", noting that certain types of online activity, such as sexual intrigues, have made a full transition to complete legitimacy and "reality".
The initialism "RL" stands for "real life" and "IRL" for "in real life." For example, one can speak of "meeting IRL" someone whom one has met online, such as in "LMIRL". It may be used to express an inability to use the Internet for a time due to "RL problems"; some internet users use the idioms "face time", "meatspace", or "meat world", which contrast with the term "cyberspace". "Meatspace" has appeared in science fiction literature. Some early uses of the term include a post to the Usenet newsgroup austin.public-net in 1993 and an article in The Seattle Times about John Perry Barlow in 1995. The term entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 2000; the phrase is used to distinguish academic life from work in other sectors, in a manner similar to the term "real world". A person with experience in "real life" or the "real world" has experience beyond book-learning, it may be used pejoratively, to distinguish other insular subcultures, work environments, or lifestyles from more traditional social and professional activities.
The terms "real life" and "the real world" may be used to describe adulthood and the adult world as distinct from childhood and adolescence. Meatspace from the Jargon File. Meatspace from Oxford Dictionaries Online "Origin of the term meatspace?". Retrieved 2008-04-02. "Word Spy - meatspace". Retrieved 2008-04-02
Simon John Pegg is an English actor, comedian and producer. Pegg came to public prominence in Britain as the co-creator of the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced, directed by Edgar Wright, he went on to co-write and star in the Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End. He and Nick Frost starred in the sci-fi film Paul. Pegg portrays Benji Dunn in the Mission: Impossible film series and played Montgomery Scott in Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek Beyond, co-writing the latter. Pegg was born and raised in Brockworth, the son of Gillian Rosemary, a former civil servant, John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician and keyboard salesman, his parents divorced when he was seven and he took the surname of his stepfather after his mother remarried. Pegg attended Castle Hill Primary School, Brockworth Comprehensive Secondary School, The King's School, Gloucester. Pegg moved to Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire when he was 16 and studied English Literature and Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon College.
He graduated from the University of Bristol in 1991 with a BA in Theatre and Television, titling his undergraduate thesis "A Marxist overview of popular 1970s cinema and hegemonic discourses". While there, he performed as a member of a comedy troupe called David Icke and the Orphans of Jesus, alongside David Walliams, Dominik Diamond, Jason Bradbury. Pegg's early appearances in TV series and films include Asylum, Six Pairs of Pants, Faith in the Future, Big Train and Hippies. Between 1998 and 2004, Pegg was featured on BBC Radio 4's The 99p Challenge. Pegg's other credits include appearances in the World War II mini-series Band of Brothers, he played various roles during the tour of Steve Coogan's 1998 live stage show The Man Who Thinks He's It. In 1999, he co-wrote the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced with Jessica Stevenson; the series was directed by Edgar Wright, with whom Pegg and Stevenson had worked on Asylum, Pegg wrote the character of Mike Watt for his friend Nick Frost. For his performance in this series, Pegg was nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Male Comedy Newcomer.
The experience of making a Spaced fantasy sequence featuring zombies led to Pegg and Wright co-writing the "romantic zombie comedy" film Shaun of the Dead, released in April 2004, in which Pegg starred. At George A. Romero's invitation and Wright made cameo appearances in Romero's zombie film, Land of the Dead. In 2004, Pegg starred in a spin-off of the television show Danger! 50,000 Volts! called Danger! 50,000 Zombies!, in which he played a zombie hunter named Dr. Fell, he played mutant bounty hunter Johnny Alpha, the Strontium Dog, in a series of Big Finish Productions audio plays based on the character from British comic 2000 AD. Pegg appeared in Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who audio story Invaders From Mars as Don Chaney, appeared in the Doctor Who television series, playing the Editor in the 2005 episode "The Long Game", he narrated the first series of the "making-of" documentary series Doctor Who Confidential. Upon completion of Shaun of the Dead, Pegg was questioned as to whether he would be abandoning the British film industry for Hollywood, he replied, "It's not like we're going to go away and do, I don't know, Mission: Impossible III", picking the title of an imaginary blockbuster.
When the film Mission: Impossible III was subsequently made, Pegg appeared in it as Benji Dunn, an IMF technician who assists Tom Cruise's character Ethan Hunt. He reprised the role in the sequel films Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Mission: Impossible – Fallout. In 2006, he played Gus in Big Nothing alongside David Schwimmer; the same year and Wright completed their second film, Hot Fuzz, released in February 2007. The film is a police-action movie homage and stars Nick Frost, in which Pegg plays Nicholas Angel, a London policeman transferred to rural Sandford, a fictional village where grisly events take place. In 2007, Pegg starred in The Good Night and Run Fatboy Run directed by David Schwimmer and co-starring Thandie Newton and Hank Azaria. In 2008, he wrote the dialogue for an English language re-release of the cult 2006 animated Norwegian film, Free Jimmy. Pegg received screenwriting credit for this, Pegg voiced one of the main characters in the English-language version, which has an international range of actors including Woody Harrelson.
Pegg co-wrote the script for a film called Paul, about two young men who encounter a comedic extraterrestrial alien during a road trip across the US. The completed script appeared on the 2008 "Brit List", a film-industry-compiled survey of the best unproduced British screenplays, inspired by the American Black List. In those films and in Spaced, Pegg plays the leading hero while Frost plays the sidekick; however Paul reverses this dynamic. The film was produced, was released in 2011. Pegg played engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in Star Trek, the eleventh film in the Star Trek film series, released 8 May 2009, he reprised the role in the 2013 film Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond co-writing the latter. In 2010 he appeared as William Burke in Burke and Hare, a film directed by John Landis about two Ulstermen who were notorious murderers and bodysnatchers in early 19th-century Edinburgh, his likeness was used for the character of Wee Hughie in the comic book series The Boys.
Blind Date (1987 film)
Blind Date is a 1987 romantic comedy film, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bruce Willis, in his first leading film role, Kim Basinger. Blind Date earned negative reviews from critics, but was a financial success and opened at number one at the box office. Walter Davis allows Ted, to set him up on a blind date with his wife's cousin, Nadia. Nadia is shy and the two experience some awkwardness. However, as the evening goes on, Nadia begins to behave in a wild manner. To make matters worse, Nadia's jealous ex-boyfriend, shows up and exacerbates the situation by stalking the couple all night and attempting to assault Walter several times ramming Walter's car with his own. Walter ends up being driven insane by David's pursuit, he forces David to do a moonwalk before firing at the frightened man's feet. Nadia posts agrees to marry David if he will help Walter avoid prison time. Before the wedding, Walter gives Nadia chocolates filled with brandy. Walter attempts to stop the wedding. Chaos ensues.
In the end, Nadia humiliates David by rejecting him to the delight of their guests as she and Walter decide to give their relationship another shot. The final scene shows Nadia and Walter on their honeymoon on a beach, with a two liter bottle of Coca-Cola chilling instead of champagne. Bruce Willis as Walter Davis Kim Basinger as Nadia Gates John Larroquette as David Bedford William Daniels as Judge Harold Bedford George Coe as Harry Gruen Mark Blum as Denny Gordon Phil Hartman as Ted Davis Stephanie Faracy as Susie Davis Alice Hirson as Muriel Bedford Stanley Jordan as himself Graham Stark as Jordan the Butler Joyce Van Patten as Nadia's Mother Barry Sobel as Gas Station Attendant Armin Shimerman as French Waiter Brian George as Maitre d' Jeannie Elias as Walter's Secretary Dick Durock as Bouncer Sab Shimono as Mr. Yakamoto Momo Yashima as Mrs. Yakamoto Herb Tanney as Minister Nicholas Rue as Background Creep The film was intended for the married Madonna and Sean Penn, but both backed out after the project failed to attract a director.
The screenplay was re-written and this draft was given to Edwards. He agreed to direct contingent he be allowed re-write that draft; the studio agreed. At that point, Penn dropped out and Madonna met with Edwards and she dropped out as well; the movie was re-cast with Basinger. Billy Vera & The Beaters appear in the bar scene. Blind Date holds a 21% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 24 reviews. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on an A+ to F scale. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film two and a half stars out of four and wrote, "There are individual moments in this movie that are as funny as anything Edwards has done, but they're sight gags and don't grow out of the characters; the characters, are the problem. Willis plays a nerd so that he fades into the shrubbery and never makes us care about his fate. Basinger, so ravishing in most of her movies, looks dowdy this time, her hair is always in her eyes, her eyes are her best feature. Most of the time I wasn't laughing.
But when I was laughing, I was genuinely laughing - there are some inspired moments." The soundtrack to the motion picture was released by Rhino Records in 1987. "Simply Meant to Be" - Gary Morris & Jennifer Warnes "Let You Get Away" - Billy Vera & The Beaters "Oh, What a Nite" - Billy Vera & The Beaters "Anybody Seen Her?" - Billy Vera & The Beaters "Talked About Lover" - Keith L'Neire "Crash, Boom" - Hubert Tubbs "Something for Nash" - Henry Mancini "Treasures" - Stanley Jordan "Simply Meant to Be" - Henry Mancini Blind Date on IMDb Blind Date at the TCM Movie Database Blind Date at Rotten Tomatoes Blind Date at AllMovie Blind Date at Box Office Mojo
Marriage in South Korea
Marriage in South Korea mirrors many of the practices and expectations of marriages in familiar to other societies, as such, is changing. Marriage in South Korea is restricted to unions between individuals of the opposite sex as same-sex marriages remain unrecognized. Males over 18 and females over 16 years old may marry with their parents' or guardians' consent, Otherwise South Korea's age of consent to marriage is 20. 20 years of age is the age of consent for sexual activity. These age limits refer to one's lunar calendar based age, which tend to be one or two years greater than one's solar age. South Korea recognizes what it calls "De Facto Marriages" equivalent to "Common Law Marriages" of couples who have not registered their marriage but who have either 1. Made it publicly known that their relationship is akin to a marriage, 2. Had a public wedding ceremony, or 3. have been cohabiting as though they are married. Prior to 2005 Marriage between two individuals of the same clan violated Korean incest taboos and was illegal while marriage between individuals of the same surname was prohibited.
As of the mid 90s, 55% of South Korea's population shared one of five surnames: Kim, Lee and Jung. This codified prohibition was inspired by similar taboos in Tang China during Korea's late Choson Dynasty, which strove to realize Confucian ideals of governance and social order. Pre-ceremonyTraditional Korean weddings are based around and centered on traditional Confucian values; every aspect of the wedding, from the arrangement of the marriage to the ceremony and post celebrations, had important and elaborate steps to go along with them. In traditional Korean culture, like many traditional cultures, marriage between a man and a woman were decided by the bride and grooms elders; as in Confucian values family and the customs of a family is placed above all. Marriage is considered the most important passage in one's life; this is not only the union between two individuals but two families. Additionally, a marriage was a way among elite families, as a way of developing and/or maintaining a social status.
For these reasons, a significant amount of time was spent in preparation before performing the actual wedding ritual. The first step is called the Eui hon, or ‘matchmaking’, this is when both the bride and grooms families discuss the possibility of marriage. Various factors are taken into consideration such as: social status, appearance, academic and/or agricultural achievements, as well as material harmony as predicted by a fortuneteller."In general the Eui hon is determined when the bridegroom-side sends a proposal letter of marriage and the bride-side sends a reply letter which permits this marriage." Once the response from the bride is sent back to the groom, if agreed, the groom sets up a date for the ceremony. This second step is called Napchae, or ‘date setting’; the grooms year, month and hour, known as Saju, is written on a paper and wrapped in bamboo branches and tied with red and blue thread. Lastly, the package is sent to the brides family; the birthdate of the groom is sent to a fortuneteller.
That date is sent back to the groom. The last step in pre-ceremonial traditions is called exchanging valuables. Once the date is set the groom sends a box to the bride, known as a Ham. In the Ham there is three items; the Hanseo, the Ch’aedan, the Honsu. Of the three the most important is marriage papers; this is given to the bride in dedication to wed only one husband. The wife is expected to keep this paper forever; the Ch’aedan is a set of red and blue cloths, used to make clothes. He red and blue is a representation of the Yin/Yang philosophy. Lastly the Honsu, is a variety of other gifts given to the brides family; this can include household goods and clothes. CeremonyIn ancient times, weddings were held in the bride's house; the groom traveled by horse to the bride's house and after the wedding ceremony took his wife in a palanquin to his parents' house to live. The bride and groom wore formal court costumes for the wedding ceremony. Ordinary people were permitted to wear the luxurious clothes only on their wedding day.
Hand lanterns are used for lighting the way from the groom's home to the bride's home on the night before the wedding. Traditionally, the groom's family would carry a wedding chest filled with gifts for the bride's family. Wedding geese are a symbol for a happy marriage. Cranes may be represented on the woman's sash. Pairs of wooden Mandarin duck carvings called wedding ducks are used in traditional wedding ceremonies because they represent peace and plentiful offspring. Attires for bride and groomThe women's attire includes a jeogori with two long ribbons which are tied to form the otgoreum. A chima, a full-length, high-waisted, wrap-around skirt is worn. Boat-shaped shoes made of silk, are worn with white cotton socks; the bride's attire might include a white sash with significant flowers. A headpiece or crown may be worn; the norigae is a hanbok decoration, worn by all classes of Korean women for centuries. It is tied to the ribbon on the jacket; the knot on the top is called the Maedeup. A jacket and trousers and an overcoat are worn.
The jacket has loose sleev
Charles Hirsch Barris was an American game show creator and host. Barris was known for creating The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, he was a songwriter who wrote "Palisades Park" for Freddy Cannon. Barris wrote an autobiography titled Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, made into the film of the same name directed by George Clooney. Barris was born to a Jewish family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 3, 1929, the son of Edith and Nathaniel Barris, a dentist, his uncle was singer and actor Harry Barris. He graduated in 1953 from Drexel University where he was a columnist for the student newspaper, The Triangle. Barris got his start in television as a page and staffer at NBC in New York City. Following his stint at NBC, Barris worked as a standards-and-practices person at the television music show American Bandstand for ABC. Barris produced pop music for records and television, wrote "Palisades Park,”, recorded by Freddy Cannon and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks. "Palisades Park" was the biggest hit of Cannon's career.
Barris wrote or co-wrote some of the music that appeared on his game shows. Barris was promoted to the daytime programming division at ABC in Los Angeles and was responsible for determining which game shows ABC would air. Barris told his bosses, they suggested that Barris become a producer. Barris formed his production company Chuck Barris Productions on June 14, 1965, his first success came in 1965 with The Dating Game, which aired on ABC. This show was hosted by Jim Lange and featured three contestants who competed for a date with a person blocked from their view; the contestants' sexy banter and its "flower power"-motif studio set were a revolution for the game show genre. The show ran until 1980 and was twice revived in the 1980s and 1990s; the next year Barris began The Newlywed Game created by Nick Nicholson and E. Roger Muir for ABC; the combination of the newlywed couples' humorous candor and host Bob Eubanks's sly questioning made the show another hit for Barris. The show is the longest lasting of any developed by his company, broadcast until 1985, for a total of 19 full years on both "first run" network TV and syndication.
Game Show Network airs a current version with Sherri Shepherd. Interviewed on the NPR program Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! on August 1, 2009, Barris said that The Newlywed Game was the easiest program he had developed: "All I needed was four couples, eight questions, a washer-dryer."Barris created several other short-lived game shows for ABC in the 1960s and for syndication in the 1970s, all of which revolved around a common theme: the game play derived its interest from the excitement, embarrassment, or anger of the contestants or participants in the game. Barris made several attempts through the years at non-game formats, such as ABC's Operation: Entertainment, a variety show staged at military bases akin to USO shows; the last was his most successful program other than a game show. The somewhat shy Barris appeared on camera, though he once dashed onto the set of The New Treasure Hunt to throw a pie at emcee Geoff Edwards. However, Barris became a public figure in 1976 when he produced and served as the host of the talent show spoof The Gong Show, which he packaged in partnership with television producer Chris Bearde.
The show's cult following has endured, though it ran only two seasons on NBC and four in syndication. As with some of Barris' other projects, it was at one point possible to see The Gong Show twice daily, a uncommon feat in the years prior to cable TV's expansion into the commercial market; the original host of the NBC show was John Barbour, who misunderstood the show's concept and considered it a straight talent show, as opposed to Barris' parody concept. Barris dropped Barbour at the last minute. Barris' jokey, bumbling personality. Barris joined in with the eccentricity of the format, using unusual props, dressing in colorful and somewhat unusual clothing, he became yet another performer of the show, for many viewers, quite a cult hero. Dubbed "Chuckie Baby" by his fans, Barris was a perfect fit with the show's goofy, sometimes wild amateur performers and its panel of three judges. In addition, there was a growing "cast of characters", including an NBC stage carpenter who played "Father Ed," a priest who would get flustered when his cue cards were deliberately turned upside-down.