He Said, She Said focused not on setting up the date, but on comparing the couple's different impressions afterwards, and for their cooperation offering to fund a second date.
These resembled the reality shows that began to emerge at about the same time in the 1990s.
The Newlywed Game, by contrast, another Barris show, had recently married couples competing to answer questions about each other's preferences.
The couple who knew each other the best would win the game; sometimes others got divorced.
Cable television revived some interest in these shows during the 1980s and 1990s, and eventually new shows began to be made along the old concepts.There was just something about watching awkward or super confident young adults try to navigate the obstacles of the show to attempt to meet someone they clicked with.I loved the terrible scripted dialogue, relished the extra juicy moments, and couldn’t stop hate-watching the people who were total jerks…The various suitors were able to describe their rivals in uncomplimentary ways, which made the show work well as a general devolution of dignity.Questions were often obviously rigged to get ridiculous responses, or be obvious allusions to features of the participants' private areas., obviously), but when nothing else is on and I’m feeling so bored I could scream, I’ll watch them.