MTV's Singled Out Was The Best Dating Show Ever - VH1 News
Jenny McCarthy (–) Singled Out was the MTV dating game show where one guy & one gal try to find a date from a group of 50 single men & women. Apr 30, Guest stars, 'Eyes Wide Shut' masks, a pre-vaccine crusade Jenny McCarthy – this show truly had everything. Singled Out is a dating game show that ran on MTV from to Each episode featured a group of 50 men and a group of 50 women competing for a date with one main contestant of the opposite sex. The original hosts were Chris Hardwick and Jenny McCarthy.
If the Picker was not satisfied, he or she would "dump" the contestant, eliminating him or her from further play. This round continued either until three contestants were "kept," or all but three had been "dumped.
The Final Cut[ edit ] The wall was removed from behind the Picker to reveal a walkway with several spaces behind him or her. The three finalists started on the back step, and were asked a series of two-choice questions. Each time a contestant's answer matched the Picker's, the player advanced one space on the walkway occasionally, a question might be worth two steps.
The first player to make it to the circle on which the Picker was sitting won a date with the Picker. In case of a tie, a final question was asked to the tying contestants, such as "How many girls did Picker's name say he dated last year?
The contestant who guessed the closest without going over won the date. The Reveal[ edit ] After a couple had been made, the two contestants were placed back-to-back while Hardwick read a description of the winning player to the Picker. The contestants were then turned around to meet each other for the first time, and their trip and prizes were described to them by the announcer.
Two games were played per show, first with a woman picking from 50 single men, then with a man picking from 50 single women. The most prominent character was a scruffy, cigar-smoking cupid known as "Bob the Angel", who would sometimes appear in a series of vignettes with Hardwick and McCarthy.
Bob would be joined by a wife, Roberta, and a son, Little Bob.
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Other characters included Fidel Castro, or an evangelist. These characters would often interact with the contestants during the "Keep 'Em or Dump 'Em" round, such as one male contestant being challenged to a game of tetherball against Castro. On rare occasions celebrities would appear. A female Picker claimed she was a Mel Torme fan and challenged a contestant to sing like him, only to have the real Torme come and judge his work.
As with its predecessor, the winning couple was set up on a date after the show. In each game, the featured contestant, or "Picker", would eliminate undesired dates using six categories ranging from the innocuous height, weight to the blatantly sexual "Bedroom Behavior", "Package".
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Once eight or fewer remained, the Picker would start asking them Dating Game-style questions, having them perform certain tasks, or both. The "Picker" would then "Keep" the candidate or "Dump" him or her.Jenny McCarthy's last episode of Singled Out
The three who survived this would then be asked questions with two possible answers; for each one that matched the Picker's, a candidate would move one step closer to the Picker. Whoever reached the Picker first won the date; in the event of a tie, Hardwick would ask a " closest without going over " question to break it. Game Show Tropes in use: Just like Dating, you either get the date or you don't.
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