The dating game show
Watching the clip today, knowing that Bachelor Number One would go on to repeatedly choke his victims to unconsciousness and wait until they came to before killing them, their banter is more terrifying preview than goofy innuendo.After host Jim Lange introduces “successful photographer” Alcala (“You might find him skydiving or motorcycling! ” “The best time is at night,” he replies, smiling. [Morning and afternoon] are okay, but nighttime is when it really gets good.” The convicted child rapist, then a typesetter at the Los Angeles Times, goes on to do a chilling impression of a “dirty old man.” He also answers a question about what he would be called if he were a meal by stating, “I’m called ‘The banana’ and I look really good.The woman would “judge” the men and make the decision on who she wanted to go on a date with based only on the answers they gave.Of course, the men wanted to win a date with the woman, whoever she was, so some of the answers got a little racy.The couple won tennis lessons and a trip to Magic Mountain, but Bradshaw declined to go on the date. (In another insane twist, Mills would go on to play the fat-free yogurt shop owner on Seinfeld.) “The people [in the audience] were actually snickering and even low-murmuring boos as to his answers,” bachelor number three Armand Cerami recalled that year, as well.
But now donning a sharp, brown suit and butterfly collar, Alcala had other things on his mind: Winning the affection of bachelorette Cheryl Bradshaw.But in 2010, he was once again sentenced to death for the murder of five women, though authorities have still been unable to pin down a precise victim count.Last month, Alcala, who is currently held at California State Prison, Corcoran, was charged in the 1977 cold case murder of Christine Ruth Thornton.After that, she would meet the bachelor she chose and find out where they were going on their dream date.In the end, the woman and the chosen bachelor would go on a date to some exotic locale, although it was chaperoned. There were, however, plenty of times that the woman knew right away that she had made a mistake!