Other contestants who appeared before becoming famous included The Carpenters, Jackson Bostwick, Michael Richards, Joanna Cameron, Andy Kaufman (who went under the pseudonym Baji Kimran), Steve Martin, Burt Reynolds, John Ritter, Phil Hartman, Jennifer Granholm (Governor of Michigan from 2003–2010), Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Alex Kozinski.
Serial killer Rodney Alcala's episodes were shown during his murder spree and after he had been convicted of rape in California.
A notable change was that the prospective bachelor/bachelorette knew what the first names of his or her potential dates were at all times.
Instead of asking questions of their potential date, the bachelor/bachelorette was presented with two pun-laden statements, each pertaining to one of the potential dates.
Occasionally, the contestant was a bachelor who would ask questions to three bachelorettes.
Certain kinds of questions were "off-limits", such as name, age, occupation, and income.
To determine the "looks" portion, the bachelor/bachelorette observed their potential dates (another change not seen on any Dating Game series beforehand) for several seconds; the three players wore noise-cancelling headphones so they could not hear what the bachelor/bachelorette was saying about them and they identified by numbers.
Play continued until time expired, after which the bachelor/bachelorette gave their choice.After the game ended the bachelor/bachelorette chose one panelist based on looks and one based on personality, then was prompted to choose either of the two.In the case the bachelor/bachelorette chose the same person for both looks and personality, they won a cash prize of 0.Generally the bachelorette would ask questions written in advance on cards to each of the three hidden bachelors.The same question could be asked to multiple bachelors. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.