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Farrah Fawcett’s Choice On “Dating Game” In 1969 Started A Skirmish
And to think, no one knew who she was back then. All these years later, it's still hard to top her smile.
Eduardo Gaskell
08.03.21

The beautiful Farrah Fawcett is certainly no stranger to older men. One of the originals in Charlie’s Angels, her career took off eventually starring in films and winning awards.

She was an American actress, fashion model, and artist. Farrah may be gone but here’s a little throwback treat for her older fans and perhaps, newer ones. That smile though.

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In 1969, Fawcett appeared on The Dating Game.

Ask your parents about this show and you’ll probably have to sit for awhile.

It’s a show where three bachelors are made to sit behind a wall while a woman they’ve never seen asks them random questions, and after a few rounds she gets to decide which among the three she’ll go out with.

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Host Jim Lange introduces the three gentlemen who will be competing for Fawcett’s hand by the end of the show. Lance, Joey, and Paul are certainly ready for Farrah!

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The Corpus Christi beauty steps out dazzling everyone with that trademark smile, which stole thousands of hearts back in the seventies.

Jim asks the men to say a quick hello to Farrah to which they oblige before she fires away.

“What is your favorite smell? Morning, noon, or night?”

That’s a great question.

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Lance says morning because it’s “crisp and clear”, while Joey misunderstands as he talks about the morning since it’s “really nice”. Now Paul goes for the evening because of the smell of the sunset. Interesting.

Now Farrah is from Texas where she’s used to big things. So how will the boys make something so small seem so big, like say, sending her flowers?

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Joey quickly responds, saying he would deliver a beautiful rose bud to her personally. Paul says he would ask someone to create a really big rose so he could give it to her.

“When is a woman most beautiful to you?”

Lance says the evening. If a woman can survive the day and look gorgeous in the evening, then she really is something else.

Joey answers with the morning. When Farrah asked why, he says if she survived the morning and the evening, then she’d really be beautiful in the morning. Well played, sir!

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Fawcett asks Paul what he would implement as the national pastime. He says jogging but he would make it so that one could only jog around a hospital bed. Odd.

Joey says he would make it love. He says love would be a wonderful pastime and even the audience agreed. Look at Farrah smile!

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Time is up and the time has come for Farrah to decide.

She didn’t even hesitate, choosing Joey immediately and when Jim Lange asked why, Farrah says it was because of the flowers. But Jim barely had time to respond when Joey stands and punches Paul, dropping the guy onstage.

A fight breaks out with all three men, the audience gasping as they exchange punches. Even Jim steps in to separate the guys.

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Jim finally regains control before introducing Lance and Paul to Farrah, both looking disheveled from that “altercation” earlier. They both won a sports jacket so… ironic.

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Joey gets an introduction, but not before Lange comes clean saying that it was all an April Fool’s joke with all three men being stunt artists in the industry. Great fight scene! And all for Farrah’s hand!

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But the best part?

Joey and Farrah win a ski trip to Austria! Hey, skiing was all the rage back then. And I doubt Joey is complaining. The place may be beautiful but he’s got Farrah by his side.

Go back in time and enjoy this clip below!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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