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The Newlywed Game

The Newlywed Game

  • Premiered: 
    July 11, 1966
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Quiz
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Plot Synopsis

Four newly-married couples compete against each other by answering questions to see "how much the newlyweds have learned about each other." The couple with the most points at the end of the game wins an "exciting grand prize selected especially for them," and these prizes were often appliances, furniture or trips. The game is divided into two rounds with a bonus question at the end with correct answers worth five points in the first round, 10 points in the second round, and 35 points for the bonus question. In the first round, husbands must answer questions while the women are secluded offstage, and, in the second round, wives must answer when the men are secluded offstage. When the spouses return, they are asked the same questions, and each couple earns points if the newlyweds give the same answer. Typical questions might be: What's the strangest place you've made whoopee?; What's the very first thing he does right before he goes to bed?; What's the most exerting thing you do around the house?; Excluding people, what specific thing is your most prized possession?


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Chuck Barris Productions