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Tony Mc Clay, who was a frequent Jacobs substitute, took over from time to time on the syndicated Newlywed Game. When The New Newlywed Game premiered in 1985, Bob Hilton was its announcer.He was replaced by Charlie O'Donnell, who Barris had signed away from Barry & Enright Productions, in 1986.The Newlywed Game debuted on the ABC television network on July 11, 1966. On the day it debuted, CBS pre-empted Password to cover a news conference held by Robert Mc Namara, which was delayed a half-hour, with the network "vamping" until he spoke.ABC opted to wait until just as the press conference began, and as a result The Newlywed Game was able to get a slight head start in the head-to-head ratings battle with the long-running Password.The show became famous for some of the arguments that couples had over incorrect answers in the form of mistaken predictions, and it even led to some divorces.s questions dealt with "making whoopee", the euphemism that producers used for sexual intercourse to circumvent network censorship.However, it became such a catchphrase of the show that its original host, Bob Eubanks, continued to use the phrase throughout the show's many runs, even in the 1980s and 1990s episodes and beyond, when he could easily have said "make love" or "have sex" during these periods without censorship.Eubanks hosted the ABC and first syndicated series, then returned to host The New Newlywed Game in September 1985.
In fall 1979, creator Chuck Barris had debuted a spin-off show, 3's a Crowd, in which a man, his wife and his secretary would compete.The controversy, driven by the implications of adultery that came with such a concept, ruined Barris's reputation and not only ended 3's a Crowd, but all three of Barris's other shows that were airing at the time: The Newlywed Game, The Dating Game and The Gong Show.A special week-long series for Valentine's Day aired on ABC in February 1984 and was the last time the show aired on a broadcast network.Scott Beach, who was Barris's first choice as host, was the announcer in the very early episodes of The Newlywed Game.
After Beach resigned, Barris's primary staff announcer, Johnny Jacobs, took over, continuing as the announcer for the series until the first syndicated version was canceled in 1980.
A revival that aired from 1985 until 1989 was referred to as The New Newlywed Game for the first three and a half years of its run.