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The Newlywed Game: Makin' Whoopee


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Posted Oct 30, 2010 @ 5:52 AM

I can't stand this show. Newlyweds shouldn't be asked questions about their sex life. It's private. Some shows will do anything to get an audience, and I suspect their audience are silly kids. It's one thing to have a Newlywed Game, but the Making whoopee part is disgusting, and frankly I think it's made up to get laughs from Carnie who I can't stand and who encourages that kind of talk.

I hear there's going to be a new hostess. I hope she is better, but if the questions she asks border on porn, the show won't get any better. I'm not interested in the contestants private parts or their most intimate sex life. Certainly there are better questions to ask than that stuff. And those couples who say they have sex in public bathrooms or their parents bedrooms etc. are lying. I don't believe them. Either it's made up before hand, they are fools to speak about it, or they are outright liars trying to get points.

You can tell some of the contestants are embarrassed to answer the most intimate questions. They try to get around it as best they can, but I'm sure they are told that they must be specific about the sex questions. Do they really think audiences like that kind of talk? I doubt anyone does.

Edited by river8101, Oct 30, 2010 @ 5:59 AM.


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Posted Nov 15, 2010 @ 1:23 PM

They've been advertising a new MC. I watched for a while one time, and she was no better than than the other one. When asked sex questions, and most of the questions are about sex, if a contestant doesn't want to answer or skirts around the question the MC just pushes till she get's something obscene. Do they think being a newlywed is only about private sex acts?

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Posted Nov 16, 2010 @ 10:49 AM

The ratings on this (and Baggage) tanked so badly in daytime, they replaced it with Lingo reruns (although Chuck Woolery has a much wider appeal to classic and newer fans, IMHO). I tried to watch an episode of this show, I really did, and just couldn't sit through it. I'm far from prudish, and I'm in that "desired demographic" theyre looking for, but I find the show just too cheap and sleazy.

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Posted Nov 29, 2010 @ 7:43 PM

You're absolutely right. You can tell these kinds of games are all made up before hand. And they go for the obscene and porn. Who wants to hear about the sex acts of married people anyway. People that go on that show must be there for attention. Because the pornographic answers they give are disgusting. I think this show was on years ago, but they never asked the questions they ask now, and never got the answers they got now. Besides, it's not even a game show.

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Posted Mar 17, 2011 @ 5:11 PM

The new hostess is terrible. Worse than the last one. She's overweight, unattractive and wears a terrible long wig. The show stinks, but the least they could do is get a decent looking MC.

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Posted Mar 19, 2011 @ 11:11 PM

This show was always about asking trashy questions to get trashy answers. That was the entire point of it from the day it premiered in 1966. It was about pushing the sexual boundaries of the day. Those boundaries are further out today than they were in the '60s and '70s, because those things are relative. Based on the clips I've seen, though, the overall intent and tone have not changed in the 45 years this show has been on. I think the show is idiotic (a big reason why it's not something I watch), but no more so than when it premeired. In fact, I always thought Eubanks was sleazy because of the way he acted on the original.

As for whether children should watch it, that's a parental choice. Every TV and converter box out there has parental controls built in. As long as parents aren't lazy and inattentive, it's not that hard to block a show, a rating category, or an entire channel. There are lots of prime time shows that get daytime replays in syndication. The days of "adult shows" being on after a certain time of night are long gone. Again, it only takes the slightest bit of initiative to block things you don't want your kids watching--at any time of day or night. It's not up to network brass to raise my kids; that's my job.

Edited by KADC, Mar 19, 2011 @ 11:13 PM.


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Posted Apr 6, 2011 @ 10:29 AM

Agree. Pure trash. What idiot wants to know what goes on among married couple in their private sex life.

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Posted Oct 25, 2012 @ 6:08 PM

I was watching an old re-run episode of the old Newlywed Game and I think that I heard my favorite question ever. "In your neighborhood, what direction does the sun set?" Sad that some answered east, north and south.

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Posted Dec 2, 2012 @ 5:06 PM

I wouldn't go so far as to call it "trashy" per se. Recently though I saw an episode where the question asked was : "If the words your wife said during sex were written down, would they fill: a) a post-it, b) a piece of paper or c) a whole poster?" And when the wives returned to give answers, Sherri asked them to tell her what kind of noises/what they said in bed. I'm no prude, it doesn't offend me personally, but I thought, "God, how embarrassing that must be for the contestant." Sometimes they're visibly uncomfortable.

I do love when there's some sort of analogy for sex, i.e. baking a cake, and the contestant interprets it literally, as if they were being asked a question about baking or something. Also, some of the couples are very funny and clearly share one another's sense of humor, and that's nice to see.

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Posted Dec 2, 2012 @ 6:11 PM

I do love when there's some sort of analogy for sex, i.e. baking a cake, and the contestant interprets it literally, as if they were being asked a question about baking or something. Also, some of the couples are very funny and clearly share one another's sense of humor, and that's nice to see.


There was one I saw where the men were asked about the size of their wives' "luggage" (clearly a boobs euphemism). One pair got it wrong; immediately after it was revealed, the husband said, "Oh, I thought we were talking about luggage!" and the wife said she thought about going with a different answer because she thought he might go literal.

I don't know why you'd go on this show without strategizing for 10 seconds about how literal you're going to go on double entendres, but it was still funny.

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Posted Dec 4, 2012 @ 4:52 PM

Not a fan of the show's recent trend of bringing couples who met in the same (showbiz) profession on as contestants. Last night I was watching an episode that featured circus performer couples - in full circus regalia. Of course, there were at least two or three questions that were "funny" circus puns. There have also been episodes featuring only people who met acting on Broadway and an episode for couples that met as fitness models.

Edited by JanetMacklin, Dec 4, 2012 @ 4:52 PM.


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Posted Jun 23, 2013 @ 9:48 PM

 

I don't know why you'd go on this show without strategizing for 10 seconds about how literal you're going to go on double entendres,

 

It would crack me up when one person would get the entendre and the other wouldn't.