The basic format for this show, used throughout the first year, was for the bachelor/bachelorette to pick from two facts about the three potential dates.
Hollywood Squares, Temperatures Rising, The Paul Lynde Show, Bewitched, Where's Huddles?
, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, The Pruitts of Southampton, The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, Cattanooga Cats, It's The Wolf, The Jonathan Winters Show, The Red Buttons Show I had a drag scene in Doris Day's The Glass Bottom Boat (1966). Actually, it was more expensive than any of the ones Doris had to wear.
Lynde was heavily into alcohol and also used drugs.
He claimed to have quit these habits cold-turkey not long before his death, having been transformed by a personal event that he never revealed.
After a round of questioning, the bachelor/bachelorette chose their date.
All three of the potential dates had their names revealed before the questioning started as well, something that wasn't done on any version of TDG prior.
He was also the regular "center square" guest on the game show Hollywood Squares from 1968 to 1981, and he voiced Templeton the gluttonous rat and The Hooded Claw in the Hanna-Barbera productions Charlotte's Web and The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, respectively.
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Special Classification Of Outstanding Program Achievement, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Daytime Programming - Individuals Bye Bye Birdie, Charlotte's Web, The Glass Bottom Boat, Send Me No Flowers, The Villain, Son of Flubber, Under the Yum Yum Tree, Journey Back to Oz, Hugo the Hippo, New Faces, For Those Who Think Young, The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, Gidget Grows Up, Gidget Gets Married, Beach Blanket Bingo, How ...
The questions were written in advance by the producers.
Certain kinds of questions such as name, age, occupation, and income were not permitted to be asked. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.
In "Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story," biographers Steve Wilson and Joe Florenski lay to rest rumors that there was something suspicious about Lynde's death at the age of 55.