Blind Date spanned a total of seven seasons with 910 episodes under its belt. In the television syndication world, that’s called a [expletive] home run. David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe and the rest of the executive producers on the show are still getting monthly checks that are probably more than you will earn this entire year. That’s the beauty of television, there’s no such thing as a ‘near hit.’ Shows are either drastically successful, or should have never been on air in the first place. In this example, Blind Date is television studio’s dream — and Roger Lodge is getting a well-deserved monthly residual check as well.
You’ve undoubtedly sat on your sofa, gnawing at a bag of Cheetos while Blind Date played on your tube television (geez, remember those?). There’s a chance you missed the episode in which Josh Thomson tried to spit his A+ game to an adoring female only to…well maybe you guys should just watch this edition of Blast to the Past.