Kate sent along this video of convicted serial killer, Richard Alcala on The Dating Game in 1978.
Rodney was recently convicted of the murders (among other things) of four women and one little girl. But Kate explains on her Facebook page what upsets her most:
I have several things to say about this video. First of all, bachelor #1 is Rodney Alcala who was finally just convicted in the slayings of 5 women and girls between 1977 and 1979. He was also accused of multiple rapes during that same period. He was on the Dating Game in 1978...... and WON. Second of all, did people really behave like this in the 1970's? This is embarrassing to watch.
She's right. It's really embarassing to watch. I can't help but cringe and look away and reset the font on my Blackberry just to avoid direct contact with the bold awkwardness of the vibe of the 70's. Also, Bachelor #2 kinda looks like Mikhail Baryshnikov and quite frankly, by the looks of things, they could all be serial killers.
How was I conceived during this gross, un-sexy time?
"Cheryl" picks Bachelor #1 (the convicted rapist, torturer and murderer) and as Rodney reveals himself, I like to think that I'd have yelled, "No way! Forget it. That guy obviously strangles people with shoe laces."
Not that Cheryl. She treats the ridiculous hair and polyester suit and missing tooth (right?) like George Clooney just emerged from a hybrid limo. The big date Cheryl is subjecting herself to is tennis lessons with Rodney (again, he raped and beat an 8 year old girl) and this Bachelorette could not be more, "Oh mah God, this is too funny!"
Were you around in the 70's and if so, is this what it was like? I prefer to think of the whole decade as The Last Days of Disco...
*Also, please watch The Last Days of Disco.