Dating Game killer Rodney Alcala’s appearance on the show (video)
Below is an incredibly well-edited YouTube video of convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala, who went on a murder spree a few months after this appearance on the Dating Game in 1978. The contestant, Cheryl Bradshaw, later refused to go on the date:
Though Alcala won the date with Bradshaw, she ultimately refused to go out with him, according to reports.
“One wonders what that did in his mind,” crime profiler Pat Brown said in an interview with CNN. “That is something he would not take too well. They don’t understand the rejection. They think that something is wrong with that girl: ‘She played me. She played hard to get.’ “
Alcala became a killer just months after his appearance on the show, prosecutors said.
Watch the video (he apparently has never changed his hair):
Am I the only one who thinks Cheryl Bradshaw was *hysterical* in her appearance? And kudos to her wisdom for backing out of this date, whatever the reason.