Flashback: Serial Killer Appears on ‘The Dating Game’ Mid-Spree


There were at that point four bodies to his name when he sprung up on public TV, grinning with wonderful hair. Rodney Alcala, quite possibly the most scandalous chronic executioners in U.S. history, would, at last, be captured and condemned to death in 1980 for the homicide of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe. (He stays in jail in California.) While Alcala’s body tally is obscure, police gauge the now-73-year-elderly person murdered in any event many ladies, for certain considers running high as 130 – and there are as yet more than 100 photos of unidentified ladies who may have been his casualties.

However, in 1978, two years before the homicide conviction, there he was: Bachelor Number One. He had some way or another jumped on the mainstream game show The Dating Game in spite of a 1972 conviction for assaulting an eight-year-old young lady. Bone Shapiro was assaulted and beaten with a steel bar, but since her folks wouldn’t allow her to affirm at Alcala’s preliminary, he was paroled in 1974 in the wake of going through 34 months in prison on a lesser allegation of kid attack.

It would be the primary horrendous wrongdoing of many. Alcala delighted in capturing his casualties – generally alluring young ladies – subsequent to killing them and placing their cadavers in mutilated, odd postures. Yet, presently wearing a sharp, earthy colored suit and butterfly collar, Alcala had different things at the forefront of his thoughts: Winning the warmth of lone rangers Cheryl Bradshaw.

Watching the clasp today, realizing that Bachelor Number One would go on to over and over stifle his casualties to obviousness and stand by until they came to prior to killing them, their chitchat is a more unnerving sneak peek than a ridiculous allusion.

Flashback: Serial Killer Appears on ‘The Dating Game’ Mid-Spree