Dating game show song theme
"Spanish Flea" was also covered by Trudy Pitts on her debut album Introducing the Fabulous Trudy Pitts (1967), by the Doodletown Pipers on The Doodletown Pipers Sing-along '67 (1967) and by Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley on Kaleidoscopic Vibrations: Spotlight on the Moog, also recorded in 1967.Julius Wechter himself, with his Baja Marimba Band, recorded the song on the 1971 album As Time Goes By.
When the show was revived with a different format in 1996, Brad Sherwood was named as its host.
Typically, a bachelorette would question three bachelors, who were hidden from her view; at the end of the questioning period, she would choose one to go out with on a date paid for by the show.
Occasionally, the roles would be reversed with a man questioning three ladies; other times, a celebrity would question three players for a date for themselves or for a co-worker or a relative of theirs.
In an episode of The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, Vic Reeves plays the song through a prosthetic arm.
In the Philippine Noontime show It's Showtime on ABS-CBN, this song was played for taking a picture of a person's face with a frame called "Face Dance".