Certain especially disastrous pairings were described as "Dates From Hell," and the show frequently concluded with excerpts from the show's "Hall of Shame" (embarrassing moments), "Cutting Room Floor" (footage that was comic but not deemed integral to a date's narrative), and "Hot Zone" (extremely sexy footage from successful dates).
A few times people ended up appearing multiple times throughout the course of the series, a spot reserved for famously and wildly unsuccessful daters like annoying Nicolas Cage-impersonating Johnny or shockingly angry and bitter divorcee Ward.
Sometimes the subtitle "Three Strikes, You're Out" would be used on a date to indicate that the person has twice before appeared on the show with unsuccessful dates and is foreshadowed to be another unsuccessful date yet again.
Blind Date occasionally matched up people older than the usual under-30 age group.
So my competition was all studly dudes looking to leverage ‘Blind Date’ into a career, while I was just there for the laughs. I basically look like DJ Qualls from ‘Road Trip’ if he got fat.
So I knew I had to bring something different to the table.
He has been a regular fill in on Jim Rome’s TV show, “Rome is Burning”.
Lodge is working on a new TV show “Celebridate” for Mark Cuban’s HDnet TV.
So I sent an e-mail and got called in to a rented office to fill out a nine-page application document.
You know him as the cool, sharp-witted host of "Blind Date." Or maybe you know him as Uncle Jesse's buddy from "Full House." Or perhaps he was your favorite maître d' on General Hospital; your favorite guest star on "Saved by the Bell: The New Class." Whatever the case, this acting veteran and sports talk host has thrived via versatility and a good guy's rep. Roger happens to be one of the true good guys of the business—friendly, likable, open, smart. What can you tell us about your memories of appearing on That’s So Raven, and have any ensuing accomplishments been mere gravy? How do you feel about the show being your calling card? Were you hoping for The Godfather or Terms of Endearment? George Karl, the Sacramento Kings coach, always tells his players, “Never disrespect the game! I never set out to be a dating show host, but it just kind of worked out that way, so I ran with it. P.: I know you’re from Fontana, Cal., I know you played hoops at Cerritos High, then at Whittier College. My goodness, you have anywhere from 10 to 40 pages of dialogue to learn a day, you’re on a set every day, learning the nuts and bolts of your craft. As for —that was his calling card, and it is amazing how that show has remained so popular. And as far as how I ended up on Full House, well, I had to audition like everybody else. It was always this great unspoken mystery, and I never dare asked about it. And do you remember it being an awkward or difficult or cumbersome experience? (Wow, I’ve never, ever told anybody that), I grew very close to my stepfather, who was amazingly loving and supportive.
So a couple of years ago, while preparing to appear on Jim Rome’s daily TV show, I was told that there would be a substitute host for the afternoon. I know many people in this game, and nobody ever seems to have a bad word about the man. He’s been on two soap operas and hosted the coolest dating show of all time. ROGER LODGE: I have been fortunate to experience some pretty amazing l things in my life. It’s the things like hitting your mark, knowing your lighting working off other actors. And since we’re on it, it seems—whether people admit this or not—“Full House” somehow managed to stick in the psyches of viewers. But it’s one of the few shows that kids can watch without their parents having to worry about it. But, just being honest, being Kato to Uncle Jesse didn’t hurt … You were born Roger Chavez, then changed your last name after your mom married Robert Lodge. So, to honor him, I took on his name, Lodge, to honor our relationship.
I was once on stage with the Beach Boys at the old Yankee Stadium. As long as you focus on the craft and don’t get seduced by the whole “being a soap star” thing, it is incredibly beneficial to any performer’s process. L.: I would be lying if I said I never think about how long can I keep this going. I think about my kids and say to myself, “Well, my oldest son is good, but my little ones are only 11 and 9 so I have to keep this rolling for another … Ten years at least …” But I guess showbiz is like any other profession where the suits are always looking for someone younger and cheaper. And, I have to say, once you start trying to do things just to get or keep your name out there, you’re in trouble. And come on—when you think about the great moments in television history, the final episode of M*A*S*H … He was the true father figure in my life and one of my best friends. I’m being serious—the, “The Angels should trade their backup second baseman to the Mets for Matt Harvey and Daniel Murphy!
I played a charity basketball game at the old Boston Garden. Wilt Chamberlain once hit on my girlfriend right in front of me. But to actually star on When we first met my immediate reaction was an excited, “Blind Date! There is no way to recreate performing on an actual working set. To keep your name in front of people who matter in the casting world? But I hit it so hard, I rarely have time to think about that. Just work hard, do what you do and don’t waste time and energy worrying about things you can’t control. I end my radio show everyday with, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift from God—go make the best of it! We lost him two years ago and I miss him every day.