What is Newlywed Game?

The second-longest running game show on ABC, The Newlywed Game is one of the most entertaining, funny and sometimes surprising game shows American television has to offer. Couples vie each other with various revealing questions to check if they really know each other, or maybe not that much. Created by Nick Nicholson and E. Roger Muir and produced by Chuck Barris, this game show has appeared in different versions since 1966. Rules of the game pertain only to those couples who have been wed for two years upon application. Contestants would range from adults in their 20s, 30s, senior citizens, widows and widowers who recently remarried and same sex couples. The grand prize would include appliace showcase, home entertainment showcase, trailer, motorcycles, vacation showcase but never a car nor cash.

Newlywed Game Questions

Questions for the Groom:
Who proposed marriage first?
Who did you wife last date before you were married?
Where did you first kiss?
What animal does your mother-in-law remind you of?
What color did your wife wear on your first date?
How many kids would you say that she wants?
What drink best describes your wife on your wedding night?
How long does it take her to get to work in the morning?
What color are your wife's eyes?
Where will your wife say she had the best vacation with you?
What flower best describes your wife in the morning when she first gets up?
What is the most embarrassing thing you have done around your her?
Who caught the garter at your wedding?
How would you describe your wife on your wedding night, with one of these three magazines?

Fill in the blanks in this sentence:
Whenever I want to ________ my wife wants ________.
If you cold send your mother-in-law on a trip, where would you send her and for how long?
What dish does your wife prepare that she thinks you enjoy the most?
Which one of your habits would your wife like to break?

Questions for the Bride:
Who proposed marriage first?
Who did your husband last date before you were married?
Where did you first kiss?
Which of your girlfriends does your husband find most attractive?
What color tie would your husband like?
Who approached who and with what pick up line, the first time you get together?
What bill does your husband complain about most?
Who would you say is the most intimidating family member that you've met?
What comic character best describes your husband?
Who best describes your husband on your first date?
Which one of your husband's friends do you find the most handsome?
If your husband hired a beautiful, blond secretary, what would you do?
Where did your husband take you on your first date?
Who caught the bouquet at your wedding?
What bill would you like to keep a secret from your husband?

Complete this sentence:
I wish my husband would stop...
If my husband went out of town on a business trip, the first thing I would do is...
My husband's first kiss was like a...
If you asked your husband to cook dinner one evening, what dish would he prepare?
What about him annoys you?


Bob Eubanks

  • 1966-1974
  • 1977-1980
  • 1985-1988
  • 1997-1999
  • 2009-2010 special episodes

Jim Lange (1984)
Paul Rodriguez (1988-1989)
Gary Kroeger (1996-1997)
Carnie Wilson (2009-2010)
Sherri Shepherd (2010-present)


If you loved the Newlywed Game, there's another game you might love as well...

  • Hilarious, uproarious, ridiculous!
  • A card game for the people you love to banter with
  • Great for chatty couples, friends, and families
  • Quick gameplay - rounds last 3-5 minutes
  • Teaches younger players the art of conversation

What?!? Oh... The Game of Couples Banter is a conversational card game that playfully and ridiculously recreates the 'loving' banter that most couples share. Quibbling becomes a joke and silliness a distraction. Up to 4 players create a conversation using phrase and action cards from their hand, each round starting with a randomly chosen Emotion, Setting, and off-hand Comment. What?!? Oh... is a game of easy improv where the sport of talking meets the challenge of listening.