4/21/20: One of my old favorite shows was Blind Date TV. The other night I was feeling nostalgic, so I found some old episode on YouTube and began watching. That is when I came across Ken Scalir. Odd, but charismatic- his sad energy makes you feel sympathy when he’s not making you, personally, feel awkward and uncomfortable by his actions and words on the show.
He failed to make a love connection on this date, but the host was empathetic and took it on himself to personally promise to find Ken a woman.
Then 5th and final try, Ken showed his true colors and the host gave up on him.
That was it for his time on Blind Date TV, but Ken’s dating/TV life didn’t end there as I ran down this YouTube rabbithole. Scrolling through the comments I noticed a thumbnail for “Ken Scalir Love Connection, September 1998.“
I couldn’t believe it, hating him now- TV feeling emotions betrayed- for how he was in the last episode of Blind Date. And this bastard was double dipping in the TV show dating pool, that I had wanted so much to be on as a 20 something. Yeah, I hated him for more than one reason now.
I had to watch.
Singled Out (2 episodes)
The Dating Game
And, yes, there were other dating shows he had managed to get on, but it wasn’t until I saw his performance on the Keenan Wayans Talent Show, that it hit me.
So this is the start of my next video project. I’m going to combine the two into a new movie trailer, with a unique storyline. I feel the desperation for attention that Ken seems to need, be it from a woman or society, will work well together.
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