The year is 1978, and the syndicated show "The Dating Game" is a household hit from coast to coast. A bachelor on one episode stands out for his looks and charm as he answers questions posed by a bachelorette in search of a date.
"Bachelor No. 1, what's your best time?" she asks.
"The best time is at night, nighttime," says the bachelor, whose name is Rodney Alcala.
"Why do you say that?" she asks.
"Because that's the only time there is."
What's wrong with morning or afternoon?"