LUKE: I mean, before you knew Patty was gonna put you on The Dating Game, you did pack this disgusting lunch and bring it out here, so who did you want to get it?
The Dating Game, television dating game show which began broadcasting in 1965 and is still on the air. The classic format had a bachelorette who would choose from three bachelors, who were hidden from her view, by asking them questions. The bachelorette and her bachelor would then go on a date together, with expenses paid by the show. The current season, beginning in 2021, is The Celebrity Dating Game.
Miss Patty did find three men for Lorelai to choose from, as she was making a private Dating Game for her.