The "Picker" would then "Keep" the candidate or "Dump" him or her.The three who survived this would then be asked questions with two possible answers; for each one that matched the Picker's, a candidate would move one step closer to the Picker.
Original cohost Jenny Mc Carthy was quite the cutup, making funny faces and generally manhandling the male singles.
What followed would become an MTV signature: scripted dating shows that favored hot (often shirtless, fit and on Spring Break) 20-somethings look for the someone to screw, not marry.
The clever set ups — blind dates in bedrooms, blind dates in vans, blind dates with parents — kept generations of teens glued to the channel, much in the same way music videos had the decade prior.
Smart girl, because it was those antics that resulted in her getting a sketch-comedy half hour on MTV called `The Jenny Mc Carthy Show,' followed by the NBC sitco A dating show in which contestants select prospective mates from the audience.
Smart girl, because it was those antics that resulted in her getting a sketch-comedy half hour on MTV called `The Jenny Mc Carthy Show,' followed by the NBC sitcom `Jenny.' When Mc Carthy left `Singled Out' in February 1997, she was replaced by Carmen Electra.