Dating game intro music
"Spanish Flea" was also covered by Trudy Pitts on her debut album Introducing the Fabulous Trudy Pitts (1967), by the Doodletown Pipers on The Doodletown Pipers Sing-along '67 (1967) and by Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley on Kaleidoscopic Vibrations: Spotlight on the Moog, also recorded in 1967.
Julius Wechter himself, with his Baja Marimba Band, recorded the song on the 1971 album As Time Goes By.
In an episode of The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, Vic Reeves plays the song through a prosthetic arm.
In the Philippine Noontime show It's Showtime on ABS-CBN, this song was played for taking a picture of a person's face with a frame called "Face Dance".
The 1986 revival was hosted by Elaine Joyce for its first season and Jeff Mac Gregor for its remaining two seasons.
Beginning in 1966, The Dating Game was often paired with The Newlywed Game.In American Pie 2, the band camp counselor plays the song on his trumpet, not knowing that the trumpet had just been inserted into Jason Biggs' character's anus.The 1997-2001 Nickelodeon TV show The Angry Beavers had a theme song reminiscent of "Spanish Flea"."Spanish Flea" is a popular song written by Julius Wechter in the 1960s with lyrics by Cissy Wechter. "Spanish Flea" featured Alpert's trumpet over a Latin rhythm backing.The song is best known from an instrumental version by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, released as a B-side to the single "What Now My Love" and on their 1965 album Going Places. In the United States, the song is closely associated with the long-running game show The Dating Game, for which it served as the "Bachelor’s Theme".