"Between takes you might find him skydiving or motor-cycling. "Something about him, I could not be near him," Mills recalled. "He was quiet, but at the same time he would interrupt and impose when he felt like it," Mills said. Before the decade was over, Alcala would claim four more victims, according to testimony at his trial.
Please welcome Rodney Alcala." After the three bachelors were announced, the young woman who would choose one of them for a date began asking questions. "I am kind of bending toward the other guy to get away from him, and I don't know if I did that consciously. "And he was very obnoxious and creepy -- he became very unlikable and rude and imposing as though he was trying to intimidate. CNN asked noted crime profiler Pat Brown to analyze Alcala's appearance on "The Dating Game." "He was aware that he could say things that were considered sexy and funny and the girl would like that," Brown told CNN.
"He is showing his psychopathic personality in the green room," she said. Those were his enemies, and he had to beat them to get the girl and he wanted to win. This guy was going on the show to prove how special and wonderful he was.
And his ego was riding on it." Though Bradshaw chose Alcala as her date, she refused to go out with him, according to published reports.
It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s.
ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it continued in syndication for another year (1973–1974) as The New Dating Game.
The crimes Alcala committed date to the late 1970s.
Nobody at the time knew the man with the wavy long hair and toothy grin was an apparent psychopath -- an unstable, antisocial personality.
"When you go back and look, what's most fascinating is that he had already committed a crime," Brown said, "Raped a little girl.
Here is a man portraying himself as a desirable young man when he is a violent sexual predator of children." Alcala's real identity revealed itself off the stage when he was with the other bachelors, Brown believes.
"The more time has gone by, the creepier it gets," he said, "because it kind of sinks in slowly.