But in 1978, two years before the murder conviction, there he was: Bachelor Number One.
He had somehow got on the popular game show The Dating Game despite a 1972 conviction for raping an eight-year-old girl.
The questions asked on the Dating Game were masterfull inuendos, often with sexual undertones.
For example, a question might be, "After we enjoy a delicious gourmet meal on our date, what would you want for dessert?
Whether contestants are playing , there's always an embarrassing moment or two when contestants start getting hot and heavy on television.
These dating show bloopers include funny things people have said to get out of a bad date, horribly wrong answers to questions about their significant others, and awkward moments between couples who simply don't have good chemistry.
Check out this list of awkward dating game show fails below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
There were already four bodies to his name when he popped up on national TV, smiling with perfect hair.
(He remains in prison in California.) While Alcala's body count is unknown, police estimate the now-73-year-old man killed at least dozens of women, with some counts running as high as 130 – and there are still over 100 photographs of unidentified women who may have been his victims.
It was probably more acceptable on that show because the contestants were married.
Questions like, "What does your husband do that's most likely to result in you and he making whoopee".
Then the chooser would decide how important those two traits were to them and that would determine who became the date.
Unfortunately, looks almost always won and that probably didn't make viewers (who mostly didn't look like fashion models) very happy so the show died an early death.