Television: Fox's Bride Idea

Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? was bizarre TV, a surprise hit and a sign of the offbeat voyeurism still to come

Look at it this way: people have got married in Las Vegas for dumber reasons. Probably with less knowledge of each other. Maybe with worse odds of their union's lasting. But whatever those drunk, impulsive legions have had to regret the next morning, they, unlike Darva Conger and Rick Rockwell, did not take the plunge in front of their families, a former Miss America and millions of TV viewers.

Marriage has been ratings gold before. Thank Tiny Tim, Luke and Laura, and, most of all, Chuck and Di for that. But it used to be that at least one partner needed...

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