Jennifer Granholm On The Dating Game (1978)


This clip of a curvaceous and big-haired 19 year old Jennifer Granholm went viral this week on YouTube.

via The Detroit Free Press:

The buzz surrounding former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm about her enthusiastic speech to the Democratic National Convention may shift this week as a long-lost copy of her 1978 appearance on “The Dating Game” surfaced on YouTube.

“Let’s give a hand for the cute and curvaceous Jennifer Granholm,” the show’s host, Jim Lange says as a 19-year-old Granholm, complete with big, blonde, Farrah Fawcett-like hair comes on stage to meet her three bachelors.

Marty Nislick, 67, of Bayside, N.Y., told the Free Press he came across the footage on the Facebook page of a friend who was one of the losing contestants on the show with Granholm.

“I’m a Democrat of the liberal persuasion and I have always admired Jennifer Granholm,” he said. “And she was 19 years old, so I think she could be excused for being on a stupid show.”

Granholm took the sudden Internet attention in good humor. Her former spokeswoman Liz Boyd sent her a link to the clip. After watching it, Granholm said: “I’m still laughing so hard my stomach still hurts.”


Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm laughs with embarrassment along with her "War Room" crew members as they watch the newly discovered video of her 1978 appearance on "The Dating Game." / Current TV

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