Bob Eubanks doesn’t like to answer personal questions. This from the guy who asks complete strangers, ”How much does your wife’s chest weigh?” on The Newlywed Game (he currently hosts a syndicated revival of the popular ’70s smirk-fest). But Eubanks, 59, won’t discuss the details of his private life. For gosh sake, he won’t even name his favorite supermodel: ”I don’t have one,” he mutters, nursing a Kahlua and milk in Manhattan’s swanky Oak Bar. Here are a few queries he would answer.
EW: What’s the secret to being a good game-show host?
EUBANKS: Making the contestants funny instead of you trying to be funny.
EW: The secret to a good marriage?
EUBANKS: Communication. Marriage is really in vogue now. There’s a lot of love out there.
EW: The Dating Game used to be emceed by Jim Lange, and now it’s hosted by Chuck Woolery. Can you compare their styles?
EUBANKS: They’re similar. They both have vulnerability and class. There’s nothing sleazy about them.
EW: Ever been mistaken for Bob Barker?
EUBANKS: (Laughs) No. Do I look like him? He’s my father by a previous marriage.
EW: You once managed Dolly Parton. What are her greatest assets?
EUBANKS: Are you being funny? She’s the most creative woman I’ve ever met.
EW: If same-sex marriage is legalized, will you allow gay couples on TNG?
EUBANKS: Absolutely. If that’s what society permits, who am I to be judgmental?
EW: I’ve gotta ask you about the famous ”That would be in the butt, Bob” story….
EUBANKS: It never happened. No matter where I go, it’s mentioned three or four times a day. Everybody swears they saw it. I’m going to write a book and call it That Would Be in the Book, Bob.
EW: But did you ever ask the question ”What’s the weirdest place you ever made whoopee?”
EUBANKS: Oh, yeah. That’s one of my favorite all-time questions.
EW: Is that a question you would answer?
EUBANKS: No. Would you answer it?
EW: No, but you asked it.
EUBANKS: Yeah, but that doesn’t mean I’d go on the show. I’m not gonna let some smart-aleck guy make a fool of me.