With his trademark long hair cascading onto his over-sized disco shirt collar, serial killer Rodney Alcala's answers are charming, funny and steeped in cheeky innuendo.
Indeed, the handsome 35-year-old makes light work of convincing the pretty contestant behind the screen to pick him as they appear on hit 1970s game show The Dating Game.
But unbeknown to her, the show's producers and the millions of viewers tuned in at home, the smiling photographer had already murdered two women and would go on to rape and mutilate four more and a 12-year-old girl.
And in a moment of spine-chilling foreboding, Alcala clinches the show by telling her: 'We're going to have a great time together, Cheryl.'
It was this appearance in 1978, unearthed by CNN, that would earn him the moniker, 'The Dating Game Killer'.