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 Himself - Host / ... (1,741 episodes, 1962-1969)
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This is The 1st Edition of the program. Composed of 2 Teams of 3 Members (2 In-Studio team members and 1 Star Team Captain) are writing answers to an question {e.g.: Name a part of a chicken} that'll/this'll read(ing) by the host/star (Gene Rayburn) and one(1) member of the team wrote/writes the answer {e.g.: Leg}. The 1st and 2nd Members of the team has/having the same answer is/are matched and that'll/this'll be worth 25 points (10 points-early in the run from December 31, 1962 to February 8, 1963) and the star team captain matched the same answer and that'll/this'll be worth 50 points (20 points). The 1st Team score 100 points wins the game and collect $100 and played "The Studio Audience Match." In "The Studio Audience Match", That/This has 3 Secret Survey Questions which it This/That all occurs the date this/that held/holds the 3 Questions prior to the broadcast of "The MATCH GamE". Each 1 of the 3 secret survey questions that/this has/having the all-time popular answer will be ... Written by Ben Hallums <Benhallums1@aol.com>

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NBC-TV destroyed most of the recordings of the show and only 11 episodes are known to exist today. See more »

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Followed by Match Game PM (1975) See more »

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A Swingin' Safari
(Theme - 1962 to 1967)
Written and Performed by Bert Kaempfert
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Match Game- Nice But Lacked Creativity **1/2
11 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When you think of it, The Match Game was a game show that lacked complete creativity. The premise of the show was that contestants had to pick out phrases that the audience had picked up on. In other words, you couldn't be creative here. You had to pick what you thought the majority of 100+ people or so had said. Some of the contestants would act like exhibitionists. They would come off with some ridiculous statements just to show how foolish or creative they could be. Stick to the basics please.

In other words, how did the majority complete this phrase? Hello_________________. Good answers would include Dolly, etc.


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