The five-day-a-week syndicated successor to the popular CBS game show, where two contestants compete to match fill-in-the-blank phrases with those of the celebrities.
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 Himself - Host (848 episodes, 1973-1982)
Johnny Olson ...
 Himself - Announcer (842 episodes, 1973-1982)
Brett Somers ...
 Herself - Panelist / ... (755 episodes, 1973-1982)
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 Himself - Panelist (750 episodes, 1973-1978)
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 Himself - Panelist (538 episodes, 1973-1982)
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Game show in which 6 guest stars (which change from week to week) are given a humorous phrase with one word missing. The stars write down a word they think would be most appropriate for the missing word, and then two contestants try to guess what the stars have chosen. A point is given for each correct match, and the one with the most points wins. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Get ready to match the stars...

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25 June 1973 (USA)  »

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(1970 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gene Rayburn and Johnny Olson returned as host and announcer, having previously served in those roles on The Match Game (1962) on NBC-TV. See more »

Quotes

Gene Rayburn - Host: [reading question] We know a man whose name is Dan, and yesterday he ran and ran to see the stripper known as Fran, and catch a glimpse of her beautiful blank.
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Connections

Featured in Greatest Game Show Moments (2007) See more »

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MATCH GAME 73
Written & Performed by The Score Production Band
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A blanking good time!!!!
28 July 2001 | by (midwest) – See all my reviews

This show proves that game shows were actually fun once! Even though this game doesn't tax your brain like Millionaire, you also don't feel like falling asleep in the middle of it. I've found myself more than once practically falling on the floor laughing at the hijinks of Richard Dawson, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Gene Rayburn, Betty White, Fannie Flagg, Patti Deutch, etc. The list could go on forever.

This show has produced more funny, memorable moments than all the episodes of Friends and Frasier put together. If you've ever seen the Admiral Color TV incident or the "nipple" incident, you know what I mean.

The only thing that ruined this show was the star wheel. People were getting sick of the contestants always picking Richard for the Big Money Super Match that they came up with this stupid star wheel that picked a celebrity for you. Bad move.

Thank God for these people that were willing to completely let loose and keep us entertained for years and years to come!!!!!


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