Match Game 73 (1973–1982)

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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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Gene Rayburn ...
 Himself - Host / ... (240 episodes, 1973-1982)
Johnny Olson ...
 Himself - Announcer (239 episodes, 1973-1982)
Brett Somers ...
 Herself / ... (120 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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Match Game  »

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(1970 episodes)

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Every New Year's Eve, there was an update of the 2 digits in the title to reflect the coming of the new year (e.g. from "Match Game 76" (1976) to "Match Game 77" (1977)). See more »

Quotes

Himself - 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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Featured in I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1973 (2006) See more »

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MATCH GAME 73
Written & Performed by The Score Production Band
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A Seventies Classic
30 June 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This will always be one of the classic game shows. The late Gene Rayburn will always be the perfect host of this show. Rayburn really enjoyed his image as a lecherous host and his playful banter with both the contestants and the celebrity panel were what made this show great. Also, Bret Somers and Charles Nelson Reilley's playful arguing helped make this show the perfect game show for the 1970's.


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