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 / ... (225 episodes, 1973-1982)
Johnny Olson ...
 Himself - Announcer (224 episodes, 1973-1982)
Brett Somers ...
 Herself / ... (102 episodes, 1973-1982)
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 Himself / ... (93 episodes, 1973-1978)
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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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The original "Match Game 73" game show debuted at 3:30pm (EST), Monday afternoon, June 25, 1973 on CBS Television and it sandwiched in between _"Price Is Right, The" (1972)_ and The Secret Storm (1954). The stars on the panel of the first weekday of MG73 shows were Michael Landon, Vicki Lawrence, Jack Klugman, Jo Ann Pflug, Richard Dawson and Anita Gillette. Klugman was reluctant to appear at first, but agreed on one condition: that his wife Brett Somers also appear as a panelist on a later date along with Charles Nelson Reilly & Betty White. Somers, Reilly & White are debuted on the panel of "Match Game 73" during its 4th weekday (July 16-20, 1973); little did they imagine that they would continue this duty for the next 9 seasons! See more »

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MATCH GAME 73
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THE Celebrity Game Show
26 April 2003 | by (West Chester, Pa) – See all my reviews

The best celebrity game show, where contestants attempted to match six well-knowns in filling in the blank, usually on a mildly provocative question. Fair balance between humor and competition. Helped make Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly and Richard Dawson household names. Everybody seems to be having a great time (True Hollywood Story will probably blow the lid off that). Best moments were when the sometimes-too-caustic Rayburn chided a contestant for a stupid answer, and it turned out to be a winner.


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