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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(1970 episodes)

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Initially the show played as a straight up game, as Mark Goodson didn't want it to be a comedy show within a game like NBC's Hollywood Squares. However, after one of the celebrities answered "boobs" to a question, the show went into more of a comedy direction as the show saw a big ratings increase. The new focus made it the most popular show on daytime television. It also made the show appeal to a younger, teenage demographic who came home from school, an audience that typically avoided game shows. 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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Referenced in Sesame Street: Episode #10.72 (1979) See more »

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MATCH GAME 73
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Those Were The Days
6 May 2000 | by (Brooklyn Heights, New York) – See all my reviews

I think what made the Match Game such a hit was that anybody who watches it can't help but play. Even though the game had a very weak structure, the comedy, the contestants, the celebrities, and most importantly the revolutionizing questions, make the greatest game show ever. This show didn't make you a millionaire, but for thirty minutes, it made you feel like you had seven friends who's only job was to make you laugh. God Bless You, Gene Rayburn, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Richard Dawson, and Patti Deutsch. (Pardon my spelling)

Peace Be With You, DPF


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