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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Series cast summary:
Gene Rayburn ...
 Himself - Host (331 episodes, 1973-1982)
Johnny Olson ...
 Himself - Announcer (329 episodes, 1973-1982)
Brett Somers ...
 Herself - Panelist / ... (206 episodes, 1973-1982)
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 Himself - Panelist / ... (191 episodes, 1973-1978)
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 Himself / ... (125 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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Comedy | Game-Show

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25 June 1973 (USA)  »

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Match Game  »

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(1970 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gene had many characters on the show that he would imitate while asking questions, including Dumb Donald, Dumb Dora, Old Man Periwinkle and a variety of characters. 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 30 Rock: Verna (2010) See more »

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MATCH GAME 73
Written & Performed by The Score Production Band
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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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