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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Originally when the final match was played. The contestant was allowed to choose which panelist he wanted to try and match answers with him or her ($5000 on CBS-TV & $10,000 on Syndicated). In 1978, a bonus wheel (The Star Wheel) was introduced and the contestant had to spin it and whichever celebrity the wheel stopped at was the one the contestant had to match. Also if the wheel stopped on a lucky star, the prize amount would be doubled ($10,000 on CBS-TV & $20,000 on Syndicated by Jim Victory Television). On the 1st episode that the wheel was used it landed on "Richard Dawson" and all the celebrities tried to leave the set in "disgust" as Richard Dawson was usually picked by most contestants for the original Super Match round before the wheel was introduced. See more »

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Very Funny!
26 November 1999 | by (Cabot, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

Now that the Game Show Network is showing old episodes of the best incarnation of the Match Game, it allows a whole new generation to watch one of the most popular game shows of all time! The show was kind of silly: Fill in the blank of a story, poem, rhyme, etc and hope that you match famous people. But the way Gene Rayburn conducted the show with the celebrity panel, it made for excellent viewing. Many people felt like the "regulars" on the show were "has beens," but Charles Nelson Riley would never fail to make people laugh and have a good time on the show. This show is worth catching night after night! I give this program an A.


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