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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 Himself - Host / ... (860 episodes, 1973-1982)
Johnny Olson ...
 Himself - Announcer / ... (854 episodes, 1973-1982)
Brett Somers ...
 Herself - Panelist / ... (768 episodes, 1973-1982)
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 Himself - Panelist (763 episodes, 1973-1978)
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 Himself - Panelist (547 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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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

Gene Rayburn - 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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Soundtracks

MATCH GAME (73-79) Theme
Performed by the Score Production Band (1973-1982)
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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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