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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 6 | 9 | unknown
Release Date:
25 June 1973 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Get ready to match the stars...
Plot:
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. Full summary »
Awards:
6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
HailMary is right...those WERE the days (sigh)... See more (35 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 107)
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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Series Directed by
Marc Breslow (29 episodes, 1973-1976)
Ira Skutch (9 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Writing credits
Dick DeBartolo (17 episodes, 1973-1976)

Series Produced by
Mark Goodson .... executive producer (51 episodes, 1973-1980)
Bill Todman .... executive producer (51 episodes, 1973-1980)
Ira Skutch .... associate producer / producer / ... (34 episodes, 1973-1980)
Robert Sherman .... associate producer / executive producer (17 episodes, 1973-1976)
Joel Hecht .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1976)
Mark Sherman .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1976)
Jake Tauber .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Art Direction by
Peter Clemens (5 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Makeup Department
Brian McManus .... makeup artist (94 episodes, 1976-1981)
Verne Langdon .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Production Management
Gordon Ferris .... production supervisor (32 episodes, 1978-1980)
Rita Burton .... production supervisor (5 episodes, 1975)
Bruce Chamberlin .... production supervisor (5 episodes, 1975)
Carl Ginex .... production supervisor (5 episodes, 1975)
Michael McDaniel .... production supervisor (5 episodes, 1975)
Tom Richmond .... production supervisor (5 episodes, 1975)
James W. Ripple .... production supervisor (5 episodes, 1975)
Roxie Wenk Evans .... production supervisor (5 episodes, 1975)
Nancy Bradley Wiard .... production supervisor (5 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Gray .... associate director (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Sound Department
Janice Bendiksen .... sound (5 episodes, 1975)
Larry Eaton .... sound (5 episodes, 1975)
Don Helvey .... sound (5 episodes, 1975)
Bob Marencovich .... sound (5 episodes, 1975)
Jerry Martz .... sound (5 episodes, 1975)
Joseph McNeil .... sound (5 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Charles F. Guzzi .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1974-1980)
Tom Barnes .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1975)
Ed S. Hill .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1975)
Rick Hiner .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1975)
J. Bruce Nielsen .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1975)
Pat Stine .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Editorial Department
Elliot Feldman .... editorial staff (5 episodes, 1975)
Joel Hecht .... editorial staff (5 episodes, 1975)
Jake Tauber .... editorial staff (5 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Music Department
Michael J. Malone .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Ted Cooper .... creative consultant: Goodson-Todman (1 episode, 1974)
Roger Dobkowitz .... production assistant (1 episode, 1974)
Kay Henley .... celebrity coordinator (1 episode, 1974)
Diane Janaver .... contestant coordinator (1 episode, 1974)
Stephanie Zilgitt .... production assistant (1 episode, 1974)

Ray Angona .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Patricia Berlly .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Buddy Borgen .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Lee Brougham .... video (unknown episodes)
Steve Cunningham .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Willie Dahl .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Audrey Davis .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Andrew Felsher .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Elin Frankel .... program staff (unknown episodes)
Sandi Gough .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Sid Grosfield .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Dick Harwood .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Mary Lieberman .... assistant to producer / production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bob Marencovich .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Giovanna Nigro .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Patricia Fass Palmer .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Teresa Pfiffner-Krebsbach .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Doug Quick .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Phil Ramuno .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Jim Rice .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Harry Rogue .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Karen Russak .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jim Smith .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Nancy Stevenson .... video (unknown episodes)
Harry Tatarian .... technical director (unknown episodes)
George Thompson .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Stephanie Voltz .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Match Game" - USA (syndication title)
"Match Game 74" - USA (second season title)
"Match Game 75" - USA (third season title)
"Match Game 76" - USA (fourth season title)
"Match Game 77" - USA (fifth season title)
"Match Game 78" - USA (sixth season title)
"Match Game 79" - USA (seventh season title)
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Runtime:
30 min (1970 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Brian Billick, head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, appeared on Match Game. He was at the time a college assistant coach who had been cut from an NFL team. After failing miserably in the game, Richard Dawson joked, "Failed at football. Failed at Match Game. Where will you go now?" Billick went on to coach the Ravens to a win in Super Bowl XXXV.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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
MATCH GAME (73-79) ThemeSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
HailMary is right...those WERE the days (sigh)..., 20 February 2002
Author: 14jade

I remember so clearly the morning TV schedule I shared with my mom during my preschool years (and summers from school later on): "Love of Life," "The Price Is Right," "The Young and the Restless," and of course, "The Match Game." Boy, did I love this show! Even "The Price Is Right" (which I am also quite fond of) couldn't outdo Charles Nelson Reilly and Brett Somers. Even as a little kid, I could appreciate their magical chemistry. They were hilarious, especially CNR!

I never understood the drama with Richard Dawson until years later, but that's okay. He was great when things were "normal." While I prefer his version of "Family Feud," "The Match Game" could not have continued without CNR and Brett.

The Game Show Network has brought back some fond nostalgia. HailMary is right...those WERE the days (sigh)...

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