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25 June 1973 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 127)
Gene Rayburn ... Himself - Host / ... (328 episodes, 1973-1982)
Johnny Olson ... Himself - Announcer (327 episodes, 1973-1982)
Brett Somers ... Herself - Panelist / ... (201 episodes, 1973-1982)

Richard Dawson ... Himself - Panelist / ... (186 episodes, 1973-1978)

Series Directed by
Marc Breslow (127 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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30 min (1970 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

It may have been Richard Dawson's charm on "Match Game 73" that prompted its creators 'Mark Goodson' and Bill Todman to build him a game show all his own: ABC Television's "Family Feud" (1976). Dawson wound up doing double duty for "Feud" and "Match Game 76 (1976)" before leaving the "Match Game 78 (1978)" panel in 1978 to devote full time to "Feud" for the next 7 seasons to 1985-1986.See more »
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 »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Seventies Classic, 30 June 2003
Author: Brian Washington ( from Los Angeles, California

This will always be one of the classic game shows. The late Gene Rayburn will always be the perfect host of this show. Rayburn really enjoyed his image as a lecherous host and his playful banter with both the contestants and the celebrity panel were what made this show great. Also, Bret Somers and Charles Nelson Reilley's playful arguing helped make this show the perfect game show for the 1970's.

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