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Seasons:
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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:
Very Funny! See more (34 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 98)
Gene Rayburn ... Himself - Host / ... (225 episodes, 1973-1982)
Johnny Olson ... Himself - Announcer (224 episodes, 1973-1982)
Brett Somers ... Herself / ... (102 episodes, 1973-1982)

Richard Dawson ... Himself / ... (93 episodes, 1973-1978)
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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 (39 episodes, 1973-1976)
Bill Todman .... executive producer (39 episodes, 1973-1976)
Ira Skutch .... associate producer / producer / ... (22 episodes, 1973-1976)
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 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)
Robert Gray .... associate director (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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The original "Match Game 73" game show debuted at 3:30pm (EST), Monday afternoon, June 25, 1973 on CBS Television and it sandwiched in between _"Price Is Right, The" (1972)_ and "The Secret Storm" (1954). The stars on the panel of the first weekday of MG73 shows were Michael Landon, Vicki Lawrence, Jack Klugman, Jo Ann Pflug, Richard Dawson and Anita Gillette. Klugman was reluctant to appear at first, but agreed on one condition: that his wife Brett Somers also appear as a panelist on a later date along with Charles Nelson Reilly & Betty White. Somers, Reilly & White are debuted on the panel of "Match Game 73" during its 4th weekday (July 16-20, 1973); little did they imagine that they would continue this duty for the next 9 seasons!See more »
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Soundtrack:
MATCH GAME 73See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Very Funny!, 26 November 1999
Author: Brian Wolters from Cabot, Arkansas

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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