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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:
A staple of the 1970's game-show classics 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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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Initially the show played as a straight up game, as Mark Goodson didn't want it to be a comedy show within a game like NBC's Hollywood Squares. However, after one of the celebrities answered "boobs" to a question, the show went into more of a comedy direction as the show saw a big ratings increase. The new focus made it the most popular show on daytime television. It also made the show appeal to a younger, teenage demographic who came home from school, an audience that typically avoided game shows.See more »
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Soundtrack:
MATCH GAME (73-79) ThemeSee more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A staple of the 1970's game-show classics, 5 August 2003
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

GET READY TO MATCH THE STARS.......................

"Match Game" was without a doubt a grand staple of the game shows that were produced in the 1970's. When the show made its premiere on CBS-TV in the summer of 1973,the show quickly became a surprised hit and it was very successful against another celebrity oriented game show as well,"The Hollywood Squares",which was on a rival network. But the show will always be one of the classic game shows from that decade. The late announcer Johnny Olson and the perfect show host,the late Gene Rayburn were simply marvelous. Each episode will have contestants attempting to match six-well knowns to fill in the "blank" that was based on a mildly provocative question often with hilarious results from the panel of celebrity guests.

The show made household names out of Brett Somers,Betty White,Charles Nelson-Reilly,Bill Daily,Fanny Flagg,Richard Dawson,and Bob Barker. The show also had contestants on the show as well who will make names for themselves as well including earlier segments which featured future talk-show host Jenny Jones and future actresses Marliu Henner,Joyce DeWitt, and Kristie Alley. The show also had some walk-ons to add a bit of spice to the show and help the contestants along as well including cast members from various CBS shows at the time appeared on Match Game when the show aired including the cast of "The Carol Burnett Show", "All In The Family" "MASH",and one that included the cast of "The Waltons",and "Good Times".

Recently,The Game Show Network did a day-long marathon of this series and it brought back some grand memories. It amazes me to this day,that they don't make great game shows that this anymore since the only daytime game show still on network television today is "The Price Is Right",which has been on CBS for over 30 years and still going strong with Bob Barker!!! Gone are the those great game shows of the past which included "Gambit", "The Jokers Wild","Press Your Luck","Tattletales","Tic,Tac Dough".

But still Match Game will always be a grand staple of which game shows were based from the golden age of the 1970's. Kudos to Gene Rayburn and Johnny Olson.

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