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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 6 | 8 | 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:
A true blast from the past... See more (35 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 150)
Gene Rayburn ... Himself - Host (472 episodes, 1973-1982)
Johnny Olson ... Himself - Announcer / ... (470 episodes, 1973-1982)
Brett Somers ... Herself - Panelist / ... (362 episodes, 1973-1982)

Richard Dawson ... Himself - Panelist / ... (347 episodes, 1973-1978)

Charles Nelson Reilly ... Himself - Panelist / ... (257 episodes, 1973-1982)
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Series Directed by
Marc Breslow (294 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 (52 episodes, 1973-1980)
Bill Todman .... executive producer (52 episodes, 1973-1980)
Ira Skutch .... associate producer / producer / ... (35 episodes, 1973-1980)
Robert Sherman .... associate producer / executive producer (18 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jenny Jones once appeared as a contestant.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:
Referenced in Summer Heat (1979)See more »
Soundtrack:
MATCH GAME (73-79) ThemeSee more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A true blast from the past..., 6 November 2003
Author: BlackJack_B

The Match Game shows of the 70's were a huge favorite of mine as a kid. Like "The Gong Show", I was allowed to watch this program as a kid despite the content of it being a little too "adult" at times, although I think it's much tamer than the crap that airs on FOX. It was a time, the 1970's, when everyone was much looser and there wasn't the hypocrisy and falsehoods of political correctness.

Match Game was similar to games like "What's My Line". The contestant was given a phrase with a blank in it and he/she would give a response and try to see if they could get matches from the celebrities. Whoever won the game would then go into a bonus round where they could win various amounts of money (depending on the version of Match Game) where they just had to match the response of the celebrity they chose.

Match Game was famous for their regular panelists. Richard Dawson wasn't just a comedian, he brought moments of arrogance, cockiness, and dry British wit that was so intriguing to watch. He may have not been a favorite of the regulars but the female contestants were in love with him. He was the guy who most of them chose as the one to match answers with in the bonus round before the celebrity wheel showed up. Of course, Brett Somers and Charles Nelson Reilly were awesome, too. Those two were a hoot. I also like Fannie Flagg; she was so out there.

The real star of the show was always Gene Rayburn. The Master of Ceremonies; he always played it cool and collected. He was a gracious, friendly, entertaining, non-overbearing host. I liked his rich tone of voice and charm to make the contestants feel comfortable. I always enjoy watching Match Game on the Game Show Network; I kind of wish they'd dump most of their homegrown game shows like Cram, Lingo, and others (except Whammy) and show more 70's and 80's classics like Match Game. I think re-showing stuff like "Regis' Gig" and "The Weakest Link" isn't a good idea.

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