Australian version of the popular American game show Match Game 73 (1973). In this game is two contestants - one champion and one challenger. Host Graham Kennedy reads a funny ... See full summary »




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Graham Kennedy ...
 Himself - Host (2 episodes, 1977)
Ugly Dave Gray ...
 Herself - Panellist / ... (2 episodes, 1977)
Stuart Wagstaff ...
 Himself - Panellist / ... (2 episodes, 1977)


Australian version of the popular American game show Match Game 73 (1973). In this game is two contestants - one champion and one challenger. Host Graham Kennedy reads a funny fill-in-the-blank statement (e.g., "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary couldn't make her garden grow with water, so she used *blank* instead). The six celebrity panelists wrote their responses with a word or phrase which they thought best completed said statement; the contestant was then asked for his/her answer. A correct match was worth one point each. Two rounds were played, with celebrities sitting out the second-round question that whatever a contestant they matched one of them the first time. The contestant having the most matches (ergo: 6 points) after two rounds (or after a tie-breaker if needed) became the champion, and played the "Super Match" for up to $1000. In the "Super Match," Kennedy read a simple fill-in-the-blank phrase (e.g.: "*blank* phone") to which a previous studio audience had responded; the most ... Written by Brendan Richards

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January 1977 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Graham Kennedy's Blankety Blanks  »

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When host 'Graham Kennedy' succumbed to laryngitis, young announcer Don Blake was forced to host the show for an episode. See more »


[opening to first episode]
Announcer: Get ready to match the stars! "Hollywood Seven" Jon English! "The Naked Vicar's" Noeline Brown! Ugly Dave Gray! Carol Raye! Stuart Wagstaff! Kate Fitzpatrick! As we play "Graham Kennedy's Blankety Blanks"! And now, here he is, the man with the dancing eyes - Graham Kennedy!
[Graham Kennedy enters; audience applause]
Graham Kennedy: Thank you very much. Thank you and welcome to "Blankety Blanks". One of these celebrities is sitting in the Secret Square.
[audience laughter]
Graham Kennedy: [...]
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Groundbreaking tv comedy
31 October 2000 | by (sydney australia) – See all my reviews

"Cyril said ...'OOOOHHHH, my friend Derek got his hand stuck in my (BLANK)'. Hosted by the irrepressible Grahame Kennedy, it was bawdy, rude, and occassionally hilariously funny. Kennedy himself toed a fine line between naughty and offensive, and often goaded his panelists into the same. A cavalcade of celebrities (mostly minor), attuned to comic timing and the double entendre, completed the task. Contestants didn't win much, but it didn't matter. The series was revived, with Daryl Somers as the host, but it didn't have the verve, the nerve or the wickedness of the original

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