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
When host 'Graham Kennedy' succumbed to laryngitis, young announcer Don Blake was forced to host the show for an episode. See more »
Cyril said: "Power failures are terrific. Me and two sailors just spent five wonderful hours in the...?"
[wild audience laughter]
[after composing himself]
I feel that this is where the show is really going to bog down.
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"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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