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Match Game 

Match Game 73 (original title)
The five-day-a-week syndicated successor to the popular CBS game show, where two could compete to match fill-in-the-blank phrases with those of the celebrities.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gene Rayburn ...  Himself - Host 1,420 episodes, 1973-1982
Johnny Olson Johnny Olson ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 1,414 episodes, 1973-1982
Brett Somers ...  Herself - Panelist 1,391 episodes, 1973-1982
Richard Dawson ...  Himself - Panelist 1,275 episodes, 1973-1978
Charles Nelson Reilly ...  Himself - Panelist 1,148 episodes, 1973-1982
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Storyline

Game show in which 6 guest stars (which change from week to week) are given a humorous phrase with one word missing. The stars write down a word they think would be most appropriate for the missing word, and then two contestants try to guess what the stars have chosen. A point is given for each correct match, and the one with the most points wins. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Taglines:

Get ready to match the stars...

Genres:

Comedy | Game-Show

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Match Game 74 See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1970 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Brian Billick was a contestant on the show. At the time, he was a college assistant coach who had been cut from an NFL team. After failing miserably at the game, Richard Dawson joked, "Failed at football. Failed at Match Game. Where will you go now?" Billick later became coach of the Baltimore Ravens, and led them to win Super Bowl XXXV. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Announcer: Get ready to match the stars!
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Connections

Referenced in Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.10 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

MATCH GAME 73
Written & Performed by The Score Production Band
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HailMary is right...those WERE the days (sigh)...
20 February 2002 | by 14jadeSee all my reviews

I remember so clearly the morning TV schedule I shared with my mom during my preschool years (and summers from school later on): "Love of Life," "The Price Is Right," "The Young and the Restless," and of course, "The Match Game." Boy, did I love this show! Even "The Price Is Right" (which I am also quite fond of) couldn't outdo Charles Nelson Reilly and Brett Somers. Even as a little kid, I could appreciate their magical chemistry. They were hilarious, especially CNR!

I never understood the drama with Richard Dawson until years later, but that's okay. He was great when things were "normal." While I prefer his version of "Family Feud," "The Match Game" could not have continued without CNR and Brett.

The Game Show Network has brought back some fond nostalgia. HailMary is right...those WERE the days (sigh)...


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