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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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Series cast summary:
...  Himself - Host 1,421 episodes, 1973-1982
Johnny Olson ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 1,415 episodes, 1973-1982
Brett Somers ...  Herself - Panelist 1,392 episodes, 1973-1982
...  Himself - Panelist 1,276 episodes, 1973-1978
...  Himself - Panelist 1,149 episodes, 1973-1982
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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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Get ready to match the stars...

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Comedy | Game-Show

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TV-PG
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(1970 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Dawson's charm prompted 'Mark Goodson' and Bill Todman to build him a game show all his own, Family Feud (1976). Dawson hosted "Feud" and "Match Game 76 (1976)" before leaving the "Match Game 78 (1978)" panel to host "Feud" for the next 7 seasons. See more »

Quotes

Gene Rayburn - 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.
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Connections

Featured in TV's Funniest Game Show Moments (1984) See more »

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MATCH GAME 73
Written & Performed by The Score Production Band
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THE Celebrity Game Show
26 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

The best celebrity game show, where contestants attempted to match six well-knowns in filling in the blank, usually on a mildly provocative question. Fair balance between humor and competition. Helped make Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly and Richard Dawson household names. Everybody seems to be having a great time (True Hollywood Story will probably blow the lid off that). Best moments were when the sometimes-too-caustic Rayburn chided a contestant for a stupid answer, and it turned out to be a winner.


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