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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:
Gene Rayburn ...  Self - Host 1,434 episodes, 1973-1982
Johnny Olson Johnny Olson ...  Self - Announcer / ... 1,428 episodes, 1973-1982
Brett Somers ...  Self - Panelist 1,405 episodes, 1973-1982
Richard Dawson ...  Self - Panelist 1,276 episodes, 1973-1978
Charles Nelson Reilly ...  Self - Panelist 1,162 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

Certificate:

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Trivia

On Monday, September 8, 1975, a weekly prime time syndicated spin-off called Match Game PM (1975) debuted while "Match Game 75" (1975) continued on CBS-TV. In April 1979, it graduated from weekly to daily status when the CBS daytime version named "Match Game 79" (1979) ended on Friday, April 20, 1979. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

MATCH GAME 73
Written & Performed by The Score Production Band
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User Reviews

Very Funny!
26 November 1999 | by brijess-2See all my reviews

Now that the Game Show Network is showing old episodes of the best incarnation of the Match Game, it allows a whole new generation to watch one of the most popular game shows of all time! The show was kind of silly: Fill in the blank of a story, poem, rhyme, etc and hope that you match famous people. But the way Gene Rayburn conducted the show with the celebrity panel, it made for excellent viewing. Many people felt like the "regulars" on the show were "has beens," but Charles Nelson Riley would never fail to make people laugh and have a good time on the show. This show is worth catching night after night! I give this program an A.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

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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