Tuesday, January 29, 2008

“Match Game”

“Match Game” ran from 1973 to 1982. Hosted by Gene Rayburn, who sported an oversized microphone, the show featured two contestants who would try to match filling in phrases with a panel of six celebrities.

Among the regular celebrities were Charles Nelson Reilly, Brett Somers and Richard Dawson. Other celebrities included Fannie Flagg, Betty White, Patty Duke Astin, Nipsey Russell and Jack Klugman.

I loved when Rayburn would start off a phrase such as “Dumb Dora was so dumb …” and the audience would come back with, “How dumb was she?” (I know, I know, it takes so little to amuse me …)

An updated “Match Game” was revived for a season in 1998, this time hosted by Michael Burger.

Following are some “Match Game”-related clips from YouTube.com. I laughed out loud at each of them. Hope you do, too.

Here’s a clip from “Match Game”

Check out a mini-“Match Game” reunion from 2002:

In this clip, the set of “Match Game” gets some special guests:

For more information on “Match Game” go to imdb.com:

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