History Series / MatchGame

13th Aug '17 7:56:22 AM jayharrison
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** For Brett, it was "Good Gravy Marie!"
** Whenever neither contestant made any matches during the first round, Gene would point to the 0 - 0 and say "[[DeadpanSnarker My, we have a real pitcher's duel going on here!]]"

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** For Brett, it was "Good Gravy Gravy, Marie!"
** Whenever neither contestant made any matches during the first round, Gene would point to the 0 - 0 0-0 and say "[[DeadpanSnarker My, we have a real pitcher's duel going on here!]]"



** The main cast from ''The Carol Burnett Show'' (including MG regular Vicki Lawrence) made a special appearance and played a round where Gene threatened to replace Brett with Vicki permanently.

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** The main cast from ''The Carol Burnett Show'' ''Series/TheCarolBurnettShow'' (including MG regular Vicki Lawrence) made a special appearance and played a round where Gene threatened to replace Brett with Vicki permanently.



--->'''Bob Barker''': Gene, ''where'' did you find this girl?

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--->'''Bob Barker''': Barker:''' Gene, ''where'' did you find this girl?



** One of the two female contestants on the first aired episode of ''Match Game 73'' was named Stanley.

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** One of the two female contestants on the first aired episode of ''Match Game 73'' '73'' was named Stanley.



** The 1990 version only had one, and the only thing done to mark the occasion was a neon sign saying "Happy New Year".



** "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhnteepahhhhhhhhhhhhstooooo", said by Gene Rayburn and Richard Dawson to get themselves to imitate Boris Karloff for the "Mad Doctor/Dr. Frankenstein said..." questions.

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** "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhnteepahhhhhhhhhhhhstooooo", said by Gene Rayburn and Richard Dawson to get themselves to imitate Boris Karloff Creator/BorisKarloff for the "Mad Doctor/Dr. Frankenstein said..." questions.



** '''1962-1969''': "From New York City, it's time to play... ''[logo appears]'' ...''The Match Game''. This portion of ''The Match Game'' brought to you today by... ''[lists sponsor and plugs their product]'' And now here's your host, Gene Rayburn!"
** '''1998-1999''': [''undercranked footage of audience getting in their seats with stock "running" sound effect''] "Wanna have the most fun you've ever had watching a game show?" [''stock crowd reply of "YEAH!"''] "All you need is a set…" [''set pieces fall into place''] "…Wonderful stars, like [''lists off five stars'']… two contestants, like [''names of contestants'']… and the guy that makes it all happen, our host, Michael Burger! All here on ''Match Game!'' [''slow-motion zoom onto sign'']" Somewhere along the way, this was changed to a "door opening" graphic over the first sentence, and the next part changing to "Well, come on in! We've got five wonderful stars like…"

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** '''1962-1969''': '''1962-1969:''' "From New York City, it's time to play... ''[logo appears]'' ...''The Match Game''. This portion of ''The Match Game'' brought to you today by... ''[lists sponsor and plugs their product]'' And now here's your host, Gene Rayburn!"
** '''1998-1999''': '''1998-1999:''' [''undercranked footage of audience getting in their seats with stock "running" sound effect''] "Wanna have the most fun you've ever had watching a game show?" [''stock crowd reply of "YEAH!"''] "All you need is a set…" [''set pieces fall into place''] "…Wonderful stars, like [''lists off five stars'']… two contestants, like [''names of contestants'']… and the guy that makes it all happen, our host, Michael Burger! All here on ''Match Game!'' [''slow-motion zoom onto sign'']" Somewhere along the way, this was changed to a "door opening" graphic over the first sentence, and the next part changing to "Well, come on in! We've got five wonderful stars like…"



*** Robert Walden's face superimposed on Elaine Joyce's head (it was featured in the infamous "Cuckoo, Fran and Ollie" episode)

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*** Robert Walden's face superimposed on Elaine Joyce's head (it was featured in the infamous "Cuckoo, Fran Friend, and Ollie" episode)



* TheSouthpaw: Brett was the show's resident left-handed panelist.



-->'''Gene Rayburn''': The bank teller said, "I think there's something wrong with this dollar bill. Instead of a picture of George Washington, it has a picture of George..."\\
'''Contestant''': Wallace.

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-->'''Gene Rayburn''': Rayburn:''' The bank teller said, "I think there's something wrong with this dollar bill. Instead of a picture of George Washington, it has a picture of George..."\\
'''Contestant''': '''Contestant:''' Wallace.



--->'''Scoey''': Had the old boy let me go to school, I'd have learned how to spell his name. (''holds up card with "Walass" written on it'')

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--->'''Scoey''': --->'''Scoey:''' Had the old boy let me go to school, I'd have learned how to spell his name. (''holds up card with "Walass" written on it'')



* ThemeMusicPowerUp: A variant- when [[Series/{{Concentration}} Jack Narz]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT4ImWtOWTI popped up (quite literally)]] to plug ''Series/NowYouSeeIt'', a brief excerpt of the theme to ''NYSI'', Quincy Jones' "Chump Change" played.

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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: A variant- when variant: When [[Series/{{Concentration}} Jack Narz]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT4ImWtOWTI popped up (quite literally)]] to plug ''Series/NowYouSeeIt'', a brief excerpt of the theme to ''NYSI'', Quincy Jones' "Chump Change" played.
1st Aug '17 8:18:19 PM KoopaKid17
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** Howard Cosell and disgraced ex-OMB director Bert Lance were frequent targets of ridicule on the show.

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** Howard Cosell and disgraced ex-OMB director Bert Lance were frequent targets of ridicule on the show.70s versions.
27th Jun '17 1:20:13 PM Green_lantern40
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*** Creator/BettyWhite (sitting in the sixth position) would often roll up Gene's pantlegs (supposedly without his knowledge) as he talked to the upper-level celebs. One time after she did the deed, Gene mentioned that one time she did it previously someone in the audience got a picture of him in said condition, which eventually got printed in both the NY Daily News and TVGuide.

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*** ** Creator/BettyWhite (sitting in the sixth position) would often roll up Gene's pantlegs (supposedly without his knowledge) as he talked to the upper-level celebs. One time after she did the deed, Gene mentioned that one time she did it previously someone in the audience got a picture of him in said condition, which eventually got printed in both the NY Daily News and TVGuide.


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** Brett remarking how she's "not too crazy" about the last X number of questions that week.


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** Howard Cosell and disgraced ex-OMB director Bert Lance were frequent targets of ridicule on the show.
7th Jun '17 2:39:25 AM jormis29
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** Dawson had many other impersonations up his sleeve, ranging from Creator/WCFields to [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Paul Lynde]].

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** Dawson had many other impersonations up his sleeve, ranging from Creator/WCFields to [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Paul Lynde]].Creator/PaulLynde.
4th Jun '17 4:46:09 PM themisterfree
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* OnlySaneMan: The host tends to act as this, though Rayburn and Baldwin have both more leaned towards "[[TheLeader leader of the loonies]]" than towards "long-suffering wacko guard" (as Shafer and especially Burger were).
28th Apr '17 5:15:52 PM uncreativeusername8
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The format everyone remembers debuted on Creator/{{CBS}} in 1973, again with Rayburn as host. This time, two contestants tried to match answers with six panelists, including regulars Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly and Richard Dawson. By 1976 or so, the questions — and the stars' answers -- featured DoubleEntendre and {{Unusual Euphemism}}s. Beginning in July, Dawson began hosting a quasi-SpinOff of the show, ''Series/FamilyFeud'', for Creator/{{ABC}}; subsequently, he became more and more bored with ''Match Game'' until finally leaving in 1978. Concurrently with the CBS series, Rayburn was the host of ''Match Game PM'' in UsefulNotes/{{syndication}} until 1981.

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The format everyone remembers debuted on Creator/{{CBS}} in 1973, [[TheSeventies 1973]], again with Rayburn as host. This time, two contestants tried to match answers with six panelists, including regulars Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly and Richard Dawson. By 1976 or so, the questions — and the stars' answers -- featured DoubleEntendre and {{Unusual Euphemism}}s. Beginning in July, Dawson began hosting a quasi-SpinOff of the show, ''Series/FamilyFeud'', for Creator/{{ABC}}; subsequently, he became more and more bored with ''Match Game'' until finally leaving in 1978. Concurrently with the CBS series, Rayburn was the host of ''Match Game PM'' in UsefulNotes/{{syndication}} until 1981.
20th Feb '17 7:21:45 AM themisterfree
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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: A variant- when [[Series/{{Concentration}} Jack Narz]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT4ImWtOWTI popped up (quite literally)]] to plug ''Series/NowYouSeeIt'', a brief excerpt of the theme to ''NYSI'', Quincy Jones' "Chump Change" played.
11th Jan '17 7:19:29 PM KoopaKid17
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* SoundEffectBleep: The ABC version uses whistles whenever someone utters an obscenity. This also happened on extremely rare occasions where an answer had to be censored in the 70s versions.
7th Jan '17 8:31:52 PM RisefromYourGrave
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** Caroline Rhea, among others, is this in the 2017 version.

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** Caroline Rhea, among others, is this in the 2017 version.2016 revival.
7th Jan '17 1:52:37 PM YourMindAches
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** Caroline Rhea, among others, is this in the 2017 version.
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