History Series / MatchGame

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.
5th Jan '17 7:40:05 AM Lirodon
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The summer of 2016 saw the return of the show to both ABC and New York with Creator/AlecBaldwin as host as part of ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" block, alongside the returning ''Celebrity Family Feud'' and Michael Strahan's reboot of ''[[Series/{{Pyramid}} The $100,000 Pyramid]]'' (much like ''Pyramid'', it'll be taping in NY again because Baldwin lives there); it's been renewed for a second run in the summer of 2017.

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The summer of 2016 saw the return of the show to both ABC and New York with Creator/AlecBaldwin as host as part of ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" block, alongside the returning ''Celebrity Family Feud'' and Michael Strahan's reboot of ''[[Series/{{Pyramid}} The $100,000 Pyramid]]'' (much like ''Pyramid'', it'll be taping it taped in NY again because Baldwin lives there); it's been renewed following a successful premiere, it returned for a second run additional episodes in the summer of January 2017.
20th Dec '16 2:24:44 AM Gimere
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*** The Star Wheel was retained for the 1990-91 version, only to be taken away for the 1998 version (as part of its' NoBudget feel); all subsequent versions except for both recent Canadian versions have kept it out.

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*** The Star Wheel was retained for the 1990-91 version, only to be taken away but removed for the 1998 version (as part of its' NoBudget feel); version; all subsequent versions except for both recent Canadian versions have kept it out.



* OutOfOrder: The two halves of the July 10, 2016 episode were broadcast the other way around than how they were actually filmed. Although this may have been, presumably, to put a Super Match win at the end of the show, it also explains why the audience was laughing so hard at the question involving Tituss Burgess's pinot noir in the "first" game, because he had [[BrickJoke brought up pinot noir earlier as a guess in the "second"]]. Based on how it aired, most viewers probably assumed that the guess was actually a CallBack to the first game.
5th Dec '16 5:05:14 AM smittykins
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** After Gene asked the female contestant if she wanted one of the three celebrity suggestions for the Super-Match or one of her own:

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** After Gene asked the female contestant if she wanted one of the three celebrity suggestions for the Super-Match Audience Match or one of her own:
25th Nov '16 6:15:18 PM goldenroad
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*** The Star Wheel was retained for the 1990-91 version, only to be taken away for the 1998 version (as part of its' NoBudget feel); all subsequent versions (''[=Game$how=] Marathon'', the Canadian version, the 2016 version) have kept it out.

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*** The Star Wheel was retained for the 1990-91 version, only to be taken away for the 1998 version (as part of its' NoBudget feel); all subsequent versions (''[=Game$how=] Marathon'', the except for both recent Canadian version, the 2016 version) versions have kept it out.



** The 1970s version built its ''reputation'' on seeing how much they could. Any question involving a female and a pluralized blank usually led to at least one person (not always on the panel) offering "boobs" as an answer.

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** The 1970s version built its ''reputation'' on seeing how much they could. Any question involving a female and a pluralized blank usually led to at least one person (not always on the panel) offering "boobs" as an answer. Phased out towards the end of the run due to changing attitudes with the viewing public.
19th Nov '16 6:06:41 PM Schroeder1174
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* Guest panelist [[ThePattyDukeShow Patty Duke]] made a joking side comment in one episode about frequently getting the similarly named Patti ''Deutsch'''s fan mail.

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* ** Guest panelist [[ThePattyDukeShow Patty Duke]] made a joking side comment in one episode about frequently getting the similarly named Patti ''Deutsch'''s fan mail.
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