History Series / MatchGame

26th Jun '16 11:47:30 PM Green_lantern40
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** TheAnnouncer: Johnny Olson announced from 1962-82. Gene Wood (who had been a panelist for a week in 1974) held these duties on the ABC version. Paul Boland announced the 1998-99 version.
** GameShowHost: Gene Rayburn hosted from 1962-82. Bert Convy filmed pilots for what became the ABC revival, but was ultimately replaced by motivational speaker Ross Shafer due to Convy being diagnosed with a brain tumor (Convy died after this version ended in 1991). Michael Burger hosted the 1998-99 version.

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** TheAnnouncer: Johnny Olson announced from 1962-82. Gene Wood (who had been a panelist for a week in 1974) 1974 and also announced ''Series/TheMatchGameHollywoodSquaresHour'') held these duties on the ABC version. Paul Boland announced the 1998-99 version. Steve French announces the current ABC version.
** GameShowHost: Gene Rayburn hosted from 1962-82. Bert Convy filmed pilots for what became the ABC revival, but was ultimately replaced by motivational speaker Ross Shafer due to Convy being diagnosed with a brain tumor (Convy died after this version ended in 1991). Michael Burger hosted the 1998-99 version.version, and Alec Baldwin hosts the current revival.
24th Jun '16 6:39:04 AM smittykins
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** The orange box rotated more slowly during the first few shows' openings.
19th Jun '16 12:45:06 PM Green_lantern40
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** Rayburn typically said "Slide it, Earl!"("Orrie" later in the run)when asking to reveal the $500 answer in the Super Match.

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** Rayburn typically said "Slide it, Earl!"("Orrie" Earl!" ("Orrie" later in the run)when run) when asking to reveal the $500 answer in the Super Match.
19th Jun '16 8:57:58 AM smittykins
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** Rayburn typically said "Slide it, Earl!" when asking to reveal the $500 answer in the Super Match.

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** Rayburn typically said "Slide it, Earl!" when Earl!"("Orrie" later in the run)when asking to reveal the $500 answer in the Super Match.
17th Jun '16 4:11:10 AM Adept
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The British version was called ''Series/BlanketyBlank'', hosted by Terry Wogan (1979-83) and Les Dawson (1984-90) during its original run on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC1]]. It was resurrected in 1997, hosted by Lily Savage (aka Paul O'Grady) first on [=BBC1=] (1997-99) and then {{ITV}}1 (2001-02). It also became ''Blankety Blank'''[[InsistentTerminology s]]''''' in Australia when Graham Kennedy hosted a version of it on NetworkTen from 1977-1978; prior to that, a straight-up remake of ''The Match Game'' had aired in the 1960s. A French-language version for the Canadian market, ''Atomes Crochus'', began production in 2010 on V; an English-language equivalent (titled ''Match Game'', the first foreign remake to use the original title since Australia's ''The Match Game'' in the 1960s) began airing on Creator/TheComedyNetwork in 2012 (it is essentially ''Match Game '90'' with the ''Series/VideoOnTrial'' regulars as the regulars).

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The British version was called ''Series/BlanketyBlank'', hosted by Terry Wogan (1979-83) and Les Dawson (1984-90) during its original run on [[Creator/TheBBC BBC1]]. It was resurrected in 1997, hosted by Lily Savage (aka Paul O'Grady) first on [=BBC1=] (1997-99) and then {{ITV}}1 (2001-02). It also became ''Blankety Blank'''[[InsistentTerminology s]]''''' in Australia when Graham Kennedy hosted a version of it on NetworkTen Creator/NetworkTen from 1977-1978; prior to that, a straight-up remake of ''The Match Game'' had aired in the 1960s. A French-language version for the Canadian market, ''Atomes Crochus'', began production in 2010 on V; an English-language equivalent (titled ''Match Game'', the first foreign remake to use the original title since Australia's ''The Match Game'' in the 1960s) began airing on Creator/TheComedyNetwork in 2012 (it is essentially ''Match Game '90'' with the ''Series/VideoOnTrial'' regulars as the regulars).
16th Jun '16 5:39:54 AM goldenroad
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* BonusRound: Super Match, which consisted of the Audience Match (a carryover from NBC) and the Head-to-Head Match.
** On the Rayburn version, the contestant originally chose a star to play against in the Head-to-Head Match, with most of them picking Richard Dawson because he was so good at it. In 1978, the Star Wheel was introduced to randomly determine which star would play and whether the stakes would be doubled. (A previous attempt to vary things up forced a contestant playing their second Head-to-Head Match to select a different celebrity than their first attempt.) Guess whose name it stopped on when it was used for the very first time?
*** This caused one of the many (joking) walk-outs on the part of the celebrities.

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* BonusRound: Super Match, which consisted of the Match.
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Audience Match (a carryover from NBC) NBC): An audience is polled for the best answer to a fill-in. The answers are marked for popularity; most popular is worth the most money, the middle is worth a little less, and the least is worth the least.
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Head-to-Head Match.
** On
Match: The contestant and the Rayburn version, celebrity are given one more fill-in. The player must be exact with the match to win a larger cash prize.
*** The
contestant originally chose a star to play against in the Head-to-Head Match, with most of them picking Richard Dawson because he was so good at it. In 1978, the Star Wheel was introduced to randomly determine which star would play and whether the stakes would be doubled. (A previous attempt to vary things up forced a contestant playing their second Head-to-Head Match to select a different celebrity than their first attempt.) Guess whose name it stopped on when it was used for the very first time?
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time? This caused one of the many (joking) walk-outs on the part of the celebrities.



* SpeedRound: Match-Up!, played at the end of each round during the Shafer version. The first playing was $50 per question in 30 seconds; the second was $100 per question for 45 seconds. The Canadian version utilizes this as well, but only at the end of the second round; the first season had each match worth 50 points, but was increased to 100 points during the second season.

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* SpeedRound: Match-Up!, played at the end of each round during the Shafer version. The first playing was $50 per question in 30 seconds; the second was $100 per question for 45 seconds. The Canadian version utilizes this as well, but only at the end of the second round; the first season had each match worth 50 points, $50, but was increased to 100 points doubled during the second season.
11th Jun '16 8:09:54 PM Green_lantern40
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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 spin-off of the show called ''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, 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 spin-off quasi-SpinOff of the show called ''Series/FamilyFeud'' 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.
11th Jun '16 8:06:09 PM Green_lantern40
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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 new show over at Creator/{{ABC}} called ''Series/FamilyFeud''; 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, 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 new spin-off of the show over at Creator/{{ABC}} called ''Series/FamilyFeud''; ''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.
11th Jun '16 3:50:00 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* CampGay: Charles Nelson Reilly, the Creator/MarkGoodson-Bill Todman answer to Creator/MerrillHeatter-Bob Quigley's Paul Lynde. Reilly wore a ''caftan'' on national television.

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* CampGay: Charles Nelson Reilly, the Creator/MarkGoodson-Bill Todman [[Creator/MarkGoodson Mark Goodson-Bill Todman]] answer to Creator/MerrillHeatter-Bob Quigley's [[Creator/MerrillHeatter Merrill Heatter-Bob Quigley's]] [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Paul Lynde.Lynde]]. Reilly wore a ''caftan'' on national television.
12th May '16 4:46:14 PM themisterfree
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* SpeedRound: Match-Up!, played at the end of each round during the Shafer version and the Canadian version. The first playing was $50 per question in 30 seconds; the second was $100 per question for 45 seconds.

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* SpeedRound: Match-Up!, played at the end of each round during the Shafer version and the Canadian version. The first playing was $50 per question in 30 seconds; the second was $100 per question for 45 seconds. The Canadian version utilizes this as well, but only at the end of the second round; the first season had each match worth 50 points, but was increased to 100 points during the second season.
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