History Series / TheMatchGameHollywoodSquaresHour

22nd Feb '16 5:53:37 AM themisterfree
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While the concept was sound, the lack of regular panelists and a major senior moment by Goodson (inexplicably failing to understand what made ''Squares'' work) doomed the show to a single season from October 31, 1983 to July 27, 1984 (39 weeks). Further complicating matters was Gene Rayburn, who hated Jon Bauman and (according to announcer Gene Wood) had been "dragged, kicking and screaming" into this mess.

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While the concept was sound, the lack of regular panelists and a major senior moment by Goodson (inexplicably failing to understand what made ''Squares'' work) doomed the show to a single season from October 31, 1983 to July 27, 1984 (39 weeks). Further complicating matters was Gene Rayburn, who hated Jon Bauman and (according to announcer Gene Wood) had been "dragged, kicking and screaming" into this mess.mess, as was competition from Creator/{{ABC}}'s ''Series/GeneralHospital'', then in the peak of their "Luke and Laura" era, which drew viewers away.
9th Feb '16 9:52:32 PM Green_lantern40
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-->"It's time for ''The Series/MatchGame! [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Hollywood Squares]]! '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis HOUR]]!'''''"
6th Feb '16 2:40:10 PM Gimere
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The Super Match was the same as its 1973-78 counterpart (no Star Wheel), except the answers in the Audience Match paid off $1,000/$500/$250 (or $100 for missing all of them) and the contestant could choose from all nine stars for the Head-to-Head Match. Four celebrities each had a "10" or "20" card in front of them, while the last had a "30". If the contestant successfully matched against the chosen celebrity, the Audience Match winnings were multiplied by the celebrity's number, for a potential top prize of $30,000.

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The Super Match was the same as its 1973-78 counterpart (no (in other words, no Star Wheel), except the answers in the Audience Match paid off $1,000/$500/$250 (or $100 for missing all of them) and the contestant could choose from all nine stars for the Head-to-Head Match. Four celebrities each had a "10" or "20" card in front of them, while the last had a "30". If the contestant successfully matched against the chosen celebrity, the Audience Match winnings were multiplied by the celebrity's number, for a potential top prize of $30,000.



* DownerEnding: At least one contestant played for $30,000 and lost.

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At least one contestant played for $30,000 and lost.



* {{Pilot}}: Pretty much the same as the series, with the notable difference of having '''three''' contestants in the ''Match'' portion.

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* {{Pilot}}: Pretty much the same as the series, with the notable difference of having '''three''' three contestants in the ''Match'' portion.
30th Jan '16 10:08:46 PM Green_lantern40
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The winner of ''Match Game'' played against the returning champion on ''Hollywood Squares'' with three more celebrities joining the group. The champion always played X, the challenger O, and there was no Secret Square (although that last one had been in place for the 1980-81 season). Each captured square awarded $25, with victory in each round awarding that round number times 100 ($100 for Round 1, $200 for Round 2, etc.) until time ran out; whoever had the most cash became champion and played the Super Match.

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The winner of ''Match Game'' played against the returning champion on ''Hollywood Squares'' with three more celebrities joining the group. The champion always played X, the challenger O, and carrying over from ''Squares''' 1980-81 syndicated season, there was no Secret Square (although that last one had been in place for the 1980-81 season).Square. Each captured square awarded $25, with victory in each round awarding that round number times 100 ($100 for Round 1, $200 for Round 2, etc.) until time ran out; whoever had the most cash became champion and played the Super Match.
23rd Dec '15 5:57:24 PM themisterfree
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* NoOSHACompliance: Compared to every other run of ''Squares'', the board was actually the least safe, considering the second and third rows would be wheeled in behind the ''Match Game'' panel.
23rd Oct '15 4:37:50 PM Gimere
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GameShow by Creator/MarkGoodson that ran on Creator/{{NBC}} and combined two great games into a single show. Two new contestants began by playing ''Series/MatchGame'', using the same format as its 1973-82 era with the only difference being the tiebreaker while played the same as before, the contestants now chose from a list of four possible answers.

The winner of ''Match Game'' played against the returning champion on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' with three more celebrities joining the group. The champion always played X, the challenger O, and there was no Secret Square (although that last one had been in place for the 1980-81 season). Each captured square awarded $25, with victory in each round awarding that round number times 100 ($100 for Round 1, $200 for Round 2, etc.) until time ran out; whoever had the most cash became champion and played the Super Match.

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GameShow by Creator/MarkGoodson that ran on Creator/{{NBC}} and combined two great [[Series/MatchGame two]] [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares great]] games into a single show. Two new contestants began by playing ''Series/MatchGame'', ''Match Game'', using the same format as its 1973-82 era with the only difference being the tiebreaker while played the same as before, the contestants now chose from a list of four possible answers.

The winner of ''Match Game'' played against the returning champion on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' ''Hollywood Squares'' with three more celebrities joining the group. The champion always played X, the challenger O, and there was no Secret Square (although that last one had been in place for the 1980-81 season). Each captured square awarded $25, with victory in each round awarding that round number times 100 ($100 for Round 1, $200 for Round 2, etc.) until time ran out; whoever had the most cash became champion and played the Super Match.
27th Sep '15 8:24:04 AM CorahsUncle
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* YouLookFamiliar: Jon Bauman was "Bowzer" in the group Music/ShaNaNa.
27th Sep '15 8:07:36 AM themisterfree
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30th Aug '15 6:53:50 PM themisterfree
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14th Jul '15 10:54:05 AM WarioBarker
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The Super Match was the same as its 1973-78 counterpart (no Star Wheel), except the answers in the Audience Match paid off $1,000/$500/$250 (or $100 for missing all of them) and the contestant could choose from all nine stars for the Head-to-Head Match. Four celebrities each had a "10" or "20" card in front of them, while the last had a "30." If the contestant successfully matched against the chosen celebrity, the Audience Match winnings were multiplied by the celebrity's number, for a potential top prize of $30,000.

While the concept was sound, the lack of regular panelists and a major senior moment by Goodson (inexplicably failing to understand what made ''Squares'' work) doomed the show to a single season from October 31, 1983 to July 27, 1984 (39 weeks/191 episodes). Further complicating matters was Gene Rayburn, who hated Jon Bauman and (according to announcer Gene Wood) had been "dragged, kicking and screaming" into this mess.

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The Super Match was the same as its 1973-78 counterpart (no Star Wheel), except the answers in the Audience Match paid off $1,000/$500/$250 (or $100 for missing all of them) and the contestant could choose from all nine stars for the Head-to-Head Match. Four celebrities each had a "10" or "20" card in front of them, while the last had a "30." "30". If the contestant successfully matched against the chosen celebrity, the Audience Match winnings were multiplied by the celebrity's number, for a potential top prize of $30,000.

While the concept was sound, the lack of regular panelists and a major senior moment by Goodson (inexplicably failing to understand what made ''Squares'' work) doomed the show to a single season from October 31, 1983 to July 27, 1984 (39 weeks/191 episodes).weeks). Further complicating matters was Gene Rayburn, who hated Jon Bauman and (according to announcer Gene Wood) had been "dragged, kicking and screaming" into this mess.



** GameShowHost: Gene Rayburn for the ''Match'' parts, Jon "Bowzer" Bauman of ''Sha-Na-Na'' fame for the ''Squares'' part. Each host took the bottom-left seat during the other's portions.

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** GameShowHost: Gene Rayburn for the ''Match'' parts, Jon "Bowzer" Bauman of ''Sha-Na-Na'' Music/ShaNaNa fame for the ''Squares'' part. Each host took the bottom-left seat during the other's portions.



* AscendedExtra: Subverted with Jon Bauman; though he appeared as a panelist on ''Match Game'' in the 1970s (in his "Bowzer" persona), it wasn't the ''Match Game'' portion he ended up hosting.

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* AscendedExtra: Subverted with Jon Bauman; though he appeared as a panelist on ''Match Game'' in during the 1970s 1973-82 era (in his "Bowzer" persona), it wasn't the ''Match Game'' ''Match'' portion he ended up hosting.



** On one episode, a contestant played the Super Match and was given "_____ Pizza". Jon Bauman wrote down one answer, discarded it, then wrote another. The contestant offered "Pepperoni"... guess what was on the card that Jon threw out? (His second card said "Large").

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** On one episode, a contestant played the Super Match and was given "_____ Pizza". Jon Bauman wrote down one answer, discarded it, then wrote another. The contestant offered "Pepperoni"... guess what was on the card that Jon threw out? (His second card said "Large")."Large".)
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