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Trivia: Three On A Match

  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Bill Cullen, earning his first Emmy nomination in the process.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Don Pardo, most famous as the announcer on Saturday Night Live.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Only 12 episodes are known to exist.
    • Seven circulate among collectors: March 15 and December 17, 1973 (both as master copies), plus February 6-12, 1974.
    • The other five (March 12/20/28 and April 5/13, 1973) are held by the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
  • Screwed by the Network: Aside from its third-place ranking, Lin Bolen had a bizarre urge to rid the schedule of games hosted by middle-aged men on technologically-obsolete sets. Three On A Match was replaced by Winning Streak (with the same producer, host, and announcer) in a timeslot swap with Jeopardy!...and neither game made it past January 3.
  • What Could Have Been: A revival was attempted for syndication in Fall 1983 as part of a 90-minute block with revivals of Chain Reaction and Eye Guess (hosted by Jack Clark, Geoff Edwards, and Nipsey Russell respectively), but Syndicast decided against it after just 70 markets (no major ones) signed on. They tried it again for 1984-85, but still failed. For such a trio of beloved games, third time may have been the charm had Syndicast not given up...and in the end, only Chain Reaction managed to get a revival.

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