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* {{Retraux}}: The 1990 run's set design was seemingly influenced by '50s malt shops and jukeboxes (given the red neon, chrome paneling and rounded edges), while every version after 1998 has (naturally) been modeled after the 70s run; the ''Game$how Marathon'' and 2008 pilot sets were direct copies (though the ''GSM'' one was shrunken down a bit), while the Canadian and 2016 versions have the general design, but with more 2010s-style technology and lighting.

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* {{Retraux}}: The 1990 run's set design was seemingly influenced by '50s malt shops and jukeboxes (given the red neon, chrome paneling and rounded edges), while every version after 1998 has (naturally) been modeled after the 70s run; the ''Game$how Marathon'' and 2008 pilot sets were direct copies (though the ''GSM'' one was shrunken down a bit), while the Comedy Network and current ABC version both use modernized takes on the basic design and layout (with the Canadian version using an orange and 2016 versions have white look, and the general design, but ABC version using purple with more 2010s-style technology wood and lighting. orange accents).

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* TheAce: Richard Dawson was very good at matching the contestants' answers, or at least choosing the definitive answer among the panelists. He was pretty much the go-to guy for the Head-to-Head Match, and was often chosen for the Audience Match as well.


Thus far, there have been four {{revival}}s of the CBS format: ''Series/TheMatchGameHollywoodSquaresHour'' on NBC with Rayburn and Jon Bauman, a 1990-91 run on ABC with Ross Shafer and poor affiliate clearance, a syndicated 1998-99 run with Michael Burger and only five panelists, and, currently, a second ABC version with Creator/AlecBaldwin that began in 2016 and runs to the present day. The latter revival is also notable for being the first iteration of the show to tape in New York City since the 1962-69 edition.

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Thus far, there have been four {{revival}}s of the CBS format: ''Series/TheMatchGameHollywoodSquaresHour'' on NBC with Rayburn and Jon Bauman, a 1990-91 run on ABC with Ross Shafer and poor affiliate clearance, a syndicated 1998-99 run with Michael Burger and only five panelists, and, currently, a second ABC version in prime-time with Creator/AlecBaldwin that began in 2016 and runs to the present day. The latter revival is also notable for being the first iteration of the show to tape in New York City since the 1962-69 edition.


** "But first, we gotta do a little business with America", whenever Gene throws to commercial.

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** "But first, we gotta do a little business with America", whenever Gene throws to commercial.[[note]]For much of his time as host of fellow Goodson-Todman show ''"Series/ThePriceIsRight"''; Bob Barker would use a similar phrase stating that ''Price'' would be back "...after we do a little business with you".[[/note]]


** Averted in [=ABC=]'s 1990 run. Total winnings were based on the champion's front-game score plus whatever was won during the Audience and Super Match rounds, with possible earnings of over $50,000.

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** Averted in [=ABC=]'s 1990 run. Total winnings were based on the champion's front-game score plus whatever was won during the Audience and Super Match rounds, Match, with possible earnings of over $50,000.

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* AnticipatoryBreathSpray: Part of Gene's standard welcome when there was a first-time female panelist (or occasionally, for laughs, a first-time male panelist).


** Averted in [=ABC=]'s 1990 run. Total winnings were based on the champion's front-game score plus whatever was won during the Audience and Super Match rounds.

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** Averted in [=ABC=]'s 1990 run. Total winnings were based on the champion's front-game score plus whatever was won during the Audience and Super Match rounds.rounds, with possible earnings of over $50,000.



* RearrangeTheSong: The ABC revival used a mellower re-orchestration of the 1970s theme.

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* RearrangeTheSong: The ABC 1990 revival used a mellower re-orchestration of the 1970s theme.

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** "No help audience. We appreciate your help, but your answers may be rotten", Gene during the Head-to-Head Match.


* 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.

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* SoundEffectBleep: The ABC version uses slide whistles whenever someone utters an obscenity. This also happened on extremely rare occasions where an answer had to be censored in the 70s versions.


-->'''Audience:''' "HOW DUMB WAS SHE?!"
* BlatantLies: A question once said that [[UsefulNotes/{{McDonalds}} McDonald's]] was charging double for burgers because "____ fell into the meat grinder". Brett, referring to Ronald [=McDonald=], wrote "The clown whose name I can't remember". Charles complains that he has been accused for weeks of copying off Brett. He says his answer will prove he doesn't copy, only to reveal "The clown whose name I can't remember".

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-->'''Audience:''' '''Audience:''' "HOW DUMB WAS SHE?!"
* BlatantLies: A question once said that [[UsefulNotes/{{McDonalds}} McDonald's]] UsefulNotes/{{McDonalds}} was charging double for burgers because "____ fell into the meat grinder". Brett, referring to Ronald [=McDonald=], wrote "The clown whose name I can't remember". Charles complains that he has been accused for weeks of copying off Brett. He says his answer will prove he doesn't copy, only to reveal "The clown whose name I can't remember".

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* AudienceParticipation:
-->"Dumb Dora was ''so'' dumb..."\\
-->'''Audience:''' "HOW DUMB WAS SHE?!"

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* GeniusDitz: Despite their sniping, snarking and general craziness, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, and frequent sixth-panelist Betty White were often able to match contestants and give ranking answers on the Audience Match portion.


* FunTShirt: Fannie, usually with an animal on it ([[Fanservice or emphasizing her boobs]]).

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* FunTShirt: Fannie, usually with an animal on it ([[Fanservice ([[{{Fanservice}} or emphasizing her boobs]]).


* FunTShirt: Fannie, usually with an animal on it ([[Fanservice or emphasizing her boobs).

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* FunTShirt: Fannie, usually with an animal on it ([[Fanservice or emphasizing her boobs).boobs]]).


* FunTShirt: Fannie.

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* FunTShirt: Fannie.Fannie, usually with an animal on it ([[Fanservice or emphasizing her boobs).

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