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** Inverted on the April 4, 1984 episode; faced with the Super Match phrase "Chicago _____", Jayne Meadows wrote down one answer, but crossed it out and went with another. As it turned out, her second answer of "Illinois" matched the champion for $20,000! (Her first answer, as seen X-ed out on the card, was "Cubs")

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** Inverted on the April 4, 1984 episode; faced with the Super Match phrase "Chicago _____", Jayne Meadows Creator/JayneMeadows wrote down one answer, but crossed it out and went with another. As it turned out, her second answer of "Illinois" matched the champion for $20,000! (Her first answer, as seen X-ed out on the card, was "Cubs")


* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Dumb Dora/Donald, Fat Frieda, Old Man Periwinkle (and his wife), Ugly Edna/Alfreida, and Weird Willie all came along from ''Match''.

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* TheEighties: When the show aired, obviously, but also pertains to the pop culture references. Mentions of UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, Music/MichaelJackson, Creator/MrT, and [[Music/CultureClub Boy George]] are common.


* ThemeTune: The theme for this show became a car prize cue for ''Series/ThePriceIsRight''.

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* ThemeTune: The theme for this show became a car prize cue for ''Series/ThePriceIsRight''.''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and the 1986-89 iterations of ''Series/CardSharks''.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The ''Squares'' portion of Episode #88 had a question about dogs getting stuck together after mating.

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The ''Squares'' portion of Episode #88 had a question about dogs getting stuck together after mating.GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the future, please check the trope page to make sure your example fits the current definition.


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!!GameShowTropes !!This show provides examples of:
* TheAnnouncer: Gene Wood. Johnny Olson, Bob Hilton, and Rich Jeffries all filled
in use:for a few weeks.
* AscendedExtra: Subverted with Jon Bauman; though he appeared as a panelist on ''Match Game'' during the 1973-82 era (in his "Bowzer" persona), it wasn't the ''Match'' portion he ended up hosting.



* ConsolationPrize
* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Gene Wood. Johnny Olson, Bob Hilton, and Rich Jeffries all filled in for a few weeks.
** GameShowHost: Gene Rayburn for the ''Match'' parts, Jon Bauman of Music/ShaNaNa fame for the ''Squares'' part. Each host took the bottom-left seat during the other's portions.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* AscendedExtra: Subverted with Jon Bauman; though he appeared as a panelist on ''Match Game'' during the 1973-82 era (in his "Bowzer" persona), it wasn't the ''Match'' portion he ended up hosting.


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


** On the January 30, 1984 episode, a contestant played the Super Match for $20,000 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 the January 30, 1984 episode, a contestant played the Super Match for $20,000 $10,000 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".)


** Averted on the April 4, 1984 episode; faced with the Super Match phrase "Chicago _____", Jayne Meadows wrote down one answer, but crossed it out and went with another. As it turned out, her second answer of "Illinois" matched the champion for $20,000! (Her first answer, as seen X-ed out on the card, was "Cubs")

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** Averted Inverted on the April 4, 1984 episode; faced with the Super Match phrase "Chicago _____", Jayne Meadows wrote down one answer, but crossed it out and went with another. As it turned out, her second answer of "Illinois" matched the champion for $20,000! (Her first answer, as seen X-ed out on the card, was "Cubs")


** 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 the January 30, 1984 episode, a contestant played the Super Match for $20,000 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".)


* Averted on the April 4, 1984 episode; faced with the Super Match phrase "Chicago _____", Jayne Meadows wrote down one answer, but crossed it out and went with another. As it turned out, her second answer of "Illinois" matched the champion for $20,000! (Her first answer, as seen X-ed out on the card, was "Cubs")

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* ** Averted on the April 4, 1984 episode; faced with the Super Match phrase "Chicago _____", Jayne Meadows wrote down one answer, but crossed it out and went with another. As it turned out, her second answer of "Illinois" matched the champion for $20,000! (Her first answer, as seen X-ed out on the card, was "Cubs")

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* Averted on the April 4, 1984 episode; faced with the Super Match phrase "Chicago _____", Jayne Meadows wrote down one answer, but crossed it out and went with another. As it turned out, her second answer of "Illinois" matched the champion for $20,000! (Her first answer, as seen X-ed out on the card, was "Cubs")


* SceneryPorn: The set was rather inventive, with a huge light-up marquee board (48×16 pixels)) as the backdrop that displayed the show's title, the celebrities' and hosts' names, background patterns, and the Super Match prize amounts. It was built in sections that could swivel in place to let Gene and Jon enter at the start of the show. The stars' seating area began as a two-tiered ''Match'' panel, with a third tier rolled in for ''Squares''. The seating area was further designed to look like the traditional ''Squares'' grid when seen head-on, with the backdrop behind each star lighting up with an X or O as games progressed.

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* SceneryPorn: The set was rather inventive, with a huge light-up marquee board (48×16 pixels)) pixels) as the backdrop that displayed the show's title, the celebrities' and hosts' names, background patterns, and the Super Match prize amounts. It was built in sections that could swivel in place to let Gene and Jon enter at the start of the show. The stars' seating area began as a two-tiered ''Match'' panel, with a third tier rolled in for ''Squares''. The seating area was further designed to look like the traditional ''Squares'' grid when seen head-on, with the backdrop behind each star lighting up with an X or O as games progressed.

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* ShoutOut: Jon liked to do the "mouth wide open" pose of his Bowzer persona in Sha Na Na during the ''Match Game'' half of the show.


* SceneryPorn: The set was rather inventive, with a huge light-up marquee board (48×16 pixels)) as the backdrop that displayed the show's title, the celebrities' and hosts' names, background patterns, and the Super Match prize amounts. It was built in sections that could swivel in place to let Gene and Jon enter at the start of the show. The stars' seating area began as a two-tiered ''Match'' panel, with a third tier rolled in for ''Squares''. The seating area was further designed in such a way that, when seen head-on, it looked like the traditional ''Squares'' grid.

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* SceneryPorn: The set was rather inventive, with a huge light-up marquee board (48×16 pixels)) as the backdrop that displayed the show's title, the celebrities' and hosts' names, background patterns, and the Super Match prize amounts. It was built in sections that could swivel in place to let Gene and Jon enter at the start of the show. The stars' seating area began as a two-tiered ''Match'' panel, with a third tier rolled in for ''Squares''. The seating area was further designed in such a way that, when seen head-on, it looked to look like the traditional ''Squares'' grid.grid when seen head-on, with the backdrop behind each star lighting up with an X or O as games progressed.

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* RunningGag: Gene sometimes referred to the area behind the panel set as "the canal," complete with sound effects of seagulls, splashing water, a foghorn, and so on.

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