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Offline MrPlinko

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Is This A Rumor or True? The Math Game? (1961-1970?)
« on: September 05, 2012, 09:58:48 PM »
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In looking up information for the original The Match Game (1062-1969) in which only about 12 episodes are known to still exist.  I came across this episode guide for an allegedly canceled show called The Math Game from 1961-1970.  It shows a cast list at the time with some famous actors who played cartoon characters and some well-known celebrities at the time.  Here's the link:

http://www.tv.com/shows/the-match-game/forums/the-match-game-precursor-reject-the-math-game-1961-1970-2450-1205923/

If this was a rejected show, where did this detailed episode guide come from?  I can find no information about such a show on-line, or at IMDB, nor anyplace else.  Anyone care to research and fill me in here?

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Re: Is This A Rumor: The Math Game (1961-70)?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 12:15:52 PM »
A network series that ran six days a week "In Living Color" from 1961-70 managed to avoid the radars of Roger Dobkowitz, The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows, and every other published or online work?

This discovery leads me to think that 1) The Math Game (which reminds me of "Awethumb") truly did fly under every radar ever made (in which case Ben Hallums has done the world a grand service) or 2) Mr. Hallums was lying to try and bait someone, which clearly did not work.

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In looking up information for the original The Match Game (1062-1969) in which only about 12 episodes are known to still exist.
I must say, a game show running for over nine centuries is certainly a feat to behold.
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Re: Is This A Rumor or True? The Math Game? (1961-1970?)
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 12:19:18 PM »
This just looks like one guys dream TV show, which he wrote a couple seasons for and posted his ideas.
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Re: Is This A Rumor or True? The Math Game? (1961-1970?)
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2012, 12:42:55 PM »
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I must say, a game show running for over nine centuries is certainly a feat to behold.

It would make for some interesting celebrity panelists, though. ;)
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Re: Is This A Rumor or True? The Math Game? (1961-1970?)
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 12:25:53 AM »
It would make for some interesting celebrity panelists, though. ;)

Agreed!

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Re: Is This A Rumor: The Math Game (1961-70)?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012, 12:29:01 AM »
A network series that ran six days a week "In Living Color" from 1961-70 managed to avoid the radars of Roger Dobkowitz, The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows, and every other published or online work?

This discovery leads me to think that 1) The Math Game (which reminds me of "Awethumb") truly did fly under every radar ever made (in which case Ben Hallums has done the world a grand service) or 2) Mr. Hallums was lying to try and bait someone, which clearly did not work.

Also...I must say, a game show running for over nine centuries is certainly a feat to behold.

LOL!!  I saw that error when it was too late to correct! Of course I meant 1962-1969.

Joe

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Re: Is This A Rumor or True? The Math Game? (1961-1970?)
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2012, 01:53:10 PM »
I thought it was a typo. It probably got axed because the title was too similar to that of Gene Rayburn's show (with the only thing missing a "c").