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What is your favorite version of Match Game?

Match Game 73-79 (CBS)
25 (62.5%)
Match Game PM (Syndication)
5 (12.5%)
Match Game 79-82 (Syndication)
1 (2.5%)
Match Game 90 (Syndication)
4 (10%)
Match Game 98 (Syndication)
0 (0%)
Match Game 16-present (ABC)
4 (10%)
The Match Game (NBC)
0 (0%)
The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour (NBC)
1 (2.5%)

Total Members Voted: 40

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Offline Teddy

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Re: Favorite version of Match Game
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2018, 12:33:53 PM »
Nothing beats the 70s version, because it just worked. I always enjoy Gene's rapport with the panel, especially Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Fannie Flagg and Richard Dawson. Although that begs the question: Had they not introduced the Star Wheel, would Richard (even with his additional hosting duties on Feud) have stayed on? We'll never know, but the 70s show by far outshines the others, especially the horrible current product that ABC puts out each summer.

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Re: Favorite version of Match Game
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2018, 02:13:07 PM »
I liked MG/HS hour i wish Gene would of hosted the whole hour or they should of found someone who mesh well with Gene. Jon wasn't a good host and i hated the MG question writing.

I remember watching this as a kid in the 80s. Trust me, NO HOST could have made the Hollywood Squares portion of that good. Squares was treated pretty much as an afterthought and I'm sure Peter Marshall himself would have had a conniption fit if he had hosted it. Jon Bauman was unpolished, but certainly not horrible and was quite well-liked with the contestants. I just remember watching it as a kid in the 80s and kept thinking the show was more like Match Game featuring Hollywood Squares than a shared hour of two games.
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