Saturday, November 25, 2006

Match Game: Ode To A Great Show

Remember Match Game when it was on originally? Probably not, as the quintessential 70s game show has been off the air since 1982. We have vague memories of it as children, though we tended to enjoy Price is Right, Tic Tac Dough, Press Your Luck, and Joker's Wild the most at the time. That's because Match Game was really geared toward adults. These days, Match Game is seen daily on the Game Show Network. A marathon begins tonight on the channel - that's in 30 short minutes for you East Coasters. And then, tomorrow night at 8 PM you can get the behind the scenes lowdown on the ribald show. Yes, we said ribald. That's because it's a bit naughty and, regardless of how much they protest, the celebrity guests were more than a little drunk and host Gene Rayburn does nothing but encourage their behavior (yeah Gene!). Just today, there was a great article in the Los Angeles Times about the show. Below, you'll find pics of some of our favorite celebrity "personalities" from the show. So if you're not familiar with the show, or it's been a while since you've been acquainted with it, what are you waiting for? Now's your chance.


Blogger Tits McGee said...

Mmm...Charles Nelson Reilly.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Fanboy said...

Gotta love CNR.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Sysm said...

Bought the DVD set yesterday.

No. I am not fucking kidding.

A dear friend has a Charles Nelson Reilly fixation. Me? Gene Rayburn's footlong microphone. It makes me feel funy.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Fanboy said...

Really! The whole set? That is awesome. See, it's Brett's glasses that make me all tingly. Bette White is a tawdry hoot as well. And of course there's CNR and Richard Dawson. None of it without Gene though ...

8:18 PM  

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