M is for Match Game #AtoZChallenge

Do you remember Match Game with host Gene Rayburn? Two contestants would try to match answers with the panel comprised of six celebrities. Although at first the questions asked were bland in nature, it was when they took on a double entendre tone that the show was really entertaining to watch. An example given is “Johnny always put butter on his blank.”

I had a difficult time deciding on a video to share. Most were longer than anyone would probably watch. All of them were pretty funny. I finally chose the one below for three simple reasons- 1. It is short. 2. It gives you a fun look at fashion and hairstyles from the 1970’s. 3. There’s a good mix of celebrity panelists.

Match Game was one of the places where I got “to know” celebrities I might not have seen otherwise. My favorites were Brett Somers, Richard Dawson and Charles Nelson Reilly. I think my parents were okay with us kids watching it because most of the time when the fill-in-the-blanks were suggestive, they went over our heads and the majority of the time the answers also blew right past us. This show was definitely a show of the 70’s!

We were big fans of game shows. Some of my other favorites were Card Sharks, The Newlywed Game, Let’s Make a Deal, and Family Feud.

How about you? Did you watch game shows growing up? Which were your favorites?

This post is part of Blogging From A to Z- M.

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