Best of Match Game: 30 Episodes
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I only gave the product 4 stars because I don't necessarily think the episodes picked are "the best" of Match Game. It seems when picking episodes they went with what famous celebrity was on the panel instead of really funny/memorable moments in many cases. I also think there are too many episodes before Brett & Charles joined in 1973 and then too many episodes after Richard left in 1978. Personally the best for me would be when Brett, Charles, & Richard were all on the panel.
However there are still some great episodes on this set like the famous "School Riot" episode and the episode when Richard & Fannie pretend to be Brett & Charles. The set also contains the three episodes that Kirstie Alley appears as a contestant which might be interesting to some fans. Not to mention best episodes or not it's great to be able to watch full episodes of Match Game that are not edited by GSN to add in more commercials and credit crunches.
Episode 1 (Pilot 1973) "Michael Landon, Vicki Lawrence, Jack Klugman, Jo Ann Phlug, Richard Dawson, Anita Gillette"
Episode 3 1973 "Michael Landon, Vicki Lawrence, Jack Klugman, Jo Ann Phlug, Richard Dawson, Anita Gillette"
Episode 11 1973 "Bert Convy, Jaye P.Read more ›
There are thirty episodes on four DVD's, and while the packaging could have been a little bit better, it didn't detract from the quality of programming on the discs. Retrospective and commentary from the late Brett Somers enhanced the nostalgia. It was great seeing her in her later years, even though a lot of what she had to say was obviously scripted on cue cards.
What was unscripted was most important - the games themselves! A nice sample of episodes from the very beginning through the very end were included. Loyal viewers will appreciate how the show evolved, became a little bit naughtier, and exploded into the national phenomenon we remember today. I finished the collection wishing it had 100 episodes. Who knows? Maybe that's what's next. For now, I'll just watch these episodes again, enjoying Gene, Brett, Charles, Richard, and even Dumb Dora over and over and over! You can bet your blank on it!
What I like most about Match Game: the lovable and beautiful female celebrity panelists. Brett Somers, Betty White, Loretta Swit, Fannie Flagg, Phyllis Davis, Debralee Scott, Elaine Joyce, Jamie Lee Curtis, Patti Deutsch, and Joyce Bulifant all have sweet, pleasant faces that make me glow with tremendous joy! One included program here shows a male contestant giving Debralee Scott a good, warm hug during the bonus round segment as a result of her providing his chosen answer which turned out to be the one worth the most money! Hugs are great and so is Match Game!
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Thank u it's great watching something that I watch when I was a kid..Published 1 month ago by kenneth
I bought this for my daughter for her birthday because she misses the show. I do too.Published 2 months ago by railfan
I remember watching this when I was a kid. It was really great fun to see these again. The episodes are full and complete so it's exactly the way you remember them. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Syd Anderson
It's pretty amazing the Match Game even survived as long as it did
Looking at it now it's easy to disregard it as just retro junk but, it's so much more then that....... Read more
THIS WAS SOO COOL AND SO FUN,the only con is that when i'd watched all the episodes ,I was hungering for more..seriously!! a truly fun and funny experience!! Read morePublished 8 months ago by dennis teel
This is a good collection of episodes. It's nice to see the entire show in clear picture and no cuts. Read morePublished on July 12, 2014 by Sirtriz
I missed these the first time around, so I was glad to acquire this sampling of "The Match Game" shows from the 70's and 80's. Read morePublished on February 23, 2014 by stretch