Best of Match Game DVD Collection
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- "Best Moments of Match Game" hosted by Brett Somers
- A Tribute to Gene Rayburn
- Exclusive interview with Brett Somers
- Original 1962 pilot of The Match Game
- Still gallery
Top Customer Reviews
The Best Of Match Game is a 4 disc DVD reflection of one of the most legendary game shows of the 70's and early 80's. See some of the classics that legendary wild host Gene rayburn, and his band of merry blanking panelists, as they bring out the best in humor from the legendary classic CBS game show. The shows popularity within the past years has been extraordinary in the past few years on Game Show Network, later called GSN. Earlier this year, GSN named Match Game as the greatest game show of all time, according to their countdown of the 50 greatest game shows of all time, outranking longer-running shows like Jeopardy and Wheel Of Fortune. This DVD collection 30 episodes from this classic show in its 3 formats, the syndicated late 70's edtion, the CBS daytime version, and Match Game's nightime version, Match Game P.M.Read more ›
I've been here for almost 5 years, started watching game shows only like 6 months ago. I liked a lot of shows but only enjoyed The Match Game. This show is just so so hilarious. If u never watched it, give it a try, watch 2 or 3 episodes, I guarantee you will love it. It doesn't matter which episodes you're gonna watch because they're all super!!!
This 4 DVD box set contains 30 episodes, not nessaccery my best episodes but like I said, they are all super!!! My favorite stars are the 3 regular ones: Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Relly and Richard Dawson. And I like the host Gene Rayburn, too. And Betty White, and Fannie Flagg, too. Everybody was just too funny.
There are also the Special Bonus Features which contain:
Best moments of Match Game hosted by Brett Somers
A Tribute to Gene Rayburn
Exclusive interview with Brett Somers
AND: The original 1962 Black and White Pilot episode.
I really recommend everybody to buy this 4 DVD box set and enjoy it with families and friends.
This will definitely be a must-have for any hardcore Match Game, or game shows in general, fan.
I never expected the day when Match Game would be out on DVD. I am quite overjoyed. The outfits, the smoking, the drinking, the risque (BLANK) questions, the era, all of it. Great stuff! Nice piece of tv history from a more civilized time. :)
But the amount of material from 1978 onward makes up half the set. MG (and Match Game PM) hit their most confident stride in 1975-1977. Not that the latter-day episodes were bad, but there was some toning down and repetition of the questions.
Still, if this set sells well I can't see why another would be released. And with over 1000 episodes taped, they could do this for years...
Few game shows transcend the "Wanna win money" theme. Match Game was always entertaining and about the absurdity of the questions and, more importantly, coming up with clean answers to PG-rated questions. (one can only fathom if a remade were to be made today; the censors would probably allow anything requiring a bleep to be said unbleeped. The comedy isn't in being overtly lewd. It's about being cute and poking innocent fun at folks who want to censor pretty much anything. And that's what Match Game is; poking fun at overzealous censors. Not being crude for the sake of being funny; this isn't about laughing at people passing gas.)
The extras were a TERRIFIC touch as well. it's great to listen to Brett Somers reminiscing. Her input, along with the other extras (Gene Rayburn's tribute, et al) are alone worthy of the price.
The restoration of these episodes is very good. The sound is crisp and clear. The video looks very clean as well.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is quite the game show set! I love it and the stars on here are some of the best of the decade, the '70s, when it was in it's prime. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Leland
This is so hilarious! We have delighted in the horror of smoking on television (no, we don't smoke, but it's so funny that blowing smoke all over the contestants was treated as... Read morePublished 18 months ago by JMB1101
Absolutely love this game show. I used to rent these discs from Netflix, once every year. It never gets old. I then chose to just buy used copies and glad I did. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sisophous
the inevitable question is, just who's to say that this random sampling is indeed the "best" of Match Game? Read morePublished on April 10, 2014 by jude pepper
I like match Game. My brother likes to which Brett, Charles nelson r. And rest of the panelist on the show.