- "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
Best of Match Game DVD Collection
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Game show in which 6 guest stars (which change from week to week) are given a humorous phrase with one word missing. The stars write down a word they think would be most appropriate for the missing word and then two contestants try to guess what the stars have chosen. A point is given for each correct match and the one with the most points wins.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: TELEVISION/SERIES & SEQUELS Rating: TV-PG UPC: 787364750894
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This set contains hand-picked episodes that are among the best aired, and features some of the greatest and funniest moments in the history of the show. The six celebrity panelists changed weekly, although regulars Richard Dawson, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Brett Somers appear far more than other rotating panelists. It was fun to watch the changes over the years, and was especially fun to watch the ever-escalating antics of Brett and Charles. It was truly amusing to see the great consolation prizes (including many variations on the theme of car waxing, and some truly ghastly food products and gaudy kitchen countertop laminate to serve the food upon) and hear the ever present voice of announcer Johnny Olson again.
The DVD has numerous episodes on every disc, and each disc has a special interview segment with Brett Somers. The interviews are interesting and informative and Brett comes through with the same sense of humor that made her so loveable on the show. Also included are "A Tribute to Gene Rayburn", which is informative and made me respect and appreciate him even more than I previously had, the Original 1962 pilot of "The Match Game", which is not only in black and white, but is a completely different (and much more sedate) format than the show we remember from the 1970's, as well as a still gallery of photos.
My only complaint is that there haven't been more sets released of this timeless comic game show. I hope to see more of this historical and hilarious gem in the future.
My suggestion, before making a purchase, contact a few sellers and ask if they have played all four disks without a hitch. I paid very little for this set and got them used, so am not angry but would be unhappy if I paid full price for new disks and encountered these problems.
Also, the show was best in the mid 70s when Richard Dawson was a guest. The later shows lost some punch to them. I only wish they had more shows between 1973 and 1975. I absolutely love seeing the people from this era, their hair styles, their clothing, it is like going back in a time warp and being there.
Additionally, Match Game seems to be on the decline on GSN. They are currently only airing a handful of episodes from 1974-75. In the next year or so I expect Match Game to vanish from GSN completley. Before that happens, I hope someone picks up the show for future DVD releases. I'd really love to see a best of volume for 73-74, 75-76, 77-78, 79 and PM. I think 25-30 episodes per set (4 more sets total) would really be great. If sales dictated it, then one final volume of 25-30 episodes from the syndicated 79-82 run could be done. That would be well over 100 of the best of the best episodes. If GSN takes the show off the aire, then I seriously doubt that we will ever see it again.
Overall, the DVD set is great. The picture quality is better than what has aired on GSN. Not to mention the episodes are uncut.
My only real complaint is that the set doesn't include more episodes from the best years (73-77). If another company picks up the DVD releases that could be corrected.
All in all a great release. I'm still wanting more.