Match Game 73 (TV Series 1973–1982) Poster



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The Match Game (1962) (TV Series)
The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1965) (TV Series)
The Storybook Squares (1969) (TV Series)

Followed by 

Match Game PM (1975) (TV Series)
The New Hollywood Squares (1986) (TV Series)
Match Game (1990) (TV Series)
Match Game (1998) (TV Series)
What the Blank (2004) (TV Special)

Version of 

Blankety Blanks (1977) (TV Series)
Blankety Blank (1979) (TV Series)
Blankety Blanks (1996) (TV Series)

Remade as 

Blankety Blank (1979) (TV Series)
Match Game (2008) (TV Special)


Family Feud (1976) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Bob Hope/Dean Martin/Charles Nelson Reilly/Carol Wayne (1975) (TV Episode)
Dean Martin mentions Charles Nelson Reilly's game show
What's Happening!!: Raj Goes to Press (1977) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Sesame Street: Episode #10.72 (1979) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Telly
Summer Heat (1979)
An episode of the TV game show is heard on a TV.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Alan King/Charles Nelson Reilly (1982) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions Charles Nelson Reilly's regular appearances on the game show
Sweet Liberty (1986)
Stanley mentions that he used to write jokes for "Match Game."
Newhart: Harris Ankles PIV for Web Post (1987) (TV Episode)
mentioned by George
Mystery Science Theater 3000: SST: Death Flight (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel: "TV's Bert Convy, from 'Match Game'"
Mad About You: The Last Scampi (1994) (TV Episode)
Ira mentions this show
Family Guy: Brian: Portrait of a Dog (1999) (TV Episode)
"How hot is it?" line
Saturday Night Live Primetime Extra 2 (2001) (TV Short)
Mentioned by Hannibal Lecter
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Coldplay (2001) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during "Inside the Actor's Studio" sketch.
Saturday Night Live: Jonny Moseley/Outkast (2002) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'Super Buzzers'
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell (2002) (TV Special)
Mentioned in Inside the Actors studio
Friends: The One with Ross' Grant (2003) (TV Episode)
Ross mentions Charles Nelson Reilly and this show.
Friends: The One Where the Stripper Cries (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ross as being his favorite game show.
Frasier: Match Game (2004) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin (2005) (TV Special)
mentioned in Inside the Actors studio
Click (2006)
When Michael presses the menu button on the remote you see a flashback of his life and various theme songs from tv and gameshows play in the background
The Darkroom (2006)
patient says that Gene Rayburn was the host of this show
The Knights of Prosperity: Operation: Deliver the Case (2007) (TV Episode)
The man from whom Eugene is trying to get a fake ID asks him if "this is Match Game 75."
30 Rock: Verna (2010) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Kenneth as he rambles on during end credits
Conan: A Renaissance Most Foul (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien's tour guide at Madame Tussaud's mentions this game show
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.10 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike, and the theme song is played during the intro.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan #2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Theme music plays
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.8 (2012) (TV Episode)
Kirstie Alley says she was a contestant on the show before she became an actress
RuPaul's Drag Race: Snatch Game (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Hollywood Game Night: 50 Charades of Grey (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the TV Mashup Game.
The Middle: A Quarry Story (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Is Bad at Math! (2015) (TV Episode)
Dong says, "My boss is so cheap!", and Kimmy replies, "How . . . cheap . . . is he?!"
RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2 (2015) (TV Movie)
Bill: "Brett Summers, home after a hard day of Match Gaming."
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Kevin Love/Jenny Slate/Dierks Bentley (2016) (TV Episode)
Stephen comments that with his prop microphone, he should "be hosting Match Game".
RiffTrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party (2017) (Video)
It isentioned as all of the Riffers are on stage.
Saturday Night Live: Awkwafina/Travis Scott (2018) (TV Episode)
Theme tune plays during dance off sketch.
Match Game: Michael Che/Kirstie Alley/Chris D'Elia/Sherri Shepherd/Mark Duplass/Brooklyn Decker (2019) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned that Kirstie was a contestant on this show.
Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.38 (2019) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by David Spade.

Featured in 

Being There (1979)
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments (1984) (TV Special)
I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1973 (2006) (TV Episode)
clips; discussed
The 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
Episode was shown
Greatest Game Show Moments (2007) (TV Special)
Clips from epsidoes were shown
Game Changers (2018) (TV Movie)
clips from the show are shown
Match Game: Michael Che/Kirstie Alley/Chris D'Elia/Sherri Shepherd/Mark Duplass/Brooklyn Decker (2019) (TV Episode)
A clip of Kirstie Alley as a contestant is shown.

Spoofed in 

On Location: George Carlin at USC (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by George Carlin. He then does his impression of this show.
On Location: George Carlin at Phoenix (1978) (TV Special)
Mentioned by George Carlin. He then does his impression of this show.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: First Spaceship on Venus (1990) (TV Episode)
Spoofed by Crow, Gypsy, and Tom in one of the host segments
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in a host segment, with Crow in the Gene Rayburn role and imitating many of the regular panelists
The Simpsons: Bart Gets Famous (1994) (TV Episode)
Bart has a nightmare about appearing on Match Game 2034 in the future.
The Price Is Right: Episode #36.41 (2007) (TV Episode)
A Match Game showcase skit is featured.
Saturday Night Live: Shia LaBeouf/My Morning Jacket (2008) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in It's a Match
RuPaul's Drag Race: The Snatch Game (2010) (TV Episode)
"The Snatch Game" is a spoof of the show.
RuPaul's Drag Race: The Snatch Game (2011) (TV Episode)
"The Snatch Game" is a spoof of the show.
Victorious: April Fools Blank (2012) (TV Episode)
The entire cast appears on an identical game show dressed like panelists from the 1970's

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