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Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour 

Afternoon game show which combined elements of two classic game shows "Match Game" and "Hollywood Squares" into one.
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Series cast summary:
Gene Rayburn ...  Himself - Match Game Host / ... 192 episodes, 1983-1984
Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman ...  Himself - Hollywood Squares Host / ... 192 episodes, 1983-1984
Gene Wood Gene Wood ...  Himself - Announcer 162 episodes, 1983-1984
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An hour-long combo of two classic quiz shows, hosted by Gene Rayburn and Jon Bauman. In the Match Game half, a group of celebrities would be given a sentence with a missing word, which they would then have to fill in. The contestants would then give their own answer, and scored points according to how many celebrities gave the same answer. In the Hollywood Squares half, the celebrities, seated in squares in a tic-tac-toe arrangement, would give their answers to questions on various subjects. The contestants would then have to guess whether or not a celebrity's answer was right. Contestants guessing correctly would gain control of the square. Gaining control of three squares in a row would win the game. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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English

Release Date:

31 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour See more »

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Burbank, California, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This was the first program to combine two game shows into one single program. See more »

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Followed by Match Game (1990) See more »

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Rayburn = Good, Bauman = Bad.
14 October 2004 | by lildrchris25See all my reviews

I admit, I've seen Rayburn doing the Match Game a number of times on GSN. That was a really good show, pretty funny. He continues this on the Match Game-Hollywood Squares hour.

Bauman on the other hand. Why did NBC get this guy to do Hollywood Squares? Granted I never saw the Marshall version of Hollywood Squares (I wasn't even born before he aired) but with Marshall just coming off a huge run on it, it would seem that he would get the nod for this. The questions were more funny then the celebrities, which is one bad thing, but Bauman ran the Hollywood Squares part at a slow pace, much slower than what I would have expected.

Super Match, no real comment on it, not a bad bonus game.

Overall, not a bad show, but Bauman was awful.


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