[OT] GET READY TO MATCH THE STARS with IRON_CHEF!

Iron_Chef

Mongoose
I am Iron_Chef. I love spaghetti, female contestants and the _____ RPG.

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Fill in the BLANK and win a fabulous No-Prize!

Which "Match Game" panelist are you? Find out here:
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/matchgame/
 

Iron_Chef

Mongoose
Yuan-Ti said:
That's gotta be me -- "I said -- w00t!!!"

Congratulations! You've won a handsome jpeg of American Tourister luggage (slightly used by our furry friend in the cage). Thanks for playing!

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Lee Scolin

Mongoose
Yuan-Ti said:
Lee Scolin said:
oops, sorry, wrong forum.

:walks away looking confused:

:roll: Kids, these days. No respect for their elders. Or their elders' game shows...

Kids! I'll kids ya! 31 year old father thank you very much! :wink:

Although I have to say I don't for one second recognise the game show.
 

Iron_Chef

Mongoose
Lee Scolin said:
Yuan-Ti said:
Lee Scolin said:
oops, sorry, wrong forum.

:walks away looking confused:

:roll: Kids, these days. No respect for their elders. Or their elders' game shows...

Kids! I'll kids ya! 31 year old father thank you very much! :wink:

Although I have to say I don't for one second recognise the game show.

Kids? You want kids? Take a look at my twin sons! They're so much alike, they both share the same ________!

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Iron_Chef

Mongoose
Lee Scolin said:
Yuan-Ti said:
Lee Scolin said:
Although I have to say I don't for one second recognise the game show.

Thanks for asking! The show is MATCH GAME (and MATCH GAME PM). The greatest game show(s) ever! It ran on CBS forever.

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Gene Rayburn hosted and ran the "loony bin" of six celebrity panelists (three regulars: Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Richard Dawson, and three rotating guests, including many semi-regulars like Betty White and Fannie Flagg).

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Brett Somers

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Charles Nelson Reilly

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Richard Dawson

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Betty White (enjoying her favorite "Iron_Chef" spaghetti)

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Fannie Flagg

There was also a "dummy spot" on the bottom left of the celebrity tiers where a real idiot would always sit giving rotten answer after rotten answer until booted off the show in favor of a new dummy.

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Louisa Moritz, a "real dummy" as far as her answers were concerned...

Two contestants would come on and compete to match the "fill in the blank" answers to silly questions, often with naughty or brain-damaged answers. A sample "fill in the blank" question might be:

"Did you hear what happened to the 102-year-old lady at the department store? She lost her BLANK in the revolving door."

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First contestant to match the most celebrities in two rounds of play (two chances to fill in the blanks) wins a chance to do a "Super Match" with a "fill in the blank" phrase generated from the audience.

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They can request answers from three celebrities of their choice; the contestant then either chooses one of the celebrities answers or comes up with one of his own. If the answer matches one of the top three answers given by the audience, they win a variable amount of cash ($500 for#1 answer, $250 for #2 answer, $100 for #3 answer) and a lucky spin on the "Star Wheel" to win even more $ (again by matching the answer given by the celebrity who the wheel lands on).

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If the wheel lands on a special gold star, the prize $ is doubled. Then the game begins all over again.

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The reason the show was so popular (despite the lame format), was because of the hilarious, impromptu responses from contestants and celebrities alike (often met with boos by the audience), the incredible charisma of the host, and the "chemistry" between the celebrities (like oil and water in many cases).

You can watch it several times a day on the Game Show Network (now "GSN"). I do. Why? Because Match Game is DY-NO-MITE!!! :!:

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While watching, you'll want to play the Match Game Drinking Game, available here:
http://www.angelfire.com/stars3/matchgame/drinking.htm

For more Match Game Mania, including Fan Fiction (OMG!), Breakdowns of entire episodes with photos, hilarious fashions, and more: http://www.angelfire.com/stars3/matchgame/matchgame.htm
 

Yuan-Ti

Mongoose
Lee Scolin said:
Kids! I'll kids ya! 31 year old father thank you very much! :wink:
Although I have to say I don't for one second recognise the game show.

Yeah, like I said... "Kids!" :wink:

Yours,
Soon-to-be-33-year-old-father
 

Iron_Chef

Mongoose
Here is an example of play on Match Game for your edification.

GET READY TO MATCH THE STARS
IN THE STAR-STUDDED, BIG MONEY,

MATCH GAME '75!

NEXT QUESTION:

"Dumb Dora was so dumb (HOW DUMB WAS SHE?), she thought babies came from _______!"

At this point, the celebrities brainstorm and furiously write down their answers. The host then reads the question again and asks the contestant for their answer. For purposes of this example, we'll say the contestant answers "kissing".

AND NOW WE GO TO THE CREATURES FROM THE DARK LAGOON FOR ANSWERS. ALL RIGHT, YOU WEIRDOS, LET'S SEE IF ANY OF YOU MATCH OUR CONTESTANT! CELEBRITIES, REVEAL YOUR ANSWERS PLEASE...

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KISSING, HUH? WELL, I GUESS I CAN SEE WHERE KISSING CAN LEAD TO MAKING BABIES, ALL RIGHT! SEE ME AFTER THE SHOW AND WE'LL PUT YOUR THEORY TO THE TEST, WHADDYA SAY, HONEY?

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COWS? THAT'S A ROTTEN ANSWER, SARAH! OKAY, WHO'S NEXT?

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KISSES AGAIN! THAT'S A MATCH!

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HOWARD COSELL? THAT'S A ROTTEN ANSWER, KATE!

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OKAY, ETHEL, WE'VE GOT ANOTHER MATCH! KISSING!

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NAVEL? BABIES COME FROM THE NAVEL? I GUESS IF DUMB DORA GOT A C-SECTION THAT ANSWER MIGHT MAKE SENSE.

WE'VE GOT THREE MATCHES! THE SCORE IS THREE TO NOTHING. TIME FOR THE NEXT QUESTION...
 
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