Looking back at the best 'Match Game' panelists

Brett Somers and Charles Nelson Reilly were the perfect pair.

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The Match Game has gone through several iterations over the years, but none have been better than the one that aired on CBS in the 1970s.

It was hilarious without trying too hard. It was edgy without being raunchy. The Match Game pushed the game show genre into new territory by offering viewers a hearty dose of laughs and an escape from reality. 

Of course, the show's success stemmed from its panelists. 

The producers had it down to a science. Each chair had its own special purpose. You couldn't just stick Betty White in the top left chair —she had to deliver the final punch line at the end.

Everyone worked together to put on the best game show of the 1970s, possibly of all time. Here's a look at some of the best panelists. 


1. Brett Somers - Top Center

Somers was the queen of Match Game, ruling over the panel in the top center seat. Married to Jack Klugman, Somers was brought on the show at his suggestion. Her raspy voice, outlandish wigs and oversized glasses never left. Her banter with the other panelists was just as great, if not better, than her answers. Of course, Somers wouldn't have been nearly as good if she wasn't placed next to Charles Nelson Reilly. 

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2. Charles Nelson Reilly - Top Right

Where do we begin? Reilly's tongue-in-cheek answers made him a popular fixture on the game show, cracking up audiences by ending each response with a wink at the camera. His banter with Somers was legendary, constantly chastising her for having bad answers or copying his own. In one instance, Reilly demanded to be moved away from Somers. Was it all for show or was it real? We'll never know.

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3. Richard Dawson - Bottom Center

Dawson may be better known today as the host of Family Feud and kissing women on the mouth (!!!), but his legendary appearances on Match Game paved the way for that game show success. The former Hogan's Heroes star was an all-around an excellent player. He always had a witty answer prepared, if not the matching one. After Dawson left the show, perhaps because he was not in control, it was impossible to replace him in the bottom center seat.

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4. Betty White - Bottom Right

The bottom right seat was always reserved for a funny woman, and who better than to keep the seat warm than Betty White. By the 1970s, White already knew game shows like the back of her hand. After all, she was married to popular host Allen Ludden. White was the perfect panelist, never taking too long to deliver a joke and always having a smile on her face for the punch line. Going last and remaining fresh must have been a challenge, but White did it with ease. 

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5. Fannie Flagg - Bottom Right

If White wasn't sitting at the bottom right, you would hope it would be Flagg. The character actress wasn't always "right" (okay, she was usually never right), but she was always funny. Flagg's sweater choices and the size of her breasts became running jokes on the show. But Flagg got the last laugh, becoming an Oscar nominee in 1992 for writing the screenplay for Fried Green Tomatoes. 

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6. Nipsey Russell - Top Left

The top left seat was always a difficult one to fill. Being the first to respond, a celebrity could easily break the round by giving a dull response. However, Nipsey Russell was neither dull nor difficult. The Wiz actor was vibrant, hilarious and usually answered with a rhyme. Even though he appeared elsewhere as the Tin Man, he could easily declare his profession "professional game show panelist."

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7. Jo Ann Pflug - Bottom Left

It must have been a challenge for any celebrity to sit in the bottom left position. Being closest to Rayburn, the seat was reserved for an attractive woman to endure his constant and shameless flirting. The fearless Pflug not only endured Rayburn's playful advances, she tossed them back with ease. Pflug also held her own against Somers, White and Flagg — a seemingly impossible task for anyone else.

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Honorable Mentions

Patti Deutsch - You either loved her or hated her. Deutsch's answers proved to be divisive among viewers

Joyce Bulifant - Sure, Bulifant has some rotten answers. But after a while, you had to believe it was part of her strategy for making people laugh.

Marcia Wallace - The Bob Newhart Show star shined on this program. It's too bad she wasn't a regular like Somers or Reilly. Probably because she was censored too often.

Orson Bean - Another staple of the top left seat. 

 
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JohnPerry 4 months ago
To RubyJuly....you don't need a TV to get BUZZR.....all you need is your smartphone.....and the Pluto app......BUZZR is part of that app.
...and Match Game is on several times a day
RubyJuly 4 months ago
Is Match Game on MeTV? I'd love to see more of it! Once a day on Game Show Network is NEVER enough and we don't get BuzzrTV here.
ndebrabant RubyJuly 4 months ago
The Match Game is on Buzzr. They show lots of the old game shows. Check your local listings.
steve760 RubyJuly 4 months ago
Buzzr streams live at buzzrtv.com as well. My market has a Buzzr affiliate, but I cut the cord, and right now, I don't subscribe to Google's local TV service, or Hulu's. So I watch on their website.
remodel18 RubyJuly 4 months ago
It is on the Game Show Network Mon-Friday. I watch it all the time. Comes on Noon Central.
Kayleigh 6 months ago
Brett Somers was my Godmother and I love her so much May she rest in Peace



She sometimes is hostile but she is sweet Laughs]
RubyJuly Kayleigh 4 months ago
How lucky you are!
remodel18 Kayleigh 4 months ago
Loved Brett on the show.
benhallums12019 12 months ago
I Hope This Show "The MATCH GamE" and of it's own editions from 1962 to 1999 cross-between network and SYNDICATED PORTIONS of TV GAME SHOW Made by The Late & Expired FRANK WAYNE AND FINANCED BY MARK GOODSON-BILL TODMAN AND SECRETLY DISCOVERED BY MR. PHIL SPECTOR IN 1962 FROM NBC TO CBS TO SYNDICATED TO ABC WITHIN At Twice on ABC-TV USA & 3 TIMES on SYNDICATED from 1975 to 1999. THE HOSTS/STARS ARE MR. GENE RAYBURN, MR. ROSS SHAFER, MR. MICHAEL BURGER & MR. ALEC BALDWIN AND THE ANNOUNCERS ARE MR. JOHNNY OLSON, MR. GENE WOOD, MR. PAUL BOLAND & MR. STEVE FRENCH.
Tony 14 months ago
How could you dislike Pattie Deutsch? She was adorable.
benhallums12019 Tony 9 months ago
Tony, You Sounded Like Brett Somers' out of her own mouth what She Said on MATCH GAME 77-78-79/PM on CBS-TV, Syndicated & ABC-TV USA (1977-1991 Except 1998-1999 & 2016-Present Stars Michael Burger & Mr. Alec Baldwin.)
cornerofthemoon2 14 months ago
Gary Burghoff deserves an honorable mention. He often filled in for Charles Nelson Reilly and was just as funny. Another MASH veteran McLean Stevenson did very well too.
ThomasBrooks 14 months ago
Jo Ann Pflug and Elaine Joyce should be higher on the list!
PhilHall 14 months ago
How in the world could you forget Avery Schreiber?
benhallums12019 22 months ago
"The MATCH GamE" (SEASON 3) :
Weekday No. 1: 8/31-9/4/1964 NBC-TV in living color
MISS ANN SHERIDAN & ROBERT Q. LEWIS
Weekday No. 2: 9/7-11/1964
DOROTHY KILGALLEN & MR. ROD SERLING
Weekday No. 3: 9/14-18/1964
BETTY WHITE & MR. JACK E. LEONARD
Weekday No. 4: 9/21-25/1964
JAYNE MANSFIELD & MR. SYDNEY CHAPLIN
Weekday No. 5: 9/28-10/2/1964
DR. JOYCE BROTHERS & MR. TOM POSTON
Weekday No. 6: 10/5-9/1964
MISS JUNE ALLYSON & MR. ABE BURROWS
Weekday No. 7: 10/12-16/1964
MISS JANE WYMAN & MR. SYDNEY CHAPLIN
Weekday No. 8: 10/19-23/1964
MISS PEGGY CASS & MR. RODDY McDOWALL
Weekday No. 9: 10/26-30/1964
MISS KITTY CARLISLE & MR. RAYMOND MASSEY
Weekday No. 10: 11/2-6/1964
FLORENCE HENDERSON & MR. HENRY MORGAN
Weekday No. 11: 11/9-13/1964
MISS GISELE MacKENZIE & MR. MILT KAMEN
Weekday No. 12: 11/16-20/1964
JANE WITHERS & MR. JOE GARAGIOLA
Weekday No. 13: 11/23-27/1964
MISS JAYNE MANSFIELD & MR. TOM POSTON
{Preempted on Thanksgiving Day 1964 for The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.}
Weekday No. 14: 11/30-12/4/1964
MISS SELMA DIAMOND & MR. MEL TORME
Weekday No. 15: 12/7-11/1964
MISS CARMEL QUINN (The Actress-Singer & Vocalist) & MR. PAT O'BRIEN (The Movie Actor Star)
Weekday No. 16: 12/14-18/1964
BETTY WHITE & ORSON BEAN
Weekday No. 17: 12/21-25/1964
MISS PEGGY CASS & MR. Y.A. TITTLE
Weekday No. 18: 12/28-12/31/1964
MISS SHARI LEWIS & MR. DON AMECHE
{Preempted New Year's Day 1965}
Weekday No. 19: 1/4-8/1965
MISS JAYNE MANSFIELD & MR. JOE GARAGIOLA, SR.
Weekday No. 20: 1/11-15/1965
MISS AUDREY MEADOWS & MR. SYDNEY CHAPLIN
Weekday No. 21: 1/18-22/1965
MISS FLORENCE HENDERSON & MR. BILL COSBY
{Preempted on Wednesday January 20, 1965 for NBC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT of The 2nd Inaugural of LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON}
Weekday No. 22: 1/25-29/1965
MISS JANE WITHERS & MR. MARTY INGELS
Weekday No. 23: 2/1-5/1965
MISS JOAN FONTAINE & MR. BOBBY DARIN
Weekday No. 24: 2/8-12/1965
BETTY WHITE & MR. SYDNEY CHAPLIN
Weekday No. 25: 2/15-19/1965
LAUREN BACALL & MR. ABE BURROWS
Weekday No. 26: 2/22-26/1965
MISS GISELE MacKENZIE & MR. BILL COSBY
Weekday No. 27: 3/1-5/1965
MISS JAYNE MEADOWS & MR. BILL LEYDEN
Weekday No. 28: 3/8-12/1965
MISS PEGGY CASS & MR. CHESTER MORRIS
Weekday No. 29: 3/15-19/1965
MISS ANITA LOUISE & MR. ORSON BEAN
Weekday No. 30: 3/22-26/1965
FLORENCE HENDERSON & MR. WALLY COX
Weekday No. 31: 3/29-4/2/1965
MISS SELMA DIAMOND & MR. ART JAMES
Weekday No. 32: 4/5-9/1965
MISS JAYNE MANSFIELD & MR. MILT KAMEN
Weekday No. 33: 4/12-16/1965
MISS BESS MYERSON & MR. HENRY MORGAN
Weekday No. 34: 4/19-23/1965
BETTY WHITE & MR. GALE GORDON
Weekday No. 35: 4/26-30/1965
MR. MARTY ALLEN & STEVE ROSSI
Weekday No. 36: 5/3-7/1965
MISS RITA MORENO & MR. ORSON BEAN
Weekday No. 37: 5/10-14/1965
MISS DOROTHY LAMOUR & MR. HENRY MORGAN
Weekday No. 38: 5/17-21/1965
MISS LAUREN BACALL & MR. ROGER SMITH
Weekday No. 39: 5/24-28/1965
MISS PEGGY CASS & MR. SAL MINEO
Weekday No. 40: 5/31-6/4/1965
MR. JOE GARAGIOLA, SR. & MR. WHITEY FORD
Weekday No. 41: 6/7-11/1965
VIVIAN VANCE & MR. SYDNEY CHAPLIN
Weekday No. 42: 6/14-18/1965
MISS JUNE LOCKHART & MR. LES CRANE
Weekday No. 43: 6/21-25/1965
MISS CAROL LAWRENCE & MR. JAN MURRAY
Weekday No. 44: 6/28-7/2/1965
ALAN & ROBERT ALDA
Weekday No. 45: 7/5-9/1965
MISS GISELE MacKENZIE & MR. BOBBY VINTON
Weekday No. 46: 7/12-16/1965
AUDREY MEADOWS & MR. PAT O'BRIEN
Weekday No. 47: 7/19-23/1965
MISS JAYNE MEADOWS & ALAN YOUNG
Weekday No. 48: 7/26-30/1965
MISS RITA MORENO & MR. CLIFF ROBERTSON
Weekday No. 49: 8/2-6/1965
BETTY WHITE & MR. HENRY MORGAN
Weekday No. 50: 8/9-13/1965
MR. ART JAMES & MR. BILL LEYDEN
Weekday No. 51: 8/16-20/1965
MISS SELMA DIAMOND & MR. SYDNEY CHAPLIN
Weekday No. 52: 8/23-27/1965
MISS ANNA MARIA ALBERGHETTI & MR. ELLIOT REID
{Season 3 Cancelled.}
jeopardyhead 29 months ago
You left out Gary Burghoff [sp?] who substituted for Charles Nelson Reilly months at a time in 1975.
benhallums12017 29 months ago
The MATCH GamE (SEASON 2: 1963-1964)
NBC-TV in living Color Host: GENE RAYBURN & Announcer: JOHNNY OLSON
Weekday 1: 9/2-6/1963
BETTY WHITE "Password" & MR. ROD SERLING "THE TWILIGHT ZONE"
Weekday 2: 9/9-13/1963
BESS MYERSON "MISS AMERICA 1945 & I'VE GOT A SECRET Starring GARRY MOORE" & MR. JIM BACKUS "Mr. Quincy Magoo-The MISTER Magoo SHOW"
Weekday 3: 9/16-20/1963
MR. MICHAEL LANDON "Little Joe Cartwright-BONANZA" & DENNIS WEAVER "Deputy Chester Goode-GUNSMOKE"
Weekday 4: 9/23-27/1963
MISS CAROL LAWRENCE {MRS. ROBERT GOULET} & MR. VAUGHN MEADER "Pres. John F. Kennedy, Sr."
Weekday 5: 9/30-10/4/1963
MISS JANE WITHERS "Josephine Plumber-COMET CLEANSER" & MR. JACK GING "Dr. Paul Graham-THE ELEVENTH (11th) HOUR"
Weekday 6: 10/7-11/1963
MISS JINX FALKENBERG & TOM POSTON "To Tell The TRUTH"
Weekday 7: 10/14-18/1963
MISS FRAN ALLISON "THE KUKLA, FRAN & OLLIE SHOW" & MR. DICK CLARK "THE NEW AMERICAN BANDSTAND"
Weekday 8: 10/21-25/1963
ARLENE FRANCIS "WHAT'S MY LINE?" & MR. JOEY BISHOP "Mr. Joey Barnes-"THE JOEY BISHOP (SITCOM) SHOW"
Weekday 9: 10/28-11/1/1963
MISS CAROL LAWRENCE {Mrs. ROBERT GOULET} & MR. JIM BACKUS "Mr. Quincy Magoo-The MISTER Magoo Show"
Weekday 10: 11/4-8/1963
PEGGY CASS "To Tell The TRUTH" & NIPSEY RUSSELL "MISSING LINKS"
Weekday 11: 11/11-15/1963
AUDREY MEADOWS "The Jackie Gleason Show & The American Scene Magazine" & VAN JOHNSON
Weekday 12: 11/18-21/1963
BETTY WHITE "Password" & MR. SHELLEY BERMAN
{On Friday November 22, 1963 "The MATCH GamE" is/was preempted for The Asassination of JOHN F. KENNEDY-The 35th President of The United States.}
Weekday 13: 11/25-29/1963
MISS PAT CARROLL "Mrs. Bunny Halper-Make Room for Daddy & THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW" & MR. HENRY MORGAN "I'VE GOT A SECRET Starring GARRY MOORE"
Weekday 14: 12/2-6/1963
DOROTHY KILGALLEN "WHAT'S MY LINE?" & MR. TOM POSTON "To Tell The TRUTH"
Weekday 15: 12/9-13/1963
KITTY CARLISLE "To Tell The TRUTH" & CHESTER MORRIS
Weekday 16: 12/16-20/1963
AUDREY MEADOWS "The Jackie Gleason Show & The American Scene Magazine" & MR. MITCH MILLER "SING ALONG WITH MITCH"
Weekday 17: 12/23-27/1963
PEGGY CASS "To Tell The TRUTH" & PAUL ANKA
Weekday 18: 12/30/1963-1/3/1964
SHARI LEWIS (& FRIENDS) & MILT KAMEN
Weekday 19: 1/6-10/1964
MISS SHIRL CONWAY "Nurse Elizabeth 'Liz' Thrope-THE DOCTORS & THE NURSES" & ABE BURROWS
Weekday 20: 1/13-17/1964
ARLENE FRANCIS "WHAT'S MY LINE?" & MR. ROD SERLING "THE TWILIGHT ZONE"
Weekday 21: 1/20-24/1964
The Women: PEGGY CASS "To Tell The TRUTH," BETTY WHITE "Password" & JOAN FONTAINE Vs. The Men: MR. BENNETT CERF "WHAT'S MY LINE?," MR. HENRY MORGAN "I'VE GOT A SECRET Starring GARRY MOORE" & ROBERT Q. LEWIS.
Weekday 22: 1/27-31/1964
MISS JANE WITHERS "Josephine Plumber-COMET CLEANSER" & MR. DON AMECHE
Weekday 23: 2/3-7/1964
KITTY CARLISLE "To Tell The TRUTH" & MR. HOWARD KEEL
Weekday 24: 2/10-14/1964
JOAN BENNETT & ORSON BEAN "To Tell The TRUTH"
Weekday 25: 2/17-21/1964
BETTY WHITE "Password" & MR. DON MURRAY
Weekday 26: 2/24-28/1964
DOROTHY KILGALLEN "WHAT'S MY LINE?" & MR. JACK E. LEONARD
Weekday 27: 3/2-6/1964
MISS CARMEL QUINN & MR. MOREY AMSTERDAM "Maurice 'Buddy' Sorrell-THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW"
Weekday 28: 3/9-13/1964
FLORENCE HENDERSON "NBC NEWS The TODAY Show" & MR. HENRY MORGAN "I'VE GOT A SECRET Starring GARRY MOORE"
Weekday 29: 3/16-20/1964
MISS PAT SUZUKI & MR. DON MURRAY
Weekday 30: 3/23-27/1964
PAULA PRENTISS & MR. DON DeFORE "Mr. George Baxter-HAZEL"
Weekday 31: 3/30-4/3/1964
ARLENE FRANCIS "WHAT'S MY LINE?" & MR. JOHN PAYNE & GUEST HOST: ART JAMES on Wednesday April Fools Day 1964
Weekday 32: 4/6-10/1964
PEGGY CASS "To Tell The TRUTH" & MR. HOWARD KEEL
Weekday 33: 4/13-17/1964
PHYLLIS DILLER & ROBERT MERRILL
Weekday 34: 4/20-24/1964
PHYLLIS NEWMAN "To Tell The TRUTH" & ROBERT Q. LEWIS
Weekday 35: 4/27-5/1/1964
BETTY WHITE "Password" & PERNELL ROBERTS "Adam Cartwright-BONANZA"
Weekday 36: 5/4-8/1964
FLORENCE HENDERSON "NBC NEWS The TODAY Show" & DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR.
Weekday 37: 5/11-15/1964
SALLY ANN HOWES & TOM POSTON "To Tell The TRUTH"
Weekday 38: 5/18-22/1964
ANN SOTHERN & ALLAN SHERMAN "The Head Huncho of I'VE GOT A SECRET Starring GARRY MOORE"
Weekday 39: 5/25-29/1964
MISS CARMEL QUINN & MR. ROD SERLING "THE TWILIGHT ZONE"
Weekday 40: 6/1-5/1964
DR. JOYCE BROTHERS & MR. MILT KAMEN
Weekday 41: 6/8-12/1964
MISS GRETCHEN WYLER & PAUL ANKA
Weekday 42: 6/15-19/1964
BETTY WHITE "Password" & MR. PAT O'BRIEN {Not The Sportscaster but The Movie Star}
Weekday 43: 6/22-26/1964
PEGGY CASS "To Tell The TRUTH" & MR. SAL MINEO
Weekday 44: 6/29-7/3/1964
BETTY FURNESS "WNBC-TV NBC 4's The (Gabe) Pressman-(Bob) Ryan Report" & ALLAN SHERMAN "The Head Huncho of I'VE GOT A SECRET Starring GARRY MOORE"
Weekday 45: 7/6-10/1964
MISS JAYNE MANSFIELD & ORSON BEAN "To Tell The TRUTH"
Weekday 46: 7/13-17/1964
FLORENCE HENDERSON "NBC NEWS The TODAY Show" & ART JAMES "SAY WHEN!!"
Weekday 47: 7/20-24/1964
MISS CAROL LAWRENCE {Mrs. ROBERT GOULET} & ABE BURROWS
Weekday 48: 7/27-31/1964
MISS JAYNE MANSFIELD & ORSON BEAN "To Tell The TRUTH"
Weekday 49: 8/3-7/1964
BETTY WHITE "Password" & MR. PAT O'BRIEN (Not The Sportscaster but The Movie Star)
Weekday 50: 8/10-14/1964
SHARI LEWIS (& FRIENDS) & MR. MORT SAHL
Weekday 51: 8/17-21/1964
MISS SELMA DIAMOND & MR. WALLY COX
Weekday 52: 8/24-28/1964
PHYLLIS DILLER & DALE ROBERTSON
{Season 2 Cancelled} GUEST ANNOUNCER: MR. DON PARDO
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The MATCH GamE (SEASON 1: 1962-1963)
NBC-TV in living Color Host: GENE RAYBURN & Announcer: JOHNNY OLSON.
Weekday 1: New Year's Eve-Day-Week: 12/31/1962-1/4/1963
ARLENE FRANCIS "WHAT'S MY LINE?" & MR. SKITCH HENDERSON "THE TONIGHT SHOW Starring JOHNNY CARSON"
Weekday 2: 1/7-11/1963
SALLY ANN HOWES "To Tell The TRUTH" & MR. ABE BURROWS
Weekday 3: 1/14-18/1963
PEGGY CASS "To Tell The TRUTH" & PETER LIND HAYES
Weekday 4: 1/21-25/1963
MISS CAROL LAWRENCE {Mrs. ROBERT GOULET} & MR. SAM LEVENSON
Weekday 5: 1/28-2/1/1963
BETTY WHITE "Password" & MR. DARREN McGAVIN
Weekday 6: 2/4-8/1963
DOROTHY COLLINS "The New Garry Moore Show" & MR. BARRY NELSON "To Tell The TRUTH"
Weekday 7: 2/11-15/1963
ANN SOTHERN & MILT KAMEN
Weekday 8: 2/18-22/1963
AUDREY MEADOWS "The Jackie Gleason Show & The American Scene Magazine" & MR. ORSON BEAN "To Tell The TRUTH"
Weekday 9: 2/25-3/1/1963
GISELE MacKENZIE & MILT KAMEN
Weekday 10: 3/4-8/1963
PEGGY CASS "To Tell The TRUTH" & MR. BENNETT CERF "WHAT'S MY LINE?"
Weekday 11: 3/11-15/1963
FLORENCE HENDERSON "NBC NEWS The TODAY Show" & PAUL FORD
Weekday 12: 3/18-22/1963
MARY HEALY & ROBERT Q. LEWIS "PLAY YOUR HUNCH"
Weekday 13: 3/25-29/1963
RISE STEVENS & HENRY MORGAN "I'VE GOT A SECRET Starring GARRY MOORE"
Weekday 14: 4/1-5/1963
PEGGY CASS "To Tell The TRUTH" & DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR. & GUEST HOST: ART JAMES on Monday April Fools Day 1963
Weekday 15: 4/8-12/1963
MISS CAROL LAWRENCE {Mrs. ROBERT GOULET} & CHESTER MORRIS
Weekday 16: 4/15-19/1963
FLORENCE HENDERSON "NBC NEWS The TODAY Show" & MR. TOM POSTON "To Tell The TRUTH"
Weekday 17: 4/22-26/1963
MISS JANE WYATT "Father Knows Best" & MR. HENRY MORGAN "I'VE GOT A SECRET Starring GARRY MOORE"
Weekday 18: 4/29-5/3/1963
KITTY CARLISLE "To Tell The TRUTH" & MR. MILT KAMEN
Weekday 19: 5/6-10/1963
GISELE MacKENZIE & ART JAMES "SAY WHEN!!"
Weekday 20: 5/13-17/1963
ABBE LANE & ART JAMES "SAY WHEN!!"
Weekday 21: 5/20-24/1963
BARBARA COOK & MR. SAM LEVENSON
Weekday 22: 5/27-31/1963
MISS FAYE EMERSON & MR. JACK E. LEONARD
Weekday 23: 6/3-7/1963
KITTY CARLISLE "To Tell The TRUTH" & MR. VAUGHN MEADER "Pres. John F. Kennedy"
Weekday 24: 6/10-14/1963
JOAN FONTAINE & MR. ROD SERLING "THE TWILIGHT ZONE"
Weekday 25: 6/17-21/1963
FAYE EMERSON & MILT KAMEN
Weekday 26: 6/24-28/1963
FLORENCE HENDERSON "NBC NEWS The TODAY Show" & MR. HENRY MORGAN "I'VE GOT A SECRET Starring GARRY MOORE"
Weekday 27: 7/1-5/1963
DIANA LYNN & TOM POSTON "To Tell The TRUTH"
Weekday 28: 7/8-12/1963
PEGGY CASS "To Tell The TRUTH" & MR. SKITCH HENDERSON "THE TONIGHT SHOW Starring JOHNNY CARSON"
Weekday 29: 7/15-19/1963
JOAN CAULFIELD & MR. JACK E. LEONARD
Weekday 30: 7/22-26/1963
FLORENCE HENDERSON "NBC NEW The TODAY Show" & MR. MOREY AMSTERDAM "Maurice 'Buddy' Sorrell-THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW"
Weekday 31: 7/29-8/2/1963
GISELE MacKENZIE & CHESTER MORRIS
Weekday 32: 8/5-9/1963
BETTY WHITE "Password" & MR. SAM LEVENSON
Weekday 33: 8/12-16/1963
JOAN FONTAINE & ALAN YOUNG "Mr. Wilbur Post-The Owner of MISTER ED"
Weekday 34: 8/19-23/1963
FAYE EMERSON & MR. HENRY MORGAN "I'VE GOT A SECRET Starring GARRY MOORE"
Weekday 35: 8/26-30/1963
BARBARA COOK & MILT KAMEN
{Season 1 Cancelled} GUEST ANNOUNCER: MR. WAYNE HOWELL.

benhallums12017 29 months ago
"The MATCH GamE" broadcasted on NBC-TV from Monday December 31 New Year's Eve 1962 to Friday September 26, 1969 on NBC NEWS 5 WCYB-TV at 4:00-4:25 PM Eastern/3:00-3:25 PM Central.

The 1st Theme is "A Swingin' Safari (The MATCH GamE)" by Bert Kaempfert from 1962 to 1967 and also performed by Billy Vaughn at No. 13 on August 11, 1962 on Dot Records (THE CBS CORPORATION.)
The 2nd Theme is "The MATCH GamE" by Charles "Charlie" Foxx & The Score Production Band from 1967 to 1969.
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