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1 hour ago, iMonrey said:

For "I Love _" I would have said "Lucy." Shows how old I am.

I'm 36. Not THAT old. That's immediately what I went to. But, you was the most obvious and generic one.

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For the question about why the girlfriend is like a unicorn - the one and only answer that occurred to me was "imaginary".  But I'll grant that the most popular answer did make sense, too.

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I also said I Love Lucy. "You" didn't even occur to me. Doesn't know what that says about me.

For the Dumb Dora and jeans one, I said skinny because, well, because of skinny jeans, though I thought perhaps the jeans might have body dysmorphia and think they're fat. 

I usually like Johnny Weir in his appearances, but he was a bit too much for me here. 

I was on a different track for the David Hasselhoff question. I didn't see it that programming the Hasselhoff robot would be difficult (i.e., to get him to act, which Hasselhoff wasn't all that great at), but that the robot needed to be programmed to be more like Hasselhoff. I went with 'eat a hamburger.' Too mean?

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That was an hour of pretty hard clues and equally dumb contestants. 

Was thinking "imaginary" for unicorn as well but settled on "horny". 

As most had all six or almost all six with different answers I managed to at least match with one throughout the show. Couldn't think of anything for the Wheaties box one. Bruce Jenner made the most sense after the fact. Can't believe she got one right with Rick Fox. 

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Bruce Jenner did make the most sense. I was trying to go with an athlete from way back, to make the Wheaties box extra old. Jesse Owens. I know he wasn't on the box; I was just going with the old box joke. 

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I was on a different track for the David Hasselhoff question. I didn't see it that programming the Hasselhoff robot would be difficult (i.e., to get him to act, which Hasselhoff wasn't all that great at), but that the robot needed to be programmed to be more like Hasselhoff. I went with 'eat a hamburger.' Too mean?

Well, I'm meaner because I thought "get drunk and try to eat a cheeseburger off the floor."

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On 1/24/2019 at 2:56 PM, SoMuchTV said:

For the question about why the girlfriend is like a unicorn - the one and only answer that occurred to me was "imaginary".  But I'll grant that the most popular answer did make sense, too.

Me too. I thought "imaginary" was THE answer. It came to me automatically when Alec read the question and I congratulated myself for being so smart. 🙄

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If I am on this show and I get a bad panel I’m going to be fussing them out.

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On 1/19/2019 at 5:21 PM, opus said:

I completely agree with you because my answer was magazines  :)

Mine too :)

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On 1/17/2019 at 11:27 AM, peeayebee said:

I'm really annoyed by the extroverted, loud, hyped-up contestants. It's obvious the show wants them to act larger than life, but I prefer more low-key ones.

I don't know why Alec liked the Siegfried and Roy question so much. My half-hearted answer was 'tiger treats.' At least I matched with Joel.

I thought Jason Biggs answer of 'magazines' was very good for the Cosmopolitan question. I said 'booze,' but his answer seemed to fit the Dumb Dora type better.

As I said in a previous post, the last couple of episodes' contestants have seemed like actors, not just your average person. You're right, it's really annoying.

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Top Gun was always going to be the best bet, but I kept thinking - Days of Thunder, All the Right Moves, Risky Business, A Few Good Men.

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I was torn between Top Gun and Mission Impossible, and I guess the panel was as well.

I immediately thought Class CLOWN, then changed it to Act after all three panel people said they all thought first of Act. So, of course, Clown was the top answer.

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9 hours ago, helpmerhonda said:

Top Gun was always going to be the best bet, but I kept thinking - Days of Thunder, All the Right Moves, Risky Business, A Few Good Men.

I first thought of Mission Impossible but went with Top Gun since it made more sense, if that makes any difference. But there are lots of options. All the Right Moves is a great one, though not one of his more well-known movies. Hee -- Looking at his IMDB page: Jack Reacher! 

This was not a great panel, imo. I liked Chris Parnell. Jane Krakowski is always fine. But the others were ugh, esp Whitney Cummings.

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I went with Cocktail but surprised no one mentioned Eyes Wide Shut. 

+1 to Whitney never being on the show again.

I feel like there is a fine line with going for humor and trying to have a legit answer. Some on the panel just go overboard with coming up with something weird that isn't always funny either. If I was a contestant I would be pissed if it cost me the win. Who knows though, these contestants might be in on it as well so maybe I shouldn't feel too bad for them. 

Funny that Caitlin was on since the previous week the common answer for the Wheaties box was Bruce. Can't believe she matched Earth either. We didn't even come up with when brain storming. My first answer was Down to F***. 

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Yeah, it always pisses me off when a celeb gives a ridiculous funny (or "funny") answer that no one would ever match.

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Almost ANY Tom Cruise movie worked as an answer, that was the problem. I went with 'Cocktail'. Agree that Whitney was awful, though she was obviously very pleased with her answers. 

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I flamed out on Class_____.  I first thought of classroom and stuck with it.

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I hate when the whole panel gathers round to help and collaborate on the final match. The whole point of trying to match one panelist is that you're trying to vibe with them and follow their line of thinking.

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Almost any Beatles song would work if you think about it. I thought of "Here There and Everywhere." But ultimately Yellow Submarine was the ideal answer.

There were some tough questions elsewhere though. I really had no idea what the right answer was for the Dancing With the Stars-themed restaurant and had no idea what they were going for. 

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4 hours ago, iMonrey said:

Almost any Beatles song would work if you think about it. I thought of "Here There and Everywhere." But ultimately Yellow Submarine was the ideal answer.

Yeah. Like the panelists, I was impressed by her answer. At first I had said Maxwell's Silver Hammer, but then I thought that wasn't one of their bigger hits (not that that really makes a difference on this show). At the last minute I changed my answer to Hey Jude.

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There were some tough questions elsewhere though. I really had no idea what the right answer was for the Dancing With the Stars-themed restaurant and had no idea what they were going for.

Like Jason said, there was probably some catchphrase that was the perfect answer. I certainly didn't know it. Maybe it was spicy. I've watched DWTS a couple of times, and I think one of the judge calls some performances spicy. But I didn't have a clue. I said "a 10."

I had been thinking that the photo in the Monitor Match was unimportant, but here it was key with the pregnant husband question. 

I'm surprised that only one celeb said crap, or a variation of it. I thought manure or shit was THE answer.

I don't care for Michael Che on SNL, and I didn't like him here.  

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5 hours ago, opus said:

My Beatles song was The Long And Winding Road

Same! I was trying to think of Paul McCartney songs, even though the question did say "Beatles" song. Yellow Submarine's a Ringo song, really- and if you have a "yellow submarine", consult your doctor. Maxwell's Silver Hammer is a pretty perfect answer though. 

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Like Jason said, there was probably some catchphrase that was the perfect answer. I certainly didn't know it. Maybe it was spicy. I've watched DWTS a couple of times, and I think one of the judge calls some performances spicy.

I was a regular watcher for several seasons too many and I couldn't for the life of me think of any particular catch phrase or common criticism from the judges that would have fit the question. 

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I don't care for Michael Che on SNL, and I didn't like him here.  

I don't get him either. He was on The Daily Show for one red-hot minute before he got snatched up to do Weekend Update on SNL and I have no idea why. He's not particularly funny or magnetic. It's like they were looking for the most bland and inoffensive person they could find.

I don't get Judah Friedlander either.

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This may have been my favorite episode of match game so far. Just funny as hell with tons of drama. Everyone except for Julie on the bottom right was on fire.

Caroline Rhea is always a instant win for me.

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That was definitely a fun episode. For some reason I never put together that Oliver was Kate Hudson's brother. He is doing much better than his first time on the show. 

I bombed on a few of the answers and final matches.

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7 hours ago, Racj82 said:

Everyone except for Julie on the bottom right was on fire.

She has some weird answers but I did love the moment where she said she put her answer on a tiny little card and actually held up a tiny little card.

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For some reason I never put together that Oliver was Kate Hudson's brother. 

I didn't know that either! Or else I did but I forgot. And he's been around for a long time, he used to be on Dawson's Creek. 

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On 2/21/2019 at 10:03 PM, lynxfx said:

I bombed on a few of the answers and final matches.

Boy, I did, too. For the question about Sir-Mix-A-Lot's Baby Got Back, I said Baby Got Derriere. Of COURSE the answer was brains. A big ol' DOH moment for me.

I thought it was funny when after Oliver mispronounced Sharretta's name, Caroline (I think) said his name was pronounced O-Liver.

The winning contestants, Jay and Sharretta, were both fun and not too OTT. I loved Sharretta's mini donuts.

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Two questions:

  1. Is this show over for now?
  2. Is there a separate thread for other (old) versions of the show?
On 1/3/2019 at 2:54 PM, Rita J said:

Is there anyone that can tell me why they only show MG 74, 77, & 78 on GSN?  What happened to the other years in between?  Thanks!!

They're all shown on BUZZR, which you can also watch online as a simulcast. 

Just now on the 75 rerun, the question was [paraphrased]:
Gary Burghoff saw Brett Somers in the back seat of his car with a blank.
The contestant guessed "a man." 
One of the celebrities said "a sailor," which the judges said did not match, which caused Gene to demand to know why it didn't match.
The judges said that it didn't match because a man could be a doctor, lawyer, etc.--which wouldn't pass muster on the logic portion of the GRE--which I don't think they have anymore anyway.
But, my point being: I was taken aback (literally) realizing that in 1975 a sailor could not be a woman--but which is why "man" and "sailor" would not match on today's Match Game.

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Buzzr also runs Match Game PM, and later in the year is expected to add The Hollywood Squares/Match Game Hour (they had a brief preview marathon a few weeks ago)

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