Gameshow Marathon

Season 1 Episode 6

Match Game

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jun 22, 2006 on CBS
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Match Game
Tonight Lance competes head-to-head with Kathy in the well-known classic gameshow Match Game to see who will compete against Brande in next week's Family Feud finale.

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  • It's Match Game - how can it be bad? Not as good as the original, but still an entertaining episode.

    First of all I have to say that Match Game is my favorite gameshow ever. So when I heard that there was going to be a new "Match Game" episode in this series, I was really excited. I was especially glad to hear that Betty White would be one of the panelists. I guess I wasn't expecting this new episode to be as good as the originals, but I wasn't disappointed with what I saw either.

    Ricki Lake didn't really fill Gene Rayburn's shoes at all, and she kept repeating every freaking question over and over, which was really annoying. Also that one panelist, Adrienne I think, was really lame and kept having stupid answers. Kathy was pretty funny for the most part, George was pretty quiet, Betty was quite awesome, and that other guy was sort of annoying and weird. But still - it was Match Game so I was content.

    Lance's first two answers were really stupid, and so was Kathy's first answer. They seemed sort of clueless, but then Kathy did well at the end. But blank-Kong?? Come on, who would guess anything other than King. So easy. I was sort of surprised at some of Betty's answers, but I guess she's old so she's more fit for the old Match Game. I was really glad when Kathy chose her twice for the Super round or whatever, and I thought Betty's #1 answer of Purple Rain was excellent - Betty deserves to have a #1 answer, I loved it.

    I wonder why Brett, Richard, and Charles didn't want to come back with Betty...but oh well I was glad at least someone from the original show came back. Although this new version had some weird pop culture questions and some more vulgar answers it was still nice to see the game in action once again in a somewhat altered form.moreless
  • Not my favorite but still exciting,

    Gameshow Marathon,

    In this episode Lance and Kathy face off. Head to head. Tonights gameshow is Match Game. To date not one of my favorite gameshows but still fun to watch. I found Kathy Griffin not at her best. I found Betty beyond funny. In the end Kathy defeats Lance and goes on to play Family Fued.
Betty White

Betty White


Guest Star

George Foreman

George Foreman


Guest Star

Kathy Griffin (I)

Kathy Griffin (I)


Guest Star

Todd Newton

Todd Newton

Prize Delivery Host

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • The bonus round, Super Match, is incorrectly referred to as Audience Match, and the Audience Match segment of the Super Match is incorrectly referred to as Super Match, while the Head-to-Head Match retains its true name.

    • The montage clips didn't show the original version of Match Game that aired in the 60's, nor did it show either of the 90's versions of the show. The clips only showed the most popular incarnation of the show with host Gene Rayburn and the regular panelists Richard Dawson, Brett Somers, and Charles Nelson Reilly.

    • At the beginning of the third round, after Kathy had already matched five of six of the panelists, Ricki failed to mention that Kathy only had to match the remaining panelist (Betty White), and some of the other panelists must have been unfamiliar with Match Game rules as they could be seen writing down an answer before Ricki finally mentioned that Kathy only had to match Betty.

    • After a commercial break Ricki announces that the chance for viewers to win the viewer giveaway prize is coming up and that they should have their cell phones ready, but the giveaway question had already been announced before the same commercial break.

    • For almost every round, Ricki tells the stars to get their pencils and get ready to write down their answer, but they're actually markers.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Lance: (answering his question from the first round) I can imagine what Kathy is thinking right now, but uh, I'm gonna go with the majority, I'm gonna say "bathing."
      Ricki: (thinking Lance's answer is horrible) Bathing.
      Kathy: (scoldingly) Lance.

    • Lance: I'm just happy to be here because, I mean, I like these celebrities more than the old celebrities on Match Game, so uh...
      Betty White: (sarcastically) Thanks a lot.

  • NOTES (1)

    • The Viewer Giveaway question for this episode was:

      The top answer to the Super-Match question WATCH YOUR _____ was...

      1: Step

      2: Language

      3: Weight

      The correct answer was #1.

      *Note: "Audience-Match" is incorrectly labeled as "Super-Match"