The October 31st episode was a classic bad day for Charles Neslon Reilly. Mark Goodson sits in for a late Charles on the first question. After some prodding, Gene reveals that Charles is having his "hair nailed on". When Charles arrives, Gene goes on and on about how lovely his hair looks. Then there's a question about who Charles is dressing up as for Halloween. Charles and the contestant match on "Brett".
Charles Nelson Reilly leaves MATCH GAME 74 for a Broadway that season after this weekday (October 29-November 4, 1974).