Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/41/d298183551/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524

Best Game Show Ever.

March 8th, 2010 § 0 comments


Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/41/d298183551/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524

I was reminded of the awesomeness of Match Game by last week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where the contestants played “Snatch Game.” (That show sends me on the most interesting paths!).

Then Stephen Metcalf went on a tangential rave about the show in this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, specifically mentioning Gene Rayburn’s slender microphone, which triggered all sorts of nostalgia.

I used to watch Match Game all the time as a child. It was a little racy, and I didn’t always get it, but that was part of the appeal. It seemed very grown up, and I found Charles Nelson Reilly to be very, very funny.

The title says it all:

Here, the implied word is too racy for everyone on the panel, but Marcia Wallace, aka Edna Krabappel.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

What's this?

You are currently reading Best Game Show Ever. at NorthStar Vintage.

meta


Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/41/d298183551/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/41/d298183551/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524