The Days of Cigs & Leisure Suits

The Price Is Right may be best remembered for Johnny Olson's "Come on down!" and Family Feud for kissing bandit Richard Dawson, but no '70s game show better combined sauced celebrities and clueless contestants than The Match Game. The fill-in-the-blank TV challenge produced a decade of double entendres, and probably used the phrase "making whoopee" more often than The Newlywed Game. So if you're pining for the polyester past, look no further than The MisMatch Game, a fondly satirical re-creation of the Mark Goodson–Bill Todman Production. Dennis Hensley is your host, Gene Rayburn, and while there's no word on a faux Brett Somers (here's hoping!) the celebrity panel should include impersonations of Charles Nelson Reilly, Shelley Winters and Phyllis Diller. Get ready to match the stars!
July 24-25, 8 p.m.; Sun., July 26, 7 p.m., 2009


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