I used to be a huge Match Game fanatic. Back when the Game Show Network was fairly new (started in ’94, I got big into it ’97-’99 when I was an undergrad) I watched this show incessantly. I could tell you based on the set decor and the celebrities which year the episode was filmed. I lived for Richard Dawson’s answers, loaded with double entendres. Charles always had something witty to say and he was a character. Nothing like watching a TV show where the people can smoke on the set.
Sometimes I still tune into Match Game and try to feel that same feeling I had back when I watched it. It had something to do with the free time I had, being 19-20, and just fit into a different time in my life. It’s not the same, but Charles Nelson Reilly, you will be missed.
But how about you? What’s your favorite game show and why?