Dumb Dora was SO dumb..

Charles Nelson Reilly, dead

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?

2 thoughts on “Dumb Dora was SO dumb..

  1. I don’t really care for game shows, but do I have favorites. It’s a toss up between Jeopardy! and The Price is Right (I associate these shows with grandparents).

    There’s another one, and I don’t remember the name of this particular show, but I have fond memories of it: the first person who cut my hair, who cut it until she died, was my dad’s aunt–though I called her Miss Ollie. Dad used to take me to get a haircut, always on a Saturday. She used to give me a little bag of candy when I went, too, and she always had the TV on to that game show. It’s the one with the Whammy (“Big money, big money, no whammy, no whammy, STOP!). That was back in the ’80s. Anyone got any idea what the name of the show was?

  2. That was “Press Your Luck.” One of my favorites, too. I think that Game Show Network brought it back and called it “Whammy.” It really wasn’t the same.

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