Match Game has to be considered a top 5 game show of all-time. It is for me, at least. The perfect host, Gene Rayburn, terrific music (BWAMP boom, ba boo boo boo buh boom BWAMP), a goofy six-person celebrity panel -- that regularly filmed episodes sloshed -- and silly questions laced with entendre and sexual innuendo. What's not to like?
One of the anchors of that celebrity panel has passed away, Charles Nelson Reilly. When you think of Match Game, what names come to mind? Rayburn, Richard Dawson, Brett Somers, and Nelson Reilly.
Here's more about him from the New York Times.
Below are a few classic clips from Match Game...
Charles Takes Over As Host
Charles And Brett Go On Tour
Charles The Newscaster?
Charles As Santa
Charles Gets Mad