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    The Match Game DVD Collection - with an original Match Game Question! Priceless!! Oh wait, it has a price!

    The MATCH GAME on DVD.   What a _______idea!

    And it’s not just The Match Game. It’s the best of The Match Game. A boxed set of four DVD’s!

    But this boxed set contains one thing no other Match Game DVD set ever contained! On the back of each set of four DVD’s is an original Match Game question which I'll autograph.I wrote the Match Game for almost 20 years. I wrote thousands of questions. When Match Game moved to California I stayed at the New York officers. But when Match Game ended it’s almost 20 year run, Mark Goodson TV Productions* closed their New York offices. All the files were packed up and thrown into dumpsters. As boxes of Match Game questions were trashed I thought: “I should take some of them as a souvenir!” I stuffed a bunch in some envelopes and let the rest go off to the dumpsters. These questions date back more than 30 years! (*Goodson-Todman Productions because Mark Goodson Productions after Bill Todman pass away.)

    More about the DVD set.

    "The Best of Match Game" features 30 of the show's greatest episodes, uncut and digitally transferred from their original masters. The series not only reminds people of the days before political correctness hit the airwaves, but is also a nostalgic look back at bawdy humor, as well as the plaid-panted, brightly colored disco days of the '70s. Plus, all the fan favorites from that era are featured, including Betty White, Fannie Flagg, Avery Schreiber, Elaine Joyce and the Prince of pontificating poetry, Nipsey Russell. Additional celebrity guest stars include Michael Landon, Jack Klugman, William Shatner, Vicki Lawrence, Mama Cass, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gary Burghoff and Kirstie Alley.

    But wait, there’s more! Special Features include:

    "Best Moments of Match Game" hosted by Brett Somers

    See the original 1962 "Match Game" pilot. Very few people know what the original Match Game was like! Back in those days we erased the old Match Game shows because no one at Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions thought anyone would be interested in a seeing a game show for a second time! And besides blank video tape cost a lot of money. So older game shows were just recorded over!!

     There’s also a Tribute to host Gene Rayburn

     And an exclusive interview with Brett Somers

     Plus a Photo Gallery

     Price?  Priceless! Oh, wait, it’s not priceless. It does have a price!

    $22.99 plus $6.99 for Priority Shipping.

    Give it as the ultimate gift for Match Game fan. You just might hear them say: “What the _______ is this?”

    The list price of the DVD set is $34.95, but even if you find it cheaper, no where else but here can you get a Best Of Match Game set with a real Match Game question! (I have no idea if the original question on the box is used on any of the shows on the DVD collection. There were a ton of shows recorded & a ton of questions written!)


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    Dick DeBartolo, you are awesome, man! I grew up with Match Game. It was my favorite game show then and it is still my favorite in re-runs! Now that I know you are the author of all those great questions I can say Thank YOU! I just wish I could get all those royalties back for you. You definitely deserve them!

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