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Match Game 

A panel game-show that features two contestants attempting to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-blank.
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Alec Baldwin ...  Himself - Host 46 episodes, 2016-2019
Steve French ...  Himself - Announcer 40 episodes, 2016-2018
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A panel game-show that features two contestants attempting to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-blank.

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This ain't exactly your grandma's Match Game and that's a good thing!
10 July 2016 | by sarahbarnsteacherSee all my reviews

It's a contemporary version of Match Game, and it's fantastic! It keeps all the marvelous kitsch of the 70s including the format, catchy theme song, and loud set, while updating the tawdriness for the new millennium where the word bosom is now too stuffy sounding for a Disney show.

The panel is more multicultural with more people of color and people that are openly gay. If you prefer a more old Hollywood, monolithic panel with stale canned jokes, then this isn't the panel for you. If you like your gayness to be more closeted, then this ain't the show for you because they put it out there openly. That's what young people want. If answers containing the word bosom or boobs is the most tawdry that you can stand, then please turn off this show because it's TV 14 late night material. And if you like your objectification only directed toward women, don't watch because they now direct it toward men too.

Alec Baldwin is wonderful. He has such ease with the contestants that he is able to rightfully make fun of their ridiculous answers while still making them smile and laugh at themselves. His take downs on panelists' bad answers are epic. He matches it with his own self-deprication so that it's clear that everyone is in on the joke.

For those complaining about the political aspect, please stop with your selective amnesia. The old Match Game routinely went after political figures like Nixon, Ford and Carter. I recall a running joke about Carter's teeth and his younger brother. The idea that Trump is above reproach is LAUGHABLE. Trump called Rosie a disgusting pig, so blame him for any rightfully deserved vitriol. Quite frankly, she showed restraint as did the rest of the panel considering the garbage he's spewed.

All in all, a great reboot of a classic TV show best enjoyed with a glass of Chardonnay.


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