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Match Game 

Humorous panel game-show that features two contestants attempting to match the "puntastic" answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-blank. Hosted by the snarky Hollywood legend Alec Baldwin.
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Alec Baldwin ...  Himself - Host 54 episodes, 2016-2019
Steve French ...  Himself - Announcer 46 episodes, 2016-2019
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Humorous panel game-show that features two contestants attempting to match the "puntastic" answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-blank. Hosted by the snarky Hollywood legend Alec Baldwin.

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Alec Baldwin is terrific
3 May 2017 | by darrenmiriamSee all my reviews

I love the original Match Game with Gene Rayburn. The new Match Game show recognizes the greatness of the original. The set looks similar. Host Alec Baldwin uses the same ridiculously long microphone, the celebrity panel members are free to drink (the original panel members were know to tip a few before and/or during the show). Like the original, there are two rounds to see which contestant matches the panelist answers to goofy questions. The winner gets to go to the next round to pick the top answer to phrases such as Wedding _______. The better your answer the more money can be won in the Super Match round where you have to identically Match the answer of one of the six celebrity panelists.

So the new Match Game stays pretty true to the original. That is great. But what really makes this show special is Alec Baldwin. I never gave him much thought before this show one way or the other, but he is an outstanding host. So much so that I feel the show would not be the same without him. He makes it fun, has decent I assume scripted jokes, and makes the show light-hearted. It is great that a star has the courage to host a game show and doesn't feel it is beneath him. Whatever his reasons for hosting, I know I'm now a fan.

Finally, I love game shows so I may be more open to watching mediocre ones than the average person. But my wife does not like game shows, yet she loves this show. We watch the show together and love it. The six celebrity panelists are different each show with some repeats, and they all seem to have a blast. This is just a really fun show that will get you to laugh and escape reality for an hour. Great job Mr. Baldwin...you are the man!


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