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Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Bob Zager on October 12, 2006, 08:03:39 PM
I'd heard some talk of such a set in the works, and here's a link to pre-order the set, tentatively coming out next month:

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Match-Game-Dvd-...4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd (http://\"http://www.amazon.com/Best-Match-Game-Dvd-Collection/dp/B000J3EB8K/sr=8-1/qid=1160697485/ref=sr_1_1/002-1866495-7767264?ie=UTF8&s=dvd\")
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: clemon79 on October 12, 2006, 08:22:00 PM
[quote name=\'Bob Zager\' post=\'134320\' date=\'Oct 12 2006, 05:03 PM\']
I'd heard some talk of such a set in the works, and here's a link to pre-order the set, tentatively coming out next month:

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Match-Game-Dvd-...4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd (http://\"http://www.amazon.com/Best-Match-Game-Dvd-Collection/dp/B000J3EB8K/sr=8-1/qid=1160697485/ref=sr_1_1/002-1866495-7767264?ie=UTF8&s=dvd\")
[/quote]
Interesting. I wonder if these folks are in any way associated with the folks who did the Blankety Blanks set down in Australia.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: aaron sica on October 12, 2006, 11:55:15 PM
Also interesting was the "Customers who bought items like this also bought" section with a bunch of old films. A connection to game shows, although very far fetched - can be found in there...
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: TimK2003 on October 13, 2006, 10:03:36 AM
A FOUR disc set -- Excellent!

However, I did not see anywhere on what the total time of all 4 discs is.  I'm also wondering if it is 10-20 of the most interesting shows (in the DVD-seller's mind) or if it is a montage of great moments, or both?

If they did their homework, and put together a good collection with a lot of bonus material, this might open the door to additional celebrity-driven shows like Tattletales and Hollywood Squares (I just cannot see any civilian-only shows coming to DVD anytime soon).  

If they just pulled one or two weeks worth of random shows (like on some of the ol' GSN Game Show Saturday Nights) and no extras, then that might just kill that possibility of and game-show sequels.

(crossing fingers)
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: cweaver on October 13, 2006, 10:41:21 AM
[quote name=\'TimK2003\' post=\'134374\' date=\'Oct 13 2006, 09:03 AM\']
However, I did not see anywhere on what the total time of all 4 discs is.  I'm also wondering if it is 10-20 of the most interesting shows (in the DVD-seller's mind) or if it is a montage of great moments, or both?
[/quote]

I would think surely the selection of episodes was done with utmost care and not willy-nilly.  After all this show has been rerun on GSN for years and years and the entire series pretty much exists, so not only do they have a lot to choose from, they have years of market research already done for them to determine the most memorable shows (like the "school riot" episode, or the one with Kirstie Alley as a contestant).  

I would hope to see some extras like outtakes and perhaps some newer interviews.  They'd be fools not to at least include the Lesko blooper as an extra.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: scottua1 on October 13, 2006, 10:44:48 AM
According to DeepDiscountDVD, extras include:
Quote
Featurettes 1. A Tribute to Gene Rayburn
2. Best Momemts of Match Game
3. Original Pilot (1962)
Production Interview - Brett Somers - Guest Star

BTW, you can pre-order it there for $19.05, with free shipping: http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=BHV047508 (http://\"http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=BHV047508\").
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Neumms on October 13, 2006, 10:59:24 AM
[quote name=\'TimK2003\' post=\'134374\' date=\'Oct 13 2006, 09:03 AM\']
If they did their homework, and put together a good collection with a lot of bonus material, this might open the door to additional celebrity-driven shows like Tattletales and Hollywood Squares (I just cannot see any civilian-only shows coming to DVD anytime soon).
[/quote]

I've often hoped that "Hollywood Squares" would get to DVD after GSN bagged it. The older episodes, at least, had big promotable names besides Paul Lynde and the other regulars. The trouble is it might be one of those awful Guthy-Renker productions.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: cmjb13 on October 13, 2006, 01:06:23 PM
The company dealing with this (Brentwood Home Video/BCI Eclipse/Navarre) didn't really have a good reputation with DVD releases until they did a fantasic job with He-Man.

Here's hoping this one is done just as good.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: narzo on October 17, 2006, 07:51:32 PM
more info now up:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6515 (http://\"http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6515\")
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: The Pyramids on October 17, 2006, 07:56:04 PM
[quote name=\'narzo\' post=\'134779\' date=\'Oct 17 2006, 07:51 PM\']
more info now up:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6515 (http://\"http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6515\")
[/quote]

Sounds great.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: TimK2003 on October 17, 2006, 09:36:49 PM
 "The Best of Match Game" features 30 of the show's greatest episodes, uncut and digitally transferred from their original masters.    

Oooooh!  This would mean seeing the long lost promotional consideration plugs from the CBS run (which used to separate 2 commercial breaks) *and* the infamous split screen ticket plugs *PLUS* no GSN interruptions!  *That* right there is worth the price of admission!!!



 The success of the series led to a spin-off game show, the popular "Family Feud," hosted by Richard Dawson.  

Feud was a spin-off of Match Game !?!?!??  That's like saying "Deal or No Deal" is a spin-off of "Treasure Hunt"  

Sure, the Super Match could arguably be the part of Match Game that inspired Feud, but the only real Match Game/Dawson spin-off was when they brought in the Star Wheel which ultimately 'spun' him right off of the show!
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: clemon79 on October 17, 2006, 09:39:52 PM
[quote name=\'TimK2003\' post=\'134795\' date=\'Oct 17 2006, 06:36 PM\']
Feud was a spin-off of Match Game !?!?!??
[/quote]
Yes, yes it was. Specifically, the Audience Match.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: mparrish11 on October 18, 2006, 12:18:09 PM
[quote name=\'TimK2003\' post=\'134795\' date=\'Oct 17 2006, 08:36 PM\']
That's like saying "Deal or No Deal" is a spin-off of "Treasure Hunt"  

[/quote]

...and an argument could be made for that, too.  The whole point of both games is to see how much a contestant is willing to gamble away for that elusive grand prize.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Matt Ottinger on October 18, 2006, 01:29:02 PM
[quote name=\'mparrish11\' post=\'134854\' date=\'Oct 18 2006, 12:18 PM\']
[quote name=\'TimK2003\' post=\'134795\' date=\'Oct 17 2006, 08:36 PM\']
That's like saying "Deal or No Deal" is a spin-off of "Treasure Hunt"  
[/quote]
...and an argument could be made for that, too.  [/quote]
A poor one, though.  Traditionally, you think of a "spin-off" as being something that a production company does with one property to launch another.  You could argue (though I wouldn't) that DoND was influenced by Treasure Hunt, or inspired by Treasure Hunt or even -- if you really want to go out on a limb -- adapted from Treasure Hunt, but you can't really call it a spin-off.

In the case of Family Feud, there's a very clear connection between "We polled a recent studio audience and got their best response to this..." and the same company's "We polled 100 people, the top six answers are on the board."  Whether it was the specific intent of the Goodson-Todman creative people to make a spin-off or not is something that only they know.  Still, you've got not only the similarities of structure but you've also got the textbook case of a supporting player on one show becoming the lead on the new one.  I think the use of the term "spin-off" is fair in this case.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: aaron sica on October 18, 2006, 01:56:03 PM
[quote name=\'TimK2003\' post=\'134795\' date=\'Oct 17 2006, 09:36 PM\']
Oooooh!  This would mean seeing the long lost promotional consideration plugs from the CBS run (which used to separate 2 commercial breaks) *and* the infamous split screen ticket plugs *PLUS* no GSN interruptions!  *That* right there is worth the price of admission!!!
[/quote]

Oh wow, if that is indeed true, I will be also buying this set. Most of the time I will buy TV Show DVD sets if they're shows that either aren't on TV anymore or aren't on TV where I live ("Too Close for Comfort", "Partridge Family", and "Diff'rent Strokes" fall under this category). I didn't see the appeal of the MG DVD set until you mentioned that. Getting to see the consideration plugs is DEFINITELY worth the price.

"Ho ho ho, on with the show, and our star, Gene Rayburn!"
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Jimmy Owen on October 18, 2006, 03:25:51 PM
I'm not sure I would jump to the same conclusion about the fee plugs, etc., but it would be nice.  I do have a Brentwood "Ozzie and Harriet" DVD that, for some episodes, leaves in the original sponsor tags and commercials (depending on what they had to work with), so it is possible.  I want to support game show DVD releases so I will be buying this set.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Matt Ottinger on October 18, 2006, 03:31:52 PM
[quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' post=\'134869\' date=\'Oct 18 2006, 03:25 PM\']
I'm not sure I would jump to the same conclusion about the fee plugs, etc., but it would be nice.  I do have a Brentwood "Ozzie and Harriet" DVD that, for some episodes, leaves in the original sponsor tags and commercials (depending on what they had to work with), so it is possible.  I want to support game show DVD releases so I will be buying this set.[/quote]
I'm probably in the same boat, though the few seconds of "stay tuned for Tattletales" really doesn't do anything for me, and the episodes themselves are going to be things we've seen on GSN countless times before. Many of us already have copies of the original pilot, though that's otherwise a pretty nifty bonus.

Now, original 70's commercials?  THAT would be a feature!
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: TimK2003 on October 18, 2006, 10:13:08 PM
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'134871\' date=\'Oct 18 2006, 02:31 PM\']

I'm probably in the same boat, though the few seconds of "stay tuned for Tattletales" really doesn't do anything for me, and the episodes themselves are going to be things we've seen on GSN countless times before. Many of us already have copies of the original pilot, though that's otherwise a pretty nifty bonus.

Now, original 70's commercials?  THAT would be a feature!
[/quote]


I hope that if the "multi-face" ticket plugs are available on whatever masters they get to use for the DVD set, that Brentwood does NOT choose to omit them simply for the lame excuse that:

"People are gonna start writing to CBS TV City for Tickets thinking the show is still on".


Isn't that the original reason why GSN killed the ticket/contestant plugs?
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: cweaver on October 18, 2006, 11:29:59 PM
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'134871\' date=\'Oct 18 2006, 02:31 PM\']
Now, original 70's commercials?  THAT would be a feature!
[/quote]

Not to get anyone's hopes up but that's not 100% out of the question.  After all the commercials did make it into the Queen for a Day DVD.  (I realize they were recorded/kinescoped off the air along with the show itself but they still didn't edit them out, at least not from most of the shows.)
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Johnissoevil on October 19, 2006, 03:46:31 AM
[quote name=\'TimK2003\' post=\'134921\' date=\'Oct 18 2006, 10:13 PM\']
I hope that if the "multi-face" ticket plugs are available on whatever masters they get to use for the DVD set, that Brentwood does NOT choose to omit them simply for the lame excuse that:

"People are gonna start writing to CBS TV City for Tickets thinking the show is still on".


Isn't that the original reason why GSN killed the ticket/contestant plugs?
[/quote]

They could always put in a disclaimer similar to USA Network's "Phone number not active," with "This show is no longer in production."  But then again, everyone, even the non-die hards, should know that Gene Rayburn is no longer with us.  That would be one clue.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: WestCovinaBoy on October 19, 2006, 05:10:35 AM
The fact that the show's title (aside from syndie and pm versions) is Match Game '7x should be the biggest clue of all.  Anyone who would write in for tickets is an idiot or an unfunny practical joker and deserves to be sent back an envelope filled with spiders.  (Happy Halloween.)
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: cweaver on October 19, 2006, 11:47:35 AM
[quote name=\'TimK2003\' post=\'134921\' date=\'Oct 18 2006, 09:13 PM\']
"People are gonna start writing to CBS TV City for Tickets thinking the show is still on".


Isn't that the original reason why GSN killed the ticket/contestant plugs?
[/quote]

I can see people (younger, out of the loop) being that dense if they happen to see it pop up on TV (and may not know the announcer reading the address has himself been dead for 20 years).  I still think it's the height of stupidity but I can see it happening.  But I can't fathom the amount of ignorance it would take for someone to buy or rent the DVD and then honestly think they can write and get tickets to see Gene, Brett, etc. live at CBS Television City.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: mmb5 on October 19, 2006, 12:08:57 PM
[quote name=\'cweaver\' post=\'134969\' date=\'Oct 19 2006, 11:47 AM\']
I can see people (younger, out of the loop) being that dense if they happen to see it pop up on TV (and may not know the announcer reading the address has himself been dead for 20 years).  I still think it's the height of stupidity but I can see it happening.  But I can't fathom the amount of ignorance it would take for someone to buy or rent the DVD and then honestly think they can write and get tickets to see Gene, Brett, etc. live at CBS Television City.
[/quote]
Do not under any circumstances underestimate viewer stupidity.  The Coast Guard used to get letters asking why they aren't rescuing Gilligan.


--Mike
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: GS Warehouse on October 19, 2006, 12:11:58 PM
Whether this will lead to more classic game shows on DVDs remains to be seen, but it seems to prove there's a market for everything on DVD (case in point: Stacked: The Complete Series is also coming in November).  However, I'm not getting my hopes up for a Best of TPiR for two reasons:[list=1]
And if I were the mighty Zinkdor, I would banninate the first person to suggest The Best of Press Your Luck.  This is why I'm not a moderator.  If you can't abuse your power, it defeats the whole purpose of having power at all.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Ian Wallis on October 19, 2006, 12:18:53 PM
Quote
And if I were the mighty Zinkdor, I would banninate the first person to suggest The Best of Press Your Luck. This is why I'm not a moderator. If you can't abuse your power, it defeats the whole purpose of having power at all.

Just out of interest I check the GSN boards about once every 2 weeks - and it's already been suggested there.

The Match Game set is one I'd probably buy.  I never did get the Jeopardy set last year, mainly because it contained episodes I already have on tape; although the behind the scenes features do pique my interest.

For any that did get it (and assuming it's still available), would you recommend it?
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: tvmitch on October 19, 2006, 01:36:44 PM
If this MG DVD set sells well, my money is on a Family Feud set for the next release. I think that it might be fairly popular and could contain both civilian and celebrity episodes. Lots of moments to choose from for a DVD set.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: clemon79 on October 19, 2006, 01:39:26 PM
[quote name=\'mitchgroff\' post=\'134998\' date=\'Oct 19 2006, 10:36 AM\']
If this MG DVD set sells well, my money is on a Family Feud set for the next release. I think that it might be fairly popular and could contain both civilian and celebrity episodes. Lots of moments to choose from for a DVD set.
[/quote]
Boy, I sure hope it would have the "September" episode. I just haven't seen that clip nearly as much as I would like.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: dzinkin on October 19, 2006, 01:52:35 PM
[quote name=\'Ian Wallis\' post=\'134980\' date=\'Oct 19 2006, 12:18 PM\']
Quote
And if I were the mighty Zinkdor, I would banninate the first person to suggest The Best of Press Your Luck.
Just out of interest I check the GSN boards about once every 2 weeks - and it's already been suggested there.
[/quote]
I'd be far more likely to ban someone for posting to the GSN boards than for suggesting a PYL DVD set.  (NOTE: For the benefit of the individual who emailed me in a panic the last time I made a similar comment... relax, this one's a joke too.)

Seriously, you're dealing with people who think it's a "fact" that people are clamoring en masse for GSN to rerun Scrabble and that real, successful production companies use free web space to host their sites.  I wouldn't be surprised if they were demanding, say, full-season sets of ABC Password.

[quote name=\'GS Warehouse\' post=\'134977\' date=\'Oct 19 2006, 12:11 PM\']
If you can't abuse your power, it defeats the whole purpose of having power at all.
[/quote]
You've been hacking into the Clementson/Ottinger '08 campaign computers, haven't you?
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: TimK2003 on October 19, 2006, 02:12:20 PM
[quote name=\'mitchgroff\' post=\'134998\' date=\'Oct 19 2006, 12:36 PM\']
If this MG DVD set sells well, my money is on a Family Feud set for the next release. I think that it might be fairly popular and could contain both civilian and celebrity episodes. Lots of moments to choose from for a DVD set.
[/quote]

Though Feud could be on the horizon if the MGDVD sells well, I really think the first few game show DVD sets are gonna be relying on selling power of the celebrities on these discs  -- not the oddball contestants.  

So Celebrity Feuds may work, Hollywood Squares and Tattletales would definitely work, and I can see the Passwords working into Box Sets before you see a Card Sharks, Joker's Wild, or any other civilian-only show popping up on DVD.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Neumms on October 19, 2006, 02:36:19 PM
[quote name=\'TimK2003\' post=\'135007\' date=\'Oct 19 2006, 01:12 PM\']
So Celebrity Feuds may work, Hollywood Squares and Tattletales would definitely work, and I can see the Passwords working into Box Sets before you see a Card Sharks, Joker's Wild, or any other civilian-only show popping up on DVD.
[/quote]

Tattletales? You think people would pay money to watch Bill Shatner argue with his wife of a couple marriages ago? Or to see Fannie Flagg and Dick Sargent sort of pretend to be a couple?

Password I buy, though, because it had actual celebrities in the day. Jimmy Stewart, Jerry Lewis (who was fun to watch because he'd seethe at the slower contestants), Lucy, Jack Benny, Angie Dickinson, Sammy.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: SRIV94 on October 19, 2006, 04:11:30 PM
If music clearances weren't so doggone expensive, I'd think there'd be enough interest in a GONG DVD set.

Doug
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: SRIV94 on October 19, 2006, 04:12:51 PM
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'134999\' date=\'Oct 19 2006, 12:39 PM\']
Boy, I sure hope it would have the "September" episode. I just haven't seen that clip nearly as much as I would like.
[/quote]

I lol'd.  :)

Doug
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: mmb5 on November 15, 2006, 01:07:41 PM
And the episodes are (the dates are tape dates, not air dates):

Disc 1:
Episode 1 (Richard Dawson [RD], Anita Gillette, Jack Klugman, Michael Landon, Vicki Lawrence, Jo Ann Pflug) [note that in the packaging this is misidentified as the pilot]
Episode 3 (same)
Episode 11 (RD, Brett Sommers [BS], Bert Convy, Jaye P. Morgan, Charles Nelson Reilly [CNR], Betty White [BW])
Episode 51, 8/18/73 (Stu Gilliam, Loretta Swit, BS, McLean Stevenson [MS], RD, Ann Elder)
Episode 158, 2/15/74 (Steve Allen, BS, CNR, RD, Fannie Flagg [FF], Kaye Ballard)
Episode 151, 2/17/79 [PM] (Kukla and Ollie, BS, CNR, Eva Gabor, Arte Johnson, FF)
Episode 16-5, 8/24/80 (Charles Siebert, BS, CNR, Robert Donner, Phyllis Davis, Marcia Wallace [MW])
Episode 827 10/2/76 (Avery Scrheiber, BS, CNR, Nancy Kulp, RD, Joyce Bulifant [JB])

Disc 2:
Episodes 35-5, 1/15/82 (BS, CNR, MS, Skip Stephenson, Melinda O'Fee, BW) [last taped episode]
Episodes 3, 7/13/75 [PM] (William Shatner, BS, CNR, Lee Meriwether, RD, JB)
Episode 870, 12/11/76 (BS, CNR, RD., Orson Bean, BW, Mary Wickes)
Episode 1005, 2/29/77 [Yes, I know that's impossible] (Ed Asner, BS, Debralee Scott [DS], RD, Patti Deutsch [PD], CNR) [School Riot, I believe?]
Episode 1228, 4/29/78 (David Doyle, BS, CNR, Elaine Joyce [EJ], RD, BW)
Episode 41-1, 7/21/79 (Robert Pine, BS, CNR, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dick Martin, BW)
Episode 11-5, 8/26/79 (Foster Brooks, BS, CNR, Sarah Purcell, Scoey Mitchlll, FF)
Episode 16-4, 8/24/80 (Charles Siebert, BS, CNR, Robert Donner, Phyllis Davis, Marcia Wallace [MW])

Disc 3:
Episode 4, 7/13/75 [PM] (Bill Macy, CNR, BS, EJ, RD, BW)
Episodes 914 and 915, 2/5/77 [2 episodes] (Dick Gautier, BS, CNR, Jo Ann Pflug, RD, FF)
Episodes 42-2/3/4, 7/21/79 [3 episodes] (Robert Pine, BS, CNR, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dick Martin, BW)
Episode 44-4, 9/5/80 (Bart Braverman, BS, CNR, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Paul, FF)
Episode 6-28, 11/2/80 [PM] (Don Sutton, Bart Braverman, BS, CNR, Phyllis Davis, Marcia Wallace)

Disc 4:
Episode 6, ?/?/73 (Bob Barker, Arlene Francis, RD, Michael Learned, Richard Thomas, Della Reese)
Episode 18, ?/?/73 (Dick Gautier, Barbara Stuart, Jack Carter, Jo Ann Pflug, Richard Dawson, Shelly Winters)
Episode 539, 7/28/75 (Scoey Mitchlll, BS, CNR, Joan Collins, RD, PD)
Episode 6-30, 11/16/80 (Jimmy Walker, BS, CNR, Dolly Martin, Bill Daily, DS)
Episode 6-5, 8/4/79 (Robert Walden, BS, CNR, EJ, Bill Daily, JB)
Episode 12-1, 9/8/79 (Bart Braverman, BS, CNR, Rita Moreno, Bill Daily, PS)

Extras:
Best Moments hosted by Brett Somers (essentially a best of for each disc, there doesn't seem to be material that isn't already in the episodes in the set).
A Tribute to Gene Rayburn
Photo Gallery
Exclusive Interview with Brett Sommers
1962 Pilot

Notes:
*I did see a ticket plug on one episode, so I assume they are on the others where applicable.  You can see one of them here (http://\"http://www.mikeburger.com/matchgameticketplug.jpg\").
*Other than the episode listing, there is no other printed material.
*Photos supplied by (shock) Fred Wostbrock
*Gary Burghoff is listed as one of the celebrities on the box.  He is not on any of the episodes listed.
*No Nipsey.
*I don't think the final CBS episode is there, unless I missed it.
*The Brett Somers "Best Moments" are laughable.  They try to look slick by doing one of those fancy "not looking at the camera" moments, but it doesn't work if the person is reading off cue cards.


As much as I would like to answer individual questions about the content, I have to give this back to the staff for processing, so they'll have to come in by 3 PM EST today.  This job does have it's perks, but sometimes they're short term.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: aaron sica on November 15, 2006, 02:03:35 PM
[quote name=\'mmb5\' post=\'137947\' date=\'Nov 15 2006, 01:07 PM\']
Notes:
*I did see a ticket plug on one episode, so I assume they are on the others where applicable.  You can see one of them here (http://\"http://www.mikeburger.com/matchgameticketplug.jpg\").
[/quote]

That's awesome! I really would have had no desire to buy the DVD set until word came out about the ticket plugs, etc. That's the first ticket plugs I remember seeing on the show.

Thanks for that, Mike!
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: tvmitch on November 15, 2006, 02:34:13 PM
This is firmly on my mother-in-law's Christmas list for me...which is going to be killer, because I just want to go out and buy the thing!

Thanks for the episode listing and the good news about the ticket plugs. It'll be nice to see the originals, no GSN speed-up machine, etc.

I do believe that episode 1005 from disc 2 is the School Riot episode. At least the School Riot episode had those celebrities, but I don't know why any other episode from that week would be chosen...
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: mmb5 on November 15, 2006, 02:37:25 PM
And now that I've had it on for a couple of hours, the audio levels on the bonuses are going to drive people crazy.  They didn't do any effort to equalize it, so it's a soft clip followed by a loud clip followed by Brett in whatever volume she wants to introduce that clip in.  Brett also gets many facts wrong, including ones about herself, so I will have to take her answer on what exactly was in that drink on stage with a grain of salt.


--Mike
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Pyramid80 on November 15, 2006, 02:38:24 PM
I'm guessing the fee plugs were included?
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: tpirfan28 on November 15, 2006, 02:49:43 PM
Can't find the information definitively, but 1005's gotta be the School Riot ep.

I can't wait for this DVD set....especially since I haven't seen many eps of Match Game.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Mike Tennant on November 15, 2006, 03:01:16 PM
[quote name=\'mmb5\' post=\'137956\' date=\'Nov 15 2006, 02:37 PM\']
I will have to take her answer on what exactly was in that drink on stage with a grain of salt.
[/quote]
It was a margarita?
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: mmb5 on November 15, 2006, 03:02:06 PM
[quote name=\'tpirfan28\' post=\'137958\' date=\'Nov 15 2006, 02:49 PM\']
Can't find the information definitively, but 1005's gotta be the School Riot ep.

I can't wait for this DVD set....especially since I haven't seen many eps of Match Game.
[/quote]

On review, it is.  Since they left the consolation plugs in, the "losing" contestant won among other things a skateboard.


--Mike
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Neumms on November 15, 2006, 03:02:07 PM
Does it strike anybody else after seeing the list of episodes that (a) there's no rhyme or reason to how the disks are put together and (b) there are way too many post-Dawson episodes, and of those, too many before McLean Stevenson became a regular and got the show rolling again?
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: aaron sica on November 15, 2006, 03:10:31 PM
[quote name=\'Neumms\' post=\'137961\' date=\'Nov 15 2006, 03:02 PM\']
Does it strike anybody else after seeing the list of episodes that (a) there's no rhyme or reason to how the disks are put together and (b) there are way too many post-Dawson episodes, and of those, too many before McLean Stevenson became a regular and got the show rolling again?
[/quote]

IMHO, one of the best years was the 1981-1982 season when he became a regular. He was great on MG.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: tvmitch on November 15, 2006, 03:36:10 PM
Hearing about the audio levels on Brett's extras, it wouldn't surprise me at all if all the fee plugs and consideration spots were left in, simply because taking them out from the masters would be additional work for the folks who made the set.

So, quite possibility, their laziness is netting them a new extra sales from the die-hards.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: aaron sica on November 15, 2006, 03:48:00 PM
[quote name=\'mitchgroff\' post=\'137966\' date=\'Nov 15 2006, 03:36 PM\']
So, quite possibility, their laziness is netting them a new extra sales from the die-hards.
[/quote]

Oh yeah. The MG diehards and fanbois will be going nuts over this set. "No credit crunches! Fee plugs!"
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Matt Ottinger on November 15, 2006, 03:48:10 PM
[quote name=\'mmb5\' post=\'137956\' date=\'Nov 15 2006, 02:37 PM\']
And now that I've had it on for a couple of hours, the audio levels on the bonuses are going to drive people crazy.  They didn't do any effort to equalize it, so it's a soft clip followed by a loud clip followed by Brett in whatever volume she wants to introduce that clip in.  [/quote]
Having spent the better part of the afternoon today equalizing audio for a production that maybe two hundred people are going to see, this strikes me as particularly lazy.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Ian Wallis on November 15, 2006, 03:50:55 PM
Quote
Does it strike anybody else after seeing the list of episodes that (a) there's no rhyme or reason to how the disks are put together and (b) there are way too many post-Dawson episodes, and of those, too many before McLean Stevenson became a regular and got the show rolling again?

I noticed that too.  I figured they'd put them all in chronological order, but it's nice that this is coming out at all.

Since tape dates are listed, does that mean they include the slates?
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: mmb5 on November 15, 2006, 04:02:05 PM
[quote name=\'mitchgroff\' post=\'137966\' date=\'Nov 15 2006, 03:36 PM\']
Hearing about the audio levels on Brett's extras, it wouldn't surprise me at all if all the fee plugs and consideration spots were left in, simply because taking them out from the masters would be additional work for the folks who made the set.

So, quite possibility, their laziness is netting them a new extra sales from the die-hards.
[/quote]
Except they had to do some editing, since the master tapes most likely have the full commercial hole while the on the DVD you can barely tell the commercial break.  The School Riot episode consolation plugs are actually on an island of their own -- they came in after Gene's "fade to black" and ended with "we'll be back with Match Game '77 right after this."

The tapes from 73 are also starting to show their wear, there's the occasional green line especially on panel shots, but I believe you see those even on the GSN airings.

Despite these nit picks -- this is still 30 episodes (31 if you count MG '62) you can now *legally* own.  Only 73 more sets for a complete run.


--Mike
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: mmb5 on November 15, 2006, 04:04:37 PM
[quote name=\'Ian Wallis\' post=\'137969\' date=\'Nov 15 2006, 03:50 PM\']
Since tape dates are listed, does that mean they include the slates?
[/quote]

No slates (at least on the five episodes I watched snippets of, I do have to you know, "work", too.)


--Mike
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: uncamark on November 16, 2006, 05:26:23 PM
[quote name=\'mmb5\' post=\'137972\' date=\'Nov 15 2006, 03:02 PM\']
[quote name=\'mitchgroff\' post=\'137966\' date=\'Nov 15 2006, 03:36 PM\']
Hearing about the audio levels on Brett's extras, it wouldn't surprise me at all if all the fee plugs and consideration spots were left in, simply because taking them out from the masters would be additional work for the folks who made the set.

So, quite possibility, their laziness is netting them a new extra sales from the die-hards.
[/quote]
Except they had to do some editing, since the master tapes most likely have the full commercial hole while the on the DVD you can barely tell the commercial break.  The School Riot episode consolation plugs are actually on an island of their own -- they came in after Gene's "fade to black" and ended with "we'll be back with Match Game '77 right after this."[/quote]

SOP at CBS daytime during that time--breaks 2 and 3 were one minute of spots, plug, one more minute of spots and back to show.  On "MG," the ticket plug ran in break 2 and the fee plugs ran in break 3 (once they were taken off of the top of the credits).  Most of CBS' other game shows until 1978 or so did a similar arrangement--"TJW" did a ticket plug in break 2 and a Spiegel plug in break 3, "Gambit" fee plugs in break 2 (with Wink doing the "we have some nice gifts for all of our couples on today's show--here's Kenny to tell us about them" lead-in) and ticket plugs in break 3, etc.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: aaron sica on November 16, 2006, 05:34:25 PM
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'138065\' date=\'Nov 16 2006, 05:26 PM\']
SOP at CBS daytime during that time--breaks 2 and 3 were one minute of spots, plug, one more minute of spots and back to show.  On "MG," the ticket plug ran in break 2 and the fee plugs ran in break 3 (once they were taken off of the top of the credits).  Most of CBS' other game shows until 1978 or so did a similar arrangement--"TJW" did a ticket plug in break 2 and a Spiegel plug in break 3, "Gambit" fee plugs in break 2 (with Wink doing the "we have some nice gifts for all of our couples on today's show--here's Kenny to tell us about them" lead-in) and ticket plugs in break 3, etc.
[/quote]

What year was it when the fee plugs moved from the end of the prorgram to break 3? I'm thinking 1974...
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: uncamark on November 16, 2006, 05:51:46 PM
[quote name=\'aaron sica\' post=\'138066\' date=\'Nov 16 2006, 04:34 PM\']
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'138065\' date=\'Nov 16 2006, 05:26 PM\']
SOP at CBS daytime during that time--breaks 2 and 3 were one minute of spots, plug, one more minute of spots and back to show.  On "MG," the ticket plug ran in break 2 and the fee plugs ran in break 3 (once they were taken off of the top of the credits).  Most of CBS' other game shows until 1978 or so did a similar arrangement--"TJW" did a ticket plug in break 2 and a Spiegel plug in break 3, "Gambit" fee plugs in break 2 (with Wink doing the "we have some nice gifts for all of our couples on today's show--here's Kenny to tell us about them" lead-in) and ticket plugs in break 3, etc.
[/quote]

What year was it when the fee plugs moved from the end of the prorgram to break 3? I'm thinking 1974...
[/quote]

That sounds reasonable to me.  It was still before CBS changed the wording on the plug list and started listing the non-fee plug prize suppliers (which, of course, "MG" didn't have any of).
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: TimK2003 on November 16, 2006, 07:32:42 PM
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'138065\' date=\'Nov 16 2006, 06:26 PM\']

SOP at CBS daytime during that time--breaks 2 and 3 were one minute of spots, plug, one more minute of spots and back to show.  On "MG," the ticket plug ran in break 2 and the fee plugs ran in break 3 (once they were taken off of the top of the credits).  Most of CBS' other game shows until 1978 or so did a similar arrangement--"TJW" did a ticket plug in break 2 and a Spiegel plug in break 3, "Gambit" fee plugs in break 2 (with Wink doing the "we have some nice gifts for all of our couples on today's show--here's Kenny to tell us about them" lead-in) and ticket plugs in break 3, etc.
[/quote]

I remember NBC doing something similar in the early 70's, but I don't seem to recall ABC doing it at all.  Going back to NBC, when did they stop the practice?  I'm thinking it was around the time that The Gong Show debuted.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: cweaver on November 16, 2006, 10:16:25 PM
[quote name=\'TimK2003\' post=\'138080\' date=\'Nov 16 2006, 08:32 PM\']
I remember NBC doing something similar in the early 70's, but I don't seem to recall ABC doing it at all.  Going back to NBC, when did they stop the practice?  I'm thinking it was around the time that The Gong Show debuted.
[/quote]

I have some Hollywood Squares from 1980 in which they continue to do that.  In fact the mid show spot was not only a prize plug but also included the rarely-seen ticket plug.  But I'm not sure NBC did it on all of their daytime game shows during that time, and I remember the Card Sharks ticket plugs leading into segments a couple of times.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: itiparanoid13 on November 16, 2006, 10:40:35 PM
If anyone cares, I just got the Match Game Documentary press kit today, and it's pretty nice.  It came with a DVD of the documentary (which I'll check out tomorrow), a Match Game DVD, and, interestingly enough, an episode of the show.  It's from 1974 and has Jack Narz, BS, CRN, Elaine Joyce, RD, and Fannie Flag which apparently caused a lot of laughing with two eggs placed in a very nice location if I do say so myself.  It has some ticket and product plug (which ought to cause a gigantic simultaneous orgasm on the GSN boards for some reason) with bizarre purple lights and weird music.  I couldn't care less, but I've never seen them before (MG was way before my time) and it was interesting.  I can get a picture of it once I get a few free minutes.  Apparently it's the first scoreless tie with everyone rather boozed up.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: deknaj on November 16, 2006, 11:54:59 PM
So has anyone heard about the Match Game DVD that Endless Games was supposed to release?
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: imadkhuri on November 17, 2006, 01:18:26 AM
What did you do to get the press Kit?

Imad

[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'138089\' date=\'Nov 16 2006, 07:40 PM\']
If anyone cares, I just got the Match Game Documentary press kit today, and it's pretty nice.  It came with a DVD of the documentary (which I'll check out tomorrow), a Match Game DVD, and, interestingly enough, an episode of the show.  It's from 1974 and has Jack Narz, BS, CRN, Elaine Joyce, RD, and Fannie Flag which apparently caused a lot of laughing with two eggs placed in a very nice location if I do say so myself.  It has some ticket and product plug (which ought to cause a gigantic simultaneous orgasm on the GSN boards for some reason) with bizarre purple lights and weird music.  I couldn't care less, but I've never seen them before (MG was way before my time) and it was interesting.  I can get a picture of it once I get a few free minutes.  Apparently it's the first scoreless tie with everyone rather boozed up.
[/quote]
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: itiparanoid13 on November 17, 2006, 07:42:09 AM
Uh, I do press work.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Matt Ottinger on November 17, 2006, 08:09:03 AM
[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'138098\' date=\'Nov 17 2006, 07:42 AM\']
Uh, I do press work.[/quote]
...and i'll get a copy later today because one of my best friends in Lansing does press work, and now that I know to ask him for it, he'll pass it my way.  Thanks for the tip!
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Ian Wallis on November 17, 2006, 09:10:14 AM
Quote
But I'm not sure NBC did it on all of their daytime game shows during that time, and I remember the Card Sharks ticket plugs leading into segments a couple of times.

Match Game's prize plugs were leading into segments by 1978.  GSN actually ran some of them for a while...later on they cut them out and went right to Gene - usually in mid-sentence.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: sshuffield70 on November 17, 2006, 09:56:33 AM
[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'138089\' date=\'Nov 16 2006, 10:40 PM\']
If anyone cares, I just got the Match Game Documentary press kit today, and it's pretty nice.  It came with a DVD of the documentary (which I'll check out tomorrow), a Match Game DVD, and, interestingly enough, an episode of the show.  It's from 1974 and has Jack Narz, BS, CRN, Elaine Joyce, RD, and Fannie Flag which apparently caused a lot of laughing with two eggs placed in a very nice location if I do say so myself.  It has some ticket and product plug (which ought to cause a gigantic simultaneous orgasm on the GSN boards for some reason) with bizarre purple lights and weird music.  I couldn't care less, but I've never seen them before (MG was way before my time) and it was interesting.  I can get a picture of it once I get a few free minutes.  Apparently it's the first scoreless tie with everyone rather boozed up.
[/quote]

A GSN e-mail depicted this same panel in caricature form.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: imadkhuri on November 17, 2006, 10:31:09 AM
I think it was late 1977, actually, because when GSN brought MG '77 back from the third commercial break, I could hear the tail end of the ticket/fee plug music.

Imad

[quote name=\'Ian Wallis\' post=\'138102\' date=\'Nov 17 2006, 06:10 AM\']
Quote
But I'm not sure NBC did it on all of their daytime game shows during that time, and I remember the Card Sharks ticket plugs leading into segments a couple of times.

Match Game's prize plugs were leading into segments by 1978.  GSN actually ran some of them for a while...later on they cut them out and went right to Gene - usually in mid-sentence.
[/quote]
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Bob Zager on November 17, 2006, 11:43:16 AM
[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'138089\' date=\'Nov 16 2006, 10:40 PM\']
If anyone cares, I just got the Match Game Documentary press kit today, and it's pretty nice.  It came with a DVD of the documentary (which I'll check out tomorrow), a Match Game DVD, and, interestingly enough, an episode of the show.  It's from 1974 and has Jack Narz, BS, CRN, Elaine Joyce, RD, and Fannie Flag which apparently caused a lot of laughing with two eggs placed in a very nice location if I do say so myself.  It has some ticket and product plug (which ought to cause a gigantic simultaneous orgasm on the GSN boards for some reason) with bizarre purple lights and weird music.  I couldn't care less, but I've never seen them before (MG was way before my time) and it was interesting.  I can get a picture of it once I get a few free minutes.  Apparently it's the first scoreless tie with everyone rather boozed up.
[/quote]

I'd read at gameshownewsnet.com, that the documentary is narrated by Jamie Farr.

I don't ever recall Farr appearing as a guest on MG.  Anybody know if he did?  I know he guested on many other game shows.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: clemon79 on November 17, 2006, 11:45:13 AM
[quote name=\'Bob Zager\' post=\'138115\' date=\'Nov 17 2006, 08:43 AM\']
I don't ever recall Farr appearing as a guest on MG.  Anybody know if he did?  I know he guested on many other game shows.
[/quote]
As I like to say about Coolio...

Jamie Farr....was available.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: zod20 on November 17, 2006, 01:55:43 PM
theres some really funny little clips of MATCH GAME heres the link

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore...st?id=201595871 (http://\"http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=201595871\")
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: WhammyPower on November 17, 2006, 04:01:40 PM
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'138117\' date=\'Nov 17 2006, 10:45 AM\'] [quote name=\'Bob Zager\' post=\'138115\' date=\'Nov 17 2006, 08:43 AM\']
I don't ever recall Farr appearing as a guest on MG.  Anybody know if he did?  I know he guested on many other game shows.
[/quote]
As I like to say about Coolio...

Jamie Farr....was available. [/quote]
I do seem to have images of Farr in the 1st and 5th seats in my head... I could be wrong.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Bob Zager on November 17, 2006, 04:28:53 PM
[quote name=\'deknaj\' post=\'138090\' date=\'Nov 16 2006, 11:54 PM\']
So has anyone heard about the Match Game DVD that Endless Games was supposed to release?
[/quote]

The website www.funagain.com mentions that it won't be out until June 2007!  

Just found that out while doing a search.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: clemon79 on November 17, 2006, 04:38:24 PM
[quote name=\'Bob Zager\' post=\'138134\' date=\'Nov 17 2006, 01:28 PM\']
The website www.funagain.com mentions that it won't be out until June 2007!  

Just found that out while doing a search.
[/quote]
Funagain also at one time said they had copies of Traumfabrik (http://\"http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/904\") in stock when they didn't.

No, I'm not bitter.

(Yeah, a remake is coming out. I want the original.)
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: imadkhuri on November 19, 2006, 10:19:22 PM
Just of curiosity, what else did the press kit include?  Or was it just the DVD's?

Imad

[quote name=\'itiparanoid13\' post=\'138089\' date=\'Nov 16 2006, 07:40 PM\']
If anyone cares, I just got the Match Game Documentary press kit today, and it's pretty nice.  It came with a DVD of the documentary (which I'll check out tomorrow), a Match Game DVD, and, interestingly enough, an episode of the show.  It's from 1974 and has Jack Narz, BS, CRN, Elaine Joyce, RD, and Fannie Flag which apparently caused a lot of laughing with two eggs placed in a very nice location if I do say so myself.  It has some ticket and product plug (which ought to cause a gigantic simultaneous orgasm on the GSN boards for some reason) with bizarre purple lights and weird music.  I couldn't care less, but I've never seen them before (MG was way before my time) and it was interesting.  I can get a picture of it once I get a few free minutes.  Apparently it's the first scoreless tie with everyone rather boozed up.
[/quote]
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: uncamark on November 20, 2006, 10:37:08 PM
For the record, NBC's daytime commercial structure until the late 70s was six one-minute breaks--breaks 3 and 4 were separated by some sort of fee plug/ticket plug thingy.  It was a leftover of the days when there was a station break at the quarter hour and programs had 15-minute sponsorships.  By the late 60s, CBS and NBC reformatted so that instead of a little station break every 15 minute, there was a longer one every half-hour.

The more notable Segment 3A bits:  "Concentration" with the American Tourister or Westclox fee plug followed by a shot of the audience reluctantly clapping along to Milt Kaye pumping out "Puppet on a String" (when they weren't waving at the camera), "Hollywood Squares" with Peter Marshall saying, "If any of our players win five matches and $2,000, we have a special prize for them--Kenny!" and Don Pardo intoning, "The 22-volume new edition of the Encyclopedia International is the sole authority for questions and answers on 'Jeopardy!'--we'll return to Art Fleming and the Double Jeopardy! portion of our game after these messages."
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: WhammyPower on November 21, 2006, 01:42:33 PM
Prices at various stores:

Amazon - $29.99 (http://\"http://www.amazon.com/Best-Match-Game-DVD-Collection/dp/B000J3EB8K/sr=8-1/qid=1164134151/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-2571240-7034419?ie=UTF8&s=dvd\") (Free "Super Saver" shipping)
Best Buy - $21.99 (http://\"http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8160303&st=Match+Game&type=product&id=1602774\") (available at some stores, shipping is available)  [font=\"Palatino\"][color=\"#993300\"]"NEED IT NOW"[/color] PICK[/font]
Circuit City - $19.99 (http://\"http://entertainment.circuitcity.com/Movies/BoxSet.aspx?set_id=S033621&prodid=BREW47508DVD\") (shipping only)
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Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Pyramid80 on November 21, 2006, 02:19:36 PM
[quote name=\'WhammyPower\' post=\'138444\' date=\'Nov 21 2006, 12:42 PM\']
Prices at various stores:

Amazon - $29.99 (http://\"http://www.amazon.com/Best-Match-Game-DVD-Collection/dp/B000J3EB8K/sr=8-1/qid=1164134151/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-2571240-7034419?ie=UTF8&s=dvd\") (Free "Super Saver" shipping)
Best Buy - $21.99 (http://\"http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8160303&st=Match+Game&type=product&id=1602774\") (available at some stores, shipping is available)  [font=\"Palatino\"][color=\"#993300\"]"NEED IT NOW"[/color] PICK[/font]
Circuit City - $19.99 (http://\"http://entertainment.circuitcity.com/Movies/BoxSet.aspx?set_id=S033621&prodid=BREW47508DVD\") (shipping only)
Deep Discount - $19.05 (http://\"http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=BHV047508\") (free shipping) [font=\"Palatino\"][color=\"#993300\"]BEST[/color] PICK[/font]
[/quote]

After searching Best Buy locations that had it available...I went on a little trip during my lunch break.  After searching through the DVD's...it was no where to be found.  I asked one of the associates if they had it and he said all of the new releases had been put out.  He checked the back of the store and brought a copy out to me.  I guess they are holding them in the back...thinking that no one would want them.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: aaron sica on November 21, 2006, 02:34:17 PM
[quote name=\'Pyramid80\' post=\'138450\' date=\'Nov 21 2006, 02:19 PM\']
After searching Best Buy locations that had it available...I went on a little trip during my lunch break.  After searching through the DVD's...it was no where to be found.  I asked one of the associates if they had it and he said all of the new releases had been put out.  He checked the back of the store and brought a copy out to me.  I guess they are holding them in the back...thinking that no one would want them.
[/quote]

That's what happened to me with that one, and with the "Sesame Street: Old School" that came out last month; if the website says they're in stock, they're in stock. :)

I got mine at Best Buy (as they seem to be the only major retailer with it in stock),  and I'm currently scanning the disks at the moment. Some of you may think I wasted $20 (and some may not). At the risk of sounding like a fanboi, I got the set not so much for the episodes (although it IS great to have some eps complete and uncut, including "School Riot"), but for the fee and ticket plugs. If that excites you, too, you will NOT be disappointed.

Disc 1 doesn't reallly have many (I'll expand on Disc 1 in a bit), but Disc 2 is a virtual TREASURE TROVE. The CBS eps on that disc don't have any ticket plugs but the fee plugs are something else...A little "Match game 76" logo and then homing in on a single soul in the audience on one, and the "School Riot" episode has a similar plug.  Also on there is the last syndie ep, also with a ticket plug (?) that's never been seen since its original airing, with CNR and his dummy. Some of the ticket plugs with the faces are downright hilarious, I LOL'd at some of them. Johnny O does chuckle at the end of a few, apparently they made him laugh too.

Disc 3 and 4 have some more ticket and fee plugs (the MG77 episode on Disc 3 includes an early faces ticket promo) as well.  Apparently the MGPM eps didn't do ticket plugs, or else none of the episodes on the discs had them.

Back to Disc 1...I did notice that on the 10/2/76 episode that in the second chapter, near the end, the video and audio are WAY out of sync (about 3 or 4 seconds off). This was fixed by chapter 3 of that episode. I'm curious if anyone else came across that, too.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Ian Wallis on November 21, 2006, 04:10:54 PM
Quote
Disc 3 and 4 have some more ticket and fee plugs (the MG77 episode on Disc 3 includes an early faces ticket promo) as well. Apparently the MGPM eps didn't do ticket plugs, or else none of the episodes on the discs had them.

From my vague memories of watching them originally, I'm pretty sure the PM episodes never had any ticket plugs.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: uncamark on November 21, 2006, 04:19:56 PM
[quote name=\'Ian Wallis\' post=\'138463\' date=\'Nov 21 2006, 03:10 PM\']
Quote
Disc 3 and 4 have some more ticket and fee plugs (the MG77 episode on Disc 3 includes an early faces ticket promo) as well. Apparently the MGPM eps didn't do ticket plugs, or else none of the episodes on the discs had them.

From my vague memories of watching them originally, I'm pretty sure the PM episodes never had any ticket plugs.
[/quote]

They didn't.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Jimmy Owen on November 21, 2006, 05:22:35 PM
Since MGPM was seen on the ABC O&O's, it would have been a little strange to see a ticket plug to CBS Television City.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: clemon79 on November 21, 2006, 06:14:32 PM
[quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' post=\'138477\' date=\'Nov 21 2006, 02:22 PM\']
Since MGPM was seen on the ABC O&O's, it would have been a little strange to see a ticket plug to CBS Television City.
[/quote]
Well, would it be, really? The $100,000 Pyramid ran on our NBC affiliate back home, and yet the "From Television City in Hollywood..." spiel is off the top.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: WhammyPower on November 21, 2006, 06:16:10 PM
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'138486\' date=\'Nov 21 2006, 05:14 PM\'] [quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' post=\'138477\' date=\'Nov 21 2006, 02:22 PM\']
Since MGPM was seen on the ABC O&O's, it would have been a little strange to see a ticket plug to CBS Television City.
[/quote]
Well, would it be, really? The $100,000 Pyramid ran on our NBC affiliate back home, and yet the "From Television City in Hollywood..." spiel is off the top. [/quote]
But they didn't say CBS Television City.  Most people would not know that TV City = CBS.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: clemon79 on November 21, 2006, 06:40:23 PM
[quote name=\'WhammyPower\' post=\'138487\' date=\'Nov 21 2006, 03:16 PM\']
But they didn't say CBS Television City.  Most people would not know that TV City = CBS.
[/quote]
Good point, that's true.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: MikeK on November 21, 2006, 10:01:40 PM
[quote name=\'aaron sica\' post=\'138451\' date=\'Nov 21 2006, 02:34 PM\']Back to Disc 1...I did notice that on the 10/2/76 episode that in the second chapter, near the end, the video and audio are WAY out of sync (about 3 or 4 seconds off). This was fixed by chapter 3 of that episode. I'm curious if anyone else came across that, too.[/quote]
I got that as well.  Between that small problem and my portable DVD player not wanting to play either of the first two DVDs until the 3rd or 4th power cycle of the player (despite other DVDs working perfectly), I'm having mixed thoughts after skimming through one DVD and inserting disc 2 into the player.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: NicholasM79 on November 22, 2006, 12:51:55 AM
On the whole, this set is a great laugh riot of some of the best moments from the show.

The quality is outstanding (save for the previously mentioned flaw, it's on my copy too).

BTW, I think it's a great treat to get to see the ticket plugs and the fee plugs.


EDIT: The glitch on that one ep. is due to a skip in the source tape near the end of that particular act.  I find it hard to believe they wouldn't double check that in the duplication process for this DVD to see if it could be corrected.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: cweaver on November 22, 2006, 08:17:36 AM
[quote name=\'NicholasM79\' post=\'138526\' date=\'Nov 22 2006, 01:51 AM\']
EDIT: The glitch on that one ep. is due to a skip in the source tape near the end of that particular act.  I find it hard to believe they wouldn't double check that in the duplication process for this DVD to see if it could be corrected.
[/quote]

Season four of The Andy Griffith Show was missing the laugh track from several episodes when it was released on DVD.  Paramount responded to this by asking those who wanted replacements to send proof of purchase to a specific address and get two free corrected discs.  Wonder if that might happen this time?
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Ian Wallis on November 22, 2006, 08:56:01 AM
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Since MGPM was seen on the ABC O&O's, it would have been a little strange to see a ticket plug to CBS Television City.

Also, whenever a syndicated show was taped at Television City, they dropped the "CBS, Recorded at Television City, Hollywood California" logo from the end credits.

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Season four of The Andy Griffith Show was missing the laugh track from several episodes when it was released on DVD.

Although I don't have it, I've heard from reliable sources that season three of Bewitched has the same problem.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: uncamark on November 22, 2006, 01:48:03 PM
[quote name=\'Ian Wallis\' post=\'138547\' date=\'Nov 22 2006, 07:56 AM\']
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Since MGPM was seen on the ABC O&O's, it would have been a little strange to see a ticket plug to CBS Television City.

Also, whenever a syndicated show was taped at Television City, they dropped the "CBS, Recorded at Television City, Hollywood California" logo from the end credits.

[/quote]

Except, for some reason, for "Pyramid."

And more recently, syndicated/cable/other network shows have just run a "CBS Television City" credit.  (You see it every week on Bill Maher's HBO show.)  Granted, neither "Idol" or "Dancing" do it, but there was a TV City credit on "Show Me the Money" squashed in with the post-production houses.

And when Wayne Brady moved from Hollywood Center to TV City for the second season of his talk show, he even had a "from Television City in Hollywood" voice-over on the titles.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: WhammyPower on November 22, 2006, 05:27:00 PM
[quote name=\'WhammyPower\' post=\'138444\' date=\'Nov 21 2006, 12:42 PM\']
Deep Discount - $19.05 (http://\"http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=BHV047508\") (free shipping) [font=\"Palatino\"][color=\"#993300\"]BEST[/color] PICK[/font] [/quote]
And you now can get 20% off this price through tomorrow!  Just add it to your shopping cart, and the discount should appear.  Unfortunately, they seem to be backordered at this time.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: clemon79 on November 22, 2006, 05:34:54 PM
[quote name=\'WhammyPower\' post=\'138595\' date=\'Nov 22 2006, 02:27 PM\']
[quote name=\'WhammyPower\' post=\'138444\' date=\'Nov 21 2006, 12:42 PM\']
Deep Discount - $19.05 (http://\"http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=BHV047508\") (free shipping) [font=\"Palatino\"][color=\"#993300\"]BEST[/color] PICK[/font] [/quote]
And you now can get 20% off this price through tomorrow!  Just add it to your shopping cart, and the discount should appear.  Unfortunately, they seem to be backordered at this time.
[/quote]
Does the discount work on backorders? I give DDDVD quite a bit of business, and I'm pretty sure their discounts only work on in-stock items.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: WhammyPower on November 22, 2006, 06:10:17 PM
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'138597\' date=\'Nov 22 2006, 04:34 PM\'] [quote name=\'WhammyPower\' post=\'138595\' date=\'Nov 22 2006, 02:27 PM\']
[quote name=\'WhammyPower\' post=\'138444\' date=\'Nov 21 2006, 12:42 PM\']
Deep Discount - $19.05 (http://\"http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=BHV047508\") (free shipping) [font=\"Palatino\"][color=\"#993300\"]BEST[/color] PICK[/font] [/quote]
And you now can get 20% off this price through tomorrow!  Just add it to your shopping cart, and the discount should appear.  Unfortunately, they seem to be backordered at this time.
[/quote]
Does the discount work on backorders? I give DDDVD quite a bit of business, and I'm pretty sure their discounts only work on in-stock items. [/quote]
It does show up discounted when you add it to the cart, but I honestly don't care if I get the discount or not, as it's still the cheapest price I could find anywhere with or without a discount.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Jimmy Owen on November 22, 2006, 06:23:25 PM
I guess it comes down to saving two bucks and waiting a while or getting it now.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: catnap1972 on November 23, 2006, 03:03:47 PM
[quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' post=\'138602\' date=\'Nov 22 2006, 06:23 PM\']
I guess it comes down to saving two bucks and waiting a while or getting it now.
[/quote]

Just an FYI that Netflix appears to have it, just in case you only want to see it and not necessarily own it (no such luck with Blockbuster Online)
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Pyramid80 on December 06, 2006, 06:35:37 PM
[quote name=\'Bob Zager\' post=\'138134\' date=\'Nov 17 2006, 03:28 PM\']
[quote name=\'deknaj\' post=\'138090\' date=\'Nov 16 2006, 11:54 PM\']
So has anyone heard about the Match Game DVD that Endless Games was supposed to release?
[/quote]

The website www.funagain.com mentions that it won't be out until June 2007!  

Just found that out while doing a search.
[/quote]
I sent Endless Games and e-mail asking about the release, and June 2007 was their response.
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Bob Zager on December 07, 2006, 01:38:05 PM
[quote name=\'Pyramid80\' post=\'139799\' date=\'Dec 6 2006, 06:35 PM\']
[quote name=\'Bob Zager\' post=\'138134\' date=\'Nov 17 2006, 03:28 PM\']
[quote name=\'deknaj\' post=\'138090\' date=\'Nov 16 2006, 11:54 PM\']
So has anyone heard about the Match Game DVD that Endless Games was supposed to release?
[/quote]

The website www.funagain.com mentions that it won't be out until June 2007!  

Just found that out while doing a search.
[/quote]
I sent Endless Games and e-mail asking about the release, and June 2007 was their response.
[/quote]

Do you know if EG has any other stuff planned for the new year?
Title: The Best of Match Game DVD set
Post by: Pyramid80 on December 07, 2006, 01:45:39 PM
[quote name=\'Bob Zager\' post=\'139885\' date=\'Dec 7 2006, 12:38 PM\']
[quote name=\'Pyramid80\' post=\'139799\' date=\'Dec 6 2006, 06:35 PM\']
[quote name=\'Bob Zager\' post=\'138134\' date=\'Nov 17 2006, 03:28 PM\']
[quote name=\'deknaj\' post=\'138090\' date=\'Nov 16 2006, 11:54 PM\']
So has anyone heard about the Match Game DVD that Endless Games was supposed to release?
[/quote]

The website www.funagain.com mentions that it won't be out until June 2007!  

Just found that out while doing a search.
[/quote]
I sent Endless Games and e-mail asking about the release, and June 2007 was their response.
[/quote]

Do you know if EG has any other stuff planned for the new year?
[/quote]
I didn't ask them about other potential releases....just strictly about Match Game.