Thursday, November 10, 2016

Matching the stars

Hadn't dropped in lately on my fan club at Game Show Forum. Not much to report, I'm afraid. The board simply doesn't get that many posts any more, at least in the areas they deign to expose to the prying eyes of outsiders.

One thread that has seen a few posts in recent days chatted about ABC's Match Game tapings. There were the usual catcalls about the show, which you would expect from the oldies board to end all oldies boards. The complaints seemed to center around the writing on the show, which sounded a little odd to me. I thought the writing was fine in the first season. A few of the celebs were less than ideal, IMO.

One poster got very enthusiastic about the taping he saw. He thought the panel - Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines, Joe Lo Truillo, Ellie Kemper, Wayne Brady and Caroline Rhea - was "great" and confessed that he hadn't "laughed that hard at a taping in quite awhile." Nice to hear. The show ran out of ratings steam toward the end of the first season, and it needs all the laughs it can get.

The thread also has a list of the celebs for the second season of To Tell the Truth. Betty White won't be returning, it seems.

UNRELATED UPDATE: As readers of this blog probably know, a commenter called "Michael Taylor" regularly spams the blog with asinine demands for ratings and schedules and even more asinine declarations of "technical wins." He's done this on other blogs, such as the now defunct Game Show Kingdom. From now on, I'm just going to delete all these comments as spam. "Michael Taylor," if that's his real name, is invited to post non-spam comments as much as he wants, like any other poster. But the spam will get trashed.

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