For the fans who haven’t had the chance to see it yet, I can think of two reasons why this episode of Match Game is worth watching.
First, it’s from 1979... a year we were about to see within the next several months, but unfortunately who knows how much longer it will be considering GSN’s latest schedule change. Secondly, it’s a big treat for people who love behind the scenes stuff. It features the show’s director Marc Breslow’s audio feed, so you can easily hear all of the shots called. Everything. All of the camera directions and studio happenings, from the slate reading to the end credits.
What’s really to be noticed is that there aren’t any stop downs to be seen here. There were some back then obviously, no show tapes perfectly. But not as many apparently. With a lot of current game shows, you usually hear about more and more of those. This episode ran like a well-oiled machine.
The Match Game ‘79 director’s track… my online pick of the week!