Media 20 Sep 2007 08:45 pm
Brett Somers died on Saturday.
I enjoy watching her and Charles Nelson Reilly on “Match Game” reruns. They made a good team, and episodes where they don’t appear feel incomplete, like going to a family reunion while your parents stay home.
“Match Game” isn’t the greatest game show on Earth; point of fact, it’s rather simpleminded and silly. What makes it entertaining, though, is the sense that all the celebrities who appeared there were genuinely having fun, especially Somers and Reilly.
Reilly also died this summer. Host Gene Rayburn died in 1999. Richard Dawson is still around, but doesn’t make many appearances.
Meanwhile, ”Match Game” reruns can still be seen often on cable channel GSN, where I watch them whenever I need a little comfort food, broadcast style.