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Classic game shows are making a comeback this summer: What's behind the enduring appeal

Classic game shows are making a comeback this summer: What's behind the enduring appeal

Judging from the amount of red orange shag carpeting on the set of ABC’s “Match Game,” Alec Baldwin may have used a time machine to commute to work last week.

In front of an audience at a studio on Manhattan’s West Side, Baldwin was soliciting racy fill-in-the-blank answers from a panel of boozed-up celebrities who took advantage of a full bar backstage. With a long, skinny microphone made famous on the 1970s daytime hit, he breezily played his host role as if it was one long “Saturday Night Live” sketch. At one point, he introduced himself as “the love child of Charles Nelson Reilly” – a reference to the flamboyant panelist from...

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