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Gameshow Marathon

In 2006, CBS presented a special seven episode summer celebrity filled game show tournament called Gameshow Marathon. The show was based on the UK special of the same name hosted by Ant & Dec and later Vernon Kay. This American version was hosted by talk show hostess Ricki Lake. Gameshow Marathon was a seven show special consisting of classic game shows and Match Game was the sixth to be played. In addition, six additional stars appeared as panelists for this show.

GameplayEdit

Match Game was the second of two semi-final games (the other was Card Sharks). It was played by Kathy Najimy & Lance Bass.

These are the six other celebrities that were featured:
George Foreman
Kathy Griffin
Bruce Vilanch
Adrianne Curry
Adam Carolla
Betty White (the only celebrity from the original)

Main GameEdit

The game was played exactly like the actual series. That night it was played in Match Game PM mode. Kathy sat in the green triangle desk while Lance sat in the red circle desk.

Round 1Edit

Since Kathy played green by winning the coin-toss, she earned the right to pick a question. She selected Question A.

Question AEdit

The question read:

"Dumb Dora was so dumb (HOW DUMB WAS SHE!), she showed up for a baby shower wearing nothing but a [BLANK]."

Kathy Najimy's answer was "towel."

Celebrity Answers
Celebrity Answer
George Hat
Kathy Diaper
Bruce Cap
Adrianne G-String
Adam Shower Cap
Betty Shower Cap

No matches were made.

Question BEdit

The question read:

"I heard Paris Hilton wants to be a contestant on the next Survivor; but I can't imagine her going 39 days without [BLANK]ing."

Lance's answer was "bathing."

Celebrity Answers
Celebrity Answer
George Shopping
Kathy Shopping
Bruce Shaving
Adrianne Sex Taping
Adam Text Messaging
Betty Reading

No matches were made.


At the end of the round, the score was tied 0-0.

Round 2Edit

Since Kathy played first last time, Lance went first and got to pick a question this time. He selected Question A.

Question AEdit

The question read:

"Lorraine said, "It's weird being married to a dentist. Right before we make love, he says, "[BLANK]."

Lance's answer was "brush your teeth."

Celebrity Answers
Celebrity Answer
George Brush Ya Teeth
Kathy Open Wide
Bruce Where's the Cavity?
Adrianne Get rid of the floss
Adam Open Wide
Betty Rinse

One match was made.

Question BEdit

The question read:

"This year, Hollywood is hosting the first plastic surgery awards. They are planning on giving the lifetime achievement award to [BLANK]."

Kathy Najimy's answer was "Joan Rivers."

Celebrity Answers
Celebrity Answer
George Joan Rivers
Kathy Joan Rivers
Bruce Joan Rivers
Adrianne Joan Rivers
Adam Joan Rivers
Betty Phyllis Diller

Five matches were made.


At the end of the round, the score was 5-1 in Kathy's favor.

Round 3Edit

Since Kathy was leading at the end of the second round, she went first and got to pick a question. She selected Question B.

Question BEdit

Betty was the only one to play since every other star was matched.

The question read:

"Guess what, I went to a wedding where an exotic dancer got married. The ceremony was a lot of fun because all the bride's maids were wearing [BLANK]."

Kathy's answer was "tassels."

Celebrity Answers
Celebrity Answer
Betty Belly Studs
Question AEdit

George was the only one who didn't play since he was the only one to match Lance in round two.

The question read:

"Snoop Dogg is hosting a new MTV wedding show. It's called "Pimp My [BLANK]."

Lance's answer was "Bride."

Celebrity Answers
Celebrity Answer
Kathy Bride
Bruce Bride
Adrianne Broad
Adam Ho
Betty Brides

Kathy wins the game with the final score of 5-3.

Super MatchEdit

Since the show was played in Match Game PM mode, there was two Audience Matches.

Audience Match #1Edit

____________ MARKET
$500 SUPER
$250 STOCK
$100 BLACK
Celebrity Answers
Celebrity Answer
Kathy Super
Bruce Bull
Betty Flea

Kathy's answer was "super" and won $500 for a home viewer.

Audience Match #1Edit

PURPLE ____________
$500 RAIN
$250 HAZE
$100 HEART
Celebrity Answers
Celebrity Answer
Adrianne Haze
Adam Rose of Cairo
Betty Rain

Kathy's answer was "rain" and won $500 for a home viewer.

Head-to-Head MatchEdit

Kathy won $1,000 from the Audience Matches and was now going for 50 times the bucks or $50,000 for a home viewer. She chose George to be her head to head partner.

Final Question ____________ KONG
Kathy's Answer King
George's Answer King

Kathy won the $50,000 for a home viewer.

Home Viewer QuestionEdit