Dumb Real Donald’s “Dirty” Limerick

From 1973 – 1982, long before the Real Donald became a household word, we found the clever and clairvoyant Match Game writers submitting Dumb Donald scenarios for emcee Gene Rayburn to recite to the panelists, contestants and all who were playing along in the home and studio audiences.

At this juncture, I’d normally be presiding over a Dumb Donald clip, but, seeing how my demand has nearly exhausted YouTube’s supply, breathing new life into this concept will all be up to me. To facilitate this reincarnation, I’ve been simulating, semi-serious seances ISO head-to-head matches with our dearly departed, Match Game souls.

And methinks this graying old coot has not been departing the spirit world alone.

O – M – G! In the blink of an eye… something wondrous is now afoot. The entity, within, surges… surrounds… surpasses… surfaces… and I must surrender! Henceforth, my new game show host persona will be presiding over this revamped game show format… Voilà and Ta-Da!

Welcome contestants, one and all, to Match Game 20-20. I’m M.C. Grayburn. Our new rules are straightforward. Each of you will have one chance to match as many of our six, predetermined responses as possible. You’ll be playing for a grand prize that’s truly priceless:

The confirmation that you’re still a clearheaded, critical thinking non-consumer of the odious orange man’s Kool-Aid™!

If your responses do not match, YET, prove more clever than Match Game’s (which is highly likely) you’ll still win! BTW, we’d love to read your witty and/or wise alternatives within the comment section, below.

Soooooo, let’s play Match Game 20-20!

Check out this limerick ISO a 4-syllable final word (up to 6 responses):

Dumb Real Donald, in succinct summation,
Is praise junkie, who craves adulation,
He’s insane; inessential,
Smells soooooo unpresidential,
Sane folks wish he’d opt for _____________!

Once the “think music” starts, you’ll have 1 Minute to figure out your responses…
and, btw, no peeking beneath the turquoise hued, rectangular secrecy partition!

Dumb Real Donald, in succinct summation,
Is praise junkie, who craves adulation,
He’s insane; inessential,
Smells soooooo unpresidential,
Sane folks wish he’d opt for _____________!

1. fumigation
2. medication
3. observation
4. exportation
5. emigration
6. resignation

My thanks to all who showed up to play today! M.C. Grayburn for Match Game 20-20,
Good-Bye and be sure to Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!