Dumb Donald Gets Into Shoe Biz (Vid of the Day)

Long before the Real Donald crammed his butt into the DC throne, clever, clairvoyant(?) Match Game writers were creating a slew of silly situations for their fake character, Dumb Donald, to cope with… for instance…

On 18 September 1978, game show emcee Gene Rayburn presented the following scenario to contestant Tina…

“Dumb Donald is so dumb, once he buried his
shoe because he wanted to grow a __________.”

While the celebs began writing down their answers, the ever clever, consummate, entertainer Rayburn hammed it up as an on-the-fly, fly swat wielding exterminator and… to say the very least… he excelled in that role, too.

Well now, it’s just about time for us to take a gander at our clip to hear Tina’s response and see how many celebs she’ll match…

But… before we do so… let’s first check out how all the above ties into the Real Donald’s world. And believe me, no Match Game writer could ever concoct and match… let alone trump… the cockamamie-ness of what went down in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 4 October 2018 / 4:51 PM CDT.

That’s the where and when to how Trump got into some really big-time, shoe business of his very own. While ascending the stairs to board Air Force One, some sort of paper product (perhaps TP?) had gotten stuck to his left shoe.

Assuming that shoe “adhesive” had been some sort of doo-doo…

• Descendants of Rayburn’s fly were likely buzzing about his Boeing 747-200B jet cabin, too.

• While doo-doo does make growing vegetables much easier, the only things growing within veggie Trump’s fallow noggin would’ve been his [1] humiliation over being perceived as vulnerable as the rest of us and [2] annoyance that he’d soon be the butt of every late night comedian’s joke.

• While it’s a given that the Real Donald has never worked his butt off doing much of anything, it’s easy to see how he would’ve buried his shoe… just like his Match Game namesake, Dumb Donald. Or in lieu of that… delegated that disgusting task to some unfortunate underling.








Dumb Donald Goes for the Gold? (Vid of the Day)

Nearly fifty years prior to the Real Donald becoming the fake prez, clever, clairvoyant(?) Match Game writers created slice of life scenarios for their fake character, Dumb Donald, to contend with. When we compare yesterday’s Donald to today’s, we find they do share certain traits in common… in this instance… their lust for gold… and inability to thoughtfully manage their acquisition of it.

In our above clip, game show emcee Gene Rayburn asks contestant Jessica to fill in this blank…

“Dumb Donald is so dumb, when he went to the
Olympics and won a gold medal, he had it _____.”

Hmm… come to think of it…

For the Real Donald… a chronic couch potato… to ever wind up winning any Olympic gold, the National Olympic Committee would need to come up with several brand spanking new, custom-made (Trump specific), easy for Donny to win events… e.g….

• Most Burger King™ Whoppers™ scarfed down in 5 minutes.
• Most flat out whoppers told during a 10 minute stump speech.
• Most incoherent, 280 character Tweets™ posted in 5 minutes flat.
• Ability to yell louder than the typical Marine One helicopter.

Decathlon Don Event:

• Most impressive sniffling, whining, droning, one-upmanship,
bad-mouthing, boasting, bellowing, bleating, belching and farting.


Anyway… let’s take a look at our clip to hear Jessica’s response and see how many celebs she’ll match…







Dumb Donald the Playboy (Vid of the Day)

Decades prior to the Real Donald’s power grab and admissions of grabbing, clever, clairvoyant(?) Match Game writers concocted cockamamie scenarios for Dumb Donald, their fake character, to come to grips with. As it oft turned out, these two Donalds have much in common… in this instance… their hankering for Porn Stars and Playmates.

In today’s cllip, game show emcee Gene Rayburn poses this fill in the blank situation to contestant Janey…

“Dumb Donald was so dumb, when he went to the
Playboy Club, he brought ______ for the Bunnies.”

Let’s watch to find out how Janey responds and how many celebs she’ll manage to match…






Dumb Donald Rubs the Wrong Way (Vid of the Day)

Match Game had attained hit show status soon after Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather had become a big screen hit… also around the same time, the (perhaps) Godfather / Vito Corleone channeling, thuggish prez… Richard M. Nixon… was hitting political and personal rock bottom.

Anyway, had that fake prez not opted to abdicate and abscond, that days of yore commendable Congress… renown for bipartisanship / elevating the Constitution above the conman… would’ve certainly wound up impeaching, convicting and ousting Nixon.

Match Game’s question writers certainly had corrupt Corleone in mind… maybe even corrupt Nixon, too. Hell, they may’ve even been sufficiently clairvoyant to envision the present-day, impeached for corruption, Real Donald (who also fancies himself above the law).

Anyway, these wordsmiths wound up concocting our featured clip’s following, fill-in-the-blank, Dumb Donald question for emcee Gene Rayburn to pose to his contestant… thusly…

“The Godfather said to Dumb Donald, ‘I don’t think you’re
gonna work out as a hitman. When I told you to rub Louie
out, I didn’t mean you should use a – – – – BLANK – – – -‘”

Let’s all watch to find out how many celebs our contestant manages to match…







Dumb Donald Reads? (Vid of the Day)

On August 9, 1974, fake prez Tricky Dicky Nixon abdicated and absconded to avoid a virtually certain House impeachment and Senate conviction / ouster.

In that same era, Match Game’s creative (and perhaps clairvoyant) writers were thinking up fill-in-the-blank, Dumb Donald scenarios for game show emcee Gene Rayburn to pose to his contestants.

To paraphrase the proceedings from our Vid of the Day clip, Dumb Donald is so dumb that every morning, he opens the paper and reads the (BLANK) to see if his name is in it. Of course, we will need to overlook a bit of a glitch, which is in play here. All things considered, the Real Donald doesn’t read much of anything.

Anyway, how contestant Gloria responds is so fitting in describing this very December morning’s media-wide reality show… namely… the anticipated, impending impeachment of Donald J. Trump… which, FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING, is tantamount to his self-inflicted, political demise.

What makes this event especially tragic is that it never needed to go down like this. To stay out of trouble, all Trump had to do was play by all of the U.S. Constitution’s rules / honor his oath of office / elevate America’s interests above his own.

Or in lieu of that… he could’ve simply resorted to doing what he does best… e.g., babbling incoherently wherever he speaks, cheating on his wife, golfing and slamming down junk food while binge watching his fave FOX network’s propaganda ministers preaching / puking the fake news.







Dumb Donald’s Bungled Xmas Biz (Vid of the Day)

The 1970s era Match Game writers… perhaps channeling some uncanny abilities for foreseeing the real world of the future… came up with oodles of slice of life scenarios for their fictitious Dumb Donald character to thoroughly muck up… not unlike today’s all too real Donald.

And seeing how the latter Donald also insists that everyone says, “Merry Christmas” (even to non-Christians?) this clip takes on an even stronger significance during this holiday season.

Game show host Gene Rayburn will now pose one such Dumb Donald, fill-in-the-blank question for contestant Cynthia to mull over. Let’s see how many celebs she winds up matching…







Dumb Donald’s Dumb Deal (Vid of the Day)

Throughout most of the 1970s, Match Game’s clever staff writers created a vast assortment of Dumb Donald scenarios, which their show’s good-humored emcee, Gene Rayburn, would present to his contestants. In our above clip, the fake Donald hires on to become the inept life insurance salesman. How inept is he? Well, his co-workers, the actuaries, would likely project his career to be short-lived.

Getting back to the writers, one has to wonder if clairvoyance or mere coincidence had been in play here? It’s almost as if they had tapped into the backward flowing notions, emanating from the present-day’s real Donald… e.g. his always blowing and bungling the job at hand, abysmal lack of business savvy, slew of business disasters and bankruptcies.

Let’s see how all of this plays out…