|Greg Evans (1984–1986, 1988–1989)|
Cameron Daddo (1987–1988)
Shelley Craft (2002)
|Debbie Newsome (1984–1985)|
Tiffany Lamb (1986)
Kerrie Friend (1987–1989)
|Keith Scott (Early 1984 episodes)|
Max Rowley (1984-1988)
Bruce Mansfield (1989)
Ross Geddes (2002)
|Dexter the Robot (1984–1989)|
Argo (voiced by Jamie Dunn)(2002)
Perfect Match was a classic Australian dating game show that was a cross between formats of The Dating Game and Love Connection from the U.S. and Blind Date from the U.K. respectively.
The first version of Perfect Match aired on Network Ten from 1984 to 1989, while the 2002 revival aired on the Seven Network.
The basic object of the game was for a contestant to select a blind date from three other contestants of the opposite sex, based on answers to questions posed to those three contestants.
In early episodes, the three contestants originally scored points depending on the contestant deciding who gave the best answer from those questions. The asking contestant first asked three questions to all three contestants; the contestant declared to have the best answer from each of those questions earned one point. The host then asked a series of Yes/No questions; if any of the three contestants matched the asking contestant's answer, each match scored an additional two points. The first of the three contestants to reach four points won the blind date.
Sometime in early-mid 1984, the points system was replaced by the more familiar series of three questions only, then the first contestant choosing their blind date after the three questions were asked.
After the couple's holiday destination was announced, Dexter the Robot (later Agro in 2002) then announced which of the three contestants was the asking contestant's "perfect match" with a compatability score out of 100. If the date chosen was the "perfect match", the couple then won an additional prize (e.g. sets of shoes, luggage, watches, etc.).
Lyrics to the Theme SongEdit
- Like peaches and cream
- And a coach and her team
- Like sand and the seas
- And the birds and the bees
- Like a oyster and a pearl
- And a guy and a girl
- What have you got?
- You got a Perfect Match.
- It's a Perfect Match!!
Two Perfect Match board games were released during the show's original run.
(Perfect Match Game)Edit
The first edition was released by The I Q Company in 1985 featuring Greg Evans, Debbie Newsome and Dexter the Robot on the cover. The aim of this version was to collect four compatible Dexter Cards (one from each selection (i.e. head, body, legs & feet) to complete your "Perfect Match" (i.e. the right head on the right body etc.).
From the packaging: On your way to meeting your "Perfect Match" you'll be revealing to the other players the real you. You'll be asking questions about your friends' personalities, as well as answering ones about yourself. You'll really get to know who you're playing with as you collect, blind date and swap your way to your "Perfect Match".
(The New Electronic Perfect Match Game)Edit
An "Electronic" version of the board game featuring Greg Evans on the cover was released by JNH Toys in 1989.
New Zealand VersionEdit
A short-lived TV3 version, hosted by Butch Bradley and Tiffany Baragwanath, aired from 1989 until 1990.