This Monday, El Trece renewed the grid for the premiere of Match Game, the entertainment program that marked the debut of Agustín “Rada” Aristarán as a host on air television. As expected of a guy with a long history in the middle and great popularity in social networks, the humorist moved like a fish in water.
He already began to show it in that sort of pass he made with Sergio Lapegüe in the writing of Newscast Thirteen. “I have some nerves that I don’t know what to do, I’m walking around the canal,” he warned, as he walked through the corridors, he explained the game and asked where the study was.
Just after 2:30 p.m. after a transition from live to engraving, the game started. The musician also showed an informal look: gray jacket and gray pants, black tie and white sneakers.
In the debut he reached peaks of 8.5 points.
“I like that every now and then people yell at me ‘genius, teacher’“He said as soon as he entered, playing with the behind-the-camera who received him with applause. He then introduced the six celebrities from the first program: Yayo, Nati Jota, Julián Serrano, Carla Conte, Rocío Marengo and the “Mono” from Kapanga.
After a brief greeting with three of them, he went on to introduce the two participants. He did not stop to explain too much the dynamics of the game: He spoke of the possibility of earning 50 thousand pesos and went directly to the steaks.
In the promotion of Match Game, the question was “Do you want to know what celebrities have in mind?”. Although it might sound complicated, the reality of the game is quite simple.
Two participants have to complete sentences and / or everyday situations and popular imagination, trying to guess what the famous people thought. If they match –matchean-, accumulate points and the possibility of winning more money.
Radagast grabbed the first card: “I went to meet a friend’s baby yesterday. Poor thing … it was uglier than grabbing your finger with a door. To get away, the only thing that came out was to say: ‘Oh, it’s very …’”Read the driver, showing off his arsenal of grimaces and pauses by standapero.
He then invited the six celebrities to complete the sentence. And in the meantime, he began to appeal to that live stand-up comedian humor. “I have a theory that all babies are ugly … except Bianca”he joked, alluding to his daughter.
The six celebrities from the debut of “Match Game”.
Similarities with 100 Argentines Say and Barassi
At first sight, the show showed certain similarities with 100 Argentines say -In fact, it leaves at 2.30pm- about having to figure out what someone else thought. Who does match more times, go to a second part of the game where they must meet the audience.
There they can ask for the help of the famous and accumulate four thousand, six thousand or ten thousand pesos – according to the most popular answer. That amount can be quintupled in the winners round, at the end of the cycle.
On Twitter, where the program was immediately installed as number one on the trending topic, several alluded to the similarities with Darío Barassi’s program. “Do not be fooled, #MatchGame is the same program of 100 Argentines they say but with celebrities and Rada,” wrote a tweeter.
It is worth saying that, if the cycles coincide in something, it is in that canchera, relaxed and histrionic imprint of their conductors, both popular, linked to comedy, used to entertaining events, but without so much mileage in air conduction.
Radagasta appealed to his stand-up manual to avoid potholes.
Como Barassi, Rada sought to generate complicity with his peers -the famous- and with the contestants. And he anticipated the comparisons -and the assumptions or future conflicts- with the actor who today installed himself as conductor of 100 Argentines say.
“They told me I can’t say ‘rare’. ‘Solid’ neither, ”he shot, imitating the gesture of the words that Barassi usually uses in his program and that became memes.
“Can not. They are forbidden to me. It is registered. I have here a list of words that I cannot say. Barassi, I hate you, Barassi”, He ironic mischievously. He immediately blew a kiss at the camera and blurted out: “I love you very much.”
It is expected that in this new role, Radagast also impose any phrase or gesture that is your trademark. At its premiere, it sought to find it in the silence that participants and celebrities must fill after a statement.
Of course that will happen with the passing of the programs. But, from the outset, He already showed certain presenter licenses, such as the one to chicanear the first eliminated participant: “You don’t leave empty-handed. There is a paper in the dressing room that says ‘You lost, Tomatelá, Raja from here’”, He told Lara before he left.
Aristarán was very comfortable in this new role. Almost as if he had done it his whole life. Match Game, meanwhile, also had a good debut in the rating, with peaks of 8.5 points, which at times allowed him to lead the fringe.