More often than not, Deutsch's answers did not match those of the contestants. Many[who?], however, appreciated her wry and somewhat outlandish responses to questions. Deutsch became a fixture in the challenging "number-six seat," so called by the panelists because it was tough to come up with something clever after five panelists already offered their response. Episodes of Match Game featuring Deutsch continue to air on GSN. Deutsch also appeared as a guest on the new GSN interstitial program GSN Live on March 7, 2008.
Voice and television work
Deutsch performs voice work in cartoons and movies. Recent works include Monsters, Inc. and The Emperor's New Groove. She also provided the voice for "Mrs. Dave," the mother of "Dr. Dave" on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon, "As Told By Ginger." During the early years of the show The Electric Company, she did some voice work for some of the vignette cartoons alongside actor and show writer Paul Dooley.
Deutsch had her own television show in 1979 titled Grandpa Goes to Washington but it only ran for about one month. She also made a cameo appearance in the 1983 movie Mr. Mom, playing "The Deli Girl".
Improv and later career
Deutsch was a member of the improvisational comedy group Ace Trucking Company. Fellow members of Ace included Bill Saluga and Fred Willard, among others. It was during this time that Patti met her husband, Donald Ross. Deutsch has done commercials for M&M Meat Shops, a Canadian food retailer.
Deutsch married comedy writer Donald Ross in 1971. Together they have one son, Max, born 1975. Deutsch occasionally appeared on both Match Game and Tattletales with her husband.
- Mr. Mom – Deli Girl (1983)
- Tarzan-Tantor's Mother (uncredited – 1999)
- The Emperor's New Groove – Waitress (2000)
- Monsters Inc. (voice – 2001)
- Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In – Regular Performer (1972–1973)
- Match Game – Frequent Panelist (1973–1979)
- Capitol Critters – Trixie (1992)
- Angelina Ballerina – Grandma Mouseling (2001–2004)
- The 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments – Herself (2005)
- The Emperor's New School – Mata the lunch lady
- Patti Deutsch on IMDb
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