History Series / FamilyFeud

28th Apr '16 1:46:24 PM themisterfree
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There was also a very short-lived ''Celebrity Family Feud'' hosted by Al Roker during 2008, but started off on a farcical note with an bleeped-out answer that became a precursor to the Steve Harvey era's raunchy contestant responses, and another one of the matches, involving the cast of ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', was very clearly staged in character and [[IdiotBall loaded with in-joke idiocy]]-- unsurprisingly, that version of the ''Feud'' sank like a stone. Creator/{{ABC}} aired a revival of the format for its summer 2015 line-up, this time with Steve Harvey on board, which more or less guaranteed ''much'' better ratings this time around.

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There was also a very short-lived ''Celebrity Family Feud'' hosted by Al Roker during 2008, but started off on a farcical note with an bleeped-out answer that became a precursor to the Steve Harvey era's raunchy contestant responses, and another one of the matches, involving the cast of ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', was very clearly staged in character and [[IdiotBall loaded with in-joke idiocy]]-- unsurprisingly, that version of the ''Feud'' sank like a stone. Creator/{{ABC}} aired a revival of the format for its summer 2015 line-up, this time with Steve Harvey on board, which more or less guaranteed ''much'' better ratings this time around.
around; it's set to return for the summer of 2016 as part of ABC's new "Sunday Fun & Games" block, alongside New York-based reboots of ''[[Series/{{Pyramid}} The $100,000 Pyramid]]'' (with Michael Strahan) and ''Series/MatchGame'' (with Creator/AlecBaldwin).
22nd Apr '16 9:21:53 AM Lirodon
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** Beginning with Steve Harvey's sixth season, all participating families receive a $500-gift card for playing.

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** Beginning with Steve Harvey's sixth season, all participating families receive a $500-gift $500 gift card for playing.playing -- an EnforcedPlug for Green Dot prepaid credit cards.
14th Apr '16 11:21:54 AM 32_Footsteps
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKJxAfanSBU#t=1m37s Ray Combs' last show (May 27, 1994)]] was [[{{Understatement}} less than grand]], with the second Fast Money contestant scoring ''[[EpicFail zero points]]''. Ray not only ribbed the guy on it, but his response after the fourth zero showed that yes, he knew this was his last day.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKJxAfanSBU#t=1m37s Ray Combs' last show (May 27, 1994)]] was [[{{Understatement}} less than grand]], grand, with the second Fast Money contestant scoring ''[[EpicFail zero points]]''. Ray not only ribbed the guy on it, but his response after the fourth zero showed that yes, he knew this was his last day.
21st Mar '16 3:01:11 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** "It's time for the ''Family Feud''![[note]](this part was stricken for the Combs version)[[/note]] Introducing [[note]]("Let's meet" for the Combs version)[[/note]] the [name] family: [name], [name], [name], [name], and [name], ready for action! And [[note]]("Playing against" for the Combs version)[[/note]] the [name] family: [name], [name], [name], [name], and [name]. On your marks... let's start... the ''Family Feud''![[note]](became "''New Family Feud''" for the 1992-94 syndicated run)[[/note]] With[[note]]("Here's" for Dawson's 1994 return)[[/note]] the star of ''Family Feud'', Richard Dawson!" The first part was abbreviated to "Introducing the [name] family, ready for action! And the [name] family!" near the end of Dawson's run. Rinse and repeat for the Combs version, with any changes marked with asterisks above, then reverted with the 1994-95 Dawson run.

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** "It's time for the ''Family Feud''![[note]](this Feud''![[labelnote:*]](this part was stricken for the Combs version)[[/note]] Introducing [[note]]("Let's version)[[/labelnote]] Introducing[[labelnote:*]]("Let's meet" for the Combs version)[[/note]] version)[[/labelnote]] the [name] family: [name], [name], [name], [name], and [name], ready for action! And [[note]]("Playing And[[labelnote:*]]("Playing against" for the Combs version)[[/note]] version)[[/labelnote]] the [name] family: [name], [name], [name], [name], and [name]. On your marks... let's start... the ''Family Feud''![[note]](became Feud''![[labelnote:*]](became "''New Family Feud''" for the 1992-94 syndicated run)[[/note]] With[[note]]("Here's" run)[[/labelnote]] With[[labelnote:*]]("Here's" for Dawson's 1994 return)[[/note]] return)[[/labelnote]] the star of ''Family Feud'', Richard Dawson!" The first part was abbreviated to "Introducing the [name] family, ready for action! And the [name] family!" near the end of Dawson's run. Rinse and repeat for the Combs version, with any changes marked with asterisks above, then reverted with the 1994-95 Dawson run.
10th Mar '16 4:56:13 AM Gimere
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** In the Combs Version, one ''rare'' exception to this: since the "number two" AND the "number one" answers BOTH had the same point value (the "number one" answer was ''alphabetically'' first, which was why it was "number one") the team giving the ''number two'' answer got to play first, as their answer was first given.

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** In the The Combs Version, Version had one ''rare'' rare exception to this: since the "number two" AND and the "number one" answers BOTH both had the same point value (the "number one" answer was ''alphabetically'' first, which was why it was "number one") the team giving the ''number two'' number two answer got to play first, as their answer was first given.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A lot of contestants were........weird.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A lot of contestants were........weird.were ''weird''.
9th Mar '16 8:07:11 PM KoopaKid17
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** Beginning with Steve Harvey's sixth season, all participating families receive a $500-gift card for playing.
27th Feb '16 5:03:59 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* ShownTheirWork: In one episode, Harvey called out a contestant who didn't know that piranhas live in freshwater.



* UnusualEuphemism: Seen regularly on the board since the beginning of the 2011-2012 season. To wit: We've seen "A 'man sausage'," "Man berries," "Guy's 'Soul Pole'," "Ankle Spanker", "Dairy Queens", "Burying the Cane", "My Willing Wiener", and "Meat missile" (all of which should be fairly self-explanatory), but the one that could possibly take the cake is "[[{{Gasshole}} Blow the butt bugle]]."

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* UnusualEuphemism: Seen regularly on the board since the beginning of the 2011-2012 season. To wit: We've seen "A 'man sausage'," "Man berries," "Guy's 'Soul Pole'," "Ankle Spanker", "Dairy Queens", "Burying the Cane", "My Willing Wiener", "The Notorious V.A.G.", "Riding the honey train", "Wonder down under" and "Meat missile" (all of which should be fairly self-explanatory), but the one that could possibly take the cake is "[[{{Gasshole}} Blow the butt bugle]]."
18th Feb '16 8:48:16 PM Gimere
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** If a contestant gives a very stupid answer, some hosts[[note:in other words, everyone except Karn, though even he had his moments[[/note]] have been known to either call them out for it, or give them a "prize". Before Steve Harvey took over, Richard Dawson was the undisputed ''king'' of this.

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** If a contestant gives a very stupid answer, some hosts[[note:in hosts[[note]]in other words, everyone except Karn, though even he had his moments[[/note]] have been known to either call them out for it, or give them a "prize". Before Steve Harvey took over, Richard Dawson was the undisputed ''king'' of this.
18th Feb '16 8:44:57 PM Gimere
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* HomeGame: Each incarnation has at least one to their credit, on multiple platforms. Ray Combs plugged the latest edition of the board game at the end of certain episodes, Louie Anderson plugged the Tiger handheld game on air, and Steve Harvey currently reminds viewers to "play 'Family Feud' on Website/{{Facebook}} with your friends." A downplayed version currently occurs on the Australian version, with the board game being given as a consolation prize and Grant usually just throwing in a one-liner about the game itself i.e. "Family Feud Board game, now available at Kmart/great Christmas present option".

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* HomeGame: HomeGame:
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Each incarnation has at least one to their credit, on multiple platforms. Ray Combs plugged the latest edition of the board game at the end of certain episodes, Louie Anderson plugged the Tiger handheld game on air, and Steve Harvey currently reminds viewers to "play 'Family Feud' on Website/{{Facebook}} with your friends." "
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A downplayed version currently occurs on the Australian version, with the board game being given as a consolation prize and Grant usually just throwing in a one-liner about the game itself i.e. "Family Feud Board game, now available at Kmart/great Christmas present option".



* {{Whammy}}: The strike when someone gets a wrong answer.



* DeadpanSnarker: Richard Dawson had his moments, as did Ray Combs. Steve Harvey also seems to love being one, which is refreshing to see.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Richard Dawson had his moments, as did Dawson, Ray Combs. Combs and Steve Harvey also seems to love being one, which is refreshing to see.have had their moments.



** Ray Combs' last episode (see "Grand Finale" below) and as a meta-example, for even more of a downer, where his life went from there...

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** Ray Combs' last episode (see "Grand Finale" GrandFinale below) and as a meta-example, for even more of a downer, where his life went from there...



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKJxAfanSBU#t=1m37s Ray Combs' last show (May 27, 1994)]] was [[{{Understatement}} less than grand]], with the second Fast Money contestant scoring ''[[EpicFail zero]]'' points. Ray not only ribbed the guy on it, but his response after the fourth zero showed that yes, he knew this was his last day.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKJxAfanSBU#t=1m37s Ray Combs' last show (May 27, 1994)]] was [[{{Understatement}} less than grand]], with the second Fast Money contestant scoring ''[[EpicFail zero]]'' points.zero points]]''. Ray not only ribbed the guy on it, but his response after the fourth zero showed that yes, he knew this was his last day.



** Even today, $20,000 is actually a fairly cheap top prize for a game show. By the debut of the Harvey version, it had only about 11% more buying power than the daytime top prize had in the beginning. Although in theory, a family could play well, stay on for a week and win a car along with $100,000 if they took Fast Money every night, which lets ''Feud'' compare more favorably to most game shows, except for mega-money ones like ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' -- and even on those, the contestant will often walk away with one of the smaller prizes.

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** Even today, $20,000 is actually a fairly cheap top prize for a game show. By the debut of the Harvey version, it had only about 11% more buying power than the daytime top prize had in the beginning. Although in theory, a family could play well, stay on for a week and win a car along with $100,000 if they took Fast Money every night, which lets ''Feud'' compare more favorably to most game shows, except for mega-money ones like ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' -- and even on those, the contestant will contestants often walk away with one of the smaller prizes.



** Fast Money often results in this, with two contestants initially guessing the same stupid or at least unlikely answer before the second thinks of something more obvious (or doesn't). Case in point:

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** Fast Money often results in this, with two contestants initially guessing the same stupid or (or at least unlikely unlikely) answer before the second thinks of something more obvious (or doesn't). Case in point:



** If a contestant gives a very stupid answer, some hosts (read: everyone except Karn) have been known to either call them out for it, or give them a "prize". Before Steve Harvey took over, Richard Dawson was the undisputed ''king'' of this.

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** If a contestant gives a very stupid answer, some hosts (read: hosts[[note:in other words, everyone except Karn) Karn, though even he had his moments[[/note]] have been known to either call them out for it, or give them a "prize". Before Steve Harvey took over, Richard Dawson was the undisputed ''king'' of this.



** Harvey will call the contestant(s) out if they give a very stupid answer. For example:

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** Harvey will call the contestant(s) out if they give a very stupid answer.answers. For example:
16th Feb '16 6:28:42 AM JamesAustin
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-->-- '''''Website/WrestleCrap''''', "[[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/tna-on-family-feud/ TNA on Family Feud]]"

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-->-- '''''Website/WrestleCrap''''', "[[http://www.'''''Website/{{WrestleCrap}}''''', [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/tna-on-family-feud/ TNA "TNA on Family Feud]]"
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