YMMV / Family Fortunes

  • Growing the Beard: Many consider Les Dennis's arrival to be when this happened.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A man who answered to "Name something you wouldn't try even once" with "Sex on a train" becomes more hilarious as that answer became an occurrence in internet pornography.
  • Memetic Mutation: The "survey said 0" noise.
  • Replacement Scrappy:
    • Max Bygraves and Andy Collins. Neither was a particularly bad host per se, but they both fell some way short of the standards set by their respective predecessors, Bob Monkhouse and Les Dennis.
    • As seen in this 2005 (pre-Vernon Kay) documentary regarding Andy Collins:
      Narrator: Family Fortunes ran for over 20 years with four different hosts: perma-tanned Bob Monkhouse, followed by bumbling Max Bygraves, cheeky scouser Les Dennis and erm ... him.
    • Some regard Vernon Kay (and the Celebrity Edition in general) as this.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks:
    • When Bob Monkhouse was replaced by Max Bygraves in 1983, the show lost some its popularity and was placed on hiatus in 1985.
    • When Les Dennis was replaced by the comparatively-unknown Andy Collins in 2002, the show moved to being a daily daytime version with a lower budget. Fortunes lasted only a few months before being axed.
    • Another change viewers thought sucked came in 1987, when a new colour LED board replaced the older-style display board; people complained about it, so the old-style board returned in the following series.
  • What an Idiot: Has its own page.