What An Idiot Family Feud Discussion

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09:19:13 AM Jul 1st 2017
Why is saying a stove has an eye on this page? While I've never heard of a belly button having something that people describe as an "eye," some people call the heating elements of a stove "stove eyes."
08:37:30 AM Feb 6th 2016
"In another case of the people surveyed giving stupid answers, the question "What do you think is the largest U.S. state?" which appeared in the Karn and O'Hurley versions. The number one answer was Texas."

Is this really an example of What an Idiot, especially when you consider that Texas is the second largest state in the USA? (The only one bigger than Texas is Alaska.)
02:25:10 AM Feb 7th 2016
Probably yes.
10:26:52 AM Sep 1st 2014
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Why is the following under "What an Idiot"?

2002: A Fast Money question: "Name a word that rhymes with Cookie." "Nookie." (Scored 23 points!)

Any answer that scores 23 points on Family Feud isn't an idiotic answer. In Fast Money, the two contestants have to average 20 points per answer to get at least 200 points, so a 23-point answer is actually a good answer. "Nookie" may be a not-exactly-polite expression, but it was a good choice for the contestant to suggest. Maybe it should be under "Getting Crap Past the Radar" instead?
10:38:05 AM Sep 1st 2014
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10:54:31 AM Sep 1st 2014
Patience. Discussion pages don't typically get replies in a few hours.

Anyhow, not in any shape or form Getting Crap Past the Radar at least not with that context.

That said, that entry looks like an Zero-Context Example to me, so I'd support removal.
05:31:21 PM Jan 17th 2014
Removed this example:

  • A similar mix-up occurred on a Harvey episode, when someone answered "Name a clothing store that teenagers love" with "rave" (much like the aforementioned, rave is a type of outfit, but not a store)

There was a teenage clothing store called Rave. It went out of business a few years ago.
11:45:04 PM Oct 2nd 2013
I don't see what is particularly stupid about Idaho as a state that loves country music ( I live in Idaho and would like to congratulate the contestant for knowing there is a U.S. State of Idaho). Okay, maybe a bit obscure, and not as good an answer as 'Tennessee' or others, but not idiotic. Also, 'Oil' as a car part readily on hand at an auto-supply store seems totally correct, although I see why someone might disagree.
01:36:15 AM Mar 13th 2012
I do think something should be added in the intro. Yes, while I definitely agree that some contestants indeed do seem to give bad answers intentionally, the opposite is also true ... some contestants do very well in testing or in pre-show interviews, but when they come onto the show, for some reason they simply don't do well, giving asinine answers. It can happen to anyone.

With that in mind, should the intro to this page and other game show-related pages be revised to reflect that some contestants give out bad answers either out of nervousness or simply are unable to give a good answer?
06:39:18 PM Jan 19th 2012
Dumb Answer of the Day: I first saw this in the Louie Anderson version. Cue the fanfare, because it was a hoot!
05:02:48 PM May 30th 2011
  • Fall 1994: This Fast Money round, where the first contestant scores 15 points...and the second can't even get over 100. This is actually a rarity among poor Fast Money rounds, in that the answers aren't bad...they just didn't match up very well with those surveyed.

If they weren't bad do they belong on this page?
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