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Like almost any other long-running Game Show, Family Feud and its foreign counterparts have had their share of highly amusing moments.

See also Funny.Family Fortunes for funny moments from the British equivalent. And in general, for any particularly stupid answer, see the What An Idiot subpage.

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American versions

    Richard Dawson (1976-85, 1994-95)

  • Mid-1977: For the first year or so, the Face-Off Podium used much thinner buzzers that, if a contestant wasn't careful, could be broken. This was inevitable. By September 2 (the "Alligator" episode), the normal buzzers were in place. note 
  • Fall 1977: The Face-Off Podium just doesn't want to work. The male contestant even kicks the front of the podium!
  • 1978 (daytime): On this episode, neither contestant could come up with an answer for "Living or dead, name a famous religious woman", so Dawson asked for the question to be thrown out. He then asked the contestants "How much is one and one?" After the female contestant rang in (and the male contestant yelled out "two"), Dawson stopped them and said "Just checking" before reading the actual second question.
  • 1978 (daytime): One contestant stopped Dawson during a Face-Off and asked whether she could go to the bathroom. He said that she could, but they'd have to stop tape... so she asked "Do you just have a can?" Dawson, presumably trying to offset the Squick factor, replied "No, you store film in cans. We keep our videotape in boxes."
  • 1978 (daytime): "Name someone famous who probably won't, or didn't, make it to Heaven.", with nine answers present. Only the first answer given, Adolf Hitler, is on the board (specifically, #2), resulting in a quick first round worth just $16. The real fun came with most of the other unrevealed answers - two, Idi Amin (#3) and Charles Manson (#5), made sense, but the others...? Richard Nixon (which Dawson disagrees with), Redd Foxx, Don Rickles, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Dean Martin, and Burt Reynolds. The reactions from Dawson, the contestants, and the studio audience can easily be filed under the "Who the hell was surveyed?!" category.
  • 1979(?; All-Star Special): This intro to the Dallas vs. Eight is Enough game.
  • March 31, 1980 (daytime): During Fast Money, a constant answers "Zoo" to the last question: "Name a place where people win something." Richard is so shocked by this answer that he lets the contestant try again, which he does with "Casino". It wound up not mattering since they won $5,000 before they could get to that question.
  • 1980 (daytime): A question asked "Name something some people do only once while others do it more than once." To everyone's surprise, the number three answer was "Smoke marijuana", answered by six people.
  • 1980 (daytime): This question.
    Dawson: Name the least romantic kind of place you can think of to bring someone on a date.
    Contestant: Garbage dump.
  • Taped September 25, 1980 (daytime), in what is probably the most infamous moment of Dawson's run as host:
    Cathy: September.
    • The kicker is when he has to ask it to the second contestant Cee Cee, he absolutely struggles to get back on-topic and ends up having to explain away why he was suddenly laughing about "September".
    Cee Cee: Cathy! (pause) That's okay, good answer. Really good answer.
    Dawson: Oh, shut up!
    • Then she proceeded to respond to "Name a noisy bird" with "Cuckoo", causing Dawson to lose it again, and then give up entirely when time expired ("Aw, to hell with that!")
  • 1981 (nighttime): One episode had the Fast Money question "Besides soap and a towel, name something people take with them into the bath". The contestant said "a duck", which was met by Dawson with derision. And then it turned that it was one of the answers given (as in "rubber duckie")... and Dawson literally dropped on his face.
    Dawson (after getting back up): I get to retire after this show.
  • Dawson and the Strike operator have some fun.
    Dawson: Name someone past or present famous for his or her wiggle.
    Contestant: Gypsy Rose Lee.
    (Dawson turns around, but the Strike beats him to the punch)
    Dawson: Gyp- Ro- Lee.
    Dawson: Lee. Ros-
    Dawson: Gypsy!
    Dawson: Rose!
    Dawson: Gypsy!
    Dawson: Lee!
    (buzzer, followed by it sounding over 20 times more)
    Dawson (over buzzers): Lee!-Oh... yeah-no, I can take a hint. (buzzers stop) Alright... (turns to contestant who gave the response) you were that close, though.
  • During the Face-Off for the question "Name a fruit with an edible peel", the woman who rang in said "Banana". Later in the round, Dawson called her bluff by eating a banana, peel and all.
  • Early 1985 (daytime): While the question and dumb answer have been seen before on various blooper specials ("Something you make conversation about when you meet a stranger." "Mutual friends."), the subsequent Face-Off isn't — and it's a shame, because Dawson couldn't stop laughing.
  • 1994-95: Dawson pulled a Combs once when the first contestant got 200 points in Fast Money. Dawson asked the joke question of "Besides giving birth to Adolf, name a reason for hating Mrs. Hitler" for the second contestant.
  • Dawson was nearly driven to despair when the contestants kept misinterpreting the question "Name a question such as 'how old are you?' that you might answer with a lie." by answering with ages (the first woman to buzz in interrupted Dawson right after he said "how old are you"). Thankfully, the contestants eventually figured it out.
    Dawson: I will not give up with this question! I have faith in my families.
  • Possibly one of the funniest intentional answers:
    Dawson: Two answers left, no Strikes, John, slang name for a policeman!
    Contestant: ...DIIIICK!
    Dawson: Pardon me? What did you say?
    Contestant: Dick.
    Dawson: Okay...(exasperated) may we see what he said?
    (buzzer sounds)
    • To clarify, "dick" actually was once a slang term for detective.
  • This question:
    Dawson: Name something a hostess does to let her guests know it's time to leave.
    (contestant buzzes in)
    Contestant: (shrugs her shoulders) She goes to bed...
    Dawson: Well, that'd certainly tip me off... (pointing at board) She hits the sack?
    (strike sound)
    Dawson: No!
  • An early example of a racy answer:
    Dawson: Name something that has to warm up before you use it.
    Contestant: How about your wife?
  • From a Fast Money round:
    Dawson: One of the Three Bears.
    Contestant: Yogi.
    Dawson: Name...
    (everybody laughs)
    Dawson: This man's flying airplanes for us...
    (contestant is an airline pilot)
    Dawson: (tries to read the next question, but laughs more)
    • And then later when the answer is revealed:
    Dawson: One of the Three Bears: #1 answer was "Mama". You gave her illegitimate son, 'Yogi'. It happened during hibernation. Papa was shocked.
  • This question:
    Dawson: Name something you buy and then have to be careful about how you carry it home.
    Contestant: An infant.
    Dawson: (puzzled) An infant... Something you buy.
    (audience begins to laugh)
  • 1994-1995: "What is the perfect, ideal, everyday temperature?" As in weather. The contestant answered 98.6 Degrees.
    Dawson: What would be the ideal, everyday temperature? Everybody... disrobe! (answer is revealed, audience is in hysterics) 98.6! Survey said... (buzzer) Ze-oh! (Jamaican accent) It's like living on de equa-taah!
  • "Name a piece of clothing wives buy for their husbands." "Halter tops."
    Dawson: I remember when my wife bought me my very first halter top, and looking back on it all, I would say that was the point where we began to drift apart...
  • "Well, what's your story?" "I'm ...I'm in young girls' pants, I manufacture pants."
    • Richard's reaction to that is priceless. He actually does a Double Take.
  • From the ABC finale:
    Dawson: I hope a crisis comes up internationally so that the president doesn't see our last show, because you and I will be sent to Grenada. "How old do you think Ronald Reagan is?" we asked innocently. You said (contestant's answer of 80 is revealed) uh, 30. (audience laughs) Survey said: (ding) Five. You're not alone, that's good news. Number one answer was 60; it was obviously answered by people who were also being terrified of being deported.
    Contestant: How old is he?
    Dawson: How old is he, 74? I'd say he looks about 65. I think his neck looks about 90.
  • "Name something boys generally start at an earlier age than girls." When the other family gets a chance to steal, they decide to go with "sex". Dawson's response? "Well, who would they do it with then!?" Gets even funnier when you consider the rising acceptance of LGBT people since the episode's airdate.
  • Date unknown: A contestant answers "lamb" for the Fast Money question "Name an animal in a children's petting zoo." Somehow, the board operators put "whale" in instead.
  • Date unknown: "Name a real person who made a living scaring people." "Red skeleton."
  • Date unknown: "A product that's designed to wear out in a certain period of time." The contestant struggled to give a good answer as her first three are already on the board and Dawson tries to stay patient:
    Contestant: An iron!
    Dawson: All appliances are up there. See the word appliance up there?
    Contestant: That's not an appliance?
    Dawson: An iron is an appliance.
    Contestant: Yeah, I thought so.
    Dawson: Give me another answer.
    Contestant: ...oh! Gotta give you another answer?
    Dawson: Yeah, yeah.
    Contestant: ...freezer?
    Dawson: All appliances. (counts on his fingers) That'd be like your blenders and your toasters. Your coffee pots and your can openers. Your microwave ovens, I guess. Your stoves... that'd all be together now.
    Contestant: Oh! I see that appliances is up there, I'm sorry!
    Dawson: That's all right! That's okay, I just don't want you to be confused. Now we want you to give us a product that's designed to wear out in a certain period of time.
    Contestant: Tires!
    Dawson: (points to the board) ...they're up there.
    Contestant: I'm trying too hard.
  • From a Soap Opera special:
    Dawson: Something some people do clothed that others do without clothes.
    Kin Shriner: (stutters) Ride a motorcycle.
  • Date unknown:
    Dawson: "A state that begins with the letter M". You said: Mississipi. You need 41 points. Survey said...
    ("Mississippi" scores 28 points, though the victory theme plays briefly before stopping.)
    Contestant: False alarm, huh?
    Dawson: It was... it was the #1 answer. But, unfortunately, we either have a drunken music machine or someone who can't add. "An expensive magazine". You said: Playboy. 13 points. If you have music, I'd love to hear it now. Survey said...
    ("Playboy" scores 38 points, giving them the win and the proper fanfare)

    Ray Combs (1988-94) 
  • Ray Combs gave us a funny moment right out of the gate on his first show (July 4, 1988):
    Combs: [...]I'm excited about being on CBS and hosting this show. I have been studying all the great CBS shows. I think I'm prepared, so if you're ready... let's have the first item up for bids.
  • A few times during Combs' run, the first player in Fast Money got more than 200 points alone. As a joke, Combs hushed the audience and brought out the second player, then said that the first player had only gotten a ridiculously-small number of points. He then asked the second player gag questions such as "Name a number between three and five" before revealing the first player's score and saying that the family had won the jackpot.
    • One of the YouTube comments laments a golden missed opportunity there; for the question, "Name a number between 3 and 5," have the "repeated answer" buzzer go off when the contestant answered "four."
    • One family managed to do this twice during their reign. The second time, Ray tried to pull the same stunt twice on the same Fast Money contestant, but she looked at the board and ruined his prank.
  • This Bullseye round with contestants from American Gladiators:
    Ray: Name a specific part of the body that women try to accentuate.
    (Sabre rings in)
    Ray: Sabre.
    Sabre: Breasts. (points at Diamond's breasts)
    (everyone laughs, Diamond, who was playing against him, shows off her breasts while he stares at her smiling and watching)
  • This Bullseye round question:
    Ray: Tell me a way—and listen to the wording 'cause it's worth 5,000—Tell me which way the smoke from your barbecue always blows.
    (contestant Dave rings in)
    Ray: Dave.
    Dave: Up!
    (audience laughs)
    Ray: Show me "up" for $5,000!
    Ray: (to the opponent, Dan) Tell me which way the smoke from your barbecue always blows, Dan, for five grand.
    Dan: Uh, the way of the wind!
    (audience laughs)
    Ray: Show me "the way of the wind"!
    Ray: Could it be... "In your face"? What was—(Bullseye answer is revealed) "Into your face".
  • Another Bullseye round question:
    Ray: Besides medicine, tell me something else you can buy at most drugstores.
    (contestant William rings in)
    Ray: William?
    William: Condoms!
    (audience laughs)
    Ray: I'm gonna say it. Here's a man that would not be doing dishes. All right.
    (more laughter)
    Ray: Let me see "condoms" for $4,000!
    Ray: NO!
  • Circa 1993: During the Bullseye Round, a Playboy playmate (who was playing for charity) was presented with a bouquet of flowers by her opponent. While leaning over the buzzers to kiss him for the wonderful gesture, she accidentally hit her buzzer with her boobs.
    Ray (looking at her, a smile on his face): That's the first time anyone's slapped that buzzer and didn't use their hands!
  • "Aside from a house or a car specifically, what is the most expensive thing you own?" The first buzz-in answer? "A car." The staff didn't even wait for Ray to prompt them — as soon as that response came out of her mouth, the buzzer went off.
  • "Name something men wear to bed." Quoth the little old lady, "A condom!"
  • Someone else gave that same answer to "Name something a husband might ask his wife to carry in her purse."
  • "Name something normally worn only by children." "Clothes."
  • This exchange:
    Ray: Name something that falls from trees.
    Contestant: How about bird shit?
    Contestant: Well, it happens, Ray! It does happen!
    Ray: Boy, I'm glad cows don't fly.
  • And this one:
    Ray: Tell me a slang term that means "wife".
    Contestant named Craig: Bitch.
    (audience boos and jeers)
    Ray: (sarcastically) Good answer!
    • To clarify, this was a game between divorcees, with ex-husbands playing against their ex-wives.
  • A strange answer:
    Ray: We asked 100 married men, specifically, something that your wife would do that would be shocking.
    Contestant: Greet you at the door... naked!
    (laughter and applause)
    Ray: (shakes the contestant's hand) That's a good answer. You can keep your cats and never cook either, if you greet me at the door "naked".
    (That turns out to be the number one answer, much to everyone's surprise)
  • One rowdy contestant was waving her arms around right when Ray walked back to her spot. The result, an accidental whack in the head, which Ray oversold by crumpling to the ground. When he gets back up, he says, "I think she broke my hair, judge..."
  • This question:
    Combs: Name something on an elephant that is huge.
    Contestant: I'm gonna have to say a big butt.
    (audience laughs)
    Combs: No, No not that it's a bad thing.
    Contestant: No, not at all, I like big butts.
    (audience laughs even more)
  • A young contestant whose family is going for the steal offers an interesting answer:
    Combs: We asked 100 women, name something women borrow from each other.
    Contestant: One another's husbands.
    Combs: Their husbands?
    (audience laughs)
    Contestant: You never know, Ray.
    Combs: You think that made the survey?
    Contestant: No.
    • Another odd response to this question was "meat", which came from this family's opponents, the Frosts.
      Combs: They borrow meat. I can see that. They knock on the door. "Hello, Sally." "Come on in." "Can I borrow some meat from you? A piece of bacon, maybe a pork shoulder?"
      • Before asking to see if "meat" made the survey, Ray mouths "No way" twice. Turns out "meat" actually scores five points under the umbrella term "cooking ingredients"!
  • "Describe the weather with a word or phrase that you would also use to describe your wife." "Wet!"
    • Another contestant says, "Misty."
  • Ray has fun with this answer:
    Combs: Name something you would never do in the rain.
    Contestant: Take off my clothes.
    (audience laughs)
    Combs: Would you do it in the sunshine?
    (audience laughs even more)
  • An unexpected answer, according to Ray:
    Combs: Name something one person does that might aggravate everyone else in a room.
    Contestant: I want to say "fart".
    (Ray jumps back in response, audience laughs)
    Combs: God bless you, Kim. You're a very brave person to say that. And to be honest, I almost did it when you said that answer.
  • For the question, "Name a company known for its initials", a contestant guesses "CBS" which is not on the board. One of the uncovered answers then turns out to be NBC, prompting Ray to call out whoever answered that to the survey.
  • After one contestant accidentally refers to Ray as Richard:
    Combs: You can call me Richard. Besides, he hosted the very same show I'm hosting now!
  • "Name an ugly color." "Puce." (Scored 5 points!)
  • From a Fast Money round:
    Combs: Something that your dog does.
    Contestant: Pee!
    Combs: Your dog does a great trick. (the answer is revealed) It goes wee-wee! Survey said: (ding) Two people.
    (Combs asks the the second contestant, John, the same question)
    Combs: Something that your dog does.
    John: Poops!
    Combs: (later when the answer is revealed) You guys have a unique dog. (audience laughs) Survey said: (ding) Three.
    John: Yeah, more that time!
    Combs: You know, John, the number one answer was "bark". If you let the dog out, it wouldn't be pooping and peeing in your house! That's why they're barking! (audience laughs)
  • From an episode pitting the casts of CBS soaps Guiding Light and The Bold and the Beautiful: "Name something that squirts when you least expect it." "A breast."
  • From the Geha versus Beauchaine episode: "What specific thing might you be doing that would make a telephone call really annoying?"
    • The Geha family had already given four of the top five answers (bathing, making love, sleeping, and eating) before striking out. After the Gehas' third-strike answer of "swimming", Ray "swims" toward the Beauchaines' podium and receive answers such as "talking on another line", cooking, wrestling, and reading. Upon getting to family patriarch Dave, Ray gets this response:
      Dave Beauchaine: I'm gonna go with my own: Sittin' on the john. (Ray drops to the floor in surprise, then Dave points over to the Gehas) They think it's pretty good.
      Combs: Dave, you say they think it's pretty good? Dave, you should know they're your competitors. They think it's good 'cause they don't think it's there, Dave. Show me "going potty"!
    • "Using the toilet," said by seven people, earns the steal for the Beauchaines. Ray reacts in shock.
      Combs: IT'S THERE! It is THERE! (after returning to the face-off podium) You can edit this out, but I gotta say I think that's a pretty crappy answer.
  • Ray broke into hysterics over this Fast Money answer:
    Combs: Name something a woman out on a date would hate to see if she were to steal a glance in the mirror.
    Contestant: A booger.
  • Ray (and everyone else) laughed at this one despite that it was a real What an Idiot! moment.
    Combs: I asked you the birthday that men dread the most. You said... their wife's!
    • Even better, it got two points!
  • From 1988: "Name a television evangelist who you think is trustworthy."
    Combs: Jimmy Swaggart, a man who has admitted to sexual misconduct, is trusted by one more person than Jerry Falwell!note 
    • Also from that question, the answer "None of them" had 23 points.
  • During one Fast Money, the second contestant was faced with the question "Name a magazine many men get subscriptions to as gifts." His first answer of Playboy was a duplicate, so he said the next thing on his mind: Playgirl. Two people agreed with him.
  • "Name something people can't resist touching." "Your spouse."

    Louie Anderson (1999-2002) 

    Richard Karn (2002-06) 

  • Fall 2002: After Karn asked one question, the contestants tried to buzz-in... only to find that the podium didn't work (no sounds). Karn proceeded to alternate smacking the buzzers, to no avail.
  • Fall 2002: "Name an animal whose legs are on a restaurant menu." No buzz-in response. Karn tried (and failed) to hold in his laughter as he slowly HeadDesked the podium to which the Strike sound played, meaning the question was skipped. Karn got back up, added "I don't even wanna know!" and tossed the index card with the question written on it away.
  • Fall 2002: "Name a word that rhymes with cookie." A contestant said "Nookie" and got 23 points.
  • 2000s: "Name something dogs can do better than humans." "Pee."
  • 2000s: "Name an animal with spots". The #2 answer was Tigers. In a reversal of the usual "moronic answers" formula, nobody even thought to guess this one. And then while returning from the next commercial break, Richard says "We're still looking for that spotted tiger."
  • 2000s (possibly unaired): One contestant instinctively rang in before Richard even asked the question, prompting him to snark "Ooh, ooh, call on me, call on me!"
  • 2000s: During the final round: "Name an animal with a long tail." "Giraffe!" It got two points. And then when the second person came up, she said "giraffe" too.
  • "Name something you wouldn't want the police to find in the trunk of your car." "Pickles."
  • "Name a word you use instead of a curse word." Two answers had to be censored.
    Karn: Again, I'd like to point out it's instead of using the curse word.
  • "Name something that London is famous for." "I'm thinkin' pasta."
  • From this fast money bit:
    Karn: Name a sport that wives and husbands can play together. You said... kickball! You know, you're not usually married in third grade.
  • "Name something people squeeze to get more out of." "Rear ends." (Scored 8 points!)
  • This answer and Karn's reaction:
    Karn: Name something a man has that he'd be upset if someone else used it.
    Georgia: How about his jock strap?
    (audience laughs, Karn gives an Aside Glance)
    Karn: "Someone else used my jock strap!"
"Tell me a man's name that begins with the letter K." "KentuckyFriedChicken".

    Game$how Marathon (Summer 2006) 
  • The Ricki Lake-hosted Game$how Marathon wasn't all that great or memorable in general, but a somewhat funny moment occurred during the Family Feud finale. For a bit of background, at the time the miniseries aired, the show itself was in the midst of a host changeover — John O'Hurley for Richard Karn — meaning Karn's running gag of "I'M DOUBLING THE POINTS!" followed by applause from the audience was still fresh on the radar. When Ricki Lake mentioned before the beginning of one face-off that the point values were doubled — in her usual calm non-Karn delivery — the audience still applauded, taking Ricki by surprise for a few seconds. (To clarify: the version of Feud this episode was patterned after was the 1976-85 Richard Dawson version.)

    John O'Hurley (2006-10) 
  • 2007-08: One answer remained unrevealed for "Name a reason why a man would want to marry Martha Stewart." — "He's gay."
  • Fall 2009: "Of all the US Presidents, which would look best in a Speedo?" No, seriously.
  • "Name something that goes up" Number 6 answer was Mr. Happy.
  • "Name something that shrinks." One person answered "The Incredible Shrinking Man", which was accepted as "People." Later...
    Contestant: I don't know if this is appropriate, but I'm gonna say your wee-wee...?
    (audience laughs)
    O'Hurley: In Seinfeldian terms, show me..."shrinkage"! (Beat) That's the same as "people"? Like hell it is!
  • 2006: One of the very first videos uploaded to the show's YouTube account, before the season had even premiered, was a clip featuring the question "Name a way to make bathing a sexy experience." This one got met with two funny answers, "In the nude", and "401(k) jelly" (presumably, he was wanting to say "KY Jelly", a brand of lubricant.)
    O'Hurley: I remember 401(k) being a retirement plan, not a jelly! But in a troubled economy, you go anywhere you can.
  • Another infamous answer:
    O'Hurley: Name something a man might do to look good that he doesn't want people to know about.
    Sonia: Stuff his pants.
    O'Hurley: Nothing makes a man look better than to have the entire produce section. All right! From Sonia's lips to the board, show me, "Stuff his pants!". (buzzer) I want you to look right in the camera and say "Hello, YouTube!".
  • 2008: "Name a famous pig." A contestant guesses "my mother-in-law".
    O'Hurley: I think the holidays are going to be a very different experience for you this year.
  • "Name something you do to a fish." "Flush it down the toilet."
  • This Fast Money question...
    O'Hurley: Name the age when you start worrying about your weight.
    Contestant 1: 20. (scored two points)
    Contestant 2: 15. (scored four points)
  • "Name the fastest-selling drug." A contestant said "Marijuana" and got nine points.
  • O'Hurley deals with a strange answer:
    O'Hurley: Name something that a fed-up wife might finally tell her husband to do for himself.
    Contestant: Um... satisfy himself? That's what we're going with.
    (audience cheers and applauds)
    O'Hurley: You started off... with romantic encounters in the elevator...
    Contestant: You have no idea that this is—
    O'Hurley: Penicillin... from Mexico, and now your advice to the fed-up husband from his wife is "go satisfy yourself"? It's a complete cycle, my friend.
  • "Name something that lives in a cage." "A man." (Scored 6 points!)
  • "Name something a woman has that her friends might be jealous of." "Big boobs." (Scored 14 points!)
  • In response to "Something of Tarzan's that Jane should get when they're divorced", a contestant answered with Tarzan's yell which she imitated.
  • And this one:
    O'Hurley: Name something women squeeze.
    Contestant: Boobs.
    O'Hurley: We are having a Johnny Depp moment here!
    Al Roker (NBC, 2008) 


Other versions

    Australian versions 
  • 1980s: Once, host Tony Barber accidentally asked a male contestant if he had a boyfriend, then realized his slip and corrected it to "girlfriend". The contestant's response? "No, I'm gay."
  • During Bert Newton's stint, there was a special with two teams of past TV Week Logie winners playing against each other. The women's team included Denise Drysdale, Jane Allsop, Jeanne Little, and Patricia "Little Pattie" Thompson. At one point, Bert very casually slips in that he's slept with two of them.
  • Another one from Bert's run - "Name a gift that's hard to return". When the Massa family is given a chance to steal, the lady at the end says "a vibrator". Cue dramatic music, Bert claiming that he doesn't know what it is, followed by him saying "uh..." like said device.
    Bert: You know, sometimes I do miss morning television.
  • In yet another one from Bert's run - "Name something that cheers up a dull party". The Dean family is trying to steal the points, and contestant Caroline suggests an answer of "stripper". Bert then asks if Caroline has been to a party with a stripper, or if she has ever been a stripper herself, and Caroline says no.
    • After the round ends, Bert tells Caroline to "come out and strip for us" while they go to a commercial break. While Bert is looking at the audience, they laugh as Caroline undoes her belt off camera. This catches Bert's interest as he thinks Caroline was lying about not being a stripper. He then wonders what Caroline will start with, and she warns that her Nana is in the audience...after which Bert asks Caroline's Nana to come up and strip for the audience!
  • From Grant Denyer's run in 2014: In an otherwise successful Fast Money round, the first contestant, asked "Name a type of badge," answers, "Chicken." He then refuses to say what if anything his thinking was, and Grant proceeds to mock him mercilessly while revealing the scores, during his teammate's turn, and even the following night, even while acknowledging that he got two top answers.
  • A Fast Money question: "Name something you eat for breakfast that you might also eat for dinner." Both contestants initially answer "Weet-Bix", the latter changing to "Toast." When asked, she mentions that their son is known for it.
  • Name a high school subject students actually enjoy. Sex Ed. Icing on the cake, Grant points out that their score up to that point was 69. The answer itself only got them four more points, though.
  • From Fast Money:
    Grant: Name a celebrity who's famous for being famous.
    Contestant: You?
    • It got zero points, not that it mattered after the 182 points the first contestant had accumulated. And for the record, the top answer with 51 points? Kim Kardashian.
  • "Name something that happens after you turn 65." The first contestant buzzes in and answers "You start losing your hearing." Grant leans in and says, "Pardon?" The contestant starts repeating herself, only to catch on after a moment.
  • "Name something you might see in a spotlight." One contestant decides to think outside the box - something that Grant notes he has been doing a lot since he's been on the show - and answers, "Fabric". It gets a strike. What really makes it funny is Grant being Late to the Punchline to realise he had Spotlight stores in mind.
  • One episode has Grant talking to a contestant mid-round about a past experience (which apparently ended up on YouTube) when he attempted to start a Mexican Wave at a basketball game, which petered out after the first lap of the stadium. Later in the round, Grant does a hilarious imitation of Derek trying to start the wave. To this, Derek retorts, "Very close to that, but just a bit more height," (in reference to Grant being frequently towered over by contestants, which himself has joked about). It gets a noticeably shocked reaction from the studio audience and his family, and a feigned Death Glare from Grant, who then proceeds to start a more successful wave in said studio audience.
  • "Name something that uses wire." The first contestant, Helen, buzzes in and answers "A stage," rather awkwardly trying to explain that you need wire to connect microphones to the stage. It gets a strike, the opposing player get it right, then passer it over to the first one. Helen gets a turn and again answers, "A microphone", slightly more confidently. It gets laughter from the audience, and a strike. And then, in a later round, the question is "Name something you plug in," and then Helen again answers "A microphone". She immediately winces at it, Grant facepalms, and then her teammate starts clapping and saying "Good answer!" At this point Grant grabs said teammate's hands and forces them down on the desk, before shouting, both at the team and the studio audience, "Stop clapping! Stop clapping, it was not a good answer! Helen, you cannot say 'microphone' for every question!"
  • "Name a type of frame." Somehow the answers that came out were "story", "car" and the best one "chicken."
  • "Name something you do to get your partner's attention." "Take your clothes off." Grant's reaction is hilarious, as is the fact that the answer got eight points, while the first contestant's answer, "Say their name", got seven.
  • "Name another word for 'throw'" "Pass." Grant starts asking the question again before realising that was the answer.
  • The TV Hosts vs Newsreaders episode of All Star Family Feud was hilarious from start to finish. Highlights include:
    • Grant acting like a massive fanboy over the TV Hosts for the entire hour and utterly squeeing whenever he had to interact with Tony Barbernote 
    • At one point Grant asks Tony if he can recreate his famous "entry" into the studio a la Tony's entrance on Sale of the Century. Tony not only obliges, but then gets Grant to do the same.
    • Repeated jokes around Tony and Grant comparing heights.
    • During Fast Money, Grant is about to read the last two answers to Kerri-Anne Kennerley when Tony proceeds to call out Grant for stalling, then cuts in. He starts also stalling, resulting in Glenn Ridge note  taking over, then John Burgess note  cuts in and takes over from Glenn!
    • Just the fact that three out of four of the TV Hosts team were former Game Show hosts and had now come full circle being contestants on a game show is hilarious in and of itself.
  • "Name something that would help you decide whether to see a movie or not." One answer given is the shooting location. Grant then proceeds to mock the answer:
    Grant: Aw, this movie was shot in Canada! I'm not gonna watch that!
    Contestant: Actually, I'm Canadian.

    Home Games 
  • The Home Game on the SNES had a rather, shall we say, "forgiving" text parser: basically, it only checks to see if your guess has all the letters that one of the board answers has. This allows players to get away with putting in all sorts of crap, from Word-Salad Humor to Refuge in Audacity, into the parser and have it counted right (for example, "I BATHED KEANU REEVES" registers as "BAKER"). Best demonstrated by this tool-assisted speedrun.
  • One question on the Game Boy Advance version asks "Name something Charlie Brown might do." One of the AI contestants answers with "Snoopy."


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