Family Feud

Weekdays 5:00 PM on ABC Premiered Jul 12, 1976 In Season


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AIRED ON 6/14/1985

Season 2 : Episode 205

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"It's time for The FAMILY FEUD" "On your Marks, Let's Start The FAMILY FEUD!" These Lines from Announcer Gene Wood and the star of The FAMILY FEUD is Richard Dawson from MATCH GAME 73 & Hogan's Heroes that debuts on ABC-TV on July 12-16, 1976 and 1 year Later the show enters Syndicated on September 19-25, 1977. The FAMILY FEUD features 2 Families across the USA by their last names and their nationally (1's a Winning Family) to compete for Fast Money for $5000 on ABC-TV & $10,000 on Syndicated. The Regular game has an "FAMILY FEUD Survey Board" contains from "3" to "12" and the survey answers were chosen by the audience at ABC Television Center in Hollywood, CA and across the USA and the world and the survey values from "2" to "90" represents number of people they talked about as dollars in the bank (cash). The Question to the survey answers are asked by Richard Dawson in a face-off of 2 Members of a Family. 1 Member will answer by determining to be the No. 1 Survey Answer. Otherwise another member of the challenging family will answer and take control of the Survey board. When an Answer didn't appear due to certain factors that cause a "STRIKE" and 3 Strikes You're OUT of the question and Let another family steal the money from the bank by answering 1 same question to the survey board. When it's successful they'll win cash from the bank. When it's a failure they'll take all the cash from the bank they created. A Clean Sweep that gives the family the entire bank to themselves. There's the regular Survey Dollar Value and the "Double" Survey Dollar Value and in 1979 The "Triple" Survey Dollar Value is introduced. The 1st Family raise $200 from 1976 to 1979, $300 from 1979 to 1984 and $400 from 1984 to 1985 wins to play FAST MONEY. In "FAST MONEY" 2 members of the family will play in 2 parts. In Part 1 The Family Member has 15 seconds to give No. 1 Answers of these 5 Survey Questions and in Part 2 The Family Member has 20 Seconds to do same as Part 1. When 1 or 2 of them are succesful to reach 200 points they win $5000 on ABC-TV and $10,000 on syndicated and they'll Play against the new challenging family. Otherwise as 2 Members of the family went Lower than 200 Points They win $5 for every point score (e.g.: 199 Points X $5= $995.) On January 2-7, 1979 The Show goes to 2 Nights a Week and on September 8-12, 1980 The Show became a 5-Night-a-Week that relates the ABC-TV 5-day-a-Week. On June 13, 1985 ABC-TV finally cancelled FAMILY FEUD and 1 year later The Syndicated portion terminated on September 12, 1986. On July 4-8, 1988 The FAMILY FEUD returned to Television and now on CBS-TV as The ALL-NEW FAMILY FEUD and now the new star is Ray Combs and now the new total cash winner is $300 (The Syndicated Portion re-released on September 19-23, 1988) and from 1989 to 1992 The FAMILY FEUD Winner Take All Jackpot Championship Tournament to be raise $400 to enter a special FAST MONEY is Worth $25,000 and all through $55,000 on CBS-TV and on Syndicated from $50,000 to $110,000. Later in the Tournament they cut the Jackpot Reward into $35,000 on CBS & $70,000 on Syndicated. On June 29-July 3, 1992 The New FAMILY FEUD Challenge has Created featuring the new game called "BULLSEYE" and now 3 Families. In Part 1, 2 Families played for $10,000 and by hitting the "BULLSEYE" with the No. 1 Answer to the 5 Survey Questions that valued from $500 to $2500 (Starting Reward: $2500) and after that The Survey Round has all 300 points to win and added an New Idea: Steal the points plus the value of an answer and in Part 2 The New Challenging Family faces The Recent Winning Family played for $20,000 and by hitting the "BULLSEYE" with No. 1 Answer to the 5 Survey Questions that valued from $1000 to $5000 (Starting Reward: $5000) and after that Which to be determined to become the new Winning Family and on September 10, 1993 CBS-TV cancelled "THE NEW FAMILY FEUD CHALLENGE" and Letting CBS-TV to air Local Shows to CBS-TV Stations. From 1992 to 1994 The New Game "BULLSEYE" is added and for the Last Season (1994-1995) and bring back Richard Dawson as the returning star of the show. The New Game replaces "BULLSEYE" with "BANKROLL". In Part 1 They give out $2500 and 3 Survey Questions are Valued from $500 to $2500 for "FAST MONEY" and now changed to 20 Seconds and in Part 2 They give out $5000 and 3 Survey Questions are Valued from $1000 to $5000 for "FAST MONEY" and now changed to 25 seconds and on September 8, 1995 The Syndicated Portion is terminated. On September 20-24, 1999 "FAMILY FEUD" return to Television for the syndicated process. The 1st Host is Louie Anderson and it's worth $10,000 in "FAST MONEY" and in 2002 The "FAST MONEY" Reward doubled to $20,000 and in 2002-2003 They'd Made Changes... Stealing the Bank Plus the Value of the Answer is Removed and the New Host is Richard Karn whom been Al Borden on ABC-TV's Home Improvement. Burton Richardson of "The Arsenio Hall Show" became announcer replaces Gene Wood and in 2006-2007 The Show Reassembled the Old Family Feud Survey Board and the new & present star John O'Hurley (J. Peterman on "Seinfeld" & The Brand-New "TO TELL THE TRUTH"). From May 25 to August 3, 2008..."The New Celebrity FAMILY FEUD" starring Al Roker of "NBC News TODAY" on NBC-TV. The Return of "THE FAMILY FEUD" will air into the 2008-2009 TV Season. The 2009-2010 Season "The Return of THE FAMILY FEUD" brought back "BULLSEYE" for $30,000 with the same question values from $1000 to $5000 (Starting Reward: $15,000) and with 5 wins gets a new car. In 2010-2011, Comedian Steve Harvey of "The Original Black Kings of Comedy" is now the new host and The 1st New Announcer of Ex-Member of N*SYNC named Mr. Joey Fatone and now this season 2015-2016 "The Return of THE FAMILY FEUD" is Mr. Rubin Ervin, The New Announcer.-----THE BROADCAST HISTORY of THE FAMILY FEUD: July 12, 1976-April 22, 1977 Monday-Friday at 1:30-2:00PM on ABC-TV Eastern April 25, 1977-June 27, 1980 Monday-Friday at 11:30AM-12NOON on ABC-TV June 30, 1980-July 23, 1984 Monday-Friday at 12NOON-12:30PM on ABC-TV August 13-October 5, 1984 Monday-Friday at 11:00-11:30AM & 12NOON-12:30PM on ABC-TV October 8, 1984-June 13, 1985 Monday-Friday at 11:30AM-12NOON on ABC-TV July 4, 1988-January 11, 1991 Monday-Friday at 10:00-10:30AM on CBS-TV January 14-April 26, 1991 Monday-Friday at 10:30-11:00AM on CBS-TV April 29-May 24, 1991 Monday-Friday at 10:00-11:00AM on CBS-TV May 27, 1991-June 26, 1992 Monday-Friday at 10:30-11:00AM on CBS-TV June 29, 1992-September 10, 1993 Monday-Friday at 10:00-11:00AM on CBS-TV. On Syndicated from September 19, 1977 to the Present. May 25 to August 3, 2008 Sunday at 8:00-9:00PM on NBC-TV & Returned to ABC-TV for 30 Seasons after it's been cancelled by the same network's daytime area in 2015 and now Steve Harvey.


    Young and the Restless and Steve Harvey Win Big at the Daytime Emmy Awards

    Trophies were also awarded to Katie Couric, Good Morning America, and Days of Our Lives.

  • R.I.P.

    Family Feud Host Richard Dawson Dies

    The garrulous game-show host loses battle with cancer at 79 years old; Dawson also starred in Hogan's Heroes.

  • Steve Harvey (I)

    Steve Harvey (I)

    Host (2010-Present)

    Gene Wood

    Gene Wood

    Announcer (1976-95)

    John O'Hurley

    John O'Hurley

    Host (2006 - 2010)

    Joey Fatone

    Joey Fatone

    Announcer (2010–present)

    Richard Karn

    Richard Karn

    Host - 2002-2006

    Burton Richardson

    Burton Richardson

    Announcer (1999 - 2010)

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    Fan Reviews (170)

    • Very angry

      My husband and I always watch the feud at noon and most of the time enjoy the game! Today I was very angry with Mr Steve Harvey!! Their was a white family and a black family. Of course when it came to the black family he was all over them asking each and everyone of them what they did for a living(go figure). When it was the white family's turn he was very rude never once did he even ask them a damn thing about their careers he only rolled his eyes at their answers!!! WAY TO GO HARVEY! You're nothing but a racist and frankly it was so obvious today it was sickening. No wonder my father dislikes you so much! Shame on you and the producers for letting it happen.moreless
    • Will the real Steve Harvey please come back!

      Remember Steve's TV Sitcom "The Steve Harvey Show", where he played of all things, a teacher? We loved him then and wanted to see him go higher; we believed in him. He was handsome and funny and one of us really. He had a gift of personality and a reserved but hilarious manliness. What happened. money and power and fame? The power he is now exercising is the influence of poor ghetto grammar that he is getting paid to put on. He is an educated man, at least he attended college. He represents a scholarship-based fraternity that was founded over 100 years ago; he has children, grandchildren and is a huge role model. Strange that no one is really talking about his tired ghetto act when we know that you have to be intelligent to even be a successful comedian to begin with. WHAT"S REALLY going on? SMH @ People in high places. I'm so disappointed. Maybe I don't count.moreless
    • Murder on the Feud?

      Just tuned in to the Feud and the question was "what would a woman find in a house to kill her husband?" Are you kidding me? That's a great question for a family show Harvey! Last episode of your show I will ever watch.
    • What's up Harvey? . . . and more

      My husband and I saw a couple of "Feuds" the other night (he is a fan and I have watched it occasionally just to be with him) - and I was SHOCKED at how Steve Harvey was acting! He looked and sounded like he was just going through the motions and deliberately holding in his emotions - a new persona for Steve. For some reason, he did this more in the second half. He actually seemed silently angry, and made a few quick comments that, with body language and facial expressions, sounded as though he was upset that the black families lost in those two episodes. Could that be true? When you consider that the winning group was made up of 5 stunningly beautiful women (with whom he never flirted) it is a true shocker! I have NEVER seen Mr. Harvey acting racially prejudice, never with an insulting, curt and cold demeanor. I couldn't believe my eyes. My husband said he saw nothing. Red Flag: it was much cleaner than usual! Which is my segue to . . .

      I was thrilled to hear the moral outrage and boundary-marking of so many who have written of the show's sexual tone and inappropriate questions, comments, flirtations and suggestive ad libs, which was offensive to me. That is why I stopped watching it awhile ago. Has Mr. Harvey felt constrained by this or is there more to it? I really like him as a comedian and wish he would clean it up. But, what about the years of Richard Dawson and his red-faced, alcohol fueled hosting? I was turned off as a child! I also appreciated that people called attention to the playing off of white vs black in the show. The deep-seated racial prejudice in this country is being revealed for what it is: from individual and institutional bias and injustice and unreasonableness - to political messages reminiscent of pre-WWII Germany - to eruptions of long-buried rage, this country may be headed for another civil war of sorts. If that happens, Family Feud may be a mere time capsule of 'how we used to be'. (Sorry for the length guess I waited too long to express it!)

    • Clean up your act!

      I remember when this show was somewhat entertaining. My son was watching it the other day when I heard a question about naming a place in a hospital where a doctor and nurse could get romantic? Really? What the hell is wrong with you people? Steve Harvey is not a funny guy and if he had any moral backbone he would tell the show's producers that the raunchy crap they are putting out is a turn-off. Shame on all you idiots associated with this show.moreless

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