Two families compete by trying to outguess the opponents about survey results.
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 Himself - Host (60 episodes, 1976-1985)
Gene Wood ...
 Himself - Announcer (51 episodes, 1976-1985)
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Richard Dawson hosted this TV game-show, which pitted members of two families against each other. Each team tried to guess the results of survey questions faster and more accurately than the other team. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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(3529 episodes)

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Richard Dawson realized (of course) he'd said things and got away with it, because the first run of the ABC version had kept it on the air, long enough, and he did. Many of the things that he said were absolutely outrageous or politically incorrect. See more »

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[On the set of the first show: July 12, 1976]
Richard Dawson: I haven't been this excited since I got the oil drilling rights to Jack Lord's hair!
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Referenced in Sliders: Eggheads (1995) See more »

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The Feud
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Written by Robert Israel (BMI)
Performed by the Score Productions Band
Published by TattleTales Music (BMI)
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The top 3 answers on the board..."Name the best incarnation of 'Family Feud.'"
18 September 2001 | by (Kingsville, Ontario) – See all my reviews

SURVEY SAYS: Richard's Feud. Richard was and ever shall be the true host of "Family Feud." Richard's quick wit and overall likeable personallity made this show click. I'd pick this show over "Fear Factor" or "Weakest Link" any day. In this world of primetime "game shows" (if you can call them that anymore) you don't see the kind of aoura that this show presents. 2 actual families comprised of 5 members each must guess popular answers to a 100 person survey. The first team to 200 points (300 by 1979, and 400 by 1985) wins the game, the cololected survey money and chance to play "Fast Money" for $5,000. ($10,000 on the syndicated version) When the show ended its run thanks to "Wheel of Fortune" in 1985, it featured one of the most tear-filled good byes in TV history. "Family Feud" is an American icon. One that will resonate through ages.


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