Two families compete by trying to outguess the opponents about survey results.
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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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During one practice of the show, the producers put in a survey question at the end of the game. After the run-through, Michael Brockman went to Mark Goodson and his staff and told them the front part of the game isn't that good, but he thought the survey question was terrific and asked Goodson if he could reformat the game around the survey material. Goodson agreed to change the structure of the game. In the new structure, two families would square off to guess the answers of survey questions, the first team to reach 200 points won the game and had a chance at more money. However, there was controversy over the fairness of the "steal". ABC president Fred Silverman wanted the "steal" to be dropped from the show Goodson however said the "steal" is what makes the game work and is the penalty for not having cleaned the board. In the end Goodson prevailed and the "steal" remained in the game. See more »

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Richard Dawson: [the second contestant right after the September fiasco] A noisy bird.
Contestant: Cuckoo.
Richard Dawson: [having difficulty trying not to laugh] Cuckoo! How the hell did you people get on the show?
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Spin-off All-Star Family Feud Special (1978) 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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A Slice of American Dysfunction
19 July 2016 | by (In The Viewing Room) – See all my reviews

Just on the face of it, I dislike quiz shows where the questions aren't really knowledge questions, and the answers are just opinions. Unable to answer a single question on a show like "Jeopardy", rather than pick up a book and learn something, people are invited to answer questions that don't actually require any education. Very popular in a bone-deep anti-intellectual society. If you doubt that, just look at the other reviews.

And what's with the hosts? Richard Dawson's signature was that he assaulted the guests. That's what unwanted touching is. Assault. Are we supposed to believe that all those guests were quite happy with his constantly pawing them? So, every host since then has to do the same thing.

Stupid. Really stupid.


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