Two families compete by trying to outguess the opponents about survey results.
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 Himself - Host (64 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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Fast Company  »

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Using Match Game 73 (1973) as an inspiration for a new show, Mark Goodson came up with "Fast Company". Fast Company didn't have families, a feud, or surveys but otherwise it was the same show. The show was a pitched to NBC and at the end of the run-though NBC passed on it. Mark Goodson resolved he'd make NBC regret the day they passed on "Fast Company" and took his project to the ABC network. Michael Brockman, then V.P. of Daytime programming of the ABC network, wasn't impressed, but he dealt with _Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions [us]_ before and knew something would happen from the time he saw the show and the time it would go on the air. Goodson continued to tinker with the format, making the contestants family members and changing the name of the game to Family Feud. See more »

Quotes

[End of Fast Money, amid general laughter]
Richard Dawson: I asked you to name a time when people usually get out of bed. And being the Einstein you are, you said..."Morning." Our survey said...
[Bzzt]
Richard Dawson: Zero. And then as if that wasn't bad enough, I asked you, name a time when people usually go to bed. You said, of course..."Night." Our survey said...
[Ding!]
Richard Dawson: Two!
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Referenced in My Boys: Douchebag in the City (2007) 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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FEUD IS FUN AND VERY FUNNY
7 August 2000 | by (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) – See all my reviews

This Old Classic tradition from the match game spin-off is wonderful, it has two families battle out in a survey of 100 people, to get cash and prizes, they play fast money, the host will ask the contestant five question give them five answers in 15 seconds try and think of the most popular answer, it the two get 200 points they walk away with the $5,000 grand prize or the $10,000 grand prize in the syndicated version, if they failed to get 200 points they recieve 5 dollars a point.

This is a great show, better than Louie Anderson's Revival. TV REVIEW 4 STARS.


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