Two families compete by trying to outguess the opponents about survey results.
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 Himself - Host (2,335 episodes, 1976-1985)
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 Himself - Announcer (2,320 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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Like many other game shows, at the time, the syndicated version aired once a week; it expanded to twice a week in January 1979, and finally to five nights a week, in the fall of 1980. The viewing habits of both daytime and syndicated audiences were changing. When Griffin launched Wheel of Fortune (1983) syndicated version, in 1983, that show climbed the ratings to the point where it unseated Feud as the highest-rated syndicated show; the syndicated revival of Wheel's sister show Jeopardy! (1984), also siphoned ratings from Feud with its early success. ABC decided that it would not renew it for the 1985-86 season, and a cancellation notice was issued for the syndicated version as well. The daytime version came to an end on June 14, 1985. The syndicated version aired its last new episode on May 17, 1985, and continued to air in reruns after that until September 6, 1985. See more »

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[opening spiel]
Gene Wood: On your marks! Let's start "THE FAMILY FEUD!" With the star of "Family Feud", RICHARD DAWSON!
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The Feud
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Written by Robert Israel (BMI)
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Published by TattleTales Music (BMI)
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Out of nowhere came a welcome reminder of Philly sports glory.
31 January 2003 | by (Center of the Universe) – See all my reviews

It was 3:00 a.m. when "Family Feud" came on the Game Show Network - it was an episode from, apparently, late 1980, since it was a charity rematch between World Series contestants Kansas City Royals and Philadelphia Phillies: the Phillies Phamily's Del Unser, Larry Bowa, Mike Schmidt, Dick Ruthven, and Garry Maddox vs. John, Willie, Paul, Dave, and Dennis from KC (I didn't get their last names).

True to form, the Phillies swept KC 395-0. Del & Dick played the bonus round, where they reached 222 points with just seven questions. Would they have had any less than a total kickass half-hour?

Highlights included one of the Royals offering Richard Dawson some Skoal chewing tobacco (which he spat out in disgust, but he was a trooper even to try it), the numerous whistles and catcalls for Michael Jack from the presumably female-dominated studio audience, and, oh my, the leisure suits, feathered hair, and bizarre facial growths (and Bowa's funky White Man's Afro deserves special mention). Needless to say, my head was spinning. Bill Simmons (ESPN's "Sports Guy") needs to know about this episode to grade it on his Unintentional Comedy Rating Scale; it'd surely get a perfect score.


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