Family Feud (1988–1995)

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"Family Feud" was one of the most popular game shows on TV, but after nine years with Richard Dawson as host, ratings were starting to slip. In 1986, producers decided that the "Family Feud... See full summary »

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Ray Combs ...
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"Family Feud" was one of the most popular game shows on TV, but after nine years with Richard Dawson as host, ratings were starting to slip. In 1986, producers decided that the "Family Feud" needed a makeover, and they wanted a fresh face to breathe new life into this old favorite. "Family Feud" producer Howard Felsher remembered hearing great things about a talented young comic named Ray Combs. The late Mark Goodson chose Ray to host "The New Family Feud." It was a perfect match. Ray's down-home love for people was genuine. But pressures began to amount in 1994 as ratings on "Family Feud" began to slide following the death of Mark Goodson. Son, Jonathan Goodson and consultant Harris Kattleman decided to bring back original host Richard Dawson to try and boost ratings, but a drab set covering, low prize money and bad timeslots forced "Family Feud" back onto the shelf in 1995. Written by Kyle C. Haight <dawsonbot@hotmail.com>

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As Ray Combs walked out on stage for the CBS premiere of "Family Feud", (July 4, 1988), he wished America a happy birthday and stated that he had been watching all of the great CBS shows and was excited about being on CBS hosting "Family Feud". Ray then added that he thought he was prepared for the job, but then, (jokingly), asked to see the first item up for bids. (in reference to CBS' The Price Is Right (1972) ). See more »

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Ray Combs: I've been hosting this show for six years and I think this is a damn fine way to go out. I thought I was a loser until you walked up here; you made me feel like a man.
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Follows Family Feud (1976) See more »

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The Feud
(1988 Edition)
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Performed by the Score Production Band from 1988 to 1994
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Ray Combs we miss you
18 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

The Ray Combs era of Family Feud was by far the best, I really didn't care for Richard Dawson, or that blob gambler Louie Anderson, and the current host Al Borland errr Richard Karn's version isn't up to par and I hope it goes soon. Ray Combs was full of energy and made it fun 88'-92' were the best shows. I was sad when they changed the format and even sadder to hear about Ray's death, he was one of the most underappreciated hosts/comics of all time. I will never forget this era of game shows which was a great time. There will never be another Ray Combs or any era of game show which we grew up with, I feel sorry if you weren't around for this era.

R.I.P. Ray Combs.


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