"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 Ray Combs ...  Himself - Host 13 episodes, 1988-1993
Gene Wood Gene Wood ...  Himself - Announcer 13 episodes, 1988-1993
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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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English

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4 July 1988 (USA) See more »

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Family Feud Challenge See more »

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(1988-1994) | (1992-1993) (1994-1995)

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Stereo

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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: Thank you. Thank you so much and welcome to Family Feud. I'm Ray Combs, the new host of the show. Happy birthday America. Let me say that first of all its a pleasure to be with you. Today we're going to see two wonderful families battle it out for family honor on their way to five thousand dollars, with a chance for five thousand dollars, but I want you to know that I'm excited about being on CBS and hosting this show. I have been studying all the great CBS shows. I think I'm prepared so if ...
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The Feud
(1994 Edition)
By Edd Kalehoff and Performed from 1994-1995
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family feud DVD game
7 November 2004 | by szwytnasSee all my reviews

Wow, was I excited to see the DVD version of the family feud game out in the stores. I always had this great idea about being able to play family feud on the TV with my family the same way it is played on TV.

After playing the game, I think the game lacks the excitement that the television shows really pull off. For game shows like Wheel Of Fortune, Jeopardy!, and Pyramid, they hit the nail very well on board games. The family feud game really has had different variations whenever it came to the board game phase. Yet, Family Feud also has had that over 25 years with hosts like Ray Combs, Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson and Richard Karn. Yet, the way this game show has been put to DVD is really a surprise to what the survey says.

The Family Feud "Survey Says" DVD game is really quite different from the longtime successful game show. The DVD game features Richard Karn, the current Family Feud host. The game features 800 questions which does provide a lot of fun, but the game really isn't like how the longtime game show is played. The game deals with 2 players at home, trying to match all the Top 5 answers on the survey, with a twist. Both players must try to out score the opponent by scoring the most points on each question round. With a pair of duel question rounds where both must answer the same survey question, and the fast money question round where both are given separate questions to answer, and match the surveys.

I would really like to find out who makes the games and recommend some ideas of how I would like to play the game at home with my family. With the new technology that we have today, I don't understand why we aren't able to find a way to connect TV and keyboard where one of the the family members can play the host have all of the answers and type the answer in. Kind of like the girl who co host in the game show Lingo. She sits at the table and types in the answers of the players on the big screen. I would really love to see that be available for family feud. I wouldn't mind paying a couple hundred of dollars to play something advanced and fun like the game family feud at home. I would be the coolest one on the block! Would that be a very difficult process?

Sincerely, very eager to play family feud the original way at home with my family


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