Monday, December 04, 2006

Family Feud is Getting Ridiculous

I love Family Feud as much as anyone else (or maybe more), but the categories nowadays are just out of hand. I can't get over some of them. I realize the show has been on since 1976, but I think they can come up with some more interesting categories. The contestants aren't any better -- in fact, sometimes I wonder where they even find these people. Here are some various Family Feud stories I thought were funny and worth sharing:

Today, as I was watching the show, the third round category was "What is known as a blood sucker?" (not a particularly bad category, but just wait). One lady answers "Leech," a solid answer. Her team chooses to take on the task of identifying 3 more blood suckers. Bad choice, family. The lady whose turn it is next, NEXT, with only one answer on the board, answers as follows:

"Oh geez, I don't know...*waits a couple seconds*...praying mantis?"

Now that's pretty bad. What happened to mosquitos and vampires? Sure enough, they were the #2 and #3 answers, answered in succession by apparently the only other semi-intelligent members of the family. Nothing could have prepared me for what was to come next though. One guy incorrectly guessed something that I couldn't understand, and with his answer in addition to the one given by the praying mantis lady, the team had two strikes this round. With only one guess left before possibly having to fork over their points, the remaining woman comes up with this gem for an answer:

"Hmm...leech, mosquito, dracula...I don't know what else sucks blood. Oh! A goat!"

A FUCKING GOAT?!?!?!? I wish I could convey how confidently the woman answered "goat." It was unreal.

I'm losing hope for humanity.
Question: What is an animal beginning with the letter "R?"

With two strikes already, these responses were uttered:
" about a rangatang? Oh, wait, I think that's an A..."
Clearly she was looking for "orangutan," not "a rangatang" which begins with neither R nor A. Unbelievable. I wonder if that dumbass even graduated high school.
Could it possibly get any better? Oh yes, it can. The next response was, again, said very decisively, as though this woman thought she was about to win all the points:


...I'll give you a second to let that sink in...

Ugh, I get a shiver down my spine when I think about how this woman wasn't even trying to be funny with her answer.
Oh wow, this one was hilarious. This dumb fuck completely ruined it for his team by blowing it in the third round. The category was "Name something people usually fail at the first time they try." This guy immediately hits the answer button...AND THEN SAYS NOTHING! Talk about irony!! The expression on his face as he "failed the first time" trying to come up with an answer combined with the irony of the whole situation sent me into a fit of laughter.
Category: "Name a country with 4 letters."
One person said, "China"
Another said, "Asia"
It just never ends, does it?