marco polo gateway Everything You Wanted to Know About What Happens Behind the Scenes at Family Feud
We asked one contestant what goes on behind the scenes of Family Feud. The top 15 or so answers are on the board. You said, “Penis” and then collapsed in a fit of giggles while host Steve Harvey mugged for the camera. He introduced himself, saying, “I was on a four episode stretch of Family Feud episodes that ran from Jan. 29 Feb. 1, 2014. Of the three episodes we won, we won Fast Money on the second. In the end, we came out with about $22,
000. We filmed in May 2013 but it took us 8 months to air.”
Here is everything we learned. (It’s worth pointing out that this is only how one contestant recalls his experience. Also, it’s more fun to read this if you clap and yell, “Good answer, good answer” after reading each response.)
Were all your appearances shot on the same day?
Yes, all four episodes were shot in the same day. They said they shoot anywhere from four to six episodes in a day, depending on the week.
How many people are in the studio audience?
Not too many. Probably a hundred or so is my guess audience is just random fans. We didn’t invite anyone we knew because there was still a chance we wouldn’t film that day. Steve’s jokes are made up on the fly.
Do you actually have to be a family?
Yes. I am pretty sure you have to provide proof. It was so long ago that I don’t really remember. They filmed four episodes our day (and we were all four), and I think we got a snack after the third game while Steve ate dinner. It was a granola bar if I remember correctly. Executive producers.
Is it harder to think when you are actually up on stage? My experience watching Family Feud on TV is that I feel I know all the answers while the contestants come up with stupid responses.
I actually found it somewhat easier. Maybe it just because I was just in the zone.
The Fine Print
Was the other family super black to balance out how incredibly white your family appears to be?
I always had a theory that they did that,
and it turns out I was right. They do black vs. white whenever they can. Our fourth episode was white vs. white because they had flown that family in from either Oregon or Washington and didn’t want to pay to keep them another night.