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Family Feud

Family Feud is a popular television game show in the USA that pitted two families against each other in a quiz format. Representatives of the family are posed questions that had already been answered by 100 persons. An answer was considered correct if someone in the survey had answered the question in the same way, with more points given for answers that had been given by more persons.

The longest running and most popular version of the show was hosted by Richard Dawson between 1977 and 1985. In 1988 the show was brought back by CBS, and a syndicated version premiered with host Ray Combs[?] shortly afterward.

The CBS version was cancelled in 1993. Dawson became host of the syndicated version in 1994. Sadly, Combs committed suicide in 1995.

In 1999 a third version premiered in syndication with host Louie Anderson[?]. In 2002 Anderson was replaced as host by Richard Karn[?].

A Mexican version of this show is airing as off autumn of 2002, called 100 Mexicanos Dijeron, which translates to 100 Mexicans Said.

The UK version of the show is called Family Fortunes. The producers reportedly claimed that they considered the word "feud" too confrontational. It was originally hosted by Max Bygraves and subsequently by Bob Monkhouse and then Les Dennis[?].



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