Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Blog Redemption: Family Feud

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog on my awful experience as an audience member at the Family Feud. After posting my blog on a number of social media outlets, I was contacted by Steve Harvey, who is the host, through Twitter. Steve then asked me to give him my contact information, which he passed along to the producer, Gaby. Within ten minutes of messaging him, my cell phone rang and it was Gaby. I don't know if I was more happy that my voice was heard or that Steve Harvey and a long-term TV producer had read my blog. (Probably the latter.)

Gaby told me that she was so sorry and upset with our experience, and explained that the goal for the audience members is to have a great time. I told her that my friends who had previously gone to a taping all had a blast, and based on what we could see it looked like a lot of fun.  She then asked me if I would like to come back to the show, which I said that I would. She gave me her personal cell phone number and asked me to figure out a date with my group of friends and call her back, and she would set us up with priority VIP seating. This is exactly what she did for our group of four.

This past Saturday, I returned to Family Feud with a hopeful outlook on the day. While only three of the four of us went (our fourth was very sick that morning and didn't show), we were brought into the holding room immediately and didn't have to wait in the very long line outside. The holding room was much more organized than the last time we went, with the addition of a TV that was showing episodes of Family Feud to keep people entertained while waiting to go into the filming area. After waiting only 45 minutes (as opposed to the two hours the previous time), we were escorted inside in a very organized manner and were seated center stage in the front row.

I can't tell you how happy my husband and I were to be able to go back and have the true Family Feud audience experience (as well as our friend who we invited to come with us). We got to see two great shows, with a family winning the $20,000 in fast money. The energy was constantly high and the laughter never stopped, as Steve Harvey truly is a very talented comedian and TV personality. I was able to ask Steve a question during a break in taping, which he gave a great answer to. I asked him what was the worst answer a contestant has ever given. He said the question in fast money was to name your favorite fall holiday. The guy said, "Christmas." What made matters worse, he was only two points away from getting to 200 points and the $20,000 and actually thought his answer was going to be #1, which it obviously wasn't and resulted in them not winning the money.
Christmas in the fall, he is kidding?
Because of our prime seat location, I was able to personally thank Gaby the producer, who sat three seats down from us. I was extremely happy that I was able to thank her in person and tell her how great the experience was this time around. Gaby, Steve and the Family Feud audience staff all get an A+ in redeeming themselves from our previous experience. I would highly recommend to anyone in the Atlanta area to go to a taping if you get the chance.

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