Family Feud taping at Universal Orlando with Steve Harvey as host

Posted Tuesday, August 10, 2010 11:51 AM | Contributed by Jeff

When Universal Orlando landed "Family Feud," the theme park got far more than a game show. Universal Orlando gained a first-rate standup act: new "Feud" host Steve Harvey. On Friday, he had the audience guffawing often during marathon tapings. The show, which starts airing a new season Sept. 13, produces eight episodes a day Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 19.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 4:38 PM

I have a feeling Steve Harvey will end up toward the bottom of my list of the best hosts of Family Feud..and I've been a fan of the show for a loooong time. Matter of fact, I sent them a letter as a child asking for my family to be considered for the show. I found out many years later that they had invited my family out to California to audition, but mom couldn't afford it after my dad died.

1. Richard Dawson. 2. Ray Combs. 3. John O'Hurley 4. Al Roker 5. Louie Anderson. 6. Steve Harvey(? We'll See...) 7. Richard Karn

NOBODY could be worse than Richard Karn (except maybe Gilbert Gottfried or Mario Cantone) I thought no one could be worse than Louie Anderson, but Karn proved me wrong...

We should get a "CoasterBuzz Family" together and get on the darn show!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 7:06 PM

I would think that Peterman would be best. I saw him when he rocked the Candlelight Processional at Epcot. Wishing I had spent the money to see him in Spamalot in Vegas.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 7:44 PM

Jeff said:
I would think that Peterman would be best. I saw him when he rocked the Candlelight Processional at Epcot. Wishing I had spent the money to see him in Spamalot in Vegas.

He was very good as FF host. Dry humor that reminded me of Dawson.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 10:38 PM

Buzzerblog posted some videos of Steve Harvey in action. They also report that Joey Fatone from NSync is the new announcer.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:08 AM

I don't understand why all game shows have to go all "celebrity" with hosts.

The best hosts have always been just hosts. Rayburn, Barker, Trebek, Sajak, Cullen, Woolery, etc., even Richard Dawson got Family Feud not because of his acting experience in Hogan's Heroes, but because of his game show experience on Match Game.

These people all had staying power... their shows lasted, and people loved them in that role because they were good. They didn't take the job just because their acting gigs dried up.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:03 AM

Dawson was even a game show host in The Running Man, which made it that much better.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:39 AM

That was an awesome movie. The only Governator movie that I can still watch. (It's no "They Live", though.)

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 9:05 AM

kpjb said:
That was an awesome movie. The only Governator movie that I can still watch. (It's no "They Live", though.)

The book was better...written by Stephen King under his pseudonym, Richard Bachman. They Live was the one with Roddy Piper and the sunglasses, right? One great quote..."I came here to chew bubble gum and kick a**...and I'm all out of bubble gum!"

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 10:29 AM

Rowdy Roddy Piper? "They Live" rocked...

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 11:21 AM

I'm familiar with Harvey (he's actually performed a few time at the Arts Center at which I work)...but I didn't know until I saw this article that he was now sporting the Mike Gallagher look...bald! I mentioned it to a couple of my co-workers just now, and one insisted he was always bald..that his absolutely perfect hair was a toupee. I tend to doubt that, but just have no way of knowing....

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 11:21 AM

Jeff said:
Wishing I had spent the money to see him in Spamalot in Vegas.

I did spend the money, but he was out the nite we went. His understudy was very good, but played it totally different, I assume.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 11:29 AM

I love "They Live"! The first time you watch it is the best though.

Bob Barker was the greatest! I love that man.

I think that the best quality to become a legendary game show host is being personable and fair. A game show host can not play favorites, and needs to be likable to the audience, as well as each contestant.

I should be a game show host... lol

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:11 PM

Bob Barker was the greatest! I love that man!

My mom thought he was was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Her dream was to meet him and see a taping before she passed on. Never happened, unfortunately.

I think that the best quality to become a legendary game show host is being personable and fair. A game show host can not play favorites, and needs to be likable to the audience, as well as each contestant.

I should be a game show host... lol "

If Drew Carey can do it so poorly.. and make a couple million at it..then there's truly hope for you, Travis...and all of us!

I know , I messed up the quotes. What else is new? I run into trouble when I try to use more than one excerpt!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:24 PM

^Mike, the way I learned to "tag" quotes was by using the QUOTE button over other people's quoted text. The "/quote" tag should come before your response.

I still have trouble with it occasionally, but the edit button fixes that pretty quickly. Of course, I'm sure Jeff occasionally pulls his hair out since he (presumably) sees all the edits and everything.

bill, learned pretty much everything I know by T&E... :)

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:52 PM

rollergator said:
^bill, learned pretty much everything I know by T&E... :)

T & E...hmmm. I thought it was T&....never mind.

Seriously, though, I'm all about the "E" when it come to computer stuff.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 6:09 AM

Drew Carey = Worst. Game Show Host. Ever.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 9:45 AM

^ I'm pretty sure that would be Louie Anderson on the Family Fued.

I actually like Drew Carey on The Price is Right.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 9:52 AM

Drew Carey might have the biggest "no win" job in the history of hosted TV. He's following a legendary host, on a show that has been around for decades. As someone who grew up watching Barker (and his lovely beauties), it's difficult to watch Carey and not think about how much I miss Barker.

That said, I really like Carey as a host.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 9:53 AM

I haven't watched a single episode of Price since Carey took over. I like him, think he's funny, but the show ended with Bob for me.

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