Disclosure: Mama Smith received an all expense paid trip from Disney/Pixar to attend this event. All opinions expressed are 100% her own.
I have watched Family Feud since I was a little girl. It is a show that has always entertained me – and still does to this day. My husband and I love watching it and trying to guess the top answers. Fast Money is one of my favorite parts – it is a great game to play along with from home. I have enjoyed all of the hosts, but the most recent, Steve Harvey, has brought a whole new humor in to it. When I found out that I was going to be attending a live taping of Celebrity Family Feud, I was beyond excited. I immediately called my mom and told her because I grew up watching the show with her. Needless to say, she was extremely jealous.
Stepping on to the set of Celebrity Family Feud was so surreal. There were a lot of bright lights, loud music, and of course the podiums. It was incredible to see. The atmosphere was filled with fun and excitement! Up on the stage was the “warm up” guy. You know, the guy that keeps everyone excited and happy and having fun while we wait for the taping to start. He was blasting music and dancing around – and he was hilarious! He was so much fun to watch and dance with. His name is Rubin Ervin and you can follow him on Twitter here.
The episode that we watched being filmed was Vicki Lawrence vs. Ed Asner and while I cannot tell you who won, I can assure you that you need to tune in. I was cracking up almost the entire show. The contestants were great, the categories (and answers) were funny, and everyone had a great time. Each celebrity family plays for a charity of their choice. During the breaks Steve Harvey talked with the audience. He told stories about growing up and he preached – oh boy, did he preach! I could have listened to him go on for hours. It was incredible and inspiring! At one point he answered a few questions – including one that I got to ask (yay!): Who is your favorite comedian? Steve did not even bat an eye, he immediately answered Richard Pryor – because he loves Richard’s stand-up. After the taping we were told that we could go up on stage and take photos – and even get our photo taken at the buzzer! How amazing is that! I was nearly shaking standing up on that stage. It was so much to take in. What an absolutely amazing experience!
The first of six two-game episodes of Celebrity Family Feud airs TONIGHT on ABC at 8:00 pm EST and features Anthony Anderson vs. Toni Braxton and Monica Potter vs. Curtis Stone. All of the other episodes are sure to be amazing as well – Gronk (from the SuperBowl Champions – the New England Patriots) and his brothers are playing! You should all know what a huge Patriots fan I am so of course, I cannot wait to be watching and rooting for him on that one! Once I know when the Vicki Lawrence/Ed Asner game will be aired – I will be updating you, so stay tuned!
Twitter Handles for the first episode so you can tweet as you watch:
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Trina Braxton @TrinaBraxton
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