After This Family Feud Player Said Her Final Answer, The Host Had To Bury His Head In His Hands

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When Eve Dubois took the podium on her second appearance on Family Feud Canada, her team’s chances of winning the jackpot rested solely on her shoulders. And while she managed to buzz in first, her guess left everyone – including host Gerry Dee – flabbergasted. The contestant may have missed out on the prize money, but she became a viral sensation.

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In January 2020 a memorable episode of Family Feud Canada aired to audiences up and down the country. It starred the Dubois family of Lorette, Manitoba, alongside the Tomlin family, who hail from Waterloo in Ontario. Both clans went head-to-head on the show to win 10,000 CAD ($7,000).

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According to a press release from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), which airs Family Feud Canada, the Dubois family are French-Canadian. They consist of dad Gerry, his twin daughters Dominique and Stephanie and his grandchildren Kain and Eve. And they made their now infamous appearance at the end of 2019.

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It seems that Family Feud Canada was a familiar part of the Duboises’ life, and had been for some years. Dominique and Stephanie’s mother would gather the children around the TV to watch the show every day. With that in mind, the clan said they were fully prepared to compete with anyone they came across.

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The first team that the Duboises came up against on Family Feud was the Lui Family. They hailed from Vancouver, British Columbia, and loved to travel as a family. Their group was made up of a mix of siblings and cousins called Allison, Andrea, Jaclyn, Karen and Megan.

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When the Dubois family came face-to-face with the Lui clan on Family Feud Canada, it was the latter who were the reigning champions. Having already bagged themselves the prize money, they returned to the show in order to defend their title. However, over the course of the 30-minute episode, the Duboises stormed to victory.

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Thanks to their victory, the Dubois family returned to Family Feud Canada as the victors. And on this occasion, they were pitted against the Tomlins who were eager to steal the title – and the prize money – for themselves. Their team consisted of physical ed teacher Aaron, his mom Karen, wife Jennifer, sister Alyssa and brother-in-law Logan.

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It seemed that the Tomlins were shaping up to be a worthy match for the Dubois family, with most of the team working in education as teachers. However, things got off to a slow start with Aaron and Stephanie facing off to find one of the top seven answers to the question, “If a fashion designer were inspired by hockey players, what might you see on the runway?”

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It was Stephanie who got to her buzzer first, however, her hilarious guess of “jockstraps” was incorrect. Aaron’s answer “hockey hair” was also wrong, which put the ball back into his competitor’s court. She then finally landed on the second most popular answer according to the Family Feud Canada survey, “shoulder pads.”

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Thanks to Stephanie’s correct answer, the Dubois family got the opportunity to play the round first. But while their guesses of “socks” and “jerseys” appeared on the board of hockey-inspired fashion items, three incorrect answers of “helmets,” “shorts” and “elbow pads” meant that the Tomlins were given the opportunity to steal the round. But they failed to do so, as their guess, “skates,” fell short of the mark.

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The next contestants to take to the podium were Karen and Dominique who were asked to name “something people do when going through a buffet line that really ticks you off.” Karen buzzed first and answered correctly with “sneeze,” while Dominique guessed wrongly with “picks at the food.” As a result, the Tomlins were given the chance to play the round.

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The Tomlins got off to a flying start, with four of their first five answers appearing on the board of annoying buffet line habits. However, two further wrong answers saw the round passed over to the Dubois family. But luckily for their rivals, they failed to steal with their answer “takes the last piece” of food.

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Going into the third round, then, the Tomlins were on 81 points, with the Dubois family trailing behind on 54. Jennifer and Gerry took the podium next, going head-to-head on the question “Name something women wear to be sexy that’s really uncomfortable.” Jennifer buzzed first, with her guess “lingerie” and sealed the round for the Tomlins when Gerry landed on the less popular answer of “girdle.”

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In this round, the Tomlins stormed to victory, correctly guessing all six of the answers to the uncomfortable-but-sexy women’s clothing question. At this point in the game, double points were up for grabs. As a result, the Tomlin family increased their score to 259, while the Duboises lagged behind, at 54.

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While the Tomlins had sealed a massive lead over their rivals, the Dubois family still had everything to play for. And as Alyssa and Kain took their place at the podium, host Gerry Dee informed them that the answers in this round were worth triple points. All they needed to do was “name something you’d hate to be on when it breaks down.”

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It was Kain who pressed his buzzer first, guessing “elevator” correctly. Nevertheless, Alyssa managed to steal the round for her family with the higher-scoring answer “rollercoaster.” But it seems the question proved too difficult for the Tomlin clan, and after answering three of their first five guesses incorrectly, it was passed over to the Dubois family.

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On this occasion, the Duboises managed to steal the round, correctly guessing that “boat” was among the answers people had given to something they’d hate to be on when it broke down. This took the gap between them and the Tomlins to less than 30, bringing their points up to 231.

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So going into the final head-to-head round, both the Dubois and the Tomlin families had everything to play for. And as if things weren’t tense enough, because neither team had reached 300 points, the game had gone to sudden death. That meant there was only one answer to the next question, and to win the player had to get it right.

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It was under these stressful circumstances that players Logan and Eve stepped up to the podium. It was all down to them to steal the game for their families. And all they had to do to seal a place in the final was “name Popeye’s favorite food.” It was Eve who got to her buzzer first, but would she be able to rise to the occasion?

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As Eve gave her answer, the entire game rested on her shoulders. If her confident demeanor was anything to go by, she had it in the bag. However, as the contestant spoke, she saw her family’s chance at winning a second 10,000 CAD slipping away. But while she may not have won the round, she most definitely stole the show in one of the most memorable moments in the short history of Family Feud Canada.

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Canada, it seems, was late to join the Family Feud party. While the show has been enjoying success in the United States since 1976, it wasn’t until December 2019 that Canadians got their own version of the popular TV show. They joined the likes of the U.K., India and Australia in trying to replicate the success the series had enjoyed in America.

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One of the key components of any popular quiz show is a charismatic host. And it seems that Canada’s answer to Steve Harvey, host of the American Family Feud, was Gerry Dee. The comedian starred in the Canadian sitcom Mr. D, playing a bored school teacher in the show.

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In most ways, Family Feud Canada is much like the American version of the show. Its theme song and snazzy set are both familiar. And the soul-destroying buzzer that meets each wrong answer will be known to quiz show fans across the world, as will the format of the show.

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In each episode, two families go head-to-head as they attempt to guess the highest-scoring answers to quirky survey questions. The team that wins the most points in these rounds goes through to the “Fast Money” segment, in which they can win 10,000 CAD. Winning families return to the show the following episode, and can earn a maximum of 30,000 CAD in prize money.

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The addition of a live studio audience gives Family Feud Canada a special atmosphere. And with contestants competing under the glare of a camera, lights and many eyes, there’s often room for them to mess up. In December 2019 Dee admitted to MSN, “That’s my favorite part. I want bad answers. I want funny answers I can play with.”

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As Dee would learn in the first season of Family Feud Canada, it’s often the contestants’ hilarious answers that steal the show. That brings us back to Eve, who was charged with getting her family, the Duboises, into the Fast Money round in their game against the Tomlins. So what did she say Popeye’s favorite food was?

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Well, according to Eve, Popeye is a big fan of poultry. Because when she came to guess his favorite food, she said “Chicken,” putting extra emphasis on the final letter, as if to express her confidence in the answer. In fact, she even did a little victory dance, like she practically had the prize money in the bag.

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However, not everyone seemed as certain as Eve that Popeye’s favorite food was chicken. In reaction to the contestant’s answer, Dee buried his head in his arms, while the Dubois family couldn’t hide their shock. Eve’s aunt Dominique cried, “Oh my God,” while her mom, Stephanie, simply looked lost for words.

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Judging by Eve’s shocked facial expression, it seemed that she soon realized she’d put her foot in it. However, it was too late to take the clanger of an answer back, as Dee shouted out, “Show me, Chicken.” Unsurprisingly, it did not come up on the survey. Eve was instead met with the dreaded sound of the incorrect answer klaxon accompanied by a big X.

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Eve reacted to her mishap by coyly placing one hand over her opened mouth. But as she recovered from her wrong answer, Logan swept in to steal the round by correctly answering “spinach.” As any cartoon fan will remember, Popeye ate the greens to make him strong. With that, the Tomlins went rolling through into the Fast Money round but failed to win the top prize money, though they did bag it on their second appearance on the show.

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But while the Tomlin family sealed victory on that particular episode of Family Feud Canada, it was Eve who went on to become a viral sensation. It seemed that people couldn’t get enough of her hilarious wrong answer. And that continued even after she explained the source of her confusion.

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Following the blooper, Eve confessed to Dee, “I thought you meant Popeye’s Chicken,” referring to the fast-food joint known for its fried poultry. To that, it seems the host couldn’t even muster a response. Instead, he just mimicked the contestant’s actions as she gave her answer, complete with dance, much to the delight of the near-hysterical audience.

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And it wasn’t just the studio audience who found Eve’s misplaced reaction hilarious. After the episode of Family Feud Canada aired in January 2020, the clip took off online, with some videos quickly nearing one million views. One particularly popular tweet regarding the failed answer even described it as “one of the most iconic game show moments” they’d ever seen.

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Given the reaction the clip received, Eve found herself enjoying a moment of viral fame. Stephanie also shared in her daughter’s moment in the spotlight, giving an interview to Global News in January 2020. While speaking to the Canadian network, the mom revealed that the Dubois clan managed to see the funny side of the slip-up.

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Speaking to Global News, Stephanie described the Family Feud Canada experience as “amazing.” And she also revealed that she had been blissfully unaware of Eve’s blunder for a few precious moments. The mom explained, “I didn’t hear what she said. I actually thought we won.”

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However, despite missing out on a further 10,000 CAD, Stephanie revealed she found Eve’s wrong answer incredibly funny. She said, “We’ve all been laughing about it. I’m in the kitchen, I’m giggling; I’m in the shower, I’m giggling.” The mom said of her daughter, “It’s all going to her head right now. She’s been saying, ‘At least I’m pretty.’”

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Hot on the tail of Eve’s “chicken” answer going viral, Family Feud Canada released a whole blooper reel from her sudden-death round on YouTube. And, as the clip revealed, there were many hilarious moments that didn’t even make it onto the show. But online they were given the audience they deserved.

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It turned out that both Eve and Logan had failed to correctly identify “something in your house that creaks” with the answers “rocking chair” and “stairs” respectively. They also fell short when answering “something people dye.” Woefully misunderstanding the question, to that Logan said “gunshot.”

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As if things couldn’t get much worse, chaos then ensued when Eve’s bracelet fell on to the studio floor. She fumbled around with it, deliberating whether to leave it with her family, while Dee asked for the board to be reset. He would later ask the contestants to name “something you might see in the sky on a clear night.” Eve then replied, “Helicopter.”

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But viral fame wasn’t the only thing Eve received on account of her Family Feud Canada blooper. Clearly charmed by her wrong answer, Popeye’s Chicken tweeted that they would give Eve $10,000 worth of their food, to make up for the prize money she missed out on. So it’s hard to determine who the real winner was after all.

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