Where the hell is Richard Dawson when you need him? Below, go ahead and take in a too-unbelievable-to-be-true-so-it-has-to-be-true clip of a Family Feud contestant (and self-proclaimed pastor’s wife!) answering “sperm” to the survey question, “Name something you put in your mouth but don’t swallow.”
I don’t even know where to begin with this one, so first how about the people behind the scenes at the Feud. Really, guys? Have things gotten so tough since Richard Karn left that you have to go with something that crass and obvious. You have to reach that much? The thing that occasionally makes Feud watchable (or always, in the case of The Dawson) is spontaneous sexual innuendo, not this canned, obvious tripe. Stop trying so hard. It’s unbecoming of a third-rate game show.
And don’t think you’re going to get off easy, Ms. Pastor’s Wife. Really? Host Steve Harvey gave you every chance to not go for “sperm” — seriously there’s like 90 seconds of don’t-do-it banter from Harvey — and you still went for it?
Forget the fact that you have no shame, it’s just a terrible answer. Walk up to 99 percent of people on the street — pervs and non-pervs alike — and ask them this question and they’ll do everything they can to avoid talking about a sex act.
About the only person who comes out well in all this is Harvey. He handled it pretty well, and actually made me laugh. It’s about time he did and it’s the least he owed all of us after 122 painful episodes of The Steve Harvey Show.