Family Feud was a popular and almost religiously viewed television show at my Grandparent’s house. I am not sure what exactly they loved about the program. I suppose the genial nature of then host Richard Dawson could have been a factor. Perhaps the truth is they merely enjoyed the format of the show? Whatever the answer may be they were lifelong fans of the program.
However I can tell you that without fail. When Family Feud was over it was time for dinner. I could set my watch by it. My Grandparents were big enough fans of the program that we actually had a copy of the Milton Bradley home game!
While of course they were fans of many popular TV shows of the day. Like The Love Boat, CHiPs, Fantasy Island, and Happy Days to name but a few. None of these had the ability to keep my Grandparents riveted to the television set.
This is the reason I totally remember when The Dukes of Hazzard faced off against some of the cast of The Waltons. On the All-Star Family Feud 1979 special! It is in fact the second portion of the special – where the cast of The Ropers and Angie went head to head. I can recall these specials feeling like something very important. The excitement I felt was very similar to Battle of the Networks Stars!
So what about this Family Feud with The Waltons and The Dukes of Hazzard?
In this second segment of the All-Star special, which I should add was shown in the evening instead of the typical weekday airing. The Waltons were represented by Judy Norton-Taylor, Jon Walmsley, Mary McDonough, Kami Cotler, and Eric Scott.
The Dukes of Hazzard were represented by Tom Wopat, Catherine Bach, Sorrell Booke, Denver Pyle, and James Best. You might wonder why John Schneider wasn’t present – it’s been rumored he was sick at the time of taping. Each of the television shows played for a charity organization.
Which television family will come out on top? You can find out for yourself by watching the YouTube video below! However can’t we all say we are winners for being able to enjoy this broadcast?
[Via] The Multiking World