Steve Harvey: Best 'Family Feud' host ever?
Comedian Steve Harvey started hosting "Family Feud" last month.
Who made the decision, I don't know. But somehow, it works. The deadpan facial expressions, the belittling yet charming and affectionate dismissals of dumb answers, the self-assured flirting with show contestants. It's a beautiful thing.
Harvey, of course, is the latest in a long line of pretty funny Family Feud hosts:
Richard Dawson (1976-1985, 1994-1995)
The first, quite possibly the best. My mother loved him -- he always kissed the ladies on the show:
Ray Combs (1988-1994)
Seen here with awful hair and American Gladiators:
Louie Anderson (1999-2002)
Let's face it; he really wasn't that good:
Richard Karn (2002-2006)
Was also Tool Time Al from Home Improvement:
John O'Hurley (2006-2010)
Should have been doing voiceovers for Masterpiece Theatre:
And Steve Harvey (2010-present):
[Random tidbit: Did you know that Joey Fatone, former member of N'Sync, now narrates Family Feud? Seems life after Justin Timberlake is a cruel, cruel mistress ... ]
I wasted a good hour yesterday in a hilarious e-mail exchange with friends swapping Steve Harvey Family Feud videos. And I'm secretly hoping that this somehow becomes a viral internet meme:
It could work, no?
| October 5, 2010; 1:32 PM ET
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