'Family Feud' Contestant's Gaffe Leads to $10,000 in Free Popeyes
By R.J. Johnson - @rickerthewriter
January 12, 2020
Game show contestants know that when you're on TV, you'll win some and you'll lose some. But while one 'Family Feud Canada' contestant might have missed out on $10,000 cash, she ended up scoring another huge prize after her wrong answer went viral.
The awkwardly wrong answer came during an intense "Sudden Death" round in Family Feud, with host Gerry Dee bringing up Eve Dubois and Logan White to represent their families in a single-question face-off.
"Real simple. There's one question. Only one answer. Whoever gets it, you're playing for $10,000. That's it. Whoever guesses this wins the game," host Gerry Dee told two contestants on Thursday's edition of 'Family Feud Canada.'
"Name Popeye's favorite food," Dee asked the contestants.
Contestant Eve Dubois immediately buzzed in and answered using a sing-song voice: "Chhhiiicckkkeennnn." A response obviously influenced by the popular fast-food chicken chain.
However, her fellow contestants were taken aback by her answer, with one family member heard to exclaim, "Oh, my God."
"Show me chicken!" Dee shouted. That's when Dubois realized her mistake, and a large red X appeared, indicating the incorrect answer. In fact, the clue was not referring to food of any kind, but instead to everyone's favorite cartoon sailor man, Popeye the Sailor.
After Dubois' faux pas, one of her opponents buzzed in with the correct answer: "Spinach, Gerry."
Dubois, looking slightly embarrassed said she thought the survey was referring to the popular restaurant, "I thought you meant Popeyes chicken!"
While Dubois and her family might have missed out on the $10,000 cash, Popeyes stepped up and offered Dubois $10,000 worth of Popeyes chicken (and other items on their menu).
"Our survey says you got that right. DM us to claim your $10,000 worth of Popeyes. #LoveThatChickenFromPopeyes," the food chain tweeted, while tagging Dubois.
Dubois' mother told Global News Canada that her daughter is taking her vial fame in stride.
"I didn’t hear what she said. I actually thought we won," Stephanie Dubois 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 fame is] all going to her head right now, she’s been saying, ‘At least I’m pretty.'"
At least it's not like some of the other morbid answers on 'Family Feud' that have gone viral.