Remember the days when Family Feud‘s most tawdry moments involved Richard Dawson’s overly friendly lips? These days, it’s often hard to make it through a full episode without one of the questions being blatantly geared to make contestants get freaky with their answers. That’s basically what happened in the clip below, which features a key moment where popular host Steve Harvey is pretending to wear a dildo on a chain around his neck. Peak TV!
For what it’s worth, the question itself didn’t immediately lend itself to a contestant dredging the gutter for any answers: “Name something you’d ask your wife to wear that would cause her to start laughing.” It’s certainly not G-rated, but the expected answers are merely faux-risqué, such as “a bikini,” or stupid, such as “cap.” However, when the pressure was on Summer Stone to come up with the winning answer that wouldn’t give the Flam family control of the board, she answered with “adildo.” Cue the hyperbolic gasps and widespread tittering, because Steve Harvey rarely gets that kind of bait just dangling in his face like that. (Pun fully intended.)
Summer is immediately shame-faced by her elongated conjecture, and Steve Harvey is not the kind of person to hold back. Although somewhat bizarrely, he doesn’t even get ridiculously raunchy with the concept of a man asking his wife to wear a dildo for what would assumedly be sexual pleasures. Harvey has been known to go really off-book with unaired Family Feud footage over the years, so I truly expected something involving him bent over some part of the stage.
But instead, Harvey just got silly with it, and pretended to wear a dildo around his neck while he performed a little shimmy. As one does.
And then in a premise taken right out of a 1980s instructional video about how not to perform open mic stand-up, Steve Harvey pretended to be dancing in a club and staring in disbelief at someone who happened to be wearing a dildo in that same hypothetical club. Anything to show off those killer dance moves, I guess.
The funniest part of that exchange, to me, was the way he dismissively walked away from the Stones after confirming they’d already had two strikes against them. It was a pretty safe assumption that “a dildo” wouldn’t be one of the answers. Though, I mean, if enough people said “cap,” then anything is possible.