Who needs foreplay when “Family Feud” is on the air with its sexually charged questions? Folks are in a rage over the questions that are full of sexual innuendos leading to some very graphic answers from the contestants over the last few weeks.
According to Fox News on October 2, “’Family Feud’ is not so family friendly anymore.” While some of the questions can go either way, there’s no mistaken that others are constructed to be of a sexual nature.
Host Steve Harvey has taken “Family Feud” from just a game show into a real hit. Since taking over as host in 2010, the ratings have rocketed and this show is beating both “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” on a regular basis.
Over the last couple of weeks, a couple of questions, along with their answers have riled up some of the viewers of this once family friendly show. The topper of all the sexually charged questions came earlier this week when Harvey put out the question: “name the first part of a woman you touch to get her in the mood.”
That led to the answer that not only shocked folks at home, but conjured up some anger over what was said. The contestant said, “Um, that would be the lower front or the vagina.” It was easy to see the contestant was uncomfortable with his answer, especially with his family members by his side.
The man did look embarrassed as he said to Harvey, “I didn’t want to say it.” Whether he wanted to say it or not, he got a high-five from the host leaving many at home to understand this was a good thing as far as the show was concerned.
TV Guide reminds their readers that this guy’s family had to stand there and listen to him talking about a vagina. This is probably the last thing his kids wanted to do on national TV, or anywhere else for that matter. The man’s daughter is seen plugging her ears after dad comes out with “the lower front or the vagina.”
“Family Feud” offered up another question, which also got a graphic answer, on the previous show. Just the day before Harvey asked another contestant, What is “the last thing you stuck your finger in?” The contestant responded simply with “my wife.” This question, and particularly the answer, also upset some viewers.
“Family Feud” has posted the clips of these two contestants on the game show’s channel and so far each have gotten 800,000 views. The “Family Feud YouTube clips can be seen here and here.
These clips, which have conjured up a lot of laughs, have also got their share of negative comments like, “Man this show is really milking the sex thing,” as one comment read. Another viewer pointed out that “They come up with these questions now knowing someone will say something like this. Not funny when it’s totally planned.”
Today when you turn TV sexual content pops up everywhere. Not just in the different shows on TV, but commercials have gotten very graphic with instructions in recent years. You can view a commercial for lubrication used during sexual intercourse. These separate lubricant jells for a man and a woman are advertised to give you a combined reaction that offers new found sexual pleasure.
Then of course there’s the Viagra commercials, which are quick to tell you an erection for more than four hours requires medical intervention. There is also that vibrator that blows women’s hair back, so sex on TV appears here to stay.
Dan Gainor, who is vice president of business and culture of the Media Research Center, said that these comments that are considered racy by some are a result of sexual content becoming more acceptable on TV today.
Fox points out how Richard Dawson gave women a “cringe-worthy kiss on the lips,” but it wasn’t until these type of questions appeared that folks decided to speak out and say that “Family Feud” is becoming less family friendly.