‘The Raleigh Family Makes Their Family Feud Debut This Week :: WRAL.com
Raleigh, North Carolina — Raleigh resident Caroline Hoffman was up one night with her newborn daughter when an ad popped up that she couldn’t resist.
The ad asked two simple questions: Do you live in Raleigh and want to be on Family Feud?
Eight months after filing an application, Hoffman learned that his family had been selected to appear on the show.
“It was one of them, you fill it out yourself and you’re like, ‘I’ll never hear from them. Then all of a sudden we did, and it just kept getting better,” Hoffman said.
“It’s still surreal,” she added.
Hoffman said his family has watched the popular TV show for a long time, even when original Family Feud host Richard Dawson was still on the air.
“It was cool to be able to get in there and be a part of it. I would love to be on every game show possible,” she said.
After finding out they had been selected, the family spent as much time as possible preparing for what the investigation might reveal.
“We played a lot as a family…we even bought the card game. Anything you can think of, we did,” she said.
Hoffman rounded up her husband, sister, mother, and sister-in-law and traveled to Atlanta for a taping. It is one of two locations where the show is produced.
“Since we live on the East Coast, we shot in Atlanta,” Hoffman said. “It’s one of the coolest experiences.”
Although Hoffman can’t divulge much about her episode yet due to a nondisclosure agreement, she said Family Feud host Steve Harvey was one of the “nicest people I’ve ever had.” I have ever met”.
“You never know what you’re going to get into when you meet a celebrity,” Hoffman said. “You hear all kinds of different things, but he’s such a nice guy, 100 percent.”
Filming for the series took all day, Hoffman said, but Harvey helped make the experience enjoyable.
“In the middle of a commercial break, he was going out and talking to the audience and the members, and it felt more like a friendship,” she added.
Hoffman says if you’re hoping to be on a game show like his family, look for what makes you unique.
“The more you can bring to the plan, the better,” Hoffman said.
Hoffman’s sister went to school for vocal performances, and the family had several nurses working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Anything that helps you stand out is always good,” she added.
You can watch the Hoffman family face off on Family Feud on Wednesday and Thursday nights this week at 7 p.m.