About Last Night...CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, $100,000 PYRAMID, and TALES OF THE WALKING DEAD - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


August 15, 2022 by  


CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD – “Kristin Chenoweth vs. Kathy Najimy and My Unorthodox Life vs. Summer House” – Hosted by Steve Harvey, the first game is a hilarious faceoff between two actresses when Kristin Chenoweth competes against Kathy Najimy to see who will win the grand prize for their selected charities. In the next game, casts from reality shows “My Unorthodox Life” and “Summer House” battle it out to see who will come out on top on an all-new episode airing SUNDAY, AUG. 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (ABC/Christopher Willard)

Let’s talk about Sunday night’s TV!

CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD: Kristin Chenoweth starting off the night/game with a NSFW answer was not what I saw coming. And, unfortunately for her, she wasn’t even right. (Thankfully, she and her fiance were able to get it together for the final round.)

 But, okay, I’d like to raise an objection to the “hot” category. So many good/obvious answers were MIA! (Hot blooded, hot flash….and I’m sorry, how was “hot damn” not there?)

$100,000 PYRAMID: “Things You Try” is a really, really tough category. So is “Harsh Things.” It’s odd how much hard both first rounds of the pyramid were than the second? (I’m glad at least one person took home $50,000, but this was a rough episode. A lot of the players just felt genuinely uncomfortable with the pressure and clues.)

TALES OF THE WALKING DEAD: As someone who has struggled with THE WALKING DEAD at times, I was intrigued and fascinated by the idea for this show. Episodic anthologies have given us some of the most timeless and classic hours of television (hello to THE TWILIGHT ZONE), but it’s also incredibly difficult to build up an entire character arc in a singular installment.

TOWD had the benefit of fans knowing the zombie-filled world and its general rules. This was just us jumping into these characters’ lives for a brief moment. For the most part, I enjoyed the little bite of storytelling.

On one hand, we absolutely did not need to start off with a dog death—things are grim, don’t have the poor freaking dog die, too. But I’m also pleasantly surprised both Joe and Evie (plus the goat!) survived their journey, and the episode ended on a quasi-hopeful note. (Poor Joe found out his dream girl really could not trust anyone and tried to kill him and Evie, but at least they escaped.)

It feels like a lot of the success of the episodes going forward will depend on the actors’ chemistry/dynamic. Terry Crews and Olivia Munn really worked together, both as foes and as an eventual team. Writing will carry a lot of weight, too, of course, but if actors can’t instantly connect to each other (especially when it might be just two or three people in an episode), it’ll be a hard hurdle to overcome. I’m intrigued to see more and see how they play with this format.

Which shows did you watch last night?

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One Response to “About Last Night…CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, $100,000 PYRAMID, and TALES OF THE WALKING DEAD”

  1. Rebecca Warner on August 17th, 2022 4:05 pm

    I thought those were really difficult categories, too! I always close my eyes and play along, with my husband tapping my leg when I get the answer. Honestly, I usually get at least four right, and if the clues are really good, I get them all.

    But I didn’t get “try” nor “harsh”. Afterwards, I said to my husband, “I can’t even think of anything for ‘try’ other than what she said–perhaps ‘a new recipe’ or ‘different-sized shoes’ instead of just ‘shoes.’ For harsh, all I could think of was ‘unfiltered cigarettes.’ I’m usually able to come up with 2-3 pretty good “shoulda used” clue words after. My husband, too. Of course, that’s easier to do because we’re not under any time pressure.

    I was really happy to see the stay-at-home dad win the $50,000 to take his wife on a romantic vacation. My favorite Pyramid games are those in which both contestants win $50,000, and one wins the vacation!