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Elvis takes out Tacomans on ‘Family Feud’

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on Oct. 18, 2012 at 10:05 am with No Comments »
October 18, 2012 3:03 pm

The Myers Family with "Family Feud" host Steve Harvey. From left: Arnold, Brandon, Harvey, Tralayne, Charles and Arnie. (PHOTO: Family Feud)
Tacoma’s Myers family lost their feud to an Arizona family on Thursday.

Tralayne Myers, her brothers Arnie, Charles, Brandon and father Arnold, were competing on TV game show “Family Feud.”

The show opened with an exchange between Arnie Myers and Harvey. Arnie works at Nintendo and told Harvey about the upcoming Wii U gaming console. Harvey wanted to know more. “You’re going to have to buy it to find out, brother” Arnie told Harvey.

Harvey then turned his attention to Tralayne who told him she was named after an alien guest star on TV’s “Star Trek.”

“So, he didn’t even make it on the show?” Harvey asked.

Each episode of “Family Feud” has two families face off against each other in front of a live studio audience. The families can win up to $100,000 and a brand new car. The family teams try to guess the top responses to survey questions asked to members of the general public.

The first category in Thursday’s show was “Name something a circus clown might take off his rubber nose to do.” Though the Finch family of Arizona was quicker to the buzzer they declined the category. The Finches were on their fifth straight show and clearly knew when it was time to compete or retreat.

Brandon’s answer, “Blow his nose,” turned out to be the number one answer but it quickly went downhill from there. After three strikes the category returned to the Finches. But, they were unable to guess the complete set which included “Snort coke.”

This clearly is not the “Family Feud” I watched as a kid when it was hosted by saucy Richard Dawson.

Tralayne then went up against one of the Finches. The category was “Name something the punch might be spiked with at a nursing home.” The category went to the Finches who guessed “Ex-Lax” and “Viagra.” But the Finches started to fizzle and it was up to the Myers.

Their guess, “Energy Drink,” was a good one but wasn’t on the board. Instead “Geritol” and “Prune Juice” were the unguessed answers.

Finally, it was the Myers’ last chance. The category was “Things you need to impersonate Elvis Presley.” Brandon correctly guessed “Outfit” but it was the number two answer in the survey. A Finch family member correctly guessed the number one answer: “His Hair” enabling them to control the round. Then they nailed the final two answers of “Guitar” and “His Voice.”

The Finches won a new car and the Myers were done.

Tralayne, a customer outreach coordinator for Sound Transit, joined her brother Arnie, a project coordinator for Nintendo, brother Charles, a St. Joseph’s hospital employee, brother Brandon, a salesman and father Arnold, a retired music teacher at Mount Tahoma High School for the taping in Atlanta.

Tralayne is a University Place resident and the rest of her family lives in Tacoma where they all grew up. The siblings are all graduates of Wilson High School.

A family can compete for up to five days in a row and win a maximum $100,000. Any family that plays the full five days wins a new car.

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