‘Family Feud’ contestant’s hilarious and dingy wrong answer goes viral, Popeyes rewards her with $10k in chicken

Screengrab Family Feud Canada

Turns out, if you embarrass yourself on national television while plugging a certain brand, there may be a company appreciative of the publicity willing to compensate you.

Eve Dubois was a contestant on the Canadian version of “Family Feud,” that’s aired north of the border, and was going head to head against a contestant for a chance to play for $10,000.

“Real simple. There’s one question. Only one answer. Whoever gets it, you’re playing for $10,000. That’s it. Whoever gets this wins the game,” host Gerry Dee explained.

“Name Popeye’s favorite food,” he said.

“Chicken!” Dubois blurted out — proud of herself, she confidently danced around.

The only problem is, of course, the correct answer was spinach. It seems Dubois may have heard one too many jingles about loving that Popeyes Chicken.

“Oh my God!”one of her distraught family members groaned, understanding that Dubois just blew it.

The competing Tomlin family member gave the correct answer, “Spinach, Jerry,” and his family advanced to the Fast Money round.

“I thought you meant Popeyes Chicken,” Dubois is heard telling Dee — meaning she wasn’t listening carefully to the question.

As hilarious — and embarrassing — as the moment was, there is a silver lining, courtesy of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

The fast food chicken joint responded to award Dubois $10,000 worth of Popeyes chicken as a condolence prize.

“Our survey says you got that right. DM us to claim your $10,000 worth of Popeyes,” the restaurant chain tweeted.

Given the notoriety that move has garnered, it’s the best $10,000 Popeyes ever spent. And the brilliant person behind the move surely has a nice bonus in his/her future.

Think what you will of Dubois’ answer, but she’s smart enough to accept the gift and say “thank you.”

As hilarious as the moment was, the online responses are equally as good. Here’s a sampling from Twitter:

Not that Dubois didn’t have her defenders!

Tom Tillison


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