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.
— Family Feud Canada (@FamilyFeudCa) January 10, 2020
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.
— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) January 10, 2020
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.”
— ëvę måriełlė (@sublimevey) January 10, 2020
As hilarious as the moment was, the online responses are equally as good. Here’s a sampling from Twitter:
I tuned in to Canada’s new version of Family Feud and may have witnessed one of the most iconic game show moments I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/QsTIjEzoM7
— Mike Morrison ?️? (@mikesbloggity) January 10, 2020
When your mom says good answer and your actually totally wrong … https://t.co/yIlYPDdPCm
— ëvę måriełlė (@sublimevey) January 11, 2020
best mistake ever https://t.co/bApndYZ5EH
— harry (@harrylylesjr) January 10, 2020
Gotta love the “I’m blonde” response as she’s getting roasted by her family pic.twitter.com/r7eDMrjEWd
— Josh (@GoldAndOrSmith) January 10, 2020
Her family. pic.twitter.com/RPqdp3UQDW
— Ruby Sweet (@rubyesweet) January 10, 2020
I can’t stop watching these clips. I don’t know if it’s her response to the question or that ridiculous dumb dance shimmer thing she does
She legit looks like a real life bobblehead ?
— Me (@Fols54) January 11, 2020
Not that Dubois didn’t have her defenders!
To be fair just about everyone under the age of 40 has probably only ever heard of Popeyes Chicken and won’t have a clue about Popeye the sailor man unless they’ve been to Universal Orlando. pic.twitter.com/0IjzBMUWRv
— Stephen Farrell (@FarrellStephen) January 10, 2020
This is a stupid question. Popeye’s favorite food? How do we know this? The premise around the cartoon didnt revolve around what he favored at the dinner table. He took spinach in a controlled dose during high stress situations. Does this mean it’s his favorite food? No.
— Scaredy Nose Jack (@scaredynosejack) January 10, 2020
In fairness, he should of said Popeye the Salior Man. ??♀️
— Lipstick&Sports?? (@svsfsu29) January 10, 2020
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