Remember when were fun to watch? As a kid in the ’80s, we had morning entertainment like Card Sharks, Let’s Make a Deal, Press Your Luck, the Newlywed Game and Hollywood Squares. Some of these shows might still be on the air…but really, who cares? The ’80s were that time ‘up tightness’ when we were transitioning from a very ‘open’ interface with the audience/viewers to a more tightly run ship by the networks. There were still the occasional sexual innuendos that made our parents cringe when we asked what it meant.
When I heard the news of Richard Dawson passing, I immediately thought about the guy that would kiss (and I mean kiss) every, relatively good-looking, woman on Family Feud. Richard Dawson was my favorite Family Feud host, but I always thinking there is something strange with his greeting. The kiss would last just a little too long and since it was Family Feud it would be in front of a husband, dad or brother. PURE ENTERTAINMENT! Richard Dawson was obviously more than a ‘hand-sy’ game show host. He was a genuine good person. Nothing displays that more than the clip here. Good message to go along with it too.
Here is a funny clip I found with Richard losing it during a show taping.