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Title: R.I.P. Louie Anderson:
Post by: In_Correct on January 21, 2022, 08:39:26 PM
He died earlier this morning. ...
Title: Re: R.I.P. Louie Anderson
Post by: tolbs17 on January 21, 2022, 09:10:14 PM
Another RIP thread... Again. It's a shame. He seemed like a cool guy

Please don't tell me it's covid related otherwise I would scream...jk

Thank goodness. Did some research and the cause of death was lymphoma.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Louie Anderson
Post by: Scott5114 on January 21, 2022, 10:17:01 PM
I didn't really care for his incarnation of Family Feud, but he was able to get the show back off the ground after it being off the air for four years.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Louie Anderson
Post by: abefroman329 on January 22, 2022, 02:34:13 PM
I didn't really care for his incarnation of Family Feud, but he was able to get the show back off the ground after it being off the air for four years.
I donít care for the Steve Harvey version at all (or Steve Harvey, for that matter), so I guess itís debatable whether bringing it back was a good thing.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Louie Anderson
Post by: Scott5114 on January 22, 2022, 02:38:55 PM
I didn't really care for his incarnation of Family Feud, but he was able to get the show back off the ground after it being off the air for four years.
I donít care for the Steve Harvey version at all (or Steve Harvey, for that matter), so I guess itís debatable whether bringing it back was a good thing.

I would say that Steve Harvey is actually the closest to Richard Dawson as we've got on the current revival. Steve Harvey will actually display some personality and react to the answers the contestants give, be they good or bad. It's much better than, say, Richard Karn, who simply smiled and nodded along and said "Good answer" even when the answer made no degree of logical sense.

I know some people don't really care for the somewhat raunchier turn that Family Feud has made under Harvey, but, well...even that goes back to the show's roots as a Match Game spinoff.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Louie Anderson
Post by: In_Correct on January 24, 2022, 07:08:00 PM
I remember watching Family Feud from childhood. When it returned to air again, I did not know the names of the Hosts, and confused Louie Anderson for an aged Ray Combs. It was not until John O'Hurley became Host I learned about Ray Combs's death. And it is startling now that Louie Anderson is dead as well.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Louie Anderson
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on January 24, 2022, 07:37:30 PM
Meat Loaf and Louie Anderson did give hope for those of us who are fat, ugly fucks to be successful in life.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Louie Anderson:
Post by: jgb191 on January 24, 2022, 09:46:55 PM
I wish Chuck Woolery would have hosted it for some time; he was my favorite game show host.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Louie Anderson:
Post by: WillWeaverRVA on January 25, 2022, 09:26:52 AM
I didn't really care for his incarnation of Family Feud, but he was able to get the show back off the ground after it being off the air for four years.
I donít care for the Steve Harvey version at all (or Steve Harvey, for that matter), so I guess itís debatable whether bringing it back was a good thing.

The revived Family Feud was great until Steve Harvey took ownership of the show and milked its format for shock value (in fact I just voiced my disgust for this in another thread). Louie Anderson wasn't the greatest game show host but he did succeed in reviving it, and the next few hosts did a great job with it.

I grew up watching Life with Louie on Saturday mornings and enjoyed it.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Louie Anderson:
Post by: formulanone on January 25, 2022, 10:04:33 AM
His stand-up routine about borrowing his dad's Pontiac Bonneville is a classic for anyone who's borrowed their parents' car(s).
Title: Re: R.I.P. Louie Anderson:
Post by: abefroman329 on January 25, 2022, 10:48:02 AM
His stand-up routine about borrowing his dad's Pontiac Bonneville is a classic for anyone who's borrowed their parents' car(s).
And the one about how he's trying to eat healthy, so he goes to McDonalds and orders something healthy, and they're like "do you want fries with that?"  "Yeah, I'll take that basket of fries over there"
Title: Re: R.I.P. Louie Anderson:
Post by: abefroman329 on January 25, 2022, 10:50:06 AM
I didn't really care for his incarnation of Family Feud, but he was able to get the show back off the ground after it being off the air for four years.
I donít care for the Steve Harvey version at all (or Steve Harvey, for that matter), so I guess itís debatable whether bringing it back was a good thing.

The revived Family Feud was great until Steve Harvey took ownership of the show and milked its format for shock value (in fact I just voiced my disgust for this in another thread). Louie Anderson wasn't the greatest game show host but he did succeed in reviving it, and the next few hosts did a great job with it.

I grew up watching Life with Louie on Saturday mornings and enjoyed it.
I wonder if he revived it because he was so bad at hosting it.

Drew Carey was abysmal when he took over for Bob Barker, but he made it his own after a few seasons.