Joe Buck Responds After Celebrity Family Feud Fails, But It Won't Stop Fans From Laughing

Joe Buck and his family react on Celebrity Family Feud

The game shows have not been kind to Joe Buck lately. The Fox sportscaster recently went on Celebrity Family Feud with his wife, daughters and sister, where his family went up against Oliver Hudson and a team of friends. Buck apparently went rogue as his family tried to steal the round by guessing the last remaining answer on the board, with disastrous and hilarious results that prompted the sports guy to explain the hilarious fail on Twitter.

The question posed by Steve Harvey was, “Name a woman in your life who’s smarter than you.” With the answers of bae, mom and sister already on the board, Joe Buck announced his family’s guess of “best friend” to win the round and the game. But his teammates immediately looked confused at the answer, which garnered the big red “X.” Buck’s daughter, Natalie, spoke out that “best friend” was not the answer they’d agreed on. They’d wanted to say “boss.”

In a moment we all saw coming but couldn’t stop watching, “boss” was, in fact, revealed to be the final answer. When one Twitter user made the jab that Buck’s wife, daughters and sister were smarter than him, Buck tried to clarify his response:

I don’t need a game show to tell me that! Hahaha. Always known. That’s why I brought em. We were gonna say teacher then that got an X. Our ‘consensus’ was weak. I actually went with my youngest daughter’s answer. That’s tv! Wahhhhh. It was a blast.

That explanation does not make the situation any less hilarious. Come on, Joe Buck! It’s right there in the question! These women are smarter than you! And then trying to throw your youngest daughter under the bus? For shame, Joe Buck. For shame. You can see how the full round in question played out below:

Joe Buck was also recently featured on Jeopardy! as a guest host, where the sports broadcaster found himself on the receiving end of some Twitter jabs from its highly opinionated following. Former Jeopardy! champ James Holzhauer, who often provides biting commentary on the happenings of the game show, tweeted that he hoped Buck would win the position of permanent host to replace the late Alex Trebek, if only because it would mean Buck would have to give up his broadcasting job.

I wouldn’t feel too bad for Joe Buck, though. Buck has proven that he can roll with the punches with self-deprecating humor in all kinds of tawdry situations, including his epic response to being asked to provide commentary for a porn site. And Buck is far from the first person to give an unexpected answer on Family Feud. Hell, even Steve Harvey has put his foot in his mouth.

Celebrity Family Feud returns September 12 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and will feature Fran Drescher vs. Charles Shaughnessy, and Jessie James Decker and Eric Decker vs. Chris Bosh. Be sure to check out our 2021 Fall TV Schedule to keep up with the premiere dates for all of your favorite shows.

Heidi Venable
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Heidi Venable is a Content Producer for CinemaBlend, a mom of two and a hard-core '90s kid. She started freelancing for CinemaBlend in 2020 and officially came on board in 2021. Her job entails writing news stories and TV reactions from some of her favorite prime-time shows like Grey's Anatomy and The Bachelor. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Journalism and worked in the newspaper industry for almost two decades in multiple roles including Sports Editor, Page Designer and Online Editor. Unprovoked, will quote Friends in any situation. Thrives on New Orleans Saints football, The West Wing and taco trucks.