Name something you know about zombies. Now, before you say "they eat people" or "they're difficult to kill," consider the answer of a "Family Feud" contestant whose response stunned host Steve Harvey into laughter.
The contestant, named Christie, told Harvey that what she knows about zombies is, simply, "black."
"They're black. OK," said Harvey, the black comedian who has hosted "Feud" for three years. As the audience howled, the camera panned over to Christie's laughing competitors, the Pierce family — also black.
"I don't know if they're white ... or ... I ... just ... probably," Christie fumbled. When she clapped while looking up at the board and said, "It's up there! It's up there!" Harvey replied, with his back to the camera, "You shut up, lady."
The host then laughed and yelled, "The black zombies!" The big red X signaled that "black" was not one of the top six responses among those surveyed. No doubt the popularity of "The Walking Dead" is why the question was even on the show in the first place, and why "they move slow" was a more suitable answer and gave the Pierces control.
Comments on the "Family Feud" YouTube video ranged from "that's uncomfortable" to a defense of Christie's answer based on the belief that zombies are rooted in Haitian voodoo culture.
On Twitter, actor Joel McHale took it a step further.
First published November 19 2013, 12:11 PM