I was flipping channels a few days ago and happened to alight on what looked like a new episode of Family Feud. Did you know it's now hosted by Seinfeld's Mr. Peterman? I didn't.
Anyway, the response to the survey question was rather odd. The question was something along the lines of "What person has most affected the world for good?"
When I tuned in, the only answer on the board was Ben Franklin--I wouldn't have thought of him--with something like 7 votes.
Given, perhaps, my Catholic upbringing and the current religious influence on the public discourse, the first name that popped into my head was Jesus. It seemed like a gimme.
The family in control of the board guessed Mother Theresa. Nope, not up there. And a couple more names that I can't remember, and they weren't on the board either.
The game switched to the rival family, and they said Martin Luther King Jr.--who was the #1 response, with something like 28 people in the survey giving that answer.
The rival family won, so Mr. Peterman started to reveal the other names.
As well as I can remember--and I think I might be missing one name--the results were in the neighborhood of:
Martin Luther King Jr.: 28
Bill Clinton: 8
Ben Franklin: 7
Oh, sure, getting beaten by Oprah is understandable, but Ben Franklin? That's really gotta rankle.
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