By Christian Zerbel Herald Writer
It may be the “Family Feud,” but that didn’t mean it was entirely family-friendly.
The Pawlak brothers found that out when they had their turn on the long-running game show hosted by comedian Steve Harvey.
“One of the questions had dirty answers.” said Pat Pawlak, 34, of Marysville.
He and his four brothers — Adam, 32, of Tacoma; Nick, 31, Edmonds; Eric, 28, of Arlington; and Scott, 29, also of Marysville — donned custom-made hockey jerseys for the episode that is scheduled to air at 9 a.m. Monday on KSTW-TV, Channel 11.
Pat Pawlak thinks one reason they were chosen to appear on the game show was “because there was a family of five ladies and we’re a family of five dudes.”
“They were more like super models,” Scott Pawlak corrected him.
“Family Feud,” which has had several hosts over the years, pits two families against each other. They’re challenged with trying to find the most popular answers of surveys conducted by the show. Teams can win up to $20,000 per game.
“Our first question was something like name something you would ask someone who just had a vasectomy,” Pat Pawlak said.
The brothers are contractually obligated against saying whether they won in the show taped at the studio in Atlanta last year.
“There were some highs and lows,” Scott Pawlak said.
“We had a great time,” Pat Pawlak said.
The brothers had heard that the show was holding tryouts in January 2012 at Puyallup’s South Hill Mall. They talked it over via Twitter and decided to make the trek to audition.
“The judges liked what they saw,” Pat Pawlak said.
The brothers, who grew up in Everett, were flown to Atlanta on the show’s dime for a second tryout in May. They passed that audition and played the game that same day.
They were soon exchanging jokes and answering questions directed by Harvey.
“Steve Harvey is probably the funniest guy I’ve ever met in my life,” said Scott Pawlak, the only brother who doesn’t play hockey.
The brothers haven’t seen the episode yet but they’re hoping certain parts don’t get cut for the shortened television version. Pat Pawlak in particular, alludes to a certain bout of freak dancing that may or may not get in to the final showing.
Want to become a contestant yourself?
Go to familyfeud.com for more information.