A Troy University student had the opportunity to watch himself on the small screen this week.
Denzel McGill, a senior business major from Birmingham, recently competed on the game show “Family Feud,” hosted by comedian Steve Harvey.
McGill and his family, who competed under the family name Henry, made it to the fast money round five times in a row.
The family won $20,000 in one of the fast money rounds, and qualified to win a car after the fifth game.
His aunt applied and then went to an audition in Birmingham, McGill said. After receiving a postcard, the family went for an audition at the studio in Atlanta and were later given recording dates.
McGill said he is interested to watch the shows as they air this week and next week.
“I was kind of nervous,” he said. “After the first episode, it was like sitting at home on the couch playing with my family.”
McGill said he thinks back on the show and laughs at the bloopers.
“I can remember one of the fast money questions was ‘What is the average weight of a newborn baby?’ ” he said.
“All I was thinking about was ‘Say something small,’ and I blurted out 1 pound. Steve joked on me pretty bad about that one.”
When it comes to watching the show this week, McGill said he is interested to see what all was cut out of the show.
“It’s just going to be interesting to see how what I said will actually be portrayed in response to something Steve said or did,” he said.
The episodes on which the Henry family will be appearing aired Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, and will continue tonight, Monday and Tuesday at 3 p.m. on Channel ABC 32.