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“Naked Grandma” Pastor Gets A Second Chance With Steve Harvey

“Name something a burglar would not want to see when he breaks into a house.”

There are answers you’d expect to hear—a police officer, a big dog.

But when Steve Harvey posed the question to Rod Windham on Family Feud a few years ago, Windham—now the lead pastor at Movement Church in Madison—made history when he slapped the buzzer and shouted his answer.

“Naked Grandma!”

If you’re wondering what made him say that, you’re not the only one. At the time, Harvey gave Windham one of his best facial expressions. Now, he’s asked Windham back on his show to discuss the reasoning behind one of the first Family Feud viral answers.

It baffled others as well, resulting in a very confused competitor saying, “I don’t want to see that, either.”

To understand exactly what made Windham shout that answer, we have to go back a few years earlier to when he saw another great comedian, Jeff Foxworthy, speak at a Christian conference.

Foxworthy told the story about when he was a kid and accidentally saw his grandmother getting out of the bathtub, likening the sight to a basset hound. Foxworthy spun this tale into a message about how you shouldn’t look at porn—you had to be there—but it wasn’t the biblical application that popped into Windham’s mind in the split second between when he hit the buzzer and when he spoke.

“I had this hit-the-buzzer-first-and-come-up-with-an-answer-later plan,” Windham said.

The plan worked, if what he was shooting for was a viral Youtube clip that has been seen more than 6 million times.

The funny-pastor answer seems to fit Steve Harvey’s show. Harvey has long been known for his faith, something he ties into his standup routines during breaks in filming, Windham said.

Wyndham’s mother-in-law even brought Harvey cake during the Family Feud filming. 

“He’s the same guy you see on TV,” Windham said. “He’s so great with people. He makes you feel like you’re the only person in the room.”

To see more on the reasoning behind Windham’s answer, check out the Steve Harvey Show on September 6 at 4 p.m. on WAAY.

Or you could just keep watching that clip because it gets funnier every time. 

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Jessie Harbin

Jessie is a newlywed living in Meridianville with her husband and three dogs. She's learning to sail on their 26-foot sailboat in Guntersville. At the time of publication, nobody has fallen ill because of her cooking.

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