Popeyes awards 'Family Feud' contestant $10K for viral gaffe

Eve Dubois wasn't right, but Popeyes begs to differ

A hilariously wrong answer on "Family Feud" landed one woman $10,000 worth of Popeyes.

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Eve Dubois garnered viral attention on social media this week after she mixed up a gameshow question about the pugnacious cartoon sailor "Popeye the Sailor" for the chicken chain during an episode of "Family Feud Canada."

After Dubois and her competitor Logan Tomlin were asked to name "Popeye's favorite food," Dubois yelled "chicken!" while slamming her hand on the buzzer. Her swift answer drew pause to the entire audience, including her family who watched in silence as she rejoiced in what she thought was the right answer.

While Dubois danced it out, Tomlin replied "spinach," which was the character's favorite food, causing the audience to erupt in cheers.

Dubois stood on stage in utter shock. Her answer, which came during the sudden death round, cost her family both the game and a chance to win $10,000, UPI reported.

"I thought you meant Popeyes chicken," Dubois told the show's host Gerry Dee.

Eve Dubois slams her hand on the buzzer during the sudden death round -- CBC

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Even though Dee said Dubois wasn't right, chicken chain Popeyes begged to differ and offered her a consolation prize.

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"Our survey says that you got that right," Popeyes wrote on Twitter. "DM us to claim your $10,000 worth of Popeyes. #LoveThatChickenFromPopeyes."

Dee took to Twitter after the company tweeted for Dubois to claim her prize.

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"Amazing @popeyesChicken! Just Amazin," host Dee wrote.

Popeyes told FOX Business that even though the sandwich is still not available in Canada, the chain has become a "good and growing presence" in the country.

"We tracked and saw a huge spike in Popeyes conversations up north since August, and her reaction and response was another great demonstration of how Popeyes is really part of culture and top of mind… even more so than the sailor man!” said Bruno Cardinali, head of North America marketing for Popeyes.

The contestant later thanked the company on Twitter for its offer.

"THANK YOU #CHICKEEEN," the contestant tweeted.

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