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The Kirshenbaums will appear on “Family Feud” at 6 p.m. Monday on the CW.

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The thing about a game show, said Omahan Bill Kirshenbaum, is that it looks so easy from the vantage point of your couch.

“But when you’re up there on that stage actually doing it,” he said, “your mind just stops. You’re caught in the moment.”

Kirshenbaum, 64, learned this quickly, competing on “Family Feud” along with his family: wife Linda, 63; son Brad, 30; daughter Anna, 24; and Linda’s cousin Dawn Jorn, 42. The Kirshenbaum clan shot its episode in May, having auditioned in October.

Now, finally, the episode will air Monday.

Bill said the family was sworn to secrecy, making the past four months a bit difficult.

“We’ve been so excited about it,” he said, “but we’ve been good about not telling anybody. That’s been the hardest part, I can assure you. At least we can talk about it amongst ourselves.”

All the Kirshenbaums can really tell friends, family, co-workers and reporters is that, yes, they were on “Family Feud,” they had fun doing it, and they all wore pink for the show.

Bill, who owns the Omaha clothing store Periwinkles, could also reveal a few other tidbits:

» The show is exceptionally well-run.

» The showrunners told the family to be loud, animated and fun during their audition. “We took that to heart,” Bill said.

» “Family Feud” host Steve Harvey is the nicest guy and has the softest hands.

» The family won’t get to see the episode until everyone else does Monday night. “I think we did well,” Bill said. “It’s hard to say. Hopefully, it will be entertaining.”

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