Rob's teammates will be his father, Bob Mohan, 63, of King of Prussia; Rob's wife, Kathy, 32; his sister, Tricia Gallagher, 38, of Richboro, and brother-in-law Dave Hinkle, 32, of Newark, Del., who is married to Rob's sister Joanne.
Once they got to the studio, Rob remembers how shocked he was to learn that they would be competing against so many other families.
"There were so many people with name cards on," he said. "There must have been at least 30 people walking in and out of the studio every half- hour."
The family was told that the producers were more interested in enthusiasm than the correct answers.
"I felt kind of silly saying things like 'Good job, Rob' during the tryouts, but if it meant getting the chance at winning $10,000, I didn't care," Tricia Gallagher said.
They were asked two questions, thanked and the next family was called in. ''It was over within 30 minutes," Gallagher said.
Then in March, Rob Mohan reached inside his mailboxand pulled out a letter
from the Family Feud producers. "I felt like running back to the house, but since I am 34, I restrained myself," Rob Mohan said, adding: "It was like having a winning ticket in my hand."
That month the five members of the family packed into a limousine equipped with a Family Feud game board and left for a meeting with producer Howard Flescher in New York.
Once at the studio, a Polaroid picture was taken of the family, and then they were asked to compete against another family.
"Unfortunately, the producer seemingly had it in for that family, but the guy did keep saying 'you know' after every one of his answers," Bob Mohan said.
"Finally the producer just shouted 'You know what?' with great disgust," Mohan said.
But Gallagher said that she thought her family was at an advantage because of unusual events and their diverse careers.
Rob Mohan said that he and Kathy had won a house valued at $80,000 in a raffle in 1981. Kathy is a nurse at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Rob is an insurance broker for Nationwide Insurance in King of Prussia, where he works for his dad. Bob Mohan owns a Nationwide franchise.
Hinkle, is an engineer for Deltech Engineering Inc. of New Castle, Del.
And Gallagher had just returned from the Oprah Winfrey Show promoting her new book, Start Your Own At Home Child Care Business, after having spent the summer traveling more than 9,100 miles promoting the book in a van that was covered with teddy bears.
"I think they were looking for people a little bit different, and we fit the bill," Gallagher said.
Taping is scheduled for Saturday. The family could win as much as $10,000 and up to $50,000 if they win five consecutive programs. The Mohans were told the show would be broadcast within four weeks, but there were no guarantees.
Rob Mohan, who is recovering from hip surgery, will appear on the program either in a wheelchair or with a cane.
"I was not about to let anything stop me," he said. "For me, this weekend is like a chance of a lifetime."