We dip into an extra special, two hour edition of "Deal or No Deal," a game so easy to play that even a chimp could win the jackpot -- or for that matter, one of those chickens that picks stocks. Or ...
Monty Hall hosts this hilarious half-hour gameshow in which audience contestants picked at random, dressed in ridiculous costumes, try to win cash or prizes by choosing curtain number 1, 2 ... See full summary »
A high-stakes version of the classic game show, hosted by Gene Rayburn. A group of celebrities would be given a sentence with a missing word, which they would then have to fill in. The ... See full summary »
The United States' version of "Deal or No Deal" was based on the Netherlands game show that had premiered in 2002. The main objective of the game was identical: Select a case containing a mystery cash amount, then - after being asked to narrow the field of cases by a certain number at various intervals - decide whether to take a cash buyout offered by an unseen "banker" ("Deal") or reject the offer and continue eliminating cases ("No Deal"), knowing he/she could win the grand prize of $1 million ... or far less. Each new game begins with 26 cases, each randomly distributed and held by a sexy model. The contestant chooses one case, which is placed at his/her contestant's podium. The cash amount inside could be as little as 1 cent ($.01) or as much as $1 million. The player then is asked to eliminate six of the remaining cases, calling out the corresponding numbers one at a time. After each number is called, that case is opened, revealing one of the 26 cash prizes; that prize is then ...Written by
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I don't know why all the hype around this show, which is not much more than an updated version of Monty Hall's "Let's Make a Deal," except there aren't the silly costumes or the three doors. Instead of dressing up, the contestants show just how greedy they can be on national television, with money hungry family members sitting nearby to egg them on. The show's main features are both silly and sexist. The unknown "banker" who phones in offers... silly. The 24 models who open the briefcases... what's the point? They make a point at the show's outset that neither the host, the producers or the briefcase models know what is in each case, yet the models mug and simper and try to pretend they know, or somehow have some influence over what in in their case. And why just female models? Why not an equal mix of men and women? Rampant sexism. Quite boring after the first 15 minutes.
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