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Deal or No Deal 

26 sums of money, 26 suitcases and one question: Deal or no deal
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Series cast summary:
Howie Mandel ...  Himself - Host 232 episodes, 2005-2019
Patricia Kara ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #9 / ... 226 episodes, 2005-2019
Megan Abrigo Megan Abrigo ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #6 224 episodes, 2005-2019
Sara Bronson Sara Bronson ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #7 199 episodes, 2005-2009
Lindsay Clubine ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #26 / ... 198 episodes, 2005-2009
Tameka Jacobs Tameka Jacobs ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #21 198 episodes, 2005-2009
Marisa Petroro ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #18 / ... 194 episodes, 2005-2009
Alike Boggan Alike Boggan ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #20 / ... 194 episodes, 2005-2009
Claudia Jordan ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #1 / ... 193 episodes, 2005-2009
Anya Monzikova ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #10 / ... 193 episodes, 2006-2009
Lisa Gleave ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #3 188 episodes, 2005-2009
Aubrie Lemon ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #23 / ... 187 episodes, 2006-2009
Jenelle Moreno Jenelle Moreno ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #17 / ... 187 episodes, 2006-2009
Katie Cleary ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #11 186 episodes, 2006-2009
Pilar M. Lastra ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #14 / ... 181 episodes, 2005-2009
Leyla Milani ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #13 180 episodes, 2005-2009
Mylinda Tov Mylinda Tov ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #19 / ... 171 episodes, 2005-2008
Stacey Gardner Stacey Gardner ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #2 167 episodes, 2005-2009
Ursula Mayes Ursula Mayes ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #5 / ... 166 episodes, 2006-2009
Jill Manas Jill Manas ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #12 / ... 157 episodes, 2005-2008
Lauren Shiohama ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #8 / ... 155 episodes, 2006-2009
Brooke Long ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #15 144 episodes, 2006-2009
Hayley Marie Norman ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #25 140 episodes, 2006-2009
Keltie Martin Keltie Martin ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #4 / ... 120 episodes, 2006-2009
Kelly Brannigan ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #24 / ... 115 episodes, 2006-2009
Lindsay Schoneweis Lindsay Schoneweis ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #4 106 episodes, 2005-2007
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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 Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deal or No Deal See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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| (some episodes) | (daytime)

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Stereo

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Trivia

Cases number 6 and 17 held the $1,000,000 prize the most times, at 25 times each. See more »

Quotes

Host: [to a contestant who took an offer of $99,000 way too early in the show, and would find out he had the million]
[as he opens the case]
Host: You made a horrible decision.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.90 (2012) See more »

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Let's Make a Deal without the silly costumes
20 December 2005 | by lordjm-1See all my reviews

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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