Deal’ma Deal !!


NBC’s Deal or No Deal is probably the most exciting game show ever. It’s a no-brainer. No questions to answer, no images to identify and no flash answers. No buzzers too. Well, not exactly. There is a buzzer, the deal or no deal buzzer.

All you have to do is randomly select one out of the 26 cases and open the others to walk away with million dollars. This game show is driving america crazy. And it truly is. The biggest reason for this craziness is the simple rules-of-the-game, like sudoku[complete a board and you go crazy over it]. And ofcourse, the vivacious host. Howie Mandel. Out television hosts can learn how to host a game show effectively from Howie. A huge plus for the show.

This super famous show has a detailed wikipedia page. This is how they explain the game,

Deal or No Deal is a television game show format owned by Dutch-based production company Endemol, known for creating such shows as Big Brother. The basic format of Deal or No Deal consists of a number of cases (usually 26) each containing a different amount of money. Not knowing the sum of money in each case, the contestant picks one case which potentially contains the contestant’s prize. They then open the remaining cases, one by one, revealing the money they contained. At predetermined intervals the contestant receives an offer from the bank (run by “The Banker”) to purchase the originally chosen case from the contestant, the offer being based on the potential value of the contestant’s case. The contestant must then decide whether to take the deal from the bank, or to continue opening briefcases. If they decide not to take the deal and reveal low values then the next bank offer is likely to be higher (as the contestant’s case is proven not to contain these low values). Alternatively they risk revealing higher values, lowering future offers from the bank.

The Indian version, Deal Ya No Deal is up on Sony Entertainment. Good they didn’t plagiarize this.

5 responses to “Deal’ma Deal !!”

  1. Madhavan was the original host signed up by SET for Deal Ya No Deal show. After hosting few shows, he backed out citing time commitments. Looks like they are going with Mandira Bedi now


  2. LG,

    Isn’t it time for you to write original stuff like movie reviews or wax nostalgia about your chennai life rather than writing stuff with “borrowed” indented text making more than 60% of what you want to say.

    You are becoming a content aggregator than a content creator…maybe inspired by your love for google 🙂


  3. Kaps, She is also out. Now they are looking for a new host.

    Prasad, Yes. I’ve watched 5-6 episodes until now. Your interest level depends on which episode you watch. one episode was so so but the others were truly very exciting.

    Oracle, I’m hearing you loud and clear. Loud and Clear. Will do.


  4. Lazy,
    Prasad is right. Deal or No deal catches your attention big time when you watch it once. But, it gets really boring after 2-3 weeks. Bravo’s Project Runway and Top Chef are really original and exciting. I wish we have shows like these in India.