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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Deal or no Deal!

Deal or No Deal? I say Deal. This show is hysterical. Haven't watched yet? It's a show about beating the odds, and potentially winning some cash. The host is Howie Mandel, who, I think, does a good job. But what is up with his hair, or lack there of? He used to have the greatest head of hair! What happened???? Now all he has is a little tuft of hair under his lip. Now, what's that all about?
Anyways....There are 27 models, each holding a pelican case with a hidden dollar amount in it ranging from $0.01 up to $1,000,000. The contestant gets to pick a pelican case as his/her own and then picks random cases, trying to eliminate the low dollar values and avoid the high dollar values. Obviously, the chances that you have the million dollar amount in your case increases with each low value you knock out. There is a banker who calls down and offers the contestant a certain amount of money to buy back his/her case as the game goes on. The offer goes up and down based on what dollar values are still out in play.
The audience participation is what makes the show. Of course, each time the banker calls with an offer, Mandel offers up to the contestant "Deal or No Deal?". He lifts up a little plastic case with a blinking button under it, and if the contestant takes the deal, he/she is supposed to puch the button. That's the cue for the audience to start screaming "No DEAL, No DEAL", getting all animated etc. The contestant is allowed to have some people with him that he/she can get advice from, and you know they ALWAYS say NO DEAL!
My husband and I were wondering how Mandel remembers all of the model's names. He will say something like, Ok, you've picked case 12, Jill, go ahead and open the case....
I think we determined that they always hold the same case number. What that has to do with anything, I don't know, we just kind of figured that out. The models try to play into the game by each opening her case a crack, looking at it, wincing like its the million, then getting all happy when they reveal that it's really $50!
Last night they had a guy on who happened to be the mayor of a town in Georgia. They had a live feed to his constituents in GA, and each time the banker offered him some cash, they went to the voters to ask what he should do. At one point, he was offered $199,000, and the mayor asked what appeared to be a 10 yr old girl what he should do. Of course, she's 10 years old. She has no clue that $199,000 is alot of money and says No Deal. On the mayor's next pick, he picks the pelican case with the $1,000,000, (but leaving the $500,000 value out to still be picked). The Banker then offers only $85,000. Imagine how the Mayor's wife must of felt???
And of course, Mandel got all into it, putting his head in his hands, walking away, saying I can't stand when something like this happens, and sitting down away from the Mayor, leaving him to wonder what the offer was. It's inevitable that Mandel will make it a cliff hanger by saying something like, We'll find out what the Banker offered, (long pause), after the break, (cut to commercial as the crowd goes OHHH collectively).....
Well, in the end, the Mayor did beat some of the odds and drove the earnings back up to $202,000. Not bad, considering he said his annual take home as Mayor was only 13K. He did say that he way playing for his town, because it is the town's 150th anniversary (or something like that), and that they'd be having celebrations etc to pay for. During the show, though, the Mayor's wife mentioned something about paying for a new bathroom. Mandel called her out on it, saying, Mayor, I thought you were playing for your much of the $202,000 would you donate to your town if you were Mayor and made $13,000/annum???
So, I'll leave it up to the rest of America to go on Deal or no Deal. Knowing my luck, I'd get up there and the first 6 cases to pick would be the top dollars, for sure....making my offer something like $0.50. I wouldn't be able to stand the humiliation.....take it away, Mayor of GA!


At 8:46 AM, Blogger anne altman said...

when the hair is lost up top, it goes near the mouth for the vagina look. the thing under howie's lip is lame, but it's all he can do to distract you from his shiny dome piece. most won't remember who he was anyway. i know i don't!

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Sharon S said...

yeah, the tuft certainly gives howie that "vageeny" feel, VIGHT?!

At 2:45 PM, Blogger March to the Sea said...

link off my blog to the "annoyed" guy..he rants about this show.

Alos howie is a germophobe and shaved his head and his wife called him sexy for the first time in 10 years. (i read in the paper I swear) so he decided to stick w/it.

At 2:46 PM, Blogger March to the Sea said...

sorry "A great Ranter"


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