Let's Make a Deal (1963–1977)

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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 »

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 Himself - Host (2 episodes, 1963-1975)
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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 or 3. Before the contestant could decide, Monty would tempt them with something from within a small box, or flash cash in front of them. It was the contestant's chance to win something big, but deep down, they knew they might get "zonked" by choosing the wrong curtain. Some contestants actually ended up with a donkey or pig, or other rotten prize, and some actually came out with cars, cash or jewelry. Near the end of every show, Monty would give out cash prizes to anyone carrying whatever it was he asked for. You should see some of the strange things people carry! Written by Dan Smith <danbo@scorpius-inc.com>

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When the show first aired, the contestants wore normal everyday business attire. Monty Hall recalls that during one of the early airings, a contestant came dressed as a chicken, and he picked her. A few days later, someone else wore an outlandish costume and once again he picked her. The rest, as they say, is history. See more »

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Announcer: These People has dressed as they are in disguises to come all over the United States to make deals here at the Marketplace of America... LET'S... MAKE... A DEAL! and here's Television's Top Trader, TV's Big Dealer, Monty Hall.
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Was this the coolest game show or what?
22 December 2001 | by (Providence, Rhode Island) – See all my reviews

It's been years since this show left the air-waves, but thanks to The Game Show Network, it has been resurrected for both the older and new generations to enjoy.

"THE PRICE IS RIGHT" obviously borrowed many ideas from 'LET'S MAKE A DEAL'. Some obvious gimmicks are the shopping product quizzes where the contestant has to pick the right product that equals the winning price (ie. a jar of honey for 89 cents), or placing a group of household products in order from cheapest to most expensive. The coolest thing about the show is the 'keep your prize or take a chance to see what's behind the curtain (or inside the box)' challenges. Who didn't have a good laugh when the curtain was swept aside to reveal a bunch of pigs or a herd of goats while the camera panned on the contestant's face as they groaned in disappointment?

In my opinion, the greatest thing about 'LET'S MAKE A DEAL' was not Monty Hall as the host or the fact that the contestants had to dress up in ridiculous costumes in order to get Monty's 'attention'... I thought the greatest thing about the show were the opening credits and those awesome 'guitar riffs' that introduced the show.

'LET'S MAKE A DEAL' is a timeless masterpiece and although there is no place for that type of show to compete in today's picky television climate, it will certainly remain in my soul as one of the best game shows I have ever seen. Watching the re-runs bring about a certain amount of nostalgia - but it's something that I welcome with arms wide open.


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