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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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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New Season! Zonk, There Goes a Convertible Right Through Her Fingers! But That's the Game! Monty Hall Hosts! (season 8)

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(1963-1967) | (1967-1977)

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This was the only U.S. game show in which the prize values were given out to the penny (i,e, "It retails for $1285.95.") All other game shows round off the prices to the nearest dollar. See more »

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[1963-1969 opening spiel]
Announcer: Would you make a deal to trade up to five hundred dollars in cash for one of these three doors, knowing behind one of them is $3,254 in cash or valuable merchandise? Several people may have to make that decision during the next few minutes as we bring you The Marketplace Of America: "LET'S MAKE A DEAL"! And now, here's America'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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