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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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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The original pilot was designed by a former NBC-Burbank staff Art Director Bob Kelley, with Hub Braden assisting as draftsman and Assistant Art Director. Wink Martindale was tested as Host for the pilot, video taped on Stage 4 with an audience. Three shows were rehearsed and taped for a pilot presentation. Wink Martindale was a young handsome radio personality, also being tested and auditioned for a NBC's daytime television program host position. The game show was sold for the NBC daytime program schedule with Monty Hall replacing the TV Pilot's Host, Wink Martindale. John Shrum, NBC-Burbank Art Department Staff Art Director, was assigned the show by Milt Altman (NBC Art Dept. Management Director), a usual procedure when a pilot was picked up. Bob Kelley had quit his position with NBC-Burbank's art department staff; he was hired, brought back to design the set as an independent freelance Art Director. Kelley did not want to be tied down with a day-time series. Jay Krause and Spencer Davies, also staff NBC roster art directors, would not accept the show assignment. John Shrum's sense of humor and creative ability was ideal for the nonsense the producers required of an Art Director... crazy. See more »

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Announcer: These people, dressed as they are, come from all over the United States to make deals here in 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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Let's Make A Deal
15 December 2009 | by (Durham,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

The costumes,the prizes(both clunky and fancy),the barkerlike style of Monty Hall-if there was ever a game show that created a carnival atmosphere,"Let's Make A Deal" was it. In this game show,no real intelligence was needed,only the ability to attract Monty's attention to play fast-moving guessing games in a shot to win big cash,merchandise,and ultimately a shot at the "Big Deal Of The Day" hidden behind one of the three doors. It was loud and frenetic,but millions loved the show,and it became TV's biggest daytime hits that stayed on the air for the next two decades.

It first premiered on NBC-TV from December 30,1963 until December 27,1968. Then from there moved over to ABC-TV for the next seven years from December 30,1968 until its last hurrah on the network on July 9, 1976. Also to add here,the success of "Let's Make A Deal" prompted a prime-time version for NBC from May through September 1967,and also a prime-time version of the show when it moved to ABC from February,1969 until August,1971,after which the show when into syndication from 1971 until 1976,with Monty Hall as the host. After a mere fifteen year absence from network television,the series returned to NBC Daytime and this time was not done in Hollywood,but taped at the Disney/MGM Studios near Orlando Florida,with Bob Hilton as the host from July 9,1990 until January 11, 1991. However,Hilton held the reins by October of 1990,and the following month Hilton was gone,and Monty Hall returned to his old format.

The show again was absent for the next eighteen years until a new format was introduced in October of 2009,when the show was revived for CBS Daytime,and also had a new host...former talk show host/variety/musical artist Wayne Brady.


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