A somewhat successful five-day-a-week syndicated revival of the classic game show, which was one of the most popular game shows of the 1960s and early 1970s. As before, "Let's Make a Deal" contestants wore outrageous costumes designed to attract host Hall's attention. The contestants, chosen from the 36-member trading gallery, participated in a variety of deals many of them involving luck, chance and intuition. For example, a contestant could be handed $300 and given a chance to trade it for what was behind Door No. 1, 2 or 3, or concealed beneath a box. Sometimes, the prize would be great (such as a car or furniture). Or it could be a "zonk," a worthless nonsense prize, there were many of them, including animals, junked cars and televisions or even the announcers and models dressed in their own costumes! While most games involved luck and intuition, some involved skill (such as ordering merchandise in order from least to most expensive). A frequently-played new feature was "Door No. ... Written by
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Let's Make A Deal is a pretty unique game show. Its kind of laid back. This is my favorite version. They always have cool prizes like Chevettes and stereo systems with record players. Pretty much stuff that was cool and modern in the eighties. Monty Hall was a nice host. He wasn't very snippy like some game show hosts. He is a fun guy. I didn't get the whole thing where the contestants dressed up in strange costumes, but it was funny to see a very strange one. Its a shame it taken off so quickly. This should be one of those game shows that they make a new version of. Good thing The Game Show Network shows the re-runs.
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