26 sums of money, 26 suitcases and one question: Deal or no deal
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Series cast summary:
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 Himself - Host (201 episodes, 2005-2009)
Sara Bronson ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #7 (199 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #26 / ... (198 episodes, 2005-2009)
Tameka Jacobs ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #21 (198 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #9 / ... (195 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #18 / ... (194 episodes, 2005-2009)
Alike Boggan ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #20 / ... (194 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #6 (193 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #1 / ... (193 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #10 / ... (193 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #3 (188 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #23 / ... (187 episodes, 2006-2009)
Jenelle Moreno ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #17 / ... (187 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #11 (186 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #14 / ... (181 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #13 (180 episodes, 2005-2009)
Mylinda Tov ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #19 / ... (171 episodes, 2005-2008)
Stacey Gardner ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #2 (167 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #5 / ... (166 episodes, 2006-2009)
Jill Manas ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #12 / ... (157 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #8 / ... (155 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #15 (144 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #25 (140 episodes, 2006-2009)
Keltie Martin ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #4 / ... (120 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #24 / ... (115 episodes, 2006-2009)
Lindsay Schoneweis ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #4 (106 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #16 / ... (91 episodes, 2005-2007)
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The United States' version of "Deal or No Deal" was based on the Netherlands game show that had premiered in 2002. The main objective of the game was identical: Select a case containing a mystery cash amount, then - after being asked to narrow the field of cases by a certain number at various intervals - decide whether to take a cash buyout offered by an unseen "banker" ("Deal") or reject the offer and continue eliminating cases ("No Deal"), knowing he/she could win the grand prize of $1 million ... or far less. Each new game begins with 26 cases, each randomly distributed and held by a sexy model. The contestant chooses one case, which is placed at his/her contestant's podium. The cash amount inside could be as little as 1 cent ($.01) or as much as $1 million. The player then is asked to eliminate six of the remaining cases, calling out the corresponding numbers one at a time. After each number is called, that case is opened, revealing one of the 26 cash prizes; that prize is then ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Case #25 had the million 10 times while case # 21 had the million 11 times See more »

Quotes

Host: [to a contestant who took an offer of $99,000 way too early in the show, and would find out he had the million]
[as he opens the case]
Host: You made a horrible decision.
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Version of The Deal 2 (2007) See more »

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Intellectually challenged???
1 March 2006 | by (Bel Air, MD) – See all my reviews

Since when does a show have to be "intellectually Challenging"? Wheel of Fortune has lasted for decades with practically NO intellect required. (Other then knowing the English Language) The reason this "game" is so good is because it IS Brilliantly simple. They could've just called it "Greed" because that's all it's about.. that and knowing how to play the odds. In the tradition of "Let's make a Deal" where contestants keep their prizes or chose between trading for what's behind curtain 1, 2 or 3; there hasn't been a similar game on television since.

You have to Praise "originality" on television these days no matter how simple. Look at how many Networks copy the success of an Original show.. there was American Idol, so other networks tried to bring back Star Search to compete, and then Nashville Star.. both of which never came close. Survivor becomes a hit, so they try Fear Factor, The Cage, and endless others. "Tough Man" makes a mark as a Boxing competition, so they throw out the Contender and another Boxing reality show. Lost becomes a hit, so networks try and compete or Capitalize with Surface, Invasion and Threshold ... Law and Order and CSI are hits, so they make two more Spinoffs of each that saturate the Original.

These days, if a show isn't competing with a similar show it should be PRAISED. Surprisingly enough, "Deal or No Deal" actually has that "addictive" entertaining quality to it. No matter how simple it is. It's only downside in programming is that it's competing for airtime against "American Idol" which has been dominating 3 nights in a row in it's new season... blame those responsible for scheduling.

I can see this show returning many more times. And as for the "Banker", He'll probably be revealed one of these days. Maybe It'll be Regis. Simple it may be, but with all the copy-cat programming, at least it's refreshingly "Different".


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