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We dip into an extra special, two hour edition of "Deal or No Deal," a game so easy to play that even a chimp could win the jackpot -- or for that matter, one of those chickens that picks stocks. Or a horse that counts by scraping its hoof in the dirt.
You get the point.
The "Deal or No Deal" format also happens to be so malleable that lends itself to any number of kooky themes.
Exhibit A: The "Star Wars Winner Take All" Extravaganza.
Now, television has given us a number of fine homages to "Star Wars," including two of them within the last 12 months. Robot Chicken (2001) had fun with the first trilogy, as did Family Guy: Blue Harvest (2007), one of the series' most memorable season openers. But..."Deal or No Deal"? Forgive us if the notion of marrying George Lucas's universe of a long ago in a galaxy far, far away with briefcase models seems a little, um, weird. As in, The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) weird.
On to the show.
The tribute begins in the pre-roll, as blue letters flash ...