26 sums of money, 26 suitcases and one question: Deal or no deal
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Series cast summary:
Howie Mandel ...  Himself - Host 201 episodes, 2005-2009
Sara Bronson Sara Bronson ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #7 199 episodes, 2005-2009
Lindsay Clubine ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #26 / ... 198 episodes, 2005-2009
Tameka Jacobs Tameka Jacobs ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #21 198 episodes, 2005-2009
Patricia Kara ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #9 / ... 195 episodes, 2005-2009
Marisa Petroro ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #18 / ... 194 episodes, 2005-2009
Alike Boggan Alike Boggan ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #20 / ... 194 episodes, 2005-2009
Megan Abrigo ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #6 193 episodes, 2005-2009
Claudia Jordan ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #1 / ... 193 episodes, 2005-2009
Anya Monzikova ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #10 / ... 193 episodes, 2006-2009
Lisa Gleave ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #3 188 episodes, 2005-2009
Aubrie Lemon ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #23 / ... 187 episodes, 2006-2009
Jenelle Moreno Jenelle Moreno ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #17 / ... 187 episodes, 2006-2009
Katie Cleary ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #11 186 episodes, 2006-2009
Pilar M. Lastra ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #14 / ... 181 episodes, 2005-2009
Leyla Milani ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #13 180 episodes, 2005-2009
Mylinda Tov Mylinda Tov ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #19 / ... 171 episodes, 2005-2008
Stacey Gardner Stacey Gardner ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #2 167 episodes, 2005-2009
Ursula Mayes Ursula Mayes ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #5 / ... 166 episodes, 2006-2009
Jill Manas Jill Manas ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #12 / ... 157 episodes, 2005-2008
Lauren Shiohama ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #8 / ... 155 episodes, 2006-2009
Brooke Long ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #15 144 episodes, 2006-2009
Hayley Marie Norman ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #25 140 episodes, 2006-2009
Keltie Martin Keltie Martin ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #4 / ... 120 episodes, 2006-2009
Kelly Brannigan ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #24 / ... 115 episodes, 2006-2009
Lindsay Schoneweis Lindsay Schoneweis ...  Herself - Briefcase Model #4 106 episodes, 2005-2007
Kasie Head ...  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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Official Sites:

NBC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Сделка See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

According to Howie Mandel, the models often faint from standing at attention for so long. See more »

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Host: ...when we come back.
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Referenced in Parks and Recreation: Ron and Tammy (2009) See more »

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A sad example of why T.V. has gone down the drain.
25 March 2007 | by BlackJack_BSee all my reviews

You know, I used to enjoy watching T.V. but today all we're getting is nothing but reality T.V. and terrible game shows that could never match such greats like The Price Is Right or Match Game. The dumbing-down of North American society mandated by Dubya and Hollywood continues to reach new lows and Deal Or No Deal isn't even the nadir.

To be honest, I've played the game on occasion at parties and it's pretty fun. However, there is no skill involved except for trying to control your greed.

The show, on the other hand, is absolutely unwatchable. It's not due to Howie Mandel, who I've always felt was a pretty talented guy or his models but for the contestants they bring in. These people represent the worst of North American society. Many of them deliver the exact stereotypes of a society gone terribly wrong. The accent has to be on "stereotype" because I can't believe any of these individuals are "regular people". I believe that no money is being won and the "contestants" and their "families" are just actors from Casting Central. However, the job of DOND is to convince the dumbed-down society that this is a legit game show and with the I.Q. of the viewing audience being lowered they believe that the show is legitimate. After all, if it's on T.V. it is real. Uh-huh.

Of course, staid contestants wouldn't bring in the big ratings. The over-the-top, overdone, over-everything reactions and stylings of the "contestants" are the reason the populace loves this show. In today's anything-goes-before-Armageddon T.V. this is what brings in the bacon. No successful show has staid qualities.

Sadly, all I can do is simply shake my head. I'm probably the only person who pities Howie Mandel. He deserves better than this. I think doing comedy in Las Vegas and being the spokesman for Boston Pizza in Canada was better than this. Oh well...


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