Deal or No Deal

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  1. Dec 18, 2005 #1 of 174
    ellinj

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    Anyone know if is going to be presented in HD or not. Trying to decide which box to record it on.
     
  2. Dec 18, 2005 #2 of 174
    debtoine

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    According to NBC's web site schedule, there's no HDTV indicator, so I'm guessing it's not.

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  3. Dec 19, 2005 #3 of 174
    Z-Todd

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    I'm going to laugh if the opening episode gets topped by the 7th Heaven rerun.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2005 #4 of 174
    IndyJones1023

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    What is this show about? I went to the site and it's some briefcase exchange game. But they have 50 models for some reason. Why all the hot babes?
     
  5. Dec 19, 2005 #5 of 174
    jmenjes

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    In the versions of the game around the world, there's an elimination game using the entire studio audience to whittle the crowd down to the one player to play the main game, and the other 25 cases are held by the members of the audience. Those other 25 people can win extra cash if they can successfully predict what dollar amount is in their case.

    The NBC version doesn't have the audience elimination game, hence the models to bring out the cases and reveal what's inside.

    Here's the Wiki that better explains the international versions of DoND.
     
  6. Dec 19, 2005 #6 of 174
    sieglinde

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    It sounds like a game of pure chance. In other words, since no one knows what is in the cases, you are just hoping that you bet the right way.

    It sounds boring. I will either watch some old shows I have on my Tivo or do something even weirder, read.

    I like trivia games.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2005 #7 of 174
    JDHutt25

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    So this is pretty much "Lets Make a Deal" only you can't win a donkey?
     
  8. Dec 19, 2005 #8 of 174
    timr_42

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    I never knew, but if someone "won" something like a donkey, they didn't get to keep it did they?
     
  9. Dec 19, 2005 #9 of 174
    lambertman

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    Actually, they never received the gag prizes ("zonks") until one contestant demanded to keep the elephant. This cost the producers a fortune, so from there on it was written into the contestant agreements that a "zonk" winner would get another small prize as a substitute.
     
  10. Dec 19, 2005 #10 of 174
    timr_42

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    ok I just started watching this. When did Howie go bald?
     
  11. Dec 19, 2005 #11 of 174
    cherry ghost

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    This is bad. I give it a week.
     
  12. Dec 19, 2005 #12 of 174
    ellinj

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    I don't think it is intended to go much longer then that.
     
  13. Dec 19, 2005 #13 of 174
    LoadStar

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    I'm amused... not like there's anything else on. I'll keep watching.
     
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    Paperboy2003

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    my GOD do I HATE stupid people!
     
  15. Dec 19, 2005 #15 of 174
    LoadStar

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    Ok, that's nice. And that has what to do with this show or this thread?

    Anyway. This is kind of an interesting show - it's pure chance and "game theory" as the Wiki article puts it... at what point will the risk be too much for the contestant to continue? Will the contestant base their decision to continue on what the banker's offer is, or whether the chance of having a good case selected?

    I do think based on the description on Wiki that they made a good decision to simplify the show for the US audience, esp. given a limited run. This gets the same general point across without the weird random elements added in of guesses/superguesses and other audience members participating and stuff, and gets more contestants involved and playing the game.
     
  16. Dec 19, 2005 #16 of 174
    Paperboy2003

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    OK.....let me add my second part to that:

    ....who can't understand simple odds and probability.


    Better?
     
  17. Dec 19, 2005 #17 of 174
    lambertman

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    corollary:

    My GOD, do the producers LOVE stupid people. :)

    I enjoyed the show tonight. I think I'll be sick of it by Friday, though.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2005 #18 of 174
    zyzzx

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    I kind of enjoyed it. I thought it was going to be boring but my wife and I were getting into it at the end. We figured out that the "Banker" was simply the average of the cases left somewhere in the first game. It's interesting to think about when it's best to take the deal or to continue. Kind of like the stock market, you don't know until the end when your highest offer is going to be made.

    We'll keep watching.
     
  19. Dec 19, 2005 #19 of 174
    Dafaso

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    I'm sick of it after the first contestant. No deal.
     
  20. Dec 19, 2005 #20 of 174
    mmilton80

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    This was, perhaps, the funniest thing I have heard today. Kudos to you, cherry ghost. Kudos to you.
     

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