History Series / DealOrNoDeal

24th Dec '16 2:48:45 PM goldenroad
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The British version (hosted by Noel Edmonds, a former DJ and ''Saturday Night'' presenter whose career had been on the skids) was such a hit that a Saturday primetime show was added. The UK version has 22 boxes, each manned by a possible future contestant (they're sequestered together when they're not filming to encourage rapport during the game), with the top prize being £250,000.

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The British version (hosted by Noel Edmonds, a former DJ and ''Saturday Night'' presenter whose career had been on the skids) was such a hit that a Saturday primetime show was added. The UK version has 22 boxes, each manned by a possible future contestant (they're sequestered together when they're not filming to encourage rapport during the game), with the top prize being £250,000.
£250,000. This version premiered in October 2005 and ended in December 2016.



* BonusRound: Occasionally at the end of a game, Howie would offer the contest two giant cases (each took 6 models to open), one containing the word 'Double' and the other 'Nothing', giving the contestant the chance to double or lose all their winning. The British version has the equivalent with "Box 23", which can contain "double", "+ £10,000", "same", "half", or "nothing", offered to the contestant at the end of the game.

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* BonusRound: Occasionally at the end of a game, Howie would offer the contest two giant cases (each took 6 models to open), one containing the word 'Double' and the other 'Nothing', giving the contestant the chance to double or lose all their winning.winnings. The British version has the equivalent with "Box 23", which can contain "double", "+ £10,000", "same", "half", or "nothing", offered to the contestant at the end of the game.


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* LongRunner: The British version lasted 11 years, while the Australian version lasted a decade.
23rd Oct '16 12:14:01 PM Morgenthaler
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17th Oct '16 6:16:55 PM nombretomado
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* {{MAD}}: "''Deal'' Is so Dull"
24th Jun '16 2:34:42 AM Morgenthaler
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On the NBC version, host [[BobbysWorld Howie Mandel]] asked a contestant to choose one of 26 numbered briefcases held by identically-dressed [[{{Fanservice}} sex objec]]-er, models. Each briefcase contained a different amount of money from 1¢ to $1,000,000. The game proceeded as the contestant chose to see the contents of the other briefcases. By process of elimination, the contestant guessed how much money his or her briefcase contained. As briefcases were eliminated, the [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen Banker]] made offers for the contestant's case (more or less the arithmetic mean of the amounts still on the board by the end of the game, less than that early on). Ultimately, the player had to choose between one of the deals offered by the Banker and the value of the case chosen at the beginning. The contestant's time on the show ended when a deal was made, or the contestant stuck it out to the end; in the event a deal was taken, the other cases were opened to see whether the deal made was a good one. Occasional special episodes increased the maximum prize to $2,000,000 or more.

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On the NBC version, host [[BobbysWorld Howie Mandel]] Mandel asked a contestant to choose one of 26 numbered briefcases held by identically-dressed [[{{Fanservice}} sex objec]]-er, models. Each briefcase contained a different amount of money from 1¢ to $1,000,000. The game proceeded as the contestant chose to see the contents of the other briefcases. By process of elimination, the contestant guessed how much money his or her briefcase contained. As briefcases were eliminated, the [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen Banker]] made offers for the contestant's case (more or less the arithmetic mean of the amounts still on the board by the end of the game, less than that early on). Ultimately, the player had to choose between one of the deals offered by the Banker and the value of the case chosen at the beginning. The contestant's time on the show ended when a deal was made, or the contestant stuck it out to the end; in the event a deal was taken, the other cases were opened to see whether the deal made was a good one. Occasional special episodes increased the maximum prize to $2,000,000 or more.



* RogerRabbitEffect: One episode featured Bobby Generic from ''BobbysWorld'' voiced by, you guessed it, Howie Mandel. He asked the contestant if he accepts the offer or continue. Obviously, the contestant has to act it out and told before he liked ''Bobby's World''.

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* RogerRabbitEffect: One episode featured Bobby Generic from ''BobbysWorld'' ''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld'' voiced by, you guessed it, Howie Mandel. He asked the contestant if he accepts the offer or continue. Obviously, the contestant has to act it out and told before he liked ''Bobby's World''.
23rd Jun '16 5:23:46 PM WarioBarker
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* {{Zonk}}:
** What happens when you knock out the big prizes early in the game.

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* {{Zonk}}:
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{{Zonk}}: What happens when you knock out the big prizes early in the game.



** In another special, they added gravy, which replaced $.01, cranberry sauce, which replaced $1, and stuffing, which replaced $5.

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** In another special, they added gravy, which replaced $.01, cranberry sauce, which replaced and stuffing (replacing the penny, $1, and stuffing, which replaced $5.$5 respectively).



** Subverted when a real prize was in play was on the January 14th, 2008 edition airing-a truck replaced the $50,000 spot.

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** Subverted when a real prize was in play was play. For instance, on the January 14th, 14, 2008 edition airing-a a truck replaced the $50,000 spot.



* CanadaEh: The five ''Deal Or No Deal Canada'' specials filmed for Global (who also aired the U.S. version), which were filmed in Toronto (at the CBC's headquarters; the backdrop was of Toronto too), hosted by a Canadian (Howie Mandel) with Canadian models, bragged about tax-free winnings, had a main stage shaped like a maple leaf, a HomeParticipationSweepstakes that Canada could finally [[OfferVoidInNebraska enter]], "Loonie" and "Toonie" (local terms for the $1 and $2 coins) as the bottom amounts, and the Banker's office made to look like an ice hockey penalty box (he even paced back and forth in it like a coach).

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* CanadaEh: The five ''Deal Or No Deal Canada'' specials filmed done for Global (who also aired the U.S. version), which were filmed taped in Toronto (at the CBC's headquarters; the backdrop was of Toronto too), hosted by a Canadian (Howie Mandel) with Canadian models, bragged about tax-free winnings, had a main stage shaped like a maple leaf, a HomeParticipationSweepstakes that Canada could finally [[OfferVoidInNebraska enter]], "Loonie" and "Toonie" (local terms for the $1 and $2 coins) as the bottom amounts, and the Banker's office made to look like an ice hockey penalty box (he even paced back and forth in it like a coach).



** Contestant Mark on the UK version managed to set an impossibly low record during the Gold Medal Deal week, which was held in honor of the [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames London 2012 Olympic Games]]. The week featured a NintendoHard Catapult game when there were 5 boxes left, and one of the prizes was an all-expenses-paid holiday. When Mark managed to knock down all the highest amounts from the board and failed the catapult game (like everyone else that week), he was down to two boxes, £50 and £500. Possibly in an attempt to throw the poor guy a bone, the Banker said that if he had the box with £500 in it, he would also throw in the holiday that nobody had been able to win, under the condition that if the box contained the £50, he would walk away with nothing at all. Mark accepted, and... his box had £50. Meaning that Mark was the first person in any Deal ever to walk away without even a single penny. Everyone was in tears, and Noel stated that it was unquestionably the unluckiest game of Deal ever. Three or four other contestants have taken similar offers from the Banker, failed, and walked away penniless, but considering he knocked out 10 of the reds save for the £5,000 in his first 11 boxes and never got an offer above £199, he still easily holds the title of unluckiest [=DoND=] contestant ever.

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** Contestant Mark on the UK version managed to set an impossibly low record during the Gold Medal Deal week, which was held in honor of the [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames London 2012 Olympic Games]]. The week featured a NintendoHard Catapult game when there were 5 boxes left, and one of the prizes was an all-expenses-paid holiday. When Mark managed to knock down all the highest amounts from the board and failed the catapult game (like everyone else that week), he was down to two boxes, £50 and £500. Possibly in an attempt to throw the poor guy a bone, the Banker said that if he had the box with £500 in it, he would also throw in the holiday that nobody had been able to win, under the condition that if the box contained the £50, he would walk away with nothing at all. Mark accepted, and... his box had £50. Meaning that Mark was the first person in any Deal ever ''Deal'' game to walk away without even a single penny. with nothing. Everyone was in tears, and Noel stated that it was unquestionably the unluckiest game of Deal ''Deal'' ever. Three or four other contestants have taken similar offers from the Banker, failed, and walked away penniless, but considering he knocked out 10 of the reds save for the £5,000 in his first 11 boxes and never got an offer above £199, he still easily holds the title of unluckiest [=DoND=] ''[=DoND=]'' contestant ever.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEOL0CtQR4I This guy]] on the Australian version lost all four greens with his first four picks and got a bank offer of '''[[spoiler:ten cents]]'''. After all was said and done, the player ended up getting $10. He would come back for a special "Banker's Rematch" a few years later and did a lot better...but not before knocking out the $200,000 in his first pick '''yet again'''. [[spoiler:To make it even worse, the top amount was in Case #14, which was his [[KickTheDog original case]] in his initial game.]]

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEOL0CtQR4I This guy]] on the Australian version lost all four greens with his first four picks and got a bank offer of '''[[spoiler:ten cents]]'''. After all was said and done, the player ended heended up getting $10. He would come back for a special "Banker's Rematch" a few years later and did a lot better...but not before knocking out the $200,000 in his first pick '''yet again'''. '''again'''. [[spoiler:To make it even worse, the top amount was in Case #14, which was his [[KickTheDog original case]] in his initial game.]]



** The infamous six million dollar top prize playthrough, which touted the idea an armored car with an escort had been brought in to ferry the dough safely. And there were several seven-figure amounts on the board that playthrough. The event failed ''spectacularly''. In fact, you could have probably gauged a significant drop in viewers the moment the $6,000,000 case was revealed as they clicked off the channel in disappointment.
*** It also served as a reminder of how overblown DOND could be, and the show never managed to give away that much money to a single contestant, and only ''twice'' did the US version give away seven figure prize winnings- to its ''only'' two winners. And they had to make '''half''' of the cases contain the million just to force a win. Yes- the US version couldn't manage even a ''normal'' win due to its broken format.
** One contestant on the US version walked away with $5- the lowest amount they ever gave away. Later [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in a special DOND episode that looked back at the lowest winners, and the banker was quote as calling her his favorite contestant.

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** The infamous six million dollar $6,000,000 top prize playthrough, which touted the idea an armored car with an escort had been brought in to ferry the dough safely. And there were several seven-figure amounts on the board that playthrough. The event failed ''spectacularly''. In fact, you could have probably gauged a significant drop in viewers the moment the $6,000,000 case was revealed as they clicked off the channel in disappointment.
disappointment.
*** It also served as a reminder of how overblown DOND the American ''Deal'' could be, and the be. The show never managed to give away that much money to a single contestant, and only ''twice'' did the US version give away seven figure seven-figure prize winnings- winnings - to its ''only'' two winners. And they had to make '''half''' of half the cases contain the million Million just to force a win. Yes- win, and even ''then'' the first time they tried that '''it still didn't work'''. The US version couldn't manage even a ''normal'' win due to its broken format.
** One contestant on the US version walked away with $5- $5, the lowest amount they ever gave away. Later [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in a special DOND episode that looked back at the lowest winners, and the banker Banker was quote quoted as calling her his favorite contestant.



* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The Banker rarely appears on-screen in any version.

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* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The Banker rarely appears on-screen onscreen in any version.



* MoodWhiplash: The 2000th British game. [[spoiler:Noel ended up getting [[Series/NoelsHouseParty Gotcha'ed]] [[ADayInTheLimelight himself]].]]

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* MoodWhiplash: The 2000th 2,000th British game. [[spoiler:Noel ended up getting [[Series/NoelsHouseParty Gotcha'ed]] [[ADayInTheLimelight himself]].]]



** One US Contestant actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and [[DefiedTrope defied]] this, intentionally choosing numbers that had either no or minimal significance to him. (For example, he chose his first case because a drunk guy in Ohio once told him that was his lucky number.)

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** One US Contestant contestant actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and [[DefiedTrope defied]] this, intentionally choosing numbers that had either no or minimal significance to him. (For example, he chose his first case because a drunk guy in Ohio once told him that was his lucky number.)



** The commercials NBC ran took almost all of the suspense out of watching, because they showed the contestant reaching a certain point...yet the network still insisted on showing us all the fluff and crap before the stuff in the trailers. And both times the million was actually won, '''they hyped the hell out of it!'''

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** The commercials NBC ran took almost all of the suspense out of watching, because they showed the contestant reaching a certain point...yet the network still insisted on showing us all the fluff and crap before the stuff in the trailers. And both times the million Million was actually won, '''they hyped the hell out of it!'''
19th Jun '16 9:38:11 AM themisterfree
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** TheAnnouncer: Joe Cipriano, though his work was done in post.

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** TheAnnouncer: Joe Cipriano, though his work was done in post.post; he had previously announced the 1997 version of ''Pictionary'', and is more known as an announcer for Fox.
27th Mar '16 7:13:36 AM Kitch
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* RecycledSoundtrack: The US version has an identical theme music to ''Series/DogEatDog''.



* ShoutOut: The title music for the US version is derived from the theme music of ''Series/DogEatDog'', which also appeared on NBC in the States.

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* ShoutOut: The title music for the US version [[RecycledSoundtrack is derived from the theme music of of]] ''Series/DogEatDog'', which also appeared on NBC in the States.
27th Mar '16 7:12:14 AM Kitch
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* RecycledSoundtrack: The US version has an identical theme music to ''Series/DogEatDog''.
11th Mar '16 3:33:20 AM Gimere
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(* In the Rockin' 80's special of January 2008: $1 was replaced by a scrunchy, $5 was replaced by hairspray, $10 was replaced by leg warmers, and $25 was replaced by a boom box.

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(* ** In the Rockin' 80's special of January 2008: $1 was replaced by a scrunchy, $5 was replaced by hairspray, $10 was replaced by leg warmers, and $25 was replaced by a boom box.
11th Mar '16 3:32:42 AM Gimere
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* {{Zonk}}: What happens when you knock out the big prizes early in the game.
** The Christmas 2007 episode featured gag prizes in lieu of certain small amounts. The case usually reserved for 1¢ contained a "Lump Of Coal", for example.

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* {{Zonk}}: {{Zonk}}:
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What happens when you knock out the big prizes early in the game.
** For the Thanksgiving specials and Christmas, $10 was replaced by a pumpkin pie and $25 by a turkey. The doubled suitcase top prize had a stuffed turkey inside as a humorous touch for the winner that never was.
** In another special, they added gravy, which replaced $.01, cranberry sauce, which replaced $1, and stuffing, which replaced $5.
** On a
Christmas 2007 episode featured gag prizes special in lieu 2007, $1 was replaced by coal, $5 was replaced by eggnog, and $10 was replaced by fruitcake.
(* In the Rockin' 80's special
of certain small amounts. The case usually reserved for 1¢ contained January 2008: $1 was replaced by a "Lump Of Coal", for example.scrunchy, $5 was replaced by hairspray, $10 was replaced by leg warmers, and $25 was replaced by a boom box.
** Subverted when a real prize was in play was on the January 14th, 2008 edition airing-a truck replaced the $50,000 spot.



** Contestant Mark on the UK version managed to set an impossibly low record during the Gold Medal Deal week, which was held in honor of the [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames London 2012 Olympic Games]]. The week featured a NintendoHard Catapult game when there were 5 boxes left, and one of the prizes was an all-expenses-paid holiday. When Mark managed to knock down all the highest amounts from the board and failed the catapult game (like everyone else that week), he was down to two boxes, £50 and £500. Possibly in an attempt to throw the poor guy a bone, the Banker said that if he had the box with £500 in it, he would also throw in the holiday that nobody had been able to win, under the condition that if the box contained the £50, he would walk away with nothing at all. Mark accepted, and... his box had £50. Meaning that Mark was the first person in any Deal ever to walk away without even a single penny. Everyone was in tears, and Noel stated that it was unquestionably the unluckiest game of Deal ever. Three or four other contestants have taken similar offers from the Banker, failed, and walked away penniless, but considering he knocked out 10 of the reds save for the £5,000 in his first 11 boxes and never got an offer above £199, he still easily holds the title of unluckiest DoND contestant ever.

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** Contestant Mark on the UK version managed to set an impossibly low record during the Gold Medal Deal week, which was held in honor of the [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames London 2012 Olympic Games]]. The week featured a NintendoHard Catapult game when there were 5 boxes left, and one of the prizes was an all-expenses-paid holiday. When Mark managed to knock down all the highest amounts from the board and failed the catapult game (like everyone else that week), he was down to two boxes, £50 and £500. Possibly in an attempt to throw the poor guy a bone, the Banker said that if he had the box with £500 in it, he would also throw in the holiday that nobody had been able to win, under the condition that if the box contained the £50, he would walk away with nothing at all. Mark accepted, and... his box had £50. Meaning that Mark was the first person in any Deal ever to walk away without even a single penny. Everyone was in tears, and Noel stated that it was unquestionably the unluckiest game of Deal ever. Three or four other contestants have taken similar offers from the Banker, failed, and walked away penniless, but considering he knocked out 10 of the reds save for the £5,000 in his first 11 boxes and never got an offer above £199, he still easily holds the title of unluckiest DoND [=DoND=] contestant ever.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWjwWkVfXjc This player]] from the early Australian episodes (the ones with the $2,000,000 top prize) knocked out the top three amounts in her first three picks ($1M, $2M, $500K). By the "final six", the remaining cases were 25¢, 50¢, $5, $25, $250, and $100K, with a $24,500 offer from the Bank. Her father suggested she open one more case, which she did, and I'd give you three guesses as to what her next pick contained, but you'll only need one.[[note]](For the record, she ended up leaving with $25.)[[/note]]

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWjwWkVfXjc This player]] from the early Australian episodes (the ones with the $2,000,000 top prize) knocked out the top three amounts in her first three picks ($1M, $2M, $500K). By the "final six", the remaining cases were 25¢, 50¢, $5, $25, $250, and $100K, with a $24,500 offer from the Bank. Her father suggested she open one more case, which she did, and I'd did. We'd give you three guesses as to what her next pick contained, but you'll only need one.[[note]](For the record, she ended up leaving with $25.)[[/note]]



* {{Filler}}: The NBC run had two-hour episodes during sweeps consisting of '''one game''' with so much filler (celebrity cameos, gimmick-deals the contestant would never take, lengthened pauses, even field pieces!) that it was obviously done to keep NBC from airing a bomb drama or sitcom. Unfortunately, they ended up airing a bomb game show, instead.
* FollowTheLeader: A self-inflicted example. Endemol gave Creator/{{ABC}} a big-money, luck-based "pick the object" game called ''Series/SetForLife'' in Summer 2007. It was terrible and got canned after seven episodes.

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* {{Filler}}: The NBC run had two-hour episodes during sweeps consisting of '''one game''' with so much filler (celebrity cameos, gimmick-deals the contestant would never take, lengthened pauses, even field pieces!) that it was obviously done to keep NBC from airing a bomb drama or sitcom. Unfortunately, they ended up airing a bomb game show, instead.
* FollowTheLeader: A self-inflicted example. Endemol gave Creator/{{ABC}} a big-money, luck-based "pick the object" game called ''Series/SetForLife'' in Summer 2007. It was terrible and got canned after seven episodes.
show instead.



* {{Zonk}}: In the US version, for the Thanksgiving specials and Christmas. $10 was replaced by a pumpkin pie and $25 by a turkey. The doubled suitcase top prize had a stuffed turkey inside as a humorous touch for the winner that never was. In another special, they added gravy, which replaced $.01, cranberry sauce, which replaced $1, and stuffing, which replaced $5. On a Christmas special in 2007, $1 was replaced by coal, $5 was replaced by eggnog, and $10 was replaced by fruitcake. Gag prizes showed up in the Rockin' 80's special of January 2008: $1 was replaced by a scrunchy, $5 was replaced by hairspray, $10 was replaced by leg warmers, and $25 was replaced by a boom box. Subverted when a real prize was in play was on the January 14th, 2008 edition airing- where a truck replaced the $50,000 spot.
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