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Deal or No Deal

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Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 26 Feb 2013 05:50

I used to watch it a lot at one time, but it has got a bit dull now, altho it's good to see people winning, many of them really need the money or will do more than just go mad with it. It seems that the contestants really gel together while staying for the programmes to be filmed and new friendships are forged, it's nice to see how they support one another.

I like the new prog Tipping Point, I used to love those machines at the seaside where you pile coins in to try and win more out. At least there is some general knowledge needed to answer the questions.

A lot of housebound people probably enjoy these programmes as light relief from the boredom of being alone.



GinN Report 25 Feb 2013 20:23

I think it's becoming a bit boring now, been going on too long to be interesting any longer. Time for a change!

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 25 Feb 2013 20:20

Rollo I didn't SAY you suggested they were greedy, nor that 'greedy' and 'skint' are synonymous, they aren't.

My comment that not 'ALL' are greedy, is based on my opinion that 'SOME' are.


Robert Report 25 Feb 2013 20:14

A game of chance - no talent needed.

A lot of the Contestants seem to be foreign.


RolloTheRed Report 25 Feb 2013 19:36

I did not suggest that any of them were greedy, just skint.
It is only the Daily Mail that thinks the words "skint" and "greedy/dishonest" are synonyms. Not me sister. As has been said been rich, been poor. Rich is better.


RolloTheRed Report 25 Feb 2013 19:23

" In March 2006, Edmonds had his contract for presenting Deal or No Deal extended until Autumn 2007, for a fee rumoured at £3 million, making him one of the highest paid personalities on UK television"
( per annum)
As the show now is Edmonds is a significant shareholder in the company owning the rights.

At least he makes some people happy unlike bankers.

When not working as a tv presenter Noel Edmonds enjoys Grand Designs and law courts arguing over the bill.


Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 25 Feb 2013 19:18

btw Rollo, Noel didn't invent the game, he just had the good sense to see how popular it would be and take the job as presenter. :-D

and not ALL the contestants are greedy, some have very genuine uses for the money.


**Ann** Report 25 Feb 2013 19:17

Wot mean the banker is not a real person :-0 :-0 :-0

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 25 Feb 2013 19:13

All the boxes are red, the amounts IN them are blue ( 1p to £750) and red ( £1000 to £250,000).
The players select the boxes, numbered 1 to 22 at random,
The player selected to play that day brings their box to the table, then selects other boxes to be opened, five in the first round, then the 'banker' makes them a cash offer for their own box based on the amounts in the boxes already opened if they have taken out 5 low amounts, the odds are better for them having a large amount in their own the banker's offer is higher, in order to encourage them to deal.

Subsequently, if they don't deal at the first offer ( no one has) they open another 3 boxes, get another offer from the banker, and so on.
They may decide to take a lowish offer from the banker,ie 'deal' rather than risk having to go to the end and find that they have a blue amount in their box.

About five women have won the 250k, by 'taking a risk'.


RolloTheRed Report 25 Feb 2013 19:12

This is my mother's favourite program and once a month I have to endure it unless something important is on tv eg rugby. It took me years to work out what was going on.

The show has made its inventor, Noel Edmonds (a former disk jockey) very serious money so t*h*i*n*k* before you rubbish it.

The show starts with Noel Edmonds allowing the next contestant to tell ther sob story as to why they want to win £ 250 000. The contestants are nearly always skint or worse. At the end of the interview the contestant chooses their "box" with the favourite number.

The show then gets under way with the contestant taking an age to call out a box number (reasons: house number of my lover, number of latest child (11) and so on ...). The audience scream encouragment.

Having chosen a number one of a series of haridans, refugees from the Royal family sofa ( all would be contestants) will open their box matching the number and inside will be a blue or red voucher with a some of money from 50p to £ 250 000.

The red vouchers will cancel out winning options on an electronic scoreboard and blue ones the opposite. The objective is to end up with a high red option. OTOH many end up with the 50p.

And so it goes on with harridans and Royals offering general advice.

From time to time as a diversion THE BANKER (Noel Edmonds talking through a pillow in a gruff voice) offers to "buy" the contestant's box based on the current state of play. By and large the contestant's (being innumerate) decline the offers egged on by the audience so that often times when they could go home with £ 10 K ( DWP only require declaration of over £ 16 K ) they go home with a £ 1 or so.

The contestant's ( usually women ) tend to get very wound up. Tears, Hello magazine beckons.

Sometimes the contestant has enough nous to take the BANKER'S OFFER - thses have been over £ 20 K - and scarper. First though they have to play out the game and "prove" the result.

How Noel Edmonds keeps a straight face I know not.

On the face of it the game is peurile and boring. However as a 30 minute study in human nature it is fascinating. If Richard Attenborough was from Arrakis then he would be using this program to illustrate homo sapiens on a good day. It alsop shows how disaster generally triumphs over hope.

As I said it makes a LOT of money through the ads so it is best to watch it on catch up tv which mercifully does not have the ads.

There is a lot of speculation that the game is fixed and that Noel Edmond's knows the contents of each box. As the general pattern is for the contestant to be "winning" until near the end when all the top prizes disappears and they end up with £ 50 blue or worse ... So I wrote a little simulation program and it runs much the same.



**Ann** Report 25 Feb 2013 19:10

Correct Errol....thought you were calling me a numskull :-0


eRRolSheep Report 25 Feb 2013 19:06

It isn't really a quiz show, is it?
It strikes me that the only question the numbskulls have to answer is "do you want to be more greedy, take a risk, or run"
Not exactly Mastermind is it lol


**Ann** Report 25 Feb 2013 19:04

I love it Barb.....especially if there is a nail biter at the end.....most quiz type shows I find too complicated for my limited brain....but I can cook and multitask whilst watching's the simple things in life ;-)


BarbinSGlos Report 25 Feb 2013 18:50

You dont like it either then Ann :-D :-D


eRRolSheep Report 25 Feb 2013 18:47

Well that makes it patently clear then


**Ann** Report 25 Feb 2013 18:30

22 boxes deal or no deal :-D

11 red and 11 contain the higher money amounts, plus the one you chose at the beginning of your game.

Round 1 you open 5 boxes and depending on the result the banker telephones and makes you an offer......if no deal then you carry on with opening sets of boxes and getting more offers each time. No skill really just luck and also a good knowledge of percentages which I have not got.

Not that I really waste my time by watching most nights ;-)


BarbinSGlos Report 25 Feb 2013 18:26

Dont like it at all :-| :-| :-| :-|


maggiewinchester Report 25 Feb 2013 18:08

I've never understood it either Errol.
Strikes me, you choose boxes and get the amount left.
Not a lot of thought required, just a gambling guessing game.


eRRolSheep Report 25 Feb 2013 17:58

What is that all about?
Just caught a minute of it and totally bewildered