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Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Big deal or no big deal? Deal or No Deal began its debut week on NBC last night, ushered in with hype about predecessors doing boffo all over the world. It's like Let's Make a Deal without costumes or curtains. A contestant picks one of 26 model-held briefcases containing a written money figure, ranging from 1 cent to $1 million. As remaining cases get opened, eliminating various amounts, the tension builds. A "banker" offers bribes to make the contestant quit. Last night, a woman with a 1 in 4 shot at $500,000 turned down $138,000 -- only to have to settle for $25,000. Liked it. Didn't love it. At least nobody dissected or talked with the dead.