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Let's Make a Deal 

Monty Hall hosts this hilarious half-hour gameshow in which audience contestants picked at random, dressed in ridiculous costumes, try to win cash or prizes by choosing curtain number 1, 2 ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Monty Hall ...  Himself - Host 36 episodes, 1963-1975
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Monty Hall hosts this hilarious half-hour gameshow in which audience contestants picked at random, dressed in ridiculous costumes, try to win cash or prizes by choosing curtain number 1, 2 or 3. Before the contestant could decide, Monty would tempt them with something from within a small box, or flash cash in front of them. It was the contestant's chance to win something big, but deep down, they knew they might get "zonked" by choosing the wrong curtain. Some contestants actually ended up with a donkey or pig, or other rotten prize, and some actually came out with cars, cash or jewelry. Near the end of every show, Monty would give out cash prizes to anyone carrying whatever it was he asked for. You should see some of the strange things people carry! Written by Dan Smith <danbo@scorpius-inc.com>

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New Season! Zonk, There Goes a Convertible Right Through Her Fingers! But That's the Game! Monty Hall Hosts! (season 8)

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Family | Game-Show

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1963 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(1963-1967) | (1967-1977)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original pilot was designed by a former NBC-Burbank staff Art Director Bob Kelley, with Hub Braden assisting as draftsman and Assistant Art Director. Wink Martindale was tested as Host for the pilot, video taped on Stage 4 with an audience. Three shows were rehearsed and taped for a pilot presentation. Wink Martindale was a young handsome radio personality, also being tested and auditioned for a NBC's daytime television program host position. The game show was sold for the NBC daytime program schedule with Monty Hall replacing the TV Pilot's Host, Wink Martindale. John Shrum, NBC-Burbank Art Department Staff Art Director, was assigned the show by Milt Altman (NBC Art Dept. Management Director), a usual procedure when a pilot was picked up. Bob Kelley had quit his position with NBC-Burbank's art department staff; he was hired, brought back to design the set as an independent freelance Art Director. Kelley did not want to be tied down with a day-time series. Jay Krause and Spencer Davies, also staff NBC roster art directors, would not accept the show assignment. John Shrum's sense of humor and creative ability was ideal for the nonsense the producers required of an Art Director... crazy. See more »

Quotes

[1963-1969 opening spiel]
Announcer: Would you make a deal to trade up to five hundred dollars in cash for one of these three doors, knowing behind one of them is $3,254 in cash or valuable merchandise? Several people may have to make that decision during the next few minutes as we bring you The Marketplace Of America: "LET'S MAKE A DEAL"! And now, here's America's top trader, TV's Big Dealer, MONTY HALL!
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nice to have it back on the air!
26 October 2001 | by AReifmanSee all my reviews

The Game Show Network has recently started airing old reruns of Let's Make a Deal. I'm really enjoying seeing it again. Monty Hall really knows how to work an audience. But my favorite feature of the show has to be the "zonk" (when a person trades in a known prize for an unknown one behind a door or curtain, and it turns out to be a gag gift, such as a farm animal). Everything, from the theme song, to the announcer Jay Stewart, to the prize model Carol Merrill, brings back nice memories.


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