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Posted Aug 26, 2009 @ 10:24 AM

Seemed to me that all the contestants who make it to the show are pretty wild and crazy and if they're not, they have wild and crazy relatives and friends telling them what to do. I guess the show thinks those kinds of people are more interesting than normal people who wouldn't run all around the stage and act crazy, not to mention their friends they must bring.

It made me mad when one woman wanted to take a deal, but her husband in the audience kept saying NO DEAL!. She had the chance to win a good deal of money, but because she took her husband's advice, (you could tell she was afraid not to) she lost most of her money. This happens a lot. You could tell she was upset, though she tried to hide it. I don't think anyone should be allowed to advise a contestant on whether or not they should finish up or keep going. The show probably thinks that such an act makes the show more interesting and pushes them to keep betting until they lose. It not interesting for most people. I think the contestant should be on their own without any interference to make their decisions. Of course, if they were, they'd probably win a lot more money than they do listening to friends screaming not to take the Deal. Unfortunate. They usually lose that way.

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Posted Sep 15, 2009 @ 5:06 PM

I watch several Game Shows that give away alot more money everyday than DOND. What makes me mad, is how cleverly Howie entices and pushes the people to keep on playing till they lose most of their money. He's good at it, because he's clever, and he wants them to keep playing, though of course he should be warning them that their chances are grim. Anyone who has seen this show enough knows that the longer you play the less likely you are to win much money. I've only seen one person win over $200.000 and that was one time. Of course, I don't watch this show all the time, but I did for a while, until I figured out that no one would be that lucky. Maybe I missed a few lucky ones. But the majority of players I've seen... win less than $30,000 dollars, and on a show that supposedly is giving away a million dollars, that's pretty grim.

We only watch the show occasionally now. We got the message. NO DEAL.

Edited by river8101, Sep 15, 2009 @ 5:10 PM.


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Posted Sep 23, 2009 @ 4:08 AM

I was rooting for the truck driver, too. I would have been very tempted to bail at $97k, and definitely would have taken the $129k. When your family and friends are yelling, "Deal!" along with the audience, and you say "No Deal," you're pretty much inviting disaster.


I strongly agree. I mean, IIRC, there have been some contestants who had much more than that in a possible deal. The audience and helpers are screaming "Deal!!," but the contestant flatly turns them down, and then a lot of times promptly hits the million, driving the offer way, way, way, way down (cue "WOF" Bankrupt sound, or for more effect, the "PYL" Whammy). Quite stupid, if you ask me.

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Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 11:56 AM

Watched the repeat on GSN where the woman had $400, $1000 & the million left on board. She took the offer of $215,000 only to find out she had the million in her case. Wow - that was painful to watch. I think if you are that close you should go for it. How many times in your life are you close to winning a million dollars?

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Posted Oct 21, 2009 @ 3:58 PM

Went to see Howie perform live on Monday - he seemed quite deliberate in not referring to DOND by name - called it "my game show" or "the game show I do"; he did name "Howie Do It", though. Any reason he wouldn't or couldn't say the actual name in his standup routine?

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Posted Oct 23, 2009 @ 2:11 PM

I just caught that show the last 10 minutes or so. IMO, that one mil wouldn't have been in her case unless it was put there somehow. Was there a commercial before she opened the case? I think there's something fishy about this show, but I won't say how I think it's done. I stopped watching it months ago. Couldn't stand the screaming and yelling from the audience, and the friends up there telling the contestant what to do. Really got on my nerves. I didn't care for the remarks sent down by the banker either, or Howie making sly suggestions to the contestants, some of who also got on my nerves.

My husband couldn't stand it either. We watch something else now.

Also now it comes on at 5, 7 and again a couple hours later. They took off several shows I liked. I don't get it. A one hour show is more than enough. It takes up 3 hours in the evening. Took off some shows that I really liked. So, we just don't watch GSN after 5.

Edited by river8101, Nov 17, 2009 @ 8:04 AM.


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Posted Nov 29, 2009 @ 3:49 PM

DOND has been running all day long since Thanksgiving Thursday, or was it Wednesday. Every other game show except two half hour shows in between 6 and 7 were shown, and I don't like either one. First of all I can't stand DOND , and 2nd I missed all my favorites because DOND was on constantly. They were likely a lot of repeats, but I wish they'd get rid of it all together. It's terribly banal, and it's not even a game, it's pure gambling or it's just plenty of acting and performing. No one can convince me that show's for real. For all those shows, has anyone taken home a million? Contestants comes up and says they just need enough money for xxxx. Then after they've got the money, they keep going and going and going, jumping around, making faces, crying, sobbing, running around, and generally making fools of themselves. I watched carefully how Howie cleverly pushes them on to keep playing. It's very subtle. But if you listen closely, you can't miss how he does it. He should, if the show were real, keep his mouth shut. Not confuse or push the contestant to play. And, why must the contestant have friends up there with them? Is it to get them to push the contestant on? Sure looks like it because the group always pushes them on. No deal! No deal! Next thing you know, they leave without even the amount of money they claim they needed. Very fishy. Sorry, I don't buy it. It's not a real game show. I'll bet most of those contestants are actors.

Edited by river8101, Dec 11, 2009 @ 11:00 PM.


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Posted Dec 17, 2009 @ 2:42 AM

Everyone said alot of interesting content...But this topic reminds me of Zack Snyder's movie "300" :lol:

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Posted Dec 27, 2009 @ 3:18 PM

What makes me mad, is how cleverly Howie entices and pushes the people to keep on playing till they lose most of their money. He's good at it, because he's clever, and he wants them to keep playing, though of course he should be warning them that their chances are grim. Anyone who has seen this show enough knows that the longer you play the less likely you are to win much money. I've only seen one person win over $200.000 and that was one time.


I saw a few people stay in the game and win big (there was even a show about them) but it was a few years ago. By big I mean mid to high 6 figures.

As far as Howie, he is so full of it. I saw an interview earlier this year where he was saying how awful he fees when they lose big money because they don’t take (for example) a $100,000 offer then they lose and go home with $200 or some other small amount. He said “These people, what are they thinking? They have mortgages, families, bills, they’ve lost their job, and they refuse a life-changing amount of money.”

I don't watch the newer daily game with family and friends holding briefcases.

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Posted Apr 28, 2010 @ 12:12 AM

Has the show been cancelled or are they holding new shows for the summer? I swear I saw Howie Mandel on a commercial for America's got Talent - can he do both?

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Posted Apr 28, 2010 @ 9:52 AM

I'm sure Howie can do both DoND (I'm assuming you mean the daytime version since the prime time show has been canceled for years) America's Got Talent, both are NBC produced shows.

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Posted Apr 28, 2010 @ 12:40 PM

Do the contestants get interviewed before they get on the show? What about their uh helpers? Why do they have them? Are they specifically looking for folks who like to gamble? Do they fill out some kind of questionnaire? Just wondered because whenever I've watched the show and a person has to decide what to do after already winning quite a bit of money, they usually say. "Just one more time." But then they don't stop. Most of the time they get less than they would have, if they'd stop earlier. Also their friends egg them on to keep going as does the audience. Do the members of the audience pay to watch the show or are they selected and interviewed. The audience always urges them on. Is that what they're supposed to do? I rarely watch the show because of all the hype and I don't like those sort of shows, but I was just wondering why contestants who have won a good bit of money are urged by their friends and the audience to keep playing and risk loosing what they've got, and the contestant rarely stops until the money starts going down, down down.

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Posted Apr 28, 2010 @ 4:41 PM

Do the members of the audience pay to watch the show or are they selected and interviewed.

I recently read that many of the audience members are paid extras.

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Posted Apr 29, 2010 @ 5:03 PM

To me, the question would always be which would hurt worse, to go home with $70k when you might have won $300K, or to go home with $500 when you might have had $70K.
Usually it's only the wives or mothers who urge this consideration.

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Posted May 4, 2010 @ 8:43 AM

The key word here is MIGHT. They might have won. They usually don't. It's a gambling show pure and simple, but with as much hype, screaming, carrying on as possible. It's terrible and comes on all the time afternoon, evening, and night. Thank goodness for other shows on TV. I used to really like GSN, but now it's changed so much, (I'm even hearing porn), that I only watch a couple shows now. Too bad.

Interesting. I decided to read some of the older posts, and I was reading one from 2006, and the contestant had to choose between $750,000 and another box that had a million. She took the 750.000 Smart. If she had taken the million she'd have paid enough taxes to be lower than 750.000 Apparently the shows are repeated over and over and over.

I rarely tune in, but sometimes there's a baseball delay, so I turn to something else. At 7 PM there's not much else on, except news which I watch in the morning. In my town DEAL comes on 4 times a day. 1, 5, 7, and 11. Such a bore. And they took off some of the much better older word game shows, which disappointed me. I do watch 3 games on GSN, which come on in the late morning, & early afternoon. I used to watch many more, but they took them off and substituted DEAL. Too bad.

Edited by river8101, Jul 10, 2010 @ 6:07 AM.


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Posted Oct 19, 2010 @ 1:15 PM

I watched the show today. First time in many months. Howie the moderator certainly does urge the players to continue. I watched very carefully and he pitched they could win more money if they played, but rarely mentioned they could also lose. Same with all the "friends" if indeed they were really friends. No one knows.

Today I saw they had a wheel at the end of the betting part. Howie urged a young contestant to keep betting because he could double or triple the amount on this big wheel, never mentioning once that he could also lose on the wheel. So he kept betting and lost half his money, then more than half etc. I had never seen this wheel thing before so I wasn't sure what it was about. So he kept betting, lost half his money, and then he had to spin the wheel. He lost another half on the wheel and left with much less than he had if he had stopped. I'm not sure, but I think you have to spin the wheel, and don't know if you have a choice. I don't think you do. So if you're a winner say of $75,000, and have to spin the wheel, you could easily end up with 37,333. Really sick. Either the people on this game show are interviewed and have to fill out some kind of form, so they can judge their personality, because most contestants that I've seen, lose the money they win, or somehow, the numbers are fixed. Don't know, but have a good guess. I don't watch very often. Maybe a couple times a year, but I used to watch a lot a couple years ago, and most contestants lost what they won because Howie and the "friends" URGED them to keep betting. (till they lost most of their money) An occasional winner keeps the going, but it's occasional. Bad stuff there. Sure don't give way millions.

Edited by river8101, Nov 18, 2010 @ 10:19 AM.


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Posted Oct 20, 2010 @ 12:56 PM

Usually see this once or twice a week, but haven't seen a show with the wheel in a long time. I don't think that there was a way that you could lose money with it, just maybe not win any.

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Posted Nov 19, 2010 @ 8:05 PM

I don't know if this question has already been fielded (I'm not scanning all these pages! :P) but I was wondering:

Does the "banker" actually do any calcs and call the shots, or does a computer do the work with the "banker" merely play-acting?

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Posted Nov 29, 2010 @ 7:38 PM

I turned to watch GSN in the morning to see the few shows left that I like and all through the holidays was Deal or No Deal. It must be a cheap show to put on, because it was on everytime I turned on GSN.

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Posted Dec 29, 2010 @ 2:51 PM

Today, they gave this girl worms to eat from S. Africa. They were a lot of them in a platter. They said they'd give her $10,000 to eat five. She did, but I doubt what she ate were worms. She always picked from the very edge of the platter. I don't believe she ate real worms, and I couldn't believe they'd offer her some. Anything for excitement on that show. Anyway, I'm sure she didn't eat any worms. I looked them up on the internet and they're pretty big. What she was picking up looked quite small. Probably chocolate candy because she didn't seem the least bit concerned about eating them, as anyone would. The girl looked like a model or actress, as many of them likely are.

Edited by river8101, Dec 30, 2010 @ 9:37 AM.


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Posted Jan 24, 2011 @ 11:40 AM

I like howie Mandell. The show is good but sometimes the contestants do not make the best choices.

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Posted Mar 17, 2011 @ 4:57 PM

I just realized who Howie the MC reminded me of. Voldemort. Yep. Looks just like him except for the nose. And he's just as much of a danger too. Slyly, he urges the contestants on to ruin, as they keep betting and betting over and over and end up with far less than they said they needed. Far less than they had earlier in the game. They keep betting at his sly urging, betting and betting it'll get better or higher, but it rarely does. What is the matter with these contestants? I don't watch this all the time, only when there's nothing else on that I'm interested in. Then usually, I put on a film. But occasionally, I go by and there he is, and I stop to see if I'm right yet again. Yep, and there he is urging and sniveling to get a contestant whose already got the money he said he needed to keep going, but with Howie's urging he does keep going until there's barely enough car fare to get him home. A few lucky ones win, but it's few, and it's the only reason the show stays on the air.

Edited by river8101, Mar 17, 2011 @ 5:02 PM.


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Posted Mar 17, 2011 @ 9:06 PM

Yes, he always asks them how they'd feel if they went home with $50k or $250k, and then found out they could have gone home with a million or $750k.
He rarely if ever asks how they'd feel if they pass up $50k or $250K, and go home $10k or even $500 or less.

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Posted Mar 18, 2011 @ 4:32 PM

A few lucky ones win, but it's few, and it's the only reason the show stays on the air.


Just to let you know...the 1/2 hour version was cancelled in 2010, and the hour version was cancelled in 2009...so you're watching reruns!

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Posted Apr 6, 2011 @ 10:34 AM

This show is on all the time. Everybody's sick of it by now. They keep showing ads of the same few people winning a million dollars. I wonder since all those programs have been on, how many people actually won the million. Dumb show.

Edited by river8101, Apr 6, 2011 @ 3:33 PM.


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Posted Apr 8, 2011 @ 2:34 PM

I came in on the middle of show today, and when they showed the amounts of the previous offer, one of the lines said REFUSED.
Does this mean that the guy refused to see the offer, and rejected it sight unseen? I'd never seen this, and wouldn't have thought that a contestant could do this.
Thanks if anyone knows the answer. This is just idle curiosity.

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Posted Apr 13, 2011 @ 1:12 PM

People don't stop to think of the taxes they will have to pay on the money they win. So the higher they get, the more taxes they'll pay. People who win about half a million, and that's rare, will keep going for more, and it doesn't make sense, because even if they win more, the tax on the higher amount they might win, the more taxes they will pay. (Howie never mentions that.) And neither do their so called friends, who are probably paid to get on the show. Or, maybe they pay to be part of the show. Who knows? The contestants are really stupid. As to the banker, he'll give them whatever he wants. Different players get different amounts for the money they win. I've seen that many times. Depends on the board as to how much money he'll give. I don't think he uses a computer, I think he gives them as much as he can afford in the treasury that particular day. Else, why would different people get different amounts of money winning the same amount of cash?

Tax info says: Depending on your other income and the amount of your winnings, your federal tax bracket can go as high as 39.6%. Your lottery winnings might also be subject to state income tax. So depending on where you live, your total tax bill could exceed 50%. You don't get any capital gains rate break for lottery winnings, nor is there any income averaging to help lower your tax bill.

if you win $1M you'd get to keep somewhere between $600K to $700K no more and maybe not even that, but hopefully more than half at least. In order to keep the entire $1M you'd have to win above that amount to bring the after-tax amount down to that, but if you stop at less, you will pay less taxes. Therefore it makes little sense to keep betting if you are lucky enough to win at least $500, 000, because the less money you win, the less taxes you'll pay.

Edited by river8101, Apr 13, 2011 @ 1:35 PM.


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Posted Feb 1, 2012 @ 11:04 PM

Did anyone happen to watch "Deal or No Deal" at 5:00 p.m. on February 1st? The contestant was a man originally from the Philippines. The show had brought his parents over from that country. I missed the end of the show and am curious to know what his result was -- if he won the million dollars.

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Posted Feb 3, 2012 @ 12:49 PM

I don't remember how much he won, but he didn't win the million dollars. I want to say it was in the $200,000 - $300,000 range.

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Posted Feb 7, 2012 @ 10:39 PM

I came in on the middle of show today, and when they showed the amounts of the previous offer, one of the lines said REFUSED.
Does this mean that the guy refused to see the offer, and rejected it sight unseen?


Yes.