Saturday, May 05, 2007

Let's Make a Deal!

Watched the Game Show Network with Younger Son the other night.
We found reruns of Let's Make a Deal!
Good old Monty Hall!

Younger Son loved it!
I got a kick out of the prices of the cars and how the brand new cars looked so old to me.

A couple things I realized while watching the show:

- the action moved along quickly; no suspense, no cliff-hanging-are-you-sure-is-that-your-final-answer-we'll-see-what's-in-the-box-after-this-message crap; just pure fun and excitement! They tried to cram as much prize-winning into 30 minutes as they could. Not try to stretch just one contest across a whole freakin' hour.

- the contestants were happy! Oh my goodness, when the young couple traded their $2000 prize for a TV and lounge chair worth $1000, they said, "Hey, at least we have a new TV!"
And they were truly HAPPY to have something they didn't have half an hour earlier.

- both Younger Son and I decided that neither of us would want a fur coat.
"I'd be afraid to wear a coat worth $800! What if I ruined it!" said young son.

I mentioned to Younger Son , "If you think about it, this is kinda like Deal or No Deal."
He replied, "Yeah. Only this is better."

3 comments:

Roses said...

Another old game show I'm enjoying the second time around is Match Game.
I'd never noticed how naughty they were... all the time!
I guess I'd been too young and naive to catch all the innuendo before. :)

sticks said...

My favorite part of lets make a deal is when he asks people in the audiance for strange items in their purses. That always cracked me up. When my boys were little I could have won some money. I always had strange things in my purse.

roses said...

Sticks: I loved that part, too! And you know people crammed all sorts of weird stuff in their purses. Once Monty asked a woman for a hard boiled egg... and she HAD one!