Saturday, December 15, 2007

Deal -- or No Deal

Deal or No Deal has got to be the silliest program on television.

And yet...

I watch it every chance I get.  I love to see those simpletons defy the laws of logic and reason, and gamble away hundreds of thousands of dollars on a slim chance, one in twenty five, of winning a million dollars.

The producer gives them a bushel basket full of money, and they happily throw it away.

Last night the contestant had been given $110,000 and gambled it away.  She ended with $1000.  
Well, that is a thousand dollars she didn't have before the show started.  That is a thousand dollars for playing a game for an hour.  Not a bad reward.
But, oh, the thought that you threw away all that money on a the toss of a coin.
Oooh.

That's entertainment.

7 comments:

madcobug said...

Hubby likes that show. Helen

chasferris said...

Last night the contestant had been given $110,000 and gambled it away.  She ended with $1000.  
Well, that is a thousand dollars she didn't have before the show started.  That is a thousand dollars for playing a game for an hour.  Not a bad reward.
But, oh, the thought that you threw away all that money on a the toss of a coin.
Oooh.

garnett109 said...

I agree

valphish said...

Far too many gamble it away to the end.  I can only think it is the adrenaline rush.  What else can it be??  I often think that I would get out on the show when the odds were right.  I wonder, though... Hmmm... Hugs, Val xox
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jocalodave said...

I surfed past this show last night and saw a couple dozen babes in bikinis...

Are you sure THAT doesn't have something to do with your fascination, Chuck?

Call me a sexist, but in my chauvinistic opinion, THAT'S entertainment!

desannie said...

Oh but it is so deliously addictive isn't it??  I find myself screaming Deal at the TV so often, then the poor soul had the million in his case...ohhh!  Annie

monicasmemoirs said...

I happened upon your journal by doing some journal jumping (like tv surfing).

I've watched this show a few times, and often wondered WHY do they keep going?

When I went to Las Vegas one time and won $700.00 from $20.00 - I left! I took my money and RAN!

Monica