26 sums of money, 26 suitcases and one question: Deal or no deal
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Himself - Host (201 episodes, 2005-2009)
Sara Bronson ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #7 (199 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #26 / ... (198 episodes, 2005-2009)
Tameka Jacobs ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #21 (198 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #9 / ... (195 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #18 / ... (194 episodes, 2005-2009)
Alike Boggan ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #20 / ... (194 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #6 (193 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #1 / ... (193 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #10 / ... (193 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #3 (188 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #23 / ... (187 episodes, 2006-2009)
Jenelle Moreno ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #17 / ... (187 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #11 (186 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #14 / ... (181 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #13 (180 episodes, 2005-2009)
Mylinda Tov ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #19 / ... (171 episodes, 2005-2008)
Stacey Gardner ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #2 (167 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #5 / ... (166 episodes, 2006-2009)
Jill Manas ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #12 / ... (157 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #8 / ... (155 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #15 (144 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #25 (140 episodes, 2006-2009)
Keltie Martin ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #4 / ... (120 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #24 / ... (115 episodes, 2006-2009)
Lindsay Schoneweis ...
 Herself - Briefcase Model #4 (106 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Herself - Briefcase Model #16 / ... (91 episodes, 2005-2007)
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The United States' version of "Deal or No Deal" was based on the Netherlands game show that had premiered in 2002. The main objective of the game was identical: Select a case containing a mystery cash amount, then - after being asked to narrow the field of cases by a certain number at various intervals - decide whether to take a cash buyout offered by an unseen "banker" ("Deal") or reject the offer and continue eliminating cases ("No Deal"), knowing he/she could win the grand prize of $1 million ... or far less. Each new game begins with 26 cases, each randomly distributed and held by a sexy model. The contestant chooses one case, which is placed at his/her contestant's podium. The cash amount inside could be as little as 1 cent ($.01) or as much as $1 million. The player then is asked to eliminate six of the remaining cases, calling out the corresponding numbers one at a time. After each number is called, that case is opened, revealing one of the 26 cash prizes; that prize is then ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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19 December 2005 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The total amount of all the cash awards in the 26 briefcases adds up to $3,418,416.01. See more »

Quotes

Host: [Repeated lines] Ladies, please.
[the models would march onto the stage]
Host: [to them] Hi ladies.
All 26 Models: [In unison] Hi Howie.
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Version of Deal or No Deal (2007) See more »

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People Pick Random Numbers... That's It... Who Finds This Entertaining?
5 September 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

All that happens in this entire show is models holding numbered briefcases walk out, then the host (that famous and hilarious guy who starred in the movie "Walk Like A Man" in like 1981 then disappeared until now) asks the contestant to randomly pick numbers. Then they open those cases. Wow! That's it. The object is to not open the cases with big dollar amounts in them. A completely random game. After each round, the "banker" (a shadowy figure in a booth overlooking the studio floor

  • possibly one of the host's "Walk Like A Man" co-stars) calls down
with an offer to buy the briefcase the contestant selected. Then they have to decide if they will take the offer or shout "NO DEAL!" and put the smack down on a big red button, which is so dramatic a moment I simply cannot put it into words. This show is almost as boring as watching grass grow. It says nothing but horrible things about our society that this random-numbers-guessing-game is a highly rated TV show.


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