Video: Most Unlucky “Deal or No Deal” Ever?
If you’ve searched YouTube for Deal or No Deal videos you’ve, most likely, found an Australian clip featuring contestant Josh removing the top four values in a row. He left with just $10. I think what happened on yesterday’s edition of Deal on Channel 4 may trump this moment. Our contestant is Mark. It’s a special “Gold Medal Deal” week where, if a contestant can successfully use a catapult to get a ball into one of three rings, (s)he will get the right to go one box at a time and possibly win a holiday. In Deal‘s Hall of Fame is Nikki Tucker, who had the unluckiest game on the British version, never having an offer higher than £250. We’ve got a new record holder.
Luck is clearly not with Mark. The boxes don’t work out, the board doesn’t work out, the catapult mini-game doesn’t work out, and even The Banker’s rare instances of giving disastrous contestants a chance at something extra doesn’t work out. I’d go into more specifics but it just needs to be seen to be believed. The picture attached to this article doesn’t give full justice to what happened and, somehow, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve got no idea what the odds of removing 10 of the 11 reds in the first 11 box selections are but it can’t be good. The game gets no better from here. Instead of a clip, which won’t give you the full experience, someone uploaded the episode on YouTube. Take a look. You have to see it to believe it.
The game bounces between hysterical, depressing, and jaw dropping all at once. It’s unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like this on any version of Deal. Easily the most unlucky game of all time. Mark had no shot, sadly.