Watch: “Deal or No Deal” Celebrates 2,000 Episodes
Earlier today Channel 4′s popular daytime game show Deal or No Deal celebrated a major milestone. The Noel Edmonds hosted show had its 2,000th episode. Two thousand contestants have taken the Walk of Wealth in hopes of winning the £250,000 jackpot and spanking the Banker. There was some speculation about how they’d handle such a special occasion. Through all the rumors and supposed gimmicks, though, they commemorated the moment just about as well as they could. Noel also did a nice, subtle tribute to the show’s roots in the opening.
We’ll discuss what happened a bit lower, to avoid spoiling it for people.
Again, no one knew but the Banker, the independent adjudicator, and the contestant. They played it very well. They even had me up until the end. It’s also great to see Nong again, who arguably had the greatest win in the show’s history. It’s interesting to compare that to the video below. Check out the very first episode of Deal to see how much different the show is today while still essentially being the same thing. Seven years have gone by and yet Noel somehow looks younger than he did when he started. And his shirts are still just as awful as always.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Deal or No Deal. They put on a clinic of how to run this format. It’s a pretty cut-and-dry format which they manage to make new and exciting day in and day out. There are very few shows which both excite me and terrify me for an hour a day each weekday than this. It’s one of the all-time classic shows, we’re thrilled to see it reach 2,000 episodes, and we hope to see it for several thousand more.