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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Fox News Presents Deal or no Deal

There's a time when a show Jumps the Shark, and then there are times when a show enters a parallel universe. I believe Deal or no Deal did the latter tonight with a contestant who was literally wearing an American flag, hoping to live out his apparently far-out dream of "seeing America" now that 9/11 happened...6 years ago.

Yes we should never forget the horrors of that day and there is certainly nothing wrong with patriotism. However, I'm not exactly sure why it would inspire someone who didn't seem to be directly impacted by the tragedy to compete on a game show wearing glittery shoes.

If that's not enough, at some point a cartoon character named Bobby came out to give him one of the deals in the middle of his game. I'm sure there was some context that would explain that to me, but after I rewound a few times and didn't really figure it out, I just accepted it. Luckily the contestant, who wasn't particularly annoying outside of his flamboyant attire, managed to secure a great offer despite hanging on the razor's edge for a few rounds.

On a side note, kudos to the producers for doing a tie-in with the model's dresses for charity. The thing I have to say about the models on this show is that, besides their obvious beauty, I'm very impressed with the way they ad-lib and keep the tension as high as possible during the reveals. They really are the stars of the show in many ways.


posted by Brad @ 1:07 AM   8 comment(s)