They no longer show the old versions of Let’s Make A Deal, but I used to love watching them now with people leaping for joy at winning orange shag carpeting, fridge and oven in lovely avocado colors, 23" color TV (without remote), 8 track cassette recorders, pocket calculators and other technological wonders of the day.
Got me to thinking - how about creating the world’s worst game show prizes today!
A round trip flight and six night stay in a 3 star hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan!
The complete set of blu-ray DVD’s of the best of Pauly Shore films!
The original Let’s Make a Deal used to sometimes draw back Curtain Number 3 or whatever and reveal a live lion or an orangutan or whatever.
While I’m pretty sure that nobody ever left with an actual lion or orangutan in their car, I did wonder if they could sue for the value of the animal. Those things have got to be worth at least in the thousands I’d think.
Remember how Wheel of Fortune winners used to have to go “shopping” with the value of their winnings, and there would always be something like a ceramic Dalmation for twenty-five bucks? You were almost guaranteed to get stuck with it.