Friday, May 05, 2006

Deal or No Deal Disappointment

I watched Deal or No Deal tonight, and I saw greed get the best of the contestant. She had the option of taking home $299,000 - but she kept going. She ended up going home with $25,000.

This show fascinates me and it's interesting to watch how far people are willing to go. So, I figured I would go to the website and see how one could apply to get on the show.

They have a lengthy application and I was reading through it. The questions seemed fine enough but then I got down to the "fine print". Under contestant selection, it states that you must fill out the application AND attend one or more audition/interview sessions. Ouch. I live in the middle of nowhere and a trip to a major city would cost big bucks. It's a shame that so many are excluded from applying right off the bat because I know of a few people in my area that would be a hoot on the show.

Oh well. It's not meant to be, and they wouldn't want me anyways. The minute I got enough to pay off all my debt I would deal and I wouldn't make for good TV. Even if I had all the large amounts remaining.

Well, enough of that - I see that I can enter (for free) to name Carla and Turks's baby on the TV show Scrubs and I am so gonna go for it :)


Medicated Money said...

The Medicated's ended up watching the same show last night as well. I truly felt horrible for the girl and her husband. Well, mostly for the husband who told her to walk with $150k. At the end, he looked like he wanted someone to wake him from this bad dream.

$330k sitting there for the taking, and her friends tell her to keep playing! The worst part was with 5 cases left, $300k offer on the table, and only 2 cases higher than the offer, her mother says 'Think about the offer after opening just ONE MORE case? Think about it? Say NO DEAL!'

After the show, we had a discussion about what it takes most Americans to come up with $300k. For most, I would say it would take years! I agree with you on walking early, but not to walk with that much money because of greed is truly sad!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tricia,

I just wanted to wish you all the best in paying off your credit card debt. I was once in that boat and you just need to keep going, you'll get there soon

Good on you.

Tricia said...

Medicated - I agree that the husband looked very sad. One thing I guess we are missing when watching the show is the financial situation of contestants when they are there. Who knows? Maybe $150,000 is a drop in the bucket for that couple, whereas for a lot of us it is a lot of money.

Anonymous - Wow, thank you so much for your words of encouragement and congrats on your sucessful debt payoff! :)