LET’S MAKE A DEAL! The Monty Hall Version
Written by Rebeka Knott
The “Let’s Make a Deal,” game show originally aired from 1963-1977. The premise of which, is that the studio audience participated in the show. Other game shows at the time were comprised of contestants that were pre-selected and the audience was merely there to observe. Let’s make a deal was surprisingly different. Monty Hall, the host, began the show by meandering throughout the studio, choosing audience members at random to try their hand at a game of chance.
Monty Hall was a likable host and it was obvious that he had fun with his job. He hosted around 5,000 episodes before handing his position off to Wayne Brady. He was a true people-person and had a knack for engaging contestants while keeping the show moving. Hall was instrumental in opening the floodgates for the “anything goes” game show!