HOLLYWOOD JUNKET Visited the set of “Let’s Make a Deal” and talked to some of the attending audience members hoping to get a chance to make a deal with host Wayne Brady. How are their chances of getting picked? And, do the costumes really matter? According to original host, Monty Hall, the answer is “no”.
The man who created “Let’s Make a Deal” and hosted the original classic game show said the costumes today compared to when he was hosting are “exactly the same”. He also said, “We don’t pick them for what they’re wearing. You couldn’t do that, that would become a costume show. It’s too ingenious that they can do this.” He said he went to a costume party many years ago with friends as a six-pack and blowing bubbles with hats. They won first prize.
Casting producers of “Let’s Make a Deal” from the second season, Mary Anne Bargen and Scott Schalk talked about the process of picking out potential contestants to be pulled-up to play the game. Schalk explained that about twenty-four people at a time go inside the casting room. It’s two rows of twelve. Then they file them back out into the holding room. “Everyone for the most part are just happy to be here and excited to see Wayne Brady,” said Schalk.
A typical day for an audience member begins at around 8 am when they are expected to arrive to the lot. Processing starts at 9am, then casting talks them at 10am. The first show starts filming at 1:05pm. Make sure you bring your social security number in order to claim your prize if you win!
For information on getting tickets to attend “Let’s Make a Deal”, visit: http://www.cbs.com/shows/lets_make_a_deal/tickets/70657/
Our interview with Beth and Kristen who were waiting to get into “Let’s Make a Deal.”-
Two audience members Beth and Kristen said that they watched the original show with Monty Hall. Their number in line are 102 and 103. They said that they’ve been talking to everyone else in line since arriving at 9:30am and starting their day at 5:00am in order to travel from Palos Verdes. Good tip: always have random things in your pockets or purses in case you need any of them for the quickie cash deals played at the end of every show. Another tip – follow the show on Twitter to find out what to bring to the show for Quickie Deals! @LetsMakeaDealCBS
We interviewed a potential contestant, Wendy, who has tried three times to get onto the game show.
Potential contestant, Wendy says it’s her third time visiting “Let’s Make a Deal”. Her past costumes included a Lady Bug and most recently a Raggedy Ann out fit “with a little bit of a nerdy twist”. Her mom was on the original show was also Raggedy Ann with father who was Andy. Wendy said her parents won a washer and dryer on “Let’s Make a Deal”. Wendy is hoping to win a new car, specifically, a mini-van.