Deal Me Out Again aka No More Monty Hall
Originally posted: April 1, 2010
The big thing that I was going to talk about
last week that I put off until this week was the big return of Monty
Hall to assist Wayne Brady on Let's Make A Deal. To be perfectly honest,
why did they ruin such a great show by adding such an ancient fossil to
such a young, hip and reverent show?
Let's face it. Monty Hall has been seriously overrated since the
original Let's Make A Deal hit the airwaves in 1964, and still to this
day, game show fans and non-fans alike think he was one of the best
things about game shows. I don't see the point to him. He's smarmy,
annoying as all hell, maybe because he's a stinking Canadian. I also
forgot that he lost whatever hosting chops he had after the first time
Deal got cancelled from NBC, ever since he was just there for the check.
He doesn't care about what Wayne Brady & co. have done with the show.
He's just there to show everybody up.
If he were a true pioneer, then he would have left well enough alone
back in 1990 and let Bob Hilton host Let's Make A Deal the way it should
be hosted. Bob Hilton was a great host, and nobody can convince me
otherwise. If you want someone to come back and show Wayne how it's
really done. All you have to do is go back only 7 years and bring back
Billy Bush. To me, he was the perfect host of Let's Make A Deal. He had
that charm, charisma and overall likeable personality that comes with
hosting a primetime game show. If NBC didn't have their heads up their
butts, Let's Make A Deal would still be on primetime TV right now
instead of crap like 1 Vs. 100 or Deal or No Deal.
But back to Monty Hall. He was so painfully bad, it shouldn't even be
aired. He stumbled through every single deal that he was given, and the
sheep in the audience cheered him like he was the second coming of Jesus
or something to that effect. How he lasted all of these years on TV is
way beyond me. But, he hand-picked Wayne Brady, so it shouldn't be any
surprise that Wayne Brady sucks. Monty should stop reliving the old
limelight and just stay in the retirement home that should be occupied
by Pat Sajak, Alex Trebek & others of their ilk, to make room for great
hosts like Billy Bush, Carnie Wilson, Johnny Arcade, Phil Moore and the
best game show host of all time, Patrick Wayne.
So, if you actually sat through that horrible week of Let's Make A Deal.
I feel really sorry for you. And if you actually believed a word that I
just typed out...
Then I hope you enjoy your Zonk Cars.
Seriously, Monty Hall was great this week and
proved that he still had it. I can't expel any more virtues than it was
great to see the true big dealer back at work. Wayne's done a great job
with Deal as it stands and I see a long run for Wayne and company.