Let’s Make a Deal! Or Not.

Once upon a time, Let’s Make a Deal was a popular television show.
Why not televise the “fiscal cliff” negotiations?

According to the source of all true wisdom, Wikipedia,

Let’s Make a Deal is a television game show which originated in the United States and has since been produced in many countries throughout the world. The show is based around deals offered to members of the audience by the host. The traders usually have to weigh the possibility of an offer being for a valuable prize, or an undesirable item, referred to as a “Zonk”. Let’s Make a Deal is also known for the various unusual and crazy costumes worn by audience members, who dressed up that way in order to increase their chances of being selected as a trader.[1] The show was hosted for many years by Monty Hall, who co-created and co-produced the show with Stefan Hatos.

Let's make a deal If all else fails, the congressional “negotiations” should be televised using a similar format. On second thought, now is the time for it. President Obama would moderate, alternating with the best Vice President he could ever have had, Grinning Joe Biden. CongressCritters, members of the studio audience, would wear costumes of their choice and our belle Michelle, alternating with Big Bird, would award the prizes. There are many possible “Zonks,” ranging from autographed photos of President Obama to cartons of glow-in-the-dark condoms. Entertaining? More so than the current circus performances given behind closed doors and maybe, just maybe, something useful might be accomplished. If not, the show format should be merged with that of the old Gong Show, “best remembered for its absurdist humor and style, often awarding participants ridiculous prizes.”

About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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3 Responses to Let’s Make a Deal! Or Not.

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  3. “Let’s Make A Deal” was considered entertainment. It wasn’t very good entertainment, but it was better than what is going on in Washington.

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