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why do the deal or no deal audience wear black?

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AtYourCervix Fri 17-Jun-11 18:52:05

how ver odd. confused wine

JamieAgain Fri 17-Jun-11 18:54:35

Aaah, because they are all trying to convey some kind of phoney mysticism.

I find Deal or No Deal (DOND) intriguing. I am amazed how seriously they all take what is basically an excruciatingly slow-moving simple guessing game and turn it into some kind of cultish group psychology thing

JamieAgain Fri 17-Jun-11 18:55:27

I think the people who go on it tend to believe in aliens and crystals, no offence

hocuspontas Fri 17-Jun-11 18:58:29

When I was in the audience of Millionaire all the people wearing black were directed to the front seats. Us colourful people had the non-filmed seats at the back. Can't remember why though, sorry!

AtYourCervix Fri 17-Jun-11 19:02:54

DH is becoming obsessed with it. he talks to the contestants and discusses the intricacies of every move.

another reason why he is destined to end up under the patio.

JamieAgain Fri 17-Jun-11 19:12:01

AtYour. But does he get the basic point that it's a game of chance?

They all kiss each other as well, which I'm not keen on.

Noel is so patronising as well, especially to the older contestants

AtYourCervix Fri 17-Jun-11 19:14:42

why is it a surprise thatthere is a red number in some of the boxes?


it is making me cross.

hocuspontas Fri 17-Jun-11 19:19:37

The death box. The 8 box. The curse of the newbie. The east/west wing. Pilgrims. All the 'sayings' make me want to vomit. IT'S JUST LUCK!!! I watch it religiously of course.

SuePurblybilt Fri 17-Jun-11 19:21:16

I don't get Deal or No Deal. I coudn't watch it even if I do because Noel of House Party fame makes me twitch but I don't geddit.
Whenever they open a box and it says 14p or £350 and the audience go oooooooo, I hate myself for not understanding why and have to stop watching, because the audience and contestants are clearly numpties dressed up in 'funny' costumes and yet they are cleverer than me sad.

JamieAgain Fri 17-Jun-11 19:22:17

wow hocus - I only catch it occasionally (and am transfixed). Never knew about them.

BluddyMoFo Fri 17-Jun-11 19:23:00

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ilovedjasondonovan Fri 17-Jun-11 19:24:32

So there is no detraction from the people actually taking part in the show. Black means you'll just blend in.

JamieAgain Fri 17-Jun-11 19:24:46

Sue - that's just it, there is literally nothing to get! No "method", just luck. It's like a big delusion. I used to think there must be more to it, but there isn't

AntonDuBurk Fri 17-Jun-11 19:29:16

The serious answer <suspects she is on wrong thread> is, I assume because they then fade into the background on the telly.

I do love it though. They are obviously kept in close proximity to each other for far too long, probably put up in some kind of Travel Tavern off the A15267 and then cooped up in the Green room for days until a 17 year old beauty therapist from Clapham is bound in some kind of co-dependent relationship with a 58 year old Trucker from Kilmarnock and convinced they will be life long friends when the show is over....

God I miss it. <contemplates leaving job to spend more time with daytime TV>

BunnyLebowski Fri 17-Jun-11 19:31:15

Because they're all knobs?

VivaLeBeaver Fri 17-Jun-11 19:31:46

I liked it at Xmas when they were all dressed as elves.

SuePurblybilt Fri 17-Jun-11 19:32:00

That's it? And that's on every day? Jakers.

grin at least I don't feel quite so thick.

MixedClassBaby Fri 17-Jun-11 19:34:50

It's known as Twits open boxes in our house.

noblegiraffe Fri 17-Jun-11 19:37:23

I was once in the audience for The Weakest Link and we had to wear black too. People who inadvertently wore too much colour were given stuff to cover up with.

SuePurblybilt Fri 17-Jun-11 19:42:12

You're winding me up cos I is thick, right? That can't be it?

takethisonehereforastart Fri 17-Jun-11 19:42:52

I know someone who was on it (he won 10p) and he said that they film three shows a day and move the audience around so they look like different audiences. Having them all in black would help with that I suppose, otherwise we might spot the really colourful people had just swapped seats.

AtYourCervix Fri 17-Jun-11 19:53:09

It's a one box game.


DH sky +s it. Under. The. Patio.

ssd Fri 17-Jun-11 19:59:40

I'll blush be under it with him atyourcervix

i Vplus it every day

JamieAgain Sat 18-Jun-11 10:03:59

Sue - no, really. If you is thick then so is I

HellAtWork Sat 18-Jun-11 10:33:11

When I first watched this I had no idea that all the contestants stayed in a hotel together for the entire week and so was completely confused by all the references to "I'll go for this box - Jan said X would be lucky for me today" <looks imploringly smiles at fellow contestant Jan) - in fact I was so confused in the end I decided it was a televisual version of the R4 game Mornington Crescent or even a real life Numberwang! and it was supposed to make NO SENSE whatsoever. I am still unconvinced that this is not the case.

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